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  • I-Con of Danger; part one (Dangerous highway in Indiana)

    11/05/2017 11:11:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    WTHI-TV 10 ^ | November 2, 2017 | Rondrell Moore
    VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - It's the interstate many of you have sworn to never travel again. Just this summer, Interstate 70 was the host of several horrific accidents, in a matter of days. But why is that? That is why we are taking a look into what makes I-70 so dangerous. ----------- They are the titans of the road; the giants of the interstate. They are semis. “…semis carry 80 thousand pounds of weight.” Big to all, scary to some. But to Corban Matney, they're a way of life. "Altogether, I've been driving about 30 years." As a semi-truck...
  • Parents of med school student killed in wreck awarded $45 million

    11/03/2017 4:12:29 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 27, 2017 | Erika Pesantes
    The parents of a medical school student killed in a 2015 Pembroke Pines crash were awarded $45 million in damages. After a three-week trial that concluded Thursday, jurors awarded Jennifer and Reginald Astaphan damages in connection with the death of their 29-year-old son, Jonathan Raymond Astaphan, of Dominica. Ranger Construction Industries, of West Palm Beach, was ordered to pay $35 million in damages; Juan Calero, the driver of the tractor-trailer in the chain-reaction crash, was ordered to pay an additional $10,005,000. Astaphan was killed May 28, 2015, along Interstate 75 near Pines Boulevard as he crossed paths with a flatbed...
  • Maine to emphasize road safety in future construction projects

    10/25/2017 10:11:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | October 20, 2017 | Peter McGuire
    State officials intend to redirect highway funding to improve safety on Maine roads and stem a rising trend of injuries and deaths among pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers.Changes to transportation funding follow the completion of a report by a state task force on roadway safety. The task force was commissioned in February by Transportation Commissioner David Bernhardt in response to a rising trend of vehicle collisions, specifically pedestrian deaths. It released its report publicly on Friday. “We had a terrible year last year with fatalities on our road system,” said Joyce Taylor, chief engineer at Maine Department of Transportation. “That really...
  • Could it be possible.....(Vanity)

    08/31/2017 1:52:49 PM PDT · by Dr. Zzyzx · 12 replies
    None | 8.31.17 | Dr. Zzyzx
    Could it be possible that during a major hurricane like Harvey that actually LESS people die in a city than would die on a regular day? For the most part, during a hurricane, people are inside their homes or shelters sitting still, when on other days they might be out on the freeway, playing sports, digging trenches, etc. etc. It also seems that unless there are some extreme situations, suicides and homicides would drop during such an event because people are focusing on getting to safety more than they are on their emotions or on seeking revenge. In 2012, Harris...
  • Glen Campbell dead at 81

    08/08/2017 1:33:42 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 170 replies
    Breaking now.
  • Communism at "Peace"

    --No victims in any category below have been double-counted. --Outside Peru, no war-related deaths or imprisonments have been included.
  • Ramadan Rage 2017: Deaths Reach 1,627, Marking One Of The Bloodiest Islamic Holy Months

    06/25/2017 4:40:37 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Edwin Mora
    Islamic extremists killed more than 1,620 people during this year’s holiest month for Muslims, marking one of the deadliest Ramadans in modern history, reveals a Breitbart News tally. The large majority of Ramadan violence victims are Muslims. At the end of Ramadan on Saturday, the total number of casualties across the world for the entire holy month had reached 3,451 (1,627 murders and 1,824 injuries), more than tripling the 1,150 (421 deaths and 729 injuries) that took place in 2016, considered the deadliest holy month in recent memory. The 1,627 fatalities this year nearly quadrupled the estimated 421 deaths last...
  • Death toll from oil tanker blaze rises to 153

    06/25/2017 4:31:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Belfast Telegraph ^ | June 25, 2017 | The Associated Press
    The death toll from an oil tanker fire in Pakistan has risen to 153, with dozens more in a critical condition, and the fatalities are expected to increase. The disaster happened when scores of people from a village raced with jerry cans to the spot nearby where the vehicle had overturned to collect the leaking fuel. The crowd screamed as the flames engulfed them, said Saznoor Ahmad, 30, whose two cousins were killed in the fire....
  • Road Runner: Interstate 10 dust warning measures set to grow in 2017

    04/02/2017 11:09:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star (Tucson) ^ | March 5, 2017 | Murphy Woodhouse
    Imagine a dust storm, driven by monsoon downbursts, building near the Maricopa-Pinal county line. There are thousands of Interstate 10 motorists and hundreds of thousands of Phoenix exurb residents who would probably want to know about such a storm before the stinging, blinding wall of sand arrives. But does all of metro Phoenix need to get the alert? Likely not, but the National Weather Service’s Ken Waters told the dozens of attendees at the annual dust-storm workshop in Coolidge last week that that’s exactly what would happen with the existing cellphone warning system in place for dust events. “If I’m...
  • Report: Pedestrian Deaths Spike in 2016 Because People are Distracted by Their Smartphones

    03/30/2017 7:38:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    MRC TV ^ | March 30, 2017 | Monica Sanchez
    Pedestrian deaths saw a significant spike in 2016, reaching a staggering total of 5,997, the highest total ever recorded since the U.S. began tracking the measure more than two decades ago. The reason? People are distracted more than ever by texting and using their smartphones. According to preliminary state data gathered for the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), pedestrian fatalities surged 11 percent from 2015 to 2016, continuing an upward trend. Pedestrian fatalities surged 10 percent from 2014 to 2015. According to the Associated Press,
  • 'Deaths Of Despair' Are On The Rise Among Working-Class White Americans, New Research Suggests

    03/23/2017 2:49:45 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-23-207 | Kevin Loria
    In the US, death rates for middle-aged white working-class Americans are bucking a global trend. Instead of falling as treatments for killers like heart disease and cancer improve, death rates for white Americans without a college degree are on the rise, largely driven by increased rates of drug overdose, suicide, and alcohol use. These are considered "deaths of despair," Princeton professors Anne Case and Angus Deaton write in a new Brookings Paper on Economic Activity that describes the trend. The study follows up on Case and Deaton's previous work, which caused a stir in 2015 when it first revealed these...
  • Army, local police probe recent mystery deaths of 11 Fort Hood soldiers

    01/16/2017 5:08:08 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 34 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 16, 2017
    <p>The Army and local police are investigating the deaths of 11 Fort Hood soldiers who have died on and off the large Texas base in the past three months under mysterious circumstances, according to reports.</p> <p>Taylor’s awards ... include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Aviation Badge and Air Assault Badge, among others....15th Military Intelligence Battalition...</p>
  • Carrie Fisher’s Ashes Placed in a Giant Prozac Pill as She is Buried with Her Mom Debbie Reynolds

    01/07/2017 3:33:28 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 59 replies
    People ^ | January 6th, 2017 | Jess Cagle
    Debbie Reynolds was buried with some of Carrie Fisher’s ashes after a funeral service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles on Friday. Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, her brother, Todd Fisher, and actor Taylor Lautner were in attendance for the burial. Todd was seen carrying his sister’s ashes in an urn shaped like a Prozac pill. “Carrie’s favorite possession was a giant Prozac pill that she bought many years ago. A big pill,” Todd told Entertainment Tonight. “She loved it, and it was in her house, and Billie and I felt it was where she’d want to be.” He...
  • Chicago Violence Worst In 20 Years: "Not Seen This Level Of Disrespect For Police Ever"

    12/31/2016 12:48:48 PM PST · by blam · 55 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-31-2016 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenDecember 31, 2016 For months we've been writing about the staggering rise of violence in Chicago. As the year has worn on, the grim milestones have added up: the deadliest month in 23 years, the deadliest day in 13 years, 4,300 people shot...the list goes on and on. With five days left in 2016, official police records indicate that homicides in Chicago surged 57% YoY and shootings spiked 46%. To put those numbers into perspective, Chicago recorded over 20% more murders in 2016 than New York and Los Angeles combined, despite having a fraction of the population. Per the...
  • At least 27 dead, dozens injured after explosion at Mexico fireworks market

    12/20/2016 4:00:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 20, 2016 | AP
    Photo at link. An explosion ripped through Mexico's best-known fireworks market on the outskirts of Mexico City Tuesday, killing at least 27 people and injuring scores more while sending a huge plume of charcoal-gray smoke billowing into the sky. Reuters, citing local emergency services, reported that 27 people were killed at the open-air San Pablito Market in Tultepec, in the State of Mexico.
  • Final wind-turbine rule permits thousands of eagle deaths

    12/14/2016 11:51:46 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 129 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 12//14/16 | Matthew Daly - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Wednesday finalized a rule that lets wind-energy companies operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years — even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles. Under the new rule, wind companies and other power providers will not face a penalty if they kill or injure up to 4,200 bald eagles, nearly four times the current limit. Deaths of the more rare golden eagles would be allowed without penalty so long as companies minimize losses by taking steps such as retrofitting power poles to reduce the risk of...
  • Horrifying Disrespect: Bodies of Deceased Veterans Left to Rot Hospital Morgue For Months

    10/01/2016 7:25:14 AM PDT · by GailA · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/01/16 | NA
    Links in article: Things have gotten worse, not better. Wait times have doubled and now, a horrifying report out of Illinois shows bodies of deceased veterans were left in the hospital morgue for months.
  • Six Times Obama Commemorated Deaths With A Picture Of Himself

    09/26/2016 11:41:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/26/16 | Robert Donachie
    Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer died on September 25, and President Barack Obama immediately rushed to social to remember Palmer … with pictures of himself. President Barack Obama has a habit of commemorating deaths of important figures and Americans by posting a picture of himself on Twitter. Here are five examples of the president doing just that.
  • Songwriter John D. Loudermilk Dead at 82

    09/23/2016 2:20:40 PM PDT · by smalltownslick · 12 replies
    CMT ^ | 9-22-16 | EdwardMorris
    http://www.cmt.com/news/1771190/songwriter-john-d-loudermilk-dead-at-82/
  • U.S. Traffic Fatalities Continued to Surge in First Half of 2016

    08/24/2016 8:06:12 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 68 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 23, 2016 | Beckie Strum
    U.S. Traffic Fatalities Continued to Surge in First Half of 2016 Deaths rose 9%, extending a trend that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel increased Traffic fatalities were up 9% in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year. By Beckie Strum Traffic fatalities rose 9% in the first six months of 2016, compared with a year earlier, as a stronger economy and falling gas prices encouraged Americans to spend more time behind the wheel, the National Safety Council said on Tuesday. Traffic fatalities have been trending upward since 2014,...