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Oil trains are a proven public hazard

May 2, 2014

We’re disappointed and scared by railroad companies’ poor effort so far to prevent horrible accidents, or even to share enough information about the hazardous fuels and chemicals they transport....

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ITprober

May-02-14 12:08 PM

If you had any idea whatsoever at the hazardous chemicals and conventional and nuclear weapons that have and are transported in and out of New York, you all would raise your hands in the air, shriek and call for a government crackdown. The sky is falling and no regulations will stop it! sheesh

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phahn50

May-02-14 12:31 PM

This is a case where all the benefit is theirs and all the risk is ours. "They" are making enough money to spend some of it to reduce our risk.

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wondering

May-03-14 9:49 AM

Prober, I think you're right about the problem of "the hazardous chemicals and conventional and nuclear weapons that have and are transported in and out of New York" being much larger than most realize. Phahn's point is on target. As usual the corporatocarcy profits while people take the risk and suffer the consequences.

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wondering

May-04-14 8:55 AM

I spelled it wrong, corporatocracy it is. It refers to the fact that the large multi-national corporations and the 1% that are able to corner an overwhelming majority of the country's wealth rule. They set the rules to benefit themselves and see the world as theirs to plunder, much like the kings of yore. There is a dictionary word for it that comes pretty close, fascism.

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AdkBuddy

May-05-14 11:32 AM

Does this same logic apply to compressed natural gas? As we know Commandant Maroun, the mayor of Tupper Lake and ardent rail supporter, says it is "being looked into". That being shipping CNG into Tupper Lake. Of course, and as usual, the commandant is keeping the details secret as well as the (non-existent) financing. Paul sure is long on ideas to please everyone, and always short on where the money will come from.

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wondering

May-06-14 3:32 PM

Banned, yes the term is meant to be derogatory, at least how I use it and I do feel nothing but contempt for the multinational corporations running our country to suit themselves at our expense.

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