Monday, February 5, 2018
CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — Federal investigators are trying to figure out why a switch was in the wrong position, sending an Amtrak train into a freight train and killing a conductor and an engineer in South Carolina.
When crew members operating a local train were supposed to have moved their train into a siding and then re-set the switch so that the next train coming up the main line would stay on that line the crew members failed to reset the switch so the next through train entered the siding hit the parked train.
The csx signal system was down at the time so train dispatchers were directing trains with NO safety signals.
The switch to a train siding was set to divert a train to the siding. It was lined and locked for any train to be diverted off the main line.
Crew members FAILED to reset the switch back to allow any train to travel down the main line normally.
All it takes is 1 person to make a stupid mistake for a fatal accident to happen.
On Feb 4, 2018 a stupid mistake was made in Cayce, SC on Feb 4,2018
The passenger train hurtled down a side track near Cayce (CAYsee) around 2:45 a.m. Sunday after a stop 10 miles (16 kilometers) north in Columbia because a switch had been locked in place, diverting it from the main line. A crew on the freight train had moved the switch to drive it from one side track — where it unloaded 34 train cars of automobiles — to the side track where it was parked. The switch was padlocked as it was supposed to be, Sumwalt said.
The system that operates the train signals in the area was down, so CSX dispatchers were operating them manually.
The Silver Star was going an estimated 59 mph (94 kph) when it struck the freight train, Gov. Henry McMaster said. It was the middle of the night, and many people were jolted from sleep by the crash and forced into the cold.
“I thought that I was dead,” said passenger Eric Larkin, of Pamlico County, North Carolina, who was dazed and limping after banging his knee.
Suddenly awake, Larkin said the train was shaking and jumping and his seat broke loose, slamming him into the row in front of him.
He heard screams and crying all around him as he tried to get out. Other passengers were bleeding.
The locomotives of both trains were crumpled on impact, and the Amtrak engine ended up on its side. One car in the middle of the Amtrak train was snapped in half, forming a V off to one side of the tracks.
Engineer Michael Kempf, 54, of Savannah, Georgia, and conductor Michael Cella, 36, of Orange Park, Florida, were killed, Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said. Of the 116 people taken to four hospitals, only about a half dozen were admitted. The rest had minor injuries such as cuts, bruises or whiplash, authorities said.
“Any time you have anything that happens like that, you expect more fatalities. But God blessed us, and we only had the two,” Fisher said, her voice choked with emotion.
On Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 a chartered Amtrak train carrying Republican members of Congress to a retreat slammed into a garbage truck at a crossing where locals said the safety arms were down even when no trains approached. That accident in rural Virginia killed one person in the truck and injured six others.
And on Dec. 18, an Amtrak train ran off the rails along a curve during its inaugural run near Tacoma, Washington, killing three people and injuring dozens. It was going nearly 80 mph (128 kph), more than twice the speed limit.
“It’s becoming almost like an epidemic for Amtrak,” said Najmedin Meshkati, a University of Southern California engineering professor who has studied positive train control.
People get frustrated when the see railroad crossing arms blocking the rail crossing when they malfunction.
I have seen this many times.
In a local town near where I live the main line goes through the middle of the town. There are 2 main crossings with crossing arms that have been known to malfunction.
Sometimes people think the railroad crossing arms are malfunctioning when in fact they are not.
(1) If a track crew is working nearby on the rails it can make the crossing arms come up and down and the safety lights to flash. You may not notice the track crew working on the track nearby if you don't look close. You think the rail crossing warning is malfunctioning so you cross the track after waiting 5 minutes or so even though the crossing arms are blocking the road.
Is this safe?
I would say no but if you can see a track crew nearby working on the track neaby it would mean the track crew had to call dispatch to keep that section of track clear of trains while they were working on the track. Also the track signals to other trains would tell the engineers to stop and not enter the block that the train crew was working on.
If railroad crossing arms are malfunctioning sometimes the just go up and down and up and down.
This also can mean a local track crew is nearby working on the track believe it or not.
It can also mean that the crossing arms are really malfunctioning.
I always wait 5 min or so and look down the track in the daytime to see if a track crew is working on the track nearby.
If I see a track crew I don't take a chance and go across the road even though the crossing arms arm down.
If the rail crossing has a track curve near by where you can't see a train approaching you are taking even more of a chance if you bypass the crossing arms.
If all this happens at night that adds another unsafe aspect to crossing a track that can lead to a train hitting your vechicle because of the blind spot!
Here is my advice for dealing with a railroad crossing that appears to be malfunctioning:
Find a nearby bridge that goes over the tracks so you can safely go across the road!
Also here is my advice about using amtrack to travel. DON'T.
Until nationwide positive train control is everywhere do not ride the rails using amtrack.
When train block signals fail dispatchers manually tell trains when to stop and go. (Blind leading the blind so to speak.)
The problem is train dispatchers can't know about switches that are thrown in the wrong position like what has happened recently in Cayce SC if the signal system is down.
How could they if the signal system was down? Also if the signal system was working they depend on the employees to have switched the side track switches back to the normal main line position as was not the case in Cayce SC.
If you are on an amtrack train the engineer could be traveling down the track with no signals depending on a blind track dispatcher telling him what to do!
I have never thought it was safe to travel on the rails on amtrack.
It still will not be safe even after positive train control is nationwide.
Positve train control sounds good but so does the "affordable care act".
A train travels over hundreds of switches and all it takes is just one that malfunctions or some railroad employee has failed to set a switch correctly.
I have personally seen the ribbon rail on the main line track move like a snake when a bridge crew had to spike up the rails very fast because an amtrack train was approaching.
This happened because the bridge crew foreman was a DRUNK and did not correctly get the track time for the crew to work on the track. He was an idiot, a part time chicken farmer and full time drunk.
The track was spiked up every 5th or 6th railroad tie.
The amtrack train engineer had a slow order but ignored it! Another idiot!
The passenger train was moving much to fast for the track conditions.
The amtrack enginner was only thinking about trying to stay on time.
He did not have the passengers safety in mind nor the bridge crew working on the bridge.
From that time on I knew riding on an amtrack train was NOT SAFE and never would be.
Not only are track crossing hazards, so are potential mistakes by railroad employees.
(1) if you see a malfunctioning signal crossing do not cross the track at that crossing. Take the time to drive up or down the road to a bridge that over the track and cross over there. Don't be stupid just because you are in a hurry.
(2) Never ever ride on any amtrack train because they will never be safe for the above reasons.
(3) How do I know all this?
I am either a former employee or know one. Take your pick.
All it takes is just one out of hundreds or thousands to be set in the wrong position.
Monday, October 2, 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
If there is a nuke attack on the US it can be predicted but it will be as accurate as a 14 day forecast or global warming forecast 50 years into the future. In other words they don't know how any nuke attack will affect the US because the nukes could hit anywhere.
We all should pray that it will never happen.
They will confuse it with the kinds of fallout clouds they are used to reading about, the "take shelter for 2 weeks" kind. pic.twitter.com/JEvIhbe97L— Alex Wellerstein (@wellerstein) September 28, 2017
Monday, September 25, 2017
The A's catcher Bruce maxwell caught the PC correct cancer and is spreading it.
This form of PC cancer bashes President Trump by kneeling for the national anthem and then explaining to everyone its ok to disrespect the flag if you want to bash President Trump or any other reason.
He says he loves this country and has no disrespect for the flag.
What bruce maxwwell does and says are 2 different things.
He trys to explain himself by using the f word.
“Yeah, f— this guy! Our president speaks of inequality of man because players are protesting the anthem! F— this man!
PC correctness allows for stupidity when explaining yourself! :)
Bruce is an example of many people who use their celebrity to infect others with the cancer of political correctness.
The cure for the PC virus is a good dose of Rush Limbaugh
President Trump calls out people who use their status to be politically correct by disrespecting the US flag and country.
Football ratings have taken a dive since kipperneck took a knee and so will baseball ratings if this continues.
People want to watch sports without being exposed to a politically correct form of cancer.
President Trump is making America great again by pointing out the lie of political correctness.
The liberal news media has produced a white guilt phobia that they use to control you through political correctness.
Examples are "take a knee" football and baseball.
Political correctness is not rational and is a phobia minipulated by the liberal news media to cause civil unrest. Liberal news media use other manufactured phobias to control people also. Don't be controlled by various phobias of the liberal news media. Don't believe their FAKE news reports. Be an independant thinker not a person controlled by liberal news media.
President Trump is making America great again and the liberal news media continues to produce FAKE news, twisted news.
Members of congress, football or baseball players take the FAKE news and promote their own agenda and try to make President Trump something that he is not.
FAKE news is just twisted or made up news usually about President Trump.
I agree with President Trump. NFL players who disrespect the flag and our country should be fired asap.
I am sure less and less people will be watching football and baseball. Ratings will continue to fall. People do not want to watch PC football. People don't want to watch PC baseball. They just want to watch the game.
When you have so much FAKE news and the enemy within, (employees in the government loyal to obama/DNC in the FBI, CIA etc.) you get a continuous barrage of FAKE NEWS that confuses the public.
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Sunday, September 10, 2017
Irma’s proximity to the warm Gulf of Mexico as it moves northward along the west coast of Florida may help it maintain hurricane intensity by the time it reaches northern Florida on Monday. Tallahassee and Jacksonville are likely to get battered by damaging winds and flooding rainfall during this time.
“Irma could track far enough west of Florida that the center remains over the Gulf of Mexico and away from the coast,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Tom Kines said.
If Irma tracks farther west, then it will interact with warmer water for a longer period of time, which could lead to even further intensification. Strengthening could increase impacts along the western coast of Florida and the severity of impacts across the Florida Panhandle.
However, this scenario would also lead to less impacts along the eastern coast of Florida, from Jacksonville to Miami.
Isolated tornadoes will threaten areas on the northeast side of the storm, which will put much of Florida at risk for further damage should a tornado strike.
“Any land within 185 miles of the Irma’s center could see damage and any place within 50 to 60 miles of the center could experience catastrophic damage,”. Accuweather.com
Irma had sustained 185-mph winds for 37 hours
ExactWeather.com (Not Exact But Close Enough)
Be prepared, may God protect us.
Saturday, September 2, 2017
The Moon’s Unique Orbit
(Article Credit AnswersInGenesis.org)
The moon has another unique feature that is often overlooked but just as important—its orbit around the sun. To appreciate its specialness requires some explanation.Generally speaking, smaller satellites move in an elliptical orbit around their planets, a sort of stretched-out circle. However, all the major satellites, including the moon, have nearly circular orbits around their planets. As each satellite orbits the planet, it is also rotating around its own axis. Most satellites, including our moon, orbit their planets in the same direction that the planets rotate on their axes (with one exception among the major satellites, Neptune’s Triton).
Here’s what is interesting. Most major satellites orbit on a plane that matches the planet’s rotation along its equator. (Again, Triton is an exception.) Many minor satellites orbit this way too, though some have extreme elliptical orbits with odd paths around their planet—some like Triton even revolve backward with respect to their planet’s rotation. The moon doesn’t fit any of these categories.
However, the moon orbits on a plane that nearly matches the plane of the earth’s revolution around the sun (see illustration below). No other satellite orbits in the same plane that its planet revolves around the sun. Not one out of 175.
This fact has a profound effect on the earth, suggesting design. The earth needs to maintain its tilt in order to have the changing seasons and keep temperatures fairly balanced around the globe. But other bodies in the solar system exert a small gravitational pull that slowly tends to tweak the earth’s axial tilt. Left unchecked, the earth’s tilt would gradually change.
At one extreme, this change in the earth’s tilt would result in no seasons. On the other extreme, seasonal changes would be much more drastic than they are today, with much of the earth shifting from the boiling tropics in one season to the Antarctic’s frigid, sunless winters. Obviously, this would have disastrous consequences for living things.
But this does not happen because of the moon’s unique large size compared to earth and its unique orbit in the same plane that the earth orbits the sun. These two factors combine to allow the moon to stabilize the earth’s tilt to within two degrees. Both factors must be in play for this stabilizing force to work. This is the only planet where this is possible, and since life appears unique to earth, this is the only planet where it matters.
The moon is exactly the correct size and distance from the sun to make a solar eclipse possible
As seen from the Earth, a solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks the Sun. This can happen only at new moon when the Sun and the Moon are in conjunction as seen from Earth in an alignment referred to as syzygy. In a total eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully obscured by the Moon. In partial and annular eclipses, only part of the Sun is obscured.
The Uniqueness of the Moon
The moon has a number of distinctive characteristics. It is both 400 times smaller and 400 times closer to Earth than the sun is. This means that the moon and sun have about the same apparent size in our sky on average.
This makes total solar eclipses possible. Earth is the only known planet that can experience eclipses where its moon so precisely covers the sun. This has made possible the discovery of the solar chromosphere. The chromosphere can only be seen by eye during a total solar eclipse.
The moon is exactly the correct size and distance from the sun to make a solar eclipse possible.
This didn't happen by accident over millions of years.
This was a precise design by God.
Precise design can be seen all around us.
Psalm 19:1-3 King James Version (KJV)
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
EVOLUTION = MILLIONS OR BILLIONS OF YEARS + YOUR IMAGINATION
(Those who believe in the "religion" of evolution or teach evolution cannot explain what happened during the gap of millions or billions of years in their theories.
They leave that part up to your imagination to figure out what they cannot explain.
Millions and billions of years is a catch all term to explain evolution.
If those who teach evolution theories can't explain what went on behind the curtain of the millions or billions of years and leave it up to your imagination to figure out, how can evolutionists expect you to explain their empty useless theories!)
EVOLUTION = MILLIONS OR BILLIONS OF YEARS + YOUR IMAGINATION
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
WND's Bob Unruh Discusses Democrats Certification Of Nomination For Ineligible Obama
Democratic Party or state elections officials certifying Obama’s eligibility for the 2012 election could be charged with election fraud.
Former U.S. Justice Department attorney Larry Klayman who founded the government watchdog Judicial Watch explains in a letter that election officials can not be certain of Obama’s eligibility, and the law doesn’t allow them to make assumptions.
The letter to Robert Bauer, general counsel to the Democratic National Committee, points to evidence of Obama’s ineligibility that would make letters from the DNC to states regarding his candidacy problematic.
“There is therefore no longer any state or national official in the Democratic Party who can escape legal responsibility for ignoring the proof herein provided, and a plea of ignorance of the facts will no longer be possible, especially under the informed legal counsel provided by you (and your state counterparts), Mr. Bauer,” Klayman wrote.
“At the same time that you are receiving this legal analysis, each DNC Executive Committee member – as well as each state Democratic Party chair, secretary of state, and state attorney general – is receiving a certified letter advising them of the legal jeopardy in which they place themselves should they proceed – in light of the facts herein presented – to certify to state or national election officials that Barack Hussein Obama is the constitutionally and legally qualified Democratic candidate for president of the United States.”
Such verifications, if created, would be “perjurious,” Klayman said.
The evidence Klayman cites in the letter includes Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett’s highly publicized request of the state of Hawaii to verify that the likely Democratic nominee is a “natural-born citizen.”
Bennett eventually closed his inquiry without obtaining any pertinent documentation.
Bennett formally inquired of Hawaii for verification of Obama’s birth records, and when he received a statement from state officials announced his inquiry was closed.
“As to whether the president was born in Hawaii, personally I believe he was,” he said. “I actually think he was fibbing about being born in Kenya when he was trying to get into college.”
But Bennett said all clearly was not above board.
“I think he has spent $1.5 to $2 million through attorneys to have all the college records and all that stuff sealed,” Bennett said. “So if you’re spending money to seal something, that’s probably where the hanky panky was going on.”
Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio continues to investigate Obama’s eligibility after determining that the image of a birth document posted online by the White House is fraudulent.
Hawaii State Registrar Alvin Onaka “failed” to provide verification to Bennett of Obama’s birth information.
He did, however, verify that “the information in the copy of the Certificate of Live Birth for Mr. Obama that you attached with your request matches the original record in our files.”
Mr. Onaka undeniably failed to verify that the image posted at whitehouse.gov “is a true and accurate representation of the original record.”
But Klayman explained state law requires Onaka to furnish “in lieu of the issuance of a certified copy, a verification of the existence of a certificate and any other information that the applicant provides to be verified.”
Klayman said the law leaves Onaka with no option and “the only legal reason for Onaka to not verify those facts is if he can’t legally do so. Since he verified that those claims are on the record in the DOH files, the record itself must not have ‘probative value.’
“The only legal reason for not verifying that the posted long-form ‘is a true and accurate representation of the original record in [the DOH] files’ is if it is not. There is no other plausible explanation,” Klayman said.
Klayman said the only Hawaii statute allowing birth certificates “to be non-legally binding” is the law regarding “late” or “altered” certificates, which states: “The probative value of a ‘late’ or ‘altered’ certificate shall be determined by the judicial or administrative body or official before whom the certificate is offered as evidence.”
“Unless and until Mr. Obama’s original birth record, on file with the Department of Health in Hawaii, is presented as evidence to a judicial or administrative body or official, it cannot legally be considered to have probative value. In other words … it cannot stand alone without further corroboration, as required by an ‘administrative body or official,” Klayman wrote.
Klayman’s conclusion is that “no one can state with any legal certainty that candidate Obama is even old enough to be president, much less that he meets the exclusively high bar of ‘natural-born citizen’ status, required by Article II, Section I, Clause 5.”
He noted at this point, “No one can legally swear that Mr. Obama is constitutionally eligible to be president; and because the DNC bylaws require the Democratic presidential candidate to be constitutionally eligible, there is also, therefore, no party official who can legally swear that Mr. Obama is the ‘legally qualified candidate’ of the Democratic Party, under its own bylaws.”
For a party official to declare Obama eligible “would be to perjure him or herself,” he wrote.
Klayman told Bauer that in 2008 the Hawaii Democratic Party “removed the standard language heretofore employed certifying the ‘constitutional eligibility’ of candidates Obama and Biden.”
“In other words, the state party most keenly aware of Mr. Obama’s existing records would not (and did not) certify their constitutional eligibility,” he said. However, at the same time, “then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi, did certify their constitutional eligibility [to present] to election officials in Hawaii, while removing that same standard language [when it was] presented in at least some (if not all) of the remaining states.”
Klayman, whose high-profile legal career has included lawsuits against OPEC, Cuban interests, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hugo Chavez, told WND the letter puts Democrats on notice that certifying Obama’s eligibility without having the actual knowledge opens them up to liability for making false statements.
Canada Free Press first exposed the Democratic National Committee used two separate forms to affirm Obama’s constitutional eligibility to be president and then said Democrats failed to certify their candidate’s eligibility in 49 of the 50 states.
WND reported early in Obama’s term on the Democrats’ certification of Obama’s eligibility for the 2008 election.
A commentator at Canada Free Press first exposed the Democratic National Committee used two separate forms to affirm Obama’s constitutional eligibility to be president and then said Democrats failed to certify their candidate’s eligibility in 49 of the 50 states.
“In most states,” Williams wrote, “it appears that the DNC never certified constitutional eligibility for Barack Hussein Obama, despite their many claims of proper vetting and certification, all of which we now know to be false.”
Williams posted copies of two documents apparently prepared by Democrats to certify Obama as their nominee for president, one that contains language affirming his constitutional eligibility and filed in Hawaii (where state law requires the specific language) and another omitting the language and filed in the remaining 49 states.
The first includes a verification that Obama and Joe Biden, then candidate for vice president, “are legally qualified to serve under the provisions of the United States Constitution.”
The second form obtained by Williams appears identical, but in this one, the verification of eligibility under the requirements of the U.S. Constitution is gone.
The Theory is Now a Conspiracy And Facts Don't Lie The Evidence: Click Here to see the two different documents affirming obama's Constitutional eligibility. The one sent to Hawaii in 2008 is different than the other 49 states.
(In 2008 I posted the same information that the DNC sent two different certifications to the states. Only one had the Constitutional certification and that was sent to Hawaii because it was required by Hawaiian law. The other 49 DNC certifications were sent to the other 49 states with no Constitutional certification included.
Obama has been and continues to be an FRAUD president that cannot validate his US citizenship. Its that simple.) Story Reports
The DNC did not request any records of obama's identity from Hawaii in 2008. They only relied on the obama campaign short form "certification of live birth" posted on the web. This form under Hawaiian law could have been generated a year later to a parent who had a child born out of the US!!!
The DNC did not request any records of obama's identity from Hawaii in 2008. They only relied on the obama campaign short form "certification of live birth" posted on the web.
DNC and HDP Did Not Request Obama Records
HDOH Confirms DNC & HDP Leadership Did Not Request Obama’s Records
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 11:03 AM
To: Okubo, Janice S.
Subject: UIPA Request – HDP, DNC, Abercrombie UIPA’s
Pursuant to UIPA I request an electronic copy of any and all UIPA requests from Joseph Sandler, Brian Schatz, William H. Gilardy, Nancy Pelosi, Howard Dean, Neil Abercrombie, Daniel Inouye, Senator Akaka, Marsha Joyner, or anyone representing the Hawaii Democratic Party or the Democratic National Committee.
________________________________________—– Original Message —–
From: Okubo, Janice S.
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2010 4:17 PM
Subject: RE: UIPA Request – HDP, DNC, Abercrombie UIPA’s
Aloha Ms. (redacted),
In order for the department to respond to your request, we require some additional information.
Please provide a specific timeframe for the records you are requesting.
Are the records you are requesting specific to a certain area or part of the department?
What was the subject of the UIPA requests you are referring to?
Please provide names for the people referred to as “anyone”.
We will do our best to provide you with the records you are requesting once we receive the information needed.
Hawaii State Department of Health
Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2010 7:52 AM
To: Okubo, Janice S.
Subject: Re: UIPA Request – HDP, DNC, Abercrombie UIPA’s
I request copies of UIPA requests dating from January of 2008 until now regarding President Obama’s vital records or Hawaii law or administrative rules, requested by Joseph Sandler, Brian Schatz, William H. Gilardy, Nancy Pelosi, Alice Travis Germond, Howard Dean, Neil Abercrombie, Daniel Inouye, Senator Akaka, Marsha Joyner, or Andy Martin.
—– Original Message —–
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 4:46 PM
Subject: UIPA Request – HDP, DNC, Abercrombie UIPA’s
Aloha Ms. (redacted),
The department has no records responsive to your request.
Hawaii Department of Health
Public Information Office staff
Send mail to:
State Department of Health
Office of Health Status Monitoring
Issuance/Vital Statistics Section/UIPA Request
Honolulu, HI 97801
HOAX DETECTOR BROADCAST ABOUT THE FRAUD DNC