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Suicide nets bizarre

As I watched the news, I witnessed the most bizarre thing I have ever seen. The San Francisco government approved spending $77 million to install nets on the Golden Gate Bridge to catch suicidal jumpers. There are hundreds of other bridges and freeway overpasses, and on and on.

What is wrong with society? Giving the poor souls that decide to end their lives a $77 million net is just bizarre. Do we as an incredibly evolved race on this planet not see how many lives could be saved with $77 million for all the starving and ill children in Africa and the other war-torn nations that die every day?

Their “nets” would not even hold all the women and children. It makes me cry, and I pray one day we will actually understand what real evolution is, and it’s not putting up nets for the mentally ill.

Michael Genteman

Liberty Lake



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