"The Cassandra Crossing, For Real"

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"The Cassandra Crossing, For Real"

Postby SOO2719 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:35 pm

The Cassandra Crossing, for real, was the thought that came to my mind upon seeing this image of National Guard soldiers and a Amtrak train in Rhode Island:

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Of course, the soldiers in the 1977 flick I am referencing wore full hazmat suits and gas masks when assigned to guard a train a plague-carrying terrorist has infected, but still, the image eerily echoes George Pan Cosmotos's vision, IMO.
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Re: "The Cassandra Crossing, For Real"

Postby SOO2719 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:36 pm

Here is a quote from Trains News Wire that relates to the picture above (which is courtesy AP, by the way):

"— In Rhode Island, members of the National Guard are now questioning travelers arriving on Amtrak trains, and by airplanes and car, to enforce a 14-day quarantine on individuals arriving in that state from New York, a COVID-19 hot spot. Police are pulling over cars with New York license plates or commercial certification, and along with National Guard forces, will go door-to-door seeking arriving New Yorkers to inform them of the quarantine, the Westerly Sun reports. The Hill reports New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will sue if the restrictions are not lifted, but said he believed he and Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo could work the issue out. Both are Democrats." (https://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2 ... y-march-29)
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