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2013-10-14 07:42:28 PM
I'm glad she's not hurt and all, but frankly, this is entirely her fault, and she's lucky if all she gets is a trespassing charge.  A lot of municipalities would seek restitution for the money spent trying to rescue her, and rightly so.
 
2013-10-14 07:43:40 PM

Mikey1969: Sorry lady, not only is the bridge well marked, but railroad companies do NOT fark around. Even crossing regular tracks on foot on the way home can get you a serious fine.

You know why? Trains can't stop, and they can't change lanes to avoid hitting people, but people like to blame whoever hits them, so railroad companies don't take chances.


No turrists.
 
2013-10-14 07:51:59 PM

Mikey1969: Sorry lady, not only is the bridge well marked, but railroad companies do NOT fark around. Even crossing regular tracks on foot on the way home can get you a serious fine.

You know why? Trains can't stop, and they can't change lanes to avoid hitting people, but people like to blame whoever hits them, so railroad companies don't take chances.


But I was reliably informed by many years of Bugs Bunny cartoons that locomotives can stop dead any time they want!! You mean that's not true?
 
2013-10-14 07:54:01 PM
From our original article:

"This bridge is controlled from Tallahassee. There's not a bridge minder here anymore," Glazebrook said. "So she's stuck on the bridge and she's going up. The next thing is, she's stuck, straddled like Jesus Christ."

From this article:

"She was just stuck in this Jesus Christ position," said Phillip Glazebrook, a Fort Lauderdale man who witnessd the riveting rescue. "The woman was frozen and terrified."

Did the guy rephrase his statement in a different interview, or did the SunSentinel just get it not quite right? I'll grant that the sentence does sound marginally less weird this way, though I've never actually seen an image of Jesus in that position myself anyway.
 
2013-10-14 08:10:59 PM

Mikey1969: Sorry lady, not only is the bridge well marked, but railroad companies do NOT fark around. Even crossing regular tracks on foot on the way home can get you a serious fine.

You know why? Trains can't stop, and they can't change lanes to avoid hitting people, but people like to blame whoever hits them, so railroad companies don't take chances.


Around here, if you are hit by a train (lots of lightrail, as well as some Amtrack/Caltrain) YOU are at fault, for those very reasons - YOU chose to be where the train eneded to be, and unless you can prove signal malfuction or something (failure of crossing guards doesn't count either) you had it coming, and will be fined & held responsible for the whole mess, and you have no legal recourse for damages. 

Don't fark with trains.
 
2013-10-14 08:12:18 PM

Clockwork Kumquat: From our original article:

"This bridge is controlled from Tallahassee. There's not a bridge minder here anymore," Glazebrook said. "So she's stuck on the bridge and she's going up. The next thing is, she's stuck, straddled like Jesus Christ."

From this article:

"She was just stuck in this Jesus Christ position," said Phillip Glazebrook, a Fort Lauderdale man who witnessd the riveting rescue. "The woman was frozen and terrified."

Did the guy rephrase his statement in a different interview, or did the SunSentinel just get it not quite right? I'll grant that the sentence does sound marginally less weird this way, though I've never actually seen an image of Jesus in that position myself anyway.


Apparently two reporters worked the same guy.
 
2013-10-14 08:14:45 PM
NEDM:
Apparently two reporters worked the same guy.

Aaaaaaaaand apparently I can't read, since that wasn't the question you were asking.

/I still say two different reporters/interviews
 
2013-10-14 08:17:21 PM
So no one threw anything at her?  Dirt clods?  Spare change?  Rocks?  Dead fish?

Missed opportunity.  If it was me and my friends, there'd be some pelting with garbage going on.
 
2013-10-14 08:29:47 PM

Gyrfalcon: Mikey1969: Sorry lady, not only is the bridge well marked, but railroad companies do NOT fark around. Even crossing regular tracks on foot on the way home can get you a serious fine.

You know why? Trains can't stop, and they can't change lanes to avoid hitting people, but people like to blame whoever hits them, so railroad companies don't take chances.

But I was reliably informed by many years of Bugs Bunny cartoons that locomotives can stop dead any time they want!! You mean that's not true?


Well, you have to be holding a sign up, I think... It also helps if they run out of fuel, just like airplanes.
 
2013-10-14 08:33:16 PM

noitsnot: So no one threw anything at her?  Dirt clods?  Spare change?  Rocks?  Dead fish?

Missed opportunity.  If it was me and my friends, there'd be some pelting with garbage going on.


Either we hung out together in our youth, or we should have....because, yes, a pelting was definitely in line there.
 
2013-10-14 08:34:48 PM

MechTard: Mikey1969: Sorry lady, not only is the bridge well marked, but railroad companies do NOT fark around. Even crossing regular tracks on foot on the way home can get you a serious fine.

You know why? Trains can't stop, and they can't change lanes to avoid hitting people, but people like to blame whoever hits them, so railroad companies don't take chances.

Around here, if you are hit by a train (lots of lightrail, as well as some Amtrack/Caltrain) YOU are at fault, for those very reasons - YOU chose to be where the train eneded to be, and unless you can prove signal malfuction or something (failure of crossing guards doesn't count either) you had it coming, and will be fined & held responsible for the whole mess, and you have no legal recourse for damages. 

Don't fark with trains.


Yeah, when I lived in FLagstaff, they had roughly 50 freight trains a day(Around '95, when I moved, they were gonna up it to 75 a day), plus a few Amtrak runs, and the tracks went right through the center of town. It was every few months that some jackass(Usually someone drunk) would wander onto the tracks. Happened right outside my house once, it was actually my roommate and I who found the body for the police--about 100 yards from where the train hit her.

To be fair, when I lived there, the intersections and traffic were farked up enough, it was relatively easy to get caught on the tracks. I had it happen once or twice, but always had an escape route if I saw a train. If nothing else, it helped me learn how to plan for it in the future. Now that I drive in places that aren't ridiculously crowded traffic-wise, I've never had it happen since.
 
2013-10-14 08:59:38 PM

Tillmaster: So the railway company offered to lower the bridge (which seems a reasonable solution) but the FD insisted on using ladders.

One has to wonder why.


They probably don't get to use their ladders that much; fire and police departments now have all sorts of cool toys and rarely get to use them.

/Wilmington, DE PD recently sent out their bomb squad to blow up a Model T-era car battery someone dug up
//no idea why the Wilmington PD has a bomb squad.
 
2013-10-14 09:09:11 PM

you_idiot: Why is this not already a photoshop thread?


Pressure from Big Breast. Never mess with Big Breast. You're risking a motor boat ride.
 
2013-10-14 09:14:27 PM

traylor: "She was just stuck in this Jesus Christ position,"

I dunno, maybe they were thinking of the missionary position? Or is it the lesser known Jesus-Riding-a-Dinosaur position? Can't decide.


img.fark.net


Clearly the "Holy Fark" position.

 
2013-10-14 09:17:44 PM

Tillmaster: So the railway company offered to lower the bridge (which seems a reasonable solution) but the FD insisted on using ladders.

One has to wonder why.


I certainly did. It would have eliminated any danger to the first responders, and the action involved would be the inverse of what she'd already experience, no?
 
2013-10-14 09:23:49 PM
Uh, duh. It's always trespassing to walk down tracks.
 
2013-10-14 09:32:58 PM

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: netcentric: 1 in 7 Americans are illiterate.

Is.


"Are" is correct, unless you are speaking of one specific American out of seven.
 
2013-10-14 09:36:33 PM
I still don't understand HTF this happened. Does the bridge spring up like a mousetrap? Because that seems like a very unusual design. Did the bridge start the raise up and she thought "I'd better lie down." Because that doesn't make any sense.
 
2013-10-14 10:14:28 PM

TheGogmagog: traylor: "She was just stuck in this Jesus Christ position,"
I dunno, maybe they were thinking of the missionary position? Or is it the lesser known Jesus-Riding-a-Dinosaur position? Can't decide.
img.fark.net
Clearly the "Holy Fark" position.


Why in the world isn't she standing on the ends of the railroad ties?

You know - she kind of looks photoshopped in there.  I can't even see that her hands are on anything.

Is this thing just a big hoax?
 
2013-10-14 10:31:30 PM
Charge the trespassing biatch for her tickets plus the costs of rolling the fire department and endangering their lives.  Pretty sure each first responder is at least 10,000% more valuable than this idiot.  So pay her $2.13 and send her on her way.  it's just a matter of time before she costs society more than she will ever contribute.
 
2013-10-14 10:34:53 PM

MadAzza: I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: netcentric: 1 in 7 Americans are illiterate.

Is.

"Are" is correct, unless you are speaking of one specific American out of seven.


Wrong. "One" is singular, whether it's one out of seven or one out of three hundred million.

Try taking out the prepositional phrase: "One are illiterate." If you think that's right, I assume you have six literate friends.
 
2013-10-14 10:35:24 PM

Clockwork Kumquat: From our original article:

"This bridge is controlled from Tallahassee. There's not a bridge minder here anymore," Glazebrook said. "So she's stuck on the bridge and she's going up. The next thing is, she's stuck, straddled like Jesus Christ."

From this article:

"She was just stuck in this Jesus Christ position," said Phillip Glazebrook, a Fort Lauderdale man who witnessd the riveting rescue. "The woman was frozen and terrified."

Did the guy rephrase his statement in a different interview, or did the SunSentinel just get it not quite right? I'll grant that the sentence does sound marginally less weird this way, though I've never actually seen an image of Jesus in that position myself anyway.


If you watch the interview with the guy he says it  "Straddled like....Jesus Christ!" he used the Jesus Christ as a exclamation, just in a awkward spot in his sentence, but the  station took it out of context and ran with it
 
2013-10-14 10:35:25 PM
WTF is that a polka dot bralette I see?
 
2013-10-14 10:37:42 PM

inertcorkhair: I still don't understand HTF this happened. Does the bridge spring up like a mousetrap? Because that seems like a very unusual design. Did the bridge start the raise up and she thought "I'd better lie down." Because that doesn't make any sense.


I'm guessing she was much closer to the middle when the bridge began to raise up, and ran for the nearer end; then was sort of running downhill as the bridge reached vertical, thus leaving her in this strange posture.

Myself, I'd have been straight over the side and into the water to avoid precisely this position; but perhaps she can't swim.
 
TWX
2013-10-14 10:51:18 PM
Even with formal charges I doubt that she's going to see much in the way of the actual trespassing fine. Back in my early twenties I had to go to court over a traffic violation, and while waiting for my turn I listened to the other cases. There were two or three railway trespassing infractions, and the fine each trespasser got was $50. No incarceration time, and it was probably not even a misdemeanor-level charge.

I also doubt that they can charge very much for the rescue effort. The firefighters were probably already being paid for their shift, so no extra labor costs, and they probably didn't incur any particular wear and tear on the truck, so no extra costs there. Fuel would be the only thing I could see them dinging her for, and a couple-hundred bucks for a tank of diesel is probably the only major expense.
 
2013-10-14 10:59:15 PM

TWX: Even with formal charges I doubt that she's going to see much in the way of the actual trespassing fine. Back in my early twenties I had to go to court over a traffic violation, and while waiting for my turn I listened to the other cases. There were two or three railway trespassing infractions, and the fine each trespasser got was $50. No incarceration time, and it was probably not even a misdemeanor-level charge.

I also doubt that they can charge very much for the rescue effort. The firefighters were probably already being paid for their shift, so no extra labor costs, and they probably didn't incur any particular wear and tear on the truck, so no extra costs there. Fuel would be the only thing I could see them dinging her for, and a couple-hundred bucks for a tank of diesel is probably the only major expense.


(SLAP!!) Enough of this! FARK demands blood!!!
 
2013-10-14 11:00:03 PM
Didn't some drunk guys get killed on a bridge like this a few years ago?
 
2013-10-14 11:04:26 PM
Nail nail her for loitering, too!  Looks like she's hanging around someplace she doesn't belong.
 
2013-10-14 11:06:29 PM
I don't even understand how she's holding herself in that position. What are her feet on?

I'd also love to know why she stayed on the farking bridge when it started moving. It can't move THAT fast. You could just turn around a jog downhill towards the part of the bridge that stays put.
 
TWX
2013-10-14 11:20:37 PM

homeschooled: I don't even understand how she's holding herself in that position. What are her feet on?

I'd also love to know why she stayed on the farking bridge when it started moving. It can't move THAT fast. You could just turn around a jog downhill towards the part of the bridge that stays put.


Looks like her feet were on the ties themselves. It also looks like when raised, there's a considerable gap between the articulated portion of the bridge and the fixed portion of track, such that she probably couldn't just climb down with the air gap.
 
TWX
2013-10-14 11:22:17 PM

TWX: homeschooled: I don't even understand how she's holding herself in that position. What are her feet on?

I'd also love to know why she stayed on the farking bridge when it started moving. It can't move THAT fast. You could just turn around a jog downhill towards the part of the bridge that stays put.

Looks like her feet were on the ties themselves. It also looks like when raised, there's a considerable gap between the articulated portion of the bridge and the fixed portion of track, such that she probably couldn't just climb down with the air gap.


Never mind, got a closer look at the picture...
 
2013-10-14 11:30:10 PM

China White Tea: Sorry you got trapped on an opening railroad bridge and had to be rescued, but you're under arrest for trespassing.

Excluding the type of bridge makes for a misleading headline.  That was weapons-grade stupidity this woman displayed.


Yes. You are not allowed onto railway right-of-way period and that includes a rail-bridge, which is 100% right-of-way. That's rail-fan 101.
 
2013-10-14 11:36:49 PM

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: MadAzza: I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: netcentric: 1 in 7 Americans are illiterate.

Is.

"Are" is correct, unless you are speaking of one specific American out of seven.

Wrong. "One" is singular, whether it's one out of seven or one out of three hundred million.

Try taking out the prepositional phrase: "One are illiterate." If you think that's right, I assume you have six literate friends.

 
2013-10-14 11:39:41 PM
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com With preview.
/self burn
 
2013-10-15 12:35:02 AM
Nope. It's a ratio, not a real number. Believe me, I'd love to agree with you, but I just can't.
 
2013-10-15 12:36:32 AM

inertcorkhair: I still don't understand HTF this happened. Does the bridge spring up like a mousetrap? Because that seems like a very unusual design. Did the bridge start the raise up and she thought "I'd better lie down." Because that doesn't make any sense.


I don't, either. I can't make any sense out of it. If she was originally horizontal, was she face-down and somehow clinging to the underside of the bridge?
 
2013-10-15 12:39:51 AM
The RR Company is protecting their interest, getting her charged with trespassing first before she files a lawsuit against them, for her self caused distress. That way they can loom trespassing damages over her in a counter suit, if she does try to sue.

Regardless if she tries to sue, she should still be charged and be made to pay restitution, she ignored the signs and trespassed. That's right I'm one of those people who believe if your dumb enough to trespass onto private property and get yourself hurt, you should be charged for trouble you caused, be made to pay restitution to the owner and pay your medical expenses because of your own stupidity.

/Get off my lawn!
 
2013-10-15 01:59:59 PM

noitsnot: TheGogmagog: traylor: "She was just stuck in this Jesus Christ position,"
I dunno, maybe they were thinking of the missionary position? Or is it the lesser known Jesus-Riding-a-Dinosaur position? Can't decide.
[img.fark.net image 576x818]
Clearly the "Holy Fark" position.

Why in the world isn't she standing on the ends of the railroad ties?

You know - she kind of looks photoshopped in there.  I can't even see that her hands are on anything.

Is this thing just a big hoax?


No, we're talking about the lady that got stuck, not the Komen Foundation.
 
2013-10-15 03:38:00 PM

PainInTheASP: stir22: publicity stunt for the breast-industrial complex.   lock her up.

Ah yes, Big Breast.  Never trust Big Breast.


heh......that was perfect.   very...nicely...done.
 
2013-10-15 06:25:07 PM

DVDave: noitsnot: TheGogmagog: traylor: "She was just stuck in this Jesus Christ position,"
I dunno, maybe they were thinking of the missionary position? Or is it the lesser known Jesus-Riding-a-Dinosaur position? Can't decide.
[img.fark.net image 576x818]
Clearly the "Holy Fark" position.

Why in the world isn't she standing on the ends of the railroad ties?

You know - she kind of looks photoshopped in there.  I can't even see that her hands are on anything.

Is this thing just a big hoax?

No, we're talking about the lady that got stuck, not the Komen Foundation.



The county fireman just stopped their truck to go into Trader Joe's the other day.  They had on pink breast cancer uniform t-shirts.  So my tax money is going to one of the breast cancer charities so that the firemen can wear t-shirts with pink ribbons and pink lettering on them.  Great.
 
2013-10-15 09:20:50 PM

Sock Ruh Tease: "She was just stuck in this Jesus Christ position,"


images.sodahead.com

/Approves
 
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