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For the "Truthers", a demonstration
Posted by: McQ on Monday, April 30, 2007

For those who still question the effect of intense heat generated by petroleum on steel, a demonstration in Oakland:
Huge leaping flames from an exploding gasoline tanker melted the steel underbelly of a highway overpass in the East Bay's MacArthur Maze early this morning, causing it to collapse onto the roadway below and virtually ensuring major traffic problems for weeks to come.

The elevated roadway that fell carried eastbound traffic from the Bay Bridge onto Interstates 580 and 980 and state Highway 24. It draped like a blanket over a roadway below, a connector from southbound I-80 to I-880 that also was severely damaged.

The single-vehicle crash occurred on the lower roadway when the tanker, loaded with 8,600 gallons of unleaded gasoline and heading from a refinery in Benicia to a gas station on Hegenberger Road in Oakland, hit a guardrail at 3:41 a.m.

Engineers said the green steel frame of the I-580 overpass and the bolts holding the frame together began to melt and bend in the intense heat ...
Huh. Imagine that.

(HT: Robb Allen)
 
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Wonder how many people had Rosie’s bizarre notions about metallurgy pop into their heads the minute they heard this news. Wonder how many times she’ll hear about this in the next few days. Wonder why it’s unlikely to make the least impression on her.

Or wonder if something extra was done by someone to make it seem like the burning fuel melted the roadway. Very likely Rosie will.
 
Written By: Linda Morgan
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Wonder why it’s unlikely to make the least impression on her.
Because she’s Stretch Armstrong incarnate! She might bend or stretch, but always comes back to her original form.
 
Written By: steverino
URL: http://steverino.journalspace.com/
I don’t know any avowed truthers, but good Lord I’d love to watch the look on their faces when they read this.

Here is utter PROOF that they are wrong (well, that and the jet crashing into the concrete barrier, and most laws of physics withstanding). But these people don’t believe in what they are saying, they simply want to believe that the government did this so facts can all go take a hike. They probably use true doublethink to help create a universe where they can control things rather than deal with reality.
 
Written By: Robb Allen
URL: http://blog.robballen.com
I always wondered how you melt steel if not with fire.
 
Written By: ChrisB
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I always wondered how you melt steel if not with fire.
Electric Arc Furnace.

That must be what they did. They hired Enron / Diebold to hook giant electric cables to the bridge, then arranged the crash. Ummm yeah, that’s it.
 
Written By: Ryan
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You fools! You have fallen for another Bush*tler trick! Now that rational people are beginning to learn the truth about the WTC, THEY need something to distract people and convince them that the WTC collapse was as they say. This incident was obviously staged to attempt to convince the gullible that steel can be melted by an open gasoline fire. It is no coincidence, comrades, that this happened in San Francisco. This is a ’twofer’; it also pokes a stick in the eye of this regime’s critics, and is a warning of what can happen if they continue. Wake up!
 
Written By: timactual
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THANK YOU! I was hoping someone would post on this.
Now maybe the ’couldn’t have melted, Av gas, steel, blah blah blah’ crowd
will shut up....

but, don’t count on it.
 
Written By: looker
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I wonder if by the end of the day someone over at Democratic underground will post a video of a highway constructed out of chicken wire and see if they can melt it and cause it to collaspe with a tinker truck full of gasoline on fire.

 
Written By: retired military
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Yeah, but did this start a pancake reaction?
 
Written By: steverino
URL: http://steverino.journalspace.com/
A falls on B, which is the ground. Kind of makes it hard to start a pancake reaction. More of a hot cake kind of thing, then. :-)
 
Written By: Jeff Medcalf
URL: http://www.caerdroia.org/blog
What matters is if it collapses as they ’expect it to collapse’.

Which they aren’t just real sure about, but they can tell you when something DOESN’T collapse the way they expect it to.

Sort of like I’ve never seen Bigfoot, and I don’t really know what to expect.
But when I see one, I’ll know if that’s what I expected, and if it’s NOT what I expected, then it’s NOT Bigfoot.

And that’s the sort of argument you get.
 
Written By: looker
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So, why hasn’t the audio of this been released? I’ll tell you: the government is editting it to take out the sounds of the minor explosions caused by the demolition charges.

I bet you can even see the squibs on the video if you look hard enough.

How many times in history has a truck crash caused an entire interchange to collapse? It’s just not physically possible!
 
Written By: steverino
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Well Rosie said fire doesn’t melt steel, so it MUST be true! After all, everything celebrities say is veritably gospel right?
 
Written By: John
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And Rosie, well, we know has a background in this sort of thing. She knows all about it.
I bet she knows almost as much about melting steel as Al Gore and John Kerry know about the mechanics of global environment.
 
Written By: looker
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Wonder how many people had Rosie’s bizarre notions about metallurgy pop into their heads the minute they heard this news.

*raises hand*
 
Written By: Achillea
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Once somebody figures out that Lawrence Livermore labs are within 50 miles of the highway, we will have stories about "directed energy" weapons involved.
 
Written By: Neo
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How dare you fools question the expertise of renowned metallurgists! Yesterday was indeed the SECOND time ever that fire melted steel... ye would be wise to take note!
 
Written By: Rob
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And Rosie, well, we know has a background in this sort of thing. She knows all about it.
I bet she knows almost as much about melting steel as Al Gore and John Kerry know about the mechanics of global environment.
The immense pressure from her sitting her ass on a piece of steel would probably generate temperatures that could melt it.

 
Written By: Don
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The immense pressure from her sitting her ass on a piece of steel would probably generate temperatures that could melt it.
And if that doesn’t do it, god knows what would happen if she broke wind...
 
Written By: Scott
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The immense pressure from her sitting her ass on a piece of steel would probably generate temperatures that could melt it.
And if that doesn’t do it, god knows what would happen if she broke wind...

Maybe she could start sitting on carbon. She could turn a tidy profit.
 
Written By: capt joe
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The conspiracy is unraveling!!!
 
Written By: cap joe
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