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Little Lamb 03/22/12 - 11:51 am
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This made the Associated

This made the Associated Press:

STATHAM, Ga. — Heavy trucks are repeatedly getting stuck on the steep grade of a busy railroad intersection in downtown Statham. The Athens Banner-Herald reports that a truck hauling seven vehicles became stuck on the tracks Tuesday, the latest in a series of such incidents in the northeast Georgia town. Statham Police Chief Steve Martin says at least one truck gets stuck at the spot ever three or four weeks. He said a truck hauling antique cars became stuck and was hit by a train last year. The police chief says the crossing is a public safety issue. He said there's typically a time delay in reporting cases when vehicles become stuck, and he worries that police might not be able to warn trains in time to stop them.

Shows you that the crime rate must be very low in Statham. And it must be a wealthy town because they don't have to worry about the buget.

But they must not be good problem solvers, so Little Lamb will help. The obvious thing to do is to put up signs prohibiting heavy trucks (or at least warning them) from using that pesky crossing. Then, if they get stuck, make the driver pay a fine before the town allows the rig to leave.

After they collect enough fine money, they can go high tech. How much distance does it take a train to stop—one mile, two? They could put red lights down the train track in both directions then put a switch on the crossing that could detect when a truck is stuck. That switch would turn on the red lights and the trains could stop.

Voilá. Problem solved.

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Little Lamb 03/29/12 - 09:11 am
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I saw this headline on the

I saw this headline on the Associated Press wire:

House ready to OK GOP budget, rejects rival plans

Isn't this a dog bites man headline? I mean, the House is majority GOP; doesn't it make sense that they would approve a GOP budget and would reject a budget of their rivals, the Democrats?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/10/12 - 01:10 pm
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Here we go again: - - - - - -

Here we go again:
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Associated Press

ATLANTA — A civil rights activist is challenging Georgia's self-defense law in court. Georgia's law leads to the “unnecessary use of lethal force” that could particularly endanger black residents, said the Rev. Markel Hutchins, who filed the federal lawsuit Monday. Hutchins said he was inspired to challenge the state's stand your ground law because of the Feb. 26 death of Trayvon Martin. Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, 28, said he shot Martin in self-defense.

“What we know is for young African-American men, we are often the subject of people's fear,” said Hutchins, who is black. “And this litigation seeks to provide some parameters.” A spokesman for Attorney General Sam Olens, who is named in the lawsuit, declined to comment.
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With the poor reasoning skills people come out of our schools and universties with, some judge might just fall for it.

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