Sunday, March 16, 2014

When Will Your Home Explode? NY gas line was over 120 years old!

The gas lines in the houses that exploded in New york a few days ago were....127 years old!

How many of these old lines are in the United States or under your home?

Quite a few.  You might be shocked to find out that you are sitting on a land mine.

The United States infrastructure is falling apart and this is another reminder that we just wasted $6 TRILLION in two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan--building roads and bridges there instead of replacing our ancient ones here.

I wrote about this need to invest in our infrastructure in "Agenda for American Greatness" the final chapter of my book "Better Times Ahead April Fool."

Wonder why we lack jobs? Because the GOP has voted AGAINST every bill proposed by the President to help replace these decrepit systems BEFORE they kill you and your family. The voted down repairing bridges or roads. The GOP have voted down any bill might generate jobs - so they can run for election on the ground that the "President can't create jobs." Right, the President is not a dictator and needs a Congress that votes to invest in America --and cares about something other than getting elected.

There is a technology available that could upgrade these systems without having to dig up the old pipes. It is a "flexible pipe" that would fit inside of existing pipes. That would give the infrastructure another 50 years of life. But pipes don't fix themselves. Eventually all these will fail, causing more death and destruction.

That trend will continue until we stop electing Congressman more interested in killing jobs so they can win the next election. Until then, these old pipes will keep blowing up and old bridges will keep falling down.

In Houston, we lose over 20% of our water because of pipe leaks from aging water pipes. In a state facing drought, 20% water loss is catastrophic! No, they won't "blow up" but it is just as dangerous when we have water shortages.

America has to begin to invest in itself and we are not doing it.  For example, look at how our train engines look compared to other nations today - and tell me we are "leading" technology...!

Remember Rome? It collapsed upon itself after winning a great empire but then it became corrupt and complacent. We are doing it to ourselves. No outside help is needed to drive a great nation down. All you need is a failure of vision by our people and our leadership. In my book I quote Proverbs 29:18 "Where there is no vision, the people perish."

"Better Times Ahead April Fool" - Agenda for American Greatness. A roadmap to America being No. 1 again.

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