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You can't make this up #7255307
04/30/21 03:14 PM
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hippie Offline OP
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Watching Biden's speech celebrating Amtraks 50 year anniversary. He's proud he was a supporter from the start and bragging/tying this into his multi-trillion dollar expansion of gov't funded infrastructure plan. Then he say.....wait for it........

This year was projected to be the first year Amtrak broke even but the pandemic prevented it. This nut is was using a 50 failure as one of his accomplishments and prototype for trillions more in spending..

Re: You can't make this up [Re: hippie] #7255317
04/30/21 03:22 PM
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Lol ..... He would have never made it in the private sector , but has been rewarded beyond belief as a first class idiot in government


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Re: You can't make this up [Re: hippie] #7255322
04/30/21 03:28 PM
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Robert Gates doesn't think much of him either.

Obama's Sec'y of Defense

https://www.theatlantic.com/politic...snt-stopped-being-wrong-40-years/356785/

Doesn't inspire a lot of confidence


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Re: You can't make this up [Re: AntiGov] #7255331
04/30/21 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by AntiGov
Lol ..... He would have never made it in the private sector , but has been rewarded beyond belief as a first class idiot in government


Back in the 90s Rush said advancement on the left had nothing to do with achievement and dismal failure was often rewarded so long as a man said the right words or thought all the right [wrong] things. To advance a woman on the left all she had to be was but ugly (ok I added that part).

At the time I was sure he was exaggerating for effect but recent history has proven he was nothing short of a profit. Change my mind.


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Re: You can't make this up [Re: hippie] #7255335
04/30/21 04:22 PM
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Finally run aground in TN
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Finally run aground in TN
You would be surprised what they make up , without and facts or basis


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Re: You can't make this up [Re: hippie] #7255340
04/30/21 04:36 PM
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No Scuba I wouldn't


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Re: You can't make this up [Re: hippie] #7255358
04/30/21 05:25 PM
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OH, and guess who runs Amtrack. THE GOVERNMENT. Unless they have privatized it again and I didn't catch it. I sure remember when they took it over.


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Re: You can't make this up [Re: hippie] #7255392
04/30/21 06:42 PM
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I n Mn. about half of State gas tax collected goes to public transportation in the cities and while they charge for bus rides they still lose money.

Re: You can't make this up [Re: Rat Masterson] #7255443
04/30/21 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Rat Masterson
I n Mn. about half of State gas tax collected goes to public transportation in the cities and while they charge for bus rides they still lose money.

We have a local bus service here. Heavily subsidized. For years you would notice the buses with 1-2 people on them maybe as many as 5-6 people when it was real busy. Yep , saving the planet and keeping those gas guzzlers at home....lol

The fare is about $1.75 or $2.25 for a ride in the area. Cost to provide a ride was about $10. Everybody knew these buses are very under utilised as you could how empty they are as they went by. Then they tinted the windows so you can't tell anymore. The hope is more people over time will use the buses and it will make financial sense. Doubtful that will ever happen with ber and Lyft now available. The buses are a solution for a problem that does not exist , but it gobbles up lots of tax dollars.

Some funny quirks too. The buses are equipped with a bicycle rack on the front. Extra fee @ $3.75 per bicycle. Almost never see a bicycle on the rack , too costly for the bicyclist. You are also not allowed to bring a lot of packages on with you like 4-5 shopping bags. Weekly shopping is something you can not use the bus for as it is not allowed.

A friend of mine is a driver for this bus company. They do not want intoxicated passengers on the bus. It is against the rules. His guidelines are to contact dispatch when one boards and the police will handle the problem. But here is the funny part , his bosses tell him to wait until the intoxicated person PAYS THE FARE FIRST then to contact dispatch to have the police remove the drunk.....lol


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