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    Notre Dame cathedral is aflame

    https://www.google.ca/url?sa=i&sourc...55445260797063

    Twelfth century cathedral survived 900 years. Sounds like it might be totally destroyed.

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    This is truly heart breaking for the People of France and anyone who have seen this amazing place

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    So tragic .. glad I got to see it in person. I'm sure they will rebuild but hopefully some of the treasures inside were saved.

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    And trump makes a fool of himself!!!

    "So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!"

    LOL!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by apoptygma View Post
    And trump makes a fool of himself!!!

    "So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!"

    LOL!!!
    Actually, CNN just said French authorities had water-helicopters at their disposal, but they hesitated to use them because it might ruin the remaining structures.

    Sorry to ruin your daily TDS though. My apologies

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    It is a bit surprising that the main building is burning. The towers are made of wood covered by lead, but I would have guessed that the main building was mainly stonework.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil C. McNasty View Post
    Wow, jumping straight to Islamaphobia!
    You are a man of action, aren't you?

    Too bad that it looks like it was a reno/repair accident.

    Maybe you can blame the cold weather on Muslims instead.


    And this is a massive shame, such a beautiful building that will be almost impossible to repair as it was built.

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    Not a good start to Holy Week to say the least. I sincerely hope that this isn't the work of vandals who have been on a rampage desecrating Catholic churches throughout France in recent months.
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    According to CBC, the area where the fire started was undergoing renovations and surrounded by scaffolding. This seems to make terrorism a remote possibility, so maybe the Islamaphobe contingent should chill out for the time being. Nobody will be able to pinpoint a cause till the fire is out...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankfooter View Post
    Wow, jumping straight to Islamaphobia!
    You are a man of action, aren't you?

    Too bad that it looks like it was a reno/repair accident
    Certainly you are right, radical muslims would never resort to this type of violence, only white nationalists would, right Frankie??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil C. McNasty View Post
    Actually, CNN just said French authorities had water-helicopters at their disposal, but they hesitated to use them because it might ruin the remaining structures.

    Sorry to ruin your daily TDS though. My apologies
    Exactly... thanks for making a fool of yourself alongside your dear leader!

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    Quote Originally Posted by y2kmark View Post
    According to CBC, the area where the fire started was undergoing renovations and surrounded by scaffolding. This seems to make terrorism a remote possibility, so maybe the Islamaphobe contingent should chill out for the time being. Nobody will be able to pinpoint a cause till the fire is out...
    Yeah, not so fast. France has been plagued by anti-Catholic attacks in the last weeks:

    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/n...-attacks-94505

    And of course the latest one: https://www.thejournal.ie/france-jai...90216-Apr2019/

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    Quote Originally Posted by apoptygma View Post
    Exactly... thanks for making a fool of yourself alongside your dear leader!
    Yes, because Apopygmie is the expert on how to put out fires in major congested European cities....LOL

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    If the right wingnuts wants to hijack this thread to muslim terrorism, maybe the moderaters could be convinced to move it to the political forum. Please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danmand View Post
    If the right wingnuts wants to hijack this thread to muslim terrorism, maybe the moderaters could be convinced to move it to the political forum. Please
    Aaahhh......you scared it might just be "them" again???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil C. McNasty View Post
    Aaahhh......you scared it might just be "them" again???
    No, I think you should follow Terb guidelines for posting and keep you islamophobig politicking in the political forum. That is all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danmand View Post
    It is a bit surprising that the main building is burning. The towers are made of wood covered by lead, but I would have guessed that the main building was mainly stonework.
    What happens to the lead when it's heated? It flows down the structure spreading fire on to anything flammable. For fire protection, lead is one of the worst roof covering you can have.
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    I was there, it's an awesome site. It looks to me like the fire was started by construction dust, that can be a real problem within an ancient edifice. Notre Dame was begun by Phillip Augustus in 1185 and completed in 1345. Phillip Augustus is considered the first true French King, he fought continuous wars against the Plantagenet Kings of England and the Holy Roman Emperor to secure his territory. He chose the site of Notre Dame on the location of the first Roman settlement.

    Truly heartbreaking!


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    Nobody injured fortunately.

    Who cares about a building.
    Just bricks and mortar.
    Can be rebuilt if they wanna spend their money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danmand View Post
    No, I think you should follow Terb guidelines for posting and keep you islamophobig politicking in the political forum. That is all
    Sure thing Terb moderator, could you move it for me please??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indiana View Post
    Nobody injured fortunately.

    Who cares about a building.
    Just bricks and mortar.
    Can be rebuilt if they wanna spend their money
    Yeah sure, lets just rebuild that 500-year old building tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil C. McNasty View Post
    Yes, because Apopygmie is the expert on how to put out fires in major congested European cities....LOL
    Nope... but trumpty and nasty are... let's get dat good ol' water bomber and drop 5 to 10 thousand litres of water onto a building in a major congested European city.

    Sad... sad and pathetic... tired of winning (losing) yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil C. McNasty View Post
    Yeah sure, lets just rebuild that 500-year old building tomorrow
    You mean 850 year old building.

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