$1.2 billion to add a lane in each direction for 3.5 miles. Yet for 2/3 of that money, we could have had a high-speed train from Madison to Milwaukee.
Oh, and NONE of that money is to help adjoining neighborhoods that have been devastated by the highway.
It's amazing that nobody died in this building collapse. What happened? I'm gonna go with "shoddy construction"...
"Some people in the area said the building has had problems. City officials said Sunday that they had several complaints from residents about needed repairs.
“'The tenants told us the building was going to collapse,' said Jennifer Smith, co-owner of Fourth Street Nutrition, which moved into the building this winter."
@ThomHartmann describes the concept of "induced demand":
"A recent study of 100 US cities found that — between 1993 and 2017 — billions were spent to expand highway systems’ capacities by 42 percent, far faster than the cities were growing population-wise. But instead of reducing congestion, traffic delays actually went up by 144 percent."
An idealistic urbanist neighborhood was built in Longmont CO. But it was so "popular" that it costs a million dollars to buy a house there.
Maybe we should build these *everywhere* if people love it so much. If there are enough of these neighborhoods, maybe *everybody* can afford to live in one.
This proves that there is no God: A person of such evil can walk the Earth for 100 years, while Tina Turner is taken from us in her 80's.
They're banning the public smoking of cannabis, but based on our experiences in that part of Europe, the public smoking of TOBACCO is a far bigger public health problem.
She did an awesome cover of Proud Mary. And she was all over Frank Zappa's "Overnight Sensation" album as a back-up singer. That voice making all those sexual noises in Dinah-Moe Humm?.... That's Tina Turner. RIP.
To those who share content from the bird site:
Many of us refuse to go there, so we won't follow links. If the content is compelling, please grab a screen shot and share that.
The mystery of Myster. #caturday #CatsOfMastadon
pm2.5 overlay from earth.nullschool.net, aka a continental sized plume of wildfire #smoke.
Teacher goes on an n-word laced rant in a high school classroom. Whistle-blowing student records and reports it.
The result? Student gets a three-day suspension, and teacher gets "paid administrative leave" (aka free extra vacation days).
"Walton [the student] said the teacher used the N-word six times – two of which were recorded on her video... she said the teacher asked some of her classmates why they were allowed to use the slur but he wasn’t..."