Bullet to the future

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China is building a train network that should wake you up (NYT article here). Their voracious appetite for energy has spurred China to build a high-speed network of trains to remove traffic from the existing rails so that coal and raw materials can more easily be transported around the country. The middle kingdom will build 5000 miles of high-speed trains by 2012. Canada and America have no high-speed trains and the first one might be working in 2014. Talk about being asleep at the wheel.