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Wash. man electrocuted by urinating on power line
breitbart.com ^ | 301010

Posted on 03/01/2010 7:27:07 PM PST by rawhide

Edited on 03/01/2010 7:29:09 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]


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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: darwin; darwinaward; electrocuted; power; sad; urinated

1 posted on 03/01/2010 7:27:08 PM PST by rawhide
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To: rawhide
Hold muh beer.

Zap!

2 posted on 03/01/2010 7:27:40 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Its time to CLEARLY threaten a huge, middle-class American TAX REVOLT in Tea Party signs & placards)
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To: rawhide

Talk about riding the lightning.


3 posted on 03/01/2010 7:28:29 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

probably not a joking matter. ouch. yikes.


4 posted on 03/01/2010 7:28:34 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Its time to CLEARLY threaten a huge, middle-class American TAX REVOLT in Tea Party signs & placards)
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To: rawhide

Shocking.


5 posted on 03/01/2010 7:29:59 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Poor guy.


6 posted on 03/01/2010 7:30:42 PM PST by unkus
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To: rawhide

Darwin award nominee.


7 posted on 03/01/2010 7:30:58 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: rawhide

finalist for darwin award...


8 posted on 03/01/2010 7:31:08 PM PST by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: rawhide

I retract my previous reply. I read in haste. That truly is a tragedy.


9 posted on 03/01/2010 7:32:33 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: rawhide

Only after reading the article do I see that it was a downed primary voltage line.

Sometimes, those can kill you just by you standing too close to them while they’re whipping around on the ground. No whiz required.


10 posted on 03/01/2010 7:33:34 PM PST by NVDave
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To: rawhide
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11 posted on 03/01/2010 7:33:38 PM PST by Delta 21 (If you cant tell if I'm being sarcastic...maybe I'm not.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

what a terrible story..50 so young, and sadly, for the friends and family he left behind, likely to be fodder for jokes in poor taste...let’s try to remember..someone died here. God Bless and comfort his family.


12 posted on 03/01/2010 7:34:18 PM PST by coloradomomba (BO stinks!)
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To: rawhide

Gives new meaning to the term, ‘lightening rod’. Yowsers!


13 posted on 03/01/2010 7:34:44 PM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: rawhide; Owl_Eagle; Sam's Army; Darksheare; pissant; najida; r-q-tek86; blackie; Rightly Biased; ...

SOMETIMES IDIOTS JUST OUT THEMSELVES....PING!!!!


14 posted on 03/01/2010 7:36:55 PM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Have you read the article?


15 posted on 03/01/2010 7:37:32 PM PST by coloradomomba (BO stinks!)
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To: rawhide

The gene pool is a trifle better.


16 posted on 03/01/2010 7:37:59 PM PST by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping


17 posted on 03/01/2010 7:38:35 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Fiddlstix

Can’t happen according to Myth-Busters.


18 posted on 03/01/2010 7:40:01 PM PST by BookaT (My cat's breath smells like cat food!)
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To: rawhide

Sad story. I feel bad for his family.


19 posted on 03/01/2010 7:44:13 PM PST by samtheman
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To: coloradomomba

Quite so. RIP.


20 posted on 03/01/2010 7:45:07 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: rawhide

Think he felt a tingle up his leg?


21 posted on 03/01/2010 7:53:38 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: martin_fierro

Over here.


22 posted on 03/01/2010 7:55:51 PM PST by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Hold muh beer.

this is why i came to this thread... i just love that line...

23 posted on 03/01/2010 7:56:35 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: samtheman

yes, and i do feel bad for commenting before i read the article... sad indeed...


24 posted on 03/01/2010 7:58:50 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Allegra; CSM; dayglored; Dutchgirl; IYAS9YAS; Jersey Republican Biker Chick; Old Sarge; ...
♀☹☠☣☢★☆MANGLED GENITALS PING☆★☢☣☠☹♂

Epic Beard Man looks on approvingly.

25 posted on 03/01/2010 8:05:35 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: rawhide

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2461887/posts


26 posted on 03/01/2010 8:50:23 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: coloradomomba

she has a history of being a dolt. advocated violence against children on one thread.


27 posted on 03/01/2010 9:52:23 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: BookaT

My father remembers three school friends from back during the 1930s who when walking home from school in Los Angeles, stood on a bridge and urinated onto electric streetcars. They were accidenatlly electrocuted - all three boys died.

I don’t think it’s a myth.


28 posted on 03/01/2010 10:06:00 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: BookaT

Mythbusters is wrong. We had electric fences on our farm when I was young and I know I will NEVER piss on one again. OUCH!!


29 posted on 03/02/2010 12:38:21 AM PST by packrat35 (Democrat Healthcare is a 9-11 Attack on the Constitution)
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To: packrat35
I never peed on our fences, but can say that when they came out with the weed chopper fences in the 50s, it was no fun to get pushed on one.
I have heard of town kids getting dared to pee on them but never seen it.makes parts of me shrivel up just thinking about it.
30 posted on 03/02/2010 4:19:20 AM PST by oldindependent
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To: AlmaKing

The only idiot I see here ain’t Jersey...


31 posted on 03/02/2010 4:47:09 AM PST by nuke rocketeer (File CONGRESS.SYS corrupted: Re-boot Washington D.C (Y/N)?)
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To: SatinDoll

We had an ice storm several years ago and 2 teenage boys were walking near a power line. A tree had fallen on the line and it was sparking and burning. One boy grabbed it to push it away from the power line. He lost both arms. ;0(


32 posted on 03/02/2010 5:21:23 AM PST by seemoAR
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To: rawhide

I was shocked by an electric fence in the same way when I was a young lad on my grandfather’s farm. I couldn’t even imagine the shock from a downed power line.....

Just OUCH!


33 posted on 03/02/2010 6:06:34 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: coloradomomba

after I post of course...I ping by title.


34 posted on 03/02/2010 6:38:56 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: AlmaKing

Not a dolt, just sarcastic.


35 posted on 03/02/2010 6:40:22 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

So that’s how Sizzle-Lean Sausage is made.


36 posted on 03/02/2010 6:48:15 AM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: gathersnomoss

Alright, I apologize.


37 posted on 03/02/2010 6:49:26 AM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

One wonders how this happened.
Seriously, did the guy look at the power line and think, “Man, I just gotta pee on it.”


38 posted on 03/02/2010 7:52:58 AM PST by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: martin_fierro
Epic Beard Man looks on approvingly.

LOLOLOL

39 posted on 03/02/2010 8:01:22 AM PST by Constitution Day (Get over it.)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

yeah..posting a comment without reading the article is not a very wise practice...my 18 year old daughter lost her good friend to an accidental electrocution..the family was devastated..but the local radio station had a field day with his death..horrific.


40 posted on 03/02/2010 8:17:43 AM PST by coloradomomba (BO stinks!)
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To: rawhide

Self zot.


41 posted on 03/02/2010 8:18:37 AM PST by Grunthor (Does The Name "Obama" Appear In any Hawaii Birth Database?)
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To: coloradomomba
Have you read the article?

The article didn't indicate, but I'm placing money on intoxication being the cause of both the accident and the lack of judgement in relieving one's self near a downed power pole.

That, and the fact that the driver called a relative to get the car out of the ditch, not a tow truck or cops.

42 posted on 03/02/2010 8:28:15 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: IYAS9YAS; coloradomomba
"The article didn't indicate, but I'm placing money on intoxication being the cause of both the accident and the lack of judgement in relieving one's self near a downed power pole."

"That, and the fact that the driver called a relative to get the car out of the ditch, not a tow truck or cops."

That was my take after reading the article after my post. I think you are spot on with the drunk assumption. AND, on the rare occasion that the situation arises, I always look before I pee when I'm outside.

43 posted on 03/02/2010 1:06:27 PM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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