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No matter what your particular political perspective is, if there is one thing that virtually everyone in the United States can agree upon it is the fact that America’s infrastructure is crumbling.

Previous generations of Americans conquered an entire continent and erected the greatest system of infrastructure that the world had ever seen, but now thousands upon thousands of those extremely impressive infrastructure projects are decades old and in desperate need of repair or upgrading.  The near catastrophic failure of the Oroville Dam is a perfect example of what I am talking about.  We should be constructing the next generation of infrastructure projects for our children and our grandchildren, but instead we are in such sorry shape that we can’t even keep up with the maintenance and upkeep on the great infrastructure projects that have been handed down to us.

Once upon a time nobody on the entire planet could even come close to matching our infrastructure, but now our crumbling infrastructure has become a joke to much of the rest of the industrialized world.  Sadly, this is just another symptom of our long-term economic collapse.  We simply are not able to put as much of our money toward infrastructure as previous generations of Americans did, and as a result we have a giant mess on our hands.  The following are 11 deeply alarming facts about America’s crumbling infrastructure…

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Would you eat food grown in soil that had been fertilized with human feces? There’s a good chance that you already have, and you probably didn’t even know it.

Under the EPA’s controversial 503 rule, human waste has been approved for so-called land application, provided it has undergone treatment that supposedly transforms sewage sludge into what the agency calls “biosolids.” According to the document, land application of biosolids is defined as “the spreading, spraying, injection, or incorporation of sewage sludge” into the surface of the land.

Essentially, human waste is being used as a fertilizer across the country and to “supply nutrients to crops and vegetation.”

And as the EPA itself states, “Sewage sludge is commonly applied to agricultural land (including pasture and range land), forests, reclamation sites, public contact sites (e.g., parks, turf farms, highway median strips, golf courses), lawns, and home gardens.”

Under the 503 rule, human waste has been used not only on land where crops are grown, but in parks where children play. And the EPA not only allows it, but considers the entire practice to be a part of the Clean Water Act. Apparently, even the most disturbing of practices can be justified if you claim its for the greater good.

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  • Behemoth the huntsman was this week handed into The Australian Reptile Park
  • The 16cm creepy crawly has been pictured dwarfing a regular-sized huntsman
  • Staff at the park believe the huge huntsman could be the world’s largest
  • Last year, Charlotte the huntsman went viral after being found in Queensland

Bad news for those who came out of hiding after Charlotte the huntsman crawled over the globe – there’s a new mammoth spider in town.

Last November, Charlotte sent the internet into a spin after she was snapped on a broom head in a farm in Queensland’s Brisbane Valley.

Now, a new creepy crawly dubbed Behemoth has clambered into The Australian Reptile Park in Somersby, NSW. And staff are wagering he gives his female predecessor ‘a run for her money.’

Spine-chilling snapshots show the 16cm arachnid dwarfing a regular-sized huntsman, before stretching its hulking frame around a tree trunk.

Behemoth the huntsman was this week handed into The Australian Reptile Park

Behemoth the huntsman was this week handed into The Australian Reptile Park

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