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(Global Geopolitics)   As America stoops into a NFL-bacon induced coma and the infrastructure rots, a modern Silk Road from Beijing to London is being developed where Chinese goods to Europe will take only 12 days while the Caspian region will see a 50% rise in GDP   (glblgeopolitics.wordpress.com) divider line 35
    More: Interesting, Caspian Sea, Silk Road, GDP, Europe, NFL, Beijing, Azerbaijan, Chinese  
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2013-12-17 11:47:46 AM
You know who else wants to see America fall apart (besides you, Subby)?

kungfurodeo.com
 
2013-12-17 11:47:56 AM
Didn't they get shut down fir drug trafficking?
 
2013-12-17 11:52:23 AM
Yeah, our rotting infrastructure pales in comparison to the futuristic utopias that are China and the Caspian region, and it's all because of NFL and bacon.
 
2013-12-17 11:55:24 AM
It seems like they are purposefully avoiding Iran and Russia, which would be the easier and more direct route.
 
2013-12-17 11:57:53 AM
Oh, look that crappy blog again.
 
2013-12-17 11:59:50 AM
Short version: They're building a 500 mile freight and passenger railway.

That's pretty much it.
 
2013-12-17 12:08:21 PM
So we should build a bridge to China?
 
2013-12-17 12:13:13 PM

MugzyBrown: So we should build a bridge to China?


Paved in the bodies of dead prostitutes?

/we can still buy them from the Caspian region, I assume?
 
2013-12-17 12:16:33 PM

cirby: Short version: They're building a 500 mile freight and passenger railway.

That's pretty much it.


So... we are back in the 19th century when that is considered innovative?
 
2013-12-17 12:17:23 PM
12 days, eh?

I got an ePacket delivery from Shenzhen to central Oklahoma in 7 days.
 
2013-12-17 12:21:53 PM

SansNeural: 12 days, eh?

I got an ePacket delivery from Shenzhen to central Oklahoma in 7 days.


Great! Now do that with a boxcar full pf iPads.
 
2013-12-17 12:58:56 PM
That will last right up until Russia/Iran gets uppity w.r.t. Either Western Europe or China
 
2013-12-17 01:06:14 PM
"10,000 shipments per year!"  So about 3 ships worth of containers a year.  This is probably what is destined to Azerbaijan and eastern Turkey.

To use it China would have to send things across XinJiang province, which already has freight congestion, Kyrgzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, then the Caspian Sea.  So instability in an unstable part of the world could screw things up.   I'm sure Maersk is just crapping itself and scraping all their ships.

Your blog is bad and you should feel bad.
 
2013-12-17 01:21:20 PM

SansNeural: 12 days, eh?

I got an ePacket delivery from Shenzhen to central Oklahoma in 7 days.


I once got a laptop delivered from Taipei to Pennsylvania in three (without paying extra for expedited shipping).  I was thoroughly impressed!
 
2013-12-17 01:32:23 PM

dionysusaur: SansNeural: 12 days, eh?

I got an ePacket delivery from Shenzhen to central Oklahoma in 7 days.

Great! Now do that with a boxcar full pf iPads.


I don't know why I'd want to.   My wife tried them and reported that they were uncomfortable and not even slightly absorbent.
 
2013-12-17 01:56:39 PM

Farkn Yaj Yenrac: Yeah, our rotting infrastructure pales in comparison to the futuristic utopias that are China and the Caspian region, and it's all because of NFL and bacon.


I'm of the opinion we can keep enjoying both and it's not a reason to ignore our massively crumbling infrastructure any more than we already have. I think Subby agrees, or at least doesn't hate Americans like  TV's Vinnie apparently does. Why do you think we can't compete with and then beat the Chinese at their own game?
 
2013-12-17 02:04:05 PM

Crotchrocket Slim: Farkn Yaj Yenrac: Yeah, our rotting infrastructure pales in comparison to the futuristic utopias that are China and the Caspian region, and it's all because of NFL and bacon.

I'm of the opinion we can keep enjoying both and it's not a reason to ignore our massively crumbling infrastructure any more than we already have. I think Subby agrees, or at least doesn't hate Americans like  TV's Vinnie apparently does. Why do you think we can't compete with and then beat the Chinese at their own game?


Where did you assume I hate Americans?
 
2013-12-17 02:13:18 PM

SansNeural: dionysusaur: SansNeural: 12 days, eh?

I got an ePacket delivery from Shenzhen to central Oklahoma in 7 days.

Great! Now do that with a boxcar full pf iPads.

I don't know why I'd want to.   My wife tried them and reported that they were uncomfortable and not even slightly absorbent.


i450.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-17 02:17:07 PM
Cuz China is having such a difficult time getting products to the US.

ablog.typepad.com


Shipping by sea is a lot cheaper than rail.

For example, there are salt mines in upstate New York, but NYC gets its road salt cheaper from South American.
 
2013-12-17 02:24:37 PM

jaytkay: Cuz China is having such a difficult time getting products to the US.

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Shipping by sea is a lot cheaper than rail.

For example, there are salt mines in upstate New York, but NYC gets its road salt cheaper from South American.


Just wait until those 8 y/o miners unionize.
 
2013-12-17 02:45:51 PM
Hey EU countries, get ready for millions of more immigrants.
 
2013-12-17 02:54:26 PM
When I was getting my CDL they were talking about China offering to build a HUGE road-- wider than any US interstate-- running from China thru Russia and into Alaska and Canada with possibly a tunnel under Bering.

China has ambition, that's for sure. If they wanted to build a railroad along this route they would probably have parallel tracks for a half mile wide area along the entire route. Nothing else really could make much of a dent in transportation. They don't do anything small.

/probably compensating for something
//I mean the whole Opium Wars and colonization thing
 
2013-12-17 02:55:10 PM
WTF is NFL-bacon? Is it made out of a football?
 
2013-12-17 03:53:11 PM

js34603: WTF is NFL-bacon?


i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-17 03:54:32 PM

TV's Vinnie: Crotchrocket Slim: Farkn Yaj Yenrac: Yeah, our rotting infrastructure pales in comparison to the futuristic utopias that are China and the Caspian region, and it's all because of NFL and bacon.

I'm of the opinion we can keep enjoying both and it's not a reason to ignore our massively crumbling infrastructure any more than we already have. I think Subby agrees, or at least doesn't hate Americans like  TV's Vinnie apparently does. Why do you think we can't compete with and then beat the Chinese at their own game?

Where did you assume I hate Americans?


When you assumed  Subby hated America for pointing out somewhere we could be doing far, far better (infrastructure maintenance). Tell me you were just Poe's Lawlzing it up by comparing subs to the Red Skull there :)
 
2013-12-17 04:03:48 PM
Infrastructure rots? No way! Atlanta is tearing down a twenty one year old domed football stadium and a seventeen year old major league baseball stadium. Is there any other nation on earth that replaces the most important infrastructure, sports infrastructure, as we do in the US?  Priorities man... priorities!
 
2013-12-17 05:03:59 PM

Crotchrocket Slim: TV's Vinnie: Crotchrocket Slim: Farkn Yaj Yenrac: Yeah, our rotting infrastructure pales in comparison to the futuristic utopias that are China and the Caspian region, and it's all because of NFL and bacon.

I'm of the opinion we can keep enjoying both and it's not a reason to ignore our massively crumbling infrastructure any more than we already have. I think Subby agrees, or at least doesn't hate Americans like  TV's Vinnie apparently does. Why do you think we can't compete with and then beat the Chinese at their own game?

Where did you assume I hate Americans?

When you assumed  Subby hated America for pointing out somewhere we could be doing far, far better (infrastructure maintenance). Tell me you were just Poe's Lawlzing it up by comparing subs to the Red Skull there :)


Jesus, I hope you aren't seriously claiming that China is somehow beating US at the "Infrastructure Game", or that the US can't compete with a freight line. We connected our continent by rail well over a century ago, and you can just ask Warren Buffett how well that works to this day.  Our infrastructure certainly does need to be maintained, and since I'm in construction I heartily approve, but to call it rotting is flat out wrong. There are always areas that need improvement, sometimes even desperately, but on the whole our transportation infrastructure is amazing. About the only area of infrastructure where we aren't light years ahead of any competition is in high speed rail, an area which we as a country have shown very limited interest in.
 
2013-12-17 05:07:34 PM

Farkn Yaj Yenrac: Crotchrocket Slim: TV's Vinnie: Crotchrocket Slim: Farkn Yaj Yenrac: Yeah, our rotting infrastructure pales in comparison to the futuristic utopias that are China and the Caspian region, and it's all because of NFL and bacon.

I'm of the opinion we can keep enjoying both and it's not a reason to ignore our massively crumbling infrastructure any more than we already have. I think Subby agrees, or at least doesn't hate Americans like  TV's Vinnie apparently does. Why do you think we can't compete with and then beat the Chinese at their own game?

Where did you assume I hate Americans?

When you assumed  Subby hated America for pointing out somewhere we could be doing far, far better (infrastructure maintenance). Tell me you were just Poe's Lawlzing it up by comparing subs to the Red Skull there :)

Jesus, I hope you aren't seriously claiming that China is somehow beating US at the "Infrastructure Game", or that the US can't compete with a freight line. We connected our continent by rail well over a century ago, and you can just ask Warren Buffett how well that works to this day.  Our infrastructure certainly does need to be maintained, and since I'm in construction I heartily approve, but to call it rotting is flat out wrong. There are always areas that need improvement, sometimes even desperately, but on the whole our transportation infrastructure is amazing. About the only area of infrastructure where we aren't light years ahead of any competition is in high speed rail, an area which we as a country have shown very limited interest in.


I think you might have a rosey image of some bridges, highways, power and telecom infrastructure outside of where you live. A lot of places still have sewers built before the first world war and it's starting to show.
 
2013-12-17 05:08:49 PM
And I really don't care how nonexistent China's various infrastructures are (though I have read up on a lot of their subterranean military highways and WRT that is one area they clearly are beating us on).
 
2013-12-17 05:37:44 PM
What did I just read?
 
2013-12-17 06:23:55 PM
The glorious People of China have worked diligently to engineer a most excellent solution to the problem of goods transfer!

Meanwhile, the capitalist pig-dog have become lazy and now rot in the filth of their decaying decadence.
 
2013-12-18 02:47:24 AM
good luck at the chunnel
 
2013-12-18 03:43:47 AM

Farkn Yaj Yenrac: Crotchrocket Slim: TV's Vinnie: Crotchrocket Slim: Farkn Yaj Yenrac: Yeah, our rotting infrastructure pales in comparison to the futuristic utopias that are China and the Caspian region, and it's all because of NFL and bacon.

I'm of the opinion we can keep enjoying both and it's not a reason to ignore our massively crumbling infrastructure any more than we already have. I think Subby agrees, or at least doesn't hate Americans like  TV's Vinnie apparently does. Why do you think we can't compete with and then beat the Chinese at their own game?

Where did you assume I hate Americans?

When you assumed  Subby hated America for pointing out somewhere we could be doing far, far better (infrastructure maintenance). Tell me you were just Poe's Lawlzing it up by comparing subs to the Red Skull there :)

Jesus, I hope you aren't seriously claiming that China is somehow beating US at the "Infrastructure Game", or that the US can't compete with a freight line. We connected our continent by rail well over a century ago, and you can just ask Warren Buffett how well that works to this day.  Our infrastructure certainly does need to be maintained, and since I'm in construction I heartily approve, but to call it rotting is flat out wrong. There are always areas that need improvement, sometimes even desperately, but on the whole our transportation infrastructure is amazing. About the only area of infrastructure where we aren't light years ahead of any competition is in high speed rail, an area which we as a country have shown very limited interest in.


http://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/

A "D+" score isn't rotten! It's still passing!
 
2013-12-18 05:13:57 AM

dionysusaur: SansNeural: 12 days, eh?

I got an ePacket delivery from Shenzhen to central Oklahoma in 7 days.

Great! Now do that with a boxcar full pf iPads.


image.made-in-china.com
No problem.
 
2013-12-18 10:37:15 AM
Well, thank god our colleges and universities are taking this seriously and aren't just the minor league franchises for the NFL and NBA.
 
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