Former U.S. House of Representatives congressman Tom Tancredo guest-hosted the Mike Rosen Show in Denver last week, www.koa850.com . With unemployment spiking at 11.1 percent nationally and a whopping 32.2 million Americans depending on food stamps for survival, Tancredo asked the question of the decade, “Why are we still importing 138,000 immigrants every 30 days, month in and month out, with our problems threatening to devastate our nation?”
As you can see in this series, everyone suffers with added persons onto U.S. soil. Little know to most Americans, every added person causes the destruction of 12.6 acres of wilderness habitat to support that person. Each year, the U.S. population grows by 3.1 to 3.4 million. We stand at 306 million today. With the projected 100 million people added in 26 years by 2035, that means 1.26 billion acres of land must be turned into concrete and asphalt, and other development. The plants and animals don’t stand a chance.
This week, however, let’s turn our quill to mass transit infrastructure. As you all know and experience, our nation’s highways feature gridlock, rising gas prices, air polluted cities and road rage. But what about our mass transit?
“The Twin Crises: Immigration and Mass Transit Infrastructure” by www.thesocialcontract.com, Volume XIX, No.2, pages 38-40, Winter 2009, by Edwin S. Rubenstein—addresses mass transit infrastructure.
“Increased transit ridership has pushed many cities to a ‘tipping point’ at which adding new mass transit infrastructure makes economic sense,” Rubenstein said. “Mass transit has increased for decades…in most cities, even if the share of trips using mass transit were to triple, the drop in highway congestion would soon be overwhelmed by population growth.”
Without a doubt, the reason stems from the 1965 Teddy Kennedy Immigration Reform Act that pushed immigration limits from 170,000 a year since 1924 to 1.2 to 1.5 million annually starting in 1965. That single act added 100 million people to the USA in 40 years. If left unchanged, that same act adds 100 million in 30 years.
Unfortunately, infrastructure costs run sky-high in 2009. Voters disdain new taxes for construction. Additionally, federal gas taxes fail to fund projects because people drive less with higher prices.
“So while the public’s desire for mass transit systems is up, the reliability of the infrastructure is on the decline,” Rubenstein said. “More than 54 percent of bus fleets will reach the end of their expected service lives over the next six years.”
To maintain mass transit systems at their current levels will require close to $35 billion annually through 2025. That’s $560 billion folks! Anybody you know have that spare change?
If we could achieve commensurate mass transit in the USA to Europe, our foreign oil imports would decline by 40 percent. Nothing reduces greenhouse gases more than mass transit per capita. “Public transportation reduces CO2 emissions by an estimated 37 million metric tons annually,” Rubenstein said.
While Rubenstein thinks mass transit may aid our future transportation needs, I find it interesting that the federal deficit hit $10.3 trillion last month. Most states run an empty financial tank as the U.S. unemployment rate hit 11.1 percent last month.
As with my last column on our failing hospitals, CBS “60 Minutes” on Sunday night, April 5, 2009, ran a special on how Americans in Las Vegas, Nevada lost their big hospital that cared for cancer patients. Americans with cancer found themselves shoved out the door—expecting to die without care.
Scott Pelley interviewed top medical staff and dying patients. Nowhere in the interviews did he or the hospital staff mention that thousands of illegal criminal migrants financially ‘broke’ the hospital with non-payment for services. Yet, they knew that 86 hospitals in California had bankrupted in the past six years from criminal aliens overrunning them.
When I dive below the surface of these crises, I find our media and government complicit in the biggest scam on the U.S. taxpayer in the history of the United States. I think our infrastructure crises reaches beyond our ability to solve it on multiple levels.
The Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard said, “Twaddle, rubbish and gossip is what people want, not action. Politicians know this. Aided by the media and cheered by intellectuals, they peddle illusion, fantasy, myth, faith and hope.”
What we all face: reality as this migration invasion advances across our land!
And, by the way, why are we importing another 138,000 immigrants every 30 days that cause this relentless infrastructure mess? You need to ask your U.S. Congress and soon, before the next 100 million people make America their new home.
To take action: First and foremost, join www.numbersusa.com and become one of nearly a million Americans making impact with pre-written faxes and phone calls to change immigration policies toward a stable future. Bi-partisan and highly effective!
Second, join www.thesocialcontract.com for up to date information via the Social Contract Quarterly. Exceptional publication to keep you informed.
www.fairus.org ; www.vdare.com ; www.alipac.us ; www.firecoalition.com ; www.cairco.org ; www.limitstogrowth.com ; www.capsweb.org ; www.populationmedia.org ; www.worldpopulationbalance.org ; LimitsToGrowth.org
Visit this site for a rendition of Colorado Governor Lamm’s speech: “How to Destroy America”
Must see DVD: “Blind Spot”
This movie illustrates America’s future without oil, water and other resources to keep this civilization functioning.
In Canada: Tim Murray,
Director Immigration Watch Canadawww.immigrationwatch.org
Vice President Biodiversity First http://biodiversityfirst.googlepages.com/index.htm
Watch the DVD movie: “Blind Spot”—Exceptional movie with top scientists candidly discussion what we face as a civilization if we continue on our hyper-population growth path.
Please visit Annie Leonard at www.storyofstuff.com for a compelling and highly interesting 20 minute video concerning our high consumption, highly wasteful and unsustainable society. She educates and provides avenues for you to make a difference.
Visit this web site by Chris Martenson: http://www.chrismartenson.com/environmental_data
In Colorado: visit www.soprisfoundation.org for information how you can network with like-minded folks to create a more sustainable future for Colorado and other states.
View CNN’s “Planet in Peril” with Anderson Cooper and Lisa Ling:
Ghost of Thomas Paine—compelling video of common sense
BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA: D.C.: (202)224-2854 email@example.com
Books to read: “The Long Emergency” by James Howard Kunstler
“Peak Everything” by Richard Heinberg
Many People” by Lindsey Grant
Become a member of “Frosty’s Press Agent Corps” whereby you volunteer a few hours to send out emails to top TV and radio hosts to offer top speakers on America’s overpopulation crisis driven by unending immigration. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and receive two informational letters showing you exactly what to do.
Roy Beck's "IMMIGRATION BY THE NUMBERS" is the single best educational appreciation of America's future if we allow ourselves to add another 100 million people. Just click on this site for the most sobering experience of your children's future.
Roy Beck gives a graphic presentation of our fate if we continue to allow legal and illegal immigration to swamp this country. If you have children, you will be particular unnerved at their fate. I know Roy Beck personally and his integrity and knowledge stand at the top. Pass this web site 14 minute video far and wide across America to educate everyone you know. We either stop this human tsunami or the future of this country will be much like Rome's. We must, as a nation and a civilization, move to secure our country from this massive, unrelenting population overload from a line that never ends. This will be the most compelling 14 minute video of your life.
Bob Woodruff of ABC asked input from all citizens concerning the future of our planet. Go to www.earth2100.tv for a sobering reality check as to what we face and to what I have been writing about for the past 20 years. Our ‘window’ to change to a balanced population and non-polluting energy diminishes every day we listen to irresponsible media and thus ignore the blatant symptoms manifesting all over America and the planet.
From: Frosty Wooldridge
This three minute interview with Adam Schrager on “Your Show” May 4, 2008, NBC Channel 9 News, addresses the ramifications of adding 120 million people to USA in 35 years and six million people to Colorado as to water shortages, air pollution, loss of farmland, energy costs and degradation of quality of life. In the interview, Frosty Wooldridge explains the ramifications of adding 120 million people to the USA in 35 years. He advances new concepts such as a “Colorado Carrying Capacity Policy”; “Colorado Environmental Impact Policy”; “Colorado Water Usage Policy”; “Colorado Sustainable Population Policy”. Nationally, the USA needs a "National Sustainable Population Policy" to determine the carrying capacity of this nation for the short and long term. Wooldridge is available for interviews on radio and TV having interviewed on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and FOX.
Go to: www.frostywooldridge.com and click on “Audio/Video” tab
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents – from the Arctic to the South Pole – as well as six times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents “The Coming Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it” to civic clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring about sensible world population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com