May
03
2018
4

Brinks Trunk scatters hundreds of thousands of dollars across Indiana.

Think you’re having a bad day at work?

State police say drivers clamored to pick up cash on an interstate in Indianapolis after the back doors of a Brinks armored truck swung open and hundreds of thousands of dollars flew out. Troopers at the scene initially said up to $600,000 had flown across the interstate, but police later said the exact amount was not known, CBS affiliate WTTV reports.

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Mar
10
2015
3

Politico more or less gives the game away on King v. Burwell.

The weird part is, they were talking about the EPA at the time:

Questions abound about how the [EPA] would impose its own climate plans on behalf of states or make sure the states that do submit plans actually stick to them.

Also up in the air: whether the agency has the right to hit the violators with penalties that could even include the loss of federal highway dollars — one of the main fiscal weapons Washington has used to get states to toe the line on everything from motorcycle helmet laws to underage drinking.

Wait, what?  Is Politico admitting that the US government engages in the habitual practice of using federal subsidies to force individual states to do its bidding? And that such a tactic is used in a variety of circumstances and situations? I mean, I know that it’s true – and the practice is not exactly new – but usually people don’t want to talk about it…

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy gave only an indirect answer last week after Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Jim Inhofe asked her how the agency would handle states that drag their feet. “Would the EPA consider withholding federal highway funding?” the Oklahoma Republican asked. “Or would you say no?”

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Jan
15
2015
2

Why it’s stupid to protest in the highway.

Because eventually the people who do become the miserable [expletive deleted] who do this to people:

A beloved 83-year-old West Bridgewater grandfather has been left with spinal fractures and broken ribs after his ambulance had to be diverted around this morning’s protest on I-93, his daughter said, describing herself as “livid.”

“I understand your plight, but it’s moronic to put other people’s lives and public safety in jeopardy,” said Nadine McGrath, daughter of Richard McGrath. “I’m just so angry. I’m livid. You’re protesting police brutality and people losing their lives but you’re willing to take other people’s lives to prove a point? That just doesn’t make any sense.”

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