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Do NOT Watch This Video Before Trying To Get To Sleep! (Watch past the first :30 commercial)
Sourse; crazy people ^

Posted on 01/24/2011 3:11:27 PM PST by MindBender26

All this to fix one broken light on top of a TV transmission antenna!

http://www.liveleak.com/mp53/player.swf?config=http://www.liveleak.com/mp53/player_config.php?token=07b_1284580365%26embed=1


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KEYWORDS: alteredlink; alteredtitle; badlink; chat; radioantenna; towerclimbing; vertigo
Beeg Culjones!
1 posted on 01/24/2011 3:11:30 PM PST by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26

Couldn’t watch more than about 10 seconds of the climbing. Fear of heights and all that.


2 posted on 01/24/2011 3:16:36 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: MindBender26

"that 30 lb. bag would be just a pound or two heavier by the time I got to the top"

3 posted on 01/24/2011 3:18:01 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: MindBender26

Holy smokes....made me wheezy watching it! Amazing! I’d have a parachute.


4 posted on 01/24/2011 3:23:21 PM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: Doogle

LOL...no kidding. No one mentioned the lightning storm that was inbound.


5 posted on 01/24/2011 3:24:14 PM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: MindBender26

You could not pay me enough to do that....I got the heebie jeebies just watching this.....and then they put to guys on that platform at the very top.......

I admit I admire people that are willing to do this.....wow

good post


6 posted on 01/24/2011 3:24:53 PM PST by Kimmers (Tell a lie often enough it becomes political........)
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To: MindBender26

I am glad that I am old enough to know that there are some things in life that I will never, ever do.


7 posted on 01/24/2011 3:26:08 PM PST by frithguild (The Democrat Party Brand - Big Government protecting Entrenched Interests from Competition)
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To: MindBender26

I’m just as sorry as I can be, but I’m afraid the world would have to live in darkness if they depended on me doing something like that.


8 posted on 01/24/2011 3:28:49 PM PST by LouAvul
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To: MindBender26

I wonder how much those guys make.


9 posted on 01/24/2011 3:31:56 PM PST by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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To: MindBender26

Amazing to me as a private pilot I shouldn’t be bothered by that, but it gave me the willys. I guess in an aircraft it is just different. I was ok until he left the caged area, then the pucker factor went sky high.


10 posted on 01/24/2011 3:32:35 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: MindBender26

I applied for a job doing this when I got out of the service. After visiting a job site, looking up, and seeing that tower bend and sway, I said no thanks.


11 posted on 01/24/2011 3:32:44 PM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: MindBender26

Holy Cow! Thanks for posting.


12 posted on 01/24/2011 3:38:38 PM PST by glennaro
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To: MindBender26

Literally could not watch it.


13 posted on 01/24/2011 3:39:11 PM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Doogle

But I personally would have weighed about 5 pounds less.... and the grass around the base of the tower would be very green and lush.

:)


14 posted on 01/24/2011 3:39:35 PM PST by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: MindBender26

I realize a 1700 ft plus tower has to have a lot of cable support, but they can’t tell me that with the added weight of two men at the very top there is not going to be some swaying going on. The very thought of it swaying - even a little bit - watching those guys at the top was giving me the Chris Matthews tingle leg. As far as I’m concerned, those guys deserve top dollar.


15 posted on 01/24/2011 3:41:33 PM PST by sasportas
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To: FrdmLvr

The fees used to be (back in the 70s):

$35 hour travel time.
$1 a foot up
and $140 for each “in air” hour.


16 posted on 01/24/2011 3:41:56 PM PST by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: MindBender26

OMG... i am still clutching my keyboard...

YIKES but what a view...

i would have to fight the urge to free fall.

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17 posted on 01/24/2011 3:44:19 PM PST by teeman8r (carpe carpum. sieze the fish.)
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To: MindBender26

Wow that was amazing. Whatever these guys make, it’s not enough!


18 posted on 01/24/2011 3:45:04 PM PST by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: central_va

A station in TX I worked for and a tiny one man elevator up to the 1700 foot level. It was sort of a “rite of passage” for new reporters.

It was “fun” to look DOWN on a passing 182!


19 posted on 01/24/2011 3:45:32 PM PST by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: MindBender26
This item has been removed due to a copyright violation!
20 posted on 01/24/2011 3:46:38 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: sasportas

It’s worse. Due to the guy wires, they have harmonics and vibrate more than they sway!


21 posted on 01/24/2011 3:46:55 PM PST by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: DCBryan1

Going up in dicey weather is the biggest no-no for tower riggers.

A friend of mine was in charge of engineering for several TV stations. Several years ago, he hired a crew to do some major work on a tall tower; namely, installing a new antenna on the top.

The climbers went up on a windy day despite requests not to. The antenna was just about to be put in place at the top of the tower when it became unstable at a moment when it was loose from its hoisting rig, due probably to the wind. Weighing many tons, it was far too massive for the riggers on top to control its oscillations by brute human force. It broke loose. As it fell, it took the guy wires and then the entire tower with it. Within five seconds, about as many men died that day.

In the inevitable civil suits from the workers’ families, my friend and his company proved complete due diligence on their own part, and posited a plausible theory of negligence on the part of tower crew. The result was no finding for the plaintiffs. His company had absolutely top notch legal representation—and they needed it.

To this day, my friend is prevented by his own company’s legal department from hiring that rigging company or its successors for tower work. (He understands why, and he concurs. But that day, so long ago, still gives him heartburn to think about.)


22 posted on 01/24/2011 3:48:08 PM PST by Erasmus (Personal goal: Have a bigger carbon footprint than Tony Robbins.)
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To: MindBender26

Oh, that..AGAIN? Seems like it’s being posted every other day or so. Getting so boring that I’ve lost all fear of heights by now. So thanks for that at least! ;-) (j/k - still a cool vid.)


23 posted on 01/24/2011 3:53:41 PM PST by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: MindBender26

I am in a cold sweat, nauseated and am crying for my momma. But I just had to watch. But only once.


24 posted on 01/24/2011 3:53:41 PM PST by Cyman
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To: edpc

You got that right. I started a lineman apprenticeship and went to a few company school sessions like one for climbing typical telephone wood poles with belt and spikes. The favorite thing for the old time instructors to do was to get to the top of a 110 foot with a rookie opposite him and start rocking the pool back and forth by each guy doing the opposite of the other-one when leaning out and leaning in. You wouldn’t believe how much those poles can sway when forced to.

Then there were stories of the past lumberjack types that would climb the pole then sit or even stand on top of the pole.

I left the program after seeing a large percentage had bad knees after years of climbing.

Glad OSHA approved the free climbing skills in this video or the guys would have died of old age before they got to the top.


25 posted on 01/24/2011 3:57:04 PM PST by Razzz42
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To: MindBender26

Bump.


26 posted on 01/24/2011 3:57:57 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: MindBender26
Do NOT Watch This Video Before Trying To Get To Sleep!

We probably never would have heard of it until you posted it........so why post it if you are going to issue a warning?

27 posted on 01/24/2011 4:00:33 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only thing Super Glue is good for is gluing your fingers together.....)
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To: MindBender26; All
NOT a Democrat.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

28 posted on 01/24/2011 4:05:57 PM PST by The Comedian ("Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice" - B. Goldwater)
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To: MindBender26

I guess that’s not the place to tell your co-worker you’re dating his daughter or sleeping with his wife.


29 posted on 01/24/2011 4:10:12 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: MindBender26

OK, I’m sorry for my prior comment.........whoa! And to think those two guys were illegals making minimum wage..........


30 posted on 01/24/2011 4:10:50 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only thing Super Glue is good for is gluing your fingers together.....)
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To: MindBender26

Home viewing bookmark.


31 posted on 01/24/2011 4:12:30 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: MindBender26
Man O Man...that has a MAJOR pucker factor.
32 posted on 01/24/2011 4:16:21 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus - Domari Nolo)
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To: MindBender26

If I remember right, the guy who filmed this is a former PGR Ride Captain somewhere in Florida. Courageous man, no doubt!!!


33 posted on 01/24/2011 4:30:36 PM PST by Allthegoodusernamesaregone (Here I come to save the day! - Barack Obama, Jan. 14th 2011)
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To: MindBender26

O M G


34 posted on 01/24/2011 4:33:08 PM PST by peggybac (In the contemporary world, they pulled a Pearl Harbor. We need to pull a Hiroshima.)
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To: MindBender26
I have a small stepladder that I use for changing light bulbs in my ceilings.

By the time I'm on step no. 3, vertigo sets in, head swims, floor reaches up and tries to pull me down.

Mountain-tops don't bother me because I'm still on the earth no matter how high I go. But anything made by humans--ladders, airplanes, a kitchen chair--seems basically untrustworthy. Guys who can climb towers like the one in this video have my sincere admiration and praise, but not my envy.

35 posted on 01/24/2011 4:46:01 PM PST by Dunstan McShane
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To: MindBender26
Sent it on facebook to my new son-in law.He climbs everyday-electrician .
36 posted on 01/24/2011 4:54:02 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: MindBender26

After reaching the top...
“Bill, pass me the socket wrench set.”
“What?! I thought it was in your tool bag!”


37 posted on 01/24/2011 5:46:43 PM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: sasportas

bookmark for tomorrow.


38 posted on 01/24/2011 9:09:11 PM PST by mcshot (So this is how it feels to be flushed. The "that's impossible" days are upon us.)
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