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area51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-25-06 10:05 AM
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15. Great post.
"... its herky-jerky bus system: a hallmark of the Third World, and proof positive of the extent to which the U.S. is already a Third World country."

I'd also say that rampant offshoring/inshoring of our jobs, lack of universal healthcare, people hocking family heirlooms to buy enough gas to get to work, plus a rapidly disappearing middle class, are also proof positive of us already being a 3rd World country.

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  -High gasoline prices boost public transit lovuian  Apr-24-06 09:50 PM   #0 
  - Sure shoots down the "Conventional Wisdom"  Coastie for Truth   Apr-24-06 09:55 PM   #1 
  - People should be DEMANDING Mass transit...  lovuian   Apr-24-06 09:57 PM   #2 
  - In the "Good Old Days" when light rail, trolleys, and interurban  Coastie for Truth   Apr-24-06 10:13 PM   #3 
  - back in the day  Blue_Tires   Apr-24-06 10:18 PM   #6 
     - I always thought  MurrayDelph   Apr-24-06 11:08 PM   #10 
  - People still love their cars way too much.  NEOBuckeye   Apr-24-06 10:13 PM   #4 
     - "Personal Cars"  Coastie for Truth   Apr-24-06 10:25 PM   #8 
     - I never had much use for buses...  AnneD   Apr-25-06 10:24 AM   #16 
     - There's an intermediate solution: Demand Response Transit.  mwooldri   Apr-25-06 03:36 PM   #20 
  - It isn't conventional wisdom. Their goals are different.  lostinacause   Apr-24-06 10:20 PM   #7 
  - Map of Gas Prices (  corporate_mike   Apr-24-06 10:15 PM   #5 
  - It's interesting that you can see the way gas prices relate to the market  lostinacause   Apr-24-06 10:26 PM   #9 
  - There's some correlation with the red/blue map  ForPeace   Apr-25-06 12:39 AM   #12 
     - Higher fuel taxes and fuel standards in blue states.  lostinacause   Apr-25-06 05:56 PM   #21 
  - It has been a long time coming, but finally the Hummers and giant SUVs  kestrel91316   Apr-24-06 11:19 PM   #11 
  - Hey why is Idaho so low??? whats in Idaho???  lovuian   Apr-25-06 01:25 AM   #13 
  - Idaho is so low because it is close to Alberta.  lostinacause   Apr-25-06 05:59 PM   #22 
  - Five reasons the mass transit we need will not ever be built:  newswolf56   Apr-25-06 03:15 AM   #14 
  - Great post.  area51   Apr-25-06 10:05 AM   #15 
  - Now, now... Portland is expanding our Max line again this year...  Viva_La_Revolution   Apr-25-06 10:36 AM   #17 
  - Portland actually proves my point. Portland is as progressive...  newswolf56   Apr-25-06 11:30 AM   #18 
  - Even Houston has managed to begin with Light Rail....  Bridget Burke   Apr-26-06 10:57 AM   #29 
  - Yeah, but #@*&% dammit  depakid   Apr-25-06 03:03 PM   #19 
  - Hey you!  Viva_La_Revolution   Apr-25-06 11:54 PM   #24 
  - Heck, the whole Willamette Valley must be bussified by now............  kestrel91316   Apr-26-06 12:31 AM   #25 
     - Bussified and trainified...  Viva_La_Revolution   Apr-26-06 01:02 AM   #26 
  - Right of Way Acquisition  Coastie for Truth   Apr-25-06 10:39 PM   #23 
     - I saw your post and didn't respond specifically because...  newswolf56   Apr-26-06 05:21 AM   #27 
  - Detroit has terrible public transportation, I will continue to drive  noonwitch   Apr-26-06 10:36 AM   #28 
  - Public transit  Left Coast Lynn   Apr-26-06 01:32 PM   #30 
  - Ah, the irony: Just now, New Orleans RTA is headed down the tubes  KamaAina   Apr-26-06 02:31 PM   #31 

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