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[-] [email protected] 10 points 2 months ago

Are there more train derailment in the last few years or just more reporting being done on trail derailments?

[-] [email protected] 10 points 2 months ago

It really is both. Privatization has pushed reliability past it's breaking point and you are seeing the outcome. And because it's happening more you are seeing it in the news a lot more. It'll continue and it will probably get worse.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 2 months ago


This is a line in the US. US lines have always been privately-owned.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

You are 100% correct. I had no idea it was actually always 100% private. Wtf.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

The rail privatization spat you may have seen may have been the British one, where the rail was originally owned by the state, then privatized, and it's been a common topic of political discussion since. That's largely of political interest in the UK in terms of passenger rail, whereas almost all US rail usage is freight rail.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 2 months ago

How do you manage to have three trains collide? Two I get, but three‽

[-] [email protected] 13 points 2 months ago

“We are always working to advance safety.” Hahahaha *takes a deep breath * hahahaha

[-] [email protected] 7 points 2 months ago

saucon dis township

[-] [email protected] 20 points 2 months ago

were just supposed to assuuume theres no fugutive on the run now??

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

All right, listen up, ladies and gentlemen, our fugitive has been on the run for ninety minutes. Average foot speed over uneven ground, barring injuries, is 4 miles per hour. That gives us a radius of six miles. What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area. Checkpoints go up at fifteen miles. Your fugitive's name is Dr. Richard Kimble. Go get him.

[-] [email protected] 14 points 2 months ago
[-] [email protected] 0 points 2 months ago

Hollywood Don't Make Disabled People the Villain Challenge.

Difficulty: Impossible.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

The real villain was Kimball's able-bodied buddy, and the antagonist was Tommy Lee Jones.

Also, everybody knows that the souls of one-armed men are poisoned with resentment, driving them to crime. The movie was just being realistic.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 2 months ago

It was based on a famous TV show from the 1960s where the guy who actually killed Kimball's wife was known as "The One-Armed Man," so it seems like this particular movie is a strange one to object to on that front.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

That just makes it more deeply engrained.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

Does it? Or is this just an adaptation of an old TV show that wouldn't make sense or please the audience if they changed it?

Are any one-armed people actually offended by the movie? If you aren't one-armed yourself, have you asked any of them?

This is the weirdest hill to die on- complaining about the portrayal of a man with one arm in a 1990s adaptation of a 1960s TV show as if it is somehow relevant to films in 2024.

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