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Old 03-05-2013, 08:13 AM   #1
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17 Major US Bridges That Need To Be Fixed Right Away

http://www.businessinsider.com/struc...en-island-ny-9

So what should the govt and private sector do because it's only a matter of time when another disaster happens like in minnesota?
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:20 AM   #2
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The government isn't bothered with our safety during tax time, or ever actually.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:38 AM   #3
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Clearly someone will have to fix the bridges so Obama can take credit.
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Clearly someone will have to fix the bridges so Obama can take credit.
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Disaster averted. Props to ma homie Obama
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Wow, I drive over and under that bridge in Warwick, RI a few times a week. Strange I never knew, it looks fine.
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The government isn't bothered with our safety during tax time, or ever actually.
I get this notion as well. The perception I get from those in Washington now is to hell with the people, how much moolah can I make before they have had enough of us? But don't worry we'll make the public feel warm and cuddly by continuing to make unfulfilled promises and hyping up the words "hope & change".
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:13 AM   #7
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Working with DOTs on their long run planning initiatives, you'd be shocked by the percentage of roads/bridges currently in "critical condition".
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I work with PennDOT myself. A lot is riding on the 2013/14 state budget in this regard.

I thought the more entertaining article on that site was this
Piers Morgan Flips Out At A Pro-Gun Texas Senator For Supporting The NRA-Sponsored NASCAR Race

What a jakeass Piers Morgan is.
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I work with PennDOT myself. A lot is riding on the 2013/14 state budget in this regard.

I thought the more entertaining article on that site was this
Piers Morgan Flips Out At A Pro-Gun Texas Senator For Supporting The NRA-Sponsored NASCAR Race

What a jakeass Piers Morgan is.
Maybe Jeremy clarkson could set fire to him...

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I get this notion as well. The perception I get from those in Washington now is to hell with the people, how much moolah can I make before they have had enough of us? But don't worry we'll make the public feel warm and cuddly by continuing to make unfulfilled promises and hyping up the words "hope & change".
We need a libertarian president to fix this... I think I'll run for it. Government is the biggest lie.
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Fvck bridgees.

We have countries to bomb.
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Yeah, I'm sure some CEO's somewhere will be glad to take a major pay cut so they're companies can afford to fix up these bridges, just like in the golden olden days.

Not holding breath.

Back to reality, yikes, I drive over this one just about every day:

Man, given the volume of traffic that goes over that -- one of the busiest roads in DC, the worst traffic region in the country -- can't see how you'd do that without major disruptions. Of course, falling to the ground would be pretty disruptive too.

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wait wait wait, so the state and federal gas taxes and toll revenue they accumulate in the hundreds of millions and billions aren't enough to maintain these structures? geee I wonder why! clearly those funds aren't mismanaged
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Yeah, I'm sure some CEO's somewhere will be glad to take a major pay cut so they're companies can afford to fix up these bridges, just like in the golden olden days.

Not holding breath.
So bitter about them CEOs still.
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So bitter about them CEOs still.
Just the overpaid, self-serving, self-aggrandizing and narcissistic ones, which I suspect cuts a wide swathe among them.
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wait wait wait, so the state and federal gas taxes and toll revenue they accumulate in the hundreds of millions and billions aren't enough to maintain these structures? geee I wonder why! clearly those funds aren't mismanaged
Examples please. Assertions and hearsay don't make a case.
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Not holding breath.
This isn't what libertarianism is about.
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Just the overpaid, self-serving, self-aggrandizing and narcissistic ones, which I suspect cuts a wide swathe among them.
They deserve their salary and their benefits. Their jobs are constantly on the line. It's a high stress position to be in and one that requires exact decisiveness and attention to detail. And don't hate the players, hate the game. These guys are like that because of the personality they are born with and the backgrounds from which they stemmed from. Chat with a high level exec sometime and see just how much different their personalities are from most other folks. You can't replicate that.

Edit: I have no problem with them. If a company wants to pay them millions, so be it. That's on the company. If a country wants to pay a president more, I have a problem. That falls on the citizens.
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Examples please. Assertions and hearsay don't make a case.
http://www.civitasreview.com/transpo...celoff-shrugs/

while one can argue that there are more drivers and cars on the road than when the these infrastructures were first built thus putting more wear and tear, I find it extremely hard to believe that the revenue generated after all these years cannot pay for the maintenance. After-all, it is not like we're building these things from scratch which would cost a whole lot more.
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wait wait wait, so the state and federal gas taxes and toll revenue they accumulate in the hundreds of millions and billions aren't enough to maintain these structures? geee I wonder why! clearly those funds aren't mismanaged
lol so true, just goes into some mismanaged slush fund.
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So whats the solution? Do we wait until another bridge collapse disaster? If so then we'll see all the politicians on the 3 idiot cable news networks just blame each other while still nothing gets done.....right?
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