[LMB] Barrayar: medical ethics

Marilyn Traber mtraber251 at earthlink.net
Sat Apr 10 10:52:17 BST 2010

Tony Zbaraschuk wrote:
> Vagen is a chemical weapons specialist.  Not a nice profession, 
> and really really ugly (particularly as applied on Barrayar).  Also
> the only hope for a baby's life.
> Life, or death?  It's the same hands.  What do you do when the
> gift is double-edged like that?
> Tony Zbaraschuk

I find that rarely are people pure evil, and that many people with 
negative jobs do positive things to mitigate their karma. Bear is a 
great example of this. He and his unit take donations of fluffy 
critters, school supplies, stickers, and candy and gives them out to the 
kids  in the towns the go through.

Just don't shoot at them as they *will* shoot back. Whether 'police 
actions' in foreign countries are evil or not is not under discussion 
here, just like Vagan they are doing a job for their government.


"This is me, Órale vato, this is who I am. Take me or leave me. You don't like me? Turn around and look the other way. Its that simple." - Eddie Guerrero

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