Tag: Suicide

Feb 13

The Next Big Storm to Rock Puerto Rico: Suicide

The island hasn't recovered from Maria—and the next hurricane season starts in six months. The number of suicides in Puerto Rico has increased by nearly one-third, or 29 percent, in 2017 over just a year prior. The figures were reported by the Commission for the Prevention of Suicide, a part of the Puerto Rico Department …

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Feb 13

The Next Big Storm to Rock Puerto Rico After Trump’s Failure to Help Repair It: Suicide

The island hasn't recovered from Maria—and the next hurricane season starts in six months. The number of suicides in Puerto Rico has increased by nearly one-third, or 29 percent, in 2017 over just a year prior. The figures were reported by the Commission for the Prevention of Suicide, a part of the Puerto Rico Department …

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Feb 07

This Cab Driver’s Suicide Should Haunt Everybody in the Gig Economy

Doug Schifter's demise lays bare the devastation wrought by "disruptors" like Uber. Doug Schifter drove a livery cab for most of his adult life. Since the 1980s, he had traveled upwards of 5 million miles, through five hurricanes and 50 snowstorms. He had serviced celebrities and regular Joes alike; his cab was his livelihood. On …

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Dec 20

Death of a Legislator: Dan Johnson’s Suicide and the GOP’s Far-Right Drift

Before facing abuse allegations and taking his own life, Kentucky Rep. Dan Johnson was becoming a far-right leader. While the national press is focused on how the #MeToo movement is affecting Congress, state and city governments have also experienced a surge of women accusing politicians of sexual harassment and abuse. Kentucky has been especially shaken by this, …

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Dec 15

Widow of state rep. who committed suicide plans to run for his seat

Under investigation for allegedly molesting a teenage girl in a church basement, Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson committed suicide one night after accused pedophile Roy Moore lost his Alabama Senate candidacy to Doug Jones. On Thursday, his wife, Rebecca Johnson, announced that she plans to run for her husband’s seat. According to a KyCIR investigation published Monday, Rep. …

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Dec 03

High-Tech Suicide Machine Makes Death a Painless, Peaceful, Optimal Way to Go

Click here for reuse options! The Sarco is a state-of-the-art death machine. In a world filled with chaos, a new “suicide machine” allows people to exit life in an orderly, peaceful manner. The Sarco is a technological marvel, resembling some kind of futuristic sleeping chamber, that aids in voluntary assisted dying. Australian doctor Philip Nitschke, …

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Nov 17

Paul Krugman: Are Republicans Committing Political Suicide?

The GOP tax plan is horrible policy and even worse optics. It's difficult to overstate just how much the public reviles the latest tax bill passed by House Republicans. A new Quinnipiac poll finds that Americans disapprove of the legislation by a 2-1 margin, and the New York Times' Paul Krugman suspects that ratio would …

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