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BILL GATES: THREATENS THE LIVES OF MILLIONS ACROSS THREE COUNTRIES
Not Only Is Gates Strong-Arming Public Education, He Is Responsible For Needless Fatalities
in Canada, the United States, and Mexico
Bill Gates’ interest in public education has caused heated debate in the education arena. Proponents of Common Core State Standards and PARCC argue his intentions are genuine, and that he wants nothing more than to do what is best for our children. He advocates national standards for more rigorous math and English language arts and literacy programs in schools and laments, “The status quo, …sticking with the continuation of current math curricula that leave many students discouraged from pursuing careers in fields that involve math-related skills.” He altruistically asserts a ‘heartfelt desire’ to help students from low-income households bridge the income inequality gap. “America is the land of equal opportunity, and the reality is we’re not delivering on that promise when low-income households end up in public schools that don’t educate their kids well,” he claims.
Opponents criticize Bill Gates, insisting Common Core State Standards will be used as a ploy to push public education out in an effort to pave the way for his newest business venture, Charter schools. They voice concern that an “internal P20 Longitudinal data system – as required by federal law – will track kids from cradle to the grave and collect their personal data from a variety of state agencies.”
This debate is now, beyond a shadow of doubt, over.
Just as the quality of a tree can be determined by the fruit it produces, the quality of Bill Gates’ education reform agenda can be determined by the ‘fruit’ Gates produces.
Consider Bill Gates’ interest in railroad transportation. As of 2011, Bill Gates was announced the largest single shareholder of stock in Canadian National Railway Company; just as education, CN was government-owned, “having been a Canadian Crown corporation from its founding to its privatization in 1995.” After gaining control of CN, Gates added to his portfolio the acquisition of EJ&E Railroad, which would now pave the way for his latest acts of ‘altruism’.
Currently, hazardous materials are being transported via railroad within yards of residential areas. EJ&E Railroad is now part of a railway that stretches from Canada and runs throughout the heart of America. The ‘fruit’ Gates produced from this once publicly-owned entity is the transportation of petroleum products and ethanol, as well as other hazardous substances, through both American and Canadian communities, putting millions of men, women, and children at risk. Yes, children, those very dear, dear children he very nobly purposes to ‘educate’. Yes, even those he intended to ‘rescue’ from the ruthless grip of poverty caused by the inadequate service provided by mindless educators. Well, I suppose the inequality gap would, in fact, be bridged if he simply just blew them all up! He could either blow them up in masses as he did in Quebec, Canada, or he could peck them off one-by-one with spattering fireballs, as he did Zoila Tellez in Cherry Valley, Illinois! The rhetoric of Bill Gates is clearly propaganda. Undoubtedly, there is money to be made in education, and Gates, as always, greedily wants more than his share of the pie.
See THE GLOBE AND MAIL Video to view firsthand the fruit produced by Gates:
How Oil From the U.S. Bakken Formation Decimated Lac-Megantic
See NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Daily News for information regarding Barrington’s plight for the safety of its community:
Illinois Village Leads Charge for Tougher Oil Train Rules
In Quebec, a derailment resulted in an explosion killing 47 unsuspecting citizens and burning for four days. There have been at least four other fiery oil train derailments since then. Some 2,400 residents near Fargo, North Dakota, were forced to flee their homes on December 30 when an oil train collided with a train carrying grain. (See related, “N.D. Oil Train Fire Spotlights Risks of Transporting Crude.”) Then, on January 7, a train carrying crude oil and propane derailed in northwest New Brunswick, Canada; authorities evacuated 45 homes and barred residents from the site while the fire burned. The November 7 derailment of a tanker train carrying crude in western Alabama resulted in a large spill and fire. On June 19, 2009, a train hauling ethanol derailed and exploded in Cherry Valley, Illinois, about 75 miles west of Chicago. The blast and fire killed a passenger in one of the cars stopped at the grade crossing, injured seven other people, forced evacuation of 600 homes, and caused $8 million in damages. Especially haunting: 44-year-old Zoila Tellez died trying to flee, but could not outrun the fireball.
Although there was no fire, other derailments include: October 19, in Gainford, Alberta; Feb 24, 2014, Fairbanks, St. Louis County, Minnesota; Feb 23, 2014, Saint-Henri, Montreal, Quebec (CN main line derailed close to homes, community organizations, and schools); Feb 9, 2014, New Lenox, Illinois (3 to 4 CN cars derailed near Lincoln-Way High School. Local officials tried to get CN to build an overpass at one of the major crossings to mitigate the additional train traffic, but CN refused.); Jan 31, 2014, Outside New Augusta, Mississippi; Jan 28, 2014, Mundelein, Illinois; Jan 26, 2014, Saint-Basile, Edmundston, New Brunswick (A local farmer had warned CN last summer that repairs were required at the site of the derailment).
See CN Railway Derailments, Other Accidents and Incidents for additional examples.
Crude oil shipments on U.S. Class 1 railroads, the major freight lines have increased 85-fold since 2006, from 4,700 carloads to 400,000 in 2013, according to a rail industry regulatory filing. This has caused an increase from three freight trains a day through towns to 20. The most controversial issue before the U.S. regulators is whether to order retrofits or an aggressive phaseout of the rail tank cars called DOT-111s. As early as 1991, the NTSB warned the cars were inadequate for flammable materials and were unable to withstand the forces of an accident, even in a train traveling at slow speeds.
Documentation of the Quebec Train Explosion includes the following:
In June, Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge Inc. pleaded for FERC’s help after discovering massive volumes of hydrogen sulfides had been piped into its storage tank in Berthold, N.D. U.S. laws prohibit workers from being exposed to more than 50 parts of hydrogen sulfide per million milligrams of liquid. Anything above triggers shock and convulsions; push it beyond 700 and death is likely within two breaths. At its Berthold facility, Enbridge discovered crude with 1,200 parts per million of the gas.
Throughout the U.S. and Canada, there are thousands of CN derailments, spills, fires and other accidents. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada, Railway Association of Canada and past CN employees indicate that CN intentionally does not report hundreds of derailments and other accidents. Many news stories misrepresent cargo as grain, coal, lumber, plastic, and etc., and major media companies do not appear to report this information. News of derailments seems to be carried mostly by local community newspapers. I suspect this is due to Bill Gate’s financial interest and backing of Canadian National, as well as that of our Federal Government.
And, kids, you may prefer to stick with me. I HATE fireballs, and I really don’t care for blowing things up either. I promise, you will never, ever find a trace of hydrogen sulfide anywhere in my public school classroom.
COMMUNITIES ALONG THE EJ&E
POWER POINT PRESENTATION (DOWNLOADABLE)
TRAC-Instituted Complaint Link to report problems on the EJ & E:
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EJ&E CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION
Senator Dick Durbin (IL)
Senator Mark Kirk (IL)
Senator Dan Coats (IN)
Senator Richard Lugar (IN)
Rep. Peter Roskam (IL-6)
Rep. Joe Walsh (IL-8)
Rep. Bob Dold (IL-10)
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (IL-11)
Rep. Judy Biggert (IL-13)
Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14)
Rep. Don Manzullo (IL-16)
Rep. Peter Visclosky (IN-1)
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica
House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials
CHAIRMAN Bill Shuster
Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials