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    Dear Youth Voices Community,

    My name is Tomas Beltran, I am a senior at Fremont high. I feel pretty confident about my research so far, I felt like it was pretty easy to find valid and important information

    Looking for feedback on my research thesis

    Dear Youth Voices Community, My name is Tomas Beltran, I am a senior at Fremont high. I feel pretty confident about my research so far, I felt like it was pretty easy to find valid and important information because my...

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    Dear Youth Voices Community,

     

    My name is Tomas Beltran I like to play soccer and play some basketball.

     

    The social inequity problem I am looking into is the bullet train construction in California. The de

    Requesting help for my research.

      Dear Youth Voices Community,   My name is Tomas Beltran I like to play soccer and play some basketball.   The social inequity problem I am looking into is the bullet train construction in California. The demographic group I am most focused on...

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    • Tomas this is a great social inequality problem that I had not heard about until I saw this post. You could look at the pros along with the cons of the building of this bullet train to help build your argument. As you have said, the bullet train would very detrimental to the farmers but there could be other issues that you haven’t yet seen and I would suggest more research to make your argument stronger. This a link I found on the subject that gets more into the lawsuits and politics of the bullet train. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-high-speed-rail-court-20170728-story.html

    • Tomas I thought this was a very interesting problem that doesn’t seem to be brought up very often. Not only is this construction a problem to farmers, its also a huge expense to the government, costing roughly $1.7 billion dollars. Here is an article that goes a little more in depth on the issue. http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-bullet-train-cost-overrun-20170928-story.html

    • Hey Tomas,
      My name is Keaton, and I am from Utah so I had never heard of this issue before. I would suggest to maybe find the pros of the bullet trains in other countries like Japan and India. Here are some sites that I found:

      http://www.nationalreview.com/article/435703/high-speed-rail-california-boondoggle

      http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/03/opinions/smart-high-speed-trains-america/index.html

      How The Shinkansen Changed Japanese Cities

      http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-35099426

    • I found this comment important Tomas. Food is essential for living and by raising the price of food it will make it difficult for one to receive food. One thing I particularly like is when you stated that by constructing the bullet train in California everyone would be affected. I found a fascinating article about the bullet train and how much it could cost. (http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-bullet-train-cost-final-20151025-story.html) Anyways, thanks for the informative information on bullet train and how it could affect society. I look forward to see what you write next because this topic is significant and I believe everyone should know about it. I also like how you presented a problem and followed it up with somewhat of a solution.

    • Thomas,
      I was unaware of this problem, and I am glad your brought it to my attention. This is indeed a very interesting problem that has valid arguments on each side. According to this article (http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-bullet-train-20170727-story.html) the issue of the bullet train seems to be causing a lot of problems and tension. I am interested in further research about this subject–what the arguments are, the justice of it, etc. Good luck…I am looking forward to the final essay!

    • Thomas, your post I like but someone who is looking at this for the first time I myself am sort of confused do you mean that, because of the construction of the bullet train it will either raise or lower the prices on food to other people. If you are making this claim I would suggest this article
      http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-bullet-train-cost-overrun-20170928-story.html

      This article talks about how the economy in California will be a very expensive cost / toll on the people because it’s costing so much money to build and fund. You could maybe talk about where the railway is being build especially is having an impact geographically, like are they destroying houses and making people leave (is the city paying proper price on their homes), are framer having this railway cut in their property where they make their business off of, is it running through natural resources like parks, and the environment. Maybe also talk about how in the future will this new railway in turn lower the price for foods to the consumer and will be a well built purchase and will help California’s economy. Very good topic.

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    Dear Mr/Mrs President,

    I would first like to congratulate you on your great victory. I would like to ask you to take action on our economy, like for example lower the taxes a bit or don’t let big projects like t

    Stop the wars and bring the money home

    Dear Mr/Mrs President, I would first like to congratulate you on your great victory. I would like to ask you to take action on our economy, like for example lower the taxes a bit or don’t let big projects like...

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    I just read a Wikipedia article:

    “Route of California High-Speed Rail.” – Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Sept. 2016.

    I read this article because it talk about the bullet train which is the

    Checking the evidence on a Wikipedia article about California's High-Speed Rail

    I just read a Wikipedia article: "Route of California High-Speed Rail." - Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Sept. 2016. I read this article because it talk about the bullet train which is the topic i’m going to be...

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    • Dear Tomas,
      I agree with you.I liked the part where you said” This stood out for me because the landowners do not know what could they be missing out on having the bullet train pass by their city they could make money on making t-shirts on some kind of business that would bring money to their pocket and more people would come visit the city because they have a bullet train in their backyard.” I really like this because it shows that people who have issues with the bullet trains have a way to benefit from it so you took out the counter argument. We should have a bullet train here in California because everyone can benefit from it. We can have faster transportation to other parts of California without taking an airplane. This leaves me with a question. How safe is the bullet train and how dangerous is it? Compared to other modes of transportation, what are the benefits and defects of it?

    • My name is Micheal,
      I agree with the statement “building the bullet train will affect everyone statewide and it will benefit everyone by making the traffic flow smoother and it will give everyone a fourth option of transportation”. Within my city I see that more and more people are using other forms of transportation but a good chunk are reliant on the CTA or the Chicago Transit Authority which provide buses and trains for the citizens of Chicago. My associates and I are attempting to reach out to said CTA and asking if high school students in the state of Chicago could receive a UPASS which the CTA already provides for high school students. We were wondering if you have any data on the amount of students who rely on public transportation as we can use said data to support our thesis that the students require a UPASS.

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