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Guest opinion: Case affirmed Union Pacific's rights

Original post made on Jul 21, 2010

This is a response to last week's guest opinion by Quentin Kopp, a board member of the state's High-Speed Rail Authority.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 12:00 AM

Comments (3)

Posted by Hank Lawrence, a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jul 21, 2010 at 7:01 am

Mr Brady,

You are a credit to the community. Thank you.

Hank Lawrence

Posted by R.GORDON, a resident of another community
on Jul 21, 2010 at 12:11 pm

R.GORDON is a registered user.

"Our beloved nursery"..indeed.
Union Pacific is very much like the Catholic Church in the enjoyment of using its authority/money to control progress based mostly on a cat and mouse type power play.
Where the church has now lost about everything but its riches because of land it is having to become more lenient in its credos and disciplines of its waning membership. U.P. does this same cat and mouse game with small and large government, but eventually gives in because the old farts who ran it that way are mostly dead.
I still would not dimiss the fact that someone besides China is going to have to govern our country's HSR systems...though doubtful.

Posted by NIMBY Buster, a resident of Menlo Park: Felton Gables
on Aug 2, 2010 at 9:52 pm

Mr. Peterson and Roger Reynolds are no heros in my books. Just cheap NIMBYs, who would use any trick in the book to greedily get and keep what they want, at the expense of the larger public good. They can try and hide behind frivolous proceedings with Union Pacific, but everyone can see them for what they are. Just as bad as the unions that have locked on like bulldogs to the unsustainable pensions that are bankrupting our communities. I can see why the 21st century is going to be a Chinese one rather than an American one. We're so busy protecting our own little fiefdoms using every legal and binding arbitration trick possible, that we push off the important civic projects for our future. Short term fools !

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