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Old 04-18-08, 01:16 PM
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'World peace' hitcher is murdered

'World peace' hitcher is murdered
An Italian woman artist who was hitch-hiking to the Middle East dressed as a bride to promote world peace has been found murdered in Turkey.

The naked body of Giuseppina Pasqualino di Marineo, 33, known as Pippa Bacca, was found in bushes near the northern city of Gebze on Friday.

She had said she wanted to show that she could put her trust in the kindness of local people.

Turkish police say they have detained a man in connection with the killing.

Reports say the man led the police to the body.

Autopsy

Ms di Marineo was hitch-hiking from Milan to Israel and the Palestinian Territories with a fellow artist on their "Brides on Tour" project.

They had separated in Istanbul, planning to reunite in Beirut.

Ms di Marineo was last seen on 31 March in Gebze.

An Italian embassy official told the Associated Press news agency police tracked the man when he put a new SIM card into Ms di Marineo's mobile phone.

Local media identified the suspect only by the initials MK and said he had a previous conviction for theft.

Ms di Marineo's sister, who had gone to Turkey to look for her, identified the body. An autopsy is being conducted in Istanbul.

"Her travels were for an artistic performance and to give a message of peace and of trust, but not everyone deserves trust," another sister, Maria, told the Italian news agency, Ansa.

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It seems like a damn stupid idea, but sad none the less.
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Whoops.

Hypothosis: Incorrect.

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Old 04-18-08, 01:21 PM
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She had said she wanted to show that she could put her trust in the kindness of local people.
Fail.
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Originally Posted by wmansir
It seems like a damn stupid idea, but sad none the less.
I agree.
Old 04-18-08, 01:37 PM
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I foresee recruitement problems for the "Murdered Brides on Tour" project.
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She had said she wanted to show that she could put her trust in the kindness of local people.
Not that I'm familiar with Turkey, but I think I'd rather trust the locals in, say, Denmark.
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Poor woman.
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At first I wanted to laugh and say,"Oh well. What a Stupid Bitch". But then I really thought about it and I kinda got sad. Sad because it just proves that people fuckin' SUCK.
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Sad, she did not get very far into Turkey either.
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
At first I wanted to laugh and say,"Oh well. What a Stupid Bitch". But then I really thought about it and I kinda got sad. Sad because it just proves that people fuckin' SUCK.
No, she was stupid. Anyone who needs proof that people suck is a prime candidate for the Darwin Award. The biggest falsehood after "God does not exist" is that "Mankind is inherently good".

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I guess crazy performance artists are the new shark attacks / UFOs ... wonder what people will try to do to one up each other now while it's hot
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The middle east and a woman hitching alone is just asking for it...
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Originally Posted by sracer
No, she was stupid. Anyone who needs proof that people suck is a prime candidate for the Darwin Award.

Ok, what-ev. But my point is, whether or not her plan sucked she was trying to do some little bit of good in this fucked up nasty ass world and her efforts were rewarded with being murdered.

No good deed...
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Originally Posted by Bronkster
Not that I'm familiar with Turkey, but I think I'd rather trust the locals in, say, Denmark.
Although, statistically speaking, she was less than half as likely to be murdered in Turkey than in the US....er, right up to the point when she was killed of course, when the statistical argument stops working.
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Originally Posted by sracer
No, she was stupid. Anyone who needs proof that people suck is a prime candidate for the Darwin Award. The biggest falsehood after "God does not exist" is that "Mankind is inherently good".
Agreed. I was talking with my wife about this the other day. We were talking about all the amazing new technology that is around these days and how much we've advanced and I mentioned that while we've done some amazing things with technology - mankind itself is still the same savage animal we've always been. This woman was living in a dreamworld not unlike most other peace nicks.
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Originally Posted by sracer
The biggest falsehood after "God exists" is that "Mankind is inherently good".
Fixed.
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Originally Posted by sracer
The biggest falsehood after "God does not exist" is that "Mankind is inherently good".
I disagree on both counts, but whatever. Mankind being inherently good wasn't what her foolish "experiment" was testing. Her journey depended not on the general goodness or evilness of all mankind, but rather the same for whatever individuals she encountered. That is much, much different.

And how does someone who believes man was created in God's image not believe that mankind is inherently good?
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"Maybe in order to understand mankind we have to look at that word itself. MANKIND. Basically, it's made up of two separate words "mank" and "ind." What do these words mean? It's a mystery and that's why so is mankind. --- Jack Handey
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Idiot. Put her up for a Darwin Award. Further proof that you can't negotiate with savages who want you dead.

It's sad. Anyone who tries to help gets killed. This dumb lady, Ghandi, Jesus, Martin Luther King, etc...
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Originally Posted by eXcentris
Fixed.
Good one.

Sad. I wouldn't hitch a ride down my block.

Stupid or not, she was brave.
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Originally Posted by sracer
The biggest falsehood after "God exists" is that "Mankind is inherently good".
Originally Posted by eXcentris
Fixed.
QFT
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Originally Posted by Duran
And how does someone who believes man was created in God's image not believe that mankind is inherently good?
If you don't believe that God exists, then don't worry about it. You'll have bigger things to be concerned with later.
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If the lady wasn't attacked and actually survived everything, I don't think some people would be quick to call her stupid. If people want to be quick about something, condemn the person(s) who killed her.

If a woman was walking at night wearing a nice dress and got raped, should we blame the woman?

If a Jew was walking through a Palestinian neighborhood and is attacked, should we blame the Jew?

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