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Crematorium to keep mourners warm by burning bodies of loved ones
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7 Jan 2008 | Staff

Posted on 01/07/2008 7:30:55 PM PST by forkinsocket

Heat created by burning the dead at crematoria could be used to keep mourners warm under plans to make funerals more environmentally-friendly.

Instead of letting the gases emitted by cremation escape into the atmosphere, councils want to use them to heat radiators or even generate electricity.

They admit some might find the idea of being kept warm by the remains of their loved-ones macabre.

But there are thought to be no religious objections, and ever-tighter controls on pollution mean such systems could become commonplace.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bravenewworld; crematorium; environmentalism; uk
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Taking environmentalism too far.
1 posted on 01/07/2008 7:30:57 PM PST by forkinsocket
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To: forkinsocket

Talk about jumping the shark!


2 posted on 01/07/2008 7:32:34 PM PST by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: forkinsocket
In “A Brave New World” bodies were incinerated to recover the phosphorous and other minerals (now, THAT is recycling).
3 posted on 01/07/2008 7:33:13 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: SIDENET

4 posted on 01/07/2008 7:33:39 PM PST by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: forkinsocket

That’s semi-sick.


5 posted on 01/07/2008 7:34:53 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: forkinsocket

“Soylent Heat IS PEOPLE!!!”


6 posted on 01/07/2008 7:35:27 PM PST by VOA
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To: forkinsocket

I have no words for this.....


7 posted on 01/07/2008 7:35:31 PM PST by Jewels1091
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To: forkinsocket

Oh great, we can have one last weenie roast with Uncle Bob


8 posted on 01/07/2008 7:35:46 PM PST by digger48
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To: forkinsocket

Ghoulish.


9 posted on 01/07/2008 7:36:10 PM PST by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Army Air Corps

This is definitely approaching “Brave New World” or Soylent Green territory, I’d say.


10 posted on 01/07/2008 7:36:13 PM PST by RosieCotton (A place for everything and everything in its place - 2008 Resolution #1)
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To: forkinsocket

Macabre? It’s downright ghoulish.


11 posted on 01/07/2008 7:36:34 PM PST by fhayek
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To: VOA

Ha! Exactly!


12 posted on 01/07/2008 7:37:04 PM PST by RosieCotton (A place for everything and everything in its place - 2008 Resolution #1)
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To: Frank_Discussion

beat me by twenty four seconds. ;^)


13 posted on 01/07/2008 7:37:33 PM PST by fhayek
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
I agree. There's some sense in it; but...it's freaky.

My kids are supposed to have a tail-gate party (my wish!) when my ashes go up. This may interrupt that.

14 posted on 01/07/2008 7:37:49 PM PST by bannie (Jimminy Cricket is hollering, "Beware!!! clintons CHEAT!")
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To: RosieCotton; yorkie; Borax Queen
This is definitely approaching “Brave New World” or Soylent Green territory, I’d say.

I agree. Disgusting.

15 posted on 01/07/2008 7:38:20 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: forkinsocket

If I’m fat, my family should get some kind of bonus for the extra BTUs I kick out.


16 posted on 01/07/2008 7:38:43 PM PST by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: forkinsocket

Wasn’t humanity aghast when the Nazis recycled dead humans?


17 posted on 01/07/2008 7:38:50 PM PST by popdonnelly (Get Reid. Salazar, and Harkin out of the Senate.)
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To: forkinsocket

Ummm, no. Too soylent green...


18 posted on 01/07/2008 7:39:14 PM PST by GOPJ (Drug dealers are NOT "unlicensed pharmacists" - - Illegals are NOT "undocumented workers". Bailey)
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To: forkinsocket

Yes, we must make funerals more environmentally friendly. Just bury them; the dusts of time will make them environmentally friendly.


19 posted on 01/07/2008 7:39:24 PM PST by doc1019 (Rabbit and the Hare Fred 08)
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To: RosieCotton

I have known some uber enviros (I had classes with a few in undergrad). Many of them were obsessed with “ending the tyranny of man” and spoke warmly of the end of the human race. Tacky me, I once asked why they didn’t lead by example...


20 posted on 01/07/2008 7:39:43 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: forkinsocket

I thought that was an old Irish joke. “We cremated your uncle. He burned for three days.”


21 posted on 01/07/2008 7:40:09 PM PST by popdonnelly (Get Reid. Salazar, and Harkin out of the Senate.)
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To: forkinsocket

depending on the fat content this might or might not yield
excess heat. fat fires tend to be sooty and clog chimneys which is why crems keep their retorts at high temps.

also makes ash recovery easier on the staff.


22 posted on 01/07/2008 7:40:20 PM PST by rahbert
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To: digger48

I am sorry, but that was pretty damned funny.


23 posted on 01/07/2008 7:40:53 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: forkinsocket

Brings a new meaning to “Put another log on the fire”.....

Of course, if they used a good looking female, well you would say “She’s really hot!”

The funeral song would be “What kind of fuel am I?”


24 posted on 01/07/2008 7:41:46 PM PST by exit82 (How do you handle Hillary? You Huma her.)
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To: forkinsocket
...keep mourners warm by burning bodies of loved ones.

It would more in keeping with the sensitivities of the mourners to burn their enemies instead.

25 posted on 01/07/2008 7:41:49 PM PST by Rudder
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To: SIDENET

The fat will be used instead of sterno to warm the buffet at your wake.


26 posted on 01/07/2008 7:42:01 PM PST by kaboom
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To: RosieCotton

Personally, I want my corpse shot into orbit.


27 posted on 01/07/2008 7:42:29 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: doc1019
Yes, we must make funerals more environmentally friendly. Just bury them; the dusts of time will make them environmentally friendly.

Unless they pump the body full of chemicals first.

28 posted on 01/07/2008 7:43:00 PM PST by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one recipe at a time http://www.youtube.com/Tamar1973)
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To: exit82

What, not “Burn, baby, burn”?


29 posted on 01/07/2008 7:43:23 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: forkinsocket

next they’ll recycle the meat.


30 posted on 01/07/2008 7:43:26 PM PST by Cinnamon
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To: forkinsocket
But there are thought to be no religious objections

No religion = no religious objections. Pretty neat how that works.

31 posted on 01/07/2008 7:44:58 PM PST by keat (You know who I feel bad for? Arab-Americans who truly want to get into crop-dusting.)
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To: forkinsocket

Still not warm? Throw Mama from the train into the furnace.


32 posted on 01/07/2008 7:45:30 PM PST by Rembrandt (We would have won Viet Nam w/o Dim interference.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Sure, and we’ll finish with “Come on Baby Light My Fire”


33 posted on 01/07/2008 7:46:02 PM PST by exit82 (How do you handle Hillary? You Huma her.)
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To: Cinnamon

put a picture of a smiling Uncle Ben on the can?


34 posted on 01/07/2008 7:46:21 PM PST by Eternal_Bear
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To: popdonnelly

My thoughts exactly.

I guess human lampshades of our loved ones are next?


35 posted on 01/07/2008 7:47:26 PM PST by RatsDawg (Hsu out the Democrats in 2008!, Go Hsu-less vote GOP)
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To: popdonnelly

I know some people who work in a tool store next to the Buffalo crematoriam. They insist that they can always tell when then burn an Italian. You can smell the garlic.


36 posted on 01/07/2008 7:47:29 PM PST by fhayek
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To: exit82

So, when the burners first light, will they play “Start me up”?


37 posted on 01/07/2008 7:47:58 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: RatsDawg
I guess human lampshades of our loved ones are next?

From the "Yikes!" product line from Ikea.
38 posted on 01/07/2008 7:49:14 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Tamar1973

Pumping bodies full of chemicals to preserve them is not my idea. When I die, dump me in a cheap wooden box, dump me in the ground … alas, he is dead.


39 posted on 01/07/2008 7:50:08 PM PST by doc1019 (Rabbit and the Hare Fred 08)
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To: keat
No religion = no religious objections. Pretty neat how that works.

Not only that. Aren't these european socialist utopias going gangbusters pushing euthenasia?

Just think: free of religious objections, gets rid of people who "use more than their share" of medical resources, and is obviously WAY environmentally friendly.

I smell a brave new industry!

40 posted on 01/07/2008 7:50:57 PM PST by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: exit82

Or, Blue Oyster Cults, “Burnin’ For You”.


41 posted on 01/07/2008 7:51:55 PM PST by RatsDawg (Hsu out the Democrats in 2008!, Go Hsu-less vote GOP)
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To: RatsDawg

Only if you use CFL bulbs with ‘em...


42 posted on 01/07/2008 7:53:01 PM PST by RosieCotton (A place for everything and everything in its place - 2008 Resolution #1)
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To: Cinnamon
Photobucket

Yes, it's a meathouse.

43 posted on 01/07/2008 7:54:21 PM PST by forkinsocket
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To: Army Air Corps

For the 60s groove, our next selection is “Heat Wave” by Martha and the Vandellas.


44 posted on 01/07/2008 7:54:29 PM PST by exit82 (How do you handle Hillary? You Huma her.)
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To: exit82

How about The Bangles “Eternal Flame”?


45 posted on 01/07/2008 7:55:08 PM PST by RosieCotton (A place for everything and everything in its place - 2008 Resolution #1)
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To: Army Air Corps
In the show “Lexx”, the dead were put in something called “the protein bank”. Most likely a similar process.
46 posted on 01/07/2008 7:55:30 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: exit82

Next, from the Blue Oyster Cult, “I’m burnin’ for you.”


47 posted on 01/07/2008 7:55:57 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps; RatsDawg

See post 41—great minds(you two) think alike.


48 posted on 01/07/2008 7:57:16 PM PST by exit82 (How do you handle Hillary? You Huma her.)
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To: RosieCotton

Is that like “Burn Like an Egyptian? ;)


49 posted on 01/07/2008 7:57:58 PM PST by exit82 (How do you handle Hillary? You Huma her.)
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To: forkinsocket
"Oh...do you feel that warm air, sweetie? That's Daddy. He's giving us one last present."

"You mean Daddy's in the heater, Mommy?

"No, sweetie, Daddy's in Heaven."

"Is he messing with the thermostat in Heaven, Mommy?"

(laughs) "No, dear, Daddy is providing renewable energy instead of becoming greenhouse gases. Well, I suppose he's still becoming...let's not talk about it, OK?"

50 posted on 01/07/2008 7:58:15 PM PST by Sender (Feel like, I feel like a poke chop san'wich)
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