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Hero Train Engineer in California saves Terrified Pup Tied to Railroad Tracks
NY Daily News ^ | April 10, 2013 | Lee Moran

Posted on 04/10/2013 7:56:54 AM PDT by Bon of Babble

The Union Pacific railroad engineer brought his train to a screeching halt as the locomotive came roaring toward the 10-month old terrier mix Banjo. Authorities tracked down the 78-year-old owner who told agents his family 'didn't want the dog' and he 'didn't know what to do with him.'

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dogs
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Heard this on the radio this morning, almost drove off the road because of the tears. At least there is a happy ending.


1 posted on 04/10/2013 7:56:54 AM PDT by Bon of Babble
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To: Bon of Babble

Wonder if he’s a former or current PETA member.


2 posted on 04/10/2013 7:57:51 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Bon of Babble

Very pleased this had a happy ending, but damn... there are some evil “people” out there.


3 posted on 04/10/2013 7:58:45 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Bon of Babble

Should have dropped him off at an abortion clinic. They’d kill him in a second . . . you know . . . snip his spine


4 posted on 04/10/2013 7:58:53 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Bon of Babble
Authorities tracked down the 78-year-old owner who told agents his family 'didn't want the dog' and he 'didn't know what to do with him.'

So they tied him to the tracks in hopes he'd be killed. Good God...

5 posted on 04/10/2013 7:59:32 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Bon of Babble
Union Pacific railroad engineer brought his train to a screeching halt as the locomotive came roaring toward the 10-month old terrier mix Banjo

? To do so he could not have been moving at more than 5 MPH.

"Screeching halt" and "roaring" indeed.

6 posted on 04/10/2013 8:00:12 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: ScottinVA
Wow. Evil AND stupid.

Hard to think of a more high profile way of trying to get rid of your dog than tying it to the railroad tracks, a way in which you could cause numerous deaths and a lot of damage.

And then you ADMIT it when the authorities come calling?

Wow. Stupid AND evil.

7 posted on 04/10/2013 8:01:41 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Bon of Babble
Didn't know what to do, hmmm. So they strapped the little guy to the train tracks. They don't by chance have any children?

Too bad there isn't some network where you could search for better solutions than strapping the dog to the train tracks, was it Snidely Whiplash?


8 posted on 04/10/2013 8:02:41 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: SkyDancer

Exactly how much did that bit of complete stupidity cost the RR and surrounding community?

When trains at speed have to stop it involves major repair expense.

I don’t think I would have stopped for a dog. A person yes.


9 posted on 04/10/2013 8:03:50 AM PDT by glyptol
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To: Joe 6-pack
ping worthy
10 posted on 04/10/2013 8:04:18 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Bon of Babble

‘didn’t want the dog’ and he ‘didn’t know what to do with him.’

So the only thing this AHOLE could think of to do was this? I call BS.


11 posted on 04/10/2013 8:04:19 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Bon of Babble

I’m not a big dog fan (see tagline), but this just goes beyond the pale...the language required to adequately describe this ‘person’ would get me banned post-haste. Craig’s List is free, for pity’s sake...or perhaps a ‘no-kill’ shelter? There is so much evil running loose in this country now we are going to have to come up with another word to replace ‘evil’, since it is getting watered down by repetition...


12 posted on 04/10/2013 8:04:20 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: allmendream

I just can’t wrap my mind around humanity anymore...


13 posted on 04/10/2013 8:04:39 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: V_TWIN

So how many other animals has this sicko tortured and killed that we dont know about? Chances are this is not the first time, just the first time he’s been caught.


14 posted on 04/10/2013 8:05:55 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: glyptol
I don’t think I would have stopped for a dog. A person yes.

In this case; you have that backwards...

15 posted on 04/10/2013 8:05:56 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Bon of Babble

Psychotic people who do these kinds of things to innocent animals are about one step away from doing them to humans too if they haven’t already crossed that line long ago.


16 posted on 04/10/2013 8:06:25 AM PDT by RC one (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: ScottinVA

You are humanity.


17 posted on 04/10/2013 8:06:43 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: Bon of Babble
Being old & living longer does not make you smarter, unfortunately!!

What a cute little one Banjo is. Someone will want him & love him.

18 posted on 04/10/2013 8:07:11 AM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: Lx

We murder children by the millions. People yawn. So what does having or not having any children have to do with this? People’s attitude toward children is totally utilitarian: if I want the kid, it’s sweet and innocent. If I don’t want the kid, I can suck his brains out and no one can tell me any different.

Sorry, but I find it hard to listen to MSMers who get all worked up over the poor little dog but who can’t be bothered about the Molech industry.


19 posted on 04/10/2013 8:07:16 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: glyptol
I don’t think I would have stopped for a dog. A person yes.

Good to know.

/befuddled headshake

20 posted on 04/10/2013 8:08:13 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Bon of Babble

DBanjo unchained?


21 posted on 04/10/2013 8:09:34 AM PDT by 9422WMR
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To: ScottinVA
I just can’t wrap my mind around humanity anymore...

Ditto. Some days; I marvel at the fact that G-d Almighty hasn't pulled the plug on this country yet...

22 posted on 04/10/2013 8:09:37 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Bon of Babble

So glad the pup was rescued...so sad that his owner decided to kill him instead of offer him to a new owner.

Killing unborn babies, helping elderly to commit suicide, applauding unhealthy sexual lifestyles as “normal,” redefining marriage to meet modern convenience, worshipping false gods, and the lack of morals, humanity, obedience to God: we are just like folks were in the days of Noah. God already sent us a Savior so those who have ears to hear and eyes to see if they have a willing heart will hear/see and obey. Others will continue to be deaf, blind and dumb/numb to His call. There is a lot of work for us Christians to do to work against these evils until Jesus comes again...


23 posted on 04/10/2013 8:09:45 AM PDT by sassy steel magnolia
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To: grobdriver

After reading that nonsense I was waiting on “the engineer was able to swerve just before hitting the pup”.

Where do they get these kind of dumb asses and do they even know just how dumb they sound when they write this kind of crap.


24 posted on 04/10/2013 8:09:59 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350

“Where do they get these kind of dumb asses and do they even know just how dumb they sound when they write this kind of crap.”

I remember someone posting this to another thread some time ago:

Those who can, do.
Those who can’t, teach.
Those who can’t teach, become journalists.


25 posted on 04/10/2013 8:12:04 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: glyptol

The lord works in mysterious ways. In this case, using man’s best friend, he has revealed a demon that walks among us. The train engineer was weighed and measured and found not wanting. what happens to the demon is now up to the California judicial system.


26 posted on 04/10/2013 8:12:19 AM PDT by RC one (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: glyptol

Not only that but there are trains scheduled behind that train. An unexpected stop backs those up. But to tie that dog to the tracks because he didn’t know what to do with it????? Has to be a PETA member.


27 posted on 04/10/2013 8:12:58 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Houghton M.

False dichotomy. It is possible to care about both dogs and unborn children at the same time.


28 posted on 04/10/2013 8:13:07 AM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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To: Bon of Babble

How about the Obama death panel for the old man?


29 posted on 04/10/2013 8:13:09 AM PDT by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: who knows what evil?
Ditto. Some days; I marvel at the fact that G-d Almighty hasn't pulled the plug on this country yet...

He may already have...

30 posted on 04/10/2013 8:13:51 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Bon of Babble

Stories like this make me lose faith in humanity.

I have two rescue dogs that I hug every morning before I leave for work. One was found in a gutter, the other was given to me because he was unwanted.

Those who do this kind of thing are feeling and uncaring. They would do the same to a human, I think.


31 posted on 04/10/2013 8:15:29 AM PDT by Bon of Babble (I have seen the future and I'm going back to bed!!)
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To: Bon of Babble

Banjo is assured of adoption. For thousands of shelter animals the outlook is not so bright. If you can, visit a shelter, save a life and leave with your new best friend.


32 posted on 04/10/2013 8:17:21 AM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: RC one
Unfortunately; that will NOT be the case.

Spokesman John Welsh said he would not face animal cruelty charges as he appeared to be "confused or senile and didn't fully understand what he had done."

33 posted on 04/10/2013 8:17:31 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Wonder how many “Creative Writing” classes this moron has been in.

I guess no one ever told him creative writing is only useful in reporting when it’s believable.


34 posted on 04/10/2013 8:18:47 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Bon of Babble
Photo of the dastardly wrong doer, repeat offender and his gang in his early years...
35 posted on 04/10/2013 8:18:47 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: ScottinVA
Ditto. Some days; I marvel at the fact that G-d Almighty hasn't pulled the plug on this country yet...

He may already have has...


36 posted on 04/10/2013 8:23:26 AM PDT by granite (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left - Ecclest 10:2)
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To: ScottinVA
He may already have...

He has certainly lifted the plug enough so that much of the country is swirling down the drain...hard to keep my balance anymore. :-)

37 posted on 04/10/2013 8:23:47 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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38 posted on 04/10/2013 8:25:04 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: who knows what evil?
I believe that you are correct.

It has been my experience that most dogs are better people than people are.

At the very least, dogs are more trustworthy.

39 posted on 04/10/2013 8:35:34 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Demarica: Land of the need, home of the slave!)
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To: Bon of Babble
Awful! If anyone in the Chicago area does not know what to do with an unwanted pet, please contact PAWS http://www.pawschicago.org/, a no-kill shelter.
40 posted on 04/10/2013 8:37:37 AM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: who knows what evil?

“he appeared to be “confused or senile and didn’t fully understand what he had done.”

Sounds just like SloJo Biden...


41 posted on 04/10/2013 8:38:32 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Bon of Babble
Authorities tracked down the 78-year-old owner who told agents his family 'didn't want the dog' and he 'didn't know what to do with him.'Authorities tracked down the 78-year-old owner who told agents his family 'didn't want the dog' and he 'didn't know what to do with him.'

I'll bet one of the sociopathic grandkids did it and the old man is covering for him...

42 posted on 04/10/2013 8:39:13 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Houghton M.

It’s all part of the same continuum, and If you.don’t see that, I pity you


43 posted on 04/10/2013 8:39:33 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Bon of Babble
Words fail me.

What did that little guy do to deserve being tied to a railroad track to be run over by a train?

I'm glad this one was saved, but the evil still roams free. God, please save us.

44 posted on 04/10/2013 8:44:29 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: kabumpo

how does one just stop a train?


45 posted on 04/10/2013 8:55:23 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Bon of Babble

Words escape me. If you don’t want the dog, give it to a shelter.

How can anyone hurt a dog or a cat? I don’t want to know or understand.


46 posted on 04/10/2013 9:00:08 AM PDT by Gefn ("Veni, Vidi, Volo in domum redire")
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To: Bon of Babble
78-year-old owner who told agents his family 'didn't want the dog' and he 'didn't know what to do with him.'

You should donate him to a 'NO-Kill Shelter', you dumbass..

Cute dog...

47 posted on 04/10/2013 9:11:54 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen
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To: longtermmemmory
"how does one just stop a train?"

The article says the engineer saw the man put something on the tracks - stopped the train & saw it was a little dog.

Engineers are trained to know how to stop their trains.

48 posted on 04/10/2013 9:13:06 AM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: ScottinVA

Some one tie that bass turd to the same tracks. Damn it I hate when people abuse dogs!


49 posted on 04/10/2013 9:33:25 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: LADY J

“Engineers are trained to know how to stop their trains.”

Yes, but trains are VERY heavy, and have some rather interesting challenges with traction thanks to their use of steel wheels on steel rail. Even at low speeds it takes quite a bit of distance to bring a train to a stop.

I agree with whoever posted previously that the train was probably not moving very fast. It also sounds like someone other than the engineer saw the dog first and alerted the engineer.


50 posted on 04/10/2013 9:38:16 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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