Discussion in 'Free Speech Alley' started by uscvball, Nov 13, 2018.
What is sad ..... is that there is this growing voting block that actually supports this vegetable.
"In the end, New York’s MTA and D.C.’s Metro were the only transportation networks capable of handling such an influx of new residents. But both cities will have some work to do.
Like an extra-long, extra-schlocky season of The Bachelor, the signs were there from the start.
Those who tuned in from the very first episode of Amazon’s hunt for an HQ2 may recall one telling element of the initial bid for its next quarters outside of Seattle: The tech giant wanted good transportation. Wherever Amazon landed, direct access to trains and buses, in addition to highways and airports, would be critical. So in that sense, this season’s twist ending — it picked New York City and the Washington, D.C. suburbs — was no surprise. These are two of the best-connected transportation cities in the United States....
Few other cities on the shortlist of final contenders could have reasonably absorbed the influx of 50,000 workers on their existing transportation networks—which is why the news of transit’s primacy came as a reality check for otherwise strong candidates....
From a mobility perspective, the company also chose its Gotham location wisely. It will settle in one million feet at 1 Court Square in Long Island City, a formerly industrial section of the Queens waterfront that has undergone a rapid condo-fication over the past decade. It’s well connected to the 7 train, one of the few lines that have benefited from partial automation and other recent upgrades, and also the G, which runs more reliably than other lines. The E, M, F, R, N, and W are all nearby, too.
And there’s even a wild-card mode in the mix: Long Island City would be along the path of the proposed Brooklyn Queens Connector, a $2.7 billion streetcar project proposed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to run a low-capacity, low-speed light-rail line from Red Hook in Brooklyn up to Queens* along the two boroughs’ formerly industrial, now heavily gentrifying waterfronts. Amazon’s HQ2 siting has thrilled the Friends of the BQX, since the project has been considered all-but-dead for the past year."
So you see, doubters, gentrification has been going on for a decade. Where was Ocasio-C all that time? So all the money spent on the BQX was going to waste and Amazon gave it life. How horrible. 50,000 people coming in to spend money and help make Queens a better place to live than it's long reputation as a dump.
Why does Amazon need a location in DC? They already have one very nearby in Northern Virginia close to Dulles airport
They probably will have some nice young "lobbyist" and some nicely appointed rooms for meetings. To get things pushed through.
New York politicians are just dumb af.
"Amazon said Thursday it will not move forward with plans to build a headquarters in New York after rising opposition from local politicians.
The company said it will not reopen the search process "at this time. We will proceed as planned in Northern Virginia and Nashville, and we will continue to hire and grow across our 17 corporate offices and tech hubs in the U.S. and Canada."
The company said, "For Amazon, the commitment to build a new headquarters requires positive, collaborative relationships with state and local elected officials who will be supportive over the long-term."
This idiot thought the 3 billion was still on the table after killing the Amazon deal. You can't make this shit up.
Yep; thought the $3 billion in tax breaks and incentives meant the city/state/whoever would be cutting Amazon a $3 billion check. And this idiot has a degree in economics?
Limbaugh had a guest host today, who brought in another guest whose name I didn't catch, who offered a frightening theory. All this green new deal and late term abortion crap is a contrived smoke screen by the Dems. Its meant to get us thinking they have gone so far off the deep end that when Michelle Obama announces her candidacy with a platform of continuing her husband's crap, it will sound acceptably moderate by comparison.
Damn, that just might work.
We are screwed
Reading that scared me too.