Suicides in national parks increased in 2008

2:18 p.m. on January 2, 2009 (EST)
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Interesting piece on

33 people ended own lives in such places last year, up from 18 in 2006.

2:53 p.m. on January 2, 2009 (EST)
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33 out of 330,000,000 sounds pretty small. I always figured it would be good to go out in a wilderness snow bank somewhere, sort of like a winter hospice with a hypothermic morphine coursing thru the blood. They call it, "death by exposure." Not necessarily in a suicide, but who knows what the future holds? The old yogis would reach the end of their lives and fast to death, just quit eating. It was their way. Maybe the old Inuits actually did go out far from camp when the time grew close, I've heard the stories.

8:46 p.m. on January 2, 2009 (EST)
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Didn't Eskimo's float out on an chunk of ice? I want to be a frozen body that some scientist who thinks he knows it all finds in 2000 years. But maybe I'm just a lil weird.

10:28 p.m. on January 2, 2009 (EST)
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Like Hatchet Jack in "Jereimah Johnson", froze leaning to a tree after being attacked by a grizzly bear.

10:37 p.m. on January 2, 2009 (EST)
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I have had the unpleasant experience of exposure to the cold, not the way I wish to go guys.
Then again, I can't think of a good way.

Something really quick maybe.

2:48 a.m. on January 16, 2009 (EST)
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When I go it would be nice to go out in a pleasant wilderness area. But when that time comes for me ill go out with my boots on.

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