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Re: Houston is under water

Postby NAB » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:54 pm

John Galt wrote:unsure of what this all means right now but a company that had 2 people on staff when Maria hit was awarded 300 million dollar contract to fix PR's power

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national ... 658cfb0fc7


Subcontractors be excited.

Under the contract, the hourly rate was set at $330 for a site supervisor, and at $227.88 for a “journeyman lineman.” The cost for subcontractors, which make up the bulk of Whitefish’s workforce, is $462 per hour for a supervisor and $319.04 for a lineman. Whitefish also charges nightly accommodation fees of $332 per worker and almost $80 per day for food.
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Re: Houston is under water

Postby ToddStarnes » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:37 pm

I guess this pol didn't get the memo that you have to be more discreet these days. That's laughably obvious.
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Re: Houston is under water

Postby spacemonkey » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:11 am

NAB wrote:
John Galt wrote:unsure of what this all means right now but a company that had 2 people on staff when Maria hit was awarded 300 million dollar contract to fix PR's power

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national ... 658cfb0fc7


Subcontractors be excited.

Under the contract, the hourly rate was set at $330 for a site supervisor, and at $227.88 for a “journeyman lineman.” The cost for subcontractors, which make up the bulk of Whitefish’s workforce, is $462 per hour for a supervisor and $319.04 for a lineman. Whitefish also charges nightly accommodation fees of $332 per worker and almost $80 per day for food.

Not much different then the gold rush. The cost of supplies will insure the miners stay broke.
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Re: Houston is under water

Postby John Galt » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:47 am

spacemonkey wrote:
NAB wrote:
John Galt wrote:unsure of what this all means right now but a company that had 2 people on staff when Maria hit was awarded 300 million dollar contract to fix PR's power

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national ... 658cfb0fc7


Subcontractors be excited.

Under the contract, the hourly rate was set at $330 for a site supervisor, and at $227.88 for a “journeyman lineman.” The cost for subcontractors, which make up the bulk of Whitefish’s workforce, is $462 per hour for a supervisor and $319.04 for a lineman. Whitefish also charges nightly accommodation fees of $332 per worker and almost $80 per day for food.

Not much different then the gold rush. The cost of supplies will insure the miners stay broke.


well one glaring difference is the us government didn't provide for the gold rush miners who had the fantasy in their heads that they would strike it rich
second difference is that they were actually discovering and extracting mineral wealth rather than providing a service and repairing some shit
and this is because the gold in the ground is fantastical. the poles laying on the ground because of the hurricane is very real

actually it's not like the gold rush at all
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Re: Houston is under water

Postby NAB » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:49 am

John Galt wrote:
spacemonkey wrote:
NAB wrote:
John Galt wrote:unsure of what this all means right now but a company that had 2 people on staff when Maria hit was awarded 300 million dollar contract to fix PR's power

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national ... 658cfb0fc7


Subcontractors be excited.

Under the contract, the hourly rate was set at $330 for a site supervisor, and at $227.88 for a “journeyman lineman.” The cost for subcontractors, which make up the bulk of Whitefish’s workforce, is $462 per hour for a supervisor and $319.04 for a lineman. Whitefish also charges nightly accommodation fees of $332 per worker and almost $80 per day for food.

Not much different then the gold rush. The cost of supplies will insure the miners stay broke.


well one glaring difference is the us government didn't provide for the gold rush miners who had the fantasy in their heads that they would strike it rich
second difference is that they were actually discovering and extracting mineral wealth rather than providing a service and repairing some shit
and this is because the gold in the ground is fantastical. the poles laying on the ground because of the hurricane is very real

actually it's not like the gold rush at all


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Re: Houston is under water

Postby spacemonkey » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:46 am

$300 + wage for linemen is total bullshit. Its basically theft , like the $500 Gov't bought claw hammers. We deserve our $20 trillion debt for allowing bullshit like that to continue unchecked. Another major money suck is the fiasco called ACA.
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Re: Houston is under water

Postby Spider » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:01 pm

spacemonkey wrote: Another major money suck is the fiasco called ACA.


Do you have even the faintest conception of how ACA works?
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Re: Houston is under water

Postby spacemonkey » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:05 pm

Spider wrote:
spacemonkey wrote: Another major money suck is the fiasco called ACA.


Do you have even the faintest conception of how ACA works?

Corporate Lobby/bribery.
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Re: Houston is under water

Postby Spider » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:07 pm

Yeah. That's what I thought.
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Re: Houston is under water

Postby John Galt » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:08 pm

you see spider, you must ignore that part. he got around to saying that the cost for the linemen was robbery -- robbery of the american people who are trying to help american citizens in america get power back on now a month after a hurricane. but then you ignored that in favor of focusing on "sometimes a parrot talks"
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