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(Gawker)   Teenager decides to take a selfie next to an oncoming train. Train conductor decides to give him a reality check with his boot   (gawker.com) divider line 369
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2014-04-17 08:15:42 AM  

AndreMA: FLMountainMan: AndreMA: That train conductor needs to be permanently banned from any work in the transportation sector, holding a driver's licence, or even operating a motorized scooter. He clearly doesn't understand the responsibilities that come from operating (or being associated with the operation of) motor vehicles.

If you get the opportunity, you should probably kill yourself.

I'm having too much fun with geographically impaired people who think there are mountains in Florida...


Not all of us can be creative enough to have fark handles with first name, postal abbreviation for state of residence.

Maud Dib: FLMountainMan:

Let me guess - liberal?

/Funny how it breaks down that way

Funny how you'd bring your political derp into a goddamn video thread.


It's only derp because your vagina's too sandy to have a rational discussion.  Really, poll your friends sometime about how they liked the ending of True Detective.  If you have any conservative friends, they will tend to like it.  Liberals tend to not like it.  This does not validate the principles of small government, nor does it validate the principles of a larger government.  It's just an interesting tidbit.
 
2014-04-17 09:22:57 AM  

FLMountainMan: AndreMA: FLMountainMan: AndreMA: That train conductor needs to be permanently banned from any work in the transportation sector, holding a driver's licence, or even operating a motorized scooter. He clearly doesn't understand the responsibilities that come from operating (or being associated with the operation of) motor vehicles.

If you get the opportunity, you should probably kill yourself.

I'm having too much fun with geographically impaired people who think there are mountains in Florida...

Not all of us can be creative enough to have fark handles with first name, postal abbreviation for state of residence.

Maud Dib: FLMountainMan:

Let me guess - liberal?

/Funny how it breaks down that way

Funny how you'd bring your political derp into a goddamn video thread.

It's only derp because your vagina's too sandy to have a rational discussion.  Really, poll your friends sometime about how they liked the ending of True Detective.  If you have any conservative friends, they will tend to like it.  Liberals tend to not like it.  This does not validate the principles of small government, nor does it validate the principles of a larger government.  It's just an interesting tidbit.


What part of the ending did you think I disliked? It wasn't the catch the guy and nearly die doing it part, it was the weak dialogue delivered during the hospital escape that gave an anticlimactic vibe to the show's end. Again I ask, what were you on about?
 
2014-04-17 09:44:18 AM  
 
2014-04-17 09:52:11 AM  

InterruptingQuirk: What part of the ending did you think I disliked? It wasn't the catch the guy and nearly die doing it part, it was the weak dialogue delivered during the hospital escape that gave an anticlimactic vibe to the show's end. Again I ask, what were you on about?


The dialogue at the end.  An informal survey of my friends and the fark thread about the ending indicated to me that conservatives tended to like it, liberals tended to dislike it.  I'm not defending or criticizing either viewpoint (any more than I'm defending the various musical preferences that loosely correlate to political ideology), just stating an observation.
 
2014-04-17 10:00:05 AM  

Dazrin: R.A.Danny: How do you ship non liquid goods in a pipeline?

 In a slurry. As long as the contents can handle the transport liquid (packaged somehow) they can be pumped. It is probably harder if the contents don't float, but velocity helps that.


iPhone slurry, gotcha
 
2014-04-17 10:04:02 AM  
A few years back some dozy twat of a trainspotter got a sartorial alteration by standing too close to an active rail line. The b3ta take on it added the appropriate blood splatter.
 
2014-04-17 10:42:49 AM  
khyberkitsune:

Learn how to determine perspective.

The metal loop is BEHIND the yellow railing.  The metal loop is not touching the back of the guys ankle, that is an optical illusion.  The yellow railing is closer to the guys head than the black loopy thing.

Search google images for "Machu Pichu train" and you can see the exact train.  There is nothing sticking off the side of the train.
 
2014-04-17 11:18:46 AM  
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/jared-frank-s-selfie-of-h ea d-kick-from-train-makes-him-youtube-star-1.2613477

identifies the kickee, Jared Michael  as Jared Frank

Frank, who is originally from Cupar, is a manager in training at Jump.ca, the Saskatchewan internet service company.

http://www.rightthisminute.com/video/update-train-kick-selfie-kid-sa ys -his-viral-video-no-hoax
interviews him via Skype but doesn't add much info.

The WP which was pushing a fake video claim points out that the train wasn't going very fast:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/04/16/why-is- no -one-skeptical-of-this-train-selfie-video/
Accordingly, trains go pretty slow: Peru Rail says the leg from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu takes an hour and a half, and it's only about 26 miles. So the train that hit Michael moves at an average speed of 17 mph

I would like to point out that the presumed Peruvian conductor probably plays soccer and what he did was not a power kick to the head but more a catch and throw, as my gif demonstrates.

gifmaker.me
 
2014-04-17 11:36:25 AM  

FLMountainMan: loosely correlate


You said it. My wife and I are diametrically opposed politically speaking and neither of us liked it.
 
2014-04-17 11:48:24 AM  
Engineer is a hero.  How many stupid people get hit by trains because they were wearing headphones every year?

I bet these people would gladly exchange places with the guy from this video:

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/24225945/ga-man-wearing-headphones -h it-by-train-killed#axzz2z4yQCR6E

http://www.sacbee.com/2014/04/10/6313760/train-kills-truckee-woman-w ea ring.html

http://www.kenoshanews.com/news/teen_hit_by_train_was_wearing_headph on es_450745604.html
 
2014-04-17 12:07:39 PM  
What's infinitely more important than whether the train engineer did the right thing, or endangered the kid more, or saved the kid's life, is that it ENTERTAINED ME.
 
2014-04-17 12:19:17 PM  

HairBolus: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/jared-frank-s-selfie-of-h ea d-kick-from-train-makes-him-youtube-star-1.2613477

identifies the kickee, Jared Michael  as Jared Frank

Frank, who is originally from Cupar, is a manager in training at Jump.ca, the Saskatchewan internet service company.

http://www.rightthisminute.com/video/update-train-kick-selfie-kid-sa ys -his-viral-video-no-hoax
interviews him via Skype but doesn't add much info.

The WP which was pushing a fake video claim points out that the train wasn't going very fast:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/04/16/why-is- no -one-skeptical-of-this-train-selfie-video/
Accordingly, trains go pretty slow: Peru Rail says the leg from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu takes an hour and a half, and it's only about 26 miles. So the train that hit Michael moves at an average speed of 17 mph

I would like to point out that the presumed Peruvian conductor probably plays soccer and what he did was not a power kick to the head but more a catch and throw, as my gif demonstrates.

[gifmaker.me image 637x357]


Jared Frank.  What a dumb ass name.
 
2014-04-17 01:23:18 PM  

mikemil828: You don't think the train wouldn't have to stop if the conductor broke his ankle on the guy's head?


That's correct, it wouldn't have to stop in that case.  Onboard injuries are not a reason to stop a train.

I'm baffled as to why you are so resistant to the obvious reality that this railroad worker quite likely saved that stupid kid's life with his entirely appropriate action.
 
2014-04-17 01:44:25 PM  

fst_creeper: gunther_bumpass: Frederick: Is it ok for a motorcyclist to kick vehicles that get too close?

Sure. Still farkin' stoopit tho'.

Totally of topic but it depends on how close.
/car in front, car behind, guard rail to the left, idiot not looking on the right, kicking can be all you have.



If you have time to kick, you've got time to brake.
 
2014-04-17 01:49:21 PM  

gunther_bumpass: fst_creeper: gunther_bumpass: Frederick: Is it ok for a motorcyclist to kick vehicles that get too close?

Sure. Still farkin' stoopit tho'.

Totally of topic but it depends on how close.
/car in front, car behind, guard rail to the left, idiot not looking on the right, kicking can be all you have.


If you have time to kick, you've got time to brake.


Do you have ANY idea how long it takes for a freight train to come to a complete stop?!?

A 150 car freight train traveling a mere 15 miles per hour takes over 2,000 feet to come to a stop.
 
2014-04-17 02:13:28 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: gunther_bumpass: fst_creeper: gunther_bumpass: Frederick: Is it ok for a motorcyclist to kick vehicles that get too close?

Sure. Still farkin' stoopit tho'.

Totally of topic but it depends on how close.
/car in front, car behind, guard rail to the left, idiot not looking on the right, kicking can be all you have.


If you have time to kick, you've got time to brake.

Do you have ANY idea how long it takes for a freight train to come to a complete stop?!?

A 150 car freight train traveling a mere 15 miles per hour takes over 2,000 feet to come to a stop.



ha! Yes. I was referring to the motorcycle, not the train. I find it difficult to imagine that scenario - car in front, car behind, another car trying to squeeze into the spot the bike is in. How did you get jammed up like that? It's damned near impossible if you're paying attention. Anyway, the point is, I maintain that it's pretty dumb to be kicking things while driving a motorcycle - and a situation where "kicking is all you have" is ridiculous.

But I'm sure someone will come along with a righteous cage-kicking anecdote in a minute.
 
2014-04-17 02:37:50 PM  

gunther_bumpass: InterruptingQuirk: gunther_bumpass: fst_creeper: gunther_bumpass: Frederick: Is it ok for a motorcyclist to kick vehicles that get too close?

Sure. Still farkin' stoopit tho'.

Totally of topic but it depends on how close.
/car in front, car behind, guard rail to the left, idiot not looking on the right, kicking can be all you have.


If you have time to kick, you've got time to brake.

Do you have ANY idea how long it takes for a freight train to come to a complete stop?!?

A 150 car freight train traveling a mere 15 miles per hour takes over 2,000 feet to come to a stop.


ha! Yes. I was referring to the motorcycle, not the train. I find it difficult to imagine that scenario - car in front, car behind, another car trying to squeeze into the spot the bike is in. How did you get jammed up like that? It's damned near impossible if you're paying attention. Anyway, the point is, I maintain that it's pretty dumb to be kicking things while driving a motorcycle - and a situation where "kicking is all you have" is ridiculous.

But I'm sure someone will come along with a righteous cage-kicking anecdote in a minute.


As you were. . .

media.salon.com
 
2014-04-17 07:18:09 PM  

HairBolus: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/jared-frank-s-selfie-of-h ea d-kick-from-train-makes-him-youtube-star-1.2613477

identifies the kickee, Jared Michael  as Jared Frank

Frank, who is originally from Cupar, is a manager in training at Jump.ca, the Saskatchewan internet service company.

http://www.rightthisminute.com/video/update-train-kick-selfie-kid-sa ys -his-viral-video-no-hoax
interviews him via Skype but doesn't add much info.

The WP which was pushing a fake video claim points out that the train wasn't going very fast:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/04/16/why-is- no -one-skeptical-of-this-train-selfie-video/
Accordingly, trains go pretty slow: Peru Rail says the leg from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu takes an hour and a half, and it's only about 26 miles. So the train that hit Michael moves at an average speed of 17 mph

I would like to point out that the presumed Peruvian conductor probably plays soccer and what he did was not a power kick to the head but more a catch and throw, as my gif demonstrates.

[gifmaker.me image 637x357]


Thank you for putting all the pertinent points in one spot.  Bottom line: I don't care how many people are crying "ITG/Lawyer Up!" in this thread, none of these cries takes away the fact that he is standing within a foot of a moving train in a very foreign country for the sake of vanity.  There will be no laywering up, not just because he's Canadian (eh), but because I doubt there's any legal way in hell to prosecute based on the video.  He violates every rational point of safety you can imagine in those few seconds, whether it's American or Peruvian.  And as for the conductor getting in trouble, as it's pretty much his job to do exactly what he did, which is keeping people from getting hit by a train, it's probably not going to happen.

Kids do dumb things.  Luckily he didn't die from it this time.
 
2014-04-17 09:41:07 PM  
There's always some jerk who cannot resist the bloody impulse to intervene where no action is required or useful.
 
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