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As GWB suicides approach record,
an effort to stop jumpers

The Record [Hackensack, NJ], by Christopher Maag

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Posted By:Ribicon, 7/30/2014 10:52:57 AM

Of the dead, we know so little. Their names, usually. The clothes they wore. That they lost hope, and where. Richard Elliot Stone was one of the latest; he jumped off the George Washington Bridge on July 20, just before sunset. We know he wore jeans and a black T-shirt. He was 30 years old. (Snip) At the GWB, the death toll has risen so quickly that even local advocates for suicide prevention have been caught by surprise. “For years, the average was about six people per year” who jump from the bridge, said Dale Carnhi, director of the American

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Thirteen suicides already, and the year´s not done. Not much Hope in the air, not much satisfaction with the Change wrought in lib-prog utopias such as NYC and SF?

In SF, they´re looking to install $76 million worth of netting that determined jumpers can probably climb over and drop from, and in NY/NJ they´re spending some $50 million on a taller fence for the GW Bridge, when there are plenty of other tall items nearby to jump from (the Palisades cliffs, to name just one).

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Safari Man, 7/30/2014 11:04:17 AM     (No. 9946179)

At first I thought this about people who couldn´t shake their GW Bush derangement syndrome.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/30/2014 11:05:08 AM     (No. 9946183)

Me too, #1.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Shells, 7/30/2014 11:05:38 AM     (No. 9946185)

Amazing! Well, not really.

Nowhere in this article does the alleged journo ask WHY suicides have increased so dramatically.

Wow. You can bet had this been nine or ten years ago it would have been Bush´s fault, and that would have been the entire point of the story.

I hate these people.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: AltaD, 7/30/2014 11:23:48 AM     (No. 9946226)

Their body, their choice.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: harleynyc, 7/30/2014 11:35:39 AM     (No. 9946252)

Pay toll ahead:
cars $5.00
Trucks $10.00
Jumpers $2.50 + your soul.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: joew9, 7/30/2014 11:48:14 AM     (No. 9946280)

Here´s a solution.
Get out of the way and let Americans create
businesses and jobs. Obama has created a huge number of jobless and hopeless.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: save America, 7/30/2014 11:51:49 AM     (No. 9946289)

Now we find out. NJ governor Ralph Kramden was actually saving lives by closing down GWB lanes to traffic and apparently jumpers too.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/30/2014 12:26:11 PM     (No. 9946356)

If one searched, one would more than likely find that suicides began to rise after the polls closed and indicated the Marxist *astard had been elected the first time. And if one counts those in bad health, these too gave up and welcomed with open arms the Graces of Heaven. Despair at times can be a great motivator.

The rats even use the alarming rate of statistics rising to squeeze more blood out of a turnip. Picking pockets for another "we must do something about this" in their frantic attempt to waste more money in very large sums.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 7/30/2014 1:19:24 PM     (No. 9946462)

Jumping off the GWB is not as dangerous as it seems.

Because of glo-bull warming - - the Hudson River is now 187 feet higher than it used to be - - so a dive from the bridge barely makes a splash.

Pretty soon - - the structure will be renamed the George Washington Tunnel.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 7/30/2014 1:48:21 PM     (No. 9946518)

So? They´ll just find another way to kill themselves. The problem is mental illness, not the bridge. Spend millions of taxpayer dollars to address a problem that doesn´t exist.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 7/30/2014 9:30:16 PM     (No. 9947130)

Given how f´ed the world is right now, jumping off a bridge almost seems rational.

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