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Thread: Is it the Beetroot?

  1. #1
    Esteban Cordoba Guest

    Default Is it the Beetroot?

    Did you know that according to Jeff Kennett (former Premier of Victoria,
    Australia) more Australians commit suicide than die in auto accidents each
    year? Is living in Australia THAT miserable???

    Steve C.




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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Is it the Beetroot?

    In article <icqo09$g04$[email protected]>,
    "Esteban Cordoba" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Did you know that according to Jeff Kennett (former Premier of Victoria,
    > Australia) more Australians commit suicide than die in auto accidents each
    > year? Is living in Australia THAT miserable???
    >
    > Steve C.


    Australia didn't even make the cut:
    <http://chartsbin.com/view/prm>

    Please bother to post cites when you post bull fertilizer please...
    --
    Peace! Om

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    *Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or
    no influence on society. -- Mark Twain

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    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    Default Re: Is it the Beetroot?

    On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 02:54:01 -0800, "Esteban Cordoba"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Did you know that according to Jeff Kennett (former Premier of Victoria,
    >Australia) more Australians commit suicide than die in auto accidents each
    >year? Is living in Australia THAT miserable???


    If that's true- then we should all be studying their driving habits to
    see why they are so safe. [maybe just because of a low
    cars-per-square-mile ratio?]

    Om's link is real eye-opener. Heck Oz ranks lower than Canada. [and
    the US, Ireland, NZ. . . . . and all of the godforsaken areas of the
    world]

    Jim

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Is it the Beetroot?

    On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 05:03:39 -0600, Omelet <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > Please bother to post cites when you post bull fertilizer please...


    Trolls don't do that. They just throw BS out and see who bites.

    Have you noticed an increase in non-cross-posted trolling since that
    nice person came in and asked us if x-posted messages were okay here?
    Looks like there's new software that will multi-post for them now. No
    good deed goes unpunished!

    --

    Never trust a dog to watch your food.

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    ViLco Guest

    Default Re: Is it the Beetroot?

    Il 27/11/2010 12:03, Omelet ha scritto:

    >> Did you know that according to Jeff Kennett (former Premier of Victoria,
    >> Australia) more Australians commit suicide than die in auto accidents each
    >> year? Is living in Australia THAT miserable???


    > Australia didn't even make the cut:
    > <http://chartsbin.com/view/prm>
    >
    > Please bother to post cites when you post bull fertilizer please...


    I thougth that Japan would rank highest. Just another urban legend
    --
    Vilco
    And the Family Stone
    Scartati 'sta banana

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Is it the Beetroot?

    On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 02:54:01 -0800, Esteban Cordoba wrote:

    > Did you know that according to Jeff Kennett (former Premier of Victoria,
    > Australia) more Australians commit suicide than die in auto accidents each
    > year? Is living in Australia THAT miserable???


    And of those Australians who die in auto accidents, 15% were
    planning on committing suicide VIA vehicle anyway.

    Here in Austin we do it much dramatically.

    -sw

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    spamtrap1888 Guest

    Default Re: Is it the Beetroot?

    On Nov 27, 2:54*am, "Esteban Cordoba" <Este...@Cordoba.org> wrote:
    > Did you know that according to Jeff Kennett (former Premier of Victoria,
    > Australia) more Australians commit suicide than die in auto accidents each
    > year? Is living in Australia THAT miserable???
    >


    White Australians are annually encouraged to regret what their
    forebears did to the Abos, which casts many into suicidal depression.

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Is it the Beetroot?

    On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 16:59:53 +0100, ViLco wrote:

    > I thougth that Japan would rank highest. Just another urban legend


    China is pretty high up there in female suicides. Rural Chinese
    women like to drink fertilizer and pesticides. It's a new fad.

    -sw

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Is it the Beetroot?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 05:03:39 -0600, Omelet <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > > Please bother to post cites when you post bull fertilizer please...

    >
    > Trolls don't do that. They just throw BS out and see who bites.
    >
    > Have you noticed an increase in non-cross-posted trolling since that
    > nice person came in and asked us if x-posted messages were okay here?
    > Looks like there's new software that will multi-post for them now. No
    > good deed goes unpunished!


    <snork> Indeed...
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or
    no influence on society. -- Mark Twain

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Is it the Beetroot?

    In article <icr9tm$gga$[email protected]>,
    ViLco <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Il 27/11/2010 12:03, Omelet ha scritto:
    >
    > >> Did you know that according to Jeff Kennett (former Premier of Victoria,
    > >> Australia) more Australians commit suicide than die in auto accidents each
    > >> year? Is living in Australia THAT miserable???

    >
    > > Australia didn't even make the cut:
    > > <http://chartsbin.com/view/prm>
    > >
    > > Please bother to post cites when you post bull fertilizer please...

    >
    > I thougth that Japan would rank highest. Just another urban legend


    It was up there in that cite, just not tops. <g>
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    *Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or
    no influence on society. -- Mark Twain

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Is it the Beetroot?

    In article <1aug7qjxujuuk$.[email protected]>,
    Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 02:54:01 -0800, Esteban Cordoba wrote:
    >
    > > Did you know that according to Jeff Kennett (former Premier of Victoria,
    > > Australia) more Australians commit suicide than die in auto accidents each
    > > year? Is living in Australia THAT miserable???

    >
    > And of those Australians who die in auto accidents, 15% were
    > planning on committing suicide VIA vehicle anyway.
    >
    > Here in Austin we do it much dramatically.
    >
    > -sw


    <coughs>

    Especially on donorcycles...
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or
    no influence on society. -- Mark Twain

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Is it the Beetroot?

    In article <1kaasifdqkju1$.[email protected]>,
    Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 16:59:53 +0100, ViLco wrote:
    >
    > > I thougth that Japan would rank highest. Just another urban legend

    >
    > China is pretty high up there in female suicides. Rural Chinese
    > women like to drink fertilizer and pesticides. It's a new fad.
    >
    > -sw


    Better than dousing one's self in cooking oil like is popular in the
    mid-east. :-(

    <http://www.metafilter.com/93574/Wome...mmolation-in-A
    fghanistan>
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or
    no influence on society. -- Mark Twain

  13. #13
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Is it the Beetroot?

    Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 16:59:53 +0100, ViLco wrote:
    >
    >> I thougth that Japan would rank highest. Just another urban legend

    >
    > China is pretty high up there in female suicides. Rural Chinese
    > women like to drink fertilizer and pesticides. It's a new fad.
    >
    > -sw


    Hmmm. Dunno when or how this twist in the topic started, but I
    gather the "accidents" on the Japanese rail system are generally
    people committing suicide by train. That little tidbit is left
    out of the terser announcements in English.

    --
    Jean B.

  14. #14
    Esteban Cordoba Guest

    Default Re: Is it the Beetroot?

    sf wrote:

    > On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 05:03:39 -0600, Omelet <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Please bother to post cites when you post bull fertilizer please...

    >
    > Trolls don't do that. They just throw BS out and see who bites.


    The post you've quoted from "Omelet" does not exist on my server. Perhaps
    the sender is blacklisted?

    At any rate I do not have an online source for the datum in question.
    (Contrary to what some seem to believe, there is a great deal of information
    which is not on the Internet!) During Jeff Kennett's speech at the Business
    Chamber Annual Business Awards ceremony in Sydney on November 26th of this
    year, he stated that more people commit suicide every year than die in auto
    accidents in Australia. By writing "according to Jeff Kennett" I intimated
    as much in my first post to this thread. If you can find a transcript of
    that speech somewhere you can verify for yourself, otherwise you'll have to
    dig into the records to find the annual number of auto accident fatalities,
    the annual number of suicides, and compare the two numbers. I should point
    out that Australia's figures for the number of suicides is questionably low,
    because many suicides are listed as accidents. I do have a cite for that,
    from Mr. Kennett's organisation:
    http://www.beyondblue.org.au/index.aspx?link_id=9.856

    Steve C.




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