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Russian Highway from Hell
http://ssqq.com/archive/vinlin27c.htm ^ | 2007 | Written by Rick Archer

Posted on 07/26/2010 4:02:30 PM PDT by Rebelbase

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Old stuff but good example of a situation where centuries of lack of free enterprise has squashed people's ability to fix problems.

More pix at link.

1 posted on 07/26/2010 4:02:31 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

LOL—She’s wearing heels!


2 posted on 07/26/2010 4:06:55 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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Another marvel of socialist engineering.


3 posted on 07/26/2010 4:07:27 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Rebelbase

Many don’t seem to realize that,in spite of all their oil,the USSR is a Third World country.Always has been and,if they continue their long history of psychopathic rulers,always will be.


4 posted on 07/26/2010 4:07:43 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: 1rudeboy

Those aren’t heels - those are studded shoes for traction! :-)

Probably would be more appropriate on ice...


5 posted on 07/26/2010 4:08:43 PM PDT by meyer (Big government is the enemy of freedom.)
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To: Rebelbase
Old stuff but good example of a situation where centuries of lack of free enterprise has squashed people's ability to fix problems.

I'd cut the Russians a little slack on this one. I'm not sure the technology exists to solve this problem.

6 posted on 07/26/2010 4:09:28 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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Well, I see the platinum blond really knows how to dress for conditions ;-) How stupid can one get? I hope BP’s Mr. Haywood or Hayward? has fun in his new Siberian job.


7 posted on 07/26/2010 4:09:36 PM PDT by gleeaikin (question authority)
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To: Rebelbase
Old stuff but good example of a situation where centuries of lack of free enterprise has squashed people's ability to fix problems.

I think it's more appropriate to say that centuries of the lack of free enterprise has squashed people's desire to fix problems. After all, why go through the effort and take the risk if there is no reward.

The USSR is the perfect example of Atlas Shrugging, en masse.

8 posted on 07/26/2010 4:12:21 PM PDT by meyer (Big government is the enemy of freedom.)
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To: Rebelbase

I bet if you dig deep enough into the sink hole you find some of Hitlers missing panzers.


9 posted on 07/26/2010 4:12:28 PM PDT by DariusBane (People are like sheep and have two speeds: grazing and stampede)
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Technology depends on ideas and money. My first thought went to pontoon bridges. Why not pontoon roads, semi floating on the mud. Of course the cost might be too great.


10 posted on 07/26/2010 4:13:25 PM PDT by gleeaikin (question authority)
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To: Rebelbase

Looks like Chicago this last weekend. The high heels were courtesy of Barry.


11 posted on 07/26/2010 4:14:02 PM PDT by hkp123
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Ha,ha,ha! Those Ruskies are a laugh a minute.

Now really, who would even try this with anything less than a 4x4 hemi monster truck with 60 inch tires?

No wonder why they lost the cold war.


12 posted on 07/26/2010 4:16:22 PM PDT by Frenchtown Dan
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To: Rebelbase

I THINK I’d be willing to give her a hand.

How can they call this a highway? How long would it take to go 600 miles on this thing.


13 posted on 07/26/2010 4:18:03 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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The original Alaska Highway was built over similar terrain during WWII. Some of the building techniques were definitely “low tech” as in “corduroy roads” using trees laid side-by-side perpendicular to the direction of the road over the worst of the sinkholes.

You can build roads in this kind of muck - if you WANT to.


14 posted on 07/26/2010 4:20:53 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% white, 50% black, 100% red)
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That’s not a road. It’s a mud hole. Typical lazy socialist non-construction.


15 posted on 07/26/2010 4:20:56 PM PDT by StormEye
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Louis L'Amour’s “Last of the Breed” mentions the Lena River.
16 posted on 07/26/2010 4:21:04 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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My guess is that the pontoons would simply disintegrate in the cold, but I’m not an engineer.


17 posted on 07/26/2010 4:21:10 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Frenchtown Dan
A Mog might be fun.


18 posted on 07/26/2010 4:21:46 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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Well built and maintained roads are symbol of a civilization that is functioning and thriving.


19 posted on 07/26/2010 4:23:30 PM PDT by StormEye
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LMAO !

Add Jungle an ya have the Darian Gap road....

My vote for worst road versus risk of life like Bolivians death drive ....


20 posted on 07/26/2010 4:23:43 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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