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    Ignorance

    I pray that all the people posting negative, uninformed, and just play stupid things about another human beings life realize one day you to will meet your maker. And although you may not understand what compels someone to take their own life it's not for you or I to understand. But I will say I'm pretty sure they weren't thinking about the consequences of their actions toward other people. Obviously if they were thinking rationally you wouldn't have the opportunity to make ignorant comments. They are suffering with an illness just like everyone of us has in our lives. It's no different then diabetes, heart disease etc. But because of ignorance most people are to ashamed to get help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    This:


    And this:


    I feel nothing but disdain for the jumper - he's an ass in pretty much every way - but I do feel sympathy for any family members he might have had. Hopefully he's not leaving a wife and some kids high and dry.
    vrai, first off i am not disagreeing with your opinion in any way shape or form, after reading a lot of your posts, i definitely get the impression that you do not like to be inconvenienced and i understand that. I know i am a relative newbie here, and i didn't bother to do a search on this particular topic, but i am sure you can go back and find how many times the TJ bridge has been closed down to suicide jumpers versus how many times it has been closed down for idiotic drivers or broken down vehicles. I know a little about suicide, having it happen in my own family ps, they didn't jump off any local bridges. I think the person contemplating it at the time may decide, i don't want to go home and blow my brains out and let my family discover that, or decide not to do the hanging thing in their bedroom. I am thinking also that ther may be ways people of thinking of suicide may prefer over others, whether it be jumping off a bridge or drug overdose, or suicide by cop, or whatever. The TJ bridge i think was built in 1977, 36 years ago, i am not sure how many suicides have been committed off of it, one a year, two a year, three a year. I think the traffic idiots cause a lot more issues that the suicide bridge jumpers. By the way, I am not in any way shape or form an anti suicide, or family assisted death person in any way shape or form, depending on the prognosis of the disease and the affects on the family.
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    I wonder if the jumper used the phone at the top of the bridge before jumping. Does this mean all bridges will now have to be reduced in height to about 10' or will we just outlaw them altogether?

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    I was on the end of the island photographing osprey when the dnr boat and solomons rescue squad boat came haulin' ass out of the harbor and headed around and up the river toward the bridge. We proceeded to drive off of the island and when we saw the bridge blocked up I
    figured that it was probably a jumper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TPD View Post
    I wonder if the jumper used the phone at the top of the bridge before jumping. Does this mean all bridges will now have to be reduced in height to about 10' or will we just outlaw them altogether?
    These high capacity assault bridges need to be banned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy_itch View Post
    I pray that all the people posting negative, uninformed, and just play stupid things about another human beings life realize one day you to will meet your maker. And although you may not understand what compels someone to take their own life it's not for you or I to understand. But I will say I'm pretty sure they weren't thinking about the consequences of their actions toward other people. Obviously if they were thinking rationally you wouldn't have the opportunity to make ignorant comments. They are suffering with an illness just like everyone of us has in our lives. It's no different then diabetes, heart disease etc. But because of ignorance most people are to ashamed to get help.
    Welcome - great first post!

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    Quote Originally Posted by meddauna View Post
    These high capacity assault bridges need to be banned.
    It is people like you that made the idiots in the government make that vote. Shut up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teacherhm View Post
    I rarely bother commenting on ignorant posts, but I have to say that I am utterly disgusted by some of the comments in this thread. Instead of cracking jokes and/or complaining about the traffic that's occurred as a result of this person's desperation, why not try practicing some compassion?

    No matter what your views are on suicide and whether or not it's "selfish," that poor victim clearly felt there was no other way out and was in a place much darker than many of us have probably ever felt. Not only was the victim clearly in pain, but now his family and friends are going to hear the news and their lives will be changed forever as well.

    I have grown up in SoMD and typically enjoy living and working here, but I have to say that I have never been more embarrassed or ashamed of where I'm from than I was while reading some of the posts in this thread.

    My thoughts and prayers are with the victim's friends and family and with all of those who felt the need to make cruel comments regarding this tragedy.
    Me? I'm just glad he/she was adult enough to go out alone and not takr 20 or 30 kids with him...

    Other than that... little f'r could have done this at 2 AM As to not inconvenience the commuters..
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    Quote Originally Posted by popsicle View Post
    Diver stuck in traffic.... LEO went to go find him in traffic and bring him/her over.
    I was stuck in the traffic heading towards the bridge. Saw the LEO come over the bridge heading south. Then some jerkelhead pulls up on my left followed by another car. I'm thinking, "wtf.... why is he trying to pass me here with a cop with lights flashing coming the other way???"

    Turns out this was the guy the LEO was going to escort over. The two trucks fell in line behind the LEO and back over the bridge.

    I turned around and went to L'town for dinner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by itsbob View Post
    Me? I'm just glad he/she was adult enough to go out alone and not takr 20 or 30 kids with him...

    Other than that... little f'r could have done this at 2 AM As to not inconvenience the commuters..
    Agree with you on not taking any one else out like some psychos do. But i guess when you decide on suicide by yorself, which i guess is a pretty major decision, your first thought would not be on inconveniencing anyone else. Maybe the Govt. will write a book on when where and how.
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