It is becoming clearer and clearer every day that our schools are run by absolute morons. You know the kind I'm talking about. They manage to reach their Peter Principal level and proceed to be incompetent in all areas.
Bing's Porn searching capabilities already far outshine Google.
1. Change a tire, fill the radiator, change the battery, change the oil (at least know how to check it).
2. Understand the plumbing system in your home.
3. Know how to cook without a microwave and prepackaged foods.
4. Basic navigation...at least know the difference between North South East West.
5. Basic understanding of firearms.
6. Read a map and get somewhere without GPS.
7. How to sharpen a knife.
8. Long division, multiplication, etc...with a pencil and paper.
9. How to swim.
10. Make fire.
Time to go home, so that's all you get.
Not many communists left because they keep starving or shooting their voters.
I am reminded of the doomsayers of Apple back in the late 1980s.
The Liberal intelligentsia has been predicting the end of the Republican party for decades. Hell I remember them saying Ronald Reagan would be the last Republican President.
It's the Federal equivalent of, "I smell marijuana, I need to search your car."
What a waste of words.
You can't just throw out parts of the Constitution you don't like. You can't ignore the law because you have a fucking stick up your ass about "owners". While you might applaud the FCC and while you might even say what they did is morally correct, it's not legally correct.
So rant all you want, it doesn't matter.
I would find it amusing to watch a boat load of terrorists, who probably can't swim, suddenly finding themselves in a sinking raft, filled with guns and ammo.
I would also expect that there is quite a few details to work out when it comes to mounting any new weapon on a ship and integrating it into the CIC. There is no reason to wait until you have a planet buster to get all that going and in place.
So whatever happened to him must be preventing him from talking with the authorities guess.
He's lawyered up. Maybe Lois Lerner got to him.
Inadequate training does not excuse ignoring the speed limit.
The facts in the case are pretty straight forward. He accelerated from around 70mph to over 100 mph, only applying the brakes at the last minute, which did, in fact, work.
So unless he stood there like a deer in the headlights as the train was accelerating, he did it on purpose. And even if he did just stand there not knowing what to do, it points to inadequate training, incompetence, or both.
I'm going to call BS on those costs. In fact, I'm calling BS on many so-called costs related to rail.
My phone, which cost $100 with a $50 a month service plan, can tell me how fast I'm going and what the speed limit is where I'm driving. this stuff stopped being rocket science long ago.
That's the first half of the equation. From there you could make the Cab light up like a Christmas tree and blow a fucking for horn. if you want to get fancier, it could automatically apply the emergency brakes. Fanciest would be to moderate the speed to conform to the limits.
Austin, TX recently tried to pass a billion dollar bond for 9 miles of light rail. Fuck, The major freight companies build rail in some of the most inhospitable locations in the U.S. and you KNOW they are not paying over a hundred million per mile. Hell, they've dug up and rebuilt a 12 mile stretch of four lane highway in front of my neighborhood, including new bridge work in 4 different places for only 12 million.
Something smells when it comes to passenger rail costs.
The brakes obviously didn't fail since they were applied at the last minute and did manage to scrub about 7 MPH off the speed.
Doubtful that there was any kind of throttle malfunction due to dead man switch technology that has been on trains for decades.
This guy is going to jail absent some very convincing and verifiable reason for ignoring the speed limit.