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Why can't the USA have maglev trains

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Why can't the USA have maglev trains

Postby Mr.Darcy » Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:38 am

I for one hate driving and having to deal with redneck trucks driving on the road like it is a competition. I do not care to live in Suburbia and have to live with groupthink individuals obsessed with private property and good ole boy politics.
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Postby zboy1 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:25 am

Even in China, the train system is miles ahead of the decrepit U.S. system (which is an embarrassment). The metro here in Shenzhen is clean and efficient. Plus, there are guard doors so you don't have the types of accidents you see in the States. Also it's very cheap too. And China is expanding it's high-speed train system throughout the country.

And when you compare China's airports (or most of Asia for that matter) to the U.S., it's like the U.S. is the Third-World country, not the Asian countries. ...
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Postby Cornfed » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:04 am

The train system up and down coastal China is light years ahead of what the West can offer.
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Postby Taco » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:34 am

There's going to be a war in the US soon that's why no one is investing in American infrastructure projects.
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Postby S_Parc » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:22 pm

This is a bit of a old story, though conveniently forgotten for the current generation.

The whole trolley tram thing was burgeoning in cities across America since the early 20th century until GM decided that we needed an automobile based society.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Motors_Streetcar_Conspiracy

In fact, the movie "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" was based upon the above story but told in cartoon land.

When I was an infant, the very last bus/trams were being phased out, in place of the diesel (or petrol) powered buses. I vaguely recall those bus depots with the overhead wirings to connect the power to the bus/tram. You can't even find any of those depots anymore. The streets back then, had these metallic groves/tracks for those types of trams. Most of them are asphalted over now.

Senior citizens used to tell me how ppl got around in the greater Boston area with those trams, ages ago. They were far reaching, in the prior decades before my birth.

So from a dynamical p.o.v., the age of the everyday railroad was actually America's past, neither its present, nor its future. So what China and the rest of Asia is doing is simply catching up to a pre-1950s America & then, advancing those transport applications into the 60s & 70s, which didn't occur stateside.
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Postby SilverEnergy » Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:33 pm

Before most of us were born, there was a lot of mass transit in America.

But the automobile industry bought up much of the public transit in America and that's why there is mass transit in only a few cities.
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Postby Teal Lantern » Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:27 pm

zboy1 wrote:Even in China, the train system is miles ahead of the decrepit U.S. system (which is an embarrassment). The metro here in Shenzhen is clean and efficient. Plus, there are guard doors so you don't have the types of accidents you see in the States. Also it's very cheap too. And China is expanding it's high-speed train system throughout the country.

And when you compare China's airports (or most of Asia for that matter) to the U.S., it's like the U.S. is the Third-World country, not the Asian countries. ...

No doubt built with all the money they don't spend on smog & water pollution controls, reliable food inspections, and safe work conditions.
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Postby Cornfed » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:38 pm

SilverEnergy wrote:Before most of us were born, there was a lot of mass transit in America.

But the automobile industry bought up much of the public transit in America and that's why there is mass transit in only a few cities.

That is one reason. The other is the need to enforce the segregation of feral blacks from the human population now that more direct means of enforcement is against public policy. If hoodrats could just jump a turnstile and go anywhere they wanted then they could spread their wave of destruction all over the place. That is why retailers invariably oppose any proposed upgrades to public transport. It is because of blacks that the rest of America can't have nice things.
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Postby zboy1 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:47 am

Cornfed, can you please tone down your anti-Black racism please? I already banned another poster for calling Blacks the N word, "groids" and "inferior." I don't have a problem with racial talk, but do it in a way that doesn't involve racial slurs or racial putdowns.
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