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    Fortune's "100 Great Things About America"

    This is the second year they have done a list like this. I really don't care much for Fortune magazine, but they do have the occasional report on corporate corruption, etc that I find entertaining and some decent business management ideas/interviews. Anyway......at number 2 The Interstate Highway System......I agree with that one whole heartedly being a road warrior. At number 16 Duct Tape....you bet. And right behind Carlos Santana comes Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon at number 20.

    Oh well......here's another recommendation to readers to try something they will probably never find.

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    Re: Fortune's "100 Great Things About America"

    These lists have just become inane filler for lazy journalism.

    I'm with Joe, I think it's a campaign at this point.
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    Re: Fortune's "100 Great Things About America"

    I agree with the Interstate System, too. I prefer to drive the older roads, off the Interstates, but that's only because they have such little traffic now. If the trucks were on those roads with me I would hate it.

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    Re: Fortune's "100 Great Things About America"

    I'm with Randy. I think people here in the U.S. take the Interstate Hwy System for granted. For better or worse, it's the biggest public work in the history of planet earth, and is at heart of American culture and the American economy. No where else in the world can you drive on a freeway like that for 3,000 miles, in one vehicle by yourself if you want.

    People talk about the Roman roads and they were revolutionary for their time, but they're hiking trails compared to the interstate highway system.
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    Re: Fortune's "100 Great Things About America"

    We can give a big thanks to President Dwight D. Eishenhower, and Hitler for our current interstate highway system. In WW II, when the American Army discovered the early German Autobahn, they were amazed. A nice idea that Ike thought would be of good use here in the good old USA. Joe
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    Re: Fortune's "100 Great Things About America"

    Well at least we can find duct tape and Carlos Santana CD's
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    Re: Fortune's "100 Great Things About America"

    As good as our interstates are, they're really showing their age. It's high time we coughed up some $$$ and revamped it, instead of the current 'band-aid' approach that's been the norm.
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    Re: Fortune's "100 Great Things About America"

    Quote Originally Posted by mrviognier View Post
    As good as our interstates are, they're really showing their age. It's high time we coughed up some $$$ and revamped it, instead of the current 'band-aid' approach that's been the norm.
    Maybe Autobahn style interstates all heading to Kentucky!
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    Re: Fortune's "100 Great Things About America"

    Sounds good...but, while we're at it, create one direct to Sanford Stadium, and another to that hot dog stand at 61 North Avenue in Atlanta!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrviognier View Post
    Sounds good...but, while we're at it, create one direct to Sanford Stadium, and another to that hot dog stand at 61 North Avenue in Atlanta!
    Haha yeah that hot dog stand is a pretty good little spot!
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