Taiwan's Falling Suicide Rate

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Re: Taiwan's Falling Suicide Rate

Postby Mucha Man » 06 Jul 2012, 16:25

There were a lot of suicides over debt. Credit cards and cash cards were putting a lot of peole into serious financial troubles. 2005-6 would have been when the government cracked down on easy credit.
“Everywhere else in the world is also really old” said Prof. Liu, a renowned historian at Beijing University. “We always learn that China has 5000 years of cultural heritage, and that therefore we are very special. It appears that other places also have some of this heritage stuff. And are also old. Like, really old.”

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Re: Taiwan's Falling Suicide Rate

Postby headhonchoII » 06 Jul 2012, 16:33

Right,the Georgy & Mary 'ka zhai'. I remember it well. The government had to change the debtor rules there were so many people under severe pressure and the banks themselves took a big hit in the end
I can remember the fourth of July runnin' through the backwood bare.
And I can still hear my old hound dog barkin' chasin' down a hoodoo there
Chasin' down a hoodoo there.
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Re: Taiwan's Falling Suicide Rate

Postby Mucha Man » 06 Jul 2012, 16:38

I've heard that one if the architects of easing credit was Jeffrey Koo the man who then went on to bribe CBS to approve the Longtan land deal. Lovely fellow.
“Everywhere else in the world is also really old” said Prof. Liu, a renowned historian at Beijing University. “We always learn that China has 5000 years of cultural heritage, and that therefore we are very special. It appears that other places also have some of this heritage stuff. And are also old. Like, really old.”

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Re: Taiwan's Falling Suicide Rate

Postby tommy525 » 06 Jul 2012, 23:16

banning banks from usury would be a great thing. The USA banks regularly charges some 24pct per annum on credit card debt. I am paying off my fiancee's indonesian citibank card (thank goodness her limit is only 900 bucks) because they charge 42pct per annum over there !!!! BIG OUCH.

Thats usury, especially in the muslim world should result in bank managers being beheaded.
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Re: Taiwan's Falling Suicide Rate

Postby Zla'od » 07 Jul 2012, 10:53

What's the most popular way of committing suicide here?


Hanging, poison...Jumping into a river is kind of traditional (assuming they can't swim). Or using a coal-burning heater, with all the doors and windows sealed.
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Re: Taiwan's Falling Suicide Rate

Postby Battery9 » 07 Jul 2012, 11:10

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Re: Taiwan's Falling Suicide Rate

Postby Baas Babelaas » 07 Jul 2012, 12:16

Nothing really to add here, of significance.

But I saw a jumper. And it was horrifying.

No other word to describe. Taichung City. I was in shock for 30 minutes at least. It's scary stuff. We didn't have the time to talk to him, just saw the jump.

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Re: Taiwan's Falling Suicide Rate

Postby Icon » 07 Jul 2012, 14:56

:cry:
Hope they find peace now, even if their family just starts the grieving. *sigh*
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Re: Taiwan's Falling Suicide Rate

Postby Nuit » 16 Dec 2013, 17:54

Our old house is just down the road from where we live now - we had such a nice neighbour there, she was always helpful, cheerful, friendly. Mother of 3, and had plenty of gentle advice when we were strggling with our new born. She's just taken her own life, no big reason. Blocked up the bathroom, lit some charcoal, gassed herself. We went down to see the family today, husband and 3 teenage kids. It was really hard, and I choked up a little on memories.
It's raining again here. I'm rising up like a beautiful bubble to the surface.

A wicked wind whips up the hill, a handful of hopeful words.
I was what you would call seriously strung out.

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Re: Taiwan's Falling Suicide Rate

Postby headhonchoII » 16 Dec 2013, 18:39

That's really sad that her family is left without their mother. A lot of people bottle things up, try to stay strong for the family, seen as the smiley one whatever, and then one day the last straw occurs, they snap and if you are lucky you catch them as a cry for help, if not......


Not to take away from your story, I'm in the process of moving house at the moment and we saw an empty apartment nearby.

In the bedroom there's a wooden floor and burned into the floor was a circle. The room still smelled of smoke and nobody has bothered to even clean the burned area.

Don't know if it was what I'm thinking it was but it was really creepy.

Shit man, I hope that's not the same place I saw, Taichung city?!
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And I can still hear my old hound dog barkin' chasin' down a hoodoo there
Chasin' down a hoodoo there.
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