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Study: Iraqis May Experience Sadness When Friends, Relatives Die
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Jul 25, 2007, 06:15 PM
 
"CHAPEL HILL, NC—A field study released Monday by the University of North Carolina School of Public Health suggests that Iraqi citizens experience sadness and a sense of loss when relatives, spouses, and even friends perish, emotions that have until recently been identified almost exclusively with Westerners."

Study: Iraqis May Experience Sadness When Friends, Relatives Die | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

Wow. Do they take this into consideration during the war?
     
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Jul 25, 2007, 10:33 PM
 
I don't believe it. I'll wait for more careful studies and until there is a scientific consensus.
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Jul 25, 2007, 11:39 PM
 
Actually this highlights the positive side of the American invasion. Maybe 95% of Iraqis feel sadness, but the 5% that don't are "standalone" citizens. It is the standalone Iraqis who are buying the most high def discs, meaning that they are overwhelmingly the most happy. So right now 95% of Iraqis might be upset about deaths but the 5% are set to make a comeback.

I mean, part of the reason they are happy is because the HDDVD disks they buy have a feature where 10 months after they buy a movie, they can download Arabic subtitles. Also they are happy about extra features and discounted movies. Who cares if they can't rent movies from Blockbuster or Target. They don't even have those stores in Iraq. Yes, this study is flawed because the 5% of happy Iraqis are in a better position to make a comeback in the near future.
     
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Jul 26, 2007, 04:44 AM
 
Man, it should be prohibitted here to post topics based on articles from the-onion.com. Someone might take it for real, and think that arabs are indeed capable of real emotions.

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