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Fast Trains to Ease Traffic Congestion and Greenhouse Emissions - "I still love my car though" Singles Flashback

SuperTrain Poster - Singles Movie (1992).

I haven't paid a lot of attention to Australia's political landscape since they installed revolving doors on the Prime Minister's Office. 

For a long while you'd never see the current Prime Minister's face because, whoever was leader that week, was constantly looking over their shoulder for wayward knives.

2022 is an Australian Federal election year so I thought maybe I should take a bit of an interest, just to make sure I'm not wrong about my stance on not ever, under any circumstance, voting for the United Australia Party.

Not until they completely drop their support for nuclear power and focus entirely on developing actual, environmentally friendly, alternative power technologies (or, at minimum, have a proven way to safely recycle nuclear waste rather than store it).

In case you're wondering I generally vote for the Greens Party, after the Australian Democrats imploded many years ago, and Labor burned through their roster of mildly interesting talent by giving everyone a 15 minute shot at being leader.

The Liberal and National parties are not for me, since you can make the case that you may as well be voting for Labor, as all three parties are so firmly in, whatever they think the middle is. They're all the same... but they're not... quite. If you squint, you can see the differences... I think. Labor will move away from the middle someday... maybe?

All this rambling preamble is just to make mention that every Aussie political party has a 'fast train' policy for the major cities as part of reducing traffic congestion and reducing greenhouse emissions.

I suppose fast trains will work but it just gives me flashbacks to the 1992 movie Singles, and this scene in particular, where Steve tries to impress Linda with his Super Train concept.



Do you think Australians are still going to love their cars too?


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