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2020-08-04 5:21:00 PM  
And today I learned how to spell Beirut
 
2020-08-04 5:22:52 PM  
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2020-08-04 5:40:46 PM  

Drew: And today I learned how to spell Beirut


I learned out to spell Beirut before I learned how to spell Beyreuth. No, wait. Maybe it was the other way around.
 
2020-08-04 5:43:38 PM  
The first report on deaths in Beirut I've seen is 50. That seems extremely low.
 
2020-08-04 5:44:42 PM  
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2020-08-04 5:53:22 PM  

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there is only one "EE" in bee. Your argument is invalid.
 
2020-08-04 5:56:01 PM  
beeeeg bada boom
 
2020-08-04 5:57:13 PM  

Drew: And today I learned how to spell Beirut


Not the only one.
 
2020-08-04 5:58:26 PM  
The Es in bees, nest mainly in the trees.
 
2020-08-04 6:03:08 PM  
Is the yellow wax that falls on your car when you park underneath trees really Bee-shiat or is it something the trees make? It could be mainly pollen either way, I guess, but you'd think debunker would have resolved that question by now.

Whar Cecil Adams? Whar Adam Savage?
 
2020-08-04 6:03:18 PM  
CNN is now reporting "at least 73 dead", "at least 2,750 injured", that it damaged homes 6 miles away, and caused a magnitude 3.3 earthquake that was felt in Cyprus, which is 150 miles away across the Mediterranean Sea.

I dunno but that seems to be more than just a few firecrackers.
 
2020-08-04 6:09:42 PM  

evilsofa: CNN is now reporting "at least 73 dead", "at least 2,750 injured", that it damaged homes 6 miles away, and caused a magnitude 3.3 earthquake that was felt in Cyprus, which is 150 miles away across the Mediterranean Sea.

I dunno but that seems to be more than just a few firecrackers.


Aha, 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate in the warehouse next door to the firecrackers makes a lot more sense.
 
2020-08-04 6:11:10 PM  

evilsofa: evilsofa: CNN is now reporting "at least 73 dead", "at least 2,750 injured", that it damaged homes 6 miles away, and caused a magnitude 3.3 earthquake that was felt in Cyprus, which is 150 miles away across the Mediterranean Sea.

I dunno but that seems to be more than just a few firecrackers.

Aha, 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate in the warehouse next door to the firecrackers makes a lot more sense.


2.75 kilotonnes?

Hmm.
 
2020-08-04 6:12:30 PM  
Numbers spectacular...some number....massive number...great numbers...record setting numbers...
 
2020-08-04 6:16:26 PM  
fudged numbers. I can't even drink this much....
 
2020-08-04 6:17:47 PM  
I lost the number of times he said "numbers."
 
2020-08-04 6:29:59 PM  

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These EEEEEs aren't silent.
 
2020-08-04 6:38:21 PM  
Brut explosion? OH GOD NOT 1965 AGAIN
 
2020-08-04 6:58:58 PM  
Well, it sounds like Lebanon is also getting it's ass kicked by COVID, so that's one good thing Trump has done, is to make the US more like Lebanon. With all the deregulation, I'm sure we can expect our own city leveling, industrial explosion soon too.
 
2020-08-04 7:13:25 PM  
Wow this is horrible. The red smoke plume looks so ominous.
 
2020-08-04 7:20:57 PM  

brantgoose: Is the yellow wax that falls on your car when you park underneath trees really Bee-shiat or is it something the trees make? It could be mainly pollen either way, I guess, but you'd think debunker would have resolved that question by now.

Whar Cecil Adams? Whar Adam Savage?


No, it is from the airplanes that spray the skies, it collects on the trees and then drops on your car.
 
2020-08-04 8:25:27 PM  

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Too soon.
 
2020-08-04 8:46:12 PM  
I'm once again proud of our competent leader in times of crisis:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/04/middle​e​ast/beirut-explosion-port-intl/index.h​tml

The US response

US President Donald Trump offered sympathy and assistance to the people of Lebanon, referring to the incident as a "terrible attack." Lebanese officials have not called the explosion an attack.
Asked if he was confident if the explosion was an attack, the President said it "seems like" it was, based on what US military officials have told him.

"This was a -- seems to be according to them, they would know better than I would, but they seem to think it was an attack. It was a bomb of some kind," he told reporters at the White House.

But three US Defense Department officials told CNN that as of Tuesday night there was no indication the explosion was an attack. The officials, who declined to be identified so they could speak freely, said they don't know what the President is talking about.
 
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