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  • More Americans Now Commit Suicide Than Die in Car Crashes as Miserable Economy Takes Its Toll

    09/22/2012 10:38:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 53 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK.) ^ | 22 September 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    $56 million suicide prevention programme launched as study reveals more Americans take their own lives than die in car crashes Suicide is a bigger killer than car crashes, according to an alarming new study. The number of people dying from suicide has drastically increased, while car accident deaths haven lessened, making suicide the leading cause of injury death. Suicides via falls or poisoning have risen significantly and experts fear there could be en more going unrecognised, specifically in cases of overdose. 'Suicides are terribly under-counted,' said Ian Rockett, author of the study, published on Thursday in the American Journal of...
  • The Capitol Architect Wanted to Reanimate George Washington’s Dead Body (Zombie President?)

    01/29/2012 10:18:30 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies · 3+ views
    IO9.com Secret History ^ | Jan 28, 2012 | Lauren Davis
    The Capitol architect wanted to reanimate George Washington’s dead body George Washington may have been America's first president, but was he nearly America's first zombie-in-chief? If William Thornton, physician and designer of the US Capitol, had had his way, Washington's body would have been subjected a scientific experiment designed to bring the deceased former president back to life. In December 1799, 67-year-old George Washington took a ride through the wet winter rain and, shortly afterward, developed a fever and a sore throat. When his condition became so bad that Washington could no longer swallow the concoctions of vinegar, molasses, and...
  • Nazi Bunker Searched in Jersey Care Homes Abuse (child) Probe

    07/10/2008 8:08:38 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 6 replies · 81+ views
    Mirror.co.uk ^ | 07.10.2008 | Don Mackay
    Sniffer dogs were yesterday sent into a Second World War Nazi bunker as the Jersey sex abuse probe was widened. Six former children's home residents have told police they were taken to the underground complex then sexually assaulted by staff. One witness, Pamela, said children were taken there as a treat but returned silent and withdrawn. She said: "One child or a group would be told they were going out for the day as a reward for doing something. It always seemed strange. Staff would say it was a very exciting place. People I knew would be taken off there...