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#21 WoodyinNYC

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 01:39 PM

What's with this idea of gold in Trump Station? He never NEVER uses gold in his buildings. It's all sort of gold-colored, well-polished bronze. Loud, flashy, phony, and cheap … just like himself.



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Posted 22 February 2016 - 01:40 PM

What's with this idea of gold in Trump Station? He never NEVER uses gold in his buildings. It's all sort of gold-colored, well-polished bronze. Loud, flashy, phony, and cheap … just like himself.


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Posted 22 February 2016 - 01:52 PM

What's with this idea of gold in Trump Station? He never NEVER uses gold in his buildings. It's all sort of gold-colored, well-polished bronze. Loud, flashy, phony, and cheap … just like himself.


I thought this Trump building had gold coated glass?

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Potential prototype for a Trump Station's ClubAcela.

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 01:57 PM

Dear goodness we need a like button for this thread.   ^_^

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 01:59 PM

Dear goodness we need a like button for this thread.   ^_^

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 02:00 PM

 

Dear goodness we need a like button for this thread.   ^_^

IMHO,"like" buttons are simply ego-strokers unless accompanied by "ho-hum" and "sux" buttons.

 

Like buttons can keep a thread from getting bloated with short posts saying "This", "I agree", etc.


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Posted 22 February 2016 - 02:07 PM

^^^ What she said.

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 02:16 PM

 

What's with this idea of gold in Trump Station? He never NEVER uses gold in his buildings. It's all sort of gold-colored, well-polished bronze. Loud, flashy, phony, and cheap … just like himself.


I thought this Trump building had gold coated glass?

https://imagesus-ssl...eae6828ef2.1.10

 

You're right. I only know some of his NYC buildings and hadn't paid attention to this one in Vegas. But yes:

 

Trump International Hotel and Tower Las Vegas shines with Viracon's 24-karat gold-coated glass. The company applied an optically thin layer of gold to the second surface of insulating glass units enclosing the 45-story tower. Selected not only for dramatic aesthetics, the highly reflective coating lowers heat absorption. ...

 

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 02:21 PM

Does this mean the White House could become the Gold House?  :o


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Posted 22 February 2016 - 02:21 PM

I would guess Trump would occupy a middle ground between a couple of candidates who are perhaps likely to propose budgets that would increase Amtrak funding and a couple of candidates who are perhaps likely to propose budgets that would decrease Amtrak funding (just looking at the Top 5 candidates, 2 Ds, 3 Rs). Or maybe it would be better to say he is a big question mark - perhaps increase, perhaps decrease, perhaps status quo, in regards to Amtrak funding.



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Posted 22 February 2016 - 02:59 PM

Remember that the President only proposes numbers, which are typically mostly ignored by Congress. It is Congress that comes up with the numbers that actually become law.



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Posted 22 February 2016 - 03:02 PM

Remember that the President only proposes numbers, which are typically mostly ignored by Congress. It is Congress that comes up with the numbers that actually become law.

 

^^This.

 

Remember if you really want to support Amtrak in your voting, pick your congressional representatives that support Amtrak. (I probably could say, "if you really wanted to change government...)

 

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 03:05 PM

Remember that the President only proposes numbers, which are typically mostly ignored by Congress. It is Congress that comes up with the numbers that actually become law.

And therefore: ask your Congressional Rep how he/she stands on Amtrak and vote accordingly. (of course, where I live, there is only one party running for the seat in the House), but an Ohio Democrat for Senate who will support trains. 
Ask the questions and see what they say!


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Posted 22 February 2016 - 03:48 PM

 

 

Dear goodness we need a like button for this thread.   ^_^

IMHO, like buttons are simply ego-strokers unless accompanied by "ho-hum" and "sux" buttons.

 


The more the merrier!

 

 

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 03:54 PM

 

 

 

Dear goodness we need a like button for this thread.   ^_^

IMHO, like buttons are simply ego-strokers unless accompanied by "ho-hum" and "sux" buttons.

 


The more the merrier!

 

 

I INSIST on a "Meh" button.

 

 

I'm EXTREMELY lukewarm to this request.


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Posted 22 February 2016 - 03:55 PM

Exactly.  All I know is my gut says maybe.



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Posted 22 February 2016 - 04:21 PM

Remember that the President only proposes numbers, which are typically mostly ignored by Congress. It is Congress that comes up with the numbers that actually become law.

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 05:18 PM

We all talk about if the right candidates get voted in then Amtrak will flourish.

 

Well Amtrak hasn't flourished since its inception from what I remember. We've had many more cuts and many cities lose service than we have gains/expansions (and I believe most if not all of the gains have been state funded).

 

Have we just voted in the wrong people for over 40 years? Or maybe Congress doesn't really have as much an effect on Amtrak as we think they do?


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Posted 22 February 2016 - 05:26 PM

 

Or maybe Congress doesn't really have as much an effect on Amtrak as we think they do?

 

Were it not for Congress, Amtrak would not exist.  Two different Presidential administrations - Reagan and Bush - proposed to end all subsidies for Amtrak (sometimes with a vague, fictional promise that private interests would pick up the "profitable" portions).  

 

In the horse trading necessary to pass a budget through a dysfunctional Congress every year, Amtrak is always shortchanged, with compromises that provide just enough funding to keep the trains rolling another year.  But it survives every fiscal year too - thanks to the same Congress.  

 

Such shortsighted planning has to change, of course, a point which was made previously - circa 1981 as I recall.  Amazing how little the politics have changed.   


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Posted 22 February 2016 - 05:31 PM

 

 

Or maybe Congress doesn't really have as much an effect on Amtrak as we think they do?

 

Were it not for Congress, Amtrak would not exist.  Two different Presidential administrations - Reagan and Bush - proposed to end all subsidies for Amtrak (sometimes with a vague, fictional promise that private interests would pick up the "profitable" portions).  

 

In the horse trading necessary to pass a budget through a dysfunctional Congress every year, Amtrak is always shortchanged, with compromises that provide just enough funding to keep the trains rolling another year.  But it survives every fiscal year too - thanks to the same Congress.  

 

Such shortsighted planning has to change, of course, a point which was made previously - circa 1981 as I recall.  Amazing how little the politics have changed.   

 

 

There's a lot of cities for which Amtrak didn't survive and others who still have service but lost one or more trains (like Philly who lost the Broadway Limited/Three Rivers) for example. Don't ask someone from Phoenix or Las Vegas about Amtrak "surviving" because Amtrak didn't survive for them.


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