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Mystery blob eating downtown LA

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posted on Feb, 21 2006 @ 12:52 PM
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Mystery blob eating downtown

A mysterious black blob attacked downtown Los Angeles on Monday with a tar-like goo that oozed from manholes, buckled a street and unmoored a Raymond Chandler-era brick building, firefighters said.
About 200 residents were forced to flee as a hazardous materials team and dozens of firefighters worked throughout the day to identify what was first deemed "a black tarry substance" and later morphed into a "watery mud."

While outside temperatures struggled to break 60, sidewalks in the vicinity steamed at 103 degrees, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Ron Myers said...





Fact can truly be stranger than fiction!

I suspect we will learn shortly that something is affecting the geology of the area...

Val, this is right up your alley...


EDIT:

Well, here is another article with an explanation:




Oil Buckles Street and Damages Building

Authorities remembered that there's a petroleum drilling site two blocks from the apartment building. When they checked there, they discovered that workers were injecting high-pressure hot water into old wells to extract leftover crude oil.

When the St. James Oil Co. halted the hot water pumping, the bulge in the street began to subside and the flow of oily liquid quickly slowed.



:shk:

Can anyone say L-A-W S-U-I-T?



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posted on Feb, 21 2006 @ 01:18 PM
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Good thing the cause-and-effect was so direct or else even good spellers would be left holding their own bags.

Great story tho.



posted on Feb, 21 2006 @ 04:28 PM
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Too bad Steve McQeen is gone. this would have been right up his alley.


Hey Loam. A quick trivia question. Do you know how Steve McQeen died?

Yes or no, then look it up



posted on Feb, 21 2006 @ 04:52 PM
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Cancer? I think... Why?

Not sure I'm getting the reason for the trivia game.

EDIT: Ok, this says heart attack after removal of a tumor.

Source.



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posted on Feb, 21 2006 @ 07:52 PM
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Next thing on the aggenda in la . Possible sitings of Return of the Blob .
also rummers Of son of the Blob .lol



posted on Feb, 21 2006 @ 08:19 PM
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It was LA.

How did anyone notice anything different?



posted on Feb, 21 2006 @ 09:02 PM
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Originally posted by loam
Cancer? I think... Why?

Not sure I'm getting the reason for the trivia game.

EDIT: Ok, this says heart attack after removal of a tumor.

Source.



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The Mexican doctors probably listed it as a heart attack because they didn't want to admit that they were running a scam.

McQueen died of mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is incurable. Once you are diagnosed with it you generally have about a year to live.

Mesothelioma is a characteristic disease of asbestos exposure.

I would have though that someone as into environmental issues as you are would have known that.

Why don't you start a thread about the asbestos trust fund, I'd be happy to contribute to that.




posted on Feb, 21 2006 @ 09:12 PM
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Originally posted by HowardRoark
Mesothelioma is a characteristic disease of asbestos exposure.

I would have though that someone as into environmental issues as you are would have known that.


Howard,

Your question wasn't about mesothelioma, it was about Steve McQueen. BIG difference.

Where are you leading me on this and what does any of it have to do with this thread?



posted on Feb, 21 2006 @ 10:13 PM
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Thanks for pointing out the connection, Howard. Now I get it....

You'll get your thread on the asbestos trust fund... I'll U2U when it's done... I bet you can't guess what my position on it will be...



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