This is from 2008, but still relevant. Small town in Mississippi gets a $845,000 grant from the Feds to build an AMTRAK station.The town is a flag stop, so the train doesn't even stop there regularly, and AMTRAK provides no services at the station. It is basically just a nearly $1 million dollar rain shelter. Insane.....the free market would never waste money like this.
In late February, the Transportation Security Administration took over the Amtrak station in Savannah, Ga., and thoroughly searched every person who entered. None of the passengers got into trouble, but the TSA certainly did — big time.
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2009 list of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians." The list, in alphabetical order, includes:
Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT): This marks two years in a row for Senator Dodd, who made the 2008 "Ten Most Corrupt" list for his corrupt relationship with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and for accepting preferential
Here are a small handful of the many, many photos that came out of the New York leg of the No Pants Subway Ride. (Pun intended.) Lots more photos available via Improve Everywhere. Also, a great collection can be found at Gavon Laessig’s BuzzFeed post.
Reversing a near decade-long ban, Amtrak will allow passengers to bring guns on most trains starting next month. The change, pushed by gun-rights advocates and ordered by Congress, aligns Amtrak’s firearm policy with air travel rules that allow unloaded guns to be stored in locked baggage holds. Federal Homeland Security officials on Monday said they are OK with guns being on trains as long as security protocols are enforced. "It’s deemed safe and appropriate," federal Transportation Security Administration spokesman Nico Melendez said. "If people follow the rules, it’s pretty simple."
US government refuses to pay damages for Ferrari F50 destroyed during an FBI joy ride.
Destroyed F50The US Department of Justice is deploying all of its legal muscle to avoid paying the price after an FBI agent destroyed an exotic car during a joy ride. After nearly two years of trying to recover the money owed by the government, Motors Insurance Company filed a lawsuit against the government seeking the full $750,000 value of the wrecked 1995 Ferrari F50.