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(NYPost)   Pyrotechnics fire in nightclub kills at least 200 Brazilian people in Santa Maria   (nypost.com) divider line 41
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2013-01-27 09:37:26 AM
5 votes:

Slartibeerfest: After the RI disaster the fire safety codes changed dramatically, I foresee a similar update in Brazil's future.


You sir, are an optimist. Brazil is a shiathole among shiatholes.


www.pulsamerica.co.uk
2013-01-27 07:55:00 AM
5 votes:
Really sad, people need to stop using pyrotechnics in small clubs.
2013-01-27 08:10:59 AM
4 votes:

Turfshoe: Ezekiel Corte Real, 23, was quoted by the paper as saying that he helped people to escape. "I just got out because I'm very strong," he said.


Translation: "I pushed down a bunch of girls and climbed over them so I could get out."
2013-01-27 10:11:09 AM
3 votes:

trappedspirit: Pack of primates + alcohol + panic = Darwin awards


Goddamn, dude. At least wait till they're cold in the ground before getting snarky.
2013-01-27 10:05:25 AM
3 votes:

monty666: God, you liters are idiots.


Yet you're the one paying $5/month for this shiat.
2013-01-27 09:22:32 AM
3 votes:

BronyMedic: vudutek: Body count up to 245.

Can someone explain to me how this happens in a modern age? One would think after Beverly Hills and The Station Fire, people would have learned their damn lessons.


Greed still trumps safety.
2013-01-27 08:03:34 AM
3 votes:

Mrtraveler01: Wow, and I thought the one in RI was bad.

I can't believe it's been 10 years since that happened.


Same here.  Actually played there a few times, and to this day I still don't know how it feels to be so goddamned dumb that lighting anything larger than a lighter on that stage was a GOOD idea.  Hell, never mind the whole "flammable walls" thing, you could touch the light rigs while you played!

\and don't get me started on the fire inspectors, they deserved prison time as much as everyone else
2013-01-27 10:35:41 AM
2 votes:

Riotboy: trappedspirit: Pack of primates + alcohol + panic = Darwin awards

Primates? Nothing like a racist orderist Farker.


FTFY
2013-01-27 09:00:27 AM
2 votes:
Time for a ban on high capacity night clubs.
2013-01-27 08:08:35 AM
2 votes:

badhatharry: This is scary. Always scope the out exits. I try not to be too far from them in a crowded building.


I try not to go see shiatty bands in tiny firetraps.
2013-01-27 08:07:01 AM
2 votes:
This is scary. Always scope the out exits. I try not to be too far from them in a crowded building.
2013-01-27 07:52:30 AM
2 votes:
That's a lot of people!

No really, it is. :-(
2013-01-27 04:09:05 PM
1 votes:

tonguedepressor: ez151: SO GREAT WHITE IS ON TOUR IN BRAZIL NOW?

Listen, being from R.I. I have to let you know we don't appreciate this kind of humor, this tragedy will stay with us forever so take your wise cracks somewhere else.


Don't read the rest of the thread, then....
2013-01-27 12:01:48 PM
1 votes:

cretinbob: Slartibeerfest: After the RI disaster the fire safety codes changed dramatically, I foresee a similar update in Brazil's future.

You sir, are an optimist. Brazil is a shiathole among shiatholes.


[www.pulsamerica.co.uk image 850x478]


My neighborhood:

riodejaneiroturismo.org

You were saying?
2013-01-27 11:36:51 AM
1 votes:

badhatharry: This is scary. Always scope the out exits. I try not to be too far from them in a crowded building.


The exits were, of course, locked by the doormen.

In Brasil you don't pay till you leave, so the doormen thought it was "just" rioting, and locked the doors to prevent people from leaving without paying.
2013-01-27 11:34:26 AM
1 votes:

vudutek: trappedspirit: Pack of primates + alcohol + panic = Darwin awards

Look everyone, a true DIAF humanitarian, right here in this thread!


That's trappedspirit for you. He lives to talk about how people who are different from him are inferior and deserve painful deaths. I guess it helps with the self-loathing. Crowing about actual painful deaths is kinda new for him, though. Maybe he's branching out.
2013-01-27 11:06:52 AM
1 votes:

DoctorCal: bluenovaman: Thank God they are, sadly I'm sure some distant family was in there. My family was one of the founding families there. I'd call that area more 2nd world due to the progress made, but it is still a shiathole in a lot of places.

Are you saying they went communist because of improvements, or they made improvements because they went communist?


Communist? You doctors always get the best drugs...

The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles. Where is the party in opposition that has not been decried as Communistic by its opponents in power? God forbid the country not be a completely "free" country like your Somalian ideals.

/I've found it to be more free there than here. (May not apply to all).
//please keep this type of stupid in the political threads.
2013-01-27 10:07:55 AM
1 votes:

cretinbob: bluenovaman: The codes there are practically nonexistent.
/sad

Thank you. Now people won't think I'm just "being mean".
Americans get the tourist commercial vision of Brazil and very few ever look past that. It's a third world country that's trying to do better.

Hope your cousins are OK.


Thank God they are, sadly I'm sure some distant family was in there. My family was one of the founding families there. I'd call that area more 2nd world due to the progress made, but it is still a shiathole in a lot of places.

/planning a visit in July
2013-01-27 10:03:17 AM
1 votes:

trappedspirit: Pack of primates + alcohol + panic = Darwin awards


Look everyone, a true DIAF humanitarian, right here in this thread!
2013-01-27 09:57:36 AM
1 votes:
subby the joke is 200,000,000,000 people
2013-01-27 09:29:10 AM
1 votes:

BronyMedic: vudutek: Body count up to 245.

Can someone explain to me how this happens in a modern age? One would think after Beverly Hills and The Station Fire, people would have learned their damn lessons.


I hate to be "that guy," but I think it's because it's Brazil. They're probably decades behind proper building codes.
2013-01-27 08:50:45 AM
1 votes:

Creoena: badhatharry: This is scary. Always scope the out exits. I try not to be too far from them in a crowded building.

I'm sure it's the first thing on every clubhopper's mind when they go out


It's something that most people don't think about. It's a good habit to have whenever you get on an airplane, theatre, or a hotel. Just get in the habit of checking out where the exits are.
2013-01-27 08:48:08 AM
1 votes:
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2013-01-27 08:20:04 AM
1 votes:

skinink: Regarding the RI disaster, I read somewhere that a lot of people died in the doorway of the club because as people tried to escape the fire, they would fall/accidentally get pushed down. Then the people in back of them would fall on top of them.


40 out of the 100 that died there died in the exit hallway, or directly leading into it.  At least a few of those deaths are also retraceable to Great White & the security dumbasses who blocked the stage door for a minute or two before realizing they were in trouble.
2013-01-27 08:18:40 AM
1 votes:
In a strange way it actually pays to be a hipster.

If your favorite band is a one-armed Mongolian who atonally throws discarded batteries against overstretched rubber cargo tie-downs while reciting "Mr. Belvedere" scripts with the punctuation removed and he only plays "pop-up" gigs in the kitchens of abandoned Arthur Treacher's franchises, you can be fairly sure your life will be panicked-trampling resistant.
2013-01-27 08:15:29 AM
1 votes:

Uchiha_Cycliste: They even had fireworks inside the Staples Center, with multiple tens of thousands of us all packed in there.
Jesus,...


Yes, but I will guarantee you that the Staples Center isn't insulated with flammable material and that they didn't set off fireworks next to it.

It's one thing to do it in a sports arena, it's another to do it in a regular sized building.
2013-01-27 08:13:05 AM
1 votes:

TheEdibleSnuggie: The Nina and the Pina wanted for questioning?


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2013-01-27 08:12:56 AM
1 votes:
Regarding the RI disaster, I read somewhere that a lot of people died in the doorway of the club because as people tried to escape the fire, they would fall/accidentally get pushed down. Then the people in back of them would fall on top of them.
2013-01-27 08:12:05 AM
1 votes:
They even had fireworks inside the Staples Center, with multiple tens of thousands of us all packed in there.
Jesus,...
2013-01-27 08:10:40 AM
1 votes:

Kyosuke: Uchiha_Cycliste: Great reporting...
"He said at least 200 people were injured. The cause of the fire is not yet known, officials said. The total number of victims is still unclear and there may be hundreds injured,"

BENGHAZI!!!!


Of course! It's all so clear all of a sudden.
2013-01-27 08:09:59 AM
1 votes:
snark aside, this is horrible. I've never once considered something like this happening to me, And I've been to raves before where there were 20,000-30,000 stuffed in on one dance floor (like at the Staples Center) on New years eve.
2013-01-27 08:08:28 AM
1 votes:
Great reporting...
"He said at least 200 people were injured. The cause of the fire is not yet known, officials said. The total number of victims is still unclear and there may be hundreds injured,"
2013-01-27 08:05:37 AM
1 votes:
Ezekiel Corte Real, 23, was quoted by the paper as saying that he helped people to escape. "I just got out because I'm very strong," he said.

I have no doubt that this guy has uttered the phrase "Come at me Bro!!" at some point.
2013-01-27 08:03:16 AM
1 votes:
After the RI disaster the fire safety codes changed dramatically, I foresee a similar update in Brazil's future.
2013-01-27 08:00:20 AM
1 votes:
this headline sucks
2013-01-27 07:58:34 AM
1 votes:
From the BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-21220308

They say the fire began when a band on stage started a fireworks display at the Kiss nightclub in the city of Santa Maria, in Rio Grande do Sul state.


A reporter at the scene told local radio that the nightclub had a capacity for up to 2,000 people and was believed to be full on a Saturday night.

Thick smoke engulfed the venue after acoustic insulation caught fire, officials say.


 I'm noticing a trend here....
2013-01-27 07:57:34 AM
1 votes:

justoneznot: Really sad, people need to stop using pyrotechnics in small clubs.


Or people need to stop covering the walls and ceilings with extremely flammable material.

Or both.
2013-01-27 07:57:18 AM
1 votes:
Blow up a night club with pyrotechnics once, shame on me.

Blow up a night club with pyrotechnics again, once bitten twice shy

/I'm not very good at this
2013-01-27 07:55:41 AM
1 votes:
Great White brought in for questioning.
2013-01-27 07:54:53 AM
1 votes:
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/you know someone will make one
2013-01-27 07:52:06 AM
1 votes:
Wow, and I thought the one in RI was bad.

I can't believe it's been 10 years since that happened.
 
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