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5 years ago  ::  Jul 21, 2009 - 8:18PM #1
whirlinggal
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Once again we hear how GW catered to BIG BUSINESS instead of paying attention to the safety of millions of Americans.


There's a new report that GW and his henchmen bowed to pressure from the cell phone providers and browbeat the National Safety Board into keeping secret a report that talking on even a HANDS-FREE phone device while driving increases the likelihood of an accident THREE to FOUR TIMES.


The agency says they were threatened with big budget cuts if they released the info.


I have to wonder--just WHO did GW care about--I mean besides his big business buddies?Is there any doubt about how we're now in the mess we're in?


GW only cared ABOUT HIMSELF--and anyone who could line his pockets.


Disgraceful!


abcnews.go.com/Politics/Travel/story?id=...


 

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5 years ago  ::  Jul 21, 2009 - 8:49PM #2
greenponder
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Your link didn't work, but according to the New York Times it was Congress not George Bush that didn't want to do a 10,000 person study to confirm what was already known.

"The former head of the highway safety agency said he was urged to withhold the research to avoid antagonizing members of Congress who had warned the agency to stick to its mission of gathering safety data but not to lobby states."
"At the time, Congress had warned the agency not to use its research to lobby states. Dr. Runge said transit officials told him he could jeopardize billions of dollars of its financing if Congress perceived the agency had crossed the line into lobbying."

"Research shows that motorists talking on a phone are four times as likely to crash as other drivers, and are as likely to cause an accident as someone with a .08 blood alcohol content."
Duh! Did we really need an expensive federal study to figure this out?

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5 years ago  ::  Jul 21, 2009 - 11:50PM #3
Bodean
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LOL ... still bitchin about GWB ...


Here we have a numbskull who is about to ruin the US .. and your worried about a guy is not even president anymore.


... [shaking head] ....

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5 years ago  ::  Jul 22, 2009 - 12:50AM #4
CityZen_X
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Jul 21, 2009 -- 11:50PM, Bodean wrote:


LOL ... still bitchin about GWB ...


Here we have a numbskull who is about to ruin the US .. and your worried about a guy is not even president anymore.


... [shaking head] ....




A numbskull? You may have something there. Surly a numbskull for trying to resuscitate a smoldering corpse. Left behind by a slash & burn ignoramus!

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5 years ago  ::  Jul 22, 2009 - 12:54AM #5
MasterOfSparks
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Jul 21, 2009 -- 11:50PM, Bodean wrote:


LOL ... still bitchin about GWB ...


Here we have a numbskull who is about to ruin the US .. and your worried about a guy is not even president anymore.


... [shaking head] ....




To listen to the conservatives now you'd never know they were still whining about Clinton well into Bush's second term. You remember  Clinton don't you Bo? Clinton was the guy who left a HUGE surplus that Bush squandered. It was Bush who's policies bankrupted this country. But as long as we can keep any other conservative from ever being President things will get better. I'm pretty sure that's doable.


The thing I find most irritating about conservatives isn't just that their opinions so rarely have any basis in reality. It's not even their incessant refusal to change those opinions when presented with irrefutable facts and logic. But rather it's their complete bewilderment that anyone else might think they should.

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There's nothing at all new about the venomous anti-Obama sentiment coming from the right. Its just what happens when an effective and popular Democrat leads the country in a positive direction. Kennedy and Johnson had the John Birch Society. Carter and Clinton had their lunatic detractors. What has changed, however, is that the Birchers and Clinton Death List crowd used to be the extreme fringe and the GOP saw them as an embarrassment. Now the crazies are the top GOP leadership and only a few Republicans are calling for sanity. Why? Because Republicans have no ideas and nothing else to sell.
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5 years ago  ::  Jul 22, 2009 - 7:46AM #6
whirlinggal
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BO says--


"LOL ... still bitchin about GWB ..."


 


 


Laughing because GW's REFUSAL to let the correct info out resulted in THOUSANDS of accidents causing pain for thousands of people?


Interesting reaction to yet another proof that GW did NOT CARE about the people he waa supposed to represent--but only cared about his big business buddies.


 


GreenP--your assertion is incorrect


This is about a study that WAS DONE--and GW threatened to CUT OFF fhnding for the agency if it let the results be known.


Go to--


www.abcnews.com and you will find the story there.


 Go to www.cbsnews.com


for the same info.

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5 years ago  ::  Jul 22, 2009 - 7:55AM #7
ZafodB
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Jul 22, 2009 -- 7:46AM, whirlinggal wrote:


BO says--


"LOL ... still bitchin about GWB ..."


 


 


Laughing because GW's REFUSAL to let the correct info out resulted in THOUSANDS of accidents causing pain for thousands of people?


Interesting reaction to yet another proof that GW did NOT CARE about the people he waa supposed to represent--but only cared about his big business buddies.


 


GreenP--your assertion is incorrect


This is about a study that WAS DONE--and GW threatened to CUT OFF fhnding for the agency if it let the results be known.


Go to--


www.abcnews.com and you will find the story there.


 




 


 


LAUGHING because


 


 If people need to be told that cell phone use while operating a motor vehicle is dangerous,then no study ,report or law is gonna stop them.


 Last spring I saw a woman with a soft drink,cradled between her legs ,talking on a cell and lighting a cigarette WHILE DRIVING. This is stupidity in the tenth degree and nothing anyone can say or do will make her SMARTER

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5 years ago  ::  Jul 22, 2009 - 8:00AM #8
whirlinggal
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Z says--


"If people need to be told that cell phone use while operating a motor vehicle is dangerous,then no study ,report or law is gonna stop them."


 


So it's okay that scientific proof the danger of talking on cell phones causes accidents that kill people is KEPT SECRET?


Very interesting reaction to keeping scientific info that could have saved people's lives secret.

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5 years ago  ::  Jul 22, 2009 - 8:24AM #9
davelaw40
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BS, similiar studies have not stopped women from applying make up while driving-divided attention span data has been out there for decades

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5 years ago  ::  Jul 22, 2009 - 9:37AM #10
Christianlib
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Jul 22, 2009 -- 8:00AM, whirlinggal wrote:


Z says--


"If people need to be told that cell phone use while operating a motor vehicle is dangerous,then no study ,report or law is gonna stop them."


 


So it's okay that scientific proof the danger of talking on cell phones causes accidents that kill people is KEPT SECRET?


Very interesting reaction to keeping scientific info that could have saved people's lives secret.




 


WG,


Publishing that information would have played right into the hands of the terrorists. And would mean that Al Queda had already won.  What's the matter with you? 


 


You liberals WANT the terrorists to win.  This is just more proof.

Democrats think the glass is half full.
Republicans think the glass is theirs.
Libertarians want to break the glass, because they think a conspiracy created it.
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