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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 04:50 PM
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107. More Amtrak
Agreed.
About 15 years ago, they stopped Amtrak service in the inter mountain west.
I used to regularly ride the "Pioneer" from Portland to Boise. It went on through Utah and on into the Rockies.

I want it back!

Investing in mass transit is a good thing.
Thanks Mr. President.
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  -I fully support the president Two Americas  Apr-16-09 01:01 PM   #0 
  - I love the idea of high speed rail!  ginnyinWI   Apr-16-09 01:02 PM   #1 
  - that is good rhetoric  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 01:14 PM   #12 
  - I fully support the president  countingbluecars   Apr-16-09 01:05 PM   #2 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-16-09 01:06 PM   #3 
  - so, all out war?  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 01:12 PM   #7 
  - Huh? When you make false statements you lose credibility  HamdenRice   Apr-16-09 01:13 PM   #11 
     - we disagree  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 01:27 PM   #16 
     - No we don't disagree. You posted a falsehood.  HamdenRice   Apr-16-09 01:29 PM   #17 
        - of course it is opinion  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 02:01 PM   #27 
           - Because it's easier to insult you than  Luminous Animal   Apr-16-09 02:20 PM   #41 
     - If it's not worth your time, why are you talking about it?  yardwork   Apr-17-09 10:43 AM   #147 
  - yep. that passive aggressive thing is pretty transparent.  cali   Apr-16-09 01:12 PM   #8 
  - no, I am saying what I mean to say  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 02:03 PM   #29 
  - I fully suppor this: Two Americas is not passive aggressive  Creideiki   Apr-16-09 03:46 PM   #78 
  - TA is always direct. It sometimes annoys people who don't like his message. n/t  TBF   Apr-17-09 07:01 AM   #146 
  - Single-payer universal health care would directly help the people and create 2.6 million new jobs.  avaistheone1   Apr-16-09 02:07 PM   #31 
  - it is not either or  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 02:31 PM   #47 
  - I was a screed against the President's policies disguised as a support post  HughMoran   Apr-16-09 02:08 PM   #32 
     - Exactamundo, profundo! nt  HamdenRice   Apr-16-09 02:12 PM   #37 
     - sure  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 02:34 PM   #48 
     - Please don't create strawmen  Creideiki   Apr-16-09 04:39 PM   #103 
  - An OP supporting the policy would have sufficed, but thanks for the side of browbeating.  AtomicKitten   Apr-16-09 01:07 PM   #4 
  - LOL! Your OP started off great but went downhill rapidly...  Spazito   Apr-16-09 01:09 PM   #5 
  - I just want dedicated track for Amtrak. More under/over passes. that'll do a LOT. nt  Captain Hilts   Apr-16-09 01:10 PM   #6 
  - excellent points, thanks  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 04:05 PM   #89 
  - More Amtrak  Vanje   Apr-16-09 04:50 PM   #107 
  - Not just Amtrak  Creideiki   Apr-16-09 05:47 PM   #121 
  - I support this and the president on this issue.  rcrush   Apr-16-09 01:12 PM   #9 
  - This is great news, but there have been many other really positive things  ProSense   Apr-16-09 01:13 PM   #10 
  - not a contest  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 01:22 PM   #13 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-16-09 01:27 PM   #15 
  - LOL! Too true! n/t  Spazito   Apr-16-09 01:34 PM   #18 
  - Accusing another DUer of deliberately lying is against the rules  Zodiak   Apr-16-09 01:47 PM   #20 
  - So how do you describe this statement  HamdenRice   Apr-16-09 01:49 PM   #22 
     - You can say "that is not true", but you cannot accuse someone else of lying  Zodiak   Apr-16-09 01:52 PM   #24 
     - I second Zodiak  Bluenorthwest   Apr-16-09 04:34 PM   #98 
     - clever re-write there  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 02:05 PM   #30 
     - And if your opinion is the moon is made of green cheese and Obama is a serial rapist ...  HamdenRice   Apr-16-09 02:10 PM   #34 
        - of course not  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 03:44 PM   #77 
           - The following statement is indeed  HamdenRice   Apr-16-09 03:59 PM   #86 
              - we disagree  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 04:06 PM   #90 
              - From the Opprobrium Society of DU  Bluenorthwest   Apr-16-09 04:39 PM   #104 
                 - It's spelled "hyperbole"  HamdenRice   Apr-16-09 04:43 PM   #105 
                    - wrong spot  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 05:00 PM   #111 
     - Its an editorial.  Vanje   Apr-16-09 04:53 PM   #109 
        - Editorials can make false statements. Newspapers fact-check editorials and op eds  HamdenRice   Apr-16-09 04:57 PM   #110 
           - this is not a false statement  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 08:26 PM   #132 
              - Just because you dress it up as opinion doesn't mean it can't be factually wrong  HamdenRice   Apr-17-09 06:15 AM   #144 
                 - we have been over all of this already  Two Americas   Apr-17-09 12:38 PM   #151 
  - Nice concise summary  HughMoran   Apr-16-09 02:11 PM   #36 
  - It isn't a contest, not your comment or my response. Still,  ProSense   Apr-16-09 02:01 PM   #28 
  - that weakens the president  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 02:10 PM   #35 
     - What? n/t  ProSense   Apr-16-09 02:16 PM   #39 
        - that weakens the president  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 02:47 PM   #55 
        - Perfect answer. Not only to that post but to this whole OP  Number23   Apr-17-09 12:08 AM   #139 
  - Are you denying that the things  countingbluecars   Apr-16-09 02:09 PM   #33 
  - yes  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 02:41 PM   #52 
     - If you received emergency food and shelter  countingbluecars   Apr-16-09 02:46 PM   #53 
        - that is the hope?  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 02:58 PM   #60 
           - I think it is great that people  countingbluecars   Apr-16-09 03:13 PM   #65 
              - thanks  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 03:26 PM   #71 
  - Irony meters are exploding at this: "Must everything be cast into this all-or-nothing framing"  HamdenRice   Apr-16-09 03:18 PM   #66 
  - You have misread the OP  Luminous Animal   Apr-16-09 02:16 PM   #38 
     - No, I didn't misread the OP  ProSense   Apr-16-09 02:25 PM   #44 
        - In your opinion...  Luminous Animal   Apr-16-09 02:36 PM   #49 
        - No, not in my opinion.  ProSense   Apr-16-09 02:37 PM   #50 
           - What is Obama's health care policy?  Luminous Animal   Apr-16-09 02:58 PM   #59 
              - A few minutes ago you were arguing that these weren't policy proposals.  ProSense   Apr-16-09 03:25 PM   #69 
                 - You made the assertion that Obama  Luminous Animal   Apr-16-09 04:32 PM   #97 
        - I oppose that  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 05:17 PM   #118 
        - The Cuba policy won't benefit AT&T?  mitchtv   Apr-16-09 09:48 PM   #133 
           - of course  Two Americas   Apr-17-09 01:48 PM   #154 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-16-09 01:26 PM   #14 
  - It is against the rules to accuse another DUer of lying.  Zodiak   Apr-16-09 01:48 PM   #21 
  - Actually it is more the word "lie" that is not acceptable....  Spazito   Apr-16-09 01:55 PM   #26 
  - right  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 03:29 PM   #72 
     - Yes, and I find your OP to be, by and large, disingenuous....  Spazito   Apr-16-09 03:55 PM   #83 
        - ok  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 03:59 PM   #87 
           - This is what is incorrect...  Spazito   Apr-16-09 04:27 PM   #96 
              - understood, thanks  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 04:51 PM   #108 
                 - It would be helpful if you could stick to the subject at hand  Spazito   Apr-16-09 05:05 PM   #114 
                    - not sure where you are going  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 05:23 PM   #119 
                       - It is quite simple...  Spazito   Apr-16-09 06:14 PM   #124 
                          - this is hair-splitting  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 06:41 PM   #125 
                             - Let me go back to my original statement, which you have done nothing to discount...  Spazito   Apr-16-09 06:48 PM   #126 
                                - OK  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 07:39 PM   #129 
  - Deleted, an oops  Spazito   Apr-16-09 02:17 PM   #40 
  - What would be Obama's 1st policy proprosal...  Luminous Animal   Apr-16-09 02:22 PM   #42 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-16-09 02:25 PM   #45 
  - You do know don't you...  Luminous Animal   Apr-16-09 02:29 PM   #46 
  - Lily Ledbetter  Uzybone   Apr-16-09 02:41 PM   #51 
  - it almost always is  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 03:03 PM   #61 
  - k and r  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 01:45 PM   #19 
  - You should alert when you are accused of lying  Zodiak   Apr-16-09 01:50 PM   #23 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-16-09 01:54 PM   #25 
  - every thread gets side tracked  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 02:23 PM   #43 
     - I have to say I agree  Zodiak   Apr-16-09 02:46 PM   #54 
        - Oh please. Everyone saw through this OP  HamdenRice   Apr-16-09 02:50 PM   #56 
        - it is good  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 03:12 PM   #62 
        - My agreement/disagreement with the trivialities of the OP means nothing  Zodiak   Apr-16-09 03:19 PM   #67 
        - "Serious people conduct themselves seriously"--only when engaged with other serious people  HamdenRice   Apr-16-09 03:50 PM   #79 
        - No. Everyone sees through YOU  tkmorris   Apr-16-09 03:59 PM   #88 
           - ^^ ! Thank you ! ^^  leftstreet   Apr-16-09 04:09 PM   #91 
           - Heaven forbid! Defending DEMOCRATS against spurious attacks is so rude & offensive!  HamdenRice   Apr-16-09 04:34 PM   #100 
              - not making attacks  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 05:02 PM   #112 
                 - This is one of the President's best proposals so far  mvd   Apr-16-09 05:16 PM   #117 
                    - agreed  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 05:55 PM   #122 
        - thanks  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 02:54 PM   #57 
           - Oh please. Not one post here demanded loyalty to the president. Only loyalty to the truth.  HamdenRice   Apr-16-09 03:12 PM   #63 
              - Also, an ineffective attack  Zodiak   Apr-16-09 03:24 PM   #68 
              - OK, provide the link: Who demanded "loyalty to the president"? nt  HamdenRice   Apr-16-09 03:42 PM   #76 
              - you seem determined  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 03:51 PM   #81 
                 - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-16-09 03:55 PM   #84 
                    - good  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 04:12 PM   #94 
              - And adjectives.  Bluenorthwest   Apr-16-09 04:43 PM   #106 
              - I did, too  LostinVA   Apr-16-09 05:10 PM   #115 
              - ok  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 03:30 PM   #73 
              - No one huh?  Djinn   Apr-17-09 04:19 AM   #142 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Apr-16-09 05:37 PM   #120 
  - I fully support the President, whenever he chooses to support the middle incomed class n/t  truedelphi   Apr-16-09 02:54 PM   #58 
  - I will support the efforts to help the middle income class, however...  Creideiki   Apr-16-09 03:52 PM   #82 
     - You got it!  truedelphi   Apr-17-09 12:20 AM   #140 
        - here is what I think is happening  Two Americas   Apr-17-09 01:06 PM   #152 
           - For some Democrats, Obama is not the President -- he is Jesus.  truedelphi   Apr-17-09 03:30 PM   #160 
           - Also, I realize that for manyhere on DU, when I say the most important thing is to fix the economy  truedelphi   Apr-17-09 03:39 PM   #161 
  - High speed rail will  Autumn   Apr-16-09 03:13 PM   #64 
  - so many benefits  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 03:40 PM   #74 
  - Public transportation is a HUGE help to the underprivileged.  Danger Mouse   Apr-16-09 03:25 PM   #70 
  - True. I took a day and  Autumn   Apr-16-09 04:11 PM   #93 
  - I fully support the President on this also  leftstreet   Apr-16-09 03:41 PM   #75 
  - Once upon a time I bought into the fairytale  Creideiki   Apr-16-09 03:51 PM   #80 
  - Kudos  Autumn   Apr-16-09 03:58 PM   #85 
  - absolutely  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 04:09 PM   #92 
  - And ironically, if we support "most of the people"  Creideiki   Apr-16-09 04:35 PM   #101 
     - of course  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 06:01 PM   #123 
  - The mass transit system in Mexico City  Luminous Animal   Apr-16-09 04:34 PM   #99 
  - it's world class compared to Australia  Djinn   Apr-17-09 04:25 AM   #143 
  - Love the High Speed Rail -  waiting for hope   Apr-16-09 04:23 PM   #95 
  - This is welcome news.  Starry Messenger   Apr-16-09 04:37 PM   #102 
  - yes  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 05:04 PM   #113 
  - K&R  LostinVA   Apr-16-09 05:12 PM   #116 
  - Not helpfull for most travel  Mr. Black   Apr-16-09 07:01 PM   #127 
  - true  Two Americas   Apr-16-09 07:46 PM   #130 
     - start locally  Mr. Black   Apr-17-09 08:11 PM   #162 
        - agreed  Two Americas   Apr-18-09 01:21 PM   #167 
  - I fully support the President in this proposal.  bvar22   Apr-16-09 07:33 PM   #128 
  - Excellent post. Rec'd.  scarletwoman   Apr-16-09 07:46 PM   #131 
  - I am loyal to the poor. I support policies that support the poor, and I oppose those that do not.  Political Heretic   Apr-16-09 09:51 PM   #134 
  - it's a good step for leading us toward a green economy  amborin   Apr-16-09 10:25 PM   #135 
  - good point  Two Americas   Apr-17-09 12:30 PM   #150 
  - How so? Who really needs or would be able to afford to take high speed rail in this country?  avaistheone1   Apr-18-09 09:17 AM   #164 
     - lots of people, i believe  amborin   Apr-18-09 08:20 PM   #170 
  - K&R n/t  TBF   Apr-16-09 10:26 PM   #136 
  - K&R and huge thanks!  maryf   Apr-16-09 10:38 PM   #137 
  - I also applaud the President for this. But I want habeas corpus back,  rhett o rick   Apr-16-09 11:50 PM   #138 
  - You are not asking too much. I demand all of that plus an end to the war mongering. n/t  TBF   Apr-17-09 07:00 AM   #145 
     - Now you are going too far. jk nm  rhett o rick   Apr-17-09 02:36 PM   #159 
  - K&R nt  Mithreal   Apr-17-09 01:04 AM   #141 
  - Recommended.  pecwae   Apr-17-09 10:53 AM   #148 
  - What a very odd OP. (nt)  redqueen   Apr-17-09 10:57 AM   #149 
  - Why is it odd?  leftstreet   Apr-17-09 01:23 PM   #153 
  - I fully support him but nothing he's done so far helped the little guy, only the fat cats?  redqueen   Apr-17-09 01:50 PM   #155 
     - Like it or not, it's kinda true  leftstreet   Apr-17-09 01:58 PM   #156 
     - Actually, it's not true at all. 2M acres set aside for protection-advantage avg citizen.  Honeycombe8   Apr-18-09 09:13 AM   #163 
     - what I actually said  Two Americas   Apr-17-09 02:00 PM   #158 
  - odd, yes  Two Americas   Apr-17-09 01:58 PM   #157 
     - What Two Americas said  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-18-09 09:23 AM   #165 
        - yes, how could it be otherwise?  Two Americas   Apr-18-09 02:17 PM   #169 
  - Another example of help for the people.  countingbluecars   Apr-18-09 09:27 AM   #166 
     - might be good, might be bad  Two Americas   Apr-18-09 01:34 PM   #168 
 

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