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(The Hill)   You are all part of the same compost heap   (thehill.com) divider line
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1827 clicks; posted to Politics » on 17 Apr 2021 at 4:30 PM (3 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-04-17 2:01:30 PM  
Well done.

Fight Club was set in Delaware.
 
2021-04-17 3:10:35 PM  
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/poltab explained
 
2021-04-17 3:43:40 PM  
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2021-04-17 4:24:42 PM  
For a lot of people it will be their greatest contribution to the world.
 
2021-04-17 4:32:10 PM  
Soylent Green is made with people fertilizer?
 
2021-04-17 4:34:41 PM  
And every time you drink water, you're drinking dinosaur pee.
 
2021-04-17 4:36:58 PM  
I for one hope this gains steam. Burial is wasteful, not to mention the leaching of embalming fluids. Then there's the issues with cremation in terms of energy expenditure. Nothing wrong with giving back.
 
2021-04-17 4:37:14 PM  
Well it's better than locking your corpse in a fancy box that no one will ever see again. I'd rather feed a sapling though.
 
2021-04-17 4:37:54 PM  
It makes sense: if you've ever wondered why cemeteries are so beautiful, it's because humans make good fertilizer.
 
2021-04-17 4:38:19 PM  

Xaxor: Well it's better than locking your corpse in a fancy box that no one will ever see again. I'd rather feed a sapling though.


During an earthquake, coffins become underground maracas.
 
2021-04-17 4:40:21 PM  
When the Lord returns and snatches the believers into the clouds to be with the saints and the Lord in Heaven, these composted guys are probably going to stink like heck.
 
2021-04-17 4:40:45 PM  
My wife and I found a place that takes your ashes, mixes them with concrete, and makes artificial reefs with it.  That's our plan.
 
2021-04-17 4:42:11 PM  
"...that would allow human composting as an alternative to burial or cremation after a person dies."

This just sounds nasty. I know I'm probably on the wrong side of this...

Isn't this just "burial" without the fee? i.e.  the funeral
 
2021-04-17 4:42:51 PM  
I decided 20 years ago I don't want to be buried.

I don't want to be cremated either.

Just leave me the fark alone.

/I want to be cremated
 
2021-04-17 4:42:51 PM  
What about being stuffed and presiding over a yearly gathering.
Um... asking for a friend.
 
2021-04-17 4:43:34 PM  
I want to be bronzed and hung up on a wall like Han Solo.

... but this seems better for everyone and what will I care. I'll be dead.
 
2021-04-17 4:44:01 PM  
Promession was mentioned in Mary Roach's book, Stiff. Freeze the body, then break it down with ultrasound. Breaks down most bacteria and viruses. Would be perfect for this sort of thing.
 
2021-04-17 4:44:21 PM  
Cremation could be fun, though.

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2021-04-17 4:44:27 PM  
Now, imagine a whole cemetery of these these above-ground things, stinking up everything for miles around.
 
2021-04-17 4:46:24 PM  
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Skip the landfill and go straight to the farm.
 
2021-04-17 5:12:04 PM  
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2021-04-17 5:28:37 PM  

nocturn: Promession was mentioned in Mary Roach's book, Stiff. Freeze the body, then break it down with ultrasound. Breaks down most bacteria and viruses. Would be perfect for this sort of thing.

Stiff

is one of the best books I've ever read. I loved nearly every page. Somehow I got onto the subject of body farms with a surgeon friend and she was like, "You need to read this book," and I am so glad I did. It is even better than its intriguing premise suggests.
 
2021-04-17 5:36:13 PM  
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They're just preparing for the future.

/bones to berries, veins to vines
 
2021-04-17 5:39:32 PM  
Dead Republicans ending up as black mulch would be hilarious
 
2021-04-17 5:45:30 PM  

austerity101: nocturn: Promession was mentioned in Mary Roach's book, Stiff. Freeze the body, then break it down with ultrasound. Breaks down most bacteria and viruses. Would be perfect for this sort of thing.

Stiff is one of the best books I've ever read. I loved nearly every page. Somehow I got onto the subject of body farms with a surgeon friend and she was like, "You need to read this book," and I am so glad I did. It is even better than its intriguing premise suggests.


Tennessee Body Farm is where I'm planning for 85% of me to end up. The rest is getting [data redacted].
 
2021-04-17 6:15:55 PM  
thats for me, i like it. always liked what muslims do too, just a wrap me in a white sheet n chunk me where some plants can eat me. not strongly environmentalist, just anti-waste.
 
2021-04-17 6:36:10 PM  
Deleware is a harsh mistress.
 
2021-04-17 7:09:44 PM  
As a Delawarian I can't say I'm thrilled at this, however, environmentally I get it.

I do believe though that any products grown with this type of compost should have to declare it to the final end consumer.

I'll be calling my state rep Monday.
 
2021-04-17 10:07:56 PM  
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2021-04-17 10:12:13 PM  
I want to be left in a field a feed animals.


But that's illegal everywhere, except for some Asian cultures.
 
2021-04-17 10:52:01 PM  
Wait, what happens to your bones?
 
2021-04-18 6:05:39 AM  
Well, that will be a special smell.
 
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