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High Speed Rail – The Grand Swindle

Original post made by Morris Brown, Menlo Park, on Nov 7, 2011

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Posted by Craig Laughton
a resident of College Terrace
on Nov 7, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Morris,

I voted against 1A, because it did not pencil on so many levels. However, the reflexive 'greens' pushed it over the top. The irony is that HSR does not even pass the 'green' test...all that electricity needs to come from coal...if one connects the dots.

The best thing, at this point, is to simply kill off this nonsensical travesty, and to simply absorb our current losses.

Sad episode. Let's move on.


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Posted by R
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 7, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Kill it. Now.


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Posted by Roger Overnaut
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Nov 7, 2011 at 5:02 pm

If you think HSR was a fraud, watch what happens if Measure E passes.


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Posted by Craig Laughton
a resident of College Terrace
on Nov 8, 2011 at 5:43 pm

"If you think HSR was a fraud, watch what happens if Measure E passes."

Roger,

I completely agree. How much longer do we need to put up with this 'green' delusion in Palo Alto? We are already in significant fiscal debt, if we look at commitments going forward, as a city government. HSR will not only cut our town in half, big time, but it will help to bankrupt our state...which means that the state will demand even more money from PA.

Stick a stake in it, and just get ahead of the losses. It was a horrible decision, but it was done. Just move on.

Yes, Measure E is another horrible idea, but we still have the choice to defeat it. If we do not, then we will only have ourselves to blame.


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