The saga of unnecessary tragedy continues……..

We live in America. This is supposed to be the most wonderful place in the world to live and yet with all the money that passes from hand to hand, our citizens are last on the list of “TO DO’S.” I read an article this morning that said Democrats (I have no political ties – I am a political atheist) have already raised
$100 million for the upcoming election. I cringe when I think of the cost of each ball to celebrate the new president.

From Associated press:
“WASHINGTON – More than 70,000 bridges across the country are rated structurally deficient like the span that collapsed in Minneapolis, and engineers estimate repairing them all would take at least a generation and cost more than $188 billion.” (If you like, read my post entitled “$100 billion for continuing war costs”).

“That works out to at least $9.4 billion a year over 20 years, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers.”

“The bridges carry an average of more than 300 million vehicles a day.t is money that Congress, the federal government and the states have so far been unable or unwilling to spend.”

From the Independent:

“Officials last night ordered inspections of the 700 bridges across the US that are similar in design to the one in Minneapolis. “This will be a complex investigation,” said Mark Rosenker, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board. “It’s much too early to say what happened.” The NTSB intends to salvage key parts of the bridge and “reassemble them like a jigsaw puzzle”, to find out what went wrong.”

“Troubled bridges
November 1940: Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington, the third longest suspension bridge of its day, collapses. No one died.
December 1967: The Silver Bridge spanning the Ohio river at Point Pleasant, West Virginia, collapses; 46 people died.
June 1983: A bridge section of the Interstate 95 highway in Connecticut collapsed, due to corrosion. Three died.
April 1989: A 100ft section of Hatchie River bridge on Highway 51 in Tennessee falls after rain. Eight are killed.
October 1989: The San Francisco ‘World Series’ earthquake brings down a section of the Bay Bridge, killing one person. A viaduct in Oakland collapses, killing 40.”

WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?

WE ARE THROWING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE INTO THE LIONS DEN, BANKRUPTING OUR COUNTRY AND LEAVING OUR CITIZENS WITHOUT MEDICAL INSURANCE, AND FOR GOD’S SAKE…..WITHOUT SAFE
BRIDGES TO CROSS!

I don’t know what the answer is. I don’t pretend to know. I don’t want another civil war within our
country, nor do I want all the world hating US thinking WE are the ones who designate all the horrible things happening around the world.

The only thing I can personally suggest in your “world” is to love each other with a passion, love your families and friends. Pray to your God and live each moment to the best of your ability as a human being.

May the Creator I personally worship bless those spirits lost, and surround those left with love and support. And may blessings to you and your loved ones be abundant.

Create YOUR WORLD as a world of love and compassion and perhaps the positive power of it will unite with others….an epidemic of love, compassion and peace! Bring it on!

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We don’t own time. Love while you have the opportunity.

One Response to “The saga of unnecessary tragedy continues……..”

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