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Kickstand
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And the rocket's red glare, the bomb bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our bridge was still there


https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2024/03/26/baltimore-key-bridge-collapse-maryland/

I think the Chinese sabotaged our bridge.

3/26/2024 10:57:52 AM

EMCE
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The real question is why did so much of that bridge fall down when the barge hit it?

Also

3/26/2024 11:52:54 AM

justinh524
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"The real question is why did so much of that bridge fall down when the barge hit it?"


Because physics?

3/26/2024 11:56:59 AM

Kickstand
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Middle span /= so much. It's akshually 1.6 mi. long.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Scott_Key_Bridge_(Baltimore)

Wiki people don't mess around with their updates. lol

3/26/2024 12:04:18 PM

Bullet
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Statics was one of my favorite classes. My only A+ in college (that I recall)

3/26/2024 12:13:32 PM

EMCE
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Yeah, I guess I was thinking a bridge with shipping activity below should have more reinforcement, so that these catastrophic collapses don't happen.
Then I thought a fully loaded cargo ship is probably like 500k metric tons. Moving at 10 knots, that's a ton of energy. No bridge could be expected to withstand that.

3/26/2024 12:42:39 PM

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yeah, I thought that initially too EMCE, but I think if one of the supports gets knocked down, that pretty much creates a ripple effect and weakens the rest of the structure :333

3/26/2024 1:20:49 PM

The Coz
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^Thank you for thinking!

3/26/2024 1:20:50 PM

BubbleBobble
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ah shit, a toll bridge?

f that, put up another one toll-free

3/26/2024 1:21:49 PM

BubbleBobble
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haha, now you have to edit your number of carets

3/26/2024 1:22:13 PM

justinh524
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Kinda really fucked up that they didn't evacuate the work crew from the bridge. They clearly had enough time prior to the collision since they got all the traffic off the bridge.

I guess our brave police officers couldn't risk their lives just to save some latino bridge workers.

3/26/2024 2:30:56 PM

The Coz
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BB sabotaged me by one second.

3/26/2024 3:08:01 PM

emnsk
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Not that it might've made a huge difference, but I saw a video showing how the bridge itself didn't have fenders, but the electrical cables or something did, which is pretty awfully funny.

3/26/2024 6:49:51 PM

justinh524
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Not sure why you think that anything was going to stop that massive ship or even deflect it enough to prevent what happened.

3/26/2024 7:29:21 PM

StTexan
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^the news is saying lack of fenders a big reason this happened

3/26/2024 7:49:08 PM

EMCE
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3/26/2024 7:58:35 PM

emnsk
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^^^

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"Not that it might've made a huge difference, but I saw a video showing how the bridge itself didn't have fenders, but the electrical cables or something did, which is pretty awfully funny."


Not sure why you can't read, lol.

3/26/2024 8:57:20 PM

Walter
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I heard that the City of Baltimore may have embezzled all of their American Recovery and Reinvestment Act infrastructure funds that Obama gave them back in 2009. The City leaders apparently told Uncle Sam that they were gonna use his credit card to buy new fenders for the bridge, but instead they bought new bridges for their Fenders - for themselves and all of their friends/families! They all upgraded their Fenders with new bridges on the taxpayer's dime because nobody really knows what the hell even is a bridge fender. The $25,000/yr government pencil pusher reviewing their Obama Bux funds saw the invoice for $10,000 worth of Fender bridges and thought 'damn that's a good deal for bridge fenders'. I bet we never hear a peep of this because Big Guitar will just bury it like they buried Kurt Cobain.

3/26/2024 9:23:28 PM

StTexan
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I wish Obama would be president for the next 10 years

3/26/2024 9:25:03 PM

emnsk
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He is -- Obama wears Joe Biden's skin.

3/26/2024 9:56:56 PM

StTexan
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I wish but no

3/26/2024 10:21:55 PM

emnsk
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Lmao, black people on twitter adopting DEI as the n word in jokes cause of the racists using it for the mayor is awesome

3/27/2024 1:15:44 AM

Bullet
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"The City leaders apparently told Uncle Sam that they were gonna use his credit card to buy new fenders for the bridge, but instead they bought new bridges for their Fender"


ok, that was pretty good

3/27/2024 9:48:02 AM

Kickstand
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^^ What are they saying? (I don't have an X account)
Dark skinned mayor = DEI job = n word? Doesn't make much sense to a dumb internet primate like me.

3/27/2024 11:57:08 AM

The Coz
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I also would appreciate less cryptic examples.

3/27/2024 6:28:52 PM

Walter
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Does anyone know if the Pullen Road bridge over Rocky Branch has proper fender protection? That bridge is one out-of-control Pullen Park pedal boat away from disaster if Mary-Ann Baldwin doesn't investigate this NOW

3/27/2024 8:59:19 PM

Kickstand
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https://www.youtube.com/live/grjK6sqQyDA?si=haO-vIQ1wDzlRwQ0

Sal Mercogliano has a lot of good insight.

3/28/2024 11:49:48 AM

emnsk
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^^^^

there were some racist losers calling him a "DEI Mayor"

so people called them out for basically just being racist under a bullshit veil and jokingly started using DEI in place of n*****, as in "what up my DEI", "how are my DEIs doing", etc.

3/28/2024 4:14:19 PM

The Coz
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OIC. THX!

3/28/2024 8:20:43 PM

Walter
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DEI is a bunch of filth, I can't believe anyone supports the junk. After Dale Sr died, Teresa Earnhardt turned that world class racing team into a dumpster fire...they should've just given Jr. control instead.

Raise Hell Praise Dale

3/29/2024 12:26:51 AM

emnsk
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Hell yeah

down with tgl3

[Edited on March 29, 2024 at 12:44 AM. Reason : praise be to TGL3, my lord and savior]

3/29/2024 12:44:11 AM

Bullet
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https://www.wral.com/story/paul-krugman-will-trump-s-maga-republicans-block-baltimore-s-rebuilding/21358481/

4/2/2024 10:06:37 AM

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