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Workers Use Shotgun to Bring Down Dome's 5th Panel
KSTP ^ | 12-19-10 | Leslie Rolander

Posted on 12/20/2010 6:56:14 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB

Workers at the Metrodome have intentionally ruptured another panel in the building's damaged roof.

Pat Milan, a spokesman for the commission that runs the Dome, says a shotgun slug was fired into the panel because the weight of ice was creating a safety issue. It's the fifth panel that has torn or been torn since a winter storm caused the roof to give way eight days ago.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Sports; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bang; banglist; dome; roof; shotgun
BANG!
1 posted on 12/20/2010 6:56:20 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Isn’t it illegal to shoot a gun in the city limits?


2 posted on 12/20/2010 6:57:22 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

Not for the powers that be. I’m actually not criticizing this action. What ever works. Good for them..


3 posted on 12/20/2010 6:59:10 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: Brilliant

I’m surprised the ‘shotspotter’ didn’t call in the MPLS SWAT.


4 posted on 12/20/2010 6:59:56 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

“I shot an arrow into the air, were it went....”


5 posted on 12/20/2010 7:00:44 PM PST by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
It's the fifth panel that has torn or been torn since a winter storm caused the roof to give way eight days ago.

It's still fall. They might want to keep algore's minions off the design team for the next dome, if they build one.
6 posted on 12/20/2010 7:04:23 PM PST by allmost
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To: allmost

Wow...imagine the repair bills for this inflatable toilet. Plus, the state will have to pony up for a new stadium in the next few years. If they don’t, they will lose their beloved team. Sucks.


7 posted on 12/20/2010 7:14:30 PM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: WOBBLY BOB
A slug? Or was it a sabot round? The article is light on details, which is no surprise. And where the heck did that “slug” end up? Inquiring minds want to know.
8 posted on 12/20/2010 7:14:55 PM PST by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

It was a shotgun play with a hail mary pass.


9 posted on 12/20/2010 7:18:15 PM PST by Redcitizen
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To: FlJoePa
I'm a big fan of overbuilding when it comes to structural integrity. A packed NFL stadium, in a heavily snow-prone area, supported by air? It's good that it lasted this long. It's great that it failed when it did. The season's almost over so rebuilding it, if it happens, isn't a critical issue at point. They might just lose their team IMO.
10 posted on 12/20/2010 7:20:55 PM PST by allmost
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To: Brilliant

Depends on the “IQ” of the city council.


11 posted on 12/20/2010 7:20:55 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Brilliant

> Isn’t it illegal to shoot a gun in the city limits?

The liberals, socialists and communists made everything illegal.
As a kid, in Annapolis, Maryland, I used to go with my father to the local Western Auto Hardware Store to buy dynamite so that we could remove stumps from the fields. We’d get several sticks of dynamite, blasting caps and several minutes worth of fuse. All that was required was to sign for it.

I’m pretty sure that you couldn’t do that today, over the counter, without a swat team showing up and a bunch of feds. In the 50s, dynamite was a legitamite tool, like a shovel or a pickaxe, and people could be trusted to use it for its original intended purpose, moving dirt and digging holes.


12 posted on 12/20/2010 7:21:01 PM PST by BuffaloJack (The Recession is officially over. We are now into Obama's Depression.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

They should have given Bud Grant the honor.


13 posted on 12/20/2010 7:24:52 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: BuffaloJack

“The liberals, socialists and communists made everything illegal.”

You are from a time when life was normal, that is gone!

Miss the ol’ days in many ways, even though I am not THAT old really; still wish I could live the days when reason prevailed and the sick libtards were the rare exception before they gained power in the schools and the government.


14 posted on 12/20/2010 7:34:17 PM PST by elpinta (John 17:3)
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To: BuffaloJack

I am not sure how he got it but I recall my Father using dynamite for the exact same thing, blowing stumps. This was during the 50’s and I thought the fact that he was a combat engineer in WWII may have been what allowed him to use it but maybe not.

I do recall him saying TNT was pretty safe to handle.


15 posted on 12/20/2010 7:39:08 PM PST by yarddog
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To: yarddog

Yeah you can throw boxes of TNT around like it full of wood and it will not explode.


16 posted on 12/20/2010 7:42:45 PM PST by Diggity
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To: 21twelve

“... I do not care. I get my arrows wholesale.” /Curley Howard


17 posted on 12/20/2010 7:45:23 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: BuffaloJack

Can still buy it where I live. Just have to sign for it.


18 posted on 12/20/2010 7:50:19 PM PST by therut
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To: Diggity

>>Yeah you can throw boxes of TNT around like it full of wood<<

Until it starts leaking the nitroglycerin and then you don’t want to even bump it. In hot weather rotate the cases monthly, yup roll them over and that’ll keep the nitro where it belongs.


19 posted on 12/20/2010 7:58:56 PM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: B4Ranch
Until it starts leaking the nitroglycerin and then you don’t want to even bump it.

Back in the 90's, we had some that was going bad out at our place in the boonies. We left the shed door open, and the feral hogs ate it.

20 posted on 12/20/2010 8:44:55 PM PST by sockmonkey
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Shhhhh !!! You must be veeeewy quiet - I am hunting Metwodome Panels ... Huuuuh, Huuuuh, Huuuuh

21 posted on 12/20/2010 8:59:36 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...</i><p>)
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To: B4Ranch
Dynamite is is not TNT
22 posted on 12/20/2010 9:08:21 PM PST by Dan(9698)
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To: Brilliant

Not if you bring in a gang banger to fire it.


23 posted on 12/20/2010 9:37:05 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Dan(9698)

That is is true. My mistake.


24 posted on 12/20/2010 10:54:19 PM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

how it really collapsed (courtesy of soonerpsycho at the oklahoma sooner board)

25 posted on 12/20/2010 10:58:17 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: NormsRevenge

RT Rybak will bemoan the ‘easy access to guns’ and there will be another candlelight vigil for the panel in Powderhorn Park.


26 posted on 12/21/2010 5:56:53 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: B4Ranch

Yes, I was going to mention all that. I found how how TNT works when I was a kid.

I worked for a civil engineering company doing surveying. One day it was raining to hard to get out in the field and the owner asked me to drive a bunch boxes of TNT up to the Dupoint plant in Birmingham Al.

This was back in the mid 70’s. I had his wife’s volvo station wagon loaded up with half a dozen cases of it.

When I got to the Dupont plant the guys grabbed the cases out of the car and slung them onto the bed of a pickup truck.

I think they did it just for the effect and then explained TNT in good shape was very safe. Don’t ask me how they knew they were good shape cuz they didn’t open it up to inspect. Cases were clean though. No wet spots.

Boy, those were days when you could do whatever you wanted pretty much. I would probably need a police escort today to do it lol.

John


27 posted on 12/21/2010 11:25:02 AM PST by Diggity
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