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Let My Own Lack Of A Voice Be Heard

Damn! With the recent rash of self-detructive acts that I've read about involving men and women in some form of financial hardship (the man who cut off his own head to avoid losing his house, the woman who shot herself dead to avoid foreclosure on her home), I can only assume that M. Night Shyamalan's, The Happening may have actually been a foretelling... if that's a gust of wind I hear... something is indeed in the air...

And today, this happens:

- A Newark man frustrated with the volume of late payment notices and collection calls he received from a Bloomfield Rent-A-Center store, walked into the business Tuesday and set himself ablaze in front of several employees and customers. "He basically pulled out a bottle of lighter fluid, poured it all over his body, pulled out a cigarette lighter and lit himself on fire," Bloomfield Police Capt. Chris Goul said. Employees rushed to get water to extinguish the blaze. The 62-year-old man, Emilio Saladriagas, was taken to the burn unit at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and was listed in critical condition late Tuesday. Saladriagas arrived at the store and asked to speak with a manager about letters he'd received on late payments. When he was told a manager wasn't available he became upset and pulled out the lighter fluid...

Ok.. I see... maybe he had just watched Waking Life... you know what they say about life imitating art:



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