More Americans now commit suicide than are killed in car crashes

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  1. h89fvh8dfha8hfv9a0

    h89fvh8dfha8hfv9a0 Xavier's water boy Banned User

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    USA always has been about a quick fix....
     
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    Good......weed out the weak.
     
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    My cousin killed himself in his Corvette.
     
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    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    Being one of your cousins doesn't seem to be good for one's health. I hope we aren't related. No offense meant of course! :toptip:
     
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    :facepalm:

    He was actually the husband of my cousin. So, the one with cancer now... his sister who died of it a couple years ago in her early 40s... this was her husband. He never got over it I don't think. Got weirder and weirder and became obviously dependent on alcohol and probably pills. I'd tattooed him. We'd hang out. Lots of us tried to help him because we could see him losing it. But he was totally unresponsive. Then one night he grabbed a gun and sat in the 'Vette and did the deed. We were all sad... he was quite a character, and a good guy... but none of us were surprised.
     
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    I've never thought suicide was necessarily a bad thing. Who am I to say how someone else should deal with their pain? My medical issue that I brought up in the other thread......one of the symptoms/side problems can be sore joints. Well I had that in spades. Ive had some decent injuries in my life but I was never in more pain than I was then. Just trying to walk was brutal......like I was an arthritic 90 year old. I never actually thought of hurting myself but the thought did cross my mind that I know why someone would. Psychological pain, I'm sure, could be much harder to deal with than physical. Live your life how you want and go out the same way.

    The toll suicide takes on those left behind is a whole different issue and my thoughts probably wouldn't be so popular so I'll let that go for now.
     
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    Thanks Volvo :ujj:
     
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    I dunno how I feel about it either. In most cases I find it cowardly.
    If I were terminally ill and in constant pain, I guess I could sympathize. But I can't see myself ever doing it... for the sake of my family/loved ones. It puts a whole different tone on one's death.
     
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    Why are all of our (my) convos tonight about death, cancer and morbidity??! :facepalm:


    Dave was right... I should be banned for being the Saloon downer as of late. :jj:
     
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    Someone make a Stickam group

    I feel like making an ass of myself :c
     
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    Let's see how you feel about this if you have to go another 4+ weeks without getting laid. :c
     
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    Ugh. I'd love to, sweetcakes. But I gotta get up early. I wanted to be in bed by 12 but I wasn't tired. Kinda am now though.
    What about tomorrow?
     
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    Dave is never right!

    Not a downer at all, it brings up interesting conversations and you learn stuff and share things with others that wouldn't come up in "normal" Bar threads. Cheers!
     
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    I wish I had the guts to commit suicide .... :hat:
     
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    Don't even.
     
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    Takes more guts not to sometimes.
     
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    Whaaaatttttt? Why?