In theory, our country should be a place leading the world in literally every single technological and scientific field.
We have the money to produce bullet trains that would go faster than anything the Asiatics could ever dream of.
We have the expertise to build cities that would make Dubai look like a standard Moslem slum.
We have the will hiding inside millions of White Men to produce devices capable of exploring the nearest stars and solar systems.
And we have the brainpower to produce the cures to many illnesses, and to provide comfortable lives for our people.
But yet none of this gets done, the lot of the working class grows ever more financially stressful, Israel gets better and better weaponry, and we wind up with pathetic low-energy Amtrak trains falling onto crowded freeways during the morning rush hour.
An Amtrak train has derailed on an overpass in Washington state, with at least two train cars falling onto the highway below. Authorities say fatalities and injuries have been reported. At this time, all southbound lanes of traffic remain blocked on Interstate 5.
The Washington State Department of Transportation tweeted a photo of the derailment, urging motorists to avoid the area.
CBS News affiliate KIRO-TV reports first responders are treating the derailment as a mass casualty incident. Authorities have not yet provided details on injuries.
“Emergency crews are on the scene and the Amtrak Management is responding,” an Amtrak spokesperson said in a statement. “Some injuries are reported. Service between Seattle and Portland is suspended for the time being.”
Amtrak train 501, which departed shortly before 8 a.m. local time from Tacoma, was part of a new service that launched Monday morning. CBS News correspondent Kris Van Cleave reports the train tracks are not owned by Amtrak, they’re maintained by a freight railroad.
The Cascades service from Seattle to Portland was supposed to be rated for a maximum speed of 79 mph for the section where it derailed in DuPont, according to passenger Chris Karnes. The train is able to carry up to 250 people.
Karnes, who was on board the train when it derailed, said at least seven cars derailed from the tracks. The emergency doors were not functioning correctly, which forced passengers to kick out train windows to exit.
Just try not to get discouraged – the Dow is booming, banking regulations are getting slashed, and Jack Dorsey of Twitter is going to get a YUGE tax cut after colluding with the ADL to ban the Alt-Right/Hard Right/etc…