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Playing with your phone can be deadly


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#1    Lilly

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 06:33 PM

While trying to take a pix of himself with friends a young man met his doom:

http://www.nbcnews.c...ie-train-n55636

Pay attention to what's around you...reality is more important than your devices.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 06:40 PM

Apparently playing with your phone can cause you to climb on top of a train..


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 06:41 PM

I think the headline is a bit off.

"For me, it is better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."
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Posted 18 March 2014 - 07:12 PM

People and their devices.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:06 PM

View PostRlyeh, on 18 March 2014 - 06:40 PM, said:

Apparently playing with your phone can cause you to climb on top of a train..

The point is; if you choose to climb on top of a train you'd be well advised to pay attention vs messing around with your phone. Although I must admit, it's rather stupid to climb on top of a train to begin with.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:41 PM

People will do the most idiotic things to get a 'good picture'.  Then fail.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:24 PM

Rediculous!


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:40 PM

(Another Darwin Award winner.)


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:41 PM

The mayor has declared 3 days of mouning???
Maybe he should concentrate more on sending out warnings to the stupid in future.
Somehow i feel the phone was just an added accessory, they would have made their way to the top of the train anyway.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 12:29 AM

:no: :cry:


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 12:33 PM

View PostAwake2Chaos, on 18 March 2014 - 09:40 PM, said:

(Another Darwin Award winner.)

I was thinking the exact same thing!

Also, apparently there's a fad called "selfie olympics" where people take photos of themselves in the most extreme/dangerous way possible. Sounds like a recipe for disaster, eh?


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 01:45 PM

View PostJilliman, on 19 March 2014 - 12:33 PM, said:



I was thinking the exact same thing!

Also, apparently there's a fad called "selfie olympics" where people take photos of themselves in the most extreme/dangerous way possible. Sounds like a recipe for disaster, eh?

Sounds like a recipe for natural selection to me


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 02:12 PM

View PostJilliman, on 19 March 2014 - 12:33 PM, said:

I was thinking the exact same thing!

Also, apparently there's a fad called "selfie olympics" where people take photos of themselves in the most extreme/dangerous way possible. Sounds like a recipe for disaster, eh?

HAHA, when I was in high school we had competitions on who could trrow the best parties, we weren't 'selfie olympians'.

My God, that sound so asinine, lol.





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