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  • 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 · 44 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...
  • Veterans' Calls to VA Suicide Hotline Went Into Voicemail or Put on Hold

    02/17/2016 6:02:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | February 17, 2016 | James T. Mulder
    Veterans' calls to VA suicide hotline went into voicemail or put on hold SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Some veterans' calls to the VA's suicide prevention hotline in Canandaigua went into voicemail or were put on hold, according to an investigation. The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General found more than 20 calls were routed to voicemail at a backup call center where staffers were unaware of the voicemail system and did not return the calls. The Veterans Crisis Line, operated by the Canandaigua VA Medical Center, has answered more than 1.86 million calls since it was started in 2007...
  • Sad & Maddening Results of African American Child Abuse & Neglect!!!

    02/11/2016 9:09:37 PM PST · by AveryJarhman · 21 replies
    KAKE News ^ | Aug 14, 2015 | KAKE News
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8dzkygDKDU http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article45444474.html http://www.kake.com/home/headlines/Derby-store-shooting-321395561.html Julie Dombo - James Michael Phillips http://i.imgur.com/5vCo32L.png Sadly, I believe a seriously emotionally damaged James Michael Phillips is a victim of America's expanding and shameful *National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect,* aka *Poverty*, that for decades has deprived untold numbers of emotionally abused and neglected young developing children from experiencing and enjoying a safe, fairly happy American kid childhood. Depraved acts of violence as well as other 'people and community' harming anti-social behaviors often occur when emotionally or physically abused and neglected developing young children mature into depressed, frustrated, sometimes suicidal *(NY Times May 18, 2015...
  • Live Thread Democrat Debate on PBS (keep your enemies close)

    02/11/2016 6:05:32 PM PST · by Yaelle · 264 replies
    PBS ^ | 02/11/16 | Self
    Anyone have strong enough stomach and information junkie brain to dare watch with me?
  • 'World's best chef' Benoit Violier dies aged 44

    02/01/2016 7:23:30 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    bbc ^ | 02/01/2016
    Violier, 44, ran the Restaurant de l'Hotel de Ville in Crissier, near the city of Lausanne. It earned three Michelin stars and came top in France's La Liste ranking of the world's 1,000 best eateries. Swiss police said Mr Violier, who was born in France, appeared to have shot himself. The Swiss news website 24 Heures said (in French) that Mr Violier had been due to attend the launch of the new Michelin guide in Paris on Monday. His death comes only months after that of Philippe Rochat, his mentor and predecessor at the Restaurant de l'Hotel de Ville, who...
  • A higher standard than for cats and dogs

    01/02/2016 8:44:27 PM PST · by Coleus · 25 replies
    Catholic Citizens ^ | 12.23.15 | Father Tad Pacholczyk
    A higher standard than for cats and dogs Sometimes people will point out: "We euthanize our pets when they suffer, and they are clearly creatures of God, so why can't we euthanize a sick and suffering person who wants it? It seems like we treat our dogs and cats better than we treat our suffering family members." The way we treat animals, however, should not be the measure of how we treat fellow human beings. We keep animals as pets, but we don't do the same with humans. We use animals to make clothing and food, but we don't do...
  • Suicide Claims 14th Marine From a Unit Battered by Loss

    12/30/2015 8:57:55 AM PST · by Theoria · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 30 Dec 2015 | Dave Philipps
    Tyler Schlagel slipped out of his parents' house while they were asleep three weeks ago and drove through the wintry darkness to his favorite fishing lake high in the Rockies. Mr. Schlagel, a 29-year-old former Marine corporal who was stocking shelves at a sporting goods store, carried with him the eight journals he had filled during tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He also carried a .40-caliber pistol. Under the bright mountain stars, he kindled a small campfire. When the flames grew high, he threw the journals into the fire, then shot himself in the head. Mr. Schlagel's death Dec. 9...
  • Vanity (Prayers Requested for Grieving Neighbor)

    12/24/2015 9:05:02 PM PST · by Iscool · 51 replies
    12/24/2015 | Iscool
    My neighbors across the street whom I did not know well do not seem to be Christians...A sister and brother sharing their deceased Mother's home... The sister, Adell came home to find her brother Jim hanging in the basement today...She is extremely distraught to say the least... I ask that you would pray for her and the rest of their family for comfort and that she would come to know Jesus...
  • Wanted: Help in Contacting ProTELL Swiss Rights Organization

    12/17/2015 8:43:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I am researching an article on suicide and guns in Switzerland, but I need some help obtaining numbers from about the reduction in Swiss militia in the 2004 drawdown, and how the numbers of guns in peoples homes may have been reduced. It would be very helpful to obtain some detailed suicide data as well, particularly for the militia. Unfortunately, I do not speak or write German, Italian, or French.  I am sure that there exists a ProTell member who could assist me, but I have not found any  way to contact them. An alternate possibility would be a...
  • Manassas City police detective in teen ‘sexting’ case commits suicide

    12/16/2015 8:28:40 PM PST · by Forgotten Amendments · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/15/2015 | Tom Jackman
    A Manassas City police detective, who was the lead investigator in a controversial teen “sexting” case last year, shot and killed himself outside his home Tuesday morning as police tried to arrest him for allegedly molesting two boys he met while coaching youth hockey in Prince William County. David E. Abbott Jr., 39, was a member of the Northern Virginia-Washington D.C. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and had been an officer on the Manassas City force for 14 years. In his spare time he coached 13- and 14-year-old boys in travel hockey for the Potomac Patriots program at the...
  • So Politically Correct

    12/16/2015 10:06:17 AM PST · by JayAr36 · 4 replies
    12/16/2015 | jayar36
    I'm so Politically Correct that: I will commit national suicide, I will allow any and all who want to come here I will continue to bash any one that even appears to be a patriot. I will not accept that Islam is at war with us and has been at war with the world for 1400 years. I will accept murder of children as a form of birth control. I will not allow the exchange of ideas in what was our institutes of learning. I will accept the theory that disagreeing with anyone is a form of aggression. Etc, Etc....
  • The Anthrax Attacks Remain Unsolved

    01/26/2010 3:19:58 PM PST · by Allan · 22 replies · 812+ views
    Wall Street Journal. ^ | 2010 January 24 | Edward Jay Epstein
    The investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks ended as far as the public knew on July 29, 2008, with the death of Bruce Ivins, a senior biodefense researcher at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Fort Detrick, Md. The cause of death was an overdose of the painkiller Tylenol. No autopsy was performed, and there was no suicide note.
  • Former F.B.I. Agent Sues, Claiming Retaliation Over Misgivings in Anthrax Case

    04/16/2015 10:30:01 AM PDT · by Theoria · 2 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 April 2015 | Scott Shane
    When Bruce E. Ivins, an Army microbiologist, took a fatal overdose of Tylenol in 2008, the government declared that he had been responsible for the anthrax letter attacks of 2001, which killed five people and set off a nationwide panic, and closed the case. Now, a former senior F.B.I. agent who ran the anthrax investigation for four years says that the bureau gathered “a staggering amount of exculpatory evidence” regarding Dr. Ivins that remains secret. The former agent, Richard L. Lambert, who spent 24 years at the F.B.I., says he believes it is possible that Dr. Ivins was the anthrax...
  • 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...