Sudden deaths after arrest in Spain

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Sudden deaths after arrest in Spain

Postby Nyarlathotep » Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:47 am UTC

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/ ... 0920080902

Apologies if this has been posted.

My first thought was, "Kira exists, and he's Spanish?"

Even so, this is pretty damn weird, and a little disconcerting.
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Re: Sudden deaths after arrest in Spain

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:46 am UTC

Just my guess, but... given the world today, a lot of people probably see getting arrested as that first step into a really, really crappy, useless life, and while handcuffed in a jail cell, have a lot of time to actually worry themselves to death. Hormones and neurochemicals can stress the body WAY past the breaking point, because your body doesn't really have a way to say "Ok, enough stress... here's an imaginary kitten."

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Re: Sudden deaths after arrest in Spain

Postby Jahoclave » Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:53 am UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Just my guess, but... given the world today, a lot of people probably see getting arrested as that first step into a really, really crappy, useless life, and while handcuffed in a jail cell, have a lot of time to actually worry themselves to death. Hormones and neurochemicals can stress the body WAY past the breaking point, because your body doesn't really have a way to say "Ok, enough stress... here's an imaginary kitten."

More evidence against Intelligent Design; certainly this feature would have been installed had there been one.

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Re: Sudden deaths after arrest in Spain

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:59 pm UTC

Jahoclave wrote:More evidence against Intelligent Design; certainly this feature would have been installed had there been one.

Are you kidding? Intelligent Design / Guided Evolution, if it is real, is ALL ABOUT death and killing. SO MUCH. This was probably a big selling feature.

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Re: Sudden deaths after arrest in Spain

Postby 22/7 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:05 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Just my guess, but... given the world today, a lot of people probably see getting arrested as that first step into a really, really crappy, useless life, and while handcuffed in a jail cell, have a lot of time to actually worry themselves to death. Hormones and neurochemicals can stress the body WAY past the breaking point, because your body doesn't really have a way to say "Ok, enough stress... here's an imaginary kitten."
Well, to a certain extent it does, but I believe we call that schizophrenia, and I wouldn't call that not breaking.
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Re: Sudden deaths after arrest in Spain

Postby the_stabbage » Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:19 pm UTC

Jahoclave wrote:
Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Just my guess, but... given the world today, a lot of people probably see getting arrested as that first step into a really, really crappy, useless life, and while handcuffed in a jail cell, have a lot of time to actually worry themselves to death. Hormones and neurochemicals can stress the body WAY past the breaking point, because your body doesn't really have a way to say "Ok, enough stress... here's an imaginary kitten."

More evidence against Intelligent Design; certainly this feature would have been installed had there been one.


An Intelligent Designer could be a malevolent entity, you know.

But on topic, that's pretty interesting. I mean I've heard about people dying of broken hearts and being in grief and suddenly dying, you know, mostly like anecdotal stuff from a hundred or more years ago. Maybe people back then were more stressed by those types of things than us?

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Re: Sudden deaths after arrest in Spain

Postby Nomic » Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:47 pm UTC

Somebody there has gotten their hands on the Deathnote. Come on, could it be any more obvious? Speaking of Deathnote, am I the only one who thought all the kiras seriously lack imagniation? I mean, if I had the DN, I'd come up with all kinds of wildly improbably causes of death.

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Re: Sudden deaths after arrest in Spain

Postby Artemis Leon » Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:02 am UTC

Nomic wrote:Somebody there has gotten their hands on the Deathnote. Come on, could it be any more obvious? Speaking of Deathnote, am I the only one who thought all the kiras seriously lack imagniation? I mean, if I had the DN, I'd come up with all kinds of wildly improbably causes of death.


. . .and in national news, the man accused of being the serial killer known as "Mr. Happystab" died in police custody this afternoon, having apparently eaten his own head. . .
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