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  • VA In Midst of ‘Leadership Crisis’

    11/30/2015 10:45:16 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 22 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 18, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    The Department of Veterans Affairs network of health systems faces "crises in leadership and culture" in addition to other systematic problems, according to an independent assessment released Friday. The flaws rampant in VA hospitals demand a "system-wide reworking" of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). The independent review was mandated by the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act signed into law by President Obama in 2014 following revelations about secret waitlists at VA hospitals that led to dozens of veteran deaths. The report sheds light on the "systemic, critical problems" currently facing the VA's integrated health care system. "The assessments...provided evidence...
  • Sinead O'Connor Allegedly Posts Possible Suicide Note on Facebook Page

    11/29/2015 11:32:47 AM PST · by windcliff · 81 replies
    Billboard ^ | 11-29-15 | Karen Bliss
    UPDATE: Sinead O'Connor is reportedly "safe and sound" and receiving medical assistance, according to Irish police. A distressing update appeared on Sinead O'Connor's Facebook page on Sunday (Nov. 29). The status, which comes from her verified Facebook page and appears to have been written by the singer-songwriter, includes the sentence, "I have taken an overdose" and reads like a possible suicide note. She added she is staying at a hotel room in Ireland under a different name. Over the past 24 hours, there have been a series of disturbing posts on her Facebook, stemming from a battle with Irish folk...
  • Maryland Student Who Prompted Closure of Campus Found Dead

    11/21/2015 5:14:12 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 21, 2015 | Associated Press
    A troubled student whose disappearance prompted the weeklong closure of the Washington College campus in Maryland was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Saturday in Pennsylvania, police said. Jacob Marberger, 19, was a sophomore at the small college in Chestertown on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The school was closed Monday after his parents reported that he had a gun and they were unable to reach him. College officials initially planned to resume classes the next day, but after receiving new information from law enforcement, they opted to keep the campus closed until after the Thanksgiving break. Marberger's body was...
  • Combined Suicide and Murder Rates by Country

    11/20/2015 6:51:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The chart shows the combined suicide and intentional homicide rates for 26 developed nations. It is always hard to come up with a list of countries to choose, so I let the Washington Post choose this list. They conveniently came up with the list in an article on suicide. As with most international comparisons, one of the major questions is: What countries do you choose to compare? It makes an enormous difference, and can cause exactly opposite conclusions. Why was Luxembourg included, but not Australia? Ask the Washington Post. Why was Iceland included, but not the U.S. Virgin Islands?...
  • Saddam Regime Document Dated May 1999 Reveals Plans for Terrorist Attacks in Europe (Translation).

    04/24/2007 7:11:23 AM PDT · by jveritas · 152 replies · 7,731+ views
    Docex/FMSO/Pentagon Iraqi documents Website | April 24 2007 | jveritas
    Some of you may have read an article by Stephan Hayes of the Weekly Standard where he wrote about terrorist operations planed by Saddam regime in May 1999 to be conducted in Europe and elsewhere. The code name of the terrorist operations was called Blessed July. The operations were planned by Uday Saddam Hussein who was in charge of Saddam Feedeyeens and they called him as well the Supervisor or the Commander as you will read in the translation below. This Iraqi document ISGZ-2004-01894 is yet another powerful proof that Saddam regime was heavily involved with terrorism and President...
  • Are the Dems risking electoral suicide by letting thousands of Muslims into the U.S? (vanity)

    11/17/2015 3:37:29 PM PST · by Signalman · 38 replies
    Self | 11/17/2015 | Self
    It would seem to me that if a Paris type terrorist incident occurred between now and election day in this country, the overwhelming majority of voters (even brain-dead liberals) would vote overwhelming for the GOP candidate on election day.
  • Student shoots himself in front of class at Lecanto High

    11/10/2015 10:38:55 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    Bay News 9 (Tampa) ^ | 11/10/15 | Ferdinand Zogbaum
    A 15-year-old freshman shot himself in the head in a Lecanto High School classroom Tuesday morning. According to Citrus County Sheriff Jeff Dawsy, the unidentified boy suffered the self-inflicted gunshot wound in an English class with about 20 other students in the room. There were no other injuries. The school was placed on lockdown at about 10 a.m. while emergency officials responded. The boy was taken to a Tampa-area hospital in critical but stable condition. Officials recovered a semi-automatic 9 mm pistol in the classroom. "By the grace of God, even though we had a horrific event, only one individual...
  • CEO of PFGBests Peregrine Financial arrested, charged ($216M customer funds gone)

    07/13/2012 6:43:23 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 28 replies
    Sun Times/AP ^ | 7-13-12
    *snip* FBI agents arrested Russell Wasendorf, Sr., 64, of Cedar Falls on Friday. Federal prosecutors unsealed a criminal complaint charging the CEO of Peregrine Financial Group, Inc., with making false statements to regulators and released documents detailing a wide-ranging fraud scheme that apparently fooled colleagues, customers and regulators for years *snip* Peregrine Financial Group, which marketed itself as PFGBest with offices in Chicago, filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday, the same day federal regulators filed civil fraud charges alleging the firm falsely claimed a bank account contained more than $220 million when it actually had about $6 million. The money in...
  • Middle-aged whites in US dying at a startling rate

    11/03/2015 12:47:17 PM PST · by mojito · 77 replies
    Daily Journal/WaPo ^ | 11/3/2015 | Lenny Bernstein and Joel Achenbach
    A large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rate since 1999, reversing decades of progress, according to a new review of statistics published Monday. The mortality rate for white men and women between the ages of 45 and 54 with less than a college education increased by half a percent per year between 1999 and 2013, most likely because of problems with legal and illegal drugs, alcohol, and suicide, according to the study released in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.... The rising death rate was accompanied by a parallel increase...
  • Death Rates Rising for Middle-Aged White Americans, Study Finds

    11/02/2015 6:35:08 PM PST · by ruination · 155 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/02/2015 | Gina Kolata
    Something startling is happening to middle-aged white Americans. Unlike every other age group, unlike every other racial and ethnic group, unlike their counterparts in other rich countries, death rates in this group have been rising, not falling. That finding was reported Monday by two Princeton economists, Angus Deaton, who last month won the 2015 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science, and Anne Case. Analyzing health and mortality data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and from other sources, they concluded that rising annual death rates among this group are being driven not by the big killers like heart...
  • Wife of jogger slain by football player commits suicide: police

    10/26/2015 5:59:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 26, 2015
    AUSTIN, Texas The wife of a jogger who was slashed to death on a popular Dallas hiking trial this month has died of an apparent suicide, police said on Monday, nearly two weeks after the killing in which a former Texas A&M football player has been charged.
  • Patti Stevens, widow of slain White Rock runner, killed self, authorities say

    10/26/2015 12:46:34 PM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 22 replies
    DallasNews ^ | 10/26/2015 | Naomi Martin
    The wife of a man who was killed at random while running near White Rock Lake two weeks ago took her own life Sunday, authorities said. Patti Stevens, 54, a physical therapist, was found dead of suspected suicide at her home in the 200 block of Brazos Lane in Sunnyvale, said Raul Reyna, a spokesman for the Dallas County Sheriff's Department.
  • Suicidal "Dignity"

    10/22/2015 8:32:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2015 | Ken Conor
    The secular progressive tactic of advocating death in the name of liberty continues, this time in the state of California, where Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a bill legalizing physician-assisted suicide in that state. This makes California the fourth state to embrace the practice, after Oregon, Washington, and Vermont. Commenting on his decision to sign the bill, Governor Brown remarked that were he afflicted with a painful terminal illness he would not want to suffer in his final days of life, the implication being that physician-assisted suicide is a means for individuals to free themselves from the physical suffering and...
  • Transgender Suicide Attempt Rates Are Staggering

    10/19/2015 1:39:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Vocativ ^ | 7/16/2015
    Caitlyn Jenner's ESPYS speech shone a light on the 41 percent of trans people who attempt suicide. In her rousing acceptance speech for the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYS last night, Caitlyn Jenner asked that people accept and respect transgender people. She also referenced the alarming number of trans people who face bullying, and the high rates of violence, murder and suicide that impact the community. Back in March, after a spate of high-profile suicides involving trans youth, Vocativ looked at the truly shocking statisticshighlighting the pressing nature of this issue. Ash Haffner died in North Carolina last...
  • Tragedy in Turkey as ex-BBC journalist, (Jackie Sutton) 50, found hanged in airport toilets

    10/18/2015 6:04:15 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10-18-2015 | Mark Duell and Laura Wells
    British woman has been found hanged in a Turkish airport after missing her connecting flight to Iraq, it was claimed last night. Former BBC journalist Jacky Sutton, 50, had travelled from London Heathrow to Istanbuls Ataturk Airport, but is believed to have failed to make it onto her next plane to Erbil. She then appeared distressed after being told by airline staff that she would have to buy a new ticket - and was later found in the toilets by three Russian passengers, according to local media. Ms Sutton had arrived in Istanbul on Turkish Airlines flight TK-1986 at about...
  • Despite objections, Calif. governor signs assisted-suicide bill

    10/06/2015 3:39:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    CNA ^ | 10/5/15
    After months of debate and strong opposition, California governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed into a law a bill enabling doctors to prescribe drugs that will end the lives of terminally ill patients. This is a dark day for California and for the Brown legacy, said Californians against Assisted Suicide. The group warned in an Oct. 5 statement that people and families in the state could be harmed by giving doctors the power to prescribe lethal overdoses to patients. With the passage of the law, California will become the fifth state allowing ill patients to end their lives. Montana, Oregon,...
  • Gov. Brown signs controversial assisted-suicide bill

    10/05/2015 2:45:03 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 5, 2015 | Patrick McGreevy
    Caught between conflicting moral arguments, Gov. Jerry Brown, a former Jesuit seminary student, on Monday signed a measure allowing physicians to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill patients who want to hasten their deaths. Approving the bill, whose opponents included the Catholic Church, appeared to be a gut-wrenching decision for the 77-year-old governor, who as a young man studied to enter the priesthood. In the end, I was left to reflect on what I would want in the face of my own death, Brown added. I do not know what I would do if I were dying in...
  • Oregon shooting: Gunman died by suicide, sheriff says

    The Douglas County sheriff said the gunman responsible for the deadliest shooting in Oregon history died by suicide. Sheriff John Hanlin made the announcement at a news briefing just after noon Saturday. The sheriff, without using his name or elaboration, said autopsy results showed the gunman died by his own hand.
  • Goodbye Little Irish Cat - Cathronia White's Unanswered Cry for Help

    09/29/2015 12:38:07 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 31 replies
    Twitter ^ | 09/29/2015
  • Jim Carreys ex-girlfriend found dead from apparent suicide after break-up

    09/29/2015 9:37:51 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 74 replies
    fox8.com ^ | September 29, 2015 | fox
    Jim Carreys ex-girlfriend, Cathriona White, has been found dead after apparently committing suicide, TMZ reports. TMZ reports that Whites body was found by friends on Monday night, along with a note addressed to Carrey. The two reportedly had broken up on Sept. 24.
  • South Pasadena Officer Helps Save Distraught 12-Year-Old Girl Who Threatened to Jump Off Bridge

    09/23/2015 12:39:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    ktla ^ | Tracy Bloom,
    At the time, she was hanging onto the bridges ledge with one hand, dangling approximately 80 feet over asphalt, according to the release. The child was described as sobbing and desperate by police. Perez stopped his car on the bridge and walked calmly over to the area and began speaking to her, officials said in the release. While talking with the girl, Perez learned she was from a group home in Los Angeles and had fled the facility for severe emotional reasons, wanting to die, the release stated. ... The officer then asked the girl if he could approach and...
  • In Unit Stalked by Suicide, Veterans Try to Save One Another

    09/21/2015 7:18:06 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 52 replies
    New York Times ^ | Sept 19, 2015 | DAVE PHILIPPS
    After the sixth suicide in his old battalion, Manny Bojorquez sank onto his bed. With a half-empty bottle of Jim Beam beside him and a pistol in his hand, he began to cry. He had gone to Afghanistan at 19 as a machine-gunner in the Marine Corps. In the 18 months since leaving the military, he had grown long hair and a bushy mustache. It was 2012. He was working part time in a store selling baseball caps and going to community college while living with his parents in the suburbs of Phoenix. He rarely mentioned the war to friends...
  • Veterans suicides, ignoring child abuse in Afghanistan, the Bergdahl case, [truncated}

    09/21/2015 7:13:01 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept 21, 2012 | Karoun Demirjian
    VETERANS SUICIDES. Over the weekend, The New York Times published a moving and sobering account of one unit of veterans from Afghanistan who have had an extremely high incidence of suicide and what the living members of the unit are trying to do to save each other. The report bring to life the ongoing struggles of these soldiers, even years after they have returned from combat, and how even those most determined to survive can end up overwhelmed, and taking their lives. The system in place to help them didnt seem to be working, so these vets created their...
  • California Assembly Approves Legislation to Legalize Assisted Suicide [Comment: Feds are next]

    09/12/2015 11:46:35 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 11, 2015 | Kate Scanlon
    The California State Assembly passed a bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide on Wednesday. According to a report by Reuters, the bill is likely to be approved by the state Senate, but Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif., has not made his position on the bill known. The bill, ABX2-15, requires a patient seeking life-ending drugs to make a series of oral and written requests for an aid-in-dying drug. It stipulates that the patient must be physically capable of administering the drug him- or herself, and that the physician be provided immunity from assisting in the preparation of the drug and civil or...
  • California Assembly Approves Assisted Suicide Bill

    09/09/2015 4:22:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/9/15 | Paul Bois
    The ghost of Brittany Maynard came back for yet another haunting Wednesday when the California Assembly voted to allow physician-assisted suicide by a vote of 43-34. After having lost in the California Senate back in June due to efforts largely from the Roman Catholic Church, the merchants of death simply regrouped and returned to the lower house of the legislature to approve the End of Life Option Act. With Wednesday's vote locked up, the bill will now move on to the state Senate once again, where it must pass two committees before advancing to the Senate floor for a vote....
  • California Assembly approves right-to-die legislation (doctor assisted suicide)

    09/09/2015 1:00:54 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 9, 2015 | Patrick McGreevy
    The state Assembly on Wednesday approved a measure that would allow California physicians to prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients, sending the proposal to the Senate, which had previously approved a similar bill. Modeled on a law in Oregon, the measure by Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) sparked an emotional debate, with many Republicans saying that it is immoral to assist in a suicide, but with supporters arguing that terminally ill Californians should have a choice to die peacefully without pain. [Snip] Opponents of the bill, including the Catholic Church and advocates for the disabled, voiced concern that the...
  • Pastor Outed on Ashley Madison Commits Suicide

    09/09/2015 12:09:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    KFOR ^ | SEPTEMBER 9, 2015 | Dallas Frankllin
    John Gibson was a pastor and seminary professor. When he wasnt teaching at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, one of his favorite pastimes was fixing cars. He was married with two children. His daughter, Callie, was teaching in front of 250 college students when she got the call. Her father had killed himself. It was August 24, six days after hackers exposed the names of millions of people who had signed up for Ashley Madison, the notorious site for those seeking affairs. Gibsons name was on the list. His wife, Christi, discovered her husbands body. It was a moment that...
  • Dead man found hanging from Queens highway exit sign

    09/02/2015 10:52:36 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 27 replies
    AOL ^ | 9-2-15 | unattributed
    A man's corpse was seen hanging by the neck from a highway sign on Wednesday morning on the Cross Island Parkway in Queens. John Rynne, 57, was found hanging from the traffic advisory board at Exit 31 in Bayside. Police are currently investigating the case as a suicide.
  • Its now or never': Texts reveal teens efforts to pressure boyfriend into suicide

    09/01/2015 10:09:07 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 08/31/2015 | Abby Phillip
    Michelle Carter knew that if anyone found her text messages to her boyfriend Conrad Roy III, she might go to jail. [If the police] read my messages with him Im done. His family will hate me and I can go to jail, Carter texted a friend after her 18-year-old boyfriend used a gas-powered water pump to commit suicide in the parking lot of a K-Mart. Carter had asked Roy in a text message to delete her messages before he carried out the suicide last summer, but investigators found them anyway.
  • After Shooting, Alleged Gunman Details Grievances in Suicide Notes

    08/26/2015 11:37:28 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 122 replies
    A man claiming to be Bryce Williams called ABC News over the last few weeks, saying he wanted to pitch a story, and wanted to fax information. He never told ABC News what the story was. This morning, a fax was in the machine (time stamped 8:26 a.m.)almost two hours after the shooting. A little after 10 a.m., he called again, and introduced himself as Bryce, but also said his legal name was Vester Lee Flanagan, and that he shot two people this morning. While on the phone, he said authorities are after me, and all over the place. He...
  • Toronto police report two suicides associated with Ashley Madison hack

    08/24/2015 6:10:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 08/24/2015
    Unconfirmed reports suggest that two people in Toronto have killed themselves over the Ashley Madison hack, local police said in a briefing providing details about the beginning of the leak. As of this morning, we have two unconfirmed reports of suicides that are associated because of the leak of Ashley Madison customers profiles, Toronto police service staff superintendent Bryce Evans said at a press conference on Monday. Evans said the nature of the dating site for married people was of no interest to us as the investigative teams. Security analyst Brian Krebs said last week he feared exactly that outcome....
  • 'Suicides' over Ashley Madison hack

    08/24/2015 8:25:05 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 36 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/24/2015 | staff
    Two Ashley Madison clients are reported to have taken their lives after hackers published their details according to police in Canada. The force held a news conference today about their investigation into the website hack at Toronto Police Headquarters. Ashley Madison's parent company Avid Life Media is offering a $500,000 (240,000) reward for information leading to the arrest of the hackers. "As of this morning we have two unconfirmed reports of suicides associated with the leak of Ashley Madison's customers' profiles," said acting staff superintendent Bryce Evans.
  • The transgender suicide epidemic: is accepting their confusion really the answer?

    08/18/2015 11:48:26 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 49 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/18/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    August 18, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – People who suffer from gender confusion are encouraged by the current cultural climate to "be themselves," meaning reject the gender they were born with. "Transgender" teens are taught that what they feel is who they are and that to be happy and fulfilled, they must become the opposite sex. When Bruce Jenner decided to publicly look like a woman, he was supported by the mass media. Even the president of the United States, when Jenner decided to have castration surgery, applauded him as a "courageous" hero. But studies repeatedly show that "transgender" people who seek to...
  • Suicide... thinking about it. pros/cons?

    08/14/2015 7:48:39 PM PDT · by proud American in Canada · 226 replies
    August 14, 2015 | self
    Hi, I feel like I have relied on FR so much recently. Everything is breaking down around here. My husband checked himself into a hospital a couple of days ago; he needs heart bypass surgery. My son and daughter are in the Gaspe peninsula visiting their grandmother. They will come back in a week, except my son will be stopping in Montreal to go to college. Our house is falling apart; we have no exterior back wall and the insurance won't pay for it, that will cost $15K Canadian. I am a lawyer in Colorado, but don't really know the...
  • UK suicide tourist: 'ideal shelf life for people is 70'

    08/05/2015 2:09:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    The death of a healthy British former nurse at a suicide clinic in Basel last month is igniting controversy in the UK at a time when the number of foreigners coming to end their lives in Switzerland is rising sharply. Gill Pharaoh, 75, decided to die with dignity in order to avoid the kind of old age I have always dreaded and feared. She set out her reasons in a blog before carrying out an assisted suicide at the Swiss clinic on July 21st. I have always suspected that an ideal shelf life for many people is about 70 years,...
  • 17-year-old playing solo Russian roulette in front of his friends shoots himself dead

    07/30/2015 10:06:32 PM PDT · by rikkir · 62 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7/30/2015 | By Dailymail.com Reporter
    A teenager has died in Colorado after playing a game of Russian roulette while hanging out with his friends. Cruisito Leiba, 17, suffered a single gunshot wound to the head, said the Pueblo County Coroner's office. His friends said the teen had been playing with a shotgun when he fired it. He died in hospital. Several other teens were at the home when the incident happened but Leiba was the only one playing Russian roulette. 'He shot it once, nothing happened,' his friend Selena Aguila told CBS Denver. 'He shot it twice, nothing happened. Then, he shot it the third...
  • Angry protesters stand outside home of trooper who arrested Sandra Bland

    07/26/2015 9:41:43 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 221 replies
    my fox houston ^ | 7-26-2015 | Ashley Johnson
    Outraged protesters stood outside of the apartment complex where the state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland lives. The DPS officer is currently on desk duty but protesters say thats not enough. They say the investigation is moving too slow and they want the trooper not only fired but indicted. On a day when it felt like it couldnt get any hotter, Quanell X and protesters lit their own fire. I'm a speak frank to you, in that cops mind he was saying to himself who does the N-word think she is talking to me like this. And that's when he...
  • Irans Khamenei Sends U.S. Message With Obama Silhouette Suicide Tweet

    07/25/2015 4:42:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday, July 25, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    Irans supreme religious leader Ayatollah Khamenei tweeted a picture Saturday of President Obama committing suicide. Mr. Khameneitweeted US president has said he could knock out Irans military. We welcome no war, nor do we initiate any war, but" The tweet was accompanied by an image of a silhouetted Mr. Obama holding a gun to his head with the caption We welcome no war, not do we initiate any war, but If any war happens, the one who will emerge loser will be the aggressive and criminal U.S. The tweet has gained over 500 retweets and nearly 200 favorites so far....

    07/17/2015 7:38:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 55 replies
    The Vatican ^ | 12 June 2015 | Jean-Louis Cardinal Tauran
    Dear Muslim brothers and sisters, 1. I am pleased to send you, in the name of all the Catholics around the world and in my name as well, best wishes for a peaceful and joyful celebration of Id al-Fitr. You exercise during the month of Ramadan many religious and social practices, like fasting, prayer, almsgiving, help to the poor, visits to family members and to friends. I hope and pray that the fruits of these good deeds may enrich your life. 2. For some of you and also for others from other religious communities, the joy of the feast is...
  • Since FR doesn't have a suicide prevention hot-line, maybe this thread can help.....

    06/26/2015 8:46:39 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 43 replies
    one man's opinion.....
    Well, let's face it..it's been a really shitty week...These two SCOTUS decisions just plain suck!!! I can't recall feeling this lousy about the state of our nation since the 1964 election, when Goldwater got shellacked. However, laughter is said to be the best medicine for whatever ails you; so, with that in mind, forget the Court decisions for one day, and post a joke...hopefully a really funny one..to take your mind off, well...everything....
  • Charleston Shooter Tried to Kill Himself, But He Ran Out of Bullets

    06/21/2015 3:47:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 73 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 21, 2015 | Rebecca Harshbarger
    The racist madman who slaughtered nine people in a historic South Carolina church tried to kill himself after the massacre, according to the son of one of the victims. He pointed the gun at his head and pulled the trigger, but it went click, because the chamber was empty, Kevin Singleton, whose mother, Myra Thompson, 59 was killed, told The Los Angeles Times . His plan was never to leave that church.
  • Suicide Rates of Female Military Veterans Called 'Staggering'

    06/13/2015 7:04:39 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 63 replies
    Military.com ^ | June 8, 2015 | Alan Zarembo
    New government research shows that female military veterans commit suicide at nearly six times the rate of other women, a startling finding that experts say poses disturbing questions about the backgrounds and experiences of women who serve in the armed forces. Their suicide rate is so high that it approaches that of male veterans, a finding that surprised researchers because men generally are far more likely than women to commit suicide. "It's staggering," said Dr. Matthew Miller, an epidemiologist and suicide expert at Northeastern University who was not involved in the research. "We have to come to grips with why...
  • Santa Rosa cyclist Paul Stimson dies at 62 (Suicide)

    06/12/2015 9:44:27 PM PDT · by rey · 17 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 12 June 2015 | CLARK MASON
    Less than two months before he died from a neurological disease, Paul Stimson threw a big party for himself a bit like having your own funeral while youre still alive and invited all his friends to come and celebrate his life with him. The April event at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building drew close to 200 people, a kind of whos who of the Sonoma County bicycling community, including former pro cyclist Levi Leip-heimer. They came to honor Stimson, an accomplished amateur rider and racer, who was dying from ALS, or Lou Gehrigs disease. Cycling was only...
  • N.J. man wanted in killing of ex-girlfriend found dead

    06/08/2015 1:29:31 PM PDT · by massmike · 25 replies
    philly.com ^ | 06/08/2015 | Jessica Parks
    After a three-day manhunt, the South Jersey man charged with stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death was found dead Saturday, police said. Camden County prosecutors said Michael Eitel, 45, had hanged himself in the West Berlin home of a different ex-girlfriend, who "had been out of the home for her own safety." His body was found about 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Eitel had been charged with first-degree murder after Carol Bowne, 39, was found with multiple stab wounds in her Berlin Township driveway Wednesday night. She died later that night at a hospital. Bowne had an active restraining order against Eitel at...
  • Is American Christianity Committing Suicide?

    06/08/2015 8:37:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/07/2015 | Peter Heck
    Tear down that cross and toss it in the wood chipper because the American church is toast. So goes conventional wisdom after recent revelations from the Pew Research Center, which found that in just 7 years, the percentage of Christians in the United States dropped nearly 8 points. The news was met with uncontrolled fits of glee from liberal publications like Salon, where author Patricia Miller gloated that the benefits from the decline of Christianity would be, huge. No doubt the scores of natural disaster victims around the globe who have profited from all the atheist relief trucks rolling in...
  • Suicide rate of female military veterans is called 'staggering'

    06/08/2015 8:11:06 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 08 June 2015 | By Alan Zarembo
    ew government research shows that female military veterans commit suicide at nearly six times the rate of other women, a startling finding that experts say poses disturbing questions about the backgrounds and experiences of women who serve in the armed forces.. Their suicide rate is so high that it approaches that of male veterans, a finding that surprised researchers because men generally are far more likely than women to commit suicide. "It's staggering," said Dr. Matthew Miller, an epidemiologist and suicide expert at Northeastern University who was not involved in the research. "We have to come to grips with why...
  • Ex-Transgender Warns Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner 'Suicide Is Always a Risk' When Changing Gender Identity

    06/05/2015 6:56:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/05/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    A man who identifies as ex-transgender has expressed "caution" regarding former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner's decision to change his gender identity to become "Caitlyn." Walt Heyer, author and blogger with The Federalist, stated in an interview Tuesday with CNN that while Caitlyn Jenner may feel great at present "this doesn't always last." "The surgeons can make it look like you changed genders but the fact of the matter is it's all cosmetic surgery. There's really no actual gender change," Heyer asserted during an interview with CNN's Carol Costello "I felt like I had been duped, tricked, and it wasn't really...
  • Transgender Surgery Isn't the Solution [Surgery increases likelihood of Suicide 20X]

    06/05/2015 4:48:54 AM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 34 replies
    WSJ ^ | 6/12/2014 | Paul McHugh
    A 2011 study at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden produced the most illuminating results yet regarding the transgendered, evidence that should give advocates pause. The long-term studyup to 30 yearsfollowed 324 people who had sex-reassignment surgery. The study revealed that beginning about 10 years after having the surgery, the transgendered began to experience increasing mental difficulties. Most shockingly, their suicide mortality rose almost 20-fold above the comparable nontransgender population.
  • 22 Veterans A Day Are Killing Themselves

    06/04/2015 3:27:37 PM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 97 replies
    Personal | 4 June 2015 | blueunicorn6
    22 Veterans kill themselves every day. Why? I've seen this figure in print several times. These are people who were tough enough and strong enough and brave enough and dedicated enough and smart enough to make it through Basic Training, Specialty Skills Training (AIT) and the rigors of military duty. Yet, they are killing themselves when they get back to the United States. Why? The claim is that something horrible happened to them in combat. They have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. OK. Let's for arguments sake accept that every Veteran that commits suicide was involved in one or several horrible...
  • 2 APD Officers Injured in Car Explosion (Austin, TX)

    06/02/2015 4:10:42 PM PDT · by bgill · 1 replies
    KEYE ^ | June 2, 2015 | unknown
    While on scene the vehicle exploded injuring the two officers. The driver of the vehicle had severe injuries and was transported to University Medical Center at Brackenridge. The officers had minor injuries and were transported to South Austin Medical Center.