Mike

  • why 11 of California‚Äôs 58 counties appear to be in violation of the National Voter Registration Act by having more registered voters than adults over the age of 18.

    Because even the dead can vote and drive cars ?

  • Mike here. Just a tad over 60 years old. 4 years in USMC, 34 years in spacecraft electronics, and now living in Willits. Volunteer at the Grange, Senior Center, Farm School of Adaptive Agriculture and Black Bart Gunfighters. And Jefferson too.
    Then there is the Ranch to manage, fencing, mowing, hay, irrigation, and Mikes Power, Light and Water…[Read more]

  • Mike posted a new activity comment 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    Much of the track north and south of Willits, is in BAD shape. Ukiah has paved over many of the RR Crossings, south of Ukiah, there are washouts and rails hanging in the air. North of Willits, also many washouts and much hanging and missing rail. It’d take a LOT of work to get connected again to a mainline.
    (based on my personal observations )

    • Yes, it would take quite an investment to get the rail system ‘road worthy’ again. But the most important part is ensuring the entire Right of Way exists from the Sonoma County border to Eureka. In these days of environmental activism, the whole she-bang can be ‘derailed’ if even just a small portion of the Right of Way is lost.

  • Mike posted a new activity comment 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    Recently, the railroad in Humboldt has been targeted for shutdown and liquidation:
    http://www.willitsweekly.com/documents/WillitsWeekly_07062017_A&BPages.pdf
    (front page, right side. Same height as
    pic of me passing out flags at the parade)
    excerpt –
    Last week, members of the California
    Transportation Commission got tough with the…[Read more]

    • Yes Rick I think that is what we discussed about Eureka and the possibility of a port if we could get the funds but I don’t remember what Randy said about it all. TY for that info about Utah and the rail road being shut down! Do you have the links to those articles? I would like to share that info with my CA followers on Twitter including a few…[Read more]

  • Mike and Rick are now friends 10 months, 3 weeks ago

  • Mike posted an update in the group Group logo of Public DiscussionPublic Discussion 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    I’m getting glimmers via a friend of a friend via FB via Twitter
    https://mobile.twitter.com/stealthygeek/status/882281501538361346
    that someone at NYT is complaining about rural Northern Calif would not exist without the big cities and tax revenue to support it. Anyone with more verbiage than I, want to respond. I’ve seen the spreadsheets that…[Read more]

    • The short answer is to look at some of the other states in the union of similar population, economic activity, a geographic character. They are all fully viable, balance their budgets, and have a whole lot less state government. The graphic inside our brochure shows examples of how other states spend less and get better results. We won’t be…[Read more]

      • I thought we discussed this at our RWF meeting with Randy and at our Committee meeting. I thought it was a good idea to get a port big enough to export/import as well

        • What does ‘RWF’ stand for?

          The states which are benchmarked on the brochure do not have seaports, and they are doing fine, so that should not be a stumbling point.

          Mendocino County has no ports other than to serve the fishing industry. Eureka, I believe, has the potential to be a good sized port. I think the reason it has not been developed…[Read more]

          • Recently, the railroad in Humboldt has been targeted for shutdown and liquidation:
            http://www.willitsweekly.com/documents/WillitsWeekly_07062017_A&BPages.pdf
            (front page, right side. Same height as
            pic of me passing out flags at the parade)
            excerpt –
            Last week, members of the California
            Transportation Commission got tough with the…[Read more]

            • Yes Rick I think that is what we discussed about Eureka and the possibility of a port if we could get the funds but I don’t remember what Randy said about it all. TY for that info about Utah and the rail road being shut down! Do you have the links to those articles? I would like to share that info with my CA followers on Twitter including a few…[Read more]

    • Much of the track north and south of Willits, is in BAD shape. Ukiah has paved over many of the RR Crossings, south of Ukiah, there are washouts and rails hanging in the air. North of Willits, also many washouts and much hanging and missing rail. It’d take a LOT of work to get connected again to a mainline.
      (based on my personal observations )

      • Yes, it would take quite an investment to get the rail system ‘road worthy’ again. But the most important part is ensuring the entire Right of Way exists from the Sonoma County border to Eureka. In these days of environmental activism, the whole she-bang can be ‘derailed’ if even just a small portion of the Right of Way is lost.

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