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 Transatlantys2005-06-03 02:26
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The newspapers one gets by the metro here had a big fullpage ad yesterday about Transatlantys. Essentially the announcement of the grand project of building a transatlantic tunnel, from France to America. Paris to New York in train in 8 hours. Work starts this month. And you can win tickets. Sounds great.

Except for that it doesn't exist. It is some kind of hoax, or a game, or a gimmick to promote something. It isn't quite clear what. The elaborate website doesn't give a hint. Best guess seems to be that it is a viral marketing campaign run by SNCF, the company that runs the French train system, as they seem to be the owners of the domain.

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3 Jun 2005 @ 08:26 by jstarrs : Just "disinfo" publicity for SNCF
It says o the ad "Because you can't go everywhere by train, SNCF also proposes flights, hotels, etc."  

3 Jun 2005 @ 11:03 by jmarc : It would make a great
retreat route, next time france is invaded.  

3 Jun 2005 @ 12:11 by lugon @ : gov's freedom of speech

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The actual tragedy within Pakistan is constantly on the worsen because relief materials and help fall far lacking what is needed. More help is frantically needed since the potential for an incredible number of fatalities starts to loom.  

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