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Ex-NFL player Oliver commits suicide (Charger
Fox Sports (AP) ^ | Sept. 25, 2013

Posted on 09/25/2013 6:11:15 PM PDT by South40

A medical examiner near Atlanta says former San Diego Chargers safety Paul Oliver has committed suicide.

Cobb County investigators say the 29-year-old Oliver was found dead Tuesday night at his home in Marietta, about 20 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta.

Police say Oliver died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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1 posted on 09/25/2013 6:11:15 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Sad, very sad.


2 posted on 09/25/2013 6:12:52 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: South40

Piers Morgan can’t wait to count this in his latest gun ‘murder’ statistics.


3 posted on 09/25/2013 6:13:51 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Yes, yet another black life taken with the hands of a black man. Piers will be all over that.


4 posted on 09/25/2013 6:15:35 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40

Maybe this is silly but in that photo he has unhappy eyes. There looks to be much sadness there.


5 posted on 09/25/2013 6:19:31 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: South40

so young :(


6 posted on 09/25/2013 6:21:34 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Irenic

Indeed. They are the eyes of some one who seems to have lost all hope. So much pain there.....


7 posted on 09/25/2013 6:28:29 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: South40

That’s very sad.


8 posted on 09/25/2013 6:29:07 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Irenic

Not silly, I can see it. He didn’t look happy in that photo.


9 posted on 09/25/2013 6:30:33 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40

Uh-oh! The brain-damage/concussion freaks will start posting in 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1.....


10 posted on 09/25/2013 6:34:18 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: South40

Permanent solution to a temporary problem.

So sad. Prayers for the family.


11 posted on 09/25/2013 6:44:38 PM PDT by slouper (LWRC M6A2)
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To: South40

Sounds like no team would sign him....gotta find a way to pay for the million-dollar mansion and flipping burgers ain’t gonna cut it.


12 posted on 09/25/2013 7:12:41 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: South40

Sad. RIP.


13 posted on 09/25/2013 7:32:29 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Despair can lead to suicide, even for the unrecognized father that seems to think it’s the remedy for the lost job, financial debt, humiliation, and sense of inadequacy.

I’ve never been suicidal, but financial stress completely sucks.


14 posted on 09/25/2013 7:34:23 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: slouper
Permanent solution to a temporary problem.

I really don't like that saying. I see it on almost every suicide thread here.

I'm about 20 years older than this guy, and I've been dealing with things in my head for over 30 years. Does that sound 'temporary'?

I'm still here, holding together, staying in the fight.

15 posted on 09/25/2013 7:36:29 PM PDT by real saxophonist (All you poor, all you needy, all you're doin' is givin' to the greedy... Temptations, 'Power')
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To: real saxophonist

>> Permanent solution to a temporary problem.

A cynic would argue that life is temporary.


16 posted on 09/25/2013 7:41:47 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: real saxophonist
I'm still here, holding together, staying in the fight.

That's good to know. I remember when TrappedInLiberalHell offed himself, what, 10 years ago?
In the end the only thing a person truly has is time.

17 posted on 09/25/2013 7:42:36 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: real saxophonist

Are you a creative musician, or mostly performance oriented?


18 posted on 09/25/2013 7:43:30 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

A cynic is a pessimist with a sense of humour.


19 posted on 09/25/2013 7:52:24 PM PDT by real saxophonist (All you poor, all you needy, all you're doin' is givin' to the greedy... Temptations, 'Power')
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To: Lancey Howard

About 4 1/2 years ago, I came DAMN close. Scared me so bad I don’t have to worry about that happening anytime soon.


20 posted on 09/25/2013 7:55:36 PM PDT by real saxophonist (All you poor, all you needy, all you're doin' is givin' to the greedy... Temptations, 'Power')
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To: real saxophonist

Well, the thing to remember is that no one dies laughing... not at least intentionally. So, here’s to being the cynic.


21 posted on 09/25/2013 8:00:56 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

I would say a little of both. Played professionally for 22 years, and have about 4 compositions that need to be put to paper.


22 posted on 09/25/2013 8:01:03 PM PDT by real saxophonist (All you poor, all you needy, all you're doin' is givin' to the greedy... Temptations, 'Power')
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To: Gene Eric
You know what - I worked in Funeral Service for three years. Had a couple of suicides in that time. The embalmer that I worked with had been in the business for about 17 years at the time.

He told me he had never seen a suicide who had a smile on their face.

23 posted on 09/25/2013 8:07:14 PM PDT by real saxophonist (All you poor, all you needy, all you're doin' is givin' to the greedy... Temptations, 'Power')
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To: South40

Lemme guess, never had to study in high school or college, probably never cracked a book and found himself needing a real job with no skills, education or experience.

Might have made a good Mall Cop tackling petty thieves


24 posted on 09/25/2013 8:11:10 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: real saxophonist

I ask because I find the process of composition generally depressing, but not playing what’s already written. There are a lot of things in life that are tedious, boring, stressful, and downright horrid, but composition is in a category unto itself; as such, I tend to avoid it.


25 posted on 09/25/2013 8:11:55 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: real saxophonist

Good!
I have found the most helpful “therapy” is getting outside and looking around, shutting down the internal dialogue.
And music. Music ALWAYS helps. Here’s a favorite of mine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knVbfhmME1g&feature=fvwrel

(Yeah, Daryl Hannah actually sang the backup vocals.)

FRegards,
LH


26 posted on 09/25/2013 8:13:22 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Good advice on all and music is a biggie for me even if it is a sad song.


27 posted on 09/25/2013 8:20:15 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Lancey Howard

Good tune.


28 posted on 09/25/2013 8:25:47 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Lancey Howard

Thank you for that. I have always had a less than positive opinion of Clarence’s tone, but that doesn’t take away from the message.


29 posted on 09/25/2013 8:36:35 PM PDT by real saxophonist (All you poor, all you needy, all you're doin' is givin' to the greedy... Temptations, 'Power')
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To: South40

Steroids ...


30 posted on 09/25/2013 9:01:10 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

How many concussions did he have over his years of playing football??


31 posted on 09/25/2013 9:08:42 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: real saxophonist

Keep fighting. Keep living.


32 posted on 09/25/2013 9:10:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: South40; slouper

Didn’t mean to hijack your thread, just had to comment on something.


33 posted on 09/25/2013 9:15:36 PM PDT by real saxophonist (All you poor, all you needy, all you're doin' is givin' to the greedy... Temptations, 'Power')
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To: Irenic

Very sad. May he he rest in peace in the arms of our Lord everlasting.


34 posted on 09/25/2013 9:16:53 PM PDT by free me (Do it.....Sign & Endorse today!!! www.dontfundobamacare.com)
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To: real saxophonist

Glad you made it through. That’s a victory in itself.


35 posted on 09/25/2013 9:20:31 PM PDT by free me (Do it.....Sign & Endorse today!!! www.dontfundobamacare.com)
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To: real saxophonist

No worries my FRiend. :-)


36 posted on 09/25/2013 9:20:55 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: BenLurkin

“How many concussions did he have over his years of playing football??”

I have no idea. I had never heard of him until this thread.


37 posted on 09/26/2013 7:28:09 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: South40

Self-murder is always sad, especially for those left behind. But it is always murder.


38 posted on 09/26/2013 7:28:10 AM PDT by alarm rider (Basically, we are toast.)
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To: real saxophonist

I know exactly how you feel. People who have never had those feelings do not know what it is like.


39 posted on 09/26/2013 7:41:38 AM PDT by Hyman Roth
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