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  • Airline botches pro-gay ad, proves marriage is only between man and woman

    08/08/2017 5:07:19 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 21 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | 8-8-17 | Doug Mainwaring
    August 8, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has produced a Twitter ad meant to pay tribute to Gay Pride events now taking place in Amsterdam. The only thing is, the tweet serves to do the exact opposite. The ad shows three sets of seat belts. The first consists of two “female” ends. The second pairs two “male” ends. The third depicts a male with a female end and is clearly the only seat belt pairing that actually works. If KLM equipped its aircraft with set number one or number two, its entire fleet would be grounded for safety...
  • Would Seat Belts Have Saved Lives in Amtrak Derailment?

    05/13/2015 4:59:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 13, 2015
    PHILADELPHIA - A former top U.S. transportation official says federal investigators looking into the fatal train crash in Philadelphia should consider seat belts when they formulate their recommendations. Ray LaHood was transportation secretary from 2009 to 2013. He told NBC News on Wednesday that he's ridden Amtrak's Northeast Corridor line frequently and has often thought about seat belts. His comments have rekindled the debate over whether passengers would be safer if they were required to wear seat belts.
  • What the Supreme Court Obamacare Ruling Means for the Drinking Age

    07/02/2012 5:20:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 83 replies
    Newsweek/Daily Beast ^ | Jun 29, 2012 | Caitlin Dickson
    The Supreme Court justices’ stance on President Obama’s Medicaid expansion provision could be good news for states that want to lower their drinking ages from the federally mandated 21. ... The Supreme Court ruled that threatening to take away a state’s Medicaid funding unless the state does what the federal government wants is “unconstitutionally coercive” and declared it invalid. Because any given part of a Supreme Court decision can set a precedent for future laws and can even invalidate an established law if it is challenged using the Supreme Court’s new argument, the Medicaid decision could affect the National Minimum...
  • Court drops seat belt charges against Pope Benedict

    12/05/2011 9:03:50 AM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    cna ^ | December 3, 2011 | Marianne Medlin
    Pope Benedict moves through the crowd in his popemobile at World Youth Day in Madrid. Credit: Official WYD Freiburg, Germany, Dec 3, 2011 / 05:36 pm (CNA).- In a case that brought amusement to the Vatican, a German court decided to throw out charges against Pope Benedict for not wearing a seat belt during his recent papal visit to the country.“There will be no fine for the Pope,” city spokeswoman Edith Lamersdorf told German news agency Badische Zeitung on Nov. 30. “The charges were quashed.”Lawyer Christian Sundermann had filed a complaint on behalf of an unnamed Dortmund resident...
  • Some minority kids may be less likely to wear a seat belt

    10/16/2011 6:17:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 15, 2011 | Jeannine Stein
    Minority children might be at greater risk for car crash-related injuries because fewer wear seat belts, a study finds. The study, presented Saturday at the American Academy of Pediatrics' national conference in Boston, looked at statistics on 37,375 children younger than 16 collected from the National Trauma Database from 2002 to 2006. Among those children, less than half -- 45.7% -- were in restraints. The lowest use of seat belts was found among black, Hispanic and Native American children.
  • N.D. GOP Senate leader's death leaves questions

    The death of North Dakota Senate Republican majority leader Bob Stenehjem leaves questions about how his successor will be chosen
  • Police: Stenehjem didn't wear belt before crash

    07/19/2011 6:42:54 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 31 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | July 19, 2011 | Dale Wetzel
    North Dakota's Senate majority leader, Bob Stenehjem, was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the sport utility vehicle he was driving when he was killed in an Alaskan highway crash, authorities said Tuesday.
  • Tenn. lawmaker says dogs need seatbelts

    03/01/2011 12:30:24 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 65 replies · 1+ views
    WKRN ^ | 03/01/2011 | WKRN
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee drivers may soon have to start strapping their pets into a seatbelt with driving. Under a bill sponsored by Rep. Jim Cobb, dogs or other animals must be restrained while in the interior of a motor vehicle in motion. According to the Spring City Republican, not only can it be distracting for drivers to have a pet roaming around a vehicle, it could be potentially dangerous for them. Jessie Medina is the general manager at the PETCO store in Bellevue and told Nashville's News 2 there are already plenty of products available.
  • Adults: Buckle up in back seat starting Sept. 1 (Texas)

    08/19/2009 11:42:49 AM PDT · by trumandogz · 27 replies · 1,656+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 8.19.09 | Corrie MacLaggan
    Texas law already requires buckling up in the front seat, and starting Sept. 1, it'll be the law to do so in the back seat, too. The change affects people ages 17 and older; those 16 and younger already are required to wear a seat belt in the back seat
  • Seat Belt Laws Save Lives? (Nanny Staters Should Show Restraint)

    07/09/2009 5:42:13 AM PDT · by suspects · 41 replies · 1,646+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | July 9, 2009 | Michael Graham
    If seat belts save lives, how come you’re not dead? For days now, horrified Nanny Staters have been wringing their hands over the fact that Massachusetts - liberal Massachusetts! - has the lowest rate of seat belt use in the nation. Lower, even, than those yahoos up in New Hampshire, and they don’t even have a mandatory seat belt law. This recent spate of “viewing with alarm” is inspired by the handful of roadway deaths over the weekend where seat belts were not in use. Across the state, only 67 percent of drivers are buckling up. There’s death, destruction and...
  • Cash-strapped states mull seat belt law changes

    02/04/2009 7:48:55 AM PST · by DaveyB · 117 replies · 1,794+ views
    My Way News ^ | Feb 4, 6:33 AM (ET) | STEPHEN MAJORS
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Drivers better buckle up or pay the price: More cash-strapped states want to give law enforcement officers the authority to pull over motorists just for not wearing their seat belts. More than a dozen states that are considering making the switch to primary seat-belt enforcement laws need to do so before July to be eligible for millions in federal money. One of those states is Ohio, which would get $26.8 million if it changes its law. Currently, officers in the state must first have some other reason to stop drivers over before issuing seat-belt citations. States...
  • Seat belts for school buses debated

    04/05/2008 7:15:20 PM PDT · by Proud2BAmerican · 19 replies · 222+ views
    Honolulu Star-Bulletin ^ | April 5, 2008 | Alexandre Da Silva
    Seat belts debated The state has rejected them as too costly to place on school buses By Alexandre Da Silva The crash of a public school bus carrying Kahuku High water polo players Thursday is renewing the debate of whether students should buckle up. The Legislature will likely consider a resolution next week to urge the Board of Education to require seat belts in school buses, said state Rep. Marilyn Lee, vice chairwoman of the House Finance Committee. Historically, calls to install the restraints have failed, here and nationally, largely because of the cost to retrofit school buses, which...
  • Serfdom by a Thousand Cuts

    02/21/2008 10:55:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 192+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | February 22, 2008 | Christopher Orlet
    If it is indeed true, as George Bernard Shaw commented, that democracy ensures we get the government we deserve, then I have little sympathy for my neighbors who whine about the smoking ban as they puff their Camel filters in the parking lot outside the bowling alley in the freezing February rain. Besides -- I like to point out -- we voted for the shysters and party hacks who passed the ban. Or -- more likely -- we failed to vote at all. I then call attention to the fact that right next door in Missouri, where the Republican Party...
  • 4 Dead in Minnesota School Bus Crash

    02/19/2008 7:04:24 PM PST · by Kimmers · 93 replies · 471+ views
    FOX news ^ | Feb, 19, 2008
    COTTONWOOD, Minn. — Authorities say four students have been killed in a school bus crash in southwestern Minnesota. Minnesota State Patrol Lieutenant Mark Peterson says the students died when their Lakeview School bus was hit by a van this afternoon on a highway near Cottonwood, about 2 hours southwest of Minneapolis. The bus then collided with a pickup and tipped on its side. • Click here for photos. The victims weren't immediately identified, and their ages weren't immediately given. At least 14 people were hurt. The school bus was carrying 40 people at the time. The Marshall Independent reported that...
  • Long Road Ahead in Jon Corzine's Recovery

    04/22/2007 10:49:04 PM PDT · by melt · 20 replies · 1,057+ views ^ | 4/21/07 |
    TRENTON, N.J. — It will be agonizing, emotional and draining. Most of all, it will be painful. New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine faces months of intensive therapy to recover from serious injuries suffered in an April 12 crash on the Garden State Parkway. "It is a grueling course that he's going to go through," said Kathleen O'Donnell, an inpatient rehabilitation manager at Atlantic Health, which operates several northern New Jersey health facilities. "My heart goes out to him." Corzine has been in intensive care since breaking 11 ribs, his sternum, a leg, his collarbone and a vertebra in the...
  • Corzine Still Unable To Breathe Without Ventilator

    04/18/2007 7:18:44 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 192 replies · 3,971+ views
    CBS 3 PHILADELPHIA ^ | 18 APRIL 2007 | AP
    (AP) CAMDEN, N.J. -- Gov. Jon S. Corzine was in too much pain to breathe without a ventilator, doctors said Wednesday, as he approached a week in an intensive care unit following an April 12 car crash. An anesthesiologist at Cooper University Hospital inserted catheters near Corzine's 11 broken ribs Wednesday to give him a different type of pain treatment in the hope that would help him breathe completely on his own sooner. When doctors described that procedure Wednesday, it seemed clear that Corzine, a one-time Marine they described as a "pretty tough guy," was not likely have a miraculously...
  • Frustration over Corzine not buckling up

    04/18/2007 5:50:09 AM PDT · by libstripper · 55 replies · 1,448+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 18, 2007 | TOM HESTER Jr.,
    TRENTON, N.J. - Last year, New Jersey law officers ticketed 271,182 people for not wearing seat belts in violation of state law. This year, one will stand out: Gov. Jon S. Corzine, who was critically injured in an automobile accident last week. David Wald, spokesman for state Attorney General Stuart Rabner, wouldn't say why state police assigned to protect the governor didn't insist Corzine obey the seat belt law. "As always, we urge all drivers and passengers to wear seat belts," Wald said. Corzine, 60, broke multiple bones in the wreck and remains hospitalized in intensive care, breathing with the...
  • N.J. Governor to Undergo More Surgery

    04/16/2007 12:08:16 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 17 replies · 620+ views
    ABC News ^ | Apr 16, 2007 | MARYCLAIRE DALE
    New Jersey's Governor Remains in Critical Condition and Scheduled to Undergo More Surgery CAMDEN, N.J. Apr 16, 2007 (AP)— Gov. Jon S. Corzine faces more surgery on his broken leg, the third operation he's needed since an auto crash left him in critical condition. Doctors at Cooper University Hospital said the surgery scheduled for Monday will be similar to one they performed Saturday, when they cleaned a 6-inch wound in his left thigh. On Sunday, he underwent a procedure to remove fluid that had collected outside his left lung. The procedure, which lasted less than 15 minutes, is common for...
  • No Seatbelt ?? STOP THE PRESSES !!!

    04/14/2007 6:47:15 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 19 replies · 583+ views
    The Inside Straight ^ | 04/14/07 | vanity
    Never mind the War on Terror, Crime, Corruption, or anything else ! The Governor of NJ didn't fasten his seatbelt !!!
  • Aides: Corzine Not Wearing Seat Belt ~ in violation of NJ Law....

    04/13/2007 2:11:37 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 111 replies · 2,892+ views
    6ABC ^ | April 13, 2007 | AP
    GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - April 13, 2007 - Gov. Jon S. Corzine was apparently not wearing his seat belt as required by law when his official SUV crashed into a guard rail, leaving the governor hospitalized in critical condition, two spokesmen said Friday. A state trooper was at the wheel and the governor was sitting as usual in the front passenger seat when the SUV slammed into a guard rail Thursday night, authorities said. Corzine broke a leg, his breastbone, 12 ribs and a vertebra. Corzine, 60, was sedated and on a breathing tube, and a doctor who helped treat...