China can but the US can't

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    China launches world's longest bullet train service - Telegraph

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    They can invest our money in their infrastructure but we're still in the dark ages.

    rw's should be thrilled about this.
     
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    You are one dumb fuckin hack. Seriously..
     
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    It's amazing what a totalitarian state can do! Just eliminating the permitting process would streamline building such a train. Imagine if we didn't have environmental protection agencies or unions or building standards. We could do it too.
     
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    nice train! When the government is a totalitarian one, and they don't have to deal with labor unions, things such as this can be achieved. Just think, now the slaves can be imported into the Apple factory in a much shorter time.
     
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    Europe's been way ahead on this for decades. When I lived in France they were putting the TGV on line. It holds the world record for train speed at 574.8 km/h (357.2 mph).

    Here, we'd rather our "bullets" move people to tears than to other places.
     
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    Besides the Northeast corridor, where is there sufficent demand for bullet trains to justify the enourmous expense?
     
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    who built the HOOVER DAMN?

    why is it the right always fights to keep us from doing the smart things for the future?
     
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    The Hoover dam was created out of a need for water storage and power generation.

    Again, define a viable bullet train route that is worth the required investment. The NE corridor may meet that, but no one wants to contemplate the disruptions its construction would cause.

    Also I would think the Hoover Dam would never be built today due to the massive regulatory requirements, and the ability of a small group of environmental nutjobs to torpedo the project via lawsuits.
     
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    What stop such a project is all the RED TAPE! The permits fees and expenses, the EPA making up BS rules, regulations that not only make it costly, but time consuming and the Union strong arming the companies make such projects nearly impossible!

    It's not RWer you dumb-fuck! The over-burdensome regulations that cause this! It's the same reason our bridges are getting fixed, the energy grid isn't get updated and the pipeline isn't get built!
     
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    And how much does Amtrak cost the taxpayer annually? And you dipshits want more?
     

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