Thursday, May 28, 2015

Just a Quick Look Around Will Show Why Texas Is repeating It's Real Life Disaster Movie In the Face of Heavy Rains

The mind wanders to why Texas has repeated flooding problems and occasional massive flooding disasters.  After all, the storm moving through isn't Katrina and Texas isn't partially below sea level like areas of New Orleans.

I was wondering if anyone else noted that maybe this years tragedy didn't have to happen. Besides a damn breaking (yes, LA had a big dam break but that was the dark ages of 1963, surely dam construction has advanced quite a bit since..) drainage is certainly not what it should be.

But as reported by CityLab from The Atlantic a mainstream source, Texas won't spend the money to make their state safer.

Even after deadly floods in 1981.

Why doesn't Texas spend more to keep it's residents and citizens safe.

It basically collects taxes on the backs of the lowest earning workers. (Make no mistake that most non-citizen are contributing to the tax base.)  But higher earners are not carrying their fair share of taxation load.

This is freedom?  It's as if the pilgrims and pioneers took poor people from cities and hooked them unwillingly to pull their wagons.

It's a form of slavery in fact.

Now it's killing folks because poor people can never make up for what the wealthy who make money off the work of the less powerful, won't pay their fair share in taxes as long as they can buy off state legislators, and spam airwaves to maintain their lower tax privilege.

Next time your GOP neighbor talks about low taxes creating prosperity, ask him or her "for whom?" and "How can you enjoy any prosperity when your life is tossed upside down or even ended by poor infrastructure spending?"

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Was The Pennsylvania Crash of #Amtrak188 Set Up? Projectiles Shot at It and Two Other Trains Using Tracks in Same Area Just Before Crash

It has been established that the front windshield of the train running the Amtrak 188 has the typical break pattern found when projected objects hit glass at great force.

But the news was released yesterday "two other trains were hit by projectiles along the same line" (1) in the minutes before the deadly derailment.

Someone was apparently deliberately hoping to disturb a train. 

Who would do such a thing.

Okay, I had my Ayn Rand period (lasted less than half a year) enticed by her strong female characters.

In Atlas Shrugged a major train tragedy caused (caution: snark ensuing) wonderful and dynamic female industrialist woman who at one time had been running the family railroad while pretending her brother was the miracle working boss to come down from a mountain hideaway where the "Atlasses" (really big rich and powerful industry runners had hidden to show the world we couldn't do without them) and reclaim her legacy.

So we do well to remember that railroad funding in the GOP controlled House was to be voted on the next day.  Was someone hoping that the GOP would wrench the railroads from the American people and hand it to the "makers" (or in reality the frakking oil extracting & money from the middle & working class mining great gods we have in their place today)?

I do not ask this question lightly.  I do it because the last thing the US media or investigators will do (Basil Fawlty is in my brain saying "Don't Mention the Guns!") is get to the bottom of the "projectiles" question.

Plus, there's the curious question of the right wing clown Chuck C Johnson getting a dump of info on what he claims is the Amtrak engineers' sexual inclination (complete with dick pics) and using it to say the man's lifestyle caused the the killer crash. No kidding.

Projectiles.  Now what throws a projectile with the speed and force that could at least leave a shatter pattern in a tough train window? Hmmm

Below is source for top link in this post.  It was inserted by the source.  I link to it above, but thought I should let this rest down here as well, though it has no right to interupt my words above in prime space.

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