Feb 19th 2011 2:37PM If you go down to Lincoln NM, Lincoln County, which I have, you may hear the story I heard there. That Billy the Kid had never committed a noteworthy act of violence until one day, the corrupt Sheriff in the pocket of a corrupt area rancher sought to wrongfully and unlawfully arrest Billy's friend and boss, another area rancher. But instead of arresting or even trying to arrest him they just killed him. Billy was understandably unhappy with this corruption and set out to rectify it and the first people he killed were involved in the murder of his friend. What are you going to do when law enforcement is corrupt? Just put up with it? Billy didn't think so and I don't either.
Subsequent killings occurred during jail breaks when he was being held, while promises to him about real justice were broken by the territorial governor and other officials. He had actually turned himself in at least once based on those false promises. (LIES)
So what should he have done? Just sat it out in jail until he was unjustly hanged?
Many think that BIlly went around randomly robbing and killing but that's not the story told in Lincoln NM where the story began.
Oct 8th 2010 2:58PM This must have been written about 3 days ago because it doesn't look very prophetic about now, with the Rangers up 2 games to zippo.
Jun 15th 2010 1:39PM It's probably about the 'fairest' you can expect because beginning drivers usually make less per mile. Does the $25 per stop include the initial p/u and del? Usually companies only pay extra if there are multiple pickups or deliveries. If they are paying you $25 for the only stop that is a little better than most.
It's also important to know how long you will be sitting at the end of the trip before the bring you back. If they make you wait too long for a load back that could be a real problem. Also will you be able to perch at a decent truck stop while doing any waiting or sleeping or will you be trying to find some place to park and wait/sleep with no services? Some of those little towns in the midwest don't have a lot of places you can park a while if you need to. A lot goes into analyzing just how good or bad a deal is. At 29 cents per mile the pay is not that good but if other factors are good it may be worth it for a while until you get some experience and can expect higher pay.
Jun 15th 2010 3:13AM NO, drivers can not drive 14 straight hours. You can drive 11 hours in the next 14 hours after you log on duty after a minimum 10 hour break. For example if you show your required by law pre-trip inspection at 0600 hours you can drive 11 of the next 14 hours until 2000 hours, or 8:00 PM. Realistically though, since you are paid by the mile and get nothing for all the time you spend tending to your vehicle, waiting to load or unload, fueling, driving miles out of route to buy fuel at a mandatory fuel stop for which you get nothing extra, swapping trailers, waiting for repairs, sitting in traffic and other overhead functions you have to do, it becomes a miracle anytime you can actually drive 500 miles in a day and you can do 500 miles most of the time in about 8 hours, out of the 14 hour day. So, 500 miles @ .35 is 175 dollars or about $12.50 per hour. You may get that much 2 or 3 times in a 7-day week on the road. Eating at no telling what kind of places, showering in fungus infested stalls if at all, trying to rest in the truck with all kinds of noises around you, maybe your heat or a/c not working and company won't repair until they are damn good and ready, lot lizards, queers and panhandlers pounding on your door all night. Not so good if you ask me.
And you can only work 70 hours in an 8-day period anyway, not 14 hours per day, day after day. You can do 70 hours in 5 days and be legal but then you have to sit for a 34 hour period, earning nothing, maybe a thousand miles from anywhere you want to be, with your dispatcher sending you message after message demanding to know when you are going to get going. It isn't they who have to go face to snout with those DOT people so they drive you as hard as you will let them. Then if you don't say 'how high' on the way up after they say 'frog' they will make you sit somewhere for 3 or 4 days instead of the usual 1 or 2. Lots of luck, you corrupt weasel trucking companies trying to get your required number of drivers because the new laws coming will make it even worse for drivers. It is setting the stage for foreign drivers who don't care if they only make $300 a week. They can make it on that. Mark my words. It's happening and it's no accident. The destruction of the American working middle class.
Apr 1st 2010 9:37AM Justice? Old man Jackson wants justice for his son's death? HA! His death WAS the justice for the corrupt things he had done. And, yes, a manipulated jury may have found him 'not guilty' but so did another one for another corrupt freak OJ, and so have many others many times.
Yes, the doctor was a moron and should be charge with crimes for what he did, but remember, Jackson sought out this corrupt doctor to do just what the doctor was doing - supplying all the
drugs a drug-addicted freak could take.
Mar 29th 2010 9:32AM Rosie is a failure, even if her shows are popular. The American people are largely tasteless and classless so her failures are popular with them. The same is true of Trump.
Mar 18th 2010 9:29PM I see Chad had 26 completions. Too bad 14 of them were to opposing team people. That seem to me like a pitcher losing more than he wins.
Mar 17th 2010 6:16PM Just a couple of casual observations, since I rarely watch any of them:
1) Who cares anyway?
2) The jealousy exhibited by Letterman and the others who snipe at Leno is the most revealing ingredient of the mess. Has Leno struck back at any of his critics? To me it looks like 'class' is all with Leno.
Mar 15th 2010 9:14PM I have long held the SA in much higher regard than other charities. This slam piece does not change that. Those bell ringers are not living in high dollar homes courtesy of the SA.
I also would imagine that most of the houses they own were donated anyway.
Mar 12th 2010 2:39PM Apparently you have been under your rock for a good while. Haven't you heard? Documents emerging from Moscow after the collapse of the Soviet Union confirmed each and everything McCarthy said. McCarthy was a great man and only morons can't see that yet.