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Old 03-29-2007, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Austin 'burbs
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Anyone remember a few years ago, on the bridge over the U District (can't remember the name of it) but it's also 5.

And someone was standing at it, wanting to jump... AND holding up traffic. For quite some time. During end of day commute...

What did the lovely Seattlites do? Get out of the car and tell her to go ahead and do it. Encouraged her to jump. Begged her to hurry up and do it, so they could get home.

Ahhh those lovely Seattlites. Find it's hard to make friends in Western WA? Ha! What a silly thought!

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Old 03-29-2007, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Austin 'burbs
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/1514527.stm
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Fountain Hills, Arizona
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I remember that! Yes, that's the mentality.
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA..Seattle Sucks: GO AWAY!
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Jenbar,

Texas is the best place on earth, isn't it! Forget Washington!

Oh... here are a couple of interesting news storys that happened here in Dallas the last two days...around here we don't ask you to jump, we shoot!:

A man out for a drive with his family Tuesday night is dead from a road rage shooting. The fatal shot was fired near the corner of Abrams Road and Walnut Street in Dallas.

http://cbs11tv.com/local/local_story_086221117.html (broken link)


Passenger Killed in Road Rage Shooting

http://www.myfoxdfw.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=2783958&version=2&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1 (broken link)

Apparently the woman was driving too slowly. Yep... southern hospitality y'all!


And this sepearte incident just a couple days before:

Dallas Officer Shot, Killed After Standoff

http://www.officer.com/article/article.jsp?siteSection=2&id=35423 (broken link)
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Old 03-30-2007, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I think it was Jenbar telling the lady to jump so she could hurry back out to her lovely Issaquah.
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Old 03-30-2007, 08:05 AM
 
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Jenbar, I understand your dislike for the weather and traffic. That's why I no longer live there. This article may be a little over the top. We can find something bad happening in every major city and even the smallest of towns.
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Old 03-30-2007, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Austin 'burbs
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But begging someone obviously in mental distress to hurry up and jump so the traffic won't be tied up any longer? HA!! THAT is over the top, not the reporting of the article.

It's not like it was one person.

It was entire metro busses and other driving commuters. It was a large amount.

pwright, don't be jealous because you can't afford Issaquah!
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Old 03-30-2007, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Austin 'burbs
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And we aren't talking about generally, criminal minded people, in unsafe areas. We are talking your average citizen, coming home from a day at work, in a "nice" area - in a city generally regarded as pretty safe. This isn't a "crime" committed against someone... which every area has. These are average people fed up with the commute, and someone who is making it longer.

BTW, Emb, thank goodness I am not in Dallas. I am in Round Rock, voted 8th safest city in the US! Just outside of Austin, the ONLY liveable area/city of Texas - period.
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Old 03-30-2007, 08:53 AM
 
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We'll just have to agree to disagree on this one. Can't condemn an entire region for an isolated issue. Still a horrible story.
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Old 03-30-2007, 09:45 AM
 
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Jenbar,

Texas is the best place on earth, isn't it! Forget Washington!

Oh... here are a couple of interesting news storys that happened here in Dallas the last two days...around here we don't ask you to jump, we shoot!:

A man out for a drive with his family Tuesday night is dead from a road rage shooting. The fatal shot was fired near the corner of Abrams Road and Walnut Street in Dallas.

http://cbs11tv.com/local/local_story_086221117.html (broken link)


Passenger Killed in Road Rage Shooting

http://www.myfoxdfw.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=2783958&version=2&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1 (broken link)

Apparently the woman was driving too slowly. Yep... southern hospitality y'all!


And this sepearte incident just a couple days before:

Dallas Officer Shot, Killed After Standoff

http://www.officer.com/article/article.jsp?siteSection=2&id=35423 (broken link)
Sounds like California news. Not good at all.

Doesn't Seattle have a high suicide rate?
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