Thursday, May 14, 2015

Start Watching the Video at 3:39

Some things are just butt-stupid. Among the butt-stupidest are politicians.

For the sake of honesty, let's ignore that this is a report from the liberally hated FOX news channel, and just focus on the facts at hand.

At the time of this writing, the NTSB has reported that the Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 that derailed in Philadelphia was traveling at 106 MPH in a 50 MPH zone. For those of you educated in government schools, that's twice (2 times...2 X) the speed the curve was designed to handle.

Politicians have already begun blaming "lack of funding for infrastructure" and thereby making some kind of imagined case for more funding; i.e.: more taxes.

Here is that FOX report. The salient section begins at 3:39 into the video.

The trained derailed due to human error, not lack of infrastructure. Why does every disaster that ever occurs lead to higher taxes, or at least higher spending, when the direct cause for many is human error (or more correctly: human disregard for the rules of safety)?

What will liberals do to blame this tragedy on George Bush? Wait! The lack of infrastructure is Bush's fault!

But infrastructure had nothing to do with this accident!

No matter. It was still Bush's fault. Don't you get it? Everything bad always has been, is now, and always will be Bush's fault.

You stupid, inept, mindless liberals.


sue hanes said...

Joe - Don't come down so hard on Liberals. We aren't all that bad.

Joe said...

sh: I actually don't dislike liberals as people, necessarily, but I strongly dislike their politics.

Ducky's here said...

Positive train control technology would not have prevented this crash?

You know that how? You have no experience in engineering so I wonder why you are so sure.

Maybe Glenn can cast the deciding vote.

Joe said...

Ducky: Maybe it would have, maybe it wouldn't. There are new reports coming out that suggest they would have done no good, but I don't have any a priori knowledge.

So, lets say we began installing PTCT. Would this route have been where it had been installed? How do you know that?

Fact is, PTCT was not being used, but an engineer was. The train was going too fast...that we know. Why didn't he do something? If he couldn't have, why not? How does the alleged shot fired into the wind shield figure in? Or is that just a false lead?

Who said I have no experience in engineering? I drove a train once at a kiddy park. I was the engineer. meant THAT other kind of engineering. OK, so how do you know I have no such experience?

Have you hacked my computer and discovered my quasi sordid past?