Sunday, February 28, 2010

Malignant Depression Takes Marie Osmond's Adopted Son

Sometimes, depression is so deep, suicide is a logical choice. The remedies include 1) electroconvulsive treatment, 2) tranquilizers to tone down the intense distress, and the really delusional idea required to commit suicide.

Singer Marie Osmond was said to be ‘devastated and in pieces’ last night after her troubled adopted son committed suicide by jumping from the roof of his Los Angeles apartment.

Michael Blosil, 18, left a suicide note for his family saying he had decided to end his life because of the ‘torment’ of his long battle against depression and drug and alcohol abuse.

The note was also reported to contain the words: ‘I feel like I have no friends and will never fit in.’

A police source said Blosil, who had been adopted as a baby by Osmond and her ex-husband Brian, jumped off the roof of the ten-storey apartment block in central LA where he rented a £1,500-a-month flat.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Patient Murders 2 Children and Kills Self 4 Months After Release

There are several problems with the plaintiff case. They wanted to be warned, even though they were not the immediate family.

1. Tarasoff Warning. That is required when a credible threat of immediate harm is made against a named individual. This is a review of the current state of that warning requirement. The Illinois has rejected this bad case law. (Tedrick v. Community Resources Center, Inc., Nos. 104861, 104876 (Ill. Sept. 24, 2009)

2. Several unforeseen intervening causes. These include the traffic stop, the batteries of strangers. The biggest is the irresponsible entrustment of the children to the care of a psychotic patient. Unless, it can be shown otherwise, the parents knew of the severity of the patient's psychosis. These failures to prevent the catastrophe break the legal chain of any causation by the doctors or hospital.

3) Garbage Science. Any expert asserting an ability to foresee the suicide 4 months in advance is asserting a supernatural power, in violation of the Establishment Clause. I would appreciate the name of the plaintiff expert, so that I may act upon him.

Enraged Murderer-Suicider Flies into IRS Building

One can sympathize. But one hopes he targeted high officials who made policy decisions. These are armed federal functionaries with the humanity of Mafia loan shark collectors. It is unclear if his wife and daughter are dead, after being pulled from the flames engulfing his house. Here is his suicide note.

" A pilot furious with the Internal Revenue Service crashed his small plane into an office building in Austin, Texas, that houses federal tax employees, setting off a raging fire.

Officials are investigating whether the pilot, identified by authorities as Joseph Andrew Stack, a 53-year-old software engineer who lived in Texas, crashed the plane intentionally. Stack was confirmed dead.

An Internal Revenue Service office is located inside the building.

IRS Agent William Winnie said he was on the third floor of the building when he saw a light-colored, single engine plane coming towards the building, reported.

“It looked like it was coming right in my window,” Winnie said, according to the Web site.

Winnie said the plane veered down and smashed into the lower floors. “I didn’t lose my footing, but it was enough to knock people who were sitting to the floor.”

Stack posted a suicide note to a social media Web site, ranting against the IRS, officials confirmed.

"If you’re reading this, you’re no doubt asking yourself, “Why did this have to happen?'" the note read. "The simple truth is that it is complicated and has been coming for a long time."