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Five Children Reported Dead After Dad's Suicide [Breaking News]
AP Report ^ | April 04, 2009

Posted on 04/04/2009 7:31:39 PM PDT by Steelfish

Five children reported dead after dad's suicide Deputies went to check on family after father killed himself

BREAKING NEWS

ORTING, Wash. - Five children were found dead at a home outside the city of Orting after their father reportedly killed himself in a neighboring county, a television station reported Saturday.

Pierce County sheriff's deputies went to a home in a trailer park at the request of the King County Sheriff's Department after the father committed suicide, NBC affiliate KING reported.

The children are between seven and 16 years old, KING reported. The 7-year-old is a boy, and the rest are girls.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: murdersuicide; orting; shooting; suicide

1 posted on 04/04/2009 7:31:40 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Anyone notice that after the last election a lot more people are dieing? What was sometimes said in jest,...”0bama’s fault” is becoming all to real.


2 posted on 04/04/2009 7:34:23 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Steelfish

Horrible story. Too many of them these days. The story doesn’t mention a mother. I’m not sure I hope she’s surviving somewhere...


3 posted on 04/04/2009 7:35:00 PM PDT by Dianna (Obama Barbie: Governing is hard.)
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To: Steelfish

It looks like the “worst financial crisis since the Great Depression” is working out precisely the way the Democrats planned it.


4 posted on 04/04/2009 7:35:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We're All Garbage Dump Bears Now!)
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To: Aaron0617
And the mother is..

A father killed himself and his two sons last week. That was part of a custody dispute. Wonder if this is simular.

5 posted on 04/04/2009 7:36:06 PM PDT by Aaron0617
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To: Drango

In almost all of these cases, someone is newly unemployed and I suspect feels like there’s no hope.


6 posted on 04/04/2009 7:36:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Steelfish

Orting’s only about 10 miles from where I live.

I know they’ll mention this at church tomorrow.


7 posted on 04/04/2009 7:36:52 PM PDT by hoagy62 (Obama: slowly sucking the positive attitude out of the US since 11-4-08)
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To: Steelfish

Gee. I was kinda hoping we could have a day without the report of a mass murder.

Guess this ain’t it.

Maybe tomorrow.


8 posted on 04/04/2009 7:38:29 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Drango
Anyone notice that after the last election a lot more people are dieing? What was sometimes said in jest,...”0bama’s fault” is becoming all to real.

A lot of folks are losing "hope". It's gonna get a lot worse, i fear.

9 posted on 04/04/2009 7:38:45 PM PDT by digger48
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To: FlingWingFlyer
It looks like the “worst financial crisis since the Great Depression” is working out precisely the way the Democrats planned it.

Cloward-Piven Strategy
10 posted on 04/04/2009 7:41:22 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Drango

Obama’s been in office for three months, and while he’s no good, the bad state of our country is mostly due to the terrible president we had the previous eight years.


11 posted on 04/04/2009 7:41:31 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Moonman62

I would have much rather had Bush over ANY DemocRAT.


12 posted on 04/04/2009 7:43:34 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Moonman62

Your a dumb-ass.


13 posted on 04/04/2009 7:43:39 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Steelfish

It really makes me sick. Kids trust their dad and then he blows them away. I can’t even entertain the thought of doing harm to my three children or my wife. There’s a sickness in this land, and I believe it has something to do with our nation’s rejection of God.


14 posted on 04/04/2009 7:43:42 PM PDT by liege
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To: digger48
Glenn Beck monologue.

Don't Give Up.

You are here for a reason.

http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=4177274&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/

15 posted on 04/04/2009 7:44:00 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: mware

http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=4177274&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/


16 posted on 04/04/2009 7:44:31 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: liege

There were huge numbers of suicides and family killings during the depression as well.


17 posted on 04/04/2009 7:46:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Moonman62

Is it always a full moon in your world, Moonman? You’re howlingly funny, and a little crazy too.


18 posted on 04/04/2009 7:47:10 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: Moonman62

That’s not 100% accurate. Consider the decisions made under Barry’s watch: printing more money, taking over GM, failed stimulus plan, AIG bonus fiasco.


19 posted on 04/04/2009 7:49:59 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: Steelfish

Prayers to those poor kids...


20 posted on 04/04/2009 7:51:40 PM PDT by rockrr (Global warming is to science what Islam is to religion)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Pretty soon you won’t be able to walk down the street without seeing one. Get used to it.


21 posted on 04/04/2009 7:55:20 PM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: stainlessbanner
Consider the decisions made under Barry’s watch: printing more money, taking over GM, failed stimulus plan, AIG bonus fiasco.

Doesn't that seem like a continuation of what W and Paulson were doing? TARP was originally supposed to clean the bad assets out of the financial system, which still has to be done, but W and Paulson turned it into a disastrous giveaway program for big business.

22 posted on 04/04/2009 7:57:54 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Soothesayer

Get used to it? No thanks.

I want my Country back.


23 posted on 04/04/2009 8:00:30 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: mware

Thank you very much for that post. It took me a couple of tries to get through it. You see, my mother took exactly the same path in life as Glens. I’d never heard him tell the details, I just knew she had taken her own life.

I wish I could say it was easier for me that I was 27 when she finally gave up. But I’d be lying. It destroyed me.


24 posted on 04/04/2009 8:01:39 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Responsibility2nd
I'm just doing the job other FReepers won't do. Unless the mistakes in the GOP are corrected, people like Obama, Pelosi, and Reid will continue to win elections like the Democrats did during the 50 years after Hoover.

And the current crop of Republicans could care less as long as they get their share of the loot.

25 posted on 04/04/2009 8:02:26 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: liege
There’s a sickness in this land, and I believe it has something to do with our nation’s rejection of God.

That is the truth.

26 posted on 04/04/2009 8:03:09 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: Steelfish

Sad, very sad.


27 posted on 04/04/2009 8:04:01 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: digger48
digger, I am sorry for your loss.

My uncle took his life a month after his wife died of cancer.

I think that is why what Glenn said is so powerful. Almost every person knows someone who has taken their own life.

28 posted on 04/04/2009 8:06:14 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Moonman62

The economy was actually pretty good under Bush. What are you smoking?


29 posted on 04/04/2009 8:12:16 PM PDT by nobama08
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To: mware

I’ve lost about a half-dozen people close to me over the year by their own means. I guess..... no....I know for a fact....that having experienced that pain, can sometimes get one through a rough spot by understanding what you will do to those that care about you.


30 posted on 04/04/2009 8:13:32 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Responsibility2nd; Moonman62

“Your a dumb-ass.”

That may be, but he’s also right.


31 posted on 04/04/2009 8:13:43 PM PDT by EEDUDE
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To: nobama08

If you were in homebuilding, commodites, or government it was pretty good for awhile, but we now know those were unsustainable bubbles. Thus, Bush was a terrible economic president and so was the economy.


32 posted on 04/04/2009 8:14:34 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: EEDUDE

And agreeing with a dumb-ass makes you....

lolol.

Just askin’.


33 posted on 04/04/2009 8:15:51 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Moonman62

Well, it depends on your own perspective, I guess. We were doing fine and I didn’t know anyone who had been laid off. Now I know a lot of people without jobs.


34 posted on 04/04/2009 8:17:41 PM PDT by nobama08
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To: digger48
digger, when I think of how much both my parents fought to stay alive.

Dad fearing how his wife and 7 children would be cared for....and mom, 3 months of intensive care.

I would never dishonor them with destroying the gift of life they gave me.

35 posted on 04/04/2009 8:19:04 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Moonman62
And the current crop of Republicans could care less as long as they get their share of the loot.

Unfortunately true.

36 posted on 04/04/2009 8:24:30 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: cripplecreek

I don’t give a damn...job loss does not justify homicide. What are these scumbags thinking?


37 posted on 04/04/2009 8:25:00 PM PDT by bushinohio
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To: Steelfish

What an evil son of a bitch. Just kill yourself, you POS and leave the kids alone.


38 posted on 04/04/2009 8:26:05 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: digger48

“A lot of folks are losing “hope”. It’s gonna get a lot worse, i fear.”

Your post reminded me of a great book that I just discovered recently (although it was written decades ago and has sold over 10 million copies)

- Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl.

I’m not into psychoanalysis or anything like that for the most part, but I saw it on someone’s top 10 list and will be eternally grateful. I can’t recommend it enough.

A few gems from the book.


“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

“Live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now!”

And then probably my favorite of all:

“That is why I recommend that the Statue of Liberty on the East Coast be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the West Coast.”


39 posted on 04/04/2009 10:07:47 PM PDT by cpanter
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