I'm just saying...what a great way to move troops or other equipment around...either domestic or foreign.

Every year the red river in Fargo ND floods…Fargo flood fighting costs since 1997 is $73,826,027.00 which doesn’t include lost labor or other soft costs.  This goes on every year, YEAR-AFTER-YEAR, yet no “drain tunnels” are being built in Fargo to alleviate the problem…

However, for the past 15 years, Chicago has been building “drainage” tunnels which are located from 150 ft to 330 ft below ground – 109 miles of tunnel that are currently not being used…

Chicago – //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvl9jIhMk-w


Milwaukee 
-165 feet underground
 

Miami - will be 41 feet in diameter at their lowest point, the tunnels are to hit 120 feet below sea level.

Currently, around 2,000 semi-trucks make their way in and out of the Port of Miami daily causing congestion in Miami’s central business district and affecting port access for other vehicles. The tunnel will redirect that freight traffic and create a direct connection to the interstate highway system.  Follow the money...trucks, oil, concrete, steel, roads and machinery. 

How big?

The project team is developing ways to create a U-turn area on MacArthur Causeway which will allow eighteen-wheelers to return to the westbound lanes of the causeway and access the port via Biscayne Boulevard and the Port Bridge.  

The U-turn currently being considered would be constructed as a left hand deceleration lane near the off-ramp for the Parrot Jungle Trail frontage road. Information will be provided to all trucking companies through the Port of Miami to ensure individual truckers know how to enter and exit the tunnel.


Boston
– Big Dig cost $14.8 billion


Las Vegas
– Although the city receives only 3 inches of rain/yr on average, they have built 550 miles of underground ―water runoff tunnels that are 50 feet wide, 25 feet high and built with 2.5 feet of steel reinforced concrete.

 

Los Angeles two tunnels that are 33-feet in diameter and 150 feet below the surface would “deliver” water from north of the delta to the south. Water users would pay the tab, an estimated $13 billion. The tunnels would take about 10 years to construct.

The 3.8-mile tunnel, 1,500 feet below the San Bernardino Mountains, is the last piece of a 44-mile, three-tunnel system designed to provide a more flexible and better-quality water supply for 19 million Southern Californians, including those in the San Diego region.


Why care?
 
The Port of Miami
is one of the busiest container ports in the US.  Because neither the UNITED STATES CITIZEN nor The United States GOVERNMENT control the Ports… the sale of numerous American ports, including the Port of Miami, was made to a state-owned company from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is guised as a business decision, “They are not buying the Port of Miami” said Deputy Port Director Khalid Salahuddin. “They are buying part of the operations”.

Port security gained prominence politically in 2006 due to the sale of British company P&O Ports (including its American port assets) to Dubai Ports World. The ensuing controversy led to charges that the purchase would pose a national security risk. In March 2006, Dubai Ports World announced that it would sell off its American assets, and they were sold to AIG in December 2006. The new attention to port security that the controversy generated led to the passage of the SAFE Port Act (H.R. 4954) in Congress in 2006. 

So here’s a question:  The British make money selling to Dubai Ports…Dubai Ports makes money selling to AIG…AIG goes almost bankrupt and requires a bailout…then Dubai Ports buys controlling interest in the operations of the ports but doesn’t actually OWN them??? 

AIG's purchase from Dubai Ports World involved terminals at ports in New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Miami, New Orleans and Tampa, Fla., and cargo services at several other harbors.  AIG sold them to Ports America which has grown so rapidly from recent acquisitions that it says it's the nation's biggest terminal operator, with 97 facilities at 50 seaports in the U.S., Mexico and Chile. 

About the Ports America Group

The Ports America Group comprises three of America’s leading independent port operating businesses: Ports America, AMPORTS and MTC.  The combined revenues and assets of the Ports America Group are $1.6 billion and $2.9 billion, respectively with operations in over 50 locations along the East, West and Gulf coasts, employing over10,000 people.   The member companies of the Ports America Group are managed by AIG Highstar, a leading infrastructure investment firm based in New York City.  AIG Highstar manages the Ports America Group through its 100% owned affiliate HarborCorp.

Yucca Mountain Project – “Terminated” April 14th, 2011 after the United States Government spent and estimated $9-15 Billion. Are we to believe that this site is no longer being used?

  • Built to withstand a Nuclear Attack, it has 40 Miles of tunnels
  • The main tunnel of the Exploratory Studies Facility is U-shaped, 5 mi (8.0 km) long and 25 ft (7.6 m) wide.
  • There are also several cathedral-like alcoves that branch from the main tunnel. It is in these alcoves that most of the scientific experiments are conducted.
  •  In 2007 they were looking to extend the tunnel system another 40 miles in length…whether or not this was done is still unconfirmed.



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