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(CBC)   Yesterday: cargo ship Zim Kingston loses 40 containers in rough weather. Today: ship's on fire, yo   (cbc.ca) divider line
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2021-10-23 9:45:03 PM  
So some containers are on fire now?  Wanna bet they held stuff with lithium ion batteries....
 
2021-10-23 10:03:23 PM  
Apparently half the crew has been taken off the ship so far. Two of the containers hold 58,000 kilos of potassium amylxanthate.

There is a big windstorm forecasted to hit in the next few hours.
 
2021-10-23 10:51:31 PM  

Rusty Shackleford: wo of the containers hold 58,000 kilos of potassium amylxanthate.


Fun fact. Potassium amylxanthate is the most common ingredient in the manufacturing of buttplugs.

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2021-10-23 11:24:45 PM  

Ghastly: Rusty Shackleford: wo of the containers hold 58,000 kilos of potassium amylxanthate.

Fun fact. Potassium amylxanthate is the most common ingredient in the manufacturing of buttplugs.

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also used in mining to separate ores using the floaty method
 
2021-10-23 11:45:48 PM  

Ghastly: Rusty Shackleford: wo of the containers hold 58,000 kilos of potassium amylxanthate.

Fun fact. Potassium amylxanthate is the most common ingredient in the manufacturing of buttplugs.

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You totally pulled that fact out of your ass.
 
2021-10-24 12:53:46 AM  
this should do wonders for an already stretched supply chain.
 
2021-10-24 2:09:48 AM  
Okay.  Is this supply chain stuff Terrorizers or some kind of cold war?
 
2021-10-24 2:11:25 AM  

chucknasty: this should do wonders for an already stretched supply chain.


I already pulled a couple of threadbare socks from the rag pile with plans to put a roll of lifesavers and an orange in each one.

"Electronics?? No, dear. We're having a Dickins Christmas this year."
 
2021-10-24 2:11:50 AM  
So is no chemist in here gonna tell me what the heck that buttplugged shaped bottle they keep potassium amylxanthate  in is all about?
 
2021-10-24 2:13:42 AM  

waxbeans: Okay.  Is this supply chain stuff Terrorizers or some kind of cold war?


Global Pandemic.

It was in all the papers.
 
2021-10-24 2:15:47 AM  

parasol: waxbeans: Okay.  Is this supply chain stuff Terrorizers or some kind of cold war?

Global Pandemic.

It was in all the papers.


I guess.
Seems like too much, to me.
I'd like a brake down of how the pandemic is doing this much crap.

Other than the million people killed.
So maybe letting people  wasn't free?
 
2021-10-24 2:15:58 AM  
Canada wants to hugely expand the port near Vancouver so we can have better odds of more of this damn shiate happening
 
2021-10-24 2:16:32 AM  

Ghastly: So is no chemist in here gonna tell me what the heck that buttplugged shaped bottle they keep potassium amylxanthate  in is all about?


It looked like small rodent feed pellets to me and I didn't want to ask.
 
2021-10-24 2:21:21 AM  

Ghastly: So is no chemist in here gonna tell me what the heck that buttplugged shaped bottle they keep potassium amylxanthate  in is all about?


Some things have to be stored under water.  Some things have to be stored under kerosene.  And some things have to be stored where the sun don't shine.
 
2021-10-24 2:22:45 AM  
Seems like buying a low-cost electric car kit off of Alibaba might need to wait for a bit.
 
2021-10-24 2:25:34 AM  

parasol: waxbeans: Okay.  Is this supply chain stuff Terrorizers or some kind of cold war?

Global Pandemic.

It was in all the papers.


This one was hurricane-force winds offshore. Some combination of "climate change" and "shiat happens".


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2021-10-24 2:26:12 AM  

LrdPhoenix: Ghastly: So is no chemist in here gonna tell me what the heck that buttplugged shaped bottle they keep potassium amylxanthate  in is all about?

Some things have to be stored under water.  Some things have to be stored under kerosene.  And some things have to be stored where the sun don't shine.


/making small talk with the person sitting next to me in the airport.

Them: So I'm flying to New York for a meeting to finalize the details of our corporate merger. And you?

Me (squirming uncomfortably and somewhat erotically): Going to deliver a shipment of potassium amylxanthate to some guy in Long Island.
 
2021-10-24 2:41:20 AM  

LrdPhoenix: Ghastly: So is no chemist in here gonna tell me what the heck that buttplugged shaped bottle they keep potassium amylxanthate  in is all about?

Some things have to be stored under water.  Some things have to be stored under kerosene.  And some things have to be stored where the sun don't shine.


I feel like this should rhyme.
 
2021-10-24 2:42:01 AM  

Ghastly: LrdPhoenix: Ghastly: So is no chemist in here gonna tell me what the heck that buttplugged shaped bottle they keep potassium amylxanthate  in is all about?

Some things have to be stored under water.  Some things have to be stored under kerosene.  And some things have to be stored where the sun don't shine.

/making small talk with the person sitting next to me in the airport.

Them: So I'm flying to New York for a meeting to finalize the details of our corporate merger. And you?

Me (squirming uncomfortably and somewhat erotically): Going to deliver a shipment of potassium amylxanthate to some guy in Long Island.


I just read some fanfic about this.
 
2021-10-24 2:43:16 AM  
Does the guy in Long Island have an elaborate dinner party planned where he shows you off to his friends?
 
2021-10-24 2:48:02 AM  
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2021-10-24 2:51:13 AM  
Sand won't save you this time!
 
2021-10-24 2:52:44 AM  
Heroes don't do potassium amylxanthate. Except for potassium amylxanthate man, I guess.
 
2021-10-24 3:05:20 AM  
I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.
 
2021-10-24 3:07:47 AM  
Oblig.

Clarke and Dawe - The Front Fell Off
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2021-10-24 3:08:40 AM  
So what I'm hearing is 'keep that ship as far away from the Suez Canal as possible'.
 
2021-10-24 3:09:45 AM  
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pressures of celebrity led him to fake his own death and buy a cargo ship
 
2021-10-24 3:45:59 AM  
At 0.00 PST (1 hour ago)

"UPDATE: The Canadian Coast Guard said in an update late Saturday night that 10 containers on MV Zim Kingston are now on fire and that the blaze continues to spread.

They also said the vessel itself is not on fire and that there is currently no risk to the public onshore."
 
2021-10-24 3:52:16 AM  
Okay so apparently that butt-plugged shaped bottle is just the way the Chinese display their chemical samples.

I still have questions, but I cannot express how disappointed I am to learn there is not a chemical engineering related reason why  potassium amylxanthate is stored in a butt-plug.
 
2021-10-24 3:57:13 AM  

Aussie_As: Oblig.

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Sweet Jeebus that's funny.
 
2021-10-24 4:07:56 AM  

rosekolodny: Aussie_As: Oblig.

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Sweet Jeebus that's funny.


It's from the late 80's I believe. The guys in the clip did hundreds of them over a few decades, John Clarke (the bald guy) was interviewed each week in the persona of someone in the news (often a politician) but never put on a wig or did voices, he just answered the questions in that same dry style. He passed away a few years ago sadly, was a legend of Australian tv having started off in his home country of New Zealand as a character called Fred Dagg who was a sheep farmer. Google Fred Dagg and you'll find some brilliant comedy.

Here's a fantastic film (shot on film) in 1974.
 
2021-10-24 4:08:05 AM  
Man, these guys will do just about anything to get to the head of the shipping queue.
 
2021-10-24 4:15:49 AM  
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Anything is sodium ethyl xanthate if you're brave enough.
 
2021-10-24 4:20:43 AM  

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Anything is sodium ethyl xanthate if you're brave enough.


You're doing god's work.
 
2021-10-24 4:23:19 AM  
You can track the Zim Kingston -- and a bunch of the rescue activity on the app Marine Traffic.  The attached image shows the container ship immediately south of Victoria (the round green dot).  There are also a number of tugs active in the Straits of San Juan de Fuca west of Victoria -- and some orange buoys that I believe map the floating containers near Bamfield (off this map to the west):

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2021-10-24 4:26:07 AM  
Should have quarantined those Chevy Bolts.

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2021-10-24 4:29:35 AM  
Next up Chevy lovers and Tesla haters and supporters.

A lot of cargo incidents lately, I think they are really trying to get as much through as possible right now and things are getting very sketchy.
 
2021-10-24 4:31:34 AM  

Rusty Shackleford: Apparently half the crew has been taken off the ship so far. Two of the containers hold 58,000 kilos of potassium amylxanthate.

There is a big windstorm forecasted to hit in the next few hours.


Great.
 
2021-10-24 4:58:03 AM  

parasol: Ghastly: So is no chemist in here gonna tell me what the heck that buttplugged shaped bottle they keep potassium amylxanthate  in is all about?

It looked like small rodent feed pellets to me and I didn't want to ask.


Well, how else are you gonna feed that gerbil and keep it alive?
 
2021-10-24 5:02:39 AM  
Zim?


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2021-10-24 5:14:03 AM  

Ghastly: Rusty Shackleford: wo of the containers hold 58,000 kilos of potassium amylxanthate.

Fun fact. Potassium amylxanthate is the most common ingredient in the manufacturing of buttplugs.

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Spontaneously combusting buttplugs, for when you want a night of sex that's really, really hot, or because you want the evidence to destroy itself before your in-laws come to visit for the holidays?
 
2021-10-24 5:35:06 AM  
The compound, which is used in mining, is classified by the U.S. government as "spontaneously combustible."

But the ship is in Canadian waters, so what's the problem?
 
2021-10-24 5:37:46 AM  

Ghastly: Rusty Shackleford: wo of the containers hold 58,000 kilos of potassium amylxanthate.

Fun fact. Potassium amylxanthate is the most common ingredient in the manufacturing of buttplugs.

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Who the HELL knows that kind of shiat ?
 
2021-10-24 5:41:46 AM  

koder: Ghastly: Rusty Shackleford: wo of the containers hold 58,000 kilos of potassium amylxanthate.

Fun fact. Potassium amylxanthate is the most common ingredient in the manufacturing of buttplugs.

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You totally pulled that fact out of your ass.


Okay! So fun fact. Those Chinese chemical sample vials are shaped like butt plugs for a reason. You see they sit upside down with the stopper on the bottom and are shaped like that so that if the chemical inside the vial is extremely reactive and is somehow ignited the vial becomes a rocket that flies up and away instead of exploding like a grenade, possibly around other vials of volatile chemical samples. So they're shaped like butt plugs for safety reasons.

Did I pull that out of my ass? Yeah... yeah I did. I have no idea why Chinese chemical sample bottles look like butt-plugs.
 
2021-10-24 5:48:58 AM  
The Coast Guard said Zim Kingston is carrying more than 52,000 kilograms of xanthates, which includes potassium amylxanthate, housed in two of the containers that are on fire aboard the ship.
The compound, which is used in mining, is classified by the U.S. government as "spontaneously combustible." Potassium amylxanthate is also toxic to marine life.


You fools, you foolish fools! If only you had moved this material using the transporter from Star Trek instead!
 
2021-10-24 6:04:28 AM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: The Coast Guard said Zim Kingston is carrying more than 52,000 kilograms of xanthates, which includes potassium amylxanthate, housed in two of the containers that are on fire aboard the ship.
The compound, which is used in mining, is classified by the U.S. government as "spontaneously combustible." Potassium amylxanthate is also toxic to marine life.

You fools, you foolish fools! If only you had moved this material using the transporter from Star Trek instead!


It does kinda look like a butt-plug full of quadrotriticale. I think I read a slash-fic once that had them beaming a bunch of them on board.
 
2021-10-24 6:55:46 AM  
Maybe they are shaped that way so you can't leave the container open thus reducing the chance of a random spill. Just a thought.
 
2021-10-24 7:14:43 AM  
PAIGE NO
 
2021-10-24 7:22:59 AM  
Full of chemicals.

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2021-10-24 7:23:41 AM  

rosekolodny: Does the guy in Long Island have an elaborate dinner party planned where he shows you off to his friends?


He better.
 
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