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  • 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 | Charles O'Connell
  • Jim Carrey’s ex-girlfriend found dead from apparent suicide after break-up

    09/29/2015 9:37:51 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 74 replies ^ | September 29, 2015 | fox
    Jim Carrey’s ex-girlfriend, Cathriona White, has been found dead after apparently committing suicide, TMZ reports. TMZ reports that White’s 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 bridge’s 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 didn’t 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 wasn’t 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. Gibson’s name was on the list. His wife, Christi, discovered her husband’s 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.
  • ‘It’s now or never': Texts reveal teen’s 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 I’m 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 ^ | August 26, 2015 | PIERRE THOMAS, JACK CLOHERTY, JACK DATE and MIKE LEVINE
    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 (Ł240,000) 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 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 that’s 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 couldn’t 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...
  • Iran’s 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
    Iran’s supreme religious leader Ayatollah Khamenei tweeted a picture Saturday of President Obama committing suicide. Mr. Khameneitweeted “US president has said he could knock out Iran’s 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'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 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 ^ | 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 you’re 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 who’s 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 Gehrig’s 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 ^ | 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 study—up to 30 years—followed 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.
  • Banker jumps to his death from luxury apartment

    06/02/2015 6:56:36 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 28 2015 | Aaron Feis, Beckie Strum and Jennifer Bain
    An investment banker jumped to his death from the window of his million-dollar apartment in the Financial District on Thursday, sources and authorities said. The 29-year-old man plunged from the 24th floor of the luxury Ocean apartment building at 1 West St. at about 10:40 a.m. and landed on a guardrail near the northbound Battery Park Underpass, narrowly missing a black SUV. snip Sources said the young banker had made several attempts to kill himself earlier in the morning, including cutting his wrists, before making the plunge. The man — whom police did not immediately identify — was from a wealthy family...
  • Police: U.S. Airman Marcell Willis Shoots Walmart Workers, Kills Self

    05/27/2015 2:37:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    A U.S. airman “with no apparent motive” walked into a Wal-Mart Supercenter in North Dakota early Tuesday and opened fire with a handgun, killing one worker and injuring a second before turning the gun on himself, police said. Grand Forks police said the shooting a few minutes after 1 a.m. may have been random, with no link yet found between Marcell Willis, 21, and either the store or the employees. Willis was stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base, about a dozen miles west of the city....
  • From death row to freedom, Paula Cooper dead of apparent suicide (Pope John Paul II Interceded)

    05/26/2015 5:03:59 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 59 replies
    Northwest Indiana Times ^ | 5-26-2015 | Dan Carden
    Paula Cooper, a Gary native who at age 16 was the youngest death row inmate in the United States before an international outcry helped reduce her sentence, killed herself Tuesday near an Indianapolis office building. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said officers were called to the 9500 block of Angola Court, near the northwest Indianapolis-Carmel border, Tuesday morning in response to a report of a body lying near a tree. The Marion County coroner's office confirmed that Cooper, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:38 a.m. Indianapolis time from a suspected self-inflicted gunshot to the head. Cooper's death...
  • Why Are Palo Alto Kids Killing Themselves?

    05/22/2015 7:23:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/22/2015 | Maggie Gallagher
    This week, San Francisco Magazine published an anthropological incursion by Diana Kapp into the lifestyles of the most privileged teens in the nation in order to ask: Why are the kids of Palo Alto killing themselves? A cluster of teen suicides at Palo Alto high schools in 2010 was followed this year by another four suicide victims from the wealthy and achievement-blessed Henry M. Gunn High School. Fifty-two of its 1,900 students were treated for suicide ideation this past school year. By Kapp’s account, the suicidal cases are only the tip of a very large iceberg of kids who,...
  • ISIS Take 'Prettiest Virgins' As Sex Slaves & Burns One Alive For Refusing Extreme Perverted Acts

    05/21/2015 2:21:39 PM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    The London Daily Mirror ^ | Sam Webb | 11:47, 20 MAY 2015
    The terror group strips girls naked, conduct virginity tests, and send them to slave auctions after they have attacked their villages, often killing their husbands, fathers and brothers ISIS terrorists are picking out the “prettiest virgins” from the women they capture and sending them to their Syrian stronghold to be sex slaves, according to a UN expert. And there are horrific reports about the fate of the brave women who resist the murderous terrorists - including one victim who was burned alive for refusing to perform “extreme sexual acts”. Fierce haggling usually breaks out at slave auctions, where the girls...
  • A 73-year-old base jumper died after intentionally setting his parachute ablaze. Why did he do it?

    05/20/2015 6:30:58 AM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    WAPO ^ | May 20, 2015 | Sarah Kaplan
    The video shows a tiny, dark figure leaning off the side of Idaho’s Perrine Bridge. The sky above is gray, the Snake River rumbles 500 feet below. The figure, 73-year-old base jumper James E. Hickey, leaps from the bridge and his parachute bursts into flame. “What the hell?” a spectator behind the camera says, half shocked, half chuckling. “We gotta —” But as distant fireball plummets toward the river below, it’s clear that something isn’t right. The laughter dies.
  • Family of Georgia Black Man Found Hanging From Tree Wants Answers

    05/14/2015 2:11:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 11, 2015 | Samantha Allen
    The mother and sisters of Roosevelt Champion III, who was found dead Monday, tell The Daily Beast he was being questioned in the death of a white woman—and doubt he killed himself.GREENSBORO, Ga.—A body hanging from a tree. For the mother of any black man living in the South, it’s an image laden with awful symbolism. “It hurt,” JoAnn Henderson said of learning Monday morning that her son, Roosevelt Champion III, 43, had been found hanged from a tree behind a home on Martin Luther King Drive. “It really hurt.” Henderson and I were standing some hours later in the...
  • Missing Morgan Stanley trader found dead in Lake Ontario near Toronto’s Beaches

    05/12/2015 4:55:43 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 21 replies
    Bloomberg News ^ | May 12, 2015 | Doug Alexander
    Toronto police identified a body found in the water near the city’s Beaches neighborhood as that of missing Morgan Stanley sales trader Murray Abbott. ...
  • No small potatoes: Muslim refugees Idaho-bound … by the thousands?

    05/04/2015 10:58:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies ^ | May 3, 2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    Potatoes aren’t the only thing growing in Idaho, as its Muslim population continues to rise following the Obama administration’s program calling for thousands of Islamic refugees to relocate to cities across the Gem State.Fearing the outcome of Idaho becoming the next major haven and breeding ground for home-grown terrorists — similar to Minnesota (see OneNewsNow story “Obama orders America to ‘welcome’ millions of illegals, migrants”), criticism has fallen on Democratic Boise Mayor David H. Bieter, who is welcoming them all with open arms — despite the known security risks. “Diversity isn't a buzz word,” Bieter declared. “It's our birthright.”
  • ‘Too many end in suicide’: The dark history of gender ‘reassignment’

    05/04/2015 11:57:49 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 56 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/4/15 | Walt Heyer
    May 4, 2015 ( -- Bruce Jenner and Diane Sawyer could benefit from a history lesson. I know, because I suffered through “sex change” surgery and lived as a woman for eight years. The surgery fixed nothing—it only masked and exacerbated deeper psychological problems.The beginnings of the transgender movement have gotten lost today in the push for transgender rights, acceptance, and tolerance. If more people were aware of the dark and troubled history of sex-reassignment surgery, perhaps we wouldn’t be so quick to push people toward it.The setting for the first transgender surgeries (mostly male-to-female) was in university-based clinics, starting in the...
  • ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ Actor Sawyer Sweeten Dies of Suicide

    04/23/2015 7:54:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    variety ^ | Alex Stedman
    Sawyer Sweeten, an actor best known for his role as one of the young twins on hit sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond,” died of a suicide on Thursday, his manager Dino May confirmed. He was 19. ... According to Radar Online, which first reported the news, he was visiting family in Texas, where he is believed to have shot himself on the front porch. Sweeten played Geoffrey Baron on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” which ran from 1996-2005 on CBS. He acted alongside his twin brother, Sullivan, and their sister Madylin, who played Ally Baron, for 139 episodes. The two brothers were only...
  • Veteran Put on Hold by VA Suicide Hotline

    04/14/2015 5:30:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/14/15 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    A Florida veteran says he was repeatedly put on hold for up to ten minutes at a time when trying to call the Department of Veterans Affairs suicide hotline. U.S. Air Force veteran Ted Koran told ABC Action News in Tampa Bay that he was experiencing suicidal thoughts following the death of his wife six months ago and tried to reach out to the VA hotline. ABC Action News reports: The U.S. Air Force veteran first called the James Haley VA Center in Tampa, where a recording gave him the 800 number to the hotline.
  • Man who killed himself at US Capitol identified

    04/13/2015 1:35:03 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies ^ | 13 April 2015 | Associated Press
    ... U.S. Capitol Police say Thornton had a backpack and a suitcase, which triggered a lockdown so the bags could be searched. Police say Thornton also was carrying some type of protest sign.
  • Man who shot himself dead on steps of Capitol was carrying 'Tax the 1%' sign

    04/12/2015 4:44:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/12/15
    A precautionary lockdown of the U.S. Capitol was lifted after about two hours Saturday following a suicide by a man carrying a sign demanding taxes for the '1%'. The man died after shooting himself on the west front of the Capitol building just after 1 p.m., Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider said. No one else was hurt. Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine said the man had a backpack and a rolling suitcase, triggering an hours-long lockdown, and a sign that said something about 'social justice.'

    04/11/2015 12:16:46 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 62 replies
    AP ^ | Apr 11, 3:01 PM EDT | AP
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    Al-AP ^ | 01/01/09 | Patrick1
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