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Old 10-12-2017, 11:58 PM
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Maine Democrats Laugh About Rising Suicide Rates Among White Males


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Former Maine senatorial candidate Richard Fochtmann was filmed joking about rising suicide rates among white males at a recent event hosted by the Maine Democratic Party.

The video shows Fochtmann tell the crowd at a “Values and Vision” community meeting about how the Democratic Party needs more “young people” and “more women.”

“Today, you know, I saw a [inaudible] that said a lot of men, white men are committing suicide,” he continued. “I almost thought yeah, great.”
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The Maine Democratic Party supplied The Daily Caller the following statement after publication.

“For the past month, the Maine Democratic Party held public forums all over the state of Maine inviting anyone interested to come and share their thoughts on the direction of the state party. Richard Fochtmann spoke as a private citizen at a public forum and unfortunately, he used his 2 minutes at the mic to make his point with an offensive joke. Another attendee promptly stood up and called the comment out as inappropriate. During that same forum Fochtmann stood up and apologized to the group. This video has been selectively edited without the call-out or ensuing apology, and Fochtmann has been mischaracterized as a ‘featured speaker’ or ‘Democratic leader’ in order to fabricate a controversy. In truth, Fochtmann spoke only for himself.”
Nice try...

When the Maine Democrat Party doesn't mention or try to explain away is the RESPONSE to his vulgar comment...No one "promptly stood up and called the comment out as inappropriate."...The crowd was LAUGHING...
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Nice try...

When the Maine Democrat Party doesn't mention or try to explain away is the RESPONSE to his vulgar comment...No one "promptly stood up and called the comment out as inappropriate."...The crowd was LAUGHING...
no context. I don't do flash opinions sorry
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Default Re: Maine Democrats Laugh About Rising Suicide Rates Among White Males

Simple really

Democrats hate white males.

We have seen this for decades now, but in the last 10 years it has clearly ramped up.

Democrats now hold the title as the party of racist, anti white racists. The white folk who still cling to the old party are now just useful idiots, for the rest.

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The Democratic party believes that attacking White Males and embracing every other demographic group out there is the ticket back to relevancy. This is perpetuated by Hollywood and New York advertising firms that do everything they can to portray white males as bumbling rednecks while portraying other groups in a more positive light. Eventually, with the Dems and the media feeding off of each other, they begin to believe this. I believe this is all done with the intent to show how diverse the party is but all it does is turn off those that are able to see people for who they are and how they live their lives.

What they are forgetting is that white males make up the largest voting block in the country. Maybe not in every geographical area, but in the country as a whole. It is not wise to portray the largest voting block in the country is such a negative light.
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Wonder what libs' reaction woulda been if it were a white conservative sayin' the same thing 'bout black male suicide rates....
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Teen Suicide, Social Media Coincide; Is There Link?...

Rise in Teen Suicide, Social Media Coincide; Is There Link?
November 14, 2017 — An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link.
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Suicide rates for teens rose between 2010 and 2015 after they had declined for nearly two decades, according to data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Why the rates went up isn't known. The study doesn't answer the question, but it suggests that one factor could be rising social media use. Recent teen suicides have been blamed on cyberbullying, and social media posts depicting "perfect" lives may be taking a toll on teens' mental health, researchers say. "After hours of scrolling through Instagram feeds, I just feel worse about myself because I feel left out," said Caitlin Hearty, a 17-year-old Littleton, Colorado, high school senior who helped organize an offline campaign last month after several local teen suicides. "No one posts the bad things they're going through," said Chloe Schilling, also 17, who helped with the campaign, in which hundreds of teens agreed not to use the internet or social media for one month.

The study's authors looked at CDC suicide reports from 2009-15 and results of two surveys given to U.S. high school students to measure attitudes, behaviors and interests. About half a million teens ages 13 to 18 were involved. They were asked about use of electronic devices, social media, print media, television and time spent with friends. Questions about mood included frequency of feeling hopeless and considering or attempting suicide. The researchers didn't examine circumstances surrounding individual suicides. Dr. Christine Moutier, chief medical officer at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, said the study provides weak evidence for a popular theory and that many factors influence teen suicide. The study was published Tuesday in the journal Clinical Psychological Science.


Robert Allard, an attorney for the family of Audrie Pott, watches a video of Pott at his office in San Jose, Calif., Friday, April 12, 2013. Allard said that Pott committed suicide after she was sexually assaulted by three of her friends and a photo surfaced online.

Data highlighted in the study include:

-Teens' use of electronic devices including smartphones for at least five hours daily more than doubled, from 8 percent in 2009 to 19 percent in 2015. These teens were 70 percent more likely to have suicidal thoughts or actions than those who reported one hour of daily use.

-In 2015, 36 percent of all teens reported feeling desperately sad or hopeless, or thinking about, planning or attempting suicide, up from 32 percent in 2009. For girls, the rates were higher - 45 percent in 2015 versus 40 percent in 2009.

-In 2009, 58% of 12th grade girls used social media every day or nearly every day; by 2015, 87% used social media every day or nearly every day. They were 14% more likely to be depressed than those who used social media less frequently. "We need to stop thinking of smartphones as harmless," said study author Jean Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State University who studies generational trends. "There's a tendency to say, 'Oh, teens are just communicating with their friends.' Monitoring kids' use of smartphones and social media is important, and so is setting reasonable limits, she said.

Dr. Victor Strasburger, a teen medicine specialist at the University of New Mexico, said the study only implies a connection between teen suicides, depression and social media. It shows the need for more research on new technology, Strasburger said. He noted that skeptics who think social media is being unfairly criticized compare it with so-called vices of past generations: "When dime-store books came out, when comic books came out, when television came out, when rock and roll first started, people were saying 'This is the end of the world.'" With its immediacy, anonymity, and potential for bullying, social media has a unique potential for causing real harm, he said. "Parents don't really get that," Strasburger said.

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how about the white males laughing at their own demise
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how about the white males laughing at their own demise
I don't know where my head was at on my first reply, but clearly it was humor. I got it and I'm sure you did too.
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