Again and again, the Taliban and ISIS kill soldiers via ‘allies’ who are on the base, gunning down people. Trump has been told, we MUST stay in Afghanistan and Putin is shaking his head, Trump has been forced very hard to be hard on Putin who has brains unlike our rulers, and so we are stuck in Afghanistan, bleeding away but then, the dead Americans are ‘trash’ the rulers hate, you know, gun using citizens who believe in fighting. Best kill them in Afghanistan rather than have them at home, fighting here.
Many people died in the tower fire in England. This fire, which was an inferno due to poor choice of building materials, means the builders are at fault and should be fined, and if they knew that this was flammable, should be charged.
Those poor pooches searching the ruins! Seriously, the handlers really do this: they have someone pretend to be hurt in the ruins and the excited dogs ‘find’ them and are happy, tails wagging. Otherwise, the dogs, finding only bodies, grow moody and unhappy and cease eating after a while.
Of course, if we use rats to find bodies, they would not be even slightly bothered by this…the loss of life in this fire is like the 9/11 deaths: things were made much worse by building design/material choices. This is why we have building rules. The problem is, when the government is the builder and the WTC buildings were a government project, not private, they do whatever they please, rules are for the rest of us.
This is why we have so many ‘government built’ disasters. Cladding in London high-rise fire also blamed for 2014 Melbourne blaze | UK news | The Guardian reports.
DUH. It is plastic!!! This is ridiculous. I knew about the dangers of this stuff years ago.
Aluminium composite panels have a polyethylene or plastic core and an aluminium coating. It is a cheap building material widely used worldwide to clad high-rise apartment buildings.
In a report into the investigation of the Lacrosse fire, the Melbourne metropolitan fire brigade said the rapid vertical spread of the fire was “directly associated” with the external cladding.
“Had the external wall cladding been of a non-combustible type, the likelihood of fire spread beyond the level of ignition would have been greatly reduced,” it said.
One would imagine that putting up fire proof exteriors would be ‘duh’. Of course! What on earth caused them to build high rises with highly flammable exterior materials? All buildings with this death trap construction should be reclad with something sane. But this would require some political nerve.
Initial reports from the Grenfell fire suggest the gap between the cladding and the external walls of the building acted as a chimney, funnelling flames up the side of the building.
On top of all that, they built the exterior with a gap. I am baffled at the stupidity here. It doesn’t insulate the building, it has near zero protection value if something bad happens aside from fires, why on earth? Oh, it is cheap. Cheap is the sole factor here.