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  • FBI Reports Linking Hillary To Vince Foster "Suicide" Disappear From National Archives

    08/23/2016 1:33:42 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | August 23, 2016
    Vince Foster was a mentor to Hillary when they worked together at the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock, Arkansas. When Bill was confirmed as the 42nd President of the United States on January 20, 1993, Foster took a role as his Deputy White House Counsel. 6 months later, to the day, Foster was found dead in Fort Marcy Park, along the Potomac River, of an apparent "suicide" resulting from a gun shot from a .38 caliber revolver. Like a lot of things surrounding the Clintons, Foster's "suicide" has always been shrouded in mystery. A few months ago, The...
  • Tom Arnold Pens Passionate Essay Arguing for Gun Control After Nephew's Suicide (sob story)

    08/19/2016 10:21:11 AM PDT · by progunner · 58 replies
    ETOnline ^ | 4 hrs ago | Zach Seemayer
    Actor Tom Arnold is arguing for gun control in the wake of his nephew's suicide. The Sin City Saints star penned an emotional editorial, published in The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday, detailing his own 52-year history with firearms and the tragic story of his mentally unstable nephew, Spencer.
  • Britain’s top human rights lawyer who represented Julian Assange (train accident suicide-truncated)

    08/19/2016 10:29:05 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 43 replies
    The Sun ^ | 04/21/16 | Neil Syson
    Britain’s top human rights lawyer who represented Julian Assange and worked alongside George Clooney’s wife Amal dies in apparent suicide – The Sun https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/1138414/britains-top-human-rights-lawyer-who-represented-julian-assange-and-worked-alongside-george-clooneys-wife-amal-dies-in-apparent-suicide/ Britain’s top human rights lawyer who represented Julian Assange and worked alongside George Clooney’s wife Amal dies in apparent suicide... EXCLUSIVE By NEIL SYSON 21st April 2016, 11:05 am
  • She 'loved life': Grieving father wrote openly about suicide and mental illness in daughter’s obit

    08/18/2016 10:13:58 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 41 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 18, 2016 | Colby Skowitz
    Only hours after he learned his only daughter was dead, Ed Shoener sat down to write her obituary. It felt like one way he could still take care of his little girl. He and his wife, Ruth, had been steeling themselves for this day since Katie’s first hospitalization more than 11 years ago. He knew immediately why the police were at his doorstep the night of Aug. 3. Yet nothing prepares a parent for the details about how their child ended her life. But if Shoener, a deacon at his Catholic church, learned anything watching his daughter’s long struggle with...
  • Target cuts outlook, says market 'difficult'

    08/17/2016 9:01:43 AM PDT · by UB355 · 103 replies
    MIlwaukee ^ | 8/17/2016 | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
    Minneapolis — Target cut its profit and comparable-store sales outlook amid stiffer competition and its own stumbles in areas like grocery sales. The discounter’s second-quarter net income fell nearly 10%, though that was better than what most had expected. Sales at stores open at least a year fell 1.1%, reversing seven straight quarters of gains. Target shares were down more than 6% in mid-morning trading Wednesday. The quarter underscores challenges that Target and other retailers face from Amazon.com and shoppers who remain cautious about spending.
  • California woman holds party before ending her life

    08/11/2016 1:56:20 PM PDT · by rey · 92 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 11 Aug 2016
    In early July, Betsy Davis emailed her closest friends and relatives to invite them to a two-day party, telling them: "These circumstances are unlike any party you have attended before, requiring emotional stamina, centeredness and openness." And just one rule: No crying in front of her. The 41-year-old artist with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, held the gathering to say farewell before becoming one of the first Californians to take a take a lethal dose of drugs under the state's new doctor-assisted suicide law for the terminally ill.
  • Husband of Ohio rock-throwing victim kills self

    08/08/2016 5:51:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 76 replies
    foxnews ^ | 08/08/216
    The husband of an Ohio schoolteacher, who was severely injured when four men dropped a rock on her car from a highway overpass, killed himself late Saturday night – and the prosecutor who jailed the rock-throwers blames them for Randy Budd’s suicide. Budd, 55, was pronounced dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Ohio residence, Harry Campbell, chief investigator for Ohio’s Stark County Coroner’s office, told the AP on Sunday. “Randy Budd did not die from a gunshot,” Union County District Attorney D. Peter Johnson told pennlive.com. “He died when those kids threw a rock through his windshield.”
  • People in homosexual ‘marriages’ almost 3 times more likely to commit suicide: study

    08/06/2016 9:45:54 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 81 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 5, 2016 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Aug. 5, 2016 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Homosexuals who “marry” each other are almost three times more likely to commit suicide than their heterosexual counterparts, even in very gay-friendly Sweden, according to a study published in the May issue of the European Journal of Epidemiology. The authors of the study noted that social intolerance of homosexual behavior could not so easily be blamed for increased suicide risk, given that Sweden is known for its accepting attitude towards same-sex relationships. “Even in a country with a comparatively tolerant climate regarding homosexuality such as Sweden, same-sex married individuals evidence a higher risk for suicide...
  • Exclusive: MH370 Pilot Flew a Suicide Route on His Home Simulator Closely Matching Final Flight

    07/23/2016 11:24:41 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 30 replies
    New York ^ | 7/22/2016 | Jeff Wiss
    MH370 pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah. New York has obtained a confidential document from the Malaysian police investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that shows that the plane’s captain, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, conducted a simulated flight deep into the remote southern Indian Ocean less than a month before the plane vanished under uncannily similar circumstances. The revelation, which Malaysia withheld from a lengthy public report on the investigation, is the strongest evidence yet that Zaharie made off with the plane in a premeditated act of mass murder-suicide. The document presents the findings of the Malaysian police’s investigation into...
  • Support pours in for teen who's ready to die

    07/23/2016 4:03:18 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 40 replies
    KHOU ^ | July 21, 2016
    Cannot excerpt as a USAToday originated story. Today there is a story that 1000 attended her prom. Not certain if posting a link is even acceptable. But I could not find the story elsewhere.
  • Vermont doctors push back against assisted-suicide requirement

    07/22/2016 2:51:26 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 11 replies
    Megynkelly.org ^ | July 21, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Vermont doctors and health care professionals are pushing back against an interpretation of state law that they say requires them to help kill patients who wish to die. Members of two medical groups, the Vermont Alliance for Ethical Healthcare and Christian Medical & Dental Associations, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against officials in two state medical agencies responsible for the interpretation. The lawsuit says these agencies have interpreted a 2013 physician-assisted suicide law, Act 39, in a way that would require health care professionals to counsel terminally ill patients about the option to commit suicide. Additionally, under such an interpretation...
  • Krauthammer: Cruz's Speech 'Was the Longest Suicide Note in US Political History'

    07/21/2016 10:09:18 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 92 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 21, 2016 | Fox News
    Charles Krauthammer said that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) "blew it" at the Republican National Convention with his address in which he did not endorse Donald Trump. "What Cruz delivered was the longest suicide note in American political history and this morning he added an addendum," said Krauthammer. Krauthammer weighed in on America's Newsroom this morning after Cruz spoke to Texas delegates (some of them angry), doubling down on his message from last night and going even further.
  • Parent of Minnesota student who committed suicide files lawsuit against school district

    07/20/2016 10:42:26 AM PDT · by mn-bush-man · 23 replies
    West Central Tribune ^ | 7/20/2016 | Duluth News Tribune
    A federal lawsuit filed by the parent of a Lincoln Park Middle School student alleges his son's 2015 suicide was the result of "severe and pervasive harassment" — and the Duluth school district's failure to stop it. Todd Seehus is suing the Duluth school district, its school board and former and current administrators at the school because of their alleged disregard of complaints about students bullying Tristan Seehus, 13, who killed himself in February 2015. Tristan was harassed verbally and physically because of his perceived sexual orientation or gender expression, according to the complaint, filed Friday in U.S. District Court....
  • Fraction of Suicides with Guns vs Per Capita Guns in the U.S. 1981 to 2014

    07/12/2016 4:13:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    During the last 60 years, the number of guns in private hands in the United States has risen sharply.  During the last two decades, the number of murders and non-negligent homicides have fallen sharply.  More guns do not equal more crime.  In response, opponents of an armed population have shifted their focus and changed the terminology that they use. Instead of gun control, they call restrictive policies "gun safety". Instead of focusing on violent crime, they have created the term "gun violence".  Most people consider gun violence to be "gun crime". The opponents of gun ownership use the term...
  • Chelsea Manning: 'I am okay' after suicide attempt

    07/12/2016 11:15:20 AM PDT · by PROCON · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | July 12, 2016 | Euan McKirdy
    (CNN)U.S. Army soldier Chelsea Manning, imprisoned for leaking classified documents, has tweeted a message confirming her health and safety following a suicide attempt. "I am okay. I'm glad to be alive. Thank you all for your love. I will get through this," she wrote on the social media site, adding the hashtag, #standwithchelsea
  • Chelsea Manning reportedly rushed to hospital after apparent suicide attempt in prison

    07/06/2016 9:04:37 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 84 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/6/16 | foxnews
    DEVELOPING: Chelsea Manning, who has been serving a 35-year prison sentence for her role in leaking U.S. government secrets, was being treated in a prison hospital Wednesday after she tried to hang herself, according to media reports. ADVERTISEMENT The transgender soldier, formerly known as Bradley Manning, was convicted in 2013 of espionage and other offenses for sending WikiLeaks more than 700,000 digital files including battlefield logs, diplomatic cables and video clips. Both CNN and TMZ reported that the incident occurred at Fort Leavenworth, an all-male facility in Kansas. Few other details about the reported incident were immediately known. TMZ, citing...
  • Church attendance linked with reduced suicide risk, especially for Catholics, study says

    07/02/2016 12:50:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    latimes ^ | July 2, 2016 | Melissa Healy
    Against a grim backdrop of rising suicide rates among American women, new research has revealed a blinding shaft of light: One group of women — practicing Catholics — appears to have bucked the national trend toward despair and self-harm. Compared with women who never participated in religious services, women who attended any religious service once a week or more were five times less likely to commit suicide between 1996 and 2010, says a study published Wednesday by JAMA Psychiatry. It’s not clear how widely the findings can be applied to a diverse population of American women. In a study population...
  • Istanbul airport attacks: 28 killed, 60 wounded in suicide attacks at Ataturk airport in Turkey

    06/28/2016 2:19:42 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 45 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 28 JUNE 2016 | David Lawler
    Istanbul governor: 28 killed and 60 wounded We have just received an update on the casualties from the attack from Istanbul's governor. At least 28 people have died, with approximately 60 more wounded.
  • CPD notifed Sinead O’Connor threatening to jump from bridge

    06/23/2016 6:30:10 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 90 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | June 23, 2016 | Miriam Di Nunzio
    Chicago Police are tonight confirming that they are on the lookout for singer Sinead O’Connor, who famously went missing for a 24-hour period in May while staying at a home in Wilmette, and was later found safe, and may now be threatening suicide. Chicago police received a call from police in Dublin, Ireland, stating that the singer had apparently threatened to jump off a bridge in Chicago. Concerns prompted Chicago Police Department to issue an “All Call” alert Thursday advising officers to be on alert for the 49-year-old singer.
  • Antidepressants in young people may do more harm than good, warn scientists.

    06/13/2016 8:07:56 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 42 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06/08/2016 | Sarah Knapton
    Antidepressants in young people may do more harm than good, warn scientists. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/06/08/antidepressants-in-young-people-may-do-more-harm-than-good-warn/ *"researchers at Oxford University who carried out the review said effectiveness and safety of antidepressants taken by children and teenagers remained unclear because of the poor design and selective reporting of trials, which were mostly funded by drug companies."
  • The Culture of Death's Love Story?

    06/10/2016 11:18:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    It's maddening to watch a movie trailer resplendent with engrossing and alluring screenshots projecting a terrific flick, only to learn after paying the price of admission that you'd watched the totality of the movie's value. That's not misleading; it's good advertising. But sometimes movie studios are just plain guilty of false advertising. The new movie "Me Before You" looks to be an inspirational love story. A lower-class woman in England is hired to take care of a young man who recently became a quadriplegic after being hit by a car. He inspires her to live a fuller life; she inspires...
  • Assisted suicide:New California law to take effect June 9

    06/09/2016 3:00:08 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 48 replies
    KPCC ^ | March 10, 2016 | Paul Glickman
    http://www.scpr.org/news/2016/03/10/58421/assisted-suicide-new-calif-law-to-take-effect-june/ Assisted suicide:New California law to take effect June 9. Fourth state in the US with such a law.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hillary 'triggered' suicide of President Bill Clinton's counsel Vince Foster when [tr]

    06/02/2016 8:54:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 2, 2016 | Ronald Kessler
    Ronald Kessler, a former Washington Post and Wall Street Journal investigative reporter, is the New York Times bestselling author of The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents and The Secrets of the FBI. FBI agents investigating the death of Bill Clinton's Deputy White House Counsel found that Hillary Clinton 'triggered' his suicide when she attacked and humiliated her mentor from their former Rose Law Firm in front of other White House aides a week before he took his own life. Vince Foster's suicide has been the focus of much speculation since he shot...
  • Ex-CEO Of Largest Swiss Insurer Commits Suicide, Three Years After CFO Hanged Himself

    05/30/2016 9:04:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5/30/16 | Tyler Durden
    In the latest tragic news from the world of finance, earlier today Zurich Insurance, the largest Swiss insurer which employs 55,000 people and provides general insurance and life insurance products in more than 170 countries, reported that Martin Senn, the company's former chief executive officer who stepped down in a December reshuffle, has committed suicide. He was 59. Senn had been a long-time employee of the insurer, serving as its chief executive for six years before stepping down in December. The family informed Zurich Insurance that Senn had taken his own life on Friday, according to the statement. "We are...
  • A Navy SEAL's last act of service: A search for the truth about brain disease and the military

    05/28/2016 9:51:28 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    Virginia Pilot ^ | May 29, 2016 | Corinne Reilly
    On the afternoon of March 12, 2014, Jennifer Collins checked her phone and found a message from her husband, Dave Collins, a retired Navy SEAL. He’d texted to say that she should pick up their son from kindergarten, and then this: “So sorry baby. I love you all.” Hours later, two police officers showed up at their house in Virginia Beach with news that Dave, 45, had shot himself in his truck a few miles away. Although Jennifer had held out hope for any other explanation, she also knew the moment she read it what the text meant. For months,...
  • UNICEF lobbies Canadian Parliament to allow euthanasia for children [Prov 8]

    05/25/2016 10:18:23 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 24, 2016 | Staff
    OTTAWA, May 24, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — UNICEF Canada is pushing for assisted suicide and euthanasia for children — or "mature minors" — arguing that this conforms with the Charter, Canadian legal precedent and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. That would include euthanasia or assisted suicide for mature minors who suffer from a non-terminal illness or disability, according to UNICEF Canada's policy director Marvin Bernstein. UNICEF, or United Nations Children's Fund (originally, Emergency Fund) is a UN organization that is, according to its website, "on a mission to reach every child and ensure their well-being, no matter...
  • Banker plunges to his death after eating magic mushrooms

    05/23/2016 12:27:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 86 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 23, 2016 | by Tina Moore
    A Merrill Lynch analyst ate a handful of magic mushrooms in his Manhattan apartment Sunday morning - and then plunged to his death out of his 26th floor window. Alex Lagowitz, 23, was found dead on a third floor, outdoor patio around 10 a.m. - directly below his bedroom window at Windsor Court on East 31st Street and Lexington Avenue in Murray Hill. It’s still unclear if he purposely jumped or lost his balance and fell out of the window.
  • BREAKING: Muslim Pilot Of Flight 804 Converted The Plane Into A Portable Mosque

    05/21/2016 3:43:25 PM PDT · by Lera · 108 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | 5/21/16 | Walid Shoebat
    Full title : BREAKING: Muslim Pilot Of Flight 804 Converted The Plane Into A Portable Mosque And Said Farewell Before He Crashed The Plane And Slaughtered Everyone More evidence is arising to show that the pilot of Flight 804 went suicide. He did some bizarre things. He converted the plane into a makeshift mosque, used the equipment to tell passengers the direction of Mecca. Had a last supper and said "farewell" as if 'we who are about to die salute you'. He called his brother before take-off telling him to 'pray for him' as he was going for martyrdom. He...
  • Obama-elected ‘Pretty Boy’ Goes ‘Bully Boy’

    05/19/2016 8:21:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/19/16 | Judi McLeod
    Up until now many Canadians believed that a Pretty Boy Powder Puff had been installed as their prime minister, now he can be viewed as a brutish thug who will even stoop to physical force to get his own way Utterly missed in today’s media coverage of the story that should be headlined ‘Pretty Boy Goes Bully Boy’ from Canadian Parliament in action yesterday, is that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is desperate for Canadians to die faster, and that he was already an established bully before Barack Obama’s Campaign team helped elect him with a mere 39 percent of the...
  • Top 20 Signs Of The Rapture And Second Coming Of Christ

    05/13/2016 1:46:18 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 45 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 5/12/16 | Gary
    In this author's humble opinion these are the 20 clearest signs that the end of the age is quite literally imminent: 1. In a technical sense the Gospel has now been preached to every nation on earth in fulfillment of Mark 13:10.  Some scholars argue that we must interpret the Greek word for "nation" strictly as an individual ethnic group, but even if that is the correct interpretation, this prophecy was likely fulfilled sometime toward the end of the 20th century or the beginning of this century.  There are certainly still several isolated tribes where the Gospel has not been...
  • BREAKING: Blogger Who Tried To Connect CRUZ’S DAD With Lee Harvey Oswald Found DEAD

    05/12/2016 4:51:53 PM PDT · by austinaero · 150 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 05/12/2016 | Doug Giles
    A prolific Indiana political blogger wrote an ominous post last week predicting a Donald Trump victory in his state — and soon afterward committed suicide, police said. Gary Welsh, a lawyer who managed his Advance Indiana blog since 2005, was found in his Indianapolis apartment around 8 a.m. Sunday with a gunshot wound, according to the Indianapolis Star. Officers found him in a stairwell, dead at the scene, according to a police report.
  • Blogger Gary Welsh Dies In Apparent Suicide

    05/08/2016 2:04:50 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 308 replies
    IBJ ^ | May 1, 2016 | Indiana Business Journal
    The Indiana blogger, Gary Walsh, was found dead by apparent gunshot to the head in a stairwell outside his office in Indianapolis. Next to his body was a gun. Gary Walsh exposed a great many corrupt politicians in Indiana, who were shredding official documents. Too, he exposed the photo of Raphael Cruz, Sr., handing out leaflets while accompanying Lee Harvey Oswald in New Orleans, from 1963.
  • Eminem's ex says car accident was suicide try

    05/06/2016 8:31:19 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 10 replies
    CNN.COM ^ | 05 MAY 2016 | LISA RESPERS
    Eminem's ex-wife Kim Mathers said on a Detroit radio show Wednesday that her 2015 car accident was actually a suicide attempt. The Detroit News reported that Mathers called into local radio show "Mojo in the Morning" to discuss rumors surrounding her crashing her black Escalade in October 2015. She was charged with driving under the influence after the accident. "I did this on purpose and I'm so sorry," Mathers said on the show. "I never lied to [first responders]. I told them everything that I did. I said that I was sorry and that it was intentional and I didn't...
  • Obama’s Killer Economy (fueling suicide)

    05/04/2016 7:38:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Investor’s Business Daily ^ | 04/26/2016 | Betsey McCaughey
    Middle-aged people laid off and unable to find work are taking another way out. They’re killing themselves. Suicide rates are soaring, according to federal data released last week. Especially in economically depressed states and job-starved regions like upstate New York. People in need of work are twice as likely to take their own lives as employed people, and people fired in their forties and fifties find it hardest to get hired again. […] … The Obama economy is stalled. It grew at a measly 0.7% annualized rate in the first quarter of this year. That’s compared with the 3.5% rate...
  • The number of middle-aged whites killing themselves has soared

    05/01/2016 3:20:26 PM PDT · by Tours · 78 replies
    New Youk Post ^ | April 22, 2016 | Natalle O'Neil
    Suicide rates in the United States have soared to a 30-year high, with the most striking surge among middle-aged women and white people, according to federal data released Friday. “Of the top 10 causes of death — including cancer, strokes, heart disease — everything else went down but suicide went up,” he said. “It’s particularly striking among women, because they have traditionally had much lower suicide rates.” For women between the ages of 45 and 64, the suicide rate jumped 63 percent in the 15-year period. It rose 43 percent for men in the same age group, according to the...
  • Male Employee Found Dead at Apple’s Cupertino Headquarters: Sheriff

    04/27/2016 6:50:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 4/27 | Riya Bhattacharjee, Lisa Fernandez and Michelle Roberts
    A sheriff's audio dispatch indicates a man was found in a conference room with a gun nearby, but officials could not confirm thatA man who worked for Apple was found dead at the tech giant's headquarters in Cupertino Wednesday morning, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff. No suspects are being sought in his death, and no one is in danger, sheriff's officials said, adding that the campus at 1 Infinite Loop is open. Investigators have not confirmed information in apparent police dispatch recordings in which authorities describe the scene. "Through further investigation, they determined there was no other individuals...
  • Joblessness is Killing People

    04/26/2016 11:37:09 PM PDT · by Tyrconnell · 40 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | April 26, 2016 | BETSY McCAUGHEY
    Soaring Suicides Emerge As a National Crisis Laid to Economic Stall Middle aged people laid off and unable to find work are taking another way out. They’re killing themselves. Suicide rates are soaring, according to federal data released last week. ... People in need of work are twice as likely to take their own lives as employed people, and people fired in their forties and fifties find it hardest to get hired again. That makes boosting economic growth a life- and- death issue.
  • How the state of the economy is literally killing people

    04/26/2016 7:50:39 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | 04/25/16 | Betsy McCaughey
    Middle-aged people laid off and unable to find work are taking another way out. They’re killing themselves. Suicide rates are soaring, according to federal data released last week. Especially in economically depressed states and job-starved upstate New York. People in need of work are twice as likely to take their own lives as employed people, and people fired in their 40s and 50s find it hardest to get hired again. That makes boosting economic growth a life-or-death issue for many. But you wouldn’t know it listening to President Obama and Hillary Clinton. President Obama whitewashes reality, claiming the “American economy...
  • U.S. Suicide Rate Surges to a 30-Year High

    04/24/2016 7:07:14 PM PDT · by RC one · 52 replies
    NY times ^ | APRIL 22, 2016 | SABRINA TAVERNISE
    WASHINGTON — Suicide in the United States has surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years, a federal data analysis has found, with increases in every age group except older adults. The rise was particularly steep for women. It was also substantial among middle-aged Americans, sending a signal of deep anguish from a group whose suicide rates had been stable or falling since the 1950s. The suicide rate for middle-aged women, ages 45 to 64, jumped by 63 percent over the period of the study, while it rose by 43 percent for men in that age range, the sharpest...
  • US suicide rate rises sharply, especially among middle-aged whites

    04/22/2016 6:26:35 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 100 replies
    FoxNews (Health) ^ | April 22, 2016 | AP
    Middle-aged white people now account for a third of all suicides in the U.S., a new government report shows. Suicide is the nation's 10th leading cause of death, and the overall rate rose 24 percent in 15 years, according to the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Suicides have long been most common among white people — particularly older white males. But most striking in the new report is the growth in whites ages 45 to 64. They were a third of suicide deaths in 2014, up from about a quarter in 1999. "The findings in this...
  • Prairie View street now officially Sandra Bland Parkway

    04/16/2016 4:30:58 PM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    Associated Press via KXAN ^ | April 16, 2016 | AP
    <p>Signs are up officially renaming the street leading to Prairie View A&M University after Sandra Bland, the university graduate whose death in the Waller County jail last summer added to the national debate about treatment of minorities by law enforcement.</p>
  • Brussels and Turkey ‘secretly agree to fly 250,000 migrants into Europe EVERY YEAR'

    04/11/2016 5:44:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Express ^ | 04/11/16 | Charlie Peat
    A SECRET plan devised by Brussels could see countries in the European Union take on 250,000 migrants from Turkey every single year. EU bureaucrats have already made a £6billion agreement with Ankara to take one Syrian migrant for every migrant sent to Turkey. But the latest deal could see migrants flown directly from Turkey to countries in the EU, including Britain. The mass movement of migrants to Europe in the secret deal is set to kick in during the next few months, officials have claimed. Gerald Kanus of the European Stability Initiative told German press: “The Turkish side expects...
  • 21-Year-Old Student Hangs Herself After Terrible Grief Following Her Abortion

    04/05/2016 10:33:20 PM PDT · by kathsua · 17 replies
    Life news ^ | Apr 4, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Three weeks after her abortion, 21-year-old Jade Rees played a popular song about an unborn baby on her phone, then took a rope and hung herself at her home in England. The Sun reports Rees had an abortion after her unborn child’s father dumped her for another woman. Before she committed suicide on Nov. 3, 2015, she left a handwritten note for her parents, saying that she was struggling because of her abortion. She wrote a second note to her 2-year-old son. “He means everything to me,” she wrote. An inquest into her death is on-going. Rees reportedly had been...
  • Many Western states seek ways to lower high suicide rates [gun-grab pretext redux]

    04/02/2016 9:14:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2016 12:05 AM EDT | David Crary
    Throughout the interior West, states in a belt from Montana to New Mexico are looking for ways to lower their highest-in-the-nation suicide rates, although gun-specific initiatives are a touchy topic. In Montana, with the highest rate, suicide prevention coordinator Karl Rosston acknowledges some frustration as the toll rises, including the recent deaths of several teenagers who used guns from their own homes. “People are afraid we’re trying to take away guns, which is not the case,” Rosston said. “I understand the sensitivity of it, but I’ve got to ask the questions when we have kids who shoot themselves.” …
  • The Art of National Suicide

    03/29/2016 4:47:41 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/28/2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    America can still avoid sharing Europe’s fate. But only if we take action. Because of what Europe has become, it now has few viable choices in dealing with radical Islamic terrorism. Its dilemma is a warning to Americans that we should turn away from a similar path of national suicide. After suffering serial terrorist attacks from foreign nationals and immigrants, a normal nation-state would be expected to make extraordinary efforts to close its borders and redefine its foreign policy in order to protect its national interests. But a France or a Belgium is not quite a sovereign nation any more,...
  • ELP Star Keith Emerson 'Shot Himself Because He Could No Longer Perform For His Fans'

    03/13/2016 3:06:05 PM PDT · by LS · 75 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 3/13/2016 | Caroline Graham
    Rock star Keith Emerson killed himself because he feared he was no longer good enough as a musician, his girlfriend exclusively told The Mail on Sunday last night. The 71-year-old founder and keyboard player of Emerson, Lake and Palmer was 'tormented with worry' about upcoming concerts in Japan because nerve damage to a hand had affected his playing, said Mari Kawaguchi. She found Emerson's body when she returned to the apartment the couple shared in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, early on Friday morning. He had shot himself with a gun he kept for protection. 'Keith wasn't feeling well on Thursday...
  • Savior of VA's suicide hotline dropped 1.4M calls from vets (last 18 months)

    03/13/2016 7:10:12 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 9, 2016 | By Pete Kasperowicz
    A division of the Department of Veterans Affairs tasked with fixing up the VA's broken veteran suicide hotline has dropped roughly 1.4 million phone calls from veterans since fiscal year 2015, a VA whistleblower told the Washington Examiner. That high number of abandoned calls is raising questions about whether the VA is doing all it can to fix up the suicide hotline, which has been criticized as the latest part of the VA that is failing veterans. Scott Davis, a whistleblower and program specialist at the VA's Health Eligibility Center in Atlanta, noted that the VA's Health Resource Center is...
  • Keith Emerson, keyboardist of Emerson, Lake and Palmer dead of apparent suicide

    03/11/2016 10:57:27 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 40 replies
    When I was in high school, none of us had ever heard anything like this music. It was life changing. I will never forget sitting in Bill Barret's trailer in Plainview TX listening to this album over and over. RIP Keith.
  • Technique to Manage Depression, Anxiety, Suicide, Addiction, Harassment, Stress, Pain and Illness

    03/11/2016 5:29:19 AM PST · by conservativeimage.com · 25 replies
    Self | 3/11/16 | Red Fox
    How do you feel right now? Check yourself. Does a place in your body hurt or do you have bad thoughts or feelings? Take note of whatever it is then set it aside for the moment. Now as you are reading this, gradually start to notice your peripheral vision. Without looking away from these words you can see the edges and shape of the screen. Is it a computer screen, a laptop or smartphone? Take note of it. Continue reading and using your peripheral vision. What is beyond the boundaries of the screen? Is there a a lamp and office...
  • Dump Hillary, and Dump Her Fast: The Democratic Establishment is on a Suicide Mission...

    03/01/2016 2:22:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 56 replies
    Paste Magazine ^ | 2/29/16 | Brogan Morris
    Dump Hillary, and Dump Her Fast: The Democratic Establishment is on a Suicide Mission, and it Will End With Trump **SNIP** Now, after South Carolina, it would seem reality is at last aligning with the view of the media commentariat: we are finally witnessing the beginning of the end of the Sanders campaign. With Sanders' astonishing, near 50-point defeat in South Carolina, and with polls predicting he'll lose in the majority of Super Tuesday states, it has become clear that Sanders is failing to connect with the wider electorate. With more diverse appeal amongst Democrats than Bernie Sanders could ever...