what's new from cali?
what's new from cali?
I think setting forth a bill of rights is probably more just a way to stablize the laws so that one county doesn't shove their problem onto the next until that county makes life even ****tier for them and they go to the next county. I think it's a step towards "lets address the problem" rather than just having folks rearrange the chairs on the titanic.Originally Posted by Black Manta
Also... you have an interesting perspective with your past of having been homeless. Any interesting stories about it?
cnn: California high-speed rail to nowhere? – Anderson Cooper 360 - CNN.com Blogswhat's new from cali?
wapo: California's high-speed rail to nowhere - Washington Post
huffpo: California High-Speed Rail: A Bridge To Nowhere?
telegraph: Buyers' remorse for California's 'bullet train to nowhere' - Telegraph
Ambitious plans for a fast track linking Los Angeles and San Francisco at speeds of up to 220mph in just over two-and-a-half hours were slimly approved by 53 per cent in a statewide ballot in 2008. That allowed the state to raise $10 billion from bonds and secured an injection of $3.5 billion in stimulus money from the Obama administration. There is currently no direct train route between the two.
Construction is expected to begin later this year in the middle of California's Central Valley near Merced, a town of 80,000 people known for having one of the highest home foreclosure rates in America.
The plan calls for around 300 miles of track to be laid south from there over the next 10 years to reach the northern outskirts of Los Angeles. A northern link from the Central Valley to San Francisco would not be completed until 2028.
The project is still $54.9 billion short of what is needed, raising fears that the state will be unable to find the funds to finish later sections, and could be left with a futuristic rail line linking minor cities and farming communities.
It was initially projected to cost $45 billion and deliver passengers between the two major cities in a few hours by 2020.
Last autumn the state-run California High-Speed Rail Authority, which is overseeing it, disclosed the cost had more than doubled to $98.5 billion with a finish date of 2033.
After an outcry $30 billion was shaved off that estimate, but only by reducing the speed of the trains and using sections of existing slow track.
No Lives Matter
Why does any group of people need their own special bill of rights? Seriously, "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" when applied equally to everyone pretty much nails it.
2016: NONE OF THE ABOVE
Moderator's Warning: Let's talk topic, not rules folks
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
Think the cities and towns where the lawmakers that vote for this live should designate the easements near their property as a "Homeless Sanctuary Zones." And posts signs that contain this "Bill of Rights."