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    I need more up dates
    you got me interested cant leave me hanging :-(

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    Rebar is a slow process, especially since they're putting in a double layer of it for the REALLY deep floor.

    So, now the rebar is running up the wall, so it looks like they're going to cast a wall against the wall...which I'm sure makes sense to somebody.

    There's more rebar in that floor than when they built a medical building nearby!

    Without further ado...
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    Not too much change today, they're just finishing up the second layer of rebar. I see they left a big sump at the front of the house, no way I can see into it but that is where the sewer pipes go so it looks like they're allowing for a power/pump failure without flooding the basement with sewage.

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    -Watch it now! - You mightn't be paranoid enuff, man!

    Uh-oh! THAT ain't gonna be no McMansion -
    it's only one of those secret subterranean NWO interrogation/ surveillance bunkers you don't really hear about, sprawling over the US.
    Just check this pic of what's REALLY going on:

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    That sump ain't for no sewage either, it is for all the telecom fibers, many of them really coarse ones, y'a know!
    Guess the name on the letterbox is "Bilderberg" also?
    You've seen any Freemasons around yet? They're really needed for straightening out THIS building site...

    Seriously: -Thanks for posting this unintended tragicomical chain of events! Good luck, jdurand!
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    I was thinking the same thing

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    Meanwhile in Russia...


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    Today's Pitiful picture from a different angle. You can see the sewage sump over by the white bucket. Fo size, that's a 5 gallon bucket.

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    and a different angle
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    Today they moved and added plumbing and worked on more steel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdurand View Post
    Today they moved and added plumbing and worked on more steel.
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    Missed a spot! And two tie wires.
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    If the pour to the floor is going to be as thick as it looks in the pictures then they shouldn't have to worry about being attacked from below.
    Given the amount of steel and guessed thickness I'd say what they are doing is attempting to construct an earthquake floater the ground would be able to heave and roll under the house and about all would happen would be some pictures get knocked off the walls and dishes broken plus probably the underground plumbing would need repairing Black sch 80 PVC drain & waste and polyurethane water might even survive some of that.
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