Walker: Yes, because they then can't just jump off the nets. If people want to kill themselves they will. Stop ruining the iconic look of the bridge with these stupid nets.
cwolf20: Stoker: Bullshiat!The bridge is public property, and taxes maintain it. DO NOT take away my scenic path to death!What do ya want a bloody death at the local park in front of children? Let me jump.With that argument, the city will annoy you by spending the same amount of tax money to fund a new reality show called "Jumpers and the people they avoid taking with them"
GregInIndy: Walker: Yes, because they then can't just jump off the nets. If people want to kill themselves they will. Stop ruining the iconic look of the bridge with these stupid nets.In about 80-90% of interviews with people who've survived bridge-jump suicide attempts the person says that the second they leap they wished they hadn't done it.And I don't care how the bridge looks if it saves lives.
cryinoutloud: I watched a documentary about people who jump off the GG bridge. One guy came back over and over again, kept looking over the side, paced back and forth, finally jumped. Another guy lived, and said that he was sorry he'd done it. The weird thing is, they have cameras all over the place, and whoever is watching, they can tell which people walking on the bridge are considering jumping, just by the way they act. And they zoom the cameras in on them and watch. Most of the movie was just from security camera footage. It was really interesting, but creepy as fark too.
trappedspirit: It's called buyers remorse. It happens with all kinds of transactions. Don't be a dipshiat, if you make the bridge a non-suicide destination you won't be stopping one single suicide. And I don't care that you don't care because nobody cares. You approve of this solution because it appeals to your emotions but had zero, absolutely zero affect in reality other than to waste taxpayers money. So you must be a democrat.
EngineerAU: It seems like a structural problem that goes to the heart of our society in the US..
jshine: Why bother? The current will sweep them out to sea anyway -- it's not like you have to scrape the remains off a train track.
Cold_Sassy: If people want to end their lives, they will. If there are nets on the Golden Gate they will just find an alternative method.
Headso: Walker: Yes, because they then can't just jump off the nets.then there should be another net 20 feet below that net and another below that until you get all the way to the water.
way south: We could do something about the terrible state of the nations mental health care.../or cover everything with nets, I guess./that works too.
Walker: Yes, because they then can't just jump off the nets.
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