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Message 1908075 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 2:54:34 UTC - in response to Message 1908067.  

The Mayor of one town near the crash site had warned repeatedly that running high speed rail traffic on that line would result in exactly what happened.

No he did not, his only concern was rail crossings.
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Message 1908076 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 3:08:30 UTC - in response to Message 1908072.  

The mayor quoted is my mayor from my town. His prediction came true. The proper safety equipment was not being used even though it is installed on the tracks. The road crossings are not safe in most folk’s opinion. That is the rub. If they made it safe most of us are Ok with it.

With the idiot driving the train, this could have happen next to school, church or shopping center. They have cut my town in half with 79mph trains all day and night. That is a lot different from a few slow freight trains passing through.

It is easy to cry NIMBY until it is in your back yard and not safe and now we have fatalities.
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Message 1908092 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 4:51:30 UTC

The conversation about the specifics of the train accident may be better discussed over in the Cafe thread about Transportation Safety.
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Message 1908095 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 5:14:11 UTC

The Trump Presidency is getting more and more messy especially his relations to foreign countries.
Former Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper Just Nuked the Trump Presidency.
http://observer.com/2017/12/james-clapper-tells-cnn-donald-trump-is-vladimir-putins-kremlin-asset/
I think this past weekend is illustrative of what a great case officer Vladimir Putin is. He knows how to handle an asset, and that’s what he’s doing with the president … You have to remember Putin’s background. He’s a KGB officer. That’s what they do. They recruit assets. And I think some of that experience and instincts of Putin has come into play here in his managing of a pretty important account for him, if I could use that term, with our president.

http://edition.cnn.com/videos/politics/2017/12/18/james-clapper-trump-putin-russia-asset-intv.cnn
If the American president is being controlled or unduly influenced by a country that’s hostile to us, that’s a big deal. This, of course, is precisely what Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation are trying to get to the bottom of—and, not coincidentally, what President Trump and his supporters are trying just as hard to prevent Team Mueller from unraveling.
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Message 1908099 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 5:28:13 UTC

Trump has not distorted anything. MHO... At 1:30 in the video you can hear for your self what Mayor Anderson said.

http://www.king5.com/article/news/local/audio-mayor-predicted-people-will-get-killed-on-amtrak-route/281-500503896

"It’s virtually inevitable that someone is going to get killed that wouldn’t be killed otherwise. Come back when there is that accident, and try to justify not putting in those safety enhancements, or you can go back now and advocate for the money to do it, because this project was never needed and endangers our citizens for very, very, very little, highly subsidized, transportation enhancement.

"While it’s a great project for bureaucrats, it’s a terrible one for the community, and when somebody’s killed, I want somebody from WSDOT Rail back here telling me why they didn’t put in the safety enhancements."


http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/19/us/positive-train-control-amtrak/index.html
(CNN) — The Amtrak passenger train didn't have a safety technology called the positive train control activated at the time it derailed in Washington state, said Richard Anderson, the rail service's president and co-CEO.

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Message 1908113 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 7:59:17 UTC

I've NEVER NEEDED Technology; Enhancement; or 'Technology' 'Enhancement' to DRIVE 30 in a 70 mph Zone or 70 in a 30 mph Zone.

I said to 'MySelf', 'Brain, drive 30' or 'Brain, drive 70'.

Really Simple. NOT COST a Dime. NO BUREAUCRAT Needed; NO TAXPAYER Dollas; NO EXCUSES.

Might Say, 'Born With it', Kind of Thang.

ALL ONLY in Our POLITICAL BUREAUCRATIC World.

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Message 1908133 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 11:20:38 UTC
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I've NEVER NEEDED Technology; Enhancement; or 'Technology' 'Enhancement' to DRIVE 30 in a 70 mph Zone or 70 in a 30 mph Zone

I have to agree. If the Engineer was instructed that it was a 30 MPH Zone...

Why is this the correct Forum for this accident?
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Message 1908148 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 13:40:56 UTC

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I believe the train derailment subject was injected into the Trump thread when someone without a working knowledge of American Time Zones, made a wise crack about it taking the great leader 3 hours to tweet sympathy for the victims, when in fact only 18 minutes afterward the President sent his comforting words.

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Message 1908151 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 14:09:19 UTC

The Tax Reform Act has passed both Houses of Congress.

Pelosi Hates it.

Schumer Hates it.

Warren Hates it.

Sanders Hates it.

That's four reasons for me to believe this will be a great piece of legislation.

And the Dims get a little dimmer....

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Message 1908154 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 14:44:00 UTC

Similar legislation was tried in Kansas recently, and it did not work as intended. Police, Fire, infrastructure all but failed. Companies did not flock to Kansas, and wages did not go up.
Now they have a huge deficit and few services.

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Message 1908158 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 15:27:51 UTC
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Time will tell.

Keeping $1.5 Trillion dollars in the pockets of The People is far better than sending it to DC for studies of how fast a shrimp can run on a treadmill........

Schumer cries, because HIS local taxes will no longer be subsidized.

Pelosi cries, because HER local taxes will no longer be subsidized.

Sanders cries, because HIS local taxes will no longer be subsidized.

Warren cries, because HER local taxes will no longer be subsidized.

Those who wish to live in locales that overtax and waste and squander the proceeds can continue to do so, but now must pay their own way. Those who don't think it's worth it will relocate, including corporate citizens.

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Message 1908162 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 17:01:32 UTC

Why is this the correct Forum for this accident?


GREATEST BEST LEADER of ALL TIME is dA REASON fO EVERYTHING BAD. So Say DIMMERs and GOPTer HATERs.

You Think He is DANGEROUS. ALL HATERs BELIEVE He is EVIL INCARNATE.

ALL Accidents; ALL Natural DISASTERs; ALL Injuries, Sickness, DISEASE and DEATH is Attributible to dA EVIL ONE aka Prez 45

Where You Been, ClydeNotClyde?

GET WITH dA PROGRAM of HATE; LIES, FAKERY; and ALL OTHER DESTRUCTIVE NEGATIVE Behaviour.

Besides, MY THREAD and I HAVE NOT said ANYTHING AGAINST ANY Posts. But I'm Sure SomeOne will Link to dAt 'Lie'.

START YOUR OWN THREAD ClydeNotClyde, and BE IN CONTROL.

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Message 1908171 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 18:50:32 UTC

...ALL HATERs BELIEVE He is EVIL INCARNATE.

No, I think that you will find that we "haters" tend to be more nuanced than that.

I am not 100% against corporate tax reductions, as the world has been moving in that direction for years and reductions in corporate taxes may make American companies slightly more competitive in the global market. President Obama wanted a reduction in corporate taxes down to 28%, but he didn't get it. As a self-professed "hater", I am appalled that President Trump is getting 21%. It makes me want to vomit.

Of course, it will increase the national debt... something that Republicans and Libertarians are supposed to care about. Republicans claim that they will recoup this loss in revenue through increased worker productivity ultimately resulting in increased tax revenues. Most impartial budget analysts predict 1/3 of the costs of this disgusting holiday gift to corporations will be recouped, and 2/3 will remain as part of the national debt. (Oh goody. I'm suddenly not sad that I never had kids...)

I am pretty darn liberal, but not so blindly liberal that I do not understand the complexities of this issue. I certainly do understand and recognize that business needs a place at the table too.

If we want to make American corporations more competitive in the global market, I think that we are missing something really obvious. Other countries fund healthcare benefits on a national level. Other countries do not make corporations pay for the healthcare benefits of their workers.

If we want to give corporations a great big freakin' Christmas gift, nationalize healthcare and get that expense off the backs of corporations.

But what do I know? I'm just a HATER.
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Message 1908173 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 19:01:12 UTC

I wish the Trump haters would just get over it. It's been a year and we're still here. So far the only impact the new administration has had on my life is that I got a COLA for 2018. During the previous administration I got only one COLA during the entire 8 years. So at least I'm as well off now as before. I think Trump's use of twitter is stupid and counter productive but that is just my opinion. I think he puts his foot in his mouth way too often, but like I said before, I didn't vote for him or Clinton. Congress runs the country because they control the money.
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Message 1908187 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 20:26:16 UTC

HATERs and LIBERALs Get A FREE RIDE on dA TRUMPTrain.

AAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!!

WEEE dA WEEEEE Peoples of U S of A WELCOME ALL HATERs on dA TRUMPTrain.

FREE RIDEs to ALL HATERs

Can't Get mO LIBERAL than Dat.

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Message 1908190 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 21:11:00 UTC

I got a COLA also, that was promptly devoured by an increase in my Medicare supplement. The Government giveth, and the Government taketh away, blessed be the name of the Government.....

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Message 1908194 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 21:18:55 UTC

HATERs and LIBERALs Get A FREE RIDE on dA TRUMPTrain.

Stop the train. I want to get off!!!!

I just watched President Trump and his fellow Republicans take their victory lap. Ok. They passed their bill. They are entitled to a victory lap. I hope that all Americans got a good look at those faces up there. Those are the people we need to vote out of office.

Let's look at what Republicans are saying, while taking their victory lap.

Republicans claim that this tax bill will encourage corporations to invest in themselves by hiring more people and paying their workers more money. To illustrate this, President Trump just crowed about the recent ATT bonus. It was just that - a one time bonus, made even sweeter by our President giving ATT some free national advertising. If I were CEO of ATT, I would send President Trump a great big fruit basket and a case of nice wine. Free advertising like that is just lovely for ATT.

Very large corporations give bonuses to workers all the time. Usually they are tied to productivity, but the ATT one does not seem to be. Nevertheless, I would be astonished if corporate bonuses, in general, are not planned well in advance and part of standard operating budgets. Bonuses have psychological benefits on workers. It benefits corporations to give bonuses rather than raise wages or increase benefits.

Want to impress me, ATT ? Give your workers an actual wage hike. I doubt that they will. ATT doesn't need to impress me, any more than it needs to voluntarily pay their workers more than they are currently willing to work for.

Corporations only expand if it is in their own interests. Sure they may spin some of this windfall off to shareholders if the company gives dividends, but not that many companies do that anymore. It is far more likely that large corporations will begin a campaign to buy back their own stock shares on the open market. This has two advantages - reduce shareholder governance of the corporation and allow for price control of the company shares.

Cuts to middle class families sunset in seven years. Corporate tax cuts do not.

At the ripe old age of 54, this may not be a good time for me to age. Speaker Ryan is not stupid. He is worried about the national deficit and what this bill will do to it. This means that he will start going after entitlements - so watch out Social Security and Medicare recipients!

On top of it all, this bill just pulled the eye teeth out of Obama Care.

Oh. And lest we forget, please wave goodbye to redistribution of wealth via the estate tax.

This bill is a fine example of "tinkle-down" economics. Talk about Golden Showers!
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Message 1908195 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 21:35:44 UTC - in response to Message 1908194.  

Angela,
On top of it all, this bill just pulled the eye teeth out of Obama Care.
look at the bright side of that. It may very well save social security and medicare.
How you ask?
The answer is really quite simple. Many of the working people without medical care will die off sooner yet they paid taxes so they will not be around to drain the systems they paid into.
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Message 1908196 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 21:41:11 UTC - in response to Message 1908158.  
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Time will tell.

Keeping $1.5 Trillion dollars in the pockets of The People is far better than sending it to DC for studies of how fast a shrimp can run on a treadmill........

Schumer cries, because HIS local taxes will no longer be subsidized.

Pelosi cries, because HER local taxes will no longer be subsidized.

Sanders cries, because HIS local taxes will no longer be subsidized.

Warren cries, because HER local taxes will no longer be subsidized.

Those who wish to live in locales that overtax and waste and squander the proceeds can continue to do so, but now must pay their own way. Those who don't think it's worth it will relocate, including corporate citizens.

The Trump/Republican Tax Bill. As were the JFK/Democrat and Reagan/Democrat House/Republican Senate Tax Bills. Is a good step in the correct direction.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
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Message 1908198 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 21:47:31 UTC - in response to Message 1908195.  

Angela,
On top of it all, this bill just pulled the eye teeth out of Obama Care.
look at the bright side of that. It may very well save social security and medicare.
How you ask?
The answer is really quite simple. Many of the working people without medical care will die off sooner yet they paid taxes so they will not be around to drain the systems they paid into.


And with the dearth of workers, perhaps this country will chill-out a little on immigration?
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