11/18/2012 06:03 AM
| Tracey Petersen|
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There is plenty of whining about the Cal high speed train. Those that complain about the expensive project have to remember that California voters approved the passage of Proposition 1A for the high speed train on Nov 4, 2008. It is not Gov Brown acting on his own.
The government is following the voters’ wishes…..it pays to read the propositions carefully before you vote.
ya obummer needs to keep a few of his union thugs working to pay back for his land slide victory! California has next to no economy left, but we need to be able to move paper pushes from point A to point B so they can push some more regulations and kill the remaining private jobs!!! RETARDED CALIFORNIA
SO,HERE GOES THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR PESIOUS CENTRAL VALLEY. I GUESS THE CA GOVERNMENT DOESN'T CONSIDER THE AFFECT THIS WILL DO TO OUR GREATEST ASSET. WELL, I GUESS WE CAN IMPORT OUR FOOD FROM CHINA AS WELL.
WHAT ARE OUR LEGISLATORS THINKNIG ??????
The Bullet-train is rediculous. Who wants to go from Fresno to Sact? Perhaps if it went to So. Calif. It tears through farmers property and is a rediculous WASTE of money that California does not have. Get to a place of no deficit before you take on a project like this.
Glad the judge had the sense to go forward with this much need high speed rail system. Imagine what this country would be like without all the former negative projects completed - such as transcontinental railroad, interstate freeway system, etc. If we were able to "fund" the needless Iraq war because Bush wanted to avenge his father because Hussein tried to have him killed, then we certainly can fund this much needed rail system. Whiners will always be present.
I know this is not popular with a lot of people but... It will create a lot of jobs for a lot of people. It might take some time but it will pay for itself and take a lot of cars off the roadways. It could end up being a good thing in the end.
Fresno to Bakerfield, A joke. Who want to go their in a hurry? Thays the first 113 miles. Did you hear Elon Musk the other night on Jimmy fallon? He says it's the "slowest high spped train" So already it's outdated.. Way to go California!!!!
I remember people in the 60s saying the same things about BART .. and look how vital that has become.
Try to open your mind and be a visionary. That guy you call "Moonbeam".. ever wonder how he got that name?
The nickname was coined by Mike Royko, the famed Chicago columnist, who in 1976 said that Mr. Brown appeared to be attracting “the moonbeam vote,” which in Chicago political parlance meant young, idealistic and nontraditional.
“I have to admit I gave him that unhappy label,” Mr. Royko wrote. “Because the more I see of Brown, the more I am convinced that he has been the only Democrat in this year’s politics who understands what this country will be up against.”
“Enough of this ‘Moonbeam’ stuff,” Mr. Royko concluded. “I declare it null, void and deceased.”
It will create a lot of jobs that cost more than they are worth. This train will NEVER pay for itself. It's going to be more expensive to build and operate than Amtrak. And it will not take cars off the road. Sorry. People don't commute from Fresno to Sac.
It will take cars off the road just as the bart does. Once the first phase is done they will add to the tracks just like bart did and will do again in the future. I drive a lot and use bart a lot. Its packed with people. It is a wonderful thing! The perfect idea would be to have the two connect sometime in the future to go from SF all the way to LA. You have to start somewhere.
@ CA NATIVE
I to am a Ca native. When is the last time you took hwy 99 to LA or Sac.? Or hwy 5 to Sac or LA? What is so beautiful about either of those areas? It will not hurt the central valley one bit.
If or state doesn't pick up and start going forward instead of backwards we will be in more trouble. It really doesn't matter what is said here anyway. It's going forward.
Everyone complains there are no good jobs available in California, well this has the possibility to actually be a job creator. Fresno to Bakersfield is just the first section to be built, they have to start somewhere. Go look at the rail line map and see just where it will eventually go. We are decades behind Europe on implementation of high speed rail. What we really need is high speed rail across the country, L.A to N.Y. or Chicago, now there would be a real feat of advancement in thinking and transportation.
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When I was stationed in Yokosuka, Japan I rode on real high speed rail. This is a joke.
I think some cars will be off the road but doesn't that equal less fuel, auto parts, auto repair, tire, battery and so on type jobs.
It will NOT support it's self and require tax subsidies to maintain . Fact, Liberals have controlled California for 40 years and we have slipped WAY backwards in economy, education, crime, housing and jobs to name a few. So goes the country.
SF, LA, NY and Chicago are all liberal crime ridden cesspools, you couldn't pay me to visit.
In 5, 10, or 20 years, the cost of driving a vehicle is going to make trains a necessity. Fossil fuel vehicles may even be prohibited because of global warming and drastic climate changes. About 80% of the population cannot see beyond next week, but Governor Brown is looking down the road into the future and some of us are thankful for that.
Sweet Jesus, I cannot wait to retire and leave this lala land of socialist society....
Building a train that will never pay for itself and in locations that no one will use cannot in any sense of the word nor in any parallel universe be considered "looking down the road into the future".
It's a waste of money and it's a criminal kickback to unions for campaign contributions and votes. Simple as that. It has literally NOTHING to do with the hoax of man-made global warming.
@ Ayn You are exactly right. See, us people who are comfortable and have all we need and don't need to step out of our houses to go anywhere have forgotten that the population is only going to get larger. They only think about themselves and not what is good for the rest. The need for things of the future are important to the up and coming generations. I can't remember everything about it but I was sure the federal government was to kick in some monies. I'm playing dumb here but I also believe a past president in the middle of a recession put people to work building * and roads, and structures creating loads of jobs to help get out of the depression/recession. Why can't we give it a try? It worked wonders in another time. Why not ours. Lets get on board people and try to make it work.
UH....redline, Shirley, CA NATIVE....funding for this was a voter approved deal. Not a government action. Brown wasn't even governor when this was approved by the voters, Schwarzenegger was and that doesn't even matter. It's the voters that decided to fund this, don't you people pay attention? Hello!
If California is so bad, why is Mitt Romney moving here?
Mitt Romney can live anywhere he wants because he is the 1% and can afford to live anywhere he wants. That's why.
K3UG,because he is a loser,out of a job.....this is where all of those types will be flocking too!!
Thank you speak2tee. Well stated.
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