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2 Georgia Men Survive Suicide Attempt After Cutting Own Arms Off With Saw
Fox News ^ | Friday, March 09, 2007 | Fox News

Posted on 03/09/2007 3:58:36 PM PST by Popman

Two Georgia men survived a gruesome suicide attempt Friday after cutting their own arms off with a saw, reported Atlanta's Journal Constitution.

The 40 and 41-year-old men managed to remove three of their four arms, cutting them about six inches about their wrists, Atlanta Police Major Lane Hagin told the Journal.

The men left a suicide note with the manager of their apartment building saying they were killing themselves because they were recently diagnosed with HIV and their business had failed, according to police.

The men are in stable condition at a local hospital and will undergo psychiatric tests, a police spokesman said.

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TOPICS: Local News; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: afarewelltoarms; beyondstupid; disarming; gaylifestyle; givethemahand; holdmuhlatte; lastarmthehardest; righttokeeparms; upinarmless; whatdoyoucallaman; withnoarms
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Someone didn't think this though. One guy was going to have to cut off his last arm by magic
1 posted on 03/09/2007 3:58:39 PM PST by Popman
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To: Popman

Talk about throwing in your hand...


2 posted on 03/09/2007 4:00:05 PM PST by aomagrat (Lord Jesus Christ Son of God have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: Popman

No doubt that their inability to do adequate planning is why their business failed.


3 posted on 03/09/2007 4:00:09 PM PST by So Cal Rocket
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To: Popman

"You cut my arms off....then I cut yours off.....uh....wait...I'll cut yours off first...uh..."


4 posted on 03/09/2007 4:00:12 PM PST by Dallas59 (AL GORE STALKED ME ON 2/25/2007!)
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To: Popman
The men are in stable condition at a local hospital and will undergo psychiatric tests, a police spokesman said.

And an IQ test...
5 posted on 03/09/2007 4:01:04 PM PST by Dallas59 (AL GORE STALKED ME ON 2/25/2007!)
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To: Popman

Oh great, HIV infected blood spewed all over the apartment.

Lemme guess, the owner of the 4th arm was nominated to dial 911.


6 posted on 03/09/2007 4:01:13 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: Popman

"As a Duncan Hunter supporter I am choosing not to engage in debate on this Rudy Giuliani thread on Free Republic."

What else are table saws for?


7 posted on 03/09/2007 4:01:59 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: Popman

Uh? We have a problem. How do we cut the last one off?


9 posted on 03/09/2007 4:04:29 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: Popman
Maybe this is the new "in-thing" like piercings, tatoos and brandings. Soon the shopping malls will be packed with kids wearing baggy pants and missing arms.
10 posted on 03/09/2007 4:05:26 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Popman

Their business is gonna be a little short-handed, come Monday


11 posted on 03/09/2007 4:05:45 PM PST by digger48
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To: Popman

Just when you think you've heard it all . . . . . .


12 posted on 03/09/2007 4:06:04 PM PST by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: Popman

These two HIV-infected dolts are being kept alive thanks to the enforced generosity of the US taxpayer!


13 posted on 03/09/2007 4:06:36 PM PST by Ken522
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To: Popman

They were probably aware that wrist-slitting often fails, and figured a (power?) saw would do the job.


14 posted on 03/09/2007 4:08:00 PM PST by SteveMcKing
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To: Ken522

Not to mention my regularly donated and untainted blood


15 posted on 03/09/2007 4:09:10 PM PST by digger48
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To: Popman

16 posted on 03/09/2007 4:09:28 PM PST by Dallas59 (AL GORE STALKED ME ON 2/25/2007!)
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To: Grizzled Bear
Maybe this is the new "in-thing" like piercings, tatoos ....

Lends a whole new thrill to 'body modification' I'd guess...

17 posted on 03/09/2007 4:10:12 PM PST by GoldCountryRedneck ("There are no stupid questions. There are, however, many inquisitive idiots." - unknown)
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To: Popman

"'tis but a scratch!"

18 posted on 03/09/2007 4:10:57 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Popman

Wouldn't you give your hand to a friend?
Think of me as your friend,
And I think we can make it.
One more time, if we try.
One more time for all of the old old old times.

"Midnight Blue" by Melissa Manchester


19 posted on 03/09/2007 4:11:03 PM PST by Johnstone
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To: GoldCountryRedneck

It's just a scratch!


20 posted on 03/09/2007 4:11:22 PM PST by MPJackal ("If you are not with us, you are against us.")
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To: FreedomCalls

Beat me by 25 seconds.


21 posted on 03/09/2007 4:12:17 PM PST by MPJackal ("If you are not with us, you are against us.")
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To: Ken522

I feel sorry for the cops and other emergency personnel who had to respond to this gruesome scene. What the hell were these guys thinking?


22 posted on 03/09/2007 4:13:20 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (My Number One Goal in Life is to Leave a Bigger Carbon Foot Print Than Al Gore)
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To: Popman
"...and their business had failed..."

What was their business? Selling hands? I guess they didn't have enough inventory.

23 posted on 03/09/2007 4:13:26 PM PST by gate2wire
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To: Popman

The term 'gay' is such a joke. These two miserable people are anything but.


24 posted on 03/09/2007 4:13:32 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (a.k.a. What a jackass!)
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To: Popman
Its just a scratch!


25 posted on 03/09/2007 4:13:47 PM PST by Delta 21 ( MKC USCG - ret)
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To: mtbopfuyn
Lemme guess, the owner of the 4th arm was nominated to dial 911.

I didn't think about that.

Reminds me of the six P's

Piss Poor Planning Prevents Positive Performance

26 posted on 03/09/2007 4:14:00 PM PST by Popman ("What I was doing wasn't living, it was dying. I really think God had better plans for me.")
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To: Popman

Oh man. This is really sad. On so many levels.


27 posted on 03/09/2007 4:14:02 PM PST by pollyannaish
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To: mtbopfuyn

You know, that was so bad, but I laughed so hard, I'm ashamed to admit it. Talk about a couple of goobers.


28 posted on 03/09/2007 4:15:12 PM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
I feel sorry for the cops and other emergency personnel who had to respond to this gruesome scene. What the hell were these guys thinking?

I'm sure it will eventually show up on one the dozen of versions of CSI

29 posted on 03/09/2007 4:15:54 PM PST by Popman ("What I was doing wasn't living, it was dying. I really think God had better plans for me.")
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To: Grizzled Bear

It really wouldn't surprise me what with the tongue splitting and the latest rage, where people impale their backs with a hook and hang from it. I forget the term for it.


30 posted on 03/09/2007 4:16:15 PM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: Popman
...survived a gruesome suicide attempt Friday after cutting their own arms off with a saw...

I think I finally understand. For the longest time I thought they had survived their suicide attempt because they cut their arms off. I was reading this article looking for some plan they'd put in motion to kill themselves, thinking they'd had second thoughts and escaped by cutting their arms off.

Now I see that they really are just stupid idiots who don't know how to do themselves in and have only made their lives that much more miserable.

31 posted on 03/09/2007 4:16:27 PM PST by Mr. Mulliner
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To: Popman
Some may laugh.

But what despair these men must have been in.

32 posted on 03/09/2007 4:17:39 PM PST by happygrl
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To: Popman

To me, it seems cruel to prolong the suffering of these individuals.


33 posted on 03/09/2007 4:19:08 PM PST by billhilly
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To: Paved Paradise
...where people impale their backs with a hook and hang from it. I forget the term for it.

Not sure myself..................but I's just simplify it by calling insane

34 posted on 03/09/2007 4:19:25 PM PST by Popman ("What I was doing wasn't living, it was dying. I really think God had better plans for me.")
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To: Popman
Sheesh somebody ought to help these two out.

Doesn't an HIV diagnosis qualify for 100% disablity payments?

35 posted on 03/09/2007 4:20:18 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Popman

Now they can sue under the ADA.


36 posted on 03/09/2007 4:20:30 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Popman
Every day the news is full of craziness. I read of somebody going around the country holding castration live shows. Sick.
37 posted on 03/09/2007 4:22:41 PM PST by Jane Austen
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To: digger48
Well, you got to hand it to them they tried. I just can't put my finger on they were thinking
38 posted on 03/09/2007 4:23:04 PM PST by navysealdad
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To: happygrl
But what despair these men must have been in.

Let's see, they are going broke, they are gay, they are HIV

Life certainly can get very tough, but doing something as stupid and inane as this ?

So you compound your situation by committing suicide by cutting off your arm?

No, there is something way more bizarre going on here.

39 posted on 03/09/2007 4:23:24 PM PST by Popman ("What I was doing wasn't living, it was dying. I really think God had better plans for me.")
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To: Popman

They weren't related to that guy who torched his testicles, were they?


40 posted on 03/09/2007 4:23:53 PM PST by liege
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To: Jane Austen
I read of somebody going around the country holding castration live shows. Sick.

As in Human?

41 posted on 03/09/2007 4:24:10 PM PST by Popman ("What I was doing wasn't living, it was dying. I really think God had better plans for me.")
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To: Popman

Like Rudy, they didn't support the right to bear arms.

The 2nd Amendment was just an old saw to them.


42 posted on 03/09/2007 4:24:23 PM PST by hellbender
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To: Popman

This is definetly NOT a, "Hold muh beer!" thread.


43 posted on 03/09/2007 4:24:33 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: Paved Paradise

I forget the term for it.




Ignorant?


44 posted on 03/09/2007 4:25:07 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Mr. Mulliner

Maybe if they cut each other's heads off instead it would have worked. ;-)


45 posted on 03/09/2007 4:26:26 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Brilliant
Now they can sue under the ADA.

Yeah, both HIV and armless, not to mention beyond stupid.

At 40 an 41 years old, we will be paying for 40 years

46 posted on 03/09/2007 4:27:07 PM PST by Popman ("What I was doing wasn't living, it was dying. I really think God had better plans for me.")
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To: Popman

They couldn't afford sleeping pills so this was their second choice?


47 posted on 03/09/2007 4:27:26 PM PST by Argus
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

"what the hell were these guys thinking?"

My guess is that they don't think. That's how they got the disease and they don't care about anyone else getting it. It's all about them after all.


48 posted on 03/09/2007 4:27:35 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Popman

LMFAO!!!!!!!!

That's the best I have heard all week. Thanks for the smile to start the weekend!


49 posted on 03/09/2007 4:27:40 PM PST by mmanager (Rudy = The GAG ONE - Guns, Abortion and Gays - Remove one and call yourself conservative.)
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To: Hammerhead
This is definitely NOT a, "Hold muh beer!" thread.

Snort and LOL

50 posted on 03/09/2007 4:28:19 PM PST by Popman ("What I was doing wasn't living, it was dying. I really think God had better plans for me.")
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