Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Killing Us Any Way They Can

The obvious reaction to having your economic life destroyed, doncha think?

See: Second and Third Foreclosure Fatalities

"Middle-age whites fuel suicide rate climb; 17% rise among group reported" by Rob Waters and Jason Gale, Bloomberg | October 22, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO - The suicide rate in the United States rose from 1999 to 2005, the first increase after a decline of more than a decade, fueled by a 17 percent rise among middle-age whites, researchers reported yesterday.

Middle-age men continued to kill themselves at a much higher rate than middle-age women, while the rate rose faster in women than men. Rates of suicide declined slightly among blacks and Asians of all ages, as well as among white teens and adults younger than 40. They fell even more in people 65 and older.

Yet the number of white people ages 40 to 64 who took their own lives increased. Before 1999, the US suicide rate had declined for 13 years. The new numbers are especially puzzling because other research has found that for most people, middle age "is a time of relative security and emotional well-being." --more--"

Not anymore!!! Not after EIGHT YEARS of BUSH!!!!

And yet, the researchers are all "puzzled!"