“It appears the accident victim was struck in the street. Not in a crosswalk or as a result of the bus leaving the street. So the question is, why the violent riots in response to a jaywalker being struck?....Seemingly, there must be smoldering anger and resentment among ethnic Indians against the ethnic Chinese majority.”
“It's certainly true that individual members of Congress are often contemptible persons. But to mock an investigatory committee demonstrates utter contempt for Democratic governance, the Constitution and the American people.......My basic point is that Americans never voted the NSA unelected, unaccountable tyranny into power. So, since it was not imposed by the "consent of the governed", it is unconstitutional, illegal and immoral......It is also evident that it will never be unimposed by Democratic means.”
“How can limits be enforced? Who watches the Secret Police. They openly mock Congress when they appear at hearings.”
scottpot on Dec 9, 2013 at 11:12:42
“They are all powerful and mock the 4th Amendment.
The 21st Century has rendered the Constitution quaint.”
VitriolAndAngst on Dec 9, 2013 at 05:24:34
“You'd be mocking Congress too if you had pictures of Newt dressed up in garters spanking a hired call girl.
Until we get Campaign Finance Reform and pay for elections and end lobbying, we won't get totally corrupt and easy to compromise fools in Washington, who are all at the mercy of internal spying.
THEN, and only then can we actually have a Congress that can and will force a security state to some standard of integrity.
I'm sure it's nearly impossible for NSA chiefs or the Feds to sit through a dog and pony "hearing" in Washington and not want to break out in laughter.”
Bethany Quartz on Dec 9, 2013 at 05:23:59
“Agreed. The real fear is foreign governments barring citizens from using US-based internet services (this is buried in the article, but it's the only real threat to their profits, since most Americans are going to be forced to put up with being spied whether we want it or not). If these tech companies had guts instead of greed motivating them, they'd be coming up with more ways all of us could avoid the NSA, but they wouldn't risk a drone strike sending them flying out of their cushy office chairs.”
“I saw one genius in a parking lot, here in Dallas yesterday. No traction, so he was flooring the accelerator.......If he ever did get traction, he would have rocketed, sideways into the highway at 77 MPH.......At least they have a few salt trucks now....Back in the 80's, Dallas' idea of a salt truck was a pickup with six guys riding in the back with shovels.....No Joke!”
Walter Lampton on Dec 7, 2013 at 11:12:44
“In Colorado I carried a bag of commercial fertilizer in the trunk .It works as good as salt and it feeds the plants along the highway ..”
getoffmedz on Dec 7, 2013 at 11:04:25
“The alignment shops and the tree clean-up guys are smiling in North Texas.
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lars1701D on Dec 7, 2013 at 11:04:14
“Since being an Eagles fan I am not to upset about their troubles in the Big D but I love to watch cities like dallas who aren't accustomed to such weather go into a panic lol”
“I thought they said it was dropped on the ground, and the area was cordoned off while they evaluated how it could be safely recovered?....So if it is lying on the ground, in a field, how do they know part of it is missing?....And how do you partition cobalt? With a pocket knife?”
mark h on Dec 6, 2013 at 19:08:36
“Good questions. I thought it was in some large barrel till I read that it was only 1.5 ounces. There was a picture that looked like a package had a corner smashed and broken. I thought the "package" was a barrel, but there was nothing to judge the size by, so maybe it was just a small thing.”
“Why would the police "block" the hospital? Radiation sickness is not contagious. What if there are additional victims who are now "blocked" from medical treatment?.....Have police "blocked" the dying victims from escaping?.......Why should people suffering from other ailments be "blocked" from the hospital?........When governments tell you part of a story, and the other part is "blocked"......There is a reason. And it is usually a nasty dirty reason, involving political skullduggery.”
4eva on Dec 6, 2013 at 16:45:43
“You can get radiation poisoning by being too near someone with radiation poisoning. The humans are radioactive!”
kanemakua on Dec 6, 2013 at 16:23:45
“What about preventing innocent people from being injured or killed by the thieves or from becoming hostages?”
FromtheHeartland on Dec 6, 2013 at 15:47:32
“I think your questions will be answered when the media all starts telling the same story. There have been reports that it is on 2 people not six, reports that the police are at the hospital to see if anyone else shows up with the symptoms not blocking it. There were reports that a daycare across from the hospital was closed then it was the day care was near where the container holding the radioactive material discarded. We have to wait for the media to get the facts and then they will retract what they got wrong.”
parlimentMike on Dec 6, 2013 at 15:46:37
“Perhaps the loot has not been entirely recovered, and they don't want the whereabouts shared with the wrong people.
Or maybe a horde of reporters descending on them is not an enticing proposition for the hospital.”
GarethJonesLives on Dec 6, 2013 at 15:23:05
“That was the typical local Mexican police overreaction to situations they don't understand, but the hospital is open now. They were concerned they still had radioactive material on them even though all of it was recovered 2 days ago. They closed the hospital until the HazMat team could run Geiger counters over them. The 6 perpetrators are in an isolation wing in handcuffs. The rest of the hospital is open. Besides that, Pachuca has several hospitals.
Sorry to ruin your conspiracy theory before it had a chance to gain any traction. I'm sure you can dream something else up before the day is out.”
“Numerous websites report that the truck was abandoned, and the radioactive cargo was taken. So those theorizing that car thieves were only wanting to steal the truck are proven wrong. The truckjackers target was the nuke material. And they have it. The truck was not the target, and was dumped...... Now we get to wait and see what the intent of the hijackers is.”