There are many reasons not to have a MUSK or a HYPER-LOOP but first let's look at the MARKET CONSOLIDATION---virtually total capture of these high-speed rail projects to MUSK and his HYPER-LOOP TECHNOLOGIES with what we all know will be 'START-UPS' which are simply merged into this umbrella global corporation of MUSK along with TESLA/SPACE X. The US was built on broad free market competition of sovereign corporations NOT allowed to cross into multi-industrial capture. What we are seeing MOVING FORWARD in US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES with this 21st century 'TRANSPORTATION' infrastructure will be the ELIMINATION of all public transit -----all funding going to maintain road/bridge/rail infrastructure used by our US 99% WE THE PEOPLE in what has been the 20th century DEMOCRATIZED TRANSPORTATION opportunities and access ----driving/traveling freely anywhere in the nation.
FDR'S NEW DEAL with public works projects used FEDERAL MONEY to build PUBLIC ROADS/BRIDGES/RAIL with affordable rates/affordable fuel/unlimited access. MOVING FORWARD is a GLOBAL CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY in transit which builds transit infrastructure so consolidated into the hands of a global 1% OLD WORLD KINGS ONE WORLD ONE TRANSPORTATION CORPORATION -----it is as stated above 'A THREAT TO HUMANITY ITSELF'.
Yesterday we showed images of current PODS for these HYPER-LOOP TUBES looking just like a SPACE CAPSULE. What these infrastructure deals have as a goal is sending trillions of dollars in Federal, state, local money to building the proto-type transportation of humans to SPACE MINING COLONIES ----This STUFFING of humans will be tied to SPACE X transit structures to MOON/MARS for example.
'Little surprise. Stuffing humans and freight into slick pods that ride inside vacuum-sealed tubes at 700 mph sounded more like a design brief for the next Blade Runner movie than a realistic way to move around the planet'.
This HYPER-LOOP or MAGLEV replacing what are infrastructure for AUTOMOBILES----for TRAINS-----for LIGHT RAIL/SUBWAY----will indeed KILL A BROAD SECTOR OF ESTABLISHED INDUSTRIES. ELON MUSK is not a 'DAVID'----he is a FIGUREHEAD for these consolidated transportation industries owned by GLOBAL 1%-----who are GOLIATH.
GOLIATH PRETENDING TO BE DAVID----------NOT GOOD FOR ANY OF OUR GLOBAL 99% OF CITIZENS black, white, and brown citizens.
'Founded in 2014, Hyperloop Technologies has taken in just over $37 million in financing so far to develop their Hyperloop transportation system which is focused more on cargo applications than human transportation. The Company has strong ties to Elon Musk'
While MARYLAND'S HYPER-LOOP will be focused more on CARGO/FREIGHT transportation rather than HUMAN there is the goal of using this same transportation technology to TRANSPORT HUMANS----but to planetary mining colonies. There is a DUEL purpose for these infrastructure tied to MUSK---SPACE X------as HYPER-LOOP will serve as underground tunnel transport for mining products on planets having surfaces and no gravity allowing for SURFACE TRANSPORT.
CONSOLIDATION of our US sovereign transportation infrastructure to such a degree to what will be ONE WORLD ONE TRANSPORTATION CORPORATION is not what anyone wants.
Elon Musk Has Plans To Disrupt At Least Eight Established Industries
Mar 17, 2018 at 13:00
8 COLOSSAL INDUSTRIES ELON MUSK PLANS TO TURN UPSIDE DOWN
In this modern day David and Goliath battle (multiplied by eight), one man is trying to take down a bevy of behemoth industries. CB Insights reports, "Elon Musk thinks and acts on a larger, more cosmic scale than we’re accustomed to... His main projects take on almost every major industry and global problem conceivable, and imagine a disruptive fundamental rewiring of that space or sector."
So which sectors are on Musk's hit list?
CB Insights looks at: "8 different industries where Musk and his companies operate to understand how they have begun to change," transform and mold them into Musk's futuristic vision. Digital Journal provides a top-line recap highlighting the scope and breadth of what Elon Musk is attempting...
Musk’s efforts with Tesla Energy (including the acquisition of SolarCity coupled with stationary battery storage) could completely alter domestic and international power utilities and the traditional utility business model. And Tesla is expanding beyond solar panels into stunning solar roof tiles. In addition, the company's recent efforts in Australia already represent the world's biggest battery installation.
Musk also wants Tesla's electric vehicles to be increasingly affordable. In addition to launching the lower priced Model 3, Tesla's Autopilot is moving the company closer to the goal of having Level 5 self-driving cars. In turn, Musk's Tesla Network initiative may eventually pose a major challenge to UBER, Lyft, and traditional taxi firms.
Musk’s satellite initiatives at SpaceX could begin to alter how the public gets online as well as providing fast, affordable Internet. These efforts include providing the Internet to many remote communities currently without access.
Efforts in the transportation sector include Musk's brainchild, the Hyperloop, a proposed fifth mode of transportation, which aims to reduce the 6-hour trip from DC to New York to a mere 30 minutes. A Hyperloop is a proposed mode of passenger and/or freight transportation, already being tested extensively by Musk's pal Richard Branson via Virgin Hyperloop One.
Above: A few of Musk's efforts to disrupt entrenched industries (Source: CB Insights)
Musk’s venture into tunnel boring aims to lower costs across the tunneling industry. Currently, CB Insights notes, a mile of tunnel currently costs $1 billion to dig. In late 2017, Musk's tongue-in-cheek named "Boring Company" has already started digging in Los Angeles.Aerospace
While SpaceX plans future flights to Mars, the company's rocket technology could also revolutionize Earth travel as well, including a type of “spaceflight” trip connecting international cities like London and Hong Kong. This concept takes advantage of sub-orbital space flight routes around the globe. Musk believes with such a flight trajectory, you can reach anywhere on earth in under an hour.
Musk has expressed concerns about artificial intelligence triggering a world war; for this reason he is seeking to build better AI. Musk has been quoted as saying: "I keep sounding the alarm bell but until people see robots going down the street killing people, they don’t know how to react because it seems so ethereal." In the interim, he's funding OpenAI to research the matter.
Musk has been looking to merge healthcare and technology via a high-bandwidth, minimally invasive brain machine interface designed by Neuralink. Musk has said the company aims to make devices to treat serious brain diseases in the short-term, with the eventual goal of human enhancement.
Elon Musk's ecosystem of initiatives outlined here, "take on almost every major industry and global problem conceivable, and imagine a disruptive fundamental rewiring of that space or sector." CB Insights concludes, "These companies represent huge possible disruptions, some sized in the trillions of dollars, because their potential payoff is much more than winning a specific vertical or market -- it's the future of humanity itself."
If one looks at these HYPER-LOOP PODS it is EASY PEASY to see these PODS as a proto-type MOON-MISSION POD. So, why would our US 99% of WE THE PEOPLE need to be stuffed in POD TUNNELS to exceed speeds coming pretty close to those people will experience in SPACE TRAVEL via PODS.
The Hyperloop transportation scheme proposed by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has created quite a stir in transportation circles. But Musk is hardly the first to turn heads with a transport idea that's either brilliant or wacky.
Ever since man first dreamed of flight, humans have been trying to come up with a better way of getting from point A to point B'.
So, as FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL TAX funding is sent to build this HIGH-SPEED RAIL using all kinds of language making it appear FOR HUMANS/PASSENGERS------the funding will have a DUEL GOAL----to build that HYPER-LOOP for RAIL FREIGHT here on EARTH----while building these PROTO-TYPE PODS for human transport to
MOON ---VIA ------SPACE ELEVATORS AS 'TUNNELS'.
So, the speed at which these PODS will go are needed to ACCLIMATE HUMANS to speeds necessary for traveling to MOON OR MARS in these PODS inside SPACE CAPSULES.
60,000 miles up: Space elevator could be built by 2035, says new study
- By Graham Templeton on March 6, 2014 at 12:15 pm
Why Space Elevators Could Be the Future of Space Travel
They would lower the cost of launching into space by 99 percent.
Dieter HolgerOctober 23rd 2016
THE SPACE ELEVATOR
Getting into space with rockets is ridiculously expensive. A NASA Inspector General report says the agency will pay Russia $491.2 million to send six astronauts into space in 2018. That’s almost $82 million a seat.
And depending on what company you launch a satellite with, it costs between $10 to $30 million for every metric ton you send into space, The Motley Fool reported this year. But there’s a vastly more affordable answer to rockets — space elevators.
Futurists have flirted with the idea of space elevators since 1895 when the Eiffel Tower inspired Russian scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. Tsiolkovksy reasoned if a tower was built 35,800 kilometers (22,236 miles) high, it would reach geostationary orbit — the point where satellites follow Earth’s rotation — and could carry payloads to outer space. His concept isn’t too far off from current thinking.
A 2002 NASA study by Dr. Brad Edwards re-invigorated the scientific community with what’s considered today’s modern day space elevator. According to the study, a flexible and durable cable with a space station counterweight could serve as a viable space elevator.
A mechanical “climber” — using magnetic levitation or rollers along the tether — would then carry many tons of equipment or people into orbit. Although such a project would cost in the tens of billions, it would eventually pay for itself by providing much cheaper space travel to a greatly expanded market.
The anatomy of a space elevator.
Image Credit: Sploid
A 2014 report by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) proposes a “ribbon” tether stretching well past geostationary orbit that’s roughly one hundred million times longer than its width. The “ribbon,” held down by an anchor as heavy as about 170 school buses, could carry 1 kilogram to geosynchronous orbit for $500, opposed to the current price of $20,000 per kilogram via rocket, according to the IAA report.
Dr. Peter Swan co-authored the IAA report and is the president of the International Space Elevator Consortium, a professional society of space elevator enthusiasts advocating for the megastructure. He said space elevators offer an “opening of our vision towards humanity’s future.”
“There’s a tremendous movement of moving off-planet,” Swan told Futurism. “Space elevators could jump in and help the whole process by lowering the cost to geosynchronous and beyond.”
Swan, a satellite engineer by trade, said a functioning elevator would decrease the cost of launching satellites and missions by 99 percent.
A different concept by Thoth aims to build an elevator just 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) high to launch rocket trips that would cost less fuel. But Thoth and the IAA face the same obstacle as all other space elevator designs: materials.
THE MATERIALS PROBLEM
To build a tether capable of reaching tens of kilometers from Earth, an incredibly strong, dense, and flexible material is needed. This is because gravity decreases the farther away from Earth you are, so the tensile strength for the cable has to support roughly 5,000 kilometers (3,000 miles) of itself.
Engineers thought the tether could be made of ultra flexible and tough carbon nanotubes, but a study by Hong Kong Polytechnic University ruled them out this year. It’s also possible a version of the diamond nanothreads researchers discovered in late 2015 could be the key.
Carbon Nanotubes Space Elevator
Types of carbon nanotubes. Image Credit: Wikipedia
Swan said diamond nanothreads or boron nitride might work but still believes carbon nanotubes will be crucial in building the space elevator tether, despite the new Hong Kong Polytechnic University study.
“I don’t believe that any of the space elevator people that are working with carbon nanotubes to have been scared by that statement,” Swan said.
Point being: The materials don’t exist — yet. But we could see the right materials come out before 2030, according to a study published in the journal New Space.
The materials problem isn’t stopping the Japanese from trying to build a space elevator. The STAR-C orbiter from Shizouka University is on its way to the ISS and will test Kevlar in space to see if the material could work.
“They’re going to simulate what a tether climber could do on Kevlar. That would be a major step forward in the knowledge of space tethers and space elevators,” Swan said. “I applaud their activity.”
The Obayashi construction company has also committed to building a space elevator by 2050.
And since gravity isn’t as strong on the Moon or Mars as it is on Earth, we already have the materials — like Kevlar — to build space elevator tethers on these smaller celestial bodies. So space colonists in the immediate future could make use of the technology.
So, when CA HIGH-SPEED RAIL is filled with CRIMINALITY AND FRAUD-----funds DISAPPEARING from what contracted deals stated----we can be sure these funds are diverted to SPACE X HIGH SPEED POD AND ELEVATOR development. Meanwhile, we see our 99% WE THE PEOPLE standing at ever-decaying infrastructure for our LIGHT RAILS, SUBWAYS, ROADS/BRIDGES-----PUBLIC MARC TRAINS.
$68 billion BOONDOGGLED in super-sized FRAUDS AND MISAPPROPRIATION of TAXPAYER FUNDS.
WE THE PEOPLE are going to be left at the STATION in these FAKE high speed rail deals sold as all about moving HUMANS.
Hit the brakes on California’s high-speed rail fraud:
In this photo taken Wednesday, July 17, 2013, a passenger waits to board an Amtrak California train in Madera, Calif. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny ruled Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, to reject a request from the California High-Speed Rail Authority to sell $8 billion of the $10 billion in bonds approved by voters in 2008. In a separate lawsuit he also ordered the rail authority to redo its $68 billion funding plan before continuing construction. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
By Daily News | |
PUBLISHED: November 26, 2013 at 12:00 am | UPDATED: August 28, 2017 at 7:59 am
A Superior Court judge on Monday slowed the California bullet train boondoggle to a crawl. It’s about time. For more than two years, Gov. Jerry Brown and his puppet leading the California High-Speed Rail Authority board, Dan Richard, have overstepped their legal authority and disregarded the will of the voters by pushing ahead full-throttle.
Judge Michael Kenny had ruled in August that the authority “abused its discretion” by failing to secure funds and complete environmental reviews before authorizing expenditures.
This week, he sent the project back to the start by blocking the authority from implementing its 2011 spending plan and refusing to provide necessary legal blessing to the misguided issuance of $8.6 billion of construction bonds.
By any reasonable interpretation, this should put an end to Brown and Richard’s bait-and-switch. But, when it comes to high-speed rail, those two aren’t reasonable.
In a statement issued after the ruling, Richard tried to deceptively spin what the judge had said. True, as Richard notes, the judge did not stop the project. Rather he left it with no funding plan and the inability to borrow money.
Until the feds start to realize they’ve been had, there’s still a bit of money left from Washington. But it won’t last long. It’s hard to imagine how the project can continue to move forward.
It’s time to put an end to this fraud.
Voters were promised a system from San Diego to Sacramento at a cost of $45 billion. Today, the price is at least $69 billion, but would link only San Francisco with Los Angeles.
Anticipated ticket prices have increased more than 50 percent, ridership projections have been cut by more than half, the opening date has been pushed back nine years to 2029, and the two-hour-and-40-minute mandated travel time from San Francisco to Los Angeles remains doubtful.
The authority has never fulfilled its promise to line up private-sector money. And critical federal funding would require an entirely different political environment in Washington.
Without a valid funding plan, and without the ability to issue bonds protected from legal challenge, California’s high-speed rail project is effectively dead.
If Brown and Richard had one iota of intellectual honesty about the bullet-train promises, if they had any respect for the voters, they would either abandon the project or ask voters to approve a smaller, but more costly, one.
They know that’s all the authority can deliver. But they also know voters, if asked, would reject that.
CA is on its way to CAL-EXIT breaking into 3 FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES. If one imagines this HODGEPODGE of high speed rail building filled with frauds and criminality in context to those 3 regions formerly CALIFORNIA-----then one can see a FOOTPRINT of what will become a regional FREIGHT RAIL MEGLA----OR HYPER-LOOP for what will be massive industrialization with GLOBAL FACTORIES in US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES.
Keep in mind all of this HYPER-LOOP AND MEGLA is being sold as GREEN TECHNOLOGY------some of the WORST of technology being SUPER-DUPER BATTERIES being developed not for EARTH HIGH SPEED RAIL only----these SUPER-DUPER BATTERIES are needed for SPACE travel PODS----and infrastructure for MOON colonies.
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Who is paying for these SUPER-DUPER BATTERIES needed for SPACE POD travel? We are ----pretending to be building RAIL travel for humans on EARTH.
In Maryland this HYPER-LOOP from DC TO BALTIMORE projects travel-time savings -----which current MARC TRAIN does in not much longer time.
A GREAT REASON FOR EMINENT DOMAIN-----IN CALIF AS HERE IN MARYLAND.
This same problem occurred in Baltimore area RED LINE project that never happened
Housing Counsel: Property owners should know their rights in eminent domain cases
By Benny L. Kass
April 25, 2014
What would you do if the Maryland Transit Administration sent you a formal notice that it intended to buy your house because it is in the path of the proposed Purple Line light-rail project? Does the government have a right to take your property? What rights do you have? Do you have to sell'?
What’s the Fate of Your Property If California High-Speed Rail Is Terminated?
Posted on February 20, 2019 by CCHSRA
Political observers in California were stunned when the Trump Administration sent a letter dated February 19, 2019 to the CEO of the California High-Speed Rail Authority terminating the federal funding agreement and demanding a refund of federal funds already given to the state for the project.
See a copy of the termination letter at the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) website: U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Cancellation of Grant Funds to California High-Speed Rail Project. A press release states the following:
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced today that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) intends to cancel $929 million in Federal grant funds yet to be paid for the California High-Speed Rail project envisioned to connect the L.A. Basin to the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, the Department announced it is actively exploring every legal option to seek the return from California of $2.5 billion in Federal funds FRA previously granted for this now-defunct project. FRA Administrator Ronald L. Batory notified the California HSR Authority (CHSRA) of this action in a letter today.
'It’s time for San Joaquin Valley property owners to start thinking about the future of their property'. Here is a relevant law that was introduced by former Senator Andy Vidak:
Senate Bill 940, signed into law in 2016, requires the California High-Speed Rail Authority to send notification by certified mail to the last known owner of property (at his or her last known address) if it plans to sell it. The letter must inform the last known owner that it will be offering the property for sale. The Authority must wait at least 30 days after mailing the notification before it sells the property. The language is found in California Public Utilities Code Section 185040.