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Twitter Fail: Posted after 1/2 ton of explosives used to bring down building
Twitter ^ | July 13, 2014 | John "Squawk" LeBlanc

Posted on 07/13/2014 6:28:09 PM PDT by Squawk 8888

This morning a nine-storey office building was brought down using 420kg (924lb) of dynamite. Here's what a nearby resident posted after learning it was a demolition job:



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1 posted on 07/13/2014 6:28:09 PM PDT by Squawk 8888
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To: Slings and Arrows; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ..
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

2 posted on 07/13/2014 6:30:44 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Lacrosse- Canada's national sport, like hockey only violent)
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To: Squawk 8888

Words fail me.

CC


3 posted on 07/13/2014 6:31:22 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Squawk 8888
Ummmm. It was explosives, it wasn't a bomb? ohhhkay.

/johnny

4 posted on 07/13/2014 6:32:24 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Squawk 8888

Somebody needs to photoshop in a scale figure flying through the air...


5 posted on 07/13/2014 6:33:02 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I’m still livid over the fact that Stephen Spielberg killed that last triceratops.


6 posted on 07/13/2014 6:36:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek
LOL!

/johnny

7 posted on 07/13/2014 6:38:15 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I stirred up a little outrage the other day when I posted a pic of these swan chicks and openly wondering what they'll taste like.

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8 posted on 07/13/2014 6:43:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Tastes like turkey ;)


9 posted on 07/13/2014 6:44:54 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Lacrosse- Canada's national sport, like hockey only violent)
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To: cripplecreek
Escoffier has the best recipes for swan.

/johnny

10 posted on 07/13/2014 6:44:57 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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11 posted on 07/13/2014 6:45:36 PM PDT by CtBigPat (Free Republic - The grown-ups table of the internet.)
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To: cripplecreek

Be sure to use a Spotted Owl gravy. :=) Delicious I’m sure.


12 posted on 07/13/2014 6:49:49 PM PDT by Bob
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To: cripplecreek
It has never occurred to me that swan could be eaten. After seeing the pic you posted, I looked on Google and found a recipe for cooking swan:

11. For to dihyte a swan. Tak & vndo hym & wasch hym, & do on a spite & enarme hym fayre & roste hym wel; & dysmembre hym on þe beste manere & mak a fayre chyne, & þe sauce þerto schal be mad in þis manere, & it is clept:

12. Chaudon. Tak þe issu of þe swan & wasch it wel, & scoure þe guttes wel with salt, & seth þe issu al togedere til it be ynow, & þan tak it vp and wasch it wel & hew it smal, & tak bred & poudere of gyngere & of galyngale & grynde togedere & tempere it with þe broth, & coloure it with þe blood. And when it is ysothe & ygrounde & streyned, salte it, & boyle it wel togydere in a postnet & sesen it with a litel vynegre.

Apparently, people routinely ate swan a *long* time ago.

13 posted on 07/13/2014 7:02:35 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: exDemMom

LOL Olde school cookin.


14 posted on 07/13/2014 7:08:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Don’t show that to any Albanians


15 posted on 07/13/2014 7:22:38 PM PDT by babble-on
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To: exDemMom

Cajuns will eat anything.


16 posted on 07/13/2014 7:46:14 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: PLMerite
Somebody needs to photoshop in a scale figure flying through the air…

Moochelle on a toilet eating a bowl of beans?

17 posted on 07/13/2014 7:58:12 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: Squawk 8888

Maybe I’m slow today...
...but I don’t get the “fail” in this.

Someone did a demolition job in the writer’s neighborhood, and he didn’t know that is was a pre-planned, approved, controlled demolition job.

He (presumably) thought it was something nefarious, hence he used the term “bomb”. Yes, a bomb ALSO (typically) contains dynamite, but they are “adversarial” devices, not “tools”.

So the writer was happy to hear that someone wasn’t doing some large-scale evil in the neighborhood. That ain’t a ‘fail’....


18 posted on 07/13/2014 8:14:25 PM PDT by Yossarian
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To: Squawk 8888

*facepalm*
Yeah, a bomb would have been so much worse... / sarc.


19 posted on 07/13/2014 8:15:08 PM PDT by Darksheare (I don't have a copy. one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: exDemMom

There are 5000 permits a year for taking Tundra Swan in N.C.. They taste like Canada Geese, but are much bigger. A large retriever is highly recommended.


20 posted on 07/13/2014 8:16:24 PM PDT by wrench
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To: Yossarian

He apparently missed all the media announcements, flyers at every door and notices posted on every hydro pole in the neighbourhood. I actually had fun with him online; he removed the post as soon as he realized what he said but the Ottawa Citizen had already captured a screenshot for posterity.


21 posted on 07/13/2014 8:29:32 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Lacrosse- Canada's national sport, like hockey only violent)
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To: Squawk 8888

Maybe he’s like me and spends a lot of time out of town, and/or leaves home early in the morning, gets home late at night, and who’s primary way of reading news is checking out Free Republic, Brieibart, and Drudge Report....

Being out of touch as to neighborhood events isn’t a “fail”, in my opinion.... I’m sure I do it all the time!


22 posted on 07/13/2014 8:33:00 PM PDT by Yossarian
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To: wrench

“You’re gonna need a bigger dog.”


23 posted on 07/13/2014 8:36:12 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: exDemMom; tioga; xsmommy; secret garden; Nachum; neverdem; All

I’m still imagining that swan stuck on a spit ....

Sure, you get the spit up the bottom, and (I geese) up out through the neck) butt how do yo cook the fat, wide, heavy bottom of the swan even while not burning the skinny little long neck?


24 posted on 07/13/2014 8:45:07 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: cripplecreek

Delicious on a salad.


25 posted on 07/14/2014 6:19:53 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: Yossarian

I read it the same way as you. The tenor of the post is like: “oh thank goodness this wasn’t a terrorist attack!”, which it wasn’t. Ergo, no “fail”.


26 posted on 07/14/2014 6:22:21 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: cripplecreek
I’m still livid over the fact that Stephen Spielberg killed that last triceratops.

Well, at least it was a quick kill, and it didn't suffer much. It would have been much worse to be attacked and eaten by a velociraptor or T-Rex.

27 posted on 07/14/2014 7:13:24 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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