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Yogi Berra said "Making predictions is hard, especially about the future" In the 1930's we built a series of dams on the Columbia River that rovided the electric power we needed to make the aluminum to make the planes that were so important to our successful WWII effort (The Greatest Generation had help from the preceeding generation). High speed rail is a lot like those dams, no one knew when they were built what role they would play in history. Infrastructure is the bloodstream of any society and it must constantly be replaced expanded and taken care of. If High Speed Rail is a failure it will have provided jobs at a time when they are greatly needed. If the future is different than the naysayers predictions then building it will give us the ability the function in a future we, like Yogi, have great difficulty in predicting.
May 12, 2011 at 6:13 p.m.
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