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Anarchist street workers: wanton repairs
« on: March 18, 2017, 06:21:35 AM »
That do-nothing bunch of wastrels down at City Hall not fixing streets, but instead wasting money elsewhere? In Portland, there's an anarchist group of skilled laborers who are taking matters into their own hands.

Note in this tale how the group evidently shamed their city crews into actual work.

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"We believe in community oriented direct action," the group says on Facebook. "We believe the state cares more about funding a militarized police force to suppress free speech than caring for and repairing the roads."

Portland Bureau of Transportation spokesman John Brady says the agency understands people are frustrated with the potholes, but discourages them from taking matters into their own hands. He said it's unsafe to go into traffic and important to get the potholes filled correctly.

"It's a multistep process," he said. "It's not just a matter of pouring some asphalt into a hole and leaving it at that."

The city known for its gloomy, yet tame weather is emerging from a winter that featured ice storms, snowstorms and an extended period of freezing temperatures. That left Portland's already bumpy roads in worse shape than usual.

The city has greatly expanded its pothole crew to deal with the problem, Brady said. Crews filled 900 holes during a break in the weather last weekend, he said.

https://apnews.com/21883a90e0bc4cc48dbbf58fb9023c0a

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Re: Anarchist street workers: wanton repairs
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 12:25:41 PM »
Democrats' minds tend to be filled only with "fairness" -
redistributing wealth to keep people dependent,
thereby keeping themselves in power.

Example - the Oroville Dam in CA.
They had five years of perfect weather to fix it,
but now the problem is a thousand times worse.

Dayton's current mayor, Nan Whaley,
could go places in politics.
In spite of being a leftist,
she realizes that politicians have to govern, too.
She knows that just being a leftist is not enough.
They have to LOOK moderate.
She's announced a goal of
getting fresh pavement onto every street in Dayton
in the next eight years.
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
-- Barry Goldwater

 

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