Link of the Day: Report Dangerous Drivers.com

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Will wonders never cease?  What an incredible website has now graced the Internet! www.reportdangerousdrivers.com is the ultimate in real life George Orwell (ianism).  This site has special meaning to me since part of my practice revolves around representing fault-free people who've been injured at the hands of reckless drivers.  I get enraged when I see the senseless physical and emotional pain that my clients go through because someone wasn't paying attention or, worse, was driving erratically or angrily (can you say "road rage?").  This moment of dangerous driving changes innocent lives forever.

From the home page of www.reportdangerousdrivers.com comes their description and reason for existence:

Over 40,000 people are killed every year on American roads and highways and many of those deaths are directly attributable to reckless drivers.  This website allows you to report dangerous drivers of any motor vehicle, including cars, trucks and motorcycles.  When you witness a dangerous driving incident, simply get the license plate number of the vehicle.  Then you will be able to post this incident on this website.  An anonymous violation report is very easy to post, it takes just a few seconds to complete. After a violation report is posted, interested parties are notified via email and when possible, the owner of the vehicle is notified via mail of this violation.

With a searchable database that requires only the license plate number and the state of the plate, you can search for violation reports on any vehicle.  This will give the public an opportunity to keep tabs on certain vehicles by viewing violation reports that have been previously filed.  It's also very useful to parents who'd like to know if their children are driving safely.  Additionally, company owned cars, trucks and service vehicles can be tracked to ensure that they are being operated in a safe manner. 

Many of us see dangerous driving everyday. Now, you will be able to file reports on those people that put so many innocent lives at risk. A variety of violations can be reported, for example: speeding, running red lights, road rage, tailgating, school zone violations or using cell phones in a reckless manner. click here to see a summary of recently reported violations.  

Here's a smattering of the violation categories that you will find: Speeding, tailgating, reckless driving, road rage, driving too slowly and, of course my all-time favorite, cell phone stupid.

Tailgating  Eating while driving  Cell phone while driving  Your speed 

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Top 10 Most Fatal Occupations – Link of the Day

Truck_driver_fatalities The List Universe, a site to which I subscribe, e-mails its subscribers daily with top 10 (or 15) lists in a zillion categories.  Since my law practice is mainly built on representing people who have suffered major injuries, or their families in the event of death, I found the The Top 10 Most Fatal Occupations to be of great interest.  Clicking on each one of the occupations below and, where provided the additional links next to them, will take you to a link with more information (these links do not emanate from The List Universe but from other research).

10. Truck Drivers; OSHA (U.S. Dept. of Labor) Trucking Industry Standards

9. Electrical Powerline Workers; Alaska Case Study; OSHA Electric Power Generation, Distribution, and Transmission Industry

8. Roofers; Case Study: Fatality Narrative

7. Farmers and Ranchers; The Healthy Farmer: Staying Safe

6. Refuse Collectors; Waste Age News: Refuse Fatalities Decline in 2007

5. Steel and Iron Construction Workers

4. Lumberjacks

3. Pilots and Flight Engineers

2. Commercial Fishermen; Safety & Health Assessment & Research for Prevention (Commercial Fishing Fatalities in Washington, 1998-2006)

1. Cell Phone Tower Workers; Tower Climbing: Deadliest Job in America (RCR Wireless) Farm_accident_3 Cell_phone_tower

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Link of the Day – The Irreverent L.A. Car Couture Blog

Folks, you will be greatly entertained and definitely enlightened by the irreverent musings of blogmaster "Your Pap" of L.A. Car Couture, the premiere Los Angeles Car Blog. 

Your Pap describes his unique look at the Los Angeles car scene thusly:

In Los Angeles, a city of rampant narcissism, cars are the greatest fashion to get noticed. I am your automotive papparazzi – I see; I report; I put an L.A.-spin on the car scene. It’s all about what you’re driving, how you look in it and what you’re getting out of. It’s your flashiest accessory – more than your Manolo, LV and Rolex combined! In this image-obsessed city, cars are THE greatest obsession. And it should be. For god’s sake, that’s a $100k+ accessory parked out on the damn street!

L.A. Car Couture bravely goes where no L.A. Car Blog has gone before.  Cars are almost like a religion in L.A. and Your Pap wittily highlights the highs and lows of the L.A. Car scene with photos, videos and a perspective that may border on sacrilege.  No Bentley (or famed Bentley Driver) is safe from his observations.  For example, he writes:

You’re not gonna not buy the Continental GT because of the unresolved pedigree. After all, it’s a beautiful automobile, with lines of an instant-classic. From rap star to CEO, to famous-for-being-famous, everyone wants or has one of these. So while exclusivity can’t be guaranteed (especially in L.A.) pleasurable, effortless, 12-cylinder motoring is a sure thing. And you’ll look damn good in it, believe your Pap. And if anyone snickers and hisses, tell them…Sharon Stone can’t be wrong. Paris Hilton can’t be wrong. Posh Spice can’t be wrong. After all, doesn’t this whole town follow along with what a dozen or so celebrities are doing anyway?

No car, or star, is safe from Your Pap’s musings.  You’ll read about Bentleys, Rolls Royces, Aston Martins, Porsches, Mercedes, Priuses and Camaros and the Paris Hiltons, Beckhams, Hasselhoffs, Sharon Stones, Liz Hurleys and Schwartzeneggers that drive them.  And what you read will not be as sugar coated as much of the eye candy that you read about!!!  Your Pap even goes so far as to compare L.A.’s beloved Prius to an Ardvark!

I urge you to click on L.A. Car Couture for your daily dose of the guilty pleasure that is the L.A. Car Scene.

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Link of the Day – The List Universe: Top 10 Amazing True Life Giants

This posting has absolutely nothing whatever to do with the law.  However, I found it so incredibly fascinating that I had to post it.  It comes from an incredible site, The List Universe, which sends a daily e-mail of Top 10 items of interest.  Just a few examples of this site’s fascinating, creative lists:  Top 10 Old Wives’ Tales Debunked, Top 10 Fantasy Adventure Movies, Top 10 Great Travel Novels, Top 15 X-Rated Plants, and Top 10 Declassified Secrets.  I look forward to getting this e-mail each day. You can subscribe for free by going to their site.

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Top 10 Amazing True Life Giants

Posted: 20 May 2008 06:48 AM CDT

From well before Biblical times, man has told amazing tales of giants. The likelihood of seeing a true giant was so slim that they have always been a part of folklore. But, thanks to modern record keeping and photography, we can now all see first hand, true living giants. This is a list of the top 10, ordered from shortest to tallest.

Now giants were upon the earth in those days. For after the sons of God went in to the daughters of men, and they brought forth children, these are the mighty men of old, men of renown. Genesis 6:4

10

Bernard Coyne
8′2″

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Coyne was born in 1897 in Iowa, USA. His 1918 World War I draft card listed his height as 8 feet. His Guinness book of records entry states that he was refused entry to the war due to his height. At the time of his death it was possible that he had reached the height of 8 foot 4 inches. He died in 1921 of hardening of the liver and a glandular condition. He is buried in his place of birth in a specially made extra-large coffin.

9

Väinö Myllyrinne
8′3″

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Myllyrinne was born in Finland in 1909. At one point he was officially the world’s tallest man. At the age of 21 he was 7 feet 3.5 inches tall, and weighed 31 stone. He experienced another growth spurt after that which took him to his final height of 8 feet 3 inches. He is considered to be the tallest soldier in history as he was in the Finnish army. He died in 1963.

8

Edouard Beaupré
8′3″

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Edouard Beaupré, born in 1881, was a circus sideshow freak, a strong man, and a star in Barnum and Baileys. He was the eldest of 20 children and was born in Canada. While he was of normal height during his first few years of life, by the age of nine he was 6 feet tall. His death certificate showed him as being 8′3″ and still growing. As a strongman, his feature stunt was crouching down and lifting a horse to his shoulders. He reportedly lifted horses as heavy as 900 pounds. He died in 1904 of tuberculosis.

7

Ella Ewing
8′4″

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Ella Ewing was born in Missouri in 1872. She is known as the ‘Missouri Giant’. She grew normally until the age of 7, at which time she began to grow rapidly. Her maximum height is disputed and due to the lack of records she is not listed in the Guinness book of Records. She toured as a side-show freak until she died of tuberculosis in 1913.

6

Al Tomaini
8′4.5″

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Al Tomaini was a giant who claimed a height of 8′4″ (though the Guiness Book of Records stated that he was 7′4″). Weighing 356 pounds (162 kg) and wearing size 27 shoes, Al spent most of his life as a circus giant. He was working with a circus at the Great Lakes Exposition in Chicago, in 1936, when he met his future wife, Jeanie Tomaini. Jeanie was born without legs and was only 2 ft 6 in (76 cm) tall. After retiring from the circus life, he and Jeanie settled in the circus community of Giant’s Camp, Gibsonton, Florida.

5

Leonid Stadnyk
8′5″

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Leonid Stadnyk was born in 1971 in the Ukraine. He is a registered veterinary surgeon and lives with his mother. He is currently the world’s tallest human according to the Guinness Book of Records. According to Pravda, his health is slowly failing in that he needs to hold on to limbs of trees and the side of his house to walk about. A group of Ukrainian business people donated a satellite dish and a computer to Stadnyk and now he has Internet access.

4

John F Carroll
8′7″

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John Carroll (born in 1932) was born in Buffalo, New York and was known as the Buffalo giant. Despite a large number of medical treatments, he grew at a very rapid rate. He grew seven inches in a matter of a few months. He died in 1969 and while his height was not recorded at the time, it is believed that he was very close to nine feet.

3

John Rogan
8′9″

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John Rogan was born in 1868 and he grew normally until the age of 13. His height was not officially recorded until his death at which point he was 8′9″ tall. Due to illness he weighed only 175 pounds. He is the tallest African American ever. He died in 1905 due to complications from his illness.

2

Johan Aason
8′ 9-1/4″

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Johan was born in America the year that his mother moved there from Norway. He beats John Rogan to the second spot on this list by a mere 1/4 of an inch. Interestingly his mother was also a giant, at 7′2″. According to his death certificate from Mendocino State Hospital, at the time of death he was 9′2″ – if this is true then he is the tallest recorded human – beating our number 1 spot by 3 inches. He is buried in Montana.

1

Robert Wadlow
8′ 11.1″

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Robert Wadlow is the tallest man in history whose height is verified by indisputable evidence. He is often referred to as the Alton giant because he came from Alton, Illinois. At the time of his death he weighed 440 pounds and showed no signs of stopping growing. He was born in 1918, the oldest of five children. He died at the age of 22 from an infection caused by a blister on his ankle, which he got while making a professional appearance at the National Forest Festival. His coffin weighed half a ton and required 12 pallbearers to carry. He was buried in a vault of solid concrete as his family had fears that his body would be interfered with by curiosity seekers.

Notable Extras: Gabriel Estêvão Monjane 8′1″, Zeng Jinlian 8′1.75″

Amber Alert Website for Missing Children – Link of the Day

Amber_alert_2 The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has links to several helpful databases and websites including National and State Amber Statutes, a link to Report a Citing of a Missing Child or you can call 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678) toll-free 24-hours, resources for Attorneys, Parents and Guardians, Law Enforcement and Childcare Providers.

 

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Link of the Day – Recalls.gov – Comprehensive Product Recall Website

Recall_logo A new government website, www.recalls.gov, which provides links and recall information from six (6) government agencies: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, United States Coast Guard, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, United States Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Click on this main link to www.recalls.gov or any of the other links above to get information on products, including recalls, in the areas of consumer products, motor vehicles, boats, food, medicine, cosmetics and environmental products. 

 

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Link of the Day – U.S. Dept. of Transportation 2005 Highway Statistics

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has an incredible website which includes highway statistics for 2005.  When you click on the above link, you’ll have access to the following statistics on subjects such as:

  • Motor Fuel
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Driver Licensing
  • Finance
  • Roadway Extent, Characteristics and Performance
  • Metric Tables
  • National Household Travel Survey

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Link of the Day – History of U.S. Supreme Court

Court This site is made possible by New York Life Insurance Company, the sole corporate sponsor of THE SUPREME COURT, the first major television series to explore the history and impact of the nation’s highest court. The series, produced by Thirteen/WNET New York, will air on PBS on Wednesday, January 31 2007 and Wednesday, February 6, 2007 at 9-11 PM.

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