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91-Year-Old Woman Selling Suicide Kits Online Claims First Official Fictim

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From the Daily Beast:

A shadowy online company selling suicide kits recently claimed its first confirmed victim. Winston Ross talks exclusively with the entrepreneur behind it: a grieving 91-year-old woman.

People who wish to kill themselves and who order a kit THROUGH THE FREAKIN’ MAIL to enact those wishes are not “victims.”

People who die in an automobile collision caused by a man attempting suicide, who was unable to commit suicide by other means, are victims.

People who are forced to remain alive when they want to die, often in horrible circumstances like akinetic mutism (can’t move or speak) after an unsuccessful suicide attempt, are victims. (That goes double when they have medical experiments performed on them without their consent, as happened in the case linked above. There was no ethical outcry; the study was widely touted as a breakthrough. It makes me want to vomit.)

People who want to die and commit suicide are just lucky.

I envy the fictim in this case, Nick Klonoski, a 29-year-old man with chronic pain and depression. However, his bereaved brother Zach sees things differently. He testified at a hearing:

“In a society where so many people suffer from depression and other mental-health disorders,” Zach said, “this company has found their niche in the market by peddling death. This is analogous to putting a gun-vending machine next to a depression clinic. The Gladd company, so named as to avoid suspicion in case family members happen to sign for or come across the package, made $60 off my brother’s death.”

What about the people making money off our misery – like the medical industry, which makes billions every year forcibly “treating” would-be suicides in an often horrific manner? What is wrong, exactly, with “peddling death” when death is heartily desired? None of us asked to be here.

The fact is that while people’s willingness to pay to improve people’s lives is extremely limited, their willingness to demand regulation to prevent people from taking their own lives is nearly infinite. In essence, this is an involuntary, uncompensated transfer of wealth from suicidal, miserable people, the worst off of society, to their nonsuicidal friends and relatives. It is all done under the flag of the medical model of suicide, which is treated as a religious fact rather than examined as a scientific proposition (since examined as such it is clearly erroneous).

One important piece of information here: the helium thing apparently works (here’s a video, even). I wonder how long it will take for forced life advocates to make helium illegal. Oh wait – it’s already happening.


Written by Sister Y

April 28, 2011 at 6:27 pm

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    The Plague Doctor

    April 28, 2011 at 8:58 pm

  2. 60 dollars isn't that much! 🙂 I didn't know we could get enough helium to die with for that less!


    April 29, 2011 at 2:18 am

  3. The 60$-kit doesn't seem to contain the helium. That has to be bought somewhere else. It would probably also be a bit bulky/heavy to mail around.


    April 29, 2011 at 9:29 am

  4. I think they are trying to make selling exit bags illegal, not helium. The children must be distracted from their eventual horrible demise with brightly colored balloons, or the world will collapse.


    April 29, 2011 at 4:34 pm

  5. “… or the world will collapse”

    Oh! What a DREADFUL thing it will be. =D

    But “brightly coloured balloons” can be filled with air too, right?


    April 30, 2011 at 5:12 pm

  6. [I hope this comments is legal; better back up your blog, as Blogger is known to delete blogs without reason!]

    In all earnest, though, I actually have a complete helium kit lying at home right now for months, and I would not recommend the GLADD hood, because the bag is very small (a Ziploc XXL bag is better), and the tubing does not have the flow control recommended by the Peaceful Pill Foundation that guarantees a steady stream of air, that prevents the air from running out to soon, and/or blowing away the hood from one's head. The wiki mentions several other scary cases of failure and one only really knows until after one tries. The worst thing that if they have to keep me alive after failure, I will not be able to keep my small intestinal bacterial overgrowth under control with the supplements I am currently using, and the autoimmune diseases and subsequent pain will reappear, while I am a vegetable with brain damage.

    I will need to use it if my situation does not improve, because the doctors will likely refuse euthanasia (even though it is legal over here). They have already required me to visit a overly inquisitive shrink-tard spouting the usual life-affirming pep-talk.

    Also I would like to point out that the woman “peddling death” is no different from a prostitute “peddling sex”; should the 91-year-old woman should offer the kits for free? (I don't yet have the time/energy to read through the responses in the “Female Choice” thread.)

    The Plague Doctor

    May 1, 2011 at 11:26 am

  7. Whatever you decide to do, Plague Doctor, good luck. Your first comment here was hysterically funny.

    Ann Sterzinger

    May 1, 2011 at 4:02 pm

  8. I hope the seller of those kits rots in hell…what a sick $(@*.


    May 20, 2011 at 10:50 pm

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