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zimv20
Jul 22, 2003, 12:47 PM
cnn (http://www.cnn.com) has a breaking news headline that it's on fire. can't find any other source. anyone know anything?

Mr. Anderson
Jul 22, 2003, 01:01 PM
Yeah, they don't really say much. And since its a metal structure, I don't think there is much to worry about, especially since its at the top.

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G4scott
Jul 22, 2003, 01:12 PM
There is a fire on the eiffel tower, but all of the news networks are caught up on the raid on Saddam's sons, and Jessica Lynch.

I haven't seen any pictures yet, but I don't think it's too serious...

NavyIntel007
Jul 22, 2003, 01:18 PM
Depending on the heat there could be severe damage to the support beams. It's not like metal is fireproof.

Although I think it might be kinda funny if the eiffel tower was condemned. :cool:

Rower_CPU
Jul 22, 2003, 01:22 PM
Originally posted by NavyIntel007
Depending on the heat there could be severe damage to the support beams. It's not like metal is fireproof.

Although I think it might be kinda funny if the eiffel tower was condemned. :cool:

Why funny? Would it be funny if the Statue of Liberty was condemned?

MrMacMan
Jul 22, 2003, 01:36 PM
Originally posted by Rower_CPU
Why funny? Would it be funny if the Statue of Liberty was condemned?

I think anyone who said ___ should be condemned should just have that to happen to yourself.

And the direct link is:
http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/europe/07/22/eiffel.tower/index.html

If its a small fire it will not do much damage.

zimv20
Jul 22, 2003, 01:38 PM
Originally posted by MrMacman

http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/europe/07/22/eiffel.tower/index.html


thank you. looks like no biggie.

Rower_CPU
Jul 22, 2003, 02:04 PM
Originally posted by MrMacman
Why would they need our help re-building a structure that was originally built by them?

And its a small fire, oh well.

BTW, I wouldn't pick a fight with a mod (exp: Rower) :p

Moderatorship aside, it's just a ridiculous attitude to throw around.

zimv20
Jul 22, 2003, 02:27 PM
Originally posted by Rower_CPU
Moderatorship

i learn a new word every day :-)

i like it

G4scott
Jul 22, 2003, 02:35 PM
Can't we all just get along? I don't think we need to joke about the destruction of each others' countries' monuments.

rainman::|:|
Jul 22, 2003, 04:58 PM
Originally posted by G4scott
Can't we all just get along? I don't think we need to joke about the destruction of each others' countries' monuments.

see, i don't think he was joking. Nothing like a good ol' dose of xenophobia to get the world moving...

pnw

Moxiemike
Jul 22, 2003, 05:15 PM
if we're gonna make jokes about other countries monument we shouldn't forget that day a few years back when another country decimated two of ours.....

if a french person said something snarky about WTC, you'd be not so happy.....

wdlove
Jul 22, 2003, 06:32 PM
I'm happy to hear that no one was injured. Human life is the most important!

bennetsaysargh
Jul 22, 2003, 08:27 PM
i too am glad no one was hurt. that's not funny to say oh well. what if someone was hurt, and it was someone you knew?