Home foreclosures drive Americans to suicide?

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNcm_ul47u8]Home foreclosures drive Americans to suicide? - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Didn't watch the video....but sure...hard times cause suicide, drug addiction, crime and domestic violence....not exclusively, mind you. It happens when times are good too. But invariably, poverty and desperation breeds desperate actions.
     
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    I was once driven to suicide. Something stopped me from plunging that knife into my chest. To this day I don't know why I didn't.

    You can have my home, my money, worldly posessions. But my kids?

    Never again.

    Keep it cool folks.
     
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    P.S.- Sondra Locke is ugly.
     
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    Left wing assisted suicide icon old wacky Jack Kevorkian is gone so I guess they are on their own.
     
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    Hey- at least he got back alley suicides off the streets.
     
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    You can never really appreciate the evil that those bastards on Wall Street did until you see the bullet hole in the ceiling from where a constuction worker killed himself because he lost his job in the collapse.
     
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    You're on a roll. Those bastards in wall street? Really?

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    Some people buy into the ultimate act of desperation.
    Back in the days of the S&L crisis, many farmers committed suicide over losing their land.
    It happens. It shouldn't.
    However some people are not as strong as others.
    They'd rather exit this life than face up to their responsibilities. So be it.
    Shall the lenders stop trying to collect legitimate debts based on legal binding contracts whenever someone threatens to kill themselves?
     

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