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US man burns himself to death (war protest)

  1. Nov 23, 2006 #1
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  3. Nov 23, 2006 #2

    Kurdt

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    Takes some incredible mental will power to kill oneself for a cause such as this. I can't even imagine taking my life in such a way.
     
  4. Nov 23, 2006 #3

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    Such a waste of a life for nothing.
     
  5. Nov 23, 2006 #4
    One less idiot in the world.

    Bye byeeeee.
     
  6. Nov 23, 2006 #5
    LOL HALLELUJA...And what will be the result of this great act of protest ?
    Ofcourse NOTHING

    I would say : a job well done...
    marlon
     
  7. Nov 23, 2006 #6

    Ivan Seeking

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    Obviously the guy was ill.

    I remember a Vietnam vet who protested something... I don't even remember what now, by lying on a train track while a train was approaching. His legs were amputated just below the waist and the whole thing was caught on camera. It was certainly a very strange and horrible thing to watch.
     
  8. Nov 23, 2006 #7
    A stupid waste of life, he could go and try to kill the president and suicide (that could stop the war thought.), instead of a stupid suicide just for nothing.!!! :devil:
     
  9. Nov 24, 2006 #8
    he surely demonstrated the thermodynamics of a burning human being... other than that, nothing was accomplished.
     
  10. Nov 24, 2006 #9
    i expect that being non-vilolent to others was part of his philosophy
     
  11. Nov 24, 2006 #10
    Did he really think that the added effect of burning would sway the president's decision? Why not join a lobby group or something? :uhh:
     
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  13. Nov 24, 2006 #12

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    One maybe thinking of S. Brian Willson, a member of Veterans for Peace -
    (AP)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._Brian_Willson#Concord_protest_and_injuries

    A protester who chained himself to some railroad tracks in Europe near the border between France and Germany was killed when hit by a train.
    http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/11/302539.shtml
     
  14. Nov 25, 2006 #13

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