Well, who could have seen that coming? I mean, the idea that the corporate interests and government are there to work for the common interest died around the time of Marcus Aurelius...but shame on us for not inventing a better system...which is the only rationale and creative thing to do.
Of course whatever conclusions may prevail ultimately it will be "Trump's fault." Insane times inhabited by crazy people. Something has to give!
The older I get, the more corrupt the world seems to be. Or is it that I was just a blind fool when I was younger and the world has always been that way ??
Getting away with crimes when you're supposed to be all about Public Safety. But isn't the term Public Safety the free ticket to do anything you want to do to the so called Public and much more importantly get away with it? If so, there is something very wrong with that arrangement.
And yet, a speeder in my apartment complex drives as fast as possible where children play and it's very concerning. I confront and ask and tell him to slow down because of the kids. He threatens me and calls me white trash and is really up to fighting and not simply slowing down. He is setting me up on some kind of harassment charges. I tell him, man to man, not policeman to man, to slow down. I bet he would win in court. Take me financially for something and or jail time, I have no clue. And still drive in that section as fast as he can, putting kids that do run out between cars playing in the street in that section at high risk. As he says, they shouldn't be out there playing anyway. Other non whites are backing him. I thought I was liked in the neighbor turns out my skin color may have something to do with something. I'm toast. And that's how that can go. Small scale stuff but how you can be unethically outwitted for speaking up.
In todays world I guess we are all supposed to snitch each other off, instead of handling situations on our own. Call the police. Call the authorities.
And the authorities are the ones doing big dirty deeds for profits with corporations that cause far more harm to people. I read a book a long time ago called The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison. It was all about the comparison of someone like me that spontaneously harasses people for made up reasons , and how in reality that barely exist compared to how the corporations literally get away with murder, legally. Watchout for lone gunmen that barely exist and kills few compared to say a corporation sending his workers into known unsafe coal mines and bury all the workers alive, get away with it and do it again. I guess it is legal. One murderer lives high on the hill with others potentially like himself and the other is supposed to catch on and do what everyone else does, be part of that arrangement.
Thanks for a great article. Long live Bailey yard and the Union Pacific Railroad. It is the largest working rail yard in the world. Corporate greed and bad actors in the government are causing these accidents. The UP is not so powerful, President Biden would not let them strike. Biden said it would hurt America. If you want to know if a recession is coming, take the elevator up the Golden Spike museum and count how many (dead dogs) engines are sitting idle on the tracks. The Golden Spike looks over Bailey yard. One does not need to call Wall Street. Sorry for the people in East Palestine and America, perhaps Atlas is Shrugging. Please remember immigrants and Americans built the railroad system together, it is a gift from the past that is not being taken care of properly.
The bottom line is that transporting these hazardous chemicals causes apocalyptic environmental and medical hazards when accidents occur. This means legislation must be immediately drafted to end such dangerous practices. Will it happen? Probably not , after all the squirming and blame gaming…..
Deregulation has a price.
And so it goes.
"Toxic Blame Game: Who's Responsible for East Palestine's 'Mini-Chernobyl'" -- by Ilya Tsukanov | Sputnik | March 4th 2023, 3:33 pm
Same old same ole. Accountability is always at the root of these things. I'm in north texas and have seen a brown residue on my cars from recent rains which hasn't been seen before down here. Dunno if its just Dust blowing in thru storms or extra shit floating in the atmosphere being made to deposit in populous areas. The INTENTIONAL chaos is getting thick, wheres the good guys who HOLD THEM ALL ACCOUNTABLE? To busy getting their piece of the Graft huh.