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Hell on the Cruise Ships

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On January 2, 2021
The abandonment of the global cruise ship working class during the COVID era is one of the little known horror stories. These people were simply abandoned and forced to stay on the cruise ships as no nation would take them in. I’ve linked to a few stories about this, but none as detailed and horrifying […]

Rising Suicide Rates

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On May 5, 2016
Not only is the United States’s suicide rate rising, but other wealthy nations as well. From 1999 to 2014, the suicide rate rose by 24%. The numbers are adjusted to take account of ageing. Men shoot themselves; women take poison. There has been a rise in suffocation and strangulation. The finding fits with other melancholy […]

David Foster Wallace

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On November 12, 2008
A book I’ve always meant to read but have never gotten around to is A. Alvarez’s study of suicide, The Savage God. Given its prevalence (about twice as common as homicide in the US) it’s an under-discussed topic, I think. There must be some good books on the topic; suggestions are welcome. Also, I’ve been […]

A Long Way Down

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On August 13, 2008

I recently saw Eric Steel’s 2006 documentary film The Bridge, about people who commit suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Steel got permission from local authorities to set up cameras

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