The lot of them are nothing but addicted thrill seeking punks!!!
Honestly, can you imagine the "Reformer" passing this by their lawyers? They would be in stitches laughing breathlessly on the floor for an hour.Did Drew, Brattleboro Ford or the Reformer get permission from the owners of the bridge? Did he go around to the local police and rescue authorities to get their sign off on the jump.
Me: Edward, It is not perfect grammar or English but it gets the message across…ask the right questions. "The Local Cult of Teenager Death: Brattleboro Ford and the Local Newspaper"
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Edward,It is not perfect grammar or English but it gets the message across…ask the right questions."The Local Cult of Teenager Death: Brattleboro Ford and the Local Newspaper"
Honestly, this should be a firing offence forTom. He is begging for a new job!
As atonement from your poor corporation, you should go on a campaign to fence off this bridge. You should see all the teenage graffiti on the bridge! It is just a matter of time before one of our children die.The adult message should always be…nobody should go on these dangerous relics. Especially on top of that superstructure without safety gear and professional experience! The way communities normally handle this throughout our nation is these bridges are fenced off. It is such an known and established risk to the kids and young adults. The fencing makes it just about impossible to get on that bridge.
The way we have always handled this in the past, is you demolish the bridge for safety sake. That is not a toy or advertising tool. Where is your corporation’s decency!This is like putting a revolver to your head with one bullet in the chamber and pulling the trigger!Sincerely,Mike MulliganHinsdale, NH16033378320
Drew Christiansen stands on the Fort Hill Branch Rail Bridge that crosses the Connecticut River from Brattleboro to Hinsdale, N.H. Christiansen jumped from the top of the bridge into the river after pouring a bag of ice in for an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video. (Kayla Rice/Reformer)
Is this how morally bankrupt we've become? Are Drew, the Reformer or Brattleboro Ford going to be liable when a teenage jumps to his death off this bridge. You are teaching teenagers to take terrible risks. This is basically Russian roulette...putting a revolver to head with one bullet in the chamber and pulling the trigger. Is this what you are trying to do. Next the Reformer will trying trying to boost circulation by producing a article on Russian roulette and a Brattleboro Subaru employee will You Tube it by pulling the trigger for Parkinson disease funding.
Drew is not on the railroad bed...he is on the top of the superstructure.
Lets say, Drew upon trying to climb to the top of the superstructure, he lost his footing and fell to his death. Would it become a cover-up with the Reformer and Brattleboro Ford. Imagine how this would look for these guys.
I see numerous routes of injury or deaths.
1) Hitting something on the way down.
2) Climbing to the jump perch...slipping off the bridge by accident.
3) That ski pole puncturing your chest or skull.
4) Teenagers jumping in shallower water.
5) Tripping over his flip flops and falling to his death.
Hey, I got a idea...all the local newspaper and car dealerships could create a trifecta or perfecter. It would be really cheap advertising. Nobody in their right mind would put a horse to such risky behavior. The first to jump off all three, the superstructure of the Seabees bridge, the rail bridge and the French KIng Bridge while playing Russian Roulette on way down. It is cheating if you know the depth of water where you are going to jump. Think of how much free advertisement you could get out of this? it would even be better if somebody died!
This is nothing but free "junk"newspaper circulation and advertising...these local companies should just put the money into these organizations instead of risking their valuable employee. You know, it is tax deductible?
This is going to get out of hand with escalating the risk...these crazies trying to outdo each other.
Locals join nationwide trend of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for charity
By DOMENIC POLI / Reformer Staff
BRATTLEBORO -- The latest trend in humanitarian efforts is to simply get doused with water.In an effort to raise money and/or awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, people have started to record ice water getting dumped on themselves and post it online. The exact origins of this fad, known as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, are debated, but it has recently spread like wildfire.And plenty of locals have taken up the cause. The Reformer has found videos of employees at Brattleboro Ford, the Hampton Inn of Brattleboro, the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital's radiology department, the Chester Fire Department and Mount Snow and Stratton Mountain ski resorts -- to name just a few -- getting water poured onto them.