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Oh How I Wish John McCain Had Donated His Body To Science.

by Anura Guruge


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I have never understood WHY people want to be buried, cremated or fed to the vultures. To I, donating your body to science makes so much more sense.

In this post, from October 2013, I detail how my adoptive grandfather served as the inspiration for this. He was quite the man.

Yes, John McCain has given to others more than most.

But, I wonder if he ever thought about this. It would have been such a GREAT final flourish. His last act of heroism. And he would have been such an example. People would have taken notice.

I would not expect it from Aretha Franklin, of the gaudy, tacky Golden casket. She was an exceptional talent, but I am not sure whether anybody has used ‘cerebral’ as an adjective related to her.

Anywho …

Please think about this. It is painless. That I can promise you.

Thank YOU.


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Aretha Franklin’s Ostentatious Gold Coffin Does Her An Injustice.

by Anura Guruge



She does NOT need a $40,000 gold coffin (and all the handles etc. are indeed real gold) to make her look good or enhance her image or reputation. This tawdry looking casket diminishes her. Yes, by all means dress her well and put jewelry on her — but she didn’t need such a casket.

I would have thought her upbringing in a religious family would have ensured humility in death. Yes, this could be her family rather than her. But, you would think they would have known better.

There is plenty of poverty in Detroit. It has one of the highest poverty rates among the 20 largest U.S. cities. I had expected better from her. C’est la vie.


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