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[–] SkrutinizeYou 0 points 45 points (+45|-0) ago 

Yes, ignore the fact that men's suicide rates have increased more. Also ignore that men's suicide rates were already WAY higher. Laughingstock of journalism.

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[–] patriot_biz 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Also, this is what some people refer to as 'data mining', which is not a compliment in the way that I'm using it.

For example, cotton prices will probably go up 5% tomorrow, then they'll go back down 5% the next day. Happens every day that the markets are open. It's not news. A small change in suicide rates is not news. When this stuff gets published, all that this means is that it's a slow day for news.

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

My friend killed herself last January and it broke my heart for her.

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

Whenever people talk of some noteworthy event, I first want to see the context and how noteworthy this is compared to other ones in the same arena. So as you say, let's see suicide data over many years and find what the variation is from year to year. These increases might not be trends, rather noise. And if they are trends, they might not be as significant as the absolute rate being high.

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[–] harmlessgryphon 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

They did the chart wrong. I would have put it on two different scales to exaggerate the female portion. It's all about how you lie with data.

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[–] spotplay 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

A tan scale representation on the y axis would've worked a lot better for them but they are nowhere near that smart.

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

You're needed at the HuffPo

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

How To Lie With Charts and Graphs belongs on everyone's bookshelf. It's by Gerald Everett Jones in case you'd like to purchase a copy.

Worked wonders for my time at BigTelco and BigApplianceManufacturer.

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[–] EdSnowden 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

This reminds me of the article trying to get people to feel sorry for homeless women by saying something like 1 in 5 homeless are women.

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

You mean that extreme left-wing militant communist propaganda outlet is trying to deceive readers? I never would have guessed

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[–] redpilldessert 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Interesting stats. Bet 'diversity' is at least partly to blame.

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

feminism too. This is what I think, so i don't have a source but feminism is pushing women into careers that are typically dominated by men, sacrificing their prime baby making years. these women who are so focused on their careers realize that their eggs are drying up and they wont be able to have kids anymore. women are biologically disposed to want kids, and if you take that away you get depressed women. women have no one else to blame except themselves, and (((The Left)))

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[–] bman0321 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Even in suicide rates men are more successful, and women wonder why men are paid more.

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

When a man kills himself, it's a successful suicide attempt.

When a woman kills herself, it's a failed suicide "attempt".

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[–] bman0321 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

If that's case, those fuck bags at huffing post are the next rank above child molesters and pedophiles.

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[–] Sarcastatron_9000 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You're not supposed to give a shit about what happens to men. They have male privilege, after all, and then there's the whole patriarchal oppression of women - all of that means that no matter how bad things are for men, it's worse for women so men aren't even worth talking about.

It's one of the many reasons I'm not a feminist. I have too many men in my life that I care about to ever want to take part in such a poisonously sexist movement. The numbers speak for themselves.

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

It takes a certain kind of intelligence I think to go through with suicide. Animals don’t consider it, it’s out of their scope.

Explains the higher rates in whites/ asians. That and modern society feeds into suicidal thoughts, and that’s where whites live.

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[–] Wahaha 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Huh,.. animals commit suicide just fine.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_suicide#Suicidal_behavior

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

A higher intelligence is rare in animals, but not completely absent. Dogs especially. You’re right.

Though that link is misleading. Dying from protecting your pack, or from sadness is not necessary suicide

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