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(The New York Times)   The burning question: Is self-immolation worth it?   ( nytimes.com) divider line
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2013-02-03 12:15:00 AM  
13 votes:
At this point it seems they're just making ashes of themselves
2013-02-03 03:36:12 AM  
6 votes:
but this is ok:

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2013-02-03 03:11:00 AM  
5 votes:
I'm gonna go with no but if you disagree you can DIAF.
2013-02-03 03:42:33 AM  
2 votes:
At least with self-immoation you can say you didn't quit - you were fired. (Just like Joan of Arc.)

If someone botches the job are they considered to be alive and medium well?
2013-02-03 03:50:54 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-02-03 12:27:42 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-02-03 09:19:29 AM  
1 vote:
"And how come we have been given less support than what we witnessed in the Arab world?"

You should have asked that question oilier.
2013-02-03 03:58:33 AM  
1 vote:

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?

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That's thoughtcrime you illiterate plebe and I am doubleplus ungood about your post. You really should read the 5th edition you'll be speaking double plus good in no time ; )
2013-02-03 03:42:06 AM  
1 vote:
the arab spring began with a self immolation didnt it? the end result was that most of the arab world is now free or fighting for freedom. pretty successful if you ask me.
2013-02-03 03:34:09 AM  
1 vote:
If you want people to really understand your commitment to your cause then immolation is the way to go. The extreme pain and torment of such an act could only be tolerated by someone who has an iron will.

However, does it change things? Probably not. History has many example of people setting themselves on fire, and not many examples of positive change coming from it.

Worse, with there being no afterlife, the person wouldn't get to see the potential good works such an act might produce. So their last moments in life are utter agony for no good reason.

If you are going to kill yourself for a cause, do it with too much hookers and blow. Nothing will change after you are gone, but at least the only burning you will feel is in your genitals, where it belongs.
2013-02-03 03:18:02 AM  
1 vote:

Fark Rye For Many Whores: In Soviet Tibet, food cooks itself.

I think you meant Soylent Tibet.
2013-02-03 03:15:41 AM  
1 vote:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: At this point it seems they're just making ashes of themselves

Ooooh, burn!
2013-02-03 02:43:09 AM  
1 vote:
In Soviet Tibet, food cooks itself.
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