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Chinese State Media Say Bullet Train Derails, Falls Off Bridge
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Posted on 07/23/2011 8:21:17 AM PDT by nuconvert

BEIJING -- A Chinese news agency says two cars from a high-speed train derailed and fell off a bridge but there is no immediate word on casualties.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bullettrain; china; train
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1 posted on 07/23/2011 8:21:20 AM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Failure in China. I’m shocked. Next thing we will hear is that their new aircraft carrier was sunk by dolphins.


2 posted on 07/23/2011 8:23:30 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: nuconvert

Maybe I am an evil person, but I just wish Thomas Friedman could have been in one of those two cars.


3 posted on 07/23/2011 8:23:30 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: nuconvert
That can't be good.

Uighurs?

4 posted on 07/23/2011 8:23:30 AM PDT by null and void (Day 913. When your only tools are a Hammer & Sickle, everything looks like a Capitalist...)
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To: nuconvert
This is Obama's Hope and Change plan for America...


5 posted on 07/23/2011 8:25:00 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: nuconvert
oops.

Was Willie Green aboard?

6 posted on 07/23/2011 8:25:15 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: nuconvert

....And suddenly millions of liberals across the world felt great sadness!


7 posted on 07/23/2011 8:27:17 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Paladin2

Promoting publicly funded high speed submarine transportation for the masses no doubt.


8 posted on 07/23/2011 8:28:13 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

...along with a number of other people who will remain nameless


9 posted on 07/23/2011 8:28:27 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Two coaches of a bullet train fell off a bridge after derailing in east China’s Zhejiang Province late Saturday, local fire fighting sources said.

The details of casualties are unknown at the moment.

The train numbered D3115 from the provincial capital Hangzhou to the city of Wenzhou derailed at the section of Shuangyu Town in Wenzhou at 8:34 p.m., said fire fighters from Wenzhou.

Rescue personnel were rushing to the scene.


10 posted on 07/23/2011 8:30:07 AM PDT by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: Enterprise

Maybe it was going the wong way.


11 posted on 07/23/2011 8:30:22 AM PDT by donhunt (I am sick and tired of those bastards insulting and lying to me.)
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To: donhunt

Maybe something got lost in the dialect translation. Oh, said the Captain, you’re supposed to steer AWAY from the lighthouse?


12 posted on 07/23/2011 8:33:13 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: nuconvert

Every time I read one of these stories I think about the fact that the new San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge was built in China....

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=resources/traffic&id=8245105

A quarter million San Franciscans and Oaklanders every day. I honestly don’t know whether I should laugh or cry....


13 posted on 07/23/2011 8:34:06 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: nuconvert

Sounds like China needs to rebuild their infrastructure...


14 posted on 07/23/2011 8:34:21 AM PDT by texanyankee
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To: A. Morgan

There’s a reason it was excerpted down to 1 sentence


15 posted on 07/23/2011 8:37:01 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: null and void

nope. especially if you were on one of the cars that went off the bridge


16 posted on 07/23/2011 8:38:06 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: ponder life
Hey Panda.

Of possible interest.

17 posted on 07/23/2011 8:39:30 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Enterprise

“Next thing we will hear is that their new aircraft carrier was sunk by dolphins.”

Navy porpoise attack story. I know a guy who claims he was with a Navy unit that trained porpoises to kill human swimmers and divers. They were used in Gulf War 1. The porpoises were all male and wore a harness and carried a bang stick. They’d ram the swimmer with the bang stick. Every time the Navy used them, the porpoise found and eliminated the target. Then, he’d jet off to find a pod of female porpoises and have sex. There was no getting the porpoises back until they were darned good and satisfied. (It’s probably the uniform harness. No species can resist a Navy guy in uniform.)


18 posted on 07/23/2011 8:40:12 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: nuconvert

willie??

Paging Willie....... are you out there Willie?

Paging Willie Green!!


19 posted on 07/23/2011 8:42:32 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Flash mobs are trickle down leftwing REDISTRIBUTION))
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

This calls for another round of executions! Go China! :’) Thanks nuconvert.

Willie Green must be beside himself. Unless he was on this train at the time.


20 posted on 07/23/2011 8:45:04 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: nuconvert

There’s a reason this came from XINHUANET and not FOX.


21 posted on 07/23/2011 8:46:40 AM PDT by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: nuconvert
Obama says Chinese infrastructure vastly superior to US
22 posted on 07/23/2011 8:47:10 AM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: nuconvert
Barky Insane Obama, Aug 21, 2008: “Everybody’s watching what’s going on in Beijing right now with the Olympics. Think about the amount of money that China has spent on infrastructure. Their ports, their train systems, their airports are vastly the superior to us now, which means if you are a corporation deciding where to do business, you’re starting to think, ‘Beijing looks like a pretty good option.’”
23 posted on 07/23/2011 8:48:21 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Gen.Blather
ROFL!

Kill an enemy and then go have lots of sex. Hey, it's a guy thing.

24 posted on 07/23/2011 8:48:43 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: texanyankee

eyup....shovel ready jobs in China.


25 posted on 07/23/2011 8:53:19 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Gen.Blather

“They’d ram the swimmer with the bang stick” - In San Francisco Bay?


26 posted on 07/23/2011 8:58:21 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: nuconvert

The latest nightmarish reminder for those that EDC, not only should you be CCW but just as important carry a first aid kit in your travels.

Cause the first responder on the scene (as a survivor) is you.


27 posted on 07/23/2011 9:02:08 AM PDT by moshiach
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To: nuconvert

Party retards boasted that their bullet train technology (stolen from Japan and Germany) exceeded speeds achieved in their foreign counterparts based purely on Chinese innovation. In reality, they merely pushed cloned technology beyond the speed limits set by the Japanese and German companies that came up with the technology. Why did these speed limits exist? For safety reasons. The odds are that none of the Chinese decision-makers who came up with the idea of exceeding the maximum safe speeds were in the two derailed coaches.


28 posted on 07/23/2011 9:04:12 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: nuconvert

Another Obama fave fail.


29 posted on 07/23/2011 9:05:00 AM PDT by AU72
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To: nuconvert

Where is Willie Green when you need him?


30 posted on 07/23/2011 9:07:05 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Gen.Blather
Then, he’d jet off to find a pod of female porpoises and have sex. There was no getting the porpoises back until they were darned good and satisfied. (It’s probably the uniform harness. No species can resist a Navy guy in uniform.)

The only thing left out of the porpoise's misson profile is heavy drinking, foul language, a busted bar stool, and Shore Patrol dragging him back to the ship.

31 posted on 07/23/2011 9:09:52 AM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: nuconvert

This is one of the big problems with “bullet” trains—if a major accident occurs the death toll can be quite frightening because the impact speeds will be well over 100 mph, as shown by the disaster with Deutsche Bahn ICE trainset derailing and hitting/collapsing a bridge at 200 km/h back in 1998, killing 101 passengers and seriously injuring 88 passengers.


32 posted on 07/23/2011 9:09:59 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: nuconvert
...along with a number of other people who will remain nameless

None of whom are more supremely deserving.

33 posted on 07/23/2011 9:34:29 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: Zhang Fei
The odds are that none of the Chinese decision-makers who came up with the idea of exceeding the maximum safe speeds were in the two derailed coaches.

They may well be executed, though.

34 posted on 07/23/2011 9:36:14 AM PDT by expatpat
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To: nuconvert

Chinese engineering still leaves something to be desired. It might be a case of politicians not leaving the engineers alone, or it may be a case of the engineers not quite being up to snuff, but China continues to have engineering problems. It could be they just bite off more than they can chew and refuse to believe there is nothing they can’t tame.

Look at the Three Gorges Damn. I almost want to say “when not if” that dam fails, it will be biblical. I’m being a bit extreme in saying it “will fail”. I don’t really know. But it has been cracking since 1999 and it has been rapidly silting up behind the dam. I’m not talking about problems like the reservoir being a massive garbage dump for everything from gasoline, toxic chemicals to radiological waste. I’m talking about the dam structurally failing.

Just biblical. I think there is a significant chance we will see that dam fail.

Then again, maybe that is the purpose of the dam. A politically acceptable way to kill 50 million rural poor people. Half joking on that one.


35 posted on 07/23/2011 9:56:00 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (SP12: They called Reagan "unelectable", too.)
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To: nuconvert
Was this bridge over water or land?

Leni

36 posted on 07/23/2011 10:02:03 AM PDT by MinuteGal (We need ObamaCare Like Nancy Pelosi Needs a Halloween Mask)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

I agree. That’s a when , not an if. Because it was admittedly built with low grade concrete.


37 posted on 07/23/2011 10:02:17 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: Doogle

Bring your shovel to bury the dead passengers.


38 posted on 07/23/2011 10:18:16 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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To: nuconvert

39 posted on 07/23/2011 10:46:14 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: nuconvert; All

If any of you youngsters on this thread know how to post a video, you might do a Google search on: “pacing NW 611” and post the resulting example of high speed rail done right.


40 posted on 07/23/2011 10:46:54 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: nuconvert; All

If any of you youngsters on this thread know how to post a video, you might do a Google search on: “pacing NW 611” and post the resulting example of high speed rail done right.


41 posted on 07/23/2011 10:46:58 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: grey_whiskers
Yes, very sad indeed. 11 deaths and 89 injured.

In a way, the scrutiny that will follow (both domestically and internationally) will strengthen safety standards in China. This happened in aviation, where China had some of the worse safety records and now one of the best.

And many may not realize that the worse high speed rail disaster occured in Germany where 101 people died.

42 posted on 07/23/2011 10:58:58 AM PDT by ponder life
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Pacing NW 611

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pacing+NW+611&aq=f


43 posted on 07/23/2011 11:05:38 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (<< Someone stole my anti-Obama tag line from my FR front yard. Massive Reward! Call 8185550202)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

The Communist Party of China has never needed to invent reasons to kill tens of millions of rural Chinese, they just do it.


44 posted on 07/23/2011 11:34:56 AM PDT by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=chinas-three-gorges-dam-disaster&page=2

Followed your advice and looked!!!

That is one scary project. Not wide and shallow - but deep and narrow - eventually, the water will find its way out of there.


45 posted on 07/23/2011 12:29:36 PM PDT by sodpoodle
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To: nuconvert

“two cars from a high-speed train derailed and fell off a bridge”

would think cars from a bullet train would SHOOT off the track


46 posted on 07/23/2011 12:48:14 PM PDT by fnord (Republicans are just the right-wing of the left-wing of American politics)
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To: DoughtyOne
That's what I'm talking about. Thank you.

American designed; American built and American fueled. No taxpayer money was extorted to run the things and when the market demand ceased, so did the trains.

47 posted on 07/23/2011 1:21:46 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: nuconvert

Adding this to Amy Winehouse’s death, Sarah Palin’s 2 for 2 today. /s


48 posted on 07/23/2011 1:28:30 PM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: nuconvert

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49 posted on 07/23/2011 2:58:58 PM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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To: liberalh8ter

I don’t get it.


50 posted on 07/23/2011 10:30:26 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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