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Gavin Newsom’s bullet train to nowhere(Fools rush in?)
hotair.com ^ | 10/13/2018 | John Sexton

Posted on 10/14/2018 10:22:16 AM PDT by rktman

“It’s not a train to nowhere,” Newsom said. “It’s insulting to suggest the Central Valley is nowhere. This is an economic development project, connecting the fastest growing and most dynamic economic regions in the country. That project is achievable and realistic.

“The second phase [boring through the Tehachapi Mountains to Los Angeles] is an open-ended question.”

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Philosophy; US: California
KEYWORDS: deadend; taxdollars
You gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em. Well anyone with a half an ounce of sense would so gruesome doesn't qualify. Besides, who said anyone was talking about the Central Valley in reference to "nowhere"? Realistic. Okee dokee then.
1 posted on 10/14/2018 10:22:16 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

Hey Gavin how’s your $2.2 billion Transbay Transit Center the northern hub of the California high speed rail system doing? Oh that’s right it’s closed because the structure is caving in on itself. The city that knows how.


2 posted on 10/14/2018 10:31:23 AM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

Funding has not been obtained for the rail centers.

It took 20 years from funding to opening the bus centers.


3 posted on 10/14/2018 11:04:49 AM PDT by TexasGator (Z1)
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To: rktman

One does not to need to refer to an IQ test to see if the person of interest can only do two digits as their high mark.

Simply ask the question: Is this person a CA politician?
Or a Massachusetts one?


4 posted on 10/14/2018 11:11:08 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

Gastaic Nuisance is a local product or by-product, he had humble beginnings but hung with rich folks kids thus his connections..

as to CA or MA origins? many of those who have held power here are Northeasterners while a smaller segment is of midwest origins. California was used as a breeder factory for a lot of carpet-baggers which obviously has impacted the state’s ability to repel even more ‘invaders’.


5 posted on 10/14/2018 11:19:10 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Monthly Donors Rock!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Go John cox
That’s all
I have to say


6 posted on 10/14/2018 11:22:44 AM PDT by Truthoverpower (The guvmint you get is the Trump winning express !)
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To: artichokegrower
Hey, Gavin how’s your $2.2 billion Transbay Transit Center the northern hub of the California high speed rail system doing?
Oh, that’s right it’s closed...... because the jerry-built structure is caving in on itself.

Musta been an all-women affirmative action engineering team. Cant be bothered with all those math thingies.......ROTFLOL.

7 posted on 10/14/2018 11:36:32 AM PDT by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: rktman

Has Gavin weighed in on the San/Fran luxury high-rise sinking into the ground....with the interior now said to be separating from the facade?

I swear, them liberals really know how to build something long-lasting....ROTFLOL.


8 posted on 10/14/2018 11:40:10 AM PDT by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: rktman

He ignores the miles and miles of bus routes involved


9 posted on 10/14/2018 11:45:21 AM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: rktman

At last count there were 12 million families in California. The expected final cost of ghis fiasco to nowhere is $120 billion. That amounts to $10,000 per family. If the public could vote on building a train to nowhere that no one will use or get a check for $10,000 in exchange for the train, I wonder who would win?


10 posted on 10/14/2018 12:00:13 PM PDT by robert14
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At last count there were 12 million families in California. The expected final cost of ghis fiasco to nowhere is $120 billion. That amounts to $10,000 per family. If the public could vote on building a train to nowhere that no one will use or get a check for $10,000 in exchange for the train, I wonder who would win?


11 posted on 10/14/2018 12:30:41 PM PDT by robert14
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To: robert14

But who would pony up the $10,000 per family?


12 posted on 10/14/2018 1:42:12 PM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: rktman; vette6387; JLAGRAYFOX; Liz; mazda77; ZULU; seekthetruth; Howie66; sheik yerbouty; unkus; ...

If you put Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, and Kamala Harris together, you wouldn’t have enough brain cells to make up one semi-normal brain, IMO.


13 posted on 10/14/2018 1:48:51 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ExTexasRedhead

LOL......good one.


14 posted on 10/14/2018 1:59:21 PM PDT by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: rktman

I think the proposed train could have been a nice prestige project for CA. Unfortunately for it boosters that appears unlikely to happen.

Among the major problems: Like most large government projects the budget has ballooned after it was approved. The claimed environmental benefits were at best oversold, and in many (most?) cases non-existent. Ridership numbers were at best speculative, and likely both made up out of thin air and over optimistic.

The tracks laid and right of way acquired may be used, but likely only if BNSF or UP think they are a useful addition to their system.


15 posted on 10/14/2018 2:11:16 PM PDT by Fraxinus (My opinion, worth what you paid.)
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The original purpose was to get LA folks to Sacramento and back in one day, to do important meetings quickly.

So I thought, why not employ video teleconferencing, like Skype, or some such ....

After all, the cost of the project could fly jillions of people free from LA to Sacramento and back for a LONG time.

But then I realized that the people doing the meetings really need a face-to-face, not streamed or recorded or documented.

How else will you transfer a brief case of cash ... ???


16 posted on 10/14/2018 2:34:30 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You know that I am full of /S)
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To: Da Coyote
"One does not to need to refer to an IQ test to see if the person of interest can only do two digits as their high mark."

It is even simpler than that to sort out the bottom half of the IQ distribution curve.

Democrat? Automatic stupidity. Spay them. A eugenic solution they should appreciate. Half a century and socialism will vanish, like the Black Plague. There will be occasional birth defects showing socialist tendencies, but perhaps a vaccine can be developed.

17 posted on 10/14/2018 4:35:52 PM PDT by jonascord (First rule of the Dunning-Kruger Club is that you do not know you are in the Dunning-Kruger club.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Garden Slug. maybe.


18 posted on 10/15/2018 4:34:27 AM PDT by Howie66 ("...Against All Enemies, Foreign and Democrat.....")
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