seriously debate me on why we shouldn't have better railroads here in the united states

seriously debate me on why we shouldn't have better railroads here in the united states | trains are better than cars and planes | image tagged in memes,change my mind | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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2 ups, 2m,
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I don't understand it either. We had a great time with railroads when they could go faster than 40mph and get you between cities on a morning commute. Now it's like we just gave up on them entirely.
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5 ups, 2m,
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Just look at how the dems f**ked that up in California.
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4 ups, 2m,
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florida has it made with brightline
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4 ups, 2m,
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eyyy i never said the other side was perfect
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1 up, 2m,
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"other side"?
Political parties own, operate, and fund railways?
What next, blame traffic jams on the 'other side'?
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4 ups, 2m
My point was the California debacle. That's on the dems. Regardless of republican failures.
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2 ups, 2m,
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Don't act like the Republicans are the ones to vote for if you want to modernize trains.
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5 ups, 2m,
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LOL Yeah, don't vote for dems either for that but nice spin and deflection.
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2 ups, 2m,
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Was your pivot, not mine. OP is just about trains.
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4 ups, 2m,
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Thought I might get you to criticize democrats for once in your life.
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0 ups, 2m,
2 replies
I criticize them plenty. It's just that you talk mostly nonsense so you don't get to have that discussion with me.
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4 ups, 2m,
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0 ups, 2m,
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Oh, sorry, I forgot that you know me better than I do.
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5 ups, 2m,
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Okay, you busted me, Mr. literal. Still ignoring I amended that.
2 ups, 2m
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1 up, 2m
That was written by my master troll friend about the site we used to be on.
Been trying to get him active here, but he don't wanna because he ain't familiar with all these people.

Rushed to post that link before because tech problems with my tablet kept blanking it out before I could post.
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3 ups, 2m,
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Wow, again I try to show respect and you take your cock out and piss on me.

I just said you do. Plenty? Idk about that. But you do. I admitted it. But your bias/hatred blinds you from that truth.

That's cool. I get that you feel you have to misrepresent your truth in certain situations. Perhaps you have a private stream where you just rail against democrats!
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0 ups, 2m
It can be called OUR Beyond the Comments, or perhaps a "Sorry that didn't work, minions, use this Palringo link so we can congregate and downvote them to hell!"
Just don't ask SlimPickens on how to do so, he kinda lives up to his name, bwahaha
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2 ups, 2m,
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Actually, that was meant to be positive. You do say things that many might miss but it's quite subtle. But you can keep thinking I have a seething hatred for you.
0 ups, 2m
I never think about you unless the notification tells me you've commented. And even then it's fifty fifty on whether I care.

Your comment was very clear that you think I never criticize them - and how would you know? You only see the opinions that I choose to share with you. And since, as I've said before, I don't particularly care for you as a person, I won't share that many of my opinions with you.
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2 ups, 2m
Still ignored my basic point.
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2 ups, 2m,
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Even if it’s the bare minimum like attaching a passenger car to a freight train, it still gives people more opportunities to move around.
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1 up, 2m,
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too true. i don't want people to give up their cars. the main reason i posted this was to experiment imgflip's reaction. i argue that trains are better because more than a healthy amount of americans are under the impression that more cars is better for transportation simply because of point-to-point travel and doorstep transit, despite the lack of space we have for highways.
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2 ups, 2m,
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You definitely got some interesting reactions! I can only drive my car so far and there is just too much hassle for me to take planes unless there’s no other choice. Amtrak definitely needs some funding to upgrade their railways and trains, but it’s one of those projects where I won’t mind taxes going up a little bit to get it across the nation.
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1 up, 2m
"You definitely got some interesting reactions!"

oh hell yeah! the best part is when after i responded to them a few times they couldn't dig up another reply. kind of uppity in a sense for me, but it feels like a win.

usually whenever i post something like this nowadays, it's usually an experiment. i spammed this crap i.imgflip.com/3f5amq.jpg (click to show)
all over threads during the trend of the epstein meme. it didn't really gather any responses, but a good number of upvotes. this time i wanted to test the attitude of the nation from imgflip's perspective.

"... there is just too much hassle for me to take planes unless there’s no other choice."

i'm surprised no one defended airplanes in this thread. if they said planes were any faster than rail, i'd bring up the ol' security gate thing and how it takes quite a few hours to get through customs and our constitutional rights violated compared to checking in on any form of rail transit.

"Amtrak definitely needs some funding to upgrade their railways and trains..."

i'm personally for privatized rail projects like brightline and texas central, but amtrak definitely does need a boost. i made a map of what amtrak could potentially look like if privatized. it doesn't include regional or commuter rail, as of now. let me know if it opens.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1mlF3NsNDkmn4vG9ZIXh5YMkv0-gOvBoX&ll=19.407668144171005%2C-139.97088662500005&z=3

"but it’s one of those projects where I won’t mind taxes going up a little bit to get it across the nation."

the irony is that we pay more taxes for roads than amtrak. if amtrak is privatized, taxes would barely go up if at all.
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2 ups, 2m,
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2 ups, 2m
there is also the bus, biking, and *gasp* walking
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1 up, 2m,
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When you give your freedom to travel to the government, they control you.
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1 up, 2m
also, the government already owns your freedom to travel with cars. ever heard of the dmv?
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1 up, 2m,
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eyyy private train companies exist. also, the government subsidizes car companies and pays billions for roads.
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0 ups, 2m,
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My car can go off where I point it. Yes private train companies exist, but not for shipping people around- there's no money in it (losing money is the governments job).
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1 up, 2m
"Yes private train companies exist, but not for shipping people around- there's no money in it"
unless you're Virgin Trains USA, JR Central, Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori, or many a train company in the United States that operated before General motors lobbied the government to purge them (Pennsylvania Railroad, New York Central, Great Northern, Southern Pacific, etc.)
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0 ups, 2m
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0 ups, 2m,
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It's your story, tell it how ever it trips your trigger. Oh, btw the engineer was a libtard just like you. This happened 2 days ago.
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1 up, 2m
more car crashes happen on a daily basis, with 40,000 deaths per year. the problem with railroads in the united states is that they're antiquated.
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2 ups, 2m,
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eyyy "better" could mean a lotta things
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2 ups, 2m,
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doesn't mean cars are any better
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0 ups, 2m,
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cars are better at turning. cars are better at off-roading. you see what I'm saying about "better" being a little too vague? eyyy
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1 up, 2m,
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cars aren't better at stimulating an economy or transporting goods in bulk.
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0 ups, 2m,
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Great, hooray trains. Look I know the whole reason you made this meme is because you're sitting on some useless bit of trivia that you're eager to share so you can show us all how the transportation system isn't as efficient as it could be. Go on then, get it off your chest - then you can watch it have zero effect on anything, move on to the next useless bit of trivia, make a meme about it and start this whole retarded cycle over again.
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1 up, 2m
"useless bit of trivia"

lmao. i wouldn't call the fact that trains are better than cars a "useless bit of trivia". i'd call it a fact, hence why many world economies revolve around rail transit and not massive, inefficient, government-run highways.

"eager to share so you can show us all how the transportation system isn't as efficient as it could be"

because there are plenty of people who are pretty lax about it despite the problems. there aren't enough people talking about it, so i thought i'd bring it here.

"Go on then, get it off your chest - then you can watch it have zero effect on anything, move on to the next useless bit of trivia, make a meme about it and start this whole retarded cycle over again."

lmao the salt. i was pretty astonished by the amount of people who responded, and were at a loss for words only a conversation down. wish more people responded.
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