Sunday, February 16, 2014

guest article


Infrastructure Grade: D

The American Society of Civil Engineers has given our country an infrastructure rating of D.
Here's the break down by category:
Aviation D
Bridges C+
Dams D
Drinking water D
Energy D+
Hazardous waste D
Inland waterways D-
Levees D-
Ports C
Public parks and recreation C-
Rail C+
Roads D
Schools D
Solid waste B-
Transit D
Wastewater D
As a citizen of the worlds only "superpower", how does it look to you?
This is what a dying country looks like.
They say 3.6 trillion dollars need to be spent by 2020.
I can just see the slimy weasels rubbing their hands together and counting the money their shell companies will be getting from the government.
Some of the projects will be no bid items. Just charge the government whatever they want.
Do you think, even then, they will do quality work?
The prep movement continues to grow. One day the herd will stampede. You thought the ammo shortage was bad? Wait until the herd morons realize there is going to be a shortage of Evian, donuts and toilet paper.

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  1. A succinct guest article that I can appreciate.

    Actually, I'm of two minds on the subject. On one side I think we should upgrade our infrastructure, and on the other end, I fail to see the point seeing as that it will just be a vehicle to fulfill pork promises and somehow dig states and municipalities deeper into debt (via the muni bonds that they'll sell) in order to 'partner' with das fedgov.

    Sure, jobs will be created and people will work. Sure, we'll *possibly* have something better than what we started with; case in point - compare the debacle of the repair on the SF / Oakland Bay Bridge or the 'Big Dig' project in Boston to the execution great American public works of the late American 19th century or early 20th century. More lives were lost in the old days, but at least the projects were completed without having to be redone a few years later.

    Yes, I do believe our civic works will begin to seriously crumble (as all man-made things are destined to), but the particular erosion or these big engineering endeavors will truly happen on a 'slow collapse' timeline. We'll watch dams break and bridges fail during our lifetimes while the economy continues to become more and more empty.

    From a survivalist standpoint, all I try to do is live in an area that tries not to rely to heavily on these types of infrastructure...but it is, admittedly, hard to find such a place to live unless you're willing to reside deep in the country or in jerkwater towns.

    Generally, wherever I am living, I turn to Lord Bison's PEE13 list (the 10 must-haves) as the general guiding light for what I need to have.

    1. Everyone always says $8trillion to redo ( or whatever the # ). Which is only a few years deficiets. But I imagine we don't have the actual resources ( never mind the money ) to redo. Otherwise, why hasn't it happened already?

  2. Dont know if you saw this- brief but IMHO correct rundown of the sequence of the comming die off. (pending of course any major black swans),!/2013/12/mechanisms-for-global-human-die-off.html