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  • Stanford goalie Katie Meyer faced disciplinary action over coffee incident before suicide: lawsuit

    11/25/2022 12:39:55 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 80 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 24, 2022 | Jaclyn Hendricks
    Stanford goalie Katie Meyer was facing disciplinary action before she tragically took her own life in February, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by her parents against the university. Meyer was said to be riding her bike in the summer when she apparently spilled coffee on a Stanford football player, who allegedly sexually assaulted a female soccer player — a minor at the time — according to the lawsuit, which was obtained by USA Today Sports. Meyer, who served as the captain of the Stanford women’s soccer team, was sent a notice regarding imminent disciplinary action over the incident,...
  • ‘Power Rangers’ Star Jason David Frank Dead at 49

    11/20/2022 5:25:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 20, 2022 | Emily Selleck
    Jason David Frank, who portrayed Tommy Oliver – the original Green and White Ranger – in “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” died in Texas, his rep confirmed to TMZ on Sunday. He was 49. “Please respect the privacy of his family and friends during this horrible time as we come to terms with the loss of such a wonderful human being,” Justine Hunt said in a statement. “He loved his family, friends and fans very much. He will truly be missed.”
  • Have You Considered Death? Canadian Doctors Urged To Mention Medically Assisted Dying With Patients

    11/04/2022 7:39:58 AM PDT · by DFG · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/04/2022 | Chris Tomlinson
    A document for doctors in Canada has suggested that they bring up the topic of euthanasia before their patients do if the patient is eligible and it is “medically relevant.” The document, which was created by those who provided medically assisted suicide services or MAID (Medical assistance in dying), claims that doctors not only should bring up euthanasia with their patients but that they have an obligation to do so. The Canadian Association of MAID Assessors and Providers, who produced the document, claims that as long as the doctor is not trying to convince or persuade the patient to end...
  • Canada expanding assisted suicide law to the mentally ill

    10/31/2022 8:33:23 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/28/2022 | Ashley Carnahan
    Medical assistance in dying (MAID) has been available in Canada since 2016 and is set to expand in March 2023, extending eligibility to those with a mental illness. Bill C-7 would allow individuals seeking MAID to apply solely on the basis of a mental disorder. Prior to the bill’s passage, MAID eligibility was based on having a “grievous and irremediable medical condition,” according to a report from the Canadian government on the practice. Creighton School of Medicine professor Charles Camosy said Wednesday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” the bill would allow “mature minors” to be euthanized by state doctors without the...
  • Scheduled to Die: The Rise of Canada's Assisted Suicide Program. What do you do when you discover your son has made an appointment for his death?

    10/12/2022 6:24:43 AM PDT · by karpov · 16 replies
    Common Sense (Bari Weiss Substack) ^ | October 11, 2022 | Rupa Subramanya
    On September 7, Margaret Marsilla called Joshua Tepper, the doctor who planned to kill her son. Marsilla is 46, and she lives outside Toronto with her husband and daughter, a nursing student. She had known that her 23-year-old son, Kiano Vafaeian, was depressed—he was diabetic and had lost his vision in one eye, and he didn’t have a job or girlfriend or much of a future—and Marsilla asked her daughter to log onto Kiano’s account. (Kiano had given his sister access so she could help him with his email.) He never shared anything with his mother—what he was thinking, where...
  • The State of Dreams (Requiem for California)

    10/09/2022 3:58:50 AM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 40 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 08 Oct 2022 | Daniel Greenfield
    The great westward drive that began with Lewis and Clark has been steadily rolling backward. Southern California is filled with moving trucks headed to Arizona, Texas and Nevada. Those who can afford it, fly to Florida. The Russians were here once and then the Spanish. The American presence in California was more comprehensive and lasted longer, but may one day leave sagging Wells Fargo banks and decrepit mini malls filled with sushi places and nail salons the way the Spanish left their missions. It's a beautiful country, but so is Afghanistan and any number of otherwise unlivable places. Every other...
  • Study finds folic acid treatment is associated with decreased risk of suicide attempts

    10/02/2022 12:40:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 3 replies
    Medical Xpress / University of Chicago / JAMA Psychiatry ^ | Sept. 29, 2022 | Robert D. Gibbons et al
    Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the US. Experts recommend many strategies and treatments to decrease the risk of suicide. Few would put folic acid supplements on that list. The study found patients who filled prescriptions for folic acid, also known as vitamin B9, experienced a 44% reduction in suicidal events (suicide attempts and intentional self-harm). Robert Gibbons, Ph.D. became interested in folic acid in the context of suicide because of a previous study between risk of attempting suicide and 922 different prescribed drugs. The study simultaneously screened each drug for associations with suicide attempts. Surprisingly,...
  • Pediatric Transgender Clinic a "Cash Cow" [semi-satire]

    09/24/2022 11:25:15 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 September 2022 | John Semmens
    Dr. Shayne Sebold Taylor of the Pediatric Transgender Clinic at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) says "the surgeries we do on minors are labor intensive, require a lot of follow-ups, a lot of our time, and they make a lot of money for the hospital. They are a huge cash cow for the University." Vanderbilt health law expert Ellen Wright Clayton warned employees of the clinic that "any conscientious objection to participating in these lucrative procedures will be met with dire consequences. You probably shouldn't be working at VUMC if you don't want to participate in the trans surgeries on...
  • COVID-19 and suicide: Evidence from Japan

    09/05/2022 9:20:37 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 7 replies
    The Lancet ^ | September 5, 2022 | Matthew J. Spittal
    ...Yet the evidence to date suggests rising suicide rates have not occurred in most countries. ...The exception to this trend is Japan where suicide rates initially declined by around 14% but then began to rise.3 Suicide rates now appear to be higher in Japan than they were pre-pandemic for many age and sex groups...youth suicide rates began increasing in April 2020 until a peak in September, and then declined. Rates remained slightly elevated between January and April 2021 (when the study ended). Other analyses presented in the study suggest an increase in suicides of between 50% and 86% between August...
  • Wife of Bed Bath & Beyond exec was in NYC apartment when he jumped: sources

    09/04/2022 1:20:53 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 88 replies
    Nypost ^ | 09/04/2022 | By Joe Marino, Larry Celona, Kevin Sheehan and Bruce Golding
    Bed Bath & Beyond exec Gustavo Arnal didn’t say a word to his wife before apparently leaping to his death from their swank, 18th-floor apartment in Lower Manhattan, The Post has learned. Arnal, 52, also didn’t leave a note explaining the plunge, which occurred while his wife was in the home with him around 12:20 a.m. Friday, law-enforcement sources said Sunday.
  • Ohio man found not guilty of strangling wife, staging to look like suicide

    08/26/2022 8:35:46 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 26, 2022 9:57pm | Rebecca Rosenberg, Fox News
    It took a jury just under three hours to find an Ohio man not guilty Friday of murdering his wife and staging it to look like a suicide. Matheau Moore, 51, sobbed and cradled his face in the palms of his hands in a Delaware County courtroom when the judge read the verdict of not guilty to two counts of murder and one count of felonious assault. Emily Noble vanished on her 52nd birthday May 24, 2020, sparking a manhunt, according to the Columbus Dispatch. She was found about four months later, her badly decomposed remains hanging from a tree...
  • Canadian veteran suffering from PTSD and a traumatic brain injury was offered EUTHANASIA when he called Veteran Affairs Canada hotline for help - as Canadian Government orders 'full and thorough' investigation into the case

    08/22/2022 1:45:01 PM PDT · by Scarlett156 · 40 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 22 August 2022 | Emma James for
    Canada’s federal government has ordered a ‘full and thorough’ investigation after a Veterans Affairs Canada employee encouraged a veteran to undergo assisted suicide when he called for help. The Canadian Forces veteran was seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and a traumatic brain injury when he was casually offered medical assistance in dying (MAiD) in July. A VAC employee reportedly brought up MAiD unprompted in the conversation with the veteran, who was ‘deeply disturbed’ by the suggestion.
  • The Suicide of the American Historical Association (Even history must give way to wokeism!)

    08/22/2022 2:25:46 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 19 replies
    American Institute of Economic Research ^ | 08/20/2022 | Phillip W. Magness
    A bizarre string of events is unfolding at the American Historical Association (AHA). Last week, AHA president James H. Sweet published a column in the organization’s magazine on the problem of “presentism” in academic historical writing. According to Sweet, an unsettling number of academic historians have allowed their political views in the present to shape and distort their interpretations of the past. Sweet offered a gentle criticism of the New York Times’s 1619 Project as evidence of this pattern. Many historians embraced the 1619 Project for its political messages despite substantive flaws of fact and interpretation in its content. Sweet...
  • Brother of Marine killed in Afghanistan withdrawal commits suicide at memorial for fallen service member

    08/14/2022 10:51:42 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 53 replies
    The brother of a young Marine killed during the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan reportedly died by suicide a year later during a recent memorial service for the fallen service member. Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, 20, from Norco, California, was one of 13 American troops killed on Aug. 26, 2021, when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive outside the Kabul airport as crowds of Americans and Afghan allies sought to flee Taliban fighters taking over control of the capital city.
  • Texas Man Convicted of Child Sexual Abuse Drinks ‘Cloudy’ Water in Courtroom, Dies Shortly After

    08/14/2022 10:30:31 AM PDT · by bitt · 49 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | cassandra fairbanks
    A Texas man who was convicted of child sexual abuse chugged “cloudy” water as the verdict finding him guilty was read and died shortly after. Edward Peter Leclair, 57, was found guilty on Thursday of five counts of child sexual abuse, all involving the same victim, who was between the age of 14 and 17. Leclair had a large bottle that appeared to be water next to him, but did not drink it throughout the hearing. As the guilty verdict was read, Leclair began to chug from the bottle. “I looked over and noticed him drinking,” Leclair’s lawyer Mike Howard...
  • Naomi Judd, Grammy-winning artist, dead at 76

    04/30/2022 1:25:21 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 158 replies
    fox ^ | 4/30/2022 | sabes
    Grammy-award winning artist Naomi Judd of The Judds has died at 76. Judd's daughters announced her death in a statement on Saturday to the Associated Press. "Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness," the statement said. "We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory."
  • 'Baffled' Wynonna Judd 'accuses sister Ashley of CONSPIRING with their mom to leave her OUT of her $25M will - and plans to contest': Friend claims Naomi 'blew through every dollar she made with The Judds and went to rehab for money disorder'

    08/02/2022 2:56:03 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 83 replies
    daily mail ^ | 8/2/2022 | emma james
    Country star Wynonna Judd is planning to formally contest her late mother’s will which left her entire $25million fortune to her husband. Naomi Judd, who was the long-time singing partner of her daughter Wynonna as The Judds, left her two daughters out of her will in a baffling move. Both Wynonna, 58, and Ashley, 54, did not feature in the will, and did not get any part of her estate, with the Nashville superstar leaving everything to her widower Larry Strickland. The couple had been married for 33 years, with Naomi making Strickland the executor of her estate in a...
  • Dr. Lisa-Maria Kellermayr — targeted by anti-vaxxers — commits suicide

    07/30/2022 11:36:05 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 122 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7-30-22 | Dana Kennedy
    An Austrian doctor who was targeted by anti-vaxxers for her public advocacy in favor of the Covid-19 vaccines has committed suicide. The body of Lisa-Maria Kellermayr, who was often quoted in the media about the pandemic and the importance of vaccines, was found at her office in rural northern Austria on Friday, according to Austrian media reports. Officials said she left a suicide note but did not reveal its contents. Kelllmayr had been the target of death threats from anti-vaccination activists. Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen praised the doctor as a great healer and called out those who had...
  • Jan. 6 defendant commits suicide while awaiting sentencing

    07/23/2022 1:51:07 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 225 replies
    Mark Aungst, who was facing up to six months in prison and a $5,000 fine, killed himself on July 20, according to his obituary. Aungst was among the many Jan. 6 demonstrators caught up in a protracted legal process stemming from the chaos of that day. He had pled guilty to a charge of demonstrating or parading in a restricted building and was due to be sentenced in September. The deceased reportedly walked through the Capitol building taking photographs during the incident.
  • Ukraine Preparing to Target Russia's Black Sea Fleet With Western Weapons

    07/19/2022 8:29:54 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 37 replies
    weaknews via msn ^ | 7/19/2021 | Zoe Strozewski
    kraine is talking about using Western weapons to target Russia's Black Sea fleet amid the ongoing war, according to the country's deputy defense minister. Volodymyr Havrylov told The Times on Monday that attacking the fleet could help Ukraine take back Crimea, which Russia annexed in 2014. "Russia will have to leave Crimea if they wish to exist as a country," the British newspaper quoted Havrylov as saying. "We have a permanent threat from the Russian Black Sea fleet. Given the new technologies and capabilities we receive, we have to address this threat," he continued. "We are ready to target them...