Lion of the Blogosphere

Suicide rate highest in 30 years

Middle-aged whites hit hardest. (Actually American Indians are hit hardest, but whites are very close behind.) The suicide rate actually declined for black men.

The New York Times article plays down the part about whites being hit hardest, but plays up the part about women being hit hardest (even though men still kill themselves 3.6 times as frequently as women).

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 22, 2016 at 7:28 am

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  1. Yeah, but who are these people commuting suicide? Maybe they are terminally ill, or mad, or something? You got to break it down by that. Maybe they are the crazy brats of rich people or addicts? Because it doesn’t make sense in country like America where life is so good. Also interesting what’s driving these people? Like do they leave notes telling us?

    I’m not reading this article or NYT, so someone has got to digest this for me. I’m too busy and have ‘Sumo, a thinking fan’s guide’ to read. I’m not gonna read about suicide in the spring, either. It’s the happiest season for the farmer, for the lover, for birds, animals, plants and HVAC techs, who rake it in.


    April 22, 2016 at 8:39 am

    • America is a nation of proles, which is your favorite demographic, and that’s my reason for bashing it.

      You have low standards!


      April 22, 2016 at 9:46 am

    • Maybe it’s related to the aging of America. The highest suicide rate is among the elderly. America is getting old, and the economy isn’t that good (particularly for elderly folks in the lower classes). Suicide may be a viable option if you’ve got nothing worth living for.

      Half Canadian

      April 22, 2016 at 5:20 pm

  2. On a simple level though, there is something to being a vegan. Check this out: plants are nice, herbivorous animals, like a cow, are also nice. The meat eaters, like hyenas, are NOT nice. So a drugged up artist look at the world and he wants to be nice, whatever that means, so he goes vegan and feels good about himself.

    He has a point because in the Garden of Eaden Adam and Eve didn’t eat meat. That came later. But what he doesn’t realize is that eating or not eating meat is a meaningless act without being on the spiritual level of the First Man. What came first the the proverbial chicken or the proverbial egg? Today, on our spiritual level we eat meat, and for us Jews it’s even a mitzvah, but that is because of what happened in the Garden of Eaden. So we shouldn’t have a cavalier attitude to the animals when eating them, because they have their own purpose for existence. We have to respect animals while eating them. This is a balanced view of the situation, or at least this is what I think.

    Lion and all the mates that should be celebrating: Hag Kosher veSameach!


    April 22, 2016 at 9:54 am

    • Hashem approved of Abel’s sacrifice of meat, but didn’t like Cain’s sacrifice of vegetables. Hashem approves of meat! And why go through so much effort explaining the proper meats to eat and the correct way to kill the animals if we were supposed to be vegans?

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      April 22, 2016 at 9:58 am

      • Yes, but that after they ate the apple. The vegans are feeling a spiritual void and are trying to fill it. Abel had brought a burnt offering, it doesn’t say that he himself partook of it.


        April 22, 2016 at 10:12 am

      • My translations says they ate of the fruit of the Tree of Good and Evil. Doesn’t say it’s an apple tree. Why did Hashem put the Tree there in the first place if he didn’t want anyone to eat the fruits of it?

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        April 22, 2016 at 10:14 am

      • Well, this is obviously an allegory and represents man chosing to operate in the categories of good and evil, rather then true and false. This is just one way of looking at it.


        April 22, 2016 at 10:18 am

      • ‘Why did Hashem put the Tree there in the first place if he didn’t want anyone to eat the fruits of it?’

        We have free choice. The story illustrates to what extend.


        April 22, 2016 at 10:25 am

      • I’m sure Lion finds Kosher meat unappetizing, with the exception of its cold cuts, where beef is really the outstanding fare.


        April 22, 2016 at 11:23 am

      • Correct, Kosher corn beef and pastrami are the only good kosher meats (and only because gentiles aren’t interesting in making better versions).

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        April 22, 2016 at 11:55 am

      • You are correct. I have yet to find a place owned by a gentile that makes gargantuan pastrami and roast beef sandwiches, where even guidos rate highly of. And guidos are the best chefs, when it comes to prole food.


        April 22, 2016 at 2:26 pm

      • Guidos make good pizza and good sausage and pepper sandwiches.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        April 22, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    • No, there’s nothing to being a vegan. Golden retrievers are carnivores, and they’re virtually the definition of nice. Conversely, I’d bet that most speech/thought controllers, virtually the definition of evil, are veggies or vegans.

      mel belli

      April 22, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    • Actually rabbis tend to disapprove of vegetarianism because it blurs the line between animal and man. Even liberal rabbis have issues with vegetarianism in this respect.

      slithy toves

      April 22, 2016 at 6:34 pm

  3. Over the past twenty years, I’ve had first or second degree acquaintanceships with six White males that committed suicide, all between the ages of 30 – 40.

    E. Rekshun

    April 22, 2016 at 2:45 pm

  4. ^Financial distress (real or perceived) due to job loss or gambling was the usual driver.

    E. Rekshun

    April 22, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    • Evolution at work. Only new one girl that put a bullet through her head she was mental and her dad was mental.


      April 22, 2016 at 4:51 pm

  5. The simple things in life that make men happy are honest work, religion, community and marriage. For years they were accessible to the common man. In today’s America they are slipping away. Notice that only one of those has to do with economics. The other three are based on morality. This is what the left does not understand.


    April 22, 2016 at 6:32 pm

  6. I heard on the radio the suicide rate of girls 10-14 has tripled. I blame this on social media… girls that age are painfully fragile when it comes to social standing, and social media will only amplify any perceived injury or state of rejection.

    While I agree the suicide epidemic amongst men- vets in particular- is widely overlooked and disregarded the rise in pubescent girls offing themselves is quite tragic.

    It could also be the internet offers more accurate information on how to effectively go through with it, so instead of some bumbling attempt people go into their endeavor better armed.

    slithy toves

    April 22, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    • Very good points.

      E. Rekshun

      April 23, 2016 at 4:40 am

    • Great comment sir. Unfortunately, you hit the nail right on the head. I couldn’t imagine going into high school with the social media climate we have now.

      John S

      April 24, 2016 at 9:20 pm

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