User Profile: On_The_Spot

On_The_Spot

Member Since: April 28, 2011

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  • April 14, 2014 at 11:10pm

    The van was making an illegal left to enter into a cargo area on the North side of JFK airport. Less than a 1/4 mile further is a protected traffic light where they could have made the turn.

    These CBP ‘agents’ were probably returning from a meal, or being transported from remote parking to different locations at the cargo facilities (where they inspect cargo for contraband) and other ‘secure’ parts of the airport. None of those reasons would justify this illegal left (and New York, like most states, only recognizes the red flashing lights on emergency vehicles as being required to yield for (this van’s was clearly blue, likely for use on the airport runways and taxiways).

    All that said, you can bet his union brethren are probably protecting him from dismissal, and will do all they can to block any penalties against him.

  • January 2, 2014 at 10:57pm

    For 7 1/2 years I lived in an apartment right by one of their frequent routes. This story missed a few key points (points that I became aware of after talking to a neighbor that abandoned riding with the group for these reasons) -

    The original intent of “Critical Mass” was to be disruptive – trying to convince drivers to abandon their vehicles in favor of bicycling. Don’t let the rides fool you. This group is working from the eco-terrorism group 101 playbook.

    Also, when I lived in Houston (2004-2011), the numbers were well past 150, and in some cases 400 or more. This group would ride 7 or 8 across up to 3 lanes of traffic, in total disregards for the vehicles on cross streets or behind them. They would stop cross traffic at a major mid-town intersection for 10 minutes or more while they ignored the lights and continued their parade across.

    One time a Houston Police officer tried to get them to narrow into a single lane – an attempt that was futile, since they spilled right back out into all lanes after he left.

    Finally, there was talk that the group might split because of its size. I don’t know if that ever happened, but if it did, there’s now two of these groups harassing Houstonians.

  • November 9, 2013 at 3:03pm

    Maybe I shouldn’t have smoked that crack – now I have to SNEEZE

  • October 28, 2013 at 9:58pm

    This was in California, so it is very likely.

  • October 28, 2013 at 9:57pm

    No, the bullying case was in Texas (which the school district, after review dismissed the bullying complaint against the coach – showing stats that the losing team even had more time of possession of the ball than the blowout winning team)

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  • October 4, 2013 at 11:18am

    I would love to see a crew of patriot citizens come out in the middle of the night with a flat bed, remove every single barricade from the mall and other areas (scenic overlooks) and put them up around the golf courses where the President golfs.

  • May 2, 2013 at 7:29pm

    Not just the NRA, but an AR-15? Sounds like a Obama/Feinstein stooge to make a scene just to try and get the NRA to back off on it’s opposition to an “Assault Weapons Ban” and other draconian Gun Control measures.

  • May 2, 2013 at 7:23pm

    Actually, the shooter was in the ticketing lobby, and not past security. It’s been 18 months since I last traveled out of that airport, so I can’t remember if it has the state-required “gun free zone” signage or not. If not, he was technically not violating any laws, since he was in the public side of the airport.

    The video comes from the food court, which is just the other side of the security checkpoint from the ticketing lobby.

  • February 19, 2013 at 10:36pm

    I grew up in the Kansas City area, and am familiar with the Country Club Plaza where this occurred.

    Many of these buildings have gas meters located right on the street side of the building, and JJ’s was no exception. In addition, an alley located next to the building also had gas meters and piping exposed. This could explain the car theory. At the same time, a high-rise office building is under construction across the street from the restauaunt, so the utility work theory is also plausable.

    I also saw reports in the local Kansas City media that one server was feeling ill and left work not long before the explosion, so it could have been a slow leak that could have building up over several hours (according to local sources, JJ’s was only open 5pm to 10pm, so the leak could have reached critical before employees/patrons suffered too many ill effects).

    I hope and pray that those injured make a speedy recovery, and that this was just a freak accident.

  • November 8, 2012 at 10:36am

    Any facility that is open to the public can and should be considered for a polling place. Churches typically have a space that can appropriately be used, much like schools and community centers.

    If these people are so offended, they need to grow a thicker skin.

  • October 5, 2012 at 9:31pm

    Dang, I can’t find the line I’m supposed to feed Obama in response to that.

    In reply to the post Caption that photo!: Jim Lehrer

  • September 24, 2012 at 11:54am

    It is not “near” Osawatomie – over 60 miles away, and is an inner suburb of the Kansas City metropolitan area.

    I have visited the display many times over the years – last year the City of Prairie Village forced traffic one way down the streets (which are narrow, barely wide enough for two cars) and also restricted parking in the block.

  • September 5, 2012 at 11:07am

    iHeartRadio already has an Android App that works very well (I use it to listen to Glenn since my home market tape delays the show by several hours when I can’t watch on TheBlaze TV)

  • August 4, 2012 at 12:28am

    The worst part of it, the new World Headquarters for United Airlines, since their merger with Continetnal Airlines, is the Willis Tower. United lost two aircraft along with crew and passengers on that fateful day in 2001, and I doubt they would take it as a laughing matter.

    The photoshop is in poor taste, and I’ll leave it at that.

  • June 8, 2012 at 4:29pm

    T-Mobile erred by not “retiring” that number before it got reassigned.

    Guy erred by not just contacting T-Mobile for a new number as soon as he discovered what had happened

    Of course in this lawsuit-happy world we seem to be in, it doesn’t fit the narrative.

    Now T-Mobile customers will have to pay for them to defend this frivolous lawsuit.

  • May 18, 2012 at 9:26am

    I have a friend who drives a truck for a big company that also uses the EOBR. What irritates him more is the company, under the guise of “fuel economy” has set the maximum speed on their trucks to below the speed limit on most Interstate Highways. With the recent spike in diesel prices, they lowered it again (I believe he said it is currently 63MPH).

    He’s forced to getting fewer miles, and being paid by the mile, a smaller paycheck. He also runs out of service hours in the most inconvenient places. At the same time, other drivers are at risk by a slower moving vehicle on highways were the posted limit is 70-75MPH.

    So Unions and big name companies, maybe you should consider a concession and stop limiting truck speeds in trade for EOBR in all trucks, otherwise, this should be allowed to die as another unfunded mandate.

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  • March 7, 2012 at 1:22am

    Actually it is called “Ultimate Tazer Ball”, and had its start here in the US.

    http://utblive.com/

  • August 15, 2011 at 3:26pm

    And it is called the “Country Club Plaza”, a high-end shopping district. Locals and area natives (myself included) tend to call it the “Plaza”, which leads to the confusion.

    The “Plaza” is most famously known for the “Plaza Lights” Christmas Light Display, where the entire district is lit with millions of lights.

  • July 19, 2011 at 8:20am

    Despite all of the announcements that “Security is no joke”, airport security in the United States is a joke. We have become the laughing stock of global air travel, and the TSA hasn’t got a clue.

    It’s long past time to drop the “Politically Correct” mantra and do the job the same as they do in Israel – no fancy, potentially dangerous, machines, just good old common sense and profiling by professional, trained (typically ex-military) security.

  • April 28, 2011 at 12:31am

    This has to stop. The Department of Homeland Insecurity just does not seem to get it. I have to fly regularly on work-related travel, so I can’t just avoid it.

    If the TSA would change their checkpoints to pass all passengers through the metal detector, and only those who alarm go through the advanced screening, it would address much of this problem. Likewise, the metal detectors are dialed so far down that certain objects will not alarm it (like box cutters) – it’s something they could adjust to improve the situation.

    For my work, I’ve undergone FBI conducted background checks and fingerprinting. I highly doubt many of the screeners working those checkpoints have undergone that level of vetting, and probably won’t until BHO and his cronies no longer occupy 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

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