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When Is Life Not Worth Living?

Posted in Salon Episodes with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2008 by Rick Vanderslice

Recorded Sunday, September 7, 2008 at the Buli Cafe on the Cedar Springs Strip in Dallas. Today, The Buli Salon will wrestle with the question: When Is Life Not Worth Living? Is an exact answer possible? Can there be anything like a public consensus? Does it depend on the quality of Life? Who should make that decision? Should an individual own their own death? Should the state be involved? Joining host RICK VANDERSLICE, in the Library Nook, to consider these matters are: writer/blogger/poet RJ JACKSON and social/political observer ROY CALHOUN.

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How Important Is Strong Respect For Personal Privacy To A Healthy Democracy?

Posted in Salon Episodes with tags , on May 11, 2008 by Rick Vanderslice

This Buli Salon was recorded on Sunday, May 11, 2008. With the vast, and increasing, abilities of modern technology to monitor almost every aspect of our personal lives by the state or commercial interests, are we at risk of losing our personal privacy? Have we entered the realm of “Big Brother” that George Orwell cautioned us about? Does a healthy democracy require a strong respect for personal privacy? Joining RICK VANDERSLICE in the Buli Cafe’s Library Nook to discuss these daunting questions are writer, blogger, and salon regular, RJ JACKSON. Also joining in are two first-timers to The Buli Salon. Artist and filmmaker AARON RATHBUN and social activist KATIE O’REAR. There might not be easy answers to these questions but the profound importance and consequences of these issues is certainly undeniable.

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Books & websites mentioned in this episode:

1984 by George Orwell
ISBN-10: 0452284236
ISBN-13: 978-0452284234

Sicko, film by Michael Moore

Aaron Rathbun blog

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