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Old 05-16-2013, 07:13 AM   #1
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Saw this this morning:
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A debt-ridden father doused himself in petrol and turned himself into a human fireball after being harassed for money by payday loan firms.

Antony Breeze, 36, died after setting himself alight, telling passers-by who tried to extinguish the flames: ‘I’ve had enough.’

In the hours before the tragedy Mr Breeze, who owed around £1,600, was bombarded with text messages about his arrears, an inquest heard.

The next day he went out, telling his girlfriend he was getting petrol for a lawnmower.

Minutes later he was found screaming and in flames on a pathway.

He had been so worried about the debts that he lost a stone in weight in just two weeks, relatives said.
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...oan-firms.html

It reminded me of Mohamed Bouazizi, the street vendor in Tunisia who set himself on fire and sparked the "Arab Spring" uprisings.



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Old 05-16-2013, 07:21 AM   #2
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One sad suicide in blighty will not spark a revolution.

Lots of free help here, just hard to admit you need it .........

Now when the free help stops, thats another matter.
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:25 AM   #3
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I didn't mean to imply that it would spark any kind of uprising in the UK. Just that it's rare for people to douse themselves in gasoline and set themselves on fire. The similarity with the Tunisian man is the shared economic impetus.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:14 AM   #4
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...God almighty, might he rest in peace, at least
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