Defense Against Bombings

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  1. gpseymour

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    Probably lives where those aren't viable means of transport. Same would apply everywhere I've ever lived.
     
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    The point of public transport though is to have it in just such places! We even have postbuses which as the post gets delivered everywhere means you can always catch the post bus.
     
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    We don't have anything similar. It would be unreasonable in some areas of the US - some are too sparsely populated. Where I am now, the idea of a post bus might work - we'd just have to overcome our habit of depending upon our instant access to cars. It's one of those problems with such a geographically large country, with low-density areas. In most of the US, public transit is pretty good around the largest metropolitan areas, but gets flaky even around some of the big-ish cities (like Charlotte, NC). Those areas get buses, but only for the immediate surrounding areas. Drive more than 10 miles away, and in a lot of areas the public transit stops (unless there's a very big population, like around New York, NY and Newark, NJ or around Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD).
     
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    Arabic is a LANGUAGE spoken by Arabs and other peoples.

    This makes me laugh just as much as when people call themselves or others "Spanish" when they are in fact Hispanic and not from Spain. i.e. people from Mexico are Mexican, not Spanish. Somehow, people don't call Americans (or how about Jamaicans?) English. But we speak English. Odd, isn't it?

    I'll climb off my soapbox now :)
     
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    Defense against bombings? Very, very easy... stay completely out of the blast zone. Do that, and you have nothing to worry about.

    Talk about overthinking it :)
     
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    possibly, but your a lady, so maybe its different, people on the tube get very uncumfortable if i make eye contact let alone speak to them,its just not the done thing down there like it is in Manchester if I'm bored i do it for fun, then you get loads of room on a packed tube
     
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    your on dodgy ground there, lots of jamaicans consider themself British and have a passport to prove it, England doesnt exist by any measure of what a country should have to be recognised as a county, in fact the individual states of America are closer to being countries than England is
     
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    Simple. We speak American. ;)

    But I'll give you my use of that word was not correct.

    Tongue in cheek? But maybe it's true, I am still alive and unaffected. ;)
     
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    Dodgy ground?

    Jamaica has been an independent country since 1962. Sure, there are many people living in Jamaica carrying English passports; there's plenty of people living in the US carrying English passports too. So what?
     
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    Me "tongue in cheek?" Never!!! :)
     
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    no one is carrying an English pass port, there is no such thing
    so what, well the colour of your passport determine your nationality
     
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    no one is carrying an English pass port, there is no such thing. Saying someone has an english
    so what, well the colour of your passport determine your nationality
     
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    The only passenger train I know of is the amtrak. Which no one likes because they can't operate without government grants. They only have a couple depots in the state in downtown areas. there are a few freight trains, but they're mostly up across the bridge in the UP. As for busses, never seen one outside of the city or metropolitan areas. There are school busses, but I didn't go to school. My town has around 2500 people and that's average for the area. I think the other issue with public transit is no one around here would pay another penny in taxes. No private buss company would consider service here.
     
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    The only passenger train I know of is the amtrak. Which no one likes because they can't operate without government grants. They only have a couple depots in the state in downtown areas. there are a few freight trains, but they're mostly up across the bridge in the UP. As for busses, never seen one outside of the city or metropolitan areas. There are school busses, but I didn't go to school. My town has around 2500 people and that's average for the area. I think the other issue with public transit is no one around here would pay another penny in taxes. No private buss company would consider service here.
     
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    Most of Europe's train services run with government help or are government run which is why they are affordable, reliable and on time. Ours used to be but were privatised and it's been a disaster ever since.
     
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    I'm not debating that, but why have you answered my post about passports with one about train reliability ?

    that said i have no memory of,a,time when BR could have been described as reliable and on time, cheap possibly
     
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    Posting system screwed up! I'm much older than you and I remember British Rail working very well in comparison to todays 'service'.
     
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    yes possibly in the 1940s when it was on a war footing shipping troops and arms ,about,. But once they got rid of the,steam trains, which i just about remember, it was terrible
     
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    That's a great idea, provided you know where the blast zone is.
     
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    It wasn't that bad in the 50s, 60s and 70s, it's an urban myth now that BR was so bad, compared to the fares charges now, the lack of trains, trains cancelled, the over crowding, BR was never that bad. Plus until the then government had Beeching cut the railways up you could get a train to most towns and even villages.
     
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    Defense against bombing? Pak Sau, or maybe Tan Sau
     

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