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(Sun News Network)   Soccer mom and her son kicked off field for refusing to take shelter during a thunder storm. FARK: Under trees   (sunnewsnetwork.ca) divider line 184
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2013-06-02 05:03:30 PM  
The stupid, it burns!
 
2013-06-02 05:06:09 PM  
media.ebaumsworld.com
 
2013-06-02 05:21:49 PM  
Yeah.That strategy usually works out great for cows.
 
2013-06-02 05:28:59 PM  
Probably better for her son not to be around such idiot adults.
 
2013-06-02 05:33:21 PM  
Minus the threat of a tornado, why wouldn't you go to your car during a lightning storm?

/the coaches will catch hell
 
2013-06-02 05:34:30 PM  
Shielding myself with a large piece of sheet metal, I ran for cover under the tallest tree I could find...

download.lardlad.com
 
2013-06-02 05:46:20 PM  
Kid's sports is dominated by assholes? When did this happen?
 
2013-06-02 06:09:26 PM  
Good to know that the anti-science crowd is not found only down here in the states.
 
2013-06-02 06:16:58 PM  

basemetal: Minus the threat of a tornado, why wouldn't you go to your car during a lightning storm?

/the coaches will catch hell


In the name of Daniel Faraday, THIS!
 
2013-06-02 06:28:51 PM  
On one hand, she is awesome for maintaining most of the common sense that seems to leak out of people's heads when they need it most, but on the other, she named her kid "Noa".  Eh. I'm still in your corner "refused to become a lightning-rod" lady!
 
2013-06-02 06:44:06 PM  
Oliveria said she is both "shocked and concerned"
That's usually code for I'm a busybody with nothing else to do but whine.  But whole lee shiat those coaches need a little science in their diet.
 
2013-06-02 07:04:14 PM  

basemetal: Minus the threat of a tornado, why wouldn't you go to your car during a lightning storm?

/the coaches will catch hell


Because I'm not pussy.

Ben, fetch the kite!
 
2013-06-02 07:29:32 PM  

MagSeven: On one hand, she is awesome for maintaining most of the common sense that seems to leak out of people's heads when they need it most, but on the other, she named her kid "Noa".


It would have been ironic if she'd named him "Noaa".

Or maybe not. Too much time on Fark and I don't think I understand irony anymore.
 
2013-06-02 07:36:55 PM  
Think evil of me, but I really really wish after the mother and son were kicked out, a lightning strike did hit the tree.

/would have Darwin showing who was the REAL law
 
2013-06-02 07:42:59 PM  

PapaChester: Good to know that the anti-science crowd is not found only down here in the states.



Heh....This.
 
2013-06-02 08:05:47 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Think evil of me, but I really really wish after the mother and son were kicked out, a lightning strike did hit the tree.

/would have Darwin showing who was the REAL law


i50.tinypic.com
 
2013-06-02 08:51:33 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: basemetal: Minus the threat of a tornado, why wouldn't you go to your car during a lightning storm?

/the coaches will catch hell

In the name of Daniel Faraday, THIS!


Who's that?
 
2013-06-02 08:55:57 PM  
Shelter

www.maniacworld.com
 
2013-06-02 08:57:26 PM  
Honestly those coaches should be fired.
 
2013-06-02 08:57:41 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: OtherLittleGuy: basemetal: Minus the threat of a tornado, why wouldn't you go to your car during a lightning storm?

/the coaches will catch hell

In the name of Daniel Faraday, THIS!

Who's that?


Michael's less successful cousin. He had a Skoda dealership.
 
2013-06-02 08:59:05 PM  
When I have a tiny dispute about a rain shower with child-league soccer coaches...

...I run to the press and make it international news!!
 
2013-06-02 09:00:03 PM  
Someone send them lots of pictures of golfers struck by lighting after taking shelter under trees. Oh, and that soccer team that all got killed after sheltering under an oak in England, that should enlighten them.
 
2013-06-02 09:00:42 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: OtherLittleGuy: basemetal: Minus the threat of a tornado, why wouldn't you go to your car during a lightning storm?

/the coaches will catch hell

In the name of Daniel Faraday, THIS!

Who's that?


This guy.
i226.photobucket.com

I think he meant Louis Farrakhan instead.
 
2013-06-02 09:02:23 PM  
Should've named the kid NOAA.
 
2013-06-02 09:03:16 PM  

jaytkay: When I have a tiny dispute about a rain shower with child-league soccer coaches...

...I run to the press and make it international news!!


blogington.com
 
2013-06-02 09:05:55 PM  
Correct me if I am wrong (and I am sure many will) but I have always understood that you don't shelter under A tree during a thunderstorm but sheltering under trees is fine if it is a group and you are not near the tallest one. Did she and her son go into the three point crouch, grounding themselves, or did they just stand around watching and being the tallest thing on the field?
 
2013-06-02 09:06:14 PM  
even if you are ignorant to how electricity works, you have to be a farking caveperson to think a tree is going to protect you from lightning.
 
2013-06-02 09:06:55 PM  
Lightning... Yea, wait it out in the car. One of the safest places you can be during lightning.
 
2013-06-02 09:08:29 PM  

basemetal: Minus the threat of a tornado, why wouldn't you go to your car during a lightning storm?


And don't leave. Someone has to call 911, so they can notify the coroner.
 
2013-06-02 09:09:56 PM  

jaytkay: When I have a tiny dispute about a rain shower with child-league soccer coaches...

...I run to the press and make it international news!!


When my child's coaches insist a field full of children do the equivalent of spelling out "f%$# you Zeus you can't hit sh*t" on the field, I run to whoever will listen before their stupid actually kills someone.
 
2013-06-02 09:10:41 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Should've named the kid NOAA.


Heh heh heh
 
2013-06-02 09:10:53 PM  
The coaches told them to make like a tree and get the fark off the field!
 
2013-06-02 09:10:56 PM  
Rat farts!
 
2013-06-02 09:12:26 PM  
When lightening hits a tree it's like a frag grenade.  Creating wood splinters because it has a resistance to electricity.  Prefer sitting in a car during a lightning storm.  Just don't touch anything metal.
 
2013-06-02 09:13:09 PM  
anonuk.anonsource.org

Names and phone numbers of these retarded tree huggers?  Please?
 
2013-06-02 09:14:51 PM  
Years ago I did a bicycle ride called the Markleeville Death Ride. Making my way up one of the passes, I rode right into a thunderhead. It was raining pretty hard, and there was lightning and thunder all around, but I just kept on climbing. I was shocked at how many people were taking shelter under the pine trees. It was the same day that some climbers were injured (one died) on Mt. Whitney in a stone shelter. At any rate, I felt my odds of being struck on my bicycle were lower than if I were to stand below a tall pine tree.
 
2013-06-02 09:15:37 PM  
That article made my brain hurt.
 
2013-06-02 09:16:44 PM  
Shoulda called the cops and had the coaches arrested for child endangerment.
 
2013-06-02 09:17:00 PM  
It doesn't matter whether they were correct or not.  They were the officials in charge of situation.  You must always obey the officials who are in charge.  Continue to teach your children this please.
 
2013-06-02 09:17:45 PM  
"Twenty two years ago on May 17th a tremendous thunderstorm rolled through Northwest DC and surrounding suburbs. Lightning struck spectators on the campus of St. Albans.

Some of the spectators ran to their car for cover and to some buildings close to the field; some however, took shelter under a large tree breaking the fundamental rule in lightning safety. You never want to make yourself or be near the tallest object in the landscape. Lightning struck that tree. The lightning traveled down the trunk and along the big roots that were exposed from the ground. Fred Laughlin was standing next to Noah Eig [one of the fatalities] under the tree."

WUSA9, Washington DC
 
2013-06-02 09:19:50 PM  

catmandu: Correct me if I am wrong (and I am sure many will) but I have always understood that you don't shelter under A tree during a thunderstorm but sheltering under trees is fine if it is a group and you are not near the tallest one.


Consider yourself corrected.
 
2013-06-02 09:20:01 PM  
FTFA: "Next think you know I have four or five of them (coaches) around me," she said. "None of them were listening, they kept asking 'are you above the law'?"

Wait, Soccer coaches also have legal authority in Canada?

I know our gov'ts our different, but jeeze.
 
2013-06-02 09:21:06 PM  

skinink: The coaches told them to make like a tree and get the fark off the field!


i2.ytimg.com
 
2013-06-02 09:21:09 PM  
Probably a school league.

i306.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-02 09:22:30 PM  
You're fine in the middle of a flat field during a lighting storm.

Just keep your feet together so you stay grounded.

/that is, if you don't have a car
 
2013-06-02 09:23:45 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-02 09:24:02 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-02 09:25:29 PM  
>Richard Richards: Better come in till this blows over.
>Bishop: What do you think, fella?
>Carl Spackler: I'd keep playing. I don't think the heavy stuff's gonna come down for quite awhile.
>Bishop: You're right. Anyway, the Good Lord would never disrupt the best game of my life.
[THUNDER]
 
2013-06-02 09:27:18 PM  
People are idiots. A few years ago, I was in Walmart (don't judge me) when a massive thunderstorm rolled in. The sky was dark and the rain was pouring in sheets as I checked out, so I ended up standing by the front windows with other shoppers waiting for it to let up. We all watched as a tall industrial tower across the street was struck by lightning twice in a row, with a collective "whoa!" from the little crowd each time.

And right in the middle of that, a manager appeared with a very worried-looking teen girl and a giant patio umbrella with a metal pole. He was ordering her to walk people to their cars with it, and when she tried to protest, he jumped down her throat about doing her job.

Several customers and I lit into him to basically say, "No, you farkwit, nobody is walking across the flat, open parking lot carrying a long metal pole in a lightning storm." We finally managed to get him to back off of his cunning plan, but he wasn't happy about it.
 
2013-06-02 09:28:35 PM  

Amusement: When lightening hits a tree it's like a frag grenade.  Creating wood splinters because it has a resistance to electricity.  Prefer sitting in a car during a lightning storm.  Just don't touch anything metal.


Touching metal in the car won't hurt you in a lightning strike. Lightning is a surface effect. A live wire laying across your car means don't touch any metal.

/no it is not the rubber tires that protect you in you car, it is the metal.
 
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