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    Default Jumpers..... even in this weather....

    .... ended up watching a film last night which has been held back for legal reasons for over two years.

    The Bridge

    Its sort of a documentory about the golden gate bridge in San Fransisco where they get at least one suicide jumper off the bridge every other week. In 2004 they had 24 in one year... pretty much even through the seasons...

    The film crew had camera's pointing at the bridge, which is pretty much unedited, watching for suicide jumpers.. sure enough.... not long to wait

    They filmed the whole process, which you watch !!... then caught up with relatives and friends of the victim to talk about their life and why they jumped !!

    They fall for about 6-7 seconds hitting the water at over 120 mph travelling around 50 feet below the waterline. Some dont come back up !!

    SICK !!.... it sounds sick, but it was more sad...

    I dont normally watch films like this, or horror (banned)... but I said I'd watch it.... so....
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    Saw a report yesterday, they have stopped publishing the numbers that commit suicide, not to encourage people to be the 1500th etc. Also said most of them are from the Bay area

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    Even the authorities on the bridge get sick to death of trying to talk people out of jumping.... they seem to just let them jump.... while the tourists on the bridge film it !!

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    Sounds like a crude film!
    It`s a shame that society had reached up to this point.....I usualy don`t watch those kind of things, but on the other side it`s the truth, it`s happening, and more often that we might think.

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    Why not install anti jumping devices? like nets or meshes or whatever. Like the top of the Eiffel Tower?

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    sorry but if a person has decided to end it all.. why stop / convince them otherwise. let them go ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fellie View Post
    sorry but if a person has decided to end it all.. why stop / convince them otherwise. let them go ...
    I think suicide is the most coward thing a person can do....does not solve anything, and the only thing that anyone achive by doing this is leaving the problems to their families.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ste View Post
    Why not install anti jumping devices? like nets or meshes or whatever. Like the top of the Eiffel Tower?
    Then they'll just jump with wire cutters in their hands !! (...or the nets would just get full of beer bottles and **** the tourist throw off the bridge... like a giant waste collection point... the jumpers would get injured by hitting all the rubbish and sue !!)

    Anyway, thats what the film was trying to do... pressure the local authorities into taking action. I beleave $8m has been put aside to prepare some catch nets or something... Trouble is the Golden gate bridge is MASSIVE, nothing like securing the Eiffel tower..

    So the local authorities just figured... why spend all that money just to re-route the jumpers somewhere else !! Why not let them fall into the river, no mess to clean up !! Quite convenient really
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    So the local authorities just figured... why spend all that money just to re-route the jumpers somewhere else !! Why not let them fall into the river, no mess to clean up !! Quite convenient really

    got it bang on there spoons, people have been comiting suicide for years so what are afew nets going to do (except cost the taxpayers money) at least if they are jumping from a bridge and not buildings then no inoccent people are going to get hurt by a falling bodys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ste View Post
    Why not install anti jumping devices? like nets or meshes or whatever. Like the top of the Eiffel Tower?
    They would just find another bridge to jump off

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