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Buildings evacuated in downtown Baltimore after van found with 1,000 gallons of gasoline

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bfatz, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Varmint

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    T Rowe Price has been siphoning off my 401k for 3 years now. Seems like a trend.
     
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  2. Varmint

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    Baltimore ain't so good with math.
     
  3. MisterHappy

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    Awesome. Some Baltimore entrepreneur just lost his equipment.

    Looks like two IBC totes, total capacity 550 gallons. Probably filling up at the Baltimore City Government motor pool.

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  5. mibro

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    One order of magnitude.

    I need to build one of these vans for the zombie apocalypse.
     
  6. SERE

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    If it was gas, before the explosion, think of the whoosh that would have made.

     
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    There has been too much violence. Too much pain. Just walk away and there will be an end to the horror.
     
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  8. LoginName

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    I'll give them credit for one thing, at least they were safety conscious and not filling up a shit load of Homer buckets.
     
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  9. mibro

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    Yes indeedy though I don't think the owner of this vehicle was planning on going full Chris Dorner. Probably works at T. Rowe Price and his other car was in the shop. Next time use a panel van, sport.

    I shouldn't say this really but it's so hard to find a really good terrorist these days, they all seem like amateurs.
     
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  10. MisterHappy

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    I was going to say “Tell that to those of us who trailer boats.” 110 is getting up there, but it certainly isn’t out of the question for a trailerable vessel by any stretch.
     
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    80 vs 1000, two extra zeros, two orders of magnitude.
     
  13. mibro

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    It might seem so at first glance but I promise you it's just one. The rule you're using is incomplete.

    Two orders of magnitude would be 80 ---> 8,000 (or 10,000).

    I had this sh!t knocked into me by experts.

    If you're interested I'll explain and bore everybody to death.
     
  14. Zappa

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    It has to do with the GVW rating of the van, is it designed to carry that much weight safely.
    Assuming each person is 200 lbs, a fully loaded 15 passenger van is carrying 3000lbs payload, 1000 gallons of gas is double that.

    And it looks like they found another suspicious van, this one with 660 gallons of gas:

    Baltimore County Crews Find Suspicious Van Carrying 660 Gallons Of Fuel
     
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  15. new guy

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    I think they just went with pounds because it was a bigger, more sensational number.
     
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    The van was rigged for pumping from in ground tanks.

    All it takes is a mob run gas station. One stop shopping on the drop. Remember the NY mob run gas stations? They made millions not paying the fuel tax. Run it for 6 months and move on to the next just before the tax people shut you down.
     
  17. Sweeney

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    Correct. I got wrapped up in all the zeros...

    You could 'Flex Seal' the inside of the van and put a fill cap on the roof.
     
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  18. Dennis in MA

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    Standard-capacity!

    I see them driving around like James May in Top Gear. SLOSH SLOSH! "AAHHH MY EYES!!!!" LOL



    Song is from Cat People, but this has a lot shorter run-up and. . . . Shoshanna. Sigh.
     
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    Looks like Baltimore leads the nation in undocumented fuel handling. They should be proud.
     
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  20. jpk

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    Its baltimore md.....of COURSE its illegal 6 ways to tues........
     
  21. AHM

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    The van was parked - not moving.

    Was the fuel being transported, or stored?

    Asking for every Mass. gun owner...
     
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    The Humungus approves.


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  23. enbloc

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    Or, it was easier to measure on a tractor-trailer scale than pulling out and counting the gallons one-by-one... [smile]
     
  24. Bistro

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    Lol

    I was thinking the same thing
     

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