What? Are we now trying to catch up to the worthless spending levels of California? There are not enough possible customers to make such an expenditure worthwhile. Only in the movies can "If we build it, they will come" have a good ending. If it were to somehow be successful, the airlines would take the biggest hit. If it were to be built, imagine all the Seizures by Imminent Domain that would be necessary between Chattanooga and Atlanta? Are you seeing a trend here?
At the base of this lies the real agenda. It is part of Agenda 21's attack on individual property rights. Agenda 21 fully intends to move people from their rural and suburban homes back into the city in what is commonly referred to as Stack and Pack Housing. Google it. When we all live in a tightly controlled area with no individual property rights, ride bicycles for transportation, cannot afford to own a car by design of the government, America will be in our past.
Agenda 21 - United Nations Sustainable Development, which has been widely accepted by Chattanooga's local governments dating back to the early 90's, will be among the reasons America falls, if it is allowed to succeed. There will be very little land left that is not totally controlled and set aside for special purposes.
This bullet train idea is directly connected to Sustainable Development. Mark my words. This will not end well. Imagine life in America without property rights! To me it is unimaginable.
I just attempted to vote on your poll about whether Tennessee should set up an exchange for Obamacare. My vote wasn't recorded because someone from my computer had already voted! You better check again! I haven't visited your paper for quite a while.
Please read this before calling those opposing these Smart Meters conspiracy theorists. It is not a theory if it is true. There are numerous links so you can read it for yourself in the original form on the official UN website. This is not to be ignored. Smart Meters are a step toward aligning Chattanooga and the surrounding area into compliance with the UN Agenda 21. You make the decision, don't let anyone make it for you. You will regret missing this opportunity one day.
Another good reference is found here if you need further encouragement to question firmly the Agenda 21 aspects of this initiative.
These two sites should help you decipher the Sustainability questions I am sure you have by now.
The GREATER CHATTANOOGA REGIONAL GROWTH PLAN INITIATIVE spells out what the meeting was all about and within it are elements of Agenda 21. Anyone who can read and understand English can see the dangers as they are spelled out. Certain words have alternative definitions but a little research will provide clues to what is really being said. Go to the following link and read it for yourself. It is quite long but worth your time. Remember as you read that you, the voting public, had no say in adopting this initiative.
For the purposes of this comment I will highlight a short section found on page 4, last paragraph.
Most recently they jointly led the
creation of an SCI planning grant application that earned Preferred Sustainability Status, placing
the region in an advantageous position for possible funding in the next round, and other federal
grant opportunities. Moreover, the efforts thus far have earned Preferred Sustainability Status
for the region which may help to secure future federal grant funding from EPA, HUD and DOT.
Respondents to this RFQ are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the planning
experience of this region and with the SCI grant criteria, since they may affect the evolution of
this planning process.
How many grants of any kind has the government ever awarded that didn't have certain criteria, or rules, attached? Often, those rules are couched in ambiguous language. In this document they are assumed. Assumed by the Consortium that the readers will be either uninformed or uninterested. I may be uninformed but I am highly interested. I wish the question dealing with that aspect had been fully addressed at this meeting. The question was asked but other than a denial, no facts were presented. I would further ask just what Preferred Sustainability Status means. I know but would have appreciated hearing the answer from the ones who will be directing this endeavor. Vague mentions of EPA, HUD, and DOT are suspect also when you learn how closely aligned they are by Executive Order's of past and present administrations with Agenda 21 and it's Sustainable Communities focus.
There are many areas where this GREATER CHATTANOOGA REGIONAL GROWTH PLAN INITIATIVE attempts to mislead. There are many who would like straightforward answers to straightforward questions in subsequent meetings. If there aren't many questions, then one must ask oneself why?
By the way, how many readers were aware of this meeting last night? I think this was mostly an internally advertised meeting to facilitate the imminent naming of the winning consultant firm already chosen by the stakeholders (read insiders or the ones positioned to make fortunes from the decisions made by this growth plan initiative). Americans have long known to 'follow the money' when seeking answers.