From: dr_jeff on
TibetanMonkey, Originator of the Banana Kung-Fu wrote:
> On Apr 5, 6:05 pm, Marvin the Martian <mar...(a)ontomars.org> wrote:
>
>> The Toyota Corolla is the best earth transit vehicle EVER.
>
> Ha, ha, ha, idiotic cars for the masses is NOT the way to go.
>
> No other country forces bad drivers into the road, and no other
> manufacturer obliges like Toyota...
>
> "Japan has an efficient public transportation network, especially
> within metropolitan areas and between the large cities. Japanese
> public transportation is characterized by its punctuality, its superb
> service, and the large crowds of people using it."
>
> http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e627.html

Sounds like NYC, Boston, Chicago and Wash., D.C. Sadly, there are very
few other cities that this describes in the US.

The buses where my dad lives rarely have more than 4 people on them
(including the driver). In fact, the only buses with lots of people
riding them are the school buses.

Jeff
From: TibetanMonkey, Originator of the Banana Kung-Fu on
On Apr 5, 6:32 pm, Marvin the Martian <mar...(a)ontomars.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 05 Apr 2010 18:20:52 -0700, TheTibetanMonkey
>
>
>
> showing-the-path-of-enlightenment-in-the-jungle wrote:
> > On Apr 5, 6:05 pm, Marvin the Martian <mar...(a)ontomars.org> wrote:
> >> On Mon, 05 Apr 2010 17:05:12 -0700, TheTibetanMonkey
>
> >> showing-the-path-of-enlightenment-in-the-jungle wrote:
> >> > On Apr 5, 4:51 pm, Hachiroku ハチロク <Tru...(a)e86.GTS> wrote:
> >> >> On Mon, 05 Apr 2010 10:27:57 -0700, TheTibetanMonkey
>
> >> >> > While we may argue forever whether Climate Change is "debatable"
> >> >> > (until it's too late),
>
> >> >> By that time we'll be freezing.
>
> >> > Are you the only Japanese guy to deny Climate Change and the need for
> >> > the Kyoto Protocol? C'mon, we need a few bullet trains here rather
> >> > than Toyotas.
>
> >> > Or maybe you are NOT Japanese.
>
> >> The Toyota Corolla is the best earth transit vehicle EVER.
>
> > Ha, ha, ha, idiotic cars for the masses is NOT the way to go.
>
> I didn't say I couldn't design a better transit system for earth. I said
> that Toyota Corolla is the best earth transit vehicle EVER.
>
> Yes, being on the road with the full spectrum of hew-mon apes is quite a
> risk. Think about it; even the apes who were dragged from the trees
> kicking and screaming into the 21st century are out there on the road,
> and some of them think that a firearm is more necessary than a turn
> signal for driving. Many are functionally illiterate. What's more, the
> hew-mon fascination with cell phones makes it quite deadly.
>
> I can't see why if you're going to go through the effort to lay down
> pavement that you can't put a few wires in the road for a AI application
> to follow.
>
> But given cars, Toyota.

I see what you mean. But to face those alpha apes, you'd need a Toyota
Land Crusher, not a Corolla.

Then it defeats the purpose to save a few bucks on Toyota when America
offers the best Supersized Unnecessary Vehicles. I don't think Toyota
can make you the King of the Jungle like a Hummer or F-350.

From: TibetanMonkey, Originator of the Banana Kung-Fu on
On Apr 5, 6:28pm, dr_jeff <u...(a)msu.edu> wrote:
> TibetanMonkey, Originator of the Banana Kung-Fu wrote:
>
> > On Apr 5, 6:05 pm, Marvin the Martian <mar...(a)ontomars.org> wrote:
>
> >> The Toyota Corolla is the best earth transit vehicle EVER.
>
> > Ha, ha, ha, idiotic cars for the masses is NOT the way to go.
>
> > No other country forces bad drivers into the road, and no other
> > manufacturer obliges like Toyota...
>
> > "Japan has an efficient public transportation network, especially
> > within metropolitan areas and between the large cities. Japanese
> > public transportation is characterized by its punctuality, its superb
> > service, and the large crowds of people using it."
>
> >http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e627.html
>
> Sounds like NYC, Boston, Chicago and Wash., D.C. Sadly, there are very
> few other cities that this describes in the US.
>
> The buses where my dad lives rarely have more than 4 people on them
> (including the driver). In fact, the only buses with lots of people
> riding them are the school buses.
>
> Jeff

Blame the suburban sprawl for it. But the bicycle and public
transportation can go a long way to cover wide areas. Now, we "only"
need the trains and the bike facilities. ;)
From: dr_jeff on
TibetanMonkey, Originator of the Banana Kung-Fu wrote:
> On Apr 5, 6:28 pm, dr_jeff <u...(a)msu.edu> wrote:
>> TibetanMonkey, Originator of the Banana Kung-Fu wrote:
>>
>>> On Apr 5, 6:05 pm, Marvin the Martian <mar...(a)ontomars.org> wrote:
>>>> The Toyota Corolla is the best earth transit vehicle EVER.
>>> Ha, ha, ha, idiotic cars for the masses is NOT the way to go.
>>> No other country forces bad drivers into the road, and no other
>>> manufacturer obliges like Toyota...
>>> "Japan has an efficient public transportation network, especially
>>> within metropolitan areas and between the large cities. Japanese
>>> public transportation is characterized by its punctuality, its superb
>>> service, and the large crowds of people using it."
>>> http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e627.html
>> Sounds like NYC, Boston, Chicago and Wash., D.C. Sadly, there are very
>> few other cities that this describes in the US.
>>
>> The buses where my dad lives rarely have more than 4 people on them
>> (including the driver). In fact, the only buses with lots of people
>> riding them are the school buses.
>>
>> Jeff
>
> Blame the suburban sprawl for it. But the bicycle and public
> transportation can go a long way to cover wide areas. Now, we "only"
> need the trains and the bike facilities. ;)

Who created the suburban sprawl? It just didn't appear.

Philadelphia (another city with pretty good public transport and a
pretty good rail system) and NYC are making a lot of strides with making
the cities bicycle rider friendly. In NYC, there are a lot of bike lanes
as well as bike paths. And a lot of signs for bike riders.

From: TibetanMonkey, Originator of the Banana Kung-Fu on
On Apr 5, 7:29pm, dr_jeff <u...(a)msu.edu> wrote:
> TibetanMonkey, Originator of the Banana Kung-Fu wrote:
>
>
>
> > On Apr 5, 6:28 pm, dr_jeff <u...(a)msu.edu> wrote:
> >> TibetanMonkey, Originator of the Banana Kung-Fu wrote:
>
> >>> On Apr 5, 6:05 pm, Marvin the Martian <mar...(a)ontomars.org> wrote:
> >>>> The Toyota Corolla is the best earth transit vehicle EVER.
> >>> Ha, ha, ha, idiotic cars for the masses is NOT the way to go.
> >>> No other country forces bad drivers into the road, and no other
> >>> manufacturer obliges like Toyota...
> >>> "Japan has an efficient public transportation network, especially
> >>> within metropolitan areas and between the large cities. Japanese
> >>> public transportation is characterized by its punctuality, its superb
> >>> service, and the large crowds of people using it."
> >>>http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e627.html
> >> Sounds like NYC, Boston, Chicago and Wash., D.C. Sadly, there are very
> >> few other cities that this describes in the US.
>
> >> The buses where my dad lives rarely have more than 4 people on them
> >> (including the driver). In fact, the only buses with lots of people
> >> riding them are the school buses.
>
> >> Jeff
>
> > Blame the suburban sprawl for it. But the bicycle and public
> > transportation can go a long way to cover wide areas. Now, we "only"
> > need the trains and the bike facilities. ;)
>
> Who created the suburban sprawl? It just didn't appear.
>
> Philadelphia (another city with pretty good public transport and a
> pretty good rail system) and NYC are making a lot of strides with making
> the cities bicycle rider friendly. In NYC, there are a lot of bike lanes
> as well as bike paths. And a lot of signs for bike riders.

I guess DEVELOPERS, GM working together. There's a theory of them
working together to make big bucks. They sure multiply the profit
margins. And the SUV appeared...

It's all part of the supersizing game. I don't think you see many
little Toyotas in the boondocks.