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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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This is NOT a highway in Russia. It is instead the result of a time traveler visiting I80 in the Sierra Nevadas. It is at some point in the future; after many years of Obamanomics.
42 posted on 07/26/2010 5:13:00 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I aspire to a large carbon footprint; just like Al Gore's)
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The Kolyma Highway, from Yakutsk to Magadan was known as the Road of Bones for all the deaths of the slave laborers who built the road.

Stalin established many labor camps in the region to support the gold and other mines.

46 posted on 07/26/2010 5:25:42 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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Future of our American road system when we are weaned off all petroleum products, including asphalt!


49 posted on 07/26/2010 5:46:19 PM PDT by Cobra64
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I don’t know ... I’ve driven in downtown Minneapolis ...


50 posted on 07/26/2010 5:53:19 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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Car bogged down, little lady?

I can pull you out.

No credit card? Not a prob.

51 posted on 07/26/2010 5:54:52 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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This month Russian government gave a contract to the French to build this:

56 posted on 07/26/2010 6:11:03 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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The next article after the one you posted — on the Bolivian Death Road — is also quite interesting.

thx


57 posted on 07/26/2010 6:13:49 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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Making things worse, people are afraid to come to the rescue. There is a report of construction teams that were afraid to appear on site when called. It turned out that during their previous visit they were beaten by people who had been stuck in the jam for a few days. So now the cars and trucks are left to fend for themselves.

One solution for both problems. Surely there must be a few of these still around.


60 posted on 07/26/2010 6:24:49 PM PDT by Hugin (Remember the first rule of gunfighting...have a gun..-- Col. Jeff Cooper)
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It takes a special kind of blonde to drive a 350Z in a place like that.


62 posted on 07/26/2010 9:59:04 PM PDT by sig226 (Bring back Jimmy Carter!!!)
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I miss the sound of a Lada.


63 posted on 07/26/2010 10:10:22 PM PDT by MarMema
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I can only assume that the new concept of “paving” has eluded them.


64 posted on 07/27/2010 5:10:05 AM PDT by RightOnline
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