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Old Mar 28th, 2009, 11:52 AM   #31
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Qld Rail defends crash refund decision

Queensland Rail NewsQueensland Rail has defended its decision not to refund tickets to passengers on board a fatal Tilt Train crash despite doing so in another deadly smash.

Two drivers were killed and nine passengers injured when the Tilt Train and a truck collided at a level-crossing at Cardwell in November.

On New Year's Day, a garbage truck driver was killed and six Sunlander passengers injured in a collision at a level-crossing at Mundoo, near Innisfail.

While Sunlander passengers were refunded their ticket costs, Tilt Train passengers were not.

Queensland Rail passenger services manager Paul Scurrah said the Tilt Train passengers were nearing their destination when it crashed, while the Sunlander's patrons were beginning their trip.


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Old Mar 28th, 2009, 01:10 PM   #32
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This one is so astounding that your head will reel......... Do take the time to read it all......the best summary, and explanation of the mess I've see yet...and how it was ALLOWED to happen.

A villian's tale

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you don't get it.................................

Good read, the writer didn't pull any punches.
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Old Mar 29th, 2009, 12:08 AM   #33
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According to a news report, a certain private school in Victoria, BC recently was faced with a unique problem.

A number of year 12 girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom. That was fine, but after they put on their lipstick they would press their lips to the mirror leaving dozens of little lip prints. Every night, the maintenance man would remove them and the next day the girls would put them back.

Finally the principal decided that something had to be done. She called all the girls to the bathroom and met them there with the maintenance man. She explained that all these lip prints were causing a major problem for the custodian who had to clean the mirrors every night.

To demonstrate how difficult it had been to clean the mirrors, she asked the maintenance man to show the girls how much effort was required. He took out a long handled squeegee, dipped it in the toilet, and cleaned the mirror with it. Since then, there have been no lip prints on the mirror.

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Old Mar 29th, 2009, 12:10 AM   #34
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That one was in the joke thread no so long ago.
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A Sad Tale Of An Undeserved Nobel Prize For Al Gore

In May 2008, a 98 year-old Polish lady named Irena Sendler died.

During WWII, she got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist but she had an ulterior motive. She KNEW of the Nazi's plans for the Jews. Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried and, in the back of her truck, she had a burlap sack for the larger children.

She had a dog in the back of the truck that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the noise of the children.

She managed to smuggle out and save 2,500 children before she was caught; the Nazis broke both her legs and her arms and beat her severely.

Irena kept a record of the names of all the children that she smuggled out which she kept in a glass jar buried under a tree in her back yard. After the War, she tried to locate any parents that had survived and reunited the families. Most, of course, had been gassed but she helped those children to be placed into foster family homes or adopted.

Here's the part that really sucks:

In 2007, Irena was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize but was not selected. Al Gore won - for a slide show on Global Warming!

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Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project
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Old Mar 30th, 2009, 11:43 AM   #36
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Here's the part that really sucks:

In 2007, Irena was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize but was not selected. Al Gore won - for a slide show on Global Warming!
Unbelievable, SINC.
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Sinc, this is a great story. Thanks for sharing it with all of us. There is a Jewish proverb that I was brought up to understand -- "A person who saves one life saves the entire world. Every life that we save is meaningful." Irena Sendler is one of these persons. Shalom.
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In May 2008, a 98 year-old Polish lady named Irena Sendler died.
there's a true hero
how anyone can hurt a child is beyond me
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"there's a true hero
how anyone can hurt a child is beyond me"

I strongly agree, darkscot.
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Too bad you had to ruin a heart felt story with a cheap and seriously stupid shot Sinc......think it about it next time you plant both feet in your mouth so firmly and odiously. I hope the taste of horseshit lingers for a while.


Irena deserves better than you using her to try and score on your tiresome anti-AGW agitprop.
Pretty damn low.
'Twas not me who ruined the story MD. It was the Nobel judges. The only horse***** being spread here came from your stall. I guess the truth hurts, does it? Besides, that is exactly the way the story arrived in my e-mail today, word for word. I took the trouble to check it out on snopes.com before posting it.

And yes, I will accept your apology for calling me stupid. Either that or I report your comments. Take your pick.

Here is the original e-mail:

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