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    Re: Report: Amtrak loss comes to $32 per passenger

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Ahhh enlighen me as to your POV......

    BTW did ya look at that link on the history of the rail system?
    It's not a point of view, it's historical fact, that the interstate system was built to create a network of large volume highways that would allow the US military to deploy to different parts of the country, more rapidly, in the event of an invasion. So, scrapping the interstate system might be a tad bit of a bad idea.
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    Re: Report: Amtrak loss comes to $32 per passenger

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    There's nothing to disagree about. Obviously, you can't spend millions of dollars on something that produce any return on the investent. Passenger rail is losing money, already. That's not a good reason to expand the passenger rail system.
    I disagree with you and see no point is reexplaining my point again.

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    Re: Report: Amtrak loss comes to $32 per passenger

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's not a point of view, it's historical fact, that the interstate system was built to create a network of large volume highways that would allow the US military to deploy to different parts of the country, more rapidly, in the event of an invasion. So, scrapping the interstate system might be a tad bit of a bad idea.
    I agree that it would be a horrible idea. Not only from a national security standpoint, but from an economic standpoint as well. We need trucks to be able to efficiently move stuff, whether it is a basket of finished goods to walmart, or slag to a construction site (those in the trucking industry might find this ironic ).
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: Report: Amtrak loss comes to $32 per passenger

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    I disagree with you and see no point is reexplaining my point again.
    Oh, I understand your point. You want to use government controlled industries to push your political agenda.
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    Re: Report: Amtrak loss comes to $32 per passenger

    Now do not get me wrong; there is nothing profoundly negative about a larger network of rails connecting passengers to far away cities. But the results point towards some sort of industry cost that is implicit, and therefore cannot be reduced (efficiently) via pricing.

    This is a biiiig country. Never in my life will i sit on a train for 5 hours unless it takes me from Chicago to LA in that amount of time. Not to mention having to be around fat Americans and their fat crying children

    I'd rather drive myself; and if it is too far, i take a ****ing airplane!
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Re: Report: Amtrak loss comes to $32 per passenger

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's not a point of view, it's historical fact, that the interstate system was built to create a network of large volume highways that would allow the US military to deploy to different parts of the country, more rapidly, in the event of an invasion. So, scrapping the interstate system might be a tad bit of a bad idea.
    Rail would be better in achieving that considering the size of the USA. Ill link later when I get home.

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    Re: Report: Amtrak loss comes to $32 per passenger

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Rail would be better in achieving that considering the size of the USA. Ill link later when I get home.
    yes, please link that, because history tells a different story.
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    Re: Report: Amtrak loss comes to $32 per passenger

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Oh, I understand your point. You want to use government controlled industries to push your political agenda.
    No, you don't understand my POV whatsoever, as made apparent by your post here. Have a good rest of the day...

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    Re: Report: Amtrak loss comes to $32 per passenger

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Rail would be better in achieving that considering the size of the USA. Ill link later when I get home.

    Well, apdst has it right that the major Interstates were built for military deployment, but the Intrastate system, including the Interstate highways were also put in place for commerce. That's right the trucks! They are my highways, we just let you drive on them..... Rail may be trying to make a comeback in the commercials you see about transporting goods, but they are only as good as the lines they travel. How you going to get those goods to market? That's right, a truck!


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    Re: Report: Amtrak loss comes to $32 per passenger

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, apdst has it right that the major Interstates were built for military deployment, but the Intrastate system, including the Interstate highways were also put in place for commerce. That's right the trucks! They are my highways, we just let you drive on them..... Rail may be trying to make a comeback in the commercials you see about transporting goods, but they are only as good as the lines they travel. How you going to get those goods to market? That's right, a truck!


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    How about that trick math they use to snow people into thinking that they can move 1 ton of freight, 400 miles, on 1 gallon of fuel?...lol
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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