August 31, 2015

A Third Major Chemical Explosion In China?
— Ace

The first blast, on August 13th in Tianjin, killed 158 people at last count (and that number is a little dated).

I hadn't seen this particular video of it. It's not new, but it may be new to you as it was to me.

Then, eight days ago on August 22nd, another blast occurred at a chemical plant in the Shandong province.


Now, today, there's another blast, this time in the Shandong province again.


Below is a video purporting to be of this latest blast. However, I kind of suspect this is actually video the first blast at Tianjin. Just seems kind of similar to me.

On the chance that this is legitimate new video, here it is:


Obviously, this all seems very strange.

Posted by: Ace at 01:02 PM | Comments (227)
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1 TRANS POWER!!!

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at August 31, 2015 01:02 PM (E5UB0)

2 2nd?

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at August 31, 2015 01:03 PM (E5UB0)

3 Ok, now I can go back and read the actual post.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at August 31, 2015 01:03 PM (E5UB0)

4 Oneth again?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy [/i][/s][/b][/u] at August 31, 2015 01:03 PM (LUgeY)

5 Shazbot!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy [/i][/s][/b][/u] at August 31, 2015 01:03 PM (LUgeY)

6 Whackjobs are saying these are tactical nukes despite the fact there is no detectable radiation.

Posted by: Valiant at August 31, 2015 01:05 PM (2bqlb)

7 Soy sauce is highly volatile.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy [/i][/s][/b][/u] at August 31, 2015 01:05 PM (LUgeY)

8 things that go boom in the night: Coming soon to Iran?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2015 01:05 PM (gf8BH)

9 Well....that is one method to manage over-production.

Posted by: Kasper Hauser in waiting at August 31, 2015 01:06 PM (HqpV0)

10 You seen one chemical explosion, you seen 'em all.

Nothing to see here! Please disperse!

Posted by: Frank Drebin at August 31, 2015 01:06 PM (wyMZV)

11 I can't believe you didn't use the Goldfinger quote here.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 31, 2015 01:06 PM (OGm46)

12 wow ... maybe it is payback for all that espionage?  But surely Obama would not approve of anything like that.

Posted by: Illiniwek at August 31, 2015 01:06 PM (6zZ5y)

13 Does anyone else remember a 'near nuclear' explosion in China about 6 years about that was at the time supposed to have been an assassination attempt on Jon Il? How many of 'large' explosions have been going on there for how long now?

Posted by: nada at August 31, 2015 01:06 PM (hwXUq)

14 It looks like they have too many warehouses which are containing explosions.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 31, 2015 01:06 PM (Kpl3J)

15 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at August 31, 2015 01:07 PM (kff5f)

16 Chinese factory safety protocols are the bomb.

Posted by: Roy at August 31, 2015 01:07 PM (fWLrt)

17 Burn it down. Scatter the stones. Salt the earth where it stood.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at August 31, 2015 01:07 PM (kff5f)

18 Set off by stray voltage from their collapsing stock market?

Posted by: fluffy at August 31, 2015 01:08 PM (2iV3X)

19 Hmm...
 Once = accident
 Twice = coincidence
 Three = nothing to see here. Go Home Comrade

Posted by: Mr. Mxyzptlk at August 31, 2015 01:08 PM (kHJ3a)

20 Maybe, just maybe, we in the west have some idea of how to keep these chemicals in a safe manner, and maybe, just maybe, the Chinese should take a lesson or two. But, nah. After all, this is a country that let manufacturers put poison in baby formula, for pete's sake.

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 31, 2015 01:08 PM (+YMhA)

21 I think the angry spirits of all the dogs eaten are to blame.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at August 31, 2015 01:08 PM (+aCe4)

22 That's one way to create a ghost city.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 31, 2015 01:08 PM (W5DcG)

23 China just not a safe place to be. ^..^(____)~~~

Posted by: Cheshirecat at August 31, 2015 01:08 PM (e8vZc)

24 17 Burn it down. Scatter the stones. --------------- The Chinese have gotten at least 2 out of 3 right so far.

Posted by: Roy at August 31, 2015 01:08 PM (fWLrt)

25 I usually suspect cutting corners and lack of inspection, and generally a lack of motivation in the world of socialists utopia.

Posted by: skip at August 31, 2015 01:09 PM (91A63)

26 If these explosions had happened in America the CTs would be going crazy.

Posted by: Jebbish at August 31, 2015 01:09 PM (1Y+hH)

27 Looks like someone has turned off the grid.

Posted by: Soona at August 31, 2015 01:09 PM (6+DMc)

28 At some point, people are going to have to start looking into who had motive, and who had alibis.

Posted by: Qoheleth at August 31, 2015 01:09 PM (iIzG7)

29 Sum Ting Wong.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at August 31, 2015 01:09 PM (E9ede)

30 15 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT. Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at August 31, 2015 06:07 PM (kff5f) They just sent the F-22's around Anchorage to clear airspace for his arrival. It is so odd not hearing a bunch of airplanes around here. Asshole even holding up private planes, which in Alaska is like shutting down every interstate highway or something. He's a menace.

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 31, 2015 01:09 PM (+YMhA)

31 Chinese Amish separatists.

Posted by: Frank Drebin at August 31, 2015 01:10 PM (wyMZV)

32 Bad things always happen in three's. Everyone knows that.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 31, 2015 01:10 PM (VPLuQ)

33 This is more than just somebody freebasing in a big opium den.  This is getting serious.

Posted by: Qoheleth at August 31, 2015 01:11 PM (iIzG7)

34 OK, TFG just landed. I can hear the airport from here, so... You guys in the Lower 48 are safe right now. /s

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 31, 2015 01:11 PM (+YMhA)

35 heh ... I see that YouTube video link has other links to the conspiracy folks, claiming various secret weapons did this, pentagon involved, etc.  Rod of God, directed energy weapon, false flag, ww3 already begun, and so on.

Well it is odd ... but maybe dissidents more likely, idk.

Posted by: Illiniwek at August 31, 2015 01:11 PM (6zZ5y)

36 They seem to be living in interesting times.

Posted by: Boss Moss at August 31, 2015 01:11 PM (DsveK)

37 fireworks don't grow on trees, you know.

Posted by: mallfly at August 31, 2015 01:11 PM (qSIlh)

38  
Posted by: tcn in AK at August 31, 2015 06:09 PM (+YMhA)

Welcome to America. Now why don't y'all keep his precious sell up there for a year or ten.

Posted by: Mr. Mxyzptlk at August 31, 2015 01:11 PM (kHJ3a)

39 Israel sending warnings about dealing with Iran

Posted by: MAx at August 31, 2015 01:12 PM (LAliD)

40 Whites and Jews often make self deprecating comments. My mother is Chinese (really). Am I allowed to call these people yellow, buggy slant eyed devils? Or would that get me banned? I'm a big Sax Rohmer fan.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at August 31, 2015 01:12 PM (E5UB0)

41 Bangkok bomber is islamic, with dozens of Turkish passports hmmmmm

Posted by: ThunderB at August 31, 2015 01:12 PM (zOTsN)

42 How do you say "hey, y'all, watch this!" in Chinese?

Posted by: Qoheleth at August 31, 2015 01:12 PM (iIzG7)

43 Haven't looked at youtube comments yet but I bet people are thinking that some of the explosion videos themselves are fake.

Posted by: fb at August 31, 2015 01:13 PM (JVEmw)

44 These Uyghurs are Turkish which goes back to Hittite in origin.

Posted by: Boss Moss at August 31, 2015 01:14 PM (DsveK)

45 Fortune cookie: Your future will be intensly bright...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at August 31, 2015 01:14 PM (+aCe4)

46 Welcome to America. Now why don't y'all keep his precious sell up there for a year or ten. Posted by: Mr. Mxyzptlk at August 31, 2015 06:11 PM (kHJ3a) Sort of like Tommy Treadwell?

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 31, 2015 01:15 PM (+YMhA)

47 If Muslim extremists start attacking China, who does President Obama side with?

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at August 31, 2015 01:15 PM (2lndx)

48 >>> Haven't looked at youtube comments yet but I bet people are thinking that some of the explosion videos themselves are fake. Explosions can't destroy a warehouse!!1!1!

Posted by: Yu Tube commenter at August 31, 2015 01:15 PM (2iV3X)

49 Any of this potentially going on? http://www.zdnet.com/article/us-software-blew-up-russian-gas-pipeline/

Posted by: other joe_mama at August 31, 2015 01:15 PM (13W9U)

50 So maybe that earthquake machine from Under Siege 2: DArk Territory actually works?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2015 01:16 PM (gf8BH)

51 Rod of God? No comment.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at August 31, 2015 01:16 PM (+aCe4)

52 44 These Uyghurs are Turkish which goes back to Hittite in origin. Posted by: Boss Moss at August 31, 2015 06:14 PM (DsveK) NOT those damned Hittites again. Every 6,000 years these guys show up, trash the joint, and then fade back into history. Honestly, it's like setting your watch to these guys.

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 31, 2015 01:16 PM (+YMhA)

53 >>> I can't believe you didn't use the Goldfinger quote here. when i first came across this, hours ago, i thought to do that. then i forgot.

Posted by: ace at August 31, 2015 01:16 PM (dciA+)

54 How do you say "hey, y'all, watch this!" in Chinese? Posted by: Qoheleth Do they say "hold my beer?"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 31, 2015 01:16 PM (W5DcG)

55 China getting all splodey. Have they been taunting happy fun ball?

Posted by: eleven at August 31, 2015 01:16 PM (sDts7)

56 Stay away from these cans! Somebody really hates these cans!

Posted by: Navin Johnson at August 31, 2015 01:16 PM (nFdGS)

57 There are three possibilities: 1). The Chinese are incompetent; 2). A foreign power is treating the ChiComs as the threat they are; or 3). A combination of the two.

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 31, 2015 01:17 PM (0TXlm)

58 I hear hillary was hiding her Emails in china?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2015 01:17 PM (gf8BH)

59 so chinas chemical factories are all splodey nowadays? weird.

Posted by: mynewhandle at August 31, 2015 01:17 PM (AkOaV)

60 The Chicom government's information control ops are fearsomely big and extremely aggressive and are not limited to their own media.

I recall back after the '08 Sichuan earthquake, when many school buildings in the region, typically multi-story if not practically high-rise, catastrophically collapsed. While neighboring buildings stayed up.

Articles appeared on Western Web sites which contained estimated casualty counts -- which were horrific -- and noted the lack of building codes for schools, and referenced the brazen corruption of the local authorities who built the schools.

The comments on those articles were absolutely flooded with obvious Chinese .gov sockpuppets, thousands of them, claiming that none of it was true, it was all Western agitprop, thumbs-downing all critical comments, flagging critical comments as "racist content", et cetera.

It went on for months until the Western media got bored of the story and the furor died down.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 31, 2015 01:17 PM (noWW6)

61 Posted by: The Political Hat at August 31, 2015 06:17 PM (0TXlm) 4) The ChiComs are trying to bleed off some of their excess male population.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at August 31, 2015 01:18 PM (kff5f)

62 Enemy action?

Posted by: SarahW at August 31, 2015 01:18 PM (3fTXW)

63 If Muslim extremists start attacking China, who does President Obama side with? Well, that is one way to undermine Hillary for Prezzy.

Posted by: Infidel at August 31, 2015 01:18 PM (yQXX9)

64 Could be any of their neighbors. They like to throw their weight around.

Posted by: Boss Moss at August 31, 2015 01:18 PM (DsveK)

65 How do you say "Reichstag fire" in Chinese?

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwatet at August 31, 2015 01:18 PM (rnph2)

66 Soon my Glorious Golden Horde of Chemical Mutants shall overrun Britain- Then the rest of the West. Soon all will bow before the power of Fu Manchu! Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!!!

Posted by: Fu Manchu at August 31, 2015 01:18 PM (0cMkb)

67  
Posted by: tcn in AK at August 31, 2015 06:15 PM (+YMhA)

Good Lord NO!
I don't want him to be a martyr for the liv's!

Posted by: Mr. Mxyzptlk at August 31, 2015 01:19 PM (kHJ3a)

68 58 There are three possibilities: 1). The Chinese are incompetent; 2). A foreign power is treating the ChiComs as the threat they are; or 3). A combination of the two. Posted by: The Political Hat at August 31, 2015 06:17 PM (0TXlm) Well, frankly I hope it's not the US doing this. I'm not really in the mood for a war with China. Scarier possibility? It's the Japanese, who would drag us in to a treaty-bound war with China.

Posted by: mynewhandle at August 31, 2015 01:19 PM (AkOaV)

69 off topic, another disaster of a different sort, from Steven Goddard: Describing dangerous temperature levels and dropping agricultural production, the news package brings in The Weather Channel's Heidi Cullen, who says, "There's about one billion people who are malnourished. That number just continually grows." The doomsday predictions for 2015 go further and include $12.00 for a gallon of milk and $9.00 a gallon for gasoline, if there is any gas at all that is left. http://tinyurl.com/ocu5zuq

Posted by: mallfly at August 31, 2015 01:19 PM (qSIlh)

70

Just seems kind of similar to me.

........................

Those Chinese explosions all look alike.

Posted by: wth at August 31, 2015 01:20 PM (wAQA5)

71 "Soon all will bow before the power of Fu Manchu!"

Fortune cookie: "Many man smoke tobacco, but Fu Manchu."

Posted by: Qoheleth at August 31, 2015 01:20 PM (iIzG7)

72 Here's a stupid unfounded theory: Perhaps a lot of end product manufacturing/construction and long lead item production/mining has been tamped down, way down. And as a result a lot of the chemical feed stocks needed for these stopped processes are just building up being unused. Party hacks hiding a massive halt in production, overloading storage facilities, using containers for long term storage that were only meant for fast production temp. storage, a combination of these sort of things. Sound reasonable?

Posted by: bananaDream at August 31, 2015 01:20 PM (vLk7c)

73 Cue the Goldfinger quote.

Posted by: RKae at August 31, 2015 01:20 PM (OuiJp)

74 re 69: "Scarier possibility? It's the Japanese, who would drag us in to a treaty-bound war with China." Treaty? What Treaty? Corker has to first pass a bill to let me get around the treaty, then we can talk treaty.

Posted by: King Barky 57th at August 31, 2015 01:21 PM (qSIlh)

75 "Those Chinese explosions all look alike."

The problem is they're eight days apart, every time, but thirty minutes later, I want another one.

Posted by: Qoheleth at August 31, 2015 01:21 PM (iIzG7)

76 73 Swamp gas? Weather Balloon?

Posted by: Boss Moss at August 31, 2015 01:21 PM (DsveK)

77 Not sure if its sabotage, terrorism, accidents, or just the law of averages coming to call. We probably won't ever find out, either. But there are a billion people in China wanting to buy their shoes and TV sets, hoping for a better life, and that phony boom has ended. They've rioted for a lot less reason in the past.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 31, 2015 01:21 PM (39g3+)

78 I hop it won't be necessary for us to send a few gunboats up the Yangtse to restore order....

Posted by: Duke at August 31, 2015 01:22 PM (Nd4YY)

79 The Irgun.

Posted by: Boss Moss at August 31, 2015 01:22 PM (DsveK)

80 Three word for you... Invisible Jewish Ninjas

Posted by: Havildar Major at August 31, 2015 01:22 PM (jpW6t)

81 64 If Muslim extremists start attacking China, who does President side with? Posted by: Infidel at August 31, 2015 06:18 PM (yQXX9) Iran?

Posted by: Golfman at August 31, 2015 01:22 PM (48QDY)

82 Scarier possibility? It's the Japanese, who would drag us in to a treaty-bound war with China. What's that?

Posted by: Ukraine at August 31, 2015 01:22 PM (yQXX9)

83 3 possibilities: 1) Typical Chinese Communist not-give-a-fuckery in construction of critical components 2) Muslim terrorists - China has fairly big muslim separatist movement in SW. 3) Insurance money!!! - economy down, business is poor - Let's have a fire sale!

Posted by: naturalfake at August 31, 2015 01:22 PM (0cMkb)

84 >>Sound reasonable? Reasonable. I was thinking of something similar but I can see someone thinking it might be a good way to stimulate some economic activity if a whole bunch of raw materials went poof. Crazy. Yeah but this is China we are talking about, they do 100 crazy things before breakfast.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 31, 2015 01:22 PM (OGm46)

85 If we have to go to war with the Chicoms, better now that later when they are stronger.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2015 01:23 PM (gf8BH)

86 That's the problem with Chinses explosions. A week or so later you want another one.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at August 31, 2015 01:23 PM (+aCe4)

87 The supplies for the war would have to come from China.

Posted by: Boss Moss at August 31, 2015 01:23 PM (DsveK)

88 No smokee in firework warehouse.

Posted by: Confucius say: at August 31, 2015 01:24 PM (wAQA5)

89 "They just sent the F-22's around Anchorage to clear airspace for his arrival."

Putting more hours and cycles on what is an extremely small fleet of those jets -- something like just over a hundred combat-coded airframes -- jets that are now out of production and irreplacable. Nothing else in the inventory can do what they can do.

So they're getting used for an absolutely routine peacetime mission that F-16s from Eielson AFB could easily come and take care of. And the F-22s are used in order to stroke Obama's already huge ego, one assumes. Like using the best china for the dinner guests.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 31, 2015 01:24 PM (noWW6)

90 Sound reasonable? Combine that with shoddy building materials, only the standards you were unable to bribe officials to ignore, and workers without a shred of work ethic in their cultural consciousness and you get a recipe of inevitable disaster. Entire city blocks.... fall over in China every so often because they spend as little as possible to build to make as much money as possible from buyers.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 31, 2015 01:24 PM (39g3+)

91 re 81: Since when does Obama believe in Muslim extremists?

Posted by: mallfly at August 31, 2015 01:24 PM (qSIlh)

92 What's that? Posted by: Ukraine at August 31, 2015 06:22 PM (yQXX9) Well the Ukraine treaty was more of a wink and nod agreement between Clinton, the Ukrainians and the Brits and was not ratified by the Senate IIRC. When we wrote Japans constitution, we said "no offensive military, assholes" and as part of that we signed a legit treaty promising to protect them in the event of a war. So a little harder to ignore.

Posted by: mynewhandle at August 31, 2015 01:24 PM (AkOaV)

93 "If we have to go to war with the Chicoms, better now that later when they are stronger."

It's April, 1951 all over again, isn't it?

Posted by: Qoheleth at August 31, 2015 01:24 PM (iIzG7)

94 Is this the Chinese version of 'the broken window' theory of economic stimulus?

Posted by: Amos Grossback at August 31, 2015 01:24 PM (jD+em)

95 George Clooney?

Posted by: Boss Moss at August 31, 2015 01:26 PM (DsveK)

96 86 If we have to go to war with the Chicoms, better now that later when they are stronger. Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2015 06:23 PM (gf8BH) Why would they be stronger later? They're about to hit a huge demographic wall. One child policy kind of fucks up your workers to retirees ratios. I don't think China will be in any kind of position of strength in 10-20 years. They'll be like Japan, in a demographic death spiral.

Posted by: mynewhandle at August 31, 2015 01:26 PM (AkOaV)

97 So a little harder to ignore. Japan is starting to war up, facing an increasingly aggressive and expansionistic China. Further, a China with a huge surplus of males and a need to distract its people.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 31, 2015 01:26 PM (39g3+)

98 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_the_Abyss - could be similar.... Steal data from us all day long, but what if by some small chance it's faked and we're letting happen for more strategic and operational level gains? I know that'd be asking a lot from the current administration; foresight, vision, and a strategy.

Posted by: ConsulClemens at August 31, 2015 01:27 PM (ZpHh7)

99

Chinese space program.

They have sucessfully sent men into space....without the spaceship...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at August 31, 2015 01:27 PM (+aCe4)

100 "If we have to go to war with the Chicoms, better now that later when they are stronger." It's April, 1951 all over again, isn't it? Posted by: Qoheleth at August 31, 2015 06:24 PM (iIzG7) Yeah except this time we let McCarther's Ghost have at

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2015 01:27 PM (gf8BH)

101 I know that'd be asking a lot from the current administration; foresight, vision, and a strategy. That sounds like what someone does in a book, but real intelligence seems mostly to be idiots fumbling around and having sex with hot women who turn out to be spies.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 31, 2015 01:28 PM (39g3+)

102 Why are they all 9 days apart?

Posted by: Rotary u at August 31, 2015 01:28 PM (lFrbR)

103 Why would they be stronger later? They're about to hit a huge demographic wall. One child policy kind of fucks up your workers to retirees ratios. I don't think China will be in any kind of position of strength in 10-20 years. They'll be like Japan, in a demographic death spiral. Posted by: mynewhandle at August 31, 2015 06:26 PM (AkOaV) For 2 reasons: 1) They are building up their forces 2) We are cutting ours

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2015 01:28 PM (gf8BH)

104 That was some happy ending.

Posted by: The Punch Line at August 31, 2015 01:28 PM (ig0VN)

105 That last video is definitely an old video of the Tianjin explosion. It was one of the first ones that got put up.

Posted by: wte9 at August 31, 2015 01:28 PM (xYr9U)

106 The August 13 explosions appear to be explosives. Nitro, TNT, or plastique. High pitched, intense, quick explosion with a very well defined blast wave. We are not seeing a cook off there.

Posted by: Pat at August 31, 2015 01:28 PM (nwnmt)

107 "Invisible
Jewish
Ninjas"

I tried to assume the form of a Chinese guy, but I messed up and turned out looking Japanese, and so the guards spotted me right off the bat. Damnit! Is it my fault they all look alike to me? We never even had one day on this stuff in Mossad training.

Posted by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Shape-Shifting Joooo at August 31, 2015 01:29 PM (noWW6)

108 Japan is starting to war up, facing an increasingly aggressive and expansionistic China. Further, a China with a huge surplus of males and a need to distract its people. Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 31, 2015 06:26 PM (39g3+) Yeah, Japan is getting a little uppity though. They're building "defensive helicopter destroyers" which look a lot like "offensive aircraft carriers". And did you catch what they named their latest "helicopter destroyer"? Kaga. History buffs will know how ... offensive ... that could seem to, well, the US.

Posted by: mynewhandle at August 31, 2015 01:29 PM (AkOaV)

109 IIRC, you may be right mynewhandle.

Posted by: Ukraine at August 31, 2015 01:29 PM (yQXX9)

110 Sooo who could be doing this? Japanese? Norks deciding China's too paternalistic? Some internal group getting sick and tired of the Princelings? Israel getting sick of Chinese influence in the region? Just a coincidence?

Posted by: bonhomme at August 31, 2015 01:29 PM (jhqr1)

111 Last patient Be back soon

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2015 01:29 PM (gf8BH)

112 Now we know where all those NorK subs are!

Posted by: Jean at August 31, 2015 01:29 PM (ztOda)

113 "Yeah except this time we let McCarther's Ghost have at"

I wish Truman were still alive, just to have to admit that MacArthur was right.

Posted by: Qoheleth at August 31, 2015 01:30 PM (iIzG7)

114 Alternate title: It's raining men

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at August 31, 2015 01:30 PM (+aCe4)

115 For 2 reasons: 1) They are building up their forces 2) We are cutting ours Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2015 06:28 PM (gf8BH) well fair enough

Posted by: mynewhandle at August 31, 2015 01:31 PM (AkOaV)

116 "Alternate title: It's raining men"

Hallelujah.

Posted by: Qoheleth at August 31, 2015 01:31 PM (iIzG7)

117 You can tell it's Tianjin because the first Tianjin explosion, before the really massive one 20 or seconds later, was actually two explosions in quick succession. This video shows the first one-two explosion right before the camera is obliterated.

Posted by: wte9 at August 31, 2015 01:31 PM (xYr9U)

118 I think that their manufacturing has slowed so much that these chems are not being used and the producers are still pumping them out. Combined with poor Chinese safety standards, BOOM

Posted by: Vince at August 31, 2015 01:31 PM (RAM6j)

119 They're about to hit a huge demographic wall. One child policy kind of fucks up your workers to retirees ratios. I don't think China will be in any kind of position of strength in 10-20 years. They'll be like Japan, in a demographic death spiral. Posted by: mynewhandle at August 31, 2015 06:26 PM (AkOaV) That gives them every reason to go to war against another country in the region. They get rid of a bunch of excess males, and the veterans bring back war brides.

Posted by: The War Hat at August 31, 2015 01:31 PM (0TXlm)

120 Hasn't China been cracking down on "immigrants"? If the "immigrants" were responsible, is there any way in hell China would admit it?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at August 31, 2015 01:31 PM (PMlgt)

121 I suppose they'll fill the crater using spoons.

Posted by: Milton Friedman at August 31, 2015 01:31 PM (8ZskC)

122 I don't think China will be in any kind of position of strength in 10-20 years. They'll be like Japan, in a demographic death spiral. The illegals will save us from that demise. /s

Posted by: Infidel at August 31, 2015 01:31 PM (yQXX9)

123 "I suppose they'll fill the crater using spoons."

Chopsticks, roundeye.

Posted by: Qoheleth at August 31, 2015 01:32 PM (iIzG7)

124 "They're about to hit a huge demographic wall. One child policy kind of fucks up your workers to retirees ratios. I don't think China will be in any kind of position of strength in 10-20 years. They'll be like Japan, in a demographic death spiral."

How do you say "Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto" in Chinese?

They may be facing a demographic cliff, but they're still graduating a formidably large cohort of engineers and scientists every year, including many skilled roboticists. Meanwhile, the USA's universities crank out baristas, bong hit bandits, and social-justice warriors.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 31, 2015 01:32 PM (noWW6)

125 The shock waves are just incredible.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at August 31, 2015 01:32 PM (PMlgt)

126 103 Why are they all 9 days apart? Posted by: Rotary u at August 31, 2015 06:28 PM (lFrbR) NINE! NINE! NINE!

Posted by: Herman Cain at August 31, 2015 01:34 PM (AkOaV)

127

Suddenly, I'm half the man I used to be...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at August 31, 2015 01:34 PM (+aCe4)

128 Willowed on last thread. Hey tcn in AK. I used to live on Quiet Circle by Kincaid Park when I was stationed at Elmendorf.

Posted by: fish at August 31, 2015 01:34 PM (wDdGj)

129 years ago, I read a book by or about a Russian AF Col who defected to the west (in a brand new MIG) - I recall his name as Alexei Myakov. Anyway, he mentioned that he and his wife were stationed at an AF base in Siberia. One night the new apt building they and the other offices etc lived in pretty much split in half - they first thought it was an earthquake, but it turned out the people who put up the building had stolen high quality materials for the black market and replaced the materials with much cheaper stuff. When someone asked why the local party officials couldn't investigate this and hand out punishment, the answer was basically, "don't be stupid, they were in on it." I somehow doubt ChiCom party officials behave any better.

Posted by: mallfly at August 31, 2015 01:34 PM (qSIlh)

130 I (PBUM) shall call this third explosion, "Denali."

Posted by: A guy whose grades are lost in time, like tears in the rain at August 31, 2015 01:34 PM (vgIRn)

131 Posted by: torquewrench at August 31, 2015 06:32 PM (noWW6) That may all be true, but their demographic situation is ... well, no country has ever survived anything close to that. 4 grandparents have 2 kids who have 1 kid. that's an upside down family tree.

Posted by: Herman Cain at August 31, 2015 01:35 PM (AkOaV)

132 Why should we EVER go to war? Okay, maybe we need some red lines and photo-ops, a little kinetic activity here and there for the media narrative. Today, I mean. But pretty soon the percentage of people who think there is such a thing as "an American interest" will be so small as to be ignored. Those bitter-clingers are not on the side of history.

Posted by: Barack the Precious at August 31, 2015 01:36 PM (cN9Sk)

133 I don't have a Chinese calendar handy. Is this the year of the Fried Rat?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at August 31, 2015 01:36 PM (PMlgt)

134 "Japan is starting to war up, facing an increasingly aggressive and expansionistic China."

Gallup polled people around the world earlier this year and asked the simple enough question, "Would you fight for your country?"

Japan: ~10% affirmative.

China: ~90% affirmative.

The Japanese have some capably engineered weapons systems, but the Chinese are cranking out huge amounts of good-enough weapons. Simple, classic attrit-and-overwhelm strategic model. The PRC military will bear down hard and run the JSDF out of manpower and munitions.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 31, 2015 01:36 PM (noWW6)

135 /sock oops

Posted by: mynewhandle at August 31, 2015 01:36 PM (AkOaV)

136 ...now see, chopsticks just have never made sense to me. Yeah, cheap but... you know the Chinese understand the concept of a spoon, they didn't dig holes with a pool cue. They know what a fork is, because they had weapons like that. So what the hell is wrong that makes you never upgrade from two sticks? I mean, yeah I know they are super, super traditional and big on never changing ala Confucious, but still this is just silly.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 31, 2015 01:36 PM (39g3+)

137 Suddenly, I'm half the man I used to be... Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at August 31, 2015 06:34 PM (+aCe4) Always knew you were a creep.....

Posted by: Scott Weiland at August 31, 2015 01:36 PM (o98Jz)

138 You go away now. You blow things up for 4 reeks!

Posted by: Obligatory at August 31, 2015 01:36 PM (bA+CL)

139 No kidding. You're right. They are nine days apart.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at August 31, 2015 01:37 PM (PMlgt)

140 "I don't have a Chinese calendar handy. Is this the year of the Fried Rat?"

From the look of those explosions, I'd guess stir-fry.

Posted by: Qoheleth at August 31, 2015 01:37 PM (iIzG7)

141 Have they ruled out a YouTube Video?

Posted by: Boss Moss at August 31, 2015 01:37 PM (DsveK)

142 Hey, Ace Lots like your banning policy is correct. Bill Jacobsen at "Legal Insurrection" is commenting on the nastiness over there, and says he's deleting comments and while start banning people.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 31, 2015 01:37 PM (OSs/l)

143 A lot of Muzzies in China who regularly travel on the Haj via Pakistan. a lot.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 31, 2015 01:37 PM (r65B3)

144 How does that go?

Once is an accident.
Twice is coincidence.
Three times is enemy action.

I don't know, but I would expect someone in China is trying to figure out if they're under attack.

Posted by: Methos at August 31, 2015 01:37 PM (ZbV+0)

145 re 132: many small roots lead to fewer big roots lead to mighty kumquat tree. So what do you want, roots or kumquats? Didn't they teach public policy economics where you went to school?

Posted by: mallfly at August 31, 2015 01:37 PM (qSIlh)

146 Why are they all 9 days apart? 9 is associated with the Emperor of China. It's a bit like purple being associated with royalty in England.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 31, 2015 01:37 PM (jhqr1)

147 Yeah, Japan is getting a little uppity though. They're building "defensive helicopter destroyers" which look a lot like "offensive aircraft carriers". And did you catch what they named their latest "helicopter destroyer"? Kaga. History buffs will know how ... offensive ... that could seem to, well, the US. Posted by: mynewhandle at August 31, 2015 06:29 PM (AkOaV) Your knocking the Japs? Why? They are threatened by China more than anyone They are unsure of the USA in the wake of Fredo They are one of our only true Allies at this point. Lay off them. They are A OK in my book

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2015 01:38 PM (gf8BH)

148

Burn, baby burn..

And I'm burnin, I'm burnin, I'm burnin for you

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at August 31, 2015 01:39 PM (+aCe4)

149 China's trying to regain the lead in fireworks, which used to be their specialty.

Posted by: RKae at August 31, 2015 01:39 PM (OuiJp)

150 Goodness gracious great balls of fire

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at August 31, 2015 01:40 PM (+aCe4)

151 You know what they say about Chinese explosions right? A half hour later, there's another one!

Posted by: EC at August 31, 2015 01:40 PM (j8YpL)

152 That gives them every reason to go to war against another country in the region. They get rid of a bunch of excess males, and the veterans bring back war brides. Posted by: The War Hat at August 31, 2015 06:31 PM (0TXlm) Sure. Now. But it's a narrow window. Because they need workers to run their economy and they're running low on working-age people compared to retired people.

Posted by: mynewhandle at August 31, 2015 01:40 PM (AkOaV)

153 Your knocking the Japs? Why? They are threatened by China more than anyone They are unsure of the USA in the wake of Fredo They are one of our only true Allies at this point. Lay off them. They are A OK in my book Posted by: Nevergiveup --- But those damned weird game shows!

Posted by: RKae at August 31, 2015 01:40 PM (OuiJp)

154 One thing the Japanese do have going for them is that they have a ludicrously huge stockpile of plutonium. Hundreds of tons. Larger than the Russian stores.

And they have the technological skills to rapidly purify it to weapons grade and the production skills to start -- quite literally, no exaggeration -- cranking out a nuke a day for as long as they care to run the line.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 31, 2015 01:41 PM (noWW6)

155 That last video is from Aug 13 explosion, it remember seeing it in the explosion video medly on youtube.

Posted by: nabqrules at August 31, 2015 01:41 PM (8QLnI)

156 ALL IS WELL!!

Posted by: Kevin Bacon at August 31, 2015 01:41 PM (rwI+c)

157 ...now see, chopsticks just have never made sense to me. Yeah, cheap but... you know the Chinese understand the concept of a spoon, they didn't dig holes with a pool cue. They know what a fork is, because they had weapons like that. So what the hell is wrong that makes you never upgrade from two sticks? I mean, yeah I know they are super, super traditional and big on never changing ala Confucius, but still this is just silly. It took some really labored thinking to look at the difficulty of eating rice with chopsticks and come up with stickier rice instead of a mini-shovel AKA spoon.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 31, 2015 01:41 PM (jhqr1)

158 Conspiracy would say it's a US response to the hacking, but I just can't see Obama approving it. Any other President, even Carter, yes, not Obama.

Posted by: hadsil at August 31, 2015 01:41 PM (FsOrA)

159 But those damned weird game shows! Posted by: RKae at August 31, 2015 06:40 PM (OuiJp) But the Japanese girls with the short skirts.....mama mia?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2015 01:41 PM (gf8BH)

160 12 wow ... maybe it is payback for all that espionage? But surely Obama would not approve of anything like that.

Posted by: Illiniwek at August 31, 2015 06:06 PM (6zZ5y)


You make joke.  Obama's people couldn't light a campfire.

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 31, 2015 01:42 PM (0FSuD)

161 All we need isTtchaikovsky's 1812 Overture dubbed over these videos.

Posted by: EC at August 31, 2015 01:42 PM (j8YpL)

162 But those damned weird game shows! Posted by: RKae at August 31, 2015 06:40 PM (OuiJp) And tentacles.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at August 31, 2015 01:43 PM (vgIRn)

163 Has China adopted the Paul Krugman economic theory that breaking windows is good for the economy and taken it to the extreme?

Posted by: Buzzion at August 31, 2015 01:43 PM (z/Ubi)

164 One thing the Japanese do have going for them is that they have a ludicrously huge stockpile of plutonium. Hundreds of tons. Larger than the Russian stores. And they have the technological skills to rapidly purify it to weapons grade and the production skills to start -- quite literally, no exaggeration -- cranking out a nuke a day for as long as they care to run the line. Posted by: torquewrench at August 31, 2015 06:41 PM (noWW6) They are already all lined up in storage needing only 1 screw to connect the parts.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2015 01:43 PM (gf8BH)

165 "All we need isTtchaikovsky's 1812 Overture dubbed over these videos."

And Hugo Weaving in a Guy Fawkes mask.

Posted by: Qoheleth at August 31, 2015 01:43 PM (iIzG7)

166 Nothing strange at all about this if you believe in the incompetency of BP and other chemical companies.

Posted by: Draki at August 31, 2015 01:43 PM (sCOy8)

167 re 162: so you think they were making puffed rice..?

Posted by: mallfly at August 31, 2015 01:43 PM (qSIlh)

168 "re 162: so you think they were making puffed rice..?"

Maybe, but not necessarily on purpose.

Posted by: Qoheleth at August 31, 2015 01:44 PM (iIzG7)

169 They are threatened by China more than anyone They are unsure of the USA in the wake of Fredo They are one of our only true Allies at this point. Lay off them. They are A OK in my book Posted by: Nevergiveup well lets not be so quick to forget how they acted in WWII. There's a reason we barred them from ever having an offensive military again.

Posted by: mynewhandle at August 31, 2015 01:45 PM (AkOaV)

170 Tchaikovsky

Posted by: EC at August 31, 2015 01:45 PM (j8YpL)

171 But the Japanese girls with the short skirts.....mama mia? Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2015 06:41 PM (gf8BH) Then again, the Japanese obsession with snaggletoothed girls......used panty vending machines......tentacle pron.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 31, 2015 01:45 PM (o98Jz)

172 162 All we need isTtchaikovsky's 1812 Overture dubbed over these videos. Posted by: EC at August 31, 2015 06:42 PM (j8YpL) Hmmm.... what is V in Chinese?

Posted by: BB Wolf at August 31, 2015 01:45 PM (qh617)

173 I'm just saying, the US does not want to find itself in the middle of a Japanese / Chinese war.

Posted by: mynewhandle at August 31, 2015 01:45 PM (AkOaV)

174 well lets not be so quick to forget how they acted in WWII. There's a reason we barred them from ever having an offensive military again. Posted by: mynewhandle at August 31, 2015 06:45 PM (AkOaV) yeah NO. Ancient history

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2015 01:46 PM (gf8BH)

175 Leading from behind.

Posted by: Boss Moss at August 31, 2015 01:47 PM (DsveK)

176 I'm just saying, the US does not want to find itself in the middle of a Japanese / Chinese war. Posted by: mynewhandle at August 31, 2015 06:45 PM (AkOaV) So you'd rather sit here and watch the Chicoms take out Japan --and a not small part of our Military with them--and think we are not next on the list?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2015 01:48 PM (gf8BH)

177 174 I'm just saying, the US does not want to find itself in the middle of a Japanese / Chinese war. Posted by: mynewhandle at August 31, 2015 06:45 PM (AkOaV) Hello!

Posted by: Vizzini at August 31, 2015 01:48 PM (vgIRn)

178 Some plant worker needs retraining or Michael Bay is filming a new movie in China.

Posted by: EC at August 31, 2015 01:48 PM (j8YpL)

179 Yeah of Fileclacker.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy [/i][/s][/b][/u] at August 31, 2015 01:48 PM (LUgeY)

180 Japan should be putting all that Plutonium to good use.

Posted by: Boss Moss at August 31, 2015 01:48 PM (DsveK)

181 I think I may have found a suitable AoS sea-going animal mascot: the Snaggletooth Shark, which is a variety of weasel shark. Seriously. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snaggletooth_shark

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 31, 2015 01:49 PM (o98Jz)

182 It's like New York in the late 70's-early 80's.  You could sit on the docks in Staten Island and watch the oil tank farms exploding at night...

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at August 31, 2015 01:49 PM (Kucy5)

183 re 182: I don't need no F***ing sidekicks, pal

Posted by: honeybadger at August 31, 2015 01:50 PM (qSIlh)

184 But the Japanese girls with the short skirts.....mama mia? The ones that light up? Right now the Japanese aren't the bad guys in that equation. They certainly could be in a hurry, though, and have been in the past. Of course, the Chinese were just as bad in times past, too. Just depends at what point in history you want to stop going back.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 31, 2015 01:51 PM (39g3+)

185 Maybe the Ha-do-ken attack really works and some after-hours Fight Crub members are somewhat chagrined and/or nonplussed?

Posted by: Fa Cube Itches at August 31, 2015 01:51 PM (amQXf)

186 #177  Why not?  Just take an Asheville-class out of mothballs, rename it the Panay, and turn it loose.  What could go wrong?

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at August 31, 2015 01:51 PM (Kucy5)

187 Ooops

Posted by: Ho Lee Fuk at August 31, 2015 01:51 PM (JOG+K)

188 111 Sooo who could be doing this? Posted by: bonhomme at August 31, 2015 06:29 PM --------------------- Hold my beer...

Posted by: IrishEi at August 31, 2015 01:52 PM (E6RIJ)

189 You could sit on the docks in Staten Island and watch the oil tank farms exploding at night... Didn't Springsteen write a song about that?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 31, 2015 01:52 PM (39g3+)

190 I'm just saying, the US does not want to find itself in the middle of a Japanese / Chinese war. Posted by: mynewhandle at August 31, 2015 06:45 PM (AkOaV) So you'd rather sit here and watch the Chicoms take out Japan --and a not small part of our Military with them--and think we are not next on the list? Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2015 06:48 PM (gf8BH) If China goes after any country in the region (except maybe Japan), everyone else may end up ganging up on China. Wouldn't be surprised if Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Phillipines have already made preparations.

Posted by: The Spratly Hat at August 31, 2015 01:52 PM (0TXlm)

191 #165 Bad news: China is the world's biggest supplier of screws.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at August 31, 2015 01:52 PM (Kucy5)

192 Japan should be putting all that Plutonium to good use. Posted by: Boss Moss ---- Let's hope it's being stored with a little more care than these other chemicals!

Posted by: RKae at August 31, 2015 01:53 PM (OuiJp)

193 186 Maybe the Ha-do-ken attack really works and some after-hours Fight Crub members are somewhat chagrined and/or nonplussed? Posted by: Fa Cube Itches at August 31, 2015 06:51 PM (amQXf) Counter with the Arr-Ryuken.

Posted by: EC at August 31, 2015 01:53 PM (j8YpL)

194

I found the culprit responsible for the explosions

http://preview.tinyurl.com/qyka32j

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at August 31, 2015 01:53 PM (+aCe4)

195 Nood is up.  Cankles' server again...

Posted by: Qoheleth at August 31, 2015 01:54 PM (iIzG7)

196 @56: "China getting all splodey.


Have they been taunting happy fun ball?"

No, someone set us up the bomb.

Posted by: Bang Ding Ow, Party Spokesman at August 31, 2015 01:55 PM (amQXf)

197 Regarding the poll someone cited above saying that only 10% of Japanese would fight for their country, um, --- I wouldn't believe that if I were an aggressor.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 31, 2015 01:55 PM (cN9Sk)

198 Yeah...with Japan, ancient history is ancient. History is full of people being ducks to each other, from every people group and nation. while our history with the native Americans was no where near as bad as libs want to make it, it was kinda pretty bad. The germans had a history of warfare in europe, and of genocide, but they have a standing army today. Do you look at the past or current behavior? Certainly, past behavior can be indicative but it is not determinative.

Posted by: lurkingestlurker at August 31, 2015 01:56 PM (qMqAy)

199 That would be a piss poor use of sabotage to go after chemical plants. The hydroelectric dams are where it's at for sabotage in China. Several well placed bombs with explosions coordinated for maximum flood production would pretty much end Chinese production capacity and infrastructure within a few hours. No nukes necessary. Also, the Japanese are barely keeping the Chinese from seizing their southernmost islands and in some cases aren't able to- so they wouldn't be trying to start something now. They know King Putz would leave them out to dry.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 31, 2015 01:58 PM (KUa85)

200 I dunno. I'm more inclined to believe that there production processes are less than efficient. Same with storage of volatile chemicals. After all, look at all the cave ins of their coal mines where they routinely lose a couple of hundred people. We haven't had a mine collapse like that in the US in a very long time.

Posted by: Old Blue at August 31, 2015 02:00 PM (9iR5/)

201 Maybe it's like one version of getting Osama ... "hey Barack, fyi, our men are getting bin Laden, maybe you want to break from your party and come in the situation room?  We would have told you sooner but generals were afraid you'd cancel the raid again"  heh

three accidents ... not sure how that helps their stock market, so inside job seems less likely.  Who would insure these guys?  Maybe big layoffs were coming, so they went out with a bang.  Must be some good ideas from those that know China, on who might do this deliberately. 

Obama would say Climate change? 

Posted by: Illiniwek at August 31, 2015 02:02 PM (6zZ5y)

202 @190: "Didn't Springsteen write a song about that?"

If he didn't, Otis Redding did.

Sittin' in the mornin' sun
I'll be sittin' when the shock wave comes
Watchin' the ships roll in
Then I watch 'em fireball again, yeah
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watchin' it all get blown away
I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
Dodgin' stuff

Posted by: Fa Cube Itches at August 31, 2015 02:02 PM (amQXf)

203 John McCain, seven years ago: "Gosh darn it, I just don't have any idea how all of this this newfangled hornswoggled e-mail stuff works. I leave all of it up to my aides."

The left, seven years ago: "Can you believe that Grandpa Simpson here really thinks he can be a 21st century President without any comprehension of 21st century technology? He needs to be in a museum, not the White House. And we need a younger, clued-in, tech-savvy leader as President."

Hillary Clinton, today: "Gosh darn it, I just don't have any idea how all of this newfangled hornswoggled e-mail stuff works. I leave all of it up to my aides."

The left, today: "She really represents the ageless wisdom of a simpler, better time. Before technology had cluttered and overcomplicated our lives. She's like a tribal wise woman whose sage advice we should all heed."

Posted by: torquewrench at August 31, 2015 02:02 PM (noWW6)

204 then again it could just be shitty chicom infrastructure, buildings and gaslines

Posted by: ron at August 31, 2015 02:04 PM (xytVe)

205 torquewrench: Best comment on the internet.

Posted by: RKae at August 31, 2015 02:05 PM (OuiJp)

206 Wikileaks is a Front for Russian Intelligence http://goo.gl/zRnuR8

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 31, 2015 02:08 PM (iQIUe)

207 Okay... since I can't actually yell at my client's developers... Is it so f*cking hard to check for Null? Does that one extra line of code threaten to make your fingers fall off or something?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at August 31, 2015 02:09 PM (kff5f)

208 Wikileaks is a Front for Russian Intelligence Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! ---- Russian Intelligence is a front for Disney. If you follow anything, you eventually wind up at Disney.

Posted by: RKae at August 31, 2015 02:10 PM (OuiJp)

209 That last video is definitely an old video of the Tianjin explosion. It was one of the first ones that got put up.
Posted by: wte9 at August 31, 2015 06:28 PM
-

Yup, 'tis. It's a nasty one too. The shockwave hits and...*phone drop*

Posted by: TJ Camper[/i][/b] at August 31, 2015 02:11 PM (i1Zor)

210 Communists are better than you, at everything, and so this is all happening for a very important and planned reason.

Posted by: steve walsh at August 31, 2015 02:16 PM (YAKwA)

211 Serious question: is this actually different from business as usual over there? How many big industrial accidents do they typically have in a month in China? Maybe these are just getting reported because there's some kind of palace intrigue going on in Peking, and Someone at the state media wants the current leadership to look bad . . .

Posted by: Trimegistus at August 31, 2015 02:26 PM (89DCe)

212 Hard to hide explosions this big.

Posted by: simplemind at August 31, 2015 02:32 PM (BTnAK)

213 CIA/Japanese black ops? Anyone?

Posted by: BobtheBarbarian at August 31, 2015 02:36 PM (MKlvN)

214 I smell some insurance fraud being committed here.

Posted by: Yancey Ward at August 31, 2015 02:38 PM (vTVKC)

215
I'm not buying into State saying that over 100 emails have been "upgraded" into a classified status.  What was the status when they were mailed from a secure US Government server to various recipients?   Chopped liver?

I call this happy talk BS in an attempt to mitigate the damage to Sir Edmund's campaign.  What will these prevaricating pricks stop lying to the American people?

DoS will continue to lie, and only the FBI will get to the bottom of this misfeasance and malfeasance.  Will O'Bama permit DOJ to indict, or will it be covered up as is the normal method for adjudication of crimes.

Also, anyone convicted of a like or similar offense should be permitted to file to have their convictions overturned based  upon "equal justice for all."

Posted by: Doctor Fish at August 31, 2015 02:41 PM (OiFtZ)

216 China is the perfect storm for potential disasters . Tremendous amount of new construction, all on a rush basis; low skill, poorly paid and uneducated construction labor ; high levels of corruption in business and politics; a non transparent government that values stability (no panic) over giving out information to save lives. It's geographically susceptible to disasters anyway and when they occur the casualties will be higher. Plus they've got a lot of restive Muslims. Not that that has anything to do with explosions. But the Tibetan Buddhists are notoriously prone to violence.

Posted by: Jim in virginia at August 31, 2015 03:00 PM (Rbd8X)

217 Right after the Tianjin explosion we had the chemical explosion in Texas. A few days later a big kaboom at a base we have in Japan. Hmmmm.

Posted by: Crashpanic at August 31, 2015 03:04 PM (aVBog)

218 If it was a different admin I might think retaliation by the US for the hacking.

Posted by: steevy at August 31, 2015 03:06 PM (sPO3u)

219 That is a lot of people to be getting their Shandongs blown off in one week.

Posted by: sifty at August 31, 2015 03:13 PM (cT+cB)

220 I hate software. Useful stuff, tho. What is a null?

Posted by: Edmund Burke's Shade at August 31, 2015 04:05 PM (cmBvC)

221 Well. China really does have an explosive economy.

Posted by: WannabeAnglican at August 31, 2015 05:28 PM (qSb6y)

222 Fuck yeah I'm filming!

Posted by: Phyllis Balzac at August 31, 2015 05:33 PM (lU0bX)

223 I'm in China. In Dongguan they were digging a subway extension and the tunnel collapsed. A building fell into the hole. I ran outside and put my ear to the ground to make sure these idiots were not tunneling under the apt bldg I live in.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at August 31, 2015 05:37 PM (Sedwk)

224 For the record, I worked in the chemical industry and visited Asia.   Asians have a different attitude towards chemical safety that leads to these types of incidents.   Most of these explosions are caused by improper handling and storage procedures, which Asians ignore if they feel like it.  The calcium carbide that was likely responsible for these incidents, should never be stored near most other chemicals since it is water reactive and produces acetylene when fire fighters spray water on it.   Things like ammonium nitrate and potassium nitrate make nice oxiders when mixed with said acetylene and thrown into the air in  a fireball.  This is a good way to experience urban renewal in a nice demonstration of the power of chemistry.  No nukes or sabotage required, just stupidity!

Posted by: Helix at August 31, 2015 08:28 PM (7+P3g)

225 Kaiser Sose!

Posted by: Another horribly burned Chinese guy at September 01, 2015 04:31 AM (k8tEg)

226 Scott and Stonebridge.....

Posted by: Hank_Scorpio at September 01, 2015 07:20 AM (nQREt)

227 Everything rooked ok to me.

Posted by: Inspector Sum Ting Wong at September 01, 2015 09:58 PM (ybIap)

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