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  • Senator Giving Talk About Train Safety Nearly Hit By Oncoming Irony

    04/21/2014 10:14:51 AM PDT · by CharlesThe Hammer · 17 replies
    Time ^ | 4/21/14 | Samantha Grossman
    Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal narrowly avoided getting hit by a train Friday during a press conference about why it’s important to keep yourself safe around trains. The politician was standing on the platform of a Metro-North station in Milford, Conn., while the town’s mayor, Ben Blake, spoke about commuter safety.
  • (Oblivious) Maryland Man Struck by Train Was Wearing Earbuds, Didn’t Hear Its Horn: Police

    05/12/2013 11:04:36 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Saturday, May 11, 2013 | Victoria Taylor
    Maryland man struck by train was wearing earbuds, didn’t hear its horn: police Kevin Scott Street, 37, was killed by a CSX freight train in Joppa, Md., on Thursday. Authorities said he turned at the last minute, but it was too late. A 37-year-old man who was killed by a train in Joppa, Md., didn’t hear it barreling down the tracks because he was tuned in to his earbuds rather than his surroundings, police said. Kevin Scott Street, of Aberdeen, Md., was hit by a 20-car freight train around 12:11 p.m. on Thursday. The train sounded its horn as it...
  • Hagel Went to Five Colleges, Was ´D´ Student; Media Oblivious

    02/10/2013 6:09:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/10/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    Remember when the mainstream media mocked a politician who had to attend five colleges to graduate, whose academic record was less than outstanding, and whose subsequent success was proof of nothing? Remember how that was supposed to be a threat to national security, the economy, and so much else? That was so 2008, so Sarah Palin. It turns out that former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE), who is now awaiting confirmation as Secretary of Defense, attended five colleges and was a "D" student. He volunteered to serve in Vietnam,
  • NJ Senate FDU: 47% of registered voters don't know who Menendez is or have no opinion of him

    10/02/2011 4:35:51 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    Politickernj ^ | September 29th, 2011 | Max Pizarro
    Up for re-election in 2012 on a Democratic ticket headed by President Barack Obama, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) continues to struggle for traction. In this morning's Fairleigh Dickinson University Public Mind poll, 30% of registered statewide voters have a favorable view of the Democratic senator and 23% an unfavorable view. Forty-seven percent don’t know him at all or have no opinion of him, including 49% of Democrats.
  • Stocks Plunge Deeper Into Oblivion

    08/04/2011 9:58:40 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Forbes ^ | 08-04-2011
    Equities markets fell precipitously in New York as data highlights continued weakness across the board, from labor markets to manufacturing. Europe, falling off a cliff as authorities try to limit contagion, while Berlusconi tells investors Italy’s markets are sound, haven’t helped either. All three U.S. equity indices were trading deep in the red, having approached losses of 3%.
  • IRS.GOV "If You File A Fraudulent Return, Keep Tax Records Indefinitely..." (

    07/08/2010 8:14:31 AM PDT · by Robert A Cook PE · 81 replies
    IRS ^ | 7 July 2010 | Robert A Cook
    The following are the IRS official record retention requirements. Please remember to follow them explicitly when you file a fraudulent tax return; or if you forget to file a tax return, remember to file your records indefinitely. "Note: Keep copies of your filed tax returns. They help in preparing future tax returns and making computations if you file an amended return. 1. You owe additional tax and situations (2), (3), and (4), below, do not apply to you; keep records for 3 years. 2. You do not report income that you should report, and it is more than 25% of...
  • Teenager killed by train while listening to iPod

    04/08/2009 8:14:45 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 39 replies · 1,829+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 4:51PM BST 08 Apr 2009
    Teenager killed by train while listening to iPod A teenager was killed whilst listening to his iPod because he did not hear an oncoming train. Last Updated: 4:51PM BST 08 Apr 2009 Gino Shepherd, 17, who was killed after being struck by a train at a level crossing near his home in Gateshead Gino Shepherd, 17, died instantly when he stepped into the path of the Northern Trains service at Peth Lane, Ryton, Gateshead. He was found by the emergency services with his headphones still in his ears following the accident last Thursday Gino's cousin, Charnie Campbell, of Newbiggin Hall,...
  • And You Wonder Why I Grrr!...

    09/07/2006 10:40:44 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 6 replies · 394+ views ^ | Thursday, September 07, 2006 | By Mike Straka
    People are oblivious. It's as simple as that. Gone is common courtesy. Went out with Friendster and Ask Jeeves and Viacom's Tom Freston. The other night I had the misfortune of walking behind an Oblivion on the train. His family took a three-seater bench, but apparently that wasn't good enough for the patriarch, so he stood in the middle of the aisle surveying the other empty seat offerings. To hell with the gaggle of people piling in behind him. Why should he care? He's an Oblivion! Went to a screening of "Hollywoodland," a terrific movie starring Oscar-winner Adrien Brody and...
  • Putin: Ally or Terrorist? (Russian FSB/KGB Real Culprits Behind "Chechen Terrorism")

    09/21/2004 8:24:29 PM PDT · by GIJoel · 665 replies · 11,270+ views
    The New American ^ | February 2002 | William Jasper
    Putin: Ally or Terrorist? by William F. Jasper Counting Vladimir Putin as an ally against terrorism ignores his career in the murderous KGB/FSB and his ongoing support for terrorist regimes and organizations. ‘‘Lena Goncharuk, aged 38, said that she was the only one to survive out of a group of six who were ordered out of the cellar where they had been hiding and shot at point blank range. Resting in her hospital bed, her voice barely rising above a whisper, she said she had survived only by pretending to be dead." So reported Paul Wood from the Chechen border...
  • CA: Reform? Who needs it? - Low poll ratings? Lawmakers are oblivious

    09/14/2004 7:30:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 248+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 9/14/04 | Op/Ed
    Surveying the wreckage of the recently concluded legislative session, it is hard to avoid the conclusion that the Legislature is on a collision course with reality. The lawmakers and their constituents seem to be living in parallel universes. All polls show that Californians give the Legislature miserably low approval ratings.