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Co-author of allegedly fabricated 'Three Cups of Tea' commits suicide
Associated Press ^ | 12/03/12

Posted on 12/03/2012 9:14:09 AM PST by AtlasStalled

David Oliver Relin, co-author of the best-selling book "Three Cups of Tea" that drew allegations parts of it were fabricated, has committed suicide in Oregon, authorities said. * * * Deputy Multnomah County medical examiner Peter Bellant said late Sunday night . . . that Relin died of blunt force head injury, but declined to provide any other details.

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I mean no disrespect for Relin, RIP, but how does one commit suicide by blunt force head injury? Sounds like an injury more consistent with homicide although I of course am not privy to the autopsy report with the details.
1 posted on 12/03/2012 9:14:17 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled
One lump or two?
2 posted on 12/03/2012 9:16:51 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: AtlasStalled
I mean no disrespect for Relin, RIP, but how does one commit suicide by blunt force head injury?

You could jump off a building head-first.

3 posted on 12/03/2012 9:19:59 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: AtlasStalled
I mean no disrespect for Relin, RIP, but how does one commit suicide by blunt force head injury?

By diving off a roof onto a sidewalk, for example.

4 posted on 12/03/2012 9:20:40 AM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Oberon
By diving off a roof onto a sidewalk, for example.

Bob Costas....time to ban roofs and sidewalks!

5 posted on 12/03/2012 9:22:44 AM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I don’t know but whatever it was if it was banned, surely he would be alive right now. /s


6 posted on 12/03/2012 9:23:03 AM PST by Gasshog
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To: AtlasStalled

Beat yourself to death with a stick?


7 posted on 12/03/2012 9:23:20 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: AtlasStalled

Jump out a window?


8 posted on 12/03/2012 9:25:27 AM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: AtlasStalled

Jump out a window headfirst?


9 posted on 12/03/2012 9:25:52 AM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: AtlasStalled

Sounds like a Clinton Arkancide

The victim shot himself in the head, reloaded and shot himself again.


10 posted on 12/03/2012 9:26:43 AM PST by PGR88
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To: PGR88
Actually that does happen they muff the frist shot then proceed to shoot themselves again.
11 posted on 12/03/2012 9:31:42 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Or you could jump off a building feet first and then gracefully do a full pike and then open up head down and bonk your head.


12 posted on 12/03/2012 9:32:25 AM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I know of a jail suicide by beating their own brains out against a cement wall and then the concrete floor. EMTs where in attendance and where too stupid stop letting go of his head. The guy died about 5 hours after reaching the hospital of massive brain injury. The gene pool was cleansed for a short time.


13 posted on 12/03/2012 9:50:45 AM PST by Patriot365
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To: AtlasStalled

“I mean no disrespect for Relin, RIP, but how does one commit suicide by blunt force head injury?”

One answers the question, “Does this dress make my butt look fat?”


14 posted on 12/03/2012 9:54:12 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: AtlasStalled

Guess the title should now be “Three Cups of Hemlock.”


15 posted on 12/03/2012 9:54:26 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Your post is HILARIOUS!!!

I heard Bill Bennett talk about the book, then checked it out from the library.

I got half-way through it.

I HATED THAT BOOK.

Self-serving, narcissistic feel-good messiah complex messages from the author(s) turned me OFF to the book....


16 posted on 12/03/2012 9:55:58 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: AtlasStalled
"I mean no disrespect for Relin, RIP, but how does one commit suicide by blunt force head injury?"

Drive into a concrete bridge abutment at a high rate of speed without a seatbelt or airbag.

17 posted on 12/03/2012 9:57:23 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: AtlasStalled

Truly desperate people (in Cheka custody for example) have managed it by running themselves full tilt into hard walls, even with their hands tied behind their backs, but I think the cause of death had more to do with broken necks. IIRC I read of some incidents in a Robert Conquest book. Could also have been an excuse for over zealous interrogators using the victim like a battering ram. Read it years ago and don’t have the reference so could be wrong.

All I could find online were these.

http://www.biomedsearch.com/nih/Suicide-by-blunt-force-trauma/12464812.html

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1680107-overview

http://www.fotolibra.com/gallery/614873/deceased-female-hand-cause-of-death-was-blunt-force-trauma-to-the-head-caused-by-hitting-the-road/


18 posted on 12/03/2012 10:02:03 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Not so "commanding", not so "inevitable".)
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To: fishtank

I guess we now know how he keep his head. He wrote the book
at a Starbucks!


19 posted on 12/03/2012 10:03:04 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: AtlasStalled

Maybe he beat himself in the head with his faked book?????


20 posted on 12/03/2012 10:08:52 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: AtlasStalled

Mortenson’s no angel. They should see where he was when this happened.


21 posted on 12/03/2012 10:18:06 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“A whole lotta lumps. Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh.” - Pete Puma


22 posted on 12/03/2012 10:27:35 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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Maybe he stepped on a rake on purpose?


23 posted on 12/03/2012 10:29:10 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: AtlasStalled

My son died of this and he was in a motorcycle accident.


24 posted on 12/03/2012 10:47:41 AM PST by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: Shimmer1

God bless you. Prayers for your family and son regardless of when this happened. The first thing I thought of was a motor vehicle accident.


25 posted on 12/03/2012 10:55:20 AM PST by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
One lump or two?

There is one sure thing about your comment: It will be the funniest thing I will see all day. Thanks!
26 posted on 12/03/2012 11:19:58 AM PST by jobim (.)
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To: AtlasStalled

RIP.


27 posted on 12/03/2012 2:53:58 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: massgopguy

LOL!


28 posted on 12/03/2012 3:02:35 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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