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The recent, avoidable, trainwreck in New York ought to be a lesson for those in love with "Small Government Conservatives." Swooning at the mere mention of, "fewer  Federal Regulations," they should look at the real dangers of their rightwing fantasy future and perhaps cast a glance toward history.

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  Many industry insiders are saying that Positive Train Control (PTC), would've kept this tragedy from happening. I can't say for sure if that's right, but I am sure that the rail carriers will stall as long as possible before they comply...

At least, that's their history. See, they also fought the automatic coupler and the automatic airbrake which, together, have saved thousands of lives and limbs. It's the familiar talk the talk, but don't walk the walk... Which is odd, because when they talk, butter wouldn't melt in their mouths.

I have just finished writing my only good U.S. Senator, Dick Durbin, to ask him to inquire of the rail carriers why is this so. If you are a rail passenger or working railroader I urge you to do likewise. The life you save may be your own!

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