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    Re: Mindless soundbites

    Keep your eye open for the "Driver to blame" bit.

    Which will be odd if 7 staff members were up front in the driving cab, don't you think? I don't know whether they were but it will become clearer in a few days. I'm just puzzled by that big number.
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    Re: Mindless soundbites

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    Keep your eye open for the "Driver to blame" bit.

    Which will be odd if 7 staff members were up front in the driving cab, don't you think? I don't know whether they were but it will become clearer in a few days. I'm just puzzled by that big number.
    Well, it was the "Inaugural Run" of the new route, so there may have been a bunch of mid-level management riding along to see that things went according to plan.
    It may not be so much that I've conceded your point as that you just can't hear me rolling my eyes.

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    Re: Mindless soundbites

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahso! View Post
    Is that when it was built?1912? Ouch! Cost cutting is an understatement.
    Well, I was wrong about that. That particular line, as Spot found, was all new material and roadbed.
    It may not be so much that I've conceded your point as that you just can't hear me rolling my eyes.

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    Re: Mindless soundbites

    I might quote your increasingly risible President Narcissus at this point:
    The train accident that just occurred in DuPont, WA shows more than ever why our soon to be submitted infrastructure plan must be approved quickly. Seven trillion dollars spent in the Middle East while our roads, bridges, tunnels, railways (and more) crumble! Not for long! 10:41 AM - 18 Dec 2017.
    "Shows more than ever why"?

    On the contrary, it suggests Americans should rely on their well-constructed utilities of the past and eschew new-fangled cost-cutting capitalist exploitation in the public arena.
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    Re: Mindless soundbites

    Can't remember where but the report I first saw on this said that a local ?Senator? or someone with the right to speak out warned of exactly this occurring at this place at a public consultation event BEFORE this was ever built.

    Let's see what comes out.
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    Re: Mindless soundbites

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    I might quote your increasingly risible President Narcissus at this point:
    The train accident that just occurred in DuPont, WA shows more than ever why our soon to be submitted infrastructure plan must be approved quickly. Seven trillion dollars spent in the Middle East while our roads, bridges, tunnels, railways (and more) crumble! Not for long! 10:41 AM - 18 Dec 2017.
    "Shows more than ever why"?

    On the contrary, it suggests Americans should rely on their well-constructed utilities of the past and eschew new-fangled cost-cutting capitalist exploitation in the public arena.
    That is funny, you crack me up.
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    Re: Mindless soundbites

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    I have to agree with Spot on this one. Ultimately it comes down to Power & Money, and it is far easier to scapegoat a single person than it is to find fault in an entire institution, where additional liabilities & litigation come into play. Ok, so the driver shouldn't have been going that fast, but the design that was the main cause of the problem was an accident waiting to happen.

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