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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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2013-06-03 03:01:22 AM  

stu1-1: eventhelosers:

DER twee woots have waters enemum  have to spellz out for you,  me saw it first handed i grows up thare, gets backs to mai when you after yous had years of handz on electricalizing, you gotsta have a fancy diploma dontcha

yez I do.
I gotz 20 yeers exsperance on electricalizing. Fixin TVees an such.  I aslo dun 10 yeers puttin in satelite systems sos I nos awl about grounding.

OBKB

 
2013-06-03 03:02:50 AM  

stu1-1: eventhelosers:

DER twee woots have waters enemum  have to spellz out for you,  me saw it first handed i grows up thare, gets backs to mai when you after yous had years of handz on electricalizing, you gotsta have a fancy diploma dontcha

yez I do.
I gotz 20 yeers exsperance on electricalizing. Fixin TVees an such.  I aslo dun 10 yeers puttin in satelite systems sos I nos awl about grounding.

BTW please call all your customer and tell them you didn't know what the hell you were doing, and they should have someone with a clue check your work

 
2013-06-03 03:07:29 AM  

eventhelosers: stu1-1: eventhelosers:

DER twee woots have waters enemum  have to spellz out for you,  me saw it first handed i grows up thare, gets backs to mai when you after yous had years of handz on electricalizing, you gotsta have a fancy diploma dontcha

yez I do.
I gotz 20 yeers exsperance on electricalizing. Fixin TVees an such.  I aslo dun 10 yeers puttin in satelite systems sos I nos awl about grounding.

BTW please call all your customer and tell them you didn't know what the hell you were doing, and they should have someone with a clue check your work


Actually, my work was so good I was promoted to quality control.  I went out and inspected everyone else's work....  including making sure the systems were grounded.
 
2013-06-03 03:26:28 AM  

BigRightRear: Ishkur: 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

It will can only hit you if you  are grounded. Rubber tires make good insulators.


You don't say.
www.flightglobal.com
 
2013-06-03 03:26:48 AM  

Spyder11791: Tried posting on their facebook page but they seem to be deleting anything slightly negative.


There are several posts about the incident on their Facebook -

(search  South Keys Greenboro Community Association)
 
2013-06-03 03:34:47 AM  

SpaceBison: BigRightRear: Ishkur: 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

It will can only hit you if you  are grounded. Rubber tires make good insulators.

You don't say.
[www.flightglobal.com image 560x313]


Rubber shoes. Nice and thick!
 
2013-06-03 03:39:58 AM  
To  eventhelosers:
The point you're trying to make is that lightning will conduct through tree roots.
I'm not disputing that, but lightning will not jump back up out of the ground from the roots once it's there.
There are cases where people and animals have been struck just by standing near a tree that's been hit.
In those cases, the lightning conducted through wet grass or standing water on it's way to ground.

If you can find me one case where someone or some animal was struck by lightning from tree roots,
I will vote "SMART" on every post you've made here.
 
2013-06-03 04:32:34 AM  

Ishkur: 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


people like you get people killed by giving bad advice.

/shut up if you don't know what you're talking about.

If you find yourself in a flat field with a lightning storm around you, crouch low and find a ditch to lay in if you can. if not lay down. electricity WILL take the path of least resistance. if you are the tallest point around, congrats, it's you.
 
2013-06-03 05:12:41 AM  
Nothing having to do with soccer is rational.
This story includes soccer.
/Divide by zero.
 
2013-06-03 05:42:50 AM  

J Noble Daggett: Here's a tip. If you feel a tingle, hair start standing up, move. It gives you a small chance of being injured less. But don't stick your tongue out as you run.


As I recall, if you feel a tingle you should immediately lie flat on the ground to earth yourself.
 
2013-06-03 06:10:17 AM  

gaslight: "they kept asking 'are you above the law'?"

Meaning, are you above the laws of physics? No! And neither are you. What will happen is that because there are more of these idiots, in the aftermath and ridicule, it will somehow be implied that it was 'bad' of her to hold this minority opinion because most of this group disagreed with. Christ. These people farking vote.


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The mob mentality, despite being wrong is what is frightening.
 
2013-06-03 06:13:25 AM  
It would of been poetic justice if they all were killed by lightening except one. Good for her!!
 
2013-06-03 06:18:49 AM  
Roll an imaginary 60-meter sphere across the landscape and look at where it touches.

what-if.xkcd.com

To figure out where lightning is likely to hit, you roll the imaginary 60-meter sphere across the landscape (for safety reasons, do not use a real sphere). This sphere climbs up over trees and buildings without passing through anything (or rolling it up). Places the surface makes contact - treetops, fenceposts, and golfers in fields - are potential lightning targets.

This means you can calculate a lightning "shadow" around an object of height h on a flat surface.

 http://what-if.xkcd.com/16/
 
2013-06-03 06:23:21 AM  

fknra: If you find yourself in a flat field with a lightning storm around you, crouch low and find a ditch to lay in if you can. if not lay down. electricity WILL take the path of least resistance. if you are the tallest point around, congrats, it's you.


I learned in high school that it's better to crouch on your feet (shoes) than lie down.

"After the current hits the tall object, it flows out into the ground. If you're touching the ground nearby, it can travel through your body." (link above)
 
2013-06-03 06:51:14 AM  

Ilmarinen: Roll an imaginary 60-meter sphere across the landscape and look at where it touches.

[what-if.xkcd.com image 375x268]

To figure out where lightning is likely to hit, you roll the imaginary 60-meter sphere across the landscape (for safety reasons, do not use a real sphere). This sphere climbs up over trees and buildings without passing through anything (or rolling it up). Places the surface makes contact - treetops, fenceposts, and golfers in fields - are potential lightning targets.

This means you can calculate a lightning "shadow" around an object of height h on a flat surface.

 http://what-if.xkcd.com/16/


Fark, you mean I have been carrying around this 60m sphere for nothing?
 
2013-06-03 07:22:10 AM  

Gunny Walker: 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 image 300x400]

I think he meant Louis Farrakhan instead.

 
2013-06-03 07:23:39 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: Gunny Walker: 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 image 300x400]

I think he meant Louis Farrakhan instead.


Take two:

i101.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-03 07:25:45 AM  
She said the coach also told her the field was private because the team rented it from the city, and she was therefore breaking the law by refusing their direction.

"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'?"


What the fark is it with pathetic little officials and their Stalinist complexes. Farking soccer coaches are police now? Damn the world is full of stupid.
 
2013-06-03 07:27:19 AM  
Lightning.

Not lightEning.

Lightning.

/twitch
 
2013-06-03 07:45:39 AM  
deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com
Sheltering myself with a large piece of sheet metal, I ran for cover under the tallest tree i could find.
 
2013-06-03 08:12:08 AM  
More a case of
rantchick.com
 
2013-06-03 08:22:52 AM  
sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk
 
2013-06-03 08:54:33 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Was looking for examples of  people under trees who were struck by lightning when I found this  one about a guy on a motorcycle who took a bolt through his penis.

Doctors said there would be "no lasting effects."


except for some exciting new super powers
 
2013-06-03 09:09:04 AM  
In a situation like this, wouldn't everyone be safest running to their soccer vans? Or even that smelly, wooden, public bathroom that every park has that usually has a trough in addition to one urinal?
 
2013-06-03 09:30:23 AM  

stu1-1: To  eventhelosers:
The point you're trying to make is that lightning will conduct through tree roots.
I'm not disputing that, but lightning will not jump back up out of the ground from the roots once it's there.
There are cases where people and animals have been struck just by standing near a tree that's been hit.
In those cases, the lightning conducted through wet grass or standing water on it's way to ground.

If you can find me one case where someone or some animal was struck by lightning from tree roots,
I will vote "SMART" on every post you've made here.


http://www.esdjournal.com/articles/Lightning/Fowler/sc%20fowler.htm

www.ces.ncsu.edu

I observed the scene (days later) of the Camp Webb strike.  Google "lightning through roots" and take of your pick if you are still not satisfied.  I apologize for the personal attack, the aliens weren't very gentle with the probe last time and my hemorrhoids are killing me.
 
2013-06-03 09:57:24 AM  

eventhelosers: stu1-1: To  eventhelosers:
The point you're trying to make is that lightning will conduct through tree roots.
I'm not disputing that, but lightning will not jump back up out of the ground from the roots once it's there.
There are cases where people and animals have been struck just by standing near a tree that's been hit.
In those cases, the lightning conducted through wet grass or standing water on it's way to ground.

If you can find me one case where someone or some animal was struck by lightning from tree roots,
I will vote "SMART" on every post you've made here.

http://www.esdjournal.com/articles/Lightning/Fowler/sc%20fowler.htm

[www.ces.ncsu.edu image 404x270]

I observed the scene (days later) of the Camp Webb strike.  Google "lightning through roots" and take of your pick if you are still not satisfied.  I apologize for the personal attack, the aliens weren't very gentle with the probe last time and my hemorrhoids are killing me.


OK...   you win.
No need to apologize, no offense was taken.
when people piss me off I just send my friends to their house disguised as aliens.
Commencing voting.   *sigh*
 
2013-06-03 10:34:33 AM  

gibbon1: Definitely. Googling for 'killed by falling tree' results in pages of news stories. Leads one to believe that deaths and injuries of that nature are common and under reported. Also falling power lines are not uncommon either. Once saw a power line fall to the ground. Bunch of sparks, then the nothing, minute later more sparks as a breaker reset. General rule, stay away as a fallen power line can be dead one moment and live the next and power lines are not insulated.


Yup.  After a breaker trips on a big wire they wait a little bit and reset it and see what happens.  The thing is the usual cause of tripping is some animal that got too close and the remains of the crispy critter usually fall away, clearing the short.

However, if the wires are down you have a dead wire that suddenly goes hot for a moment until the breakers trip again.
 
2013-06-03 11:27:08 AM  

J Noble Daggett: Tents may actually increase the likelihood of lightning hitting
that spot if they are higher than nearby objects.


You need to work on your reading comprehension, Sparky. I didn't say we were safe. I said the tents were the safest available shelter given the circumstances. We were 40 kilometers away from anything genuinely useful.

The only advantage the tents offered us is that we were lying down and dry in a clearing somewhat away from the woods that otherwise totally surrounded us, and about a hundred yards away from the tree that actually got hit and flash-steamed. We found largish splinters that actually reached the edge of the clearing, and more than thirty yards away from the ex-tree.
 
2013-06-03 12:07:24 PM  
The worst lightning strike I ever saw up close and personal struck a tenth of a mile from me.  The lightning struck the corner of a barb wire fence holding a herd of cattle, and the electricity ran down the entire length of the fence.  Every cow within 10 feet of that fence dropped dead.  Even the ones a full mile away where two separate pastures connected to the same fence posts at one point.  I think the total was something like 30 cattle dead from that one strike.
 
2013-06-03 12:35:36 PM  
Why would the stupid biatch have wanted to remain on a soccer field during a thunderstorm anyway?
 
2013-06-03 12:52:19 PM  
Their Facebook says no one was asked to stand under trees.

We need the mounties to investigate!

https://www.facebook.com/ottawaskgca
 
2013-06-03 02:54:43 PM  

Ilmarinen: Roll an imaginary 60-meter sphere across the landscape and look at where it touches.

[what-if.xkcd.com image 375x268]

To figure out where lightning is likely to hit, you roll the imaginary 60-meter sphere across the landscape (for safety reasons, do not use a real sphere). This sphere climbs up over trees and buildings without passing through anything (or rolling it up). Places the surface makes contact - treetops, fenceposts, and golfers in fields - are potential lightning targets.

This means you can calculate a lightning "shadow" around an object of height h on a flat surface.

 http://what-if.xkcd.com/16/


Came for this, leaving satisfied...
 
2013-06-03 04:42:44 PM  
 
2013-06-03 05:10:07 PM  
Not sure why she'd want her kid to play in that league now anyway. It is apparently run by farking idiots.

Isn't "Don't take shelter under a tree during a storm" the kind of shiat you learn when you're a little kid?
 
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