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Only after public pressure is the murderer Shannon Brandt, who stalked, ran down, and murdered a teenager named Cayler Ellingson for being a member of a "Republican extremist group" which is 1, not illegal and 2, not even true, charged with murder.

And for some reason, conservatives have the crazy idea that government officials, including Republican officials, feel that violence against them is excusable and just the way things are.

A Glenfield man has now been charged with murder after allegedly running over another person at a street dance in McHenry on September 18.

41-year-old Shannon Brandt was initially charged with vehicular homicide in the incident.

The left has so normalized their constant political violence that police, judges, and GOP officials, including GOP DAs, just accept leftist violence as the normal, natural order of things.

NO. We do not accept it that any longer.



Miranda Devine
@mirandadevine

Now I'm hearing the FBI is leaking private health information about whistleblowers to the New York Times to try to discredit them. This amounts to unlawful reprisal against a whistleblower which the DOJ Inspector General should investigate.

A court has accepted the FBI's usual bullshit as to why it shouldn't have to disclose its thousands of FOIA'd documents about Seth Rich -- "will expose sources and methods," etc. (They have this bullshit as a macro) -- but the court at least did order his computer to be released, in two weeks.

By the way, the FBI originally lied and claimed it had no documents at all responsive to the FOIA request. Whoops! Whoopsie!

Tipped by commenter Grant Swinger, if that is his real name, a very interesting claim from LawDog, which sounds Learnéd though I don't know if it is, that the Russian pipeline explosion is almost certainly just a case of the Russians failing to do proper maintenance, plus a build-up of methane hydate crystals.

He says there's a process to extract water from natural gas when you inject it into the pipe, but then, you don't get it all out, and this gas has just been sitting in the pipe for months and months, so whatever was left in the gas had all sorts of time to get up to mischief. Like forming methane hydrate crystals.

LawDog doesn't explicitly say so in the article, but he implies that methane hydrate does not need free oxygen to explode. Someone in the comments says there's oxygen "in the lattice of ice" around the crystals.

He notes "issues" with the pipe:

They officially shut it down in July of 2020 for maintenance, and had cornbread hell getting it back on-line, and "issues" with maintaining flow throughout the next year; shut it down again in July of 2021, with bigger "issues" -- we say "issues" because the Russians won't explain what these issues were -- and even more problems, including unexplained, major disruptions in gas flow in Dec21/Jan22; Feb 22; and April 22.

In my experience when anything involving energy-industry hydrocarbons explodes ... well, sabotage isn't the first thing that comes to mind. And honestly, when it comes to a pipeline running natural gas under Russian (non)maintenance, an explosion means that it's Tuesday. Or Friday. Or another day of the week ending in "y".

He also points out the suspicious -- or non-suspicious -- timing of the explosions:

Yes, 17 hours apart. No military is going to arrange for two pipes in the same general area to be destroyed 17 hours apart. Not without some Spec Ops guy having a fit of apoplexy. One pipe goes up in a busy shipping lane, in a busy sea, and everyone takes notice. Then you wait 17 hours to do the second -- with 17 hours for people to show up and catch you running dirty? Nah, not buying it.

I don't know if he's right because I don't understand the science he's talking about and I can't say that anything he's saying is true or not.

But I would say that his explanation explains one thing: The dog that didn't bark, as Sherlock Holmes said.

Why isn't Russia blaming this on Ukraine and calling for an emergency UN Security Council meeting? Why aren't they screaming about it?

Why are they being uncharacteristically chill about it?

It would make sense that they would be a bit muted about it -- if they knew the pipe exploded during an attempt to depressurize the pipes (as LawDog speculates) and they do not want to invite further inquiry which would only wind up embarrassing them.

Still, I have no idea if any of this is even plausible. Interesting, though.

#SixSeasonsAndaMovie became a motto for the ratings-challenged Community TV show. Abed vowed that the short-lived TV show The Cape (was that it?) would be on for "six seasons and a movie" when Jeff said it would be cancelled in three weeks, and the show's crew, cast, and fans adopted this as their own goal.

They got canceled by NBC after five seasons, but then Yahoo "Screen," their short-lived attempt at an online TV service (remember that?) picked them up for a sixth season.

And now, they will finally fulfill the destiny of #SixSeasonsandaMovie as Peacock announces a Community movie.

I mean, an online streaming movie, which isn't fully a movie, but I guess it's what we call a movie now.

Unfortunately, Donald Glover, who played Troy and left in the middle of season 5, won't be coming back.

Oh what a surprise -- the Fauci's combined wealth increased by $5 million just during the two years of the pandemic.

He's a civil "servant." Must be nice!

Dr. Anthony Fauci and his wife's net worth grew by $5 million during the COVID-19 pandemic as thousands of US residents struggled financially, according to a government spending watchdog group.

The combined wealth of the 81-year-old retiring director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and his bioethicist wife, Christine Grady, soared from $7.5 million in 2019 to $12.6 million at the end of 2021, according to a report from the non-profit OpenTheBooks.

"Despite becoming a figure of controversy, the system has rewarded Dr. Fauci handsomely," the group's CEO, Adam Andrzejewski, told Fox News Digital. "While Dr. Fauci has been a government bureaucrat for more than 55 years, his household net worth skyrocketed during the pandemic."

The couple's wealth boost was due in part to major salary increases, cash awards and royalties, according to the report.

Fauci has consistently refused to disclose his royalties, which are paid to him by Big Pharma, and has lied to Congress about the information about these royalties already being available to the public. It's not. It remains a secret kept under lock and key, and he won't turn the key.

Europe's only surviving Queen, Margrethe of Denmark, was "inspired" by Queen Elizabeth to get rid of some her own goldbricking Harrys and Meghans and boot them out of the royal family.

Europe's only reigning Queen was inspired to revoke their titles by other royals - including her late cousin Queen Elizabeth II - and claimed it was to allow the four children of her younger son, Prince Joachim: Nikolai, Felix, Henrik and Athena, to live more normal lives. It follows similar moves by other royal families in Europe, including the Windsors, to slim down their monarchies, the Danish palace said later.

But her decision has 'upset' her second son Joachim and his four children. His eldest sons Nikolai and Felix - from his first marriage - have been branded 'playboy princes' because they are professional models who failed to complete their two-year military education after both concluded it was 'not right for them'. Prince Joachim insists his mother only gave him five days' notice. His first wife Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg, said last night she is 'in shock' and revealed: 'The children feel ostracised'.

Jacob Heinel Jensen, royal correspondent for national tabloid BT who has been at the heart of the story in Denmark, told MailOnline that the Danish Royal Family is in 'crisis' -- and is now in the midst its own Megxit.

He said: 'The situation we have in Denmark today is what the UK had two years ago. Yesterday we had a Prince Joachim going rogue on TV saying how upset he was, how his children are suffering. The parallels between him and Harry are there for all to see'.

'This slimming down is something we have seen all over Europe. The days of gigantic royal families with prince after prince and princess after princess, all paid for by the taxpayer, are over', he added.

It's so fun to hear the lamentations of the entitled.

Meanwhile, the Royal Twats may delay their Netflix series to edit out some of the nasty things they said about (checks notes) Harry's father and (checks notes) Harry's brother.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly want to edit their docuseries with Netflix and delay its release 'until next year' after the Queen's death, multiple sources have told Page Six.


[S]ources claimed the couple now want to make edits to the series, which would possibly delay its release until later in 2023, as they look to 'downplay much of what they have said about King Charles III, Queen Consort Camilla, and the Prince and Princess of Wales'.

One Hollywood industry source said: 'A lot of conversations are happening. I hear that Harry and Meghan want the series to be held until next year, they want to stall.

'I wonder if the show could even be dead in the water at this point, do Harry and Meghan just want to shelve this thing?,' they added.

Netflix signed a $100 million deal with these useless layabouts, back when Netflix thought they were making money and were signing deals with everyone. They were specifically paying for dirt and gossip, not soft-focus crap.

I wonder if Netflix will go the David Zaslav route and start looking for a way to "Batgirl" these two.

At The Dispatch, here's the picture of Lizzo that ran to advertise Allahpundit's godawful piece about Lizzo.

Except, you know, it's not Lizzo.

It's just... some other black woman.

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I guess they all look alike to the lily-white smug Urban Progressive Karens at the Dispatch.

FaceBook fact-checkers, y'all:

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Oh, and if you want to read something absolutely wretched, I mean really cringey, really embarrassingly awful, you just try reading AllahPundit's "writing" at The Dispatch. He's decided that what his real metier will be is blogging about blogging and writing about writing. It's so self-indulgent and up-his-own-asshole and cutesy and twee it's literally disgusting. Vomitevole, as Ms. Meloni would say. He really thinks we want an Inside Look into The Mind of the Artist Formerly Known As AllahPundit.

He's not doing AllahPundit blog posts any longer -- he's giving you The Making Of Allah Pundit Blog Posts. He's giving you the Criterion Collection bonus features of his blog posts, right in the blog posts themselves.

As my second week as a staff writer at The Dispatch comes to a close, I need to confess. I'm ... not really a writer.

Some of you will have already noticed.

Jonah Goldberg is a writer. Kevin Williamson is a writer. I'm a blogger. Bloggers have different talents than writers.

We value writers for their prose and their insight. We value bloggers for their speed, their efficiency at curating news, and their ability to formulate strong political opinions--"takes," we might more aptly call them--about literally anything that might turn up on the Drudge Report or in the average news junkie's Twitter timeline.

Like Liam Neeson in Taken, I have a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you, if you happen to be someone who esteems careful well-informed analysis over dashed-off screeds about whatever the outrage du jour might be.

Can a blogger successfully transition into a writer? The Dispatch evidently thinks so. I guess we'll find out!

Yeah good luck with that, Champ. We're all eager to see where your New Journey takes you.

I swear to God, there's something wrong with him. It's like he's brain-damaged.

Speaking of people who are terrible at their jobs, chase away audiences, and ultimately get fired, Trevor Noah says that he himself has decided to leave The Daily Show and it was totally his idea and everything.

It's just that after seven years of not being funny on TV, he's ready to not be funny in his first love, stand-up comedy.

Noah said he was eager to get back on the road, doing standup and seeing the world. He said it was "another part of my life I want to keep exploring."

This is an obvious lie. Every stand-up, every single one, attempts to get on TV, not because they want to be an actor (they usually don't want to be an actor) and not because they don't like stand-up (they usually like stand-up itself) but because they absolutely hate the road.

No one wants to be on the road. Trevor Noah does not want to be on the road.

As for "seeing the world," pretty sure you can do that with a high paying job. A lot of rich people manage it. He also claimed he wanted to "continue learning languages."

Oh, right. So that's why you have to return to the road. To "learn languages."

Maybe he'll take a page from AllahPundit and do Stand-Up About Being a Stand-Up. Really tell the world what's going on in the crazy little bean called Trevor Noah's Brain.

Young girls totally aren't pursuing unneeded surgical modifications based on what they see on TikTok and Insta:


This beauty trend could really fox you up.

At least that's what Hannah Edwards, a woman who underwent the TikTok viral #FoxEyeLift procedure and experienced so much pain that she wanted to "die," claims.

"It was honestly the worst pain I've ever felt," Edwards, a 25-year-old nutrition student from Sydney, Australia, told NeedToKnow.Online. "The pain was so bad that I wanted to die, I didn't think I could handle being in so much pain."

In early January, Edwards scheduled a consultation for the fox eye-lift with a clinic, hoping its staffers would help her achieve the face of her dreams.

The controversial cosmetic enhancement is a nonsurgical treatment meant to transform rounded, hooded or droopy eyes into sleek, feline-like ovals.

During the procedure, biodegradable sutures are used to pull the skin near the outer corner of the eye back towards the temple. In the US, the embellishment costs around $2,050.

They say it's "nonsurgical" but then, they suturing your eyebrows up higher on your face. We're kind of playing close-to-the-line with the definition of "nonsurgical."

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I wonder what other this-will-change-my-life-completely surgical alterations young girls are being convinced to try via viral contagion?

Twenty-Fifth Amendment Insurance Policy:

To RAWK your way into the weekend, enjoy this Ame Bibabi level talent. You can skip to 2:50 to hear the actual " " " music, " " " or watch it all the way through to first enjoy the " " " dramatic " " " " " " acting " " " beforehand.

Vice says that this is the future of rap. But then, Vice.com also says that it's time for straight guys to start putting things up their butts:

Everyone loves orgasms, right? If we didn't, we wouldn't go to ridiculous lengths to achieve them like pirating porn alone or going through the exhausting process of romancing a special someone just so we can have one in the company of another human.

Well, what if I told all of you straight guys out there that there is a secret orgasm that you don't even know about, and it's much better than relieving yourself into a wad of Kleenex while your computer burns your bare thighs? This is an orgasm so good that it will make your whole body shake, every inch of your skin tingle, and your voice erupt with spontaneous screams like Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally. There's only one catch: To achieve this orgasm, you have to put things up your butt.

Sounds pretty convincing!

But on the other hand, they're in bad financial shape and are trying to sell themselves off one piece at a time, like a streetwhore with prosthetic limbs.

Vice Media has hired financial advisors to seek a sale, either for the entire company or for parts of the business, according to sources.

The company would prefer to sell itself in one piece but may decide to sell off business units if it can't find an appealing deal, the sources said.

That was from May so I guess they haven't found an appealing deal yet.

So now I just don't know what to think!!!

brb looking for an old tv remote to stick up my butt

Posted by: Ace at 06:33 PM




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1 First?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:34 PM (llXky)

2 What...gray?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:34 PM (llXky)

3

Posted by: Marcel Marceau at September 30, 2022 06:34 PM (yQpMk)

4 Good evening everyone.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 30, 2022 06:34 PM (LsEU/)

5 Grey boxes.....

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 30, 2022 06:35 PM (bVYXr)

6 first.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 30, 2022 06:35 PM (bVYXr)

7 By the time I post this he’ll have fixed it.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 06:35 PM (u73oe)

8 Whoa

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 06:36 PM (u73oe)

9 Guess he’s fixing it now.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 06:36 PM (u73oe)

10 > Then you wait 17 hours to do the second -- with 17 hours for people to show up and catch you running dirty?

Errr.... timers are a thing that exists?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 30, 2022 06:36 PM (bW8dp)

11 Is that bottom photo a bunch of dwarves from the new Amazon Lord of the Rangz?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 06:37 PM (TKMtt)

12 Still borked

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 06:38 PM (u73oe)

13 Willowed...

We're off to see the Wizard
The wonderful Wizard of Odds
Posted by: The Wizard of Order at September 30, 2022 06:26 PM

I'll just leave this here.

https://youtu.be/7QH5LcmfyLI
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 30, 2022 06:37 PM

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 30, 2022 06:39 PM (Wnv9h)

14 Is cornbread hell a real place?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 30, 2022 06:39 PM (yQpMk)

15 One easy step for improving your looks for less than $2000

1) Remove that silly nose ring.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 06:40 PM (TKMtt)

16 And still we're going to have to listen to morons say that the Democratic Party has no propaganda outlets like Fox News and "Talk Radio".

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:40 PM (krQz2)

17 Good writing as usual, but what's with the pics of cattle in lingerie?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at September 30, 2022 06:40 PM (Bd6X8)

18 How did being a ton of lard become a icon?

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 06:40 PM (xhxe8)

19 "brb looking for an old tv remote to stick up my butt"

Take the batteries out first. Don't ask me how I know.

Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 06:41 PM (24fqN)

20
Whoa... TJM. Bruh.

Lizzo? Dang, man.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 30, 2022 06:41 PM (oINRc)

21 Errr.... timers are a thing that exists?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 30, 2022 06:36 PM (bW8dp)
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You blow up the first one and see what happens. Missiles inbound? No?

Blow up the second one.

But right, the people who left $8,000,000,000 of working equipment to the Taliban are Super-Smart and would never telegraph their moves.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:41 PM (llXky)

22 Also willowed because shut up, they always explain:

Back in the day.... Elves were racist. High Elves looked down on Wood Elves... and were REALLY unhappy with 1/2 Elves.
Posted by: Romeo13
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This is reality.

If you could be a fly on the wall to observe lighter skin blacks views on darker skinned blacks...

"Many HBCUs, but specifically the “Black Ivy League” schools were one Brown Paper Bag Schools. Often, the Brown Paper Bag Test has been attributed to being used by Divine 9 Greek Organizations as a barrier to inclusion, but few have discussed that many Black Colleges used the same test in deciding whether to admit students."

https://tinyurl.com/2jbgkf9k

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 06:41 PM (TKMtt)

23 > One easy step for improving your looks for less than $2000


2) Don't get that crappy jailhouse tattoo. Not only is that less than $2,000, it's actually a negative expense!

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 30, 2022 06:41 PM (bW8dp)

24 >>>Vice says that this is the future of rap. But then, Vice.com also says that it's time for straight guys to start putting things up their butts:

lol

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 06:41 PM (yHsuS)

25 He notes "issues" with the pipe

Your mother notes the "issues" with the pipe too, sonny.

Posted by: Sean Connery on Celebrity Jeopardy at September 30, 2022 06:42 PM (KFhLj)

26 Uh, one of the pipes has never had Gas in it. Was not authorized yet.

And why would the explosions happen THAT close together? If it was a spontaneous explosion? As one was used, the other not, and one had not been used for some time.

Oh, and explosions were GEOGRAPHICALLY close together as well?

Sorry... does not pass the smell test.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:42 PM (oHd/0)

27 Lizzo.

Fat, Sloppy and Untalented is no way to go through life honey.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 30, 2022 06:42 PM (R/m4+)

28 > Take the batteries out first. Don't ask me how I know.

Or leave them in, if you have some polyps or anal warts that need to be burned off.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 30, 2022 06:43 PM (bW8dp)

29 Oh, and explosions were GEOGRAPHICALLY close together as well?

Sorry... does not pass the smell test.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:42 PM (oHd/0)
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Convenient that the Russians jacked up their pipelines within 24 hours of the Polish-Norway one becoming operational.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:43 PM (llXky)

30 Why are they being uncharacteristically chill about it?

I don't know, I read elsewhere (probably ZH) that Putin mentioned it in his speech today, along with the assertion that everyone knows who did it. I'm not sure if he mentions DC directly or the author was filling in for him.

The story that it was an accident being pushed is interesting in that at least in means someone in DC figured out they went to far on that one and need to find a way to back out of it, which is better than the alternatives.

Posted by: Methos at September 30, 2022 06:44 PM (kOpft)

31 Is cornbread hell a real place?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 30, 2022 06:39 PM (yQpMk)

Isn't that when you turn out the cornbread from the cast iron skillet and the middle sticks in the skillet?

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 06:44 PM (yHsuS)

32 Red-tape is the new Stasi.

Confiscate somebody's security tapes in the guise of "investigating". Then you can forever quash the subject because "Sorry, I can't comment on an ongoing investigation".

Wray's purging conservatives from the ranks of the FIB, so I would almost bet they're are training soldiers in these tactics.

This is what they did to sit on Hunter's laptop and (apparently) Seth Rich's laptop.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:44 PM (krQz2)

33 26 Uh, one of the pipes has never had Gas in it. Was not authorized yet.

And why would the explosions happen THAT close together? If it was a spontaneous explosion? As one was used, the other not, and one had not been used for some time.

Oh, and explosions were GEOGRAPHICALLY close together as well?

Sorry... does not pass the smell test.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:42 PM (oHd/0)

I don't think the pipes are left empty; they have some fluid in them. Could be a Chernobyl kinda test they were running.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:44 PM (ynpvh)

34 If Lizzo got cremated , she'd burn for at least 3 days

Posted by: Quilters Irish Death at September 30, 2022 06:45 PM (OgrpQ)

35 Chernobyl Frogs turn Black...
https://is.gd/NExkuL

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:45 PM (ynpvh)

36 >>"will expose sources and methods,"

Uhmm, unless they whacked him, what sources and methods would be revealed by disclosing their documents on the Seth Rich case?

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 30, 2022 06:46 PM (up/3i)

37 Related to that top "I can't feed my family" image, did you know that 26% of the U.S. population are literally hardcore right-wing authoritarianists? Here's the desire:

""desire to submit to some authority, aggression that is directed against whomever the authority says should be targeted and a desire to have everybody follow the norms and social conventions that the authority says should be followed,"


Yep. No joke. They polled 1000 people worldwide and will determine federal policy based on these results.

https://tinyurl.com/y9tjqshm

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 06:46 PM (TKMtt)

38 > I don't think the pipes are left empty; they have some fluid in them.

I think you're right. Having something in there (even if not liquified gas) would help the pipe resist the outside water pressure.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 30, 2022 06:46 PM (bW8dp)

39 Your mother also knows all about flute-playing controversies, sonny.

Posted by: Sean Connery on Celebrity Jeopardy at September 30, 2022 06:46 PM (KFhLj)

40 34 If Lizzo got cremated , she'd burn for at least 3 days

Posted by: Quilters Irish Death at September 30, 2022 06:45 PM (OgrpQ)

Too much heat; the crematory might melt and burn.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:47 PM (ynpvh)

41 fox eye-lift... sleek, feline-like ovals.

As a cat owner who cosplays as a kitsune for Pathfinder sessions, this offends me on so many levels.

Posted by: pookysgirl knows that words mean things at September 30, 2022 06:47 PM (XKZwp)

42 Oh HELL NO I have enough trouble at the rear exit with sticking something in thru the out door. What the hell is wrong with people???

Posted by: fd, still not gay at September 30, 2022 06:47 PM (sn5EN)

43 Uh, one of the pipes has never had Gas in it. Was not authorized yet.

And why would the explosions happen THAT close together? If it was a spontaneous explosion? As one was used, the other not, and one had not been used for some time.

Oh, and explosions were GEOGRAPHICALLY close together as well?

Sorry... does not pass the smell test.
Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:42 PM (oHd/0)

Coincidentally in one of the places where the water is shallow but not near land where things might be spotted.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:47 PM (eoQWY)

44 Not sure if it has anything to do with the pipeline leaks but the parent company of the pipelines, Nord Stream 2 AG which is a Swiss shell company owned by the Kremlin, was close to going tits up as far back as March and there where reports that almost all staff was laid off.

The war and the sanctions did do some damage to the Russian economy.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 06:47 PM (ZLI7S)

45 "I think means picks up an -OH group from H2O, that leaves an -O behind, which will bond with another free -O"

This explanation hinges on the validity of the atomic theory of matter, for starters.

Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 06:47 PM (24fqN)

46 36 >>"will expose sources and methods,"

Uhmm, unless they whacked him, what sources and methods would be revealed by disclosing their documents on the Seth Rich case?

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 30, 2022 06:46 PM (up/3i)

Probably same "sources and methods" on Hunter's laptop...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:47 PM (ynpvh)

47 The story that it was an accident being pushed is interesting in that at least in means someone in DC figured out they went to far on that one and need to find a way to back out of it, which is better than the alternatives.

Posted by: Methos at September 30, 2022 06:44 PM (kOpft)
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Yes. No one was buying the stupid notion that Putin purposefully bombed his own pipeline, so now it's "The Russians are too dumb to run pipelines."

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:48 PM (llXky)

48 hiya

Posted by: JT at September 30, 2022 06:48 PM (T4tVD)

49 Have any crackerjack reporters asked Joe about ice cream lately? They're tough with the senile old pervert aren't they?

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 30, 2022 06:48 PM (eGTCV)

50 Joe Biden okayed the Nordstrom 2. Thus if America has any role in the disaster, it has Joe's fingerprints on it.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:48 PM (krQz2)

51
Methane clathrates are solids. Unless an anticomplexing agent (like methanol) is used t's possible for them to accumulate in pipelines and impede flow or clog the flow of gas. When the clathrates disintegrate the increase in gas pressure can be enormous, potentially rupturing the line.

Just some ill-informed speculation.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 30, 2022 06:49 PM (1Nxff)

52 42 Oh HELL NO I have enough trouble at the rear exit with sticking something in thru the out door. What the hell is wrong with people???

Posted by: fd, still not gay at September 30, 2022 06:47 PM (sn5EN)

their shit is all fucked up.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:49 PM (ynpvh)

53 So was that the 'real' Lizzo blowing the crystal flute, or what now? Everything's an op.

Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 06:49 PM (24fqN)

54 Is cornbread hell a real place?

Posted by: G'rump928(c)

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The Chukker had "Eat cornbread, raise hell!" graffiti-ed somewhere, but I don't remember exactly where. I mostly remember the general layout and the nasty couch. It became somewhat famous, though, and you'd hear it every once in a while. I think some country musician even made a song recently, although I don't know if he was old enough to have been around before the Chukker became a municipal parking lot.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 06:49 PM (TKMtt)

55
This the Swamp Gas theory of the pipeline.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 30, 2022 06:49 PM (Mzdiz)

56 At what point does the lack of any check or balance in our current government result in consequence? FBI acts illegal, but DOJ is equally corrupted so..... .

Miranda Devine's tweet assumes a whole lot that ain't there.

Posted by: Son of Dad at September 30, 2022 06:50 PM (kkL6t)

57
Brown Paper Bag Test. Never heard that one before.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 30, 2022 06:51 PM (1Nxff)

58 Young woman probably wasn't bad looking if lost the tats and piercings without the painful surgery

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 06:51 PM (xhxe8)

59 This the Swamp Gas theory of the pipeline.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 30, 2022 06:49 PM (Mzdiz)
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So are you saying it's aliens?

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:51 PM (krQz2)

60 Kam, Karm, Kama, Kamala... Joe predicts in '24! So I guess Joe's not running again. [No huge faux pas in this one BTW but if you want to listen to him, there's the link.]

@Breaking911 · 5h
BIDEN: "Kamala won't be the last woman to be Vice President — or President."

https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/
1575890441110949889

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 30, 2022 06:51 PM (yikp0)

61 This the Swamp Gas theory of the pipeline.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 30, 2022 06:49 PM (Mzdiz)
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The pipelines died of natural causes.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:51 PM (llXky)

62 "If methane gets hydrated, which I think means picks up an -OH group from H2O, that leaves an -O behind, which will bond with another free -O to make an O2 molecule."



Excuse me, but this reads suspiciously like maths.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 06:51 PM (Gda1b)

63 56 At what point does the lack of any check or balance in our current government result in consequence? FBI acts illegal, but DOJ is equally corrupted so..... .

Miranda Devine's tweet assumes a whole lot that ain't there.

Posted by: Son of Dad at September 30, 2022 06:50 PM (kkL6t)

The whole thing is corrupt. It's just amazing that as much of that corruption is getting out now, but may be because they can get away with it and they know it.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:51 PM (ynpvh)

64 Someone needs to tell Eye Brow Girl to stop.

Her future "customers" won't give two shits about her eyebrows.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 30, 2022 06:51 PM (R/m4+)

65 Don't get me wrong, I like to have a good time, but my butt is off limits. It just has to be that way. Sorry.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 06:52 PM (sn5EN)

66 58 Young woman probably wasn't bad looking if lost the tats and piercings without the painful surgery

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 06:51 PM (xhxe

And a smile, for masturbatin' Pete's sake.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:52 PM (ynpvh)

67 @Breaking911 · 6h
BREAKING: Sailor found not guilty of setting 2020 fire that destroyed $1.2 billion Navy warship in San Diego - AP

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 30, 2022 06:52 PM (yikp0)

68 :rips a loud fart:

Posted by: Lizzo the Fat, Flatulent Flotist at September 30, 2022 06:52 PM (YJwUM)

69 59 This the Swamp Gas theory of the pipeline.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 30, 2022 06:49 PM (Mzdiz)
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So are you saying it's aliens?

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:51 PM (krQz2)

Dunno. Was there evidence that the pipe was probed?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:52 PM (ynpvh)

70 Yes. No one was buying the stupid notion that Putin purposefully bombed his own pipeline, so now it's "The Russians are too dumb to run pipelines."

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:48 PM (llXky)
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That's a good point.

It's almost a Maxwell Smart "Wouldja believe...?"

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:52 PM (krQz2)

71 Vice and the related clickbait ilk have been trying to get straight men to be queer for years now, their entire existence, really. "you'd be happier if you were a pouf!"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 06:52 PM (Ivdso)

72 I haven't been keeping up today. Has anyone explained how the "hundreds" of hurricane deaths reported by the MFM early on turned out to be 21?

Posted by: Caliban at September 30, 2022 06:52 PM (ni2c1)

73 Are her lips messed with, too, or are distinct lines line that one on her lower lip a common thing?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 06:53 PM (TKMtt)

74 :rips a loud fart:
Posted by: Lizzo the Fat, Flatulent Flotist at September 30, 2022 06:52 PM (YJwUM)
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Breaking: 2 Killed In Blast

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:53 PM (krQz2)

75
Look up the Denver protest killer. Matthew Dolloff.

That story has it *all,* fellas. This guy was Antifa, and 9News hired him as a so-called "Antifa sherpa" to guard their crews covering the street actions during the 2020 campaign season. Reportage refers to Dolloff as "an unlicensed security guard," but he was Antifa in good standing, and employed by 9News for that reason - as a bribe to the group.

During one of their street actions, a group of MAGA guys mustered a completely (not mostly) peaceful counter-protest in support of PDT. Dolloff's cheese slid off his cracker, and he pulled a gun, and murdered one of the MAGA bros. This happened in broad daylight, in front of many witnesses, and was caught on cellphone video, as well as 9News' own cameras.

He (like Brandt) was "arrested" for the murder. Less than two years later? The Denver DA dropped all charges and released young Master Dolloff, on the grounds that it was... self-defense.

When young Master Dolloff produced the weapon and advanced on his victim, the filthy MAGAt had the temerity to try pepper-spraying him. So he totally had it coming, and Dolloff now walks free once again.

Expect the same for Brandt.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 30, 2022 06:53 PM (oINRc)

76 BREAKING: Sailor found not guilty of setting 2020 fire that destroyed $1.2 billion Navy warship in San Diego - AP
Posted by: andycanuck

They name her yet?

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 30, 2022 06:53 PM (YJwUM)

77 65 Don't get me wrong, I like to have a good time, but my butt is off limits. It just has to be that way. Sorry.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 06:52 PM (sn5EN)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X_ViIPA-Gc

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:53 PM (ynpvh)

78 Brown Paper Bag Test. Never heard that one before.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

**

Yep. If you're light, you're alright.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 06:53 PM (TKMtt)

79 No one was buying the stupid notion that Putin purposefully bombed his own pipeline, so now it's "The Russians are too dumb to run pipelines."

Yeah four of them? All the sudden? In one 12-hour period? It was just build up of phlogiston!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 06:53 PM (Ivdso)

80 >> So are you saying it's aliens?

Considering that the US and EU are run by a bunch of psychopathic lunatics who are pretty alien to Before Time, yep, it was aliens of a sort.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 30, 2022 06:53 PM (Mzdiz)

81 When people begin implementing next of kin rules to punish criminals, don't be surprised.

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 30, 2022 06:54 PM (S/NWs)

82 Oh, and the 17 hours?

Sub lets out divers to plant charges on timers, HUGE explosive charges... the sub then has to LEAVE THE AREA before the explosion, or the propagation of explosive force through the water would damage them...

Then, comes back, and sets the next set of charges... and leaves the area before second boom.

Could easily take 17 hours.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:54 PM (oHd/0)

83 The story that it was an accident being pushed is interesting in that at least in means someone in DC figured out they went to far on that one and need to find a way to back out of it, which is better than the alternatives.
Posted by: Methos at September 30, 2022 06:44 PM (kOpft)

The Russians are usually chill, especially when pissed off. They get even later. They had already warned Germany that going back the the status quo wasn't going to happen - not that things would be zero gas, but that going forward they were prioritizing China, India and other customers.

And it isn't unlikely at all that they had information that it was going to go down and know more or less who did it. Their spies aren't idiots and most of our elites are. Remember the "big thing happening on the 24th" talk? The connected Polish pol who said "Thanks USA"

To my mind though, if it were an accident why isn't Germany screaming a blue streak, why aren't environmental groups bitching about gas leaks and eco disaster, why isn't Cable news covering it 24-7.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:54 PM (eoQWY)

84 If the Doc. uses a device which makes one bleed, it's a surgery.

Posted by: Some Rat at September 30, 2022 06:54 PM (r1z5A)

85 74 :rips a loud fart:
Posted by: Lizzo the Fat, Flatulent Flotist at September 30, 2022 06:52 PM (YJwUM)
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Breaking: 2 Killed In Blast

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:53 PM (krQz2)

That's what happens when you light them.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:54 PM (ynpvh)

86 My Grandson Jaxson is 18 months old on Monday and he is very impatient with stairs:

https://tinyurl.com/Action-Jaxson

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 06:55 PM (Gda1b)

87 "Look up the Denver protest killer. Matthew Dolloff."

Don't have to. I remember it well.

Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 06:55 PM (24fqN)

88 And yes, I imagine that probably was the most pain this pampered girl has ever felt in her life, since she only has like "I bumped into a table" and "my 7-up is too fizzy" to compare it to.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 06:55 PM (Ivdso)

89 that's a lot of content
everywhere you look, it's a horror show

Posted by: DB at September 30, 2022 06:55 PM (geLO8)

90
They name her yet?
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 30, 2022 06:53 PM (YJwUM)

___________

Never put your ship in crazy.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 30, 2022 06:55 PM (1Nxff)

91 "brb looking for an old tv remote to stick up my butt"
Take the batteries out first. Don't ask me how I know.
Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 06:41 PM (24fqN)


Right, because if you don't, every time you sneeze it switches the channel back to CNN

Posted by: Kindltot at September 30, 2022 06:55 PM (xhaym)

92 Yeah four of them? All the sudden? In one 12-hour period? It was just build up of phlogiston!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 06:53 PM (Ivdso)
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And within 24 hours of the Poland-Norway pipeline opening.

Yeah, weird how BOTH pipelines blew at a time when Poland would experience zero fuel disruption.

Stupid Russians.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:55 PM (llXky)

93 I haven't been keeping up today. Has anyone explained how the "hundreds" of hurricane deaths reported by the MFM early on turned out to be 21?
Posted by: Caliban

Poor math skills.

Posted by: JT at September 30, 2022 06:56 PM (T4tVD)

94 Brown Paper Bag Test. Never heard that one before.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 30, 2022 06:51 PM (1Nxff)

This little song that I'm singin' about
People, you know it's true
If you black and gotta work for a livin'
Now, this is what they will say to you
They says, "if you's white, be all right"
"If you was brown, stick around"
"But as you black, oh brother, get back, get back, get back"...

Posted by: Big Bill Broonzy at September 30, 2022 06:56 PM (R/m4+)

95 84 If the Doc. uses a device which makes one bleed, it's a surgery.

Posted by: Some Rat at September 30, 2022 06:54 PM (r1z5A)

Checking blood sugar is now surgery?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:56 PM (ynpvh)

96 >> BREAKING: Sailor found not guilty of setting 2020 fire that destroyed $1.2 billion Navy warship in San Diego - AP



Burning ship happens

Posted by: DB at September 30, 2022 06:56 PM (geLO8)

97 "Look up the Denver protest killer. Matthew Dolloff."

Don't have to. I remember it well.

*

My favorite remains the Back the Blue rally where the cops opened up the line to let antifa pass so they could start beating the crap out of the elderly people who had gathered specifically to show support for the police.

*chef's kiss*

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 06:57 PM (TKMtt)

98 I thought "cornbread hell" was some leftist woman Ace has been cruel to recently??

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 30, 2022 06:57 PM (yikp0)

99 CSPAN has video of the President smirking and saying Nord Stream 2 is going to go away. If that doesn't sound like a veiled threat then what is? Even if it was a false flag attack committed by Russian forces it just means the current American regime is horrible at playing this game and has committed a massive unforced error. The U.S. is going to get the blame and there is nothing that can be done about it now, regardless of who did it. Maybe the dementia patient in the White House should be more careful in his statements in the future.

Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 06:57 PM (OHy0b)

100 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly want to edit their docuseries with Netflix and delay its release 'until next year' after the Queen's death, multiple sources have told Page Six.

Translation: they are hoping Chuck will reinstate them.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 06:57 PM (Ivdso)

101 Speaking of well-packed rectal vaults, I remember back when Truman Capote kicked the bucket, National Lampoon had a last page photospread of all the things the coroner found shoved up Capote's ass. Power tools, small animals, children's play sets, medical devices, a scooter. Pretty funny.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 06:57 PM (Gda1b)

102 "Right, because if you don't, every time you sneeze it switches the channel back to CNN"

That's why the old-fashioned mechanical remotes were better for this application. It took a couple pounds of pressure to depress the spring-cocking mechanism. Very difficult to do intra-assally.

Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 06:57 PM (24fqN)

103 This little song that I'm singin' about
People, you know it's true
If you black and gotta work for a livin'
Now, this is what they will say to you
They says, "if you's white, be all right"
"If you was brown, stick around"
"But as you black, oh brother, get back, get back, get back"...
Posted by: Big Bill Broonzy

**

The problem being that it's blacks doing it to other blacks.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 06:58 PM (TKMtt)

104 To my mind though, if it were an accident why isn't Germany screaming a blue streak, why aren't environmental groups bitching about gas leaks and eco disaster, why isn't Cable news covering it 24-7.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:54 PM (eoQWY)
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Another excellent point. Look at all those greenhouse gasses gushing into the Baltic! Where's the multi-national environmental response? All the nations of the world must band together to repair those pipes RIGHT NOW.

Oh. Ooooh.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:58 PM (llXky)

105 93 I haven't been keeping up today. Has anyone explained how the "hundreds" of hurricane deaths reported by the MFM early on turned out to be 21?
Posted by: Caliban

Poor math skills.

Posted by: JT at September 30, 2022 06:56 PM (T4tVD)

New Math
Goverment Budget Math

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:58 PM (ynpvh)

106 I haven't been keeping up today. Has anyone explained how the "hundreds" of hurricane deaths reported by the MFM early on turned out to be 21?
Posted by: Caliban

Poor math skills.
Posted by: JT

Damn, blame covid or the hurricane. The choices libs have to make.

Posted by: Some Rat at September 30, 2022 06:58 PM (r1z5A)

107 Methane Hyrdate has nothing to do with OH groups, that's Methyl Alcohol. Its trapping methane in water/ice under pressure. I don't think its explosive, just seen it as a way to dump fossil methane into the air to have sudden warming events from rocks.
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Methane hydrate (MH) is a solid compound in which a large amount of methane gas molecules (CH4) are caged within a crystalline structure of water, as illustrated in Fig. 7.1, under low temperature and high pressure, forming a solid similar to ice [1]. It looks like ice, but starts burning when an open flame is brought close to it; methane hydrate is often called “fiery ice.” As found in previous investigations [2], a great amount of MH exists stably undersea. The natural methane hydrate may not be purely a white agglomeration like artificial methane hydrate. Since methane hydrate exists in between the sand particles of sandy sediments as shown in Fig. 7.2, the methane hydrate-bearing sediments do not appear white but

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:00 PM (eoQWY)

108 BREAKING: Sailor found not guilty of setting 2020 fire that destroyed $1.2 billion Navy warship in San Diego - AP

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 30, 2022 06:52 PM (yikp0)

The Navy had no physical evidence tying him to the crime scene, other than a lighter in his personal effects. The problem with that is, EVERY enlisted person I knew while Pooky was in the AF tried to have a lighter nearby at all times to burn excess threads off their uniforms so they wouldn't get into trouble for uniform violations.

So they dragged this kid through hell for two years with no real physical evidence based on the fact that he was rumored to be "disgruntled." Sound familiar?

Posted by: pookysgirl still doesn't let Pooky have access to a lighter at September 30, 2022 07:00 PM (XKZwp)

109 "Has anyone explained how the "hundreds" of hurricane deaths reported by the MFM early on turned out to be 21?"

Routine media clickbait. Probably the most accurate thing they reported this week.

Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 07:00 PM (24fqN)

110 98 I thought "cornbread hell" was some leftist woman Ace has been cruel to recently??

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 30, 2022 06:57 PM (yikp0)

Cornbread > Cornholing

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:00 PM (ynpvh)

111 From what I remember of that ship fire they had him dead to rights on setting that fire

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 07:00 PM (xhxe8)

112 "Everyone loves orgasms, right?"
So, this isn't a piece about tranny's, right?

Posted by: Fool Otto at September 30, 2022 07:00 PM (DB16e)

113 I tried to watch that RAWK movie after it was mentioned here. Did not get last the credits it was so offensive to my ears.
And that rap....

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 30, 2022 07:00 PM (Y+l9t)

114 Gang bangers moving out of Philly and jacking cars in Devon and other dem collar counties. Fun to watch.
Posh ladies stammering on the steppes of the nail salon as the banger steals her purse and Jacks her Volvo.
She voted straight dem for 40 years and opened the throne to Larry Krasner.

Posted by: redenzo at September 30, 2022 07:00 PM (E7vND)

115 I haven't been keeping up today. Has anyone explained how the "hundreds" of hurricane deaths reported by the MFM early on turned out to be 21?
Posted by: Caliban

Poor math skills.
Posted by: JT

Damn, blame covid or the hurricane. The choices libs have to make.
Posted by: Some Rat at September 30, 2022 06:58 PM (r1z5A)

Evil DeSantis hid them all

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:00 PM (eoQWY)

116 To my mind though, if it were an accident why isn't Germany screaming a blue streak, why aren't environmental groups bitching about gas leaks and eco disaster, why isn't Cable news covering it 24-7.
Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:54 PM (eoQWY)


The only parties that don't think they will get a benefit or a pretext do do what they want because of this are living on pensions and will have to decide between eating and not freezing this winter.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 30, 2022 07:01 PM (xhaym)

117 "The Navy had no physical evidence tying him to the crime scene"

Like the guy they blamed for the USS Iowa explosion.

Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 07:01 PM (24fqN)

118 CSPAN has video of the President smirking and saying Nord Stream 2 is going to go away. If that doesn't sound like a veiled threat then what is?

Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 06:57 PM (OHy0b)
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Victoria Nuland also said - twice - that "one way or another" Nordstream 2 won't come online.

Two weeks tops before some nitwit claims he thought of it - or some admiral is hung out to dry for doing it without orders.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:01 PM (llXky)

119 By all means, let's get IG Horowitz right on that FBI leak to smear the whistleblowers, and in three years we can get a report that recommends remedial training.

Posted by: Ordinary American at September 30, 2022 07:02 PM (H8QX8)

120 During a Friday press conference, Pelosi railed against governors relocating illegal immigrants from southern states to northern ones because they need to stay and "pick the crops down here."

Posted by: DB at September 30, 2022 07:02 PM (geLO8)

121 Chernobyl Frogs turn Black...
https://is.gd/NExkuL

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:45 PM


Chernobyl turned me into a newt.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 30, 2022 07:02 PM (bVYXr)

122 111 From what I remember of that ship fire they had him dead to rights on setting that fire

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 07:00 PM (xhxe

That's what the Navy said. Apparently they're no better than Adam Schiff.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:03 PM (ynpvh)

123 CSPAN has video of the President smirking and saying Nord Stream 2 is going to go away. If that doesn't sound like a veiled threat then what is? Even if it was a false flag attack committed by Russian forces it just means the current American regime is horrible at playing this game and has committed a massive unforced error. The U.S. is going to get the blame and there is nothing that can be done about it now, regardless of who did it. Maybe the dementia patient in the White House should be more careful in his statements in the future.
Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 06:57 PM (OHy0b)

Victoria Newland, Czar of Ukraine for the USA also said something similar about Nordstream going away "One way or another..."

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:03 PM (eoQWY)

124 I'll say this for Kamala, at least her binoculars have the lens caps off.

Posted by: mrp at September 30, 2022 07:03 PM (6eRlp)

125 I have been of the opinion it want the Russians or the us who might have bombed the pipeline. I have thought it was the Ukrainians - the only group who have nothing to lose and everything to win (I disagree wit those who say they couldn’t do this - UAVs are cheap and have awesome sonar - and easy to control).
But the methane clathrates is an I trifling idea. Water is hell on pipelines. Almost all of the major pipeline explosions in the us involve water as an origin in one form or another.
But the same problem that the law guy has with the 17 hour offset of the explosion exists for clathrates as the origin. Your telling me that you had multiple clathrate explosions on two different pipelines that close to each other? Plus, it’s getting increasingly wintry there. Clathrates like to form under high pressure and near zero temperatures. Now, if the Russians were dropping the pressures in the pipelines I could see the possibility of such a release. The pressure changes and the methane locked in the ice at higher pressure is explosively released. Temperatures were just getting colder there so you would likely have more clathrate forming.
Interesting problem.



Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:03 PM (ai2Yq)

126 115 I haven't been keeping up today. Has anyone explained how the "hundreds" of hurricane deaths reported by the MFM early on turned out to be 21?
Posted by: Caliban

Poor math skills.
Posted by: JT

Damn, blame covid or the hurricane. The choices libs have to make.
Posted by: Some Rat at September 30, 2022 06:58 PM (r1z5A)

Evil DeSantis hid them all
Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:00 PM (eoQWY)

The sharks and gators done ate them.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:03 PM (ynpvh)

127 Ace, ace, ace. How many times we have to tell you? You don't just stick random stuff up your butt...you have an "accident" while cleaning the pantry.

Any good ER doc knows this.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 30, 2022 07:04 PM (5pTK/)

128 So Trevor Noah isn't going back to South Africa from the racist USA then??

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 30, 2022 07:04 PM (yikp0)

129 "Gang bangers moving out of Philly and jacking cars in Devon and other dem collar counties."

They are fully mobile among the cities that surround Chicago. They travel where the swag is easy and the people are soft.

Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 07:04 PM (24fqN)

130 Lizzo will be fortunate to be alive in 10 years. Madison will live on, see The Omega Glory. Who knew it was real.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at September 30, 2022 07:04 PM (oWBc3)

131
Two weeks tops before some nitwit claims he thought of it - or some admiral is hung out to dry for doing it without orders.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:01 PM (llXky)

++++

Who knows. I do know that in retrospect that was a horrible statement to have made by a president. This regime looks like they all piled out of a clown car. No wonder China made them take the swab up the ass.

Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 07:04 PM (OHy0b)

132 >>During a Friday press conference, Pelosi railed against governors relocating illegal immigrants from southern states to northern ones because they need to stay and "pick the crops down here."


would 'here' be way down yonder in the land of cotton, Nancy?

Posted by: DB at September 30, 2022 07:04 PM (geLO8)

133 So FBI takes the evidence of firebombing terrorists, refuses to return it because if people saw the terrorism, they MIGHT revolt and commit crimes. WOW. But zero arrests of the terrorists, instead they storm troop raid the pro-life guy that protected his son from another thug.

And the ham and egger FBI "don't like what is going on", but they will perform every terrorist raid against innocents they are told to do .. because pensions ... (and they love it, peasants need to be put in their place from time to time).

Posted by: illiniwek at September 30, 2022 07:04 PM (Cus5s)

134 120 During a Friday press conference, Pelosi railed against governors relocating illegal immigrants from southern states to northern ones because they need to stay and "pick the crops down here."

Posted by: DB at September 30, 2022 07:02 PM (geLO

You need them for picking your grapes, vinegar tits.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:04 PM (ynpvh)

135 That's what the Navy said. Apparently they're no better than Adam Schiff.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:03 PM (ynpvh)
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The story they gave did not reflect well on the Navy. Guy starts a fire in a trash can for shits and giggles fucking sinks a carrier.

Because no one can figure out how to put it out.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:05 PM (llXky)

136 Victoria Newland, Czar of Ukraine for the USA also said something similar about Nordstream going away "One way or another..."
Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:03 PM (eoQWY)
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There you go. The Nordstream 2 just made a visit to Ft. Marcy Park. It was depressed.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 07:05 PM (krQz2)

137 Damn autocorrect.

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:05 PM (ai2Yq)

138 Allahpundit references the drudge report as his source of material. How utterly pathetic. Does that still exist or is this Dispatch article recycled from 2004?

Posted by: Son of Dad at September 30, 2022 07:05 PM (kkL6t)

139 Nick Catoggio is a bitter, broken man. He's perfect for the Dispatch.
They're all just a bunch of has-been losers

Posted by: redridinghood at September 30, 2022 07:05 PM (NpAcC)

140 To my mind though, if it were an accident why isn't Germany screaming a blue streak, why aren't environmental groups bitching about gas leaks and eco disaster, why isn't Cable news covering it 24-7.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:54 PM (eoQWY)


My favorite conspiracy theory is the one that claims that the Germans were importing gas via Nordstream 2 against EU, NATO, and German policy and rules, because Nordstream 1 was down and there was a lot of money to be made in having Gas when the price was too high.
Note, this would explain why they were selling electricity generated from Natural Gas to the French without complaining

Posted by: Kindltot at September 30, 2022 07:05 PM (xhaym)

141 So FBI takes the evidence of firebombing terrorists, refuses to return it because if people saw the terrorism, they MIGHT revolt and commit crimes. WOW. But zero arrests of the terrorists, instead they storm troop raid the pro-life guy that protected his son from another thug.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 30, 2022 07:04 PM (Cus5s)
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They've advanced to Pre-crime already.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 07:06 PM (krQz2)

142 Another excellent point. Look at all those greenhouse gasses gushing into the Baltic! Where's the multi-national environmental response? All the nations of the world must band together to repair those pipes RIGHT NOW.

Oh. Ooooh.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:58 PM (llXky)

Some enviros did start to scream... but some of us pointed out that there was NO GAS IN THE PIPELINES.

And that story suddenly went away.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 07:06 PM (oHd/0)

143 As an aside, WTF is a 'Lizzo'?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 07:06 PM (pKbwb)

144 "The Navy had no physical evidence tying him to the crime scene"

Like the guy they blamed for the USS Iowa explosion.

Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 07:01 PM


That was some fvcked up $hit. The Navy knew from minute one that the 40 year old improperly stored powder was to blame for the explosion but they didn't want to admit it. NIS was all over that boat the week after the accident and started all of that "spurned gay lover killed himself" garbage. The wife and I both knew that guy because he worked for her on a previous tour and he was not and had never been gay.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 30, 2022 07:06 PM (bVYXr)

145 135 That's what the Navy said. Apparently they're no better than Adam Schiff.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:03 PM (ynpvh)
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The story they gave did not reflect well on the Navy. Guy starts a fire in a trash can for shits and giggles fucking sinks a carrier.

Because no one can figure out how to put it out.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:05 PM (llXky)

And now our enemies know how to sink our ships...tiny nano-drones starting fires in trashcans on ships...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:06 PM (ynpvh)

146 Allahpundit outright admits he doesn't care if he's accurate and acknowledging his mistakes isn't part of his metier? Well, heck, he'll fit right in at the Dispatch.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 30, 2022 07:06 PM (5pTK/)

147

I wouldn't mind watching some video of Meghan Sparkles back from her Yacht Whore days, getting cornholed...

Posted by: Flounder Hairfoot at September 30, 2022 07:06 PM (7kOpl)

148 141 So FBI takes the evidence of firebombing terrorists, refuses to return it because if people saw the terrorism, they MIGHT revolt and commit crimes. WOW. But zero arrests of the terrorists, instead they storm troop raid the pro-life guy that protected his son from another thug.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 30, 2022 07:04 PM (Cus5s)
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They've advanced to Pre-crime already.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 07:06 PM (krQz2)

That's why you always make COPIES, and not have them all in one place, before turning the originals over to the FIB.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:08 PM (ynpvh)

149 This "civil war" isn't really working out the way I thought it would.

Needs moar cannons.

Not busses of illegals sent north.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 30, 2022 07:08 PM (BFigT)

150 "That was some fvcked up $hit."

Roger that.

Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 07:08 PM (24fqN)

151 As an aside, WTF is a 'Lizzo'?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 07:06 PM (pKbwb)

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An obese person who somehow got a gig on tv. Other than that, I got nuthin.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 30, 2022 07:08 PM (5pTK/)

152 But the same problem that the law guy has with the 17 hour offset of the explosion exists for clathrates as the origin. Your telling me that you had multiple clathrate explosions on two different pipelines that close to each other? Plus, it’s getting increasingly wintry there. Clathrates like to form under high pressure and near zero temperatures. Now, if the Russians were dropping the pressures in the pipelines I could see the possibility of such a release. The pressure changes and the methane locked in the ice at higher pressure is explosively released. Temperatures were just getting colder there so you would likely have more clathrate forming.
Interesting problem.



Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:03 PM (ai2Yq)

Methane doesn't just explode, even if in the pipe or formed in a clathrate. It needs free oxygen (from where?) and a spark or flame (also in short supply).

And scuba diver depth in the Baltic in summer is hardly high pressure and low temperature.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:08 PM (eoQWY)

153 FIB: "do you have other copies of this video"
me: "you can talk to my lawyer about it"

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:08 PM (ynpvh)

154 says that it's time for straight guys to start putting things up their butts

Morphine suppositories?

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at September 30, 2022 07:08 PM (exwDm)

155 Lizzo is certainly a full figured Gal

Posted by: It's me donna at September 30, 2022 07:09 PM (bs+z0)

156 143 As an aside, WTF is a 'Lizzo'?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 07:06 PM (pKbwb)

Lesbian Lizard

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:09 PM (ynpvh)

157 they took it, have made no arrests, and refuse to give it back

Doesn't anybody make copies?
Anyone ever thought of NOT giving the original but handing them the copy?

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 30, 2022 07:09 PM (aurj9)

158 Lizzo. Noun. Very large woman with marginal singing skills who likes to twerk ( see urban dance move) while wearing outfits that display in full her more than ample figure.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at September 30, 2022 07:09 PM (oWBc3)

159

All the boys think she's a spy
She's got Nancy Pelosi eyes

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 30, 2022 07:09 PM (63Dwl)

160 You need them for picking your grapes, vinegar tits.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia)


Now, now. We don't want nans illegals displaced by someone else's illegals....

Posted by: Some Rat at September 30, 2022 07:09 PM (r1z5A)

161 the simplest explanation tends to be the right one

Russian shit breaks

Posted by: DB at September 30, 2022 07:09 PM (geLO8)

162 Nick Catoggio is a bitter, broken man. He's perfect for the Dispatch.
They're all just a bunch of has-been losers

Posted by: redridinghood at September 30, 2022 07:05 PM (NpAcC)
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He had a moment in the sun, back in 2003. He had a lot of fun with the Dem presidential primary, particularly Wesley Clark who he regularly called gay.

And that was really it. He got hired by Salem and reverted to type. If not for Ace, I would not have known if he was even alive at this point.

I rip on Jonah Goldberg because I read him regularly back to the 1990s. Allahpundit was a short-term thing, as relevant today as Little Green Footballs. Sad.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:09 PM (llXky)

163 What's a 'meter'? Is that like a water meter?

Posted by: Kamala at September 30, 2022 07:10 PM (eeF+6)

164 111 From what I remember of that ship fire they had him dead to rights on setting that fire
Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 07:00 PM (xhxe

they took MONTHS to charge him, THEN said they had him dead to rights...

If they had solid evidence, why take MONTHS to charge him?

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 07:10 PM (oHd/0)

165 The only parties that don't think they will get a benefit or a pretext do do what they want because of this are living on pensions and will have to decide between eating and not freezing this winter.

There are a lot of soon to be unemployed German factory workers who are going to have strong opinions on the matter, and if they figure anyone in NATO did it (and if we can figure it out, so can they) *and* their government isn't going to the mat over it, they're going to have worse than the protests we saw to get the gas flowing last week.

Posted by: Methos at September 30, 2022 07:10 PM (kOpft)

166 Think about the aftermath of Katrina. Went on forever with everyone blaming the President for lack of emergency response etc.
Now do Florida. Unbelievable video of the devastation on the internet yet...No stories about dramatic rescues. No stories about massive supply dumps. People rushing to volunteer. Overcrowded shelters.
Could it really be true that a Republican Governor plans for and coordinates before a disaster occurs so there is minimal loss of life? So repair crews are ready?

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 30, 2022 07:10 PM (Y+l9t)

167 "Gang bangers moving out of Philly and jacking cars in Devon and other dem collar counties."

They are fully mobile among the cities that surround Chicago. They travel where the swag is easy and the people are soft.
Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 07:04 PM (24fqN)

in the 90s when I lived outside of Chicago I had the rear door of my Chevy Nova stolen out of the car by travelling parts-jackers.

A few weeks later some dude in a neighboring town tried to stop a similar gang from taking his hood and they shot him dead.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:10 PM (eoQWY)

168
Doesn't anybody make copies?
Anyone ever thought of NOT giving the original but handing them the copy?
Posted by: Braenyard


Yeah, that's pretty stupid. I wonder why Tucker didn't ask.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 30, 2022 07:10 PM (63Dwl)

169 BREAKING: Sailor found not guilty of setting 2020 fire that destroyed $1.2 billion Navy warship in San Diego - AP

Posted by: andycanuck



God. They had exactly no evidence against him. Trying to make a scapegoat out of a kid when the entire command structure above E6 should be court-martialed for incompetence.

This is the USS Bon Homme Richard debacle. Another black eye for the Navy. Damnit.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 07:11 PM (Gda1b)

170 161 the simplest explanation tends to be the right one

Russian shit breaks

and all I have to do to refute that is pull of the video of President Depends saying he'll make nord stream 2 go away. This isn't about the truth. It's about who has the better story.

Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 07:11 PM (OHy0b)

171 The so-called engineering dudes trying to create non invasive scenarios for the pipeline explosions are US bots. Ridiculous people, ignore them.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at September 30, 2022 07:11 PM (oWBc3)

172 164 111 From what I remember of that ship fire they had him dead to rights on setting that fire
Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 07:00 PM (xhxe

they took MONTHS to charge him, THEN said they had him dead to rights...

If they had solid evidence, why take MONTHS to charge him?

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 07:10 PM (oHd/0)

At least it wasn't a civil suit

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:12 PM (ynpvh)

173 Two weeks tops before some nitwit claims he thought of it - or some admiral is hung out to dry for doing it without orders.

Yesterday, I linked a story by some fool at National Review bragging about persuading the Biden regime that the pipeline needed to be destroyed.

Posted by: Methos at September 30, 2022 07:12 PM (kOpft)

174 "If methane gets hydrated, which I think means picks up an -OH group from H2O, that leaves an -O behind, which will bond with another free -O to make an O2 molecule."

This is chemistry, not maths, and more to the point it's REALLY BAD chemistry. There are two hydrogen atoms in water, not two oxygen atoms. You can get methane hydrate, yes, but that's also why gas pipelines are built with insane amounts of safety and redundancy. And certainly why free radicals aren't allowed in the pipes.

The neocon tribe is trying to sell "methane hydrates" as why two gas pipelines of dramatically different age exploded in two close locations OUTSIDE Russian territory without completely destroying all of the gas inside the pipeline. But that's beneath the level of remedial chemistry. That's the point where your high school prof takes your class schedule and orders you to take drama class because you don't have the cooking skills for home ec.

Posted by: trev006 at September 30, 2022 07:12 PM (yZNTO)

175 I can see incompetence and cheapness being a cause of the pipeline explosion. It's not like the Russians don't have a long and storied history of epically bad engineering disasters. On that note, I finally watched the Chernobyl series. It was great. The Wire great. A gut punch of a series. Hard but a worthwhile watch.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 30, 2022 07:12 PM (sAmhv)

176 the simplest explanation tends to be the right one
Russian shit breaks
Posted by: DB at September 30, 2022 07:09 PM (geLO


right on Midnight. temnaya noch

Posted by: Kindltot at September 30, 2022 07:12 PM (xhaym)

177 I'm not sure I buy into this latest explanation of the pipeline incident; but if that story is true, then it would be *Chef's Kiss* Perfect if it comes down to Russia's sheer technical incompetence.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 30, 2022 07:12 PM (r46W7)

178 What's a 'meter'? Is that like a water meter?
Posted by: Kamala at September 30, 2022 07:10 PM (eeF+6)
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Obviously not the real Kamala, because the real Kamala would never know about "water" and "meter" and put the two together.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 30, 2022 07:12 PM (5pTK/)

179 >Could it really be true that a Republican Governor plans for and coordinates before a disaster occurs so there is minimal loss of life? So repair crews are ready?

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice)


the press will find an angle- like how, after Ian passes, you can't find Pringles ANYWHERE in Florida, some shit like that

Posted by: DB at September 30, 2022 07:13 PM (geLO8)

180 I can't figure out how Allahpundit was so damn funny when he was just old Allahpundit. He seems like such a dork now.

Posted by: Ultra pj at September 30, 2022 07:13 PM (G1dq6)

181 2020 May 29: Radicals burn down a city.
2020 May 30: Radicals siege the White House, burn down stuff.
2020 May 31: Radicals continue siege, burn down more stuff.
2020 June 1: Radicals burn down a city
...
2021 January 6: Conservatives get too noisy at the capital.
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Call in the National Guard!! Throw everybody in prison without charge or bail!!!

D1 in 2022: Radicals burn down a crisis pregnancy center.
D+1 in 2022: Radicals burn down a crisis pregnancy center and a church
...
D + N in 2022: Radicals burn down a crisis pregnancy center.

FIB: We can't release tapes of a crisis pregnancy center being burned down!! Conservatives will riot!!

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 07:13 PM (krQz2)

182 the simplest explanation tends to be the right one

Russian shit breaks
Posted by: DB at September 30, 2022 07:09 PM (geLO

But at the same time, for a pipe that has been going for years and one just installed, but never in the ones going to China and the one going through the war zone in Ukraine or the one going to Poland or the one going down into the Balkans.

Yeah, you got it.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:13 PM (eoQWY)

183
What's a Lizzo?

Well, Lizzo is a woman with a decent talent (vocal), who chose to use it for squalor, like Picasso with paint, or John Mayer with a guitar.

She is also grotesquely obese, at a moment when our degraded culture demands it.

She is also black, at a moment when our degraded culture demands that as well.

Her talent isn't big enough, and her ass is too big, and few people outside of H'wood care about her blackness. She's grown rich and fat. She'll grow fatter, and less rich, and then die forgotten. With ruined knees and heart valves that look like the ones on a Russian pipeline.

But, ya know... "WATCH OUT FOR THE BIG GURLZ!!!"

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 30, 2022 07:13 PM (oINRc)

184 174...And certainly why free radicals aren't allowed in the pipes.

Posted by: trev006 at September 30, 2022 07:12 PM (yZNTO)

Yeah, free radicals set things on fire and blow things up.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:14 PM (ynpvh)

185 I was trying to read something into the 17 hour gap between pipeline explosions. 17th letter of the alphabet: Q. QAnon?

Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 30, 2022 07:14 PM (g1EEm)

186 For my last time, the Russians didn't do the Nordstream install, it was western contractors. Their maintenance is western contractors. Quit this bullshit of replaying the Russia of 1950. This wasn't an accident.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at September 30, 2022 07:14 PM (oWBc3)

187 I am totally not schizophrenic

Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 30, 2022 07:14 PM (g1EEm)

188 https://tinyurl.com/mryyzu7d
20 Tweets from Bad Blue

Down towards bottom a video of a black guy assaulting a older Korean man with a hammer. You won't see it anywhere else probably

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 07:15 PM (xhxe8)

189 the simplest explanation tends to be the right one

That's just it, its not the simplest explanation. If it was just "it broke" then it wouldn't have broken in 4 places over a 12 hour time frame, never before, and never after. That isn't simple.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:15 PM (Ivdso)

190 Posted by: Oldcat

I agrée on clathrates not being explosive. But if the Russians were bleeding off pressure on the pipelines you might have had a pressure excursion of the methane trapped in the ice at higher pressures. It might be enough to rupture the pipeline.

But the proximity is mighty suspicious. Unless those are local or pipeline low spots. So assume a pressure spike due to ice releasing methane stored in clathrate at a higher pressure. That rupture the pipeline, dropping pressure more, resulting in an additional clathrate explosion.

But only two? And then this repeats in the next pipeline next door?

If pressures were steady state. Hmmm. I can’t see a pressure spike high enough to cause a pipeline to rupture.

On top of that I think a pipeline rupture may have a different signature than an explosive signature. The Swedes aren’t idiots. Pressure waves and the speed of the pressure wave is probably different for a pipe burst than for an explosion.

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:15 PM (ai2Yq)

191 They're all just a bunch of has-been losers.

In fairness, some of them are never-wases.

Posted by: BWAB - A Bear, A Plan. A Testicular Malady at September 30, 2022 07:15 PM (KFhLj)

192 175 I can see incompetence and cheapness being a cause of the pipeline explosion. It's not like the Russians don't have a long and storied history of epically bad engineering disasters. On that note, I finally watched the Chernobyl series. It was great. The Wire great. A gut punch of a series. Hard but a worthwhile watch.
Posted by: Puddleglum at September 30, 2022 07:12 PM (sAmhv)

Soooo.... something that has not happened to the pipelines before, suddenly happens to TWO of them, in the same geographic area, within 17 hours?

Occam wants to have a word with ya...

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 07:15 PM (oHd/0)

193 Why isn't Russia blaming this on Ukraine and calling for an emergency UN Security Council meeting?

Russia is blaming this on us, and calling for an emergency UN Security Council meeting.

Why aren't they screaming about it?

They are. The Western media isn't reporting it.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 07:16 PM (I2/tG)

194 So - the Nord Steams explosions were just coincidental to the political/economic/military situation in Europe. Seth Rich’s murder was just coincidental to his involvement with the Clinton’s laptop situation. I could go on with pointing out several other coincidental occurences in the last decade, but, after a while, coincidences become something else.

Posted by: kraken at September 30, 2022 07:16 PM (Vr12I)

195 Like Liam Neeson in Taken, I have a very particular set of skills.


Seriously WTF ?

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 30, 2022 07:16 PM (M+Lyo)

196 Russians didn't do the Nordstream install, it was western contractors.

And there's that, too.

If China had built this with China quality yeah I could buy 1-2 blowing up within a few hours. But four? Nah. This was enemy action, as Auric Goldfinger would say.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:17 PM (Ivdso)

197 183 poetry

Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 30, 2022 07:17 PM (g1EEm)

198 Cruel Chuy has gone full throttle with a Friday Lizzo dump. It's like an Ian surge but with blubber.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 30, 2022 07:17 PM (z+OQR)

199 Kamala Harris basically implied -if you're white you will get relief last because of equity. wtf

Posted by: redridinghood at September 30, 2022 07:17 PM (NpAcC)

200 okay I surrender
It's a Tom Clancy novel in real time

Posted by: DB at September 30, 2022 07:17 PM (geLO8)

201 195 Like Liam Neeson in Taken, I have a very particular set of skills.

Seriously WTF ?
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 30, 2022 07:16 PM (M+Lyo)

Yeah, don't get between him and a buffet table

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:17 PM (ynpvh)

202 I have an idea that Don Le Mon ought to be forced every night to go out to a "nice dinner" so we can get a gauge on how violent New York City really is.

"Crime's not a problem, I went out and had a nice dinner last night".

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 07:18 PM (krQz2)

203 For my last time, the Russians didn't do the Nordstream install, it was western contractors. Their maintenance is western contractors. Quit this bullshit of replaying the Russia of 1950. This wasn't an accident.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at September 30, 2022 07:14 PM (oWBc3)
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Yeah, I'd like to hear of all the other Russian pipeline explosions. Seriously. If this is a "happens all the time thing," please provide a data point within the last 25 years.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:18 PM (llXky)

204 Seriously WTF ?

Yeah that was severely awkward.

If ACE had written something like that it would work, because not only would it be meant ironically and self-mockery but it would actually be true.

This from Allahpundit is like Pee Wee Herman bragging about all the bitches he bagged. Dude, just no.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:18 PM (Ivdso)

205 Like Liam Neeson in Taken, I have a very particular set of skills.
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Does it involve a couch?

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 07:18 PM (krQz2)

206 Yeah, there are starting to be some people blaming this on "Ukraine".

Love to see any evidence that the Ukrainians have the capability to do this in the Baltic Sea without help.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 07:18 PM (I2/tG)

207 running natural gas under Russian (non)maintenance, an explosion means that it's Tuesday

Exxon, Chevron Phillips, all of them have explosions...
-all the time- You don't hear about them because they have super damage control/fire control - the people are trained and proficient - take care of business -- people are rarely, severely damaged.

When people are hurt, those are the one's you hear about.

I'm not condemning these operators but trying to illustrate how difficult it is, even with well trained and motivated individuals, to run gas (not gasoline) without a mishap. [although we -the US- have running pipeline to perfection] NOW give this responsibility to Russians.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 30, 2022 07:19 PM (aurj9)

208 As an aside, WTF is a 'Lizzo'?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 07:06 PM (pKbwb)

The stuff of nightmares...

The horror, the horror.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 30, 2022 07:19 PM (R/m4+)

209 Love to see any evidence that the Ukrainians have the capability to do this in the Baltic Sea without help.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 07:18 PM (I2/tG)

You rang ?

Posted by: CIA at September 30, 2022 07:19 PM (bs+z0)

210 190 Posted by: Oldcat

If pressures were steady state. Hmmm. I can’t see a pressure spike high enough to cause a pipeline to rupture.
...
Pressure waves and the speed of the pressure wave is probably different for a pipe burst than for an explosion.
Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:15 PM (ai2Yq)

I would assume there would be quite a few sensors on the pipes in various places...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:19 PM (ynpvh)

211 On top of that I think a pipeline rupture may have a different signature than an explosive signature. The Swedes aren’t idiots. Pressure waves and the speed of the pressure wave is probably different for a pipe burst than for an explosion.
Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:15 PM (ai2Yq)


The Danes and especially the Swedes are really really really really really picky about what goes on in the Baltic and monitor it closely. They can't tell you where a seagull farts, but they are working on it.
They could be lying about the sound profile of the explosion, but that would mean they were in on it.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 30, 2022 07:19 PM (xhaym)

212 Yeah, you got it.
Posted by: Oldcat

I am guessing you’re saying that the likelihood of this happening in a new pipeline and and older pipeline right next to each other with two methane excursions each (and only two) is a low probability event

I happen to agree with that. The clathrate hypothesis is a reach. I like the Ukrainian hypothesis.

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:19 PM (ai2Yq)

213 I am amazed people can't get what our government is capable of. Good night Irene, and others.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at September 30, 2022 07:19 PM (oWBc3)

214 Love to see any evidence that the Ukrainians have the capability to do this in the Baltic Sea without help.

The amount of money we've been burying them in, they could afford specialists but yeah.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:20 PM (Ivdso)

215 But, ya know... "WATCH OUT FOR THE BIG GURLZ!!!"
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 30, 2022 07:13 PM (oINRc)

Gimme four fried chickens, and a coke

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 30, 2022 07:20 PM (M+Lyo)

216 Love to see any evidence that the Ukrainians have the capability to do this in the Baltic Sea without help.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 07:18 PM (I2/tG)

++++

Two guesses who that help would be.

Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 07:20 PM (OHy0b)

217 They are. The Western media isn't reporting it.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 07:16 PM (I2/tG)
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Have the Ukrainians reached Moscow yet? Weird how that also dropped out of the news cycle.

You know what's also weird? Victorious Ukraine now demanding to have NATO help them.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:20 PM (llXky)

218 I hope they didn't hire Russians to build the stage for those Plus+ ladies.

Posted by: DaveA at September 30, 2022 07:20 PM (FhXTo)

219 On top of that I think a pipeline rupture may have a different signature than an explosive signature. The Swedes aren’t idiots. Pressure waves and the speed of the pressure wave is probably different for a pipe burst than for an explosion.

Is a pipe going to burst with the force equivalent of half a metric ton of TNT?

Posted by: Methos at September 30, 2022 07:21 PM (kOpft)

220 Fauci has consistently refused to disclose his royalties, which are paid to him by Big Pharma

It's astonishing that a Federal employee is allowed to not disclose his royalty payments.

Normal Federal employees have to submit a form every year listing **all** their sources of income. People get prosecuted for lying on the form.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 07:21 PM (I2/tG)

221 206 Yeah, there are starting to be some people blaming this on "Ukraine".

Love to see any evidence that the Ukrainians have the capability to do this in the Baltic Sea without help.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 07:18 PM (I2/tG)

Scenario. Ukraine says they want to blow the pipeline..

Pres Biden has SAID that the pipeline will be taken care of... CIA takes that as an order to help the Ukes.

Plausible deniability...

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 07:21 PM (oHd/0)

222 Exxon, Chevron Phillips, all of them have explosions...
-all the time


So like, daily? Hourly? How often are these explosions taking place? In what manner do they keep environ weenies from publicizing these events?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:21 PM (Ivdso)

223 We value writers for their prose and their insight. We value bloggers for their speed, their efficiency at curating news, and their ability to formulate strong political opinions"

If that's the definition, then just about everyone who comments here has got that idiot beat hands down, not to mention Ace himself.

Well he's right about one thing - no one ever valued Nick Cotaggio for his insight into anything.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 30, 2022 07:21 PM (r46W7)

224 218 I hope they didn't hire Russians to build the stage for those Plus+ ladies.

Posted by: DaveA at September 30, 2022 07:20 PM (FhXTo)

I could see the pipes bursting if the Russians subcontracted the Chinese to build them...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:22 PM (ynpvh)

225 I work in the oil industry - the pipeline explanation makes prefect sense.

Thing is, Russia has seen a massive exodus of talent. You think any Russian engineer worth his salt is gonna stick around and maybe get drafted? Fuck no - these guys hit the exists months ago - the world is begging for them. And most of the Russian oil industry was being run by out of town companies anyway. When EM, BP, and Shell left the clock started ticking for shit to fall apart. They are running a system nobody knows how to run. It's like handing the steering wheel over to a 10 year old - for the first few minutes the car won't crash.

This winter all sorts of crazy, terrible shit is going to happen to their gas and oil wells in Siberia. Many will just become inoperable, with a bunch of idiots scratching their heads over. Their oil and gas production is going to decline, and even after the war, will take a decade to get back on line. Russian oil fields are tricky. It takes real brains and expertise to keep things working.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at September 30, 2022 07:22 PM (+DS2f)

226 Our country was founded on blind faith in the professionalism of the FBI and that no matter what it looks like they will always be found doing GOOD!

Posted by: President Charlie Foxtrot at September 30, 2022 07:22 PM (krQz2)

227
But the proximity is mighty suspicious. Unless those are local or pipeline low spots. So assume a pressure spike due to ice releasing methane stored in clathrate at a higher pressure. That rupture the pipeline, dropping pressure more, resulting in an additional clathrate explosion.

But only two? And then this repeats in the next pipeline next door?

If pressures were steady state. Hmmm. I can’t see a pressure spike high enough to cause a pipeline to rupture.

On top of that I think a pipeline rupture may have a different signature than an explosive signature. The Swedes aren’t idiots. Pressure waves and the speed of the pressure wave is probably different for a pipe burst than for an explosion.
Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:15 PM (ai2Yq)

They are closer to high spots and low pressure and warm temperatures - shallowish regions near Bornholm Island.

I believe the 2 pipeline systems have three pipes and all were broken in two incidents 17 hours apart. The delay could just be skew of travel time between 2 sites, with a long delay before blast to let the perps escape the area.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:22 PM (eoQWY)

228 64 Someone needs to tell Eye Brow Girl to stop.

Her future "customers" won't give two shits about her eyebrows.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 30, 2022 06:51 PM (R/m4+)

My barber, female, was telling me about this today. It's the new big thing.

Posted by: Javems at September 30, 2022 07:22 PM (AmoqO)

229 The amount of money we've been burying them in, they could afford specialists but yeah.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:20 PM (Ivdso)

++++

You probably only have a handful of nations that have the expertise to pull that off, let alone private entities. Covert nautical deep sea demolition is a very, very small field.

Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 07:23 PM (OHy0b)

230 You know what's also weird? Victorious Ukraine now demanding to have NATO help them.

According to Posobiec, Ukraine's announcement that it was now a defacto member of NATO (soon to be dejure) came as a complete surprise to the White House.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 07:23 PM (I2/tG)

231 Our country was founded on blind faith in the professionalism of the FBI and that no matter what it looks like they will always be found doing GOOD!
Posted by: President Charlie Foxtrot at September 30, 2022 07:22 PM (krQz2)

And I still can't find my way home

Posted by: Steve Winwoody at September 30, 2022 07:23 PM (M+Lyo)

232 The public might remember the problems with methane hydrates BP experienced trying to get their containment dome to work.

BTW - I do know a real lawyer named Grant Swinger. Back some years ago he was working as an Army JAG lawyer in the Middle East.

I searched and found him working as a GS-14 General Attorney for the VA at Hines, IL.

https://tinyurl.com/fzxwv43d

Posted by: Machias Privateer at September 30, 2022 07:23 PM (EMi53)

233
So like, daily? Hourly? How often are these explosions taking place? In what manner do they keep environ weenies from publicizing these events?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:21 PM (Ivdso)

They try hard not to have more than one or two a week, it gets into the papers and upsets the shareholders at their breakfasts.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 30, 2022 07:24 PM (r46W7)

234 We are now in the “ dazzle us with bullshit” stage of explaining. This is directed at the Media “ experts”.

Posted by: kraken at September 30, 2022 07:24 PM (Vr12I)

235 We value bloggers for their speed, their efficiency at curating news, and their ability to formulate strong political opinions

The thing is, that's just not true.

First off, there are bloggers about dogs, knitting, weather, comic books, shoes, four wheeling, and just about everything in existence. Not a single person reads these bloggers for their hot political takes, rather the opposite.

Second, bloggers live and die on writing skill. If you cannot write, you cannot blog. Its a written short-form medium and the skill at writing something that grips readers, entertains, informs, and keeps attention is key. If all you do is blast out some information and then do a political spin you're a crappy writer that people will turn away from for the same content, but written well and entertainingly.

He doesn't even know his own damned job.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:24 PM (Ivdso)

236 Thing is, Russia has seen a massive exodus of talent. You think any Russian engineer worth his salt is gonna stick around and maybe get drafted?

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at September 30, 2022 07:22 PM (+DS2f)
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Russia's conscription law - like everyone else's - is selective. You do not take highly-trained engineers and put them in the infantry.

Furthermore, it affects teenagers, not people with advanced degrees and jobs.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:24 PM (llXky)

237 Wow... Gutzilla

Posted by: Beto Ochoa at September 30, 2022 07:24 PM (dzZCL)

238 Finally charging that prick with murder, huh? Good, I hope the fucker burns.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 07:24 PM (VwHCD)

239 With regard to LawDog's comments, I'm reminded yet again of that saying, that one should never attribute to malice what can reasonably be explained by stupidity.

Posted by: Nemo at September 30, 2022 07:25 PM (S6ArX)

240 BTW - I do know a real lawyer named Grant Swinger. Back some years ago he was working as an Army JAG lawyer in the Middle East.

I searched and found him working as a GS-14 General Attorney for the VA at Hines, IL.

https://tinyurl.com/fzxwv43d
Posted by: Machias Privateer at September 30, 2022 07:23 PM (EMi53)

his parents missed a bet by not naming him Richard.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 30, 2022 07:25 PM (r46W7)

241 A blue whale pod was migrating through the area. They decided to f*ck with the hoomans.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 30, 2022 07:25 PM (g1EEm)

242 # 219 Is a pipe going to burst with the force equivalent of half a metric ton of TNT?

Um...yes. Ever here of a fuel air bomb? Mix the gas and air just right - big boom.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at September 30, 2022 07:25 PM (+DS2f)

243 Plausible deniability...

Problem is that bombing the pipelines is arguably an act of war against Germany.

Deep kimchee if someone claims to have done it.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 07:25 PM (I2/tG)

244 They try hard not to have more than one or two a week

So these 100 or so explosions of pipelines going on all year long somehow elude environmentalists? Nobody talks about them except you?

Press X to Doubt

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:25 PM (Ivdso)

245 According to Posobiec, Ukraine's announcement that it was now a defacto member of NATO (soon to be dejure) came as a complete surprise to the White House.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 07:23 PM (I2/tG)

I don't blame Zelensky for saying that: if he knows that Ukraine's military position is much, much weaker than advertised then of course he's going to make NATO intervention seem imminent.

But uh- how likely is that? Is anyone in the Biden Administration truly retarded enough to suggest kicking off war with Russia in the winter?

Wait.

Posted by: trev006 at September 30, 2022 07:26 PM (yZNTO)

246 Scenario. Ukraine says they want to blow the pipeline..

Pres Biden has SAID that the pipeline will be taken care of... CIA takes that as an order to help the Ukes.

Plausible deniability...
Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 07:21 PM (oHd/0)

This just reduces to us doing it, same as if we told, or let the UK special ops do it for us. An ally doing it for us with a nod and a wink means we approved of it.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:26 PM (eoQWY)

247 Love to see any evidence that the Ukrainians have the capability to do this in the Baltic Sea without help.

Exactly, how would they get there? Russia controls what used to be their coastline. Which means the team, and a the equivalent of a metric ton of TNT (presumably something else), at least had to transit, Poland probably. And then get a boat.

Posted by: Methos at September 30, 2022 07:26 PM (kOpft)

248 Russia's conscription law - like everyone else's - is selective. You do not take highly-trained engineers and put them in the infantry.

Furthermore, it affects teenagers, not people with advanced degrees and jobs.


Some Russians regions are drafting people indiscriminately, but I assure you that Gazprom can protect its people from mobilization.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 07:26 PM (I2/tG)

249 Furthermore, it affects teenagers, not people with advanced degrees and jobs.

Yeah the draft doesn't hit 30 year olds unless you're in a very long, very brutal campaign. And before someone claims that's what Russia has faced, no. Not even close. Not remotely.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:26 PM (Ivdso)

250 "The neocon tribe is trying to sell "methane hydrates" as why two gas pipelines of dramatically different age exploded in two close locations OUTSIDE Russian territory without completely destroying all of the gas inside the pipeline."

they may need to refine their story ... the long time (due to shut down) for methane hydrate buildup gave time for excessive buildup. The employee problem and war interrupted more routine efforts. The first explosion disrupted the other pipeline (a mile away, idk .heh) ... And the second pipeline was really not empty, it was being used, but because it was a covert effort, they did not have all the equipment to do correct maintenance.

OK, that would need a lot of work, but they might be able to put together a plausible scenario, if this one isn't working. A lot of Russians are pretty disgruntled and leaving Russia to avoid dying for Putin .. so maybe play the "Russian Insurrection" card ... a lot of that going around.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 30, 2022 07:27 PM (Cus5s)

251 230 You know what's also weird? Victorious Ukraine now demanding to have NATO help them.

According to Posobiec, Ukraine's announcement that it was now a defacto member of NATO (soon to be dejure) came as a complete surprise to the White House.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 07:23 PM (I2/tG)

Putin signed the declaration making the 4 Ex Uke Regions part of Russia today.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 07:27 PM (oHd/0)

252 Is a pipe going to burst with the force equivalent of half a metric ton of TNT?

Um...yes. Ever here of a fuel air bomb? Mix the gas and air just right - big boom.
Posted by: Inspector Kemp at September 30, 2022 07:25 PM (+DS2f)

Where did the oxygen come from for this? its under water.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:27 PM (eoQWY)

253 Someone needs to tell Eye Brow Girl to stop.
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All along the waterfall
With you, my eyebrow girl
You, my eyebrow girl

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 07:28 PM (krQz2)

254 What the hell is a Lizzo?

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at September 30, 2022 07:28 PM (TU8Tj)

255 249 Furthermore, it affects teenagers, not people with advanced degrees and jobs.

Yeah the draft doesn't hit 30 year olds unless you're in a very long, very brutal campaign. And before someone claims that's what Russia has faced, no. Not even close. Not remotely.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:26 PM (Ivdso)

Russian draft laws specifically give a pass to those in certain industries.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 07:28 PM (oHd/0)

256 Furthermore, it affects teenagers, not people with advanced degrees and jobs.

I've seen a lot of middle-aged guys in the mobilization videos.

But again, Gazprom is a second government in Russia - their people aren't being called up.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 07:29 PM (I2/tG)

257 Exactly, how would they get there? Russia controls what used to be their coastline. Which means the team, and a the equivalent of a metric ton of TNT (presumably something else), at least had to transit, Poland probably. And then get a boat.

Posted by: Methos at September 30, 2022 07:26 PM (kOpft)
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Wait, you mean the same Poland that opened a pipeline right when those two ones went down?

The same Poland whose former defense minister cheered them going down and thanked the US?

Yeah, it's a mystery.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:29 PM (llXky)

258 Man, Ukrania sure is a tar baby

Posted by: Steve Winwoody at September 30, 2022 07:29 PM (M+Lyo)

259 "Fauci has consistently refused to disclose his royalties, which are paid to him by Big Pharma, and has lied to Congress about the information about these royalties already being available to the public. It's not. It remains a secret kept under lock and key, and he won't turn the key."


Hounding Fauci about his ill-gotten gains is fine, but someone needs to be hounding CDC and HHS, hard, to get other stolen stuff returned to the populace. Examples:
- The pre-COVID definition of vaccine.
- The pre-COVID definition of herd immunity.
- Using data to make public health decisions. You know, the scientific method.
- Not using or throwing-out data depending on whether it meets the political and personal needs of public health officials.
- Perform experiments and studies to get data, ASAP, if no applicable data exists.

Posted by: Gref at September 30, 2022 07:30 PM (AMIL/)

260 A “Lizzo” is a large, dark, malignant mass that continually requires attention, and feeding. Mostly feeding.

Posted by: kraken at September 30, 2022 07:31 PM (Vr12I)

261 This just reduces to us doing it, same as if we told, or let the UK special ops do it for us. An ally doing it for us with a nod and a wink means we approved of it.
Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:26 PM (eoQWY)

Yes, for various reasons all of this comes back to us. If it was an honest accident we get the blame, if it was an ally we get the blame, if it was Ukraine we get the blame. Because of statements that have been made by the regime we're going to get the blame.

Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 07:31 PM (OHy0b)

262 The same Poland whose former defense minister cheered them going down and thanked the US?

Yeah, it's a mystery.


Payback for 1939.

The former defense minister also explained that any pipeline that bypassed Polish territory deserved to be destroyed.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 07:31 PM (I2/tG)

263 Thing is, Russia has seen a massive exodus of talent. You think any Russian engineer worth his salt is gonna stick around and maybe get drafted?

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at September 30, 2022 07:22 PM (+DS2f)
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Russia's conscription law - like everyone else's - is selective. You do not take highly-trained engineers and put them in the infantry.

Furthermore, it affects teenagers, not people with advanced degrees and jobs.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:24 PM (llXky)

These are reserve call ups, not conscriptions. These fellows have already been conscripted and trained. But as you say, they are not calling up everyone and those in tech jobs and the like are not being called up at the same rate except for specialist duties.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:31 PM (eoQWY)

264 Why don't they turn it off?
Don't they have cut-off valve?

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 30, 2022 07:31 PM (aurj9)

265 Putin signed the declaration making the 4 Ex Uke Regions part of Russia today.
Posted by: Romeo13


Putin signed an illegal EO? Does he think he's biden?

Posted by: Some Rat at September 30, 2022 07:31 PM (r1z5A)

266 By the way, off topic, but ... brace yourselves, put the drink down... U2 has announced that they are going to do a Las Vegas "residency". You know, like Tom Jones and Sammy Davis Junior, where they do shows all year long in Vegas.

Dudes. You should have hung it up years ago. This is painful to watch.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:32 PM (Ivdso)

267 Ian's rain has made it to w. NC.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 07:32 PM (eeF+6)

268 "What the hell is a Lizzo?"

$20. Same as in town.

Posted by: Are you sure you really want it? at September 30, 2022 07:32 PM (sn5EN)

269 What the hell is a Lizzo?

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick

Short for Gutzilla

Posted by: Beto Ochoa at September 30, 2022 07:32 PM (dzZCL)

270 Russia's conscription law - like everyone else's - is selective. You do not take highly-trained engineers and put them in the infantry. Furthermore, it affects teenagers, not people with advanced degrees and jobs. Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:24 PM (llXky)

Sure sure. I said "maybe". Plus an engineer with a 20 year old son? How about one who's parent company (Shell) has left? How about one that enjoys the finer things in life, that are no longer avalible due to sanctions?

I'm just saying highly talented people aren't going to stick around and see "how the war goes." Unless they are super patriots they'll run for better pastures. Just google "Russia Brian drain" and read everything since the war started - they've lost maybe 200k of their most talented people. Estimates are 10% of the entire population with advanced degrees has bailed.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at September 30, 2022 07:32 PM (+DS2f)

271 What's a Lizzo?

Too big to be a weasel, that's for sure.

Posted by: huerfano, stochastic commenter at September 30, 2022 07:32 PM (dTFZY)

272 "are trying to sell themselves off one piece at a time, like a streetwhore with prosthetic limbs."

Best laugh of the week.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at September 30, 2022 07:32 PM (TU8Tj)

273 Their oil and gas production is going to decline, and even after the war, will take a decade to get back on line. Russian oil fields are tricky. It takes real brains and expertise to keep things working.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at September 30, 2022 07:22 PM (+DS2f)

I related a story the other day about Russia (then USSR) having a pipeline contract in Nigeria. Their river crossings repeatedly failed, so they sub-contract a U.S. company. This was ~ 45 years ago.

My son has done work all over Russia. He said they have some decent engineers but this was probably 5+ years ago.

It's hard to imagine four pipelines failing almost at once but they all experienced the same conditions weather wise.

Posted by: Javems at September 30, 2022 07:33 PM (AmoqO)

274 Why don't they turn it off?
Don't they have cut-off valve?
Posted by: Braenyard
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To avoid flooding?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 07:33 PM (eeF+6)

275 These are reserve call ups, not conscriptions. These fellows have already been conscripted and trained. But as you say, they are not calling up everyone and those in tech jobs and the like are not being called up at the same rate except for specialist duties.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:31 PM (eoQWY)
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I doubt they were ever called up. If they were on a university track, they would have been deferred for a critical defense industry.

All nations do this. Even in WW II, the Russians knew that skilled technicians were better doing their jobs than stopping bullets.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:33 PM (llXky)

276 By the way, off topic, but ... brace yourselves, put the drink down... U2 has announced that they are going to do a Las Vegas "residency". You know, like Tom Jones and Sammy Davis Junior, where they do shows all year long in Vegas.

Dudes. You should have hung it up years ago. This is painful to watch.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:32 PM (Ivdso)

I still can't find what Im lookin for

Posted by: Boner at September 30, 2022 07:33 PM (M+Lyo)

277 Thanks Skip !

Posted by: JT at September 30, 2022 07:33 PM (T4tVD)

278 265 Putin signed the declaration making the 4 Ex Uke Regions part of Russia today.
Posted by: Romeo13


Putin signed an illegal EO? Does he think he's biden?
Posted by: Some Rat at September 30, 2022 07:31 PM (r1z5A)

His Duma (Congress) approved it... so on that, he one ups Biteme

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 07:33 PM (oHd/0)

279 Yes, for various reasons all of this comes back to us. If it was an honest accident we get the blame, if it was an ally we get the blame, if it was Ukraine we get the blame. Because of statements that have been made by the regime we're going to get the blame.
Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 07:31 PM (OHy0b)

Plus if Russian demolitions teams can hit critical targets in waters off the coast of NATO allies and get away scot free, there really is no point having navies. The problem with the current neoconnery isn't just that it's a lie, it,'s such an obvious lie that India and Saudi Arabia will correctly realize that the West is ruled by a tribe of insane sociopathic pedophiles.

Posted by: trev006 at September 30, 2022 07:33 PM (yZNTO)

280 >By the way, off topic, but ... brace yourselves, put the drink down... U2 has announced that they are going to do a Las Vegas "residency".


I wanna see Bono do a Bill Murray/lounge singer act

Posted by: DB at September 30, 2022 07:33 PM (geLO8)

281 Posted by: Oldcat

If they are local high spots that weighs against the clathrate hypothesis. Ice likes to hang out in low spots.

Give me a few million and I’ll buy some UAV’s with LiDAR imaging that, with a little engineering, can port in some explosives. No diving experience required.

And there’s some evidence this has been games out for a while…

From Pipeline Technology Journal.

Explosive-Laden Drone Found Near Nord Stream Pipeline. Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:41
https://tinyurl.com/y6z3v9r4

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:33 PM (ai2Yq)

282 $20. Same as in town.
Posted by: Are you sure you really want it? at September 30, 2022 07:32 PM (sn5EN)
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Yeah, like $20 is enough to feed that mountain of flesh.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 30, 2022 07:33 PM (5pTK/)

283 Um...yes. Ever here of a fuel air bomb? Mix the gas and air just right - big boom.

Yes, but I've never heard of a fuel water bomb.

Posted by: Methos at September 30, 2022 07:34 PM (kOpft)

284 "Sunday bloody Sunday- so... where you folks from?"

Posted by: DB at September 30, 2022 07:34 PM (geLO8)

285 I don't buy Ukraine being part of it, just because if they planned an op this big they'd pick something with an impact on the current military situation. The damage here is too long term to do them any good in their current situation, not to mention that it fucks Germany even more than Russia.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 30, 2022 07:34 PM (r46W7)

286 What the hell is a Lizzo?

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at September 30, 2022 07:28 PM (TU8Tj)

About 48 stone

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 07:34 PM (VwHCD)

287 "This amounts to unlawful reprisal against a whistleblower which the DOJ Inspector General should investigate."
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"A court has accepted the FBI's usual bullshit as to why it shouldn't have to disclose its thousands of FOIA'd documents about Seth Rich --"
=================

The aristocracy, the ruling class is at war with us.
The only chance we have is to identify elected representative that align with them and vote them out.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 30, 2022 07:34 PM (aurj9)

288 >>For my last time, the Russians didn't do the Nordstream install, it was western contractors. Their maintenance is western contractors. Quit this bullshit of replaying the Russia of 1950. This wasn't an accident.

The Swiss registered company that built and operates Nord Stream 2 is Nord Stream 2 AG. It is a holding company that is majority owned by Gazprom, Russia, with 4 or 5 western energy partners. Russia did indeed do the installation and maintenance of the pipeline.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 07:35 PM (ZLI7S)

289 Angie Dickinson is 91 years old today. Fran Drescher is 65.

Posted by: SMOD at September 30, 2022 07:35 PM (SrPpJ)

290 Would seem like an underwater drone could do this.

They have to have them. Shit they train dolphins to plant mines

Posted by: Boner at September 30, 2022 07:35 PM (M+Lyo)

291 Just google "Russia Brian drain"

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at September 30, 2022 07:32 PM (+DS2f)
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Oh, that settles it. Google would never manipulate information.

Your point stands.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:35 PM (llXky)

292 insane sociopathic pedophiles.
Posted by: trev006

insane sociopathic Ghey pedophiles.

There. Fixed!!!🤗

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:35 PM (ai2Yq)

293 "Jonah Goldberg is a writer. Kevin Williamson is a writer."

No they're not. They're grotesque professional buffet snorters who get kicked out of all-you-can-eat restaurants because the proprietors lose money on their fat, all consuming, bulbous, lazy, slovenly, piggish, corpulent, blubbery asses.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 30, 2022 07:35 PM (mSy8I)

294 By the way, off topic, but ... brace yourselves, put the drink down... U2 has announced that they are going to do a Las Vegas "residency". You know, like Tom Jones and Sammy Davis Junior, where they do shows all year long in Vegas.

Dudes. You should have hung it up years ago. This is painful to watch.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:32 PM (Ivdso)

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Why do I get pictures of Bono doing a very cheesy Danke Schoen?

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 07:35 PM (krQz2)

295 So these 100 or so explosions of pipelines going on all year long somehow elude environmentalists? Nobody talks about them except you?

Press X to Doubt

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:25 PM


Yes, gas pipelines blow up all of the time (for certain values of "blow up").

We had two gas pipelines at our company rupture during the month of September.

There are zero reporting requirements since there were no spills. The field personnel reported it to me in a morning report. For one of the ruptures, TWO people know about it.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 30, 2022 07:36 PM (HlyYF)

296 These are reserve call ups, not conscriptions. These fellows have already been conscripted and trained. But as you say, they are not calling up everyone and those in tech jobs and the like are not being called up at the same rate except for specialist duties.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:31 PM (eoQWY)

It is amazing that everyone accepts the conscription misnomer. Especially, it seems, everyone in the MSM.

Posted by: Javems at September 30, 2022 07:36 PM (AmoqO)

297 U2 as a Vegas lounge act? oh gawd.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 30, 2022 07:36 PM (r46W7)

298 I wanna see Bono do a Bill Murray/lounge singer act

"Star Waaaaaaaars, nothing but Star Wars!"
Bono works the crowd "do I make you feel uncomfortable when I talk about global warming? Do I?"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:36 PM (Ivdso)

299 265 Putin signed the declaration making the 4 Ex Uke Regions part of Russia today.
Posted by: Romeo13
=-=============

Ukes said, there was an election but no one voted.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 30, 2022 07:36 PM (aurj9)

300 About 48 stone
Posted by: Berserker
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I was told that there would be no Britishisms here.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 07:37 PM (gMoVp)

301 Explosive-Laden Drone Found Near Nord Stream Pipeline. Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:41
https://tinyurl.com/y6z3v9r4
Posted by: Justin Castreau


That seems pretty definitive.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 30, 2022 07:37 PM (g1EEm)

302 I saw cornbread Hell open for Tater Salad at Beanblossom in '78.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at September 30, 2022 07:37 PM (3Or4S)

303 Explosive-Laden Drone Found Near Nord Stream Pipeline. Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:41
https://tinyurl.com/y6z3v9r4
Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:33 PM (ai2Yq)

Wow... talk about guns that smoke...

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 07:37 PM (oHd/0)

304 The problem with the current neoconnery isn't just that it's a lie, it,'s such an obvious lie that India and Saudi Arabia will correctly realize that the West is ruled by a tribe of insane sociopathic pedophiles.
Posted by: trev006 at September 30, 2022 07:33 PM (yZNTO)

++++

That's why I think this is actually the end of the Global American Empire. The world is beginning to think our leadership is stark raving mad. They might take pity on the citizens, rightly assuming we're basically hostages, and so they might not nuke us, literally, but they are going to nuke us economically.

Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 07:37 PM (OHy0b)

305 "Jonah Goldberg is a writer. Kevin Williamson is a writer."

The only writing they do is with ketchup on a mountain of French fries, or with Redi Whip on a giant chocolate cake. Fat jackasses.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 30, 2022 07:37 PM (mSy8I)

306
Remember EU Commission Presidentrix Ursula von der Layen, who threatened Italy about electing Meloni?

Well, she was ridin' dirty with Pfizer. See this from the Bad Cat:

https://tinyurl.com/2oyvr7rp

The Bad Cat thinks the politicians will try to throw Pharma under the bus, claiming they were deceived, and this is the start of that.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 30, 2022 07:37 PM (Mzdiz)

307 From Pipeline Technology Journal.

Explosive-Laden Drone Found Near Nord Stream Pipeline. Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:41
https://tinyurl.com/y6z3v9r4
Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:33 PM (ai2Yq)

The CIA did warn Germany that the pipes could be attacked according to a German publication in July. Maybe they read that article.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:38 PM (eoQWY)

308 299 265 Putin signed the declaration making the 4 Ex Uke Regions part of Russia today.
Posted by: Romeo13
=-=============

Ukes said, there was an election but no one voted.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 30, 2022 07:36 PM (aurj9)

81 MILLION voted against?

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 07:38 PM (oHd/0)

309 Wonder how Vic and Miklos are doing

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 07:38 PM (xhxe8)

310 90 Would seem like an underwater drone could do this.

They have to have them. Shit they train dolphins to plant mines
Posted by: Boner

See the Pipeline technology journal article

Explosive-Laden Drone Found Near Nord Stream Pipeline. Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:41

https://tinyurl.com/y6z3v9r4

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:38 PM (ai2Yq)

311 for certain values of "blow up"

Well that's the key, isn't it? People don't mean "a valve broke" when they say "blow up", particularly in a discussion of a gigantic explosion underwater like what we saw 4 times here with this topic.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:38 PM (Ivdso)

312 "Jonah Goldberg is a writer. Kevin Williamson is a writer."

No they're not. They're grotesque professional buffet snorters who get kicked out of all-you-can-eat restaurants because the proprietors lose money on their fat, all consuming, bulbous, lazy, slovenly, piggish, corpulent, blubbery asses.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 30, 2022 07:35 PM (mSy8I)
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He was coming on to them. Seeing if they're willing to try something different.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:38 PM (llXky)

313 "Like Liam Neeson in Taken, I have a very particular set of skills. -- Does it involve a couch?"

shelves.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 30, 2022 07:38 PM (Cus5s)

314 I wanna see Bono do a Bill Murray/lounge singer act

"Star Waaaaaaaars, nothing but Star Wars!"
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Now I want to see Bill Murray's Nick do I Fall Down.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 07:38 PM (krQz2)

315 "Jonah Goldberg is a writer. Kevin Williamson is a writer."

The only writing they do is with ketchup on a mountain of French fries, or with Redi Whip on a giant chocolate cake. Fat jackasses.
Posted by: Marcus T at September 30, 2022 07:37 PM (mSy8I)

Jeez, Allahp. Its one thing to work at the Bulwark, but sucking up to them as well is just pathetic.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:39 PM (eoQWY)

316 Just google "Russia Brian drain" and read everything since the war started - they've lost maybe 200k of their most talented people. Estimates are 10% of the entire population with advanced degrees has bailed.
Posted by: Inspector Kemp at September 30, 2022 07:32 PM (+DS2f)

Some Russians proportionally more than others.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/switching-conflicts-the-
jews-leaving-ukraine-and-russia-for-the-west-bank/

Posted by: trev006 at September 30, 2022 07:39 PM (yZNTO)

317 By the by, I went to Ukraine seven years ago. You know when you go to Texas, and every bar is cowboy themed? In Ukraine every bar is partisan themed. They fucking love talking about killing Nazis and defending the homeland. And that was before Russia invaded.

If Mexico invaded Texas, on paper, it might be a close fight. They have nearly the same GDP, but Mexico has more resources, a standing army, and more people. And Texas has a lot of people of Mexican heritage. In truth I'd lay 10:1 odds on Texas kicking ass. Why? Just...because. heck, 50:50 Texas would conquer Mexico and make it south Texas.

Russia has made a colossal mistake.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at September 30, 2022 07:39 PM (+DS2f)

318 Maybe they read that article.
Posted by: Oldcat

My cousin worked for Air Force Intelligence. He used to file reports based on internet articles all the time. I wasn’t impressed.

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:39 PM (ai2Yq)

319
Jeez, Allahp. Its one thing to work at the Bulwark, but sucking up to them as well is just pathetic.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:39 PM (eoQWY)
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I think sucking is part of his goal, yes.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:39 PM (llXky)

320 In 10 years, U2 is going to take up residency at The Villages in Florida. They'll play in the dining hall while the residents go through the buffet lines in their walkers.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 30, 2022 07:40 PM (r46W7)

321 Wonder how Vic and Miklos are doing
Posted by: Skip
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I'm guessing, wet.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 07:40 PM (gMoVp)

322 Jonah Goldberg is a writer. Kevin Williamson is a writer

Williamson is a writer. He's a writer of pretentious elitist crap, but a writer. He writes articles and long pieces.

Goldberg is a quipper; he posts short stuff stitched together with lame or old jokes.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:40 PM (Ivdso)

323 I'm, pretty sure Lizzo has already blown up. There may be secondaries

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 30, 2022 07:40 PM (M+Lyo)

324 Speaking of mega-tonnage...wow

Posted by: A dude in MI at September 30, 2022 07:41 PM (/6GbT)

325 "He was coming on to them. Seeing if they're willing to try something different.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:38 PM (llXky)"

Imagine that trio. It's like the three horseman of the Dope-pocalypse

Posted by: Marcus T at September 30, 2022 07:41 PM (mSy8I)

326 Ukes said, there was an election but no one voted.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 30, 2022 07:36 PM (aurj9)

Seems odd that they made voting in the election a criminal offense.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:41 PM (eoQWY)

327 Goldberg is a quipper; he posts short stuff stitched together with lame or old jokes.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:40 PM (Ivdso)
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Also, don't forget stolen jokes.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 30, 2022 07:41 PM (5pTK/)

328 I'm, pretty sure Lizzo has already blown up. There may be secondaries
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 30, 2022 07:40 PM (M+Lyo)
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Don't offer her a wafer-thin mint.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 07:41 PM (krQz2)

329 Uh...what's a Lizzo...and what's this Flute thing all about. Serious question. I have no F'ing idea what this is about.

Posted by: FriscoYoda at September 30, 2022 07:42 PM (S7une)

330 but they are going to nuke us economically.
Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 07:37 PM (OHy0b)

I can't stress this enough: Russia isn't using sanctions to freeze energy trade with the West, much less blow up its own pipelines. The satanic and crazy "Democratic" governments are doing that through sanctions, idiotic notions like the "oil price cap" on Russia, and now covert military action against their own people.

Posted by: trev006 at September 30, 2022 07:42 PM (yZNTO)

331 so they might not nuke us, literally, but they are going to nuke us economically.
Posted by: DFCtomm

Nah. DC has to be. That’s non negotiable!!!

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:42 PM (ai2Yq)

332 I'm not reading "Allah Pundit: My Struggle"

Noooo - I'm waiting for "Allah Pundit: The Directors Cut!"

Posted by: Boswell at September 30, 2022 07:42 PM (+Cgut)

333 I'm, pretty sure Lizzo has already blown up. There may be secondaries
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 30, 2022 07:40 PM (M+Lyo)
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Don't offer her a wafer-thin mint.
Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 07:41 PM (krQz2)

No Taco Bell !

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 30, 2022 07:42 PM (M+Lyo)

334 Seems odd that they made voting in the election a criminal offense.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:41 PM (eoQWY)
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Some regions got a lower reported percentage of the vote than Biden did in the US. Detroit, for example.

Are you an election truther?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:43 PM (llXky)

335 Explosive-Laden Drone Found Near Nord Stream Pipeline. Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:41
https://tinyurl.com/y6z3v9r4
Posted by: Justin Castreau

That seems pretty definitive.
Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 30, 2022 07:37 PM (g1EEm)

Pretty long delay timer though

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:43 PM (eoQWY)

336 They try hard not to have more than one or two a week, it gets into the papers and upsets the shareholders at their breakfasts.
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I understood that reference.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 30, 2022 07:43 PM (yikp0)

337 If Mexico invaded Texas, on paper, it might be a close fight. They have nearly the same GDP, but Mexico has more resources, a standing army, and more people. And Texas has a lot of people of Mexican heritage.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at September 30, 2022 07:39 PM (+DS2f)

-If?-

Whatever you say.

Posted by: trev006 at September 30, 2022 07:43 PM (yZNTO)

338 Nood. Never mind the dame...covet the Cobra.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 07:43 PM (ITEMS)

339 >>> There are zero reporting requirements since there were no spills. The field personnel reported it to me in a morning report. For one of the ruptures, TWO people know about it.
Posted by: Pillage Idiot
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So, no spill, nothing catastrophic, no human damage -
Basically a mechanical failure that was immediately repaired. Part of the job. Business as usual?

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 30, 2022 07:43 PM (aurj9)

340 Seems odd that they made voting in the election a criminal offense.
Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:41 PM (eoQWY)

that right there is some QUALITY Defense of Democracy!

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 07:44 PM (oHd/0)

341 Williamson is a writer. He's a writer of pretentious elitist crap, but a writer. He writes articles and long pieces.

Goldberg is a quipper; he posts short stuff stitched together with lame or old jokes.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:40 PM (Ivdso)
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Both are visibly under-sexed, hence Allahpundit making his move to butter them up.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:44 PM (llXky)

342 Le Café is open.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 30, 2022 07:44 PM (a3Q+t)

343 I can't stress this enough: Russia isn't using sanctions to freeze energy trade with the West, much less blow up its own pipelines. The satanic and crazy "Democratic" governments are doing that through sanctions, idiotic notions like the "oil price cap" on Russia, and now covert military action against their own people.
Posted by: trev006 at September 30, 2022 07:42 PM (yZNTO)

++++

That's all well and good, but the West can't even define a woman these days. Listen to the gibberish that comes out of the left wing that runs Western civilization now. It's nothing but bearded men in sun dressed and I do think that worries and disturbs the rest of the world.

Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 07:44 PM (OHy0b)

344 That's why I think this is actually the end of the Global American Empire. The world is beginning to think our leadership is stark raving mad. They might take pity on the citizens, rightly assuming we're basically hostages, and so they might not nuke us, literally, but they are going to nuke us economically.

And whatever pain it caused in the bear future, it would be for our own good over the long term. The idea that we should get as many goods and services as possible from abroad at the cheapest price possible rather than do this work at home, regardless of what those foreign entanglements might entail or the inherent fragility of global networks featuring ever-increasing specialization, is a big part of why things are falling apart here.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 30, 2022 07:45 PM (KFhLj)

345 I'm not reading "Allah Pundit: My Struggle"

Noooo - I'm waiting for "Allah Pundit: The Directors Cut!"
Posted by: Boswell at September 30, 2022 07:42 PM (+Cgut)
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What about the Zack Snyder cut?

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 07:45 PM (krQz2)

346 I'm, pretty sure Lizzo has already blown up. There may be secondaries
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 30, 2022 07:40 PM (M+Lyo)

Nowadays - that Lizzy dancer photo could be the cover of SI's Swimsuit Edition - that's the times we live in.

Posted by: Boswell at September 30, 2022 07:45 PM (+Cgut)

347 >>>81 MILLION voted against?
Posted by: Romeo13
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Well, there were ballots.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 30, 2022 07:45 PM (aurj9)

348 Basically a mechanical failure that was immediately repaired. Part of the job.

Right, and that's a pretty long way from "explosion," much less the topic at hand

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:46 PM (Ivdso)

349 Oh, that settles it. Google would never manipulate information. Your point stands.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:35 PM (llXky)

Oh sweet Jesus - You are a pipeline engineer, and making $200k in a poor country, living large. Your country launches a war, your company leaves (so you are out of the job), and you know you can relocate to Dubai and make twice the salary, and avoid any chance of getting drafted. What would you do? Stand around or book the first flight out?

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at September 30, 2022 07:47 PM (+DS2f)

350
Well that's the key, isn't it? People don't mean "a valve broke" when they say "blow up", particularly in a discussion of a gigantic explosion underwater like what we saw 4 times here with this topic.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:38 PM

We destructively test tubing to 6,000 psi in the oil patch with water as the pressurizing medium. Guys stand right beside the pipe as it blows up, because water is essentially an incompressible fluid.

I have backed guys off of a location when a pressure vessel was accidentally charged with gas above its design pressure.

When a container of highly pressurized gas ruptures in the oil patch, EVERYONE refers to that as an explosion. The shards of the container accelerate as the expanding gas pushes them outwards. Exactly the same way a bullet accelerates down the barrel of a rifle.

part I

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 30, 2022 07:49 PM (HlyYF)

351 NO - I cannot envision any way that an explosion due to combustion ruptured the Nord Stream pipelines.

YES - An accident could certainly cause a powerful "explosion" of expanding gas. That would easily register on seismic instruments.

part II

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 30, 2022 07:49 PM (HlyYF)

352 >>?Russia has made a colossal mistake.

Putin is a former KGB officer who has had a hard-on for former Soviet satellites since the day the wall came down. Of all the politicians involved in this fight right now I'd put money on the fact he has forgotten more about Ukraine than all of them combined know.

Putin might not win this fight but the claims that he is being crushed seem a bit premature. We just sent another $14 billion to Ukraine, Europe is imploding and we aren't far behind. And winter is coming.

He's done an awful lot of damage to the NATO allies without firing a shot at us.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 07:49 PM (ZLI7S)

353 Inspector Kemp

I disagree. The Cartels are killing Americans without any blow-back.

If they cross the border, the traditional war-fighting strength of America - massive amounts of firepower - will shred an invading army quickly.

With drugs, there is not need to do anything but buy off politicians, police, and media, then ship product.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 30, 2022 07:50 PM (u82oZ)

354 348 Basically a mechanical failure that was immediately repaired. Part of the job.

Right, and that's a pretty long way from "explosion," much less the topic at hand
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:46 PM (Ivdso)
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Explosion is what happens when there are ill trained workers and poor quality control.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 30, 2022 07:50 PM (aurj9)

355 Yes, gas pipelines blow up all of the time (for certain values of "blow up").

We had two gas pipelines at our company rupture during the month of September.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot

That’s key Pipelines do rupture - they are just a big pressure vessel and it happens. Many many times without flamage.

But two bursts on one pipeline (what causes the second burst?). And then another excursion within 24 hours on another pipeline of a completely different vintage? Resulting in seismic signatures that resemble explosions?

I like the clathrate explanation. It’s would show that there’s still sanity. But I don’t buy it. 🙁

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:50 PM (ai2Yq)

356 It's nothing but bearded men in sun dressed and I do think that worries and disturbs the rest of the world.
Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 07:44 PM (OHy0b)

Oh absolutely- India takes such things seriously, but from the perspective of not letting mentally ill tribals destroy their country. That's the insane part. Sabotaging your own country on behalf of the Epsteins is satanic.

Posted by: trev006 at September 30, 2022 07:51 PM (yZNTO)

357 And the metal the pipes were made of could the failure be there. Cheap metal or brittle poorly fabricated pipe.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 30, 2022 07:52 PM (aurj9)

358 Inspector Kemp

I would worry more if Putin had been GRU. Those were the hard-core spies and intel operators.

The KGB had plenty of flaws in their visualization of the opposition. Like a group-think error.

But the GRU failed Putin in Ukraine, or were disregarded.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 30, 2022 07:52 PM (u82oZ)

359 The underwater drone with explosives was found...in 2015.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at September 30, 2022 07:53 PM (+DS2f)

360 OOPS, my message was for our esteemed Jack Straw. Who has put down the bong for tight, cogent analysis.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 30, 2022 07:53 PM (u82oZ)

361 I thought AP was bad with his Malkin worship but holy crap get a freaking room with kevin.....

Posted by: Bradky at September 30, 2022 07:54 PM (tnRM8)

362 So, no spill, nothing catastrophic, no human damage -
Basically a mechanical failure that was immediately repaired. Part of the job. Business as usual?

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 30, 2022 07:43 PM


Yes, exactly correct.

However, that was typed as rebuttal to whomever said that pipelines around the world don't just break.

These ruptures were on 3" polyethylene pipe on low pressure systems.

Ruptures in highly pressurized steel pipe or vessels are a different animal.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 30, 2022 07:54 PM (HlyYF)

363 Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman

Occam's Razor. Unless otherwise directed it was the US Government or it's willing agents.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 30, 2022 07:55 PM (u82oZ)

364 Explosive-Laden Drone Found Near Nord Stream Pipeline. Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:41
https://tinyurl.com/y6z3v9r4
Posted by: Justin Castreau
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Funny that there are underwater photos from 2014 for that 2015 article but we haven't gotten photos of the damaged areas published yet that, you'd think, would help identify the type of damage if not hint/show the cause?

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 30, 2022 07:55 PM (yikp0)

365 Oh absolutely- India takes such things seriously, but from the perspective of not letting mentally ill tribals destroy their country. That's the insane part. Sabotaging your own country on behalf of the Epsteins is satanic.
Posted by: trev006 at September 30, 2022 07:51 PM (yZNTO)

++++

The world has put up with us, because we offered a system that let them have stable prosperity. They were subordinate to us, but they were stable and prosperous. What are we offering them now? Well it looks like they are no longer going to be stable and prosperous, but still subordinate to the West. Why would I take this new deal?

Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 07:56 PM (OHy0b)

366 Pillage Idiot

Good to see you posting. I trust you are surfing the Biden admin regulations and errors to thrive.

You going to Texas in October?

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 30, 2022 07:56 PM (u82oZ)

367 Hi NaCly!

Yep, headed to the MoMe.

Just started making arrangements with Ben Had yesterday.

I will ping you in an email.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 30, 2022 08:00 PM (HlyYF)

368 "My son has done work all over Russia. He said they have some decent engineers but this was probably 5+ years ago."

They do have some decent engineers - every single one that I know left day one of the invasion. Why hang around?

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at September 30, 2022 08:01 PM (+DS2f)

369 Pretty long delay timer though
Posted by: Oldcat

I know. That is a real confounding factor.

P(natural explosion) followed by P(natural explosion close by shortly after with reduced pressure in system) followed by
P(natural explosion another pipeline of different vintage 17 hours later) followed by P(natural explosion close by shortly after with reduced pressure in system). Vs
P(deliberate explosion) followed by P(deliberate explosion close by) followed by
P(deliberate explosion another pipeline of different vintage designed to confuse) followed by P(natural explosion close by after pressure loss)

I hate both of these. But the second seems more likely. A natural explosion due to a controlled pressure drop in both pipelines (clathrate hypothesis) could result in an additional explosion (for instance of an ice blocked pipe) when the pressure dropped. But it happening the same way a second time? In areas where water is unlikely to pool (guessing it’s a high spot) But two explosions per pipe is redundancy if it’s deliberate. With a delay thrown in to confuse the issue. Makes me lean toward this hypothesis.

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 08:02 PM (ai2Yq)

370 Funny that there are underwater photos from 2014 for that 2015 article but we haven't gotten photos of the damaged areas published yet that, you'd think, would help identify the type of damage if not hint/show the cause?
Posted by: andycanuck

While the pipes are degassing it plays havoc with vehicles that depend on buoyancy. They’ll have some soon.

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 08:05 PM (ai2Yq)

371 I have no idea if the pipeline explosions were accidents or a deliberate act.

I am only typing to rebut the idea that some people are posting - that it couldn't possibly be an accident.

The theory of multiple, independent accidents occurring in a narrow time frame is exceedingly unlikely.

Except for one large caveat. If the Russians (or someone else in the operational stream) changed the conditions in the pipelines and put them into a hazardous state, then these ARE NOT independent accidents.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 30, 2022 08:05 PM (HlyYF)

372 While the pipes are degassing it plays havoc with vehicles that depend on buoyancy. They’ll have some soon.
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Thank you.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 30, 2022 08:10 PM (yikp0)

373 Except for one large caveat. If the Russians (or someone else in the operational stream) changed the conditions in the pipelines and put them into a hazardous state, then these ARE NOT independent accidents.
Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 30, 2022 08:05 PM (HlyYF)

++++

Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if it was an accident, but that will be nothing more than a trivia question 100 years from now. All that matters is who is in a better position from a propaganda stand point, and Russia is because our leadership is retarded.

Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 08:10 PM (OHy0b)

374 Jack, you can put done the bong. Again Gasprom contracted the pipeline but western companies did the install - they purposefully went outside Russia. But you Ukraine first cheerleaders have at it. Our fingerprints are all over this.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at September 30, 2022 08:13 PM (oWBc3)

375 The LawDog article that was linked is certainly plausible.

You get water hammer in your 3/4" house pipes due solely to the acceleration of an incompressible fluid with a 30 psi pressure differential.

A 48" pipeline, with a COMPRESSIBLE fluid at 1500 psi, easily has the potential for pipeline destroying momentum due to an accelerating clathrate plug, a lost pig, etc.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 30, 2022 08:15 PM (HlyYF)

376 put them into a hazardous state, then these ARE NOT independent accidents.
Posted by: Pillage Idiot

If they were bleeding pressure (which could result in a pressure change and pressure excursion) it wasn’t being done to explode the pipeline. No one has that detailed an idea of what is occurring in the pipeline.

As for clathrates. The sea floors are packed with methane clathrates. There’s been a long ranging discussion on mining them since there are thousands of years methane resources locked in them. But the fracking version for clathrates hasn’t been developed yet.

You will also hear Libs blabbering on about how global warming will cause the oceans to warm up and then release the clathrates. Which is unlikey. In the oceans where the pressures needed to form clathrates, local water temperatures are 4 C. Constant. Because water has a density maximum at 4 c and you would have to heat up the oceans a lot to warm up the high pressure areas (which are hundreds to thousands of meters deep).

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 08:20 PM (ai2Yq)

377 174 "If methane gets hydrated, which I think means picks up an -OH group from H2O, that leaves an -O behind, which will bond with another free -O to make an O2 molecule."
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The neocon tribe is trying to sell "methane hydrates" as why two gas pipelines of dramatically different age exploded in two close locations OUTSIDE Russian territory without completely destroying all of the gas inside the pipeline. But that's beneath the level of remedial chemistry. That's the point where your high school prof takes your class schedule and orders you to take drama class because you don't have the cooking skills for home ec.

Posted by: trev006 at September 30, 2022 07:12 PM (yZNTO)
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Thanks trev006 for saving me some typing. When I read that quoted part up top, in the text, I cringed. These pseudo(pseudo-chemists) need to just go away and finish weaving those baskets underwater or they'll never get their diplomas. Clathrates indeed. I prefer RDX or plastique.
BTW the permafrost doesn't explode yet contains methane trapped in ice.

Posted by: Ciampino --- somebody is pulling your chain at September 30, 2022 08:20 PM (qfLjt)

378 >>> and Russia is because our leadership is retarded.
Posted by: DFCtomm
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Maybe the Biden Group is at war w/Russia because Putin has their number/has the goods on them and this is their method of keeping a lid on it.

It would be catastrophic to them if Putin let the cats out of the bag.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 30, 2022 08:21 PM (aurj9)

379 But water hammer occurs because water is basically incompressible. You can get pressure waves in any pipeline but it’s not going to be like water hammer, which requires a sudden closure.

I’ve dealt with water hammer with pipelines of the same diameter as the gas pipelines. We have engineered solutions for those.

For gas pipelines water hammer type resonances are not a primary driver.

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 08:23 PM (ai2Yq)

380 Because natural gas is compressible and water is basically not.

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 08:26 PM (ai2Yq)

381 BTW the permafrost doesn't explode yet contains methane trapped in ice.
Posted by: Ciampino

I meant to make that point in talking about clathrates at depth. We just don’t see explosions.

You can see a pressure excursion due to a change in pipeline pressure. But I view it as unlikely.

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 08:29 PM (ai2Yq)

382 Lizzo, tubbo. Tomato, tomahto.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at September 30, 2022 08:51 PM (1OoXz)

383 "which the DOJ Inspector General should investigate"

NO!
Which the people should punish with harsh physical and/or monetary penalties on the actual perpetrators. A rope or stocks at a minimum with confiscation of all pension moneys and benefits.

Posted by: GWB at September 30, 2022 09:16 PM (hnppE)

384 "All that matters is who is in a better position from a propaganda stand point, and Russia is because our leadership is retarded."

Finally, the bottom line. Joe doesn't have the nuts to blow anything up. Putin does. Nobody else can.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at September 30, 2022 09:34 PM (peWy1)

385 "I don't know if he's right because I don't understand the science he's talking about"

LawDog largely doesn't understand the phenomena he wrote about, either. His speculation was painful to read.

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