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Golden Gate Bridge officials vote for suicide net
Associate Press via San Jose Mercury News ^ | 10 October 2008

Posted on 10/10/2008 9:06:21 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture

Golden Gate Bridge officials vote for suicide net

SAN FRANCISCO — Golden Gate Bridge officials have voted to hang a stainless steel net below the iconic span to stop suicides.

The Golden Gate Transportation District's board of directors voted 14-1...

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: bridge; getthenet; goldengate; goldengatebridge; justdamn; net; sanfrancisco; suicide
Hmph. So much for my right to choose (suicide). Now I'll have to go to a back-alley suicide provider. Or maybe jump off the Bay Bridge, but that's not as glamorous.
1 posted on 10/10/2008 9:06:22 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Let ‘em die. This is a waste of money. There’s always a way. How many tall buildings, cars, guns, knives, pills, ropes, and paper bags do they have in San Francisco?


2 posted on 10/10/2008 9:08:29 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Sounds to me like something that might kill hundreds or more) of innocent shore birds.

Seriously.

3 posted on 10/10/2008 9:08:35 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I see.

“Oh. You mean I can’t commit suicide off the Golden Gate? Well, I won’t do it then after all.”

Tyoical diseased liberal reasoning.


4 posted on 10/10/2008 9:08:59 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Obama will deliver America on a Leash to an envious world.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

So now instead of hitting the water and going splat, the suicide will hit a stainless steel mesh and be grated to shreds like a cheese-grater!

Only in San Francisco.


5 posted on 10/10/2008 9:11:41 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
stainless steel net

Errrmmm...SF decided to cheese grate jumpers instead of drowning them?

6 posted on 10/10/2008 9:12:25 PM PDT by Domandred (McWhathisname / Palin - 2008)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

LOL beat me!


7 posted on 10/10/2008 9:12:55 PM PDT by Domandred (McWhathisname / Palin - 2008)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
If someone jumps and gets injured in that net SFO or the bridge owner will pay bigtime in the lawsuit lottery.
8 posted on 10/10/2008 9:12:55 PM PDT by webrover
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I recommend that suicide wanna-be’s just lie down in the roadway and let traffic run over them.


9 posted on 10/10/2008 9:13:07 PM PDT by Rudder (That One, Hussein Obama)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
More efficient to shutdown the gay bathhouses.
10 posted on 10/10/2008 9:13:23 PM PDT by BGHater (The GOP, the new DNC.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

“Golden Gate Bridge officials have voted to hang a stainless steel net below the iconic span to stop suicides. “

Is this to nicely dice the suicide wanna bee’s for the sharks below in the bay? I mean someone jumping from higher up on the bridge would just go through... in nicely sized chucks.


11 posted on 10/10/2008 9:14:24 PM PDT by JSteff
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To: Tublecane

“Let ‘em die. This is a waste of money. There’s always a way. How many tall buildings, cars, guns, knives, pills, ropes, and paper bags do they have in San Francisco?”

You left out Gavin Newsome - he could kill you with pure smarm.


12 posted on 10/10/2008 9:16:51 PM PDT by jessduntno (Good Grief.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Officials estimate the steel net will cost between $40 million and $50 million. The suicide prevention net will require an environmental review and further study before installation.

Only in liberal land.

13 posted on 10/10/2008 9:17:26 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (If there is no God above the state, the state becomes the god.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Glad to hear that San Francisco and California are so well off financialy that they have $50 million to spend on this ridiculous nonsense.


14 posted on 10/10/2008 9:18:13 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: Tublecane

electrify the net, cut down on body searches


15 posted on 10/10/2008 9:19:33 PM PDT by chemical_boy
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To: InvisibleChurch

Will just force the leapers to leap beyond the net.


16 posted on 10/10/2008 9:21:40 PM PDT by doc1019 (Obama IS running against Palin)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Nice Stainless Cheese Grater!
I approve.


17 posted on 10/10/2008 9:21:47 PM PDT by shadowcat
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To: DieHard the Hunter

‘Slice-a-roni, the San Francisco treat.’


18 posted on 10/10/2008 9:24:33 PM PDT by Ben Reyes
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To: CounterCounterCulture
come to boston for the world's smallest suspension bridge.

19 posted on 10/10/2008 9:25:11 PM PDT by Disciplinemisanthropy (III III IV)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

They have to do the same for all tall building now or it won’t be “fair”, they need to make S.F. a Suicide Free zone, maybe line the sidewalks with mattresses, that way the homeless will have “homes” and break the fall of jumpers.


20 posted on 10/10/2008 9:26:39 PM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: Ben Reyes

> ‘Slice-a-roni, the San Francisco treat.’

Not bad!

‘I left my parts... in San Francisco.’


21 posted on 10/10/2008 9:26:40 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

At least its Dolphin safe.


22 posted on 10/10/2008 9:26:41 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Or maybe jump off the Bay Bridge, but that's not as glamorous.

Or maybe even the San Mateo Bridge, but that would only work if you didn't know how to swim.

23 posted on 10/10/2008 9:26:46 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Reagan is back, and this time he's a woman.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

So now someone who want to commit suicide off the bridge has to make two jumps, one off the bridge,and a second off the net. Unless they were already converted to french fries.


24 posted on 10/10/2008 9:27:57 PM PDT by RDasher (El Nino is climate, La Nina is weather)
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To: EyeGuy

What happens if someone tries to commit suicide by jumping off the suicide net? I guess they will have to put up a suicide net safety net.


25 posted on 10/10/2008 9:29:56 PM PDT by willyd (Tickets, fines, fees, permits and inspections are synonyms for taxes)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Golden Gate Bridge officials vote for suicide net

Talk about disappointment.

I thought they were going to set up something like a telephone tree to trigger a "lemming event".

Maybe next time.

26 posted on 10/10/2008 9:30:28 PM PDT by Covenantor (Let the fish fry commence!)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I heard they are thinking of installing one of those nets on Wall St next week.


27 posted on 10/10/2008 9:32:09 PM PDT by Sparky760 (The sleeping Giant has been awakened)
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To: willyd
Turtles, all the way down!


28 posted on 10/10/2008 9:32:40 PM PDT by jddqr (If you live in a swing state, VOTE FOR MCCAIN. Otherwise, vote your conscience!)
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To: Seaplaner

Like the eyesore wind farm at Altamont pass!


29 posted on 10/10/2008 9:33:07 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: Tublecane

I once tried to kill myself with a paper bag. For some reason, I was not successful.


30 posted on 10/10/2008 9:34:09 PM PDT by Silly (www.PalinLove.com)
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To: word_warrior_bob
they need to make S.F. a Suicide Free zone

Awareness Ribbons!

Didn't you forget Awareness Ribbons?

31 posted on 10/10/2008 9:43:16 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

It’s stupidity like this that makes San Francisco, San Fransicso.


32 posted on 10/10/2008 9:44:09 PM PDT by upchuck (Law of Logical Argument: Anything's possible if you don't know what you're talking about. => nObama))
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Bridges don’t kill people. People jumping off bridges kill people. Well, at least liberals in this instance are consistent. I’m surprised they didn’t vote to close the bridge (to be really consistent with their position on guns).


33 posted on 10/10/2008 9:44:21 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: americanophile
At least its Dolphin safe.

The 49ers are playing at Miami this year, so they really didn't need to worry about that for a while.

34 posted on 10/10/2008 9:49:04 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (The $700B bail out is giving parachutes to bankers while we must keep our seat belts on and shut up.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

This is the funniest thread ever. LOL!

(However, I recently saw a GG Bridge documentary about suicides, included real footage of suicides, very sad.)

Cheering me up after the “John McCain said Obama would make a fine president” threads.


35 posted on 10/10/2008 10:09:07 PM PDT by olivia3boys
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(However, I recently saw a GG Bridge documentary about suicides, included real footage of suicides, very sad.)

Was the film you saw called The Bridge(^)? I recently saw that. Sad and sobering.

Cheering me up after the “John McCain said Obama would make a fine president” threads.

The first thought I had after seeing the story about the mesh net was: Just in time for the elections.

36 posted on 10/10/2008 10:21:11 PM PDT by mountainbunny
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To: winner3000
I’m surprised they didn’t vote to close the bridge

Actually, I'm surprised they didn't vote to tear the bridge down. That's the lib solution for any river dam that harms a single fish.

37 posted on 10/10/2008 10:30:42 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: CounterCounterCulture

for a sanctuary city socialist utopia there sure is a lot of people throwing themselves off bridges.


38 posted on 10/10/2008 10:48:17 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: winner3000
I’m surprised they didn’t vote to close the bridge

Nah, they get too much revenue from it. San Francisco doesn't need a steel net -- it needs a big butterfly net.

39 posted on 10/10/2008 10:50:45 PM PDT by Schatze (It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Nets? They can't risk losing any democrats?

If they have any material left over, better send it to Wall Street.

40 posted on 10/10/2008 10:55:08 PM PDT by SiVisPacemParaBellum (Peace through superior firepower!)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

If they can;t figure out that you now have to jump into the net, crawl to the edge of the net to finish the job they are too stupid to commit suiside anyway!


41 posted on 10/10/2008 11:04:13 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Silly

I was pretty depressed the other night...
I called lifeline.
Got a call center in Pakistan...
I told them I was suicidal...

They got real excited...
Wanted to know if I knew how to drive a truck.


42 posted on 10/11/2008 3:29:52 AM PDT by GunsAndBibles
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To: DieHard the Hunter

FREE CHUM AND CUT BAIT!!!

LMAO!


43 posted on 10/11/2008 4:05:38 AM PDT by poobear (“…individual salvation depends on collective salvation." Barack Hussein Obama Wesleyan University)
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