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Massive skyscraper fire (work safe)

Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:12 pm

Quite spectacular fire in the largest skyscraper (outside of Moscow) in Russian federation, in the city of Grozny:

http://rt.com/news/chechnya-tallest-building-fire-280/

You can see the details of burned-up cheap plastic decorative tiles on some photos. I guess Putin didn't give enough $$$ to Chechnya in order to use more expensive fireproof materials :wink:
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Re: Massive skyscraper fire (work safe)

Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:29 am

Ugh, and the only comments are about 9/11 conspiracies.
 
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Re: Massive skyscraper fire (work safe)

Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:33 am

Wow, the comments on that article could give YouTube a run for its money…
 
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Re: Massive skyscraper fire (work safe)

Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:38 am

Yea, well, there are still plenty of fanatics about whole 911 thing... Only takes a few "truthers" to post links to their nonsense sites to start a flame war. Just ignore them.
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Re: Massive skyscraper fire (work safe)

Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:21 am

JohnC wrote:
Yea, well, there are still plenty of fanatics about whole 911 thing... Only takes a few "truthers" to post links to their nonsense sites to start a flame war. Just ignore them.
But 9/11 was done by the US government to drum up support for an unlawful war, right? (゚、 。`フ
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Re: Massive skyscraper fire (work safe)

Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:59 am

The R&P stops here and you two need to remember that R&P stays in R&P.
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Re: Massive skyscraper fire (work safe)

Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:07 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
The R&P stops here and you two need to remember that R&P stays in R&P.
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Re: Massive skyscraper fire (work safe)

Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:38 pm

auxy wrote:
Captain Ned wrote:
The R&P stops here and you two need to remember that R&P stays in R&P.
Reowr! I was only being facetious. ┐( ̄ヮ ̄)┌


I think you mean fecal... :D
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Re: Massive skyscraper fire (work safe)

Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:40 pm

Didn't intend it to sound so harsh, but rapid escalation of 'Porch topics into R&P topics is one of those things we keep a sharp eye on.
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Re: Massive skyscraper fire (work safe)

Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:10 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
The R&P stops here and you two need to remember that R&P stays in R&P.

I agree, and I was not trying to steer it this way... Was just a reply about dumb comments...
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Re: Massive skyscraper fire (work safe)

Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:13 pm

OK, we're all cool.
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Re: Massive skyscraper fire (work safe)

Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:33 pm

I found it amazing how small the firefighters were against the blaze they were fighting, especially the shot of the guy on the ladder.
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Re: Massive skyscraper fire (work safe)

Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:51 pm

JohnC wrote:
Captain Ned wrote:
The R&P stops here and you two need to remember that R&P stays in R&P.

I agree, and I was not trying to steer it this way... Was just a reply about dumb comments...


But you were calling out and labeling a supposedly identifiable group as "fanatics". This is the type of behavior that leads to people getting offended, etc, and is at the core of the no R&P rule. Just sayin'.
 
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Re: Massive skyscraper fire (work safe)

Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:04 pm

Pretty mind-boggling that they would permit any sort of flammable material to be used on the exterior of a commercial high-rise. Granted, without a functional water supply it was going to burn out anyway, but but watching the fire eat those panels like candy is a little...odd.
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Re: Massive skyscraper fire (work safe)

Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:53 pm

You know, you'd think a skyscraper being on fire would be the definition of not safe for work.

I mean, working in a burning skyscraper is pretty unsafe.

Sorry, the pun had to be made.

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