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Scatter wrote:Colin......such a load of crap I've seldom seen. We have programs up the proverbial "wazoo" to help the poor. We just don't believe in making the common denominator of our economy equality........as in equally miserable. Anyone can get ahead here......if they want to WORK. Many do not. And even for them there are programs to assist them in their capacity of becoming the best drag on society they can be
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Colin......such a load of crap I've seldom seen
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ColinB wrote:But you must admit, there is a tendency, in the US, to worship success, power, wealth etc.
Fri Jul 01, 2005 10:24 pm
TROLLEY's...are you kidding? Dude I will take my Toyota anyday. I can ride a light rail for some parts, but screw it as the main source of transportation. What the hell for!
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Sat Jul 02, 2005 7:36 am
ColinB wrote:Greg -
As a boy, growing up in Brighton, Sussex [UK] we had 'trolley buses'.
These had the double shafts linking to overhead cables, so ran on ordinary tyred wheels [without rails].
Very efficient, quiet and environmentally friendly.
So, of course, they had to go !
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ColinB wrote:Steve -
In the US, trailer parks and their occupants are associated with the poor.
Over there, they tend to worship success and wealth more than we do.
Hence their disdain for people living in them.
No doubt some of our US posters will soon put me right, if I've got it wrong !
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Gregory Nolan Jr. wrote:Scatter, I know Connecticut (have some family there) and I didn't realize the trolley even has come back there, but I"m pleased to hear it. I heard they were making a comeback. Buses (and I used to drive one in a small city) are no comparision to being on the rails.
"Light rail" is truly coming into its own as more and more Americans spent more time stuck in traffic for their work commute.
At the same time, we love our cars (I do too), apparently love the suburbs ( a new report says our cities are no longer growing as they had in the '90s) and continue to stretch out into to what were even recently country fields. I'm not a big fan of that, but that's the path we've chosen for now.
Greg.....it's very limited service, and I'm not sure whether or not it's more nostalgia oriented than not. But I hope it catches on. I believe he used to catch the trolley around Simsbury.
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