#2854: Can Boeing And Trump Build A Rust-Belt Fix With A Plug-And-Play Monorail On Route 66?
United States Marine Field McConnell
Plum City Online – (AbelDanger.net)
December 8, 2016
1. Abel Danger (AD) believes that Boeing engineers’ working with President-elect Donald Trump’s pick of retired Gen. John Kelly to head the DHS, can help to fix resilience problems in Rust Belt and Sun Belt communities by building a plug-and-play monorail along Route 66.
2. AD claims that it has identified some of General Kelly’s predecessors in the Clinton administration who sabotaged Boeing’s resilience assets and services on 9/11 by relaying stand-down orders to USAF interceptors through the Boeing HQ in Chicago and the E4B deployed over Washington.
3. AD An independent research team in partnership with Abel Danger – see http://eazeway.org/Welcome.html – has designed a plug and play monorail to be customized by local or regional community resilience experts and evaluated and tested by Boeing and the incoming Trump administration.
4. United States Marine Field McConnell – Global Operations Director of Abel Danger – is asking for a meeting with President-elect Trump and Gen. Kelly to explain how America’s enemies both domestic and foreign sabotaged Boeing on 9/11 and help them to explore a pilot monorail project along Route 66 for a more community-based approach to the resilience challenges facing the Department of Homeland Security.
Donald Trump on 9/11 “BOMBS EXPLODED SIMULTANEOUSLY”
Route 66 – Natalie Cole and Diana Krall
The term “resilience” refers to the ability to adapt to changing conditions and withstand and rapidly recover from disruption due to emergencies. Whether it is resilience towards acts of terrorism, cyber attacks, pandemics, and catastrophic natural disasters, our national preparedness is the shared responsibility of all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and individual citizens.”
“Trump picks retired Gen. John Kelly to lead DHS
By David Wright, CNN Updated 6:16 PM ET, Wed December 7, 2016
Trump’s national security team takes shape 02:27 Story highlights Retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly has been offered the job as Donald Trump’s director of Homeland Security Kelly is the former head of US Southern Command, overseeing threats from South and Central America (CNN)President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Gen. John Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security, a senior transition official tells CNN.
The former head of US Southern Command, Kelly was previously responsible for managing security threats posed by criminal drug networks based in South and Central America — an issue that Trump highlighted in his campaign, and to which Kelly would bring unique experience.
In his former role, Kelly also oversaw operations at the controversial Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba. The outspoken general clashed with the Obama administration’s push to close the facility, and told the Military Times in an interview that “there are no innocent men down there.”
If Kelly and retired Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis — who was tapped as Trump’s secretary of defense last week — are both nominated and confirmed, then it would place two retired Marine generals into Cabinet posts in his administration.
Kelly served more than 40 years in the Marine Corps, moving steadily through the ranks after enlisting in 1970, and taking over as commander of Southern Command in 2012. He is also a Gold Star father, having lost his youngest son, Marine 1st Lt. Robert Kelly, in combat in Afghanistan in 2010.
Kelly, who would likely play a significant role in the planning and implementation of Trump’s proposed border wall as the director of Homeland Security, has publicly discussed potential threats along the southern border of the US.
In a March 2015 Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Kelly testified about “the relative ease with which human smugglers moved tens of thousands of people to our nation’s doorstep” and cautioned that “these smuggling routes are a potential vulnerability to our homeland.”
“As I stated last year, terrorist organizations could seek to leverage those same smuggling routes to move operatives with intent to cause grave harm to our citizens or even bring weapons of mass destruction into the United States,” Kelly said. “Addressing the root causes of insecurity and instability is not just in the region’s interests, but ours as well, which is why I support President Obama’s commitment to increase assistance to Central America.”
In the same testimony, Kelly warned against complacency toward the spread of human smugglers and drug traffickers in South and Central America. “Unless confronted by an immediate, visible or uncomfortable crisis, our nation’s tendency is to take the security of the Western Hemisphere for granted. I believe this is a mistake,” Kelly told the panel.”
If you’re looking for great displays of neon signs, mom-and-pop motels in the middle of nowhere, or kitschy Americana, do as the song says and “get your kicks on Route 66.”
Between Chicago, Illinois and Los Angeles, California
The romance of Route 66 continues to captivate people around the world. Running between Chicago and Los Angeles, “over two thousand miles all the way” in the words of the popular R&B anthem, this legendary old road passes through the heart of the United States on a diagonal trip that takes in some of the country’s most archetypal roadside scenes. If you’re looking for great displays of neon signs, rusty middle-of-nowhere truck stops, or kitschy Americana, do as the song says and “get your kicks on Route 66.”
But perhaps the most compelling reason to follow Route 66 is to experience the road’s ingrained time line of contemporary America. Before it was called Route 66, and long before it was even paved in 1926, this corridor was traversed by the National Old Trails Highway, one of the country’s first transcontinental highways. For three decades before and after World War II, Route 66 earned the title “Main Street of America” because it wound through small towns across the Midwest and Southwest, lined by hundreds of cafés, motels, gas stations, and tourist attractions. During the Great Depression, hundreds of thousands of farm families, displaced from the Dust Bowl, made their way west along Route 66 to California, following what John Steinbeck called “The Mother Road” in his vivid portrait, The Grapes of Wrath. After World War II, many thousands more expressed their upward mobility by leaving the industrial East, bound for good jobs in the suburban idyll of Southern California—again followingRoute 66, which came to embody the demographic shift from the Rust Belt to the Sun Belt.
Beginning in the late 1950s and continuing gradually over the next 25 years, old Route 66 was bypassed section by section as the high-speed Interstate highways were completed. Finally, after the last stretch of freeway was completed in 1984, Route 66 was officially decommissioned. The old route is now designated Historic Route 66.
Though it is no longer a main route across the country, Route 66 has retained its mystique in part due to the very same effective hype, hucksterism, and boosterism that animated it through its half-century heyday. It was a Route 66 sight, the marvelous Meramec Caverns, that gave the world the bumper sticker. And it was here on Route 66 that the great American driving vacation first flourished. Billboards and giant statues along the highway still hawk a baffling array of roadside attractions, tempting passing travelers to view giant blue whales, to see live rattlesnakes and other wild creatures on display in roadside menageries, or to stay at “Tucumcari Tonite.”
The same commercial know-how and shameless self-promotion has helped the towns along the old route stay alive. Diners and motels play up their Route 66 connections, and many bona fide Route 66 landmarks are kept in business by nostalgic t ravelers intent on experiencing a taste of this endlessly endangered American experience. That said, many quirky old motels and cafés hang on by a thread of hope, sit vacant, or survive in memory only—all for want of an Interstate exit. In fact, of all the roads covered in this book, Route 66 has perhaps felt the greatest impact from the modern Interstate world; for many stretches you’ll be forced to leave the old two-lane and follow the super slabs that have been built right on top of the old road.
Route 66 passes through a marvelous cross-section of American scenes, from the cornfields of Illinois all the way to the golden sands and sunshine of Los Angeles, passing by such diverse environs as the Grand Canyon, the Native American communities of the desert Southwest, the small-town Midwest heartlands of Oklahoma and the Ozarks, as well as the gritty streets of St. Louis and Chicago.
Whether you are motivated by an interest in history, feel a nostalgic yearning for the “good old days” Route 66 has come to represent, or simply want to experience firsthand the amazing diversity of people and landscapes that line its path, Route 66 offers an unforgettable journey into America, then and now.”
Field McConnell, United States Naval Academy, 1971; Forensic Economist; 30 year airline and 22 year military pilot; 23,000 hours of safety; Tel: 715 307 8222
David Hawkins Tel: 604 542-0891 Forensic Economist; former leader of oil-well blow-out teams; now sponsors Grand Juries in CSI Crime and Safety Investigation