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Alltheabove: Thanks for the kind words. I only have 2 siblings. I can't imagine what it must be like to grow up in a family as large as yours, but that used to be common years ago (and still is in some cultures and religious groups).


To be clear, I said "one child per person" (…

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Alltheabove: You packed a lot into that last comment, so I'm going to break it up into individual statements and replies:


1) "I use the term “adversarial” as those organized groups have done a superb job of thwarting every reasonable effort to bring a balance of solutions that …

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CallieFarm5: The way houses are crammed so close together -- with tiny decks and small yards -- is a good example of what happens when too many people try to cram themselves into a fixed geographical area, and developers squeeze every last penny they can out of each former farm that they …

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Alltheabove: No, I haven't been to China. I understand it is still controlled by the Communist Party. Luckily we have a constitutional democratic republic that allows for many choices.


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Alltheabove, believe it or not I agree with much of your comment. I don't know any of the people behind Trains not Trails and have no idea what their personal agendas are (if any), but generally speaking there are people like those you describe -- people who hate cars and think that every…

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Many other states do things differently than we do here in Maryland. Some are good ideas and some very misguided.


The fact that many states have legalized pot to one degree or another does not hurt my feelings. Denver just decriminalized 'magic' mushrooms. I have no problem wit…

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Trains work. They are a fast, efficient way to move large numbers of people. There are any number of great examples all around the world. Almost all developed countries have safe, reliable, high speed passenger rail systems.


Of course America cannot rely exclusively on passenge…

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On Jun 20, 2019 @ 9:51pm, Lev928 wrote:


Virginia is trying that, except it's not working. They're paying.


Would you elaborate? What is VA doing?


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jerseygrl42:


I drove to Shady Grove (or further) 5 days a week for 27 years. So I am familiar with I-270 and sympathize with anyone who must drive it regularly.


You're absolutely right that the blame for the insane traffic belongs on greedy developers and the politic…

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Dick: It's not a bad idea to encourage people to take public transportation or carpool -- the question is, how do we do so FAIRLY? The problem with fixed tolls, fees, and fines is that, due to the vast difference in income levels they are grossly unfair. If we are going to make a behavior…

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