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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-16-2005, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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You have got to be kidding me;

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Teens Leaping For Thrills In 'Garage Jumping' Trend

POSTED: 2:52 pm EST February 28, 2005
UPDATED: 3:36 am EST March 12, 2005

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Teenagers in Orlando, Fla., are leaping between 80-foot high public parking garages in a new trend called "garage jumping," according to a Local 6 News investigation.

Local 6 News reported that the thrill seekers are vaulting themselves between garages in downtown Orlando.

Tim Bargfrede told Local 6 News that he was following friends when he attempted to garage jump and did not make it to the other side. Bargfrede fell six stories and was knocked unconscious on impact.

"I just didn't make it," Bargfrede said.

Bargfrede survived the 80-foot fall but was injured.

"The first time I came to the garage after my son's accident, I looked over and I just about broke out in tears," the boy's father Tim Bargfrede said. "I can't believe he actually survived. He looked like he was near death."

"He (Bargfrede) is not he first person, he is not the second person, there have been four or five other individuals before him that did this," family's attorney Vincent D'Assaro said.

The city of Orlando owns one of the downtown parking lots next to a private parking garage owned by Orlando Tower LP, according to Local 6 News.

Orlando Parking Garage Director Samuel Vennero admitted he was aware of at least one other incident where a garage jumper didn't make it to the other side.

"I don't think we recognized it before as a danger," Vennero said.

There are no safety fences in place on the parking garage.

D'Assaro is filing a lawsuit against the city of Orlando and the private garage owner for making little effort to correct a potential deadly risk.

"There was a very, very short length of fence that was completely ineffective in preventing this from happening," D'Assaro said.

Orlando Tower LP, the private parking lot owner, refused to comment about their responsibility, according to the report.

Since Bargfrede fell, the City of Orlando erected a partial fence but there's still room for someone to take a dangerous dive.

The family says that's not good enough and that both garages need to take responsibility before a garage jumper loses his life.
Uh... okay... and so if your child drives a car over the sidewalk and kills pedestrians, blame it on the curb for not being high enough?

Check out the vote numbers... can you believe there are actually other idiots voting for the responsibility to be on the garage owners?!? Gimme a flippin break...


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Life would be so beautiful if lawyers were eliminated.

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Well lawyers are just capitalizing on other people's stupidity.
Suing the parking garage though? I hope it's dismissed.

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Whatever I said about societal problems in the "Divorce" thread.... cut & paste here... :shock:


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What a shame, I hope the city and garage owner get off. What ever happened to kids getting punished for being stupid??
Lemme tall ya, when my kids fu$$ed up, they got their asses beat. And anybody that thinks I shouldn't spank my kids can kiss my ass.

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What a shame, I hope the city and garage owner get off. What ever happened to kids getting punished for being stupid??
Lemme tall ya, when my kids fu$$ed up, they got their asses beat. And anybody that thinks I shouldn't spank my kids can kiss my ass.
^^ My parents spanked us....We were behaved most of the time...I remember one time I was 10 i played with matches under this kids deck with him and my dad found out cause the kids mom came over...he busted my hide and sent me to my room and grounded me for a week......
Thats why kids run a muck these days...cause parents dont believe in disciplining their kids...So now we have 6-13yr olds running around, smoking, doing drugs, and cussing out adults.... Its insane.....

Now back to the topic at hand....What about tresspassing? They were trespassing were they not?

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Here is another story from today where the lawyers have gone amuck:

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[size=18px]Family of Slain Protester Sues Caterpillar[/size]

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By ELIZABETH M. GILLESPIE, Associated Press Writer

SEATTLE - The parents of a 23-year-old activist killed while trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian home is suing Caterpillar Inc., the company that made the bulldozer that ran over her.

The federal lawsuit, which lawyers said would be filed here Tuesday, alleges that Caterpillar violated international and state law by providing specially designed bulldozers to Israeli Defense Forces that it knew would be used to demolish homes and endanger people.

Rachel Corrie, a student at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, was standing in front of a home in a refugee camp in Rafah, near the Egyptian border, in March of 2003 when a bulldozer plowed over her. Editor's comment: I seem to remember a slighty less sensationalistic version of this from before.

"The brutal death of my daughter should never have happened," Corrie's mother The death wouldn't have happened if you had taught your daughter that standing in front of heavy machinery can hurt her -- DUH!!, Cindy Corrie, said in a statement released by the Center for Constitutional Rights, a law firm handling the case. "We believe Caterpillar and the (Israeli Defense Forces) must be held accountable for their role in the attack."

Caterpillar spokeswoman Linda Fairbanks said the company had no comment on the lawsuit.

However, the company released a general statement Tuesday that said: "Caterpillar shares the world's concern over unrest in the Middle East and we certainly have compassion for all those affected by political strife.

"However, more than 2 million Caterpillar machines and engines are at work in virtually every region of the world each day. We have neither the legal right nor the means to police individual use of that equipment."

The statement did not refer to the lawsuit.

The Corries have filed separate claims in Israel against the state of Israel, the Israeli Defense Ministry and the Israeli Defense Forces.

The Israeli military classified Corrie's death as an accident.
Lawyers are going to be the death of us.


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This kind of stuff drives me crazy. Simply put, this is just another in a long list that showcases people's refusal to take respogsibility for their own actions, or those of their kids. Were the owners of the garage supposed to realize kids may try jumping from that height? When will it stop?
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What a shame, I hope the city and garage owner get off. What ever happened to kids getting punished for being stupid??
Lemme tall ya, when my kids fu$$ed up, they got their asses beat. And anybody that thinks I shouldn't spank my kids can kiss my ass.
^^ My parents spanked us....We were behaved most of the time...I remember one time I was 10 i played with matches under this kids deck with him and my dad found out cause the kids mom came over...he busted my hide and sent me to my room and grounded me for a week......
Thats why kids run a muck these days...cause parents dont believe in disciplining their kids...So now we have 6-13yr olds running around, smoking, doing drugs, and cussing out adults.... Its insane.....
ya, my parents spanked me when i was little too. i agree with you Kira, parents now a days dont believe in disciplining their kids and it does cause all these idiots running around..

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oh ya, how stupid do you have to be to try to jump from garage to garage?

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