Ike created the interstate highway system

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    transportation as we know it today

    got the idea from Hitlers autobahns

    (where would this country be without Germans - certainly not on the moon..................)
     
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    Actually he created the system because in the 40's as an Army Officer he traveled in a convoy from the east Coast to the West Coast and it took something like 34 days. He learned we needed a system to allow land travel across the Country. And he tied it to National Defense. For every 3 mile stretch when original built a requirement was that one mile be a straightaway with no over passes. This was so that the Interstate could act as an emergency Airfield in case of war.
     
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    I liked Ike.

    A visionary.

    "I will go to Korea."
     
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    Actually the myth is 1 out of every 5.

    And that's what it is....a myth. Not a shred of truth to it.

    http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/interstate/faq.htm#question30
     
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    um, in the 40's he was kinda tied up in europe.

    you know, ww2, the big one?

    he went cross country in the late teens or twenties.
     
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    We did not enter WW2 until 1941 December 7. And we had little troop presence until late 42.
     
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    This is :lol:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hruv4bzvVVs]Airplane Lands on Highway - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    When asked about Nixons contributions as VP Ike said he couldnt think of anything.......................
     
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    Eisenhower would be thrown out of today's Republican Party.

    91% tax rate for millionaires.
     
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    Holy fucking motherfuck!
     

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