Metallic Knight

Poet Rummager

Photo by FlyTrapMan


Metallic armor
glistening as he conquers
weaklings in his path.

There’s another metallic knight found in the insect kingdom — deadly and maneuvers like green lightning!  It’s the Tiger Beetle, which can effortlessly vanquish its prey, as seen here and captured by

Matt W. Childs

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By the Mighty Mumford

A college girl took it hard,

She was blamed and not the guard…


Sent a poke in the eye,

That school’s reputation they’ve marred.

Their security guard raped

This woman who eventually escaped…

His record didn’t matter

The school became batter,

Want to the woman on a plate!

Twenty-first century?

The “Progressives” going crazy…

Frats shut down

For less crimes found,

Apologize–I doubt it…but maybe!

–Jonathan Caswell

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Ontario pledges $1 billion to Ottawa’s light-rail expansion project


Ontario will commit more than $1 billion (in Canadian dollars) toward Ottawa’s light-rail transit expansion project, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced late last week.


The funding represents the largest provincial transit investment in Ottawa’s history, Ontario government officials said in a press release.

Stage 2 of the light-rail project will add 18.6 miles of new rail and 19 new stations, extending the city’s light-rail network to the east, west and south. Ontario’s funding commitment also will help support the capital costs of two additional extensions: a spur to the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport and an extension to Trim Road in Orleans. These will add 4 miles of new rail and three stations.

Construction on Stage 2 is expected to begin in 2018, following the completion of the Stage 1 Confederation Line. The project’s second stage is expected to enter service in 2023.

Ontario already has committed up to…

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Editorial: Rauner must act on Amtrak buildout



U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos brought home the bacon, but Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner would rather watch it rot.

A hugely important Amtrak expansion that would reinstate passenger service between the Quad-Cities and Chicago is suddenly in doubt due to years of state inaction. The federal funds are still available, in no small part to the two-term Democrat’s work on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. But Gov. Bruce Rauner’s freeze on state funds, amid the budgetary turmoil, could doom the project.

The economically significant rail expansion could be out $177 million in federal cash if the June 30 sunset comes and goes unless Illinois releases some of its $78 million share.

“As you know, the federal government has already provided an extension for the state to take advantage of the funds for this project,” Bustos, D-East Moline, wrote Wednesday in a blunt letter to the Republican governor. “… For the…

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FRA begins environmental impact review for Hudson tunnel project


The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) yesterday published its notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement with New Jersey Transit for the proposed Hudson tunnel project, according to the Federal Register.

The project involves the construction of a new rail tunnel beneath the Hudson River, including the railroad infrastructure in New Jersey and New York to connect the new tunnel to the Northeast Corridor (NEC), as well as rehabilitating the corridor’s existing tunnel known as the North River Tunnel, according to the notice.

The environmental impact statement will evaluate the project’s potential environmental impacts of a range of alternatives, as well as the “no build” option.

As necessary, the FRA and NJ Transit will coordinate the statement with Amtrak — which owns the tunnel — and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The FRA is soliciting written comments on the scope of the statement…

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