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Response to girl gone mad (Reply #43)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 06:04 PM

53. Apparently

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in college students. The accepted rate seems to be 7.5 suicides per 100,000 students per year. There is actually the "jed foundation" founded to try to fight college suicide.

To pull a random example, apparently NYU several years ago installed "protective panels along the railings" of the library building to try and prevent students jumping to their deaths. And yet students continue to do so.

Or to pull another one, from 2010:
"Students returned from spring break Sunday to find some bridges around campus lined with 10-foot high chain-link fences –– the University’s most drastic response yet to a string of three gorge-related suicides in the past month. The University said it is working on plans for longer-term solutions to prevent suicides on campus bridges."

http://cornellsun.com/section/news/content/2010/03/29/university-installs-fences-campus-bridges


This is not to defend Foxcon. It is a fucked up company model. I am sure I own things made there, although the only apple product I did not buy myself. But I have other computers and various electronics, so I am sure I own their products. I have been trying to source purchases better recently. Its hard. Sometimes its impossible. There are no TV's and apparently no saws made in the US. Its often a challenge to even to find things made in Japan or Europe either.

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