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This is just to give you something to think about, also Cooledge: http://www.infowars.com/government-lays-groundwor... How would YOU feel if all of a sudden, you work and plan your entire life for retirement and then boom they take it away? Remember that all that money…
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Chris Rock's version of "How to Not Get Your Ass Kicked by the Police" would play well in this situation.
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Their pasta bar is the best! Owners and staff are friendly and welcoming. Glad to hear they are able to reopen.
XBgCty - Police-fire pensions to go up in smoke? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I agree-- The Military SHOULD have the best care and be taken care of. I am not the one arguing against public care of government employees. You are, as it come out of every taxpayers pocket. There is the crux of this-- that they have no money for people that worked and paid in, and yet they never talk about running out of money for food stamps/welfare/medicaid, to people that NEVER paid in and most…
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See you totally missed the whole point on the Roman Empire. It was that your whole argument on pensions is that it is some unholy alliance between unions and politicians. I am pointing out that Police/Military pensions (and the founding and idea of it) go back that far (Roman Empire- some form of it has been in effect since that time). THAT was the point, I thought you were bright enough to catch that…

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A driver for Mt. Sterling-based Dot Transportation is off the road following an investigation by the company and by the feds

A truck driver who admitted to losing consciousness before hitting and killing an Illinois state trooper has been ordered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to stop driving immediately because he failed to disclose a disqualifying medical condition during his physical.

According to a trucking industry Website, truckinginfo.com, The FMCSA declared Georgia-licensed truck driver Johnny Felton Jr. an imminent hazard and ordered him to immediately cease all commercial vehicle driver operations due to his failure to exercise an appropriate duty of care to the motoring public.

Felton, a driver for Dot Transportation Inc., a trucking company based in Mt. Sterling, Ill., was ordered to cease operating following a crash on northbound I-55 on Nov. 26 that resulted in the death of Illinois State Trooper Kyle Deatherage near Litchfield, Ill. Deatherage was a motorcycle officer who had pulled over another vehicle and was on the side of the road when struck.

FMCSA immediately placed Felton out of service after agency investigators found serious safety concerns surrounding his medical condition and qualifications under his commercial drivers license issued by Georgia. Investigators discovered that Felton failed to disclose to a medical examiner his disqualifying medical conditions, including his medications prescribed in treating those conditions.

Dot Transportation released a statement today:

“The Dot Transportation, Inc. driver was not injured and is cooperating fully with authorities.  The driver is from Dot Transportation in Vidalia, GA.  An independent DTI investigation is also underway.  The Dot Foods and DTI family express their deepest sympathies to the family of the Illinois patrolman.”

“It is DTI’s policy to remove a driver from the road immediately following a fatal accident, pending a full investigation.  It is also DTI’s policy that no driver will drive for DTI unless he or she is in full compliance with the Federal Motor Safety Act and has a valid medical card issued by a Department of Transportation certified physician.  The driver involved in this accident has a valid medical card.” 

Although the copy of the out of service order released to the public has the details of the medical condition blacked out, it says the Illinois State Police found prescription medication for the condition bearing his name in his vehicle after the crash. It also says Felton's medical condition disqualified him from operating a commercial vehicle.

"This case sends a clear message that we will use every tool at our disposal to identify and remove from our roads unsafe operators," said FMCSA Administrator Anne S. Ferro. "Our agency is committed to raising the bar for commercial vehicle and driver safety."

www.truckinginfo.com


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