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Amazing Innovation
01/07/2003

An "entrepreneur" has announced an innovative suicide machine. The innovation is fit for a drug smuggler:

Nitschke said the unique aspect of the simple machine was that it could be used for therapeutic purposes, as it can also produce oxygen, and therefore could not be declared illegal.

"That was one of the design requirements," said Nitschke, who took a year to design and make the prototype machine with research funding from the American Hemlock Society.

"It will have a strong warning that if you put in different chemicals it will produce a peaceful death. So it just becomes a strategy, somewhat cynical, but a strategy nevertheless to frustrate any attempts at legislative control."

Hey, with a mind like that, he could go work for al Qaeda, coming up with ways to smuggle WMDs into America.

Posted by Justin Katz @ 05:14 PM EST