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    INFRASTRUCTURE, THE NUMBERS, WHAT WE NEED! THE COST? HOW TO PAY?

     INFRASTRUCTURE IS A BIG DEAL, AND THE USA IS IN A DEEPER HOLE THAN EVER.  CAN TRUMP FILL IT?

     

    Infrastructure needs fixing, from local towns to interstate highways!

    Like the president, I have traveled the world and have noticed the sorry state of America's aging, sometimes potholed interstate highways, aged inadequate airports, ancient electrical systems, and obsolete water systems. Oxford Economics projects that world-wide spending for infrastructure will increase to $78 trillion between now and 2025. Much of that will be spent on new infrastructure by nations such as China, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Germany and Japan. The USA, just to "repair and keep up," will spend least $5 trillion. The U.S. government under President Trump thus far has been distracted by expending energy and money attacking administrative departments of government or increasing military posturing and spending. In the meantime, infrastructure has been on the back burner. Our government leadership has been slow, indeed negligent, about fulfilling campaign promises on new infrastructure.A recent Time magazine article attempted to summarize some infrastructure needs. Reports from numerous "think tanks," both Republican- and Democrat-oriented, have brought up the urgent need for infrastructure spending. We counted over 30 recently published articles on infrastructure needs and problems in a quick review of the internet. This could be a true bi-partisan project. All sources say the needs are more widespread than current projections. Back in the "homeland" the need is driven home when places such as the small town of Las Vegas, New Mexico, run out of water only to find out that hundreds of leaks in its water system and its 70-year-old dam were making for a seasonal drought issue, a crisis.  The dam that was supposed to hold water for city use was cracked and had been leaking for years, perhaps decades.…

     

  • Apr 17, 2017 | World  

    Ancient Persia (now Iran) Gave Christians and Jews Many of their Beliefs

    Concepts that Christians and Hebrews Got from Zoroastrians I am often amazed at how similar we turn out to be with people we thought were so different. In ancient Iran there was a religion that predated Islam. This group could be found all over the Middle East but seemed to have a strong center in what is now Iran...

     

  • Mar 1, 2017 | World  

    A DYSTOPIAN NARCISSIST OF PSEUDOLOGISTIC HYPERBOLE

    The USA has elected: A Dystopian Narcissist of Pseudologistic Hyperbole. If you need interpretation: Dystopian is a viewpoint of a dark, destroyed world in despair and chaos. It is a world dark, defeated, where civilization has failed. Narcissisit is a person so self-centered that he does not empathize or think of others. Pseudologistic hyperbole...

     

  • Feb 20, 2017 | World  

    New Mexico Film Foundation "Calling All Girls" to Make Movies with $1,000 Grant Awards

    It was our pleasure to interview Dirk Norris, executive director of the New Mexico Film Foundation. ( ) You must see this 15-minute interview to hear the latest. Dirk was formerly with the New Mexico State Film Office and has been devoted to promoting the film industry in New Mexico for many years. He mentioned two new programs for 2017 that the New Mexico Film Foundation is sponsoring...

     

  • Dec 21, 2016 | World  

    Winter Solstice, 2016, Sacred With Many Cultures for Centuries

    The Zoroastrian have considered the winter solstice a special night for centuries, the longest night of the year, a night to gather with your friends and family, have a prayer, read from sacred books, and know that light will overcome darkness. Zoroastrians worshiped the sacred black stone of the Middle East long before the Islamic people, and they predated Islam in Iran by centuries...

     

  • Sep 21, 2016 | World  

    Iran's Plan to Lure Big Oil

    If you have an interest in oil and gas, you should read this article. We found it on Bloomberg LP, and it has a rich and important perspective. Written by Amir Handjani, an outstanding writer and observer of international economic trends. In a recent communication with him he said to Ben at : "It will take at least 15-20 years for Iran and the U.S. to normalize their relationship...

     

  • Aug 23, 2016 | World  

    Perfect Storm Brewing in the Middle East

    The Eagle, Bear and Dragon Dance to Music of Power by Julie Clark (Book author, Movie Screenplays) American interests are in disarray globally and there isn’t much time to clean house. If any semblance of world stability is to be maintained the U.S. is going to have to revisit some old tried and true practices and traditions...

     

  • Aug 14, 2016 | World  

    Hero in Syria Killed by Bombing

    Khaled Omar Harrah, a volunteer rescuer who spent nearly three years rushing to the scenes of airstrikes and barrel bombs to save lives, has been killed in the embattled city of Aleppo, Syria. Khaled Omar Harrah cried "Allah Akbar" when he saved lives. Others in Syria yell "Allah Akbar" when they murder children...

     

  • Jul 5, 2016 | World  

    As England and Europe Face Social Unrest, We Treasure Our Nation's Peace

    My long and old friend, Don Woodard is a poet, a scholar and a man of deep insight. I love him for his ability to bring people together of different political and religious traditions and to give all the right to express opinions, but never to use opinions of politics and religion to destroy a friendship or relationship. Opinions are not as important as the people we love...

     

  • Jun 28, 2016 | World  

    Entire City Endorses Donald Trump (The Mis-Adventures of Omar and Abdul)

    City of Cuervo Endorses DONALD TRUMP (The adventures of Abdul and Omar, Chapter 1) By Ben B. Boothe, Sr. Writer, creator and owner of this article. Downtown Cuervo, New Mexico Just imagine. An entire city has endorsing Donald Trump for President! Envision a 50-foot-long billboard along I-40 stating “ Cuervo Is Trump Country" in Cuervo, New Mexico...

     

  • Jun 27, 2016 | World  

    Panama Canal Expanded, Opens Bigger and Better

    In Panama City, the people celebrated the first super giant ship to pass through the new expanded Panama Canal. The work of 40,000 workers in expanding and creating locks to handle some of the largest container ships on earth were filled and as thousands of people cheered the giant 984 long Cosco Shipping ship, from China passed through...

     

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