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  • Social Distancing

    Would you live behind the wall? The democrat-socialist vision of Utopia? The end result from years of communal indoctrination? The Walls of governmental safety? Where would you want to live? It’s been almost a decade since we first asked the question. You might not have to make the choice, but progressive-socialists are ensuring your children or grandchildren are going to have to decide…. Where is the best hope for their dreams, inside the walls or outside? How will liberty and freedom be defined, and considering the direction, where will it be located in the future? Think about it….. Where would...
  • Stay at home, work from home order announced for Oahu, state total now at 56

    03/22/2020 11:20:20 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 14 replies
    KHON2 TV ^ | March 22, 2020 | Agatha Danglapin
    HONOLULU (KHON2) — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced that he signed an emergency order which involves Oahu residents to stay at home and work from home. This will go into effect on Monday, March 23, at 4:30 p.m. and will end on April 30 at 4:30 p.m. The mayor says that the April 30 date can be extended even further, or shortened, depending on the situation or shortened. “I believe that in all likelihood that it’ll be extended beyond April 30,” he said. This is with the exception of essential activities. The mayor says that these activities include: Tasks essential...
  • Why the Remedy May Be Worse Than the Disease

    03/17/2020 3:38:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2020 | Dennis Prager
    As of this writing, 6,400 people all over the world have died from the coronavirus. In the United States, 68 people have died. Some perspective: Chinese deaths (3,217) account for half of the worldwide total. If you add Italy (1,441) and Iran (724), two countries where many Chinese were allowed in until recently, that totals another 2,165. In other words, outside of China, Italy and Iran -- with 5,382 deaths collectively -- 1,018 people have died. There are 7.8 billion people in the world. Regarding Italy, the Jerusalem Post of March 16 reported that according to Nobel Prize-winning chemist Michael...
  • "Green Light" Law Costs New Yorkers Travel Privileges [semi-satire]

    02/10/2020 2:34:31 PM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Feb 2020 | John Semmens
    New York's so-called "Green Light" law authorizing persons in the US illegally to obtain drivers' licenses has led the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to revoke expedited travel privileges for anyone using these licenses as identification for air travel. Ken Cuccinelli, acting deputy secretary of DHS explained that "the state's efforts to grant sanctuary to illegal immigrants by blocking us from verifying the license holder's identity prevents us from protecting air travelers from potential terrorist attacks carried out by persons having this document. Our only safe option is to deny all New York licensees access to sped up security screening...
  • How billboards warning motorists of I-80 bridge safety concerns created one of 2019′s biggest stories

    12/30/2019 5:22:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | December 29, 2019 | Ted Slowik
    Will County billboards that warned motorists about bridges stoked public-safety fears and helped convince state lawmakers of the need to approve a $45 billion infrastructure plan. The billboards and their impact arguably deserve to rank among the top political stories of the year, if not the decade. Construction unions paid to display the messages “Cross bridge at your own risk” and “Bridge ahead in critical condition” on electronic billboards near Interstate 80 bridges over the Des Plaines River in Joliet. The billboards heightened motorists’ fears about crumbling infrastructure and generated bipartisan support for the $45 billion Rebuild Illinois program. Marc...
  • For some, pedestrian-crosswalk improvements on Highway 95 can’t come soon enough (Minnesota)

    12/21/2019 11:40:57 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Twin Cities Pioneer Press ^ | December 17, 2019 | Mary Divine
    Car after car sped past Bayport resident Heidi Olivier on Friday afternoon as she tried to cross Minnesota 95, the city’s busy main street. With 2-year-old son Otto in tow, Olivier first checked traffic in both directions. Then she left Otto in his stroller on the sidewalk and stepped off the curb at Second Avenue with her arms out. After verifying that drivers in both directions had seen her and stopped, she headed back to the sidewalk to collect Otto. “Only one car didn’t stop,” she said, after she made it to the west side of the highway just outside...
  • PennDOT P3 Project Will Address I-81 Improvements

    12/15/2019 7:53:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Transport Topics ^ | December 10, 2019 | Transport Topics
    Leaders within the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation have approved a public-private partnership to reconstruct a portion of Interstate 81. PennDOT’s P3 Board approved the project, which will involve the reconstruction of a 4.5-mile section of the route near Wilkes-Barre, on Dec. 4. Wilkes-Barre, the seat of Luzerne County in northeastern Pennsylvania, is 20 miles southwest of Scranton. The project will involve widening a portion of I-81 to three lanes in both directions, realigning 2.5 miles of southbound interstate and replacing eight bridges. Other safety measures include eliminating a left-hand exit and improving a substandard weave distance between two routes that...
  • P3s can add significant costs to Canadian highway projects, study finds

    11/27/2019 2:55:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Construction DIVE ^ | November 13, 2019 | Jenn Goodman
    A study of the public-private partnership project delivery method has some cautionary advice for governments and contractors considering them. Entitled "Highway Robbery: Public Private Partnerships and Nova Scotia Highways" by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, the study urges jurisdictions to stop using the model to build highways. The report concludes that governments should instead employ traditional public procurement, based on its findings that contracting out services through a P3 is more expensive than public procurement, has the potential to compromise highway safety, needlessly duplicates government services and lacks mechanisms for public accountability. “Public infrastructure and services should remain fully...
  • I-4 Ultimate: Delays, overruns and deaths plague project

    10/30/2019 3:31:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 25, 2019 | Kevin Spear
    I-4 Ultimate’s promise five years ago was that private financing and management would make Florida’s largest road reconstruction project better, faster and cheaper. Today, the 21-mile and $2.3 billion rebuilding of Interstate 4 through metro Orlando is slogging through rising costs to an uncertain finish date, with crews working day and night under the pall of repeated worker fatalities. Some of the issues: - The fifth death of a construction worker last month that preliminary findings say would have been avoidable with a more cautious approach to bridge building that SGL Constructors made mandatory this month. - Construction consortium I-4...
  • Road Runner: Arizona transportation officials defend Interstate 10 against 'most dangerous' label

    10/06/2019 9:08:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star (Tucson) ^ | September 16, 2019 | Shaq Davis
    A new report ranking the deadliest highways in the nation calls Interstate 10 the “most dangerous” in Arizona. But Arizona highway officials say the ranking is incomplete and overlooks a variety of efforts made to make the highway that links the two most populous metro areas in the state as safe as possible. There were 100 fatalities on Arizona’s nearly 400 miles of I-10 from 2015 to 2017, according to ASecureLife’s report, which used statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The company, which mainly deals in security systems, said it seeks to report on everyday issues affecting consumers....
  • Mark Bennett: I-70 shouldn't remain a road to avoid

    08/24/2019 12:06:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    The Terre Haute Tribune Star ^ | August 4, 2019 | Mark Bennett
    When a school district deems its region’s main thoroughfare unsafe for school buses, that highway’s problems need fixed. Lots of Wabash Valley residents fear driving on the local stretch of Interstate 70. And with good reason. Fatal accidents — several involving semi tractor-trailers crashing into stopped or slowed traffic — have become frequent on I-70 between the Illinois-Indiana border and Indianapolis. Accidents along that 68-mile path outnumbered those on the 66-mile portion east of Indy to the Ohio border in 2016 and 2017, according to the Indiana University Public Policy Institute’s statistics. Distracted driving has been cited as a factor...
  • “How do you propose to end mass shootings then?”

    08/16/2019 9:28:57 AM PDT · by Sarcasm Factory · 47 replies
    "The Writer in Black" (authorial blog) ^ | 14 August 14 2019 | David L. Burkhead
    I get that question whenever I object to more “gun control” as a response to the latest tragedy. I have long held, and continue to hold, the position that more restrictions on law-abiding gun owners is not the answer to mass murder. It doesn’t work. It just leaves the law abiding helpless in the face of criminal violence.First, let’s dispense with that “end”. I hate to tell you this, but you can’t end them. “Gun control” certainly cannot. France’s strict gun control did not prevent Charlie Hebdo nor the 2015 Paris attacks. India’s draconian gun laws did not prevent Mumbai....
  • MSNBC Guest Calls For Literal Mob Of Pitchforks And Torches Outside Trump Donor's Home

    08/10/2019 3:27:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    Earlier this week Rep. Joaquin Castro in Texas "named and shamed" San Antonio supporters of President Donald J. Trump in what he says was an effort to get these Americans to think twice before being "complicit in white supremacy." Anybody with common sense understood the move was dangerous, especially coming from a public official, as it could paint a target on these individuals' backs regardless if the information was already public or not. On MSNBC Thursday night, guest Elie Mystal took the hysteria over supporting President Trump one step further, saying that protesters should form literal mobs outside the SoulCycle...
  • This is why you see a large number of crashes on Interstate 75 in Kentucky

    08/07/2019 9:41:42 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    WKYT ^ | August 5, 2019 | Chelsea Jones
    MT. VERNON, Ky. (WKYT) - There are more crashes on Interstate 75 than any other highway in Kentucky, and the number has increased significantly since 2010. Major work is being done on a stretch of the interstate highway to make it six lanes, especially in Rockcastle County. You will see orange cones and heavy machinery when you are driving in the area. "They're blasting all the time. Traffic is slowing. You got barrels, construction, vehicles coming in and out of locations. It's a dangerous stretch of road right now," Kentucky State Police Trooper Scottie Pennington said. Statistics back that claim...
  • Top 3 Gun Safety Rules

    07/31/2019 3:33:34 PM PDT · by JayCh · 61 replies
    31.07.2019. | Jay Chambers
    Top 3 Gun Safety Rules and What These Mean for Beginners Gun safety – this is a topic that is widely debated nowadays. And this comes off as no surprise, considering that there are so many accidents linked with guns. The truth is that you might be surprised to realize that many of these incidents occur because the shooter didn’t factor in the main safety rules that are applicable in most scenarios. As a beginner, you might be tempted to think that such a thing as a set of rules targeted for beginners is a no brainer. But, bear in...
  • SR 99 tunnel ‘safest place to be’ during earthquake

    07/06/2019 4:43:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Q13 FOX ^ | January 7, 2019 | Simone Del Rosario
    SEATTLE -- The double-deck Alaskan Way Viaduct spells disaster in the event of a massive earthquake in Seattle. It's a warning that played out in real life in Oakland, Calif., 30 years ago. The Cyprus Street Viaduct Collapse killed 42 people during the Loma Prieta Earthquake. The stark similarities between that and our own viaduct in Seattle had experts sounding the alarm back then. Then in 2001, the Nisqually Earthquake hit at a 6.8 magnitude. "In 2001, during the Nisqually quake, the Alaskan Way Viaduct was damaged on the north end of the Alaskan Way Viaduct," said tunnel expert Red...
  • ‘A fiasco from the beginning’ — Caltrans’ costs soar on $1.1 billion San Francisco tunnels

    07/06/2019 4:31:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | April 10, 2019 | Wes Venteicher
    Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger celebrated when the California Transportation Commission voted, despite a host of warnings, to pay a contractor more than $1 billion to build two tunnels and a stretch of road outside San Francisco nine years ago. Schwarzenegger said the project’s new approach, which aimed to cap public expenses and shift responsibility to the private sector, would serve as a “shining example” of an innovative way to improve the state’s highways while saving taxpayer dollars. Now the project, known as the Presidio Parkway, is more than two years late and $208 million over budget. When the commission approved...
  • 'If you start seeing wounds such as these please get somewhere fast!'

    07/05/2019 3:58:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 4, 2019 | Valerie Edwards
    A young boy was rushed to the hospital after he contracted a flesh-eating bacteria at a Maryland beach. Brittany Carey shared two graphic images of her son's leg where the bacteria began eating away at his flesh in three spots. Carey said in a Facebook post on Saturday that her parents had taken her son out for a beach day off the coast of Ocean City on June 23. She wrote that her son had a great time swimming until June 24 when she 'started noticing little spots developing all over his body'. 'Tuesday morning there were open wounds developing...
  • Animals get dedicated migration pathway in Xinjiang national highway

    06/25/2019 1:01:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Ecns.cn ^ | June 24, 2019 | Li Yan (editor)
    A dedicated route for wildlife migration has been built in the newly constructed national road between Fuyun county and Wucaiwan in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Crossing the Junggar Basin, the 216 national highway is expected to be put into operation on August 1. The project was launched in 2017, with environmental protection made the top priority. The bridge is 100 meters long, 50 meters wide and 6 meters high. There are several culverts along the highway designed for wild animal migration. In order to fit in with the surrounding environment, the passage is covered by a layer of...
  • The 10 Safest States in America

    06/08/2019 11:47:18 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 50 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | June 7, 2019 | Casey Leins
    1. Maine Population: 1.34 million Low violent crime rank: 1 Low property crime rank: 4 2. Vermont Population: 623,657 Low violent crime rank: 2 Low property crime rank: 2 3. New Hampshire Population: 1.34 million Low violent crime rank: 3 Low property crime rank: 1 4. New Jersey Population: 9 million Low violent crime rank: 8 Low property crime rank: 6 5. Idaho Population: 1.72 million Low violent crime rank: 6 Low property crime rank: 7 6. Virginia Population: 8.47 million Low violent crime rank: 4 Low property crime rank: 11 7. Rhode Island Population: 1.06 million Low violent crime...