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Anonymous asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 1 decade ago

But Rosie and her liberal friends said that fire can't melt steel. Why did the Bay area freeway collapse?

All the conspiracy theorist have stated the 9-11 must have been an inside job because "fire can't melt steel". Never mind the fact that's how it's forged in the first place. I guess the freeway colapse in Oakland is another "inside job"?

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  • Minmi
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    Steel has nothing to do with it. It's concrete. Like your brain.

  • 1 decade ago

    Ok...I like Rosie in many ways, but this is stupid. Like that other post says, how does she think that metal is made into all of its different forms? All metals have melting points! You can’t forget this main point just because you want to argue the issue. It’s the main part of these "conspiracy theorists" argument, and it doesn’t hold up!

    I live right next to where this incident occurred and it is very obvious when you look at the damage that this was an explosion of very serious proportions! The flames were over two hundred feet high and over 8,000 gallons of gasoline burned until it extinguished itself, how could that NOT affect the overpass it was engulfing?

    And anyways...its not like it melted the steel completely, it just effected it to the point where the bridge was unable to hold its own weight and so it fell. The structural integrity of the bridge had been compromised; any building or man made structure would be affected by 2000 degrees F of heat!

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    One, fire melts steel. It happens every day in steel mills around the world. Two, anyone can say anything. Even if it is wrong. There are still people out there who believe FDR knew about Pearl Harbor and let it happen to start a war. There are people out there who think we never landed on the moon. There are people out there who think space aliens visit the Earth. Does that mean they are right? No Finial there is a way for you not to hear her. Just stop listing.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I saw a tanker parked in a fork of the freeway approximately 400m before the scene of the explosion on april 27 at 7:15 pm. This is the closest safe place to park it in preparation. I don't like conspiracy theory's but this seems like a planned event. The link below shows where the tanker was parked in relation to the explosion. They will appear as squares that will provide more information if you move your mouse over them. You may need to zoom out to see both.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The governator wanted a new freeway section and concocted a story to get it. Because the driver was Hispanic the state of California will be launching a retaliatory strike against Mexico any minute. Fire can't melt steel.. or weaken it.. or even exist within 500 yards of it according to the court order. Its the mice. The mice control everything. The day of squeaky reckoning is at hand! All hail the pink and white... Rosie was right!!! AHH!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    In Detroit in 2000 a gasoline tanker truck exploded on the elevated overpass exit ramp from I-75 to I-94. Also the explosion of a gasoline tanker truck will leave a big crater in the highway.

    http://www.greatdreams.com/homeland-security.htm

    http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?A...

    A gasoline tanker crashed and burst into flames near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge creating such intense heat that a stretch of highway melted and collapsed.

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/04/29/highway.collapse....

    It may not seem that burning gasoline is so hot but burning gasoline has a temperature above 1500° E (945° C). Therefore, it can heat objects in the fire area above its ignition temperature.

    http://www.columbusfire.net/fire/gasoline.shtml

    Steel is not an element. It is a compound. The melting point of steel depends on the mixture of the elements it contains.

    Iron (Fe) is an element that is the main component of steel. The "melting point" of iron is

    1535.0 °C (1808.15 K, 2795.0 °F)

    http://www.chemicalelements.com/elements/fe.html

    Steel is an alloy comprised mostly of iron, with a carbon content between 0.02 % and 1.7 % by weight, depending on grade. Carbon is the most cost-effective alloying material for iron, but various other alloying elements are used such as manganese and tungsten.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steel

    At what temperature does a floor truss begin to sag if it is not coated in fire-resistant insulation? How hot can a fire burn if it is well (very well) ventilated? 1000 degrees F? 2000 degrees F? According to NASA jet fuel CAN burn as hot as 3000 degrees F. See this video to understand how the WTC tower 1 and 2 collapsed...the drywall was the "inside agent"

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=Sa0u3XAYkIs

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    The high temperatures of the burning jet fuel, steel, plastics and other components made the whole area intensely hot and structures nearby were irrepairably damaged (building 7).

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=XImQ6a-VrnA

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    Larry Silversteing, building owner and FDNY pulled building 7.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=C3E-26oVIIs

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    Rosie O'Donnell will be leaving "The View" in June. Rosie O'Donnell used emotion to obfuscate fact and her celebrity status to rally people to impeach President Bush. On "The View " Rosie O'Donnell adamantly declared that, "it was the first time in history that fire melted steel' (in building 7 of WTC).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba6j2k6wzdQ

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    She begins her tirade with, "Historically have governments ever faked incidents or incited incidents to get them into war."

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=fPtEQk0k3YI

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Bush administration was concerned that too much focus was on the spending bill so they had the driver blow the truck up on a section of highway that Haliburton deliberately made sure was weak just for these purposes. Now, everyone will be worried about their highways and totally ignore everything-else.

    Source(s): Well sounds just as good as all those other nutcase theories
  • 1 decade ago

    My theory is that the steel beams supporting the bridge got sleepy and Arnold wasn't there to hold the bridge while the beams took a rest.

    Kooky, but no worse than "T3h R0sie The0ry!!!1!" :)

  • 1 decade ago

    I heard that and had to laugh. How does Rosie think that steel is melted down and formed into other objects, the friggen' smelting faeries? She needs to think before she speaks. Better yet, she should keep her mouth shut altogether.

  • V
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    First of all noone said "fire cant melt steel". Secondly, what was in fact said was that a small fire cant melt 100s of 100s of tons of steel. Thirdly read this link to get your facts straight:

    http://stopthelie.com/freeway_collapse.html

  • Mike W
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Since when did Rosie and her fiends err friends become structural engineers? For that matter when did they become experts in thermal dynamics?

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