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Date: 04/05/08 09:05 AM

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  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2008 at 8:11 am
    Link: Suicide Machine - A German politician says he has invented a ``suicide machine`` for terminally ill people.
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    thanatos16 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 9:09 am
    serious? and dr kevorkian didnt get the patient on that first!?
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    patrick-6219 Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2008 at 9:11 am
    i dont agree with it but some people will go for it
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    bcanne Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2008 at 9:11 am
    I honestly don`t see a problem with somebody ending their own life (with the help of a doctor) if they are terminally ill...
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    insaneee Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2008 at 9:11 am
    That`s quite the machine.
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    CaptainPat Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 9:13 am
    why did he choose a bright kawasaki green for it? I mean, thats kind of a bright happy color for something that kills you.

    Anyway anybody who is suffering so much they want to take thier own life, and theres no cure they should have the right too.

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    pyrochem Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 9:14 am
    I don`t see a problem with the idea either, but since when were politicians considered qualified to design medical machinery?
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    thanatos16 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 9:15 am
    captainpat... out of everything that was discussed in that video... you want to talk design?

    im just waiting for it to pop up on ebay. so awesome.

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    Cyberbob87 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 9:16 am
    Your life is your own, and in such futile suffering, you should be allowed to end it.
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    gibb0 Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2008 at 9:18 am
    So if an armed criminal stuck a needle in you and forced you to press a button it`s alright because they didn`t actually press the button lol >.<
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    eleutherarch Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2008 at 9:19 am
    I do find it stupid how people aren`t allowed to end their own life. Surely it should be their own decision, not anyone else`s.
    And that woman with the face tumor was cool, looked kinda alien-ish.
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    xdonutx Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2008 at 9:20 am
    ...Are you sure that Kevorkian didn`t invent this first like, 10 years ago?
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    Yoma4 Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2008 at 9:21 am
    Come here, this stuff is amazing, try a bit! -injects- o:-)
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 9:26 am
    reminds me of this:
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    Gusbob Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2008 at 9:30 am
    I`m just thinking what would happen if someone accidentally presses the button.
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    Devin88 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 9:32 am
    Lol, first thing i thought of. Futurama, anyone?
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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 9:33 am
    The problem with legalized suicide is that mentally ill people could try to kill themselves, and nobody would be able to prevent them.
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    arasheht Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 9:38 am
    haha, the futurama reference is the first thing that comes to mind

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    crazymagemia Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 9:41 am
    well euthanasia(sp?) is already in use for terminally ill people anyway, sint it? so whats the probelm?
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    CaptainPat Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 9:44 am
    thanatos, i was just making a note of that i wasn`t going into depth about it. you must of not read the second half of my post.
    I guess a better way of putting it is that, it sort of reminds me of the Hello Kitty AK47.
  21. Profile photo of Kasu-Chan
    Kasu-Chan Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 9:45 am
    He invented this quite a few years ago, but it`s the woman with the facial tumor who was denied the right to die who prompted him to finish the design and put it into production.

    And pyrochem, he came up with this before he was part of the government, *I think*. I`m not sure, and don`t feel like looking that up, but I`m fairly positive that`s what happened.

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    haferhole1 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 9:45 am
    its from the same year as the suicide booth too

    "You are now dead. Thank you for using Stop`n`Drop, America`s favorite suicide booth since 2008"
    -from the first episode of futurama

    yes. but its still pretty funny

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    Turnshroud Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 9:55 am
    Curses, I was beat to the Futurama thing. Oh well


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    heartx3jess Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 10:01 am
    NEEDLES :(

    i`m drating scared of needles.

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    kokuryuha Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 10:04 am
    I have to do a research paper for my English class in college. It has to be on a controversial issue and I chose "the right to die." This movie is perfect in helping me write it. *movie goes to favorites*


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    SomaType Male 50-59
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    April 5, 2008 at 10:06 am
    Potassium injected into the veins can be very painful indeed. It would be kinder to use i.v. barbiturates.
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    CaptainPat Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 10:10 am
    my crazy bilogy teacher gave us a lecture on potassium cloride last year but i wasnt paying attention
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    adamtastic Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 10:11 am
    I can`t believe that christians would allow people to suffer unbearably just because allowing people to die doesn`t fit in with christianity. More proof that christians are evil
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 10:17 am
    They should use that instead of the electrical chair, it seems cheaper
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    the-K-factor Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 10:23 am
    i think this is legit
    when im dying of cancer or somone who i may inherit a large amount from is dying of cancer, then this would sure come in handy. but...
    whats up with the buzzing noise?
    and for the love of god could he have chosen a worse shade of green???
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    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2008 at 10:30 am
    Damnit I got beat to futurama!
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    sheeeeps Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2008 at 10:31 am
    euthanasia ftw.

    if your terminally ill, i dont see the problem with ending your life. its the ultimate act of love you can show to someone in my eyes. save them from suffering for nothing and all that. if there was a chance you would recover, then thats a different matter. and thats the reason its illegal, cuz there would be no way of regulating it, and unfortunately some doctors would go bumping off anyone and everyone to save on expensive drugs, treatments and to basically free up beds. a sad world we live in where a hospital bed is worth more than a life.

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    kenny_f Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2008 at 11:04 am
    all suicide is legal. you cant go to jail for killing yourself
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    kenny_f Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2008 at 11:09 am
    also, if its the last pain you are going to feel, would`nt you wannna go out with a bang?it will end imeadiatly, and you cant really get back problems form blowing the top part of your head off? i heard that look was in, btw
  35. Profile photo of BikerTeen
    BikerTeen Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2008 at 11:10 am
    man if i ever get my hands on that guy i am going to stick that Needle down his throat and press the button!
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    Charizzo Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 11:20 am
    Someone had to "invent" this? Wow...
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    Bokononist Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2008 at 11:40 am
    I don`t know what potassium chloride does...
    Why not OD on heroin or something if you`re on the way out anyway? A painless death is a start, but one could do better and have an ecstatic one!
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    krabkat Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 11:41 am
    kenny f says: "all suicide is legal, you can`t go to jail for killing yourself" -- pretty funny, kenny!! I like it. However, just on a practical note, because suicide is illegal, the people left behind won`t get life insurance payouts if the person who committed suicide took out their policy in the last couple years (I guess it depends on the ins. co.)so they at least gotta wait long enuf for their families to be able to collect!! Personally, I think Futurama has it right -- just give us free will and let us suffer/enjoy the consequences! Make it easy and cheap - $.25 hahaha
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    TeHrussian Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 11:51 am
    Futurama references ftw! Well I got nothing else planned for today...
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    Kazyan Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2008 at 11:51 am
    "Against the Christian view of our people"


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    Naz14 Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 12:08 pm
    ohhh yey! they need to put it inside of a booth...and then it will be just like futurama!!!

    *for those of you who have NO idea what im talking about..which there MIGHT be a few...futurama has suicide booths for people out on the streets*

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    Desumien Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 12:43 pm
    holy drat is this for real?
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    kooshi_govno Male 70 & Over
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    April 5, 2008 at 12:59 pm
    omfg, KCl is an EXTREMELY painful way to die unless they use a massive amount of anesthetic with it.
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    TieDyePlatap Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 2:38 pm
    Haha wow so the German gov`t is now talking about "our Christian people" hmmmm....yea seperation of what??? yea people have the right to the end of life care it`s just how it is.
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    otku Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 2:51 pm
    I think it`s sort of weird but funny that they asked a churchman about his opinion because religion isn`t that important in germany and expecially not in german politics. clear evidence that it was an american news report. haha

    the accent was pathetic an I actually feel embarrassed(as I always am when germans speak english like that). It`s not like he couldn`t have a better pronunciation, he`s just too lazy.

    actual topic: I think it`s a good thing they hopefully found a grey zone for active euthanasia. it solves a lot of legal problems if this was the one and only legal way of helping others to end their lives.

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    Zelkari Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 4:05 pm
    Finaly, the second coming of Kevorkian.
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    sidewinder69 Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2008 at 5:05 pm
    Dr. Kevorkian wanna be.

    Btw, does anyone know what Kevorkian used in his little instrument thingy?

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    GP623 Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2008 at 7:37 pm
    Kevorkian did it already:
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    Surfingninja Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 8:39 pm
    Sooo...people can eat anything they want and get diabetes and be morbidly obese and die, but to want to end your life because you`re suffering? OUTRAGE!
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    zecromancer Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 10:09 pm
    That`s just wrong.

    If you want to die, blow your brains out. Or jump off a hotel building. Or the old fashioned Guillotine, which is supposedly painless.

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    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 10:59 pm
    this is just wrong and a insult to my country at best,i hope this fool rots in a prison.
    if your really out to kill yourself a cheap .38 and 20 bullets are only 80 euro,problem solved quickly and with no pain.
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    Triplekia Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 1:10 am
    An Improved T4
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    xBLiTZKRiEGx Male 13-17
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    April 6, 2008 at 1:50 am
    still a doctor helping someone kill themselves.
    supplying them with a machine.
    OMG FACE TUMOR LADY wtf i cant even think of something to compare that with.
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    T3h-Wraith Male 13-17
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    April 6, 2008 at 3:19 am
    I lol`d, Someone give this man an internet.
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    Willowpuff Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 4:29 am
    I completely agree with people wanting to end their lives.
    We were never given a say about being brought INto the world, so we should have a say when we can leave. Especially when people ahve no point to life eg. paralysis, 100%burns.
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    Vogt Male 13-17
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    April 6, 2008 at 4:32 am
    Uhm. That`s already been done. I`m pretty sure some other german guy had invented a suicide machine.
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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 7:12 am
    "Or the old fashioned Guillotine, which is supposedly painless."

    Not at all, there are many accounts of the head surviving up to five seconds after decapitation.

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    IceCream128 Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 8:41 am
    "Suicide is legal, you can`t go to jail for killing yourself."

    Correct. But you CAN go to jail for helping someone commit suicide. Or, if you fail to kill yourself.

    And, to the people who say Christians wouldn`t let people suffer - they believe only God has the right to take away a life. Therefore, God is making them suffer as a `test`.

    As for the machine... it doesn`t cover any loopholes. A doctor is made to take an oath when they qualify, which states that they must always aim to save the life of a patient. Sitting back and watching someone use the machine would break that oath. I`m not sure if it`s the same in Germany, but I assume it is. So this video fails miserably.

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    tedweird Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 8:54 am
    Wait a sec, why are there settings?
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    sporka Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 12:00 pm
    Invented? Thief.
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    YOUREWINNER Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 2:36 pm
    Coincidentally enough, Futurama predicted that something like this would exist by 2008.
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    then00b2000 Male 13-17
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    April 6, 2008 at 4:13 pm
    lol futurama flashback ^_^

    but seriosly, it`s quite the machine that should be availible to anyone who is terminally ill and hates it.

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    mlchris Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 4:39 pm
    In my gerontology class we are actually talking about euthenasia right now. It`s really a touchy subject. Some people think we have a right to die, some do not. It`s hard to tell. I think it`s a good idea.

    If a person is going to die a terrible death from a terminal illness why not let them have the choice ahead of time instead of having to suffer for however much longer??

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    DVLDRVR666 Male 13-17
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    April 6, 2008 at 6:10 pm
    wow...umm...people it`s called A GUN...or high building/bridge...or knife...or basically well...almost anything...this thing is pointless
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    Nataly Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 6:59 pm
    >We were never given a say about being brought INto the world

    Ohhhhhh, how much I hate this argument... That there was someone to ask, aha. And that someone would agree :-)

    IMHO, the very idea of regulating suicide (euthanasia) in legislative way is not effective. As anything that concerns moral values and beliefs, arranging one`s or one intimate`s death should be a matter of personal choice. However, legilizing (and promoting) an opportunity of suicide for all, like in Futurama, wouldn`t be much fun: just remember how often you hated life around you (even if the reasons were ridiculous and the moments of despair were short). What, allowing isn`t pushing? Ha.
    *Although I`m pretty sure a normal society won`t come to suicide booths... well, it actually will, but it will understand its mistake soon :-)*

    Oh, and the guy has just no scientific thinking. Hasn`t he been told that a human house is full of lethal objects? He must live in heaven.

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    RodneyJason Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2008 at 1:58 am
    If people have a terminal illness and are still well in the mind, There should be nothing the church or government should be able to do if you and your doctor agree that this is a viable option.

    The government and church need to mind their own business... stop protecting the people that don`t want to be protected.

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    lwhoffman Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2008 at 5:35 am
    because nyquill and vodka was just too easy...
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    silverfyre Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2008 at 8:56 am
    I don`t know. I think that the right to off oneself is a debatable one at best. However I do believe that people who are in pain/terminally ill and also have complete control of their faculties should be allowed to commit suicide.
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    ChelseyXCunt Female 13-17
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    April 7, 2008 at 7:01 pm
    Sooooo reminded me of Futurama.
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    Unbalancing Male 13-17
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    April 8, 2008 at 4:45 am
    Futurama is becoming more and more real everyday.
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    sushipanda Female 13-17
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    May 4, 2008 at 3:53 pm
    I just think that everyone has a purpose in life. Even terminally ill patients have something to fulfill in the limited time they have. Life isn`t meaningless; otherwise, why don`t we all kill ourselves now?
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    iliketurtles Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2009 at 1:25 pm
    uh.. yah id liek to place a colect call! futrama rocks

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