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Old 13-04-2015, 07:55 PM   #330
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Tibetan Sky Burial..
Dr William Price, an 83-year-old self-proclaimed druid, believed that burying the dead polluted the land. Consequently, following the death of his 5-month-old son Jesu Grist (Jesus Christ) he attempted to perform a makeshift cremation by soaking the body in petrol, placing it in a barrel, and setting the barrel alight.. This took place on a hilltop near a busy road in Llantrisant, and local residents witnessing the cremation called the police who extinguished the flames, retrieved the body and arrested Price. The judge in the case, Mr Justice Stephen, freed Price, ruling that as cremation had never formally been forbidden in English law it was permissible in England and Wales provided no public nuisance was caused.. While a bill to formally legalise and regulate cremation was heavily defeated in Parliament shortly afterwards, the precedent of the Price case allowed Woking Crematorium to conduct human cremations without fear of prosecution despite the Home Secretary's threats to do so..

Proposed solutions to the burial crisis, 1852...

A ring of new cemeteries had opened or were under development outside the built-up area of London, but were only a temporary solution.. Edwin Chadwick planned two large new cemeteries just outside the boundaries of the Metropolitan Burial District, while the promoters of the Necropolis scheme planned a single large cemetery far enough from the metropolis so as never to be affected by urban growth, to be reached by railway... at the world as a whole, the drift for many decades has been not towards anarchy but towards the reimposition of slavery.. We may be heading not for general breakdown but for an epoch as horribly stable as the slave empires of antiquity..The relative freedom which we enjoy depends of public opinion...

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