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#2
I wonder if he knew that the air cushion was there?

I'm also now wondering if he just walked past, whistling nonchalantly, then shoved...
 
#3
China Daily report.



The 66-year-old Lai Jiansheng, salutes to the passers-by after pushing Chen Fuchao who threatenes to kill himself off the bridge on Thursday, May 21, 2009.
See, pensioners can still provide a valuable public service instead of just clogging up the soup aisle in Tescos.
 
#4
Badgertastic said:
I wonder if he knew that the air cushion was there?

I'm also now wondering if he just walked past, whistling nonchalantly, then shoved...
Retired soldier Mr Lai at first volunteered to try to talk Mr Chen down but was turned away by police, Xinhua said.
Mr Lai is said to have then broken through the police cordon, climbed to where Mr Chen sat, greeted him with a handshake - and then pushed him off the edge.
"Good drills" indeed, but I'm not sure this is worthy of "Current Affairs".
 
#5
Oh, I dunno. If it sparks a debate on the role of ex-servicemen in society, it's worth it... :D
 

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#7
Gets my vote!
 
#8
bovvy said:
"Good drills" indeed, but I'm not sure this is worthy of "Current Affairs".
Oh, it's current. The next time some inconsiderate a$$hole shuts down North London by threatening to jump off the Hornsey Lane Bridge, I'm going to pray for Mr. Lai (or any other civic-minded ex-squaddie, really) to come strolling by.
 
#9
Reminds me of the multiple times I've been stuck on a train because of someone on the track, and the rage that ensues.
I then think of the time I witnessed a certain squaddie 'shoot' a simulated casualty with a blank "because he was holding us up". Seemed stupid then but now I think about it, a dead man is someone who can't make a fooking problem out of themselves.
 
#10
Cries for help should be ignored as a matter of course. About the only choice we have nowadays that's clearly and indisputably our own is when to end our own lives. People who piss about with it should be taken at face value and provided with all the help they need to complete the act and prosecuted as a public nuisance if they fail to do so. Depressed that life isn't going the way you want? Upset because you feel small and insignificant, as if nobody's really paying you attention?

Tough. Get over it or get on with ending it - either way, get out of the road. Britain needs more people like Lao Lai, if only to counterbalance all the 'you're special and important' shite kids get fed all day every day.
 
#11
Very good drills in my opinion! If he'd been watching from the crowd then he probably did know the air cushion was there ans was solving the problem!

Even so, if the cushion hadn't been there it would still be comendable. People like him are selfish, they don't want to kill themselves they want attention. Proper suicidal people do it properly, wankers like him just inconvenience others.
 
#13
Am I the only one reminded of the scene in the first Lethal Weapon film? :D 8)

I'd be interested to know in which regiment/unit of the PLA this bloke served.
 
#15
Werewolf said:
Am I the only one reminded of the scene in the first Lethal Weapon film? :D 8)

I'd be interested to know in which regiment/unit of the PLA this bloke served.
I've been looking on some Chinese blogsites and the human-flesh search engine has it that he was also involved in the relief effort after the 1999 floods, in an engineer unit operating in Hunan. The most likely mob for that time and place would be 1st River Crossing Engineering Regiment of 27th Army.
 
#16
smartascarrots said:
Werewolf said:
Am I the only one reminded of the scene in the first Lethal Weapon film? :D 8)

I'd be interested to know in which regiment/unit of the PLA this bloke served.
I've been looking on some Chinese blogsites and the human-flesh search engine has it that he was also involved in the relief effort after the 1999 floods, in an engineer unit operating in Hunan. The most likely mob for that time and place would be 1st River Crossing Engineering Regiment of 27th Army.
So he was a Sapper!

Nice one Carrots! :D
 
#17
Guangzhou Daily is now reporting that he has form for this sort of thing. In 2006 he pulled a young lad off a different bridge in the same town. On that occasion he was given a reward of 10,000 kuai and an official certificate of recognition.

His wife was quoted as saying he'd had a history of 'mental hygiene' problems since enlisting, so yes I think it's likely he's a sapper. :D

P.S. The report mentions he joined up in Hainan, which is under Guangzhou Military District whereas 27th Army is under Beijing Military District. It's not impossible that he was sent to a unit in a different command, but it does make me wonder if the bloggers got that one wrong.
 
#20
Werewolf said:
smartascarrots said:
Werewolf said:
Am I the only one reminded of the scene in the first Lethal Weapon film? :D 8)

I'd be interested to know in which regiment/unit of the PLA this bloke served.
I've been looking on some Chinese blogsites and the human-flesh search engine has it that he was also involved in the relief effort after the 1999 floods, in an engineer unit operating in Hunan. The most likely mob for that time and place would be 1st River Crossing Engineering Regiment of 27th Army.
So he was a Sapper!


If he was a proper Sapper he would have stolen the blokes wallet before pushing him off and then gone to the blokes house and shagged his wife.
These foreigners arn't a patch on the Great British Squaddie.

:lol:
 
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