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Government Role in Climbing Suicide Rate

Suicide deaths now outnumber fatalities due to automobile accidents. It’s a sad state of affairs our nation finds itself in… and Stephen Bowers definitely gets one of the major drivers of the suicide rate.


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Stephen Bowers

Stephen Bowers

I am an attorney in Las Vegas who has always wanted to draw political cartoons, partly because I like drawing, but mostly because I enjoy ridiculing pompous know-nothings. Verbally debating them gets nowhere. They don't know they're beaten. But poking fun at them in a drawing leaves them without recourse or rebuttal. What can they do...? Call me names, whine, cuss me ... or maybe draw a witty riposte? Unlikely.
Steve Bowers, Esq.

  • adrianvance

    When you realize that not only is everything here that ever was in our good years it is easy to get depressed; really depressed. It is just that simple.

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  • TPM

    Over 38,000 suicides. A shocking number. A BIG number.
    BUT, let’s compare this to another statistic. DID you know that, each year, over 100,000 Christians are murdered by Islamic extremists? Where’s the outrage?
    When Muslims were being slaughtered in the Balkans war, we jumped in. Why are we silent about genocide, when Christians are the victims?

    • seeymour kleerly

      We actually removed the Iraqi Christian’s “protector” Sadam Hussein who tortured and killed Islamic Fanatics. Now the Shi’ites rule Iraq and have allighined with IRAN!

  • reggiec

    The suicide rate among veterans is about 30 for every 100,000 of the population, compared to a civilian rate of about 14 per 100,000. Then there are those who die for lack of treatment to make some bureaucrat look good.
    Suicide is the last resort when people lose hope. When people feel they have lost individual control of their future and are now pawns of the political elite hope is destroyed.

  • MTnman

    Stephen: As a lawyer, maybe you are the embodiment of cartoonish angst. In addition, “… pompous know-nothings [throttlebottoms]” you sketch probably come from the largest representative group in Congress — LAWYERS. I have debated lawyers on a few occasions and have come away with the idea that many hold themselves shameless [Syn. brazen, bold, forward; see RUDE 2, LEWD 1, 2.; having or showing no feeling of shame, modesty, or decency; brazen; impudent; Webster’s College Dictionary, Fourth Edition]. Esquires in name only.

  • MTnman

    “Government Role in Climbing Suicide Rate”: You should consider suicide statistics occurring around April 15th.

  • seeymour kleerly

    Didn’t the Iraq War cause much of this havoc on our young soldiers who commit suicide.

    • badbob85037

      Yes. a friend came home after doing three tours. He was highly decorated. His grandmother found him one morning last month hanging from a tree in her backyard. What they are asking our troops to do isn’t combat but murder innocent. The new American way supported by both parties from the safety of their desk. I think a couple companies of Congressmen lead by a coward president would cure this nation of attacking and occupying all these small nations that have done America no wrong.

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