Posts Tagged ‘Property Rights’

Will History Repeat Itself? Moving and Removing People in California

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Will 200,000 California Residents BE MOVED? Bay Area, CA — We may think the 1940′s, with the relocation of 110,000 Japanese to internment camps, are long gone. We would like to think that Americans have learned from mistakes of the past.  Yet, could this issue possibly be rearing its ugly head again? Unfortunately, the answer [...]

Toolbox of Tyranny, Vehicle Miles Traveled: Control and Social Engineering to Save the Planet

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

This article was published in California Political News and Views http://capoliticalnews.com/2012/07/23/toolbox-of-tyranny-vehicle-mileage-tax-vmt-control-social-engineering-to-save-the-planet/ One Bay Area Plan (Plan Bay Area) is a 25 year plan that combines housing, transportation, and land use.  It is ostensibly designed to “save the planet” by reducing Green House Gasses (GHG), yet they waive the CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) if a [...]

How MTC Sneaked Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax in to One Bay Area Plan

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

This article was published in Half Way to Concord:  http://www.halfwaytoconcord.com/mtc-sneaks-vehicle-miles-traveled-tax-one-bay-area-plan/ The Contra Costa Times editorial of July 18 “Car tax idea is out of the box: Put it back!” expressed shock and outrage about “… the creative audacity of Bay Area leaders proposing a per-mile tax on driving, maybe as early as next year, using [...]

The China Syndrome and the Meltdown of America: Part 2-Suppression of Dissent Through Visioning and Consensus

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Article Published in CA Political News & Views:  http://capoliticalnews.com/2012/07/17/mimi-steel-the-china-syndrome-and-the-meltdown-of-america-2/ Echoing the laments of pundits like Thomas Friedman of the New York Times, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recently held that China outpaces the United States in building major transportation infrastructure like high-speed rail because of its authoritarian system. “The Chinese are more successful [in building [...]

The China Syndrome and the Meltdown of America: Part 1-Move or Remove

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Article published in CA Political News and Views:  http://capoliticalnews.com/2012/07/16/mimi-steel-the-china-syndrome-and-the-meltdown-of-america/ In the 1979 movie, The China Syndrome a reporter discovers safety problems at a nuclear plant that, in a fictionalized worst-case scenario, could result in a nuclear meltdown, where reactor components melt through their containment structures and into the underlying earth, “all the way to China”. [...]

Stop One Bay: Key Messages for Local City Council (Click Here for Details)

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Local City Governments (and therefore any concept of self-government) will become irrelevant if One Bay Area Plan is adopted. Two key messages for your Local City Council: 1.  Just say NO to One Bay Area grants–accepting grant money comes with draconian strings attached that lock your city in to commitments for high density housing near [...]