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Railroads granted unprecedented FRA safety regulation waivers.

It's astonishing. These MFer's will stop at nothing. Years of regulatory provisions that keep workers and the public safe just got thrown in the bathtub to be drowned with the rest of "big government". Under the guise of Covid-19 prevention, the FRA (which BTW is being run by a former railroad CEO) gives the railroads carte-blanche to do whatever the fuck they want regarding required track and locomotive inspections, required brake tests, operational testing, and on and on and on.

The RR's are saying that they needed this due to predictable manpower shortages. That's bullshit - they have been furloughing people for the last 10 months as a result of PSR (Precision Scheduled Railroading), which was just another scheme to inflate the price of their stock.

There is literally too much to list here. Disgusting and Dangerous. Here is the link.


How do I copy & post a pic, video or pdf link into a message on DU?

I'm relatively new to message boards and I've tried a simple copy/paste. Didn't work. Hope some of the guru's here can help me out. Thanking y'all in advance.

China virus, huh?

Heeere we go. "I view it -- in a sense as a wartime president," Trump said after announcing he was invoking the Defense Production Act. Just what we need, the fucksticks rallying around this asshole as he demonizes another (race, country, opponent, fill-in-the-blank). Yep, that's the ticket. We all know the type - stupid fucks who would support another unjustified war. Another version of WMD's - Weapons of Mass Delusion.

A glimmer of hope...

So I'm at the kennel to pick up the hound after a week of traveling. Owner and I greet each other and,as usual, commence in some small talk when the discussion turns to the Covid-19 clusterfuck. She says " I want to be as diplomatic as possible here..." and I think, here we go!, But then she says, "I've never been a fan of Trump" and I literally put my hands together as praying and said, "Thank god I'm not the only one around here" and we talked quite a bit about the sad state of affairs in this country and the incompetence of this administration. Two ladies came in shortly after and the joined the discussion, which turned to the cruise ship fiascos. Everyone agreed that the lack of true leadership is the cause of the current state of affairs. All spoke well of Biden and his statement the other day. Presidential.

The reason I post this is that I live smack dab in the middle of the Delmarva Peninsula. a place redder than red. Trumpers all over. You hear the Fux noise regurgitated talking points ad infinitum. It's sickening. Forget about having an informed discussion about any policy.

Today was different. I left feeling invigorated.
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