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Re: Stuttgart 21 protests

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Stuttgart 21 protests
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 08:04:53 +0000 (UTC)
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Hi, Alex.

Alexander Terekhov <> wrote:
> Hey Mackenzie, 

That's Mr. Mackenzie to you, Sunshine.

> Alexander Terekhov wrote:

>> Alan Mackenzie wrote:
>> [...]
>> > You agree with what you like, Alex.  I have talked extensively with
>> > eye-witnesses, including one who was on the demonstration the police
>> > attacked by shooting people in the face with water canons on 30th

>> Oh c'mon everybody agrees that police attack was unwarranted. Many
>> people won't vote for the currently governing CDU party next March due
>> to that embarrassment and so be it.

> Voters have spoken: Due to that and other embarrassments, after 
> almost sixty years of ruling over here, the CDU party (its coalition) 
> won't govern the land in the next five years... complete refresh of 
> land government.

Yes.  I'm very happy for you.  (Note to others: Alex lives in
Baden-Wuerttemberg, the German state where the conservative (CDU)
government has just been replaced by a Green/SPD coalition.)

> Alan, I wish you the same for your "Nuremberg" land. ;-)

It's actually called Bayern, or Bavaria in English.  But there's not
going to be a "Nuernberg-21", since Nuremberg already has it's through
station - with 21 platforms, not 8.

> regards,
> alexander.

> P.S. I bet 50 EUR that S21 (with plus) will stay, what is your play?

I'd say about 50-50.  Incidentally, are you aware that Deutsche Bahn
(German Railways) have put the project on hold for now?

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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