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  • NFL legend Junior Seau found dead at his California home

    05/02/2012 12:33:58 PM PDT · by pepsi_junkie · 69 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/05/2012 | Maggie Hendricks
    TMZ first reported that retired NFL star Junior Seau was found dead Wednesday morning, and that the police were investigating after his housekeeper found the NFL legend with a fatal shotgun wound to the chest. He was 43 years old. The report has been confirmed by the North County Times: Pro football great and Oceanside sports legend Junior Seau has apparently committed suicide, found by a housekeeper with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to multiple sources.Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood said he learned of the death from police Chief Frank McCoy.Police responded to Seau's home on The Strand on...
  • [NFL Linebacker]Junior Seau Dead Cops Suspect Suicide

    05/02/2012 11:24:28 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 76 replies
    NFL legend Junior Seau was found dead in his home in Oceanside, CA ... and a law enforcement source at the scene tells us cops believe he shot himself. Seau was 43-years-old ... and leaves behind 3 kids and an ex-wife. Cops are currently at Seau's home -- located in San Diego County -- and were seen talking with a man who was inside the house and appeared distraught.
  • Army Suicide Pace to Shatter 2011 Record 164 Deaths

    04/27/2012 5:11:56 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 10 replies
    Suicides by active-duty soldiers in the U.S. Army reached their highest level in history last year, with 164 confirmed instances of soldiers taking their lives. “The Army takes this very seriously because our most valuable asset is our soldiers,” said Gen. Chang, commanding general of the 807th Medical Command based in Fort Douglas, Utah. He noted that in 2009, with the Army’s leadership recognizing that the suicide rate had surpassed the rate among civilians, the U.S. Department of Defense launched a suicide prevention task force that, among other goals, has worked to update suicide education and prevention programs. . “It...
  • Shocking Circumstances Surrounding the Death of Voice of the Martyrs Executive Director

    Shocking Circumstances Surrounding the Death of Voice of the Martyrs Executive Director by Steve Eastman, Faith Issues It’s always shocking when someone dies before their time, especially if there are no apparent health issues. But shocking has been taken to a whole new level in the death of 64 year-old Tom White. To its credit, The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is confirming much of what the media is reporting. You can find this statement on the ministry’s website: “Allegations were made to authorities this week that Tom had inappropriate contact with a young girl. Rather than face those allegations,...
  • Voice of the Martyrs' Tom White's Death an Apparent Suicide Following Molestation Investigation

    04/24/2012 9:32:38 AM PDT · by robowombat · 73 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 4/20/2012 06:17PM | Jeremy Weber
    Voice of the Martyrs' Tom White's Death an Apparent Suicide Following Molestation Investigation Leader of prominent persecution ministry was being investigated by police on allegations of molesting a young girl. Jeremy Weber | posted 4/20/2012 06:17PM This week's death of a prominent persecution ministry leader is now being described as a possible suicide in the wake of a molestation investigation by local police. Tom White, executive director of The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM), was found dead Wednesday morning in a warehouse at the ministry's headquarters in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, according to Tulsa CBS affiliate News on 6. Court records indicate...
  • Woman in UK watched lover in Delhi slash himself to death over 10 hours

    04/18/2012 6:38:18 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 6 replies
    The Times of India ^ | April 19, 2012 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI/LONDON: This bizarre deathwatch occurred across continents 11,000km apart over four months back, but few knew about it until now. A British automobile consultant slashed his throat and wrists in his rented Green Park flat in South Delhi while his girlfriend watched in horror on Skype from Reading in the UK. The consultant, Adrian Rowland, 53, was video-chatting with his partner, Julie Zalinski, when he suddenly slashed himself with a broken bottle. Speaking for the first time about the shocking experience at an inquest on the death in Oxford, UK, Julie Zalinski said on Tuesday that she had informed...
  • Former 'Seinfeld' actor shoots himself in the head, survives

    02/22/2012 4:14:15 PM PST · by Gamecock · 79 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 22 Feb 12 | Kurt Schlosser
    Daniel von Bargen, a character actor who played Mr. Kruger on "Seinfeld," is in critical condition after shooting himself in the head, according to a report on TMZ. Von Bargen's film credits include "Super Troopers," "Basic Instinct," and "O Brother, Where Art Thou" among others.
  • Anti-abortion climate 'will deter new generation of doctors' (UK)

    04/01/2012 10:15:45 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 32 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 1, 2012 | Ben Quinn and Sarah Boseley
    A new generation of doctors will be put off from becoming involved in abortion services by high-profile protest campaigns and a political "witch-hunt", providers fear. The current climate is already causing anxiety among doctors who are concerned that their practice will be called into question, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) said, as activists behind a new campaign to demonstrate outside abortion clinics were joined at one protest in London by a Catholic bishop. The warning comes as the BPAS and pro-choice campaigners say they feel "under siege" after the government ordered an unannounced inspection of more than 250 clinics...
  • From New President of Episcopal Divinity School: 'Abortion is a Blessing' [2009 Chant]

    04/15/2012 5:21:26 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Catholic.org ^ | 4/2/09 | Randy Sly
    The announcement on Monday, March 30 that The Rev. Dr. Katherine Ragsdale was appointed as the sixth and newest president of Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) in Cambridge, MA, has orthodox and pro-life Episcopalians shaking their heads... ...the EDS website also has a link to Rev. Ragsdale’s sermon blog. There, the first sermon is entitled, “Our Work is Not Done...” “These are the two things I want you, please, to remember – abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Let me hear you say it: abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Abortion is a...
  • Increasingly in Europe, Suicides ‘by Economic Crisis’

    04/14/2012 10:37:55 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 14, 2012 | ELISABETTA POVOLEDO and DOREEN CARVAJAL
    On New Year’s Eve, Antonio Tamiozzo, 53, hanged himself in the warehouse of his construction business near Vicenza, after several debtors did not pay what they owed him. Three weeks earlier, Giovanni Schiavon, 59, a contractor, shot himself in the head at the headquarters of his debt-ridden construction company on the outskirts of Padua. As he faced the bleak prospect of ordering Christmas layoffs at his family firm of two generations, he wrote a last message: “Sorry, I cannot take it anymore.” The economic downturn that has shaken Europe for the last three years has also swept away the foundations...
  • City of Roswell, GA, bullies Andrew Wordes to death over his backyard chickens

    04/10/2012 4:36:56 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 86 replies
    Natural News ^ | April 10, 2012 | Ethan A. Huff
    An innocent man who had legally been raising a few dozen chickens and other small birds in the backyard of his suburban Atlanta home is now dead, following a crusade of terror perpetrated against him by the City of Roswell in Georgia. Andrew Wordes, who died during a recent raid on his property in which county marshals tried to illegally evict him, was the obvious victim of a rogue state gone mad -- and his blood is now on the hands of the Roswell City Administrator, the Roswell City Council, and the Roswell Police Department, all of which robbed from...
  • The suicide forest of Japan: Mount Fuji beauty spot where up to 100 bodies are found every year

    04/10/2012 8:12:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 4/10/2012 | Lyle Brennan
    The Aokigahara Forest is a lonely place to die. So dense is the vegetation at the foot of Japan's Mount Fuji, it is all too easy to disappear among the evergreens and never be seen again. Each year the authorities remove as many as 100 bodies found hanging at the country's suicide hotspot - but others can lie undiscovered for years. Exactly why so many choose to end their lives in the forest remains something of a mystery, though it has been suggested that the first among them were inspired by a novel set there. Azusa Hayano has studied and...
  • Ronnie Montrose’s Death Caused By Self-Inflicted Gunshot

    04/10/2012 7:57:52 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 26 replies
    Ronnie Montrose’s Death Caused By Self-Inflicted Gunshot by: Dave Swanson 5 hours ago Ronnie Montrose Mark Bowman It has been confirmed that Ronnie Montrose’s death last month was not directly due to his long battle with cancer. The San Mateo County Coroner’s Office reports the guitarist instead died from suicide in the form of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. According to family friend Michael Molenda, in a sad and touching article on GuitarPlayer.com, the Montrose family knew the findings would be made public soon. So they posted a statement on the guitarist’s website and official Facebook page, which reads in part:...
  • Suicides in Greece increase 40%

    04/06/2012 12:19:03 PM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 21 replies
    boingboing ^ | 10:33 am Friday, Apr 6 | David Pescovitz
    Until now, Polyzonis's self-immolation was the most vivid image of a singular public act of protest in a country that's been shaken by anti-austerity violence. But Greece was jolted even more Wednesday after a 77-year-old man took his own life in the busy Syntagma Square, central Athens, the scene of several violent clashes between anti-austerity protesters and the police in recent months. Just a few hundred yards away from the Greek Parliament, retired pharmacist Dimitris Christoulas shot himself with a handgun amid the morning rush hour, in what was apparently a protest over the financial crisis gripping the nation… Christoulas's...
  • Note found on Syntagma suicide victim (77 yr. old Greek man shoots self in Athens)

    04/04/2012 3:48:57 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    Athens News ^ | 4-4-12 | Damian Mac Con Uladh
    State media has reported that Dimitris Christoulas, the man who took his own life using a pistol on Syntagma Square, in central Athens, on Wednesday morning, left a suicide note. "The Tsolakoglou government has annihilated all traces for my survival, which was based on a very dignified pension that I alone paid for 35 years with no help from the state. And since my advanced age does not allow me a way of dynamically reacting (although if a fellow Greek were to grab a Kalashnikov, I would be right behind him), I see no other solution than this dignified end...
  • The Secret Suicides of Oregon (Becoming More Ssecret and More Strange)

    04/02/2012 9:55:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies
    CE.com ^ | April 2, 2012 | Michael Cook
    The Secret Suicides of Oregon Health & SpiritualityApril 2nd, 2012 Michael Cook Oregon’s public health division has released statistics on deaths under its physician-assisted suicide (PAS) legislation. It shows a steady increase in the number of lethal prescriptions and in the number of deaths. In 1998, the first year after PAS was legalised, there were 24 prescriptions and 16 deaths. In 2011, there were 114 prescriptions and 71 deaths. A total of 935 people have had lethal prescriptions and 596 have died.The Physicians for Compassionate Care Education Foundation, a staunch foe of the legislation, analysed the 2011 figures. Here are some of its...
  • Judge Refuses to Order Changes to Report on Inmate Suicide

    04/02/2012 6:37:37 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 4 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | 04/02/12 | Joel Stashenko
    ALBANY - A judge has refused to order a state commission that monitors conditions at county jails to rewrite its final report on the suicide of an inmate at the behest of Ontario County officials who argued, in part, that the findings would make it harder to defend themselves against a civil suit filed by the prisoner's widow. The Commission of Correction acted within the powers given it by state law when it adopted the report on the 2009 suicide of Bruce Morgan in the Ontario County Correctional Facility in Canandaigua, Acting Supreme Court Justice Richard Platkin in Albany. The commission's...
  • Prominent Pakistani acid attack victim commits suicide after enduring dozens of surgeries

    03/30/2012 1:04:00 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 11 replies
    Pakistani acid attack victim Fakhra Younus had endured more than three dozen surgeries over more than a decade to repair her severely damaged face and body when she finally decided life was no longer worth living. The 33-year-old former dancing girl _ who was allegedly attacked by her then-husband, an ex-lawmaker and son of a political powerhouse _ jumped from the sixth floor of a building in Rome, where she had been living and receiving treatment. Her March 17 suicide and the return of her body to Pakistan on Sunday reignited furor over the case, which received significant international attention...
  • Suicide: The Unexpected but Proven Result

    03/27/2012 10:39:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Live Action ^ | 3/27/2012 | Heidi Miller
    The latest Human Rights Report on China (2010) from the Department of State links the One Child Policy with high female suicide rates in China: A high female suicide rate continued to be a serious problem. According to the World Bank and the World Health Organization, there were approximately 500 female suicides per day in 2009. The Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Center reported in 2009 that the suicide rate for females was three times higher than for males. Many observers believed that violence against women and girls, discrimination in education and employment, the traditional preference for male children, birth-limitation...
  • Home of Roswell ‘chicken man' explodes, body found

    03/26/2012 5:36:44 PM PDT · by ct_libertarian · 36 replies · 13+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | March 26, 2012 | Alexis Stevens and Patrick Fox
    The battle between one man and the city of Roswell that started over his keeping of chickens ended Monday afternoon in a fiery explosion. Investigators believe that rather than be evicted from his home, Andrew Wordes poured gasoline throughout the house and set it on fire. "There was an initial explosion and subsequent fire," Lt. James McGee with Roswell police said during a news briefing. A body was found inside the home, but a positive identification had not been made late Monday afternoon due to the condition of the body, Capt. Paul Piccirilli with the Roswell Fire Department said. The...
  • Overcome depression and suicide, easily!

    03/25/2012 8:55:06 AM PDT · by fabian · 78 replies · 1+ views
    me ^ | 03/24/12 | Fabian
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  • Wis. Assembly passes abortion insurance ban

    03/14/2012 6:08:02 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 8 replies
    necn.com ^ | March 14 2012 | AP
    The Wisconsin state Assembly has passed a bill to ban abortion coverage from policies obtained through a health insurance exchange that is to begin in 2014. States are allowed to prohibit abortions under the exchange, which is to be a marketplace for small businesses and individuals to shop for health insurance coverage. Under the bill, abortions would not be covered under policies sold through the exchange except in cases of rape, incest or when the health of the mother is at risk.
  • Obama Admin Finalizes Rules: $1 Abortions in ObamaCare

    03/12/2012 4:36:02 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 61 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/12/12 | Steven Ertelt
    It’s official. The concern pro-life organizations had about the ObamaCare legislation funding abortions has been confirmed, as the Obama administration has issued the final rules on abortion funding governing the controversial health care law. Nestled within the “individual mandate” in the Obamacare act — that portion of the Act requiring every American to purchase government — approved insurance or pay a penalty — is an “abortion premium mandate.” This mandate requires all persons enrolled in insurance plans that include elective abortion coverage to pay a separate premium from their own pockets to fund abortion. As a result, many pro-life Americans...
  • Two UK Murdoch journalists in apparent suicide bids

    03/06/2012 3:47:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai
    Reuters ^ | Tue Mar 6, 2012 6:00pm EST | Georgina Prodhan
    Two senior journalists working for Rupert Murdoch's News International have apparently attempted suicide as pressure mounts at the scandal-hit publisher of the now-defunct News of the World. Three sources close to the company told Reuters on Tuesday the two journalists at the Sun daily appeared to have tried to take their own lives. Investigations sparked by a phone-hacking scandal continue to expose dubious practices by present and past employees. Eleven current and former staff of the Sun, Britain's best-selling daily tabloid, have been arrested this year on suspicion of bribing police or civil servants for tip-offs. Their arrests have come...
  • When Romney is the Nominee.....? (VANITY)

    03/02/2012 7:18:49 AM PST · by NoRedTape · 224 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | March 2, 2012 | noredtape
    With Romney somehow in the lead and presumably heading towards becoming the GOP Nominee, how do you intend to vote in November?
  • Gary Carter Showed Me How to Play the Game

    02/22/2012 11:19:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/22/2012 | Andrew Klavan
    I never met baseball Hall of Famer Gary "Kid" Carter, but his death last week from brain cancer at age 57 moved me deeply. Some 25 years ago, his life and his style of play spoke to me and inspired me in a moment of terrible need. It was an example of what celebrity can do when it's done well. The second half of my life has been so bright with blessings that it's difficult for me to think back to the 1980s, when I could see no end to my emotional pain.
  • Marine fights conviction for suicide attempt

    02/07/2012 10:31:58 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 02/02/2012
    HAGERSTOWN, Md. – A discharged Marine private who slit his wrists in a suicide attempt is fighting his military conviction for deliberately injuring himself, arguing the punishment is inconsistent with the armed forces' efforts to battle a rise in suicides during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It's not clear how often the Marines or any other service branch prosecute active duty members for trying to kill themselves. But the defense lawyer for Pvt. Lazzaric T. Caldwell says it's wrong to punish service members with mental health problems for genuine suicide attempts. Suicide prevention has become a priority across the...
  • Soap-Opera Actor Euthanizes Pet Dog, Kills Self

    01/28/2012 1:22:15 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 112 replies
    myfox dallas-fort worth ^ | 28 Jan 2012 | newscore
    A down-on-his-luck soap-opera actor took his own life this week after he was forced to put his beloved dog to sleep under pressure from his New York City condo, friends said. Nick Santino euthanized his dog, Rocco, on Tuesday, on Santino's 47th birthday. That night, his guilt over the gut-wrenching decision became too much to bear. "Today [Tuesday], I betrayed my best friend and put down my best friend," he wrote in a suicide note, according to close friend Stuart Sarnoff. "Rocco trusted me, and I failed him. He didn't deserve this." Santino -- a struggling actor whose TV credits...
  • Christians Who Commit Suicide

    01/27/2012 2:37:35 PM PST · by pinochet · 86 replies
    KNOL | Hendrick Nicolajsen
    The great British preacher John Newton had a friend, a poet by the name of William Cowper, who along with Newton wrote hymns which eventually were compiled in the Olney Hymnal. Cowper’s more noted contributions to this hymnal were “Oh, for a closer walk with God” and “There is a fountain filled with blood.”......Sadly, we find documented in Forbes Winslow’s Anatomy of Suicide (written in 1840) that Cowper has tried more than once to take his own life. As psychiatrist and Christian author John White puts it, “Here then we are presented with a gifted and Godly man, a man...
  • Hundreds Threaten Suicide At Microsoft Supplier Plant In China

    01/10/2012 2:04:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies · 1+ views
    CBS Seattle ^ | 1/10/12 | Staff
    SEATTLE, Wash.– Some 300 Chinese Foxconn employees who manufacture X-box 360 machines said they would throw themselves from their Wuhan, China, plant if demands for lost wages were not met. China Jasmine Revolution, an activist revolutionary organization with a name borrowed from the Tunisian revolt that set off the Middle East unrest, reported that employees made their demands for a wage increase for 100 employees on Jan. 2. Management at Foxconn — the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer and a crucial link in the supply chains of Apple, Dell, Nintendo and Song — responded with an ultimatum.
  • Picture emerges of teen suicide pilot (Alexander Felos and the Tampa teen suicide pilot)

    04/05/2005 9:15:39 AM PDT · by alwaysaskingquestions · 20 replies · 1,819+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | January 8, 2002 | Curtis Krueger, Katherine Gazella, Ed Quico
    Picture Emerges of Teen Suicide Pilot CHARLES BISHOP: To some, he was a smart, humorous student, which makes his suicide flight all the more incomprehensible. By CURTIS KRUEGER, KATHERINE GAZELLA and ED QUIOCO © St. Petersburg Times published January 8, 2002 ----------- Charles Bishop was a teacher's dream. He read Shakespeare in class, pulled together a middle school literary magazine and enjoyed a good game of flag football. Friends and family members who knew him best described Charles as a patriot. The teen who flew an airplane into the Bank of America building, carrying a note sympathizing with Osama bin...
  • Was jealousy a factor in Top Gun killings?

    01/05/2012 5:42:25 PM PST · by ColdOne · 40 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 1/5/12 | NBC News and news services
    SAN DIEGO — San Diego County investigators trying to determine a motive behind a New Year's Day murder-suicide involving two Navy pilots and two other people are looking at whether jealousy may have played a role. Sheriff's Capt. Duncan Fraser said Thursday investigators are looking at all aspects, including whether there was a relationship between one of the pilot's sisters who was also killed and the Navy pilot who committed suicide. John Robert Reeves, 25, shot himself in the head, and the three others with him were murdered, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said, citing autopsy results. Fellow Navy...
  • What Ann Coulter and the GOP Dare Not Say about Immigration

    01/04/2012 9:12:54 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 74 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Wednesday, January 4, 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    In a recent election piece, pundit Ann Coulter identified illegal migration as one of the two most important issues of our time. She writes that if we fail at halting it, “the country will be changed permanently.” She continues: Taxes can be raised and lowered. Regulations can be removed (though they rarely are). Attorneys general and Cabinet members can be fired. Laws can be repealed. Even Supreme Court justices eventually die. But capitulate on illegal immigration, and the entire country will have the electorate of California. There will be no turning back. [Snip]...Coulter is, of course, right – but she...
  • Coronado, California, Shooting Kills 4, Including 2 Navy Pilots, Sister

    01/03/2012 11:49:38 AM PST · by ColdOne · 63 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 1/3/12 | COLLEEN CURRY
    A shooting in Coronado, Calif., that left four people dead, including two Navy pilots and one of their sisters, is being investigated as an apparent murder-suicide. The New Year's Day shooting in a condo there claimed the lives of siblings David and Karen Reis, 25 and 24, respectively, as well as David's roommate, John Reeves, 25, and a fourth unknown man. David Reis and Reeves were both pilots in the Navy, and shared the condo home in Coronado, sources told ABC affiliate KGTV. The other dead man is a 31-year-old civilian who lives in Chula Vista, according to the county...
  • Apparent murder-suicide leaves 7 dead in GrapevineRead murder-suicide

    12/26/2011 6:11:06 AM PST · by Pontiac · 34 replies
    Grapevine Courier ^ | 12/26/11 | Tim Madigan and Domingo Ramirez Jr.
    Police received a 911 call from the Lincoln Vineyards Apartments late Christmas morning, but no one spoke on the other end. When a patrolman arrived at an apartment near Comparato's to check things out, he saw bodies slumped around the living room. No one answered the door. When officers forced their way in, they discovered four women and three men lying dead around newly opened presents and a Christmas tree. Two handguns were found at the scene. Police say one of the dead, a middle-aged man, is suspected to be responsible in what is apparently a murder-suicide.
  • Suicide car bomb kills at least 4 people and wounds 17 others near Iraq's Interior Ministry

    12/25/2011 9:58:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
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  • 8 soldiers charged for bullying soldier who killed himself

    12/22/2011 7:18:59 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | December 22, 2011 | Chris Hawley (Associated Press)
    NEW YORK (AP) - Even before the Army sent him to Afghanistan, supporters say, Pvt. Daniel Chen was fighting a personal war. [snip] Then he was sent overseas, and the hazing began: Soldiers dragged him across a floor, pelted him with stones and forced him to hold liquid in his mouth while hanging upside down, according to diary entries and other accounts cited by a community activist. On Oct. 3, the 19-year-old Chen was found dead in a guardhouse in Afghanistan with what the Army said was apparently a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
  • 8 soldiers charged in private's 'apparent' suicide in Afghanistan

    12/21/2011 1:50:42 PM PST · by KantianBurke · 38 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 21st, 2011 | AP
    In October, Danny Chen, a U.S. Army private from New York City, was found dead in a guard tower in southern Afghanistan. The official statement said he had sustained "an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound." On Wednesday, the Army announced that eight fellow soldiers have been charged in connection with his death. And a spokeswoman for the Chen family expressed doubts that Chen's death was actually a suicide. In naming the men, the Army listed the charges faced by each one and said that more information would be published as it became available. The charges include dereliction of duty, maltreatment, assault...
  • Watch Gaza Terrorist React to Video of Her Failed Suicide Bombing Attempt to Kill Israelis

    12/21/2011 10:35:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/21/11 | Tiffany Gabbay
    In a report that, according to Fox News’ Leland Vittert, “shatters the illusion that those who are driven by hate can have their minds changed,” one would-be suicide bomber who failed in her past attempt to kill Israelis proudly declares that she would do it all over again (next time she hopes successfully) just to “taste and smell paradise.” The interview offers viewers a look into the hate-filled mind of a woman who was incarcerated after attempting to detonate a bomb that had been strapped to her body in order to kill as many innocent Israelis as she possibly could....
  • New Details Emerge about "Dream Act Suicide"

    11/30/2011 8:09:26 PM PST · by Tarantulas · 27 replies
    ValleyCentral.com ^ | 11-29-2011 | Erika Flores
    New details are emerging surrounding the death of an 18-year-old who committed suicide this weekend. Joaquin Luna’s death has captured national attention after the family told Action 4 News Joaquin killed himself over immigrant concerns and the Dream Act. On Tuesday, sources close to the investigation reached out to Action 4 News claiming that is simply “not true.” They said the suicide letters left behind did not mention Luna’s concerns over the Dream Act or his immigration status. Sources went on to tell Action 4 News Joaquin left behind eight to nine letters each dedicated to people close to him...
  • Groom & doom after wedding Leaves ring for bride – then jumps into river

    11/22/2011 7:36:59 PM PST · by Altariel · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 22, 2011 | By C.J. SULLIVAN, ERIN CALABRESE and JEANE MACINTOSH
    <p>A Bronx groom hurled himself into the Harlem River over the weekend — just hours after exchanging marriage vows with his longtime love.</p> <p>Fernando Brazier, 28, took the fatal leap after leaving a suicide note for his bride, Trudian Hay, at the front desk of the Radisson Hotel in New Rochelle, where the couple and family members spent the night after celebrating their wedding.</p>
  • Conrad Murray placed on suicide watch at jail

    11/08/2011 5:16:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11/07/11
    Conrad Murray placed on suicide watch at jailNovember 7, 2011 | 9:27 pm Dr. Conrad Murray was placed on suicide watch at the L.A. County Jail on Monday, hours after he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death and being taken into custody. Immediately after the verdict, Murray was placed in handcuffs at the direction of the judge, to remain behind bars pending his Nov. 29 sentencing.
  • 'Porky's' actor Knight commits suicide in Hawaii

    11/06/2011 5:09:22 AM PST · by massmike · 16 replies
    google.com ^ | 11/06/2011 | AP
    Wyatt Knight, who starred in the 1980s "Porky's" films, has been found dead in Hawaii with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 56. A family statement Friday said the actor chose to end his life after a painful bout with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which was in stage 4. He underwent radiation treatments that left him in "physical and emotional pain," and had a bone marrow transplant in 2003. Knight's most well-known role was playing Tommy Turner in the "Porky's" comedy trilogy.
  • Somali suicide bomber believed to be from Minneapolis (SHOCK!)

    10/30/2011 4:21:57 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 17 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 10/30/11 | AP
    Minnesota Somalis said Sunday that they believe a man who made a tape posted by an al-Qaida-linked Somali militant group and then blew himself up in an attack on an African Union base in Mogadishu was a U.S. citizen from Minneapolis. The young man, who would be at least the fourth American and possibly the third Minnesotan to become a suicide bomber in Somalia, urges other young people not to "just chill all day" and instead fight nonbelievers around the world. The website Somalimemo.net, often used by the al-Shabab militia, said Somali-American bomber Abdisalan Taqabalahullaah had emigrated to the United...
  • Suicide attack on police van at Rishalpur, Nowshera, 2 Killed 7 injured

    10/28/2011 7:51:35 PM PDT · by musarratullah · 3 replies
    www.thirdreport.com ^ | 28 october | musarratullahjan
    Nowshera — A suicide bomber has targeted a police van at Rishalpur Nowshera, resulting in 2 police deaths and 7 injuries. According to police, SHO Ajmeer Shah was with cops on duty at Risal Pur area. When he reached Rishalpur, a suicide bomber targeted the police van, killing the driver Shakeel and SHO Ajmeer Shah killed in the suicide blast. After the blast, local people sent the injured people to Peshawar for medical aid, more then 7 people including locals were injured or killed in blast. The bomb disposal unit reached the spot and started an investigation of the incident....
  • Madoffs Tried to Commit Suicide, Wife Says

    10/26/2011 5:36:34 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    NYT ^ | 10/26/11 | DIANA B. HENRIQUES
    <p>On Christmas Eve 2008, two weeks after Bernard L. Madoff confessed to running history’s largest Ponzi scheme, he and his wife, Ruth, attempted suicide in their Manhattan penthouse.</p> <p>Mrs. Madoff said in an interview with The New York Times: “I don’t know whose idea it was, but we were both so saddened by everything that had happened. It was unthinkable to me: hate mail, phone calls, lawyers.”</p>
  • Delta Airlines Passenger Arrested After Trying to Leave Plane 30,000 Feet Up

    10/25/2011 2:30:59 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies
    CBS Las Vegas ^ | Oct. 25, 2011
    LAS VEGAS (CBS Las Vegas) — One man was arrested after attempting to change his travel plans midflight — by leaving the plane through an emergency exit. Richard Joel Garber, 60, of Atlanta, Ga., was seated on board Delta Airlines Flight 1702 on Oct. 23 when he tried to open one of the cabin doors after the plane had reached cruising altitude, which for commercial flights can be anywhere above 30,000 feet. “Mr. Garber attempted to open the emergency exit door over the wing while the aircraft was in flight,” FBI Special Agent Patrick Turner told CBS Las Vegas. ”(He)...
  • Soldier killed Richmond County deputy, then self (Augusta,GA)

    10/24/2011 3:37:41 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 1 replies
    The Augusta Chronicle ^ | Oct. 24, 2011 | Tracey McManus
    The soldier pulled his Cadillac to the grassy shoulder off Bobby Jones Expressway around 1 a.m. Sunday and aimed his M4 semiautomatic rifle at the cars speeding by. In the seat next to him, a woman scrambled out of the car in a panic and tried to call 911 on her cellphone. At some point in between, Richmond County sheriff’s Deputy James D. Paugh, 47, was riding his motorcycle on the highway towards the couple, heading home after his shift patrolling at the Georgia-Carolina State Fair. When he saw the Cadillac and decided to investigate instead of going home, off-duty...
  • Man jumps to death near "Occupy San Diego," police say

    10/10/2011 11:13:18 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 20 replies
    SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A man committed suicide on Monday in an eight-story leap from a parking structure near where "Occupy San Diego" demonstrators were gathered, but it was unclear if he identified with the protesters, authorities said. The unidentified 42-year-old man was carrying some flyers in his pockets, but it was not immediately known if those were political tracts or had some other content, San Diego police spokesman Detective Gary Hassen said.
  • 6 Brazen Advocates of Slut Culture on the Pseudo-Feminist Left

    10/24/2010 1:40:30 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 65 replies · 1+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 24, 2010 | Cassy Fiano
    Sluthood wasn't always considered a virtue. Most normal, rational people look at sleeping around as something sad and wrong. It's not healthy, physically or mentally, it can be damaging to a young girl's reputation, and it can also be incredibly dangerous. Women that sleep around oftentimes end up feeling used and regret their choices when they get older and decide to settle down. Other women end up contracting STDs, which may or may not be treatable. For these reasons and more, being a slut is understandably looked down upon -- it can be genuinely harmful. Today's pseudo-feminists, however, have...