nos-trum. pronunciation: \nos'-trum\. noun. Etymology: Latin, neuter of noster our, ours.
1. a medicine of secret composition recommended by its preparer but usually without scientific proof of its effectiveness.
2. a usually questionable remedy or scheme.
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Monday, September 20, 2010

Switzerland Tired Of Being The "In" Place For Assisted Suicide.

"Suicide tourism" is a new one on me.

The Swiss government rejected a request for a ban on assisted suicide, but did agree to re-look at their laws with a view to tightening up the requirements, according to the Assoc Press (Sep 17).

The AP goes on to say that in Switzerland the only requirement is that the suicide "helper" must not benefit from the death (nothing about qualifications?)

This has made the country a great place to go if you want to die...a process that has been called "suicide tourism."  This doesn't sit well with the government;  it's not the picture you want to paint of Swiss attractions.

I guess it's not much of a boost to the economy when the tourists "check out" as soon as they arrive.

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