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2012-12-04 02:50:53 PM

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Look, you farking dipshiats, the issue is less about the ghoulish photog taking the pictures as it is the NY Post, ghouls all, deciding to PUBLISH THEM ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THEIR GHOULISH farkING PAPER.


Circulation: 555,327 weekdays

While we're at it, let's keep blaming Walmart for its workers' conditions.
 
2012-12-04 02:51:03 PM

Walker: Joe Peanut: ChipNASA: [i.imgur.com image 722x457]

That photographer eventually committed suicide.

Came here to say this. He was racked by guilt...as he should have been. Just because you are a photographer doesn't mean you stop being a human being. Although some would disagree...especially about paparazzi.


He took the photo during a UN food drop; the child's mother was probably no more than a few feet away standing in line to receive food aid for her entire family. What, exactly, would you have expected the photographer to do in that situation? Give the little girl a stick of beef jerky and tell her to fight with the vulture for a better photo?

Anyhow, according to wikipedia about two million people died during the Sudanese civil war. The scale of war, famine, and death that he witnessed went far beyond the ability of any one person to help. He didn't get PTSD and kill himself because of one shot. He got PTSD and killed himself because he was exposed to the unspeakable unstoppable grind of a brutal civil war.
 
2012-12-04 02:51:35 PM

sigdiamond2000: I would rather pour molten copper down my pants than set foot on a big city public transportation platform.


Why copper?
 
2012-12-04 02:52:17 PM

Cyrusv10: Doesn't the photographer's actions make a case for violating New York Good Samaritan Laws?

/Appreciate input from Fark-lawyers.


It landed the cast of Seinfeld in jail...
 
2012-12-04 02:53:01 PM

RugNug: sigdiamond2000: I would rather pour molten copper down my pants than set foot on a big city public transportation platform.

Why copper?


Lighter than lead, cheaper than gold, easier to steal.
 
2012-12-04 02:53:26 PM

BafflerMeal: Omahawg: i had a shirt-tail relation commit suicide by train once upon a time

they found his ear a block away

but only one of them

What is a shirt-tail relation?


It's like a kissing cousin; you're only allowed to touchy-feely the part above the waist (i.e., shirt tails). It's generally your step-sisters, first cousins, and your aunt if she's only your mother's half sister.
 
2012-12-04 02:53:53 PM

teeny: Walker: Joe Peanut: ChipNASA: [i.imgur.com image 722x457]
That photographer eventually committed suicide.
Came here to say this. He was racked by guilt...as he should have been. Just because you are a photographer doesn't mean you stop being a human being. Although some would disagree...especially about paparazzi.
Now I feel even more like a shiat for laughing. It's just disturbing that the media would so hungrily jump on such a photo. I imagined the picture of the vulture and the starving boy with the headline, "THIS CHILD IS ABOUT TO DIE!" and the inappropriateness of it got me giggling.
/I'm a douche


The guy didn't kill himself just because of that one photo. He killed himself because he was depressed, had been depressed for a long time, was on drugs, and then had a career where he spent years over in Africa and in war zones, taking photos, and saw shiat like that all the time. Then when he took that particular picture that made him famous, everyone piled on him asking why didn't he help the little kid, without understanding that maybe there were 100 kids just like that in the vicinity, and what was he supposed to do, feed all of them? He was a journalist, not an aid worker.

Maybe he should have picked up the little kid and tried to help her. And maybe he was just too overwhelmed by the things he recorded every day to do much except sit there and cry--which is what he did after taking the photo.
 
2012-12-04 02:54:08 PM

Joe Peanut: ChipNASA: [i.imgur.com image 722x457]

That photographer eventually committed suicide.


And? That photographer (Kevin Carter) had been taking pictures of all kinds of atrocities for ten years: war, necklacings in South Africa, one thing nastier than the next. He didn't just stumble onto a famine, take a picture then get all suicidy.

His backstory is a lot more complicated than that.
 
2012-12-04 02:55:20 PM

Shazam999: cryinoutloud: had98c: Attempting to rescue that guy would put the rescuer in danger as well. I can't really blame anyone for not attempting to help. It's probably just as likely the victim would inadvertently drag any rescuer to their doom with him.

Unless you were incredibly strong, like a weightlifter, I don't think many people would be able to lift a grown person up out of a hole like that. From the comments on HuffPo, sounds like many of the people think he could have saved himself if he'd gotten to a certain place. But there was probably no way to just run over there and rescue him in the few seconds before the train ran him down.

/Don't know, don't live around subways.

Yup. Lifting 200 lbs like that is pretty hard for the average person. You'd need three people minimum to get him up quickly.


Though that drop is pretty steep and I doubt most people would be able to hoist themselves up, two people laying down on the platform can reach down and help pull the guy up given that the train is slowing down and the victim is close enough to the front of the platform. Obviously adrenaline comes into play because you're worrying about someone potentially dying and taking you with them if you don't do it quick enough,

I'm just saying this from experience.
 
2012-12-04 02:55:30 PM

Snarfangel: Trainsplotching.


Trainsplatting?
 
2012-12-04 02:56:29 PM

super_grass: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Look, you farking dipshiats, the issue is less about the ghoulish photog taking the pictures as it is the NY Post, ghouls all, deciding to PUBLISH THEM ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THEIR GHOULISH farkING PAPER.

All of that is in your very vivid and disturbing imagination. Without the context, all you see is a man climbing near the platform. He could be some other person going down to check on the victim as the train leaves for all you know.


Well, sure. If you were completely illiterate and unable to read the headline printed right on the photo, I suppose you wouldn't have that context. You could assume that he was just an electrician going down to check the signal mechanism, or a janitor going down to pick up trash off the track.

And if you were completely illiterate, you're probably the target audience for the New York Post. So, I guess that works out.
 
2012-12-04 02:57:18 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: BarkingUnicorn: Gawker expresses its disapproval by linking to the NY Post story and paraphrasing just enough of it to pique readers' curiosity.

This.

"Click 'here' to see how reprehensible the NY Post is!"


How many people do you think would read a Gawker article like this and then not bother going to the NY Post site anyway to see it for themselves?
 
2012-12-04 02:58:22 PM

cryinoutloud: had98c: Attempting to rescue that guy would put the rescuer in danger as well. I can't really blame anyone for not attempting to help. It's probably just as likely the victim would inadvertently drag any rescuer to their doom with him.

Unless you were incredibly strong, like a weightlifter, I don't think many people would be able to lift a grown person up out of a hole like that. From the comments on HuffPo, sounds like many of the people think he could have saved himself if he'd gotten to a certain place. But there was probably no way to just run over there and rescue him in the few seconds before the train ran him down.

/Don't know, don't live around subways.


I jumped down on subway tracks to get my glasses back. Was able to jump back out again pretty easily. I think if someone had tried to pull this man up, and he had helped, they would have gotten him out.
 
2012-12-04 03:01:42 PM
Come on, guys. Is it too farking hard to read the article? Many questions answered.

Oh, and btw, the picture of the kid and the vulture... you need to look up the bio before you think that photographer was inhuman. Yes, the kid was starving, and yes, there was a vulture in the background. But the kid didn't starve to death, at least not there. The vulture was farther away than you would guess but the picture's vantage point makes you believe it's right there; and the kid along with his siblings was resting (obviously the body not holding up so well) at the edge of the village where food supplies had just come in.

The photographer, who did commit suicide, didn't commit suicide over this picture per se, but over the terrible suffering he had witnessed in the region and his inability to do anything about it.
 
2012-12-04 03:02:18 PM
" Goddamn The Pushherman. "

John Kay / Steppenwolf
 
2012-12-04 03:02:58 PM

Smelly Pirate Hooker: I am shocked that the New York Post, owned by Rupert Murdoch, has demonstrated a lack of ethics or even simple human decency, but instead chose to exploit a person's death.

Shocked.


mentula: yessir and can you guess the post's politics?
hint: it's owned by murdoch.


You would be interested to know, then, that just this year, less than four months ago, on page one of the urbane, thoughtful and sophisticated New York Times was this bloody photo of the aftermath of a mass shooting (WARNING: GRAPHIC).

Gawker itself ran this even more explicit photo of the same incident (WARNING: ALSO GRAPHIC). 

They ALL want dirty laundry. The Post (and the Daily News) are the only ones who are frank about it.
 
2012-12-04 03:06:22 PM

RexTalionis: Marcus Aurelius: I thought this only happened in Stephen King novels. There's some really sick farks out there.

There's been a rash of anti-Asian violence in the last 4 years. A few years ago, there was a rash of incidents involving kids who were beating up elderly Asian people in NYC. I think there was an NYT article on it.


the guy was acting crazy. everyone just got as far away from the guy as possible. the asian guy tried to talk some sense into him. he was pushed because he tried to talk to a crazy person, not because the crazy person was singling out asians.
 
2012-12-04 03:06:38 PM
I'm more offended about that article having a quote from Howard Stern.
 
2012-12-04 03:08:38 PM

safari joe does it again: Though that drop is pretty steep and I doubt most people would be able to hoist themselves up, two people laying down on the platform can reach down and help pull the guy up given that the train is slowing down and the victim is close enough to the front of the platform.


I don't think you realize just how fast those trains come into the station. I have no idea which end of the platform the guy is on, and I don't know how long before the train came he was kicked off the platform. But let's set the stage:

1) There's a big deranged crazy man on the platform kicking people in front of the train.
2) There's a smaller guy confused and panicking and clawing at the edge of the platform, near the crazy guy
3) Most of the people around you are trying to get away from the crazy train-kicking guy
4) There's a train coming, and it's coming fast.

You're telling me that you'd find the nearest strong-looking guy and ask him to go over and pull the little guy off the track? What are you going to do about the train-kicking guy? What if he decides to kick you in too, while you're bent over the tracks with your ass sticking up in the air trying to help the guy on the track? What are you going to do if there's no calm looking strong guy to help? What are you going to do if the little guy has some sort of panic strength, and he starts to pull you in? It's easy to second-guess this, but all you have is a photo and little or no context.
 
2012-12-04 03:09:49 PM

Gulper Eel: Did none of you notice the quote:

"People were shouting and yelling when it happened, but then people ran the other way"

...but yeah, the photographer's the bad guy for not saving the day. Pay no heed to the dozens of other people on the platform who did nothing but panic and run away.

Kitty Genovese has some company now.


the more people there are, the less inclined a person is to help.
 
2012-12-04 03:11:18 PM

cryinoutloud: Unless you were incredibly strong, like a weightlifter, I don't think many people would be able to lift a grown person up out of a hole like that.


Skinny old asian dude? 150 tops.
 
2012-12-04 03:13:25 PM
CSS: Just this Saturday I was on 57th St and 7th Avenue at around 1am.

There was a body. I mean, this guy was stone cold, vomit over his mouth, and his eyes were open and he wasn't blinking. He wasn't responsive and I didn't notice any signs of breathing. A crowd of kids had crowded around him to "see the dead body". Right across from a Halal truck. We asked the Halal truck how long he had been there and they said "oh I dunno... 15 minutes or so?"

Not ONE person had called 911.

My husband had his phone on him and I made him call 911. We waited for about 5 more minutes for the cops to come. Again, this guy isn't blinking, and from what I could tell wasn't breathing.

Right then, one of the kids literally KICKS the dead guy. No joke the "dead guy" jumps up and is awake. He's obviously on drugs or something, but I had NEVER in my life been so sure this guy was dead, and to see him wake up was incredibly shocking. He was a kid, well dressed, probably in his 20's. On the floor he looked like a 40-something year old bum.

So I'm waiting for the ambulance with him and I buy him a water. Yeah, the farking Halal guys charged me farking $3 for a gawddamn bottle of water. I told the guys, wtf? I'm helping YOU guys out here moving the dead guy!

But truly, I couldn't get over the fact that not one person in Midtown tried to help this guy. I know the Kitty Genovese case isn't factual, but I couldn't help making the comparison.
 
2012-12-04 03:16:50 PM

The Larch: super_grass: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Look, you farking dipshiats, the issue is less about the ghoulish photog taking the pictures as it is the NY Post, ghouls all, deciding to PUBLISH THEM ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THEIR GHOULISH farkING PAPER.

All of that is in your very vivid and disturbing imagination. Without the context, all you see is a man climbing near the platform. He could be some other person going down to check on the victim as the train leaves for all you know.

Well, sure. If you were completely illiterate and unable to read the headline printed right on the photo, I suppose you wouldn't have that context. You could assume that he was just an electrician going down to check the signal mechanism, or a janitor going down to pick up trash off the track.

And if you were completely illiterate, you're probably the target audience for the New York Post. So, I guess that works out.


And a picture of JFK before he was shot is just as gory as a picture of his brains splattered out, right? Because that's what you're implying, yet you chose a personal attack instead.

Congratulations, you honorary soccer mom badge should arrive in the mail in a few weeks.
 
2012-12-04 03:17:46 PM

super_grass: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Look, you farking dipshiats, the issue is less about the ghoulish photog taking the pictures as it is the NY Post, ghouls all, deciding to PUBLISH THEM ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THEIR GHOULISH farkING PAPER.

All of that is in your very vivid and disturbing imagination. Without the context, all you see is a man climbing near the platform. He could be some other person going down to check on the victim as the train leaves for all you know.


You're probably joking, but I use that platform at least once a week. So, no.
 
2012-12-04 03:18:23 PM

Headso: I think a normal man could lift someone out of there, presumably they would be helping you out a bit and not total dead weight. But if it all happened too fast that's another story...


Pulling a guy from the tracks is comparable to a deadlift. The guy was probably no more than 175 lbs. If he is jumping or also pushing up against the top of the platform, then he is reducing your load as well. The biggest risk is leaning too far forward, losing your balance and toppling in front of the train yourself (which is increased if the panicked guy is pulling on you).
 
2012-12-04 03:20:04 PM

Lollipop165: CSS: Just this Saturday I was on 57th St and 7th Avenue at around 1am.

There was a body. I mean, this guy was stone cold, vomit over his mouth, and his eyes were open and he wasn't blinking. He wasn't responsive and I didn't notice any signs of breathing. A crowd of kids had crowded around him to "see the dead body". Right across from a Halal truck. We asked the Halal truck how long he had been there and they said "oh I dunno... 15 minutes or so?"

Not ONE person had called 911.

My husband had his phone on him and I made him call 911. We waited for about 5 more minutes for the cops to come. Again, this guy isn't blinking, and from what I could tell wasn't breathing.

Right then, one of the kids literally KICKS the dead guy. No joke the "dead guy" jumps up and is awake. He's obviously on drugs or something, but I had NEVER in my life been so sure this guy was dead, and to see him wake up was incredibly shocking. He was a kid, well dressed, probably in his 20's. On the floor he looked like a 40-something year old bum.

So I'm waiting for the ambulance with him and I buy him a water. Yeah, the farking Halal guys charged me farking $3 for a gawddamn bottle of water. I told the guys, wtf? I'm helping YOU guys out here moving the dead guy!

But truly, I couldn't get over the fact that not one person in Midtown tried to help this guy. I know the Kitty Genovese case isn't factual, but I couldn't help making the comparison.


To the halal guy, it probably looked like it was just another junkie nodding off in front of his cart after a hot dose. He probably doesn't like junkies shooting up in front of his cart, and was upset that you were encouraging him with water.

Of course, it could have been a lot of things. Maybe the guy was having a stroke. Maybe he we going into a diabetic shock. Maybe he fell and hit his head. I really have no idea.

// Anyhow, everyone knows you shouldn't kick a dead body. That's barbaric. You're supposed to poke them with a stick.
/// Maybe they don't have sticks in Manhattan.
//// Someone should start a charity. For only 50 cents a day, less than a cup of coffee, you can buy one poor Manhattan street urchin a body pokin' stick.
 
2012-12-04 03:21:01 PM
Abbasi claims that he was using his camera's flash to warn the train's conductor, possibly suggesting that the photos were incidental.

...and yet so purposefully framed. Then published on the Post's front page. Typical News Corp... the worst humanity has to offer.
 
2012-12-04 03:21:09 PM

liam76: cryinoutloud: Unless you were incredibly strong, like a weightlifter, I don't think many people would be able to lift a grown person up out of a hole like that.
Skinny old asian dude? 150 tops.


Are you trying to tell me that you'd be able to lean over, dangerously overbalancing yourself, and deadlift a guy from six feet below you, not even taking into account how fast the train is coming? I have limited experience with subways, but it seems like they come in pretty fast and then stop fast. So this guy had only a couple of seconds before he was hit when that picture was taken. And no one is anywhere near him.

The best outcome I can see for someone trying to help is that they run over there, lean over and get their head lopped off too.
 
2012-12-04 03:23:16 PM

super_grass: inner ted: Captain Darling: Joe Peanut: ChipNASA: [i.imgur.com image 722x457]

That photographer eventually committed suicide.

Was it because Internet douchebags who never lift a finger to alleviate poverty decided to vilify the messenger?

is that a troll? if so... meh 4/10

if not & you really need it explained to you, just holler

o what the hell - here you go: being in a position to help and choosing instead to make a profit is pretty freaking horrible.

being a chickenshiat coward and hiding behind "don't vilify the messenger" just makes you extra cock-punch worthy

When you vilify the messenger instead of the guy who pushed the man or the other lookers-on, you are attacking the messenger.


Also, awareness, pic of assailant, etc...


please don't misunderstand: the pusher needs to be pushed off a tall building

the photographer i referred to (starving kid & vulture) was more than an innocent messenger. he/she was actively profiting from a tragedy he/she could as easily helped to prevent.

not sure what you are referencing about the 'awareness, pic of assailant, etc"
 
2012-12-04 03:23:35 PM
images.tvrage.com
upload.wikimedia.org

Makes for great television, though.

/and a lifetime fear of standing anywhere near the tracks until the subway has arrived
 
2012-12-04 03:24:16 PM

Surool: Abbasi claims that he was using his camera's flash to warn the train's conductor, possibly suggesting that the photos were incidental.

...and yet so purposefully framed. Then published on the Post's front page. Typical News Corp... the worst humanity has to offer.


You must be appalled by the existence disaster and war coverage.
 
2012-12-04 03:27:39 PM
Count me in with the "I thought the platform had an overhang for just this reason" crowd. Not sure about the lying-down-between-the-tracks idea. Many trains (though I can't speak to NYC subway trains in particular) have hoses and couplings that hang down between cars. I'd hate to lie between the rails and think I saved myself, only to be hit at 50mph with chains, 4-inch air hoses and heavy duty steel valves.
 
2012-12-04 03:27:48 PM

super_grass: And a picture of JFK before he was shot is just as gory as a picture of his brains splattered out, right? Because that's what you're implying, yet you chose a personal attack instead.

Congratulations, you honorary soccer mom badge should arrive in the mail in a few weeks.


A picture of JFK in the Dallas motorcade a millisecond before the second shot rips the back of his head off, with a big headline saying "THIS MAN IS DOOMED", sounds pretty gory to me. But maybe you don't think so.
 
2012-12-04 03:28:08 PM

super_grass: Surool: Abbasi claims that he was using his camera's flash to warn the train's conductor, possibly suggesting that the photos were incidental.

...and yet so purposefully framed. Then published on the Post's front page. Typical News Corp... the worst humanity has to offer.

You must be appalled by the existence disaster and war coverage.


Do those photographers have the ability to stop the wars they cover?
 
2012-12-04 03:28:15 PM

cryinoutloud: liam76: cryinoutloud: Unless you were incredibly strong, like a weightlifter, I don't think many people would be able to lift a grown person up out of a hole like that.
Skinny old asian dude? 150 tops.

Are you trying to tell me that you'd be able to lean over, dangerously overbalancing yourself, and deadlift a guy from six feet below you, not even taking into account how fast the train is coming? I have limited experience with subways, but it seems like they come in pretty fast and then stop fast. So this guy had only a couple of seconds before he was hit when that picture was taken. And no one is anywhere near him.

The best outcome I can see for someone trying to help is that they run over there, lean over and get their head lopped off too.


Not saying I would run over with the train that close.

Actually I am pretty farking sure I wouldn't.

I am pointing out that lifting someoen like that (especially if they are helping) isn't that physically taxing for an adult male in moderate shape.
 
2012-12-04 03:29:22 PM

inner ted: the photographer i referred to (starving kid & vulture) was more than an innocent messenger. he/she was actively profiting from a tragedy he/she could as easily helped to prevent.


Look at how stupid you are.
 
2012-12-04 03:29:42 PM
Was it that guy's first day riding the subway?
3.bp.blogspot.com
STAND BETWEEN THE BEAMS UNTIL THE TRAIN HAS PASSED.
I was taught that when I was 6 years old.

See these nooks?
farm3.static.flickr.com
That's why they exist as well. 

And if you don't know enough not to touch the 3rd rail, maybe you should be living in Arkansas.
 
2012-12-04 03:30:15 PM
The New York Post and this photographer are absolutely contemptible trash, and their excuses about warning the photographer with a flash and being unable to help pull the guy up reek of bullshiat.
 
2012-12-04 03:30:50 PM
Errrr, warning the train driver I mean.
 
2012-12-04 03:30:54 PM

Surool: super_grass: Surool: Abbasi claims that he was using his camera's flash to warn the train's conductor, possibly suggesting that the photos were incidental.

...and yet so purposefully framed. Then published on the Post's front page. Typical News Corp... the worst humanity has to offer.

You must be appalled by the existence disaster and war coverage.

Do those photographers have the ability to stop the wars they cover?


Anderson Cooper could have picked up a rifle and patrolled for snipers and insurgents or save a few Haitians' lives if he volunteered instead of reporting.
 
2012-12-04 03:31:20 PM
russell simmons' fb page posted [trolled] this tragic photo

/his global grind site is a horrific explosion of long-form pop-up ads
 
2012-12-04 03:31:31 PM
there was probably some fear from the bystanders that if they tried to help the asian guy the crazy person threw onto the tracks, the crazy person would push them over the side as well. From what I read, he didn't run away until after the asian guy was run over by the train. If the crazy guy is still there and considering he had just thrown one person in front of the oncoming train ... do you take the chance?
 
2012-12-04 03:32:25 PM

ItchyMcDoogle: Someone need to inform Rupert Mudoch that something he owns is morally and ethically questionable!


Who owns the Gawker? Want to take a guess at who the photographer voted for? Trying to score partisan points off this is stupid.

Living in New York City baffles me. It reminds me of scientology in a way. Expensive as hell, soul-draining, ultimately futile, but everyone feverishly avoids the introspection that would reveal this by running around telling everyone else how great it is.

But to each his own.
 
2012-12-04 03:33:29 PM
If subways were outlawed, this poor guy would still be alive
 
2012-12-04 03:33:56 PM

super_grass: Surool: super_grass: Surool: Abbasi claims that he was using his camera's flash to warn the train's conductor, possibly suggesting that the photos were incidental.

...and yet so purposefully framed. Then published on the Post's front page. Typical News Corp... the worst humanity has to offer.

You must be appalled by the existence disaster and war coverage.

Do those photographers have the ability to stop the wars they cover?

Anderson Cooper could have picked up a rifle and patrolled for snipers and insurgents or save a few Haitians' lives if he volunteered instead of reporting.


Actually, Anderson did help out as well as report. Got anything else in you bag of derp?
 
2012-12-04 03:36:01 PM

TommyymmoT: Was it that guy's first day riding the subway?
[3.bp.blogspot.com image 448x284]
STAND BETWEEN THE BEAMS UNTIL THE TRAIN HAS PASSED.
I was taught that when I was 6 years old.

See these nooks?
[farm3.static.flickr.com image 500x375]
That's why they exist as well. 

And if you don't know enough not to touch the 3rd rail, maybe you should be living in Arkansas.


Just admit it... you have absolutely no clue where the third rail is in those photographs, do you? You're not even entirely sure what the third rail is, or why you're not supposed to touch it. Maybe it's covered in poison ivy or something?

Anyhow, for the rest of you, never never never follow Tommy Palindrome's advice here. The third rail is that big steel bar that's jammed right up against those alcoves that he points out, and would be sending 600 volts and hundreds of amps of electricity through your legs the second you brushed up against it trying to wedge yourself into one of those holes.
 
2012-12-04 03:36:11 PM

The Larch: inner ted: the photographer i referred to (starving kid & vulture) was more than an innocent messenger. he/she was actively profiting from a tragedy he/she could as easily helped to prevent.

Look at how stupid you are.


aww, make you sad?

or are you here to prattle on about how the poor photographer was helpless to do anything (except take photos and make $$)

please, do go on. it's intriguing
 
2012-12-04 03:40:22 PM

inner ted: aww, make you sad?
or are you here to prattle on about how the poor photographer was helpless to do anything (except take photos and make $$)
please, do go on. it's intriguing


He's dead now, long before his time, and he died a tormented man. That's not good enough for you? I don't think you're the guy to be making judgments about anyone else's character.
 
2012-12-04 03:40:27 PM

Surool: super_grass: Surool: super_grass: Surool: Abbasi claims that he was using his camera's flash to warn the train's conductor, possibly suggesting that the photos were incidental.

...and yet so purposefully framed. Then published on the Post's front page. Typical News Corp... the worst humanity has to offer.

You must be appalled by the existence disaster and war coverage.

Do those photographers have the ability to stop the wars they cover?

Anderson Cooper could have picked up a rifle and patrolled for snipers and insurgents or save a few Haitians' lives if he volunteered instead of reporting.

Actually, Anderson did help out as well as report. Got anything else in you bag of derp?


But he didn't choose to spend ALL his time helping, nor did he pick up rifles when he was at Afghanistan or Iraq, nor did the cameramen.

Wouldn't that be wrong according to your "logic"?
 
2012-12-04 03:43:31 PM

TommyymmoT: Was it that guy's first day riding the subway?
[3.bp.blogspot.com image 448x284]
STAND BETWEEN THE BEAMS UNTIL THE TRAIN HAS PASSED.
I was taught that when I was 6 years old.

See these nooks?
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That's why they exist as well. 

And if you don't know enough not to touch the 3rd rail, maybe you should be living in Arkansas.


If you're in a hurry because, say, you're panicking as a train bears down on you, gingerly stepping over the 3rd rail (at least in these examples) is probably not going to happen.
 
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