Let 'em jump
One thing you learn quickly when you scan the Associated Press wires is that stupidity is not in short supply in this country. A recent report out of San Francisco (insert joke here) advised that the board that controls the Golden Gate Bridge has voted to install a stainless steel net underneath the span to keep people from jumping to their deaths. Oh, by the way, it will cost between $40 million and $50 million and, of course, will require an environmental review. Here's my free environmental review: It'll be butt ugly, and some birds are going to fly into it and die. This is just asinine. Officials say that about 20 people commit suicide from the bridge annually. So, because 20 screwed-up individuals want to take their own lives, they're going to spend as much as $50 million on a net? Do they really think people with the intent to kill themselves are suddenly going to choose life because they can't jump off the pretty bridge? I guess it would be better for them to turn on the gas in their oven and potentially cause an explosion and fire that could take their neighbors out with them. Or maybe jump off a tall building and land on innocent people below. If these people want to go bungee-jumping off the bridge without a rubber band, I say let 'em go.