Time for a national Ban on Pick up Trucks..................

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  1. ka64

    ka64 Well-Known Member

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    Authorities: 13 dead after truck crashes in Texas http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles...3/US.Deadly.Truck.Crash.Texas/?cid=hero_media

    GOLIAD, Texas — A pickup truck overloaded with passengers veered off a highway and crashed into trees in rural South Texas, killing at least 13 people and leaving 10 injured, authorities said.
    Border Patrol was assisting in the investigation into the Sunday evening crash in Goliad County, about 150 miles northeast of the border with Mexico. It was not immediately clear if those involved were illegal immigrants.
    Gerald Bryant, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said at least 23 passengers, were crammed inside the truck's cab and bed, including at least two young children whom he saw among the dead.
    "This is the most people I've seen in any passenger vehicle, and I've been an officer for 38 years," Bryant said, referring to the chaotic scene in Goliad County.
    The white 2000 Ford F-250 pickup was heading north on U.S. 59 on Sunday evening when it drove off the right side of the highway near the unincorporated community of Berclair in Goliad County and struck two large trees, Bryant said. Berclair is about 90 miles southeast of San Antonio.
    Border Patrol, state troopers and Goliad County sheriff's investigators were investigating what caused the single-vehicle crash.
    "It's unknown whether or not (the victims) were illegal, but it's possible," Bryant told the AP.
    Adrian Fulton, a funeral director at Victoria Mortuary Services where 11 of the bodies were taken, said representatives from the Mexican Consulate were on the scene Sunday night.
    Authorities initially said 11 people had died. Early Monday, Department of Public Safety dispatcher Cynthia Duffield in San Antonio said another two had died at hospitals overnight.
    Six of those who died were still inside the mangled vehicle truck when emergency crews arrived at the scene, Bryant said.
    "It's been very chaotic here, and it's very traumatic," Bryant told the San Antonio-Express News.
    He told The Associated Press that several of the surviving victims had life-threatening injuries. He did not have their official conditions but described them as "very serious." The injured were taken to hospitals in San Antonio, Victoria and Corpus Christi.
  2. jack404

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    or illegal immigrants ??
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    ka64 Well-Known Member

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    Think Pick ups would be easier Jack.........
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    it is quite obvious to me that the truck caused this terrible accident! Ban all trucks, and we will no longer have this sort of death toll! Where is our Government when we need it most?
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    We already have laws that ban illegal immigrants. Somehow that one's not working!
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    ban law makers

    they never seem to get it right
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    It won't work when the POS, errr, POTUS refuses to have the laws enforced and actually tries to make criminals out of those that are trying to enforce them.
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    Jack, banning law makers is an idea that I really like!!
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    Goliad is about 30 miles from the town that I live in. The story is on the front page of the news paper today.
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    now back in the days you set the place up , you had town congress's and decided then and their what was fair right ??

    why pay someone to tell you right from wrong , you know what it is
    a concensus agree's
    you write it up
    send a copy to the state capital

    done ..

    yes you get things like in mormon area's they vote for mormon issues

    ( not poking at Mormons ok ?? but it'll be in the front row of complaints about that one .. )

    so ?

    in places like arizona they may put limits on how much water you can use in a drought , we do it here , every one gets a fair share when the supply is at risk ..

    no need where it rains every weekend or so you dont make laws you dont need but you do get ones that suit that area and climate and population in that local

    expect california to legalise pot , the pot heads can all move there .. ;) it has its advantages

    you also get a say in state tax rates , you tell the gov what they can do and how much they can spend and get a competing quote from the private sector independantly

    make government just process management , not people management

    have good cops as folks do do totaly crazy stuff , but dont coddle them , lock em up or hang em

    real deterence does work
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    and double the penalty for public officials who break laws ..

    not excuses and exemptions from the law .. make official crime a shameful thing , not expected thing ..

    things should run ok again till you let the PC folks and the job for life politico's back in ..
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    oh and bring back the true meaning of

    separation of church and state ..

    not this pinko biased version they push nowdays

    the real meaning was churches will not interfere with the governance or laws of state and government will not interfere with Church issues ..

    its that simple .. not that you CANT PRAY in a government building , or anywhere that gets government assistance ..

    thats corrupting it

    thats the government making a law that stops a persons faith , a common beleif among many , from making best wishes for the government ??

    thats anti faith

    and against that directive
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    Pretty sad that an Aussie knows more about our constitution than most of our Politicians. No offense Jack.........:eek:
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    My opinion: Jack would take that as a compliment; (I sure would). The politicians should take that as a condemnation of their lack of knowledge or use of what knowledge they have.
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    Trucks transporting illegal people into the country should be given a special tag for their license making them exempt from any and all safety regulations and recalls of defective vehicles. No rear view mirrors, bald tires no problem, low on brake fluid no problem, leaky exhaust system no problem, bad tie rods, shocks, leaky fuel lines, no problem. They are doing a service and should be exempt from such onerous and expensive practices such as maintenance. :rolleyes:
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