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1,500 farmers commit mass suicide in India
Belfast Telegraph ^ | 4/15/09

Posted on 04/15/2009 11:37:03 AM PDT by LibWhacker

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1 posted on 04/15/2009 11:37:03 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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Bush’s fault


2 posted on 04/15/2009 11:37:33 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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America should quick damming their rivers with our carbon footprint. < /sarc >


3 posted on 04/15/2009 11:39:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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How long before this is cited as evidence of the ravages of global warming?


4 posted on 04/15/2009 11:39:49 AM PDT by americanophile
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They sure aren’t acting very hopeychangey over there.


5 posted on 04/15/2009 11:40:38 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Meanwhile, the sheeple graze mindlessly while awaiting slaughter at Hope and Change Ranch)
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I hope God understands and if reincarcanation does occur, they’re put in a much better position in their next life.

Personally I think He forgot that we can’t always bear what He was able too.


6 posted on 04/15/2009 11:42:33 AM PDT by Niuhuru (Fine, here's my gun, but let me give you the bullets first. I'll send them to you through the barrel)
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To: LibWhacker
20 years, and still no progress...:-(


7 posted on 04/15/2009 11:42:48 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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Folks, please. I love to joke around as much as the next guy, but we’re talking about 1,500 DEAD HUMAN BEINGS. Can we please at least act like we give a damn?


8 posted on 04/15/2009 11:43:34 AM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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Monsanto must be so proud.
9 posted on 04/15/2009 11:44:30 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Only after disaster can we be resurrected." -- Tyler Durden)
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1500 hundred people commit mass suicide and 95% of this article is about the weather conditions???

um, how did they do it?! where were they?! info please!

10 posted on 04/15/2009 11:44:51 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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um, how did they do it?! where were they?! info please!
11 posted on 04/15/2009 11:46:33 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Only after disaster can we be resurrected." -- Tyler Durden)
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This is incredibly sad....my heart breaks for their families.....


12 posted on 04/15/2009 11:46:39 AM PDT by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, he's awake!)
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This is horribly sad.


13 posted on 04/15/2009 11:46:51 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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People don’t give a damn, that’s why America is headed down the tube, no one cares, “The love of most will grow cold” the goodbook says about the end-times. They were just worthless hindu farmers, who cares, they were beyond the love of God I’m sure .... (oh so people think)


14 posted on 04/15/2009 11:46:57 AM PDT by Scythian
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how did they do it?!

Fifteen hundred different ways, I think. As far as I can tell these people committed suicide over the last year or two or three. Not a mass suicide at all. Just misleading- title-of-the-year material.

15 posted on 04/15/2009 11:47:46 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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""Farmers' suicides are increasing due to a vicious circle created by money lenders. They lure farmers to take money but when the crops fail, they are left with no option other than death.""

That's not true, there is always the option of taking out the moneylender instead of yourself...

16 posted on 04/15/2009 11:48:32 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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'Mass-suicide' is journalistic word-play. The farmers did not get together and kill themselves, a-la Jonestown. These are individual incidents.


17 posted on 04/15/2009 11:48:55 AM PDT by MyTwoCopperCoins (I don't have a license to kill; I have a learner's permit.)
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Sometimes large numbers like this turn into abstractions rather than real people.

I read recently that an average of 17 people die on the Bangalore commuter rail system every day. Most of these involve passengers falling off trains, hanging off the side of a train and striking fixed objects in the right-of-way, or getting electrocuted by overhead wires while riding on top of rail cars.

That's five or six thousand people who die every year just traveling to work. Holy smokes.

18 posted on 04/15/2009 11:50:45 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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As far as I can tell these people committed suicide over the last year or two or three.

Yup. In any population, a certain number of people are going commit suicide every year. In a population as large as India's, that number must be pretty high. If we look for any profession - farmer, electrician, plumber - the number will probably be startling. I assume the number for farmers must be higher than normal, but don't see anything in the article about that.
19 posted on 04/15/2009 11:51:59 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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I’m afraid you’re right.

More and more lately I see the futility of political action. We are not going to beat the Conspiracy by playing the Conspiracy’s rigged game, but by transcending it. They have tanks, guns, mass media, the education system, and drugs. Our only weapon is love. The only way we’re going to beat them is by loving our neighbors as ourselves, and God above all.

If a museum with 1,500 priceless paintings burns down, people everywhere cry for the loss to humanity, and rightly so. Yet when 1,500 innocent human beings die — each one a unique and priceless work of art — we shrug at the loss.

May God help us, and may God forgive these poor people who killed themselves.


20 posted on 04/15/2009 11:53:12 AM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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