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[–] PlasmaDistortion 2 points 109 points (+111|-2) ago 

"No shit Sherlock" - Says every intelligent person on earth.

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[–] celadarlie 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Apparently it was necessary to officially quantify this information, unfortunate as that fact may be. Would be great if this leads toward minimizing sensationalism, but somehow I don't see that happening.

Suicide is contagious as well.

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[–] 0x4F 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago 

Suicide isn't a crime. It's a personal choice that people should be allowed to make without interference from selfish, ill-advised "do-gooders." Blocking the person from taking their life doesn't change the reasons why they wanted to in the first place. A person gets out of the insane asylum, he's still unemployed and feels worthless. Why not let him alleviate his suffering, especially with 100 million people out of work and the numbers only going to go up with automation and outsourcing/foreign labor import?

Murder is bad not because of the ten commandments or karma in the afterlife, but because of the concept of sovereign property rights that this nation was founded upon applied to the physical person. It violates the sovereign body. It's basically described as non-consensual death.

I don't think suicide is something that is necessarily worth "preventing" per se, as in blocking the person from doing the action. He owns his life (or should) and ought to have the right to decide what he wants to do with it. The way to prevent suicides is to alleviate the conditions that cause people to evaluate their life as not worth living, not to deny them their sovereign body right to reject "natural" longevity. If those conditions cannot be alleviated then basically you have to just step back rather than force the person to suffer an insufferable existence. Mental-health laws need to be rewritten to remove the language about "harm to oneself". Harm to others is the problem that should be prevented. Not self-determination in terrible circumstances that the person just doesn't have the threshold to withstand.

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[–] cointelpro_shill 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yeah, if we could make 'social contagion' a household term, that'd be pretty cool. It might be hard what with all the stupid-tagions floating around though.

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[–] AlphaWookie 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I will just lead to hiding nigger crime and highlighting the occasional white guy that snaps. That is all this will lead to.

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[–] calmlikeabomb 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

I hoping this would be the top comment, AND IT WAS!

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[–] nameless1up 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Exactly! What the fuck else would you expect.