Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 4 days ago

    Out at the Mojave Airport there is a new enterprise section called The Mojave Spaceport. There, multi billionaires and other entreupeneurs are building and experimenting with the future of aerospace.

    For instance, one of them is Paul Allen who made many billions with microsoft. He along with such an illustious aerospace pioneer as Burt Rutan has founded another company called StratoLaunch. They have already built one of the largest single aircraft hangers in the entrie world, and are now builting the largest aircraft ever to be built by the hand of man. It will be powered by six large jet engines built to power the Boeing 747. It will have a 385 foot wing span. Yes, that is some 85 feet longer than the length of a football field the long way! It will be a twin boomed aircraft, with each boom larger than the fuselage of a 747 aircraft. Between the booms a rocket capable of placing a medium sized satelite into LEO (that is a maximum of about 16.000 lbs) can be launched at a very reduced cost per launch. However, the main advantage of such a system is that it will give satelite companies the ability to launch upon demand, without waiting for the months of wait for a vertical launch date they now have (I think it will launch in less than two weeks from the initial need for such a launch).

    But Allen & company have already stated that one of their long term plans are to be able to launch a small but very efficient winged shuttle type of craft to carry human beings into LEO at an unheard of low cost!! Thus, opening up the realms of cis lunar space to humanity in a manner never even dreamed of in the past!!

    And this is all very heavily supported by the state of California, and requires the kind of educated work force that only a state with the greatest higher educational system in the world can even begin to think about. And that means that very advanced aerospace manufaturing will be returning to the state of California in the reasonably near future. And this is only one of the many such efforts being engineered out at the Mojave Spaceport!!

    Of course, I would not expect someone with the lack of the knowledge of things technical, such as someone like Lisa Bensen to even begin to understand this!

    The companies, communities, and states that support the expansion of humaity into space itself are going ot be the Saudi Arabias of oil of the future!!

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 4 days ago

    @Robert Landers

    Bye the way, Elon Musk never did have plans of building his very large plant for the construction of the batteries for his Tesla electrical automobile in California. But the state that he did select is right next door in Neveda. Therefore, much of the sub contract manufaturing will still be done in California anyway. Also, he already has most of his manufactuing for Spacex in California.

    As for turning off the windmills, the very important computer manufactuing area of Silicon Valley is now being re defined at least somewhat towards working on non fossil fuel energy, such as those very wind mills, and also very large plants for solar energy, also out at the deserts of California.

    You know, every state has its triumphs and problems. And this particular Californian would ever disrespect any other state in any way near the same way the some ultra conservatives seem to want to disrespect California. Heck, there are even some Californians (again, mostly ultra conservatives) themselves that would like to see California succeed from the USA, just as there are some Texans that would want the same stupidities for their own state. As California agricultrure alone generates from 30% to 40% of all the food used in the USA, many others in other states would then get very hungry if California was to do that. In fact, the agribusiness alone of California is worth more than all of the agribusiness of the next three states combined. And this is to say nothing of the uninaginable hit the economy of the USA would take. After all, the economy of California is some $2.2 trillion (some $700 billion more than the next highest state) dollars of the total economy of some $14 trillion for all of the rest of the other 49 states put together! Also in fact, California has the three largest entry ports in the USA for all of the goods of the Asian Pacific Nations coming into the USA (that is San Fransisco, San Pedro, and Long Beach). If California was indeed a seperate country we could at the very least charge a tariff on all such goods going through California, and therefore not only wipe out any Californian debt, but decrease Califoria’s taxes by a very large amount. Also, Californians pay $1.00 in federal taxes and only take some $0.78 in federal benefits from the federal treasury. So, perhaps the takers are the more conservative red states that generally take far more in such benefits than they give in federal taxes? Better hope that California does not fail, or such taker states might just have to pay far more than they do now!!

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    @Robert Landers

    California vas fine when Arnold vas running it.

  4. DaBoogadie

    DaBoogadie said, 4 days ago

    CEO’s making political decisions, not economic.

  5. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    If you think California is bad, try Illinois

  6. tabonsell

    tabonsell said, 4 days ago

    Quite a strange comment from Lisa.

    Here is the official population of California, and these Californians need to have employment in a business to survive.

    1950, 10.586 million;.
    1990, 29760 million;
    2000, 33,871 million;
    2004, 35.894 million;
    2010, 37.254 million;
    2012 38,041 million

    That seems like a lot of population growth for a state that has so many businesses and residents leaving. Doesn’t seem possible if businesses were fleeing the state that the state would see such a population growth between 2010 and 2012.

  7. old1953

    old1953 said, 4 days ago

    @Robert Landers

    Well, the demise of California has been wished for daily by the Cons ever since Carter was in office. And has been predicted daily as well. Hasn’t happened yet, so they go into a dither at any change in CA, because “it’s the big one baby!”.

  8. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, 3 days ago

    @tabonsell: How much of the increase in population is made up of uneducated, non-English speaking, illegal aliens?

  9. 2Goldfish

    2Goldfish said, 3 days ago

    Touché !

  10. UM5

    UM5 said, 3 days ago

    Two comments;
    1) Went to the California DMV to renew my drivers license, Only one problem i couldn’t find anyone who spoke English to help me.

    2) Moving out of California next week, for a better paying job.

  11. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 3 days ago
    but there is hope

  12. superposition

    superposition said, 3 days ago

    According to the census figures for 2000 to 2010, Texas had a 42.8 percent increase in illegal immigrant population, while California had a 14.5 percent increase.

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, 3 days ago

    Although there are some bright spots in the California economy, the Bureau of Labor statistics numbers aren’t as rosy when looked at from a macro viewpoint.

  14. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 3 days ago


    How many are on the tax payers dime…er billions $$$?
    How many are illegals?
    There used to be a business that we did a lot of work for that was sold to a company from California.They brought in a lot of people from California to run the place .Democrats all.They didn’t like it here.They wanted to change things to the way it is in California.I asked them why they wanted to make it the same way here as out there when they left there because they couldn’t make money out there?Silence ,deer in the headlights.
    The folks that sold them the company went and started a new business and took all the good customers with them.California lasted about 3 years where there was actual competition.The LWNJ’s went back to California.The company has been sold to an expanding company here.Business is booming but not much of anywhere else.
    Thruogh all that changing of hands no local employees lost their jobs.The new company hired several.
    California is getting what they asked for.

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 3 days ago

    @Tax Man

    “How much of the increase in population is made up of uneducated, non-English speaking, illegal aliens?”

    That’s right, it starts with this:

    And, ends like this:

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