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2013-04-28 09:01:01 PM

Oldiron_79: My money on the oil sand refinery going kaboom is eco terrorists.

OK I dont know its likely as much as I want to see the libs that parrot "rightwing militia" before the cause is announced have thier heads assplode.


Yawn.

HypnozombieX: Wooooo damn, I sure can't wait for this cheap, clean, and consequence free energy that's gunna flow down from Canada like liquid gold from baby jesus. Drill baby drill, and amen.


Yeah, but wind energy looks so ugly . And the birds.  THE BIRDS.
 
2013-04-28 09:03:39 PM

wildsnowllama: Do they zone protective layers of children and senior citizens around refineries like in Texas?


Well, they zone poor kids and families around them.  So, kind of.

IIRC it's actually just industry zoned area, but across the freeway from it there is some housing.  It's beautiful in a completely horrifying way to drive past that stuff at night on 75.

/yay, downriver.
 
2013-04-28 09:12:25 PM

Yogimus: Mrtraveler01: Yogimus: stiletto_the_wise: Another industrial accident. Nothing a little more de-regulation and less Obama can't fix.... right?

Well, more Obama sure as shiat doesn't seem to be working.

Your posts are making less and less sense.

I apologize, I was making the point that oil infrastructure related incidents seem to be rising under this administration.  Starting from the gulf of mexico to the pipeline issues across the midwest, and now refinery problems. 

Now before you take me up on this argument, please note I could give one greasy shiat about the whole thing.  I was mocking stiletto for making this a political discussion.  I already expended more energy than this line of talk is worth.

/RAH RAH MY TEAM!
//YOUR TEAM SUCKS!
///Politics in the U.S.A.


That's why I usually just go "Whatever" and keep scrolling. I didn't even get to the end of his post.

Didn't even know it was stiletto who posted that crap before I read your comment I'm sure under the right circumstances, he has something to say that I'd find interesting but, since this was a really ugly election cycle... meh.

As for the refinery blowing up... I kind of wish we'd hurry up and transfer from old, dirty tech to newer, slightly cleaner tech. With solar, there's still plenty of nasty chemicals that are worked with, batteries contain lead, acid, etc. but it's all less likely to blow up and cause $30 mil in damage.
 
2013-04-28 09:30:36 PM

Mrtraveler01: Yogimus: stiletto_the_wise: Another industrial accident. Nothing a little more de-regulation and less Obama can't fix.... right?

Well, more Obama sure as shiat doesn't seem to be working.

Your posts are making less and less sense.


That's patently false. His posts have never made any sense.
 
2013-04-28 09:31:01 PM
If you want to watch a really depressing documentary about Detroit go watch this on Netflix streaming:
www.motherjones.com

Some of the scenes look like something filmed in a post-apocolyptic world.
 
2013-04-28 09:35:05 PM

over_and_done: megarian: Oh...no...false alarm.

I can't get into my neighborhood because someone was murdered. Surprise!

For the love of the FARK squirrel, why do you still live there?!


Because I love my job and I love northern MI in the summer.

Also, it's hilarious.
 
2013-04-28 09:42:07 PM

katerbug72: Oldiron_79: BitwiseShift: Petroleum from tar sands. What if they don't get all the sand out?

Who still uses Vaseline?

Raises hand. It's good for keeping hair dye off your face when home dying and it's good for my kid's diaper rash.


I use it on my feet- stuff is gross, but great for preventing cracked skin (also gross...)
 
2013-04-28 09:44:53 PM

megarian: over_and_done: megarian: Oh...no...false alarm.

I can't get into my neighborhood because someone was murdered. Surprise!

For the love of the FARK squirrel, why do you still live there?!

Because I love my job and I love northern MI in the summer.

Also, it's hilarious.


I'm honestly curious as to what your job may be that requires living in Detroit
 
2013-04-28 09:47:44 PM
Oldiron_79:  Who still uses Vaseline?

OK, I'm genuinely curious, what's the hip and cool replacement for Vaseline these days?

/use it myself in cold dry weather as a nose-bleed preventive.
 
2013-04-28 09:50:09 PM
So am I the only one here who thinks we've had just a few more explosions these last two weeks than we normally would?
 
2013-04-28 09:52:49 PM

geoduck42: Oldiron_79:  Who still uses Vaseline?

OK, I'm genuinely curious, what's the hip and cool replacement for Vaseline these days?

/use it myself in cold dry weather as a nose-bleed preventive.


Depends on what you're using it for. It's a good all around personal lubricant and sealer but there are for better things out there for specific jobs.
 
2013-04-28 10:03:10 PM
Mentioned in John Steinbeck's Novel, Of Mice and Men The Passage states "You seen that glove on his left hand?"
"Yeah. Seen it."
"Well, that glove's fulla vaseline."
"Vaseline? What the hell for?"
"Well, I tell ya what - Curley says he's keepin' that hand soft for his wife."
"That's a dirty thing to tell around," he said."
 
2013-04-28 10:14:56 PM

Mrtraveler01: megarian: over_and_done: megarian: Oh...no...false alarm.

I can't get into my neighborhood because someone was murdered. Surprise!

For the love of the FARK squirrel, why do you still live there?!

Because I love my job and I love northern MI in the summer.

Also, it's hilarious.

I'm honestly curious as to what your job may be that requires living in Detroit


It's quite fitting:

Mental health and social work.

One of my jobs is all math stuff (statistics and crap) for a university based on things that the shrinks do.

My big-kid job is social work. Mostly with adult mentally handicapped men. My internship is regular social work...starving kids, crazy people, people that get beat up a lot, people that haven't figured out heat in January in Michigan is not optional...
 
2013-04-28 10:17:21 PM

Mrtraveler01: megarian: over_and_done: megarian: Oh...no...false alarm.

I can't get into my neighborhood because someone was murdered. Surprise!

For the love of the FARK squirrel, why do you still live there?!

Because I love my job and I love northern MI in the summer.

Also, it's hilarious.

I'm honestly curious as to what your job may be that requires living in Detroit


Forgot to say;

There is obviously something wrong with me. I like Detroit. I like the strange passive-aggressive violence and overall desolation.

And I go sailing up north in the summer. So that's nice.
 
2013-04-28 10:23:58 PM
Regulations is a pinko commie plot of the devil.
 
2013-04-28 10:32:57 PM

megarian: It's quite fitting:

Mental health and social work.


You're right. Detroit is full of opportunities for someone in your field.

megarian:
One of my jobs is all math stuff (statistics and crap) for a university based on things that the shrinks do.

My big-kid job is social work. Mostly with adult mentally handicapped men. My internship is regular social work...starving kids, crazy people, people that get beat up a lot, people that haven't figured out heat in January in Michigan is not optional...


Sounds like interesting work. But as long as you enjoy it, that's what counts.

megarian: There is obviously something wrong with me. I like Detroit. I like the strange passive-aggressive violence and overall desolation.


Haha, different strokes for different folks I suppose. You should vacation in St. Louis sometime. It's basically is a mini-Detroit.
 
2013-04-28 10:33:58 PM
Keep it up Democrats! Look who you have in office right now. That's working great, eh?
 
2013-04-28 10:36:06 PM

geoduck42: Oldiron_79:  Who still uses Vaseline?

OK, I'm genuinely curious, what's the hip and cool replacement for Vaseline these days?

/use it myself in cold dry weather as a nose-bleed preventive.


Well I was refering to as a sex lube, as was whomever aksed about if it had sand in it.
 
2013-04-28 10:46:53 PM

Mrtraveler01: megarian: It's quite fitting:

Mental health and social work.

You're right. Detroit is full of opportunities for someone in your field.

megarian:
One of my jobs is all math stuff (statistics and crap) for a university based on things that the shrinks do.

My big-kid job is social work. Mostly with adult mentally handicapped men. My internship is regular social work...starving kids, crazy people, people that get beat up a lot, people that haven't figured out heat in January in Michigan is not optional...

Sounds like interesting work. But as long as you enjoy it, that's what counts.

megarian: There is obviously something wrong with me. I like Detroit. I like the strange passive-aggressive violence and overall desolation.

Haha, different strokes for different folks I suppose. You should vacation in St. Louis sometime. It's basically is a mini-Detroit.


I actually get to go to St. Louis in a couple weeks. I have no idea why I'm so excited about it, but I am! Yeah yeah...I know...excited because it's not Detroit. At least our news stations are always busy :).
 
2013-04-28 10:49:38 PM

Walker: If you want to watch a really depressing documentary about Detroit go watch this on Netflix streaming:


Some of the scenes look like something filmed in a post-apocolyptic world.


Charlie LeDuff came out with a book that has an interesting perspective on Detroit. With Kwame goodness and all.
 
2013-04-28 11:18:28 PM

Thingster: katerbug72: Oldiron_79: BitwiseShift: Petroleum from tar sands. What if they don't get all the sand out?

Who still uses Vaseline?

Raises hand. It's good for keeping hair dye off your face when home dying and it's good for my kid's diaper rash.


And packing needle bearings when rebuilding transmissions.


And as a general lubricant for hinges, and for fixing toilet leaks around a slightly wonky flush valve, and for keeping paint off tiny trim pieces, and for keeping battery terminals from corroding, and to fix sticking windows and doors... I keep a jar of the stuff in my toolbox.
 
2013-04-28 11:26:34 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Thingster: katerbug72: Oldiron_79: BitwiseShift: Petroleum from tar sands. What if they don't get all the sand out?

Who still uses Vaseline?

Raises hand. It's good for keeping hair dye off your face when home dying and it's good for my kid's diaper rash.


And packing needle bearings when rebuilding transmissions.

And as a general lubricant for hinges, and for fixing toilet leaks around a slightly wonky flush valve, and for keeping paint off tiny trim pieces, and for keeping battery terminals from corroding, and to fix sticking windows and doors... I keep a jar of the stuff in my toolbox.


Not to mention its other uses:

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-28 11:35:20 PM

Yogimus: Mrtraveler01: Yogimus: stiletto_the_wise: Another industrial accident. Nothing a little more de-regulation and less Obama can't fix.... right?

Well, more Obama sure as shiat doesn't seem to be working.

Your posts are making less and less sense.

I apologize, I was making the point that oil infrastructure related incidents seem to be rising under this administration.  Starting from the gulf of mexico to the pipeline issues across the midwest, and now refinery problems. 

Now before you take me up on this argument, please note I could give one greasy shiat about the whole thing.  I was mocking stiletto for making this a political discussion.  I already expended more energy than this line of talk is worth.

/RAH RAH MY TEAM!
//YOUR TEAM SUCKS!
///Politics in the U.S.A.


Frankly, the first time I ever saw the phrase "Your side lost" was from a republican.  In 2001.

About 4 years later, there was a special on TV on farm subsidies, and they were interviewing these 2 millionaire farmers, who were receiving subsidies.  And they were millionaires.  Multi millionaires.

When the reporter asked them if they thought it was right, their actual response was "Your side lost you see, Congress aggress WITH US!"

I surely wish I could find that interview...


So, as partisan as I may be, and as left leaning socialist pinko commie librul as I am, I do not hold that belief, and I am astonished at those who do.

Sure, I may laugh at the rights response to their total drubbings as of late, I never throw it in people faces.  I'm more pragmatic than that.
 
2013-04-28 11:36:04 PM

bmihura: Keep it up Democrats! Look who you have in office right now. That's working great, eh?


What's the problem? The only bad explosions are explosions caused by foreigners who worship pedophile moon gods. Explosions caused by good old irresponsible capitalist greed are just fine. Quit whining.
 
2013-04-28 11:53:51 PM
Actually, in all seriousness, it would not surprise me if this were an act of sabotage from the people who want the Athabascan Oil Sands shut down.  Or from an operative of the Canadian oil industry to convince the government of Canada to stop trying to get the US to agree to Keystone and let them go over the pole to Asia.  Or by some bored ghetto kid in Detroit who wanted to do something impressive.
 
2013-04-28 11:56:25 PM
America's Pripyat.
 
2013-04-29 12:10:48 AM

megarian: I actually get to go to St. Louis in a couple weeks. I have no idea why I'm so excited about it, but I am! Yeah yeah...I know...excited because it's not Detroit. At least our news stations are always busy :).


Have a good time. It's not really that bad of a city, you just got to watch what neighborhoods you go to.

But if your into dilapidated and desolate, venture north of Delmar Blvd. It's basically the border line between prosperity and despair.

And our news stations will make you feel at home. Murder, shootings, stabbings, and robberies are always part of the local news rotation here.
 
2013-04-29 12:23:06 AM
Well, it looks like they're certain nobody got hurt - that's a blessing, anyway.

Benevolent Misanthrope: Actually, in all seriousness, it would not surprise me if this were an act of sabotage from the people who want the Athabascan Oil Sands shut down.  Or from an operative of the Canadian oil industry to convince the government of Canada to stop trying to get the US to agree to Keystone and let them go over the pole to Asia.  Or by some bored ghetto kid in Detroit who wanted to do something impressive.


Would it surprise you if it happened because corners were cut because some asshole in a fancy suit wanted to make a little more money? In all seriousness? I don't mean just some of the f**king seriousness. I mean ALL of it, cocksucker!!
 
2013-04-29 12:42:58 AM
Something bad happened in Detroit, therefore OBUMMER!!!
 
2013-04-29 12:52:27 AM
Oh hey, it's that thread where people who've never been within 1000 miles of it make fun of Detroit, thereby furthering the stereotypes and making any visiting, investing, and money spending in the city that much less likely.

Mrtraveler01:

Have a good time. It's not really that bad of a city, you just got to watch what neighborhoods you go to.

The same thing could be said about Detroit, but no one ever says it. Those who live there stop saying it because some asshole who's never left Florida or whereever calls you a liar or worse, a Democrat.

But if your into dilapidated and desolate, venture north of Delmar Blvd. It's basically the border line between prosperity and despair.

And our news stations will make you feel at home. Murder, shootings, stabbings, and robberies are always part of the local news rotation here.


There are some similarly abrupt transitions in Detroit. It IS a city with problems.

And you know what? Our local news ISN'T full of murder, shootings, stabbings, and robberies. It happens, but it's not the constant warzone most people make it out to be. Most of the crime that DOES happen is gang-on-gang drug stuff anyway.

Not trying to single you out mate, but you can see how even people who AREN'T assholes have plenty of assumptions. Aided and abetted by all the bullshiat the rest spew.
 
2013-04-29 01:32:36 AM
Looks like some factory workers are taking the midnight train going anywhere.

In all seriousness, that's horrible.  Hope everyone's OK.
 
2013-04-29 01:59:12 AM

Mrtraveler01: MeanJean: Thisispete

So do these things (West, Texas and the gas barges along with this) happen all the time and they're just being reported because people are sensitive to what happened in Boston, or is this April a particularly explody month?

Good question. I was wondering that myself.

The two that you listed usually don't happen that often.

But refinery fires/explosions happen more often than we think.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_City_Refinery_explosion



There have been a couple of other explosions at that plant,
here is another refinery just 20/25 miles north of there,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phillips_Disaster

and again,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phillips_explosion_of_1999#Accidents

just one more,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phillips_explosion_of_2000

Phillips is now part of BP also
 
2013-04-29 02:04:37 AM
Hell. Sometimes I seriously wonder if Detroit would be an improvement on Bakersfield.

Are there any leftie weirdos in Detroit?
 
2013-04-29 02:11:49 AM
C'mon guys, someone sets off a bomb in Boston and you all decide to start drinking on the job the same week? Fark, can't we just go one week without a huge explosion.
 
2013-04-29 02:25:00 AM

Kittypie070: Hell. Sometimes I seriously wonder if Detroit would be an improvement on Bakersfield.

Are there any leftie weirdos in Detroit?


Of course there are loony lefties. And kooky conservatives. And gangsters that will shank you whichever. And everyone drives like idiots, all like every other city.

/Detroit has better food than Bakersfield.
//Both have an awesome bar and music scene.
///Haven't experienced anything else in either.
 
2013-04-29 03:01:25 AM

foxyshadis: Kittypie070: Hell. Sometimes I seriously wonder if Detroit would be an improvement on Bakersfield.

Are there any leftie weirdos in Detroit?


Of course there are loony lefties. And kooky conservatives. And gangsters that will shank you whichever. And everyone drives like idiots, all like every other city.

/Detroit has better food than Bakersfield.
//Both have an awesome bar and music scene.
///Haven't experienced anything else in either.


Detroit sounds like my kinda party. But no beaches, darn it.
 
2013-04-29 08:51:48 AM
tripleseven:Frankly, the first time I ever saw the phrase "Your side lost" was from a republican.  In 2001.

So.... rah rah YOUR team, then?
 
2013-04-29 09:09:56 AM

Kittypie070: foxyshadis: Kittypie070: Hell. Sometimes I seriously wonder if Detroit would be an improvement on Bakersfield.

Are there any leftie weirdos in Detroit?

Of course there are loony lefties. And kooky conservatives. And gangsters that will shank you whichever. And everyone drives like idiots, all like every other city.

/Detroit has better food than Bakersfield.
//Both have an awesome bar and music scene.
///Haven't experienced anything else in either.

Detroit sounds like my kinda party. But no beaches, darn it.


Begs to differ:
ronehothiphopdetroit.files.wordpress.com
Belle, Isle, Detroit  (world's biggest city park)
 
2013-04-29 09:22:32 AM

Pariah.: The same thing could be said about Detroit, but no one ever says it.


Hey, *I* do.  And I don't even live there.

But I did spend many hours of my formative and young adult years there, and despite being a 5' 2'' woman was never robbed, carjacked, raped, murdered, etc.  Just don't be an idiot and you're fine.
 
2013-04-29 09:52:19 AM

Yogimus: tripleseven:Frankly, the first time I ever saw the phrase "Your side lost" was from a republican.  In 2001.

So.... rah rah YOUR team, then?


Yes, that was my exact implication....
 
2013-04-29 09:53:00 AM
oh god well done subby that had me laughing
 
2013-04-29 12:41:45 PM
My friend happened to be driving by on a freeway right next to the place while all the smoke was pouring out.  He said the funniest thing was that everyone was still doing 70+ mph and a whole lot of people didn't even seem to notice.

This place happens to be huge and one little tank fire doesn't mean much around here.  Remember, we used to burn houses every year on Devils Night.   No one at work has even mentioned it yet (Wayne State University).
 
2013-04-29 01:40:40 PM
Have we got three simultaneous gas explosions? I guess this is cognitive bias at work, but I'm sure the conspiracy theorists will be going nuts.
 
2013-04-29 01:55:41 PM

0z79: Yogimus: Mrtraveler01: Yogimus: stiletto_the_wise: Another industrial accident. Nothing a little more de-regulation and less Obama can't fix.... right?

Well, more Obama sure as shiat doesn't seem to be working.

Your posts are making less and less sense.

I apologize, I was making the point that oil infrastructure related incidents seem to be rising under this administration.  Starting from the gulf of mexico to the pipeline issues across the midwest, and now refinery problems. 

Now before you take me up on this argument, please note I could give one greasy shiat about the whole thing.  I was mocking stiletto for making this a political discussion.  I already expended more energy than this line of talk is worth.

/RAH RAH MY TEAM!
//YOUR TEAM SUCKS!
///Politics in the U.S.A.

That's why I usually just go "Whatever" and keep scrolling. I didn't even get to the end of his post.

Didn't even know it was stiletto who posted that crap before I read your comment I'm sure under the right circumstances, he has something to say that I'd find interesting but, since this was a really ugly election cycle... meh.

As for the refinery blowing up... I kind of wish we'd hurry up and transfer from old, dirty tech to newer, slightly cleaner tech. With solar, there's still plenty of nasty chemicals that are worked with, batteries contain lead, acid, etc. but it's all less likely to blow up and cause $30 mil in damage.


You sure about that? United would disagree with you. And Lead-Acid batteries release Hydrogen Gas when charging. I have personally seen one of those ordinary car type batteries go BIG BADA BOOM when a electrical short ignited the gas from a battery that was on a charger. Acid and hot lead were everywhere. My granddad got some acid burns, but other than that nobody was really injured. The tractor the battery was on at the time... Not so much. It needed some metalwork to restore back to working condition.

All in all, you are really just trading one set of hazards for another.
 
2013-04-29 02:37:09 PM

The Ice Cream Man: Kittypie070: foxyshadis: Kittypie070: Hell. Sometimes I seriously wonder if Detroit would be an improvement on Bakersfield.

Are there any leftie weirdos in Detroit?

Of course there are loony lefties. And kooky conservatives. And gangsters that will shank you whichever. And everyone drives like idiots, all like every other city.

/Detroit has better food than Bakersfield.
//Both have an awesome bar and music scene.
///Haven't experienced anything else in either.

Detroit sounds like my kinda party. But no beaches, darn it.

Begs to differ:
[ronehothiphopdetroit.files.wordpress.com image 640x419]
Belle, Isle, Detroit  (world's biggest city park)


I guess that beats Metro Beach, where odds are you're swimming in sewage.
 
2013-04-29 02:41:46 PM

DoctorCal: So, if the project sets off a massive quake in Bend- say greater than 8.5 or so, there might be millions of dollars of improvement?

Dollars inimprovements

It did over a million dollars in improvements in my area.. Tens of thousands of improvements reported

a few hundred million in improvements.

Bzzt, sorry, we were looking for "hundreds of dollars inimprovements."


Tip of the clicheberg. "HOTY!!!" in 5...4...3...


My favorite version of the cliche was in a HotY contest from a few years ago:

Big-ass tornado wallops New Orleans, causing untold damage...to move ten feet to the left
 
2013-04-29 06:09:33 PM

The Ice Cream Man: Kittypie070: foxyshadis: Kittypie070: Hell. Sometimes I seriously wonder if Detroit would be an improvement on Bakersfield.

Are there any leftie weirdos in Detroit?


Of course there are loony lefties. And kooky conservatives. And gangsters that will shank you whichever. And everyone drives like idiots, all like every other city.

/Detroit has better food than Bakersfield.
//Both have an awesome bar and music scene.
///Haven't experienced anything else in either.

Detroit sounds like my kinda party. But no beaches, darn it.

Begs to differ:
[ronehothiphopdetroit.files.wordpress.com image 640x419]
Belle, Isle, Detroit  (world's biggest city park)


Well I will be dipped in shiat :D
 
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