Skip to comments.Cornellians Actually Are Using the Ithaca Gorges for Suicides These Days
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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Very sad: Suicide, a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
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.
It’s been awhile since I’ve seen a post on the City Of Evil.
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.
Cornellians? Aren’t those the guys St. Paul was always writing to?
besides, they can't jump off of the building anymore cause they all have razor wire around the top
No, that was the Cornishmen.
Leaping Liberal Lemmings 101 class?
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.
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?
There's an awful smell.
Some say it's Cayuga's waters,
Some say it's (where K. Overbite went to ag school)
This is not really new phenomenon. Periodicallt some one just takes this very sad way to resolve their problems.
Oh no, whatever will we do if our ruling ivy league elites keep killing themselves? How will we the ignorant masses ever muddle through?
There is only so much pressure that can be stood by those who have bought into the liberal zeitgeist.
Yeah, I clicked on this thread just to see if I could divine what was meant by that. Nice editing, huh.
Laut graduated from Columbia U. School of Bidness.
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.
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...
**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
Didn’t make sense to me either.
your backyard PING..
doesn’t the competitive environment start AFTER college?
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.
Too true. Add to that no belief or faith in a higher power for support.
This is on the front page of the NY Times today.
“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.
Yes, no question. There seems to be no common cause that drives a person to suicide. The pressures are very much to the individual.
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