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  • Audio: Mayor predicted people will 'get killed' on Amtrak route

    12/19/2017 6:48:29 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    KING5.COM ^ | 12/18/2017
    Audio: Mayor predicted people will 'get killed' on Amtrak route "It’s virtually inevitable that someone is going to get killed that wouldn’t be killed otherwise," Lakewood Mayor Don Anderson warned WSDOT about the new high-speed route. Author: Susannah Frame Published: 10:37 PM PST December 18, 2017 Two weeks before a high-speed Amtrak train derailed near DuPont, Lakewood Mayor Don Anderson warned the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) that the route could be deadly without additional safety precautions.
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz “Absolute Wreck – Barely Able To Function” Since Imran Awan Arrest

    07/27/2017 7:00:22 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 258 replies
    GP ^ | 07/27/17 | Cristina Laila
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz employed Pakistani IT staffers and brothers who were paid over $4 million dollars over the course of their employment even though they were accused of a cyber-security breach.   Imran Awan was arrested as he attempted to flee the U.S. after wiring approximately $300,000 to Pakistan. Fox News is the only cable network covering this huge scandal.  When Imran Awan was arrested he was carrying $12,000 in cash on him. His wife was carrying $12,000 of cash when she fled the country too. Imran and his Muslim brothers, Abid and Jamal accessed unauthorized computers while acting as IT specialists. The three brothers were...
  • The Wreck of the Hillary Clinton (song parody)

    07/23/2017 5:09:07 AM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11-11-2016 | "Gordon Athletesfoot" (Al Doane)
    With all the joy and drama of those tumultuous days last November, somehow this little song parody of Gordon Lightfoot's 1970s hit "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" escaped my attention but it deserves a look-see. FReepers will no doubt understand the lyrics. The sound and video quality are a bit subpar but, lyrically, it's a solid work. Enjoy!
  • Man survives as car crushed by large piece of scrap metal in Florida

    07/15/2017 3:03:37 PM PDT · by Enchante · 10 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo ^ | Morgan Winsor
    A large piece of scrap metal fell from a truck that lost control and overturned on an overpass of a Florida highway, crashing onto a car below and nearly crushing its driver, authorities said. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the truck loaded with scrap metal was traveling westbound from the State Road 528 exit ramp onto Interstate 4 in Orange County on Saturday morning when its driver lost control and struck the guardrail. The truck flipped over, causing a large metal object it had been carrying to fly off the overpass and fall directly on top of a vehicle...
  • Police: Williams legally entered intersection before crash

    07/08/2017 11:17:27 AM PDT · by Raymann · 81 replies
    AP ^ | 7/8/17 | TERRY SPENCER
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Tennis star Venus Williams legally entered an intersection but was cut off by another car, setting off a chain of events that seconds later resulted in a fatal crash with a third car, police say video released Friday shows. The video, taken by a security camera, shows Williams heading north as she stops her 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV at a stoplight behind a white car as she exits her Palm Beach Gardens neighborhood shortly after 1 p.m. June 9. When the light turns green, the white car turns left onto a six-lane, heavily traveled boulevard, but...
  • Driverless Autonomous Cars Will Be on U.S. Roads in the Next 2 Months

    06/11/2017 7:06:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 114 replies
    Futurism ^ | June 9, 2017 | Dom Galeon
    Eliminating the Problem How difficult is it to test autonomous vehicles (AVs) on public roads? Uber can probably tell you all about it. Much of the difficulty in obtaining the permits necessary for such tests comes from fear. Because self-driving technology is new, because the systems have been involved in incidents in the past, and so on, people aren’t quite ready to trust the tech. The governor of Washington state, however, has a different perspective. Governor Jay Inslee signed an order on Wednesday that would allow for autonomous vehicle tests without a human driver behind the wheel. According to the...
  • ‘Lover’s quarrel’ may have led to shooting, car chase on North Side, police say

    04/09/2017 8:52:48 AM PDT · by bgill · 3 replies ^ | April 6, 2017 | Kaleb Downs
    Officer's first responded around 10:30 a.m. to the shooting on a Loop 410 access road near San Pedro Avenue, where they found a silver BMW crashed into a green Honda sedan. The BMW had been abandoned, but the vehicle's owner was located at a nearby Taco Cabana. The driver told police that he and another passenger had been driving by the Allstars Gentlemen’s Club near Wurzbach Road and Interstate 10, when a woman waved them down. "This guy can't believe his luck," said Sgt. Ramiro Juarez. "He's like 'Man, a good lookin' girl just flagged me down.’"
  • Watch lazy Comcast workers cause a bunch of traffic pileups

    12/15/2016 8:09:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 79 replies ^ | December 14, 2016 | Chris Mills
    When you hear people complaining about Comcast, it’s normally something to do with bad service or price hikes. But this repair tech found a whole new way to make people mad about Comcast: park your truck right over a blind hill in the middle of a snowstorm, cause multiple cars to bail into a ditch, then drive off while blaming everyone else. The video shows a pair of Comcast trucks carrying out repairs along a 40mph road in a rural area, in the middle of a snowstorm. Where the trucks are stopped is just over a blind hill, so the...
  • Chattanooga school bus driver......and only got his license to drive the vehicle in April

    11/23/2016 12:00:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 45 replies ^ | November 23, 2016 | Khaleda Rahman For
    FULL TITLE: Chattanooga school bus driver was involved in another collision just two months ago - and only got his license to drive the vehicle in April The school bus driver charged after a crash that killed five children was involved in another collision just two months ago – and only got his license to drive a school bus in April. Johnthony Walker, 24, was arrested and charged after with five counts of vehicular homicide after the collision in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Monday. Five Woodmore Elementary students - three fourth-graders, a first-grader and a boy in kindergarten – died in...
  • VIDEO: Mom Wrecks Car While Filming Daughter In Back Seat

    11/22/2016 1:42:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies ^ | November 22, 2016 | Michael Berry
    This is really tough to watch, but serves as a reminder of how important it is to be responsible while driving! Please be safe with your kids in the car! **VIDEO ON LINK****
  • German WW1 destroyers found in Whale Island mud

    04/18/2016 7:30:28 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 12 replies
    Navy News ^ | 13 April 2016
    A tiny drone has scanned the wrecks of two German WW1 warships – forgotten and mostly buried by the sludge and mud at the southern end of Whale Island. Marine archeologists hope to bring the two vessels - one a veteran of Jutland - back to life in 3D computer model form as part of centennial commemorations of the Great War.
  • IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died of head injuries suffered yesterday

    08/24/2015 6:13:05 PM PDT · by arbitrary.squid · 95 replies
    ABC Sports ^ | 9:03 p.m. EDT August 24, 2015 | JENNA FRYER
    <p>INDIANAPOLIS -- IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37.</p> <p>IndyCar made the announcement on Monday night at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.</p>
  • Minnesota State Patrol says don't slam on brakes for wildlife – even ducklings

    07/25/2015 1:15:36 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 7-23-15 | Vineeta Sawkar
    The ducks, even the ducklings, are expendable. That’s the difficult message from the Minnesota State Patrol in response to a hair-raising video of cars swerving and slamming on the brakes on Interstate 35W to spare a line of ducks waddling across the highway. “I watched that video and I cringed,” said Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Tiffani Nielson. “People should not stop on the freeway for ducks.” Nielson knows her advice will not be popular with people who think the motorists did the right thing to avoid the birds. “It’s definitely a touchy subject … It’s not very kind, but the risk...
  • Nepal earthquake: Wreck of missing US helicopter found

    05/15/2015 12:06:13 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 15 May 2015
    The wreckage of a US military helicopter that went missing in Nepal has been found, the Nepalese army says. The helicopter went missing earlier this week while delivering aid near the Chinese border, with six US marines and two Nepali soldiers on board. Maj Gen Binoj Basnet told AFP agency that it was not known if there were any survivors. The editor of the Nepal Times, Kunda Dixit, said the wreckage was found 56km (35 miles) from Kathmandu.
  • All Aboard for the Obamacare Train Wreck

    08/03/2013 4:37:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | August 2, 2013 | David Spady
    Montana Senator Max Baucus, who led the effort in Congress to pass Obamacare, is now referring to it as a “coming train wreck”. Baucus has announced he will not to seek re-election in 2014, perhaps to avoid the inevitable embarrassment of this pending disaster. He’s not alone in his concern. The prospect that too few Americans will enroll in the program, thus rendering it unfeasible, has the administration fearful that Baucus is right -- it may actually end up derailed. These enrollment fears have prompted the creation of dubious non-profit organizations to promote Obamacare. Enroll America and Organizing for Action...
  • Top Dem sees 'train wreck' for Obama health law Co-author of Obama health care law sees 'huge

    04/17/2013 1:57:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/17/13 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | Associated Press –
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior Democratic senator who helped write President Barack Obama's health care law stunned administration officials Wednesday, saying openly he thinks it's headed for a "train wreck" because of bumbling implementation. "I just see a huge train wreck coming down," Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., told Obama's health care chief during a routine budget hearing that suddenly turned tense. Baucus is the first top Democrat to publicly voice fears about the rollout of the new health care law, designed to bring coverage to some 30 million uninsured Americans through a mix of government programs and...
  • 3 children, 1 adult dead; 20 hurt in massive crash on I-75 near Detroit

    01/31/2013 10:08:28 AM PST · by freedomlover · 18 replies
    TWITTER ^ | FreedomLover
    Time to ban travel and cars. WHAT ARE WE DOING TO OUR CHILDREN!!!!!
  • Train/18-wheeler flatbed truck Wreck involves Hunt For Heroes military personnel in Midland, Texas

    11/15/2012 3:55:38 PM PST · by LUV W · 60 replies
    CBS 7 has just learned that at least 20 people have been transported and Midland Memorial has gone Code 1 meaning all emergency hospital personal must report to the hospital UPDATE 5:12 ***Eyewitnesses tell CBS7 the trailer was carrying the veterans ****
  • Talladega delivers another vicious wreck, pitting driver safety vs. fans' wants (incredible crash)

    10/08/2012 7:12:52 AM PDT · by rawhide · 41 replies
    sports, ^ | 10-7-12 | Jay Busbee
    TALLADEGA, Ala. – If you or I had been involved in a wreck like the one that claimed the cars of Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and more than two dozen other NASCAR drivers on Sunday afternoon, we'd curl up in a fetal position at the thought of going near a car ever again. This was the kind of high-speed, full-throttle, nowhere-to-hide carnage that allows real life to edge its way into your sporting Sunday, forcing you to think, just for a second, that something really bad might just have happened Fortunately for all concerned, the catastrophic wreck...
  • Amazing Head-On MS Highway Crash Captured on Video--Everyone Survives

    07/20/2012 7:47:21 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 13 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | July 19, 2012 | Donna Harris
    As she braced for the impact, Amy Cox turned the wheel of her Ford Expedition just enough to avoid a head-on collision, which she says would have killed her and her daughter. Video of the Waveland woman's harrowing July 8 accident on U.S. 49 has gone viral. Shot by a Louisiana couple as they were driving north through Collins, the video shows Edward Fairley plowing into Cox's SUV with his Chevrolet HHR. For 1 minute and 18 seconds, Fairley was seen on the video speeding along in the wrong direction, passing at least 30 cars. "This is going to be...