I've heard on the radio and read in the news this morning that middle age suicide rates have reached all time highs since they began keeping records on suicide. I'm not surprised given all the stress and strains in the country and world. I also heard on the radio this morning that suicide rates peak during Republican/conservative government administrations and are lowest during Democratic/liberal government administrations. Ya think maybe liberals care about the general population whereas the conservatives only care about the rich, big corporations, wall street and making a quick buck? That's what we've been seeing pretty much non stop since the 80s and Ronald Reagan. The social programs put in place by FDR have been slowly dismantled over the past 25 years. Bush has only accelerated it the past 7 years. Oh well, just my thoughts. What do the rest of you think?