Re: Presidents, Congress and the Railroads
Author: The Odd Duck
Date: 11-04-2016 - 03:39

BOB2 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Why would anyone spend a penny to make coal
> "cleaner" (real expensive to do...) when you can
> burn natural gas for electricity at 1/3 the price
> per BTU equivalent? That makes the massive
> reduction in CO2 is free, hell, with credits
> generated, even profitable..... That along with
> cheaper and cheaper wind and solar, and much more
> efficient use, with things like LED's,
> compressors, modern insulation, and dozens of
> other innovations has caused demand for
> electricity to flatten out, as well. So no
> President is going to undo that, it's just plain
> economics that is slowly killing the coal industry
> and the coal train..... Pandering to voters in
> Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, or West Virginia may
> be good political tactic, but it's still BS, so
> don't hold your breath waiting for mines to
> reopen.
>
> Amtrak, many improvement to our rail
> infrastructure, transit, highways, and our public
> infrastructure in general depends upon the
> policies and expenditures authorized by Congress,
> not the President. Which is unfortunate. Since
> Congress has proven remarkably incapable of any
> action, even on things as basic as a highway bill,
> that is paid for and begins to address our 55 year
> old Interstate Highways, as well as our RR's and
> mass transit systems.
>
> Those who oppose free trade are fools. No one
> forces you to trade, unless it benefits both the
> buyer and the seller, which creates a benefit and
> surplus for both, who get more goods and services
> at a lower price than they would have had, if they
> had not traded. Those who preach this nonsense in
> the name of jobs, don't like to count the jobs
> lost, when trade is not free. Policies which are
> protectionist, which tinker with the value of the
> dollar, or drive up interest rates, slow economic
> growth and raise prices for consumers. That does
> hurt RR's and the economy in general.
>
> This country had two years to come up with
> something better, so we have met the enemy, as
> Walt Kelly once noted, and it is us......... We
> get exactly the government we deserve, because we
> will have, for better or worse, elected it....

Question. Are we not living in a fool’s paradise if we are depending on natural gas to solve our major energy supply?



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Trump and the Railroads Pessimist 11-03-2016 - 14:52
  Re: Trump and the Railroads Alf Doten 11-03-2016 - 15:02
  Re: Trump and the Railroads Smart voter 11-03-2016 - 15:43
  Re: Trump and the Railroads WAF 11-03-2016 - 16:20
  Re: Trump and the Railroads Far Right 11-03-2016 - 17:23
  Re: Trump and the Railroads HUTCH 7.62 11-03-2016 - 19:10
  Re: Trump and the Railroads Sumotuwe 11-03-2016 - 21:48
  Re: Trump and the Railroads James Speaker 11-04-2016 - 22:06
  Re: Trump and the Railroads Burst Your Bubble 11-03-2016 - 23:29
  Re: Trump and the Railroads Sumotuwe 11-04-2016 - 20:44
  Re: Trump and the Railroads Far Right 11-03-2016 - 17:20
  Re: Trump and the Railroads Sgt. Joe Friday 11-03-2016 - 17:34
  Re: Trump and the Railroads Truffle Trump 11-03-2016 - 18:15
  Re: Trump and the Railroads Northern Snowman 11-03-2016 - 18:21
  Re: Presidents, Congress and the Railroads BOB2 11-03-2016 - 18:39
  Re: Presidents, Congress and the Railroads The Odd Duck 11-04-2016 - 03:39
  Re: Railroads, Coal, Politicians, and Fools? BOB2 11-04-2016 - 09:44
  Why would anyone spend a penny to make coal "cleaner" Far Right 11-04-2016 - 10:44
  Re: Why would anyone spend a penny to make coal "cleaner" BOB2 11-04-2016 - 11:20
  Re: Why would anyone spend a penny to make coal "cleaner" The Odd Duck 11-04-2016 - 12:55
  Re: Trump and the Railroads The Odd Duck 11-04-2016 - 03:30
  Trump is big on coal. Far Right 11-03-2016 - 17:18
  Re: Trump is big on coal. Coal Slaw 11-03-2016 - 19:23
  Re: Trump is big on coal. Cprr 11-03-2016 - 21:02
  Re: Trump is big on coal. Concerned 11-03-2016 - 21:41
  Re: Trump is big on coal. Coal Slaw 11-04-2016 - 17:36
  Re: Trump will blow up earth 1st cajon 11-03-2016 - 22:00
  Re: Trump will blow up earth The Shadow Knows 11-03-2016 - 23:25
  Re: Trump will blow up earth Boberama 11-04-2016 - 07:54
  Re: Trump will blow up earth WAF 11-04-2016 - 08:29
  Re: Trump will blow up earth LENZO 11-04-2016 - 09:01
  Re: Trump will blow up earth HUTCH 7.62 11-04-2016 - 09:25
  Re: Trump will blow up earth Charles Crocker 11-04-2016 - 09:35
  Re: Trump will blow up earth HUTCH 7.62 11-04-2016 - 10:18
  Re: He got banned off of Stormfront for posting about trains... Just Sayin? 11-04-2016 - 10:32
  Re: He got banned off of Stormfront for posting about trains... HUTCH 7.62 11-04-2016 - 11:23
  Re: He got banned off of Stormfront for posting about trains... HUTCH 7.62 11-04-2016 - 11:29
  Well Hell, Hill Will Sell GP-9 11-04-2016 - 11:35
  Re: Trump and the Railroads Brian 11-04-2016 - 12:30
  Re: Trump and the Railroads Been there 11-04-2016 - 14:33
  Re: Trump and the Railroads Juan Corona 11-04-2016 - 15:27
  Re: Trump and the Railroads 84635864567 11-04-2016 - 22:44
  Re: Trump and the Railroads HUTCH 7.62 11-04-2016 - 22:42
  Re: Trump and the Railroads HUTCH 7.62 11-04-2016 - 22:45
  Re: Trump and the Railroads Sumotuwe 11-05-2016 - 00:22
  Remember that time... TrumperRoom 11-05-2016 - 13:16
  Re: Member Berries Mr. Garrison 11-05-2016 - 16:11
  Re: Remember that time... The Odd Duck 11-05-2016 - 19:27
  Re: Remember that time... Lucas 11-05-2016 - 19:45
  Re: Remember that time... The Odd Duck 11-07-2016 - 00:17
  Re: Remember that time... mook 11-07-2016 - 20:20
  Trump & the Steel Industry All was great on the Nickel Plate 11-05-2016 - 12:59
  Re: Trump & the Steel Industry The Odd Duck 11-05-2016 - 19:37


Go to: Message ListSearch
Subject: 
Your Name: 
Spam prevention:
Please enter the code that you see below in the input field.
       **  **    **  **          *******   **     ** 
       **  ***   **  **    **   **     **  **     ** 
       **  ****  **  **    **          **  **     ** 
       **  ** ** **  **    **    *******   **     ** 
 **    **  **  ****  *********         **  **     ** 
 **    **  **   ***        **   **     **  **     ** 
  ******   **    **        **    *******    *******  
This message board is maintained by:
Altamont Press Publishing Company