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Vehicle explodes on bridge between US and Canada
Posted by: gadje
Date: November 22, 2023 12:54PM
[www.bbc.com]
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Re: Vehicle explodes on bridge between US and Canada
Posted by: Mr645
Date: November 22, 2023 03:26PM
Close the border Joe



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Re: Vehicle explodes on bridge between US and Canada
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: November 22, 2023 03:50PM
Ford needs to recall those Pintos.

[Sorry for the loss of life.]



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Re: Vehicle explodes on bridge between US and Canada
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 22, 2023 05:05PM
Preliminary federal government assessments and law enforcement sources indicate that the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it hit a curb, leading it to crash through a fence and a Customs and Border Protection inspection area, where it caught fire and exploded. Witnesses have told authorities that the vehicle launched into the air when it hit the fence and then exploded when it landed, a law enforcement source tells CBS News' Pat Milton.
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Re: Vehicle explodes on bridge between US and Canada
Posted by: hal
Date: November 22, 2023 06:49PM
here's some video: [twitter.com]
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Re: Vehicle explodes on bridge between US and Canada
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: November 22, 2023 07:34PM
Did you even bother to read the first sentence in the linked article:

"New York's governor has said there is no sign of a terrorist attack in the explosion of a car on a US-Canada border bridge near Niagara Falls."

In other words, it says the exact opposite of what you're implying.

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Close the border Joe
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Re: Vehicle explodes on bridge between US and Canada
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: November 22, 2023 08:30PM
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Did you even bother to read the first sentence in the linked article:

"New York's governor has said there is no sign of a terrorist attack in the explosion of a car on a US-Canada border bridge near Niagara Falls."

In other words, it says the exact opposite of what you're implying.

Perhaps someone was reenacting the climatic finish of The Long Kiss Goodnight.



It is what it is.
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Re: Vehicle explodes on bridge between US and Canada
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: November 22, 2023 09:03PM
FABULOUS movie! One of Geena Davis's most enjoyable roles. And SJ was great, as always.

I really don't understand the critical/popular disdain, other than maybe sexism...

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Did you even bother to read the first sentence in the linked article:

"New York's governor has said there is no sign of a terrorist attack in the explosion of a car on a US-Canada border bridge near Niagara Falls."

In other words, it says the exact opposite of what you're implying.

Perhaps someone was reenacting the climatic finish of The Long Kiss Goodnight.
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Re: Vehicle explodes on bridge between US and Canada
Posted by: Diana
Date: November 22, 2023 10:50PM
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FABULOUS movie! One of Geena Davis's most enjoyable roles. And SJ was great, as always.

I really don't understand the critical/popular disdain, other than maybe sexism...

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Perhaps someone was reenacting the climatic finish of The Long Kiss Goodnight.

I LOVE that movie! My vote for Best Christmas Movie(TM) evah!! I need to watch it again.

And to you critics: Silence!!
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Re: Vehicle explodes on bridge between US and Canada
Posted by: Smote
Date: November 23, 2023 12:26AM
Geena is the real deal. She was even an alternate for the US Olympics Archery team. Little known fact. "Her 24th place finish fell just short of qualifying her for the Olympic team, but she did score a wild card berth at the Sydney International Golden Arrow competition in 1999. "

[people.com]

member of MENSA too.



"Defending your own life when in immediate danger to me is a basic right of each person. " Lemon Drop 11/17/2023 03:10 pm

Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008) Private citizens have the right under the Second Amendment to possess an ordinary type of weapon and use it for lawful, historically established situations such as self-defense in a home, even when there is no relationship to a local militia.

"The conclusion is thus inescapable that the history, concept, and wording of the second amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as well as its interpretation by every major commentator and court in the first half-century after its ratification, indicates that what is protected is an individual right of a private citizen to own and carry firearms in a peaceful manner." Right to Keep and Bear Arms: Report of the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-seventh Congress, Second Session. U.S. Government Printing Office. 1982. Digitized September 30, 2008.

From the NYSRPA v Bruen "Today, we decline to adopt that two-part approach. . . . Despite the popularity of this two-step approach, it is one step too many. Step one of the predominant framework is broadly consistent with Heller, which demands a test rooted in the Second Amendment's text, as informed by history."



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/23/2023 03:46PM by Smote.
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Re: Vehicle explodes on bridge between US and Canada
Posted by: Mr645
Date: November 23, 2023 06:05AM
First reports from officials said there was a terror attack, and all bridges and government buildings were closed.

Afterwards a statement was released saying two people died after a high powered, high velocity, 5000+LB assault vehicle slammed into a bridge and exploded.

Why does anyone need such a large, powerful, heavy vehicle.



"he is going to start WW3!!!!"
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Re: Vehicle explodes on bridge between US and Canada
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: November 23, 2023 09:36AM
The car was really launched before it crashed and exploded.





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The bartender asks the rabbit "what'll ya have?"
The rabbit says "I dunno. I'm only here because of Autocorrect.



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As of July 16, 2022, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now available by simply dialing 988. The previous number, 1-800-273-8255, will remain active.

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.



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Re: Vehicle explodes on bridge between US and Canada
Posted by: gadje
Date: November 23, 2023 10:18AM
it looks like it hit the curb and went airborne? At some point, from the cameras' point of view, it appears above that Yellow Penske truck.

Is there a video where the image does not pan?
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Re: Vehicle explodes on bridge between US and Canada
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 23, 2023 11:21AM
It’s a Bentley.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Vehicle explodes on bridge between US and Canada
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 23, 2023 11:22AM
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First reports from officials said there was a terror attack, and all bridges and government buildings were closed.

Afterwards a statement was released saying two people died after a high powered, high velocity, 5000+LB assault vehicle slammed into a bridge and exploded.

Yep, that’s what Fox ran with.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Vehicle explodes on bridge between US and Canada
Posted by: GGD
Date: November 23, 2023 12:04PM
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First reports from officials said there was a terror attack, and all bridges and government buildings were closed.

Afterwards a statement was released saying two people died after a high powered, high velocity, 5000+LB assault vehicle slammed into a bridge and exploded.

Yep, that’s what Fox ran with.

Was it also equipped with a "High Capacity" fuel tank?
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Re: Vehicle explodes on bridge between US and Canada
Posted by: Mr645
Date: November 23, 2023 12:48PM
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First reports from officials said there was a terror attack, and all bridges and government buildings were closed.

Afterwards a statement was released saying two people died after a high powered, high velocity, 5000+LB assault vehicle slammed into a bridge and exploded.

Yep, that’s what Fox ran with.

They ran with the statement from the governor of NY. As did everyone else. Meanwhile CNN is blaming Trump



"he is going to start WW3!!!!"
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Re: Vehicle explodes on bridge between US and Canada
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: November 23, 2023 01:52PM
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First reports from officials said there was a terror attack, and all bridges and government buildings were closed.

Afterwards a statement was released saying two people died after a high powered, high velocity, 5000+LB assault vehicle slammed into a bridge and exploded.

Yep, that’s what Fox ran with.

They ran with the statement from the governor of NY. As did everyone else. Meanwhile CNN is blaming Trump

Link? Or just more MAGAt bs smiley?
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Re: Vehicle explodes on bridge between US and Canada
Posted by: Spock
Date: November 23, 2023 02:22PM
Fox Propaganda Channel wants him to be angry and afraid.

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Close the border Joe

Mission accomplished.



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Re: Vehicle explodes on bridge between US and Canada
Posted by: JoeH
Date: November 23, 2023 04:47PM
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First reports from officials said there was a terror attack, and all bridges and government buildings were closed.

Afterwards a statement was released saying two people died after a high powered, high velocity, 5000+LB assault vehicle slammed into a bridge and exploded.

Yep, that’s what Fox ran with.

They ran with the statement from the governor of NY. As did everyone else. Meanwhile CNN is blaming Trump

Link? Or just more MAGAt bs smiley?

Faux News ran with the MAGAt interpretation of what the Governor said. All that was actually said was that as an explosion at the border crossing it would be investigated as "IF" it might be a terrorist attack. That rapidly determined that it wasn't. They would have similar way of stating that an unattended death might be investigated as a possible homicide until they know for certain it wasn't.
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Re: Vehicle explodes on bridge between US and Canada
Posted by: Acer
Date: November 23, 2023 09:13PM
Certainly a location where a terrorist attack is on the list of possibilities. More likely, than say, the Oregon countryside thanks to the large magazines.
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Re: Vehicle explodes on bridge between US and Canada
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: November 24, 2023 09:37PM
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It’s a Bentley.

The Flying Spur model, no less. Used ones go for over $200K.

And yeah they do weigh 5000 pounds. Not sure "assault vehicle" works though.

Either the driver had a death wish for himself and wife, or the car malfunctioned in a big way.

Appears to be the latter.



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Re: Vehicle explodes on bridge between US and Canada
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 25, 2023 05:27AM
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It’s a Bentley.

The Flying Spur model, no less. Used ones go for over $200K.

And yeah they do weigh 5000 pounds. Not sure "assault vehicle" works though.

Either the driver had a death wish for himself and wife, or the car malfunctioned in a big way.

Appears to be the latter.

Or the driver had a medical event.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Vehicle explodes on bridge between US and Canada
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: November 25, 2023 09:04AM
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It’s a Bentley.

The Flying Spur model, no less. Used ones go for over $200K.

And yeah they do weigh 5000 pounds. Not sure "assault vehicle" works though.

Either the driver had a death wish for himself and wife, or the car malfunctioned in a big way.

Appears to be the latter.

Or the driver had a medical event.

Seems more likely it was the vehicle.
"Vincent A. Ettari, a civil engineer in Westchester County, N.Y., who serves as an expert witness on road design in court cases, said that a trail of dark vapor visible behind the car as it flew through the air in surveillance footage suggested that the driver was alert and not impaired, and that he had been pressing on the brakes. The explosion that followed was foreseeable, Mr. Ettari said.

“At 100 miles per hour, everything is on the table,” he said."


Bentley has been recalling cars in recent years over stuck accelerators.

Amazing this accident didn't kill anyone else.
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Re: Vehicle explodes on bridge between US and Canada
Posted by: Mr645
Date: November 25, 2023 09:27AM
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First reports from officials said there was a terror attack, and all bridges and government buildings were closed.

Afterwards a statement was released saying two people died after a high powered, high velocity, 5000+LB assault vehicle slammed into a bridge and exploded.

Yep, that’s what Fox ran with.

They ran with the statement from the governor of NY. As did everyone else. Meanwhile CNN is blaming Trump


So why were many other border crossings closed?
Link? Or just more MAGAt bs smiley?

Faux News ran with the MAGAt interpretation of what the Governor said. All that was actually said was that as an explosion at the border crossing it would be investigated as "IF" it might be a terrorist attack. That rapidly determined that it wasn't. They would have similar way of stating that an unattended death might be investigated as a possible homicide until they know for certain it wasn't.



"he is going to start WW3!!!!"
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Re: Vehicle explodes on bridge between US and Canada
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: November 25, 2023 12:41PM
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First reports from officials said there was a terror attack, and all bridges and government buildings were closed.

Afterwards a statement was released saying two people died after a high powered, high velocity, 5000+LB assault vehicle slammed into a bridge and exploded.

Yep, that’s what Fox ran with.

They ran with the statement from the governor of NY. As did everyone else. Meanwhile CNN is blaming Trump


So why were many other border crossings closed?
Link? Or just more MAGAt bs smiley?

Faux News ran with the MAGAt interpretation of what the Governor said. All that was actually said was that as an explosion at the border crossing it would be investigated as "IF" it might be a terrorist attack. That rapidly determined that it wasn't. They would have similar way of stating that an unattended death might be investigated as a possible homicide until they know for certain it wasn't.

Mr645, you have improperly altered my posting, and generally screwed up the thread. Try again?
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