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2014-05-10 12:23:38 AM  
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TomD9938: Probably lamented in his old age that his kids had no idea how good they've had it.


That's the circle of life.  Have your childhood stolen, breaking your back for crap.  Grow old, vow your kids will have it different, then one day wake up in a Disney fog and start moaning that these kids just don't know.
2014-05-09 11:15:18 PM  
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When you fly, you're travelling in a bus.

In one of these private carriages, you're travelling in a hotel suite, with a restaurant, bed with TV, observation deck for the scenery

And if you're travelling with a dozen friends, it's probably not that extravagant
2014-05-09 10:47:42 PM  
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TomD9938: Fissile: lohphat: I'm tired living in a country that has stopped moving into the modern world.

Moving into the modern world?  It stopped doing that 30 years ago, we're going backward now.

Say hello to Murica's future.

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I'll bet that kid on the left really made something of himself.

He looks like a "glass half full" kind of guy.


Maybe.  Or maybe he just realized that he'd be dead from black-lung in a few months.
2014-05-09 09:54:27 PM  
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whistleridge: For most Americans, train travel is about finding an empty seat in a crowded car slower and more expensive than flying, and not wort the hassle.

FTFY.

Unless you live in the Northeast corridor, odds are pretty high you've never ridden on a train in your life that wasn't a subway.


That's because the government has subsidized the car industry and the airline industry for the past eighty or so years.  If there were free, government built tracks everywhere there are interstates and airports, you might have ridden in a train.
2014-05-09 09:51:06 PM  
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lohphat: I'm tired living in a country that has stopped moving into the modern world.


Moving into the modern world?  It stopped doing that 30 years ago, we're going backward now.

Say hello to Murica's future.

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2014-05-09 09:11:22 PM  
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CruJones: Sorry, not clicking.  Did it ever say how much this is?  I wouldn't be surprised if hitching your own car up is less than expected.

Unfortunately any time I've looked into taking a train it's twice as slow and more expensive.  However one good time is taking the train to New Orleans from Memphis and back.  Sure it's slower, but you can party on the way there and sleep it off on the way back, in a private room (berth?).


http://www.amtrak.com/ccurl/122/605/Private-Car-Tariff-Rates-Addendu m- 1.pdf

Minimum charge $1,115 for Amtrak to handle your private car.  $2.40 per mile, plus switching and service charges.  And that's after you spent a bunch of money to buy or refurbish a car and bring it up to minimum operating standard.
2014-05-09 08:46:45 PM  
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This is farking awesome.  If I were the idle rich, I'd totally ride the rails in one of these.
2014-05-09 07:39:20 PM  
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For most Americans, train travel is about finding an empty seat in a crowded car slower and more expensive than flying, and not wort the hassle.

FTFY.

Unless you live in the Northeast corridor, odds are pretty high you've never ridden on a train in your life that wasn't a subway.
2014-05-09 07:31:30 PM  
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You guys think the Koch Brothers are hated? George Pullman was so hated (and rightly so. He made the Koches look like liberals) that when he finally died, he ordered that his casket be

1. Wrapped in tar paper
2. Covered in asphalt
3. Buried in a deeeeeep grave
4. Pour in loads of concrete
5. Cover it all with huge slabs of marble & granite weighing tons

This all wasn't for him to go out like a pharaoh, but because he knew there was a lot of people out there who would have loved to defile his remains
 
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