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Frigid Winter Death Toll: At least 300 People Perished Already =(

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posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 06:17 AM
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KIEV- Severe cold weather sweeping across Europe has claimed at least 300 as countries from Italy to Ukraine struggle to cope with the record low temperature.

Ukraine, Poland, Italy and France London Italy... where else?




posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 06:23 AM
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its very sad to have people die in such weather, i think there was some oversight on the part of the authorities or on the victims themselves..it is a case of fate either way . RIP ..

...over here its baking hot !



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 06:28 AM
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Texas is super warm in comparison to any other winter I've endured here. Something is truly amiss here.



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 06:34 AM
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I'm still trying to find the meaning or point of sadness in statistical numbers of dead.

Across several nations and a period of time X number of people perished to Y cause.

How should the pity and sorrow be delegated?

In the US over 2500 die everyday due to heart disease. That number, time frame and single nation added to the fact that heart disease like hypothermia is preventable makes it sad? More or less sad than 300 hypothermics? Equally sad?

After all this time I still don't have the "pity" thing down. Which is sadder? More useful for manipulating public opinion and funding?

Is there a tragedy scale of some sort? Sorrow level orange, green, red?

I know this all sounds terribly callous but for the sake of understanding a great segment of all media, information, politics and mob mentality effecting democracy I think this is extremely important.


 
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posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 06:40 AM
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So if a loved one died of cold weather exposure, you wouldn't understand the point of sadness?

We are all part of one, imo. To loose one of 7 billion is to reduce pollution, carbon footprint etc yeah but is also to loose part of us all no matter who each and every is randomly, they are significant.



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 06:43 AM
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And... the more human lives lost to anything, the more sadness.

No?

(I do suppose if humans are seen as a disease upon earth - or terrorists - the lower the death toll statistics, the more the sadness??)




posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 06:44 AM
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I wonder if this is all to do with the Gulf Stream slowing down and cooling?
About 6 years ago 30,000 people died in europe from heat waves,
mainly in France I think.



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 06:45 AM
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Okay. That's answers the question. Every death is equally tragic.

So where are the other threads regarding every death over the past 24 hours?

Why does this 300 exposures story stand out?


 
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posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 06:46 AM
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Originally posted by LeLeu
About 6 years ago 30,000 people died in europe from heat waves,
mainly in France I think.


Wow....

Can hardly imagine what dying from heat exhaustion might feel like.... I'd rather freeze to death cuz of the numbing



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 06:47 AM
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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere


So where are the other threads regarding every death over the past 24 hours?

Why does this 300 exposures story stand out?



LOL

Silly questions, figures.



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 06:51 AM
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So then why does it?

Is this the "fragile earth" forum, is that why 300 deaths stand out?

I can't see that information on mobile.

How many usually die from hypothermia or exposure in those countries within a given period of time?


 
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posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 06:51 AM
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My winter has been pleasant to be fair. So sad to hear about the deaths, most probably older people who have to choose whether to eat or put the heating on


All i can say when my winter has been so...mild, is hahaha British Gas..ha.hafkin. HAAA!!



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 06:53 AM
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I think we should all pray Russia doesn't turn the gas off.
Britain is after all, right at the end of that pipe.

It's sad that so many people, mostly homeless have been left to perish but this has come to a shock to many places that usually don't see any snow at all.



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 07:07 AM
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I am in the western Ukrainian city of L'viv, the temperature here today is pretty nice at -13 C. Few days back I remember it being -28 C and we had to go to the university early in the morning, impossible to stay outdoors for more than 5 mins even with 4 layers of heavy clothing face covered with mufflers and a cap and hood on
Oh and the roads are filled with snow!



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 08:31 AM
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It's called empathy, compassion and solidarity. Without that how can we be human at all? We'd be many nations of borgs. Massive intercontinental colonies of destructive two-legged ants. Just obedient workers feeding the nobility and warriors dying mindlessly for those that rule. Not individuals, just disposable numbers kinda like our social sec...wait a minute!



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