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Mother commits suicide, takes her kids with her.

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by TheCount, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    These type of stories really piss me off. Suicide is already such a selfish act, but to try and take your kids with you? How that can make sense to anyone, even briefly in a moment of desperation, is beyond me.
     
  2. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't make sense. That is the whole problem. Their life or minds don't make sense. If it did, they wouldn't be committing suicide. They have severe issues in the vast majority of cases. You can't apply logic or common sense to the situation because they don't fit.
     
  3. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    That's the understatement of the century right there.
     
  4. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Again?? Doesn't this seem to happen frequently? A mom driving her kids into a body of water? What a shame.
     
  5. bbgun

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    They usually kill the kids to punish the husband or boyfriend. One last act of revenge. Of course, it's far more common for a man to do this sort of thing.
     
  6. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    :hammer:
     
  7. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    When I was a Sr. in high school, (150 yrs ago, LOL) our head cheerleaders Dad shot & killed her, her Mom, and then set the house on fire before he killed himself.

    It was probably a coincidence, but he did it on the night of our basketball game against our biggest rival.

    She never showed up at the game.

    I sat by her in a couple of classes, .. the empty chair was awful.
     
  8. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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  9. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Newburgh, NY is 20 minutes from USMA. We used to go up there for some of the bars and some restaurants from time to time.

    It's pretty much a dump. Shameful story.
     
  10. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    She is worse than any child molester or rapist...and that is almost as low as anyone can get.
     
  11. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    In the past decade, I'm not so sure that's true.
     
  12. bbgun

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    It probably only seems that way because it's more shocking when a woman does it, and generates a ton more publicity. I'm sure the raw numbers have men in the lead.
     
  13. VietCowboy

    VietCowboy Be Realistic. Demand the Impossible.

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    I went to Newburgh Free Academy (hence why I got out in 3 years, combined 11th and 12th grade). It's actually not a safe town, I remember it being one of the highest per capita for murders in NY.

    It's really close to West Point.
     
  14. Temo

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    That's probably because you're not sick enough to kill yourself. Does seem like begging the question.
     
  15. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Being sick enough to kill myself is one thing. Being sick enough to update my facebook status before strapping all my kids in and driving them into a river is another thing entirely. That's evil, not sickness.
     
  16. CliffnMesquite

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  17. Joshmvii

    Joshmvii Cowboys baby!

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    To someone who is not mentally insane, it's impossible to understand how the mind of such a person works. There isn't necessarily a premeditated urge toward murder. She may have felt like she was protecting her kids from some evil in the world and she had to take them with her. It's horrifying to think that some people's brains work this way, but it's true.
     
  18. Eric_Boyer

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    we are clearly dealing with insanity at some level.

    postpartum depression seems to me on the upswing these days , or the media is reporting it more frequently or something.
     
  19. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
     
  20. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    "I made a mistake," she said before finally releasing the boy,

    I remember from that Golden Gate bridge documentary a survivor or two saying as soon as they leapt they knew they'd made a mistake. I wonder if that is what she's saying as as well.
     

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