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From Insurance Journal:

The National Transportation Safety Board will examine federal oversight of the limousine industry as part of its investigation into a deadly New York state crash that killed 20 people in the worst U.S. transportation event since 2009, Chairman Robert Sumwalt said.

“We certainly want to look at the regulation of limos. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration does oversee motor carriers so we want to see if the regulation for limousines is adequate,” Sumwalt said Monday in an interview with CNN. “This does need to be a wake-up call.”

Originally, the Federal Aviation Administration was supposed to investigate airline crashes, but it was also supposed to promote the air travel industry. So the FAA crash investigations tended to bring back conclusions like “Pilot error: lack of The Right Stuff” or “Just one of those things, you know, whaddaya whaddaya?” As a post-Watergate reform, the NTSB was set up as in independent agency in 1975.

This limo crash is one of the more lethal transportation disasters in the U.S. in recent years. It’s not August 1985 anymore when the NTSB was real busy trying to figure out why all those airliners kept falling out of the sky. In part because of the NTSB, airliners don’t crash all that much anymore, so 20 people dying in a limo crash is, relatively speaking, a big deal today.

From the New York Times:

Limo Company Owner in Crash Revealed as F.B.I. Informant, Recruiter of Terrorists, Fraudster

By Andy Newman, Benjamin Weiser and William K. Rashbaum
Oct. 9, 2018

… He testified in the 2009 terrorism trial that in Pakistan, he had been active in an opposition political party, arrested and tortured and charged with murder in the 1990s, freed after his father bribed the police, had fled to Moscow, Mexico and finally Texas on a fake passport and was granted asylum in Albany.

For years I’ve been arguing we should have an independent National Immigration Safety Board that would look into particularly flagrant examples of disastrous immigrants and issue reports on what kind of legislative or regulatory reforms are needed to lessen the chances of similar fiascos in the future. Most of the existing agencies that could investigate these kind of cases, such as the FBI, which, for example, paid Hussain $96,000 to talk some petty criminals into a terror plot, are frequently compromised.

So how about we start with Shahed Hussain? For example, the decision to grant him asylum on the grounds that the government of Pakistan must be conspiring to pin a murder rap on poor innocent Shahed. That was all legit, right? Or maybe he really did murder somebody back in Pakistan? Or was it all just some BS he made up to move to America?

Q. “Welcome to JFK. What is the purpose of your visit to America, Mr. Hussain?”

A. “My friend, I hear USA is good place to hole up from law, yes? I am — how do you say? — on lam from murder charge back home. But not me! Not Shahed Hussain! Was … uh … Hussain Shahed who did it. Just bad paperwork. But police tell my father I no can come back until he finish paying rest of bribe.”

Q. “Why is your passport printed in the Cyrillic alphabet?”

A. “That Dmitry, he big stupid. I pay him 300 rubles for good American passport! How about this Social Security card I buy in Mexico?”

Q. “Have a nice stay!”

Can we at least find out what the truth is? Is that too much to asked about this Wretched Refuse?

 
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  1. J.Ross says: • Website

    Just because dead bodies reliably pile up wherever on the globe Mr Husain may find himself, that’s not evidence that he is a killer. The Pakistani ISI could be going to great lengths and demonstrating hitherto unheralded competence to make him look bad.

  2. F0337 says:

    Carnage Limo Entrepreneur Shahed Hussain Is a Refugee/Asylee

    F.B.I. Informant, Recruiter of Terrorists, Fraudster

    And responsible for killing what, 20 white Americans?

    Sounds like everything’s going according to plan, then.

  3. On the boats and on the planes
    they’re coming to America.
    It’ll never be the same again,
    They’re coming to America.

  4. @Achmed E. Newman

    Everywhere around the world
    They’re coming to America
    Ev’ry time that flag’s unfurled
    They’re coming to America

    Except they do not pledge allegiance to that flag in some schools. Now they read from Maya Angelou or something.

  5. Are you a criminal on the run in Mexico? Run for the border. The American border!

  6. Anonymous[339] • Disclaimer says:

    Are US immigration officials always this credulous, or just when talking to brown people?

  7. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rosamond Vincy

    Well, she is from San Francisco. The mostly immigrant kids and their parents never heard of her.

    I read one of her books. It was set in Harlem in the 1920s. A married man was having an affair with a much younger woman. He loved his wife. He decided to end the affair.

    So he went to a party where the girl friend was. The lights were low. The music was loud. The apartment was crowded. He stabbed the girl and slipped away. The girl wasn’t dead, just injured.

    The partygoers put the girl in a bedroom instead of calling an ambulance because they were afraid of evil Whitey. The girl stayed in the bedroom for a day or more until she died. I don’t remember what they did with the body

    Wife forgave husband and they lived happily ever after.

    • Replies: @F0337
  8. BenKenobi says:

    “Purpose of visit?”

  9. F0337 says:
    @Anon

    The other woman was a home-wrecker and deserved to die. And everyone knows Amber Lamps just another way the Man kills us peeps. Yep, Negro Logic.

    BTW, St. Louis not San Francisco; and her gift to the literary world was her method called “Autobiographical Fiction” which has since become all the rage. Make up stories about how evil whites and men are, demand that they be treated as Eternal Fact, and demand compensation for yo’ bad feelz. Ta-Nehisi learned a lot from her.

    We owe to her the notion that so long as a story supports the Official Narrative, it isn’t to be questioned no matter how preposterous or obviously false it is. A truly great woman.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  10. Anonymous[776] • Disclaimer says:

    Perhaps we are all too pre-occupied with African population growth, and we ignore Pakistan – at our peril.
    Pakistan which has over 200 million inhabitants is still growing rapidly in population.

    The nation is an absolute shit hole which – have not the slightest doubt – all 200 million would leave tomorrow to move in on white man’s land, if given half the chance.

    A word of warning: The corrupt, cheating, lying, deception, bribery and trickery highlighted by this case are *absolutely typical* of the Pakistani national character, Economist magazine be damned.

    • Replies: @anon
  11. Cortes says:

    Your name inversion is very true.

    In a previous life I used to track with some amusement how mortgage fraudsters pulled off the old switcheroo and successfully gulled lenders (or, more accurately, lenders’ employees dependent on commissions to boost their income) despite the tracking being done on the basis of both their names and address. From memory, 80% were Pakistanis. To be fair, sometimes they shuffled around with a middle name too. And if there was a crooked lawyer to do the conveyancing, Bingo!

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  12. @Achmed E. Newman

    What did Neil Diamond ever do to you?

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  13. Nothing but Hate Facts again. Another mark against Steve replacing Bret Stephens at NYT.

  14. anon[751] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Over here in Australia, the Lyin’Press keeps saying that we need 300,000 of these people arriving every year to pay our pensions in the future.
    Assuming that’s true, and given that 90% of them are still on Welfare after 5 years, but likely working for cash, wouldn’t it make more sense for the Government to abolish Income Tax, and pay everyone an annual dole?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  15. Dr. X says:

    I’m still waiting for Cuomo to issue an order banning limousines… and immigrants:

  16. “Can we at least find out what the truth is? Is that too much to asked about this Wretched Refuse?”

    No, no we can’t, and yes it is, because that would be considered racist. And that’s Not Who We Are.

  17. ic1000 says:

    Steve, once again you are being much too hard on the system that keeps us all safe by securing our borders. In this case, your transcript excluded the key Q & A:

    Q: “Will you hatch a conspiracy to set off a bomb at the Boston Marathon’s finish line?”

    A: “Me? Hussain Shahed Hussain? No! Boston too far from upstate New York!”

    Q. “Have a nice stay!”

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
  18. Bleuteaux says:

    I’m pleased we’re even getting these details. Remember the train derailment a few years ago in Portland or Seattle or whatever? Guess it was Portland.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/washington-train-derailment-today-multiple-dead-injured-amtrak-501-high-speed-train-derails-seattle/

    I said at the time, guarantee we will never hear the identity of the engineer driving the train. Did NTSB ever publish any information?

    • Replies: @densa
  19. @Rosamond Vincy

    ♫ Ev’ry time that flag’s unfurled
    ♫ They take a knee,
    ♫ And then they shout “La Raza!”

  20. @Redneck farmer

    It’s not personal, Redneck. ;-} His music turned sappy after a while, but I believe that’s the case with lots of the pop artists that I’ve liked over the years. How can anyone not love this one, though:

    • Replies: @Bill B.
  21. @Cortes

    I hate to say it here (hoping for a very short statue of limitations), but the wife and I used to pull a switcheroo every year with the names on the internet bill, to get back near the original monthly payments. These people are playing hardball now. Threaten to cancel, and they are like those damn honey badgers.

  22. @Rosamond Vincy

    I don’t particularly like the pledge to our Feral Gov’t anymore. BTW, I didn’t hear a thing about Columbus Day out of the schools, and that got me behind enough to be a day late celebrating it on my blog! (I really thought it was later though, i.e. I didn’t forget completely, but just didn’t expect it on the 8th).

  23. For years I’ve been arguing we should have an independent National Immigration Safety Board that would look into particularly flagrant examples of disastrous immigrants and issue reports on what kind of legislative or regulatory reforms are needed to lessen the chances of similar fiascos in the future. Most of the existing agencies that could investigate these kind of cases, such as the FBI, which, for example, paid Hussain $96,000 to talk some petty criminals into a terror plot, are frequently compromised.

    A brilliant idea – worth a book detailing multiple immigration disasters, and how they could have been foreseen and prevented.

  24. Other commenters have gone and done it by bringing up Neil Diamond and his globaloney open borders mass immigration boosting song.

    I’ll now bring the Koch boys into this mess.

    I wrote this in 2017:

    I hate Neil Diamond, and especially his damn song “Coming To America.”

    I also hate the Koch brothers and the many GOP minions they sponsor in New Hampshire.

    Just to get on my nerves the Koch whores who did this video used “Coming To America” as my image appeared. I am somewhat known for my efforts to halt all immigration to the USA in New Hampshire, and these Koch boobs did this just to annoy me. Did it work? Yes.

    I am the guy in the White baseball cap wearing a grey shirt with the NH politician lady in red, Pam Tucker. Pam Tucker is in with the Koch boys heavy. Tucker was a big supporter of the Illegal Alien Amnesty / Mass Immigration Surge bill(S744) from June of 2013. Tucker’s pal, former US Senator Kelly Ayotte, voted for that bill.

    The relevant part starts right off the bat at 5 seconds in on this Koch boys video:

  25. Anonymous[259] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    Apparently, the Oz government seems to think that Ponzi-Pyramid schemes are an economic policy option. Strange how they cannot figure the obvious – namely, due to the magic of e the exponential function – in a surprisingly modest time interval the entire population of the Earth would need to be enrolled, annually, as new entrants to the Oz pension scheme.

    And, of course, the real kicker is, as you mentioned, is to quote the great old Aussie saying ‘most of those gits wouldn’t work in an iron-lung’.

  26. There’s a little paradox at work here.

    An individual will put up with an unsafe limousine because he figures he’ll only ride it once in a blue moon.

    But from a general public safety standpoint, the calculus is very different: somebody (in fact, usually much more than just one person) is riding that unsafe limousine multiple hours every day.

    It’s the same with the airport parking shuttle I use: it has no seatbelts. And don’t think it just tools slowly around the airport grounds. The parking lot is a couple miles away and the shuttle drives on the freeway. From my point of view, this is tolerable because I ride that shuttle just a few times a year. But in aggregate, that shuttle must drive 50,000 miles a year.

    I don’t know how they get away with it. Likewise city buses, which I’ve never seen to be equipped with seat belts. (And then, you actually have a clientele that rides every day, and should care.)

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    , @Cortes
  27. @International Jew

    School buses do not have seat belts, and I thought everything we did was for the children.

    • Replies: @International Jew
  28. @ic1000

    Well, it is far when your only mode of transportation is driving lemon limos.

  29. Cortes says:
    @International Jew

    A few months ago I took the intercity Glasgow to Edinburgh (40 miles more or less) bus and only after a couple of stops wised up to the insurance implications of the flashing lights “Belt Up!” as the coach pulled back out into traffic. I belted up but wonder how many others did.

  30. densa says:
    @Bleuteaux

    Following interviews, NTSB found that the train driver didn’t recall seeing the 30mph advance speed sign, which was posted two miles ahead of the speed-restricted curve.

    The Amtrak driver – a 55-year-old male who has been a train driver since 2013 – said he did “see the wayside signal at milepost 19.8 (at the accident curve) but mistook it for another signal”.

    https://www.globalrailnews.com/2018/01/30/train-driver-in-washington-derailment-mistook-signal-ahead-of-speed-restricted-curve/

    A 55-year-old man…they would have included “white” if he was, so I’m guessing his identity has been carefully hidden because he wasn’t.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  31. Hibernian says:
    @F0337

    I think autobiographical fiction goes back further than Maya Angelou.

  32. My friend, I hear USA is good place to hole up from law, yes?

    We are all Cicero now.

    https://chicagoganghistory.com/suburb/cicero/

  33. @Jim Don Bob

    Or any municipal bus I’ve ever seen. Always wondered about that. What are people thinking? Safety in numbers? Or maybe, other people’s bodies will cushion mine as I’m flung forward? Or, the bus is so massive that it will just plow right through, or over, any car it hits (which isn’t going to help in a collision with a building, a big tree, or a rollover)?

  34. Anonymous[140] • Disclaimer says:
    @densa

    The real clue is that he is or was ’55′ years old and only started on the railroad in 2013.

    Traditionally, for all sorts of reasons, 55 was close to the compulsory retirement age of train drivers. Rookie train drivers always started young – working their way through an elaborate hierarchal apprenticeship/training scheme. Generally they started very young as ‘engine cleaners’ and then as assistants before becoming drivers whilst in their twenties.

    The notion of taking a 55 year old – a man too close to retirement to possibly pay training costs back – on as a driver strongly speaks of an ‘affirmative action’ program targeting ‘minorities’ and women.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
    • Replies: @Jack D
  35. Bill B. says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Keith Richards said spitefully of Bruce Springsteen that if you closed your eyes he sounded like Neil Diamond.

  36. Jack D says:
    @Anonymous

    I haven’t been able to find a picture of the engineer in the Washington derailment, but the conductor (who was in the cab with the engineer and training to be an engineer) was a not very young black man.

    However, in the Amtrak Philadelphia derailment, the engineer was a young white man:

    Supposedly, he sped the train up going to the fatal curve because North Philadelphia “youths” were pelting his windshield with large rocks and he feared for his life and panicked. There have been a number of cases where “youths” have dropped cement blocks, etc. from overpasses and killed passing drivers when the block went thru the windshield of their car. I guess this is what passes for entertainment in the ghetto. So there is still a vibrant angle to that crash.

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