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Tue Dec 19, 2017, 11:18 AM

 

Everyone Else Has Bullet Trains - USA Can't Even Have A Regular Train Not Crash With 1920's Tech

We're so screwed infrastructure wise.

Maybe we could get some of the 50 trillion from the tax havens and make a train that can make it to Portland without crashing.

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Reply Everyone Else Has Bullet Trains - USA Can't Even Have A Regular Train Not Crash With 1920's Tech (Original post)
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Cicada Dec 2017 #2
angrychair Dec 2017 #3
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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 11:25 AM

1. My Wife Said We Are Going Backwards

 

She spends a lot of time in Europe taking real trains.

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 11:28 AM

2. We have low population density, so our trains suck

In Japan they have about fifty zillion people living along a 100 mile corridor. So they can spend huge amounts per mile for trains and make it cost effective. DuPont Washington has about nine people and a few dogs. Roughly. We donít have sufficient population density to have great trains except in the Northeast.

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 11:28 AM

3. A fire knocked out an entire airport in Atlanta

Everything from our bridges to our drinking water are mediocre at best

2017 infrastructure report card:

https://www.infrastructurereportcard.org

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 11:31 AM

4. 3,000 Towns With Lead Water Worse Than Flint

 

We are sinking fast.

https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-lead-testing/

The good news is the 50 trillion in the tax havens is safe!

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 11:57 AM

5. Face it, we are a backward country. Violent, racist, crumbling infrastructure.

Elect crooks on a regular basis who start illegal wars, crash the economy,
rob Americans blind, and damage our standing in the world.

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