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Posted on 02/20/2011 3:21:28 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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The Heritage Foundation has LOTS of good info on this high speed rail boondoggle. Heritage.org
If you watch the VIDEO you will understand that the “idea” of moving people” is a ploy, there is much more involved.
China needs workers busy and China needs to have a way to move these workers around their country en masse.
Think a few steps ahead.
Thanks for posting this. My Congressman, John Mica is really pushing for high-speed rail. He has a nearly perfect conservative voting record- except for this ONE issue. I will call his office this week and again ask if he is aware of all these connections.
It’s a “beautiful solution” and a way to control the work force.
High-Speed Rail union jobs are offered to unemployed Americans so as to build a network that will assist moving people into metro centers — where they can easily be transported via the same rail system they are building, the very rail system that will bankrupt free enterprise and grow government.
I have never been to Tampa but some years ago when the economy was very good I was able to afford a family vacation to Orlando, we have rented a vacation home there several times in january, a welcomed vacation from Alaska, not too warm to make us uncomfortable.
I really liked Orlando, but why on earth is their any kind of demand for people to whoosh between Tampa and Orlando?
I spent years in the Bay Area of San Jose and rode the BART trains a lot, but who is commuting? people who go to the theme parks don’t fly to Tampa, they go to Orlando.
I think its just a great big piece of smack candy from a street punk hoping to snare some addicts for future business. That is all Obama is doing, using big words of “investment” and “monorail” I mean its all about capturing and harvesting fantasy.
And he tells us he’s a Kennedy-Reagan clone.
It’s the transfer of “wealth” to government employees, with an eye toward everyone being a government employee and the Obamas of the world appropriating the money according to our needs ala Castro’s Cuba.
It is unsustainable. It cripples the economy by destroying free enterprise and initiative, and enslaves people. But may limp along for 50 years or more.
And they DON’T have free health care and education. They have a miserable, failed existence that they can not escape.
Orlando is spread out for miles and miles north and south.
I have a business associate who got fed up with Long Island New york and moved his business and manufacturing plant to Orlando. Almost all of his employees came along.
I have another friend who runs a fairly large regional distribution operation there. They moved from Georgia
There is more there than theme parks
Thank you SE Mom.
“ihre papeiren, bitte”
and with full body scans or dope gropes added
Thanks for the info.
I wonder how Mica's air transpo donors are gonna feel about his support for the high speed rail boondoggle?
I don’t argue against security concerns. Gone too far, probably. Incompetently performed, no argument. Airports can choose to not use the TSA. More should do so.
However, rail as imagined by the current incarnation of statists, would be government built, government run. That’s worked out well for us in the past. The current occupant of the White House doesn’t take much shine to the quaint notions of liberty and freedom.
A low gas price is freedom to travel. I don’t think he likes that given what he’s doing to the gulf. Rail would be just another lever for government to squeeze liberty out of the commons.
Who’s proposing this? The government or free enterprise? Would government rail “compete” with air travel?
The National Transportation and Safety Administration controls our movement and PETA controls the TSA so where in the hell does that leave any of us?
Alaska senators upset over TSA's Iditarod decision "ANCHORAGE, Alaska Alaska's two U.S. senators are upset over the Transportation Security Administration's decision to cancel plans under pressure from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to recruit potential employees with a publicity campaign at the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. ......."
AND there is the WEATHER BUG that Homeland Security has set up.
I am actually thinking of leaving Alaska on my motorcycle and riding down to Florida next winter, I have been laid off every year for the last four years all winter.
I don’t expect a better paying job, I just want continuous productivity. In Alaska its great during the summer but not working all winter is killing me because I do absolutely nothing.
I could be an on call snow plow driver, or drive a school bus but the competition is too fierce.
Interesting breakdown of contributions.
I call his office regularly- normally to thank him for a particular vote or to be sure they’re aware of this or that..but honestly, shamefully really, I’ve not paid as close attention to this damned high-speed rail because I ASSUMED (!) it would never get this far. I’ll spend some more time researching and be ready with my facts when I call on Tuesday.
Not sure exactly why our new governor said NO to the Fed $ this week- but it’s the right thing to do and he’s getting hell for it- lots of “recall the governor” chatter...
He’s a good guy- but it looks as though he’s fallen into a trap and he’s lost his nerve.
The video is well done. But you do not have to watch it to know that High Speed Rail is a boondogle. More government, useless enterprise, borrowed money, endless payments by taxpayers.
"...Nelson's former colleague, LeMieux, stood with the Democrat in calling for high-speed rail money. And he didn't back down this week. LeMieux said he's against "out-of-control spending" but it's too late to stop the rail money anyway..." Source
[Feb 3, 2011] "...."I'm surely thinking about it," said LeMieux when asked directly about his plans to run for Senate in 2012, Florida Capital News reported.
Florida Sen. Bill Nelson is up for re-election in 2012 and the GOP is eager to pick off the two-term Democrat they view as highly vulnerable.
LeMieux was appointed to the Senate in 2009 by then-Gov. Charlie Crist to serve the remainder of former Sen. Mel Martinez's term. There has been widespread speculation ever since in Washington and the Sunshine State that LeMieux a former Crist chief of staff would challenge Nelson.
The former senator said he would make a decision "pretty soon," the news service reported.] Source
I live in NYS, so usually when I call a pol I get a demand to know which media outlet I’m with and then get hung up on. Our new Critter’s a good egg, though, and I’m hoping he stays that way. If we don’t get gerrymandered out of existence.
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