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The Inmates are running the Asylum

Probably goes for this blog too in some quarters.  But, this morning, I am flummoxed.   And friends, it takes quite a bit to get me fully flummoxed.  It hasn’t really happened that often in my 71 years.  I have been nonplussed any number of times but flummoxed is near nuclear.  There is a new government project that has accomplished the flummoxing.  Throwing a few academics in the mix took it up that exponential quantity to truly flummox.

It is part of Putting America back to Work and is a novel solution to helping out the depressed housing and building industry.  It will be a laboratory for smart traffic control.  The list of features seem endless for this “community” for 35,000 lucky residents (not sure what to put here) in a town a fictional Mayberry could aspire having.  It is going to be a little Edan. But, you and I (and everybody else) won’t get a chance to live there.

This government fund project will be built in New Mexico.  The examples are ridiculous in what it can/will/proposes to provide.

It will have smart traffic control but no traffic.  It will let them study energy requirement in unoccupied houses.  It will have store and service business with nobody needing their services.  It reminds me of a fantastic model railroad miniature built full size.  But this little layout will be 20 square miles.

If it is really important to study what heating at 78 or 68 results in, do they need to build 100’s of vacant houses?  With all the foreclosures, there are plenty of vacant ones available for their study at bargain prices.  It could be done in different climates than just the one.  Just throw the solar on the roofs.  They could be operational next week for a fraction of the cost.

Correct me if I am wrong but to study human activity don’t you need humans?

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  1. September 7th, 2011 at 08:19 | #1

    Wait… what?

  2. Very Josie
    September 7th, 2011 at 08:55 | #2

    I’ll flumox you!

  3. Very Josie
    September 7th, 2011 at 08:55 | #3

    Um, make that flummox!

  4. September 7th, 2011 at 09:30 | #4

    Scared me there for a minute.  Thought it was a government project.  Guess private industry has plenty to waste these days.  Notice one thing buried in that article.  They are getting state land to build this project on and they plan to make money buy sub leasing some of it out for development.  If the state was smart they would cut back the amount of land they are handing out and lease it out themselves to put much needed funds into the public coffers.

  5. September 7th, 2011 at 09:58 | #5

    I’ll bet that among other federal funds provided the earmarks are all promised as a bit of a bonus. This is a D.C. company. They ain’t there for the scenery.

  6. September 9th, 2011 at 13:28 | #6

    “Throwing a few academics in the mix took it up that exponential quantity to truly flummox.”

    Hmmm … so we want all the people with less education to be involved in government projects and decisions?

  7. September 9th, 2011 at 14:08 | #7

    Interesting point you make, Sparky.  I don’t know but I’m applying for a grant to study that.
     

  8. September 10th, 2011 at 07:08 | #8

    How can I convince a state to give me a little land and maybe an unoccupied house or 3?

  9. September 10th, 2011 at 11:31 | #9

    Neo, it is obvious that you haven’t properly gifted state and federal candidates for office or you wouldn’t need to ask.  Your only option is to move to Illinois (Sparkyland) where they are happy to give away about anything and everything.  But, you’ll have to take their IOU’s and even China isn’t accepting those.

  10. September 11th, 2011 at 21:03 | #10

    yeah I have this problem with bribes as I prefer to feed myself and family first before I line other people’s pockets.  I kinda finicky that way.

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