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Old 05-13-2015, 04:46 AM
 
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5 Dead, Over 140 Hurt After Amtrak Train Derails, Rolls on Side in Philadelphia | NBC 10 Philadelphia

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Old 05-13-2015, 05:15 AM
 
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The NTSB is saying that the tracks were old and in need of replacement. No one doubts this.
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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It's a tragic loss but hopefully this makes more Americans wake up and demand that Washington invest more money in our crumbling infrastructure instead of world police missions. A significant number of our bridges, highways, and rails are in need of replacement. I believe the ASCE rated US infrastructure a D+ which is terrible. Sad that people have to die before anything gets done.
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:30 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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It's now 6 deaths.

R.I.P. :-(
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:37 AM
 
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The NTSB is saying that the tracks were old and in need of replacement. No one doubts this.
Sadly, Republicans don't want to invest in US infrastructure. They'd rather squander trillions in Iraq and Iran.
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:42 AM
 
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My condolences to those who lost their lives and prayers for those injured.
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Terrible. My heart goes out to their families.
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:12 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Sadly, Republicans don't want to invest in US infrastructure. They'd rather squander trillions in Iraq and Iran.
Sadly, Democrats blow Trillions on failed programs like Obamacare when they could be using that money to invest in US infrastructure.

Just think how many jobs they could create if they used that money more wisely.
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:21 AM
 
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Sadly, Democrats blow Trillions on failed programs like Obamacare when they could be using that money to invest in US infrastructure.
The jury is still out on the ACA but it hasn't failed yet. Most certainly "Trillions" have not been "blown" yet. Are you counting the hypothetical losses "calculated" by right-wing blogs over the next 50 years or something? The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said ACA is accretive, meaning it would save billions of dollars over 10 years. Of course, these forecasts are often very wrong due to assumptions, but my point is that no one credible has said "trillions" could be "blown". Mr. Clinton, on the other hand, may be "blown" if he goes back to the White House.

Mick
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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It's a tragic loss but hopefully this makes more Americans wake up and demand that Washington invest more money in our crumbling infrastructure instead of world police missions. A significant number of our bridges, highways, and rails are in need of replacement. I believe the ASCE rated US infrastructure a D+ which is terrible. Sad that people have to die before anything gets done.
Railroads are not public infrastructure. They are privately owned I believe. That is why passenger trains don't have priority on the lines. Freight pays the bills.
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