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(Contra Costa Times)   It was five years ago today that Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III landed in the Hudson saving the lives of 155 passengers and crew, but since retiring he's taken up a new cause: Being an advocate for patient safety in America's hospitals   (contracostatimes.com) divider line 149
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2014-01-15 10:28:59 AM
abovethelaw.com
 
2014-01-15 10:37:26 AM
I was working in Jersey City when that happened... I remember standing on the roof of our building freezing my ass off.. it's hard to imagine how farking cold it must have been in the water that day.

/CSB
 
2014-01-15 10:39:58 AM
Local news is still calling it the "Miracle on the Hudson" as though an angel knocked Sully out of his chair and landed the plane for him.
 
2014-01-15 10:50:00 AM
"We'll be in the river."
 
2014-01-15 10:56:42 AM

James!: Local news is still calling it the "Miracle on the Hudson" as though an angel knocked Sully out of his chair and landed the plane for him.


Are they saying "Divine intervention on the Hudson?"  No?  Then stop being so pedantic.  Everyone acknowledges Sully/Skiles' efforts in saving those people.
 
2014-01-15 10:57:30 AM

factoryconnection: James!: Local news is still calling it the "Miracle on the Hudson" as though an angel knocked Sully out of his chair and landed the plane for him.

Are they saying "Divine intervention on the Hudson?"  No?  Then stop being so pedantic.  Everyone acknowledges Sully/Skiles' efforts in saving those people.



mir·a·cle
 noun \ˈmir-i-kəl\
: an unusual or wonderful event that is believed to be caused by the power of God
 
2014-01-15 11:00:59 AM

James!: factoryconnection: James!: Local news is still calling it the "Miracle on the Hudson" as though an angel knocked Sully out of his chair and landed the plane for him.

Are they saying "Divine intervention on the Hudson?"  No?  Then stop being so pedantic.  Everyone acknowledges Sully/Skiles' efforts in saving those people.


mir·a·cle
 noun \ˈmir-i-kəl\
: an unusual or wonderful event that is believed to be caused by the power of God


upload.wikimedia.org

The true miracle is Kurt Russell. He's been working steadily for 46 years. No lull. No lull!
 
2014-01-15 11:04:13 AM

scottydoesntknow: James!: factoryconnection: James!: Local news is still calling it the "Miracle on the Hudson" as though an angel knocked Sully out of his chair and landed the plane for him.

Are they saying "Divine intervention on the Hudson?"  No?  Then stop being so pedantic.  Everyone acknowledges Sully/Skiles' efforts in saving those people.


mir·a·cle
 noun \ˈmir-i-kəl\
: an unusual or wonderful event that is believed to be caused by the power of God

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The true miracle is Kurt Russell. He's been working steadily for 46 years. No lull. No lull!


Kurt Russel made a deal with the devil in August of 1961.  He was 10 years old and sacrificed his neighbor's dog "sparky" on an altar made of bone at the satanic temple in Springfield Massachusetts.
 
2014-01-15 11:05:14 AM

James!: mir·a·cle
noun \ˈmir-i-kəl\
: an unusual or wonderful event that is believed to be caused by the power of God


1.  an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause.
2.  such an effect or event manifesting or considered as a work of God.
3.  a wonder; marvel.
4.  a wonderful or surpassing example of some quality: a miracle of modern acoustics.


That's from Miriam-Webster.  Words have multiple meanings, and you're being pissy over it.
 
2014-01-15 11:08:42 AM

Generation_D: "We'll be in the riverHudson."


FTFY

/pedant
 
2014-01-15 11:08:51 AM

James!: factoryconnection: James!: Local news is still calling it the "Miracle on the Hudson" as though an angel knocked Sully out of his chair and landed the plane for him.

Are they saying "Divine intervention on the Hudson?"  No?  Then stop being so pedantic.  Everyone acknowledges Sully/Skiles' efforts in saving those people.


mir·a·cle
 noun \ˈmir-i-kəl\
: an unusual or wonderful event that is believed to be caused by the power of God


For farks sake.
 
2014-01-15 11:10:22 AM

factoryconnection: James!: mir·a·cle
noun \ˈmir-i-kəl\
: an unusual or wonderful event that is believed to be caused by the power of God

1.  an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause.
2.  such an effect or event manifesting or considered as a work of God.
3.  a wonder; marvel.
4.  a wonderful or surpassing example of some quality: a miracle of modern acoustics.

That's from Miriam-Webster.  Words have multiple meanings, and you're being pissy over it.


Surely they mean a miracle of modern acoustics then.  It's not an appeal to religion at all.  Thank you, random stranger, you've proven me wrong by citing the secular meaning of a religious word.
 
2014-01-15 11:12:41 AM
The reason I give a shiat at all.

Katie Couric: Did you, at any point, pray?
Sully: I would imagine somebody in the back was taking care of that for me while I was flying the airplane.
 
2014-01-15 11:15:27 AM

James!: Local news is still calling it the "Miracle on the Hudson" as though an angel knocked Sully out of his chair and landed the plane for him.


You have to give God credit where credit is due... after all, most of the time when he crashes a plane it doesn't turn out nearly as well.
 
2014-01-15 11:16:49 AM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: James!: Local news is still calling it the "Miracle on the Hudson" as though an angel knocked Sully out of his chair and landed the plane for him.

You have to give God credit where credit is due... after all, most of the time when he crashes a plane it doesn't turn out nearly as well.


After years of practice he finally landed one without killing everyone.
 
2014-01-15 11:17:22 AM

James!: The reason I give a shiat at all.

Katie Couric: Did you, at any point, pray?
Sully: I would imagine somebody in the back was taking care of that for me while I was flying the airplane.


The horrors.  What is this world coming to?  I'm assuming that this led to the death of most of the passengers, retroactively, right?  A stupid question that actually made the hero du jour look that much more in control?  They're all dead, right?
 
2014-01-15 11:21:47 AM

factoryconnection: James!: The reason I give a shiat at all.

Katie Couric: Did you, at any point, pray?
Sully: I would imagine somebody in the back was taking care of that for me while I was flying the airplane.

The horrors.  What is this world coming to?  I'm assuming that this led to the death of most of the passengers, retroactively, right?  A stupid question that actually made the hero du jour look that much more in control?  They're all dead, right?


You're being awfully dramatic.
 
2014-01-15 11:23:29 AM
Death wins every time...

\eventually
 
2014-01-15 11:26:07 AM

James!: The reason I give a shiat at all.

Katie Couric: Did you, at any point, pray?
Sully: I would imagine somebody in the back was taking care of that for me while I was flying the airplane.


First priority of a pilot in an emergency:  Fly the airplane.  Everything else is secondary.  It's drilled into them.
 
2014-01-15 11:26:18 AM

James!: You're being awfully dramatic.


Agreed.  I'll stop.

Eddie Adams from Torrance: You have to give God credit where credit is due... after all, most of the time when he crashes a plane it doesn't turn out nearly as well.


God sent the geese.  Without his divine hand, there is no emergency and no checklist in the world was going to stop them from getting to Charlotte Douglas International.

/pretty sure that was the original destination
 
2014-01-15 11:29:43 AM
Great man. Great cause. Great moustache.

Sounds like wins all around.
 
2014-01-15 11:31:13 AM

factoryconnection: James!: You're being awfully dramatic.

Agreed.  I'll stop.

Eddie Adams from Torrance: You have to give God credit where credit is due... after all, most of the time when he crashes a plane it doesn't turn out nearly as well.

God sent the geese.  Without his divine hand, there is no emergency and no checklist in the world was going to stop them from getting to Charlotte Douglas International.

/pretty sure that was the original destination


Actually the Egyptian god Geb is responsible of Geese.  So... Muslim Brotherhood terrorist goosing all the way.
 
2014-01-15 11:31:22 AM
As a guy who was recently on the receiving end of a medical screw-up and a retired pilot, I can say this definitely needs to be done.

My surgeon is a very good one, nationally known with a excellent record, but a mistake was made. A wholly preventable mistake. The attitude seems to be "we've never had a problem like that before so we don't check for it.' Or several other things it turns out.

Aviation used to be like that. Today we have GPS, GPWS, complicated deicing procedures, sterile cockpit rules, TCAS, and on and on, each emerging from aftermath of accidents.

Good luck Sully.
 
2014-01-15 11:48:30 AM

miss diminutive: Great man. Great cause. Great moustache.

Sounds like wins all around.


With great mustache comes great responsibility.  Sully's stache takes that responsibility like a boss.
 
2014-01-15 11:55:33 AM
The one and only BILLY SHEARS!
 
2014-01-15 11:55:45 AM
If he thinks it was hard fighting gravity, wait till he bumps up against corporate lawyers, accountants and pr people.

Enjoy being a hero, Sully, while it lasts. You're about to get your reputation slaughtered by the media friends of big pharma and big health care.
 
2014-01-15 11:55:47 AM
James!:
mir·a·cle
 noun \ˈmir-i-kəl\
: an unusual or wonderful event that is believed to be caused by the power of God



pe·dan·tic
adjective [puh-dan-tik]
overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, especially in tea c hing.
 
2014-01-15 11:56:58 AM
Big. Farking. Deal.

...I mean who here * hasn't* landed a commercial airliner on water, after a massive engine failure, saving everyone on board and then walking away saying..." Tah Dahhhhh!"

/asshole.
 
2014-01-15 11:57:17 AM

James!: factoryconnection: James!: mir·a·cle
noun \ˈmir-i-kəl\
: an unusual or wonderful event that is believed to be caused by the power of God

1.  an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause.
2.  such an effect or event manifesting or considered as a work of God.
3.  a wonder; marvel.
4.  a wonderful or surpassing example of some quality: a miracle of modern acoustics.

That's from Miriam-Webster.  Words have multiple meanings, and you're being pissy over it.

Surely they mean a miracle of modern acoustics then.  It's not an appeal to religion at all.  Thank you, random stranger, you've proven me wrong by citing the secular meaning of a religious word.


*Tips fedora*
 
2014-01-15 11:58:37 AM
Worth a view:

Ric Elias: 3 things I learned while my plane crashed
 http://www.ted.com/talks/ric_elias.html
 
2014-01-15 12:02:46 PM

edmo: As a guy who was recently on the receiving end of a medical screw-up and a retired pilot, I can say this definitely needs to be done.

My surgeon is a very good one, nationally known with a excellent record, but a mistake was made. A wholly preventable mistake. The attitude seems to be "we've never had a problem like that before so we don't check for it.' Or several other things it turns out.

Aviation used to be like that. Today we have GPS, GPWS, complicated deicing procedures, sterile cockpit rules, TCAS, and on and on, each emerging from aftermath of accidents.



You know that's how medicine works too?  They learn from accidents and create new standards or procedures.  Sorry for your mixup, but at any rate, you have now contributed to making medicine better for the next guy.
 
2014-01-15 12:03:28 PM
 
2014-01-15 12:05:32 PM

James!: factoryconnection: James!: The reason I give a shiat at all.

Katie Couric: Did you, at any point, pray?
Sully: I would imagine somebody in the back was taking care of that for me while I was flying the airplane.

The horrors.  What is this world coming to?  I'm assuming that this led to the death of most of the passengers, retroactively, right?  A stupid question that actually made the hero du jour look that much more in control?  They're all dead, right?

You're being awfully dramatic.


I don't pray, but if I were in the back of that plane, I would have logged onto facebook and 'Liked' survivable plane crash.  Statistically just as helpfull.
 
2014-01-15 12:06:37 PM
Meanwhile, Jeff Skiles is sitting on a park bench in Savannah waiting for a bus and telling his story from that day to anyone who will listen.
 
2014-01-15 12:10:33 PM
You want to improve patient safety?  Mandate* nurse to patient ratios and nuke from orbit hospital systems that routinely violate them or claim to "be working on improving in that area" for the last 10 years+.


*Its going to have to be a law or a national union requirement - I realize 34% of the population HATES the very idea of either one and would rather die screaming in a hospital bed.
 
2014-01-15 12:11:38 PM
 
2014-01-15 12:11:54 PM

Earl Green: Meanwhile, Jeff Skiles is sitting on a park bench in Savannah waiting for a bus and telling his story from that day to anyone who will listen.


Yeah, but when he's done he's going to go bang Robin Wright.
 
2014-01-15 12:12:57 PM
Well, here's today's moment where I think "dang, that was already 5 years ago? what happened to time..."
 
2014-01-15 12:13:00 PM
I am a pilot, but if I was, you know what I would do?  NOT hit the birds.  Pilots do it everyday.

/stolen from 30 Rock
 
2014-01-15 12:13:21 PM

Fizpez: You want to improve patient safety?  Mandate* nurse to patient ratios and nuke from orbit hospital systems that routinely violate them or claim to "be working on improving in that area" for the last 10 years+.


Testify.

Also good answers:

1.  Make getting into medical school easier
2.  Mandate maximum healthcare worker hours per day/week.  (like truckers or pilots)
 
2014-01-15 12:14:25 PM
I was a little busy getting married on this date five years ago.
 
2014-01-15 12:14:53 PM

Buttknuckle: I am

NOT a pilot, but if I was, you know what I would do?  NOT hit the birds.  Pilots do it everyday.

/stolen from 30 Rock


damnit
 
2014-01-15 12:14:59 PM
Not sure why he's not flying. I mean, after that display of skill, I'm thinking he could basically pull a "Top Gun" and have his choice of flying gigs anywhere in the world. Why not left-seat a 747 to Thailand, Jamaica, or Hawaii once in a while whenever you feel like taking vacation?
 
2014-01-15 12:20:25 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: James!: Local news is still calling it the "Miracle on the Hudson" as though an angel knocked Sully out of his chair and landed the plane for him.

You have to give God credit where credit is due... after all, most of the time when he crashes a plane it doesn't turn out nearly as well.


Actually, the vast majority of crashes have no fatalities.  You just don't hear about them because they are pretty boring.
 
2014-01-15 12:20:43 PM

Buttknuckle: I am a pilot, but if I was, you know what I would do?  NOT hit the birds.  Pilots do it everyday.


We could make Goose a staple of the American diet.  Let's get 'em out of the air and into the drive-thrus.

Think about it, you can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There's, goose-kabobs, goose creole, goose gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple goose, lemon goose, coconut goose , pepper goose , goose soup, goose stew, goose salad, goose and potatoes, goose burger, goose sandwich. That's about it.

You're on to something Mister, and I like it.
 
2014-01-15 12:21:01 PM

James!: Local news is still calling it the "Miracle on the Hudson" as though an angel knocked Sully out of his chair and landed the plane for him.



President Madagascar, r/atheisim is leaking to other parts of the internet.

SHUT

DOWN

EVERYTHING!!!!!!
 
2014-01-15 12:21:15 PM
I'm more impressed with pilots who don't hit geese.
 
2014-01-15 12:21:16 PM

gretzkyscores: Not sure why he's not flying. I mean, after that display of skill, I'm thinking he could basically pull a "Top Gun" and have his choice of flying gigs anywhere in the world. Why not left-seat a 747 to Thailand, Jamaica, or Hawaii once in a while whenever you feel like taking vacation?


I was going to say he probably reached the mandatory retirement age for commercial airline pilots, but I looked it up and that apparently changed from 60 to 65 in 2007.  Sullenberger turns 63 next week, so maybe he just stuck with what he was probably planning for in retiring at 60.
 
2014-01-15 12:23:03 PM
Was that five f*cking years ago!?
 
2014-01-15 12:24:52 PM

thamike: Was that five f*cking years ago!?


no shiat, what the fark did time go
 
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