Convicted murderer Gary Haugen was awarded clemency over his death sentence by anti-capital punishment Oregon governor John Kitzhaber.
Haugen demanded that he wanted to die and appealed. The judge that heard the case, Timothy Alexander, citing precedents, granted Haugen the ‘right’ to die.
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If Haugen were not a death row convict and if he had a terminal or acutely debilitating illness and wished for release through euthanasia, he would not, under US law, be granted any right to die.
Why does a a death row prisoner being punished for taking the lives of others get to exercise his preference for death, when innocent people who are catastrophically and incurably ill have to suffer on?
An attempt by a lone religious nut cake to censor free speech has ended in success.
After a single complaint by a single nutter about remarks by Jeremy Paxman in an interview with Richard Dawkins the BBC after careful consideration has censured Paxman.
In the BBC’s flaccid opinion, Paxman may have caused “unintentional offense” to a person who apparently believes in beings with metaphysical beards.
The BBC demurred to demands that Paxman be burned at the stake.
More details here.
Appealing to the eat-o-meter, the Cannibal’s Gazette assesses the brain of the complainant: how edible is this brain? We rate it: full of holes and bats; a very unsatisfying snack.
How about the brains of the BBC controllers? The eat-o-meter gives them a rating of: small pebbles; hard and likely to catch in the throat.
But how do our cannibal readers find these brains on their own eat-o-meters?
Question: you’re in a room with Hitler, Stalin and Simon Cowell; you have a gun loaded with only two bullets – what do you do? Answer: shoot Simon Cowell twice.
— From the Grauniad