Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Yonkers train wreck: ever hear of GPS receivers?

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, experienced a hypnotic-like "daze" and nodded at the controls before suddenly realizing something was wrong and hitting the brakes, a lawyer said.
from Lawyer: Engineer in 'daze' before NYC train crash

Why not install GPS receivers that would at least alert the conductors of a dangerous situation?  I suspect that the engineers' union would fight against a GPS system because it would make them practically obsolete.

But then, perhaps the claim that he was in a daze was just a cover story.  In the immediate aftermath, he said that he applied the brakes, but that they didn't respond immediately. Perhaps they were under remote control via the same technology which is supposed to prevent accidents. Why else would a remote control system be required, when a GPS system would probably do the job of preventing such accidents?

The goals of causing a train crash via remote control would be to contribute to the chaos which is clearly being deliberately unleashed globally, and in the US via the frustration-fest known as "Obamacare," which is apparently a means of denying people with health care (courtesy of the same crew that runs Walmart and Lands' End, and which goes to ridiculous lengths to prevent me from getting what I want, without obviously doing so), just as the physical economy sinks to critical condition.  Another goal would be to provide a distraction.