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14 August 2007


I was listening to "Morning Edition" on National Public Radio this morning and they aired a piece about increasing deaths caused by very hot weather, especially in people crossing into the United States from Mexico across the Arizona desert. In what I found to be a bit of macabre irony, they interviewed a Tucson coroner in the large refrigerated room where the bodies of those who died from heat-related causes are stored.

  • On 8/14/2007 3:15 PM, Blogger cathouse teri said…

    Irony. I am never clear about its definition. People are trying to confuse me.

  • On 8/14/2007 4:45 PM, Blogger Jen said…

    Ironic and heartbreaking.

  • On 8/14/2007 10:16 PM, Blogger BBC said…

    Weird isn't it? People die in the heat trying to get here to work jobs that we (well, someone) wants them to do. And after they die trying to get here we cool them off. This is really sick if you ask me.

    I say to just let them come in on bus's and return home after work. All this border bullshit is just bullshit.

    It's like if you wanted to move from Texas to Montana and had to sneak there, and risk your life doing it.

    But hey, if you died on the way, they would cool you off, before they tossed you in a fire to cremate you.

    Talk about irony.

  • On 8/15/2007 3:46 AM, Blogger Hammer said…

    They take their chances by attempting to enter illegally. It's sad when they kill their children while doing it.

  • On 8/15/2007 5:03 AM, Blogger soccer mom in denial said…

    Actually what is sad is the homeless guy without legs they interviewed in a wheelchair sitting in the sun as the temperature rose over 105 degrees F. I mean it is against the law in Pheonix for him to go into a park and get in some shade because they don't want the homeless to loiter in their precious parks.

    So instead of shade, or a transit system that can get these folks to a cool building the town elders literally want them to cook to death. This isn't only about immigrants.

  • On 8/15/2007 11:13 AM, Blogger Jami said…

    No, it really isn't only about immigrants. It's also about global climate disruption, man's attempts to build cities in inhospitable climates, the homeless and government at all levels. And a lot of other things.

  • On 8/15/2007 11:18 AM, Blogger Jenn in Holland said…

    And irony of course.

    What a very sad state of commentary on the state of our world and the state of my former state.


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