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Old 08-04-2010, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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The US invented the internet. We have the world in our hands.
As long as we can keep the power grid working, anyway.

Luckily for us children, our wise and trustworthy leaders are doing their best to follow china's lead in that respect, though.

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Old 08-04-2010, 09:26 AM
 
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that is an interesting concept, and i would like to see more information on their design, but i also see problems that can makes things very bad.
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Please.......China is overpolluated, and it's worst each year...Stop this crap !
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Arizona High Desert
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population control would be better. fewer people= wide open highways, cleaner air ....at least it's a clever idea they have for the bus, and not too claustrophobic, but imagine a pile up, and getting stuck for hours ?
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:22 AM
 
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Please.......China is overpolluated, and it's worst each year...Stop this crap !
They aren't making new Chinese babies in this bus, nor are they holding meetings concerning the one-child policy in this bus, so what does it have to do with population?

Are you thinking that if the roads are more efficient people will decide to have more kids to fill them?
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:26 AM
 
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I guess the Chinese do have enough people they can kill off experimenting with things like this. I wonder how many drivers will get scared to hell when they have this big "bus" cruise over their head that they werent expecting and wreck..

I can see it now.. Parent distracted on their phone, or yelling at their kid in the back seat and wham.. here comes the "bus" scaring the crap outta the driver...
That might happen to some fat soccer mom in a Sunbelt suburb in America--but in China people are used to this type of thing.
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:31 AM
 
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One thing about China- they think outside the box in a big way when it comes to solving problems like pollution and congestion. I really don't know how the new mega bus will deal with bridges, power lines and other such things but at least they are thinking. Meanwhile in the USA, we are.....????
China Plans Huge Buses That Can DRIVE OVER Cars (PHOTOS) - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/huffpost/669166 - broken link)
China innovates through currency manipulation and an deeply undervalued remimibi to attracht foreign innvoation companys to the country
It is foreign firms who make the innovations in China thanks to cheep cost of labour that Chinas undervalued currency leads to.
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Old 08-04-2010, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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China is becoming a more civilized, educated and intelligent society. America, otoh, is becoming more and more primitive, savage and dog-eat-dog by the second...

Maybe we have to simply admit the unspoken truth that nobody wants to hear but everyone knows deep-down is true. The Chinese and Asians in general (East and South) are simply more intelligent and have better genes than everyone else...

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Old 10-29-2010, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Exeter, NH
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How is this any different than building a subway that goes under cars?
The bus can theoretically deal with with congested traffic in a way not requiring huge confiscation of the taxpayer's money.

Take, for example, Boston's The Big Dig: The project was estimated in 1985 at $2.8 billion. By the time it was done, it had racked up $15 billion in costs and another $7 billion in interest charges, for a total of $22 billion that won't be paid off until 2038. Report: Big Dig Cost Explodes To $22 Billion - wbztv.com (http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:WrUoa8kLuSUJ:wbztv.com/bigdig/big.dig.massachusetts.2.773232.html+Big+Dig+costs& cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=safari - broken link)
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:36 PM
 
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China is becoming a more civilized, educated and intelligent society. America, otoh, is becoming more and more primitive, savage and dog-eat-dog by the second...

Maybe we have to simply admit the unspoken truth that nobody wants to hear but everyone knows deep-down is true. The Chinese and Asians in general (East and South) are simply more intelligent and have better genes than everyone else...

WHAT? China becoming more civilized? How much heroin do you shoot per day? Civilized as in slave labor? Eugenics? That kind of civilized?
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