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hermitage
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join:2004-12-10
usa

Can't afford gas... can we afford stellar mass transit?

i pay about $100 every month for my cell phone service.

as i look around i see that most folks across a very broad range of income levelss have cell phones.

this article (from a year ago!) says that 82% of americans, 250 million people, use cell phones.

»www.gearlog.com/2007/11/us_cellp···tops.php

250 million * $100/ month = $ 25 BILLION dollars a month.

$25 BILLION a month!
$25 Billion a MONTH!

that is a staggering sum of money. and it would surely pay for state-of-the-art rail systems.

if we also trade our starbuck's coffee along with our cellphones, we could have the trickest system ever conceived! (FREE coffee would easily be covered!)

trade cable tv, and we could have a fleet of fuel cell powered hover craft to take us back and forth to the grocery and office!!



Chopstix8

join:2000-06-12
Monroe, MI

Dorothy, wake up. Wake up Dorothy, wake up!


hermitage
Premium
join:2004-12-10
usa

mooore caars gooood.... buses and traaain baaaaad. baaaad.

am i speaking your language now sweetheart?


hermitage
Premium
join:2004-12-10
usa
reply to hermitage

anyway, the point is that if everyone who kicked in some $$, we'd be awash in cash for good projects.

$60/month * 12 months * 10years * 256 million subscribers = $1,843,200,000,000.00

$1.84 TRILLION DOLLARS

most of that spent on "dude where are you" / " hahah lol " text messages.

we could build something great with that money.



Chopstix8

join:2000-06-12
Monroe, MI
reply to hermitage

And people wonder why this forum is dead ...


michigandave

join:2007-05-16
Fenton, MI

No kidding. Besides, someone will need to pick up my slack. I only pay $75/mo for two phones. And if I cancel now to put my money into mass transit, I'm out another $400 for the ETF. Man, the hole keeps getting deeper for me.

I think I'll stick to riding my bike to work to do my part.
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