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Friday, April 02, 2010


Capitalism's wheels grinding to a halt

Literally, as "money for war, not for education, health care, mass transit, etc." consequences intensify, and Caltrain, the train service which takes commuters and others from San Jose, Palo Alto, etc. to San Francisco and back, announces it will likely get rid of weekend, night, and midday trains, and may, we're told, vanish completely. Meanwhile the Post Office is likely to eliminate Saturday deliveries.

And I'm still waiting for anyone in Washington to ask where the money is coming from to pay for a huge escalation of the war in Afghanistan. Indeed billions of dollars, probably more than the deficit of the Post Office and Caltrain combined, is being spent just to move tanks, jeeps, etc. from Iraq to Afghanistan.

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