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The firefighters trying to aide the occupants of the Piper are lucky they aren't dead too. The video shows the wingtip strobes flashing , which means the electrical system was still functioning. They need to be trained when dealing with aircraft incidents to turn off the master switch (the big red one on the lower middle part of the panel) just as they would turn off the ignition of a wrecked car. That plane is cable of carrying 50+ gallons of aviation fuel. Electrical short + leaking fuel tanks = bad combination.3 weeks ago
"hiring," not "hiting"
4 months ago
Definitely a good bill. My employer or potential employer should no more be allowed to poke around in my private social media or email accounts that he should be allowed to come and search my home before hiting me. 4 months ago
While I am generally against tax credits to businesses I'm not sure eliminating this one is a good idea. Land for schools has to be acquired somehow and it seems to me as if it will cost the taxpayer less if developers can be induced to donate land than if it has to be acquired through eminent domain. The tax credit incentive in this case, as long as it is only good if the school actually gets built, effectively costs the taxpayers 70% less than we would pay for the same land if it had to be bought at a fair market price.5 months ago
Botched the link: http://overlawyered.com/2010/11/the-law-that-stole-christmas/9 months ago
I definitely applaud what Mr Shepard is doing but he may be risking bringing the feds down on him due to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, (,a href="http://overlawyered.com/2010/11/the-law-that-stole-christmas/">The Law That Stole Christmas) which requires testing of all products intended for children. It was passed in response to a few instances of toys imported from China with high levels of lead. It made no exceptions for small, artisan producers and it imposes huge costs for testing which big toymakers, e.g. Mattel, can afford. The result is that a lot of small manufacturers have gone out of business. There are a lot more posts on this well-intended but misguided law at the site I linked above.9 months ago
(continued) If the theater owner is going to tell his customers that they may not carry the means to defend themselves in his theater, then he should take respnsibility for their safety himself and either screen all persons entering for weapons or post armed guards in each auditorium to do so. 11 months ago
Um, Leon, what the theater could have done was not advertise that it was a "gun-free zone" which is one thing srpee killers look for. All it does to post that no-guns-allowed sign is to tell anyone who is bent on the kind of murder and mayhem that this shooter perpetrated is that he will be unchallenged because those of us who are inclined to obey the law and/or a property owners rules will comply with said laws/rules. Nobody who is willing to commit murder (against the law, by the way) is worried about whether he is going to use a gun to do it in a place he's not supposed to have one.11 months ago
I see the error has now been fixed. Thanks!Jun 8, 2011
Concur with Slabside. I'm hoping for a rapid and complete recovery.
I have one minor quibble with the article. The fourth paragraph of the "Family Help" section says that Randall Bennett got the help of a Taiwanese friend for translation. Natives of Thailand and the language spoken are not Taiwanese, they're Thai. Taiwan is an island nation, officially the Republic of China, off the coast of mainland China.Jun 8, 2011