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  1. SarahZ

    Railroad crossing accidents

    I have yet to see a news article that blames the train.
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    United Flight 328 DEN-HNL 777 Feb 20, 2021 UEF ✈

    Thank goodness no one was hurt. Hopefully, the homes that were damaged weren't damaged TOO badly.
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    Should Amtrak allow smoking again?

    No, you missed my point about prohibition in general and took it to mean I was referring to SECONDHAND effects, which I was not, but I’m tired of trying to explain it to you.
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    Should Amtrak allow smoking again?

    You missed my point too. Please read my responses to Qapla on the same issue.
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    Lounge in Chicago

    Hence the ~ mark to indicate approximately 330 feet. ;)
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    Lounge in Chicago

    Ooh, that means I was close when I said a half-block from the lounge to the gates. :) I meant half of a Chicago "long block", which works out to ~330 feet.
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    Should Amtrak allow smoking again?

    This is STILL not the same thing. When I pick up a bullet, I don't expect to put my health at risk because of something unknown in that bullet. Once they realized lead was leeching out of bullets, they changed them. When I pick up a pack of cigarettes that have warning labels all over them...
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    Should Amtrak allow smoking again?

    Are you even reading anything I write? I AGREE that smoking should not be allowed on trains, and not just because of allergies. What I'm saying is that smoking itself (in your private home/car) should not be illegal. The candy bar comparison was to illustrate that just because something is...
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    Lounge in Chicago

    Have you been to Union Station? The lounge is off the Great Hall, near the automatic doors to the ticketing area. If you've never been there, it's like walking half a block. If you have mobility issues, you can request a Red Cap. They have motorized carts and drive groups of people to the trains.
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    Should Amtrak allow smoking again?

    And if I were alerted that someone near me were allergic to peanuts, I would not eat a Snickers near them.
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    Should Amtrak allow smoking again?

    You guys are missing the point and making the wrong comparison. It is illegal to smoke indoors for the very reasons you both mentioned. It does not make sense to make smoking itself illegal when smoking in the privacy of your home or car does not affect other people. That is where the line is...
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    Lounge in Chicago

    That's my other big reason. When I sit in the lower level, I feel like I'm hanging out in a basement. Between the lack of windows and the number of people, I get claustrophobic, even though it's a large, open space.
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    Lounge in Chicago

    The lounge was relocated to a new area of the station a few years ago. It is spacious and gorgeous. I choose to sit in the upper level, where it's less crowded and I have a view of Canal Street. Most people seem to congregate in the lower level, near the televisions. There's also a nice kids'...
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    Should Amtrak allow smoking again?

    Prohibition does not work. This has been proven time and time again. Many things can kill you, so making tobacco illegal is a slippery slope. You could argue that sugary and fatty foods kill people, so maybe we should make Doritos and Snickers illegal too. Tobacco is a choice (just like sugary...
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    Detroit, MI

    During the day, yes (but be smart about it). You can catch the Q Line (light rail) from the station. As for nearby sights, you have the Motown Museum, Fisher Building, Wayne State University's campus, Detroit History Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, and some other museums. Parts of Detroit...
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