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Exclusive: Co-hosts of radio show 'The Pursuit of Happiness' committed suicide

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posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 10:54 PM
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Exclusive: Co-hosts of radio show 'The Pursuit of Happiness' committed suicide


www.nydailyne ws.com

A Brooklyn couple who hosted a radio show called "The Pursuit of Happiness" committed suicide together by putting plastic bags over their heads and inhaling helium.

Lynne Rosen and John Littig, who were found dead on a couch in the living room of their Park Slope apartment, left behind two notes, police said Wednesday.

“We’re going to do this together,” was the gist of Littig’s note, sources said.
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posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 10:54 PM
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Such a sad story, but one that I believe has a lesson. It seems to me that suicides are rising. Baby Boomers, Soldiers, Retirees and people who expected so much more out of life just to have their dreams crushed by reality. But now these two as well? What gives?

I don't pretend to know what goes through the mind of someone when they decide to take their own life. But I do believe that it is the coward’s way out. Many times it’s a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

I hate suicide as it causes more problems than it solves. It’ll be a rare case when I agree that suicide is the only way out.


www.nydailyne ws.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 11:02 PM
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Do we know if they suffered from a terminal illness? That could explain this act, and is a more understandable reason for taking one's life I guess.



posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 11:09 PM
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From the gist of the article. I read/understood that it was psychological.

There is a part of me (very little) that thinks it was romantic that they could'nt live apart. Especially if it was a terminal disease. But I could never do that.



posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 11:19 PM
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Suicide is without a doubt a cowardly way out.- It's hard to call it anything but quitting on life

It's like pushing the car off a cliff because it won't start...it's simply an eject button

And that's from someone who lost one of their best friends to suicide

I don't completely blame him because I honestly think the Army & a few tours in Afg & Iraq did a number on his psyche but when I consider the person I knew for many years I'm confident that it was a decision made in a moment of weakness & clouded judgement

ETA: I never listened to this radio show - I might give it a listen out of morbid curiosity now though...ironic title if nothing else

ETA again: Um...ok, I just listened to some of their stuff...sounds a bit hypocritical in retrospect (not to speak bad of the dead but damn...they should have taken some of their own advice before going around telling others how to live)
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posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 11:36 PM
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WOW!

Strange story. I didn't know that helium was so lethal. It's readily available at Walmart and party stores, and plastic bags, unless you live in L.A. or San Francisco, they're easy to get too.



posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 11:44 PM
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Were they old and sick? That might explain it.

Suicide gains in attractiveness with the passing of years...you're coming towards the end of life, your health is deteriorating, it makes sense.

Your going to die one day, get over it.

It's only in our contemporary society that suicide is frowned upon, and seen somehow as 'cowardly' (rather strange description).

The ancients practised rational suicide all the time.


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posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 11:49 PM
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'The cowards way out'.....?!?
Are you serious?! You've obviously never been in the shoes of someone with suicidal thoughts. Pathetic. I'm intrigued that you posted your opinion before asking what everyone else thought.

Clearly baiting.



posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 11:51 PM
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I didn't know that helium was so lethal.


It's not at all lethal, but if you breathe it and nothing else, you'll die.

You need oxygen.



posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 12:34 AM
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Helium and Nitrogen suppress the panic reflex of lack of air that for instance carbon monoxide can generate (slow suffocation bypasses the reflex since most people become inconsistent first, like you see in the movies when people use a car engine in a closed environment). It is death by suffocation. It is a painless way (better than the chemical suicides that have occurred recently that put in risk the aid workers) the larger risk is brain damage from lack of oxygen if the suffocation fails.



posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 01:13 AM
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Originally posted by CJCrawley
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I didn't know that helium was so lethal.


It's not at all lethal, but if you breathe it and nothing else, you'll die.

You need oxygen.

lol... I guess they wanted to go out with the last laugh.

I'm sorry that was probably inappropriate.

edit: and not even that good of a joke because helium isn't laughing gas is it?
edit on 6/6/2013 by ChaoticOrder because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 01:35 AM
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Did anyone notice the weird thing in the article? Asphyxiation with a plastic bag is not that rare. Though why add the helium is something I wonder about. So if they died of asphyxiation, what's with the blood dripping through the floor part? Exsanguination and asphyxiation, both? Something is not quite right about this story.



posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 01:37 AM
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Originally posted by windword

WOW!

Strange story. I didn't know that helium was so lethal. It's readily available at Walmart and party stores, and plastic bags, unless you live in L.A. or San Francisco, they're easy to get too.


It is a very neutral gas, but when you breath something other than O2 you have a tendency to die...



posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 01:40 AM
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Maybe they were trying to convince themselves? You know, the more you say something the more you believe it, and then the more it becomes real? Maybe they were reciting mantras they wanted to believe but never quite could...hell who knows. May they be in peace now.



posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 02:09 AM
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I currently have a family member under Palliative care in hospital.
Unfortunately it appears that she will not return home.

Her Husband, who has his world based around their relationship, asserts that he has everything organised to
"off himself" once she passes.

He does not care that the rest of the family deem it selfish and would like for him to stick around.
Nor does he care that life has a way for us to move on from such tragedies, even though it could mean
that some great meaning for him could be the very reason for his continued existence.

He is convinced that his life will be over. Simple as that. ( he lost a previous spouse )

We do hope he will reconsider of course, yet in the end it is his call.

I don't think " cowardly " is a wise nor blanket term to be used offhandedly.

“Don't judge any man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins.”

( native American quote ).


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posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 02:09 AM
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The reason blood was dripping through the floor is because they "melted". The skin rotted, became weak and well, the blood leaked out. They should have gotten medicated with something and continued to help others.

Maybe they knew they had problems and didn't want others to have to go through what they did. We never know the problems others hide, in this world all you will get in reply is "lifes not fair".

At least they did it together.



posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 02:22 AM
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Originally posted by aboutface
Did anyone notice the weird thing in the article? Asphyxiation with a plastic bag is not that rare. Though why add the helium is something I wonder about. So if they died of asphyxiation, what's with the blood dripping through the floor part? Exsanguination and asphyxiation, both? Something is not quite right about this story.


Because the helium gets rid of the body's natural distress response to asphyxiation. Do you really, really want to know how a couple can die of asphyxiation and a week later, have blood dripping through the floor? It's possible...it just requires multiple third parties and really is unpleasant and rather scarring image/conversation.



posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 04:05 AM
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Originally posted by WhiteAlice

Originally posted by aboutface
Did anyone notice the weird thing in the article? Asphyxiation with a plastic bag is not that rare. Though why add the helium is something I wonder about. So if they died of asphyxiation, what's with the blood dripping through the floor part? Exsanguination and asphyxiation, both? Something is not quite right about this story.


Because the helium gets rid of the body's natural distress response to asphyxiation. Do you really, really want to know how a couple can die of asphyxiation and a week later, have blood dripping through the floor? It's possible...it just requires multiple third parties and really is unpleasant and rather scarring image/conversation.



well now that you asked, yes. u2u me if you like. Brings up ideas I hadn't thought of before.



posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 05:08 AM
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Two co-hosts for a show called "the pursuit of happiness" ?? I guess they didn't find it!

To me, it seems whoever is screaming, shouting, dancing, projecting some sort of image, it's usually the opposite. Just like priests that prey on kids, teachers who scold school children for things they do at home (or in private), parents that do the same.

The world seems to be living off insecurities and lies.



Either that or they were 'suicided' by someone. Which would give you a nice conspiracy angle to the story.
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posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 06:43 AM
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Originally posted by samuel1990
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'The cowards way out'.....?!?
Are you serious?! You've obviously never been in the shoes of someone with suicidal thoughts. Pathetic. I'm intrigued that you posted your opinion before asking what everyone else thought.

Clearly baiting.


Not baiting at all. I've known several people who have commited suicide and did not have a terminal illness. I've had to help the survivors. One of which commited suicide himself afterwards. It's not only cowardly, but selfish as well.

The victims of suicide are the survivors, not the individual who did it.

Euthanasia on the other hand, I am on the fence. That usually requires a long drawn out thought and planning process, consultations with friends and family. And it would take a pretty grievious injury or illness to even consider that for myself.



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