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(Newser)   Researchers keenly observe that most people who commit suicide are awake   ( divider line
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2389 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Jun 2014 at 2:57 AM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-06-06 03:08:38 AM  
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2014-06-06 03:21:41 AM  
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SpdrJay: Well duh, every time I committed suicide in my sleep I wake up and I'm still okay.

Maybe you weren't really asleep.
2014-06-06 10:30:46 AM  
1 vote:
Which brings to mind the conundrum facing executioners in several states these days.  They can't get the poisons they need to do legal executions. There's a very simple solution to the problem (no pun intended).  Just shoot them up with the same stuff that did Michael Jackson in.

But no... can't do that.  Too simple, not convoluted enough to be legal.  The condemned might just get high for a little bit and ENJOY it before they croak.  Gotta make it as painful as possible so they know they are being punished. The powers that be can enjoy the writhing agony show and sanctimoniously proclaim 'justice has been done'.

Why not just shoot them up with some really good stuff?  Let them go out in a happy way.  Folks might willingly line up to be executed.  Solve the death row overcrowding problem FTW!
2014-06-06 03:43:10 AM  
1 vote:
Is this like that thing where people who die in their dreams die for real, and then some smart-ass comes along and says "Well, if they died, how did anyone know they dreamed they died?" only in this case if you're going to, you know, KILL yourself you pretty much have to be conscious to do it, since you can't accidentally commit an intentional act?
2014-06-06 03:37:23 AM  
1 vote:

zarker: It's not about insomnia, it's about being alone and the world being at a standstill with nothing going on.


I'd read this article earlier and it has been bothering me. I'd like to know how they'd link it to insomnia.

I'm more inclined to think that suicidal thoughts combined with the isolation from the fact that most everyone else is asleep are more obvious factors. And this set of circumstances might be further exacerbated by some depressed fool coming home drunk and/or otherwise intoxicated.

But since this study was released by academics in the sleep disorder field, maybe they were just looking for something to do other than kill themselves.
2014-06-06 03:27:14 AM  
1 vote:

Danger Avoid Death: SpdrJay: Well duh, every time I committed suicide in my sleep I wake up and I'm still okay.

Maybe you weren't really asleep.

I Got You Babe.
2014-06-06 03:05:27 AM  
1 vote:
For some reason that headline reminds me of the guy who built his own guillotine and set an alarm for it to drop down and chop his head off while he was still sleeping.

While I'm not exactly fond of praising suicide, I have to admit that was a really good idea.
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