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  • Army chaplain awarded Soldier's Medal for tackling machete-wielding soldier to end hostage situation

    03/22/2017 5:02:04 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 13 replies
    KRTV-TV, Great Falls, Montana ^ | 3/21/2017 | Ariana Lake
    MISSOULA - Captain (Chaplain) Matthew Christensen, a 1992 graduate of Flathead High School, was awarded the Soldier's Medal last week for his actions that resulted in saving the lives of two soldiers. When Christensen went to counsel a soldier who was having a hard time, he didn’t realize it would escalate into a dangerous hostage situation. Christensen spent much of the night counseling the soldier. Later, the soldier's roommate and another chaplain showed up at the barracks. Things got worse. The soldier called some family members, cursing them for abusive situations in the past. Christensen said, "And then he just...
  • Archbishop Paglia wants ‘broadest possible agreement’ on Italian living-will legislation

    03/14/2017 5:30:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | March 14, 2017 | unknown
    Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, has applauded the introduction of legislation that would allow for living wills in Italy. The legislation, introduced in the Italian parliament on March 13, would allow individuals to register their own preferences regarding treatment in case of terminal illness. The proposal would allow for DNR (do-not-resuscitate) orders and establish guidelines for limiting treatment and the artificial provision of nutrition and hydration. Saying that the bill had “nothing to do with euthanasia or assisted suicide,” but merely provided against “excessive” treatment, Archbishop Paglia said that he hopes for “the broadest...
  • A black Muslim teen was just found hanging from a tree outside Seattle

    03/02/2017 8:29:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Resistance Report ^ | March 2, 2017
    Ben Keita, an 18-year-old black Muslim, was missing for months. His body, which was found hanging from a tree, hints at a possible hate crime. Keita was first reported missing in November, just months prior to his graduation from Lake Stevens High School, where he dreamed of working in the medical field, according to his father, Ibrahima Keita. Roughly a month after he disappeared without having taken his car, wallet, or phone, his body was found in the woods near his home, hanging from a tree. KUOW reports that Keita’s death was initially ruled a suicide, but the cause of...
  • Teen suicide attempts fell after same sex marriage became legal, study finds

    02/22/2017 9:34:36 AM PST · by PROCON · 33 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 20, 2017 | AP
    CHICAGO -- Teen suicide attempts in the U.S. declined after same-sex marriage became legal and the biggest impact was among gay, lesbian and bisexual kids, a study found. The research found declines in states that passed laws allowing gays to marry before the Supreme Court made it legal nationwide. The results don't prove there's a connection, but researchers said policymakers should be aware of the measures' potential benefits for youth mental health.
  • Liberals Historically React To Defeat By Committing Suicide

    02/08/2017 11:34:57 AM PST · by Signalman · 37 replies
    dickmorris.com ^ | 2/7/2017 | Dick Morris
    You would think that after absorbing a bone-rattling defeat like Hillary’s that the Democratic Party would recover its senses and move back to the center in the hopes of winning elections again. But, defying common sense, the party appears hell bent on moving further to the left. Its leaders are opining that it was Hillary’s failure to rally the base and her centrism that led to defeat. So the future candidates of this unchastened Democratic Party are likely to fit the contours of a Bernie Sanders or an Elizabeth Warren. While their course would seem to be suicidal, history teaches...
  • GRINDR KILLER FOUND DEAD

    02/06/2017 12:58:15 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 6th February 2017, 12:31 pm | Emma Lake
    Breaking Bad obsessed Satanist Stefano Brizzi who murdered a cop he met on Grindr and dissolved him in acid has been found dead in prison. Brizzi, 50, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of PC Gordon Semple in December and told he would serve a minimum of 24 years. He is believed to have committed suicide on Sunday in Belmarsh prison, the Mirror reports. Brizzi strangled PC Gordon Semple after meeting him on the gay cruising app. The crystal meth addict copied a storyline from US crime drama Breaking Bad to try to dispose of the corpse...
  • Knights of Malta say they’ll refocus on helping migrants, refugees

    02/02/2017 6:43:50 PM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Crux News ^ | February 2, 2017 | Inés San Martín
    After weeks of turmoil that saw Pope Francis, the Vatican and the Sovereign Order of the Knights of Malta locked in a power struggle, a top official of the order now says they won’t let the crisis deter them from their humanitarian work, particularly with immigrants and refugees. The Order of Malta “is not fighting the pope,” said Albrecht Boeselager, the Grand Chancellor of the Knights of Malta, who was fired last December but reinstated on Saturday after the resignation of Grand Master Matthew Festing. Boeselager contested impressions that Francis essentially sacked Festing. “It’s not right to say that the...
  • Trump Chooses Episcopalian Neil Gorsuch as U.S. Supreme Court Nominee

    01/31/2017 8:23:19 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 30 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | 1-31-17 | Heather Clark
    President Trump has announced that he has nominated 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court as the replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia. “Judge Gorsuch has outstanding legal skills, a brilliant mind, tremendous discipline and has earned bipartisan support,” Trump stated in introducing his pick to the public Tuesday night. “Mr. President, I am honored and I am humbled. Thank you very much,” Gorsuch, an Episcopalian, said to applause in accepting the nomination. While it is not known where Gorsuch himself stands on abortion, he is the author of the book...
  • Prager: Why My Stepsons’ Father Killed Himself

    01/31/2017 12:46:34 PM PST · by servo1969 · 194 replies
    Truthrevolt.org ^ | 1-31-2017 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, my two stepsons' father, a man who loved life, killed himself. I would like to tell you why. Two years ago, a 62-year-old father of three named Bruce Graham was standing on an ladder, inspecting his roof for a leak, when it slipped out from under him. He landed on top of the ladder on his back, breaking several ribs, puncturing a lung and tearing his intestine, which wasn't detected until he went into septic shock. Following surgery, he lapsed into a two-week coma. In retrospect, it's unfortunate that he awoke from that coma because for all intents...
  • Two sailors are killed when Yemen SUICIDE BOATS smash into Saudi warship

    01/31/2017 6:18:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 31, 2017 | Dave Burke
    Two crew members on a Saudi warship were killed after an attack by three 'suicide boats' which caused a large explosion. The vessel was targeted off the western coast of Yemen by the armed Houthi movement. Three sailors were also injured in the attack.
  • Reports: Allman Brothers' Butch Trucks committed suicide in front of his wife

    01/27/2017 1:43:38 PM PST · by detective · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 27, 2017 | Sasha Savitsky
    Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks committed suicide in front of his wife, according to multiple media reports. The Miami Herald, citing a police report, claims that Trucks shot himself in the head with a pistol while his wife of 25-years stood nearby in their West Palm Beach, Florida, condo.   The West Palm Beach Police Department told Fox News "foul play is not suspected, and the case is still under investigation." They referred all further questions to Trucks' publicist who did not return Fox News' requests for comment.
  • Allman Brothers drummer fatally shot himself in front of wife

    01/26/2017 12:03:12 PM PST · by oh8eleven · 93 replies
    NY Post ^ | 26 January | David Li
    Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks fatally shot himself in front of his wife in Florida, according to law enforcement records. The legendary drummer, 69, had been dogged by financial woes for years, The Mail reported, citing local court records.
  • Man Sets Himself On Fire In Protest Of Donald Trump At Trump Hotel In Washington DC

    01/19/2017 10:31:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/18/2017 | Chuck Ross
    A California man was taken to the hospital after he set himself on fire in protest of Donald Trump outside of Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. “I was trying to light myself on fire…it was an act of protest,” the man told NBC DC reporter Shomari Stone. Asked what he was protesting, the man said he was “protesting the fact that we’ve elected somebody who is completely incapable of respecting the Constitution of the United States.” The man appears to not have suffered serious injuries from the fire. NBC News cameras showed what appeared to be a...
  • Protester sets himself on fire outside Trump hotel

    01/18/2017 11:45:05 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 76 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 18, 2017 | By Daniel Halper
    <p>A man set himself on fire outside Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, to protest what he described as the president-elect’s lack of “respect” for the US Constitution.</p> <p>The unidentified 45-year-old was rushed to the hospital around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. He was being treated for burns on 10 percent of his body, according to the Washington Post.</p>
  • Setting himself on fire doesn’t work out too well for protester outside Trump’s D.C. hotel

    01/18/2017 9:34:32 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/17 | Dan Calabrese
    There's always power tools and tall buildings How do you know the electorate made the right choice in November? By considering the intelligence of those most upset about it. I don’t want to be entirely without compassion toward a man who is surely now in horrific pain. But, um, the guy set himself on fire. And why? Well, all you have to know is where it happened and you can figure out the rest:
  • Man tries to light self on fire outside DC Trump hotel

    01/17/2017 8:52:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | January 17, 2017 | Abigail Constantino, Liz Anderson and Keara Dowd
    A man ended up at the hospital Tuesday after he tried to light himself on fire outside the Trump International Hotel in Northwest D.C. Hotel employees called the police and D.C. Fire responded to a call of a man trying to set himself on fire around 9:30 p.m. NBC Washington reports that the man is from California and is protesting the election of Donald Trump. In a video the man can be heard saying he tried to light himself on fire as an act of protest. The man was taken to the hospital with burns. He is expected to be...
  • WEF Chief Security Officer Dies in Probable Suicide

    01/26/2010 9:38:02 AM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 11 replies · 1,424+ views
    Bloomberg ^ | 012610
    dead men don't... the source.
  • Pope Francis meets with Mahmoud Abbas as the Palestinian Embassy to the Holy See is inaugurated

    01/15/2017 12:24:38 PM PST · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Asia News ^ | January 14, 2017 | unknown
    Pope Francis met this morning with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in a private audience at the Vatican. The meeting, which began at 10.12, lasted 20 minutes in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, some sources report. During the tête-à-tête, the Palestinian president said that the "Pope loves the Palestinian people and loves peace." Mahmoud Abbas told the press afterwards that "The Holy See has recognised Palestine as an independent state, and I hope other countries will follow the Vatican’s example and recognise the Palestinian state." In a cordial atmosphere, Pope Francis embraced President Abbas and told him “It is a pleasure...
  • Sexually Abused by a relative, 12 year old girl hangs herself live on FB.

    The horrific suicide video of a 12-year-old girl has gone viral - and police say there is nothing they can do to stop it. Katelyn Nicole Davis, of Cedartown Georgia, streamed herself on Facebook live on December 30, saying that she had been sexually abused by a family member. She continued filming as she hanged herself in the front yard of her Cedartown home. Now the video is being shared online, however, and Polk County authorities say they are powerless to stop it proliferating, Fox 5 reported Wednesday. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4111988/Katelyn-Nicole-Davis-12-livestreamed-committing-suicide-cops-t-stop-video-shared-online.html#ixzz4VXoJhOIN Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • The Left's Big Lie On Allende

    07/21/2011 6:19:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 21, 2011 | Staff
    History: President Salvador Allende of Chile really did commit suicide in 1973, an inquest concluded on Tuesday. Now will the Left stop saying the U.S. and Chile's army did him in? Except perhaps for Che Guevara, no one has quite been the heroic totem to the global left than the late Marxist president of Chile, whose death in 1973 made him a martyr to socialism. Allende seemingly legitimized socialism as a democratically elected leader, the first Marxist who in 1970 didn't shoot his way to power.That gave the left hope for more. Elected with just 36% of the vote in...
  • NATO Auditor General found dead in Belgium

    12/23/2016 7:47:03 AM PST · by RummyChick · 29 replies
    news.am ^ | 12/22 | news.am
    NATO Auditor General was found dead in Belgium. The body of Yves Chandelon was found in the city of Andenne, in 140 kilometers from the place of his work and 100 km from Lens where he lived. According to local mass media, the auditor committed suicide. He was found with shot in the head. However, the family doesn't believe in the suicide version, Life reported. Three unites of weapon have been registered on the 60-year-old man. However, an unregistered weapon was found next to his body, Belg24 reported. NATO Auditor General Yves Chandelon, in particular, dealt with counteraction against terrorism...
  • 10 Suicide Bridges People Are Most Likely to Jump Off

    12/19/2016 10:37:19 AM PST · by doug from upland · 49 replies
    open travel dot com ^ | 12-19-16 (orig 2009)
    NOTE: for those from the left who visit FR, this is being posted for you as a public service. BWAHAHAHAHA! This is not a clickbait site. The photos and descriptions of the bridges are on one page. Just scroll down. Not surprisingly, the people in San Fran can be proudly chanting: WE'RE NUMBER ONE! WE'RE NUMBER ONE! Number two is in the UK, and Seattle wins bronze.
  • Huge Pro-Life Problem: 40% of Evangelicals Think It’s Okay to Kill Patients in Assisted Suicide

    12/16/2016 3:58:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 55 replies
    Life News ^ | December 15, 2016 | Erin Parfet
    Two-thirds of Americans surveyed, including four out of 10 evangelicals, believe physician-assisted suicide is morally acceptable, according to a new poll, Christianity Today reports. “If they are facing a slow, painful death, Americans want options. Many believe that asking for help in dying is a moral option. They don’t believe that suffering until they die of natural causes is the only way out,” said Scott McConnell, Executive Director of LifeWay Research, which conducted the poll. Among faith groups, whether Catholics and evangelical Protestants who are traditionally pro-life or no specific denomination identified, more than 50 percent in all demographics support...
  • Suspect accused of killing Georgia officer and wounding another is found dead, police chief says

    12/08/2016 11:38:20 AM PST · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 12/8/16 | foxnews.com
    The gunman accused of killing a Georgia officer and leaving another in critical condition was found dead Thursday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities announced. ADVERTISEMENT Police hunting for the man had surrounded a home in Americus, about 130 miles south of Atlanta, Americus Police Chief Mark Scott said. After an hour of trying to negotiate with 32-year-old Minguell Kennedy Lembrick, a SWAT team breached the door of the home and found Lembrick dead.
  • Woman finds mummified remains of grandson in attic

    12/02/2016 2:04:49 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 63 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 12/02/2016 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Pennsylvania woman found the mummified remains of her grandson in her attic — two years after the man suddenly went missing, authorities said. Zanobia Richmond discovered the corpse of Dyquain Rogers, 21 — who was reported missing in November 2014 — after she heard a thump on the top floor of her Erie County home, officials said. She called police immediately after making the gruesome find. “They were mummified,” Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook told The Post of the remains. “The lack of airflow and the fact that the attic wasn’t vented — those conditions were optimal for dehydration...
  • Cyberbullying Pushed Texas Teen To Commit Suicide, Family Says

    12/02/2016 9:42:39 AM PST · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    CBSNews ^ | December 2, 2016
    December 2, 2016 Cyberbullying Pushed Texas Teen To Commit Suicide, Family Says TEXAS CITY, Texas -- Family members of a Houston-area high school student who killed herself are rallying for tighter laws against cyberbullying. Brandy Vela’s family says cyberbullying pushed the 18-year-old over the edge, leading her to shoot herself in the chest Tuesday afternoon at the family’s Texas City home as family members watched. Her father, Raul Vela, said she had been receiving abusive text messages for months from bullies using an untraceable smartphone application. Her father said someone made a fake Facebook page of her, creating another cyberbullying...
  • Dutch euthanasia law is used to kill alcoholic, 41, who decided death was the only way to escape[]

    11/30/2016 5:55:57 AM PST · by GonzoII · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 November 2016 | Steve Doughty
    A 41-year-old man has ended his life by fatal injection rather than carry on living as an alcoholic, in a radical new extension of Holland’s euthanasia regime. Mark Langedijk decided that death was the only way to escape from his addiction to drink, according to an account published by his brother. Mr Langedijk set the date for his own death and was joking, drinking beer and eating ham and cheese sandwiches in the hours before his GP arrived at his parents’ home to administer fatal injections, it said.
  • A Better Way to Pick the Next President: The National Popular Vote Compact

    11/25/2016 4:02:16 PM PST · by C19fan · 89 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | November 25, 2016 | Karen Hobert Flynn
    From the White House to the courthouse, every elected official in America—Democrat, Republican, or independent—has something in common: He or she got more votes than the people they ran against. That adherence to majority rule changes on Jan.20, as it has four other times in our history. While ballots are still being counted, the final tally is likely to find President-elect Donald Trump trailing Hillary Clinton by around 2 million votes; he will be the second of our last three presidents to be elected with less than a majority, indeed less than a plurality, of the popular vote.
  • Top scientist who discovered Litvinenko poison 'stabbed himself to death with two knives...

    11/25/2016 12:11:11 PM PST · by McGruff · 37 replies
    Mirror ^ | November 24, 2016 | Imogen Robinson
    The radiation expert who discovered the poison that killed Alexander Litvinenko "committed suicide" by stabbing himself repeatedly with two knives months after a trip to Russia, a coroner ruled. Matthew Puncher, 46, bled to death at his home after receiving multiple stab wounds across his body from two kitchen knives, an inquest heard. A pathologist said he could not completely exclude the possibility that someone else had been involved in the death of the father, but came to the conclusion that the injuries were self-inflicted.
  • "Universal Background Checks" may Increase Firearms Suicide

    11/23/2016 4:58:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    While firearm studies by medical journals have been notoriously anti-Second Amendment, this interesting bit comes from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore. Michael Bloomberg gave the school 300 million dollars specifically to target "gun violence" and other issues.  Bloomberg's fanatical advocacy of political gun control has tainted "research" that comes from the school.  When the researchers found that gun control laws could have unintended consequences, they did not advocate for repeal of those laws. From foxnews.com: The research team looked at what happens when people want to temporarily remove firearms from their home because they fear...
  • Man sets himself on fire after yelling about election results at Akron coffee shop

    11/22/2016 8:22:28 AM PST · by Gamecock · 45 replies
    WOIO ^ | 11/22/2016 | Staff
    AKRON, OH (WOIO) - The Akron Fire Department says that a 69-year-old man set himself on fire Saturday after yelling about the election results in a local coffee shop. The department says the man, who was dressed in a U.S. Marine Corps uniform, walked into Angel Falls Coffee on South Highland Ave. yelling about the recent protests over the election results. He then left the coffee shop and approached a passerby and handed the passerby his cellphone and asked him to video record him, according to the police report. Police said the man grabbed a can of gasoline from his...
  • Witnesses: Man sets himself on fire in Akron after post-election rant

    11/21/2016 7:32:30 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 82 replies
    — Police say an Ohio man is in stable condition after he set himself on fire following what witnesses described as a rant about post-election protests. Akron Police Sgt. Dennis Woodall says the 69-year-old man was wearing a U.S. Marine Corps uniform when he set himself ablaze Saturday morning on a city street. Witnesses told the Akron Beacon Journal the man had become increasingly agitated after discussing the need to protest President-elect Donald Trump. They say the man had walked into a coffee shop and asked whether anyone knew who had organized a recent anti-Trump protest. They say he then...
  • At least 27 injured after man sets fire to Melbourne bank

    11/18/2016 4:14:12 AM PST · by Candor7 · 35 replies
    RT Question More ^ | 18 Nov, 2016 02:12 | Staff
    At least 27 people have been injured after a man set fire to a branch of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in the Melbourne suburb of Springvale, according to local media reports. Police say the man has been hospitalized in serious condition. Several people who were inside the bank at the time of the incident are being treated for serious burns. Twenty-one people, including three children, are being treated for smoke inhalation, The Age reported.
  • Election Results Cause Spike in Calls to Suicide Prevention Hotlines

    11/13/2016 6:45:44 PM PST · by Hadean · 59 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 13, 2016 | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    As the votes came in for the 2016 elections, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline experienced a spike in calls. Lifeline director John Draper told CNN that the network took 660 calls between 1 and 2 a.m., double or triple the volume they normally take, with calls increasing as election results poured in. “I can’t say I’ve seen anything like this… And it’s certainly not something I’ve ever seen in an election,” said Draper, who has 25 years of experience in suicide prevention. “They call and say it’s the election,” Draper said. “But by the end of the call, it’s about...
  • Suicide by democracy

    11/13/2016 11:16:58 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/13/16 | Diane Bederman
    We must not allow our government to bully us into welcoming people whose moral obligation is the destruction of Western countries. Let us never forget that people who scream “Death to Israel” and "Death to the West” mean every word. We are living in an era of dis-ease. Our belief systems are under attack. We witness the horror of terrorism spreading in countries who do not share our values, as well as the spread of terror in democracies around the world. We are up against tribal societies whose ethic is one of honor and shame and where blood revenge is...
  • National Suicide Hotline Confirms Big Increase In Calls After Trump Victory

    11/12/2016 5:31:52 AM PST · by Morgana · 76 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | November 12, 2016 | Jonah Bennett
    The upset caused by GOP President-elect Donald Trump’s astounding and unexpected victory has sent largely liberal communities spiraling into depression and suicidal ideations, according to crisis hotlines. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline was flooded with calls after Trump’s win Tuesday evening, far exceeding call volume from the presidential elections in 2012 and 2008.
  • Crisis Help Lines Have Been Inundated Following The Election If you need help, it’s out there.

    11/09/2016 9:11:52 PM PST · by Az Joe · 43 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11-9-16 | Lindsay Holmes
    Many people felt a deep need to reach out for mental health help following Tuesday night’s election results.   Crisis Text Line, a mental health service that allows people to chat with a counselor via messaging, experienced twice the average volume in the last 24 hours, according to the organization.
  • Anyone have Glenn Beck on suicide watch?

    11/09/2016 10:59:18 AM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 55 replies
    Just wondering. He must be blubbering pretty hard today.
  • Is Andrea Mitchell on suicide watch?

    11/09/2016 9:15:50 AM PST · by Kozy · 55 replies
    vanity | 11/9/2016 | Self
    Has Andrea Mitchell been placed on suicide watch?
  • Chelsea Manning attempts suicide for the second time

    11/04/2016 6:36:31 PM PDT · by PROCON · 63 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 4, 2016
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chelsea Manning attempted suicide for the second time in recent months while the transgender soldier remains imprisoned in Kansas for leaking classified information, two of her attorneys said Friday. Attorneys Vincent Ward and Chase Strangio declined to divulge details of Manning’s suicide attempt last month at a military prison at Kansas’ Fort Leavenworth. Wayne Hall, an Army spokesman, said medical privacy laws barred him from discussing the matter.
  • DC City Council Votes to Allow Physician-Assisted Suicide. That’ll Change Us All, for the Worse

    11/01/2016 1:57:42 PM PDT · by milton23 · 56 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 11/1/2016 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Earlier today, the D.C. City Council voted to allow physician-assisted suicide. But the debate isn’t over. The Washington Post reports that “the council must still hold a final vote on the bill, possibly as early as Nov. 15,” and that the mayor, Muriel Bowser, must decide if she’ll sign or veto the bill. The mayor should veto the bill. Physician-assisted suicide will change us all, for the worse—as I explain in a Heritage Foundation report, “Always Care, Never Kill: How Physician-Assisted Suicide Endangers the Weak, Corrupts Medicine, Compromises the Family, and Violates Human Dignity and Equality.” Too many people view...
  • Fraction of Suicides with Firearms Compared to per Capita Firearms in U.S.A.

    11/01/2016 5:42:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    ammoland ^ | 24 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The number of firearms in private hands has been rising for at least 70 years.  During the last 20, the numbers of murders, murders with guns, and violent crime with guns has been dropping sharply.  It has become very hard to say that more guns equal more crime with a straight face.  Fatal gun accidents are at an unprecedented low.  The rate of fatal gun accidents has dropped 94% in 85 years.The response of those who wish to disarm the public has been to focus on suicides.  They lump in suicides with murders and accidents and call the whole...
  • Army says 2-star general committed suicide on Alabama base

    10/30/2016 1:17:06 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 68 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | October 29, 2016 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON – The Army said Friday it has determined that suicide was the cause of death of a two-star general who was found dead in his home on a military base in Alabama. Maj. Gen. John Rossi was found dead July 31 at Redstone Arsenal, two days before he was to assume command of Army Space and Missile Defense Command.
  • Elizabeth Holmes 'scolded employees for speaking and had lawyers patrol Theranos' Silicon Valley HQ

    10/22/2016 7:04:02 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 27 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 22 October 2016 | Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com
    The widow of a scientist who killed himself in fear he was about to lose his job at troubled bio-tech start-up Theranos has told of the company's paranoid culture. Ian Gibbons, the head scientist at the blood test company, died after taking an overdose of painkillers in May 2013 within hours of being summoned for a meeting. According to his widow, Rochelle, he had found faults in machines the company claimed would 'change the world' by being able to diagnose diseases from a single pinprick of a patient's blood. Having recently been diagnosed with cancer, he stopped going to work...
  • Swiss Christian Nursing Home Must Allow Assisted Suicide

    10/26/2016 5:52:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 10/26/16 | Simon Caldwell
    A Christian nursing home in Switzerland must allow assisted suicide or lose its charitable statusA Swiss court has ruled that a Christian nursing home must either permit assisted suicide on its premises or give up its charitable status. The nursing home, which is run by the Salvation Army, the UK-based Christian charity, lost a legal challenge to new assisted suicide rules. The regulations, introduced about a year ago, compel charities caring for the sick and elderly to offer assisted suicide when a patient or resident requests it. The nursing home objected on the grounds that the law violated the core...
  • British head scientist at US maverick’s Silicon Valley start-up took own life over technology

    10/23/2016 7:05:44 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 30 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 22 October 2016 • 11:21pm | Hugo Daniel, Palo Alto Harriet Alexander, New York
    IT ALL began with the best, if exceedingly ambitious, of intentions – to develop a machine that by a simple pinprick on a patient’s finger could detect any disease known to man. But it ended in the most tragic of circumstances, with the firm behind the invention crashing and a British scientist who had devoted himself to the project taking his own life. Now his widow has spoken out about the treatment he suffered before and after his death at the age of 67, accusing his employers of heartlessness.
  • (ANOTHER ONE) Investigator Of Clinton Donor Facing Rape Trial Commits Suicide

    10/15/2016 3:11:46 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 40 replies
    LA Detective Suicided To Protect Top Hillary Clinton Donor NBA Superstar Derrick Rose By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers The Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) is reporting today that the infamously named “Clinton Body Count” has risen for the second time this week after a Los Angeles police detective was “suicided” before she could testify in a rape trial against one of Hillary Clinton’s top political donors, and personal friend of President Obama, NBA superstar Derrick Rose. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no...
  • Europe's prisoner suicide problem

    10/14/2016 10:02:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 10.13.2016 | Lewis Sanders IV
    Europe has one of the highest rates of prisoner suicides compared to other regions, according to the WHO. Prison reform advocates have called for alternative solutions for tackling the harrowing phenomenon. While questions over security and personal well-being have emerged in the wake of the Chemnitz explosives suspect Jafer Albakr’s death, figures show that prisoner suicides happen far too often. […] The UN Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) suggested in 2014 that suicide among prisoners appeared more frequently in Europe than other geographical regions, averaging 62 suicides per 100,000. …
  • Survivor claims deadly Connecticut plane crash was intentional; FBI investigating

    10/12/2016 11:05:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 12, 2016 | FoxNews.Com
    A small plane crash that killed a Jordanian national and injured another man in Connecticut on Tuesday was "an intentional act," The National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement on Wednesday. The unnamed man who survived the crash also told investigators the wreck was not an accident, the mayor of East Hartford said Wednesday. That man was in critical condition at Bridgeport Hospital, but was able to speak to detectives, officials said.
  • Benghazi Security Officer Warned U.S. Months Before Attack: ‘Everybody’ Will Die

    06/28/2016 7:05:05 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 28, 2016 | AARON KLEIN
    TEL AVIV – A U.S. government security officer serving at the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi prior to the September 11, 2012 attacks, warned his superiors that lack of adequate security at the compound made serving there a “suicide mission.” The officer further predicted to his superiors “that there was a very good chance that everybody here was going to die.” In a devastating indictment, the officer stated that a superior told him “everybody back here in D.C. knows that people are going to die in Benghazi, and nobody cares and nobody is going to care until somebody does die.”...