N.H. officials tell Vilas Bridgea s s...

N.H. officials tell Vilas Bridgea s squeaky wheels they may not...

There are 16 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Oct 2, 2009, titled N.H. officials tell Vilas Bridgea s squeaky wheels they may not.... In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

At a very busy meeting Wednesday night in Keene, N.H., transportation officials listened as residents from throughout the region tried to convince the state about projects they thought should be prioritized.

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NICK M

Craftsbury, VT

#1 Oct 2, 2009
What if a tractor trailer hauling fuel has an accident on the new ARCH BRIDGE and the state is forced to close that bridge to.

No shoppers in NH stores and lost revenue.

Public safety fire concerns to.

Bet NH steps up that project when the shoe is on the other foot.
mike mulligan

Roslindale, MA

#2 Oct 3, 2009
They just want everyone talking for decades over inadequate and degrading infrastructure. The basic conflict is between a highly concentrated population area...against a dispersed population area. The conflict is over the power of a wealthy area against a less wealthy area....a politically powerful area against a politically weak area. In other words, the Nashua-Concord roads are paved in gold, all their major interstates and major roads have been repeatedly been upgraded with gold... they been pumping 100ís of millions of dollars into that I93 corridor and I95. It is the typical east/ west conflict, a metropolitan area versus rural area, the same thing is going on in Massachusetts between the conflict of the powerful sophisticated eastern Massachusetts (Boston) and the poverty struck western Massachusetts.

How about legal suit...the rural areas are being short changed and it is preventing economic development...the idea is to figure out a way to amplify issue. Pick a certain issue...make it symbolize the state of affairs with the whole deal...then leverage the message with a legal suit and constant media attention.

What you need to do is get a coalition formed of the rural and poor areas...band together and become cohesive and organized...everyone loves a battle between little David and Goliath...an impossible battle of the weak.

I wrap the issue around cultural imagines such a David and Goliath, there is modern day version of this, then come up with a five or ten year project to elevated the lack of resources into our area. I think road and bridge, our infrastructure issues, the stimulus and future stimulus, the idea is to just keep knocking on everyoneís door you can think of to leverage or amplify your message. The idea if one area starts making progress...Concern is going to be terrified all the other rural areas will pile on.
Our roads and bridges, especially the word bridge, the bridge to the 21st century, a bridge between nations...bridge, transportation and the idea of interconnectivity...these are concepts burned into our souls. If you have a small talented group of individuals committed as a hobby and maybe resources...I canít see how you could lose the game of drawing attention to our problems and fundamentally challenge those selfish NH easterners.

Believe me, a small group with a sharp focus and determination...that canít be stopped in our democracy. It is the squeaky wheel that gets the grease!

mike mulligan

Roslindale, MA

#3 Oct 3, 2009
You keep banging on every door you can think of, everyone keeps slamming the door on you...but this process is causing you to pick up information and associations...you are gaining knowledge ever step of the way...you learn to live and cope with rejection, rejection one day doesnít matter. That is such a humongous shift in you. After years of absolute object failure and rejection...one day you wake up realizing you have more knowledge about how the system really work than everyone else. Then you realize you can dance around anyone and out maneuver the whole bunch of them.
This process, I use to call it creating a model in our brainís with how the system works. The brain behaviorist tells me we donít create models in our brains...we just bring back up images and associations and memories for a particular job... Ok so you fill up our memories hard drive, memories has so much of a concentration of information in them, memories to information storage in like a 3 d holograph to document filled with data...where in the holograph you can shift/ play that information around in a infinite amount of productive ways. Memories are like a hard drive hidden in every bit of data in hard drive...with the ability of calling up needles in a hay stack for a particular job. It calls up amazedly important fragments of information for a particular job...in a mountain of historic memories, let alone it automatically plays with memories to help us anticipate the future.
The system is a exhausted dinosaur...while you got between your ears is a mystical thinking machine, more like a quantum computer, much more than a quantum computer.
Justice

Rochester, VT

#4 Oct 3, 2009
They are going to have to strech a chain across the bridge and padlock it before the State ponies up the change for that project. Hint, hint, hint!
;)
Justice

Rochester, VT

#5 Oct 3, 2009
Just be sure that the chain is well marked so that some biker doesn't take himself out if you know what I mean! I am sure that Walmart sells chain and orange duct tape perhaps?
Justice

Rochester, VT

#6 Oct 3, 2009
Make sure that you call the Reformer first, so they can get it all on film.
mike mulligan

Roslindale, MA

#7 Oct 3, 2009
You think so profoundly about our problems?
Justice

Rochester, VT

#8 Oct 3, 2009
We are all in this together, your problems ARE my problems!
Justice

Rochester, VT

#9 Oct 3, 2009
Woops! I thaought Mike was talking about the bridge in Hinsdale and not the Bellows Falls bridge which is already closed off.
mike mulligan

Roslindale, MA

#10 Oct 3, 2009
I was generally trying to not state what bridge I was taking about...it applied equally to the Bellows Falls, Hinsdale and Turners Fall bridges. Same forces that get you to the same outcome.
The Hinsdale Bridge is severely outdated and not designed for our current traffic...but the undercarriage of the bridge is generally in good shape. It has a minimal amount of rust and deterioration on the underside!
Joe Shlabotnik

Claremont, NH

#11 Oct 4, 2009
mike mulligan wrote:
You keep banging on every door you can think of, everyone keeps slamming the door on you...but this process is causing you to pick up information and associations...you are gaining knowledge ever step of the way...you learn to live and cope with rejection, rejection one day doesnít matter. That is such a humongous shift in you. After years of absolute object failure and rejection...one day you wake up realizing you have more knowledge about how the system really work than everyone else. Then you realize you can dance around anyone and out maneuver the whole bunch of them.
This process, I use to call it creating a model in our brainís with how the system works. The brain behaviorist tells me we donít create models in our brains...we just bring back up images and associations and memories for a particular job... Ok so you fill up our memories hard drive, memories has so much of a concentration of information in them, memories to information storage in like a 3 d holograph to document filled with data...where in the holograph you can shift/ play that information around in a infinite amount of productive ways. Memories are like a hard drive hidden in every bit of data in hard drive...with the ability of calling up needles in a hay stack for a particular job. It calls up amazedly important fragments of information for a particular job...in a mountain of historic memories, let alone it automatically plays with memories to help us anticipate the future.
The system is a exhausted dinosaur...while you got between your ears is a mystical thinking machine, more like a quantum computer, much more than a quantum computer.
Stick to nukes. You don't know what you are talking about.
Mike Mulligan

Roslindale, MA

#12 Oct 4, 2009
I bet you I am close. I know I got a beyond a quantum computer in my head...a mystical thinking machine..course we got so much parallel processing abilities and the infinate storage of memories and almost a instant recall of any of it, its precesses are beyond any computer or machine...we don't yet have the words to explain what we can do.
Joe Shlabotnik

Claremont, NH

#13 Oct 4, 2009
Mike Mulligan wrote:
I bet you I am close. I know I got a beyond a quantum computer in my head...a mystical thinking machine..course we got so much parallel processing abilities and the infinate storage of memories and almost a instant recall of any of it, its precesses are beyond any computer or machine...we don't yet have the words to explain what we can do.
And stop watching Oprah and Dr. Phil.
Justice

Westford, VT

#14 Oct 4, 2009
Mike believes his brain is magic?
Steve

Bellows Falls, VT

#15 Oct 4, 2009
No no that's the magic negro
Justice

Barnet, VT

#16 Oct 4, 2009
Steve wrote:
No no that's the magic negro
???

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