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Dying to insure : Comments

By Neil Francis, published 19/10/2016

News Ltd columnist Jamie Walker recently confected an imaginative new crisis between assisted dying law reform and the Australian life insurance industry.

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Thirteen-fourteen months is not to long to wait before taking a running jump over a very long cliff, or caught in a rip in an unpatrolled beach? Harold Holt? For a million dollar payout!

Just make sure you read the interminable fine print first, if only to "insure" there are preexisting conditions that become the get out free money saving, escape clause for the preferred insurer.And if suicide is not an optional extra, make sure you have a prepaid funeral all tied up before you jump into hell!?

Q: why won't our council allow people living within 3.5 kilometres of the local cemetery (the dead centre of town) to be buried there?
A: they're not dead yet! ( Deadly earnest, grave humor?)

Q: Why are Kiwis nearly always buried in 8 foot deep graves?
A: Because deep deep down they're really nice people? You'll die laughing! Ha, ha.
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Wednesday, 19 October 2016 11:52:36 AM
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