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Date: 12/02/18 12:30
Contender for ''The Darwins''....Netherlands (I think)
Author: DKay




Date: 12/02/18 14:24
Re: Contender for ''The Darwins''....Netherlands (I think)
Author: andersonb109

Yes, clearly Netherlands. But more poor reporting, this time by Reuters. The cyclist was nearly hit by the second train, a passenger train. Not a freight as the headline to the video indicates. I love how they blurred out the person's face. He should be identified and charged with at minimum a traffic violation. What made this person think there wouldn't be a train on the second track. Oh wait. I guess thinking didn't enter into the equation.



Date: 12/02/18 16:34
Re: Contender for ''The Darwins''....Netherlands (I think)
Author: 4489

DKay Wrote:
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> https://www.msn.com/en-au/video/topvideos/cyclist-
> seen-narrowly-escaping-being-hit-by-freight-train-
> in-hair-raising-video/vi-BBQgZQS?ocid=spartanntp

Can't win, he survived!.  Remember what the first criteria for a Darwin award is.



Date: 12/02/18 21:02
Re: Contender for ''The Darwins''....Netherlands (I think)
Author: thehighwayman

andersonb109 Wrote:
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> Yes, clearly Netherlands. But more poor reporting,
> this time by Reuters. The cyclist was nearly hit
> by the second train, a passenger train. Not a
> freight as the headline to the video indicates. I
> love how they blurred out the person's face. He
> should be identified and charged with at minimum a
> traffic violation. What made this person think
> there wouldn't be a train on the second track. Oh
> wait. I guess thinking didn't enter into the
> equation.

Don't blame Reuters for that!!!!
The news agency doesn't write the headline.
The organization publishing the Reuters item is responsible ... in this case .... MSN ...
As a former news agency employee, it really bothers me when someone blames the agency. That would be like blaming a freight-only railroad for losing your luggage ....

 

Will MacKenzie
Dundas, ON



Date: 12/03/18 05:08
Re: Contender for ''The Darwins''....Netherlands (I think)
Author: pennengineer

andersonb109 Wrote:
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> Yes, clearly Netherlands. But more poor reporting,
> this time by Reuters. The cyclist was nearly hit
> by the second train, a passenger train. Not a
> freight as the headline to the video indicates. I
> love how they blurred out the person's face. He
> should be identified and charged with at minimum a
> traffic violation. What made this person think
> there wouldn't be a train on the second track. Oh
> wait. I guess thinking didn't enter into the
> equation.

They are required my law to blur out the face. This does not prevent the police from examining the recording without the face being blurred out, should they elect to do so.

But in this cas, there is no need to charge the person with a fine; I am sure that he received enough of a shock so as to discourage him from a repeat offense.

Also, I'd add, it was clearly an oversight. I'm sure every one of us (yourself included) has foolishly overlooked something at some point; thankfully it hasn't cost any of us our lives. Why does the first stone always seem to be cast from your direction?



Date: 12/10/18 10:39
Re: Contender for ''The Darwins''....Netherlands (I think)
Author: ATSF3751

4489 Wrote:
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> DKay Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> >
> https://www.msn.com/en-au/video/topvideos/cyclist-
>
> >
> seen-narrowly-escaping-being-hit-by-freight-train-
>
> >
> in-hair-raising-video/vi-BBQgZQS?ocid=spartanntp
>
> Can't win, he survived!.  Remember what the first
> criteria for a Darwin award is.

I wonder if you would be saying "can't win" if it was your child?



Date: 12/10/18 10:48
Re: Contender for ''The Darwins''....Netherlands (I think)
Author: ATSF3751

Equating such behavior to "The Darwins", a reference to "The Origins of Species......" is innacurate and reflects a mis-understaning of his important research. 
A better title might be...."stupid is as stupid does". 
 

 



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