The Secret Worldwide Transit Cabal

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Tuesday, August 26, 2003

Back to the Future

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"Truth passes through three phases: 1) It is ridiculed. 2) It is violently opposed. 3) It is accepted as self-evident." Albert Schopenhouer. In the United States, rail is currently passing through Phase Two.

From the Cabalmaster:

This quote appeared in the March 2003 issue of the British magazine, "Tramways & Urban Transit."

Recent road work in Nottingham unearthed a hundred-year-old section of tramway track. A spokesman for Nottingham Express Transit (the current light rail transit project said:

"It's interesting to come face to face with this little piece of history. While it was the introduction of cars that originally killed off trams, it is now the burgeoning number of cars that has prompted their return."

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