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originally posted by: CharlesT
How about giving the subject blood thinners in advance, administering a local anesthetic at the site or sites of entry, insert a large gauge IV needle attached to a very low vacuum system and simply drain the condemn's blood. They simply pass out and expire peacefully.
Can execution be any more humane, simple and pain free than that? People slit their wrists every day.
No? Tell me why and what would you consider more efficient and humane.
[...] Nitrogen asphyxiation has been suggested by a number of lawmakers and other advocates as a more humane way to carry out capital punishment. In April 2015, the Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed a bill authorizing nitrogen asphyxiation as an alternative execution method in cases where the state's preferred method of lethal injection was not available as an option.
[...] After just two or three breaths of nitrogen, the oxygen concentration in the lungs would be low enough for some oxygen already in the bloodstream to exchange back to the lungs and be eliminated by exhalation.
Unconsciousness in cases of [..] asphyxia can occur within 1 minute. Loss of consciousness results from critical hypoxia, when arterial oxygen saturation is less than 60%. "At oxygen concentrations [in air] of 4 to 6%, there is loss of consciousness in 40 seconds and death within a few minutes".
A 3D-printed "death pod" has been created by Australian scientist and euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke which will let users die "peacefully and reliably" with the press of a button. First teased last month by Nitschke, who critics have dubbed Dr Death, the suicide machine is known as Sarco and was developed by the scientist's organisation, Exit International.
Reclining in the capsule, the user can click a button to release liquid nitrogen as the oxygen level falls. Nitschke claimed a peaceful death would result in "just a few minutes".
[,,,] "Sarco does not use any restricted drugs or require any special expertise such as the insertion of an intravenous needle," Nitschke said.
originally posted by: xuenchen
Forget the technology.
Hanging is sufficient 😎
originally posted by: ketsuko
In all seriousness, people who advocate for euthanasia on demand ... you tell us. How do you off someone who wants to go? If that method is good enough for someone who wants to die, then it's good enough for someone who doesn't want to.
originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: CharlesT
Capital punishment should be reserved only for active duty military personnel or operatives of intelligence agencies.