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04 Aug 2020, 7:19 pm

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I've just checked too. He posted at 8:30am (BST) today and magz posted the article at 4pm yesterday.


In my time zone it says he last posted at 3:34 am and magz posted the article 11:35 am. :?


You're absolutely right. I don't know how I misread today as yesterday, but yes, he last posted at 8:30am yesterday.

Forgive me everyone for making such a stupid mistake.

Well, I'm really, really hoping Boo is alright.



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04 Aug 2020, 7:21 pm

smudge wrote:
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smudge wrote:
I've just checked too. He posted at 8:30am (BST) today and magz posted the article at 4pm yesterday.


In my time zone it says he last posted at 3:34 am and magz posted the article 11:35 am. :?


You're absolutely right. I don't know how I misread today as yesterday, but yes, he last posted at 8:30am yesterday.

Forgive me everyone for making such a stupid mistake.

Well, I'm really, really hoping Boo is alright.


I was hoping you were right.



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04 Aug 2020, 7:25 pm

Feyokien wrote:
smudge wrote:
Feyokien wrote:
smudge wrote:
I've just checked too. He posted at 8:30am (BST) today and magz posted the article at 4pm yesterday.


In my time zone it says he last posted at 3:34 am and magz posted the article 11:35 am. :?


You're absolutely right. I don't know how I misread today as yesterday, but yes, he last posted at 8:30am yesterday.

Forgive me everyone for making such a stupid mistake.

Well, I'm really, really hoping Boo is alright.


I was hoping you were right.


Me too. I was hoping it was some forum software issue, but it isn't. :(



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04 Aug 2020, 7:27 pm

Heh, I dunno what I'd do without Boo here on WP.



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04 Aug 2020, 7:28 pm

my bad

sorry :oops:


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04 Aug 2020, 8:43 pm

I hope he’s ok and his family.


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04 Aug 2020, 8:56 pm

I too am concerned about Boo.


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04 Aug 2020, 9:07 pm

i am hoping it is just his internet that is out, and not more.



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04 Aug 2020, 10:12 pm

Its highly unlikely Boo was any where near the building given the COVID-19 restrictions unless he was living or working on the Beirut waterfront

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04 Aug 2020, 10:31 pm

There were people livestreaming the fire on top of adjacent buildings right as it blew up.



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04 Aug 2020, 10:53 pm

I am here, and alive.



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04 Aug 2020, 11:04 pm

magz wrote:
If we are to trust official sources, it looks like negligence:
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Lebanon's Interior Minister Mohammed Fehmi said the huge explosions may have been caused by explosive materials that were stored at Beirut port.

General Security Chief Abbas Ibrahim said: "It appears that there is a warehouse containing material that was confiscated years ago, and it appears that it was highly explosive material".

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-mid ... type=share

I hope Boo is safe.


Both are sources sympathizers to Hezbollah hence totally untrusting; and most likely covering something.

Trusted sources heard a jet sound barrier in southern part moments before it as well many friends/acquaintances I personally know said so, followed by a small bombing, fire and then this semi mini nuke-like blast. A pink shroom cloud covered the city for hours later, the stored “neglected” material seems to be tons of nitrate ammonium- which is known to be used to make explosives.

That was, in no doubt at all, a military operation.

Iran was getting a daily blast in sensitive areas as well in the last couple of weeks, as in series of sabotage operations.



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04 Aug 2020, 11:08 pm

The_Face_of_Boo wrote:
I am here, and alive.

:D :thumright:



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04 Aug 2020, 11:27 pm

The_Face_of_Boo wrote:
I am here, and alive.


You Ok?



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04 Aug 2020, 11:28 pm

it would seem he is ok.



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04 Aug 2020, 11:33 pm

naturalplastic wrote:
Being Beirut you would assume it was terrorism (250 US Marines died in one bomb attack there in circa 1980).


Especially the most affected areas, close to the blast, are largely demographically Christian, like... 90% Christian populace. But I think the scenario I posted earlier is the most likely.