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    Fadamor

    The NTSB has been pressing for some version of the technology since at least 1990, and the industry is under government orders to install it, but regulators have repeatedly extended the deadline at railroads’ request. The target date is now the end of 2018.

    Meanwhile, the death toll rises because of the regulators' inaction.

    The train was not equipped with an inward-facing camera in the cab that could give a fuller picture of the operator’s actions.

    The unions fight the installation of such cameras because they fear (rightfully) that the recordings could be used as grounds for termination. The railroads don't push back too hard against the unions on this issue because the expense of incorporating the cameras into a system that could survive a crash at all their manned stations on the train would cut into their profits.

    Posted in: 1 dead, over 100 hurt in train crash at New Jersey station

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    Fadamor

    She has a steady gig at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas singing all her prior hits - at least through next year. Perhaps this new album provides some fuel for a contract extension. By all accounts, performing at one location all the time beats performing on the road, hands-down.

    Posted in: Britney Spears on pop inspiration and why she's not making a comeback

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    Fadamor

    I actually saw Tomorrowland in the theater. It was OK, but was mostly CGI with a little live action thrown in. A "live action" Lion King, however, stretches the imagination considering the characters in the story are all from the animal kingdom.

    Posted in: Disney announces live-action remake of 'The Lion King'

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    Fadamor

    10 seconds to appeal is a bit of a joke. The officials botched the call in the first place and do you thing the chief umpire was standing there with a stopwatch?

    Posted in: Cardinals score crucial win on wrong call

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    Fadamor

    Clinton the political hack corrupt robot didn't cheer. She ducked out, snuck away and left that debate as soon as it ended. Trump is the one who stated after, did spot interviews and promoted himself.

    Well that's the Trumpster way of looking at it. Another way would be to say that one candidate left having felt that her mission had been accomplished while the other felt the need to stay and perform damage control. By the way, Trump hasn't held a REAL press conference since July 27. He's had mock press conferences since then with Fox News where they specifically tossed him softball questions and stayed away from controversy, but he has specifically avoided everyone else. His handlers are adamant that "press conferences" not push any of Trump's buttons and send him on another rant.

    Posted in: As Clinton cheers, Trump digs in after debate

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    Fadamor

    What was (sic) actually Hillary's ideas besides bringing up the irrelevant past?

    If you want a list of what she says she wants to do once elected, they're all here: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/

    As for "irrelevant past", Trump bringing up Bill Clinton's woes have anything she says about Trump's actual past quotes or actions beat in the "irrelevance" department. If she started to go after Trump's wife's past actions, THEN she would have stooped down to Trump's level.

    Posted in: Trump goes after Bill Clinton

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    Fadamor

    Yes, William Jefferson Clinton was impeached, and deemed not guilty. (Trump "accidentally" forgot to mention that last part)

    The Trump campaign is out of ideas when they start attacking a candidate's spouse.

    Posted in: Trump goes after Bill Clinton

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    Fadamor

    I thought he destroyed her.

    LOL. When? When he was constantly interrupting her with "Wrong!"? When he was bragging about not paying any taxes for who knows HOW long? (By the way, that disallows him from ever complaining about the government not spending enough on some project because he's a part of the problem.) When he tried making preparing for a debate into something that's BAD?!! Trump got owned badly. The man is a quivering blob when he doesn't have a teleprompter to prop him up.

    Posted in: Clinton, Trump debate fiercely over taxes, race, terror

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    Fadamor

    Aren't one time office holders responsible for what they may have done while in office? I believe there was a long line of Illinois ex-governors who exchanged pin-stripes for prison stripes. Mrs. Clinton was not removed as SOS, but resigned in February, 2013 shortly after Mr. Obama's second inauguration.

    Yes, but as I mentioned, that degree of infraction would normally just result in the person causing the infraction being removed from that position - something that was moot in Clinton's case because she had already resigned. Why are people demanding that Clinton be treated more harshly than what would be the norm? (That was a rhetorical question. I know EXACTLY why the Trumpsters want her treated differently than anyone else in the same situation.)

    Posted in: As Clinton cheers, Trump digs in after debate

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    Fadamor

    I still remember the tagline for the original Westworld movie starring Yul Brenner in the "Man in Black" role... "Welcome to Westworld, where nothing can go wrogn"

    Posted in: Ed Harris digs into the mystery of 'Westworld' and loves it

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    Fadamor

    I live 12 miles from the end of runways 1L, 1C, and 1R at Dulles International Airport (Washington DC's version of "Narita") and directly under the approach path for runway 1L. Flights are flying near or over my house as late as 2 in the morning, yet I rarely notice them unless the house is unusually quiet at the time. Granted, because of prevailing winds flights rarely take off in the opposite direction over my house so I don't have to deal with engines set to take off power. That might be more annoying.

    Stop with the pork barrel nonsense! The peeing contest with Haneda and Jaoan's other hundred airports does nothing but ensure landing costs increase and flights are diverted to Incheon as Asia's hub, or Thailand.

    ??? in 2013 Narita reduced their landing fees by 5.5% and most analysts attributed that to Haneda getting more international flights. The "peeing contest" seems to be REDUCING landing costs. https://www.japantoday.com/category/business/view/narita-airport-cuts-landing-fees-to-increase-competitiveness

    Posted in: Narita airport proposes new runway, longer operation hours

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    Fadamor

    Right, longer to stop than necessary, ya'll give too much credit to the driver for knowing how far he had to go to make the meter go up ONE damn click.

    I haven't rode in a J-Taxi. People here seem to be saying that the taxi drivers can't see what the current fare is? How would they know what to charge at the end of the ride?

    Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting cabbie after fare goes up just as taxi stops

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    Fadamor

    Don't understand why all the venues have to be in Tokyo?

    That's because the Tokyo Bid Committee made it a selling point promise that all the venues would be in the city and not spread all over the place. Now they're trying to say the venues are going to have to be re-distributed and the IOC is claiming "Bait and Switch".

    Posted in: Panel urges Olympic venue changes as 2020 Games costs likely to top Y3 tril

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    Fadamor

    In the USA, the right to bear arms part seems to get pushed above the militia part.

    That's because in 2008 the Supreme Court declared in District of Columbia v. Heller that:

    The Amendment’s prefatory clause announces a purpose, but does not limit or expand the scope of the second part, the operative clause. The operative clause’s text and history demonstrate that it connotes an individual right to keep and bear arms.

    In short, the clause about "militia" was just one example of need and did not limit the intent of the amendment in any way. Once the Supreme Court ruled thusly, the NRA practically had an orgy in the lobby of their multi-million dollar Fairfax, VA headquarters.

    Posted in: 14-year-old boy kills father before opening fire at South Carolina school

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    Fadamor

    Meh. Clinton isn't my ideal choice for President, but the Republicans left me and millions of others no choice when they selected a circus clown as their candidate. Like John Warner said, National Security for Dummies is not the way to learn the Presidency.

    Had the Republicans chosen a candidate with even an iota of Foreign Relations sense, Clinton would be fighting an uphill battle right now but instead she's making Trump look like a fool without really trying hard.

    Posted in: As Clinton cheers, Trump digs in after debate

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    Fadamor

    Probably the buildings are just fine regarding toxicity.

    I doubt it. The original plans would have specified the minimum amount (call it x) of soil layer added to prevent cross-contamination (because why would you add more cost unnecessarily?) Apparently the actual layer used was x/2 and so the minimum required to prevent cross-contamination has not been met. The site contains traces of cyanide and Hexavalent Chromium. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hexavalent_chromium This is not a site to be taking shortcuts on.

    Posted in: Koike pledges to shed light on fish market site construction

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    Fadamor

    No it doesn't! You are assuming that radioactive material is water soluble. And you are also assuming that radioactive material floats perfectly in water to be dispersed.

    Your point is valid, though I think Strangerland was only thinking about the radioactive water still spewing from the crippled reactors. Any irradiated material that couldn't be suspended in water would not disperse. I would think, however, that the amount of radioactive non-suspendable matter in the waters near Daiichi would be relatively low considering the prevailing winds on the days the reactors exploded were to the North-North-West, over land. Since then the only additional radioactivity being injected into the ocean has been via leaking cooling water and ground water irradiated as it flows past the reactors.

    Posted in: Debris recovery operation in sea carried out for first time since Fukushima nuclear disaster

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    Fadamor

    But the more the rest of the world mocks them the more they seem to dig in and enjoy the Ole West mentality!!!

    We don't enjoy it any more than you do. We're being locked into an 18th century paragraph that has only a peripheral connection to 21st century "arms" - that connection actually BEING the word "arms".

    (Background) When we were British colony, the British and "Loyalist" colonists tried to de-fang the upstart "Patriot" colonists by controlling the possession of arms in the colonies. This was in violation of even Britain's laws which guaranteed the right to own and bear arms for self protection. Consequently, the framers of the Constitution wanted something in there guaranteeing that the new government couldn't try doing the same thing to its citizens. Keep in mind that back then the term "bearing arms" meant only muzzle-loading muskets and pistols, and bladed or spiked weapons. Cannons were around, but were not a type of "arms" that could be borne by an individual citizen. Additionally, each of the newly formed states was expected to provide militias as needed by the new nation (there was no formal national army as the Continental Army disbanded at the end of the Revolutionary War.) These militias consisted of civilians bringing their weapons from home along with whatever else they could carry. Thus we have the second amendment (it wasn't important enough to be written into the original Constitution) to the U.S. Constitution. The ORIGINAL wording of the right to bear arms (proposed by James Madison) was:

    The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; a well armed and well regulated militia being the best security of a free country but no person religiously scrupulous of bearing arms shall be compelled to render military service in person.

    This was debated and modified until it resembled something like:

    A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, being the best security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed, but no one religiously scrupulous of bearing arms shall be compelled to render military service in person.

    As you can see here, the meaning of "militia" was as I described above. But the Senate in additional deliberations decided the clause defining "militia" was not necessary along with the conscientious objector clause and the following resulted:

    A well regulated militia being the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

    Well the House of Representatives had to get their little tweak into the Amendment and added "necessary to", resulting in the actual amendment as ratified:

    A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

    This Article served perfectly well for the century it was enacted in... The states needed militias and therefore the people needed the arms to participate in the militias. Anyone who became deranged and start shooting people would get only one or two shots off before someone would take them down due to the slow reload time of "arms" back then. But then the government created a permanent standing army and the need for state militias waned. Indeed, at some point those civilian state militias morphed into the current state National Guard units. In both the case of the standing army and the National Guard, the government supplies the arms, not the individual. This effectively renders a major component of the Second Amendment null and void, but any attempts to bring the second amendment into the 21st Century are being stifled by a special interest group with a lot of political power. They are perfectly happy with a second amendment that is ambiguous at best, and irrelevant to modern times at worst.

    Posted in: 14-year-old boy kills father before opening fire at South Carolina school

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    Fadamor

    James Comey has stated previously that Clinton's missteps with her email server and the inappropriate routing of classified data would normally result in termination from the position rather than an arrest and being brought to court. Seeing as Clinton was no longer in the position that resulted in the problems, her "termination" had already been effected.

    Posted in: Clinton, Trump debate fiercely over taxes, race, terror

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    Fadamor

    Let's rewrite that as no convictions were had - if they even warranted conviction. Third, you say she was "always found innocent". If you are referring to FBI Director James Comey's statement on the email issue, he did not use the word "innocent", but said simply that no charges would be recommended to the DOJ. However, he did say that the former SOS had been "extremely careless". "No charges brought" does not mean "innocent".

    Regarding the email server issue, Clinton wasn't "found innocent" because there never was a trial to determine innocence or guilt. What the FBI Director said was the level of compromise found on Clinton's email servers and in her handling of classified data would normally warrant termination from their position but not court action for the offending employee. Seeing as Clinton was no longer Secretary of State when this was determined, she had already been removed from the position.

    Posted in: As Clinton cheers, Trump digs in after debate

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