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America's terrible infrastructure

Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:33 pm

In Hoboken we deal with water main breaks probably once a month, if not more. This one looked like fun.

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Postby javy knows my name » Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:41 pm

I hope they didn't have to pull a body out, too
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Postby TruffleShuffle » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:07 am

http://www.theonion.com/article/al-qaed ... ruct-21008

WASHINGTON—In a 30-minute video released Thursday, al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri criticized the mass transportation infrastructure of the United States, claiming significant repairs and upgrades would need to be implemented before the militant group would consider destroying any roads, bridges, or railways with terrorist attacks.

Reading from a prepared statement, al-Zawahiri blasted the U.S. government for its lack of foresight and admonished its leaders for failing to provide Americans with efficient and reliable modes of public transport to reduce traffic congestion, lower carbon emissions, improve air quality, and supply suitable targets for terrorists.

"The al-Qaeda network is fully prepared to continue the jihad against the American infidels by launching deadly attacks, but your outdated and rusting transportation infrastructure needs to be completely overhauled for those strikes even to be noticed," al-Zawahiri said. "We want to turn your bridges into rubble, but if we claimed credit for making them collapse, nobody would ever believe us."

"We'd really just be doing you a favor because then you'd actually have to rebuild them," al-Zawahiri added.

The al-Qaeda commander confirmed his organization initially hoped to cripple travel in the United States by destroying its nationwide high-speed rail system, but had been shocked to discover no such thing exists. Calling it a cost-efficient, modern way of travel that would serve as a boon to small businesses and the national economy, al-Zawahiri implored U.S. officials to invest in not just one high-speed passenger train network, but many of them, so they could all be blown up simultaneously in a signature al-Qaeda attack upon the nation's major population centers.

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Al-Qaeda sources confirmed that members of terror cells living in America regularly complain about the extreme difficulty of traveling around the country and say it has prevented them from doing their jobs effectively. A plot to destroy O'Hare International Airport was reportedly abandoned after constant flight delays made coordinating an attack nearly impossible.

In addition, al-Zawahiri said a terrorist attack on O'Hare couldn't make the commercial aviation center any worse.

He also revealed the terrorist organization had wasted six months planning to take down Amtrak's regional operations before realizing that with its constant delays and malfunctions, the government-owned passenger train service "basically terrorizes itself."

"We spent countless hours on training, surveillance, and intelligence-gathering for absolutely nothing," al-Zawahiri said. "We falsely assumed that disrupting key Amtrak lines would instill fear and cause chaos throughout the nation. Unfortunately, the overall impact and limited number of casualties wouldn't even make it worth the effort."
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Postby RammyFanny » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:22 am

jersey cubs fan wrote:In Hoboken

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Postby seanimal » Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:03 am

the government-owned passenger train service "basically terrorizes itself."


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Postby MWV » Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:30 am

TruffleShuffle wrote:http://www.theonion.com/article/al-qaeda-claims-us-mass-transportation-infrastruct-21008

"The al-Qaeda network is fully prepared to continue the jihad against the American infidels by launching deadly attacks, but your outdated and rusting transportation infrastructure needs to be completely overhauled for those strikes even to be noticed," al-Zawahiri said. "We want to turn your bridges into rubble, but if we claimed credit for making them collapse, nobody would ever believe us."


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Postby biittner77 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:33 pm

Is it #breaking as in breaking news or is it #breaking as in the Metro is breaking?
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:25 pm

We keep seeing more and more of these bad water stories:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc ... story.html

Flint, Louisiana, bunch of Texas and Arizona towns close to the border, Vegas just plain running out...
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Postby NOLA » Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:52 pm

Last night we had a pretty decent thunderstorm roll through town, causing me to lose power for about 7 hours. Last week there was a storm which caused me to lose power for 3 hours. My Dallas buddy in public works saw our power lines and said they look like what he sees in Ecuador. We have boil water orders twice a year on average. The streetlights in my hood have been blinking green AND red all day today. I have to drive an SUV to avoid both common street flooding and car eating potholes.

I do love my town, love our people and our culture, and I see something damn near every day that I can't see anywhere else. But damn, it is really hard to live here sometimes. Our budget crisis tells me that the infrastructure isn't getting better anytime soon.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:43 am

NOLA wrote:Last night we had a pretty decent thunderstorm roll through town, causing me to lose power for about 7 hours. Last week there was a storm which caused me to lose power for 3 hours. My Dallas buddy in public works saw our power lines and said they look like what he sees in Ecuador. We have boil water orders twice a year on average. The streetlights in my hood have been blinking green AND red all day today. I have to drive an SUV to avoid both common street flooding and car eating potholes.

I do love my town, love our people and our culture, and I see something damn near every day that I can't see anywhere else. But damn, it is really hard to live here sometimes. Our budget crisis tells me that the infrastructure isn't getting better anytime soon.


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Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:03 pm



when we wake up to the sound of helicopters outside the windows we know another water main broke.
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Postby Derwood » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:31 pm

I'm not surprised that the city is run down. I mean, the word "hobo" is right in the town name.
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Postby Banedon » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:59 pm

Does this include internet infrastructure?

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/2 ... s_haywire/
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Re: America's terrible infrastructure

Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:26 pm

I am absolutely not going to make an "infrastructure weak" comment on twitter
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Postby UMFan83 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:28 pm

Ugh that doesn't look good. Really hope casualties are limited.
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Postby Banedon » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:29 pm

That bridge was just installed on Saturday.
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:10 pm

Republicans will likely blame pedestrians for this and demand more defense spending to protect us from bad bridges and less regulation on bridge projects
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Postby CubinNY » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:31 pm

That’s horrible.
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Postby Derwood » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:46 pm



Yeah, about that.


Sadly, there are "several deaths" from this collapse. The exact number is unknown because they haven't dug out all the cars that might be trapped under the rubble
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:58 pm

How is that tweet still up. Fire your social media person FIU.
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