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12.3 million behicles last year (bout 35k a day).

From Reuters:
It is the busiest U.S. port for car shipments, handling more than 750,000 vehicles in 2023, according to official data. It is also the largest U.S. port by volume for handling farm and construction machinery, as well as agricultural products, and a cruise terminal, with operators Norwegian (NCLH.N), opens new tab, Carnival (CCL.N), opens new tab and Royal Caribbean (RCL.N), opens new tab, all using the port for Caribbean, Canadian and other Atlantic destinations…

…COMMUTE DISRUPTIONS: Maryland's Transportation Authority called the incident a "major traffic alert" and redirected cars to the I-95 or I-895 highways. Large trucks are prohibited from using the 1-95 tunnel route that goes under the Baltimore harbor.

BALTIMORE PORT TRAFFIC: Because of the bridge's collapse, ships are not leaving the Port of Baltimore. More than 40 ships remained inside the port including small cargo ships, tugboats and pleasure craft, data from ship tracking and maritime analytics provider MarineTraffic showed. At least 30 other ships had signaled their destination was Baltimore port, the data showed.…
Wonder how long the port will be shut down?
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BDKJMU wrote: Tue Mar 26, 2024 3:22 pm
We’ve seen bridges have 1 support collapse, and 1 or 2 sections on either side of it collapse- that’s what I would have expected. But you take out 1 support column and almost the entire 1.6 mile bridge collapses? Da fuq? :suspicious:
I'm not a structural engineer but I would imagine that when the ship hit the pier/support column and pushed it forward that it stressed the whole bridge and that it came apart and collapsed.
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UNI88 wrote: Tue Mar 26, 2024 3:48 pm
BDKJMU wrote: Tue Mar 26, 2024 3:22 pm
We’ve seen bridges have 1 support collapse, and 1 or 2 sections on either side of it collapse- that’s what I would have expected. But you take out 1 support column and almost the entire 1.6 mile bridge collapses? Da fuq? :suspicious:
I'm not a structural engineer (I did build the toothpick bridge in my HS Physics class that took the most weight to break which has to be right up there with winning a Jr High Science Fair ;) ) but I would imagine that when the ship hit the pier/support column and pushed it forward that it stressed the whole bridge and that caused it to come apart and collapse.
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BDKJMU wrote: Tue Mar 26, 2024 3:22 pm
We’ve seen bridges have 1 support collapse, and 1 or 2 sections on either side of it collapse- that’s what I would have expected. But you take out 1 support column and almost the entire 1.6 mile bridge collapses? Da fuq? :suspicious:
That ship is three football fields long and 95,000 gross tons

I always keep an eye on shipping traffic driving over a large bridge. Very similar to the Sunshine Skyway collapse in 1980

This incident is going to be huge
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I would imagine all the smoke before it hot was the engines thrust into full reverse, and anchor being dropped?
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BDKJMU wrote: Tue Mar 26, 2024 11:20 am
Caribbean Hen wrote: Tue Mar 26, 2024 7:13 am 31-year-old cop killed yesterday in Queens

And another death in on the subway as another wacko, pushes an innocent person onto the tracks and kills them

New Woke City is a disaster
Thug had 21 prior arrest and had just gotten released from jail. Never should have been let out. Thug was also shot, unfortunately not fatally.
Just pure insanity in Blue NY

Guy Rivera, 34, allegedly opened fire during a traffic stop conducted by Diller and his partner in Far Rockaway, Queens, at about 5:45 p.m. on Monday on a vehicle illegally parked at a bus stop. Rivera, who was in the passenger seat, allegedly fired first at police, fatally striking Diller in the torso below his protective vest. Rivera was also struck by return fire and reportedly remains hospitalized. Like Rivera, the driver of the vehicle, 41-year-old Lindy Jones, also had at least 20 prior arrests, according to New York City Mayor Eric Adams. 
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Caribbean Hen wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2024 5:25 am
BDKJMU wrote: Tue Mar 26, 2024 11:20 am
Thug had 21 prior arrest and had just gotten released from jail. Never should have been let out. Thug was also shot, unfortunately not fatally.
Just pure insanity in Blue NY

Guy Rivera, 34, allegedly opened fire during a traffic stop conducted by Diller and his partner in Far Rockaway, Queens, at about 5:45 p.m. on Monday on a vehicle illegally parked at a bus stop. Rivera, who was in the passenger seat, allegedly fired first at police, fatally striking Diller in the torso below his protective vest. Rivera was also struck by return fire and reportedly remains hospitalized. Like Rivera, the driver of the vehicle, 41-year-old Lindy Jones, also had at least 20 prior arrests, according to New York City Mayor Eric Adams. 
Does this mean you're "backing the blue" again? :mrgreen:
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houndawg wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2024 5:40 am
Caribbean Hen wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2024 5:25 am

Just pure insanity in Blue NY

Guy Rivera, 34, allegedly opened fire during a traffic stop conducted by Diller and his partner in Far Rockaway, Queens, at about 5:45 p.m. on Monday on a vehicle illegally parked at a bus stop. Rivera, who was in the passenger seat, allegedly fired first at police, fatally striking Diller in the torso below his protective vest. Rivera was also struck by return fire and reportedly remains hospitalized. Like Rivera, the driver of the vehicle, 41-year-old Lindy Jones, also had at least 20 prior arrests, according to New York City Mayor Eric Adams. 
Does this mean you're "backing the blue" again? :mrgreen:
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Caribbean Hen wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2024 5:53 am
houndawg wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2024 5:40 am

Does this mean you're "backing the blue" again? :mrgreen:
Always back the blue in uniform, but never the blue meanies in office

Not sure how the governor’s ancestors survived Salem
Just like on Jan 6? :mrgreen:

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Caribbean Hen wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2024 5:53 am
houndawg wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2024 5:40 am

Does this mean you're "backing the blue" again? :mrgreen:
Always back the blue in uniform, but never the blue meanies in office

Not sure how the governor’s ancestors survived Salem
Just like on Jan 6? :mrgreen:

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houndawg wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2024 6:10 am
Caribbean Hen wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2024 5:53 am

Always back the blue in uniform, but never the blue meanies in office

Not sure how the governor’s ancestors survived Salem
Just like on Jan 6? :mrgreen:

:coffee:
Actually yes, I was expecting more fight out of em but Nancy had issued orders
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houndawg wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2024 6:10 am
Caribbean Hen wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2024 5:53 am

Always back the blue in uniform, but never the blue meanies in office

Not sure how the governor’s ancestors survived Salem
Just like on Jan 6? :mrgreen:

:coffee:
Actually yes, I was wondering why they were just letting the protestors advance at will but now we know Nancy was involved
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Caribbean Hen wrote: Tue Mar 26, 2024 4:13 pm
BDKJMU wrote: Tue Mar 26, 2024 3:22 pm
We’ve seen bridges have 1 support collapse, and 1 or 2 sections on either side of it collapse- that’s what I would have expected. But you take out 1 support column and almost the entire 1.6 mile bridge collapses? Da fuq? :suspicious:
That ship is three football fields long and 95,000 gross tons

I always keep an eye on shipping traffic driving over a large bridge. Very similar to the Sunshine Skyway collapse in 1980

This incident is going to be huge
Well, Buttigeg is on it.
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BDKJMU wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2024 7:51 am
Caribbean Hen wrote: Tue Mar 26, 2024 4:13 pm

That ship is three football fields long and 95,000 gross tons

I always keep an eye on shipping traffic driving over a large bridge. Very similar to the Sunshine Skyway collapse in 1980

This incident is going to be huge
Well, Buttigeg is on it.
Racist road, bridges, etc. is just another example of MAQA yahoo misinformation. Are the roads, bridges, etc. themselves racist? No. Can the location of roads, bridges, etc. be determined for racist reasons? Yes.
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Caribbean Hen wrote: Sun Mar 24, 2024 12:24 pm
BDKJMU wrote: Sun Mar 24, 2024 12:08 pm Lol Sen Kennedy makes a fool of democrat climate ‘expert’ witness..
Classic and the young clueless kid probably doesn’t realize it
Fit the sterotype to a T. Reminded me of:
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BDKJMU wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2024 11:27 am
Caribbean Hen wrote: Sun Mar 24, 2024 12:24 pm
Classic and the young clueless kid probably doesn’t realize it
Fit the sterotype to a T. Reminded me of:
Guy was in way over his head. I would hope it was standard practice to vet and prepare your witnesses but that doesn't appear to be the case. Proof that both parties are capable of shooting themselves in the foot.
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BDKJMU wrote: Wed Mar 13, 2024 1:43 pm
UNI88 wrote: Wed Mar 13, 2024 12:34 pm

Toyota smartly ignored the pressure and bet on hybrids.


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Yep. Their CEO recently said he didn’t see EVs ever being more than 35% of the market.
That's a lot of money
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BDKJMU wrote: Tue Mar 26, 2024 5:01 pm I would imagine all the smoke before it hot was the engines thrust into full reverse, and anchor being dropped?
That's a good hypothesis, and I bet you are correct.
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Caribbean Hen wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2024 6:25 am
houndawg wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2024 6:10 am

Just like on Jan 6? :mrgreen:

:coffee:
Actually yes, I was expecting more fight out of em but Nancy had issued orders
It is sad how ill informed you are. It's great that you are a frequent poster, but the fact that you don't know what is real makes your contributions suspect.

IF you had a better understanding of things, you might even be the catalyst that rejuvenates this board. Please try harder. Everyone would benefit from it.
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Will the Biden admin hammer the construction company for hiring illegals to work on the bridge?
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UNI88 wrote: Tue Mar 26, 2024 9:54 am
GannonFan wrote: Tue Mar 26, 2024 6:42 am
You were right about Idaho. Not exactly high on my list of places to visit these days. And I think you're being unkind to Alabama, I'm not sure Alabama approaches anything like what you have in places in Idaho now.
Idaho is beautiful. I've only driven through Coeur d'Alene but the view coming down I-90 from the east is pretty cool. I haven't been to Sun Valley but
I hear good things. I love Shoshone Falls in southern Idaho (with the bonus of the Evil Knievel jump Snake River jump site being just downriver):

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Agreed. 2003 spent multiple nights Boise, night in Idaho Falls on the way to the Grand Tetons & Yellowstone, and a night in Salmon on the way back to Boise. I’m pretty sure we drove through Twin Falls, but somehow missed Shoshone Falls.. :ohno:

Sept 2021 flew in to SLC for the JMU @ Weber St game. Made it an 11 day trip. Spent a couple nights in Idaho on the way up to Glacier NP. Stopped at Craters of the Moon Nat Monument- pretty cool.
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=cr ... PL&first=1
Spent a night in Pocatello then drove through Ketchum/Sun Valley on the way to Stanley. (Redfish Lake is beautiful).
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=re ... IR&first=1
On the way from Stanley to Missoula, drove the Yankee Fork Road (Sunbeam to Challis), past the ghost towns of Bonanza & Custer where they dredged for gold back in the day. Its 40+ miles of dirt/gravel, no cell coverage. Great scenery though.
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BDKJMU wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2024 9:38 pm
UNI88 wrote: Tue Mar 26, 2024 9:54 am

Idaho is beautiful. I've only driven through Coeur d'Alene but the view coming down I-90 from the east is pretty cool. I haven't been to Sun Valley but
I hear good things. I love Shoshone Falls in southern Idaho (with the bonus of the Evil Knievel jump Snake River jump site being just downriver):

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Agreed. 2003 spent multiple nights Boise, night in Idaho Falls on the way to the Grand Tetons & Yellowstone, and a night in Salmon on the way back to Boise. I’m pretty sure we drove through Twin Falls, but somehow missed Shoshone Falls.. :ohno:

Sept 2021 flew in to SLC for the JMU @ Weber St game. Made it an 11 day trip. Spent a couple nights in Idaho on the way up to Glacier NP. Stopped at Craters of the Moon Nat Monument- pretty cool.
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=cr ... PL&first=1
Spent a night in Pocatello then drove through Ketchum/Sun Valley on the way to Stanley. (Redfish Lake is beautiful).
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=re ... IR&first=1
On the way from Stanley to Missoula, drove the Yankee Fork Road (Sunbeam to Challis), past the ghost towns of Bonanza & Custer where they dredged for gold back in the day. Its 40+ miles of dirt/gravel, no cell coverage. Great scenery though.
Nice trips!

With the 2023 itinerary, you might have gone by Twin Falls if you took the interstate instead of state highways on the way to Idaho Falls.
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UNI88 wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2024 10:32 pm
BDKJMU wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2024 9:38 pm
Agreed. 2003 spent multiple nights Boise, night in Idaho Falls on the way to the Grand Tetons & Yellowstone, and a night in Salmon on the way back to Boise. I’m pretty sure we drove through Twin Falls, but somehow missed Shoshone Falls.. :ohno:

Sept 2021 flew in to SLC for the JMU @ Weber St game. Made it an 11 day trip. Spent a couple nights in Idaho on the way up to Glacier NP. Stopped at Craters of the Moon Nat Monument- pretty cool.
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=cr ... PL&first=1
Spent a night in Pocatello then drove through Ketchum/Sun Valley on the way to Stanley. (Redfish Lake is beautiful).
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=re ... IR&first=1
On the way from Stanley to Missoula, drove the Yankee Fork Road (Sunbeam to Challis), past the ghost towns of Bonanza & Custer where they dredged for gold back in the day. Its 40+ miles of dirt/gravel, no cell coverage. Great scenery though.
Nice trips!

With the 2023 itinerary, you might have gone by Twin Falls if you took the interstate instead of state highways on the way to Idaho Falls.
Thanks. For 2003 you’re correct. Looking at it I think we (ex gf & her family) took the highway (US 20, Boise to Jackson, WY) & not I86, both about the same timewise, under 6 hrs. That meant we missed Twin Falls (& therfore Shoshone Falls) Actually didn’t spend a night in Idaho Falls- just stopped at. Had only 5 nights WY (not nearly enough time to see Jackson, the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone & Cody, but was out there again in 2015 for a week+). On the way back to Boise looped north into MT to hit the Little Bighorn Battlefield Nat Park, & then to Stanley. So have driven the whole stretch of the Salmon River Scenic Byway, part of it twice
https://visitidaho.org/things-to-do/gho ... nic-byway/
and 380+ miles of US 93 Salmon to Whitefish (all the way to NW MT near Glacier NP).
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_93
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kalm wrote: Tue Mar 26, 2024 5:45 am Welcome to North Alabama…
SPOKANE, Wash. — The NCAA Tournament was supposed to be a fun experience for the University of Utah women's basketball team.

Instead, the team was met with racial hate crimes the first night the team was in its host location.

Utah was sent to Spokane for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament, but was stationed in a hotel in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho — about 35 minutes away from the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane.

On Thursday night, the basketball team — along with members of the band and cheerleading team — gathered together at a restaurant for a dinner to celebrate the season. While walking to the restaurant, a white truck got near the team, revved its engines to make its presence known, and then yelled the N-word toward the team before speeding off.

"We all just were in shock, and we looked at each other like, did we just hear that? ... Everybody was in shock — our cheerleaders, our students that were in that area that heard it clearly were just frozen," Utah deputy athletics director Charmelle Green, who is Black, told KSL.com. "We kept walking, just shaking our heads, like I can't believe that."

The team carried on with its dinner, but two hours later were met with a similar situation as they started to leave the restaurant. This time, though, two trucks were present, revving their engines and making a lot of noise in an intimidating way, while yelling the N-word again to those present
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Why were they 30 some miles away from Spokane? I lnow it was a host location for the mens West regional only because on the JMU board people memtioned it as a place they didn’t want JMU to get sent to due to travel time and cost for fans & JMU would hardly have any fans there. If there wasn’t enough hotel rooms in Spokane the NCAA shouldn’t have set both the men’s and women’s regionals to be in a city with not enough rooms. Idiots (the NCAA)..For a city to host they should have to guarantee that teams will be provided adequate lodging within say 15 or 20 miles of the arena..
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