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by Reality Check
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy
Replies: 67
Views: 4001

Re: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy

Yes, HF acid burns are no joke. it will burn right through to the bone if not neutralized. All of the refineries with HF Alky units work with local hospitals to ensure they have medical personnel trained in treating HF acid burns and have neutralization kits on hand. When you enter the unit the mini...
by Reality Check
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy
Replies: 67
Views: 4001

Re: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy

Gracias RC et al. There’s Fogbow Expertise for almost every occasion. :bighug: Glad to contribute my little bit. I finally found an article that explained in what unit the the fire started. It was on Reuters: Unit at Philadelphia refinery completely destroyed in fire: sources (Reuters) - The alkyla...
by Reality Check
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Terry Trussell
Topic: AFFIRMED!! TRUSSELL v STATE OF FLORIDA - APPEAL
Replies: 86
Views: 5223

Re: AFFIRMED!! TRUSSELL v STATE OF FLORIDA - APPEAL

I believe Trussell was tried and convicted under a fairly new statute in Florida. That probably explains why the case was published.
by Reality Check
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy
Replies: 67
Views: 4001

Re: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy

The location of the refineries doesn't tell the entire story on the supplies of gasoline and diesel fuel. There are some major product pipelines running from the Gulf Coast and Midwestern states where more refining capacity is located to the mid-Atlantic and eastern states. https://pipeline101.org/W...
by Reality Check
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy
Replies: 67
Views: 4001

Re: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy

kate520 wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:34 am

ETA: Our gas prices go up next month as tax kicks in. But they jumped .30/gal yesterday ...
due to this?
If I had to guess the worries over war with Iran have more to do with rising gasoline prices than this incident. This refinery only represents 1.7% of US refining capacity.
by Reality Check
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy
Replies: 67
Views: 4001

Re: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy

Following up: I worked in and around refineries for years so I am somewhat familiar with the hazards. I have personally seen several refinery fires live and seen the aftermath of some bad ones. It could be that something unusual happened the prior evening that set up a chain of events that led to t...
by Reality Check
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy
Replies: 67
Views: 4001

Re: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy

[My point is that something atypical and large enough to be seen for miles around happened on the site about 10 hours before the accident. I have read several articles and watched some videos but none of them mentioned anything from the previous evening. They all say the fire started around 4 AM an...
by Reality Check
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Carl Gallups' "BIG 'PLAN A'" - "It's in God's Hands Now!" - Starring Birthers Arpaio & Zullo P6980
Replies: 10648
Views: 602747

Re: Carl Gallups' "BIG 'PLAN A'" - "It's in God's Hands Now!" - Starring Birthers Arpaio & Zullo P6980

Estiveo wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:53 pm
I thought that was a given.
Yep, and I should include Rondeau. :dazed:
by Reality Check
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Carl Gallups' "BIG 'PLAN A'" - "It's in God's Hands Now!" - Starring Birthers Arpaio & Zullo P6980
Replies: 10648
Views: 602747

Re: Carl Gallups' "BIG 'PLAN A'" - "It's in God's Hands Now!" - Starring Birthers Arpaio & Zullo P6980

tek wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:11 pm
why can people not believe that the Obama administration took a day or two to make a fake birth certificate to make that issue go away?
Because we're not stupid?

Just spitballin' here.
:rotflmao: :yeah:
I think one could make a good case that Gallups and Zullo are mentally ill.
by Reality Check
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy
Replies: 67
Views: 4001

Re: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy

neeneko wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:45 pm

It was not a flare. Billowing black/brown smoke. I live right around the refineries, what I saw last night looked more like what you would get from an auto or building fire.
OK, could have been smoking from one of the furnaces or boilers. Dunno.
by Reality Check
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy
Replies: 67
Views: 4001

Re: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy

How much of the US overall/Eastern US gasoline refining capacity does this refinery represent? According to the link I posted above this refinery is rated 335,000 BPD (barrels per day). The total US refining capacity is 18.6 million BPD. I know there are other refineries in PA, NJ, Delaware area. I...
by Reality Check
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy
Replies: 67
Views: 4001

Re: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy

Hmm, I did a little research on Philadelphia Energy Solutions. This refinery is what used to be the ARCO refinery and a Chevron refinery. About PES: In 2012, Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) was formed as a result of a partnership between The Carlyle Group and Sunoco Inc., which is a subsidiary o...
by Reality Check
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy
Replies: 67
Views: 4001

Re: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy

Something I am finding confusing about the reporting is that they keep talking about the fire happening at 4am, but I was driving by the place around 5:30pm last night and there was a fire around there already. You probably saw a flare. Refineries are constantly burning off small amounts of waste g...
by Reality Check
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy
Replies: 67
Views: 4001

Re: Another Industrial Disaster - Tragedy

Looks like a pressure vessel exploded. I wonder if that is the old ARCO Philly Refinery? That's a really old facility.
by Reality Check
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 517
Views: 49384

Re: Windows 10

My laptop, which I seldom use except when on the road, took a cumulative update for 1903 today. It took forever and booting was awkward. It finally came around and boots normally now. This update had a bunch of Office updates included. Once upon a time those updates were separate. The update seemed...
by Reality Check
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 517
Views: 49384

Re: Windows 10

I have one laptop and three desktops. So far I have installed the W10 1903 features update successfully on two machines: The laptop is a 2013 HP model that I upgraded to a 500 GB SD. 1903 installed through the normal update process with no issues. Desktop 1 is a 2011 HP that I upgraded from Windows ...
by Reality Check
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: House Intel/Judiciary: Public Hearings beginning 6/10/19; Mueller Report
Replies: 39
Views: 1374

Re: House Intel/Judiciary: Public Hearings beginning 6/10/19; Mueller Report

The Democrats seem hell bent to screw this up seven ways to Sunday. They need to haul in Mueller and Barr and compel them to testify under oath by force if necessary. What a clusterf--k. :fingerwag:
by Reality Check
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Post and Email
Replies: 10493
Views: 598084

Re: The Post and Email

Look who showed up: :) Linda Starr Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 3:14 PM You say: “Perhaps Biden should be asked that question now…or John Brennan.” Brennan’s the last person who will ever ask that question!! https://truepundit.com/intel-operative-who-altered-obamas-passport-records-turned-fbi-informan...
by Reality Check
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Sarah Sanders (Huckabee)
Replies: 676
Views: 30348

Re: Sarah Sanders (Huckabee)

I can't see Sister Sarah running for anything. She has the personality of a slug. :fingerwag:
by Reality Check
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: President & Executive Branch
Topic: Ministeress/Dominatrix of Propaganda KellyAnne Conway
Replies: 64
Views: 4065

Re: Ministeress/Dominatrix of Propaganda KellyAnne Conway

IIRC Kellyanne was a Trump critic before it became apparent he was going to win the Republican nomination.
by Reality Check
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Sarah Sanders (Huckabee)
Replies: 676
Views: 30348

Re: Sarah Sanders (Huckabee)

Lani wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:02 pm
Breaking news - she's "stepping down" at the end of June.
I suppose lying that much can even wear down a POS like Huckabuck.
by Reality Check
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Post and Email
Replies: 10493
Views: 598084

Re: The Post and Email

That tweet broke the irony meter. The idea of "reporter" Sharon Rondeau questioning Acosta's credentials is hilarious. :rotflmao:
by Reality Check
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Post and Email
Replies: 10493
Views: 598084

Re: The Post and Email

Laity seems to have very little to do these days other than make a complete ass of himself in comments at the Pest & Efail.
by Reality Check
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Unfamiliar Battlefields, The 2020 Map
Replies: 43
Views: 2110

Re: Unfamiliar Battlefields, The 2020 Map

This highlights a serious problem with the primary/caucus schedule, because if you lose Iowa and New Hampshire, you are pretty much out of the race. People stop donating to your campaign, and the MSM writes you off, even though at that point, basically only white people have voted. If there's some ...

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