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    Management should follow a similar policy as major league baseball does by not acknowledging field runners. There's a reason jumpers gravitate to the ESB and they should not be aknowledged for their self deprecating stunt.

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    You can acnowledge it, just don't FEATURE it.

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    MAN'S DREAM TO BE A HIT IN NEW YORK ENCOUNTERS A SETBACK

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    Zippy, if this is your audition to be a copywriter, you're hired! Wit with a twist.

    Stern's point is not to glorify the act with publicity. A Toronto bridge across the Don Valley attracts suicides like moths to a light and necessitated an expensive apparatus to thwart them. (If I'm correct, it's even more maudlin in that it "catches" them more than dissuades them.) It would be good policy to refuse to release the names of jumpers, but that alone would not deter suicides. Iconic landmarks will always have an attraction for such fatalists.

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    Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 8:24 PM

    Man leaps to his death from 86th floor observation deck at Empire State Building


    BY Sam Costanza, Kerry Burke and John Lauinger

    A young man took a fatal plunge from the observation deck of the Empire State Building Tuesday night, police sources said.

    The man took a running leap around 6:15 p.m. from the 86th floor observation deck - clearing a fence and then the building's outermost ledge, the sources said.

    He landed with a sickening thud on a sidewalk along 34th St., near a bank branch at the northeast entrance of the famed midtown skyscraper.

    "He came down in front of the Bank of America. Boom! It was an explosion," said Luis Mosquea, 28, who was manning the front entrance of a women's boutique across 34th St. from where the man landed.

    "His body was shattered and his sneakers were scattered on the sidewalk," said Mosquea, recalling in horror how stunned pedestrians scampered in every direction to flee the nightmarish sight.

    "One guy ran over and covered the body with an umbrella," he said. "It's crazy."

    http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/...#ixzz0jif0C8KW

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    I don't understand these people. Fine, commit suicide if you want but why do you have to traumatise so many people?

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    Or land on someone.

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    Because it is there.

    A lot of times when you are thinking of something like this, landing is not your primary concern....

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    The all-consuming desire to die that badly precludes any practical thought .

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    Suicide shouldn't take enough time to allow you to think, "Maybe this isn't such a good idea."

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    It does Zip.

    The act itself shouldn't, if that is what you mean. 86 stories is a long time to reconsider your actions.

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    Of course the act.

    Before that, there should be plenty of time to think it over.

    Maybe 10 or 20 years.

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    ^ .


    Yale Student Commits Suicide From Empire State Building Observation Deck

    NEW YORK A Yale University junior left a suicide note in his dorm room before heading to New York, where he apparently plunged to his death by jumping from the Empire State Building, police said Wednesday.

    Cameron Dabaghi, 21, from Austin, Texas, jumped from the 86th floor observation deck Tuesday during evening rush hour. His note said he was sorry and he would be jumping from either the George Washington Bridge over the Hudson River in upper Manhattan, or the Empire State building, police said.

    There were seven other people on the observation deck at the same time, and one person tried to talk to the jumper as he climbed over the barrier, but was unsuccessful.

    Dabaghi was dead when rescue workers arrived at the 102-story skyscraper shortly before 6:30 p.m. He was a student in Berkeley College, majoring in East Asian studies. The college dean was meeting with students Wednesday, and counselors were available at the university to anyone who needed them.

    "Yale is extending support to Cameron's family, roommates and friends at this most difficult time," the university said in a statement.

    http://www.examiner.com/x-37614-Austin-Market-Examiner~y2010m3d31-Austin-man-identified-as-Empire-State-Building-suicide-jumper

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    Narcissim.... it's all about me.

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