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    Re: Florida scraps high-speed rail plan pushed by Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Actually, it's not Rick Scott's fault that we have a bastard in in the White House.
    scott cancelled the high speed rail, not obama.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Florida scraps high-speed rail plan pushed by Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Again, so what if it is state owned. Your highways are freaking state owned... and that is some how bad?
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    Re: Florida scraps high-speed rail plan pushed by Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I mean, that's if you care about the average American instead of sending the billions upon billions of dollars to bailouts of the banks and CEOs who made the mess.
    He doesn't.

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    Re: Florida scraps high-speed rail plan pushed by Obama

    Florida needs high speed rail more than any other state. The big cities in Florida are all spaced out at approximately 250 mile intervals. People need to get from one city to another, say Jax to Tampa, all the time, but to travel from any one city to any another requires at least a tank of gas.

    Smart infrastructure investing like high speed rail could very well be what we need to save this country.
    Last edited by Guy Incognito; 02-17-11 at 01:59 PM.

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    Re: Florida scraps high-speed rail plan pushed by Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    I base it on factgs, not fantasy that you seem to always prefer (as long as said fantasy agrees with your opinion).
    Fantasy? It is not a fantasy that high speed rail is well used in France and many places in Europe and are extremely popular and have a growing fan base. Is it expensive to do? Yes of course it is, as was the US highway system, Hover Dam, Reagan Airport and other massive construction projects started by the "state" in one form or another.. and I state again.. so freaking what? The benefit from such investments are not short term but long term .

    Did I every claim it was perfect?

    BTW... your 'profit number' is outdated, and in the wrong currency, but of course you knew that and simply hoped I'd take you at your word (which isn't really worth all that much ion this board).
    First off "outdated" is not exactly true. I just failed to mention what year. I did not know there was a deficit last year. And funny you fail to mention of the 1 billion EUROS in profit, most of it came from the high speed rail, which is still profitable for the most part. But you do also know we are in a recession right? Travel is one of the first things that get cut, just ask the airlines.

    As for wrong currency... I stated 1 billion in profit, not stating the currency in the part you quoted. Before that in other replies I stated Euros.. so it was not the wrong currency, but you not being able to put two and two together.. not my fault.

    And I must ask.. why the personal attacks?


    Again, political, not the fault of the high speed rail net.

    And for the record, this guy you keep quoting, sounds like a die hard car American, that cant look past his gas guzzling SUV.
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    Re: Florida scraps high-speed rail plan pushed by Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    scott cancelled the high speed rail, not obama.
    And, good for Scott. Obviously recognizes that there's a dumb **** in the White House.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    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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    Re: Florida scraps high-speed rail plan pushed by Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    what do you know about it? it was a shovel ready project that would have employed a lot of floridians.
    What was the schedualed start date?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    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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    Re: Florida scraps high-speed rail plan pushed by Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Why does a rail system need to turn a profit? I don't think our interstate highway system turns a profit and yet I don't see anyone advocating to abandon it. Perhaps the millions of additional jobs that it creates might have something to do with its popularity.
    Because, it's time for the government to be run like a business
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    Re: Florida scraps high-speed rail plan pushed by Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What was the schedualed start date?
    it was supposed to start this year. scott's a dumbass.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Florida scraps high-speed rail plan pushed by Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Because, it's time for the government to be run like a business
    Then it is time to dump the military, FBI and other security organisations.. they have zero revenue and are expensive!
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