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10-09-2019, 08:17 AM   #1
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I can see why ....

..... tourists throng to this place






and why the government wants to keep them at bay

Off the rails: Hanoi closes trackside cafes thronged by selfie-seeking tourists

10-09-2019, 08:49 AM   #2
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I think this is a good move by the government.
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It seems that many members of the public have a death wish.
One stage of Rally Gb had to be closed this year because spectators would not move from dangerous positions close to the road.
Now a rally car does not have the weight of a train but it will be travelling at speed, it will be on the edge of safety and unpredictable things can occur very quickly.
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
tourists throng to this place
Can you post a larger image. I cannot see what is going on

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It happens here in Arizona too:

Grand Canyon tourist falls while taking photos; Man falls 1,000 feet to his death at Eagle Point, known for the Grand Canyon skywalk - CBS News
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Dying in the act of taking a selfie seems like the worst non-criminal legacy I can think of.
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Does getting stabbed by a tripod spike at Mesa Arch count?
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Does getting stabbed by a tripod spike at Mesa Arch count?
Ouch! That must have sucked!

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Sometimes I think we should stop legislating Darwin and just let the gene pool clean itself up a bit.
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Sometimes I think we should stop legislating Darwin and just let the gene pool clean itself up a bit.
the problem is that some times those folks take out innocent bystanders
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Tell me again what the attraction is to eating within inches of moving metal.


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Tell me again what the attraction is to eating within inches of moving metal.


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about the same as climbing El Capitan [ aka El Cap ] without ropes
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There are also some cases of people destroying artworks while taking selfies, for example (but not an isolated case):

Oops! A Gallery Selfie Gone Wrong Causes $200,000 in Damage. - The New York Times

I was at a concert recently, and although not a lot of selfie takers, but so many phones in the air that you could hardly enjoy the show. Needless to say a lot of folks were not pleased about it.
10-09-2019, 02:44 PM   #14
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We just don't know half of what goes on in this world on a day to day basis. "How the Other Half Dies" would be a good title for a book - except it has been written already. And now the more privileged are putting a different slant on it with their desperate attempts to spice up instagram accounts by putting their risky living on display.
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QuoteOriginally posted by robiles Quote
I was at a concert recently, and although not a lot of selfie takers, but so many phones in the air that you could hardly enjoy the show. Needless to say a lot of folks were not pleased about it.
I was at a concert this summer where the artist was took evasive action against people taking cell phone video of the show. The ushers worked as spotters using walkie talkies to give the location of offenders to the people controlling the stage lighting. It is something else to see the narrow beam of death seeking out that holder of a phone or pad. Once found, they would simply let them cook for about a bit before moving on to the next one. After about five minutes, the audience got the message and the phones disappeared.


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