Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Tank Man in Tienanmen Square was the same, even though he didn't get run over by the tank.
tinfoil-hat maggie: The Snow Dog: Only in wintertime and you're out of booze. Under no circumstances should you use booze as an accelerant, though. If you have enough booze, you're still good. If all you have is methanol, though, drink half real quick and then fire it up; you're beyond hope.Very true, I'm just trying to drink myself to death./Fear of fire kinda but I am farkin' cold right now.
justoneznot: I sympathize, but I don't think setting fire to yourself is the best way to raise awareness. When you do that, most people think "damn those people are crazy". They need to have an effective communication campaign, build relationships, and create allies. They should probably partner up with the Jews in some way actually.
Seth'n'Spectrum: RamboFrog: At least with self-immoation you can say you didn't quit - you were fired. (Just like Joan of Arc.)But... Joan of Arc didn't set herself on fire, did she?
Rufus Lee King: BTW, it's been a long time since I read any high school history books, but I'm wondering if the whole Vietnam thing is even mentioned, or is it all "crimethink" now?
eyeq360: It was the English and the cowardly FrenchBurgundians who did it. In any case, she was a girl on fire and her whole world was on fire.
homelessdude: I also know that the NYT has run 4 times as many immolation stories than there were immolations in the same period.
MaudlinMutantMollusk: At this point it seems they're just making ashes of themselves
Seth'n'Spectrum: eyeq360: It was the English and the cowardly FrenchBurgundians who did it. In any case, she was a girl on fire and her whole world was on fire.Sorry, minor quibble.homelessdude: I also know that the NYT has run 4 times as many immolation stories than there were immolations in the same period.I clicked on your link and the first few articles that popped up were about immolations in Tunisia and Morocco, not Tibet. And given that the Arab Spring (within last four years) was kicked off by an immolation, it would kind of mind sense to have an abnormally large number of stories with that search term somewhere in the text.
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