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Wed Oct 4, 2017, 03:37 PM

OK, here is a not nice question...but.

Do any of you think that soon enough the suicide rate is going to rise significantly due to what is going on with our country? I mean are there going to be people who think it will be better to die than live the horror of this dictator and his administration?

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Response to Doreen (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 03:39 PM

1. Not sure but I read that the rate of Xanax being prescribed has gone up since November nt

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Response to Doreen (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 03:42 PM

2. I've never thought about that, but I am glad I have no children

The rate things are going, it would be nothing but horror for them, given the 'choice' between 'working' for a DeVos coal mine, plucked up by some Peter Thiel organ harvesting/human experimentation ring to restore the youth of rich people, and being shot at in school... "but at least it's by a white person and not a Muslim, so these things happen, what can you do, right?"

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 03:48 PM

8. This is the 3rd thread I've posted this

but it is pertinent to your post, I believe. The stress of the latest mass murder, the NK nuke threat and non-stop shit storm in the news all day every day, my 12 year old child feels he needs to keep his cell phone in his pencil case, against school rules, because he worries when something goes down, he won't be able to reach his mom. He's not the only kiddo at his school who is doing this same thing. My son asked his SS teacher what the school protocol is for connecting kids with their parents should a nuke land on US soil and she told him that "that will never happen". Most kids are too smart for that crap.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 04:56 PM

13. Remember in the Cold War we

had those civil defense drills? Not that it would have done any good. Should do them again as the Orange Disaster has brought this kind of threat back on us.

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Response to treestar (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 05:22 PM

14. I should tell themkiddo

about that. Maybe he would feel better knowing previous generations have dealt with these stresses and lived to tell the tale. Thanks for this.

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Response to Doreen (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 03:43 PM

3. It has definitely crossed my mind

But I wouldn't actually take that step. However, the depression is real, the anger is real, the frustration is real, the hopelessness is real.

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Response to Doreen (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 03:44 PM

4. It wouldn't surprise me. I don't think this country has felt the full impact of this administration

yet, and may not for a few years. But if the republicans have their way, more and more people are going to feel trapped, hopeless and destitute and may see no other way out. They want to pretty much eliminate every safety net we have and there are going to be a lot of people who will find they have reached the end of their rope.

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Response to Doreen (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 03:44 PM

5. We might ALL start taking drugs, so it is possible

every day I wake up wondering what the moron in chief has done now.
or what horrible event has happened & I believe dotard is, at least, partially responsible

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Response to Doreen (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 03:46 PM

6. Take a walk around town...

Are people shopping? Hanging out in the park? Eating at restaurants?

The average person is not as politically fixated as people are here. Doesn't mean they don't like Trump, but it's not on the top of issues they're thinking about. Life goes on.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 04:13 PM

12. I'm sure there will always be people doing that. No matter how bad it gets.

I give it about two to three years time until the far and alt-righters are conscripting poor people and 'other' people to 'play' in their version of the Hunger Games, probably to be called Uncle Putin's Pepe Games or something; there will still be people who will have their lives going on as normally, they'll be doing everything and they won't really be bothered by it. They just want to stay out of it.

History is a record, there were parks and restaurants in Germany during 1933-1945 and during the Civil War too.

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Response to Doreen (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 03:46 PM

7. Both from dispair and lack of medical access, yes, certainly. It's already started.

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Response to Doreen (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 03:50 PM

9. Humans are adaptable. And I believe for the most part optimistic, believing that there is a better

day coming!

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Response to Doreen (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 03:56 PM

10. I hope not. We will survive this idiot.

Hopefully, Dems will control congress, stop his agenda, stop his supreme court nominations.

Whatever this idiot does, life goes on.

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Response to Doreen (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 04:07 PM

11. He won't kill me and I certainly won't do it for him.

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Response to Doreen (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 05:58 PM

15. There could be a spike if Mueller comes up empty.

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