This makes me sick to my stomach:
U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein’s husband Richard Blum won the first-phase construction contract for California’s high-speed rail.
As the article notes, her hubby-owned firm submitted the lowest bid, a hair under $1 billion. But...
”The firms bid $985,142,530 to build the wildly anticipated first section of high speed rail track that will tie the megopolis of Madera to the global finance center of Fresno. Do the division, and you find that the low bid came in at a mere $35 million per mile.”
$35 million per mile
. That is just disgusting.
On my way to work this morning, I listened to NPR as I'm wont to do. I don't really care for NPR because I think they're a propaganda network that is there to promote and defend the status quo (Hello Mara Liasson!), but in this day and age of consolidated media, I have little options.
During my 30 minute drive to work, I kept hearing, "War," "War," "War" and more "War" which is nothing unusual in American media. But it struck a nerve with me this morning. 'How many fucking wars are there? And why are we so obsessed with war?'
So, during my downtime at the office, I decided to google "War on" from A to Z. I gotta tell you: We are a SICK country.