August 10th, 2009

schadenfreud

Seriously...

via Kossack MLDB, a statement of indeed epic stupidity from one of the mouthpieces of the Hegemony:

People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn't have a chance in the U.K., where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless.

The British are praised for spending half as much per capita on medical care. How they do it is another matter. The NICE people say that Britain cannot afford to spend $20,000 to extend a life by six months. So if care will cost $1 more, you get to curl up in a corner and die.


Okay.

I realize that "research" is an outdated notion and "facts are stupid things", but still. It didn't even occur to the author to check before committing podophagy?

What was it Mill said about conservatives and stupidity, again?



I'm torn - do we email them and gloat? Or not, to lessen the risk of its being Minitrued? Too bad it's an unsigned editorial...

ETA: Stupid html. Also stupid overheating computer. And stupid me.

ETA further: Screencapped for the ignominious posterity