1. WOOD!!! don't believe me go to Home Depot. Our timber industry is hurting bad.
we have started out-sourcing/importing wood from Russia cheaper than what we can get it in our own country. I am from a strange little town in Northern California called Quincy. In Quincy the Economy is strongly based off of the production of timbers for building supply. Our mill is the biggest Mill west of the Mississippi River, and it is slowly been cutting back for the last 10 years. Regulation, Liability, and Gas prices have been the main Cause of Sierra Pacifistic's Demise. Some people dont Realize that The forest is naturally thinned out by fire, and now that we put out these fires the forest gets over grown and even in some cases diseased. Logging can be a good thing for our environment when it is done correctly, but due the state of our economy, it is just plain cheaper to buy wood from a less regulated country like Russia.
2. WTH... Lets build a Gigantic tunnel in an area that is notorious for Earth Quakes!
My Dad was a Lifer in the Navy, for 2 years we were Stationed in a VERY VERY small town called
Adak Alaska <----COPY/Paste----> http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl
It was so Notorious for Earth Quakes that our houses were built on Rollers.
Not the kind of place, I would like to build a under water tunnel...
EDIT: this is the reason I have a irrational fear of bunk-beds. lol and probly the reason my IQ is only 106Edited by cayennemist - 10/22/11 at 3:01pm