Access to a blog and a webcam probably contributed to the on-line suicide of Abraham Biggs Jr, 19, said Dr Jon Shaw, director of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Miami School of Medicine.
Biggs, of Pembroke Pines, in Florida, took a lethal mixture of three drugs on Wednesday, then blogged about it while a webcam broadcast his actions, including his death.
“There’s an exhibitionistic quality to this, a strange dance between the suicide and the audience. He’s doing it for the group in a very complicated process we don’t really understand. Would he have carried it out without the audience? Probably not.”
And you know this how “doctor?” Using that logic how do you explain hundreds, if not thousands, of suicides each year that are not witnessed and only discovered after the fact?
Dr Jon Shaw, you’re a nitwit. But hey, you got your name in the paper.
A hearse with the rest of the body? Accompanied by a plethora of cop cars and bringing up the rear the Ghostbusters hearse with any “residuals” leftover?
These people are nuts, and even more so when you consider the program is getting federal funding.
Thankfully someone is clanging a warning bell: “Will raising organ donation follow pronouncement of death, or will people come to know that the organ donation ambulance has been sent, making them wonder if their relative got a full press of rescue care?” said Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. “This is called violating the dead donor rule — no organ donation [discussion] raised prior to pronouncement of death.”
Exactly, and there’s nothing like opening up a very large can of lawsuits in the most litigious society on the planet is there?
As expected the nutcakes at PETA have jumped on death’s bandwagon.
After the injury to filly Eight Belles in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby and being euthanized on track following her second-place finish PETA spokes-fruitcake Kathy Guillermo claims there should be an investigation of the incident and if needed the jockey suspended.
PETA faxed a letter Sunday to Kentucky’s racing authority claiming the filly was “doubtlessly injured before the finish” and asked that Saez be suspended while Eight Belles’ death is investigated.
“What we really want to know, did he feel anything along the way?” PETA spokeswoman Kathy Guillermo said. “If he didn’t then we can probably blame the fact that they’re allowed to whip the horses mercilessly.”
What us normal people want to know is where do these people come from? Does PETA offer recruiting drives for new members on Mars? Or the more appropriate Uranus!
Do they send “short buses” to mental health units across the nation as part of a yearly membership drive?
Wonder what would happen if the People for the Edible Treatment of Animals let it be known the dead horse would be used to feed 5,000 thousand starving kids in Bangladesh?
Would they applaud the move, or would their heads explode like the liver of a force-fed goose in the production of foie gras?