posted on Mar, 2 2008 @ 05:30 AM
reply to post by NWOmaskedman
I was talking to my old man on the phone the other night, hes a mad train buff
and he was rattling off facts and figures on the american rail network, which is I have to say, impressive, very. Anyway he was talking about the
import line, meaning the enormous trains coming from the ports carring imported goods across america, I'm pretty sure he said nine thousand shipping
containers a day.Which is a lot of imports!
He also mentioned that there was huge stockpiles of shipping containers piling ip like metal mountains, because the cost of brining them back to the
ports empty is prohibitive. And it was far cheaper for china just to keep making them!
I'm in australia,where we have massive amounts of steel, we sell it in bulk ore to china then buy it back as processed steel, at god knows the
why we don't process our own steel is beyond me, why doesn't America?