When will this happen at the PATH?

11/10/2009:

Close Call!

Have you seen this video of some drunk chick stumbling and fumbling at a Boston train station, eventually descending down on the tracks with a train coming fast? Luckily she survived!

With all the drunk revelers schlepping back and forth on the PATH train week after week, I’m very surprised this doesn’t happen on a regular basis in our neck of the woods.

Amazing, right?

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9 Comments on "When will this happen at the PATH?"

dav74id
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dav74id

Darwinism is certainly dead. People can be so worthless.

matt_72
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Darwinism is dead b/c society doesn’t value self sufficiency, it values dependency. Well, at least all the dependent folks tend to vote for politicians who give them more, and more each year, year after year. Can’t wait for these boobs to start watering plants w/ Brawndo b/c it has electrolytes.

In response to dav74id who said:
Darwinism is certainly dead. People can be so worthless.

Watchmaker
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Watchmaker

Dude, please! If Americans valued self-sufficiency as much as you do, farming would still be the dominant way of life. BTW, since when do you, matt_72, subscribe to Obama’s “rugged individualism” myth? 🙂

Nowhere in the Darwinism does it say that individuals should not cooperate. In fact, the animal kingdom is abundant with examples of both the same and different species pooling resources when necessary, as that is often the most efficient way for a group to organize.

Of course, certain percentage of the population equates cooperation with depending on others to take care of them: perhaps you should focus on exposing these people, like estevens does. I suspect most of Dawn Zimmer’s team (Lenz, Marsh, Sacs, Metsch) belongs to this category.

In response to matt_72 who said:
Darwinism is dead b/c society doesn’t value self sufficiency, it values dependency. Well, at least all the dependent folks tend to vote for politicians who give them more, and more each year, year after year. Can’t wait for these boobs to start watering plants w/ Brawndo b/c it has electrolytes.

hobposer
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hobposer

I’d be drinking too if i knew my red sox could not make it out of first round of playoffs and then learn the yankees won it all

mooshu
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mooshu

Oh, yeah. This could happen in the PATH station and it wouldn’t surprise me. If perfectly sober people have placed themselves on the Light Rail tracks somehow, drunks can absolutely fall into the PATH tracks.

BHaze726
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BHaze726

a drunk guy fell onto the tracks at Pavonia/Newport a couple of weeks ago:

[quote]Man emerges unscathed after he falls onto PATH train tracks in Jersey City and train rumbles over him
October 18, 2009, 2:35PM

A Manhattan man emerged unscathed after he fell onto the tracks at the Pavonia Avenue PATH station in Jersey City last night and a train rumbled into the station.

A 32-year-old Manhattan man miraculously escaped injury after falling onto train tracks at the Pavonia PATH Station in Jersey City last night and then having a train barrel into the station over him, Port Authority officials said.

The man, who appeared to be intoxicated, fell off the platform and rolled into the center of the tracks at around 9 p.m., Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman said.

A World Trade Center-bound train from Hoboken then pulled into the station. Three-quarters of the train rumbled over the spot where the man had fallen, Coleman said.

When the Port Authority Police and Jersey City’s Emergency Service Unit arrived at the scene, the man crawled out from under the train — unscathed.

He was taken to Jersey City Medical Center as a precaution and released, Coleman said.

The man was not charged with any crimes.[/quote]

hbk36
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hbk36

I’ve seen a very close call. I was in a PATH train towards Hoboken last summer after a Mets game. The train was very crowded. When the doors opened at 9th street…a drunk woman fell out of the train, stumbled across the platform and fell into the tracks on the other side. Someone jumped out of our train as the doors were closing and was able to pull her off the tracks about 30 seconds before the train on the other side came into the station.

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