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August 04, 2011

A story just begging for some C & W lyrics

Desperate, sick Indonesians use railroad 'therapy'

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Ignoring the red-and-white danger sign, Sri Mulyati walks slowly to the train tracks outside Indonesia's bustling capital, lies down and stretches her body across the rails.

Like the nearly dozen others lined up along the track, the 50-year-old diabetes patient has all but given up on doctors and can't afford the expensive medicines they prescribe.

In her mind, she has only one option left: electric therapy.

"I'll keep doing this until I'm completely cured," said Mulyati, twitching visibly as an oncoming passenger train sends an extra rush of current racing through her body.

Posted by joke du jour at August 4, 2011 10:01 PM

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