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  • Mental And Physical Toll Of Bullying Persists For Decades

    04/22/2014 8:56:25 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    Texas Public Radio ^ | April 19, 2014 | Linda Poon
    What doesn't kill us only makes us stronger, right? Well, not when it comes to bullying. Some may still consider bullying a harmless part of growing up, but mounting evidence suggests that the adverse effects of being bullied aren't something kids can just shake off. The psychological and physical tolls, like anxiety and depression, can follow a person into early adulthood. In fact, the damage doesn't stop there, a British study published this week in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggests. It actually lasts well into the adults' 40s and 50s. "Midlife ... is an important stage in life because...
  • Comet Makes Suicidal Plunge Into Sun (Video)

    08/21/2013 12:33:23 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 26 replies
    Space.com ^ | 8/20/13 | Mike Wall
    A small comet dove headlong toward the sun this week in a cosmic death-dive captured on camera by a spacecraft — an opening act of sorts for the highly anticipated close solar approach of another comet, Comet ISON, in a few months' time. The minuscule and apparently nameless comet was captured barreling toward our star Monday (Aug. 19) by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft operated by NASA and the European Space Agency. Scientists created of video of the comet's dive toward the sun using the SOHO images. The little comet failed to emerge on the other side of...
  • Near-Suicidal Immigration Policies [VDH]

    04/25/2013 7:18:48 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/25/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    What does it take to get deported? More than you would think. Deportation has become a near-taboo word. Yet the Boston bombings inevitably rekindle old questions about the way the U.S. admits, and at times deports, foreign nationals. Despite the Obama administration’s politically driven and cyclical claims of deporting either a lot more or a lot fewer non-citizens, no one knows how many are really being sent home — for a variety of reasons.(snip) Unless the government can assure the public that it is now enforcing immigration laws already on the books, that foreign nationals must at least avoid crime...
  • KOREA: Spectacular Theatrics Can Only Do So Much

    04/04/2013 4:22:41 PM PDT · by hamboy · 20 replies
    The Strategy Page.com ^ | April 4, 2013 | StrategyPage.com
    The mythical North Korean “Ministry of Intimidation” is working overtime to come up with new threats each day. The government is using these threats mainly to create tension inside North Korea and more support for new ruler Kim Jong Un. This is essential this time of year because the food shortages are always worst just before new crops are planted. But it’s also the time of year when it gets warmer and the days are longer. This is a big deal because of the growing electricity shortages. This sort of drama in North Korea is nothing new but it’s never...
  • Where Have You Gone, Bill Buckley?

    12/04/2012 4:02:29 AM PST · by publius1 · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12/3/12 | David Welch
    IT is a shame that William F. Buckley Jr. passed away in 2008. The conservative movement could use him — or someone like him — right now. In the 1960s, Buckley, largely through his position at the helm of National Review, displayed political courage and sanity by taking on the John Birch Society, an influential anti-Communist group whose members saw conspiracies everywhere they looked. Fast forward half a century. The modern-day Birchers are the Tea Party. By loudly espousing extreme rhetoric, yet holding untenable beliefs, they have run virtually unchallenged by the Republican leadership, aided by irresponsible radio talk-show hosts...
  • Where Have You Gone, Bill Buckley?

    12/04/2012 4:02:01 AM PST · by publius1 · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12/3/12 | David Welch
    IT is a shame that William F. Buckley Jr. passed away in 2008. The conservative movement could use him — or someone like him — right now. In the 1960s, Buckley, largely through his position at the helm of National Review, displayed political courage and sanity by taking on the John Birch Society, an influential anti-Communist group whose members saw conspiracies everywhere they looked. Fast forward half a century. The modern-day Birchers are the Tea Party. By loudly espousing extreme rhetoric, yet holding untenable beliefs, they have run virtually unchallenged by the Republican leadership, aided by irresponsible radio talk-show hosts...
  • Activist: Rejecting Beck, Evangelicals Would be 'Suicidal'

    08/23/2011 4:34:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 156 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/8/11 | David Lev
    The debate on the intentions of Glenn Beck and other Christian evangelicals rages on, and Dr. Gadi Eshel, a Land of Israel activist, told Arutz 7 Tuesday that while he did not believe that Beck's intentions were improper, rejecting the friendship of evangelicals could cause anti-Semitism. Eshel was responding to comments by Jerusalem City Council member Mina Fenton Monday, who voiced vociferous opposition to Beck's appearance in Jerusalem on Wednesday, saying that his rally was designed to encourage missionary activity. Eshel told Arutz 7 that Christians like Beck supported Israel because they were strong believers in the Bible, and not...
  • Man watches massive SWAT style raid on his house from local bar (cops call it a “well-being check”)

    05/06/2011 7:43:43 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 52 replies · 1+ views
    The Agitator ^ | 05/06/2011 | Dave Krueger
    Police surrounded a man’s house after one of his “friends” warned the cops that he might be suicidal. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your perspective) the guy was down the street at a bar watching the whole thing on TV. The mayor is calling it a very expensive ($75,000) hoax, but the cops are still investigating: Cops are referring to this operation as a “well-being check”. They apparently take these well-being checks pretty seriously:
  • 'I'd kill myself first!' John Edwards 'suicidal' over facing jail, claim pals

    04/06/2011 10:27:44 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 165 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 4/6/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Disgraced politician John Edwards is said to be deeply depressed - to the point of being suicidal - over the prospect of a criminal trial that could end with him being jailed if found guilty. The 57-year-old former Presidential candidate reportedly told a close friend: 'I won't go to jail. I'd kill myself first!' He has lost 20lb in the last year and is a 'broken spirit,' reports the National Enquirer. According to the Enquirer, a close source said: 'I think John is suicidal. He knows that if he's indicted, prosecutors will try to get him to serve jail time...
  • 'Eyeballing' Fad has Teens Pouring Vodka into Eyes

    05/26/2010 7:34:33 AM PDT · by MissTed · 42 replies · 1,126+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 5/26/10 | Staff
    Vodka eyeballing. It’s the latest drinking fad on YouTube, and it could cause blindness. Hundreds of online videos that originated in the U.K. show teens pouring vodka directly into their eyes, straight from the bottle. The videos are getting hundreds of thousands of hits, MyFoxDC.com reported. Substance abuse expert Mike Gumbel claims kids aren’t eyeballing to get drunk faster, but do it when the effects of alcohol have already set in and impaired their judgment. Eyeballing is more of a prank than a way to become more intoxicated. “They’re not doing it to get more drunk, they’re doing it as...
  • Mosque going up in NYC building damaged on 9/11

    05/06/2010 3:26:46 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 79 replies · 1,973+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | May 6, 2010 | CRISTIAN SALAZAR
    NEW YORK (AP) - In a 13-story building, damaged by debris from the Sept. 11 airliners that brought down the World Trade Center and soon to become a mosque, some see the bridging of a cultural divide and an opportunity to serve a burgeoning, peaceful religious population. Others see a painful reminder of the religious extremism that killed their loved ones. Two Muslim organizations have partnered to open the mosque and cultural center in lower Manhattan, saying the $100 million project will create a venue for mainstream Islam and a counterbalance to radicalism. It earned a key endorsement this week...
  • Iran: Clashes in Tehran as opposition defies regime warnings (they are back)

    09/18/2009 2:11:01 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 880+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 09/18/09 | Philippe Naughton
    Clashes in Tehran as opposition defies regime warnings Philippe Naughton Clashes broke out on the streets of Tehran today as tens of thousands of Iranians marched in favour of the opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, defying government warnings and a heavy police presence at an annual rally to show solidarity with the Palestinians. The demonstrators carried accessories in green, the signature colour of Mr Mousavi’s election campaign, for what was the first demonstration in two months against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's contested re-election in June. But the protest soon sparked violence as fistfights broke out with Ahmadinejad loyalists. Witnesses said that at...
  • Why was Paula Deen pulled from Hannity tonight? (Vanity)

    05/05/2009 9:08:42 PM PDT · by yorkie · 36 replies · 2,395+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 5, 2009 | yorkie
    This morning, an advertisement came on Fox News Channel. It was for Sean Hannity's show tonight, (May 5), saying that Paula Deen was furious at Joe Biden, and would verbalize her 'no holds barred' thoughts on "Hannity" tonight. On the Hannity page, here is what it says: On Fox News home page Hannity - here is what is just to the right of Sean Hannity's picture - in the box: "Tuesday, May 5: • Beef With Biden: Celebrity chef Paula Deen dishes out major heat over the vice president's swine flu scare!" Look for yourself - (if it is still...
  • 4,000 PA Gunmen will Give Bush Security

    01/09/2008 2:13:00 PM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 41 replies · 72+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9 January, 2008 | IsraelNN.com
    4,000 PA "security men" will provide security for U.S. President George Bush's visit to Ramallah Thursday. The PA gunmen will spread out in the roads leading to the place where Bush and PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas will meet. The commander of the Judea and Samaria Division, Brig. Gen. Noam Tibon, and the head of the Civilian Administration, Brig. Gen. Yoav ("Poli") Mordechai, met with the heads of the PA "security" apparatuses in Judea and Samaria. PA sources said that the meeting dealt with arrangements for President Bush's visit to the PA Thursday. The meeting between the Israeli and PA officials...
  • VT Killer Ruled Mentally Ill by Court; Let Go After Hospital Visit (Virginia Tech)

    04/18/2007 2:01:00 PM PDT · by foreshadowed at waco · 72 replies · 2,903+ views
    ABC News Online ^ | 4/18/07 | Ned Potter and David Schoetz
    A Virginia court found that Virginia Tech killer Seung-Hui Cho was "mentally ill" and dangerous. Then, the state let him go. In 2005, after a district court in Montgomery County ruled that Cho was either a danger to himself or to others -- the legal criteria to obtain a detention order -- he was evaluated by a state doctor and ordered to undergo outpatient care. The doctor found that Cho's "insight and judgment are normal" and that he was not taking any medications, according to documents obtained by ABC News. The ruling came after Cho was taken by police to...
  • 3 hurt as man flees police at 120 mph(Flunked Hijacking)

    09/15/2006 5:09:31 PM PDT · by radar101 · 3 replies · 147+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | 15 SEPT 2006 | UNION-TRIBUNE
    A man fleeing police at speeds in excess of 120 mph was arrested after crashing into two other cars in separate incidents during a midafternoon chase on northbound state Route 163. The 25-year-old suffered injuries in the second collision near Kearny Villa Road and was taken to a hospital. Two other drivers injured in the crashes also were hospitalized. The incident began about 2:30 p.m. in Hillcrest on Vermont Street, where a woman called 911 to report that her boyfriend had threatened to commit suicide by crashing his blue BMW convertible on a freeway. Police spotted him driving away from...
  • Defeating Depression Part I [Charismatic Devotional Thread]

    08/22/2006 7:56:23 PM PDT · by JockoManning · 255 replies · 3,052+ views
    Kad-Esh Shabbat Letter 16th of June MAP Ministries ^ | 16 June 2006 | Rabbi Baruch, Bishop Dominiquae Bierman
    16th of June DEFEATING DEPRESSION PART 1 “Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad” Proverbs 12:25 Depression- from Webster’s New Unabridged Dictionary Low spirits, gloominess, dejection, sadness, a decrease in force, or activity, or amount, a decrease in functional activity. An emotional condition either normal or pathological characterized by discouragement, a feeling of inadequacy, the act of humbling abasement as a depression of pride. Abasement, reduction, sinking, fall, humiliation, dejection, melancholy. Major Depression Facts Major depression is the No.1 psychological disorder in the western world.(1) It is growing in all age groups,...
  • Dixie Chicks don't stick at country radio

    05/20/2006 11:44:36 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 308 replies · 8,458+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 19, 2006 | Phyllis Stark
    Disappointing airplay for the first two singles from the new album by the Dixie Chicks exposes a deep -- and seemingly growing -- rift between the trio and the country radio market that helped turn the group into superstars. "Taking the Long Way," due out May 23, is the band's first album since singer Natalie Maines sparked a major controversy in 2003 by declaring that she was ashamed to hail from the same state as fellow Texan President George W. Bush. Radio boycotts ensued, and many fans abandoned the band. The first single, "Not Ready to Make Nice," peaked at...
  • Philly councilman says he wasn't suicidal

    10/22/2005 10:43:37 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 434+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/22/05 | Kathy Matheson - ap
    PHILADELPHIA - A city councilman under the pressure of a federal investigation went up to the City Hall observation deck to "clear his mind," not to kill himself as authorities feared, his spokesman said Friday. At no time did Councilman Rick Mariano consider suicide, said the spokesman, Frank Keel. He said Mariano sought psychiatric care at a hospital after the incident. Mariano's trip alone to the enclosed deck, 500 feet above street level, had caused a suicide scare, drawing police, fire trucks and ambulances to the landmark building. Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson escorted him down about two hours later. Officials...
  • DFU SONG: Suicide is Painless (M.A.S.H.) - Bwahahahahaha; for our suicidal friends at DU)

    07/19/2005 9:00:58 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 25 replies · 741+ views
    DFU SONGS | 7-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - Suicide is Painless (theme from M.A.S.H.) - scroll down to Television I heard the news and then I cried...is it time for suicide We know what Roberts has in store...he's one disgusting right wing whore At every turn we're losing...I'm going back to boozing I'm glad you're here for me, my DU friends Back in 2000 we got screwed...now our hopes can't be renewed I think I've gone out of my mind...each time the Chimp kicks our behind At every turn we're losing...I'm going back to boozing I'm glad you're here for me, my DU friends I'm...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • DFU SONG: If You're Going to San Francisco (make sure to have Bush stickers on your car)

    11/07/2004 10:36:53 PM PST · by doug from upland · 21 replies · 763+ views
    DFU SONGS | 11-2004 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - SAN FRANCISCO If you are going to San Francisco...make sure you have some Bush stickers on your car If you are going to San Francisco...with some luck, you might drive them too far For those who go to San Francisco...you need to know they are mourning Kerry's loss If he's in concert in San Francisco...they won't smile to hear The Boss Golden Gate is calling...can you see them falling Oh yes...they're suicidal It's insane they're going...we should all like knowing...that they are All suicidal...they're suicidal Those of you who go to San Francisco...make sure you have some...
  • DFU SONG: Tuesday Afternoon (Tuesday afternoon, happy; Tuesday night, suicidal)

    11/04/2004 11:56:33 AM PST · by doug from upland · 10 replies · 467+ views
    DFU SONGS | 11-2004 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    ,MIDI - TUESDAY AFTERNOON Tuesday afternoon...the exit polls had looked good...RATS were on their way McAuliffe's shouting aloud...it's gonna be our day Sometimes you should wait...the lady with cellulite...hadn't quite yet sung And by the end of the day, they'd want McAuliffe hung Ha ha...ha ha They looked at Florida and something's going wrong To change their faces didn't take them very long The hopes of Dubya had been suddenly renewed The lefties worried that by Zogby they'd been screwed Tuesday afternoon...Tuesday afternoon Tuesday afternoon...they thought Ohio was won...and that their lies worked Their guru Slob Michael Moore turned...
  • Moore Aims to Oust Bush With 'Op-Ed' Film

    06/21/2004 6:32:42 AM PDT · by ICX · 39 replies · 366+ views
    AP News ^ | 6/21/04 | AP
    FLINT, Michigan (AP) - Michael Moore's new movie "Fahrenheit 9/11" has raised temperatures in Republican circles - and that's intentional. "I would like to see Mr. Bush removed from the White House," the filmmaker told the host of ABC News'"This Week with George Stephanopoulos." "It's an op-ed piece. It's my opinion about the last four years of the Bush administration," Moore said Sunday. "I'm not trying to pretend that this is some sort of, you know, fair and balanced work of journalism." Moore's film charges that the Bush administration acted ineptly before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, then played...
  • Road closed due to man standing on electrical tower

    06/14/2004 10:55:00 AM PDT · by Dog Gone · 134 replies · 232+ views
    ABC News (Houston) ^ | June 14, 2004
    ABC13 Eyewitness News (6/14/04 - HOUSTON) — A man standing on top of a 345,000-volt transmission tower in southwest Houston is causing quite a commotion. The man has been standing on top of the electrical tower at Westpark and Gessner since at least 10:30am. There is no indication why the man is there. A witness who apparently saw the man climb the pole was concerned and called police. CenterPoint Energy has cut the power to that particular tower. No customers in the area are affected. Transmission towers bring electricity from generating plants to homes and businesses. Houston police have closed...
  • ZOT!! I'm Worried About the Freepers

    05/27/2004 2:42:41 PM PDT · by aces and sevens · 215 replies · 846+ views
    Bush has a fork in him. Look at the polls. You see them. What makes you think it's gonna get any better for the appointed one? Only the dedicated neo-cons support this clown. Your boy is toast. I hope you guys won't do anything rash after he loses horribly on November 2. President Kerry will make this country much better. Just keep that in mind and you'll be fine. Better yet, jump on the Kerry bandwagon and support a return to peace and prosperity. Come on guys, I'm on your side.
  • Thailand's Muslim youths become radicalised

    05/02/2004 10:31:01 PM PDT · by ambrose · 6 replies · 255+ views
    Thailand's Muslim youths become radicalised By Amy Kazmin Published: May 3 2004 5:00 | Last Updated: May 3 2004 5:00 Just a week ago, the 19 youthful members of Baan Su So's football team were the pride of their lush, seemingly tranquil southern Thai village, winning a top prize in a league championship. But today, villagers in Baan Su So are reluctant to talk about the religious Muslim athletes, who were killed on Wednesday in a hail of police gunfire after they attacked a Thai security checkpoint 26km from home. The teammates, who ranged in age from 19 to 32,...
  • Breaking: "Dean Takes Tokyo, Sweeps Past Kerry On Third Ballot" (This is No Joke)

    02/09/2004 1:32:57 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 5 replies · 356+ views
    "Expats for Dean" (Don Quixote Group in Tokyo, Japan) ^ | 9 Feburary 2004 | "Expats for Dean" (Don Quixote-type Group in Japan)
    Democrats Abroad Japan Press Release Submitted by Heather on 9 February, 2004 - 05:59 UTC. - For Immediate Release - "Dean Takes Tokyo, Sweeps Past Kerry on Third Count" A record 156 participants gathered at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Yurakucho Tokyo, on Sunday 8 February for the Democrats Abroad Japan Caucus. The purpose of the Caucus was two-fold: firstly to elect delegates to the Democrats Abroad Convention in Edinburgh in March, members of which will in turn be elected to the Democratic National Convention in Boston, and secondly to propose and debate resolutions to be adopted...
  • NEW! hillary talks:ON TERROR (Reinstalling the clintons in White House has 1 Advantage Over Suicide)

    12/11/2003 6:06:40 PM PST · by Mia T · 31 replies · 4,934+ views
    12.11.03 | Mia T
    My work is done, why wait? Kodak founder George Eastman, in his suicide note       If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words. Fran Lebowitz(...who, BTW, also said: "I think [hillary clinton's] a very poor role model for girls. I believe she's someone who decided at a young age that 'I want to be President, but I can't, because I'm a girl. So I'll marry the President.' I think that's so regressive. She's a poll-taker, she's a pulse-taker,...
  • John Kerry's Newt Gingrich Problem?

    05/12/2003 10:03:41 PM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 4 replies · 695+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | May 12, 2003 | Carl Limbacher
    After Newt Gingrich hit the national spotlight in 1994 by becoming the first Republican speaker of the House in 40 years, he was skewered by reports that he had served his first wife divorce papers as she lay in a hospital bed battling cancer. But the press has been far kinder to Democratic presidential front-runner John Kerry, who, according to published accounts going back more than a decade, began extricating himself from his first marriage to Philadelphia heiress Julia Thorne at the same time she was battling a case of depression so debilitating that it drove her to the brink...