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Japan Faces New Method of Suicide: Internet Fad is Killing
Associated Content ^ | May 1st, 2008 | Bobby Tall Horse

Posted on 05/01/2008 8:41:23 AM PDT by stillafreemind

Japan has a population groaning under the threat of suicide. Not only are people committing suicide, but the new Internet fad of mixing detergent and bath lotion is threatening to kill or sicken people around them. Heads up on a new fad of the Internet, a new method of suicide.

On Thurday, at least 350 people were evacuated in Northern Japan because of a suicide using the newest method of detergent and bath lotion. The fumes had escaped and was feared to harm neighbors.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: detergent; internet; japan; suicide
This should probably scare us all. Fad in Japan today, fad in the U.S. tomorrow. Hopefully not.
1 posted on 05/01/2008 8:41:24 AM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind

I call BS on this article. There can’t be any suicides in Japan, they have very strict gun control.

/sarcasm


2 posted on 05/01/2008 8:44:47 AM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution ? 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: stillafreemind

What is the deal with Japan and suicide? Can it possibly suck that bad there that they all want to kill themselves? I watch Ninja Warrior on G4 TV and they seem like a fun bunch...


3 posted on 05/01/2008 8:46:52 AM PDT by steel_resolve (Operation Chaos is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.)
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To: stillafreemind

“Cleanest body I’ve ever seen Sarge!”


4 posted on 05/01/2008 8:47:23 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
“Cleanest body I’ve ever seen Sarge!”

You're bad! I suppose they slide right into the after life with nary a fingerprint on them.

5 posted on 05/01/2008 8:49:37 AM PDT by Ingtar (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery. - ejonesie22)
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To: stillafreemind

For a productive & smart society, the Japanese are sometimes VERY weird.


6 posted on 05/01/2008 8:57:46 AM PDT by kromike
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To: All

Wow..so glad you all took this so seriously. A kid can mix these two very common household ingredients together..wipe him/herself out and anyone else who happens to be too close.

Note to self: this is funny (not)


7 posted on 05/01/2008 9:00:27 AM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind
Bleach and ammonia would probably do a pretty good job, too.
8 posted on 05/01/2008 9:01:08 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: steel_resolve
What is the deal with Japan and suicide?

It's part of the culture, a centuries-old social consensus that death is preferable to humiliation.

9 posted on 05/01/2008 9:02:18 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who call themselves Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: stillafreemind

Time for more product bans I guess. Pretty soon all that will be left is water. Oh yeah, I forgot - you can use that to kill yourself too.


10 posted on 05/01/2008 9:03:54 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("My advice: Quit supporting the party that is symbolized by an ass." Ted Nugent)
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To: Mygirlsmom

I doubt bans are the right thing. But I wish there was something to do about how kids and grownups feel about themselves. This story took place in Japan..but I was reading about suicides worldwide and the trend definitely seems to be going up. Very sad statement.


11 posted on 05/01/2008 9:06:23 AM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: steel_resolve

“What is the deal with Japan and suicide?”

In nature, when a species grows in population density, that species is susceptible to illnesses, and irratic behavior. Nature’s way of thinning the herd.


12 posted on 05/01/2008 9:10:15 AM PDT by brownsfan (Algore makes P.T. Barnum look like a piker.)
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To: stillafreemind

Hydrogen sulfide is some nasty stuff. If you could make a strong enough mix it would be a pretty quick way to go.

Of course if you screw up you could end up just a brain damaged vegetable.


13 posted on 05/01/2008 9:10:28 AM PDT by GATOR NAVY (Your parents will all receive phone calls instructing them to love you less now.)
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To: stillafreemind
But I wish there was something to do about how kids and grownups feel about themselves

I was being sarcastic about the ban thing, but your post did provide me with the ultimate solution....

Ban liberalism.

14 posted on 05/01/2008 9:12:52 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("My advice: Quit supporting the party that is symbolized by an ass." Ted Nugent)
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To: stillafreemind
I once mixed Clorox and Dawn dish detergent, and produced chlorine gas which forced everyone out of the house until it cleared (and this was in January!).

Carolyn

15 posted on 05/01/2008 9:18:10 AM PDT by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: CDHart

Admit it - you just didn’t want to do the dishes ;)


16 posted on 05/01/2008 9:26:19 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Average White Conservative)
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To: CDHart

Good to know. I am wondering what the chemical combination was the Japanese are using and if there were comparable brands in the U.S. I wouldn’t want to accidentally combine them.


17 posted on 05/01/2008 9:26:49 AM PDT by contemplator (Capitalism gets no Rock Concerts)
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To: wideawake

I guess in some the countries, the good ole days really weren’t...


18 posted on 05/01/2008 9:36:52 AM PDT by stuartcr (Election year.....Who we gonna hate, in '08?)
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To: Mygirlsmom

???


19 posted on 05/01/2008 9:41:16 AM PDT by stuartcr (Election year.....Who we gonna hate, in '08?)
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To: brownsfan
In nature, when a species grows in population density, that species is susceptible to illnesses, and irratic behavior. Nature’s way of thinning the herd.

Japan's reproductive rate and population density have decreased significantly over the past 20 years, and suicide only accounts for a small percentage of that decline.

Most of the decline is accounted for by more Japanese never reproducing and the ones who do reproduce having only one child.

Illnesses among the Japanese have decreased dramatically, making them the world's longest-lived nation. As far as "erratic behavior" is concerned, the Japanese have lower rates of institutionalization and incarceration than many countries. These rates declined and longevity increased all the while Japan's population was still becoming denser (1945-1985).

And, of course, the Japanese are not a species.

20 posted on 05/01/2008 9:44:23 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who call themselves Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: wideawake

“And, of course, the Japanese are not a species.”

Valid corrections, except that last one. :P


21 posted on 05/01/2008 9:53:04 AM PDT by brownsfan (Algore makes P.T. Barnum look like a piker.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Actually, might be more like ammonia and scouring powder or bleach, ammonia, and scouring powder.

Whatever the combination, I accidently mixed up the correct formula years ago while cleaning up the kitchen in a base housing unit I was moving out of. Realized from the first whiff of the fumes what had happened, got the windows open and the kitchen fan going (didn’t take long) and got out of there. Several hours of extreme ventilation later, I was able to return and flush the residue down the toilet.


22 posted on 05/01/2008 9:56:47 AM PDT by Captain Rhino ( If we have the WILL to do it, there is nothing built in China that we cannot do without.)
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To: brownsfan

LOL!


23 posted on 05/01/2008 10:05:25 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who call themselves Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: wideawake

Japan needs Jesus. He forgives.


24 posted on 05/01/2008 10:22:16 AM PDT by keats5 (tolerance of intolerant people is cultural suicide)
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To: reagan_fanatic
LOL! That might have been part of it!

Carolyn

25 posted on 05/01/2008 10:34:28 AM PDT by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: steel_resolve
What is the deal with Japan and suicide?

Having lived there 14 years, I believe it is a strong sense of personal responsibility mixed in with the Confucian respect for authority. There is also the strong identity to groups-- family, country, company, cause and religion for the minority who is religious.

This is not always a bad thing. One of the traits I admire most about the Japanese is their extreme loyalty and honesty-- particularly to those inside the group. Of course, this can be a bad thing if the group happens to be whack-jobs like Aum Shinri-Kyo, those who carried out the gas attacks on the Tokyo subway.

26 posted on 05/01/2008 10:43:56 AM PDT by Vigilanteman ((Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud))
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To: contemplator
It would be nice if they would tell us.

Carolyn

27 posted on 05/01/2008 10:48:18 AM PDT by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: stillafreemind

I don’t suppose you have any ammonia and Chlorox around your house, do you?


28 posted on 05/01/2008 11:07:22 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: CDHart

that stuff is bad news - I ended up in the hospital after having gotten a whiff once -


29 posted on 05/01/2008 11:12:14 AM PDT by Revelation 911
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To: stillafreemind
Enough people jump in front of trains to commit suicide in Tokyo that on the more popular lines for suicides (the fines that the family has to pay are cheaper on some lines than others) they can do a clean-up and get the trains running again in 6 minutes or so.
30 posted on 05/01/2008 11:17:27 AM PDT by Question_Assumptions
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To: stillafreemind

There is even a commercial in Japan with Gogo Yubari (Chiaki Kuriyama) urging people not to commit suicide.

31 posted on 05/01/2008 11:26:19 AM PDT by Tolkien (Another day, another 1.603 million miles around the sun.)
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To: stillafreemind

India takes all the stress out of expectations for some people by calling them untouchables. In Japan I imagine the ostracism and depression from failure to achieve is overwhelming. Hence the strange goodbyes.


32 posted on 05/01/2008 11:34:52 AM PDT by kinghorse
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To: CDHart

I LOVE your tag line!


33 posted on 05/01/2008 2:39:10 PM PDT by buffyt (Glowbull Warming: The Greatest Hoax Since Y 2 K !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Mygirlsmom

I was at a dinner party where 1/2 of the attendees where chemical engineers. I mentioned the time that the ammonia truck overturned and spilled in Houston a few decades ago...
I was saying I guess ammonia fumes in your lungs could kill you...
One of the Chem. engineers said TOO MUCH WATER IN YOUR LUNGS WILL KILL YOU, TOO!

Touche`


34 posted on 05/01/2008 2:40:38 PM PDT by buffyt (Glowbull Warming: The Greatest Hoax Since Y 2 K !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Old Professer

It’s not ammonia and clorox that they are using. The article said it’s a mixture of detergent and body lotion.


35 posted on 05/01/2008 3:15:29 PM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind
detergent and bath lotion

Watch out, our own Rat government will want to require ID to purchase these two items in the future.....just like they did with cold medicine.

36 posted on 05/01/2008 3:42:45 PM PDT by SteamShovel (Global Warming, the New Patriotism)
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To: stillafreemind

Its probably HELLO KITTY.


37 posted on 05/01/2008 4:50:14 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: CDHart
It would be nice if they would tell us.

Sunpole™ toilet cleaner (9.5% hydrochloric acid) + MUTOUHAPPU bath salts, which contain calcium sulfide.

There's a reason for those warnings on the bowl cleaner bottles.

38 posted on 05/01/2008 8:45:44 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: buffyt
So do I! :^)

Carolyn

39 posted on 05/02/2008 4:38:32 AM PDT by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: cynwoody
I read the Lime-Away toilet bowl cleaner - it says the fumes can etch metals! I think I'm going to find something else to use.

Carolyn

40 posted on 05/02/2008 4:42:12 AM PDT by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: stillafreemind

I know that, but most homes have both and when mixed, you get chlorine gas.


41 posted on 05/02/2008 7:56:37 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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