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California: By the way, that bullet train isnít actually going to be as fast as we said it would be
Hot Air ^ | March 28, 2014 | Erika Johnsen

Posted on 03/28/2014 9:18:01 PM PDT by george76

When California first put the issue of building a high-speed bullet train between Los Angeles and San Francisco before voters, Gov. Jerry Brown made all sorts of nifty-sounding promises about how efficient, convenient, and fiscally sound a choice the rail line would be for Californians.

All of those promises have more or less turned out to be a sham by now, as the train’s costs have exploded and its deadlines pushed way back, and now it appears that that less-than-three-hour ride Californians were originally promised… well, probably isn’t.

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who really considers a mounting “wall of debt” and a slew of unfunded pension liabilities a crisis?

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: agenda21; boondoggle; bullettrain; california; highspeedrail; highspeedtrain; highspeedtrains; jerrybrown; losangeles; masstransit; sanfrancisco; train; un21; williegreen
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1 posted on 03/28/2014 9:18:01 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

The Bullet Train To Nowhere.

Film at 11.


2 posted on 03/28/2014 9:22:14 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: george76

It can’t go slower than promised because the ballot measure we passed requires it to.


3 posted on 03/28/2014 9:24:48 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Yes, You are always right /S)
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To: george76
Paying for this:

Getting this:


4 posted on 03/28/2014 9:25:53 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: george76

Going to nowhere, fast.


5 posted on 03/28/2014 9:27:34 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: ThomasThomas

It will never be built. Its the White Elephant of Trains. It doesn’t come anywhere near to justifying its exorbitant price tag.

Only liberals could love 19th Century transportation technology. This is the 21st Century version of the buggy and whip. Its dated.

And no one wants it.


6 posted on 03/28/2014 9:29:20 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: george76

They need to call Joe Isuzu!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FE-XurEfQo


7 posted on 03/28/2014 9:29:59 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: george76

It’s going to be decades before the train runs slow.


8 posted on 03/28/2014 9:30:13 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: george76

Nothing but an enormous land-grab scam.


9 posted on 03/28/2014 9:30:32 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: GeronL

Willie Green Memorial Ping.


10 posted on 03/28/2014 9:38:15 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: george76

The bullit train is only a mechanism to launder money. It doesn’t have to work as promised.


11 posted on 03/28/2014 9:41:38 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: george76

It was just another tidal wave of bullcrap from Calli politicians as usual. Bullet train my ass!

This entire project should be killed along with the careers of any and all of these idiots who are responsible for this boondoggle.


12 posted on 03/28/2014 10:01:06 PM PDT by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Or Barak Isuuzu


13 posted on 03/28/2014 10:08:27 PM PDT by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: Bullish

Do the math. $120,000,000,000/12,000,000 families in California = a brand new $10,000 car for every family in California. The $10,000 assumes a bulk discount when the state of Ca gives the purchase order for 12,000,000 autos to Toyota.


14 posted on 03/28/2014 10:11:31 PM PDT by robert14 (cng)
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To: Paladin2

The reason bullet trains won’t work in this country is that it will take special track, completely segregated from all access. That means 20ft fencing the whole way to keep idiots from throwing objects at the train to see what will happen.


15 posted on 03/28/2014 10:12:02 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Army Air Corps

Kudos. I was wondering if there would be a Willie Green reference here.


16 posted on 03/28/2014 10:14:21 PM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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To: george76

The only thing high speed about this is Dianne Feinstein’s ballooning bank account.


17 posted on 03/28/2014 10:20:13 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: robert14

10k doesn’t buy much of a car these days. But a boondoggle bullet train will funnel lots and lots of taxpayer money to unions, and lots of that money will end up in the democrats campaign coffers.

That’s really all this whole thing is all about.


18 posted on 03/28/2014 10:23:10 PM PDT by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: UCANSEE2

Nerf Train


19 posted on 03/28/2014 10:23:53 PM PDT by PLMerite
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To: robert14

You mean Chevrolet, not Toyota, I think.

Government Motors could make the Kali’s a hell of a deal as long as the US is still intact and not broken up into several parts.


20 posted on 03/28/2014 10:26:04 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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