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    Video: Seoul's Bridge of Life curbs suicide attempts with happy thoughts

    South Korea has the highest suicide rate among the 20 countries that make up the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and it's carried that unfortunate statistic on its back for the past eight years. Between 2003 to 2011, 1,090 people committed suicide by jumping off bridges ...

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    Video: Hyundai in hot water over suicide-themed commercial

    There's a surprisingly long and storied history of automakers creating suicide-themed advertisements. You'd think the companies and their marketing firms would have figured out by now that such ads always result in a swirl of backlash – see examples from Audi, Citroën, General Motors ...

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    Motorsports: Man commits suicide at NASCAR's NRA 500 race in TX

    A suicide during this weekend's NRA 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway will likely only add to the controversy behind the National Rifle Association's title sponsorship of the NASCAR Sprint Cup race. Kirk Franklin, 42, of Saginaw, TX, shot and killed himself in the infield of the track during late ...

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    Study: Car crashes no longer No. 1 cause of injury-related deaths, replaced by suicide

    Suicide has surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of injury deaths, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health. The study was put together by Ian Rockett, a professor of epidemiology at West Virginia University, and the findings point out that, while deaths ...

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    Days of Thunder director, Tony Scott, found dead after jumping off bridge

    The cinema world has lost one of its greats, as director Tony Scott was found dead yesterday in an apparent suicide. The 68-year-old director left notes in his car and office before jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge, which is located in San Pedro, CA. The bridge, which connects San Pedro to ...

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    Report: Sun retrains staff over Jeremy Clarkson suicide jabs

    Of course you all know who that man in the picture is, don't you? He's Jeremy Clarkson, one of the stars of Top Gear, the BBC's hilarious automotive variety show. Its 18th series just premiered on BBC America this past Monday, with more new episodes airing Mondays at 8:30 p.m. EDT/PDT. We ...

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    Report: Mazda to pay $770k to parents of overworked employee who committed suicide

    The parents of a Mazda worker who killed himself in 2007 have reached a second settlement with the company worth $770,000. The latest settlement brings the parents' total to just over $1.3 million from Mazda. According to The Daily Mail, the auto company was found liable in the worker's death ...

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    Video: Audi TDI good at a lot of things, but suicide apparently isn't one of them

    Killing yourself is a bad idea. And trying to kill yourself by running a hose from the tailpipe to the cracked window of an idling Audi TDI diesel isn't only a bad idea; it's apparently unlikely to get the job done. That's the message we get from the four-ringed automaker's interesting ...

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    Renault engineer commits suicide at factory

    Employees and management at Renault were shocked and saddened to discover the body of William Millar dead last week at the company's racing headquarters in Enstone with a mortal bullet wound to the head. The 53-year-old R&D engineer had been with the team for 27 years, remaining at his post as ...

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    Stress reliever: Peugeot/Citroen adopts new plans to prevent suicide

    With six employee suicides in the past 18 months, PSA/Peugeot-Citroen thinks it may have a stress problem. While experts have found no direct link between the suicides and work stress, one in five PSA employees has reported feeling extreme pressure at work, and many feel that there isn't enough ...

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    Suicide At Ford's Marketing Headquarters

    Tragedy struck the Ford Motor Company on Saturday when a man jumped to his death from the 10th floor of the automaker's Regent Court Building in Dearborn. In an interview with the Detroit Free Press, company spokeswoman Sara Tatchio confirmed that an employee committed suicide and stated, "It was ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #58

    Being the pundits we are, we have plenty to say in Autoblog Podcast #58. We start right off addressing the rumors of a GM/Chrysler deal, and offer myraid reasons why it's not a good idea yet may be justifiable to some folks. We move on to flogging the VW/GM suicide commercial debate for a little ...

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    Aw Snap! VW decides to pull suicide ad, too

    Though Dan Roth has traditionally written our posts covering the controversy over these suicide-laden commercials, I'm taking this one. Right now Mr. Roth is pulling his hair out and beseeching his infant child never to buy a Volkwagen from those wussy Germans. Yes, no sooner had we published Dan's ...

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    GM can't take the heat, but VW can: Suicide group takes aim at "Jumper" spot

    Volkswagen has the spine that GM hasn't shown recently to overly touchy advocacy groups. No stranger to commercials that spark conversation, the company has no plans to pull a new commercial that shows a suicidal jumper change his mind on a ledge after learning there are now three V-dubs available ...

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    20 Questions: Suicidal robot from GM interviewed

    Among those sounding the gong against GM cowing to an anti-suicide group's offense at its Superbowl spot is the star of the commercial himself. The robot, who shall henceforth be referred to as Ricky, reveals a few things about the production, and how the spot plays to the robot population. It was ...

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    GM caves on robot suicide ad, changes ending

    We're not going to spend any considerable amount of time on this, since we are pretty exasperated by this whole ordeal (judging by the comments, apparently you are too).GM has decided to "modify" their Robot ad after a complaint from the Foundation for Suicide Prevention deemed the spot ...


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