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Re: News of the Weird - this just in!

Post by hhfarang » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:22 pm

Only the US police can shoot someone in the back, preferably when they are unarmed with their hands up.
But to get away with that the perp has to be black or hispanic... :P
My brain is like an Internet browser; 12 tabs are open and 5 of them are not responding, there's a GIF playing in an endless loop,... and where is that annoying music coming from?

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Post by pharvey » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:33 pm

And it saves on coffin expenses too!!

Nitschke's 'Suicide Machine' Draws Crowds at Amsterdam Funeral Fair

"A controversial suicide pod that enables its occupant to kill themselves at the press of a button went on display at an Amsterdam funeral show on Saturday.
Called the “Sarco”, short for sarcophagus, the 3D-printed machine invented by Australian euthanasia activist Philip Nitschke and Dutch designer Alexander Bannink comes with a detachable coffin, mounted on a stand that contains a nitrogen canister.

“The person who wants to die presses the button and the capsule is filled with nitrogen. He or she will feel a bit dizzy but will then rapidly lose consciousness and die,” said Nitschke. The Sarco was a device “to provide people with a death when they wish to die,” Nitschke said.

The inventors put a model of the device on display, together with a set of virtual reality glasses to give visitors a true-to-life experience of what it would be like to sit in the pod, before ultimately pressing the button.

Nitschke said he aimed to build the first fully functioning pod before the end of the year.

After that, the design will be put online as an open-source document for people to download. “That means that anybody who wants to build the machine can download the plans and 3D-print their own device,” Nitschke said."


Full Article: - https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... neral-fair

Truly bizarre..... :shock:
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Post by handdrummer » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:38 pm

Has it been tested? Any volunteers? Money back guarantee? The cost of 3D printer would be prohibitive. It sounds like suicide for the rich. At least if your Catholic you no longer will go to Hell, so that might be an incentive to save your money for a machine.

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