It's not politically needed right now. When it's needed the government, public, investors and our grandpa, will find the MONEY.
For an idea of the cost ... To build 1 mile of "light rail" transit in Oregon, cost over 5 million dollars.
Another reason ... You have to purchase the land. And if somebody doesn't want to sell, it may be difficult to claim "imminent domain" when there are existing transportation alternatives.
I think the act is not divided! It is together! I assume this could be about priorities and setting up levels. And maybe most of the officials across the states and federal gov carrying this idea that right now is not the the moment to put the time and effort for this factor. (just a … Read more
Our Governor here in California has been pushing for one for years but just doesn't have the support or money it would take to build it. He's kept our budget in line but there just isn't enough money because it's needed elsewhere.
Interstate rail transport is private industry and bullet trains are really expensive, Otis. There is a major issue of return on investment.
State govt's don't have the cash, and the US Govt won't pursue it because it doesn't involve oil, weapons or political ideology.
Each state I have been in seems to want one. Here in Florida there has been talk for decades to a put triangular one in between Miami and Orlando and Tampa. There is never enough funding and every time the state thought it qualified for a federal grant the federal DOT backs out.
You have to remember how big the USA is. About 3.8 million square miles. With only 321 million people to pay for these bullet trains. (They will need new tracks so they don't run into slow trains) Compare this to Japan, which has only 146,000 square miles and about 127 million people. The length of … Read more
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA - the PC police have landed at Disney. O my goodness.
I'm white and when I was growing up, one of my friends gave me a black doll. My friend was also white. She wanted to give me the doll because she thought she was really pretty and she really liked the dress the doll … Read more
This is getting a little out of hand ! I watched the video here and it's just one woman's rant. Geez ! It's just a costume. I see nothing wrong with it at all.
I'm going to protest fake beards for costumes. They just want to be like me and Didge.
NOBODY CAN BE A NURSE FOR HALLOWEEN! ......I cry foul, they haven't had enough schooling!
It would seem that a lot of businesses don't have ballz.
I read about this yesterday and find it to be over the top. They claim you cannot wear someone else's skin. The costume is for a character that is shirtless throughout the movie and is tattooed. So unless they want to change the costume to some kind of reusable tattoos I don't see how they … Read more
Two of my favourite mystic poets are Omar Khayyam (Fitzgerald's translation is the most popular) and A.E. (pen name of George Russell).
For sheer majesty and adventure: Sir Walter Scott (especially The Lay of the Last Minstrel ).
For comedy and unusual rhymes, Ogden Nash who not only writes clever poetry but often gives great … Read more
Dear Catherine Kroesbergen,
The above list is a very fine one, and I am giving you a poem which if you like, then do read Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), perhaps you do already!… Read more
You might have already read these but these are some that I've read and enjoyed.
Edgar Allan Poe
Robert William Service
Steven Vincent Benet