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  • There’s a GoFundMe raising $100,000 to Keep Christine Blasey Ford Safe

    09/19/2018 9:07:40 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 51 replies
    Not that we needed more evidence of the immense risk that women take when they speak out against powerful men, but the California professor who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when the two were in high school is now facing a bombardment of death threats—and that will likely continue for the foreseeable future. Yesterday, lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford were hesitant to commit a public hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee that would subject her to more trauma, and raise her profile even higher with critics who would seek to do her harm. Instead, they said...
  • String of crashes on new stretch of Interstate 11 spurs concern

    09/17/2018 10:50:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | September 16, 2018 | Mick Akers
    There have been three crashes in about one month on the newly opened Interstate 11, resulting in four deaths and causing concern with transportation officials. Representing the first new portion of highway added in the United States in 25 years, I-11 is a 15-mile stretch linking motorists between the Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge near the Hoover Dam and Henderson, bypassing Boulder City. The celebration of the newly opened road on Aug. 9 was short-lived. On Aug. 14, a two-vehicle crash left two men dead. On Aug. 28, a two-vehicle crash left two dead and three injured. On Sept. 6,...
  • Dutch lawmaker cancels Mohammad cartoon contest over safety concerns

    08/30/2018 8:10:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    rueters ^ | August 30, 2018 / 12:28 PM /
    In a published statement he said he would never personally stop his campaign against Islam but the risk to innocents, and of attacks on the Netherlands, stemming from the proposed contest were too great. “My point about the intolerant nature of Islam has been proved again by this,” he said. Earlier this week, Dutch police arrested a 26-year-old man suspected of threatening to attack Wilders over his plan. … In 2005, Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published cartoons of Prophet Mohammad that sparked a wave of protest across the Muslim world and several attempts to kill either its editor or cartoonist Kurt...
  • Tamar Braxton Responds to Delta Airlines’ Statement Rebuking Her ‘Unusual Behavior’

    08/13/2018 8:42:33 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Sandrarose ^ | August 1, 2018
    Tamar Braxton Responds to Delta Airlines’ Statement Rebuking Her ‘Unusual Behavior’ Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Tamar Braxton has responded to a Delta Airlines statement blaming her “unusual behavior” and her refusal to follow a flight attendant’s instructions during a recent flight. Tamar’s sister Towanda accused a Delta pilot of ridiculing Tamar after the pilot left the safety of the reinforced cockpit to deal with the part-time singer’s unruly behavior. “@tamarbraxton got ridiculed by a pilot for flying while black on Delta,” Towanda wrote in an Instagram post dated July 28. “Wow! I guess being a diamond and double million miler...
  • Construction firm cited in I-95 barrier collapse that killed 2 workers

    08/07/2018 11:06:17 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Local 10 ABC News ^ | August 6, 2018 | Tim Swift
    MIAMI - Federal officials said a construction company did not do enough to protect its workers before a concrete barrier collapsed and killed two men along Interstate 95 in February. "This tragedy could have been prevented if the employer had ensured that adjoining structures were shored, braced or underpinned to avoid a collapse," said Condell Eastmond, with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Atlanta-based Archer Western Construction Inc. faces up to $33,000 in fines. OSHA officials also said the work site was not properly inspected for hazards. The Florida Highway Patrol said Abel Orlando Zuniga-Fajardo, 37,...
  • Smug Seattle keeps throwing money after streetcar, bike lane fiasco that’s totally off the rails

    07/31/2018 11:00:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 31, 2018 | Printus LeBlanc
    Once again, the oh-so progressive, oh-so enlightened Seattle City Council is showing the rest of the country what not to do. The idealistic leftists who control the Council are wasting millions of hard-earned taxpayer dollars in failed attempts to solve problems the Council members created. All this is turning Seattle into the poster city for the failure of Big Government. The city best known for fish markets, coffee stores, rain and flannel-wearing musicians is now becoming legendary for its incompetent leadership and its financial boondoggles. The latest example of Seattle senselessness is the Council’s costly and deeply flawed efforts to...
  • Idaho trip was great but I have a personal safety question

    06/30/2018 4:32:13 PM PDT · by Califreak · 85 replies
    My keyboard ^ | 6/30/18 | Cali F Reak
    Idaho was great! It is so beautiful there the scenery looks like a painting. The people were great. The only people who were rude were from California, Oregon, Washington and Canada. Idaho residents were uncommonly courteous and friendly. My daughter and I were by ourselves but we felt very safe everywhere we went and slept well for being away from home. We actually felt safer in a strange place than we did at home. Never heard one siren in a whole week. We were mostly passing through small towns that had an openly God oriented atmosphere. Lots of pro life...
  • Failing Grade: Dallas Policies Protect the City’s Filthiest Restaurants from Health Inspectors

    06/23/2018 8:10:21 AM PDT · by texas booster · 25 replies
    The Dallas Observer ^ | May 29, 2018 | Brian Reinhart
    On Aug. 18, 2016, the Lakewood location of Mi Cocina, a popular upscale Tex-Mex chain, faced one particularly unhappy visitor: a Dallas health inspector. The food safety report filed that day graded Mi Cocina at 60 points out of 100. The details weren’t pretty. Flies in the kitchen. No hot water for washing dishes. Cooked chicken sitting out at room temperature. In summary, the report concluded, Mi Cocina “fails to meet City of Dallas Food Protection and Education sanitation standards. 10 day follow-up inspection required.” That follow-up inspection never took place. Mi Cocina’s next health inspection came 221 days later,...
  • TN Gubernatorial Candidate Randy Boyd Unveils Public School Safety Plan During Bus Tour

    06/04/2018 9:06:35 PM PDT · by Qathleen · 17 replies
    LocalMemphis.com ^ | June 04, 2018 | Brad Broders
    MEMPHIS, Tenn (localmemphis.com) - Local 24 is your local election headquarters and with the August primary inching closer, Tennessee's gubernatorial candidates are pounding the pavement, shaking hands and working for votes. Monday, Republican Randy Boyd's bus tour made stops in west Tennessee and he unveiled his public- school safety plan. video TN Gubernatorial Candidate Randy Boyd In the Fayette County courthouse shade Monday, Boyd brought new ideas into the light. "Every school, every kid needs to be protected by the absolute best person that we can have on the front line," Boyd said. The school safety plan would put resource...
  • Obama-Era FAA Hiring Rules Place Diversity Ahead Of Airline Safety, Attorney Tells Tucker Carlson

    06/02/2018 5:53:44 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-2-2018 | Amy Lieu
    The safety of America's airline passengers is being compromised for the sake of diversity in hiring air traffic controllers, an attorney suing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" host Tucker Carlson on Friday. During the Obama administration, the FAA replaced the previous hiring standards with rules designed to increase diversity among air traffic controllers, attorney Michael Pearson said. “A group within the FAA, including the human resources function within the FAA -- the National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees -- determined that the workforce was too white,” Pearson told Carlson. “They had a concerted effort through...
  • Tractor-trailer slams into stopped traffic on I-15

    06/02/2018 1:03:35 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Victorville Daily Press ^ | May 30, 2018 | Staff Reports
    A tractor-trailer traveling southbound on Interstate 15 slammed into the back of another tractor-trailer and Chevrolet pickup Tuesday night near Stoddard Wells Road after failing to yield to stopped traffic, according to a CHP news release. At the time of the collision, which authorities say occurred at approximately 11:57 p.m., traffic was at a standstill due to a full-freeway closure for construction of the D Street Bridge. As traffic was being routed off the freeway at Stoddard Wells Road, 52-year-old Mariano Valle, of Montclair, approached the stopped vehicles in a 2014 Freightliner tractor-trailer traveling at 60 mph. For unknown reasons,...
  • Safe Boating Tips (FReepers are Lousy Boaters)

    05/27/2018 3:46:38 PM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 46 replies
    Discover Boating ^ | Not Attributed | Not Given
    Safe Boating Tips No matter how much experience you have, it’s always a good idea for everyone to review boating safety rules before departures. Below you will find 10 basic boating safety tips to help you stay safe: 1.Be Weather-Wise Always check local weather conditions before departure; TV and radio forecasts can be a good source of information. If you notice darkening clouds, volatile and rough changing winds or sudden drops in temperature, play it safe by getting off the water. 2.Follow a Pre-Departure Checklist Proper boating safety includes being prepared for any possibility on the water. Following a pre-departure...
  • Cumberland County commissioners push for widening of I-81 near Carlisle to three lanes

    05/09/2018 7:16:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Carlisle Sentinel ^ | May 3, 2018 | Naomi Creason and Sentinel Staff
    After a series of crashes on Interstate 81 in the Carlisle area in April, the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners Thursday approved a resolution that asks PennDOT to prioritize and expedite plans to widen the highway to three lanes in each direction across the county. Commissioners said the current design of the ramps and two-lanes of traffic no longer supports the number of vehicles traveling the interstate. “Interstate 81, along with the Pennsylvania Turnpike, brings tremendous economic opportunity. But the interstate also poses safety concerns as traffic volume increases and congestion worsens,” the board said in a joint statement. “In...
  • Caltrans to Restripe 1,027 Lane Miles of Highway 101

    04/27/2018 11:08:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    edhat ^ | April 27, 2018 | Caltrans
    Caltrans will widen striping and increase visibility on 1,027 lane miles of U.S. Highway 101 from the San Benito/Santa Clara County line to the Santa Barbara/Ventura County line, thanks to funding by Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.“The wider and brighter striping will make it easier for all drivers and truckers to see the lane lines,” said Caltrans Director Laurie Berman. “The highly reflective striping will improve safety for road users, especially during rainy days. The six-inch striping will also take up more surface so it will be more durable and last longer,...
  • The "Open Question" On Vaccines and Autism

    04/22/2018 7:17:20 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 92 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 12, 2008 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Perhaps the most puzzling thing about autism and ADD is that more than a decade into this public health crisis, our best, smartest government scientists and public health officials still say they have no idea what's causing it. Scary stuff, when parents having a child today realize there's at least an estimated 1 in 150 chance their child will have an autism disorder (1 in 90 if it's a boy). While the government has been utterly unable to stop it, or even tell us what is causing it, they say they do know one thing: it's not vaccines. But today,...
  • Progressives Stunned by Firearms Poll Answer [semi-satire]

    03/24/2018 12:49:42 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Mar 2018 | John Semmens
    In a poll conducted for NBC and the Wall Street Journal, 58% of respondents agreed that "gun ownership does more to increase safety by allowing law-abiding citizens to protect themselves." On the other side, 38% agreed that "gun ownership reduces safety by giving too many people access to firearms." These results are a significant reversal of responses from 19 years ago when 52% felt that increased gun ownership reduced safety. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called this shift in favor of gun ownership "dismaying. Considering the carnage taking place on our city streets on a daily basis, I think it's clear...
  • Grim anniversary a reminder for drivers

    03/10/2018 10:07:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    NBC 26 News ^ | March 7, 2018 | Matt Jarchow
    NEENAH, Wis. - At the Winnebago County Highway Department, a memorial for two men is a reminder of two employees and two family members who are gone too soon. "Today it's been 12 years since he's been gone," Susan Tiffany said. Tiffany lost her brother, Dan Melhorn, on March 7, 2006. Melhorn, along with his partner and friend, Marc Neumeyer, got killed working along Interstate-41. "My sister told me and I just went, 'no, no'," Tiffany said. Tiffany said that after her brother's death, she drives extra slow through work zones. She's not alone in hoping others will follow. Local...
  • Protocol or cowardice? Parkland student slams teacher over locked door during shooting, report says

    03/04/2018 6:13:50 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 3, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    A high school student who survived the deadly Florida shooting on Valentine’s Day that left 17 people dead has slammed his teacher on social media, calling him an “opportunist” and “a coward,” after he allegedly wouldn’t unlock his classroom door and let students in, a report from the Sun-Sentinel said on Friday. Josh Gallagher, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., shared his account on Twitter. He said he was in math class with his teacher Jim Gard when the fire alarm went off. Students began to evacuate, and while Gallagher was near the stairwell, he...
  • ICYMI: TxDOT Planning To Close Southbound I-69 Over San Jac River (Harvey)

    02/27/2018 11:03:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Humble Patch (Humble, TX) ^ | February 16, 2018 | Bryan Kirk
    HUMBLE, TX — The traffic in Kingwood is already an issue, but it's about to become more frustrating as crew prepare to shut down parts of the Interstate 69 bridge that spans the San Jacinto River, just south of Kingwood. The Texas Department of Transportation announced this week that they will close the southbound lanes of I-69 over the river at the end of this month to repair damages caused during flooding from Hurricane Harvey. The construction is expected to continue through the start of summer, and the start of the 2018 hurricane season, which begins in June. Humble, Kingwood...
  • Why That Speed Limit Sign You Just Saw May Be Changing

    02/27/2018 2:03:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Westword ^ | February 20, 2018 | Michael Roberts
    Although the Colorado Department of Transportation has its eyes on the future, as seen in its advocacy of the Rocky Mountain Hyperloop project that recently won a global challenge, the agency is also trying to innovate when it comes to current highways. Hence the planned installation of variable speed limit signs in Glenwood Canyon that can either speed up or slow down traffic in response to weather and traffic conditions. VSL has already gotten a tryout near Boulder, and if the system works in Glenwood, among the trickiest sections along the Interstate 70 corridor, after installation set to begin during...