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Comment Re:"Truthers" don't believe in *air* (Score 0) 321

My guess has nothing to do with the facts of building 7. I was simply speculating as to why they would bring building 7 down in a controlled demolition when it never got hit by a plane (which is the official sorry by the way... It's only the "why" that's under debate). Exactly three planes were hijaked, only two made it to the target, and yet, all three buildings went down in a similar fashion. I definitely don't consider myself a conspiracy theorist, in fact I'm quite a skeptic usually. The problem is that the official story isn't logically consistent with reality, which is bothersome to me. I always feel unease with things don't add up. If buying into the official story helps you sleep at night, then more power to ya!

Comment Re:"Truthers" don't believe in *air* (Score 1, Insightful) 321 My guess is that the plane that went down in the fields (due to passenger intervention) was supposed to hit building 7. They brought it down anyways because... what else were they supposed to do? It really isn't all that far fetched, if you consider for a second, the amount of psychopaths that rise to a position of power simply for their willingness to do things that is normal people would consider unimaginable.

Comment Re:Altough I agree (Score 1) 61

Why would they even need to compete on that front? How would the competition benefit thier core business going forward? One of my favorite quotes by George S. Patton is, "Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning." It seems like this new CEO knows what he's doing, and is willing to make the tough choices to turn the ship around, even if it means dropping a lot of dead weight in the process. It will be interesting to see how it turns out.

Comment Re: It only increases accountability (Score 1) 294

You have no clue. I've been running Amtrak trains for 18 years. There is no intentional speeding, over 10mph and you lose your federally issued lisence for 30 days, second time you get caught 6 months and probably won't have a job to come back to. That's all laid out in the CFR. Everything is recorded, no one would dare. Remember we mess up and we're right there in an accident with you. Here's what I assume happened from my experience. He was newish to that route, I've read 2 -3 weeks, thought he was somewhere else, sped up, realized it and dumped the brakes. It takes years to know a route.

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Comment Re:Very Serious (Score 1) 85

I'm not so sure. Someone's identity isn't going anywhere soon. Once you have the info, it seems like the sensible thing to do would be to sit on it for awhile. This way you distance yourself from the breach. Assuming the breach is known and made public, the affected individuals will be on guard, checking for suspicious activity. But for how long? Maybe in a year or so, take out a bunch of credit cards and convert to cash as quick as possible. Bam, done! The info is just as valuable (minus a small percent), and with a much lower risk of getting caught. At least that's how I would go about it, were it a problem I was interested in solving.

"Consider a spherical bear, in simple harmonic motion..." -- Professor in the UCB physics department