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(Abc.net.au)   The Netherlands now have mobile euthanasia vans that will come to your door. Tipping the driver is not required   (abc.net.au) divider line 57
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2012-02-29 08:45:59 PM  
Doesn't Hitler own the patent on that? They better start paying his family royalties!
 
2012-02-29 09:45:21 PM  
Rick is going to have a santorum over this.
 
2012-02-29 09:45:24 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Doesn't Hitler own the patent on that? They better start paying his family royalties!


he did. but the chinese ripped it off anyway.
 
2012-02-29 09:46:57 PM  
Bring out your dead!

*ding*
 
2012-02-29 09:47:47 PM  
It's Netherlands, and it's singular.
 
2012-02-29 09:48:02 PM  
You are now dead. Thank you for using Stop-and-Drop, Holland's favorite suicide booth since 2008.
 
2012-02-29 09:48:28 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Doesn't Hitler own the patent on that? They better start paying his family royalties!


Hitler brought people to the death chamber. These guys bring the death chamber to you! It's the ultimate convenience for the modern genocidal maniac (and people who have rationally made the decision to end their life).
 
2012-02-29 09:48:42 PM  
So? I have two.
 
2012-02-29 09:48:57 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

Youth in Asia thread?
 
2012-02-29 09:49:50 PM  
The last thing you'll see.

polandian.home.pl
 
2012-02-29 09:54:59 PM  
Subby... Euthanizers aren't really worried about the tips -- that's mohels' concern.
 
2012-02-29 09:57:10 PM  
Hope they come before trash collection day
 
2012-02-29 09:57:58 PM  

Tentacle: Bring out your dead!

*ding*


Beat me to it.
 
2012-02-29 09:59:15 PM  
www.zekesuncle.com

Old school.
 
2012-02-29 10:03:39 PM  
Wow.... I guess I need to move to the Netherlands...
 
2012-02-29 10:06:22 PM  
I'mma gonna prank call the neighbors.
 
2012-02-29 10:12:00 PM  
i557.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-29 10:16:10 PM  
You mean like hospice workers who come put morphine drops in your mouth when you are terminal in the US?

What's with this idiotic hatred of Europe? I mean don't WASPs even know who their farking ancestors are?
 
2012-02-29 10:18:17 PM  
You can put some kick-ass art on the side of that van.
 
2012-02-29 10:23:57 PM  
The use of the "Cool" tag is kind of distasteful, but as far as I'm concerned, given the criteria that people have to meet (unbearable, interminable pain with no cure, and the decision made of sound mind), I'm OK with this.
 
2012-02-29 10:29:40 PM  

Jacobin: You mean like hospice workers who come put morphine drops in your mouth when you are terminal in the US?

What's with this idiotic hatred of Europe? I mean don't WASPs even know who their farking ancestors are?


Most of the hard core right wingnuts have ancestors primarily from southern and eastern Europe: they're Slavic/Mediterranean stock, not Germanic. Two different cultures, two different gene pools.
 
2012-02-29 10:31:24 PM  

Treize26: The use of the "Cool" tag is kind of distasteful, but as far as I'm concerned, given the criteria that people have to meet (unbearable, interminable pain with no cure, and the decision made of sound mind), I'm OK with this.


Yeah, I have no problem with people choosing to die to avoid a painful end.
 
2012-02-29 10:32:14 PM  

Jacobin: What's with this idiotic hatred of Europe?


Where'd you see that?
 
2012-02-29 10:34:00 PM  
odinsposse:
Hitler brought people to the death chamber. These guys bring the death chamber to you!

Gas Van (new window)
 
2012-02-29 10:43:01 PM  

Tentacle: Bring out your dead!

*ding*


"But I don't WANT to go on last-generation's internet meme!"
 
2012-02-29 10:46:29 PM  
People, that's not a cool way to die.

To do it right, you've got to drive a Thunderbird convertible over the rim of the Grand Canyon. Or maybe ride a nuclear missile out of a B-52's bomb bay. I wouldn't recommend charging the Bolivian army, though.
 
2012-02-29 10:58:18 PM  
May we 'ave your liver?
 
2012-02-29 10:58:32 PM  

Trolljegeren: Jacobin: You mean like hospice workers who come put morphine drops in your mouth when you are terminal in the US?

What's with this idiotic hatred of Europe? I mean don't WASPs even know who their farking ancestors are?

Most of the hard core right wingnuts have ancestors primarily from southern and eastern Europe: they're Slavic/Mediterranean stock, not Germanic. Two different cultures, two different gene pools.


This information brought to you by Trolljegeren's ass!

Seriously? Germanic peoples are *definitely* not known for their right wing maniacs. Not at all.
 
2012-02-29 11:02:25 PM  

Treize26: The use of the "Cool" tag is kind of distasteful, but as far as I'm concerned, given the criteria that people have to meet (unbearable, interminable pain with no cure, and the decision made of sound mind), I'm OK with this.


i have to disagree. i think they are making people jump through a lot of hoops to end their suffering.
i hope we have such service in america some day. and i hope i don't have to go before multiple panels or doctors to be given approval for that which should be rightfully mine.
i appreciate someone in horrible pain should not have to live out their days suffering. but there are many types of pain and suffering. not all ailments come with crutches, wheelchairs or bandages. what they wrote in TFA about mental status is bullshiat IMHO. you can be mentally ill and very aware of it, with a high IQ. people should not have to live out their life with incurable mental illness.
if you are fully paralyzed from an accident but you are not in pain, you should be able to make the choice to end your life instead of feeling like a useless burden the rest of your days.
 
2012-02-29 11:02:28 PM  

Jacobin: What's with this idiotic hatred of Europe? I mean don't WASPs even know who their farking ancestors are?


WTF are you talking about? No one said anything negative about Europe or the Netherlands before your post.
 
2012-02-29 11:04:52 PM  
Does it have faux wood death panels on the sides?


/here all week
 
2012-02-29 11:07:18 PM  
True story: Driving home the other day, I saw a care with one of those magnetic signs reading "Happy Endings". Well, like any other Farker I thought of one thing , but I couldnt believe it was advertising THAT, so I pulled up closer.
Sign was advertising "In Home Pet Euthanasia"....
huh.

Link (new window)
 
2012-02-29 11:17:53 PM  
I wouldn't recommend charging the Bolivian army, though.

Really? I thought that was kinda cool.


/If I were terminal anyway.
// and La Forge wasn't out there.
 
2012-02-29 11:21:28 PM  
Do they recycle the good parts?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1165416/Chinas-hi-tech-death- v an-criminals-executed-organs-sold-black-market.html
 
2012-02-29 11:31:54 PM  
has been met with scepticism from one of the Netherlands' largest medical lobbies.

They don't want anyone getting between their patients and the cash they rightfully can expect from fruitlessly extending an excruciating life. Well, that's what it would be in the US.

The US? We'll get there but only when it's financially expedient and not a dollar before.
 
2012-02-29 11:31:56 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Doesn't Hitler own the patent on that? They better start paying his family royalties!


I thought it was a Kevorkian invention?
 
2012-02-29 11:38:00 PM  

Treize26: The use of the "Cool" tag is kind of distasteful,


Trust me, you don't want those van's driving around hot.
 
2012-02-29 11:39:09 PM  

Greymalkin: Treize26: The use of the "Cool" tag is kind of distasteful,

Trust me, you don't want those vans driving around hot.


FTFM, Must use preview.
 
2012-02-29 11:44:32 PM  

MadAzza: It's Netherlands, and it's singular.


i1185.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-29 11:53:48 PM  

Trolljegeren: Most of the hard core right wingnuts have ancestors primarily from southern and eastern Europe: they're Slavic/Mediterranean stock, not Germanic. Two different cultures, two different gene pools.


Why yes, the fifteen or so ethnic groups who make up what people call Slavics, such as the Poles, Russians, Serbians, Czechs, Croats, and so on share one gene pool and all vote as a block.

Just because we have ugly last names doesn't make us lesser people.
 
2012-03-01 12:06:53 AM  

KrispyKritter: Treize26: The use of the "Cool" tag is kind of distasteful, but as far as I'm concerned, given the criteria that people have to meet (unbearable, interminable pain with no cure, and the decision made of sound mind), I'm OK with this.

i have to disagree. i think they are making people jump through a lot of hoops to end their suffering.
i hope we have such service in america some day. and i hope i don't have to go before multiple panels or doctors to be given approval for that which should be rightfully mine.
i appreciate someone in horrible pain should not have to live out their days suffering. but there are many types of pain and suffering. not all ailments come with crutches, wheelchairs or bandages. what they wrote in TFA about mental status is bullshiat IMHO. you can be mentally ill and very aware of it, with a high IQ. people should not have to live out their life with incurable mental illness.
if you are fully paralyzed from an accident but you are not in pain, you should be able to make the choice to end your life instead of feeling like a useless burden the rest of your days.


I can understand that, but I don't really think a service like that is appropriate without some checks and balances. A full drawn out process isn't necessary, but I'd say a brief medical review would be to ensure that someone who is just suicidal gets the help they need rather than a free ticket out. Keep in mind it's only about the individual until the person dies. If the family disagrees and they have even the slightest case that something was amiss in the process, there will be quite a few lawsuits thrown around.
 
2012-03-01 12:11:06 AM  
It's your life. You can do whatever you want with it.
 
2012-03-01 12:17:44 AM  

Marcintosh: has been met with scepticism from one of the Netherlands' largest medical lobbies.

They don't want anyone getting between their patients and the cash they rightfully can expect from fruitlessly extending an excruciating life. Well, that's what it would be in the US.

The US? We'll get there but only when it's financially expedient and not a dollar before.


Came here to say something like this. Netherlands also has socialized medicine as well as private doctors so there the gov't is paying to extend the life, often needlessly.
I've been with several people that have gone through hopeless illnesses and needless suffering but by golly, they all had good insurance. Won't somebody think of the doctors that profit?
 
2012-03-01 12:18:57 AM  

Lone Stranger: [www.zekesuncle.com image 480x266]

Old school.


Wrong Monty Python scene.

www.blogcdn.com
 
2012-03-01 01:40:08 AM  

Confoundit: Jacobin: What's with this idiotic hatred of Europe? I mean don't WASPs even know who their farking ancestors are?

WTF are you talking about? No one said anything negative about Europe or the Netherlands before your post.


I have a feeling it's just autoposted to any thread having anything to do with non-British Europe. Either that or his sarcasm detector is in serious need of recalibration....

NathanAllen: Why yes, the fifteen or so ethnic groups who make up what people call Slavics, such as the Poles, Russians, Serbians, Czechs, Croats, and so on share one gene pool and all vote as a block.


Bloc. (new window)
 
2012-03-01 02:55:45 AM  

rmcooper4: MadAzza: It's Netherlands, and it's singular.


LOL. F*ck, I dunno. I blame the wine.
 
2012-03-01 03:31:44 AM  

Marcintosh: has been met with scepticism from one of the Netherlands' largest medical lobbies.

They don't want anyone getting between their patients and the cash they rightfully can expect from fruitlessly extending an excruciating life. Well, that's what it would be in the US.

The US? We'll get there but only when it's financially expedient and not a dollar before.


This. Sadly this.
 
2012-03-01 04:07:12 AM  
www.global-air.com

When the kids suggest that you and mom take one of those "Alaskan Cruises", look out. (new window)
 
2012-03-01 04:27:49 AM  
In theory Dutch Euthanasia program sounds great. In practice there is way tooo much latitude for "progressive" doctors to sign off on suicide. They list depression as one of the many reasons you can request euthanasia, sometimes for very young patients. No matter how you slice it and dice it, the Dutch are allowing people to commit state sanctioned (and executed) suicide who´could, with treatment, probably have lived fruitful, happy lives.

I guess it's their country and they can do what they want. Can anyone imagine the international outcry if this was implemented in the U.S.?
 
2012-03-01 06:25:20 AM  

Ebbelwoi: In theory Dutch Euthanasia program sounds great. In practice there is way tooo much latitude for "progressive" doctors to sign off on suicide. They list depression as one of the many reasons you can request euthanasia, sometimes for very young patients. No matter how you slice it and dice it, the Dutch are allowing people to commit state sanctioned (and executed) suicide who´could, with treatment, probably have lived fruitful, happy lives.

I guess it's their country and they can do what they want. Can anyone imagine the international outcry if this was implemented in the U.S.?


But why should the person have to live a life? You don't want to be here? The "door" is over there.
 
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