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High speed rail | Result: Keep[edit]

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  1. This article is well written and rather complete, but what does it have to do with Pseudo-science? Pizzameister (talk) 14:55, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
  2. Nuthin'. WēāŝēīōīďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 11:14, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
  3. could be good if the 'wingnut arguments' against weren't a massive strawman. AMassiveGay (talk) 16:24, 6 March 2016 (UTC)


  1. Relevant due to US's weird allergy to rail - David Gerard (talk) 16:41, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
  2. Keep for the same reason. I think opposition to high speed rail is anti-science.Petey Plane (talk) 20:27, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
  3. Keep it, it's about wingnuts fighting against a very good idea out of stupid reasons and that seems very much missional.--Kugelschreiber (talk) (mail) (block) 16:54, 2 March 2016 (UTC) 16:54, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
  4. The US right tends to oppose HSRs because they see it as environmentalists taking away their 'freedom' to drive.--Owlman (talk) (mail) 17:12, 2 March 2016 (UTC) 17:12, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
    • Which is fucking retarded. No-one's gonna take away their cars, if people gonna have a high speed rail--Kugelschreiber (talk) (mail) (block) 17:37, 2 March 2016 (UTC) 17:37, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
      • "fucking retarded" - don't forget he was talking about US wingnuts. Fucking retarded is how they roll. Flannan Isle (talk) 23:27, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
  5. It may not be the most politically charged article I've read here, but it certainly helped me understand what my country is missing out on due to the efforts of deranged lunatics. One of my favorites because of that. Daftpunk909 (talk) 02:47, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
  6. This is an important social issue. Feminists would have you believe that high-speed rail is just a more efficient means of transportation, but actually it's part of a subtler agenda to undermine the institution of the family and achieve female dominance. A transportation system based on automobile travel encourages the preservation of the traditional nuclear family unit, since the family members can save money by car-pooling as they go on family vacations, etc. The man's role as driver of the car symbolizes his leadership of the family. But the train is a more egalitarian mode of the travel that also requires each family member to buy a separate ticket, eliminating part of the financial deterrent to a divorce that will break up the family. Ultimately, high-speed rail is just one aspect of a larger agenda intended to thoroughly fuck men over in every way possible, and therefore it's unsurprising that pro-feminist political parties on the left, such as green parties in various European countries, have jumped on board the idea of shifting funds from roads to rail construction. Men's Rights EXTREMIST (talk) 11:55, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
    MREs say the darnedest things. WeaseloidWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 13:17, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
    Doesn't FSTDT have a section on them, too?--Kugelschreiber (talk) (mail) (block) 14:22, 6 March 2016 (UTC) 14:22, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
    No. It has been proposed many times, but never implemented.--AndYourFoesShallRejoice... (talk) 20:07, 12 March 2016 (UTC)
  7. --Castaigne2 (talk) 05:36, 7 March 2016 (UTC)
  8. --Bob"Life is short and (insert adjective)" 07:39, 7 March 2016 (UTC)
  9. Well, there's another article about the Hyperloop concept that is arguably a form of pseudoscience (or at least science woo), and I think it kind of makes sense to have an article about what it's supposedly going to replace, especially since Wikipedia's article on the topic doesn't say much about why HSR never got the go-ahead in the US. TheSocktor (talk) 20:06, 9 March 2016 (UTC)
    The Hyperloop a form of pseudoscience? What do you mean by that? Pizzameister (talk) 20:54, 9 March 2016 (UTC)
    They mean they phrased that really badly. Either that, or another nail in the coffin of "pseudoscience" as a useful term.--AndYourFoesShallRejoice... (talk) 20:07, 12 March 2016 (UTC)
  10. Choo choo! ScepticWombat (talk) 11:33, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
  11. Relevant to edumacate Americans on the boons of rail technology, while also being a rather comprehensive and well-written article as it stands. Though I do agree with FPC's goat, that it - and I interpret freely here - needs to be adapted to fit the mission better. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 20:55, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
  12. Typhoon (talk) 18:51, 12 March 2016 (UTC)


  1. Move it to Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt. Redirect all mentions to HPR section. Plutoniumboss (talk) 00:31, 10 March 2016 (UTC)