Raymond is a loser meth user, the Yurok need to strait in up and take charge to all meth addicts and start barring them from the land on the Reservation.
Acquiring rights of way alone seems like a non-starter financially.
I'm not sure how Arkley (and his minion, Tyson) reckon that a coal train well over a mile long could slowly pull into Samoa with its filthy, dusty load without causing major problems (bisecting traffic, etc) in the communities it rolls through. But they are trying to pave the way, claiming that "lumber" would be the main item for transport.
Damn. Haul not hall.
It is coal they are hoping to hall. It is coal where the money is. Just Google west coast coal port. The coal heading from Wyoming to China has to get on a ship somewhere. No one else wants it passing through their communities.
Gee, Thirdeye, Dave Tyson never mentioned Arkley/Security National either when he was out stumping for the fantasy railroad on the city's dime. He must have an "axe to grind" too, right?
Who cares! They're Yurok meth heads he was dealin to so fukum.
But nobody really cared. The money was printed and given away by the federal government, just another bucket of cash dumped on the reservation.
The ONLY professional economic study done in Eureka concluded they were saturated in low-wages in 1999.
Local media continue to ignore it AND the reams of national studies that draw the same conclusions.
Rural economies cannot sustain unlimited numbers of jobs that qualify employees for social services.
Let's hope it's a different "drum" than Arkley has been "beating" for his own Balloon Tract over the past decade.
If any media source in this county dared to bleat more than 750 words on this subject they would have to conclude that an economic feasibility study is far more fundamental, relevant and far cheaper...
...but, it would rain on the wrong people's parade...the usual cabal of profiteers scrounging for public funds to turn 20 years of Eel River gravel into personal fortunes.
Democracy's decline coincides with journalism's collapse into a paranoid fear-fest compared to its glorious past.
Faith-based development, ie, "Build it and they will come"...should scare everyone barely holding onto their jobs and homes deceived that lower taxes, deregulation, and bailouts would actually trickle down.
"It’s unstated and uncertain just who might build this rail line or where the money will come from."
Big Bob neglected to mention that Security National is drumming up support in capital markets for the rail link. But what do little details like that matter when NCJ has their axe to grind?
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