Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Jacques le Fataliste

PARIS – Faced with a gruesome surge in suicides on the Paris train network, France's state rail company is launching a campaign to convince the desperate to choose another way to go.

As Honoré de Balzac once observed, there is something great and terrible about suicide. With "each incident causing massive disruption to up to 100,000 passengers" it's great for practical jokers, terrible for maintenance crews.


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