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Old Yesterday, 03:31 PM
 
Location: northern New England
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Just looked at the picture. We have more protection than that at the bridge over the Quechee Gorge (VT) (inward facing fencing at top) and still people kill themselves. Some people talk about putting a net below it - what good would that do? You would hit the net, roll to the edge, and continue on down.
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Old Yesterday, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Sugarland
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Americans have made it so hard to commit suicide safely and efficiently, everybody has to search for hit-miss "coat hanger" method that make an awful mess.
Agreed.

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If you've got the money, you can buy a one-way air ticket to Switzerland and go to Dignitas Clinic, the most liberal suicide clinic in the world, they'll grant your wish even if you're only 40YO and suffering from Depression. Cost: $5850 + airfare. The reason I know is because I was in so much pain 3 years ago I actually researched this place as a possibility.

Working in a LTC/Rehab facility for 17 years, with 3 coming into the facility who shot themselves but it was an unaccomplished mission for all 3 of them. Not the best choice, as you never know, a neighbor could hear the shot, call the ambulance and you lfie is saved, and being hooked up to tubes the rest of your life, some life!
I’ve looked into Dignitas too, but I thought that there were some restrictions because they want to prevent “suicide tourism.”

Anyway, I hope this guy had a quick and painless death (assuming that he deserved one).
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Old Yesterday, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Just looked at the picture. We have more protection than that at the bridge over the Quechee Gorge (VT) (inward facing fencing at top) and still people kill themselves. Some people talk about putting a net below it - what good would that do? You would hit the net, roll to the edge, and continue on down.
In my area, about 6-8 months ago, a 38 year old man stopped his car on the side of the freeway and jumped in front of a semi going 65 miles per hour.....it was a suicide, they found his suicide note.

How are we going to stop people from jumping in front of trucks and trains?

We just can't save everyone from themselves and we have to learn where to draw the line.
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Old Yesterday, 04:49 PM
 
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Well the politicians keep telling us that we have to pass XYZ law because "if it saves one life," any amount of inconvenience to the rest of society is worth it.
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Old Yesterday, 04:57 PM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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Well the politicians keep telling us that we have to pass XYZ law because "if it saves one life," any amount of inconvenience to the rest of society is worth it.
Very true.
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Old Yesterday, 05:09 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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What I'd like to know is who's brilliant idea it was to build a glass skywalk over the Grand Canyon? Is it really necessary to turn our national parks into amusement parks? What's next, maybe a roller coaster suspended over the Grand Canyon?
It was a project of the local tribe.
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Old Yesterday, 05:34 PM
 
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Did he apparently die, or did he die by apparent suicide?
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Old Yesterday, 05:59 PM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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Did he apparently die, or did he die by apparent suicide?
I suppose until they actually locate his body; he's only apparently dead. The way the title is worded; it makes you wonder if there was a chance that he accidentally fell or was intentionally pushed.
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Old Yesterday, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Just looked at the picture. We have more protection than that at the bridge over the Quechee Gorge (VT) (inward facing fencing at top) and still people kill themselves. Some people talk about putting a net below it - what good would that do? You would hit the net, roll to the edge, and continue on down.
I'm sure that they've been tested.
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Old Yesterday, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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If you've got the money, you can buy a one-way air ticket to Switzerland and go to Dignitas Clinic, the most liberal suicide clinic in the world, they'll grant your wish even if you're only 40YO and suffering from Depression. Cost: $5850 + airfare. The reason I know is because I was in so much pain 3 years ago I actually researched this place as a possibility.

Working in a LTC/Rehab facility for 17 years, with 3 coming into the facility who shot themselves but it was an unaccomplished mission for all 3 of them. Not the best choice, as you never know, a neighbor could hear the shot, call the ambulance and you lfie is saved, and being hooked up to tubes the rest of your life, some life!
If I were a Swiss doctor, I'd have a $500 special. How difficult a medical procedure could it possibly be?
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