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Dean    Posted 02-12-2019 at 16:05:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Train Wreck
  • Hard to believe, folks, but there may still be a glimmer of sanity in the People's Republik of Kalifornia.

    Dean

    Island Mike    Posted 02-13-2019 at 23:34:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I have been on a high speed train in France and Spain. Was really cool. We topped out at 300 kph, quiet and smooth. Bar was one coach from us.
    But then we caught a plane, for the ocean hop.

    Island Mike

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 02-13-2019 at 21:47:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • CA is the petry dish for the New Green Deal
  • $77 BILLION to go 100 miles. You can fly from LA to San Fran for $149.

    Gov. Moonbeam's project is another knife in the heart of a once-great state.

    Frank (WNY)    Posted 02-13-2019 at 05:56:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I had to stop at "Let's be real" coming from a Kalifornia Governor.

    steveVa    Posted 02-12-2019 at 19:12:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • High speed rail is a really big pipe dream. The only ones who benifit are the rail companies and their lobbyists.
    They had a big push here in Va a year or two ago where they were proposing a bypass of the town here and proposed running a new rail line right through my front yard and through a few historic farms that are my neighbors.
    The town threw us country folks under the bus by recomending the bypass.
    I went to a planning session and pointed out that they were all committing fraud because the were horribly underestimating the cost of the rail in order to show a good return benifit for the community.
    One of the moderators said that I was out of order and was making false claims. I pulled out a planning study that was made a few years ago for the Main Street station renovation and showed them real cost estimates for upgrading rails and river crossings. Their study showed no budget for water crossings and underested the cost of new rails by a factor of 10. The real cost would be 10 times what they were quoting.
    Shortly after that meeting the whole subject was deferred to a later date. Code for we need to go silent and slide this through when no one is looking.

    John in Mich    Posted 02-12-2019 at 18:37:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Dang it! I was hoping for a ride. And, now what will AOC have to say about high speed trains replacing airplanes?

    Bruce Dorsi    Posted 02-13-2019 at 08:49:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • She'd probably say, "Without high-speed trains it will take much longer to get to Europe or Hawaii."

    AOC is a living brain donor !!

    John in Mich    Posted 02-13-2019 at 09:46:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • She was in wrong line. She thought they said trains when the said brains.

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