Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Did The Train Have A Credit Card Stolen?

In a "news" article on, (I put "news" in quotations as it's hardly news when Italian soccer fans act violently), it was reported that the fans did $730,000 worth of damage to a train. This is just not possible. Even with the devaluation of the dollar, NONE of the trains I've been on in Italy could be worth more than $150,000, tops. They are shitboxes. Clearly this is a case of either the government being overcharged for trains or of officials lining their pockets by overestimating damages -- both far from implausible in Italy.

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