Mpls. broken water main was installed...

Mpls. broken water main was installed in 1891

There are 45 comments on the Startribune.com story from Jan 13, 2013, titled Mpls. broken water main was installed in 1891. In it, Startribune.com reports that:

This week the city of Minneapolis released a photo of the broken water main pipe that dumped 14 million gallons of water into city streets.

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digger

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Jan 14, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
I like personal stories, from a proven liar...
This is the response, from a PROVEN LOSER, who claims to be from Seattle, WA, one of the few ASSHOLES of the world, who claims to be some kind of "expert" on the issue of "public utilities"....

Trying to "comment" on a public works disaster at least 1500 MILES AWAY. This a-hole seems to have NO expertise in public utilities, or ANY public utilities, yet he berates any and EVERY person who shows any experise or skill related to such systems.

ROLLING ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING MY A$$ OFF.
Miss Piggy

United States

#22 Jan 15, 2013
digger wrote:
<quoted text>
No, I do think that GRAIN ALCOHOL could be a factor, given my experience with working with OTHER workers who were CLEARLY DRUNK WHILE WORKING, and had NO "problem" with it, and they were UNION WORKERS as well.
Since the Slewer Rat likes "personal stories":
Before I was married (13 years ago) I had a 5 bedroom house in South Minneapolis that I rented out to city workers. Mostly truck drivers and laborers. While there was a lot of drugs, booze, and loose women, I don't think they actually drank on the job, but they were often really hung-over at work. And, Oh, the stories I could tell about the union! LOL
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#23 Jan 15, 2013
digger wrote:
<quoted text>
This is the response, from a PROVEN LOSER, who claims to be from Seattle, WA, one of the few ASSHOLES of the world, who claims to be some kind of "expert" on the issue of "public utilities"....
Trying to "comment" on a public works disaster at least 1500 MILES AWAY. This a-hole seems to have NO expertise in public utilities, or ANY public utilities, yet he berates any and EVERY person who shows any experise or skill related to such systems.
ROLLING ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING MY A$$ OFF.
It's expertise "genius" !!! LMAOROTFU~! Funny, my expertise is you have no facts, according to the article.
Bridgework

Olathe, KS

#24 Jan 15, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
"The portion of the cast iron pipe that ripped open has been replaced.."
Notice no cause stated, in fact the pipe ripped open... implies it ripped itself, with pressure.
Pipes burst or rupture from pressure, they don't rip open. This pipe was ripped open by a crew from a construction project working in that area.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#25 Jan 15, 2013
Gee, seems like you're playing define words, like the troll you are...Odd, no construction crew was mentioned, yet you're "seeing" them ?? LMAOROTFU~!

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#26 Jan 15, 2013
Ryan Construction, which has been working at this location for almost a year now, is, in all likelihood going to get the bill from the City of Mpls. The problem the city may have, however, is the pipes age, and the fact, the back-hoe actually fell into the hole, suggesting the age of pipe and the weight of the the back-hoe may have collapsed the pipe, versus any action the construction company took. Either way it was a mess, disaster is a bit strong. No one died, no one was injured and Chopper 5 got to hover over the city. No longer a story, move on
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#27 Jan 15, 2013
The age of the pipe and working nearby are why accidents like this happen. Insurance will be billed.
Insistent

Saint Paul, MN

#28 Jan 15, 2013
Niether of the Above wrote:
Ryan Construction, which has been working at this location for almost a year now, is, in all likelihood going to get the bill from the City of Mpls. The problem the city may have, however, is the pipes age, and the fact, the back-hoe actually fell into the hole, suggesting the age of pipe and the weight of the the back-hoe may have collapsed the pipe, versus any action the construction company took. Either way it was a mess, disaster is a bit strong. No one died, no one was injured and Chopper 5 got to hover over the city. No longer a story, move on
But doesn't EVERY story have to be political? Shouldn't Republicans be blaming this on Rybak?
Bridgework

Olathe, KS

#29 Jan 15, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Gee, seems like you're playing define words, like the troll you are...Odd, no construction crew was mentioned, yet you're "seeing" them ?? LMAOROTFU~!
It is a shame you can't understand basic word usage and must defend your mistakes by attacking other posters. It is also a shame you can't educate yourself on the facts before trying to counter another poster.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#30 Jan 15, 2013
The facts are an old pipeline broke...Oddly, that's more than you put in your poor post... Try again, but blame Rybak...
Bridgework

Saint Paul, MN

#31 Jan 15, 2013
Bridgework wrote:
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It is a shame you can't understand basic word usage and must defend your mistakes by attacking other posters. It is also a shame you can't educate yourself on the facts before trying to counter another poster.
I am EXTREMELY well educated and know almost everything in the world and I virtually never make a mistake.

Although I'm almost perfect I choose to spend all my time posting on Topix rather than making money.
Pipework

Saint Paul, MN

#32 Jan 15, 2013
Notice how I cleverly change names without anyone noticing.
The Truth

Saint Paul, MN

#33 Jan 15, 2013
This way I can appear to be multiple posters and reinforce my obviously correct "facts" and opinions.
Bridgework

Saint Paul, MN

#34 Jan 15, 2013
Yes sir, I am certainly smarter than everyone else.
Bridgework

Olathe, KS

#35 Jan 15, 2013
It's sad how pathetic Slew Jumbo is. He has to change his name to agree with himself and can't imagine anyone having the integrity to post under just one name.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#36 Jan 15, 2013
Bridgework wrote:
It's sad how pathetic Slew Jumbo is. He has to change his name to agree with himself and can't imagine anyone having the integrity to post under just one name.
Yeah, it gets pathetic, he has to change names and posting styles to get anyone to interact with him, and when they realize they were had, they quit talking to him again. The old joke about his mom tying a pork chop around his neck so the dog would play with him is probably true.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#37 Jan 15, 2013
Insistent wrote:
<quoted text>
But doesn't EVERY story have to be political? Shouldn't Republicans be blaming this on Rybak?
If there was a friggin way we could, we would, but we could blame Democrats in general since they have controlled Mpls forever!

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#38 Jan 15, 2013
Pipework wrote:
Notice how I cleverly change names without anyone noticing.
Nice, smooth transition
Bridgework

Saint Paul, MN

#39 Jan 15, 2013
non-starter wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, it gets pathetic, he has to change names and posting styles to get anyone to interact with him, and when they realize they were had, they quit talking to him again. The old joke about his mom tying a pork chop around his neck so the dog would play with him is probably true.
And when they change proxy location to places like Burnsville.

Oh, so clever.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#40 Jan 15, 2013
Almost TrashyLiar/trollish... Ps- Thanks for the credit, but you're typically full of **it and this isn't an exception.

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