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    what came first, the depression, or the arrival of the Fog?

    SUICIDE IN LITHUANIA

    Lithuania Takes the Dubious Honor of Having Highest Suicide Rate in World


    This tiny former Soviet republic on the shores of the Baltic Sea has acquired a dubious distinction: It has the highest suicide rate in the world. Suicides have increased steadily since independence in 1990, especially among young men (up 195 percent) and women aged 50 to 59 (up 106 percent). In 1996 the suicide rate hit an all-time high of 46.4 per 100,000 people before settling at 44 in 1997. These figures compare with 38 per 100,000 in Russia, 34 in Estonia, 33 in Hungary, 20 in Switzerland, seven in Spain, and three in Greece.

    A Gallup International poll showed Lithuanians were the most pessimistic people among 62 nations polled, with 53 percent of the country believing the year 2000 would be worse than the year 1999.

    Duration of unemployment and depression: a cross-sectional survey in Lithuania.

    BACKGROUND: In spite of a growing economy, unemployment is still a severe socio-economic problem in Lithuania. Nonetheless, no studies have been performed about the associations between unemployment and mental health in Lithuania. The aim of this study was to evaluate the associations between unemployment duration and depression in Lithuania. CONCLUSION: The results indicated that depression is a severe problem in the unemployed population. Depression is more elevated among the long-term unemployed. This leads to arguing for common efforts in providing needed social support and health care to reduce the effects of unemployment on mental health.


    SELLING MADNESS: PSYCHOPHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES IN LITHUANIA, 1990-2000


    The breakup of the Soviet Union has created enormous tensions, both economic and cultural, for its former member states. Once under the watchful and guiding eye of the Soviet Union, the former republics suddenly had to determine how to react to an increasingly integrated global economy. Lithuania, since its reestablishment of independence in 1991, has been torn between the legacy of Communist influence from the East, and cultural and economic pressures from the West. As I will show, Western influences have led to major changes in Lithuanian mental health. Lithuania has experienced a sharp increase in certain types of mental illness between 1997 and 1998, as indicated in Table 1.*

    The question driving this research is why rates of mental illness in Lithuania have increased so rapidly in the 1990s in light of the rising influence of Western pharmaceutical companies. These firms expanded their marketing strategies in Lithuania, since it became an untapped market after the fall of the Soviet Union. Using both formal and informal means, the pharmaceutical industry influences the diagnosis of various types of mental illness treated by medications sold by these same pharmaceutical companies.
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    Speaking of date-raping vultures, look who's here, the Schmess!!!!


    'course, we all should have known as soon as the odor became that of death the moment he entered the room.

    Oh, well, only one cure for that and for YOU, Mr. Trask: YouTube - [Great Movie Scenes] Scent of a Woman - Ending Speech


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    Fog, why does your church prefer Lithuania since the early 90s (or whenever they took root there)?
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    You're just pissed Pressy boy 'cause Lithuania was the first nation in the Soviet to tell the commie bosses to go pound sand... NOT just ONCE but TWICE:

    The June Uprising (Lithuanian: birĹľelio sukilimas) was a brief period in the history of Lithuania between the first Soviet and Nazi occupations in June 1941. Approximately one year earlier, on June 15, 1940, the Red Army invaded Lithuania and the unpopular Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic was soon established. Political repression and terror were used to silence its critics and suppress any resistance. When Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, a diverse segment of the Lithuanian population rose up against the Soviet regime, declared renewed independence, and formed the short-lived Provisional Government. Two of the major Lithuanian cities, Kaunas and Vilnius, fell into the hands of the rebels before the arrival of the Wehrmacht. However, within a week, the German Army took control of the whole of Lithuania. The Lithuanians greeted the Germans as liberators from the repressive Soviet rule and hoped that the Germans would re-establish their independence or at least allow some degree of autonomy (similar to the Slovak Republic). However, no such support was coming from the Nazis, who steadily replaced Lithuanian institutions with their own administration. The Reichskommissariat Ostland was established at the end of July 1941. Deprived of any real power, the Provisional Government self-disbanded on August 5. June Uprising in Lithuania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Lithuanian Republic declared independence from the Soviet Union on March 11, 1990, and thereafter underwent a difficult period of emergence. Economic and energy shortages undermined public faith in the newly restored state. The inflation rate reached 100% and continued to increase rapidly. The fact that Lithuania had proclaimed independence unilaterally also caused discontent among the minority, who were mostly of Russian descent, who were supporters of the Moscow-backed branch of the Lithuanian Communist Party and the largely communist-dominated "Jedinstvo" Russian-speakers' movement.

    Tensions rose sharply in the early days of 1991, when food prices increased and food rationing was introduced. On January 8, the "Jedinstvo" movement responded by organizing an unsanctioned rally in front of the Supreme Council of Lithuania. Protesters tried to storm the parliament building, but were driven away by unarmed security forces using water cannons. Despite a Supreme Council vote the same day to halt price increases, the scale of protests and provocations backed by "Jedinstvo" (Unity, in Russian) and the Communist Party increased. During his radio and television address, the Speaker of the Supreme Council, Vytautas Landsbergis, called upon independence supporters to gather around and protect the main governmental and infrastructural buildings. January Events (Lithuania) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Choosing the weapons in Vilnius. (Soviet Union and Lithuania question)
    The Economist (US) | March 31, 1990 |

    WHAT's the difference between Lithtuania and Tiananmen Square? Answer: Lithuania is slightly larger. Both are home to large numbers of defenceless people, who are seizing what they believe to be a moment of history by daring their Communist rulers not to mow them down. But this is Tiananmen before the massacre-which, in Lithuania's case, is most unlikely to come.

    Even so, the threat of violence hangs over Lithuania. Troops are in the capital. Soviet soldiers have occupied five buildings; they are rounding up Lithuanian army "deserters" and sending them back to ... Choosing the weapons in Vilnius. (Soviet Union and Lithuania question) - The Economist (US) | Encyclopedia.com

    Article: Backing the bully instead of the victim: why the decision to help Gorbachev instead of Lithuania could backfire. (column)

    Article from:
    U.S. News & World Report
    Article date:
    May 7, 1990
    Author:
    Perle, Richard N.

    Why the decision to help Gorbachev instead of Lithuania could backfire

    By friend was being shown through the office of Lithuania's Radio M, the new voice of independent Lithuania. "What's that?" he asked, pointing to an ancient piece of gear covered with dials and meters and painted navy gray.

    "That's our transmitter," a young Lithuanian replied.

    "It doesn't look like any transmitter I've ever seen," my friend said.

    "That's because it used to be a jammer," he was told.

    If Mikhail Gorbachev has his way, Radio M will soon be squelched, together with the Lithuanians' dream of restoring their national identity and independence. ... Backing the bully instead of the victim: why the decision to help Gorbachev instead of Lithuania could backfire. (column) | Article from U.S. News & World Report | HighBeam Research

    Lithuania
    Independence restored
    History » Independence restored

    The effort during the late 1980s to renovate the U.S.S.R. through glasnost (“openness”) and perestroika (“restructuring”) created a new political atmosphere. A mass reform movement, Sa̡jūdis (“Movement”), emerged in opposition. Elections in early 1990 resulted in a legislature that unanimously declared on March 11 the reestablishment of Lithuania’s independence. Soviet reaction initially consisted of a largely ineffectual economic boycott during the spring and summer of 1990. An abortive effort to topple the independent government on Jan. 13, 1991, ended in bloodshed. Political independence and international recognition were secured in the aftermath of the failed coup in Moscow in August 1991. Lithuania :: Independence restored -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia


    We all know how you absolutely HATE anybody who opposes your god: Karl Marx and his communist manifesto, but hey, too bad. :D

    Your day has come and gone .... that ship has sailed and sunk. Get over it. Or not. Nobody cares what you want anymore. Nobody.


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    lol.... way to create a strawman, AND avoid both the inquiry and the thread topic in one long-winded irrelevant rant.

    No where in my post history here have I mentioned Karl Marx, let alone my "worship" of him. ... Not once. ... Could you BE more pretentious, loser?

    Again, why does your church consistently pray on the weak-minded? Please answer.
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    Yes, I believe there are some students of Bridgewater State and Dartmouth that would like to know the answer to this, students that were, of course, lied to by a certain someone from the cult of Moonology.
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    Oh, look, ANOTHER mouth-breather!!!!

    Hey, we got 'em all together now, Orville!! Still got those stink bombs???

    :singing:............................:yeeha:.....................:singing:

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    Fog, again:

    - why does your church take root in the most depressed nation in the world?

    - why did your church's leader reject Christ numerous times and suggest Christ was not in the Kingdom of Heaven?

    - who is K. Gordon Neufeld, and what about his book "Heartbreak and Rage" is a specific lie?
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    Drop one o'er here, Orville!! We'll get at least one of 'em.



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    Very well... your cowardly retreat from the questions put to you today have -- undeniably -- confirmed the following:

    1. the figures that show Lithuania was the most depressed country in the world are accurate.

    2. Moon did say those things about Christ, insisting his children were better than Christ's and that Christ is NOT in the kingdom of heaven.

    3. K. Gordon Neufeld left your flock and wrote the authority on Unification perspective, and you can't dispute any of his writings.
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    YUP.


    True story.

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