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Old 02-13-2019, 09:54 PM   #7576
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Somehow it's probably because we're too fat
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:04 PM   #7577
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We had/have a couple of similar stories in the UK

HS2 trainline - London to Birmingham (330miles)
estimated costs currently at £56bn - £4.1bn of which has been spent before work has even begun
HS2 costs taxpayers £4.1bn before work even begins

&

Boris's Garden Bridge (couple of hundred meters)
abandoned after £53.5m has been spent (43m of which was public money)
Garden bridge charity spent £53.5m with no construction, TfL finds

Show me the money!
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:32 PM   #7578
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What does "takes too long" even mean? China is doing some projects literally on a century scale. It's really hurting the common good that politicians aren't interested in projects that can't be done in time for their reelection campaign.
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:39 PM   #7579
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Oh derrie derrie me......Whitaker someone be snitchen onya ass.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Wednesday accused acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker of giving incomplete and contradictory testimony when he appeared before the panel last week, and ordered him to clarify his answers.

In a letter seen by Reuters, the panel's chairman, Jerrold Nadler, claimed that lawmakers from both parties felt Whitaker's answers to questions were "unsatisfactory, incomplete or contradicted by other evidence" and said he hopes to meet with Whitaker "in the coming days" to follow up.

"Failing that, we would expect to pursue a date and time for a formal deposition," Nadler added.

A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment on the letter.

If the committee moves to subpoena Whitaker to answer questions, it would come after he is no longer serving as acting attorney general.

The U.S. Senate is expected to confirm President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee, William Barr, on Thursday morning.

Whitaker has been under scrutiny since Trump appointed him in November to replace ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Prior to joining the Justice Department, Whitaker openly criticized Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 elections and declined to recuse himself from overseeing the probe despite receiving contrary advice by career ethics lawyers.

In a combative hearing last week, Whitaker testified he had not talked to Trump about the probe and had not interfered with it in any way.

He also denied prior media reports that claimed that Trump had lashed out at Whitaker after he learned that his former lawyer and personal fixer Michael Cohen was pleading guilty to lying to Congress about a proposed Trump Tower in Moscow.

In his letter, Nadler said not only do media reports directly contradict Whitaker's testimony under oath, but that the committee's own staff has "identified several individuals with direct knowledge of the phone calls you denied receiving from the White House." The letter did not elaborate on their identities.

Nadler said that while Whitaker on the one hand denied ever speaking to White House officials about the Mueller probe while he was a private citizen, he later acknowledged interviewing for a White House legal position that was ultimately given to attorney Ty Cobb - the person who was then tasked with managing the president's response to the probe.

"We require your clarification on this point as well," Nadler said.
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:46 PM   #7580
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jesus christ we really are living in a simulation
A golf simulation.
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:51 PM   #7581
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Whitaker looks like The Thing exfoliated. I'm really curious what he has been promised for his cringeworthy role in this whole debacle.
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:00 PM   #7582
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:08 PM   #7583
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Lol noted.

Just to be clear, I have zero investment or expectation that any of them will turn. I was saying that the only possible way they even hypothetically COULD, would be if the other thing they're allegiant to (Fox news, etc.) majorly criticized him or turned against him, and the only way THAT could happen is through a constant barrage of Dem ownage/Trump capitulating.

Again, I'm not holding out for it or expecting it.
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:13 PM   #7584
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What does "takes too long" even mean? China is doing some projects literally on a century scale. It's really hurting the common good that politicians aren't interested in projects that can't be done in time for their reelection campaign.
Many of those amazing historic castles and cathedrals in Europe built in the Middle Ages took decades, or even a 100 years to construct.

But these days, we don't have the patience for that. I mean, we can't even get behind climate change because who cares about 20 years from now, let alone 50 or 100.
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:19 PM   #7585
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Lol noted.

Just to be clear, I have zero investment or expectation that any of them will turn. I was saying that the only possible way they even hypothetically COULD, would be if the other thing they're allegiant to (Fox news, etc.) majorly criticized him or turned against him, and the only way THAT could happen is through a constant barrage of Dem ownage/Trump capitulating.

Again, I'm not holding out for it or expecting it.
Nope Imo not even Fox news, it's a cult and these folks will goto there Local Whatever Meeting and Snowflake out there... There All_in no questions asked.

The've attack Jack Dorsey for twitter, even when twitter had given multiple warnings of tone it down, don't say the loud part in twitter, attacked this forum, reddit.

It's simple It's The white way or the highway & don't be wavering.
CTH The suburbs explains it very well.
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:29 PM   #7586
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Many of those amazing historic castles and cathedrals in Europe built in the Middle Ages took decades, or even a 100 years to construct.

But these days, we don't have the patience for that. I mean, we can't even get behind climate change because who cares about 20 years from now, let alone 50 or 100.
Interesting read..... Total construction took much longer.

https://www.westminster-abbey.org/ab...tminster-abbey

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Abbey
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:46 PM   #7587
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Being Raised by Two Narcissists Taught Me How to Deal with Trump
Sometimes, coverage takes the form of fact-checks, but no one should hold out hope that that will prod Trump into admitting he was wrong or showing any kind of remorse. Children of narcissists will tell you that their biggest fantasy growing up was that their parent would somehow realize they were wrong, and make things right with their child. Ask any child of a narcissist if this ever happened (it didn’t).

Why doesn’t this work? Democrats, and even some Republicans, apologize all the time when caught out by the media. The answer comes down to a simple truth: *******s are incapable of being shamed.

I’ve never seen either of my parents show legitimate remorse for anything they’ve ever done (and the list includes my dad running over my foot with his car by accident). Shame is a consensual activity. For someone to be shamed, they have to accept your reality that they have committed a bad act. In order for someone to accept someone else’s reality, they have to hold that person in high enough esteem. *******s make sure no one ever hits the bar. If you object to ******* behavior, you’re “crazy,” “a whiner,” “doing it for personal gain,” etc.
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:50 PM   #7588
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Republicans projected so hard that they literally created their next President when they criticized Obama for not working enough and golfing too much
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:52 PM   #7589
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Ryan Zinke joins former Trump campaign manager in Washington lobbying shop
He joins former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in a Washington lobbying shop, weeks after the former cabinet secretary stepped down from his post amid ethics investigations and promises for aggressive oversight from Democrats.

Zinke and Lewandowski's will be working as senior advisers at Turnberry Solutions a lobbying shop set up at the Pennsylvania Avenue address of a row house leased by Lewandowski. Lewandowski had previously denied any ties to Turnberry.

The two senior advisers' new gig started this week according to the firm's partner and fellow Trump campaign alum Jason Osborne.

“I am excited to join Turnberry Solutions and I look forward to helping companies navigate the Washington, D.C. bureaucracy," Zinke wrote in a press release.
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:17 AM   #7590
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Is it...finally infrastructure week?
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:33 AM   #7591
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some fools actually thought trump would build infrastructure LOL. instead, he mocks attempts at infrastructure and tries to put pressure on them to stop trying.
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:40 AM   #7592
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The Presidency of Donald J. Trump: Individual 1, Thread 2, Year 3.

Itís just a dumb cheap jab at california for the sake of it. We went from the brink of financial disaster to huge budget surplus in a matter of a handful of years when we finally gained democrat supermajority. Literally the only way to make fun of california as a state or even compared against a small country the last several years is to point at the relative failure of the bullet train - which ended up being sold at half the budget as its eventual projected costs and the product was not great.

Oh boo hoo we built a few billion dollar train thatíll actually serve some transportation in this congested ass state, you want to build 50 miles of pointless border wall for the same. You stupid ****ing oaf please die and everyone that defends your stupid ass opinions. Itís just so unreal to me.
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:44 AM   #7593
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Many of those amazing historic castles and cathedrals in Europe built in the Middle Ages took decades, or even a 100 years to construct.
Hell, La Sagrada Familia was started in 1882 and is *still* being worked on today. The current estimated year of completion is 2026.
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:45 AM   #7594
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CA is gonna finish Merced and Bakersfield... Merced has a population (Wiki) of 83k and Bakersfield 380k. Fresno is biggest city in the middle with 527k.

What a shame. A HSR that actually connects to LA OR SF (even if not both) would bring all of the suburbs into play just because the housing shortages are so acute in those cities.

A bigger shame is it looks like the first HSR line in US is basically set up to fail... and that dramatically increases political risk/cost for the next project.

The most natural fit for HSR is actually the NE corridor. I've always felt flying from NYC/DC to Boston is dumb because of travel time from/to airports (especially with time budgeted for security/check in) but the trains are so slow it currently makes sense to take those flights. I mean, it just feels stupid to have flights where the plane is either in the process of taking off or landing for pretty much the whole flight. If we could actually get the train ride from DC to Boston down to3, hell, 5 hours, trains would become viable alternatives to flying because basically all the NE corridor cities got train stations right in city centers.

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Old 02-14-2019, 12:48 AM   #7595
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Hell, La Sagrada Familia was started in 1882 and is *still* being worked on today. The current estimated year of completion is 2026.


Notre Dame took 150 years or so
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:52 AM   #7596
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yeah i mean trump is just a ****in huge *******, like he could look at it, and he should, look at it like, "wow, we can dream big in america. i'm proud that we americans are going for it and finally building high speed rail!" but he sees california as the enemy first and a part of america like 6th or 7th
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:59 AM   #7597
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No way he thinks in those terms.

He's thinking "big building. is it mine? no? can I take credit for it somehow? no? okay, then it's a joke and waste of money. Oh, sweet. I can even blame it on Democrats."
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:01 AM   #7598
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you're right but if it was something big in a trumpy town he'd tout it, but it's in california so he's angry that they're trying to do well, he's just the worst **** trump lock him up
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:12 AM   #7599
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Even if it's a Trumpy town, Trump hates admitting someone built something bigger and nicer. He'll say something like "it's nice" with lips pursed and chin raised, obviously not wanting to admit what he knows to be true.

And good bet he'll mention something about his Trump tower. Maybe even a little reminder that he had the tallest building in Manhattan for a while.
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:26 AM   #7600
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