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11:03 PM on 12/14/2011
how can a burning body not be eco- friendly.. i dont understand that.. are u using coal to burn them? i think people also choose cremation to have the loved ones closer instead of buried in the gorund only to be dug up sometimes later in the future for one reason or another.
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akcincinnati
No, I don't live in Cinti.
10:58 PM on 12/14/2011
I have never wanted to spend forever in the ground. I want no one to dig me up 2000 years from now, and try to figure out how I died, lived.
11:21 PM on 12/14/2011
Are you kidding, in 100 years, when your grandkids are gone, they'll reclaim the lots, moving you to either a mass grave or placing a parking lot over top of you. It happens in Philly and its suburbs all of the time - probably elsewhere too.
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akcincinnati
No, I don't live in Cinti.
11:30 PM on 12/14/2011
Another reason to chose cremation.
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Kritikos
Intelligence is not a science
10:37 PM on 12/14/2011
Undertakers are no worst than any other gangsters.
11:03 PM on 12/14/2011
dont insult undertakers.. most of the have a great respect for the dead ok?
11:22 PM on 12/14/2011
If you date one, and they ask you to take a cold bath first before doing it... watch out!
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Kritikos
Intelligence is not a science
11:23 PM on 12/14/2011
its the survivors who need to on alert.
10:32 PM on 12/14/2011
When are we going to start launching dead people into space?...because there's more than enough space out there.
01:02 AM on 12/15/2011
So they end up landing on some extra-terrestrials' planet? That would not be a good first impression.
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mimimus
Pleased to meet you - hope you guess my name
10:13 PM on 12/14/2011
Guess if you got'em then smoke'm.
09:54 PM on 12/14/2011
I plan on self cremation. Drive my car to a beautiful but very secluded spot. Initiate the timer on an incendiary device. Take an overdose of prescription meds. There we have it, serious cost savings.
10:11 PM on 12/14/2011
When discovered you will cost the taxpayers several hundred thousand dollars investigating an unattended death, potentially a homicide until suicide can be determined. Then, your next of kin will be required to deal with the aftermath and will have to inter or cremate what is left and dispose of them legally, which will require the services of a licensed funeral director.
09:53 PM on 12/14/2011
When my father died. He also wanted to be cremated. We had a private service at home and had nice gathering afterward. He die in oct and I waited until march to have his ashes released by us coast guard.
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skyeagle
Fatto Bene
09:42 PM on 12/14/2011
I had my wife cremated and bought a niche in the Catholic cemetery. At the same time I paid for my crematiion and a niche next to my wife's. When my time comes all my children have to do is call a toll free number and tell them where my remains are located and I will be cremated located and the ashes will be flown to my children. No muss, no fuss. No expense to my children. I have too often been to funerals where the grievers were judged by the amount they spent on the funeral. For me and my wife the bill came to a little over $3,000. My children can make good use of the $5,000 to $10,000 I saved.
09:39 PM on 12/14/2011
As an immortal I just have to laugh as all these comments!
09:43 PM on 12/14/2011
Hush or they'll all want to be like us.
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Christopher Stewie Jones
10:54 PM on 12/14/2011
Rule number 1 about being immortal, you don't talk about being immortal. Overlord Tom "Xenu" L. Ron Hubbard Cruise is not going to be happy
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09:38 PM on 12/14/2011
My first thought was Caddyshack: Golf courses and graveyards, what a waste of prime real estate.
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lightninbob1
God, Country, Corps
07:33 AM on 12/15/2011
Me too.
09:36 PM on 12/14/2011
In Asian countries, cremation is a tradition. Personally I prefer burial
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dfinch
It it's not broke don't fix it
10:47 PM on 12/14/2011
My mom died 6 years ago. We had a traditional burial ($9100) and that wasn't extravagant according to South Florida standard. It made a believer out of me that that's not for me. I'll be cremated and I really don't care what happens to me after that. I'm not going to know about it anyway. In this day and time the traditional funerals are so difficult on the family. I really don't even care about a memorial service. My soul is gone and it's just a jar/box of ashes.
11:07 PM on 12/14/2011
actually they bury them and dig up the bones and stack them in a jar in a certian way.
09:36 PM on 12/14/2011
Natural burials like in the back yard?
10:44 PM on 12/14/2011
In a shroud, without a coffin
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DixieMelody
IsoBlue in Red Idaho
09:30 PM on 12/14/2011
Chemical cremation: A lye solution dissolves tissues into a sterile, syrupy substance that can be safely flushed down a drain.

(The University of Florida at Gainesville and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. make use of it to dispose of cadavers.)


http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0805450.htm
09:35 PM on 12/14/2011
Then the remaining bones are pulverized. In the end, it really is the same as cremation. Bones are all that are left for both. Not sure how safe it is to put lye into water systems, as even trace amounts of prescription medications are showing up in drinking water due to people flushing old prescriptions. Water filtration systems aren't designed to remove these types of contaminants.
10:44 PM on 12/14/2011
Chilling...ewww
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Ed Vermeulen
09:27 PM on 12/14/2011
It's sad that it cost that much money to bury a loved one. My mother had passed away this past memorial day, but she had the minimum insurance, which covered her wake... about $7,000. Then the church was $200, and the woman who sang charged $200. A limo would have cost more, and I didn't have it, nor need it. Even when my father passed away in '87, it was very expensive, and he had no insurance, because when he became sick, he couldn't keep up with the payments, so they dropped him. He was buried, though, as my mother, at Calverton because he was a veteran, just as myself. I have noticed that alot of people have been creamated in the last decade or so. If the person is on Social Services on Long Island, anyway, they just bring the body to a cemetery, and that's it. They used to pay for wakes, but no more. Everyone is a human being, and should be buried as one.
10:45 PM on 12/14/2011
The woman who sang charged 200? Wow. That seems really high. Am I right?
11:25 PM on 12/14/2011
Not in New York, we paid $300 for my grandmother
11:10 PM on 12/14/2011
My husband and I have our resting place but we both want to cremation , Both of us have lost brothers and thats how they were buryed , and it seem nicer and not as hard on the family!I want a marker saying I lived but dont care for a funeral would rather my family go out for dinner and then tell funny stories about our time together!
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WillowBreeze
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09:27 PM on 12/14/2011
I always said if I couldn’t take it with me I wasn’t going, but since I have no choice I’ve already become an organ donor. It’s unlikely anyone will really sprinkle my ashes over Bloomingdale’s, so my logical choice is off the Jersey Coast because of my love for the ocean. If you document your reasonable wishes, they’ll be honored. I see it as unfair to leave the details up to those left behind.
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GOODDOC1
"civil war" is an oxymoron
09:43 PM on 12/14/2011
Be sure to let your family know you're an organ donor, too. They will be asked, despite your signed card. I wish that wasn't true, but it is.
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WillowBreeze
A smile is your personal welcome mat.
05:46 PM on 12/15/2011
Thank you, Doc, great advice.
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09:58 PM on 12/14/2011
My husband's wish as well as he fishes out of Cape May and wanted his ashes released in the Gulf Stream to swim with the Marlin and Tuna then he found out he can has his ashes mixed in with cement sculptures to be places in a variety of spots along the Atlantic ( pick you favorite) and be incorporated into a reef..He likes warmer waters.. Me, carbon my ashes and make me a diamond..LOL
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WillowBreeze
A smile is your personal welcome mat.
05:49 PM on 12/15/2011
Sjmir, I like your idea the best! LOL. F/F Happy holidays.