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fresh 53 billions for HSR (High-Speed Rail

Original post made by pat, Old Palo Alto, on Feb 8, 2011

I just read the San Francisco Chronicle that there is now another 53 billion for HSR. that should be enough to build it. Of course Palo Altans willsill have to contribute about 5k to 15k per property tax to get the beast underground just like Berkeley did. Or city will create a Bond for that? The thing is. it is coming, and nothing any one can do about it. The only argument is to choose where the HSP will pass by, Close to 101? is possible! close to 280 is possible. Just do not fight to kill it because it will jump up beat you. If you want to fight, fight to bring far way from Alma as possible and fight to get the BART too. Remember it is still about 15 year away, so if everyone want it to be Altmont pass everyone will win, and no more Pacheco pass baby. You will only spend energy to fight to kill it and you probably will did before it is passing by your house at 200 MPH.

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Posted by Anon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Feb 8, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Does NOT building High Speed Rail seems like the no-brainer to other people that it does to me? It just seems like a waste of money to me. Putting that much money towards Green Energy or insulating houses, building electric cars, or just not spending it at all seems like a much better idea.

If the build it I like the idea of putting it underground like the do in various places around the world, but I thought they said that did not compute?

Seems like this money would fix California's budget problems in one shot, no?

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 8, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

It is going to get built. We will get it last instead of first, and we will have next to no say in routing. This is what dog-in-the-mangering gets you.

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Posted by Robert
a resident of Stanford
on Feb 12, 2011 at 12:44 am

Yet another "it's so because I say it's so" message from Walter Wallis, the Oracle of Midtown.

Who are you, Nostradamus, Karnac the Magnificent, or a speculator masquerading as someone with insight into future reality?

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