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Passer-by Pushes Suicide Jumper in South China (He Got Tired of the Drama)
Yahoo ^ | 05/23/2009 | Yahoo

Posted on 05/23/2009 1:28:42 PM PDT by Dallas59

BEIJING – Chen Fuchao, a man heavily in debt, had been contemplating suicide on a bridge in southern China for hours when a passer-by came up, shook his hand — and pushed him off the ledge.

Chen fell 26 feet (8 meters) onto a partially inflated emergency air cushion laid out by authorities and survived, suffering spine and elbow injuries, the official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday.

The passer-by, 66-year-old Lai Jiansheng, had been fed up with what he called Chen's "selfish activity," Xinhua said. Traffic around the Haizhu bridge in the city of Guangzhou had been backed up for five hours and police had cordoned off the area.

"I pushed him off because jumpers like Chen are very selfish. Their action violates a lot of public interest," Lai was quoted as saying by Xinhua. "They do not really dare to kill themselves. Instead, they just want to raise the relevant government authorities' attention to their appeals."


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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: china; jumper; suicide
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1 posted on 05/23/2009 1:28:42 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

Very selfish of him.


2 posted on 05/23/2009 1:29:44 PM PDT by I Hate Obama (Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made- Otto Von Bismarck)
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To: I Hate Obama

He couldn’t change the channel...


3 posted on 05/23/2009 1:30:54 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: Dallas59

Hopefully he was arrested and will stand trial for killing this guy. He’s not judge, jury and executioner. Though he played one on that bridge.


4 posted on 05/23/2009 1:32:33 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Dallas59

“They do not really dare to kill themselves. Instead, they just want to raise the relevant government authorities’ attention to their appeals.”
____________________________________________

Cold-hearted Commie.


5 posted on 05/23/2009 1:32:55 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: Dallas59
Chen fell 26 feet (8 meters) onto a partially inflated emergency air cushion

He didn't die, just got severely banged up. Anyone who holds up traffic in an area for hours threatening to jump 26 feet 'to their death' deserves as much.

6 posted on 05/23/2009 1:34:04 PM PDT by Steel Wolf (Oh, well. Back to the drawing board....)
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To: Dallas59

Part of me really can’t blame the pusher. The jumper was simply looking for attention... if he wanted to commit suicide he’d have jumped on his own. It isn’t right that others be inconvenienced because one person wants attention from others.


7 posted on 05/23/2009 1:34:04 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: F15Eagle

OK I see the guy didn’t die. Change that to “intent”.


8 posted on 05/23/2009 1:34:16 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: F15Eagle

See post six. He didn’t die, he just fell two stories onto an air mattress.


9 posted on 05/23/2009 1:34:48 PM PDT by Steel Wolf (Oh, well. Back to the drawing board....)
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To: Steel Wolf

Thanks. Yeah I went and read more in the article a few mins ago.


10 posted on 05/23/2009 1:35:51 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Dallas59

Typical peace and love altruist.


11 posted on 05/23/2009 1:35:58 PM PDT by Kent C
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To: Dallas59

Driving into Chicago one day we ran across a mammoth jam on the expressway. Turns out some woman pulled her car into the center median and called 911 and threatened to shot herself. Shut down traffic in BOTH directions for 8 hours. 3 hours later traffic was still a mess. People trapped in the traffic called local radio stations with one or two commenting “ Give me a rifle and I’ll shot the B#tch”....


12 posted on 05/23/2009 1:36:51 PM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: F15Eagle
Did you even bother reading past the first paragraph?

Chen fell 26 feet (8 meters) onto a partially inflated emergency air cushion laid out by authorities and survived, suffering spine and elbow injuries, the official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday.

13 posted on 05/23/2009 1:37:00 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Pretending the Admin Moderator doesn't exist will result in suspension.)
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To: Dallas59

“I pushed him off because jumpers like Chen are very selfish. Their action violates a lot of public interest,” Lai was quoted as saying by Xinhua. “They do not really dare to kill themselves. Instead, they just want to raise the relevant government authorities’ attention to their appeals.”

Yeah, how dare this guy want to get the attention of public officials. Officials who probably won’t give them the time of day and can’t be bothered with citizen’s ‘petty’ concerns. Nice job, comrade Lai.


14 posted on 05/23/2009 1:37:01 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism, it's the new black.)
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To: Dallas59

Sounds like he needs a bailout...an Obamabillion at least


15 posted on 05/23/2009 1:37:45 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I hear the words of Jefferson louder and louder as each day passes)
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To: F15Eagle

I didn’t mean to pile on...I hadn’t seen the other posts yet....


16 posted on 05/23/2009 1:38:01 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Pretending the Admin Moderator doesn't exist will result in suspension.)
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To: ReneeLynn

I would imagine the commie police appreciated the help.


17 posted on 05/23/2009 1:38:38 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: F15Eagle
Hopefully he was arrested and will stand trial for killing this guy

Even though the jumper guy didn't die?

Wow. That's harsh.

18 posted on 05/23/2009 1:39:40 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Cyber Liberty

No prob.


19 posted on 05/23/2009 1:40:06 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Dallas59

This type of situation is played out here in California (Silicon Valley). The jumper will tie up the freeways for hours because CHP has closed them while the negotiation team tries to dissuade the jumper from committing the act of suicide.


20 posted on 05/23/2009 1:40:15 PM PDT by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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To: Dallas59

Jump or get off the pot!


21 posted on 05/23/2009 1:40:28 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Cold-hearted Commie.

What would you suggest? Give the mook a hug?

22 posted on 05/23/2009 1:40:51 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Dallas59

No doubt. Just a good citizen. Good commie citizen.


23 posted on 05/23/2009 1:40:53 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism, it's the new black.)
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To: humblegunner

You might want to read where I changed that to “intent”.

Yeah, I’m too harsh on the guy pushing people off bridges, though. It’s his right, of course.


24 posted on 05/23/2009 1:41:23 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: NY Attitude

Had he been 65+ and in a hospital....well....


25 posted on 05/23/2009 1:41:24 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: Dallas59
If you want to commit suicide go do it and don't inconvenience anyone.

If you shoot yourself, do it outside, the blood is a mess!

26 posted on 05/23/2009 1:45:47 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Dallas59

The guy didn’t die so all is well.


27 posted on 05/23/2009 1:47:10 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Those that have nothing to hide welcome debate.)
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To: ReneeLynn

Yeah, how dare this guy want to get the attention of public officials. Officials who probably won’t give them the time of day and can’t be bothered with citizen’s ‘petty’ concerns. Nice job, comrade Lai.


lucky bastard ;-) i bet the local police would have shot him down from the brigde if he dares to interfere the constant flow of the collective.
crazy story from a crazy country.


28 posted on 05/23/2009 1:49:23 PM PDT by Jonny foreigner
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To: Dallas59

Well I must be more of a misanthropist than I thought because this is funny to me.


29 posted on 05/23/2009 1:54:15 PM PDT by stentorian conservative (I'm tired of being Johnny B. Goode and I'm gonna start being Johnny Reb.)
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To: Dallas59

Could use someone like him everytime the damn Sierra Club or the EarthFirsters decide to hang their signs on the Goldengate or Triborough Bridges.. spent hours on Triborough because of a worthless group of protesters.. they deserved to be TOSSED OFF..

Looks like china is well on it’s way to LIBERALISM!!!


30 posted on 05/23/2009 2:00:48 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (Orwell's 1984 - To Conservatives, a WARNING - to Liberals, a TEXTBOOK!)
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To: Dallas59

“I pushed him off because jumpers like Chen are very selfish. Their action violates a lot of public interest,” Lai was quoted as saying by Xinhua. “They do not really dare to kill themselves. Instead, they just want to raise the relevant government authorities’ attention to their appeals.”


Fail. the local working drone did make a personal decision without contacting the commie authorities first. he will probably be disconected from the network (chinese for bullet in the head). if some one is wondering about my comments maybe the starship Voyager episode running on tv in the background is influencing me. but then again Borg - chinese government where is the difference ;-)


31 posted on 05/23/2009 2:03:39 PM PDT by Jonny foreigner
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To: Dallas59

Dirty Harry knew what to dohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwUEDckck7M


32 posted on 05/23/2009 2:05:48 PM PDT by eastforker (.)
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To: F15Eagle

F15Eagle,
The guy fell 25 feet and maybe sprained his ankle. Didn’t die.


33 posted on 05/23/2009 2:07:23 PM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: Joe Boucher

Yeah. Updated that in 8. Thanks.


34 posted on 05/23/2009 2:10:06 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Dallas59
When I lived out in Washington state, near Tacoma is the Tacoma Narrows bridges which go from Pierce County over into Kitsap Peninsula. There were always these jumpers going on the bridge and hanging on there for hours upon hours, backing traffic up for 20-25 miles. They built another bridge because of all the heavy traffic, the one bridge could not handle it, and when these fools get on there and back up traffic, you are hung for hours. We were hung up past the last turn off once and sat there for over FOUR hours before they opened one lane on each side and closed the other two lanes so they could sweet talk the jumpers.
35 posted on 05/23/2009 2:14:07 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (Right wing military retiree. Proudly on DHLS hit list!!!!!)
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To: F15Eagle

Hey, I’ve done it.


36 posted on 05/23/2009 2:15:59 PM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: Dallas59

LMAO! “Shaddap and jump already”


37 posted on 05/23/2009 2:16:09 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: ReneeLynn

38 posted on 05/23/2009 2:17:40 PM PDT by MaxMax (America's population is 304-Million. Obama must punish America for the other 4.7 Billion)
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To: F15Eagle
stand trial for killing this guy

This guy was not killed. Injured but not killed.

39 posted on 05/23/2009 2:29:17 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon (I don't trust Obama with my country. Do you?)
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To: MaxMax

Haa! Too funny.

My husband and I were about 8 miles from Taos, NM on a drive from Colorado to TX a couple of summers ago. I had to go #1 really really bad and when I saw the sign 10 miles to town, I made myself imagine that I didn’t need to go to the bathroom. WELL, we come around the corner and there is a bridge over a canyon and all traffic has to stop! So, for 1 hour we had to wait for some guy to be gently talked off the bridge. I almost had to go to the hospital as there was NO place to relieve myself since it was desert and no cactus over 4 feet!


40 posted on 05/23/2009 2:29:47 PM PDT by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: Jeff Gordon

Thanks. You’re the 5th guy or so who told me. I updated it in 8 but very few see that.


41 posted on 05/23/2009 2:30:59 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: F15Eagle
You might want to read where I changed that to “intent”.

How do you know the intent of the pusher? He may have seen that there was safety cushion and thought that the jumper would not be hurt. Since you are an intent reader, are you one of those people that like the idea of charging people with hate crimes?

42 posted on 05/23/2009 2:35:07 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon (I don't trust Obama with my country. Do you?)
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To: Dallas59
They just let people walk up and talk to jumpers? Cool!

"Hey, dude, nice to meet you. Before you jump, could I take a photo with you and get an autograph for each of my kids? Oh, and one for my wife and one for my girlfriend?"

43 posted on 05/23/2009 2:35:07 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ( Obama, you're off the island!)
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To: Jeff Gordon

Good grief.

You seriously are defending the intent of the pusher as “we don’t know so don’t judge”?

That has to be the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard on FR in a long, long time.


44 posted on 05/23/2009 2:40:34 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Dallas59

You know, if the guy let this guy get that close to him and shook his hand, the guy could’ve just yanked him down onto the ground and ended it that way too.


45 posted on 05/23/2009 2:41:57 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Thank you.


46 posted on 05/23/2009 2:44:46 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Secret Agent Man
You know, if the guy let this guy get that close to him and shook his hand, the guy could’ve just yanked him down onto the ground and ended it that way too.

There you go, thinking outside the box and ruining it for the rest of us who really liked the jumper scene from Lethal Weapon 1.

47 posted on 05/23/2009 2:52:11 PM PDT by FateAmenableToChange
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To: Dallas59

They should give the pusher an award.


48 posted on 05/23/2009 2:53:08 PM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: FateAmenableToChange

I was thinking about that. Was that the first one? Where he tells the guy to give him ID and then tricks him so he can pull him in?


49 posted on 05/23/2009 2:57:46 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Dallas59
I bloody hate procrastinators, I would've shoved him too if he was keeping me from work at the Suicide Hotline.
50 posted on 05/23/2009 3:04:55 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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