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Sen. Schumer proposes 'no-ride list' for Amtrak trains
MSNBC ^ | 5/8/2011 | N/A

Posted on 05/08/2011 7:39:15 PM PDT by TheDingoAteMyBaby

A senator on Sunday called for a "no-ride list" for Amtrak trains after intelligence gleaned from the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound pointed to potential attacks on the nation's train system.

Sen. Charles Schumer said he would push as well for added funding for rail security and commuter and passenger train track inspections and more monitoring of stations nationwide.

"Circumstances demand we make adjustments by increasing funding to enhance rail safety and monitoring on commuter rail transit and screening who gets on Amtrak passenger trains, so that we can provide a greater level of security to the public," the New York Democrat said at a news conference.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: amtrak; charlesschumer; schumer; terrorism; trains; transportation

1 posted on 05/08/2011 7:39:21 PM PDT by TheDingoAteMyBaby
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2 posted on 05/08/2011 7:40:02 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

Because travel is a privilege after all.


3 posted on 05/08/2011 7:41:05 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

Had a feeling they would see this as a reason to impose some more “safety” on us.


4 posted on 05/08/2011 7:42:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

It’s time to start taxing politicians by the number of new laws they propose.


5 posted on 05/08/2011 7:46:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Under Islam, there is no separation of church and state. The church IS the state.)
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

Concealed carry? That would work for me.


6 posted on 05/08/2011 7:46:51 PM PDT by Mobties (Reduce the government footprint! Let the markets work!)
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

I think there already is a ‘no ride’ list for Amtrak. On it are all of the people who prefer faster modes of travel, like car or plane, people who prefer to utilize companies that can adhere to a schedule and people who prefer some level of cleanliness and comfort in their travels.

In other words, most of the American populace has already placed themselves on that ‘no ride’ list. I have also placed myself on the ‘no ride’ list for public buses.


7 posted on 05/08/2011 7:47:22 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

Swell. Government has ruined air travel; now it’s going to ruin train travel. Driving is becoming less of an option thanks to high gas prices. I think I’ll just stay home.


8 posted on 05/08/2011 7:47:25 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

How long until the ACLU hollers “Racist!!!”


9 posted on 05/08/2011 7:48:47 PM PDT by CarWashMan
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby
You are always free to walk.

This whole thing is SO stupid that the fact it is flying at all tells me "America is toast." AMERICA IS OWNED BY THE STUPIDS.

America -- a great idea, didn't last.

10 posted on 05/08/2011 7:51:45 PM PDT by Clint Williams (America -- a great idea, didn't last. The only reasonable response to Jihad is Crusade.)
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To: CarWashMan

Be careful what you wish for “domestic terrorists” will be on that list as well.


11 posted on 05/08/2011 7:52:42 PM PDT by mewykwistmas (Lost your job as a birther under Obama? Become a 'deather'! Where's Bin Laden's death certificate?)
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

Oh, Jesus, they’re fixin’ to do body scans and frisk Amtrak riders. What’s next?


12 posted on 05/08/2011 7:54:26 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: fatnotlazy

No worries, I’m sure a no drive list is less than 5 years away.


13 posted on 05/08/2011 7:57:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Clint Williams
You are always free to walk.

Pffft, you're free to jump off a bridge too.

America -- a great idea, didn't last.

Geee, with posts like yours, I wonder why?

14 posted on 05/08/2011 7:59:11 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: Clint Williams
Err, maybe I missed the sarcasm?

If so, my bad.

15 posted on 05/08/2011 8:01:15 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Hey chuckie, I have a great idea - save the government some bucks by putting EVERYBODY on the no ride list.


16 posted on 05/08/2011 8:03:59 PM PDT by gthog61
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

Chuckie really wants a new federal agency to monitor all these trains with tens of thousands of new union workers.


17 posted on 05/08/2011 8:04:34 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: quantim

Using Bin Laden is an excuse to push to confirm the number 2 man at the DOJ as well.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2717016/posts


18 posted on 05/08/2011 8:09:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

I’m sure the “no-drive” list is next!


19 posted on 05/08/2011 8:10:36 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

Here it comes...


20 posted on 05/08/2011 8:13:49 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

Sen. Schumer proposes 'no-ride list' for Amtrak trains another useless government agency to drive away rail passengers the way TSA has driven away air travelers

There. Fixed it.

21 posted on 05/08/2011 8:14:38 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

*snicker*


22 posted on 05/08/2011 8:15:59 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: musicman

First, we find intel that says terrorists want to attack trains.

Now Schumer wants no ride lists on trains.

Second piece of data showing they will want TSA controlling train travel.


23 posted on 05/08/2011 8:17:00 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby
Sen. Charles Schumer

I stopped reading right there.

24 posted on 05/08/2011 8:22:21 PM PDT by SMM48
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

Thank goodness the only way to attack a train is via the passengers who board and ride it. Otherwise I’d think any new passenger security measures were a waste of time.


25 posted on 05/08/2011 8:22:37 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom (Whoz? Meca? feble?)
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To: Outlaw Woman

26 posted on 05/08/2011 8:27:19 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
"Otherwise I’d think any new passenger security measures were a waste of time."

I wonder if there will be even one republican senator who will make that point?

27 posted on 05/08/2011 8:30:01 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

Service resumes after NJ train crash hurts 34:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2717021/posts


28 posted on 05/08/2011 8:32:04 PM PDT by Brandonmark (News Coverage)
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

I guess Schumer will have to take a car back to NY.


29 posted on 05/08/2011 8:32:18 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Secret Agent Man

Union Union Union, molestation molestation molestation, of the tax payer. Thank Bush for compromising with the Democrates by using Unions.


30 posted on 05/08/2011 8:33:10 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrates Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: fatnotlazy
Swell. Government has ruined air travel; now it’s going to ruin train travel. Driving is becoming less of an option thanks to high gas prices. I think I’ll just stay home.

Won't work. There's a No Home list.

31 posted on 05/08/2011 8:50:43 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I’m sure the “no-drive” list is next!

Only for licensed Americans... If you're an illegal with no license or insurance... you'll get a pass...

32 posted on 05/08/2011 8:54:24 PM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Is that an obscene gesture or you sticking your tongue out or...ummmm what is that? :O *snicker*


33 posted on 05/08/2011 8:55:52 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Or how about Amtrak employee security measures?


34 posted on 05/08/2011 8:56:31 PM PDT by TheDingoAteMyBaby
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

How bout we just defund Amcrap?

Pray for America


35 posted on 05/08/2011 9:07:30 PM PDT by bray (What do you think of water boarding now, Obama?)
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

January 2011, Obama pushing high speed rail said there won’t be any pat-downs for high speed rail.

That didn’t last long did it?


36 posted on 05/08/2011 9:10:30 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

Tampering with train rails has to be addressed with technology and not acres of more higher paid union employees scoping railroad tracks 24/7.


37 posted on 05/08/2011 11:27:56 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

How convenient the media story about terrorist’s attacking trains huh? Now, we have got to get the TSA in there and we have got to get them unionized!

Look for a great deal of future “Bin Laden intelligence” being leaked to the media to further democrat goals. Hey! It’s all for nation security.


38 posted on 05/09/2011 12:39:43 AM PDT by vlad335
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

Sen. Charles Schumer is a flat out communist control freak.

Trains are next, the malls, roads, etc...

Hopw about the U.S. Mexican Border Sen. Schumer? You seem to enjoy shaking down U.S. citzens such as babies and Nuns. At the very same time you leave U.S. borders wide open.

Yeah I’m sure you are concerned with our safety..... (sarcasm off)


39 posted on 05/09/2011 5:42:15 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

I say Protect the border first.

The TSA has done a shirty job at airports. It the citizens that have prevented attacks and not the TSA. Like I said they love to feel up kids, Nuns and the average U.S. citizen, but at the very same time they leave the U.S. borders wide open.

This is all about control and has NOTHING to do with security. Don’t let communist like this Senator fool you.


40 posted on 05/09/2011 5:45:40 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby
... because 'terrorism' is the root passphrase for the U.S. Constitution. The government can do anything it wants as long as it has some tenuous link to 'terrorism' to justify it.

This has got to be one of the most ridiculous things I've heard in a while. Not surprised it comes from that brainless schemer.

Is there anyone else out there who can't, in 30 seconds come up with at least 3 ways to destroy a train that don't require you to ever come anywhere near boarding it? Especially if you posit that one might be willing to commit suicide to git 'er done?

Oh oh. Time to put me on a no fly/drive/ride/walk watchlist because I have a little more intelligence than your average houseplant.

41 posted on 05/09/2011 6:35:47 AM PDT by zeugma (The only thing in the social security trust fund is your children and grandchildren's sweat.)
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

Saw him on FOX and what he actually called for was for feds to check train “manifolds”, just as they now check airline “manifolds”.


42 posted on 05/09/2011 10:11:18 AM PDT by WestTexasWend
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To: WestTexasWend

See “manifold” clip here >>>

http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/sen-schumer-calls-for-amtrak-no-ride-list-20110508-ncx?CMP=201105_emailshare

Might want to check manifests, too.


43 posted on 05/09/2011 10:19:16 AM PDT by WestTexasWend
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby
The "War on Terror" is a fraud. More Americans are murdered by illegal aliens than on 9/11 EACH AND EVERY YEAR! Bush refused to close the borders or to even stop hundreds of thousands of those evil Muslims to legally immigrate from the Middle East. His pal Barry Soetoro continued the same policies. The "War on Terror" is propaganda to scare braindead Americans into supporting endless foreign wars and a domestic police state. They'll even accept TSA goons sticking their hands down their babies diapers!


44 posted on 05/09/2011 10:47:05 AM PDT by Roninf5-1 (If ignorance is bliss why are so many Americans on anti-depressants?)
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45 posted on 05/09/2011 11:03:59 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby
Sen. Schumer proposes 'no-ride list' for Amtrak trains

Americans should thank Senator Schumer for this brilliant plan.

Once it's enacted, no one will ever again be able to hijack a train and drive it into a crowded shopping mall or office building.

46 posted on 05/09/2011 1:31:34 PM PDT by Notary Sojac (Populism is antithetical to conservatism.)
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To: WestTexasWend
See “manifold” clip here >>> Schumer calls for Amtrak NO Ride list

Might want to check manifests, too.

Thanks so much for posting that link. I heard the idiot Schumer on the radio this morning and I wanted to laugh as I hoped the hosts of the show would point out the obvious gaffe.

Sorry. They didn't do it.

Regards,

TS

47 posted on 05/09/2011 1:42:23 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: The Shrew

“I heard the idiot Schumer on the radio this morning and I wanted to laugh as I hoped the hosts of the show would point out the obvious gaffe. Sorry. They didn’t do it.”

Not only has this not drawn a correction from the media, it’s being posted as if it’s correct! (shaking my head) This clip’s a perfect metaphor for the shape we’re in.
(And where are the language nazis, anyway? Still in that pasture outside the gate to Dubya’s ranch, I guess.)

Happy to oblige, BTW :)


48 posted on 05/09/2011 2:34:04 PM PDT by WestTexasWend
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