Only killers on death row have right to quick painless death. Quadriplegics and cancer patients have no right to assisted suicide to shorten months of slow dying

Law abiding citizens must not escape a painful death through assisted suicide. Except for Dignitas in Switzerland, rarely an institution assists dying people’s suicide to escape a slow torturous and tortuous death.

If murderers and rapists take 20, or 120 minutes to die, all world breaks loose. [2] [3] [Wikipedia]. Human rights for criminals and felons are world wide priority.

When we mortal citizens are in death throes, there is no mercy. When we will die, we will have to slowly rot with cancer, starve to dearth for a week, or spend 20 years on life support child in coma or quadriplegic. Our slow death may take weeks and months, and no one is allowed to help the dying man or woman and fulfill his/her wish to put an end to his or her suffering.

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Tony Nicklinson condemned to life of torture – by British High Court

Tony Nicklinson is a law abiding man who has done no wrong. After a stroke, his life became “pure torture”. He is locked into his body, fully lucid, unable to move anything but his eyes and part of his face, totally dependent on others to take care of him.

Human Rights obsess with the rights of criminals. It is of great concern if a murderous felon takes 5 minutes to die, suffers for 5 minutes when put to death. But if a honest, law abiding man is forced to a few decades of torture, of life and suffering against his will,  that is nobody’s concern. No animal would ever be forced or allowed to suffer in such cruel inhumane ways.

Inducing such a “locked-in syndrome” in a murderer, for 30 years, would be a much harsher punishment then swift death penalty with 2 minute death. It would be worse then 30 years in a well kept orderly prison. Putting a high cost on society and family to support the involuntary suffering is even more cruel, as cruel as medieval inquisition’s practice to bill the cost of torture to the victim and his family.

Robert Kurzban  describes how Human Society and religion have a tendency to interfere in other people’s life. With moral indignation! Philosopher *Peter Singer devotes most of his work to analyzing such life and death situations.

Thank God, there is Dignitas in Switzerland, If Tony Nicklinson has the money, if he has friendly helpers, he can travel to faraway Switzerland to end his miserable life. Hopefully those who help him on his trip will not be punished when they return to England.

The person who wishes to die meets several Dignitas personnel, in addition to an independent doctor, for a private consultation. The independent doctor assesses the evidence provided by the patient and is met on two separate occasions, with a time gap between each of the consultations.[2] Legally admissible proof that the person wishes to die is also created, i.e. a signed affidavit, countersigned by independent witnesses. In cases where a person is physically unable to sign a document, a short video film of the person is made in which they are asked to confirm their identity, that they wish to die, and that their decision is made of their own free will, without any form of coercion. Dignitas

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Tony-Nicklinson-right-to-dieThe court is formally right: it is up to lawmakers to decide on changing the laws.

Declaring the law unconstitutional would be a way out of the legal dilemma. It is sad how courts and society force people to suffer a torturous life.

We have written a about the right to die. As a Libertarian, I wish intelligent adult people could decide their own fate.

Tony Nicklinson is a law abiding man who has done no wrong. After a stroke, his life became “pure torture”. He is locked into his body, fully lucid, unable to move anything but his eyes and part of his face, totally dependent on others to take care of him.

Human Rights obsess with the rights of criminals. It is of great concern if a murderous felon takes 5 minutes to die, suffers for 5 minutes when put to death. But if a honest, law abiding man is forced to a few decades of torture, of life and suffering against his will,  that is nobody’s concern. No animal would ever be forced or allowed to suffer in such cruel inhumane ways.

Inducing such a “locked-in syndrome” in a murderer, for 30 years, would be a much harsher punishment then swift death penalty with 2 minute death. It would be worse then 30 years in a well kept orderly prison. Putting a high cost on society and family to support the involuntary suffering is even more cruel, as cruel as medieval inquisition’s practice to bill the cost of torture to the victim and his family.

Robert Kurzban  describes how Human Society and religion have a tendency to interfere in other people’s life. With moral indignation! Philosopher *Peter Singer devotes most of his work to analyzing such life and death situations.

Thank God, there is Dignitas in Switzerland, If Tony Nicklinson has the money, if he has friendly helpers, he can travel to faraway Switzerland to end his miserable life. Hopefully those who help him on his trip will not be punished when they return to England.

The person who wishes to die meets several Dignitas personnel, in addition to an independent doctor, for a private consultation. The independent doctor assesses the evidence provided by the patient and is met on two separate occasions, with a time gap between each of the consultations.[2] Legally admissible proof that the person wishes to die is also created, i.e. a signed affidavit, countersigned by independent witnesses. In cases where a person is physically unable to sign a document, a short video film of the person is made in which they are asked to confirm their identity, that they wish to die, and that their decision is made of their own free will, without any form of coercion. Dignitas 

Human-Stupidity Analysis

Tony-Nicklinson-right-to-dieThe court is formally right: it is up to lawmakers to decide on changing the laws.

Declaring the law unconstitutional would be a way out of the legal dilemma. It is sad how courts and society force people to suffer a torturous life.

We have written a about the right to die. As a Libertarian, I wish intelligent adult people could decide their own fate.

Tony Nicklinson is a law abiding man who has done no wrong. After a stroke, his life became “pure torture”. He is locked into his body, fully lucid, unable to move anything but his eyes and part of his face, totally dependent on others to take care of him.

Human Rights obsess with the rights of criminals. It is of great concern if a murderous felon takes 5 minutes to die, suffers for 5 minutes when put to death. But if a honest, law abiding man is forced to a few decades of torture, of life and suffering against his will,  that is nobody’s concern. No animal would ever be forced or allowed to suffer in such cruel inhumane ways.

Inducing such a “locked-in syndrome” in a murderer, for 30 years, would be a much harsher punishment then swift death penalty with 2 minute death. It would be worse then 30 years in a well kept orderly prison. Putting a high cost on society and family to support the involuntary suffering is even more cruel, as cruel as medieval inquisition’s practice to bill the cost of torture to the victim and his family.

Robert Kurzban  describes how Human Society and religion have a tendency to interfere in other people’s life. With moral indignation! Philosopher *Peter Singer devotes most of his work to analyzing such life and death situations.

Thank God, there is Dignitas in Switzerland, If Tony Nicklinson has the money, if he has friendly helpers, he can travel to faraway Switzerland to end his miserable life. Hopefully those who help him on his trip will not be punished when they return to England.

The person who wishes to die meets several Dignitas personnel, in addition to an independent doctor, for a private consultation. The independent doctor assesses the evidence provided by the patient and is met on two separate occasions, with a time gap between each of the consultations.[2] Legally admissible proof that the person wishes to die is also created, i.e. a signed affidavit, countersigned by independent witnesses. In cases where a person is physically unable to sign a document, a short video film of the person is made in which they are asked to confirm their identity, that they wish to die, and that their decision is made of their own free will, without any form of coercion. Dignitas 

Human-Stupidity Analysis

Tony-Nicklinson-right-to-dieThe court is formally right: it is up to lawmakers to decide on changing the laws.

Declaring the law unconstitutional would be a way out of the legal dilemma. It is sad how courts and society force people to suffer a torturous life.

We have written a about the right to die. As a Libertarian, I wish intelligent adult people could decide their own fate.

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Abortion foes almost kill the US universal health insurance bill

Abortion foes (so called pro-lifers) in the US want to interfere into other people’s business.

None of the proposals under discussion would ban abortion. None would take away your right to buy abortion coverage with your own money. None would force you to pay for somebody else’s abortion. These are the conceptual parameters on which all sides have, for the time being, agreed.

So they already clobbered Congress into making special complicated arrangements for abortion foes (so called pro-lifers). Only for this vociferous group. Not for other special interests or religious convictions.

Abortion, we’re told, is different from other issues caught up in the health care debate. It’s a question of ultimate values, impervious to compromise. […]
Each side has legitimate worries. Pro-choicers fear that insurers will abandon abortion coverage. Pro-lifers fear that insurers will be forced to include it. Pro-choicers fear that women won’t buy abortion coverage if the premiums are separated up front. Pro-lifers fear that abortion opponents will be suckered into abortion coverage if the premiums aren’t separated up front. We’ll have years of studies, hearings, legislation, and lawsuits to follow up on these concerns and fine-tune the policy.Source: http://www.slate.com/id/2239647/

  • “Pro-lifers” are opposed to abortion and thus want to make sure their money does not go towards funding someone’s abortion
  • Well I am opposed to paying for the war in Iraq.  Did they make special income tax arrangements for me? Those in favor of the Iraq war can pay a special additional war tax.
  • I am also against nuclear weapons. Those who want the US to have nuclear missiles should opt into a special nuclear tax option.
  • I am opposed to keeping people alive in intensive care, when they are brain dead in a coma. Or when they are terminally ill and in pain and are not allowed to die.
    • Some of these guys live for 15 years in intensive care in a coma.
    • Very expensive.
    • Can I please have a health insurance exemption so I don’t have to pay for that?
  • I am totally profoundly against this artificial prolonging of life,  I consider this torture.  It is against my consciousness and against my religion.
  • It is unnatural. In nature, very sick animals and people get mercy killing by predators.

The above items are ultimate values for me. No compromise is possible. They are my religious belief, so by no means I must be forcet to pay for unjust wars of aggression and painful prolonging of life a against a person’s will. My beliefs on the follwing items are a little less strong, still I think I deserve exemptions in order not to pay for the following items:

  • I am also against paying for diseases people caused to themselves. I don’t want to pay treatment for people who
    • committed suicide attempts
    • abuse alcohol and drugs
    • do extreme sports and have accidents due to their recklessness
    • engange in criminal activities and get shot by police or rival gangs
    • overeat
    • don’t exercise
  • I live in a hot state. I am also opposed to treat people for frost bite. That should be an add-on.
  • I live on ground floor. I don’t want to pay for elevator maintenance.

So we should have 15 different voluntary private add-on insurance options for each of the following: comatose, terminally ill, obese, self-endangering, reckless, criminal, drug addicted, alcoholics, ……

Note the absurd idea that parents or young people will, at extra cost,  add insurance for abortion, criminal activity, drug addiction. They will presume that they will not engange in these behaviors, that they will not need the insurance.

This is religious zealots’ terror.  If you are against abortion, then don’t do abortion. But leave other people alone.

Actually, I agree that one should use better birth control, to make efforts to avoid needing abortion. But the same people who are against abortion are the ones that are sex education and promotion of birth control.

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Paraphlegic man wins right to die, to starve to death

An Australian high court ruled Friday that a quadriplegic man has the right to refuse food and water and can be allowed to die, a rare legal finding that some see as a major victory for right-to-die campaigners.

While hailing the victory, Nitschke decried the fact that Rossiter will have to undergo a slow and painful death through starvation, rather than having a quicker and painless way to end his life. Because he cannot use his hands, Rossiter must rely on others to withhold treatment rather than being able to take his own life. Switzerland has an assisted suicide law, and Rossiter has considered going there.

“It’s a bit sad that the best that Australia can come up with,” Nitschke said, “is that we can let a person like that starve to death

Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/08/14/australia.right.to.die/

He said it all. No dog would be allowed to slowly die of starvation. But for Mr. Rossiter, this is better then being forced to stay alive in his suffering. See also http://human-stupidity.com/stupid-dogma/assisted-suicide-death-dignity-right-die/right-to-die-paraphlegic-starve-to-death

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Paraphlegic man wants right to die, to starve to death

It is totally beyond my understanding why people don’t have the freedom to decide about their life. Why a paraplegic person can be forced to live a life that is torture, hell. Who are these people, who are these laws that want to force people to suffer? Animals have the right to be sedated and put to sleep. The Humane society would never tolerate an animal being kept alive and suffering for years.

It is also absurd that the guy has to painfully starve himself to death instead of being allowed to be put to sleep humanely (or should I say with dignity only allowed to animals)

A 49-YEAR-OLD quadriplegic who says his life is a “living hell” will find out whether he can starve himself to death as early as next Friday.
The Brightwater Care Group has lodged an application seeking advice on whether the nursing home should continue feeding Mr Rossiter, despite his wish to starve to death.
Mr Rossiter has described his situation in total paralysis as unbearable. He is in 24-hour care at Brightwater, in Perth’s northern suburbs.
Speaking through a tracheotomy tube, Mr Rossiter said he wasn’t afraid of dying, just the pain. Mr Rossiter yesterday told Perth Now that Australia should adopt Switzerland’s euthanasia laws and allow people freedom of choice in their right to live or die.
“I’m hoping the courts won’t force them (nursing home staff) to sustain me,” Mr Rossiter said.

Source: http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,25896071-2,00.html

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Why do we eat bowel-cancer-causing bacon sandwiches?

A different take on the age 0ld issue: why do people smoke, eat unhealty. Why don’t they listen to health advice about dangers that happen in the far future.

While the article does not give clear good answers, nevertheless it gives some funny and interesting suggestions.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8019357.stm

By David Spiegelhalter
Professor of risk understanding, University of Cambridge

[…]

The threat from bacon sandwiches gave the opportunity for The Sun to produce the classic headline “Careless pork costs lives”, while the Daily Telegraph was true to form and frothed on about the nanny-state denying us our bacon birthright.

But all these health warnings tend to have little influence on behaviour, just as scientific derision for homeopathy appears to have no effect on many people’s enthusiasm.

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