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A Roller Coaster Ride To Die For...Literally

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posted on Feb, 21 2015 @ 01:24 AM
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If you're reading this, that means you either love roller coaster or hate them but still curious enough to want to know what this death defying roller coaster looks like. Even those who love roller coasters won't want to ride on baby unless they have a death wish since it's actually designed to humanely take the life of a human being.

Now I'm from Canada, and I'm sure most of you know that the Supreme Court of Canada has recently ruled in favor of the right to die with dignity. So when I came across this article, I couldn't help but dream that this would be the way I would want to go instead of the ordinary assisted suicided by euthanasia.

Forgive me for being misleading but nobody has actually built it yet except as scale model.






The Euthanasia Coaster would be more than three times the height of the world’s tallest roller coaster, the Kingda Ka, which took 18 months and $25 million to construct.


Here's the Kingda Ka




Death is terrifying, so why not make it exhilarating instead? That’s the purpose of the “Euthanasia Coaster,” a giant

big-dipper design aimed at taking its passengers through a series of extreme drops and loops that would create euphoria and

then kill them by starving the brain of oxygen



Here’s how the world’s oddest suicide method would work: First the rider would face a long, slow climb up to more than 500 meters, giving him or her a few minutes to think back on life and contemplate the decision. At the top, there would be time to say a prayer or blow a kiss to relatives (or bail) before pressing the “fall” button and plummeting into the long steep plunge followed by the first 360-degree loop. That’s where most riders would die. According to Urbonas, traveling at 100 meters per second, the person would experience a G-force-induced loss of consciousness due to cerebral hypoxia (lack of oxygen reaching the brain), which often causes a sense of euphoria. Just in case that first one didn't do it, six more consecutive loops would finish the job.


I especially like the part where the rider is given a few minutes to contemplate their decision. I've read stories about suicide jumpers regretting their decisions just moments after they jump, which is actually quite common. It might not be the same thing but it's close enough to make people seriously think about their life in a more profound way.


No surprise the idea’s attracted no commercial interest, though perhaps it will end up being featured in some futuristic, scary movie. The debate around the right to die is already contentious enough without trying to turn it into a show. Yet Urbonas insists that, as an artist, he never meant for his creation to encourage or discourage people from assisted suicide, but simply to offer “food for thought.” That said, if the unlikely day comes when society is ready to embrace his idea of a monumental death ride, he says he’d happily hand the design over to the public.


With the amount of support that I'm seeing being gathered towards dying with dignity, I honestly don't see why something like this won't be a possibility in the future. Would it be less expensive than an ordinary euthanasia? What would you pick if you had to choose? To be put to sleep, or to go out like a boss riding the baddest roller coaster that will ever exist?

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posted on Feb, 21 2015 @ 02:53 AM
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originally posted by: TheProphetMark
Would it be less expensive than an ordinary euthanasia?
Let's see, what is ordinary euthanasia? A syringe or two full of some chemicals, maybe the first one puts you to sleep and the second one kills you?

Let's compare that to building a 200 million dollar structure on a large plot of land, which requires expenses of utilities, property taxes, annual maintenance, etc.

Let me get my calculator and crunch some numbers and get back to you, but in the meantime, any guesses on how it will turn out?

Even if you had 1000 people spend $1000 each for a ride, that's only a million dollars, which is a tiny fraction of what the thing costs to build, and what is the life of a roller coaster? 20 years? So at that rate you wouldn't even pay for 1/10 of it after 20 years when it would be at the end of its design life.



posted on Feb, 21 2015 @ 03:13 AM
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a reply to: Arbitrageur

Truthfully and currently in the United States, once a loved one is assigned a status of Hospice a concerned person is given a Morphine package that will cause death. Legally the person so assigned does not incur Legal Action, if they feel the person in question is in so much pain (this being a judgment call), that using the Morphine package was necessary.

Any thoughts?



posted on Feb, 21 2015 @ 03:20 AM
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a reply to: TheProphetMark

So you have this thread: www.abovetopsecret.com...

Posted 4 years ago, and another one that was posted 5 days ago.



posted on Feb, 21 2015 @ 04:59 AM
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originally posted by: Kashai
a reply to: Arbitrageur

Truthfully and currently in the United States, once a loved one is assigned a status of Hospice a concerned person is given a Morphine package that will cause death. Legally the person so assigned does not incur Legal Action, if they feel the person in question is in so much pain (this being a judgment call), that using the Morphine package was necessary.

Any thoughts?



I think it's better to have actual Doctors to do it themselves. I mean a concerned person could end someones life anytime, even when they are not ready to go in order relieve themselves of the trouble of having to deal with the situation. Maybe even collect a life insurance payout quicker too.



posted on Feb, 21 2015 @ 05:02 AM
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originally posted by: ghaleon12
a reply to: TheProphetMark

So you have this thread: www.abovetopsecret.com...

Posted 4 years ago, and another one that was posted 5 days ago.


I come on ATS pretty much everyday, never seen this topic posted within the last 5 days and I assumed it was new and wanted to share it.

*NOTE TO MODERATORS*

DELETE THREAD PLEASE.



posted on Feb, 21 2015 @ 05:05 AM
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originally posted by: Kashai
a reply to: Arbitrageur

Truthfully and currently in the United States, once a loved one is assigned a status of Hospice a concerned person is given a Morphine package that will cause death. Legally the person so assigned does not incur Legal Action, if they feel the person in question is in so much pain (this being a judgment call), that using the Morphine package was necessary.

Any thoughts?



This is complete BS...Hospice is a WONDERFUL service for people who are NEAR DEATH or suffering from a chronic, fatal illness.

My mother died in hospice recently and I can assure you there was NO overdose or "Morphine Package" given to hasten her death.

This type of BS should be removed from the thread...It's a very negative and uneducated view about a wonderful service that is available to anyone who is actively dying or very close to it...

Shame on you.



posted on Feb, 21 2015 @ 07:46 AM
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Its an idea expressed through a drawing, do you guys really need to get into the cost and the alternative methods ? really? and I don't care if it was posted before.



posted on Feb, 21 2015 @ 08:22 AM
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a reply to: TheProphetMark

Commercializing Death.

Wow, just as I thought I've seen everything.



posted on Feb, 21 2015 @ 04:05 PM
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a reply to: lovebeck
Actually in the 2 cases I have worked with a Hospice patients that is exactly what was given to them.

As far as the rest GFY


Myself I live in the State of Florida and perhaps your live in a state where the regulations are probably different.


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posted on Feb, 21 2015 @ 04:22 PM
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a reply to: Kashai The docs call this a 'snow job' and know what will happen when they provide the dose that will relieve the agony. They figure that dying in agony is not good for the patient so they provide palliative pain killers even if they are fatal. At this point, there is no hope of recovery and death is imminent.



posted on Feb, 21 2015 @ 06:33 PM
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This has got to be the most ridiculous example of an extreme reaction to a simple problem I've ever seen.

I can't understand why anybody is finding it hard to come up with a humane way to kill somebody.

It seems every popular way to execute human beings has been influenced by satanic rituals or beings who feed off the miserable death of unfortunates.

I've witnessed two heroin overdoses. The victims would have simply drifted off into a pleasant dream if somebody had not interceded.

The second guy had actually turned blue from not breathing. He was fine minutes later with no reports of pain or suffering.

The rollercoaster is another morbid example obviously catering more to very sick onlookers than the intended target.
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