Would you rather die by getting hit by a train or die of an explosion caused by a bomb train? I’m just asking a simple question. Or would you rather die of the coronavirus? Or perhaps die from a car accident. Which one do you choose? Likely you can’t decide you fate unless you actually jump in front of the train.
The other shoe would be some kind of shield against lawsuits and claims when a populated area is erased.
There is an old Superman novel from the '80s where he has to stop a LNG tanker from exploding in Metropolis harbor. During the rescue he thinks that the only reason LNG is allowed to be transported through populated areas is because the government knows he will be there to save them, and this infuriates him. I guess this proves he was wrong about their motivation.
And, when the Biden Administration misses one of these, they’ll sound like they’re whining. Or, worse, they’ll sound like they’re mimicking the Trump’s repetitive rant that blamed everything on his predecessor.
“People! Trump actually did reverse a Democratic-era EPA rule. This wouldn’t have happened otherwise. The previous Administration left us depleted, they left us a mess… Left us… Oh shit-- I sound just like that monster.”
Or just parking it on a slight slope, and not setting the brakes in a failsafe mode.
This happened in Canada: Lac Megantic Rail Disaster
How convenient to supply the bombs for the terrorists. Now they only have to bring a detonator.
Bomb Train…I think there was a movie about this already
More to the point
Unfortunately our regulatory provisions for getting another Beirut bomb are also in other than excellent shape.
My initial thought was Lac Megantic, only bigger. But yes.
Sooo…we shouldn’t try and prevent any of those outcomes from happening?
Or maybe I should’ve said: Those who don’t remember Atomic Train are doomed to repeat it. Haha.
Not where I live. The busiest freight track actually goes through or alongside the richest neighborhoods.
Enough! I’ve had it with these monkey fighting bombs on this Monday to Friday train!
“Who had money on ‘bomb trains’?”
Now, we ALL live the wrong side of the railroad tracks!
Let’s hope Dems get full control of the legislature, then. Ask for a list of all regulations changed in the past 4 years and write one bill to reverse them all.
(Yeah, I know it’s not quite that simple, but where there’s a will, there’s a way. The Dems WILL want to have a will to do this, won’t they?)