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  • Woman finds mummified remains of grandson in attic

    12/02/2016 2:04:49 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 60 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 12/02/2016 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Pennsylvania woman found the mummified remains of her grandson in her attic — two years after the man suddenly went missing, authorities said. Zanobia Richmond discovered the corpse of Dyquain Rogers, 21 — who was reported missing in November 2014 — after she heard a thump on the top floor of her Erie County home, officials said. She called police immediately after making the gruesome find. “They were mummified,” Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook told The Post of the remains. “The lack of airflow and the fact that the attic wasn’t vented — those conditions were optimal for dehydration...
  • Cyberbullying Pushed Texas Teen To Commit Suicide, Family Says

    12/02/2016 9:42:39 AM PST · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    CBSNews ^ | December 2, 2016
    December 2, 2016 Cyberbullying Pushed Texas Teen To Commit Suicide, Family Says TEXAS CITY, Texas -- Family members of a Houston-area high school student who killed herself are rallying for tighter laws against cyberbullying. Brandy Vela’s family says cyberbullying pushed the 18-year-old over the edge, leading her to shoot herself in the chest Tuesday afternoon at the family’s Texas City home as family members watched. Her father, Raul Vela, said she had been receiving abusive text messages for months from bullies using an untraceable smartphone application. Her father said someone made a fake Facebook page of her, creating another cyberbullying...
  • Dutch euthanasia law is used to kill alcoholic, 41, who decided death was the only way to escape[]

    11/30/2016 5:55:57 AM PST · by GonzoII · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 November 2016 | Steve Doughty
    A 41-year-old man has ended his life by fatal injection rather than carry on living as an alcoholic, in a radical new extension of Holland’s euthanasia regime. Mark Langedijk decided that death was the only way to escape from his addiction to drink, according to an account published by his brother. Mr Langedijk set the date for his own death and was joking, drinking beer and eating ham and cheese sandwiches in the hours before his GP arrived at his parents’ home to administer fatal injections, it said.
  • A Better Way to Pick the Next President: The National Popular Vote Compact

    11/25/2016 4:02:16 PM PST · by C19fan · 89 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | November 25, 2016 | Karen Hobert Flynn
    From the White House to the courthouse, every elected official in America—Democrat, Republican, or independent—has something in common: He or she got more votes than the people they ran against. That adherence to majority rule changes on Jan.20, as it has four other times in our history. While ballots are still being counted, the final tally is likely to find President-elect Donald Trump trailing Hillary Clinton by around 2 million votes; he will be the second of our last three presidents to be elected with less than a majority, indeed less than a plurality, of the popular vote.
  • Top scientist who discovered Litvinenko poison 'stabbed himself to death with two knives...

    11/25/2016 12:11:11 PM PST · by McGruff · 37 replies
    Mirror ^ | November 24, 2016 | Imogen Robinson
    The radiation expert who discovered the poison that killed Alexander Litvinenko "committed suicide" by stabbing himself repeatedly with two knives months after a trip to Russia, a coroner ruled. Matthew Puncher, 46, bled to death at his home after receiving multiple stab wounds across his body from two kitchen knives, an inquest heard. A pathologist said he could not completely exclude the possibility that someone else had been involved in the death of the father, but came to the conclusion that the injuries were self-inflicted.
  • "Universal Background Checks" may Increase Firearms Suicide

    11/23/2016 4:58:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    While firearm studies by medical journals have been notoriously anti-Second Amendment, this interesting bit comes from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore. Michael Bloomberg gave the school 300 million dollars specifically to target "gun violence" and other issues.  Bloomberg's fanatical advocacy of political gun control has tainted "research" that comes from the school.  When the researchers found that gun control laws could have unintended consequences, they did not advocate for repeal of those laws. From foxnews.com: The research team looked at what happens when people want to temporarily remove firearms from their home because they fear...
  • Man sets himself on fire after yelling about election results at Akron coffee shop

    11/22/2016 8:22:28 AM PST · by Gamecock · 45 replies
    WOIO ^ | 11/22/2016 | Staff
    AKRON, OH (WOIO) - The Akron Fire Department says that a 69-year-old man set himself on fire Saturday after yelling about the election results in a local coffee shop. The department says the man, who was dressed in a U.S. Marine Corps uniform, walked into Angel Falls Coffee on South Highland Ave. yelling about the recent protests over the election results. He then left the coffee shop and approached a passerby and handed the passerby his cellphone and asked him to video record him, according to the police report. Police said the man grabbed a can of gasoline from his...
  • Witnesses: Man sets himself on fire in Akron after post-election rant

    11/21/2016 7:32:30 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 82 replies
    — Police say an Ohio man is in stable condition after he set himself on fire following what witnesses described as a rant about post-election protests. Akron Police Sgt. Dennis Woodall says the 69-year-old man was wearing a U.S. Marine Corps uniform when he set himself ablaze Saturday morning on a city street. Witnesses told the Akron Beacon Journal the man had become increasingly agitated after discussing the need to protest President-elect Donald Trump. They say the man had walked into a coffee shop and asked whether anyone knew who had organized a recent anti-Trump protest. They say he then...
  • At least 27 injured after man sets fire to Melbourne bank

    11/18/2016 4:14:12 AM PST · by Candor7 · 35 replies
    RT Question More ^ | 18 Nov, 2016 02:12 | Staff
    At least 27 people have been injured after a man set fire to a branch of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in the Melbourne suburb of Springvale, according to local media reports. Police say the man has been hospitalized in serious condition. Several people who were inside the bank at the time of the incident are being treated for serious burns. Twenty-one people, including three children, are being treated for smoke inhalation, The Age reported.
  • Election Results Cause Spike in Calls to Suicide Prevention Hotlines

    11/13/2016 6:45:44 PM PST · by Hadean · 59 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 13, 2016 | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    As the votes came in for the 2016 elections, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline experienced a spike in calls. Lifeline director John Draper told CNN that the network took 660 calls between 1 and 2 a.m., double or triple the volume they normally take, with calls increasing as election results poured in. “I can’t say I’ve seen anything like this… And it’s certainly not something I’ve ever seen in an election,” said Draper, who has 25 years of experience in suicide prevention. “They call and say it’s the election,” Draper said. “But by the end of the call, it’s about...
  • Suicide by democracy

    11/13/2016 11:16:58 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/13/16 | Diane Bederman
    We must not allow our government to bully us into welcoming people whose moral obligation is the destruction of Western countries. Let us never forget that people who scream “Death to Israel” and "Death to the West” mean every word. We are living in an era of dis-ease. Our belief systems are under attack. We witness the horror of terrorism spreading in countries who do not share our values, as well as the spread of terror in democracies around the world. We are up against tribal societies whose ethic is one of honor and shame and where blood revenge is...
  • National Suicide Hotline Confirms Big Increase In Calls After Trump Victory

    11/12/2016 5:31:52 AM PST · by Morgana · 76 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | November 12, 2016 | Jonah Bennett
    The upset caused by GOP President-elect Donald Trump’s astounding and unexpected victory has sent largely liberal communities spiraling into depression and suicidal ideations, according to crisis hotlines. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline was flooded with calls after Trump’s win Tuesday evening, far exceeding call volume from the presidential elections in 2012 and 2008.
  • Crisis Help Lines Have Been Inundated Following The Election If you need help, it’s out there.

    11/09/2016 9:11:52 PM PST · by Az Joe · 43 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11-9-16 | Lindsay Holmes
    Many people felt a deep need to reach out for mental health help following Tuesday night’s election results.   Crisis Text Line, a mental health service that allows people to chat with a counselor via messaging, experienced twice the average volume in the last 24 hours, according to the organization.
  • Anyone have Glenn Beck on suicide watch?

    11/09/2016 10:59:18 AM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 55 replies
    Just wondering. He must be blubbering pretty hard today.
  • Is Andrea Mitchell on suicide watch?

    11/09/2016 9:15:50 AM PST · by Kozy · 55 replies
    vanity | 11/9/2016 | Self
    Has Andrea Mitchell been placed on suicide watch?
  • Chelsea Manning attempts suicide for the second time

    11/04/2016 6:36:31 PM PDT · by PROCON · 63 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 4, 2016
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chelsea Manning attempted suicide for the second time in recent months while the transgender soldier remains imprisoned in Kansas for leaking classified information, two of her attorneys said Friday. Attorneys Vincent Ward and Chase Strangio declined to divulge details of Manning’s suicide attempt last month at a military prison at Kansas’ Fort Leavenworth. Wayne Hall, an Army spokesman, said medical privacy laws barred him from discussing the matter.
  • DC City Council Votes to Allow Physician-Assisted Suicide. That’ll Change Us All, for the Worse

    11/01/2016 1:57:42 PM PDT · by milton23 · 56 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 11/1/2016 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Earlier today, the D.C. City Council voted to allow physician-assisted suicide. But the debate isn’t over. The Washington Post reports that “the council must still hold a final vote on the bill, possibly as early as Nov. 15,” and that the mayor, Muriel Bowser, must decide if she’ll sign or veto the bill. The mayor should veto the bill. Physician-assisted suicide will change us all, for the worse—as I explain in a Heritage Foundation report, “Always Care, Never Kill: How Physician-Assisted Suicide Endangers the Weak, Corrupts Medicine, Compromises the Family, and Violates Human Dignity and Equality.” Too many people view...
  • Fraction of Suicides with Firearms Compared to per Capita Firearms in U.S.A.

    11/01/2016 5:42:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    ammoland ^ | 24 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The number of firearms in private hands has been rising for at least 70 years.  During the last 20, the numbers of murders, murders with guns, and violent crime with guns has been dropping sharply.  It has become very hard to say that more guns equal more crime with a straight face.  Fatal gun accidents are at an unprecedented low.  The rate of fatal gun accidents has dropped 94% in 85 years.The response of those who wish to disarm the public has been to focus on suicides.  They lump in suicides with murders and accidents and call the whole...
  • Army says 2-star general committed suicide on Alabama base

    10/30/2016 1:17:06 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 68 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | October 29, 2016 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON – The Army said Friday it has determined that suicide was the cause of death of a two-star general who was found dead in his home on a military base in Alabama. Maj. Gen. John Rossi was found dead July 31 at Redstone Arsenal, two days before he was to assume command of Army Space and Missile Defense Command.
  • Elizabeth Holmes 'scolded employees for speaking and had lawyers patrol Theranos' Silicon Valley HQ

    10/22/2016 7:04:02 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 27 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 22 October 2016 | Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com
    The widow of a scientist who killed himself in fear he was about to lose his job at troubled bio-tech start-up Theranos has told of the company's paranoid culture. Ian Gibbons, the head scientist at the blood test company, died after taking an overdose of painkillers in May 2013 within hours of being summoned for a meeting. According to his widow, Rochelle, he had found faults in machines the company claimed would 'change the world' by being able to diagnose diseases from a single pinprick of a patient's blood. Having recently been diagnosed with cancer, he stopped going to work...
  • Swiss Christian Nursing Home Must Allow Assisted Suicide

    10/26/2016 5:52:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 10/26/16 | Simon Caldwell
    A Christian nursing home in Switzerland must allow assisted suicide or lose its charitable statusA Swiss court has ruled that a Christian nursing home must either permit assisted suicide on its premises or give up its charitable status. The nursing home, which is run by the Salvation Army, the UK-based Christian charity, lost a legal challenge to new assisted suicide rules. The regulations, introduced about a year ago, compel charities caring for the sick and elderly to offer assisted suicide when a patient or resident requests it. The nursing home objected on the grounds that the law violated the core...
  • British head scientist at US maverick’s Silicon Valley start-up took own life over technology

    10/23/2016 7:05:44 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 30 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 22 October 2016 • 11:21pm | Hugo Daniel, Palo Alto Harriet Alexander, New York
    IT ALL began with the best, if exceedingly ambitious, of intentions – to develop a machine that by a simple pinprick on a patient’s finger could detect any disease known to man. But it ended in the most tragic of circumstances, with the firm behind the invention crashing and a British scientist who had devoted himself to the project taking his own life. Now his widow has spoken out about the treatment he suffered before and after his death at the age of 67, accusing his employers of heartlessness.
  • (ANOTHER ONE) Investigator Of Clinton Donor Facing Rape Trial Commits Suicide

    10/15/2016 3:11:46 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 40 replies
    LA Detective Suicided To Protect Top Hillary Clinton Donor NBA Superstar Derrick Rose By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers The Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) is reporting today that the infamously named “Clinton Body Count” has risen for the second time this week after a Los Angeles police detective was “suicided” before she could testify in a rape trial against one of Hillary Clinton’s top political donors, and personal friend of President Obama, NBA superstar Derrick Rose. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no...
  • Europe's prisoner suicide problem

    10/14/2016 10:02:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 10.13.2016 | Lewis Sanders IV
    Europe has one of the highest rates of prisoner suicides compared to other regions, according to the WHO. Prison reform advocates have called for alternative solutions for tackling the harrowing phenomenon. While questions over security and personal well-being have emerged in the wake of the Chemnitz explosives suspect Jafer Albakr’s death, figures show that prisoner suicides happen far too often. […] The UN Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) suggested in 2014 that suicide among prisoners appeared more frequently in Europe than other geographical regions, averaging 62 suicides per 100,000. …
  • Survivor claims deadly Connecticut plane crash was intentional; FBI investigating

    10/12/2016 11:05:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 12, 2016 | FoxNews.Com
    A small plane crash that killed a Jordanian national and injured another man in Connecticut on Tuesday was "an intentional act," The National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement on Wednesday. The unnamed man who survived the crash also told investigators the wreck was not an accident, the mayor of East Hartford said Wednesday. That man was in critical condition at Bridgeport Hospital, but was able to speak to detectives, officials said.
  • Benghazi Security Officer Warned U.S. Months Before Attack: ‘Everybody’ Will Die

    06/28/2016 7:05:05 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 28, 2016 | AARON KLEIN
    TEL AVIV – A U.S. government security officer serving at the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi prior to the September 11, 2012 attacks, warned his superiors that lack of adequate security at the compound made serving there a “suicide mission.” The officer further predicted to his superiors “that there was a very good chance that everybody here was going to die.” In a devastating indictment, the officer stated that a superior told him “everybody back here in D.C. knows that people are going to die in Benghazi, and nobody cares and nobody is going to care until somebody does die.”...
  • WIKILEAKS: Bill, Chelsea’s ‘Office Crap’ Drove A Top Clinton Foundation Official Suicidal

    10/10/2016 9:27:06 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10-10-2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Bill and Chelsea Clinton’s “office crap” nearly drove the Clinton Foundation’s chief operating officer to commit suicide in 2011, according to hacked emails released by WikiLeaks. Former President Bill Clinton’s chief adviser at the time, Doug Band, sent an email to the former president’s staff involved with the Clinton Foundation that he talked the nonprofit’s COO, Laura Graham, out of ending her life.
  • WIKILEAKS: Bill, Chelsea’s ‘Office Crap’ Drove A Top Clinton Foundation Official Suicidal

    10/10/2016 9:10:55 AM PDT · by detective · 105 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/10/2016 | Michael Batasch
    Bill and Chelsea Clinton’s “office crap” nearly drove the Clinton Foundation’s chief operating officer to commit suicide in 2011, according to hacked emails released by WikiLeaks. Former President Bill Clinton’s chief adviser at the time, Doug Band, sent an email to the former president’s staff involved with the Clinton Foundation that he talked the nonprofit’s COO, Laura Graham, out of ending her life.
  • Feasting on the dead

    10/03/2016 7:43:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/03/16 | Patrick Hahn
    Gutted: Polypharmacy and the epidemic of suicide among post-9/11 veterans “Hammerhead sharks feasting on the dead make a unique sound.” So says William, a disabled Navy veteran and survivor of a horrifying incident that occurred in the Persian Gulf. At the age of twenty, William enlisted in the Navy and served for six years, working on radar and weapons systems. On 18 November 2001, he was part of a team from the destroyer USS Peterson that boarded the Samra, a suspected oil smuggler sailing under the UAE flag. The Samra capsized on the port side, and William spent the night...
  • W.P. Kinsella ends his own life under assisted-dying legislation (Field of Dreams ends in suicide.)

    09/16/2016 6:30:52 PM PDT · by jerod · 35 replies
    CBC News. ^ | 2016-09-16 | CBC News
    W.P. Kinsella, the B.C.-based author of Shoeless Joe, the award-winning novel that became the film Field of Dreams, has died at 81. His literary agency confirms the writer had a doctor-assisted death on Friday in Hope, B.C. The agency did not provide details about Kinsella's health. Kinsella suffered a head injury when he was in a car accident in 1997. Three years after the accident, he said he had no interest in writing fiction and was spending his days playing Scrabble on the internet.
  • USMC: Muslim-American recruit was called ‘terrorist’ prior to his death

    09/14/2016 5:16:11 PM PDT · by rey · 95 replies
    Beaufort Gazette ^ | 12 Sept. 2016 | WADE LIVINGSTON
    The drill instructor who allegedly hazed recruit Raheel Siddiqui moments before his death was the same instructor who had previously ordered a Muslim recruit into a commercial clothes dryer and interrogated him about his religion and loyalties. That drill instructor had also called Siddiqui — a 20-year-old Muslim, Pakistani-American from Taylor, Mich. — a “terrorist” at some point during the recruit’s brief time at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, according to a Corps official speaking on background Monday morning. New details about Siddiqui’s death — which the Corps has ruled a suicide — show he initially survived the nearly...
  • 104 Jumpers Who Flung Themselves From The Twin Towers Have Been 'Airbrushed From History'

    09/11/2016 10:38:00 AM PDT · by drewh · 85 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | 05:01 EST, 11 September 2011 | Tom Leonard
    From the earliest days after the 9/11 attacks, the American establishment have showed an overwhelming reluctance to dwell on those who jumped or fell from the Twin Towers. Unofficial estimates put the number of jumpers at around 200, but it is impossible to say for certain because their bodies were indistinguishable from others after the collapse of the Towers. As part of its research into where the fire was at its most intense, NIST analysed camera footage and still photographs, and counted 104 jumpers, often recording the floor and exact window from which they left. All but three leapt from...
  • Sources: Bill Nojay committed suicide in cemetery

    09/09/2016 10:30:29 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 81 replies
    WHEC news ^ | 9/9/2016 | WHEC Reporter
    Sources tell News10NBC that Assemblyman Bill Nojay has committed suicide. Officers were called to the Riverside Cemetery on Lake Avenue around 9:20 Friday morning for reports of shots fired. Sources say Nojay, 59, was found dead due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The New York Daily News reports Nojay was at his family burial plot. Investigator Frank Camp says officers saw a man shoot himself. At this time investigators are not making a connection to Bill Nojay. The investigation is ongoing. We're told Nojay was supposed to turn himself in on Friday for fraud charges. According to a report from...
  • Muslim Marine recruit killed himself amid culture of hazing and abuse: Officials - Breaking911

    09/09/2016 9:22:33 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 65 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | 09/08/2016 | Breaking 911
    Muslim Marine recruit killed himself amid culture of hazing and abuse: Officials - Breaking911 http://m.breaking911.com/muslim-marine-recruit-killed-amid-culture-hazing-abuse-officials/ Muslim Marine recruit killed himself amid culture of hazing and abuse: Officials September 8, 2016 | 6:01 PM Home » BREAKING NEWS » Muslim Marine recruit killed himself amid culture of hazing and abuse: Officials Marine Corps completes three command-level investigations into allegations of abuse and maltreatment at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island / News release WASHINGTON — The Marine Corps has completed three command-level investigations into allegations of abuse and maltreatment at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, to include an investigation into...
  • Coast Guard Searching for Woman Seen Jumping from Carnival Cruise Ship

    09/07/2016 8:16:51 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    NBC ^ | 9/7/2016 | Jay Varela
    The Coast Guard was searching Wednesday for an upstate New York woman who plunged into the water from a Carnival cruise ship off the coast of Grand Bahama Island. The passenger "was witnessed jumping overboard" from the 11th deck of the Carnival Ecstasy around 2:30 a.m. ET, Carnival Cruise Line spokeswoman Jennifer de la Cruz said in a statement."
  • Woman sets herself on fire in Chicago congressman’s office

    08/31/2016 6:37:44 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/30/2016 | Staff
    <p>CHICAGO (AP) — Police say a woman walked into U.S. Rep. Danny Davis’ office on Chicago’s West Side, drank out of a bottle of hand sanitizer, poured the sanitizer over herself and set herself on fire with a lighter.</p> <p>Authorities haven’t identified the woman who was taken to a hospital in serious condition with burns. Police say her condition has stabilized.</p>
  • Witch Who Smeared Church With Feces Commits Suicid

    08/24/2016 2:52:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Richard Ducayne
    BOWLING GREEN, MO (ChurchMilitant.com) - In early August, a self-proclaimed Wiccan Catholic smeared a local Bowling Green Catholic church with her own feces. On Monday, August 22, she was found dead in her apartment from an apparent suicide. The local coroner, Jim Turner, has withheld the details of 54-year-old Linda Howard's death, only saying it looked like a suicide and that he would release details at a later date. Howard, who vandalized St. Clement Catholic Church, told police she committed the act because she was angry with God. The parish priest, Fr. Bill Peckmen, posted a message on his Facebook...
  • FBI Reports Linking Hillary To Vince Foster "Suicide" Disappear From National Archives

    08/23/2016 1:33:42 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | August 23, 2016
    Vince Foster was a mentor to Hillary when they worked together at the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock, Arkansas. When Bill was confirmed as the 42nd President of the United States on January 20, 1993, Foster took a role as his Deputy White House Counsel. 6 months later, to the day, Foster was found dead in Fort Marcy Park, along the Potomac River, of an apparent "suicide" resulting from a gun shot from a .38 caliber revolver. Like a lot of things surrounding the Clintons, Foster's "suicide" has always been shrouded in mystery. A few months ago, The...
  • Tom Arnold Pens Passionate Essay Arguing for Gun Control After Nephew's Suicide (sob story)

    08/19/2016 10:21:11 AM PDT · by progunner · 58 replies
    ETOnline ^ | 4 hrs ago | Zach Seemayer
    Actor Tom Arnold is arguing for gun control in the wake of his nephew's suicide. The Sin City Saints star penned an emotional editorial, published in The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday, detailing his own 52-year history with firearms and the tragic story of his mentally unstable nephew, Spencer.
  • Britain’s top human rights lawyer who represented Julian Assange (train accident suicide-truncated)

    08/19/2016 10:29:05 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 43 replies
    The Sun ^ | 04/21/16 | Neil Syson
    Britain’s top human rights lawyer who represented Julian Assange and worked alongside George Clooney’s wife Amal dies in apparent suicide – The Sun https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/1138414/britains-top-human-rights-lawyer-who-represented-julian-assange-and-worked-alongside-george-clooneys-wife-amal-dies-in-apparent-suicide/ Britain’s top human rights lawyer who represented Julian Assange and worked alongside George Clooney’s wife Amal dies in apparent suicide... EXCLUSIVE By NEIL SYSON 21st April 2016, 11:05 am
  • She 'loved life': Grieving father wrote openly about suicide and mental illness in daughter’s obit

    08/18/2016 10:13:58 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 41 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 18, 2016 | Colby Skowitz
    Only hours after he learned his only daughter was dead, Ed Shoener sat down to write her obituary. It felt like one way he could still take care of his little girl. He and his wife, Ruth, had been steeling themselves for this day since Katie’s first hospitalization more than 11 years ago. He knew immediately why the police were at his doorstep the night of Aug. 3. Yet nothing prepares a parent for the details about how their child ended her life. But if Shoener, a deacon at his Catholic church, learned anything watching his daughter’s long struggle with...
  • Target cuts outlook, says market 'difficult'

    08/17/2016 9:01:43 AM PDT · by UB355 · 103 replies
    MIlwaukee ^ | 8/17/2016 | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
    Minneapolis — Target cut its profit and comparable-store sales outlook amid stiffer competition and its own stumbles in areas like grocery sales. The discounter’s second-quarter net income fell nearly 10%, though that was better than what most had expected. Sales at stores open at least a year fell 1.1%, reversing seven straight quarters of gains. Target shares were down more than 6% in mid-morning trading Wednesday. The quarter underscores challenges that Target and other retailers face from Amazon.com and shoppers who remain cautious about spending.
  • California woman holds party before ending her life

    08/11/2016 1:56:20 PM PDT · by rey · 92 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 11 Aug 2016
    In early July, Betsy Davis emailed her closest friends and relatives to invite them to a two-day party, telling them: "These circumstances are unlike any party you have attended before, requiring emotional stamina, centeredness and openness." And just one rule: No crying in front of her. The 41-year-old artist with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, held the gathering to say farewell before becoming one of the first Californians to take a take a lethal dose of drugs under the state's new doctor-assisted suicide law for the terminally ill.
  • Husband of Ohio rock-throwing victim kills self

    08/08/2016 5:51:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 76 replies
    foxnews ^ | 08/08/216
    The husband of an Ohio schoolteacher, who was severely injured when four men dropped a rock on her car from a highway overpass, killed himself late Saturday night – and the prosecutor who jailed the rock-throwers blames them for Randy Budd’s suicide. Budd, 55, was pronounced dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Ohio residence, Harry Campbell, chief investigator for Ohio’s Stark County Coroner’s office, told the AP on Sunday. “Randy Budd did not die from a gunshot,” Union County District Attorney D. Peter Johnson told pennlive.com. “He died when those kids threw a rock through his windshield.”
  • People in homosexual ‘marriages’ almost 3 times more likely to commit suicide: study

    08/06/2016 9:45:54 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 81 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 5, 2016 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Aug. 5, 2016 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Homosexuals who “marry” each other are almost three times more likely to commit suicide than their heterosexual counterparts, even in very gay-friendly Sweden, according to a study published in the May issue of the European Journal of Epidemiology. The authors of the study noted that social intolerance of homosexual behavior could not so easily be blamed for increased suicide risk, given that Sweden is known for its accepting attitude towards same-sex relationships. “Even in a country with a comparatively tolerant climate regarding homosexuality such as Sweden, same-sex married individuals evidence a higher risk for suicide...
  • Exclusive: MH370 Pilot Flew a Suicide Route on His Home Simulator Closely Matching Final Flight

    07/23/2016 11:24:41 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 30 replies
    New York ^ | 7/22/2016 | Jeff Wiss
    MH370 pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah. New York has obtained a confidential document from the Malaysian police investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that shows that the plane’s captain, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, conducted a simulated flight deep into the remote southern Indian Ocean less than a month before the plane vanished under uncannily similar circumstances. The revelation, which Malaysia withheld from a lengthy public report on the investigation, is the strongest evidence yet that Zaharie made off with the plane in a premeditated act of mass murder-suicide. The document presents the findings of the Malaysian police’s investigation into...
  • Support pours in for teen who's ready to die

    07/23/2016 4:03:18 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 40 replies
    KHOU ^ | July 21, 2016
    Cannot excerpt as a USAToday originated story. Today there is a story that 1000 attended her prom. Not certain if posting a link is even acceptable. But I could not find the story elsewhere.
  • Vermont doctors push back against assisted-suicide requirement

    07/22/2016 2:51:26 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 11 replies
    Megynkelly.org ^ | July 21, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Vermont doctors and health care professionals are pushing back against an interpretation of state law that they say requires them to help kill patients who wish to die. Members of two medical groups, the Vermont Alliance for Ethical Healthcare and Christian Medical & Dental Associations, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against officials in two state medical agencies responsible for the interpretation. The lawsuit says these agencies have interpreted a 2013 physician-assisted suicide law, Act 39, in a way that would require health care professionals to counsel terminally ill patients about the option to commit suicide. Additionally, under such an interpretation...
  • Krauthammer: Cruz's Speech 'Was the Longest Suicide Note in US Political History'

    07/21/2016 10:09:18 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 92 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 21, 2016 | Fox News
    Charles Krauthammer said that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) "blew it" at the Republican National Convention with his address in which he did not endorse Donald Trump. "What Cruz delivered was the longest suicide note in American political history and this morning he added an addendum," said Krauthammer. Krauthammer weighed in on America's Newsroom this morning after Cruz spoke to Texas delegates (some of them angry), doubling down on his message from last night and going even further.
  • Parent of Minnesota student who committed suicide files lawsuit against school district

    07/20/2016 10:42:26 AM PDT · by mn-bush-man · 23 replies
    West Central Tribune ^ | 7/20/2016 | Duluth News Tribune
    A federal lawsuit filed by the parent of a Lincoln Park Middle School student alleges his son's 2015 suicide was the result of "severe and pervasive harassment" — and the Duluth school district's failure to stop it. Todd Seehus is suing the Duluth school district, its school board and former and current administrators at the school because of their alleged disregard of complaints about students bullying Tristan Seehus, 13, who killed himself in February 2015. Tristan was harassed verbally and physically because of his perceived sexual orientation or gender expression, according to the complaint, filed Friday in U.S. District Court....