Wednesday, December 14, 2005

It Could Become Against the Law to Die.

At least that's a proposal from the Mayor of a farm town in Brazil. According to the story, courtesy of

BIRITIBA MIRIM, Brazil (AP) -- There's no more room to bury the dead, they can't be cremated and laws forbid a new cemetery. So the mayor of this Brazilian farm town has proposed a solution: outlaw death.

Mayor Roberto Pereira da Silva's proposal to the Town Council asks residents to "take good care of your health in order not to die" and warns that "infractors will be held responsible for their acts."

The bill, which sets no penalty for passing away, is meant to protest a federal law that has barred a new or expanded cemetery in Biritiba Mirim, a town of 28,000 people 45 miles east of Sao Paulo.

Interesting. I wonder just how you might be held responsible if you violate the law and die?


Blogger reader_iam said...

As I said on another blog (not mine, in someone else's comments section), clearly not via capital punishment, anyway.

And one more thing ...

You're meme-tagged.

It's really Pooh's fault, but my responsibility, of course.

8:47 PM  
Blogger Kierkegaard Lives said...

Wow. I don't know what to say. I'm worthy of being "tagged"? I better get right on this. The most difficult part will likely be coming up with 5 more to tag.

9:03 AM  

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