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Old 05-14-2011, 09:11 AM   #46
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Is this a retouched picture (perhaps using Photoshop)?

Looks like bare feet to me.

Hmmm. Let's make this into a "What's wrong in this picture" puzzle.

2. He has no tools or toolbelt.
3. What he is doing with his hands does not look like an electrician's activity.
4. The in-line insulator at his knee holding up the wire to the left of it is not attached to anything to its right.
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6. The body size is out of proportion with that of the wire spacing and cross member size.
7. He is barefoot and touching one of the 7200 volt lines with his chest so I don't see how he could be smiling.
8. He is wearing a wrist watch which is a safety violation.

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1. bare feet. certain areas of the world, not uncommon and if he is stealing electricity, it would imply he isn't wealthy so bare feet doesn't seem odd to me. Besides, climbing a pole without climbing gear is easier if you are barefoot.

check this out and tell me why shoes would be better than bare feet.







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2. He has no tools or toolbelt.
if he is stealing electricity, I wouldn't expect to see him with a set of electricians tools.

if you saw me working, you wouldn't see anymore tools on me than what you see in the pic. I wear no toolbelt and tend to carry a minimum of tools which I keep in various pants pockets.

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3. What he is doing with his hands does not look like an electrician's activity.
hard to tell but when I see an electrician with a jackhammer, I don't doubt he is doing electrical work. There are many aspects to my job. The fact I cannot tell exactly what he is doing at the moment of the picture does not mean much.

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4. The in-line insulator at his knee holding up the wire to the left of it is not attached to anything to its right.
I see that and cannot tell if there is some "shopping" going on there or if it is an optical illusion.

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he does have those stripped wires right in front of him running down the pole like he is prepping the stuff to make joints there.

it's kind of funny what I just found. Notice the feet in this pic

http://www.pics4news.com/daily_news_...ectrician.html

http://hardrainproject.com/hrpl?n=8403

It would appear that what you are looking at in the pic you have there is an official professional electrician hard at work quite likely in India.

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8. He is wearing a wrist watch which is a safety violation.



safety violation? In the states, yes. In India, apparently not.

I don't think the lines are not hot. I think that is a new install.

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