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V.23 No.11 | 3/13/2014
A semicolon on Sara Saucedo
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Arts Feature

Resisting Suicide; Using Semicolons

How the right punctuation could save lives

Don’t put a period on the end of your life, says the Semicolon Tattoo Project, now in its second year of encouraging public conversations about suicide and self-harm.
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news

The Daily Word in Peyton Manning, Pussy Riot and the AK-47

Now you can erase your memories.

A man jumped off a building with his son.

Pussy Riot is free.

Peyton Manning set the record for touchdown passes.

Today is the deadline to get Obamacare for January.

The inventor of the AK-47 died.

There was a guy John Wayne Gacy didn’t kill.

Review the year in science.

See what drugs look like under a microscope.

Animals are cute.

Map the world’s winds.

SWAT vs. pellet rifle.

A man stabbed his allegedly evil stepson.

Noah Rodney climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.

I remember when a guy climbed Mount Everest.

Happy birthday Eddie Vedder.

news

The Daily Word in China's fire, the Chavez case and bites on the buttocks

You have the right to remain silent, now take this cotton swab and swirl it around your mouth for a spell.

Michael Douglas says that you can get throat cancer from an STD. Who'd have thought?

A fire at a poultry plant in Dehui, China kills 119 and injures 50.

Three storm chasers killed in Oklahoma; among them was veteran storm chaser Tim Samaras.

After a lengthy SWAT standoff, police have arrested a father and son in connection with the murder of 8-year-old Sunni Reza.

New Mexico fire crews hope to have two fires (Pecos and Tres Lagunas) fully contained by the end of Monday.

The Levi Chavez trial breaks ground almost six years after the shooting of his wife, Tera Chavez.

Tonight, we say "NO!" to fireworks!

Man arrested for aggravated battery after biting his wife's butt.

V.21 No.34 | 8/23/2012
Proof positive that teachers do not have eyes in the back of their heads.

Film Review

Monsieur Lazhar

French-Canadian classroom drama teaches a lesson on healing

Inspirational teacher stories have long been a staple of the movie industry. But few of these live-and-learn dramas have had the quiet, unadorned impact of Canada’s Academy Award nominee Monsieur Lazhar.

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news

The Daily Word in depraved penguin sex and Gordon Ramsay self-destruction

Military suicide rate at highest level in ten years.

Is the Obama administration using leaks to bolster the President's image?

Small town murder rates are climbing.

It's not gonna happen, Jeb Bush.

Fire at the the downtown Hyatt overnight.

How prepared is the military for the eventual alien invasion?

Georgia widow wins $3 million lawsuit after husband dies during three-way.

"We're not racists, we just want to be with white people." said racist KKK member while defending the group's Adopt-A-Highway application.

Self-destruct with Gordon Ramsay.

Dead toddler comes back to life, then doesn't

The most shoplifted items are …

Trees reveal mysterious 1,200 year old radiation burst.

ATTN sinners: Introvale birth control pills recalled.

Depraved penguin sex scandalized uptight polar explorers.

Don't worry Israel, those weird lights in the sky are just the Russians testing their ICBs.

115 years together is enough for these tortoises.

Fiona Apple has a new album.

Pizza Hut getting into the gross sandwich business.

Happy Birthday, Peter Dinklage!!!

opinion

18 veterans commit suicide each day

That’s the startling opener to Alex Limkin’s column “Flashes of Light,” which is all about staying alive after war.

Limkin, an Iraq War veteran, took a trip with Outward Bound. The wilderness organization leads vets through the backcountry for free. It’s part of an effort to help people cope with post-traumatic stress.

Folks can apply here.

V.21 No.10 | 3/8/2012

From the Foxhole

Flashes of Light

Staying alive after war

An average of 18 veterans commit suicide each day. The source for this statistic is not some obscure group with an anti-war agenda but an organization that probably knows something about the rate at which veterans are killing themselves—the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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opinion

Another broken soldier

Benjamin Colton Barnes
Barnes, an Iraq War veteran, died at age 24 in Mount Rainier National Park.

Would we have known the name Benjamin Colton Barnes if he hadn’t killed someone else before rushing to his own death in Mount Rainier National Park on New Year’s Day? Or would he have been just another young Iraq War veteran on a suicide trajectory?

Columnist Alex Limkin, also a vet, asks this question in his column From the Foxhole.

A veteran commits suicide every 80 minutes, according to a study published in November. It also indicates military suicides have been on the rise since the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

V.21 No.3 | 1/19/2012
Barnes, an Iraq War veteran, died at age 24 in Mount Rainier National Park.

From the Foxhole

Benjamin Colton Barnes

Another broken soldier

The only reason the death of this Iraq War veteran has attracted such attention is that he did not go alone. Had Barnes simply headed off into the frozen wilderness to die, his story would have been unexceptional. After all, scores of returning veterans, traumatized and afflicted, have committed suicide over the last decade.

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news

The Daily Word in race wars, uppity-ism, and Hanukkah pricing

Republican presidential candidates debated last night. Mitt Romney couldn't get his name right, Rick Santorum wants to profile muslims, Newt wants to be humane to immigrants, and Michelle Bachmann may or may not have leaked classified information.

Portland Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber announced a hold on all death row inmates.

Rush Limbaugh said Michelle Obama exhibits uppity-ism.

Race war rumors spread at Highland High School.

Florida school finds two 12-year-olds kissing and calls the cops.

Was a Illinois water utility cyber-attacked?

South Korean lawmaker fires tear gas in parliament before vote on US trade pact.

A Bronx groom kills himself by jumping into the Harlem River hours after his wedding.

Aw, Crap! I totally forgot yesterday was Max Headroom Signal Intrusion Day.

Christmas quality, Hanukkah pricing.

The 25 most popular passwords of 2011.

Spend some time this morning reading about the mystery of the five wounds.

A new study shows that people who watch Fox News are less informed than people who watch no news at all.

Another reason not to take vitamins.

Best mug shot of I've seen in ages.

Your one stop source for cute animal pictures is The Fluffington Post.

Black Friday creep.

The tire pile you can see from spaaaaaaace.

R.I.P. Anne McCaffrey.

How to deal with your multi-level marketing friends.

Sarah Silverman lands a sitcom on NBC.

Yoda is shilling ramen.

Happy Birthday Harpo Marx!!!

Thanks to Constance for the links.

news

The Daily Word in freed hikers, geniuses and suicide by rollercoaster

Two years after accidentally hiking into Iran, Josh Fattal and Shan Bauer have been freed.

Is Troy Davis's scheduled execution America's worst miscarriages of justice?

Masked gunmen dump 35 dead bodies in the middle of a busy Boca Del Rio street.

Gary Johnson gets a spot in tomorrow's presidential debate.

Federal prosecutors call online poker site a global Ponzi scheme.

Republican leaders sent a letter to the Federal Reserve Chairman asking him to “resist further extraordinary intervention in the U.S. economy.”

A mother abducted her eight children in New York.

Personnel board votes to lay-off 27 state workers.

New questions in the deadly Reno air show crash.

Once again, I was not named a MacArthur Genius.

Here's a video flyover of the asteroid Vesta.

Facebook changed again last night.

Nobody wants a ginger baby.

Steven Colbert really really wants to broaden the tax base.

Most epic post-car accident interview ever.

This roller coaster is the future of suicide.

23 rejected covers of famous books.

I know you're lazy, but are you lazy enough for Forever Lazy?

I think this may be exciting news for fans of Magic: The Gathering.

If you're interested in getting some Venture Bros. action figures you should read this.

Game of Thrones cupcakes!

Gordon Ramsay gets another TV show.

This is awesome. And weird. But still awesome.

R.I.P. Tom Wilson, creator of Ziggy.

Fox is considering creating a 24-hour Simpsons channel.

Mike Tyson broke Steve-O's nose at the Charlie Sheen roast.

There have been some pretty terrible Star Wars video games, but was this one the worst?

This one is for fans of The Wire only.

Happy Birthday Cheryl Hines!!!

V.20 No.29 | 7/21/2011
A trio of Hers
Christina Slyter

Performance Preview

Skeletons in the Trailer

Performer tackles love lost and suicide notes with dark humor

Christina Slyter’s new solo show is about a woman who has become a shut-in, terrified of the outside world, because her husband killed himself—yet it’s full of dark humor. “The show takes place on the night that she wakes up,” Slyter says, “and discovers that there are people in her house. She tries to be a good hostess to them and show them a good time ... “ The audience members are the visitors in her house, and as the woman gets closer to revealing truths, her hostess skills unravel.

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NEWS

Daily Word 5.15.11: death of the arcade; Eurotras... er vision; Tim Horton expansion

Dolores Fuller, once Ed Wood's wife, died.

British woman beheaded in supermarket.

Eurovision contest winner AND links to all the other countries' performances. Woah, what's that smell?

George W.Bush was eating souffle when he got the call about Bin Laden's death.

Lady Gaga's penis shoes.

Penis-related Cannes update.

Switzerland seeks to stopper suicide tourism.

Bin Laden compound porn stash.

The head of the International Monetary Foundation and potential French presidential candidate charged with rape in NYC. He denies everything.

Deny Everything.

A Bitchin' Camaro stolen in 1975 was finally recovered

Meltdown at Fukushima.

Canada's Tim Horton's Donuts plans on taking over America.

Blackwater (now known as "Xe") hired by U.A.E. to put together a battalion of foreign troops.

Army Corps of Engineers opened a spillway to ease swollen Mississippi river.

Review of awesomely bad film "Priest," with trailer.

Death of the arcade.

news

The Daily Word: 5.13.11- revenge attacks, future of journalism, bring your passport, decapitated bodies

A bunch of serious, depressing stories and a couple bright ones

Revenge bombing in Pakistan may be first of many.

Europe to curtail passport-free travel, stopper immigration.

Robert Krulwich, Radiolab host, gives commencement speech on the future of journalism.

Facebook paid PR firm to smear Google.

Nineteen decapitated bodies found in Durango, Mexico since Monday.

Two cyclists hit by cars Thursday, one dead. Not cool.

NM Forest Service to close several forests due to extreme fire danger.

Murders/suicide in Idaho leaves
five dead.

Mapfund announces a million in grants to groundbreaking performers.

The Oatmeal instructions for being a bad salesperson.

news

The Daily Word: Enhanced Pat Downs, Neo-Nazis, Burger of the Future

APS releases next year's budget, plans on cutting more than 400 jobs.

The man killed by APD yesterday was armed with a plastic kitchen spoon.

President Obama still enjoying the post-bin Laden assassination popularity boost.

Eight-month-old gets an enhanced pat-down at Kansas City airport.

Donald Trump doesn't know what the 13 stripes represent on the American flag.

Interesting visualization of the spread of Osama bin Laden death news thru twitter.

Ten-year-old kills his neo-nazi father.

Because sometimes it's better when your favorite TV show gets cancelled.

History of people who use the internet to convince others to commit suicide.

The truth about Groupon.

Let your kids eat some junk food already!

Man found living on roof of a Georgia Waffle House.

Read all about the Old Man of the Lake.

The most hipster state in the US is …

Are you fat enough for the new Triple Double Oreo?

Bristol Palin had surgery that gave her a new chin, but don't worry, it was for medical reasons.

Saddest mugshot ever.

Social networking cigarettes.

Slow motion video of some dudes playing with a six foot water balloon.

Equisetum is the oldest genus of land plant, over 100 million years old.

Soul Caliber 5 is coming next year.

The validity of the legal advice from Jay-Z's 99 Problems.

New retro-cartoon channel to launch 'soon.'

The burger of the future.

Who watches the Watchponies?

Happy Birthday Jeffrey Donovan!!!

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