Nothing is happening. The usual blather/bloviation/blabbing out of the Dark City and their media sycophants. The security-mongers want money to protect the rail system. Uh ... have they ever watched old shows of Hogan's Heros? Attacking trains is rather easy. I'd guess they just want to move the US along towards a crypto-fascist state where we have to show our papers to take a crap.
Word of the Day
"Fictive" - adjective [$10]; "Fictiveness" - noun
Fictive means 1. creating or created by imagination; 2. not genuine.
Fictiveness means the state or quality of being fictive.
Sentence: [from Cambridge Companion to W. B. Yeats, p 199] "Indeed, the fictiveness of Yeats's Irish Enlightenment period is a crucial commonplace."