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(Detroit News)   Reason number 8,762,592 why Detroit can't have nice things: $600,000 fire truck T-boned by train after being parked on tracks   (detnews.com) divider line 166
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2010-03-01 03:35:15 PM  
Oldiron_79: Step 1 dig channel around detroit where it is an island

Step 2 put fence,guard towers etc around it

Step 3 deport all prisoners to detroit island

why wait for the big quake to do it in LA


Que Snake Pliskin
 
2010-03-01 03:36:20 PM  
ronaprhys: Pair-o-Dice: jehovahs witness protection:
Was it wrong for me to fap as I read the article?

Nope. Big red box gets plowed. Carry on.

red = bad.

Pink = good.

Note the difference.


Real men (and some butch women) recognize the difference, but press on for the common good.
 
2010-03-01 03:36:29 PM  
I think you are all being unnecessarily hard on the Fire Department here. I think it's perfectly reasonable to assume that no trains would come by. After all, trains hauling freight is a direct result of economic activity, and clearly none of that is going on in the city.
 
2010-03-01 03:37:02 PM  
Oldiron_79: Step 1 dig channel around detroit where it is an island

Step 2 put fence,guard towers etc around it

Step 3 deport all prisoners to detroit island

why wait for the big quake to do it in LA


No - that means we'll just end up sending in Snake Pliskin to rescue Obama. Better to send them to Austria since it used to be a penal colony.
 
2010-03-01 03:38:04 PM  
VictoryCabal: I think you are all being unnecessarily hard on the Fire Department here. I think it's perfectly reasonable to assume that no trains would come by. After all, trains hauling freight is a direct result of economic activity, and clearly none of that is going on in the city.

You fail. This was a commuter train. If history has taught us anything it is that even if there is nothing to travel to, that will not stop us from spending way too much to get there.
 
2010-03-01 03:38:09 PM  
bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com
 
2010-03-01 03:41:38 PM  
lubosz.de

/oblig?
 
2010-03-01 03:41:41 PM  
ronaprhys: Oldiron_79: Step 1 dig channel around detroit where it is an island

Step 2 put fence,guard towers etc around it

Step 3 deport all prisoners to detroit island

why wait for the big quake to do it in LA

No - that means we'll just end up sending in Snake Pliskin to rescue Obama. Better to send them to Austria since it used to be a penal colony.


Does you has geography skillz?
 
2010-03-01 03:42:05 PM  
It's Me Bender: If only there were some kind of test firefighters could take that would weed out the ones dumb enough to park trains on railroad tracks.

obvioustrollisobvious.com
 
2010-03-01 03:42:18 PM  
Uh, ronaprhys,

Austria and Australia are two totally different nations.
 
2010-03-01 03:42:24 PM  
i287.photobucket.com
 
2010-03-01 03:43:12 PM  
givingthedogabone: Uh, ronaprhys,

Austria and Australia are two totally different nations.


You're new here, aren't you?
 
2010-03-01 03:43:19 PM  
It's not like this was an ice cream truck and the guy was selling ice pops... he was trying to save lives. Granted, it was an idiotic place to park, but I'm sure he had a little bit more on his mind (like saving someone's life) when he decided to park.

That's because the firetruck was hogging all the good track spots. So really the firetruck prevented several other vehicles from getting destroyed :)
 
2010-03-01 03:44:45 PM  
Pair-o-Dice: ronaprhys: Oldiron_79: Step 1 dig channel around detroit where it is an island

Step 2 put fence,guard towers etc around it

Step 3 deport all prisoners to detroit island

why wait for the big quake to do it in LA

No - that means we'll just end up sending in Snake Pliskin to rescue Obama. Better to send them to Austria since it used to be a penal colony.

Does you has geography skillz?


Hey, leave Loyd Christmas alone!
 
2010-03-01 03:45:24 PM  
Let's see how many more identify themselves with a newb stamp on their foreheads. Two so far...
 
2010-03-01 03:45:42 PM  
airplayne:

Que Snake Pliskin


Que him? You want us to que him?
 
2010-03-01 03:45:44 PM  
But were they alarmed?
 
2010-03-01 03:47:10 PM  
HumbleGenius: But were they alarmed?

I think there were alarmed three or four times, actually.
 
2010-03-01 03:47:14 PM  
airplayne: givingthedogabone: Uh, ronaprhys,

Austria and Australia are two totally different nations.

You're new here, aren't you?


Well just sh*t. I didn't realize Austria had fallen by the meme way like vodak and moran. I must've missed the memo.
 
2010-03-01 03:47:29 PM  
unicron702: Nattering Nabob: As a firefighter, I am APPALLED the train did not yield the right of way.

I'm betting he'll swerve first.


Here are TWO fire trucks determined they have the right of way:
 
2010-03-01 03:47:51 PM  
airplayne: HumbleGenius: But were they alarmed?

I think there they were alarmed three or four times, actually.


FTFM
 
2010-03-01 03:48:29 PM  
Pair-o-Dice: Joy25:

Fireman's hose makes me wet.

Aaaaand Joy25's hit counter goes through the roof...

/how you doin'



Better, and you?
 
2010-03-01 03:49:27 PM  
ronaprhys: Let's see how many more identify themselves with a newb stamp on their foreheads. Two so far...

Everybody knows that Austria is a penis colony.

/not a noob
 
2010-03-01 03:50:05 PM  
airplayne: Oldiron_79: Step 1 dig channel around detroit where it is an island

Step 2 put fence,guard towers etc around it

Step 3 deport all prisoners to detroit island

why wait for the big quake to do it in LA

Que Snake Pliskin


The United States of Obama is a non-smoking nation! No smoking, no drugs, no alcohol, no women - unless you're married - no foul language, no red meat!
 
2010-03-01 03:50:11 PM  
Joy25: Pair-o-Dice: Joy25:

Fireman's hose makes me wet.

Aaaaand Joy25's hit counter goes through the roof...

/how you doin'


Better, and you?


better than....?
 
2010-03-01 03:51:02 PM  
Treygreen13: Pair-o-Dice: Joy25:

Fireman's hose makes me wet.

Aaaaand Joy25's hit counter goes through the roof...

/how you doin'



If I think something is funny I'm gonna say it.

It may not be your thing but so what? this is fark.
 
2010-03-01 03:51:36 PM  
Nattering Nabob: As a firefighter, I am APPALLED the train did not yield the right of way.

The thing about Right-of-Way, the bigger you are, the more you get.

\Choo Choo...
 
2010-03-01 03:52:13 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2010-03-01 03:53:10 PM  
Oh YESSS!!! It was definitely a TRAINING problem. Don't worry, we'll make sure he gets the proper TRAINING.

/Firefighter Spokesman McAsshat

worldwide-web.com
 
2010-03-01 03:53:21 PM  
apintofpinto: It's not like this was an ice cream truck and the guy was selling ice pops... he was trying to save lives. Granted, it was an idiotic place to park, but I'm sure he had a little bit more on his mind (like saving someone's life) when he decided to park.

The first rule of being an emergency responder is to not become part of the accident yourself.

You don't run out into a chemical spill without the right equipment or knowing what chemicals are involved.

You don't run into a house without the right safety gear.

And you don't park the truck where it will become part of the accident.

Never rush in.

10-1 this guy never drives again.
 
2010-03-01 03:53:24 PM  
Pair-o-Dice: Joy25: Pair-o-Dice: Joy25:

Fireman's hose makes me wet.

Aaaaand Joy25's hit counter goes through the roof...

/how you doin'


Better, and you?

better than....?


Better than before, silly.
 
2010-03-01 03:53:38 PM  
Trying again...
 
2010-03-01 03:54:49 PM  
Detroit, unsatisfied with being slapped down for their bitter poverty, now faces another challenge: the fact that the city is run by the incredibly retarded.
 
2010-03-01 03:55:08 PM  
Argggg!!
http://www.filecabi.net/video/firetruckcrash.html
 
2010-03-01 03:56:01 PM  
FTFA: "The truck, Ladder 13"

Well, there's your problem right there!
 
2010-03-01 03:57:47 PM  
Nattering Nabob: Argggg!!
http://www.filecabi.net/video/firetruckcrash.html


Great vid, the website is sketchy at work.

Just trying to help.
 
2010-03-01 03:59:16 PM  
Please...

It was a $600K firetruck, but was likely insured for $800-900K. Chief then tells rookie to park the truck on the tracks, and when it get plowed by the train the rookie gets fired/reprimanded while the Chief and the Mayor split the profits. Meanwhile the taxpayers are out nothing but a firetruck until the new replacement gets delivered.

That is how things are done in Detroit. Not news, indeed.
 
2010-03-01 03:59:27 PM  
Detroit firefighters are known for their intensive training.
 
2010-03-01 03:59:35 PM  
Joy25: Pair-o-Dice: Joy25: Pair-o-Dice: Joy25:

Fireman's hose makes me wet.

Aaaaand Joy25's hit counter goes through the roof...

/how you doin'


Better, and you?

better than....?

Better than before, silly.


Ah, by this evening you should be doing great!
 
2010-03-01 04:01:18 PM  
Pair-o-Dice: Joy25: Pair-o-Dice: Joy25: Pair-o-Dice: Joy25:

Fireman's hose makes me wet.

Aaaaand Joy25's hit counter goes through the roof...

/how you doin'


Better, and you?

better than....?

Better than before, silly.

Ah, by this evening you should be doing great!



Just think how I will feel tomorrow morning!
 
2010-03-01 04:05:03 PM  
$10 says the driver was pissed about some small perceived slight like the elimination of free donuts on Fridays so he thought "Ha, I'll show them!"
 
2010-03-01 04:06:10 PM  
Joy25: Pair-o-Dice: Joy25: Pair-o-Dice: Joy25: Pair-o-Dice: Joy25:

Fireman's hose makes me wet.

Aaaaand Joy25's hit counter goes through the roof...

/how you doin'


Better, and you?

better than....?

Better than before, silly.

Ah, by this evening you should be doing great!


Just think how I will feel tomorrow morning!


So many rude and obnoxious ways to repond to that, so I'm just not going to.

/hope it was good for you
 
2010-03-01 04:07:46 PM  
IntotheAbyss: Looks like they need more training.

I think the truck already got "train"ed pretty thoroughly.
 
2010-03-01 04:08:43 PM  
do you really need some kind of training to tell you that parking a vehicle on a train track might not be the smartest of things to do... EVER?
 
2010-03-01 04:09:44 PM  
Pair-o-Dice: Joy25: Pair-o-Dice: Joy25: Pair-o-Dice: Joy25: Pair-o-Dice: Joy25:

Fireman's hose makes me wet.

Aaaaand Joy25's hit counter goes through the roof...

/how you doin'


Better, and you?

better than....?

Better than before, silly.

Ah, by this evening you should be doing great!


Just think how I will feel tomorrow morning!

So many rude and obnoxious ways to repond to that, so I'm just not going to.

/hope it was good for you



The answer is C.

The answer is always C.
 
2010-03-01 04:10:07 PM  
Roy Scheider seen walking away from the fire truck.
 
2010-03-01 04:10:38 PM  
Knucklepopper: Detroit makes living in Arizona a little more palatable with every thread.

Don't know if you've been to Yuma before but that place sucks.
 
2010-03-01 04:10:54 PM  
The driver of the firetruck initially applied with the Detroit Police Department but was told he was intellectually over qualified.
 
2010-03-01 04:11:33 PM  
R.A.Danny: Nattering Nabob: Argggg!!
http://www.filecabi.net/video/firetruckcrash.html

Great vid, the website is sketchy at work.

Just trying to help.


Thanks! Did not consider the adjacent ads. Sorry.
 
2010-03-01 04:15:48 PM  
Nightsweat: $10 says the driver was pissed about some small perceived slight like the elimination of free donuts on Fridays so he thought "Ha, I'll show them!"

they were firemen, not teamsters


thekla, that happens more than a person would expect - there is a pecking order. those who couldn't become cops, become firemen. those who couldn't become firemen, drive tow trucks.
 
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