Two men commit suicide in Anoka County

Two men commit suicide in Anoka County

There are 46 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jul 11, 2008, titled Two men commit suicide in Anoka County. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Two men took their lives in separate attempts Thursday afternoon in Anoka County.

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Dr_ Daniel Jackson

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jul 11, 2008
what a waste of 2 lives.

Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#3 Jul 11, 2008
It's difficult to imagine the pain that drives a person to take his own life, a pain so unbearable that death seems the only way out. My sympathy to both families, who are now left to sort out the pieces as they grieve their lost loved ones.
Andy

Cupertino, CA

#4 Jul 11, 2008
I have often wondered if cell phones are truly frying peoples' brains.
Dr_ Daniel Jackson

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jul 11, 2008
you always have a choice. i can't imagine anything so bad that i or anyone else would take their own life.
i'm sure help was there in their lives but i guess it wasn't enough.
Franklin Adams

Fargo, ND

#7 Jul 11, 2008
Andy wrote:
I have often wondered if cell phones are truly frying peoples' brains.
You must have one held to your ear 24/7.
Roger

Hudson, WI

#8 Jul 11, 2008
What will happen in a few months when it's all campain ads and phone calls all the time? We'll all be blowing our brains out.
Jim

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Jul 11, 2008
Andy wrote:
I have often wondered if cell phones are truly frying peoples' brains.
Of course, why else would they vote democrat.
Dr_ Daniel Jackson

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Jul 11, 2008
Franklin Adams wrote:
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You must have one held to your ear 24/7.
LOL....sorry, i just had to laugh at that one.
Franklin Adams

Fargo, ND

#12 Jul 11, 2008
Dr_ Daniel Jackson wrote:
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LOL....sorry, i just had to laugh at that one.
Thanks! Pretty accurate too, I think.
BTH

Hopkins, MN

#14 Jul 11, 2008
Selfish bastard blowing his head off in his car. At least have the friggin common courtesy to do it not in a public place and especially not while behind the wheel of a running car. At least he had the b*lls to do it himself rather than the other coward who has someone do his dirty work. Poor engineer won't get that image out his head anytime soon.

My sympathies to the families who must endure the pain and heartache of such selfish acts leaving them behind to always wonder why, what could we have done different...

Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#16 Jul 11, 2008
BTH wrote:
Selfish bastard blowing his head off in his car. At least have the friggin common courtesy to do it not in a public place and especially not while behind the wheel of a running car. At least he had the b*lls to do it himself rather than the other coward who has someone do his dirty work. Poor engineer won't get that image out his head anytime soon.
My sympathies to the families who must endure the pain and heartache of such selfish acts leaving them behind to always wonder why, what could we have done different...
We are in agreement that suicide is a selfish act. When one is in such a place as to seriously attempt to take his own life, he's consumed with his own anguish and his own pain is far bigger than the logical thought, "How could I do this to my family?" Mental illness is probably the least understood of any condition. I pray that you and your family are never faced with it.

I'm grateful that no others were injured by the rolling vehicle. That would make this story so much more than twice as sad.
Owl Gore

Monroe, LA

#17 Jul 11, 2008
Bush's fault.
aaa

Anoka, MN

#18 Jul 11, 2008
I knew the person in the car and it is truly a tragedy for his entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
ps he was the least selfish person in the world!!
Neon Sanders

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Jul 11, 2008
high gas prices affect us all in different ways...
Dick In Dixie

Minneapolis, MN

#21 Jul 11, 2008
aaa wrote:
I knew the person in the car and it is truly a tragedy for his entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
ps he was the least selfish person in the world!!
People that commit suicide are selfish. Their pain may be over, but what about the pain he/she just caused everyone that loved and cared for them? One of my old high school friends just killed himself and I never in a million years would have thought he would have been the one to do it. But all I think now is what a selfish xxxx for leaving behind an infant son, a number of siblings, and both parents. Not to mention those of us that still cared for him. It truly sucks.
smrtbaby

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Jul 11, 2008
I was surprised by the headlines. It sounded like two people committed suicide together. The article is very poor also. What about the guy on the railroad tracks. How do you know he was trying to commit suicide? This is a very flat report. No content or information. D-.
smrtbaby

Minneapolis, MN

#23 Jul 11, 2008
Dick In Dixie wrote:
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People that commit suicide are selfish. Their pain may be over, but what about the pain he/she just caused everyone that loved and cared for them? One of my old high school friends just killed himself and I never in a million years would have thought he would have been the one to do it. But all I think now is what a selfish xxxx for leaving behind an infant son, a number of siblings, and both parents. Not to mention those of us that still cared for him. It truly sucks.
As hard as it is, and we feel we have been wronged by someone who takes their own life, I think maybe we are being a little selfish to not see their pain or tell them every day how much we love them, and together count are blessings. I always tell my kids, the worst thing is we could be dead. And everything else is better than that.
So I guess we are OK!

I also have to agree with Zen Birdist when she states that we really do not understand mental illness.

To quote the Beatles "Love is all there is".
smrtbaby

Minneapolis, MN

#24 Jul 11, 2008
Sorry, I misspelled-- OUR Blessings.
LEC

Saint Michael, MN

#25 Jul 11, 2008
How selfish is it to think someone should stay alive just for you or someone else?

LEC

Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#26 Jul 11, 2008
aaa wrote:
I knew the person in the car and it is truly a tragedy for his entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
ps he was the least selfish person in the world!!
I'm sorry for your loss, on whatever level you knew this man. Please let me be a bit clearer about my earlier post. When I said that suicide is selfish, I mean it in its absolute. The outcome would be so different and hopeful, if it wasn't. The moments leading up to pulling the trigger (or whatever mechanism one uses to do the job) are blind to anything or anyone outside the pain of the experience. Your words are kind about this man, and I believe you completely that he was very unselfish in life. His ultimate act, unfortunately, was beneath his usual character. Such is nearly always the case with suicide, though, isn't it?

Again, my sympathies to families of both men in the article.

Someone else has pointed out and I agree, though, that the mention of the second gentleman was desperately lacking.

Zen

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