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An Item Of Interest

Started by 75Fan, July 12, 2012, 01:14:07 AM

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6 ETHICS OF LIFE

1.  BEFORE YOU PRAY..........BELIEVE.
2.  BEFORE YOU SPEAK.......LISTEN.
3.  BEFORE YOU SPEND.......EARN.
4.  BEFORE YOU WRITE.......THINK.
5.  BEFORE YOU QUIT...........TRY.
6.  BEFORE YOU DIE.............LIVE.

cowboyracer43

The most recent pronouncement from hizzoner makes me wonder just how he obtained a degree in history.  Has he no idea of how roads were funded, constructed, planned and located before the advent of federal "funding?"  Like the paved roads of Virginia's Moravian settlements of the 1500 and 1600's, the roads were paved with brick and funded by churches who sought (and received) repayment through the collection of tolls.  The National road (Pike) was built from Cumberland MD to Vandalia, Ill by local bricklayers with local financing.  Funding deficits were collected with tolls.  It was later that bond issues (paid with tolls) allowed for "pre-payment."  Large segments of that "National" Road" (US 40 or 66?) are still paved with bricks in Ohio.  Even after the income tax was passed, the national road was completed (Ocean to ocean) with local tolls, bond issues and private funding and donations. This bit of history was picked up at MSC at a time when another toll road was being built and debated.  The West Ky Parkway, like the KY Turnpike, was a toll road.  It came at a time when the Feds were building a Louisville to Lexington "Interstate" with no tolls.  Dad used to tell me that those "awful" toll bridges were built to accommodate high school basketball in KY.  Better than the Cumberland R and Tenn R ferries we previously had to endure.  Realistically, those toll bridges were built by the tobacco farmers and cigarette factories.  

Just poaching with another item. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Road
Some people are like slinkies. Good for nothing but they bring a smile to my face when pushed down the stairs.  I call them liberals.

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