czetie: Bloggers/columnists that were speculating ancient artifact/crashed alien ship ("nothing human-made could be so tough!")/secret bunker will learn from this episode... absolutely nothing.
docmattic: I'm curious as to what they will do... can the pipe be removed, or will they reroute Bertha?
doublesecretprobation: they clearly didn't call 811 first.www.callbeforeyoudig.org
dustygrimp: My definition of anti-climax is a naked 90 year-old grandma eating shredded wheat, her teeth in a glass next to the bowl. So this doesn't match.
poorjon: czetie: Bloggers/columnists that were speculating ancient artifact/crashed alien ship ("nothing human-made could be so tough!")/secret bunker will learn from this episode... absolutely nothing.I'm not sure where they get off making that claim, because it was a steel pipe and according to the same type of people steel is so tough that it can't even be melted by fire./9/11 was an inside job! Well, inside the ground. Under Seattle. Where it was a steel pipe. Grumble grumble sheeple grumble...
Bslim: Why are these big machines always called Bertha? Why not Lucy, or Mathilda?
Cyclometh: docmattic: I'm curious as to what they will do... can the pipe be removed, or will they reroute Bertha?You can't reroute a giant borer like that. They'll have to send workers into the high pressure area around the cutter head to repair the damaged cutters and maybe remove the pipe.From what I understand it's like working in a deep sea pressure environment. Bertha is under the water table and groundwater pressure is immense, which is why they had to drill a bunch of wells and pump water out to reduce the pressure.
texdent: That's boring.
czetie: Perhaps the so-called pipe is actually where they buried the indestructible debris from the Twin Towers to conceal the evidence as far from New York as possible?
memebot_of_doom: texdent: That's boring.[img.fark.net image 580x387]It's a boring machine.
Interceptor1: Wait until they hit the toxic waste in rusting 55 gallon drums.
generallyso: Interceptor1: Wait until they hit the toxic waste in rusting 55 gallon drums.Nah that's on the shore of the Columbia River, one of the largest river systems on the continent. And it's been actively leaking for a long time.
Tax Boy: [communicategood.files.wordpress.com image 357x340]
Cybernetic: memebot_of_doom: texdent: That's boring.[img.fark.net image 580x387]It's a boring machine.And TFA says it's a "two-mile long boring journey".Sheesh, kids these days. Can't even keep themselves entertained for a two-mile journey.
Warthog: This doesn't address anything. Has anyone seen a picture of the supposed pipe? Has anyone heard from anyone NOT involved with the project that it was a pipe? It should not have taken them this long to determine that it was a pipe that is marked on the utility survey of the dig route. This smells of cover-up.
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