William Shatner hugging a globe.

William Shatner has recently started a kickstarter campaign to save California. He proposes that by raising US $30,000,000,000, a pipeline could be built to transport water to California from Seattle, Washington. Shatner, most famously known for boldly going where no man has gone before, is neither being particularly bold, nor is his proposed enterprise going anywhere new. Continental-scale, inter-basin water transfer schemes have been around for...

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