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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
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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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