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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:21 pm 
 

If it could be shown that there was criminal negligence, people would indeed go to jail for this, as well as possibly conspiracy to commit a felony or whatever the hell its called (I dunno all the legal jumbo...) and I think that would be good. "Infrastructure" is supposed to work, that's why it is what it is... and for too long have some said "We've got the best in the world." Yep... I bet we do.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:24 pm 
 

Cattledog wrote:Reminds me of the Silver Bridge collapse here in WV years ago. It crossed the Ohio River at Point Pleasant.  Some might now that story.

Things like this should never happen when it comes down to maintenance and inspection.


I thought I recognized the name.  I remember it from watching the movie The Mothman Prophecies.  Very strange movie if I recall.  Richard Gere...boring as ever.  :P


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:00 pm 
 

Yep, The movie is based on the actual events that took place around Point Pleasant, WV in 68'
That bridge had been inspected a year before the accident iirc.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:34 pm 
 



Another video on that site, highly relevant to the topics discussed on this forum:
http://www.break.com/index/abigal_and_b ... twins.html

  


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:03 pm 
 

I hang out a bit on yog-sothoth.com - which is a great site.  But even for their high standards, this is an absolutely fascinating thread...

It is on whether you can survive in space without a spacesuit.  And since I know that you are all geeks at heart - here it is.


http://www.yog-sothoth.com/modules.php? ... 658#108658


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:06 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:I hang out a bit on yog-sothoth.com - which is a great site.  But even for their high standards, this is an absolutely fascinating thread...

It is on whether you can survive in space without a spacesuit.  And since I know that you are all geeks at heart - here it is.


http://www.yog-sothoth.com/modules.php? ... 658#108658


some folk clearly have nothing better to do with their time!


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:15 pm 
 

...moved from 'items thread'

Sadly, my dissertation has to be in by the 30th.  That is why I am wasting so much time here.  Displacement activity I believe it is called.  :D

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:18 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:...moved from 'items thread'

Sadly, my dissertation has to be in by the 30th.  That is why I am wasting so much time here.  Displacement activity I believe it is called.  :D

Hopefully off to gencon Next Year


well i always said i would go one time, so there we go. always like the new experience and its high time i caught up with some of my real good friends anyway.

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:24 pm 
 

Take your credit card - you never know, perhaps your good intentions, the auction will throw up something interesting...

Has there been a 'preview' of stuff for sale - like last year?


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:31 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:Take your credit card - you never know, perhaps your good intentions, the auction will throw up something interesting...

Has there been a 'preview' of stuff for sale - like last year?


bah you know me i will just sit there and suddenly i will feel i want something and thats that :)


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:35 pm 
 

Oh, be sure to take loads of pics - be interesting to see the Acaeum lot all crowded together.  Perhaps of the dinner (although at that time frankly it is more of a late lunch  :wink: ) or the auction.  Hell, even at a game  :D


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:36 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:Oh, be sure to take loads of pics - be interesting to see the Acaeum lot all crowded together.  Perhaps of the dinner (although at that time frankly it is more of a late lunch  :wink: ) or the auction.  Hell, even at a game  :D


good thinking batman! will take my camera and get a load of shots. assuming its still working after being int he sahara :)

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:32 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
I thought I recognized the name.  I remember it from watching the movie The Mothman Prophecies.  Very strange movie if I recall.  Richard Gere...boring as ever.  :P


I was wondering when someone was going to mention the Mothman!  I was deliberately not bringing him up.

I saw The Mothman Prophecies a few years ago.

I thought it was a scary film...psychological drama.

When you watch with Tivo, you can go back to see the many frames in which the director hides scary images...barely on screen for a second, yet you say, "Did I see that?"

Scariest moment in the movie:

Richard Gere is standing at the mirror in his hotel room.  He is looking at a picture of his dead wife, taped to the mirror.  Gere stops....looks in the mirror...turns and looks behind him....clearly searching for the presence he has sensed in the room with him.

No, it was not a moment that included severed heads or a dumbass skeleton or yet another psycho killer or any of the other crap that scares teenage girls.  :pukel:  It was just a common experience of feeling frightened for no apparent reason...and we know exactly what Gere is feeling.  Gave me the creeps.

I've replayed it with Tivo a few times...there is nothing hidden in the frame.  It's just that sense....that there's someone there.  Brilliant.

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 2:09 am 
 

Just to Digress a little bit :wink:   I am in Tripoli at a internet cafe.  It is very 3rd world here (hot and smelly).  No malls and no diet coke :?

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 2:21 am 
 

Blackmoor wrote:I am in Tripoli at a internet cafe.


Sure, if archeologists can lead lives of danger & adventure, why not game collectors? Apparently you've been pursuing tales of a rare orange B3 hidden in a desert tomb guarded by efreets.

Blackmoor wrote:Hope my plane makes it in time for Gencon


Try using one of the experimental Nazi flying-wing planes, just watch out for the propellers [& rival collectors].

  


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 2:34 am 
 

sauromatian wrote:Try using one of the experimental Nazi flying-wing planes, just watch out for the propellers [& rival collectors].


[bad accent]Mr. Blackmoor, again we see there is nothing you can bid on which I cannot snipe.[/bad accent]  :lol:

  

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:45 pm 
 

Ok, admittedly, I'm a Dallas Cowboy homer....

But did anyone else tear up a little at WR Michael Irvin's Hall of Fame acceptance speech?

Just watched a re-broadcast on TV tonight.  Man, that had to be one of the most honestly heartfelt speeches ever.  Didn't offer any excuses, didn't apologize, just asked for forgiveness...and told his two sons to be better men and fathers than he was.  

My brother mentioned while we were watching it "Funny thing is, don't you think fans of the Bears (Tank Johnson), Titans (Pacman Jones), and Falcons (Michael Vick) wished they had athletes that ONLY were caught with hookers and dope?" Nowadays Irvin's off the field stuff is pretty tame....who wouldn't take dope smoking over owning an unregistered arsenal of handguns (Johnson), shooting up strip clubs (Jones), and running dogfighting rings (Vick)???  Oh hell I even forgot about Chris Henry (Bengals) and his series of problems with alchohol and underage women.  Irvin's "troubles" look positively quaint now.....

And for all you Cowboys fans, all the signs in training camp point to the defense being a MONSTER this year....Every day it's becoming more and more obvious Parcells didn't have a clue about the 3-4, and Wade Phillips is going to do his magic (every defense he's ever coached as been in the top ten in the league) and get these guys rolling. There is going to be huge things ahead for Demarcus Ware, Roy Williams, and the rest when Phillips lets them loose....

BTW The first ever Cowboys QB "Dandy" Don Meredith was honored at the HOF dinner as an honorary member in their broadcaster wing. Who can forget the dozen years of him, Cosell and Gifford changing the entire way football was broadcast?  I remember being allowed to stay up way past my bedtime when the Cowboys played a Monday night game, and the repartee between Don and Howard was just legendary.  Sadly, Don is a bit a recluse now, and supposedly it's from a lot of memory loss (not unusual for football players of an earlier era when equipment and medical advice was more primitive).  It's a damn shame the state of the NFL compensation system for past football players---basically, they aren't allowed to declare disability as a result of playing football, as the NFL fights every case tooth and nail....like it wasn't because of the 20 or so concussions they had on the field they have memory loss, it would have happened anyway.... :roll:   Anyway it was good to see Meredith still healthy and telling the jokes, and singing "Turn out the lights..."

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:26 am 
 

well sod all you other teams, the jets are gonna do good this time round!

*yeah right i say that every year*

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