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  1. Good article - a few quibbles
    Good article - a few quibbles 15 April, 2013, 09:12

    First, between the cutting off of additional federal funding, the Kings County lawsuit on Prop 1A compliance, and the challenge of selling the Prop 1A bonds, this project is in jeopardy. The “case against the project” is making sure the project doesn’t resurrect like a phoenix once it is stopped.

    Actually, the efforts to show the negative social costs were less effective than showing the negative costs to taxpayers. Sadly, California’s urban elite and upper-middle class suburbanites have little empathy for dairy farmers in Kings County. They’ve never even heard of Kings County or Madera County, and they don’t know anything about agriculture.

    Polls over the past few years show that about 60% of Californians are at least somewhat skeptical of the project.

    California has a significant minority of “progressives” who will never change their minds in support of this project.

    The best tactic right now is to show people who like the idea of high-speed rail that the project is not what they thought it would be. People like fast trains – they are cool. But this fast train has turned into a disaster as every special interest group and crony capitalist took a bite out of it.

    By the way, yes, PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric) will benefit from the project. That’s why it contributed $20,000 to the 2008 campaign to pass Proposition 1A, authorizing the state to borrow $9.95 billion through bond sales to fund California High-Speed Rail.

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  2. Ted Steele, Prosecutor
    Ted Steele, Prosecutor 15 April, 2013, 09:54

    LOL

    Don’t you CWDers have to admit that if we build this train that we will lower our carbon footprint? Wouldn’t that be good?

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  3. Tkg2902
    Tkg2902 15 April, 2013, 11:02

    LOL yourself! Ted Steele

    What good is a small carbon foot print that costs mega billions and no body rides after the new wears off?

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  4. fish
    fish 15 April, 2013, 12:34

    What good is a small carbon foot print that costs mega billions and no body rides after the new wears off?

    Tkg2902 there really isn’t any point trying to talk or reason with Teddy…..he just won’t….no he just can’t ..is perhaps more apt…get it! It’s kind of like showing a dog a card trick….he’ll just stare back at you with those confused uncomprehending eyes……sad really.

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  5. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 15 April, 2013, 13:02

    Teddy has many arguments why the masses must ride public transportation for the good of all of us.

    Carp bashes instead of seeking solutions….so so sad!

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  6. fish
    fish 15 April, 2013, 17:56

    Teddy has many arguments why the masses must ride public transportation for the good of all of us.

    Imaginary sychophant is imaginary…..so so sad.

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  7. Ted Steele, Prosecutor
    Ted Steele, Prosecutor 15 April, 2013, 20:04

    U. Uhaul— I guess ol fishlips thinks that you are not real? I guess?

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  8. fish
    fish 16 April, 2013, 10:11

    I guess ol fishlips…..

    fishlips…….Hahahahahahahahahh! Whew!

    LOL Ted! LOL

    Ah Teddy you are putting years back onto my life…..bless you sir!

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  9. Ted
    Ted "Eddy Baby" Steele, Associate Prof. 16 April, 2013, 22:49

    That’s what we love about ya little buddy; you’re easily amused !!!

    wait for it…

    wait….

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmm LOL BFF!

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  10. fish
    fish 17 April, 2013, 07:55

    Teddy…..what….. you’re still on this thread? C’mon son we’ve moved on…we’re talking about other things!

    You know that obsessing on things isn’t mentally healthy! So for your sake and the sake of your other personalities well being you should probably move on to other topics.

    I’m here for you “Big Buddy”!

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