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  1. News flash umbertino - NOT many Canadians do like Turdhole!!! The little brainwashed millennials and the illegal immigrants do, but that's about it. Our school system is as screwed as the American one with all these lunatic liberals convincing the kids that carbon dioxide is bad for the world and socialism and communism are good things and Justine has our news media licking his boots for the government handouts he gives them to keep him in power. How's that for a ****-tator?
  2. ummm - ain't nothing wrong with the CBI site ... it's business as usual ...
  3. Please forgive my Canadian counterpart - he don't do math good!!! It's our progressive liberal loonatic dictator's fault for destroying our country's health and welfare 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 = 16!!!
  4. Yes I did - thanks Thuggy - it worked like a charm!!! They finally dropped!!! Problem was - they dropped right out the bottom of the sack - just like a wet paper bag!!
  5. One has to wonder what the conversation that led to that video was ... Hey Luigi - wanna test your ability to stretch your understanding of physics? OMG - wait ... is he wearing a Montreal shirt?
  6. I did ... but sadly it worked as well as my get away wings ...
  7. Hey Rod and everyone for that matter. Yes you can start small - $25 - $50 in crypto. I moved $25 into verge when it was under a penny in early December ... transferred $100 into Etherium in my Binance account and bought and sold DOT DON CFC CJ and XLM over the past few weeks gaining 15 to 150% on each one. Not making millions, but the right timing had turned that $25 into almost $1000 before the latest drop. I'm still holding about 6 different coins worth $500 now just waiting for the next wave.
  8. Really - Corker who hid millions in income - until he got caught and had to file an amendment? Like he's a reliable source?
  9. Really? Do you even know what you linked to? Trump's NFL stance ... Few people have stronger conservative bona fides than Rush Limbaugh, but even the paragon of right-wing radio is starting to have doubts about the way President Trump is tackling NFL players' national anthem protests. Limbaugh, of course, thinks the players are disrespecting the anthem, the flag, the cops and the military. But he expressed fears Wednesday that Trump is leading America toward a slippery slope by using the power of the presidency to demand the NFL force players to stand for the anthem. "Trump is in the right, don’t misunderstand," Limbaugh said on his show. "But no president should have dictatorial power over individual behavior. A president should not be able to tell the owners of a business how their employees are gonna act and what they’re gonna swear allegiance to and all that. That’s up to the owners to do, and it’s up to the owners to come up with a system of punishment if their employees violate company policy, like it is in any other business." Limbaugh stressed that he thinks Trump's "motives are pure" but he said he doesn't "think that it is useful or helpful for any employee anywhere to be forced to do something because the government says they must. That scares hell out of me." "We don’t want the president being able to demand anybody that he’s unhappy with behave in a way he requires," he added. "That’s scary to me, even if the president’s somebody I happen to like." Limbaugh believes Trump's intervention worked, however. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to all 32 teams Tuesday that said players "should stand" during the national anthem, and that the NFL would present a plan next week aimed at moving "past the controversy." Limbaugh hailed the news, saying "I don't care how you slice it, it constitutes a Trump win." "I’m not so sure that if Trump had not applied pressure, that they would have changed," Limbaugh said.
  10. It's beginning to look more and more like an F.B.ISIS job .... Remember the Draw Mohammed Contest in Texas? Where the F.B.I. sold the weapons to the ISIS terrorists and goaded them into "shooting up Texas" ... even had one F.B.ISIS agent accompany them to the event where they went to spread automatic weapon fire into the crowds of infidels ... Victim of 'Draw Muhammad' ISIS-inspired terror attack sues FBI, accuses James Comey of cover-up by Todd Shepherd | Oct 2, 2017, 5:35 PM The security guard wounded in a 2015 ISIS-inspired terrorist attack at the "Draw Muhammad" event in Garland, Texas, is suing the FBI, and argues the bureau is liable for his damages because an agent "solicited, encouraged, directed and aided members of ISIS in planning and carrying out the May 3 attack," according to court documents filed Monday. If the plaintiff, Bruce Joiner, doesn't settle with the bureau, the case could shake loose hundreds of documents from both local and federal officials about what happened that day, and could answer the question of why an FBI agent was in a car directly behind the attackers and did nothing as the events unfolded. In May of 2015, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi drove from their home in Phoenix to the Curtis Culwell center in Garland where the "Draw Muhammad" contest was being held, in a car loaded with three rifles, three handguns, and about 1,500 rounds of ammunition. The two never made it inside, as guards, including Joiner, stopped them outside at a perimeter checkpoint, at which time Simpson and Soofi opened fire. Because the event was heavily guarded, the two were quickly shot and killed and barely made past the checkpoint where they opened fire. Joiner was the only victim that day. He took a bullet to the left leg, and ISIS would later claim credit for orchestrating the attack, making it the first ISIS-backed terror event on U.S. soil. Joiner's lawsuit is seeking just over $8 million in damages, and argues that the FBI essentially allowed the attack to happen. "The FBI helped the terrorists obtain a weapon that was used in the attack by lifting a hold during a background check, incited the terrorist to attack the Garland event, and even sent an agent to accompany the terrorists as they carried out the attack," the court filing said. The filing also alleged that former FBI Director Jim Comey lied in a "post-attack cover-up" about the bureau's knowledge of how the attack unfolded and what Comey and the bureau knew about what was likely to transpire. "In the aftermath of the attack, former FBI Director James Comey lied to the American people by claiming that Simpson was a needle in a haystack' that was 'invisible to us,'" the filing alleged. "Even after it had come to light that an undercover FBI agent had been communicating extensively with the terrorists during the week prior to the event and had accompanied them as they carried out the attack, the FBI continued to assert that "[t]here was no advance knowledge of a plot to attack the cartoon drawing contest." The FBI did not respond to a request for comment. Since the attack, a separate court case and a "60 Minutes" report in March revealed that an undercover FBI agent was in the car directly behind Simpson and Soofi when they opened fire, and was even taking pictures of the car about 30 seconds before the first shots were fired. That case even revealed that the agent had texted Simpson just weeks before with the message, "Tear up Texas." Shortly after the first shots were fired, the agent fled, and was briefly detained by Garland Police, as seen in a video still from WFAA TV in Dallas. Because of a separate court case tangentially related to Simpson and Soofi, it's known that the FBI had been monitoring Simpson for years, and that the FBI agent was undercover in the Phoenix ISIS cell had direct contact with them routinely in the months leading up to the attack. Joiner's attorney, Trenton Roberts told the Washington Examiner this year that he now believes the FBI might have been willing to let the attack unfold to even greater lengths. "It seems like it had to have been one or the other," Roberts told the Washington Examiner in April. "Just a complete botched operation where they [the FBI] don't want the attack to actually take place, or, it's something where they need the attack to take place in order for this guy [the agent] to advance in the world of ISIS." "And that's really what I think. I think that they thought, 'he's undercover and in order to advance, he needed to get pictures or video of this attack,' and then that would bolster his street cred within ISIS," Roberts said. The events have even unnerved some congressional elected officials, as both Sen. Ron Johnson, Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee and Senator Chuck Grassley, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, have both made inquiries to the FBI in an attempt to get to the bottom of the story. Additional details of the court filing outline the facts that thus far loosely support a theory that the guns purchased by Simpson and Soofi may have been connected to the botched "Fast and Furious" operation by the Department of Justice, but the FBI and DOJ have been stubborn in their release of information that would clarify that issue. The Washington Examiner has recently requested documents from the Garland Police Department. Many of those documents were not released, however, because the department claimed that the investigation into the event was ongoing, despite the fact that the "case status" indicator in the reports for both Simpson and Soofi are marked as "closed/cleared." Open records advocates in Texas have called the use of the "pending" status to deny documents as a loophole that many police departments have used in the last twenty years after a minor change was made in the state's open record laws in the mid 1990's.
  11. He's NOT attacking the First Amendment - he's attacking the continuing MSM lies that are being used to tell the sheeple what to think!!! IF the MSM would just report the TRUTH - there'd be no problem - but the Democrat-controlled media knows that the lies are the ONLY thing keeping the Dems relevent to the American sheeple!!
  12. A made-up document is going to be the basis for continuing this collusion delusion ... Come on already!!! It's been almost a year now and they haven't found squat!!! GIVE IT UP !!!
  13. AND that was me who negged you for opening your mouth and spewing your spiteful garbage Sometimes one's lack of knowledge should be checked at the door!!!!
  14. Seriously? You do know what an architect does don't you? Certainly NOT if you think they design skyscrapers ... They design the esthetics of a room or building ... NOT the actual structure - that's for the civil engineers to do!!!! Skyscraper design and construction From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A workman on the framework of the Empire State Building The design and construction of skyscrapers involves creating safe, habitable spaces in very high buildings. The buildings must support their weight, resist wind and earthquakes, and protect occupants from fire. Yet they must also be conveniently accessible, even on the upper floors, and provide utilities and a comfortable climate for the occupants. The problems posed in skyscraper design are considered among the most complex encountered given the balances required between economics, engineering, and construction management. Contents 1 Basic design considerations 2 Loading and vibration 2.1 Shear walls 2.2 Steel frame 2.3 Tube frame 3 The elevator conundrum 4 See also 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External links Basic design considerations Good structural design is important in most building designs, but particularly for skyscrapers since even a small chance of catastrophic failure is unacceptable given the high prices of construction. This presents a paradox to civil engineers: the only way to assure a lack of failure is to test for all modes of failure, in both the laboratory and the real world. But the only way to know of all modes of failure is to learn from previous failures. Thus, no engineer can be absolutely sure that a given structure will resist all loadings that could cause failure, but can only have large enough margins of safety such that a failure is acceptably unlikely. When buildings do fail, engineers question whether the failure was due to some lack of foresight or due to some unknowable factor. Loading and vibration Taipei 101 endures a typhoon (2005) The load a skyscraper experiences is largely from the force of the building material itself. In most building designs, the weight of the structure is much larger than the weight of the material that it will support beyond its own weight. In technical terms, the dead load, the load of the structure, is larger than the live load, the weight of things in the structure (people, furniture, vehicles, etc.). As such, the amount of structural material required within the lower levels of a skyscraper will be much larger than the material required within higher levels. This is not always visually apparent. The Empire State Building's setbacks are actually a result of the building code at the time, and were not structurally required. On the other hand, John Hancock Center's shape is uniquely the result of how it supports loads. Vertical supports can come in several types, among which the most common for skyscrapers can be categorized as steel frames, concrete cores, tube within tube design, and shear walls. The wind loading on a skyscraper should also be considered. In fact, the lateral wind load imposed on super-tall structures is generally the governing factor in the structural design. Wind pressure increases with height, so for very tall buildings, the loads associated with wind are larger than dead or live loads. Other vertical and horizontal loading factors come from varied, unpredictable sources, such as earthquakes. OR maybe if I put it in language that my father (also a Civil Engineer, and who worked with the firm that built the CN Tower) taught me regarding architects ... They don't know shyte about buildings except how to make them look pretty Skyscraper Background There is no precise definition of how many stories or what height makes a building a skyscraper. "I don't think it is how many floors you have. I think it is attitude," architect T. J. Gottesdiener told the Christian Science Monitor. Gottesdiener, a partner in the firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, designers of numerous tall buildings including the Sears Tower in Chicago, Illinois, continued, "What is a skyscraper? It is anything that makes you stop, stand, crane your neck back, and look up." Some observers apply the word "skyscraper" to buildings of at least 20 stories. Others reserve the term for structures of at least 50 stories. But it is widely accepted that a skyscraper fits buildings with 100 or more stories. At 102 stories, the Empire State Building's in New York occupied height reaches 1,224 ft (373 m), and its spire, which is the tapered portion atop a building's roof, rises another 230 ft (70 m). Only 25 buildings around the world stand taller than 1,000 ft (300 m), counting their spires, but not antennas rising above them. The tallest freestanding structure in the world is the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada, which rises to a height of 1,815 ft (553 m); constructed to support a television antenna, the tower is not designed for human occupation, except for a restaurant and observation deck perched at 1,100 ft (335 m). The world's tallest occupied structure is the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which reach a height of 1,483 ft (452 m), including spires. The Sears Tower in Chicago boasts the highest occupied level; the roof of its 110th story stands at 1,453 ft (443 m). In some ways, super-tall buildings are not practical. It is cheaper to build two half-height buildings than one very tall one. Developers must find tenants for huge amounts of space at one location; for example, the Sears Tower encloses 4.5 million square feet (415,000 square meters). On the other hand, developers in crowded cities must make the fullest possible use of limited amounts of available land. Nonetheless, the decision to build a dramatically tall building is usually based not on economics, but on the desire to attract attention and gain prestige. History Several technological advances occurred in the late nineteenth century that combined to make skyscraper design and construction possible. Among them were the ability to mass produce steel, the invention of safe and efficient elevators, and the development of improved techniques for measuring and analyzing structural loads and stresses. During the 1920s and 1930s, skyscraper development was further spurred by invention of electric arc welding and fluorescent light bulbs (their bright light allowed people to work farther from windows and generated less heat than incandescent bulbs). Traditionally, the walls of a building supported the structure; the taller the structure, the thicker the walls had to be. A 16-story building constructed in Chicago in 1891 had walls 6 ft (1.8 m) thick at the base. The need for very thick walls was eliminated with the invention of steel-frame construction, in which a rigid steel skeleton supports the building's weight, and the outer walls are merely hung from the frame almost like curtains. The first building to use this design was the 10-story Home Insurance Company Building, which was constructed in Chicago in 1885. The 792-ft (242-m) tall Woolworth Building, erected in New York City in 1913, first combined all of the components of a true skyscraper. Its steel skeleton rose from a foundation supported on concrete pillars that extended down to bedrock (a layer of solid rock strong enough to support the building), its frame was braced to resist expected wind forces, and its high-speed elevators provided both local and express service to its 60 floors. In 1931, the Empire State Building rose in New York City like a 1,250-ft (381-m) exclamation point. It would remain the world's tallest office building for 41 years. By 2000, only six other buildings in the world would surpass its height. Raw Materials Reinforced concrete is one important component of skyscrapers. It consists of concrete (a mixture of water, cement powder, and aggregate consisting of gravel or sand) poured around a gridwork of steel rods (called rebar) that will strengthen the dried concrete against bending motion caused by the wind. Concrete is inherently strong under compressive forces; however, the enormous projected weight of the Petronas Towers led designers to specify a new type of concrete that was more than twice as strong as usual. This high-strength material was achieved by adding very fine particles to the usual concrete ingredients; the increased surface area of these tiny particles produced a stronger bond. The other primary raw material for skyscraper construction is steel, which is an alloy of iron and carbon. Nearby buildings often limit the amount of space available for construction activity and supply storage, so steel beams of specified sizes and shapes are delivered to the site just as they are needed for placement. Before delivery, the beams are coated with a mixture of plaster and vermiculite (mica that has been heat-expanded to form sponge-like particles) to protect them from corrosion and heat. After each beam is welded into place, the fresh joints are sprayed with the same coating material. An additional layer of insulation, such as fiberglass batting covered with aluminum foil, may then be wrapped around the beams. To maximize the best qualities of concrete and steel, they are often used together in skyscraper construction. For example, a support column may be formed by pouring concrete around a steel beam. A variety of materials are used to cover the skyscraper's frame. Known as "cladding," the sheets that form the exterior walls may consist of glass, metals, such as aluminum or stainless steel, or masonry materials, such as granite, marble, or limestone. Design Design engineers translate the architect's vision of the building into a detailed plan that will be structurally sound and possible to construct. Designing a low-rise building involves creating a structure that will support its own weight (called the dead load) and the weight of the people and furniture that it will contain (the live load). For a skyscraper, the sideways force of wind affects the structure more than the weight of the building and its contents. The designer must ensure that the building will not be toppled by a strong wind, and also that it will not sway enough to cause the occupants physical or emotional discomfort. Each skyscraper design is unique. Major structural elements that may be used alone or in combination include a steel skeleton hidden behind non-load-bearing curtain walls, a reinforced concrete skeleton that is in-filled with cladding panels to form the exterior walls, a central concrete core (open column) large enough to contain elevator shafts and other mechanical components, and an array of support columns around the perimeter of the building that are connected by horizontal beams to one another and to the core. Because each design is innovative, models of proposed super tall buildings are tested in wind tunnels to determine the effect of high wind on them, and also the effect on surrounding buildings of wind patterns caused by the new building. If tests show the building will sway excessively in strong winds, An example of a skyscraper ground floor design and 6uilding frame. designers may add mechanical devices that counteract or restrict motion. In addition to the superstructure, designers must also plan appropriate mechanical systems such as elevators that move people quickly and comfortably, air circulation systems, and plumbing. The Construction Process Each skyscraper is a unique structure designed to conform to physical constraints imposed by factors like geology and climate, meet the needs of the tenants, and satisfy the aesthetic objectives of the owner and the architect. The construction process for each building is also unique. The following steps give a general idea of the most common construction techniques. Read more:
  15. No research necessary ... I have a civil engineering degree ... You know structural design? Factors of safety and all that fun stuff!!!! You're continued opinion that a super structure could implode on itself is just your biased belief in whatever the government tells you to believe!!! If that was *not* a controlled implosion then I have no clue what the odds would be for not one; not two; but THREE structures to all free fall onto their foundations in one day must out of this world ... and one wasn't even hit by a plane!!! Any structure that topples due to mechanical or structural defect will not fall on itself, but will be impacted by debris and obstacles on the way down affecting it's path of travel ... All in my learned opinion, of course!!
  16. One doesn't have to be a conspiracy person to know that airplane fuel won't collapse two buildings that were built to withstand the impact of an airliner!!! And the Treasury building with a small carpet fire. Let's not forget the day before, Rumsfeld had mentioned they couldn't account for $2.3 trillion in defense spending and the investigators of that missing money were working in the line of fire of the "airplane / missile" that hit the Pentagon. A direct hit on the department doing the investigation!!! I get that you don't like Alex Jones - but you really need to stop listening to the Lame Stream News!!!
  17. Have you not seen the footage of the thousands of containers filled with food, water, and building supplies in Puerto Rican ports waiting to be moved to areas that need the help? It's NOT Trump's fault the Democrats got to this mayor to hijack the aid the people so desperately need and blame it all on Trump. There's videos of the Teamsters saying they won't move the materials until they get more pay!!!
  18. You're so right Dive ... Sad part is this is what B/A and Shabs are pushing for the U.S.of A. - because of their disdain for a duly elected official and the U.S. Constitution !!!
  19. The Russians didn't have an agenda - the Demon-rats did -- unfortunately for them - the American people spoke and elected someone other than Crooked Hitlery. The Demon Rats still have an agenda ... so get ready for more Antifa false flag attacks coming to Demon Rat neighbourhoods near you that will be blamed on libertarians and conservatives alike!!!
  20. And yet - didn't I read an article the other day where a Demoncrat was saying that illegal aliens (oh, sorry - undocumented aliens) hardly cost the government a penny?
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