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  • Cops: Ex-Fox producer kills himself outside NYC headquarters

    01/26/2015 7:16:40 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 44 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Jan 26, 2014
    <p>A former employee of a Fox television station in Texas shot himself to death outside the company's New York headquarters Monday, shortly after handing out fliers saying the company had ended his career, police said.</p> <p>He was pronounced dead shortly afterward at a hospital. Perea was employed as a producer at a Fox News station in Austin until June, according to Fox officials. He worked at the station FOX7-KTBC for 10 months, according to a statement from Jack Abernethy, CEO of Fox Television Stations, to employees.</p>
  • "Cheerful" Dutch Financier Becomes 4th ABN Amro Banker Suicide [Following death of 36 last year]

    01/25/2015 7:15:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/25/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Following the deaths of 36 bankers last year, 2015 has got off to an inauspicious start with the reported suicide of Chris Van Eeghen - the 4th ABN Amro banker suicide in the last few years. As Quotenet reports, the death of Van Eghen  - the head of ABN's corporate finance and capital markets -"startled" friends and colleagues as the 42-year-old "had a great reputation" at work, came from an "illustrious family," and enjoyed national fame briefly as the boyfriend of a famous actress/model. As one colleague noted, "he was always cheerful, good mood, and apparently he had everything...
  • Accountant jumps to his death from office 'because he was hallucinating that the mannequins were cha

    01/09/2015 7:26:09 PM PST · by RegulatorCountry · 1,467 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 9, 2015 | DAILY MAIL ONLINE REPORTER
    An accountant at a New York ad firm leaped to his death because he was hallucinating that the mannequins at his Manhattan office were chasing him, it was claimed today. David Caquais, 43, opened at window at Catch NY on the fourth floor of a building in Manhattan's Garment District and jumped out about 9pm on January 2. The New York Post reports that Mr Caquais screamed 'They're after me! They're after me!' as he ran around his office and attempted to kick out windows.
  • 'It was intentional': Philadelphia college student who fell to her death left cryptic final post

    01/19/2015 1:02:22 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 55 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | January 19, 2015 | Jason Molinet
    Friends of a Temple University freshman who fell eight stories to her death said a Facebook post just before her tragic fall hints that it may have been suicide. Rebecca Kim, 18, was visiting two friends at a Rittenhouse Square apartment in Philadelphia when she leaned out the window to take pictures and tumbled to her death around 6 p.m. Thursday, police said. Kim allegedly posted to her Facebook page just before her fatal fall: "It was intentional." "It was shock, a lot of shock. I really didn't know how to react to it at first," classmate and friend Rachelle...
  • Apple Valley couple, child dead in apparent murder-suicide (MN)

    01/18/2015 7:14:10 PM PST · by rabidralph · 67 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 01/18/2015 | Bob Shaw, Kristi Belcamino
    A couple and their child have been killed in an apparent Christmastime murder-suicide in Apple Valley. The three bodies were found Saturday in their rambler home on Ramsdell Drive, after Apple Valley police were called about 1 p.m. Police would not identify the victims Sunday. A neighbor who discovered the bodies said they were David Crowley; his wife, Komel; and their 5-year-old daughter, Rani.
  • These lunatic suicide killers

    01/17/2015 12:05:51 PM PST · by budj · 3 replies
    Vanity ^ | 1-17-15 | Fox News
    Why can't we convince these nut jobs that they should do the suicide first - just to make sure it's done right. "...the man had a gun and shot his wife. A co-worker of the woman then tried to get the gun away from the husband and was shot in the struggle and died. The mayor told the paper the husband then apparently shot himself. ..."
  • Police: 6-Year-Old’s Hanging Death Suicide Or Accident

    01/17/2015 9:24:53 AM PST · by mykroar · 8 replies
    cBS Minnesota ^ | 1/15/15 | AP
    <p>BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) — Police in Minnesota have closed their investigation of a 6-year-old girl’s hanging death by ruling out foul play, and said the evidence points to an accident or suicide.</p> <p>Kendrea Johnson was found unconscious in a bedroom of her foster home in Brooklyn Park with a jump rope around her neck Dec. 27. There were no witnesses in the room.</p>
  • Lawyer Doubts Case Against Anthrax Suspect

    03/10/2010 2:18:17 PM PST · by Justice Department · 11 replies · 1,336+ views
    aolnews ^ | March 10
    Just weeks before government scientist Bruce Ivins' suicide, a grand jury was convening on the third floor of the federal courthouse, near the U.S. Capitol, looking into the 2001 anthrax murders. Things weren't looking good for Ivins, the only suspect in the case. It was July 2008. His attorney, Paul F. Kemp, according to court documents reviewed by AOL News, had just filed court papers to become a death-penalty-certified attorney in the case -- a little-known fact. And the chief U.S. District judge in Washington, Royce C. Lamberth, had approved the request. "I thought this was a precaution to take....
  • The anthrax killings: A troubled mind

    05/28/2011 10:49:31 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 36 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | 29 May 2011 | David Willman
    He roamed the University of Cincinnati campus with a loaded gun. When his rage overflowed, the brainy microbiology major would open fire inside empty buildings, visualizing a wall clock or other object as a person who had done him wrong. By the mid-1970s, Bruce Ivins had earned his doctorate and was a promising researcher at the University of North Carolina. By outward appearances, he was a charming eccentric, odd but disarming. Inside, he still smoldered with resentment, and he saw a new outlet for it. Several years earlier, a Cincinnati student had turned him down for a date. He had...
  • Charlie Hebdo top cop Helric Fredou kills himself hours after magazine massacre

    01/13/2015 5:29:28 AM PST · by csvset · 26 replies
    Mirror ^ | Jan 12, 2015 | Anthony Bond
    A senior French police officer investigating the Charlie Hebdo magazine massacre killed himself just hours after the horrific terror attack. Commissioner Helric Fredou, 45, shot himself in his police office in Limoges last Wednesday night, France 3 reported. His body was found by a colleague at 1am on Thursday, hours after the terror attack at the satirical magazine's office which left 12 people dead. It has been reported that shortly before committing suicide Commissioner Fredou had met with the family of one of the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack massacre.
  • Charlie Hebdo: First picture of top cop Helric Fredou who killed himself after massacre

    01/13/2015 2:12:55 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | Jan 12, 2015 | Anthony Bond, Federica Cocco
    Commissioner Helric Fredou, 45, shot himself in his police office in Limoges last Wednesday night, France 3 reported. His body was found by a colleague at 1am on Thursday, hours after the terror attack at the satirical magazine's office which left 12 people dead. It has been reported that shortly before committing suicide Commissioner Fredou had met with the family of one of the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack massacre.
  • Limoges: suicide of a police Commissioner (in French)

    01/09/2015 7:52:32 PM PST · by FR_addict · 16 replies
    france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr ^ | 1/08/2015 | Cécile Gauthier
    (Bing Translation) Just over a year after he discovers the body of number 3 of the Limoges at, number 2 of the service itself death yesterday at his workplace with his service weapon. Has learned it this morning, a Commissioner of the Limoges at is given death last night in his office with his service weapon. Information confirmed by its hierarchy. It is unclear at this time the reasons for his gesture. ... In November 2013, Commissioner Andy had discovered the body lifeless by his colleague, number 3 of the Limoges cells which had also committed suicide with his service...
  • Paris Attack Reflects a 'Dangerous Moment' for Europe

    01/07/2015 3:05:10 PM PST · by Jim Noble · 37 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 7, 2015 | Steven Erlanger and Katrin Bennhold
    LONDON — The sophisticated, military-style strike Wednesday on a French newspaper known for satirizing Islam is sure to accelerate the growth of anti-Islamic sentiment in Europe, feeding far-right nationalist parties like France’s National Front. “This is a dangerous moment for European societies,” said Peter Neumann, director of the International Center for the Study of Radicalization at King’s College London. “With increasing radicalization among supporters of jihadist organizations and the white working class increasingly feeling disenfranchised and uncoupled from elites, things are coming to a head.”... Mr. Cantat spoke for many when he said the attacks could fuel greater anti-immigrant sentiment....
  • Man Shot by San Francisco Officers Left Suicide Notes

    01/06/2015 3:27:18 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 4 replies
    A.B.C. News ^ | Jan 5, 2015, | KRISTIN J. BENDER
    A man who was shot and killed by San Francisco police officers left behind several suicide notes in his cellphone, including one addressed to police, authorities said Monday. Officers shot Matthew Hoffman, 32, Sunday evening after he entered a restricted parking lot at a police station and brandished what appeared to be a handgun. It was actually an air gun, which fires small projectiles such as pellets or BBs.
  • “I can’t enjoy anything”

    01/05/2015 10:30:47 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/05/15 | Patrick D Hahn
    Part 4: A Walking Nightmare--Antidepressants and suicidality Just last August, a study was published in JAMA in which adolescents were screened for depression and then randomized either to a collaborative care intervention or usual care. An accompanying editorial called for integration of depression screening into primary pediatric care, noting that “depression is associated with serious mental health problems (e.g., suicide).” In fairness, it should be pointed out that in the above-mentioned study, the families of the children labeled depressed were offered a choice of medication or psychotherapy (54% chose medication in combination with psychotherapy, and 4% chose medication only). But...
  • Dead bodies

    01/04/2015 10:31:49 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/04/15 | Patrick D Hahn
    Part 3: "A Walking Nightmare"-- Antidepressants and suicidality In the meantime the media and the FDA were flooded with tales of suicidal and homicidal violence committed by patients, including children, who had been taking Prozac. Faced with mounting pressure, the agency conducted a meta-analysis of 23 industry-sponsored RCT’s on pediatric patients for nine antidepressants: Prozac, Celexa, Zoloft, Remeron, Paxil, Effexor, Wellbutrin, Luvox, and Serzone. The analysis concluded that these drugs were associated with a more than two-fold increase in the risk of suicidal thoughts and actions in children. Accordingly, on 16 September 2004, an FDA advisory committee voted 15 to...
  • Father shoots family, kills himself in east Modesto (CA)

    01/02/2015 10:12:53 AM PST · by keat · 18 replies
    The Modesto Bee ^ | 01/02/2015 12:36 AM | Staff
    A man shot three members of his family, killing two of them, before turning the gun on himself on New Year’s Day in east Modesto, authorities said. The incident happened around 9 p.m. in the 2000 block of Sharilyn Dr., which is part of a residential neighborhood to the south of Floyd Avenue and west of Oakdale Road. Police responded to the home after a man called 911, saying he had killed his family. Early Friday, police confirmed they believe the incident is a murder-suicide involving a couple and their adult children. Two men and a woman have been killed,...
  • “They’re very safe”

    01/02/2015 9:15:50 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/02/15 | Patrick D Hahn
    "A Walking Nightmare": Antidepressants and suicidality “It’s like being in a torture chamber all your life.” That’s how Brenda, a young woman from the southeast of England, describes her experience with prescription antidepressants. Two years ago, Brenda was a young professional with a career she enjoyed and an active social life. “I also started to write a novel,” she recalls. “I was really creative. I had a lot of friends.” All this changed in the summer of 2013 when Brenda experienced a minor medical problem and was prescribed Augmentin, an antibiotic. Immediately she began experiencing suicidal ideation, along with nausea,...
  • Ohio transgender teen's suicide prompts outcry

    01/01/2015 9:14:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 83 replies
    WTHR.COM ^ | : Dec 31, 2014 | WTHR
    When I was 14, I learned what transgender meant and cried of happiness. After 10 years of confusion I finally understood who I was. I immediately told my mom, and she reacted extremely negatively, telling me that it was a phase, that I would never truly be a girl, that God doesn't make mistakes, that I am wrong. If you are reading this, parents, please don't tell this to your kids. Even if you are Christian or are against transgender people don't ever say that to someone, especially your kid. That won't do anything but make them hate them self....
  • Ohio transgender teen’s suicide note plea for change, education

    01/01/2015 8:16:14 AM PST · by redreno · 73 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 01/01/2015 | By ASHLEY FANTZ
    When Ohio teenager Josh Alcorn told his parents he wanted to live as a girl, that he felt trapped in his own body, his parents said they wouldn’t stand for that. “We don’t support that, religiously,” his mother told CNN Wednesday, her voice breaking. “But we told him that we loved him unconditionally. We loved him no matter what. I loved my son. People need to know that I loved him. He was a good kid, a good boy.” Crossing out the name “Josh,” the 17-year-old signed the name he wanted to be known as — “Leelah” — in a...
  • Maryland strips doctor of license for assisting in six suicides

    12/31/2014 2:30:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    baltimore sun ^ | December 30, 2014 | Scott Dance
    A Baltimore anesthesiologist who made national news as "The New Doctor Death" held the hands of six elderly Marylanders as they asphyxiated themselves with helium and then covered up their suicides, officials said in a state order they filed this month to strip him of his medical license. The suicides are among nearly 300 nationwide that Dr. Lawrence D. Egbert said he helped to arrange as an "exit guide" for the right-to-die group Final Exit Network. Egbert and several colleagues were arrested in 2009 amid an undercover investigation in Georgia, but he has avoided any punishment there or in another...
  • Transgender teen's suicide note: ‘My death needs to mean something’

    12/31/2014 7:26:36 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 196 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/31 | Michael Walsh
    The suicide of a transgender teen is catching national attention in part because of a suicide note she left behind online. Leelah Alcorn, 17, of Kings Mills, Ohio, was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer on I-71 about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, according to local media. Posthumous posts started to appear on her Tumblr page, titled “Lazer Princess,” including her suicide note and a post apologizing to her closest friends. “My death needs to mean something,” she wrote. “My death needs to be counted in the number of transgender people who commit suicide this year. I want someone to look...
  • Teenage My Little Pony fan APOLOGIZES to internet trolls; threw himself under train (Truncated)

    12/18/2014 6:46:16 AM PST · by Crazieman · 142 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/17/2014 | Jay Narain
    A teenager who was bullied by online trolls posted a heartbreaking video on YouTube before killing himself, an inquest heard. Adam Smith, 19, who had learning difficulties, was bombarded with spiteful remarks and accused of plagiarism over a short story he put on a website. In response to the vicious bullying, he posted a video on YouTube entitled ‘I’m sorry’ where he apologised for any misunderstanding. But he was lambasted again by cruel users, who mocked him saying his speech problems were so bad it made them laugh. Days later he was seen crying as he walked to a railway...
  • Russia: Falling Ruble Causes Businessman to Commit Suicide in Moscow Hotel

    12/18/2014 2:54:48 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | Dec. 17, 2014
    Falling Ruble Causes Businessman to Commit Suicide in Moscow Hotel 10:22 17.12.2014(updated 10:40 17.12.2014) Yesterday’s Russian stock exchange panic caused a co-founder of a financial company to kill himself in one of Moscow’s top hotels - Hotel National. MOSCOW, December 17 (Sputnik) — A businessman, who owned a stake in an investment enterprise, committed suicide in Hotel National Moscow yesterday night, having shot himself in the head. Police are investigating the incident. The late Ivan Shervashidze left a suicide note and his last will. According to some reports, he owned a business selling musical instruments and equipment and co-owned a...
  • Mysterious Death of Obama Critic and Reporter on Bin Laden’s Death and Ferguson Labeled Suicide

    12/13/2014 6:38:10 PM PST · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 67 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | December 13, 2014 | Lily Dane
    .... Di-Natale provided coverage of the [Osama bin Laden] raid's aftermath, including an exclusive interview with Shakil Afridi, the doctor who helped U.S. agents verify Bin Laden's presence, and who remains imprisoned in Pakistan to this day. Di-Natale notably reported from Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound in the aftermath of the US raid, and is known for chiseling out a brick from the compound: Call me a conspiracy theorist, but when I heard about Di-Natale's death, the first thing that popped into my mind was this: Who killed him? It isn't that far-fetched to suspect foul play when a journalist...
  • Montgomery County Shooting Spree Suspect Bradley Stone Found Dead in Woods: Sources

    12/16/2014 12:05:23 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 16, 2014 | Vince Lattanzio
    Bradley Stone, the man prosecutors say is responsible for killing his ex-wife and five of her family members and shooting one other before going on the run, has been found dead in the woods near his home, law enforcement sources tell NBC10. His body was discovered near W. 4th Street and Schoolhouse Road in Pennsburg. The location is just yards from the former Marine's home where SWAT teams have been methodically searching for the man for the past two days. Sources said it appears Stone killed himself.
  • Tragic Details Emerge from Ex-Fox News Reporter’s Suicide

    12/16/2014 4:21:46 PM PST · by PROCON · 26 replies
    mediaite ^ | Dec. 16, 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    Shortly before taking his own life last week, former Fox News correspondent Dominic Di-Natale, 43, sent a text message to a close friend letting her know where authorities can find his body. That is one of many new details emerging from the story of how Di-Natale took fate into his own hands and ended his life before neurological illness consumed him. Over at the New York Times, Ernesto Londońo paid tribute to his close friend, and revealed what led the war zone reporter sent to his fatal decision. Some details: Di-Natale indicated he had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder...
  • A Year of Gun Deaths - What Slate learned from trying to record every death since Newtown

    12/12/2014 12:38:04 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Slate ^ | December 12, 2014 | Dan Kois
    "....The first, most important question to ask in looking at our year of data collection about guns is simple: Why is our tally of gun deaths in the year since Newtown so much lower than the likely actual number of gun deaths over a year’s time?........Suicides, it turns out, are this project’s enormous blind spot. Most every homicide makes the local paper,even if in large cities these stories are sometimes relegated to a mere news brief. Accidental shootings are usually reported upon, as are shootings by law enforcement and incidents in which civilians kill in self-defense. But suicides are mostly...
  • Scot Young's Wife Hired A Private Detective Just Weeks Before He Was Impaled On A Fence

    12/12/2014 9:44:41 AM PST · by bgill · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Dec. 11, 2014 | Stefano Pozzebon
    The Mail says Young was particularly paranoid about enquiries on his wealth. He had stated that the hunt for the money was driving him crazy, and he had even demanded to be confined for treatment under the Mental Health Act. Although Young's friends have claimed that he would have never committed suicide, Scotland Yard is under pressure to open an inquiry after The Telegraph revealed that four of his friends and business associates have also died in mysterious circumstances in the last four years. The group included the exiled oligarch Boris Berezovsky, who was found hanging in his Surrey house...
  • Veteran Fox News correspondent who visited Bin Laden's lair is found dead

    12/12/2014 6:48:58 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12-12-2014 | Wills Robinson
    Veteran Fox News correspondent who visited Bin Laden's lair and covered Arab Spring uprisings is found dead in his apartment after committing suicide Body of Dominic Di-Natale, 43, was found in a Colorado property Jefferson County Officials say they were alerted by a friend who was aware of his state of mind It reportedly related to serious undisclosed health problems Covered the death of Osama bin Laden and protests in Tahrir Square By Wills Robinson for MailOnline Published: 00:23 EST, 12 December 2014 | Updated: 09:16 EST, 12 December 2014
  • Banker dies after becoming impaled on railings in 60ft fall from central London home

    12/10/2014 2:32:29 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 Dec 2014 | By Emma Glanfield
    A banker has died after becoming impaled on railings after falling 60ft from the window of a luxury penthouse in central London, which is next door to John Lennon's former home. ...Metropolitan Police said the man's death was not being treated as suspicious but confirmed enquiries were being carried out into the circumstances surrounding his death.
  • "Riddles" Surround 36th Dead Banker Of The Year

    12/07/2014 1:45:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 12/7/14 | tyler durden
    Tack disappeared on November 5th... Impeccable. Sporty. Cared for. Successful. Just some qualifications that are attributed to the 52-year-old from the Belgian Geert Tack Haaltert.  Geert Tack worked as a private banker for ING and managed portfolios of wealthy clients. The Belgian had a lot of respect in the financial world and was known as an up and top professional. His sudden disappearance was also smashed like a bomb. "If Tack himself was having trouble he has managed to keep it well hidden", say colleagues. Nobody then could have guessed that the man would not return on Wednesday, November 5th to his...
  • Shocking Public Suicide In West Dallas

    12/04/2014 9:11:23 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 53 replies
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Police are investigating after a body was found in the street Wednesday afternoon at Singleton Boulevard and Vilbig Road. Witnesses tell CBSDFW they saw a man scribble something in Spanish on his van. He then tied one end of a rope around his neck and the other end around a fire hydrant. The man then drove off, decapitating himself. The van came to a stop without hurting anyone. It’s not clear exactly what the man wrote on the van.
  • Missing Ohio State football player found dead

    11/30/2014 4:42:46 PM PST · by PROCON · 56 replies
    cnn ^ | Nov. 30, 2014 | Dana Ford
    (CNN) -- A missing Ohio State University football player has been found dead, authorities said Sunday. Kosta Karageorge, a fifth-year senior, had missed practice Wednesday and hadn't been seen since. Sgt. Richard Weiner, with Columbus police, said that Karageorge died from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His body was found inside a Dumpster and identified at the scene through tattoos, Weiner said. A handgun was also recovered at the scene. It was not immediately clear how long the body had been in the Dumpster, Weiner said. An investigation is ongoing.
  • Ohio State player dead of self-inflicted gunshot

    11/30/2014 5:49:52 PM PST · by Perdogg · 35 replies
    yahoo ^ | 11.30.14 | By RUSTY MILLER and LISA CORNWELL
    Police say an Ohio State football player who disappeared shortly after sending a text message about his concussions was found dead Sunday in a dumpster, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police Sgt. Rich Weiner says a woman and her son apparently looking for items in the dumpster found the body, and police were called.
  • Brittany Maynard’s Mother Calls Vatican Assisted Suicide Opposition “A Slap in the Face”

    11/19/2014 1:36:25 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies
    Life News ^ | November 19, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Shortly after Brittany Maynard took her own life, a leading Catholic Church official said assisted suicide was “reprehensible” because it violated the dignity of human life. Monsignor Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, the head of the Pontifical Academy for Life, said “dignity is something other than putting an end to one’s own life,” when asked about Maynard’s decision to kill herself. Carrasco de Paula said “Brittany Maynard’s act is in itself reprehensible, but what happened in the consciousness we do not know.” brittanymaynardHe cautioned that he was not judging individuals “but the gesture in and of itself should be condemned.”...
  • New Jersey Assembly Passes Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide, Gov. Christie Promises to Veto

    11/14/2014 3:49:21 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | November 14, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    The New Jersey Assembly today passed a bill to legalize assisted suicide and it will now send the measure to Governor Chris Christie, who has promised to veto it.After impassioned speeches on both sides of the debate, the New Jersey Assembly passed the bill on a 41-31 vote. Since the legislation already had the approval of the state Senate, it now heads to the governor.Just days after Brittany MaynardÂ’s assisted suicide launched a national debate on the ethics of the controversial practice, the New Jersey Assembly became the first state to attempt to join others which have approved it. Marie...
  • The Big Lie about Assisted Suicide

    11/05/2014 7:15:58 PM PST · by xzins · 10 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | November 05, 2014 | James Tonkowich
    It is no small irony that when I accessed Richard Cohen’s Washington Post column praising terminal brain cancer patient Brittany Maynard’s “courageous” assisted suicide, an ad for Source America appeared with the article featuring Denise Kasten, a woman with Downs Syndrome. “Courageous” mothers typically kill off children like Denise through abortion. Downs syndrome children, after all, live Brittany Maynard’s great fears. They’re limited and dependent as long as they live. That, in a society obsessed with independence defined as personal autonomy, constitutes for many people Lebensunwertes Leben, “life unworthy of life.” A friend contrasted Brittany Maynard’s suicide with Lauren Hill’s...
  • Evangelical Catholic bishop is 'personally sure' Brittany Maynard is in heaven (Oregon suicide)

    11/03/2014 4:20:29 PM PST · by aimhigh · 47 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 11/03/2014 | Melissa Binder
    While many religious leaders might condemn 29-year-old Brittany Maynard's decision to end her own life under Oregon's Death With Dignity Act, the bishop of the Evangelical Catholic Diocese of the Northwest is "spiritually and personally sure" she was "received into God's loving hands." . . . . The bishop wasn't making a "blanket endorsement" of physician-assisted suicide, said William Morton, a spokesperson for the Evangelical Catholic Church's Northwest region. It doesn't matter if Maynard was a Christian or not, Morton said, because the bishop doesn't think belief in God is a requirement for entry into heaven. "God is not worried...
  • Far from being an heroic deed, it is a most cowardly act. (Brittany Maynard ends own life)

    11/03/2014 2:19:24 PM PST · by NYer · 120 replies
    Onepeterfive ^ | November 3, 2014 | BRIAN WILLIAMS
    With the sad and scandalous news out of Oregon last night of Brittany Maynard’s state sanctioned suicide, thoughts turn toward the eternal consequences of such actions. The Internet and social media com boxes are full of praise and condolences for the terminally ill young woman and her grieving family. Many have offered their personal belief that Brittany is now in heaven with God who understands (and apparently condones) her decision. Even among professing Catholics there has been an incredible disconnect between what we are called to believe and what some “want” to believe. As word of her suicide was released...
  • 'Goodbye World. Spread Good Energy': Terminal Cancer Patient, Brittany Maynard, 29...

    11/02/2014 5:40:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 177 replies
    Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | November 02, 2014 | WILLS ROBINSON
    'Goodbye World. Spread Good Energy': Terminal Cancer Patient, Brittany Maynard, 29, Exercises Her Right-to-Die And Takes Her Own Life Surrounded By Her Family Brittany Maynard, 29, had previously planned to legally end her life on November 1 - before she loses her battle with terminal brain cancer She died on Sunday in her Portland, Oregon home on Sunday Maynard wrote on Facebook: 'Goodbye to all my dear friends and family' Added that she had 'a ring of support' around her as she typed Was diagnosed in April and doctors gave her just six months to live She then made headlines...
  • BREAKING: Brittany Maynard, 29-year-old woman with brain cancer, has committed suicide

    11/02/2014 8:44:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 50 replies
    LIFE SITE ^ | NOV. 2. 2014 | John Jalsevac
    Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman diagnosed with incurable brain cancer, committed assisted suicide at her home in Portland, Oregon on Saturday evening by swallowing a fatal dose of barbiturates. She had previously acquired the drugs legally by prescription under Oregon's controversial assisted suicide law. "Goodbye to all my dear friends and family that I love," she wrote on Facebook. "The world is a beautiful place, travel has been my greatest teacher, my close friends and folks are the greatest givers. I even have a ring of support around my bed as I type … Goodbye world. Spread good energy. Pay...
  • Terminal cancer patient, Brittany Maynard, 29, exercises her right-to-die

    11/02/2014 6:01:40 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 172 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 2, 2014 | Wills Robinson
    A 29-year-old terminal cancer sufferer who had previously spoken of her right to die has ended her own life surrounded by her family. According to friends and family of Brittany Maynard, she passed away in her Portland, Oregon, home after her condition worsened and the tumor took over. However she was able to choose to die before she lost her ability to function. People.com said she wrote on Facebook : 'Goodbye to all my dear friends and family that I love. 'Today is the day I have chosen to pass away with dignity in the face of my terminal illness,...
  • 'I'm scared to death' of Ivins, Duley testifies (Anthrax)

    08/05/2008 12:38:26 PM PDT · by Shermy · 51 replies · 340+ views
    Frederick News Post ^ | August 5, 2008 | Gina Galluci-White
    Jean Duley testified that she was "scared to death" of Bruce Ivins after he left her a string of harassing phone messages, according to an audio recording taken during a July 24 peace order hearing. Duley, 45, told Judge Milnor Roberts that Ivins planned to "go out in a blaze of glory," had bought a bulletproof vest and a gun and planned to kill his co-workers. The audio recording was obtained by The Frederick News-Post on Monday. Duley told the court she got to know Ivins while running group and individual counseling sessions at the Comprehensive Counseling Associates in Frederick...
  • Brittany Maynard Won’t Kill Herself November 1: “Doesn’t Seem Like the Right Time Now”

    10/30/2014 9:16:04 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/30/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Brittany Maynard has officially decided to delay her decision to kill herself under Oregon’s assisted suicide law on November 1. She says it “doesn’t seem like the right time now” to end her life.Although cancer patients and pro-life groups have tried to talk her out of the decision, it now appears Maynard may have either been used by assisted suicide advocates to promote their agenda or may have been a part of a plan working in concert with them to attempt to legalize assisted suicide in additional states.The 29-year-old terminally ill patient made nationally-discussed plans to take the lethal pill...
  • Bucket list cancer patient who planned to end her life has changed her mind

    10/29/2014 11:23:23 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 55 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 30 October 2014 | David Mccormack and Lydia Warren
    "A 29-year-old terminal cancer sufferer who had previously spoken of her plan to take her life on November 1 has had a change of heart. In a video released on Wednesday, Brittany Maynard said she hasn't decided when she'll end her life, but it remains a decision that she's determined to make before getting too ill. ‘I still feel good enough and I still have enough joy and I still laugh and smile with my family and friends enough that it doesn't seem like the right time right now,’ she said." "‘But it will come, because I feel myself getting...
  • About that Long Island decapitation/'suicide', 2 Found Dead In Farmingdale, LIRR Line Shut Down

    10/29/2014 7:34:25 AM PDT · by wtd · 27 replies
    CBS and more ^ | 10/29/2014 | self
    From the comments at CBS: 2 Found Dead In Farmingdale, LIRR Line Shut Down: Witness posting on another site says the man hit by the train did not decapitate the woman. He tried to intervene and was chased by the killer into the path of the train. The killer had a machete and was shouting in Arabic. He apparently fled the scene. ***** Blog entry from GodLikeProductionsprovides a description of events (in multiple entries) from an alleged eye witness exactly as described in the comment above from CBS: Quote 1: "Im here now, but I have to go home, everything...
  • Glen Campbell and Brittany Maynard Face Their Mortality Very Differently

    10/28/2014 2:46:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    NC Register ^ | October 28, 2014 | JANET MORANA
    Two stories battled for my attention recently, and both of them broke my heart. The first was about Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman with brain cancer who moved from California to Oregon to gain access to legal suicide-inducing drugs. She is planning to die in bed, surrounded by her family, on Nov. 1 (the solemnity of All Saints), two days after her husband’s birthday. The second story was about the singer Glen Campbell, who decided to go public with his struggle against Alzheimer’s disease. With his children on stage with him for a final, 151-stop musical tour, and the cameras...
  • Guy sees his neighbour trying to commit suicide(grabs popcorn)

    10/25/2014 3:44:09 PM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    liveleak.com ^ | 10/23/14
    I had to Laugh. We all know people like this guy.
  • Don’t rob them of hope, Brittany (plans to kill herself on November 1 b/c brain tumor. But...)

    10/25/2014 9:34:00 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 61 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | 24 October 2014 | Denis Strangman
    But...She should think of her fellow sufferers. Brittany Maynard is a 29-year-old woman who learned not long after her wedding that she had an aggressive brain tumour. She has therefore announced that she has chosen to die on November 1, taking advantage of Oregon’s assisted suicide law. A video that she made with the help of the leading assisted suicide organisation in the US, Compassion and Choices, has been a huge hit on YouTube. An Australian whose wife died of a similar disease, Denis Strangman, has written her an open letter below. * * * * * I am...