The RetrieverTraining.Net Forums The Retriever Academy
Total Retriever Training with Mike Lardy
Hawkeye Media Gunners Up Tritronics Gun Dog Broker
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: Say hello to China

  1. #1
    Senior Member dnf777's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Western Pa
    Posts
    6,161

    Default Say hello to China

    Just saw the Chinese have committed $32.5 billion to establish a high-speed rail system, connecting their major cities. We have Amtrack, operating on 19thCentury-era technology tracks.

    Our Air Traffic control system is operating on the same technology that was in place when Lesle Neislon's movie "Airplane" was released, with about 300% more flights to separate.

    Hardly a day goes by in Pittsburgh that you don't hear of another water main break, as our clay pipes, layed on average 80 years ago, are reaching their life-expectancies. How 'bout where you live?

    The Chinese energy commissioner just called in top scientists from 16 major energy companies to sit down and come up with ways to get off of petroleum-based energy.

    Their kids go to school year 'round...no extended summer vacations.


    I think in the end, Democracy and Freedom will win out....but we better be careful...they're nipping at our heels as the world leader.
    God Bless PFC Jamie Harkness. The US Army's newest PFC, but still our neighbor's little girl!

  2. #2
    Senior Member Buzz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Brookings, South Dakota
    Posts
    6,558

    Default

    Here in the US, recently elected governors are canceling a tunnel between NJ and NY, and major high speed rail projects are getting canceled in Wisconsin and Ohio. Absolutely no foresight.
    "For everyone to whom much is given, of him shall much be required." -- Luke 12:48

    Raven - Moneybird's Black Magic Marker***
    (Esprit's Power Play x Trumarc's Lean Cuisine)
    Mick - Moneybird's Jumpin' Jack Flash***
    (Clubmead's Road Warrior x Oakdale Whitewater Devil Dog)
    Peerless - Moneybird's Sole Survivor
    (Two River's Lucky Willie x Moneybird's Black Magic Marker)

  3. #3
    Senior Member road kill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    New Berlin, WI
    Posts
    10,177

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    Here in the US, recently elected governors are canceling a tunnel between NJ and NY, and major high speed rail projects are getting canceled in Wisconsin and Ohio. Absolutely no foresight.
    There is a reason these projects are getting canceled in WI.

    We don't have the money!!!!

    Spending money we DON'T have on something we DON'T need shows "Absolutely no foresight!"

    Chairman Mao regards...........


    RK
    Stan b & Elvis

  4. #4
    Senior Member dnf777's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Western Pa
    Posts
    6,161

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    We don't have the money!!!!


    RK
    I know this is sounding like a broken record, but where was the money for the war in Iraq?

    If we're going to spend money we don't have, let's at least have something to show for it!

    Also, airliners are hopelessly tied to petroleum fuels for the forseeable future. Trains can derive their propulsion form any fuel source that can generate electricity. (fossil, solar, wind, geo......) A small step towards oil independence.
    God Bless PFC Jamie Harkness. The US Army's newest PFC, but still our neighbor's little girl!

  5. #5
    Senior Member road kill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    New Berlin, WI
    Posts
    10,177

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dnf777 View Post
    I know this is sounding like a broken record, but where was the money for the war in Iraq?

    If we're going to spend money we don't have, let's at least have something to show for it!

    Also, airliners are hopelessly tied to petroleum fuels for the forseeable future. Trains can derive their propulsion form any fuel source that can generate electricity. (fossil, solar, wind, geo......) A small step towards oil independence.
    Maybe there was, but there ain't none now.
    The old "BUT HE STARTED IT!!!!"

    So......let's spend it anyway??


    C'mon man......



    RK
    Last edited by road kill; 12-03-2010 at 11:43 AM.
    Stan b & Elvis

  6. #6
    Senior Member dnf777's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Western Pa
    Posts
    6,161

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    Maybe there was, but there ain't none now.
    The old "BUT HE STARTED IT!!!!"

    So......let's spend it anyway??


    C'mon man......



    RK
    How bout if we agree to pull out completely of Iraq right now, and use that money to improve our infrastructure? Would you agree to that?

    Another angle to look at.....how much infrastructure is being built in China and our European allies' countries because they DON'T have to spend billions to "stabilize" the region? Why are WE footing the bill to maintain peace in THIER backyard, while our bridges, schools, grid, trains, etc...are decaying?
    God Bless PFC Jamie Harkness. The US Army's newest PFC, but still our neighbor's little girl!

  7. #7
    Senior Member Buzz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Brookings, South Dakota
    Posts
    6,558

    Default

    Where is my like button?
    "For everyone to whom much is given, of him shall much be required." -- Luke 12:48

    Raven - Moneybird's Black Magic Marker***
    (Esprit's Power Play x Trumarc's Lean Cuisine)
    Mick - Moneybird's Jumpin' Jack Flash***
    (Clubmead's Road Warrior x Oakdale Whitewater Devil Dog)
    Peerless - Moneybird's Sole Survivor
    (Two River's Lucky Willie x Moneybird's Black Magic Marker)

  8. #8
    Senior Member duckheads's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    NW Indiana
    Posts
    584

    Default

    Move to china. I am sure they need some proctologists there.
    CPR HRCH Scott's Sweet Brandy
    Kankakee River HRC
    NRA Life Member
    Pheasants Forever
    Delta Waterfowl

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Pac NW
    Posts
    4,049

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dnf777 View Post
    Just saw the Chinese have committed $32.5 billion to establish a high-speed rail system, connecting their major cities. We have Amtrack, operating on 19thCentury-era technology tracks.
    Didn't our great stimulus plan commit a like amount? The public is tired of overpriced, subsidized transportation plans that only cost money & Do Not Work.

    Our Air Traffic control system is operating on the same technology that was in place when Lesle Neislon's movie "Airplane" was released, with about 300% more flights to separate.
    Privatize, anyone?

    Hardly a day goes by in Pittsburgh that you don't hear of another water main break, as our clay pipes, layed on average 80 years ago, are reaching their life-expectancies. How 'bout where you live?
    I've been buying those stocks that will benefit from these upgrades. It's an old issue caused by people in office who can not balance their own checkbook.

    The Chinese energy commissioner just called in top scientists from 16 major energy companies to sit down and come up with ways to get off of petroleum-based energy.
    Just like here - having worked with a few of their engineers I hold little hope they will do any better than we do. Battery technology is not new, all of our underground loco's were battery operated. Unless some bright individual comes up with a way to do it better (like the transistor has unfolded) it will not fly . Buzz needs to quit posting & get with it, that's his field .

    Their kids go to school year 'round...no extended summer vacations.
    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO - you're an advocate for keeping kids longer in a system that operates like a Model "T"? The government schools already have the kids too much. Just like you can pay more taxes, you can send your kids for enrichment on your own dime.

    But look at the guy everyone is chasing, while I don't advocate his tendency to anarchy, you have to admit he is one bright guy for his ideas!!!! If you haven't been watching the news I speak of wikileaks & the fact he has no formal education .


    I think in the end, Democracy and Freedom will win out....but we better be careful...they're nipping at our heels as the world leader.
    Yeah Right - they did invent gunpowder - 2,000 years ago .
    __________________________

    Marvin S

    Everyone's friend is No One's friend

    Someday your life will flash before your eyes. It's your responsibility to make sure it's worth watching!

  10. #10
    Senior Member dnf777's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Western Pa
    Posts
    6,161

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by duckheads View Post
    Move to china. I am sure they need some proctologists there.
    And if you ever want to pull your head out, you'll need one too.

    Sorry, but you lobbed a meatball.
    God Bless PFC Jamie Harkness. The US Army's newest PFC, but still our neighbor's little girl!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •