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Dakota 400

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A newspaper article about Amtrak's 50th Anniversary and President Biden's attendance at the ceremony yesterday stated that even as Vice-President, he continued to ride Amtrak. I was surprised to learn that. If security is now such an issue as to why the President cannot take Amtrak from/to Washington and Wilmington, why was he able to do so not that long ago?
 

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A newspaper article about Amtrak's 50th Anniversary and President Biden's attendance at the ceremony yesterday stated that even as Vice-President, he continued to ride Amtrak. I was surprised to learn that. If security is now such an issue as to why the President cannot take Amtrak from/to Washington and Wilmington, why was he able to do so not that long ago?
Jan. 6, 2021
 

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Jan. 6, 2021
I understand the significance of that date regarding Biden's Inauguration in relation to the date of his Inauguration.

Can't "we" move beyond that horrible event? Many of the "players" in that insurrection are under indictment or in jail. Are the others who may have been "involved and caught up in that moment of time": have they not learned a lesson?
9/11 certainly changed our travel experiences just as Covid-19 has done.

The events of January 6, 2021 were directed at one specific event relating to one specific individual (along with the Vice-President Elect).

For the President of the United States to not be able to choose whatever method of transportation that he/she would prefer to have "from here to wherever" is another step backwards from the freedom that so many gave their lives to try to preserve.
 

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Seriously. There are lots of things the President of the United States cannot do for practical security reasons. It has nothing to do with “freedom” and invoking the lives of past war veterans.

And if you think January 6 was just about a handful of folks that have now been arrested, I honestly don’t know what to say without going way too off topic.
 

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And if you think January 6 was just about a handful of folks that have now been arrested, I honestly don’t know what to say without going way too off topic.
There are various delusions and wishful thinking detached from reality all across the board, not just at one end of the political spectrum. It is just that they are often very different delusions and not necessarily of the same importance in the sense of how many they affect, and specially how many that are uninvolved they affect.
 

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Many of the "players" in that insurrection are under indictment or in jail.
And many of those that stoked those flames have seen zero legal repercussions whatsoever and continue to spread forth lies and hatred that sadly make a repeat of something as awful nearly a forgone conclusion.

No, no. We're just not going to forget it and move on.
 

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Seriously. There are lots of things the President of the United States cannot do for practical security reasons. It has nothing to do with “freedom” and invoking the lives of past war veterans.

And if you think January 6 was just about a handful of folks that have now been arrested, I honestly don’t know what to say without going way too off topic.
And many of those that stoked those flames have seen zero legal repercussions whatsoever and continue to spread forth lies and hatred that sadly make a repeat of something as awful nearly a forgone conclusion.

No, no. We're just not going to forget it and move on.

There are various delusions and wishful thinking detached from reality all across the board, not just at one end of the political spectrum. It is just that they are often very different delusions and not necessarily of the same importance in the sense of how many they affect, and specially how many that are uninvolved they affect.
My post #53 on this thread has been misconstrued.

I wrote a reply, but have chosen to erase my comment. It was not appropriate for this section of the Forum in which I posted #53.
 

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I understand the significance of that date regarding Biden's Inauguration in relation to the date of his Inauguration.

Can't "we" move beyond that horrible event? Many of the "players" in that insurrection are under indictment or in jail. Are the others who may have been "involved and caught up in that moment of time": have they not learned a lesson?
9/11 certainly changed our travel experiences just as Covid-19 has done.

The events of January 6, 2021 were directed at one specific event relating to one specific individual (along with the Vice-President Elect).

For the President of the United States to not be able to choose whatever method of transportation that he/she would prefer to have "from here to wherever" is another step backwards from the freedom that so many gave their lives to try to preserve.
I also think that may be taking a way too mild look at 1/6/21
 
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