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Cornellians Actually Are Using the Ithaca Gorges for Suicides These Days
nymag.com ^ | March 16, 2010 | Chris Rovzar

Posted on 03/16/2010 3:08:47 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

So far this year, three Cornell students have leaped to their deaths in the famed gorges of Ithaca. This comes a year after a graduate from a decade ago was found dead at the bottom of one of them after having inexplicably returned to campus.


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TOPICS: Education
KEYWORDS: cityofevil; cornell; ithaca

1 posted on 03/16/2010 3:08:47 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Very sad: Suicide, a permanent solution to a temporary problem.


2 posted on 03/16/2010 3:11:02 PM PDT by livius
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To: Berlin_Freeper
This comes a year after a graduate from a decade ago was found dead at the bottom of one of them after having inexplicably returned to campus.

??

3 posted on 03/16/2010 3:11:26 PM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Cornell University
4 posted on 03/16/2010 3:12:14 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: jonno

Illegal alien and recent (illegal) immigrant reporter. The stories in newspapers make no sense anymore.

Did NJ’s Frank Lautenberg graduate from Cornell? He looks like the walking dead. Maybe he was found dead and then returned to campus.


5 posted on 03/16/2010 3:19:30 PM PDT by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

It’s been awhile since I’ve seen a post on the City Of Evil.


6 posted on 03/16/2010 3:20:34 PM PDT by SoDak (bitter clinger)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Sounds like Cornell is doing a pretty poor job of instilling self esteem in their students.
7 posted on 03/16/2010 3:20:34 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

PING


8 posted on 03/16/2010 3:21:15 PM PDT by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Berlin_Freeper

very, ultra liberal school....ultra liberal/Marxist area....surrounded not to far away by good old boys....weird.

I hunt deer not too many miles from there and it is completely different where I go....

I suppose they jump of the cliffs because they dont believe in guns.


9 posted on 03/16/2010 3:25:15 PM PDT by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Cornellians? Aren’t those the guys St. Paul was always writing to?


10 posted on 03/16/2010 3:30:34 PM PDT by Krankor (nO)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
ahh yes, the annual spring crop of gorge suicides...

besides, they can't jump off of the building anymore cause they all have razor wire around the top

11 posted on 03/16/2010 3:31:47 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
usually right after grades or just before finals...
12 posted on 03/16/2010 3:34:25 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Krankor

No, that was the Cornishmen.


13 posted on 03/16/2010 3:35:10 PM PDT by dominic flandry
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Leaping Liberal Lemmings 101 class?


14 posted on 03/16/2010 3:35:40 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (FUBONPHR - I WILL NOT COMPLY !)
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To: jonno

Suicides always want to make an impression on the people they have left behind. They think that killing themselves will be the ultimate punishment to somebody against whom they had a grudge.

That’s why they sometimes go back to a place or kill themselves in front of some person that they consider “responsible” for their problems. It’s called “suicide on the head of [fill in the blank],” an old expression meaning that I blame X for my problems and the fact that I am killing myself here points directly to X.


15 posted on 03/16/2010 3:38:57 PM PDT by livius
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To: jonno
I don't get it either.

After reading the article, it's just about what the sucidee wrote on Facebook, and what a friend of the dead guy wrote on his Facebook page.

All in all, a non-event. If you are going to kill yourself, couldn't you go and volunteer to go to Iraq or Afghanistan, and go infiltrate some Islamist terror network?

16 posted on 03/16/2010 3:46:31 PM PDT by Frohickey
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To: Berlin_Freeper
High above Cayuga's waters,

There's an awful smell.

Some say it's Cayuga's waters,

Some say it's (where K. Overbite went to ag school)

17 posted on 03/16/2010 3:55:02 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Berlin_Freeper

This is not really new phenomenon. Periodicallt some one just takes this very sad way to resolve their problems.


18 posted on 03/16/2010 4:02:45 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

Oh no, whatever will we do if our ruling ivy league elites keep killing themselves? How will we the ignorant masses ever muddle through?


19 posted on 03/16/2010 4:06:19 PM PDT by gthog61
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To: gthog61
Actually I blame the university. The climate of the place is such that every one is finger pointing and one upping each other.

There is only so much pressure that can be stood by those who have bought into the liberal zeitgeist.

20 posted on 03/16/2010 4:15:34 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: jonno

Yeah, I clicked on this thread just to see if I could divine what was meant by that. Nice editing, huh.


21 posted on 03/16/2010 4:19:52 PM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: Frantzie

Laut graduated from Columbia U. School of Bidness.


22 posted on 03/16/2010 8:42:57 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: SoDak
It’s been awhile since I’ve seen a post on the City Of Evil.

Posted one this morning, in fact

23 posted on 03/16/2010 8:46:17 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Jimmy Valentine

I think it’s the fact that the current generation was brought up on phony self esteem. Now they are in a competitive environment and lack the coping skills to deal.


24 posted on 03/16/2010 8:47:53 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Plenty of places to go ‘splat’ around Ithaca...I recall a long swinging bridge over a deep gorge just outside of downtown...gave me the willies just to walk over it. Jumping from that would do the job...hike to the top of Taughannock Falls, and jump...better than 200 feet to the rocks below. Try not to land on hikers at base of falls, though...


25 posted on 03/16/2010 8:48:29 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; gaspar; NativeNewYorker; drjimmy; Atticus; John Valentine; TLBSHOW; ...
Ithaca is the City of Evil.


26 posted on 03/16/2010 8:49:28 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Gay State Conservative

**Sounds like Cornell is doing a pretty poor job of instilling self esteem in their students.**

But AlBore’s LOUSY MOVIE is required viewing.. I think in EVERY CLASS or at least MOST of them.

A young lady I met, came to Cornell for a 5 day symposium on “the English translations of Renaissance Italian Literature”.. Day one ... AlBore’s movie... Day two ... Lecture on the Evils of Capitalism and American Culture in General.. she Complained about it all the way to the Airport on day 3


27 posted on 03/16/2010 8:53:16 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (OBAMA ... Orwell's 1984 was a WARNING ... NOT a TEXTBOOK!!!)
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To: jonno

Didn’t make sense to me either.


28 posted on 03/16/2010 8:55:21 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: AFPhys

your backyard PING..


29 posted on 03/16/2010 8:56:39 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is...Tell the storm how big your God is!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

doesn’t the competitive environment start AFTER college?


30 posted on 03/16/2010 11:20:50 PM PDT by GeronL (I said it yesterday and I'll say it today and everyday: Tomorrow I stop being so lazy!!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I was once introduced to an emeritus professor at Cornell in his 90s who lived in a very large house near the Fall Creek gorge. I was told at the time that he owned some land that encompassed part of the gorge and that he wanted to donate it to Cornell but they had refused to accept it because of the added liability.


31 posted on 03/16/2010 11:32:37 PM PDT by wideminded
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Too true. Add to that no belief or faith in a higher power for support.


32 posted on 03/17/2010 3:26:44 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

This is on the front page of the NY Times today.


33 posted on 03/17/2010 6:06:37 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

“Actually I blame the university. The climate of the place is such that every one is finger pointing and one upping each other.”

Not everywhere - the culture significantly varies by college and department. And frankly, some aspects of the university culture is imported from the big cities, and some widespread nihilistic aspects of youth culture are unfortunately well represented here. But nothing explains the situation fully; depression lies very effectively to those suffering from it.

It is a heartbreaking time, especially for the families.


34 posted on 03/19/2010 5:19:18 PM PDT by Tirian
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To: Tirian

Yes, no question. There seems to be no common cause that drives a person to suicide. The pressures are very much to the individual.


35 posted on 03/20/2010 3:19:15 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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