…the president’s second term may provide another chance for him to push his vision for high-speed passenger rail, which was stalled by Congress’ refusal to keep paying for it.
Do you even know how much I would love for this to be implemented…
Not having to pony up hundreds of dollars to visit people on the other side of the continent, endure hours-long claustrophobic car rides, AND enjoy all the benefits of a train ride? SIGN ME UP YO
God I’d need this in a bad way, it’d make seeing my family 100 times easier.
ahahahahh i love how there’s a path going right through sw ohio ahahahahh trains
omg, I’d be able to actually go see my moirail without driving 7 fucking hours trapped in a car with my mom. YESSSS.
I-I could go visit Ethan ;-; omfg pls
Elon Musk’s AKA Real life Iron Man super-speed evacuation tube will be much faster and cost way less.
Not to mention the following:
“the $60 billion bullet train they’re proposing in California would be the slowest bullet train in the world at the highest cost per mile”
>nervously traversing the wastes between my shantytown and my factory job
>can’t afford to take the enclosed tollways, must take shattered county roads which are overgrown with weeds due to a lack of investment in public infrastructure
>hear a high-pitched engine whine approaching
>look in vain for a police car, know the new private cops don’t bother with our safety…not since the unions lost the Walker Wars
>as the group of hooded white supremacists steps out of their hovercraft I think of my twelve children—I didn’t want to have them, but after the personhood amendment passed I had no choice
>I raise the cheap gun I use to hunt game, since I have no food stamps anymore
>gun explodes in my hands, covering my face and torso in shrapnel
>Through my agony I remember there are no regulations ensuring proper manufacturing standards anymore
>Hear a throaty chuckle
>The bandit leader speaks: “Guess they sold you a shitty gun, huh? Well don’t worry…”
>he raises his Fag Stomping boot
>I roll on my side, see sunlight gleaming off the Job Creator Domes, imagine all the children inside, wondering if they’ll ever know how easy they have it
>”The free market will fix it.”
>Welcome to Romney’s America
The US Military defines an enemy combatant as any male between age 14 and 50
Happy 4th of July
This is good PR - “Goldman Sachs Hates America” (by R. Flynn)
According to A History of Asian Americans: Strangers From A Different Shore by Ronald Takaki most of the Filipino population in America during the Great Depression married white women.
TAKE THAT YELLOW FEVER!
American history books never mention that immigration quotas prevented Asian women from immigrating to the US. Asian immigrant men married black, white, or Native American women. Most of the descendants of these unions today don’t even know about their Asian heritage.
It was never the quota that prevented women from emigrating to the US during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Most women of men who came to this country stayed home due to socio-economic reasons, though there was political hyperbole during the time of the gold rush where any woman traveling in steerage was suspected of being a prostitute and many articles were written on this. To avoid that misconception, wives of affluent merchants often took first class tickets on trans-pacific trips. Hope that clears up for you.
- With recent developments in Iran such as the UK embassy raid and the capture of the US drone along with Iran’s ties with Pakistan which in turn has ties with China. This geo-political situation is similar to the Balkans in the early 20th century in which Serbian/Yugoslav nationalists assassinated Franz Ferdinand I and his pregnant wife which led to a similar situation I mentioned above and led the Triple Alliance (Germany, Austro-Hungary, Italy) and the Triple Entendre (Great Brittian, France, Russia).
- Austerity cuts and social upheaval becomes so extreme due to peak oil (which not only affects your gas tank but anything and everything made from petrol) and a transition to a post-petroleum industrial civilization that extreme and radical change is needed. This could include a move from Global Hegemony to a Welfare State, a move from a currency and competitive based economy to an access and needs economy.