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  • NJ Transit Cop Drags Man From Tracks Seconds Before Arriving Train

    08/29/2016 10:24:14 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 28 replies
    nbc newyork ^ | 29 Aug 2016
    A New Jersey Transit police officer spotted a man lying on the railroad tracks in Secaucus and managed to pull him to safety mere seconds before a train arrived.
  • BREAKING: Obama Commute Sentences of 56 Federal Prisoners with Firearms-Related Convictions

    08/03/2016 3:49:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Truth About Guns ^ | 8/3/16 | Robert Farago
    “President Barack Obama announced on Wednesday that he is shortening prison sentences for 214 federal prisoners,” dailycaller.com reports. “56 of whom have firearms related convictions on their records. The mass commutation is the largest ever issued in a single day U.S. history, the White House said in a press release.” Click here to read the doc, which describes the crimes committed.The commutations all take effect December 1. On that date, the prison system will release all 214 federal prisoners named. The commutations are almost all related to offenders serving time for drug offenses. Dealing, not using. And some manufacturing, too. Not to mention...
  • Twin Cities minorities face longer commute times, report notes

    05/14/2015 5:21:00 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 46 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-13-15 | Fredrick Melo
    The Twin Cities have long been considered one of the best places in the country to live when it comes to health, happiness and job opportunities, but the disparities for racial minorities are striking. A new report looks at yet another area where the experiences of whites and non-whites generally diverge: commute times. The 12-page study finds that black and Asian transit users in the Twin Cities spend 138 and 146 more hours each year, respectively, getting to and from work than white drivers do. For Latinos, the "transit time penalty" increased to 173 hours -- the equivalent of losing...
  • New York City residents have the longest commutes and working weeks in America

    03/18/2015 7:48:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 18, 2015 | Staff and Zoe Szathmary
    Between commuting time and work hours, New York City residents have the longest work weeks among the country's 30 biggest cities, city Comptroller Scott Stringer said in a report released Tuesday. The report said a typical week for a full-time New York worker adds up to more than 49 hours, including an average of more than six hours of commuting time. That was more than four hours longer than in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where the average work week was about 44 1/2 hours. Commuting time made up just under 3 1/2 hours of that. The report was based on data from...
  • S.F. Muni Metro shutdown snarls commute [San Francisco is a "transit first" city]

    12/03/2012 11:07:53 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Monday, December 3, 2012 | Vivian Ho and Joe Garofoli
    A blown transformer at the Van Ness Muni Station in San Francisco caused the shutdown of the Metro subway system Monday evening. Muni officials said the transformer blew at about 6 p.m. as a result of rain damage from Sunday's storm. Subway service had not reopened late Monday, but light-rail vehicles were running on surface lines in the western part of the city. Also, cars on the F-Market line, which runs above ground, had been turned around at 11th Street for a time because of an earlier accident at Market and Dolores streets. The line was reopened at 8:35 p.m....
  • The worst train in NY

    10/04/2010 8:54:28 AM PDT · by frogjerk · 19 replies
    Next time you want to complain about your commute, think about the riders on LIRR train No. 1062. The 5:41 p.m. run from Penn Station to Seaford, LI, has the worst track record of any train on the nation's largest commuter railroad. Since July 1, the line has been canceled outright or halted in its run seven times -- more than any other of the 1,431 daily trains operated by the MTA's Metro-North or LIRR, according to a Post analysis of transportation data. Frustrated rider Tom Seigel, who was on the 5:41 p.m. train Friday, said, "It's hard to be...
  • Alaska Man Attacked by Bear While Biking to Work ('A Bear Being a Bear,' Says Official)

    06/15/2010 5:28:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies · 607+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | June 15, 2010 | MARY PEMBERTON
    A man riding his bicycle to work Tuesday on a city trail was attacked by a grizzly bear, which swatted his ear and bit him on the leg, police said. Sean Berkey encountered the bear on the east end of Rover's Run trail at 5:30 a.m. as he headed to work at the Alaska Native Medical Center, where the 45-year-old works as a pediatric pharmacist. He had crossed a wooden bridge when he surprised the sow, who had a cub with her. Berkey stopped his bike, and the bear charged. He momentarily used his bike as a shield, said Bruce...
  • 1,000-mile commute to earn a paycheck

    02/22/2010 7:54:01 PM PST · by americanophile · 62 replies · 1,400+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | February 22, 2010 | SHARON COHEN, AP National Writer
    JANESVILLE, Wis. – In the early dawn, after another week building cars, Michael Hanley leaves his job in Kansas. He quickly zips into Missouri, then heads up a ribbon of highway past grain silos and grazing deer, across the frozen fields of Iowa, over the Mississippi River and into the rolling hills of Wisconsin. Finally, he pulls into his driveway — 530 miles later. It's one heck of a haul: more than 1,000 miles roundtrip, 16-plus hours of driving, every week. "I like to say I gave up an eight-minute commute for an eight-hour commute," he says wearily, running a...
  • A job, but there's a catch: a 1,000-mile commute

    02/22/2010 7:11:49 AM PST · by GL of Sector 2814 · 59 replies · 1,435+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Feb 22 2010 | Sharon Cohen
    JANESVILLE, Wis. – In the early dawn, after another week building cars, Michael Hanley leaves his job in Kansas. He quickly zips into Missouri, then heads up a ribbon of highway past grain silos and grazing deer, across the frozen fields of Iowa, over the Mississippi River and into the rolling hills of Wisconsin. Finally, he pulls into his driveway — 530 miles later. It's one heck of a haul: more than 1,000 miles roundtrip, 16-plus hours of driving, every week. "I like to say I gave up an eight-minute commute for an eight-hour commute," he says wearily, running a...
  • Standards for Considering Commutation Petitions

    01/19/2009 1:17:26 PM PST · by DBCJR · 141+ views
    Section 1-2.113 Standards for Considering Commutation Petitions A commutation of sentence reduces the period of incarceration; it does not imply forgiveness of the underlying offense, but simply remits a portion of the punishment. It has no effect upon the underlying conviction and does not necessarily reflect upon the fairness of the sentence originally imposed. Requests for commutation generally are not accepted unless and until a person has begun serving that sentence. Nor are commutation requests generally accepted from persons who are presently challenging their convictions or sentences through appeal or other court proceeding. The President may commute a sentence to...
  • Standards for Considering Pardon Petitions

    01/19/2009 1:14:13 PM PST · by DBCJR · 2 replies · 136+ views
    Section 1-2.112 Standards for Considering Pardon Petitions In general, a pardon is granted on the basis of the petitioner's demonstrated good conduct for a substantial period of time after conviction and service of sentence. The Department's regulations require a petitioner to wait a period of at least five years after conviction or release from confinement (whichever is later) before filing a pardon application (28 C.F.R. § 1.2). In determining whether a particular petitioner should be recommended for a pardon, the following are the principal factors taken into account. 1. Post-conviction conduct, character, and reputation. An individual's demonstrated ability to lead...
  • U.S. 36 drivers offered cash to stop driving solo

    06/20/2008 9:51:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies · 68+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | June 20, 2008 | Kevin Flynn
    It's sort of like a reverse toll: They pay you to get to work and back. But the hitch is this: You have to get out of your solo-driver car and commute some other way. Solo drivers on U.S. 36 are being invited to join a pilot program that would pay them $3 a day, up to a maximum of $180, every day they car pool, take a bus, bike ...
  • Ananova: World's fastest commute!

    02/28/2008 3:21:55 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 18 replies · 115+ views
    annanova.com ^ | 2-28-08 | anannova.com
    A Swiss company has created the world's fastest ever road vehicle - a 340mph bullet-shaped cross between a motorbike and a car.
  • FReep This Poll! What Is The Best Way To Reduce Traffic Congestion?

    09/20/2007 7:47:01 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 56 replies · 168+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | September 19, 2007 | North County Times/The Californian
    FReep This Poll! What is the best way to reduce traffic congestion? * Widen and/or build more freeways. * Add more carpool only lanes. * Improve mass transit options. * Encourage working from home. * Limit new housing development. Go to the North County Times/The Californian link provided. Scroll down a bit and look for the poll on the right hand side. Vote your choice. Poll should remain active until Thursday (09/20/07) evening.
  • Libby Commutation, nothign wrong with it

    07/03/2007 8:41:58 PM PDT · by eth3l · 3 replies · 285+ views
    GOPublius ^ | 07/03.2007 | Publius
    The outrage surrounding the Libby pardon is due to the fact the Libby was a scapegoat for the administration. The left is fighting a war against this administration while this country is engaged in theatre. Libby’s conviction was thought to be a victory by the Democrats and the anti-war left in their war. Commuting the sentence of Scooter Libby flies in the face of the anti-war left and spoils their paper victory.
  • (Hillary) Clinton criticizes Libby prison commute

    07/03/2007 1:19:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies · 1,328+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/3/07 | Mike Glover - ap
    KEOKUK, Iowa - Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton drew a distinction between President Bush's decision to commute the sentence of White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby — which she has harshly criticized — and her husband's 140 pardons in his closing hours in office. "I believe that presidential pardon authority is available to any president, and almost all president's have exercised it," Clinton said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "This (the Libby decision) was clearly an effort to protect the White House. ... There isn't any doubt now, what we know is that Libby was...
  • FReep This Poll! Do you agree with President Bush commuting I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby's prison term?

    07/03/2007 12:29:25 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies · 1,197+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | July 3, 2007 | North County Times/The Californian
    FReep This Poll! Here is the poll question in full form... Do you agree with President Bush's decision to commute former White House aide I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby's prison term? Yes No Not sure Link over to the North County Times/The Californian homepage. Scroll down a bit and look for the poll on the right hand side. Vote your choice.
  • President Bush Commutes Libby's sentence

    07/02/2007 2:45:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 784 replies · 26,506+ views
  • "Left Lane Drivers Unite!" - LEFT LANE DRIVERS of AMERICA

    05/15/2007 12:01:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 440 replies · 6,191+ views
    LeftLaneDrivers.org ^ | 2007 | LeftLaneDrivers.org
    LEFT LANE DRIVERS of AMERICA “If you’re not a Left Lane Driver then get out of the Left Lane!” Traffic has become increasingly congested and tempers flare as slower drivers occupy what has been historically referred to as the “fast lane”. It’s time to get that Left Lane back! It is our considered opinion that not only will traffic move more smoothly and more quickly once the Left Lane is used in the way it has been designed but also headaches, frustration, bad tempers and road rage will all be greatly reduced when this pressure valve is released. It’s time...
  • Four-wheel nation

    02/10/2007 8:52:57 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 9 replies · 541+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 3 January 2007 | Editorial Staff
    ...Of course, the car has always been more than simple transportation. It was a dare in the early 1900s, a rough-edged dream that bumped along dirt roads on a weekend afternoon as the scarves of passengers streamed behind. The dream was about freedom, independence, adventure, moving out -- and up. Today that dream, while a lot flashier and able to travel faster than many people ever imagined, is still, at its core, about freedom. It's about taking off when a person wants to and going wherever one wants to go -- an attitude that probably explains why car pools aren't...