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Boy crushed by suicide jumper
The Washington Times ^ | August 8, 2004 | UPI

Posted on 08/09/2004 5:26:51 AM PDT by thegreatbeast

Nishinomiya, Japan, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A 20-year-old student died Sunday in Japan when a man who leaped from the top of a high-rise building landed on top of him.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Japan; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bad; luck; schlemiel; schlemozzle; suicide
To quote a friend, Just Damn!
1 posted on 08/09/2004 5:26:52 AM PDT by thegreatbeast
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To: thegreatbeast

That does it! We just have to outlaw suicide. It's just too dangerous. Somebody might get killed!


2 posted on 08/09/2004 5:29:45 AM PDT by libsrscum
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To: libsrscum
We just have to outlaw suicide.

Make it a capital offense. Problem solved.

3 posted on 08/09/2004 5:31:30 AM PDT by asgardshill ("I came here to kick ass and chew bubblegum. And I can't find my shoes")
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To: thegreatbeast

Bush's fault...


4 posted on 08/09/2004 5:31:33 AM PDT by Lurking in Kansas
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To: thegreatbeast

Kamikaze


5 posted on 08/09/2004 5:32:17 AM PDT by freepy smurf (Brought to you by The Frog Council. 'Frog: the other green meat.')
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To: thegreatbeast

Maybe if the jumper had had a gun, this would not have happened. Gun Control Kills!


6 posted on 08/09/2004 5:33:18 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: thegreatbeast

It is all a conspiracy by Big Oil and the Bush family. I was for suicide before I was against it.

Sincerely,

John Kerry


7 posted on 08/09/2004 5:34:09 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (Kerry renames the US The People's Republic of America)
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To: thegreatbeast
Sad...

If you're going to take yourself out, at least do it so that nobody else gets killed.

8 posted on 08/09/2004 5:34:46 AM PDT by Recovering Hermit
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To: thegreatbeast; mhking

did you ping the King?


9 posted on 08/09/2004 5:35:45 AM PDT by SirLurkedalot (God bless our Veterans!!! And God bless America!!! Molon Labe.)
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To: thegreatbeast

geez, if you're going to take yourself out could you at least show the courtesy to avoid taking people with you.


10 posted on 08/09/2004 5:36:07 AM PDT by DarkSavant (It's like a koala bear crapped a rainbow in my brain!)
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To: thegreatbeast

Something has to be done about these homicide jumpers!


11 posted on 08/09/2004 5:37:46 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Recovering Hermit

Unintended consequences--possibly the best argument against suicide. This also illustrates why suicide is the most selfish of all acts.


12 posted on 08/09/2004 5:42:22 AM PDT by giotto
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To: thegreatbeast

Did the guy that jumped live?


13 posted on 08/09/2004 5:43:04 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: libsrscum
We just have to outlaw suicide. It's just too dangerous. Somebody might get killed!

But if you outlaw suicide, only outlaws will commit suicide.

14 posted on 08/09/2004 5:46:20 AM PDT by Allegra (It depends on what the meaning of "is" is......)
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To: thegreatbeast

I hate it when people just drop in unexpected.


15 posted on 08/09/2004 5:48:16 AM PDT by Manic_Episode ("Wars teach us not to love our enemies, but to hate our allies.")
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To: Manic_Episode

Real downer!


16 posted on 08/09/2004 5:55:13 AM PDT by harrycarey
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To: libsrscum

17 posted on 08/09/2004 5:56:35 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: thegreatbeast
Boy crushed by suicide jumper

A 20-year-old student died...

Shouldn't that read "Man" or at least "Young Man" ?

18 posted on 08/09/2004 5:57:05 AM PDT by whd23 (It's long past time to end the moon-worshipping death cult)
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To: whd23

"Boy crushed by suicide jumper

A 20-year-old student died...

Shouldn't that read "Man" or at least "Young Man" ?"


Of course not.... aren't we sending your "children" off to die in Iraq??? We are certainly not sending adult who are able to make an adult decision on their own...


19 posted on 08/09/2004 5:59:30 AM PDT by Hand em their arse
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To: harrycarey

He was a real down to earth guy, but he didn't realize the gravity of the situation.


20 posted on 08/09/2004 6:12:34 AM PDT by Manic_Episode ("Wars teach us not to love our enemies, but to hate our allies.")
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To: DarkSavant
geez, if you're going to take yourself out could you at least show the courtesy to avoid taking people with you.

Maybe, like Herod the Great, he wanted to make certain there be grieving at his death.

21 posted on 08/09/2004 6:17:31 AM PDT by night reader
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To: Manic_Episode

Reminds me of a Seinfeld episode when a suicide jumper landed on George's car after he "finally" got a good parking space right next to the hospital.


22 posted on 08/09/2004 6:19:29 AM PDT by harrycarey
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To: thegreatbeast

Memorials should be directed to the "Harry S. Truman School of the Performing and Glowing Arts."


23 posted on 08/09/2004 6:21:14 AM PDT by Bluntpoint
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To: Manic_Episode

Perhaps the man was not committing suicide, but simply trying to reenact Kerry's post-convetnion bounce.


24 posted on 08/09/2004 6:46:55 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (Islam cannot coexist with liberty.)
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To: thegreatbeast

They ought to execute the man.


25 posted on 08/09/2004 6:50:14 AM PDT by azhenfud ("He who is always looking up seldom finds others' lost change...")
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To: thegreatbeast

26 posted on 08/09/2004 6:51:30 AM PDT by boris (The deadliest weapon of mass destruction in history is a Leftist with a word processor)
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To: thegreatbeast

How do we know it wasn't a suicide com-pact?


27 posted on 08/09/2004 6:53:49 AM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: thegreatbeast

We knew a man, a genius with a couple of doctorates and a law decree who got hooked on heroin and killed himself by jumping off of the SF Bay bridge. He left a note saying he was aiming to hit a tour boat so he would take people with him. A thoroughly evil man.


28 posted on 08/09/2004 6:58:44 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: thegreatbeast
Another reason why guns save lives!

If the jumper had just been able to shoot himself, the jumpee would have been saved.
29 posted on 08/09/2004 6:59:54 AM PDT by TRY ONE (NUKE the unborn gay whales!)
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To: giotto

Wondering if anyone saw the extremely dismal movie, "Hours" which has a sub-message saying 'go head, commit suicide...you don't owe a thing to anyone but yourself."

My elderly mom picked it out for us to watch together because she thought it was a "gal flick." Er...lesbian flick with suicide is good for you overtones.


30 posted on 08/09/2004 7:01:27 AM PDT by freepertoo
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To: Mercat

The law degree was the first indication he was evil...


31 posted on 08/09/2004 7:09:20 AM PDT by Guillermo (It's the 99% of Mohammedans that make the other 1% look bad.)
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To: OXENinFLA
both the student and the 30-year-old jumper died instantly.

I remember a suicide attempt when I lived in upstate New York. The selfish moron who wanted to kill himself decided to cross the centerline on a two lane highway, causing a head-on collision with another car. The woman in the other car died, but he lived. If he had died, they would never have known it was deliberate. It might have been blamed on falling asleep at the wheel or something similiar.

32 posted on 08/09/2004 7:20:30 AM PDT by knuthom
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To: OXENinFLA

" Did the guy that jumped live? "

Dead as a Japanese doornail .


33 posted on 08/09/2004 7:38:58 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: tnlibertarian
trying to reenact Kerry's post-convetnion bounce.

Ah, I understand. Performance art.

34 posted on 08/09/2004 7:42:34 AM PDT by FourPeas (Just the thought of President Kerry renders Syrup of Ipecac unnecessary.)
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To: Manic_Episode

Gravity works.


35 posted on 08/09/2004 7:43:42 AM PDT by Dawgmeister
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To: FourPeas
Ah, I understand. Performance art.

Exactly. However, I understand the performance fell flat.

36 posted on 08/09/2004 7:53:54 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (Islam cannot coexist with liberty.)
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
Was the jumper's name "Coyote, Wile E.?"

Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

37 posted on 08/09/2004 8:50:46 AM PDT by mhking
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To: thegreatbeast

It sucks to be crushed.


38 posted on 08/09/2004 8:50:52 AM PDT by ImProudToBeAnAmerican (Bill raped, Monica swallowed, Hillary totally sucks.)
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To: Mercat

He was in the right profession...


39 posted on 08/09/2004 8:53:21 AM PDT by null and void (Want to live in a socialist state now? Vote (D). Want to live in a socialist state soon? Vote (R)...)
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To: mhking

The student was probably yelling for the guy to jump.......and got what he wanted.........:o)

Yeah....thats the ticket !

Stay safe !


40 posted on 08/09/2004 8:54:53 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: thegreatbeast
Sometimes it's just not your day:

A woman was killed while canoeing the Brule river in NW Wisconsin. She was struck by a falling poplar tree which had been gnawed thru by a beaver.

41 posted on 08/09/2004 9:01:27 AM PDT by ImProudToBeAnAmerican (Bill raped, Monica swallowed, Hillary totally sucks.)
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To: whd23

"A 20-year-old student died..."


He was a big hit on campus.


42 posted on 08/09/2004 9:14:30 AM PDT by Manic_Episode ("Wars teach us not to love our enemies, but to hate our allies.")
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To: Mercat

"He left a note saying he was aiming to hit a tour boat so he would take people with him. A thoroughly evil man."

That is truly strange and evil.



43 posted on 08/09/2004 10:42:16 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: whd23
Shouldn't that read "Man" or at least "Young Man" ?

Don't you remember how college students act?

44 posted on 08/09/2004 11:17:19 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Kerry/Edwards--Celebrity Metrosexual Ticket 2004)
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To: thegreatbeast

Maybe the jumper was commemorating the anniversary of "Fat Man" being dropped on Nagasaki.


45 posted on 08/09/2004 11:31:04 AM PDT by weegee (YOU could have been aborted, and you wouldn't have had a CHOICE about it.)
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To: freepertoo
Wondering if anyone saw the extremely dismal movie, "Hours"

I have a rule of thumb for movies: If it has Meryl Streep, it's bound to contain some kind of "important" preachy message, so I avoid it. I have another rule of thumb: If a writer or artist committed suicide, that negates everything they said or did before. Virginia Woolfe's choices were unfortunate, and her stories are baleful and depressing. I don't need that.

46 posted on 08/09/2004 2:39:56 PM PDT by giotto
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To: giotto

I must remember your Meryl Streep rule...jotting that down now.... ;-D Great advice.


47 posted on 08/19/2004 6:08:20 AM PDT by freepertoo
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