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« Reply #5475 on: August 04, 2020, 12:32:06 pm »
Reports that a fire at a fireworks factory is the reason for the explosion in Beirut.
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« Reply #5476 on: August 04, 2020, 01:37:21 pm »
i'm not an explosives expert, but i've watched other firework depots and factories explode (vids on youtube) and none of them looked like that.  main difference: no massive shock-wave.  fireworks don't pack enough high-density explosive power to create one.  homes were damaged 10 km (6 miles) away.  fireworks just can't do that.


lots of chatter about the fireworks being a cover for missiles and/or bombs.  israel has been conducting air strikes recently in Syria (not that most americans have heard of them - news search), it's not that far-fetched to think that they would also be conducting operations again Hezbollah in lebanon.  if the IDF has intelligence of a big bomb and/or missile cache hidden under a fireworks depot, i'd expect them to go in and destroy it.
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« Reply #5477 on: August 04, 2020, 02:50:16 pm »
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« Reply #5478 on: August 04, 2020, 03:03:58 pm »
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« Reply #5479 on: August 04, 2020, 05:50:15 pm »
  fireworks just can't do that.
Yeah that explosion looks like a MOAB or something
Fireworks would never do that
It looked like a neutron bomb
That footage was insane
I can’t believe thousands of people didn’t die
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« Reply #5480 on: August 04, 2020, 06:04:05 pm »
I can’t believe thousands of people didn’t die

we don't know that thousands haven't... rescue and recovery is going to take a while.
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« Reply #5481 on: August 04, 2020, 06:07:34 pm »
Not an explosions expert but fireworks explosions can be gnarly. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enschede_fireworks_disaster

Al Jazeera is saying it was a storehouse for “confiscated” sodium nitrate. Who knows.
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« Reply #5482 on: August 04, 2020, 06:40:43 pm »
Not an explosions expert but fireworks explosions can be gnarly. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enschede_fireworks_disaster

they can indeed be gnarly, but still not on the level of what went down in beirut today.  vids of Enschede:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QCp334oCLc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u6LdxqSCPk

Al Jazeera is saying it was a storehouse for “confiscated” sodium nitrate. Who knows.

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« Reply #5483 on: August 04, 2020, 08:57:53 pm »
Not an explosions expert but fireworks explosions can be gnarly. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enschede_fireworks_disaster

Al Jazeera is saying it was a storehouse for “confiscated” sodium nitrate. Who knows.
Yeah that’s what I’m hearing too
The death toll is only at 50 now, which is just shocking when you see the photos
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Not an explosions expert but fireworks explosions can be gnarly. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enschede_fireworks_disaster

Al Jazeera is saying it was a storehouse for “confiscated” sodium nitrate. Who knows.
Yeah that’s what I’m hearing too
The death toll is only at 50 now, which is just shocking when you see the photos
https://twitter.com/ilandupdates/status/1290801831514234881?s=21

https://twitter.com/lebaneseproblem/status/1290799435946098689?s=21

Looks like a scene out of terminator
Looks like that ten story hotel is still standing
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« Reply #5484 on: August 05, 2020, 05:02:34 am »
per CNN:
- Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab said that 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate, which is typically used as an agricultural fertilizer, had been stored for six years at a port warehouse without safety measures
- Initial reports in state media blamed the blast on a major fire at a firecrackers warehouse near the port
- at least 100 people have been killed, 4,000 wounded, those numbers will rise
- four hospitals are out of service because of damage from the explosion
- the United States Embassy in Beirut urged those in the area to "stay indoors and wear masks if available" due to reports of toxic gases released from the blast.
- Anthony May, a retired ATF explosives investigator for the US government, said that the bright or dark red cloud seen in videos of the blast "is not consistent with ammonium nitrate." The telltale sign of the compound would be a yellow smoke cloud, he said. "I'm not saying that ammonium nitrate was not involved in this, it may have been but it appears that there were other items in there as well," May said.
- The amount of explosives and the shockwaves created by the blast, May said, "is typical of what would be equivalent to a kiloton nuclear bomb going off as far as the explosive weight is concerned. There was no nuclear material that we know of involved in this, but the shock wave generated, the blast wave generated is at equivalent to a small nuclear device," May said.
- Blast registered as a 3.3 magnitude earthquake

Lebanon was already experiencing a major economic crisis, on the verge of collapsing into a failed state a la Somalia or Yemen.  add the pandemic and now this... you have to wonder how this country is going to survive.
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« Reply #5485 on: August 05, 2020, 10:32:19 am »
Ren and Stimpy reboot... apparently without John K involved..
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« Reply #5486 on: August 05, 2020, 10:44:10 am »
Ren and Stimpy reboot... apparently without John K involved..

The documentary is slated for VOD release August 14th:

Gravitas Ventures has released the first trailer for the Ren & Stimpy documentary Happy Happy Joy Joy, which explores the rise and fall of the cartoon’s controversial creator John Kricfalusi.

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« Reply #5487 on: August 06, 2020, 12:53:37 pm »
if you scroll about a third of the way down this cnn page, there is an image with a slider that allows you to flip between images of the port of beirut before and after the explosion.  holy fuck.  the photo gallery just below it is powerful, also.
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« Reply #5488 on: August 08, 2020, 07:11:35 pm »

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« Reply #5489 on: August 10, 2020, 06:03:19 pm »
Totally spaced hijinks on Friday


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