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No matter what you try and build in California people will say "but what about earthquakes?"  The bigger the project, the louder their dismissals.  

This is of course based on pure ignorance.  The bigger a project the more likely it will have the most state-of-the-art earthquake safeguards, which are tremendous.  Earthquakes are simply not a concern for a project like this.  If a quake occurs and the tracks spread there will be immediate breaks put on all running trains.  After the quake you fix the tracks.  It's not really a huge deal.

Tall buildings, for the record, are built with counter-weighting and shock absorption that makes them far safer in an earthquake than your new McMansion.

by paving on Mon Nov 3rd, 2008 at 02:36:12 PM EST
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Yep, and curiously, the same people forget to say "but what about the hurricanes?" when spending public money on the South Eastern coast or "what about flooding?" in the Mississippi basin.

California deserves louder dismissals when the money is spent by Dems I guess...

by Bernard on Mon Nov 3rd, 2008 at 04:22:54 PM EST
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It was just a little innocent question from someone parked on top of very old and unyielding rock ;-)

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Tue Nov 4th, 2008 at 10:49:17 AM EST
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