US man burns himself to death (war protest)

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http://www.infoshop.org/inews/article.php?story=2006110800212324 [Broken]

just crazy...
 
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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.
 
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Such a waste of a life for nothing.
 
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One less idiot in the world.

Bye byeeeee.
 
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LOL HALLELUJA...And what will be the result of this great act of protest ?
Ofcourse NOTHING

I would say : a job well done...
marlon
 
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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.
 
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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:
 
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he surely demonstrated the thermodynamics of a burning human being... other than that, nothing was accomplished.
 
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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:

i expect that being non-vilolent to others was part of his philosophy
 
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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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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.
One maybe thinking of S. Brian Willson, a member of Veterans for Peace -
S. Brian Willson, an antiwar protester who was struck by a Navy train in Northern California on Sept. 1 (1987), . . . lost both of his legs as he sat in protest on the tracks at a highway crossing. Capt. Stanley J. Pryzby of the Navy, who investigated the incident, said that the train was traveling 12 to 16 miles an hour when it struck Mr. Willson. The speed limit at the crossing is 5 miles an hour.
(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
Antinuclear activist died of wounds Sunday after train amputated legs

A 23 year old antinuclear activist who had chained himself to the train tracks to stop the ongoing and dangerous nuclear waste transports ("castors") between Germany and France was killed Sunday, apparently somewhere along the French side of the route. The train amputated both legs, and the activist apparently died of wounds during transit to the hospital. Three other activists left the tracks in time and were apparently wounded
 

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