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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Missing: Seat belts on both school busses and public busses. Have you seen me?

Have you ridden a school bus or a public transportation bus? Chances are you may have noticed the absence of a seat belt. No? Let me show you! 100315063753_400x300_buses20safety20belts20raw1 See anything missing? There are no seat belts! Children are supposed to be our future, yet they are not protected properly on a school bus.

Some tour and charter busses have seat belts such as this one: Screen-shot-2013-11-21-at-2.22.49-PM-e1385061869173

I suppose this means tourists are more valuable than children? It doesn’t make much sense to me. Any moving vehicle should have undergone safety protocols including the implementation of a seat belt.

When someone rides on an airplane they are more inclined to buckle their seat belt. Yet on a school bus which is more in risk of a collision with another moving vehicle, there are no seat belts. How often do you see a plane upside down like this? overturned-school-bus-gubb2jpg-5614bf8df7c5c179

Imagine how many were injured or hurt on this bus! Safety seat belts may have played a role in saving a few lives, but it’s better to have them than to not is it not?

It’s a pretty scary scenario, but public busses used for transportation also do not usually have seat belts. Such as this bus used in Chicago: electric_bus_interior_low_res

Some may say there are no seat belts because busses are the “safest way to travel.” I find this to be a total lie. It’s a moving vehicle. If in the event there is an accident and the thing does flip, being secured in your seat thanks to a seat belt at least prevents you from flying out the window. If this is the case then why do charter busses and tourist busses have them?

If these things are installed on both public and school busses, at least the option will be there for someone to possibly save their own life!

 

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I grew up for most of my life in Chicago. Much has changed in this city of wind. One thing that has recently changed that has unfortunately stood out is the gun problem here. I am not here to beat the issue to death (bad pun?). No, I am here to point out one bug that I found with the whole concealment system here.

Now, in case you are unfamiliar with the gun concealment law here, put it this way, it’s kinda like the wild midwest here. People who have taken classes and are (hopefully) sane can carry a concealed gun. This not only tells me that the police here are not adequate enough to protect everyone, but it also means that anyone you pass in this city can be carrying a gun!

Now one question that comes to mind is how do businesses and companies know who is carrying a gun? Well fear not dear tourist or citizen of the city of wind! You are in luck! The whole system is set up with a sticker! Yeah…a sticker…

Let me show you with some screenshots yeah?

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Okay before you get too trigger happy and start freaking out let me dive more into this totally fail proof system! So instead of putting up metal detectors or those cool body scanners from Total Recall.

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Yeah that one. The city of Chicago has devised a plan to stop citizens from entering a building with a concealed gun with a sticker! That’s right! A sticker that shows no guns (like the Ghostbuster sticker 3101d1282614735-constantly-getting-red-ghostbuster-sign-top-phone-ghostbusters but not as cool looking) will deter gun carrying citizens from entering any building! Right? Well any smart person will ask the one question, HOW THE HELL WILL THEY EVEN KNOW SOMEONE IS EVEN CARRYING A GUN?! I guess once things hit the fan and that person comes out firing at zombies or whatever else comes their way everyone will know. Of course at that point that person will be seen as a hero since they saved everyone from a zombie, or a Hitler robot.

But on a serious note, this is a really stupid system. I mean really, I can walk into a building/establishment with a concealed gun and no one will know! A sticker will not stop me, in fact it’s pretty laughable. This is Chicago. This is the Chicago no one talks about or reports on! Now aren’t you glad you came here to learn a very vital piece of information about the city of wind?

New York, New Mexico, New Hampshire and New Jersey come to mind today. This whole “New” title. How long have these states been around in America? For quite some time now right? When do we not consider these new anymore? I’ve been to three of these states and there is no New state smell. In fact it smells especially in New Jersey and York. Instead of New York why not just call it York or Not So New York? Or how about merge all the states together? That way we could avoid all the new names. We could call it a new name anyway such as America. Do we really need separate states? We’re all living on the same piece of land and country are we not? Maybe one day this country will realize that not everything great has to be new or separated into states.