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 on: Today at 06:04:39 PM 
Started by Professor H - Last post by Monroe Native
And you wonder why people run for publics office ?  The Perks !!!

LOL - Do Tell Mav!

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 on: Today at 05:37:11 PM 
Started by eriemermaid - Last post by BigRedDog
Some nice pictures:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/18/us/great-lakes-ships.html

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 on: Today at 05:10:06 PM 
Started by BigRedDog - Last post by blue2
Porn is porn.  Guys have been watching for years at bachelor party's etc but child porn is sickening..

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 on: Today at 05:07:21 PM 
Started by BigRedDog - Last post by blue2
Hum,  somebody was going to sell the stuff maybe

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 on: Today at 05:03:37 PM 
Started by BigRedDog - Last post by BigRedDog
I've got to give a little 'back story' first!

It was 8 (or maybe even 9) years ago when a contractor was installing our city water lines.  Because the rock is so high right through here they actually had to trench across the road with a cut wide enough for the guys to get down into and work if they had to. It was December when they put our line across from the new main on the other side of the road.  When they had installed the line they brought in a concrete truck and filled the trench to within about 6" from the top with a black slurry of something.  Then a few days later they topped it off with cold mix.  Then in the spring they showed up again and dug out the cold mix and filled it with hot mix and rolled it all in real nice.  In fact, all these years later the best stretches of our road are all the strips they cut across the road and then filled in.

I was out talking to the crew when they dug out the 'patch' and replaced it.  The road commission required them to come back and replace the cold patch even though our road is probably 40% cold patch in the first place.

So, today we took a ride and crossed a stretch where the MCRC had replaced some catch basins or maybe put in a new drain across the road between them.  It took them weeks to do the job and they did it back in the fall but then left the 2-3" dip in the road until just the last few days.  Finally after a lot of vehicles will need a front end alignment they filled the trench in...

with cold patch!!!

Will be interesting to see if they come back out in the spring and dig it all out and fix it 'to their own standards' or just leave it. 

I've heard they're going to grind that stretch up and re lay it in the spring.  Time will tell I guess.

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 on: Today at 04:38:21 PM 
Started by Professor H - Last post by Maverick
And you wonder why people run for publics office ?  The Perks !!!

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 on: Today at 04:30:57 PM 
Started by Professor H - Last post by BigRedDog
It's bad enough they're playing around on taxpayer's time but when they get caught and have to make the payoff they're using taxpayer money to pay for that too!!!

http://nbc24.com/news/connect-to-congress/congressman-denies-allegation-in-misconduct-claim-he-settled

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 on: Today at 04:26:48 PM 
Started by BigRedDog - Last post by BigRedDog
NO 2nd shooter but sounding like they have an accomplice of some sort (not the girlfriend).

Interesting that they've found child porn on his computer. 

What is the tie to child porn with some of these 'extremists'?

His brother had issues with child porn so maybe he will turn out to be the accomplice :-\


http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/01/19/las-vegas-shooter-paddock-had-child-porn-on-computer-fbi-investigating-person-interest-sheriff.html

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 on: Today at 04:15:18 PM 
Started by BigRedDog - Last post by excelsior

This news doesn't appear to have been cover by our media, but it seems the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority was not distributing supplies to workers so they could make the needed repairs.

ARMED FEDERAL AGENTS ENTER WAREHOUSE IN PUERTO RICO TO SEIZE HOARDED ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT

ON SATURDAY, A day after becoming aware of a massive store of rebuilding materials being held by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, the U.S. federal government — the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with their security detail — entered a Palo Seco warehouse owned by the public utility to claim and distribute the equipment, according to a spokesperson for the Corps.

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A security contractor who recently returned from Puerto Rico told The Intercept that crews of linemen brought down from the U.S. were frustrated about the lack of rebuilding materials, which made it virtually impossible for them to fix downed infrastructure. Paraphrasing conversations with the electric crews he accompanied, the source said one worker told him that “we just sat in the truck and watched a movie because we have nothing to do today. … Around Christmas, a lot of the power workers were saying, ‘We’re going on vacation because we couldn’t do our job because PREPA was making it so difficult.’” The source’s job involved escorting contractors tasked with reconstructing downed power lines; he was deployed on the island for over a month by a subcontractor of Cobra Acquisitions LLC, which in the fall received a $200 million contract with PREPA to repair its grid.

“They didn’t have anything to do or to work on,” he said of many of the linemen he interacted with. “They had had a bunch of poles but no lines, or any of the stuff that goes on the poles. They were just setting bare poles, getting as far as they could go.”

“We were in a town for two weeks and barely got anything done because they didn’t have the supplies,” the source noted of one crew they accompanied on the island’s southeast. UTIER — the utility workers’ union — has leveled similar complaints against their employer.

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Update: Jan. 10, 2018, 7 p.m.

Sen. Eduardo Bhatia, minority leader of the Senate of Puerto Rico, provided a statement to The Intercept on the hoarded electrical equipment:

The news that has come out today about the discovery made by armed federal agents of thousands of electrical spare parts hidden in an PREPA warehouse borders on a criminal act by its managers. It is time for people to stand up and demand answers. Hundreds of thousands of families have been in the dark for more than 125 days, people keep dying, and businesses continue to close due to the lack of energy while the necessary spare parts were in the possession of PREPA. Lying about not having the parts to cover the inefficiency of PREPA is outrageous and those responsible must be taken before state and federal authorities to be criminally processed immediately.

https://theintercept.com/2018/01/10/puerto-rico-electricity-prepa-hurricane-maria/

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 on: Today at 03:47:33 PM 
Started by BigRedDog - Last post by blue2
Never been there but it sounds like it.

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