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Old 01-09-2013, 02:45 PM   #1
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Well apparently a ferry has crashed in NY this morning and I don't know many details at this point. What I do know is that some boneheaded reporter keeps insisting that "the boat had no brakes" and that she is "very concerned as to why this boat had no brakes".

Why doesn't somebody stop her before she digs that hole any deeper? She will not let it go at this point, it's literally all she keeps talking about... A boat with no brakes. :facepalm
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:51 PM   #2
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Ha!
Reminds me of Stephanie Abrams reporting on the lead up to Katrina here in Mobile. She had the battleship Alabama in the background and kept talking about how all the other ships in the area were running for cover but "that one isn't going anywhere" as if it was a big deal. She made the same report for about three days before someone must have clued her into the fact that the Alabama is surrounded by a cofferdam and hasn't moved since they put it where it is and probably will never move again.
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I'm ashamed to say I sighed with relief when I heard the ferry was coming out of Highland NJ. I know plenty of people who take the Staten Island ferry, but no one from Highland NJ. Lots of police and other emergency boats visible from my window at the office at the moment.
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I'm ashamed to say I sighed with relief when I heard the ferry was coming out of Highland NJ. I know plenty of people who take the Staten Island ferry, but no one from Highland NJ. Lots of police and other emergency boats visible from my window at the office at the moment.
Hopefully no one is hurt.
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Hopefully no one is hurt.
You mean, aside from that reporter's career, right?

Any report on what caused it? Someone cut the brakeline? Iceberg?
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The news was saying some 50 people were injured. How fast do those things go for that many people to get hurt? Or are they counting a bloody nose as an injury these days?
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The news was saying some 50 people were injured. How fast do those things go for that many people to get hurt? Or are they counting a bloody nose as an injury these days?
It's not like being in a car accident. You're not wearing a seat belt, there are no air bags, and there are no brakes on the ferry. When it hits the dock, everything including passengers become a flying, dangerous object. I hope everyone is okay.
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Either fortunately or unfortunately if somoene so much as gets a bruise from someone else slamming into them it is considered an injury and has to be looked at. Imagine if someone was left untreated and died the next morning from a blood clot no one thought to look at.

I'm hoping this will be a whole lot of bloody noses, sprained fingers and superficial bruises.

Crap... 1 is critical... just saw.
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By "brakes" could the reporter have meant a stuck throttle? If there was no way to pull back on the throttle, technically there would be "no brakes"... right?
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By "brakes" could the reporter have meant a stuck throttle? If there was no way to pull back on the throttle, technically there would be "no brakes"... right?
You've got a big heart Creamy, we'll just chalk this up to "bless her heart".

Apparently there were so many injuries because the ferry was coming in to dock and everyone was getting up to head towards the doors when the ferry struck the pier, even though the the ferry had slowed considerably, almost nobody was seated.

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