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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-13/watch-preparations-plug-oroville-dam-hole-using-rocks-and-sandbags

They've had trouble with this spillway over the years...and initially passing on concrete in favor of earth...well, sure...what could go wrong?

Rocks and sandbags to the rescue!  Seriously?
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Re: Natural disaster in the making...Federal & State government - Oroville Dam
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2017, 01:25:31 PM »
Not really a "natural" disaster,  sounds like a man made one.   Sounds like a typical neglected publicly owned property. 

This is why cutting basic maintenance (to "save" money) never ever works.   Because you always have to pay.  I bet those helicopters and such will cost far more then the money "saved" by not doing basic maintenance over the years. 

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Re: Natural disaster in the making...Federal & State government - Oroville Dam
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2017, 02:57:48 PM »
Not really a "natural" disaster,  sounds like a man made one.   Sounds like a typical neglected publicly owned property. 

This is why cutting basic maintenance (to "save" money) never ever works.   Because you always have to pay.  I bet those helicopters and such will cost far more then the money "saved" by not doing basic maintenance over the years. 

Government sucks at everything.

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Re: Natural disaster in the making...Federal & State government - Oroville Dam
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2017, 03:06:19 PM »
But they get a new high speed train! ::thumbsup::
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Re: Natural disaster in the making...Federal & State government - Oroville Dam
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2017, 03:20:32 PM »
I don't know what would be worse...being stuck on that with a bunch of bangers and reconquista invaders...or when the big one hits?

Probably the former, the latter has the benefit of being over quicker.
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Re: Natural disaster in the making...Federal & State government - Oroville Dam
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2017, 03:22:45 PM »
But they get a new high speed train! ::thumbsup::

Which runs on standard speed speed limiting track which negates the speed benefit of the train.  Typical flushing of cash down the libtard drain.
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Re: Natural disaster in the making...Federal & State government - Oroville Dam
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2017, 05:08:36 PM »
I don't think any of the architects or engineers envisioned the possibility of the dam actually filling to the brim. Couple that with substandard maintenance and "dry-run" emergency procedures and voila! Edge of your seat entertainment!

I'm betting that it was no fun for the tens of thousands who were rousted from their homes and sent out into the cold and dark last night.

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Re: Natural disaster in the making...Federal & State government - Oroville Dam
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2017, 10:55:38 PM »
Apparently this has been an issue for the past 12 years when they were 1st warned, and ignored, the problem. You would think a Democratic state...where Hillary's supposed "popular" vote originated would pay more attention to this. Or maybe they will simply pile up the bodies, issue voter ID cards to the cadavers & go for the popular vote again in 2020.

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Re: Natural disaster in the making...Federal & State government - Oroville Dam
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2017, 06:53:18 AM »
Yeah, and now Gov Moonbeam wants Fed assistance - taxpayer money...bleep him, solve your own sh*t, you're the eff'n genius, you and every sycophant and jurnotard says so, so deal with it!

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Re: Natural disaster in the making...Federal & State government - Oroville Dam
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2017, 07:56:52 AM »


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Re: Natural disaster in the making...Federal & State government - Oroville Dam
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2017, 11:45:42 AM »
Desperate?  Cries of "It's Trump's fault!" and "Racist!" not working?  Have you tried the "Climate Change!" scary scream?

http://www.weaselzippers.us/325163-shocker-media-already-linking-oroville-dam-disaster-to-global-warming/

Ahh, there you go, wad properly shot!   ::hysterical::

Next thing you know they'll be talking about carbon in lava!   ::ohno::

OK, a WZ has a solution!



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Re: Natural disaster in the making...Federal & State government - Oroville Dam
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2017, 02:59:49 PM »
Interesting that when it comes to things the government actually should be spending money on, you know, public infrastructure, they are penny pinchers.  But they can always find an endless supply of DebtBux to throw at their favorite social engineering schemes.

Truth be told they probably declined to invest in the maintenance of this dam because they wanted to let it fail and not replace it.  Other dams all over the western US are being dismantled on purpose.
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Re: Natural disaster in the making...Federal & State government - Oroville Dam
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2017, 03:58:47 PM »


Truth be told they probably declined to invest in the maintenance of this dam because they wanted to let it fail and not replace it.  Other dams all over the western US are being dismantled on purpose.

That may be the case.   Funny how this dislike the most "green" (hydroelectric) power source as well.    Probably the only green source that actually makes a decent amount of power unlike solar or wind.