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Old 05-27-2002, 07:47 PM
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Best way to find out if someone is dead.

OK, this is a little creepy, but I need advice.

Assume that you, an ordinary type citizen without subpoena powers or superflous funds, and want to know if someone is alive or not. Nothing else, no history check, none of that stuff. Just one or the other.

What would you do? Internet options?
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Old 05-27-2002, 08:59 PM
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The social security death index. You can google it, but I think you can find it at Ancestry.com. I check it every now and again to see if my ex-husband is still alive.
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Old 05-27-2002, 10:39 PM
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You poke him and say, "Hey ... you dead or what?" Then you poke him again for the sake of thoroughness.
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Old 05-28-2002, 12:41 AM
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Poke him in the eye with a stick. That's what Homer did to Ned. If it's on the Simpsons, it has to be true.
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Old 05-28-2002, 01:36 AM
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Poke him in the eye with a stick. That's what Homer did to Ned. If it's on the Simpsons, it has to be true.
As a matter of fact, Homer wasn't too far off. Or so it seems to me. When my father died, the doctor listened verrrrry carefully for heart beat and breathing. And then, as a last test, flicked his eyelashes with a finger to see if there was any reaction. And, yes, he held a small mirror to nose and mouth looking for condensation. Sort of grisly.
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Old 05-28-2002, 05:20 AM
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for security reasons you might poke a wooden stick through his heart.
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Old 05-28-2002, 05:38 AM
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Or her heart, let's be fair here...
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Old 05-28-2002, 01:07 PM
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<hijack>

Man calls 911: "I'm on a hunting trip with my buddy, and he's had a heart attack! I think he's dead! Should I call the police or bury him or what?"

Operator: "You can't just bury him! The first thing is to make sure he's really dead."

<Bang! Bang!>

Man: "OK, he's dead for sure. Now what?"


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(Sorry that doesn't address your question.)
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Old 05-28-2002, 02:09 PM
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He might have had a chance if you hadn't dressed him out.
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Old 05-28-2002, 03:06 PM
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He might have had a chance if you hadn't dressed him out.

Har!
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