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Old 04-20-2014, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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At first I thought he got hit by the train.

LESSON LEARNED? A teenager who intended to post a "selfie" of himself in front of an oncoming train received a dose of instant karma for his decision when the train engineer gave him the boot...literally.

Read More at: Teen Taking Selfie In Front of Train Gets the Boot - WZTV FOX 17
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Old 04-20-2014, 05:00 PM
 
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Is this political or controversial?
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Old 04-20-2014, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Is this political or controversial?
No, but I can guarantee it'll be turned into something political in 3...2....1....
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Old 04-20-2014, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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I would call this controversial because some people would say he didn't deserve being kicked in the head.
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Old 04-20-2014, 05:18 PM
 
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Maybe the engineer was using his foot to push him out of the way and saved his life.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Humboldt County, CA
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I saw a still frame from the video, the engineer's foot was actually covering a part that projected off the train that might have taken part of the kid's head with it.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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Occasionally, Darwin fails. This would be one of those times.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:21 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Maybe the engineer was using his foot to push him out of the way and saved his life.
That was my thought.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:22 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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I saw a still frame from the video, the engineer's foot was actually covering a part that projected off the train that might have taken part of the kid's head with it.
Oh, okay.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Here.
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Train engineers must get tired of having to emergency brake for all the times people are on the track either for suicide or stupidity. Recently where I live 2 people have been killed while walking on the track while listening to their headphones on full blast.
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