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OperaTenor wrote:Citations, please, with regards to those successful private railways. I'm betting you'll find that even those that seem to be private on the surface are publicly funded in some way for at least some portion.
OperaTenor wrote:"Moguls" - pshah, pfaff, and pfiffle. You know better.
qwarto wrote:In the 2004-2008 budget the Bush admin. targeted public transportation, I mean trains. It was not making money, they said. I'm from Europe, and I love our public transportation here. I wonder, do the roads have to be profitable? Because the American budget on roads compared with other countries is just astonishing.
Serious cost-benefit analysis show that train, is the best option for many (not all) regions and trips; Chicago-Dallas, maybe not. But for example both city regions, Chicago and DFW, specially DFW really need improvement in public transportation.
Shapley wrote:A couple of years ago, there was an article about the 'end of the one-day business trip'. It dealt with the fact that flight reductions had reduced the number of available flights to the point that it was difficult or, in many markets, impossible, to book flights into and out of a business meeting in the same day, with the result that a typical business trip required a minimum of one-and-a-half to two days out of the office. The article was concerned with the loss of productivity and the fact that it was beginning to cut down on the face-to-face meetings that were once the trademark of doing business.
"Almost all the experts said it wouldn't work and it did work and the evidence is everywhere. When a president is right and all of his critics are wrong, sooner or later voters who are not hard partisans recognize that and give the president credit."
jamiebk wrote:I give him every bit of credit he deserves for putting us in a war that did not have to be fought that cost us a trillion dollars and 4145 good lives.
Shapley wrote:jamiebk wrote:I give him every bit of credit he deserves for putting us in a war that did not have to be fought that cost us a trillion dollars and 4145 good lives.
typical hard partisan response....
barfle wrote:Is there anyone in the country people care less about than George W. Bush?
Shapley wrote:Oh, and probably every one of the Democrats that have so far spent the better part of two years investigating the firings of those nine attorneys no one seems to know the name of......
OperaTenor wrote:Shap, you've got that revisionist history thing going again. I know I've posted about her here.
Shapley wrote:It could be that, after retirement, President Bush will become as much a household name as Michael Dukakis or Walter Mondale.
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