Stunning Footage Of American's Crumbling Infrastructure

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Via StockBoardAsset.com,

It’s no secret that America’s infrastructure is in dire need of repairs. Earlier this year, America received her infrastructure report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers’ and received a repulsive D+. The ASCE guesstimates the US would need to spend $4.5 trillion by 2025 on infrastructure.

Here’s the breakdown of the report card:  

  • Aviation: D
  • Bridges: C+
  • Dams: D
  • Drinking Water: D
  • Energy: D+
  • Hazardous Waste: D+
  • Inland Waterways: D
  • Levees: D
  • Parks and Recreation: D+
  • Ports: C+
  • Rail: B
  • Roads: D
  • Schools: D
  • Solid Waste: C+
  • Transit: D-
  • Wastewater: D+

With that being said, I’ve spent the entire weekend inspecting America’s infrastructure at the Port of Baltimore.

At some locations, I was given special access to a behind the scenes view of America’s crumbling infrastructure that the public is not allowed to see. The reasons you’re left out of the know is because it destroys the mainstream narrative that everything is awesome.

Even Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba Group says, “the US wasted trillions on warfare instead of investing in infrastructure”.

In the Sunday Edition, Alastair Williamson is on site at a marine terminal in the Port of Baltimore. He provides an interesting view of America’s deteriorating infrastructure blended with the current shape of the US economy.

In this video, Alastair is given special access to behind the scenes of America’s crumbling infrastructure. This view is rarely seen by the mainstream public. Enjoy!

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Giant Meteor's picture

We must  not be bothered with such trivial matters. There are Russian collusion memes to construct ...

doctor10's picture

globalists vs americans....

If we don't put ourselves first at home-nobody else will

Art Van Delay's picture

Baltimore.

Say no more.

You can take the niglets out of Africa, but you can't take Africa out of the niglets.

They will do everything in their power to turn any environment into their ancestral one.

luky luke's picture

And YET the US sends BILLION$ every year to Apartheid IsraHell while America CRUMBLES>

https://biblicisminstitute.wordpress.com/views-of-news/#armingapartheid

DaveA's picture

Rhodesia was more prosperous than Baltimore, even though Negroes outnumbered people twenty to one. The trick is to put people in charge, not pretend that Negroes are people, and not care about the opinion of the (((international community))).

Jubal Early's picture

I have read in several places that the majority of blacks in SA admit that things were much better under white rule.  Now they are just vultures fighting over the carcas.

JonNadler's picture

wow, it's good we are under white rule here, where we are safe from the vultures you know, it's not like we have a few vultures eating everybody else in this white country

Bad Goy's picture

The Chinese are going to be much less compassionate than whites were.  Boy oh boy are they in for a rude awakening.

NumNutt's picture

“the US wasted trillions on welfare instead of investing in infrastructure”

 


There fixed that statement.....

Secret Weapon's picture

Wake up sugal pie.  We have been in a fucking recession for the last 9 years.  We are tiptoeing the wire trying not to fall off into a full throttle depression.

Keyser's picture

There is nothing like $1.5 trillion in central bank asset purchases so far in 2017 that spells a healthy global economy... It's all smoke and mirrors these days, printed currency to purchases inflated assets to prop-up failed economic policies... 

venturen's picture

what is not to like....all my banker and lawyer friends have built multi million dollar homes over the last couple years. Heck I have a doctor friend....who works on cancer cures in a new company....new beach front Hamptons. The infrastructure of oligrachs wealth is just fine....

DontNeedNoStinkinUsername's picture

 Why all the down votes People ??  This girl is 100% CORRECT.  America has squandered Trillions & the lives of countless veterans  fighting "Wars for the Jews". . . It IS that simple.  Israhell is the ONLY country in the world that, apart from the Mediterranean Sea, has no recognised borders.  Oh of course we see it on maps, etc, but Israel wants to establish Ersatz Israel from the Nile to the Euphrates River in Iraq.  And they have used Washington DC (Depravity Central) via AIPAC, etc,  to get the US military to smash the Middle East into pieces, small easily controlled (and easily conquerored in the future) religious / ethnic enclaves which are no threat to present day Israhell or it's plans for expansion.  They have had this plan since the mid to late 1800's.  Don't belive me ??  Research the "Yinon Plan" the most modern of plans expression.

 

 

 

 

Dubaibanker's picture

America was at it's peak in 1980's and 1990's. 

They ran out of money, then bonds (debt) could only be rolled over. Then interest rates had to be brought to zero etc.

Finally, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan had to be attacked so that 9/11 could be avenged ;)

Now that 9/11 has been avenged, Russia and gender neutralization has been created and attacks being orchestrated on Paris, London, Istanbul, Iran, Yemen etc.

Now only option is to raise the debt ceiling twice a year to create some breathing space for the elites.

The entire locked room (American economy) is flooded. No breathing space. Like in the Titanic.

Everyone dies within as the water (debt) drowns everyone or one can choose to leave......

This ship is going down within the next few years but ever so slowly so you wont feel a thing. Like the posion needle in the prisons.

One catalyst like a massive earthquake or the Yellowstone Park volcanic eruption or something like that and people will be actually clamouring to run out of USA. 

How can America build anything when Detroit, CA, Illinios and so many others are crumbling as cities, never mind their roads and bridges?

There is no solution to this probloem as the greedy Amazons, Apples, Warren Buffett's, Clintons, Bushes, Goldman Sucks keep collecting more and more money floating around straight into their pockets and they keep the corrupt bankers greased so that the bankers will not disrupt the money flows from the very poor into the pockets of the very rich!

Capitalism be damned, bring on the greasing machines for the lawyers, bankers and anyone who is willing to be corrupted in order to keep the money flowing to the pockets of the wealthisest. Anyone who turns on them like IMF Chief Dominique or Bill Cosby or whoever else will be martyred in the process with ease. Seth Rich included.

Damn the roads, bridges and crumbling shops, malls and nuclear plants!

Falling Down's picture

Good points, but i think the U.S. peaked in 1969, with the moon shot.

yarpos's picture

yep, around there, maybe the decade or so post Vietnam

TruxtonSpangler's picture

Even the moon shot is a lie

TheRideNeverEnds's picture

Yup, up intill the mid 60s America was over 90% white. It's been all downhill from there.

vato poco's picture

1961.the absolute apex of America. Western Civ peaked in 1912.

don't take long to piss away hundreds/thousands of years of effort, do it?

but at least they can't call us raciss no mo'

Gordon_Gekko's picture

"Avenge 9/11"?....wake up my friend...how could US Govt avenge 9/11 by going to war with a country that didn't do it? US Govt committed 9/11 so it could have a pretext to go to war AND pass enslaving legislations like the Patriot act, among other things.

The reason US Govt did 9/11 is the same reason they turned the dollar into paper, it is the same reason they rig all markets, it is the same reason they prefer war over building "your" infrastructure...get it yet?

Dubaibanker's picture

Nice to meet you!

Guess first time our interaction.

You haven't read my posts over the last several years then!

You also missed the wink at the end of the sentence.

The entire point of that avenge sentence was to raise awareness that Saudi and UAE "attacked" USA on 9/11 though it was an inside job yet all countries except those two have been obliterated!

I got it a long time ago mate!

SweetDougisaTwat's picture

Damn straight.  Get with the program, Gordo!

Raging Debate's picture

Dubaibanker - Good to see you alive and kicking. Stay well. 

goober's picture

Agree on many points, not just infrastructure. I would add that the ASCE is a special interest group of sorts. They are the guys that would greatly benefit from the $4 trillion. On the other hand there are some serious matters at hand but I consider this article almost and advert for certain special interest. I built sewer and water plants and other public projects for decades and I know these folks quite well. Also well acquainted with working for the largest entiites like Lockheed Martin, DOD , US Army, CH2MHill and others all of which are seriously connected to the deep state apparratus we are all becoming aware of today. I am far more concerned with why our gov has not taken steps to upgrade our power grid and deal with the vast cyber crimes and hacking that has been taking place. Interesting that it all got rolling under BHO and crew in a big way and was completely ingored, then all of a sudden when Trump is elected unecxpectedly, the fake Russian memes are rampant. Both the Russians and Chinese as well as many others have been actively hacking for a long time just like we do as well. So the entire thing is a false paradigm how it is presented.  Gotta wonder, if it is so critical now, why did BHO and Hillary let it all slide for almost a decade ? Could it be that they were the worse hackers of all and not just on other countries, spying on our own people ? Seems quite obvious now doesn't it, who the real criminals actually are ?

We all live in many illusions created for us by our own goverment control freaks we call our leaders. 

Déjà view's picture

Scorched Earth Policy...Russian tanks fail to cross GWB plummeting into Hudson...can't have top notch infrastructure for invader usage...

yogibear's picture

DNC: 

The Russians caused it.

xtremers9's picture

It's kind of sad how far America has fallen. nowadays, we're preoccupied with all the "feelings" and the "gay/women/minority/everyone but straight" rights to focus on the real, physical problems that our country faces.

Teja's picture

I would rather say you are now preoccupied with lowering taxes for the rich, and reducing the state to a minimum. By some magic, you expect, all this crumbling infrastructure will become new again as soon as the super rich own 95% of the country.

Probably the Tooth Fairy.

GunnerySgtHartman's picture

Of course the American Society of Civil Engineers gives infrastructure a D+ ... by doing so, they start clamoring for new work for their members. Does anyone really think ASCE is an unbiased observer in all of this?

That's not to say there aren't infrastructure issues; of course there are. The first priority should be to maintain what we have rather than just build more while at the same time allowing existing infrastructure to crumble.

Beowulf55's picture

Yep, just like Amtrack.  Govt has done a great job on the infrastructure for Amtrack in Shitcago.

Took the train from Kansas to Michigan.  Amtrack terminal in Shitcago looked like a third world terminal that got stuck in the 1950's.

CNONC's picture

The idea that US infrastructure is “crumbling” is self-evidently false.  I have been hearing this for thirty years.  Those pushing the idea haven’t even changed the language they use. 

I was an OTR truck driver in the late 80s and early 90s.  The improvement in the surface transportation infrastructure between then and now is enormous and undeniable.  For instance, the route I used between Kansas City and Atlanta was US 71 to MO 7 to MO 13 to    US 60 to US 63 to I 55 to US 78 to I 20.  Of the 840 miles, over 400 was two lane road.  The section of US 78 between Jasper AL and the beautiful tri cities of Guinn, Gu-win, and Winfield was a terrible mountain road with 10 foot wide lanes, short but steep (7%) grades and heavy traffic.  US 63 through Arkansas sucked as well.  I watched a fellow driver get bulldozed by a 60 mph freight train in Hoxie AK, because the route had dozens of grade level RR crossings.  Look at that route now.  US 78 is now I 22.  Much of US 63 is now I 555.  MO 7 and MO 13 are four lane highways.  US 71 is I 49.  Of the 840 miles, now, only about 60 is two lane.  All over the middle of the country, the little two lane highways I used to drive have been turned into interstate highways, or upgraded to interstate standards.

In 1993, major floods in the Midwest damn near shut down the middle of the country.  No Mississippi river crossing was open from Memphis to the Quad cities.  Bridges in Davenport, Kansas City, St. Louis, Quincy, were washed away.  Today, all those bridges crossing the Missouri and Mississippi rivers have been raised out of any possibility of being flooded.

Winter of 1992, if I remember right, the entire state of Kentucky was closed to traffic for nine days because of a snow storm.  There is no chance that would happen today.

Generalized claims that “our infrastructure is crumbling” are bullshit.  Particular problems do exist, but to advocate for massive spending to alleviate a problem that doesn’t exist should be viewed with suspicion.   

goober's picture

As well a lot of racial animus to create and unleash for political reasons said BHO and crew and of course it is all for the children per Hillary

SHEEPFUKKER's picture

They hate us for our good grades. 

Bigly's picture

Rail a B?

They obviously have never used MetroNorth or Amtrak in and out of NYC

NoDecaf's picture

The Russians rotted that bridge. I know a guy who said he heard somebody talking about it. He can't reveal his sources though.

MeetTozter's picture

The douche rocket in the videos just spewed ideology in front of decayed buildings.  A history of the Port of Baltimore would have told the story much more effectively.  He could have been in a Starbucks for all that he did using the buildings he was taping.

junction's picture

Arnold in the 1996 movie "Eraser" gave us a much better view of the Port of Baltimore.  Before he fictionally destroyed part of the port with a railgun.    

Endgame Napoleon's picture

Even the best-designed infrastructure must have maintenance to survive over time. When societies fail to care for their roads, bridges and buildings, it is a sure sign of economic decay. Where did the infrastructure money from Obama's stimulus go? It was promised, but never materialized.

Xena fobe's picture

We got lots of it in California.  They used it to convert car lanes to bike lanes and freeways to toll roads.

waspwench's picture

Yeah, same here in Seattle.

glenlloyd's picture

Maintenance is not a subject that America has ever really embraced. You can see it in auto mentality where the 'purchase' is all there is and upkeep isn't considered at all. One reason people flock to new cars for the warranty so they don't have to do anything, or at least they think they don't.

Roads too, in Iowa all the Iowa DOT wants to do is build new because a lot of that is subsidized federally, they don't want the nasty work of repairing what's been built because that often isn't someting that can be used to justify their jobs / salary. We have roads that need major attention but they're off building a new big 6 lane interchange that goes to nowhere because that demonstrates their engineering prowess. Funny how they got a dime fuel tax a year back but now they're saying it wasn't enough. I really have to wonder what they spend it on TBH.

goober's picture

Solyndra and a host ofo other crony enterprises needed funding, like Uranium One ? Also Facebook and other control mechanisms needed funds. Not to mention the many social control groups like Acorn and many others to create BLM and of course later Antifa and BAMN !

Between these manipulations and the MIC, we get hosed frorm both ends. Special interest consume it all from each end of the spectrum in a myriad of ways of fraud and bad acts. Now we see what happened and can do little about any of it with the massive debt and nothing at all got resolved. Just a lot of cronies got wealthy and far more debt entrenched. Both red and blue flavors do the same thing with a slightly different outcome. Just depends on who controls your tax dollars that day for the next 4 to 8 years ? BHO and crew were likely the worse criminals we have ever had to endure and that is saying a lot given the prior criminals of decades past.

http://www.downtoearththinking.com/our-government-created-google-and-fac...

http://www.downtoearththinking.com/the-war-for-our-minds-.html

NoWayJose's picture

Saw that - only a B in a PC world. And sorry, but the hidden taxes and constant construction rate airports higher. And a LOT of the rest are like real estate -- location, location, location! Get the heck out of a liberal bastion like Baltimore and ride the Oklahoma turnpikes!

Bigly's picture

They run a BUS now from New Haven to Hartford because of construction. If one wanted to take a bus, they would have called for a bus....

WestVillageIdiot's picture

And MetroNorth is far better than Jersey Transit or Long Island Railroad.  To call Penn Station a toilet would be an insult to toilets. 

CNONC's picture

The old Reading terminal in Philly was a real toilet.  But somehow, I felt some regret when they tore it down.

uhland62's picture

Anything goes as long as the population doesn't object.

Bigly's picture

Sad, but true.

+1 on your pic. Great animals.