Suicide on Live TV
Died July 15, 1974 b. 1944
Florida talk-show host. During her live TV broadcast she announced “In keeping with Channel 40’s policy of bringing you the latest in blood… and guts in living color. We bring you another first: an attempt at suicide.” She then fatally shot herself in the head. The notes she was reading from at the time of the shooting included a description of the suicide and a news bulletin to be read afterwards about the shooting.
Family and friends said she had been depressed about her lack of personal relationships.
The first televised suicide happened in 1938.
When someone says “you’ve never been judged by your skin color”, they just judged you by your skin color.
Still haven’t fucked on a balcony and i’m mad about it.
My June 3 Journal op-ed quoted the PNAS article’s conclusion verbatim. It set off a firestorm at Michigan State. The university’s Graduate Employees Union pressured the MSU press office to apologize for the “harm it caused” by mentioning my article in a newsletter. The union targeted physicist Steve Hsu, who had approved funding for Mr. Cesario’s research. MSU sacked Mr. Hsu from his administrative position. PNAS editorialized that Messrs. Cesario and Johnson had “poorly framed” their article—the one that got through the journal’s three levels of editorial and peer review.
Mr. Cesario told this page that Mr. Hsu’s dismissal could narrow the “kinds of topics people can talk about, or what kinds of conclusions people can come to.” Now he and Mr. Johnson have themselves jeopardized the possibility of politically neutral scholarship. On Monday they retracted their paper. They say they stand behind its conclusion and statistical approach but complain about its “misuse,” specifically mentioning my op-eds.
They’re standing by their conclusion, but they’re completely assblasted by someone with a different political standpoint having the nerve to cite it.
Academia ladies and gentlemen.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has come to the defense of rioters who violently looted their areas and burned down black-owned businesses and homes, saying they were just burning them down to keep themselves warm at night.
Critics pointed out that violent riots driven by leftist ideology were dangerous and criminal, but Ocasio-Cortez fired off this epic clapback to shut down her haters.
“Thanks to capitalism, they could not afford their heating bills and had to warm up at night,” she said. “This is the byproduct of poverty, which only happens in capitalistic systems. In socialist societies, there are no concepts like ‘hunger’ or ‘inequality’ or ‘poverty,’ because there is no ‘food’ or ‘equality’ or ‘money.'”
Others pointed out that it was the middle of summer and it was unlikely that people really needed to run their heaters that much, but AOC was. NOT. Having it.
“Being too hot is just another flaw in the capitalist system,” she said. “Look at utopian societies like the U.S.S.R — you don’t see people in Siberian gulags complaining about the heat.”