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Biggest stack in Southern Hemisphere is coming down

 
 
Wilso
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 06:17 pm
It's gone. Driving down Mt Ousley just won't be the same
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 06:59 pm
@InfraBlue,
did they **** up that chimley drop in Texass? It looks like it shoulda gone down in its own footprint and not taken such a big lean toward the road.

Wilso, did some kids paint the one in Oz? It looks , cullerful
JTT
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 07:08 pm
@Setanta,
Setanta: the transliteration of their language into Roman characters is rather easy for English-speakers to read.
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Yeah right. You oughta hear those English speakers **** it up royally.
panzade
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 07:11 pm
Weird.
Every time I write the word humour the spell check goes absolutely ape-****.
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Wilso
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 07:11 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

did they **** up that chimley drop in Texass? It looks like it shoulda gone down in its own footprint and not taken such a big lean toward the road.

Wilso, did some kids paint the one in Oz? It looks , cullerful



Photoshop! It was much plainer in real life.
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Wilso
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 07:12 pm
@JTT,
JTT wrote:

Setanta: the transliteration of their language into Roman characters is rather easy for English-speakers to read.
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Yeah right. You oughta hear those English speakers **** it up royally.


You Japanese?

Same thing happens with Thai.
JTT
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 07:17 pm
@Setanta,
Set: They resented the Americans ...

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Why would anyone resent someone sailing into their lands and forcing them to trade at the point of a gun? That has been the USA modus operandi since forever. Many millions of people were not nearly as lucky as the Japanese.

They knew it best to keep these foreign devils at a distance.
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JTT
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 07:37 pm
@Setanta,
Set: When the western powers forced Japan to open their ports, they granted concessions at Yokohama to two western powers, GB and France. They resented the Americans, and so did not grant them a concession.
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More bullshit from the bullshit historian.

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The Perry expeditions of 1853 and 1854 constitute an extraordinary moment in the modern encounter between “East” and “West.” Japan was suddenly “opened” to a world of foreign influences and experiences that poured in like a flood and quickly seeped into all corners of the archipelago. And the Americans—and other foreigners who quickly followed on their heels (the British, Dutch, French, and Russians)—abruptly found themselves face-to-face with an “Oriental” culture that had hitherto existed primarily as a figment of imagination. On all sides—whether facing “East” or facing “West”—the experience was profound. Whole new worlds became visualized in unprecedented ways.

http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027/black_ships_and_samurai/bss_essay01.html
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JTT
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 07:42 pm
@Wilso,
Nope, I'm not, Wilso, but the Japanese syllabary is so easy to learn. I'm not at all surprised that this happens to Thai too.

EDIT: Spell check changed Wilso to Wilson. Smile
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 08:42 pm
I'm going to start a White House petition that forces everyone to spell Magic as MAGICK and tragic as TRAGICK .

Joe(we don't use enough K's in English)Nation
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 08:46 pm
@Joe Nation,
that's cause woids with K's are FUNNY in AMerican
.

CHIK'N
PICK'L

voids mit a K are Yiddisher.

Kooni Lemmel
kvetch or kvetch (two different words)
Kreplachhhh
Wilso
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 11:26 pm
It was supposed to come down in 3 pieces. At least it went in the right direction.

http://youtu.be/K5wYK3Mv3wc
anonymously99stwin
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 11:49 pm
@farmerman,
Quote:
that's cause woids with K's are FUNNY in AMerican.CHIK'NPICK'Lvoids mit a K are Yiddisher. Kooni Lemmel kvetch or kvetch (two different words)Kreplachhhh


Shocked
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Thu 20 Feb, 2014 10:57 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

did they **** up that chimley drop in Texass? It looks like it shoulda gone down in its own footprint and not taken such a big lean toward the road.

Wilso, did some kids paint the one in Oz? It looks , cullerful


I think it went down as planned. It's an optical illusion that seems as if the stack were falling close to the road, Interstate 10. Actually, the interstate is on a considerably higher elevation than the stack and is some distance away from where the plant was situated.
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JTT
 
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Reply Thu 20 Feb, 2014 11:25 am
@Wilso,
I wonder why they didn't soak the fall area first so that dust wasn't raised. Being in that mine processing area I don't figger that dust was the best to breathe.
Wilso
 
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Reply Thu 20 Feb, 2014 02:54 pm
@JTT,
JTT wrote:

I wonder why they didn't soak the fall area first so that dust wasn't raised. Being in that mine processing area I don't figger that dust was the best to breathe.


I think they did. But 17000 tonnes of concrete and steel is going to throw up some dust.
vikorr
 
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Reply Sat 1 Mar, 2014 04:23 am
Those were some pretty awesome pictures.

That said, there's still plenty of tall stacks standing :

MIM Smelter Stack 886 ft 270 m 1978 Mount Isa Queensland

Chimneys of Loy Yang Power Station 853 ft 260 m Australia Traraglon, Victoria

Chimneys of Bayswater Power Station 820 ft 250 m Australia Hunter Region

Mount Piper Chimney 820 ft 250 m Australia Lithgow

There were other power stations in between

Port Kembla Copper Stack 650 ft 198 m 1965 Australia Port Kembla, New South Wales

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_chimneys_in_the_world
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JTT
 
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Reply Sat 1 Mar, 2014 05:42 am
@Wilso,
They should have covered the drop zone with depleted uranium. That stuff is so heavy it would have kept the dust down. It has worked great in Iraq and Kuwait.
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Wilso
 
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Reply Sat 1 Mar, 2014 10:00 pm
All my life, the biggest landmark where I lived was that stack. I realise that it was just a chimney. And not necessarily a positive aspect of the history of the area. But it's still going to be strange going home and not seeing it.
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Wilso
 
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Reply Sat 1 Mar, 2014 10:07 pm
A different view.

[youtube]http://youtu.be/shwo87QzA14[/youtube]
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