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New body 'liquefaction' unit unveiled in Florida funeral home

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posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 09:19 AM
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Okay the part we're all concerned about....Source




There is more left behind than “pure white bio-ash” however. Cremation distributes the
body into the air as gases and particulates, leaving behind only the unburnable parts,
which are returned to the family as ashes. The law of conservation of matter tells us that
when you dissolve a body with chemicals, you have a full body’s worth of mass left
somewhere, plus all the water and chemicals. The softened, crumbly bone residue is
simply the stuff that remains undissolved. The rest of it--the “small quantity” of liquid
that Wikipedia says is left behind—is in fact about 100 gallons of effluent per 150-pound
body*. This effluent usually has a pH too high to be discharged directly into the sanitary
sewer system, since it will kill the working bacteria at the sewage processing plant, so it
must first be treated to lower the pH before it can enter the waste processing stream.
Resomation providers, wishing to stress the dignity and respectfulness of their process,
will probably omit the bit about becoming sewage. But then, there is nothing particularly
dignified about being embalmed or being eaten by worms either


ewwwwwwwwwwww sewage....or ewwww eaten by worms...both disgusting to think about it. Yuck!




posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 09:23 AM
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You could be made in to a laverlamp!


Originally posted by paleorchid13
I had my heart set on my ashes being turned into diamonds , :



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 09:26 AM
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This is just wrong and very creepy at the same time.
I wonder why they dump this into our water supply?



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 09:31 AM
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Originally posted by mamabeth
I wonder why they dump this into our water supply?

Not only that, this is in Florida

In florida where there's many natural disasters

Imagine after a few decades there's a flood of alkaline water
It will be like drowning in the River Styx




posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 09:40 AM
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Gives a whole new meaning to Grannys home made soup



edit on 30-8-2011 by PhoenixOD because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 09:41 AM
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This is interesting - I don't have anything against this sort of de-body-fying of the lifeless body per se. BUT!

Cremation is healthier because a sick body which is dead will still contain living, multiplying germs, so cremation is wiser than burial in the case of e.g. epidemics

(I'm Hindu btw, we cremate our dead because fire is the ultimate purifier and brings the body back to the 'null state' so there is that 'bias' as well). Besides the ashes are an organic & transformed form of what was, so it doesn't pollute the water supply or anything else (coz ppl like to scatter or float their ashes in the river in a pot).

So if they are really going to put the body back into the general water bodies, the alkaline water better be killing EVERYTHING, not just the human part of the body. Otherwise it's simply too gross to imagine. Eeeeyyyuuggh...And if the bones have to be separately burnt, it's just extra work isn't it?

OK enough rambling. Here is WHAT I REALLY WANTED TO SAY


Imagine some crook getting a hand of this alki-water solution, how many murders do you think will be done this way? I mean, a fire would attract attention, a dog could dig up a buried corpse, but this? Well, the bones will help ID the victim, but the rest of him/her? Drugged and dissolved. Goners. nada. All done quietly - no-one would even know. I am freaking myself out. I should go watch TV lol

Oh! If all those stories of detention camps are true, imaging, no smokestacks so no suspicion so no rebellion...just 1000s and 1000s of people...just...gone, without a sound.

OK I'm gonna go watch TV now, sorry for being so morbid but it just came into my head.



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 09:43 AM
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I am not drinking the water that is filled with Betty, the 98-year old neighbor. Sorry.



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 09:44 AM
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I do not want to be burned, dissolved, or even embalmed! Eaten by a lion or a shark sounds good, or buried in a cheap casket to naturally rot and feed the worms sounds ok, but not industrially processed in any way.

We have definitely de-humanized the process of death.

Personally, I don't want Hospice, I don't want to die in a hospital, and I don't want to languish for years in a Nursing Home. I just want to LIVE until I DIE and then be done with it!

This is turning my stomach to even think about.



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 09:50 AM
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Personally, I have always wanted my corpse to be burned on a pyre overlooking a large valley. My secondary desire is to be launched into space to burn up on reentry.

I don't really see much of a problem with this body liquification process. We put much worse in our water supply already. *shrug* Although from a historical relevance point of view, one might expect quick, clean, and effective body disposal methods to start arriving just before the need for mass removal of bodies does... hmmm



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 09:51 AM
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Only under the condition that the lamp plays "This little light of mine" when lit.


On a serious note , I am already paranoid about the water . This would send me over the edge. There is an increasing problem with pharmaceuticals in the water that aren't filtered out from peoples waste. ( a certain percent is also directly flushed) . www.cleanwateraction.org...
I can only assume , our water will be more saturated with pharmaceuticals , or added chemicals needed to purify the water.



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 09:51 AM
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Why does anyone really care what happens to your body when it is dead, and YOU are gone?




posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 09:59 AM
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"That America would come up with"

Why America? Is there a comment about Americans that you would like to clarify? Some people are so extremely "simple" that they can't separate a Govt. from it's people... I normally just browse without putting in my 2 cents... But since I noticed you didn't have any, I felt it necessary to give you a couple.
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posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 10:09 AM
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Well I can think of nicer ways..

Plenty of options open to think about. The diamond thing, straight old burial & a nice headstone vanishing in time under Ivy and weeds appeals to the old goth in me. Quite liking the idea of my ashes being put into an awesome ornate mahoosive egg timer too...



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 10:09 AM
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Originally posted by rogerstigers
Although from a historical relevance point of view, one might expect quick, clean, and effective body disposal methods to start arriving just before the need for mass removal of bodies does... hmmm


We can only hope!

Have ya seen all those "Fema Coffins"


Where we're supposed to put all that garbage is beyond me...



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 10:10 AM
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Originally posted by Fractured.Facade
Why does anyone really care what happens to your body when it is dead, and YOU are gone?

For me it's not about me
It's about my family members

But I still do wish to be cremated
And who knows, maybe there is a soul

You can't destroy energy remember?
That's a law of thermodynamics



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 10:15 AM
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I want to be fermented into a fine alcohol for all my friends and family to get drunk off. That way, I figure in my death I can contribute to the life of the party that ensues.



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 10:16 AM
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Originally posted by ModernAcademia

But I still do wish to be cremated


You say "I" as if you are still there when your body is dead.

Whether you believe that all that makes YOU who you are is simply random firing of neurons in your brain, in a kind of amazingly powerful bio-electrical super computer contained in your skull, or you believe that you have a soul.. Either way, when your body dies that electrical energy is gone.... Your body is just that... a dead, soon to be rotting collection of disgusting tissues, fluids and bones.





posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 10:16 AM
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I am a Sexton, we do not dig six feet. The remains are only 18" below the surface.

So if in a casket then the grave would be about 4' deep.

If it is a green burial where the remains are buried in a sheet then the grave is only 3'.

As for cremation at least the remains are not dumped into the water treatment plant.

Do we know that this process will exterminate any disease?



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 10:20 AM
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You answered your own question
Water Treatment plants TREAT water and exterminate disease.



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 10:21 AM
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Now this is a little bit of a hidden desire for me...

I would love a tibetan sky burial - there is a specialist role in their society which basically butchers corpses for dispersal to the animals (practically, it's a great solution as there's little fuel or dirt for cremation or burial). The body is given to the animals as an offering.

I find it terribly romantic in concept, but it's probably not terribly romantic to watch.

I would also like a part of my anatomy to be saved - an unspeakable part. I would like it to be preserved and launched into space, purely because the idea of a far flung civilisation trying to recreate me from my butt really tickles me.




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