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  • Trump Is Right: Suicides Do Increase During Economic Hardship

    03/30/2020 4:46:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 30, 2020 | A.D.P. Everson
    The AP’s statement has no basis in reality. There is currently no body of research that demonstrates people are less likely to take their lives in time of economic hardship. The pace of information during the COVID-19 crisis has been extraordinary. Last week President Trump said thousands could die by suicide as a result of the economic crisis created by the coronavirus.The Associated Press (AP) immediately released a “fact check” on the president’s prediction, saying it was false. Over the weekend, The Federalist’s Tristan Justice reported more people died from suicides in east Tennessee than from the coronavirus. In the...
  • Suffering from existential despair, the New York Times found itself a new scapegoat -- Christians Who Support Trump

    03/28/2020 7:24:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/28/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    div class="article_body top mrf-hidden"> One can feel the existential anguish oozing off every page and pixel atThe New York Times.That's not because the coronavirus is approaching apocalyptic proportions, with mass die-offs comparable to the year 1348, when the Black Death was at its apex.Instead, theTimesis confronting a different problem: President Donald Trump'spoll numbers are doing very well.His recent town hall was themost watched town hall in cable history.His daily press conferences enthrall so many people that the media aredesperate to stop televising them. Clearly, theTimeshad to bring out the big guns to ensure that Americans understand that not only is...
  • "In this world, you will have distress." ~ Of Viruses, Mortality, Art and Lent

    03/14/2020 6:39:46 PM PDT · by Antoninus · 11 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | March 14, 2020 | Florentius
    rA banner reading "memento mori" hangs over a winged skull on this grave marker in the Old Granary Burying Ground in Boston, 18th century.As much of the world reacts with hysteria to the COVID-19 plague, Catholics continue our journey through Lent. Indeed, the two events coalesce very appropriately. Lent is a penitential season when we are meant to reflect on our life and remember the inevitability of our death. Few things help to focus the mind on this topic more effectively than a deadly, fast-spreading viral outbreak. We should recall that in the past our ancestors suffered through numerous plagues...
  • Deapair and Constitutions: How are We To Survive?

    03/13/2020 5:38:10 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 11 replies
    I despair of a decent life in The West. To people who smugly say or assume that Australia is The Lucky Country I have to shout: Mens lives and decent living for everyone are being continuously ruined by an institutionalized man-hating feminism that has commandeered, poisoned and terrified all levels of government and the judiciary and a huge part of the police forces. What hope has a bloke (guy) got? How has it come to this? Is it worse in countries which have relied on precedent and traditions like Common Law than in America where the First Amendment etc etc...
  • Hell is what athiests want, No God present

    01/06/2020 4:30:27 PM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 55 replies
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    When you read descriptions of hell, it's a place where God is absent. He does not stop anything occurring there, nothing bad is prevented or stopped from happening. There is no healing. There is no release from torment and pain. People do not realize just exactly how much God prevents bad things from hitting us and not stopping, or not recovering from them, in this world. Because the physical world is fallen and broken, the natural laws have things wearing out and breaking down, we age, our bodies will wear out and cease to work. We do have bad things...
  • WATCH: Honduras Caravan Climbs into Truck in Mexico to Drive to US Border (video via ABC)

    10/22/2018 11:46:32 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 34 replies
    Jack Posobiec Verified account @JackPosobiec WATCH: Honduras Caravan Climbs into Truck in Mexico to Drive to US Border (video via ABC)
  • Prediction: Migrant Caravan Will Arrive at Border Timed to the Election

    10/20/2018 5:05:34 PM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 78 replies
    Beebuster2000 News Service | October 20 2018 | beebuster2000
    The whole thing is staged to coincide with the election. Women with children will be allowed by Mexico to approach the border. Trump will be forced to use the military to stop them, creating the ideal Democrat talking point, or so they think. Could the Dems "Kavanaugh" again and go 0-2? Apparently the whole "Caravan" is organized and financed by outsiders, it is rumored Soros, but I haven't seen that confirmed. brace yourself for a total S-Show starting in about a week
  • John McCain, in final message before death, says 'do not despair of our present difficulties'

    08/27/2018 10:38:00 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 114 replies
    CNBC ^ | 27 AUG 18 | Jacob Pramuk | @jacobpramuk
    Sen. John McCain, in a final message to the United States written before his death, said the country will emerge from its current political environment "stronger than before." "Do not despair of our present difficulties. We believe always in the promise and greatness of America," the Republican senator and former GOP presidential nominee wrote in a letter read by advisor Rick Davis on Monday. McCain, a longtime lawmaker from Arizona, died Saturday at age 81 after a struggle with brain cancer.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Marian devotion of Bergoglio inspired by Wojtyla

    12/14/2017 1:25:03 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | December 11, 2017 | Louie Verrecchio
    On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Francis, in a shameless attempt to fool the ignorant into believing that he and his agenda are Catholic, stood before a statue of Our Lady to deliver what amounted to a glorified political speech disguised as a prayer. Pretending to seek Our Ladys intercession, he used the occasion to publicize a laundry list of his pet causes (e.g., poverty, immigration, environmentalism) and to convict those who arent convinced of his pious intentions as fearful, hypocritical, and antisocial.The full text of Jorges prayer is linked above. Go ahead, read it. Allow yourself to become...
  • Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson commits suicide on bridge in Mt. Washington

    12/13/2017 6:01:15 PM PST · by gop4lyf · 181 replies
    wdrb.com ^ | 12/13/17 | unknown
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson, who was under investigation for alleged sexual molestation, has committed suicide. Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell said Johnson shot himself on a bridge on Greenwell Ford Road in Mt. Washington, and the gun was recovered.
  • Why Middle Class Whites Are Dying Faster (In 6 Painful Charts)

    03/26/2017 5:28:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/25/2017 | Authored by Julia Belluz via Vox.com,
    In 2015, a blockbuster study came to a surprising conclusion: Middle-aged white Americans are dying younger for the first time in decades, despite positive life expectancy trends in other wealthy countries and other segments of the US population.The research, by Princeton University’s Anne Case and Angus Deaton, highlighted the links between economic struggles, suicides, and alcohol and drug overdoses.Since then, Case and Deaton have been working to more fully explain their findings.They’ve now come to a compelling conclusion: It’s complicated. There’s no single reason for this disturbing increase in the mortality rate, but a toxic cocktail of factors.In a...
  • 'Deaths Of Despair' Are On The Rise Among Working-Class White Americans, New Research Suggests

    03/23/2017 2:49:45 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-23-207 | Kevin Loria
    In the US, death rates for middle-aged white working-class Americans are bucking a global trend. Instead of falling as treatments for killers like heart disease and cancer improve, death rates for white Americans without a college degree are on the rise, largely driven by increased rates of drug overdose, suicide, and alcohol use. These are considered "deaths of despair," Princeton professors Anne Case and Angus Deaton write in a new Brookings Paper on Economic Activity that describes the trend. The study follows up on Case and Deaton's previous work, which caused a stir in 2015 when it first revealed these...
  • Notes from the High Desert

    11/01/2016 11:25:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/01/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    Dont give up. Never quit. Because life is long, but despair is forever Hi, Kids. I wanted to take an opportunity to maybe cool us all down from the current insanity in this world. Earth is in the balance, but I see no reason to maybe panic or despair. Pretty much, the dice are already cast. So I made this little video for you, expecting you to view it, herein. For your benefitI think back to an earlier Age; an earlier time; a golden moment where the war of the worlds had just ended.
  • RINO traitors literally killing traditional America (the Deaton study)

    11/21/2015 11:21:50 AM PST · by Javeth · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2015 | Mike Stobbe
    The U.S. death rate has been falling for decades, but researchers have detected one group in which the rates have been steadily ticking up - middle-aged white people. Suicides and deaths from drug overdose and alcohol abuse are being blamed. Deaths rates for other races have continued to fall, as they have for whites 65 and older. But death rates for whites 35 to 44 have been level recently, they’re beginning to turn up for whites 55 to 64, and - most strikingly - death rates for whites ages 45 to 54 have risen by half a percent per year...
  • Shin Bet attributes terror wave to 'national despair'

    11/11/2015 2:23:42 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/11/15 | Cynthia Blank
    An Israel Security Agency (ISA or Shin Bet) survey published Tuesday blamed the latest wave of Arab terror in Israel on a sense of despair among the Palestinian Arab population. According to the ISA, while incitement is a major contributor in prompting terrorists to carry out attacks, their motivations lie in a "national, economic, and personal sense of deprivation." There is no "clear political-organizational framework, coherent conceptual plan of action, or organized leadership" leading the attacks, the ISA said. "For some of the terrorists, the attacks allow an escape from a discouraging reality which they perceive cannot be changed." According...
  • Why Darkness Has Descended on America Explained for Paul Krugman

    11/09/2015 3:43:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 9, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Right here in the New York Times, even today. Paul Krugman -- who hates everything conservative, hates everything Republican, and despises personally Ronald Reagan -- has a piece called, "Despair, American Style." "A couple of weeks ago President Obama mocked Republicans who are 'down on America,' and reinforced his message by doing a pretty good Grumpy Cat impression. He had a point: With job growth at rates not seen since the 1990s, with the percentage of Americans covered by health insurance hitting record highs, the doom-and-gloom predictions of his political enemies look ever more at odds with...
  • Directions for Disciples When Dealing With Difficulties -- A Homily for the 5th Sunday of the Year

    02/08/2015 7:27:43 AM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-07-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Directions for Disciples When Dealing With Difficulties – A Homily for the 5th Sunday of the Year By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn life we face many difficulties, and these difficulties challenge not only us, but our faith. Deep struggle can lead us to question God, His love, or even His existence. The readings today speak to us of these sorts of difficulties and prophetically interpret them for us. Let’s take a look at these readings in three stages.(This homily is recorded here: Recorded Sermon mp3.)I. The Disillusionment of Deep Despair – The reading from the book of Job articulates clearly...
  • The Dying Russians (she says it's from broken hearts)

    09/10/2014 4:22:53 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 76 replies
    NYU Review of Books blog ^ | September 2, 2014 | Masha Gessen
    Sometime in 1993, after several trips to Russia, I noticed something bizarre and disturbing: people kept dying. I was used to losing friends to AIDS in the United States, but this was different. People in Russia were dying suddenly and violently, and their own friends and colleagues did not find these deaths shocking. Upon arriving in Moscow I called a friend with whom I had become close over the course of a year. Vadim is no more, said his father, who picked up the phone. He drowned. I showed up for a meeting with a newspaper reporter to have the...
  • Gods Daybreak Comfort to Those in Despair

    07/25/2014 9:05:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/25/14 | Judi McLeod
    Internet trolls out there wait for columns like this one. Feeling that inestimable sadness of the heart with all that is going on in our world, I went back out onto my deck just before sunrise yesterday morning to be there for Gods daily morning orchestra, the real Twitter: the spine tingling birdsong that announces the beginning of each and every day. In unison, the birds, like the angels of another realm so many long to someday see, join together in song to praise another dawn.
  • Doctors Despair Over Obamacare

    07/01/2012 6:31:52 PM PDT · by Dysart · 78 replies
    Big Govt ^ | 7-1-12 | Wm Bigelow
    The Doctor Patient Medical Association Foundation conducted a faxed survey of random doctors in May 2012. In the survey, it is clearly delineated that the medical system as it is changing is discouraging doctors from practicing. 83% of the doctors said that current changes made them think about quitting, and 90% of them thought the path of the medical field currently was wrong. They apparently feel that their Hippocratic oaths are being compromised; 61% of them feel that Hippocratic ethics are getting more difficult to practice, which is troubling, since one of the cardinal parts of the oath is the...