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Rhymeswithrawk
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Posted on Monday, March 12, 2007 - 7:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs .dll/article?AID=/20070312/NEW S02/70312018&imw=Y

Best part:
An unidentified man jumped from the 11th floor of the Hyatt hotel in Dearborn, police said.

As of 2:30, officials from the Dearborn Police Department declined to say where the unidentified man was from, or what type of injuries he sustained from the jump.

If he jumped from the 11th floor, I can take a guess about those injuries.
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Gistok
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Posted on Monday, March 12, 2007 - 8:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well that's all the proof we need... he must be gay....
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Rhymeswithrawk
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Posted on Monday, March 12, 2007 - 8:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

huh?
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Gistok
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Posted on Monday, March 12, 2007 - 8:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Go see gay thread in non-Detroit issues...
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Detroitteacher
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Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 9:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

He was from Lincoln Park, 49. He was taken to the hospital and died from his injuries. Mystery solved.
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Rhymeswithrawk
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Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 11:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

He was taken to the hospital and died from his injuries.

I thought that would have been obvious given the fact that he jumped from the 11th floor:


If he jumped from the 11th floor, I can take a guess about those injuries.
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Lilpup
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Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 12:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The report said he landed on a lower platform, so he might not have fallen that far. 'Believe or not' people have fallen from higher heights and survived. Recently there was yet another report of a skydiver experiencing total chute failure but surviving a 2,000 foot jump.
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Valkyrias
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Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 12:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

^^ that's some effed up schitt, i heard about that last week. unbeleivable!
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Johnnny5
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Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 12:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Eleven stories is nothing try more that 30,000 ft.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V esna_Vulovic
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Rhymeswithrawk
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Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 11:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So all our Dearborn friend needed was a piece of fuselage to cushion his fall, eh, Johnnny5? :-)
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Ladyinabag
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Posted on Friday, March 16, 2007 - 2:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

OMIGOD, this is terrible.
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Eric
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Posted on Sunday, March 18, 2007 - 7:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Another jumper in Dearborn

http://freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll /article?AID=/20070318/NEWS02/ 70318008
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Milwaukee
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Posted on Sunday, March 18, 2007 - 8:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"He was taken to the hospital and died from his injuries.

I thought that would have been obvious given the fact that he jumped from the 11th floor:"

There was some big fat drunken slob from wisconsin who ran through a window at a Hyatt in Minneapolis. He fell 17 stories. Sadly, he's still alive.
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Gannon
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Posted on Sunday, March 18, 2007 - 10:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Tell me Darwin was right.


I cannot believe that there was another one.
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Mcwalbucksnfitch
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Posted on Sunday, March 18, 2007 - 11:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I spent this weekend in the Hyatt Regency for a conference, and I don't know how you could've survived a jump from the 3rd or 4th story, let alone the 11th.

Then again, those elevators take a really long time sometimes ;)
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Jimaz
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Posted on Sunday, March 18, 2007 - 11:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Let's hope this isn't a trend developing.
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Lilpup
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 12:19 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think if there's any trend developing it's in the reporting of events, not the events themselves. Suicide is extremely common but often kept quiet.
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Warriorfan
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 12:29 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

Eleven stories is nothing try more that 30,000 ft.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V esna_Vulovic



A ball turret gunner in a B-17 during WWII fell out of his ball turret after his plane was damaged by a German fighter over France. He plummeted 22,000 feet (FOUR MILES) to the earth where he crashed through the glass roof of a train station, hit the platform below, and LIVED.
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Rhymeswithrawk
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 2:25 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Another jumper in Dearborn

http://freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll /article?AID=/20070318/NEWS02/ 70318008


Must be something in the water out there. I see the latest was a Ford worker. Wonder if he got denied a buyout or something.
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Lilpup
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 11:23 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The article specifically said it wasn't work related.

I recall reading that Metro Detroit has one of the highest usage rates of anti-depressants. Given that and the fact that we're among the lowest sunshine exposures in the country during the winter, I wouldn't be surprised if Metro Detroit has one of the highest suicide rates in the country.
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Rhymeswithrawk
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 12:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Dude, I lived in Seattle for three years. The weather here isn't half as depressing as Sea-Town, trust me.
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Lilpup
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 2:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Seattle is no. one for depressing weather, SE Michigan is no. two or three (according to UMich's Depression Center).

Something that I wondered about today - with all teh sheer sh*t the Detroit area has been through these last few years does anyone know if the suicide rate has gone up? Obviously the media doesn't want to go there, but some agency probably tracks the numbers, right?
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Jimaz
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 3:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

In Phoenix I worked with a Brit who moved to a northwest state (I think it was Seattle) because of the weather. It reminded him of England. Last I heard he was very happy there.

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