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Wed Jun 30, 2021, 12:21 PM

What we cannot imagine going wrong, will still go wrong. Yes or No?

ok....Could you imagine a 13 story building collapsing in the Miami area?....Just collapsing all
...by itself, no earthquake, no odd weather....etc.....

........COULD YOU EVEN IMAGINE THAT ONE??.

....well that happened..... or am I making that up?

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 12:27 PM

1. Indeed. There seems to be no room in our minds for occurrences that might be or could be, yet

actually occur. Those with extreme anxiety are cursed with such imagination and spend lifetimes avoiding elevators, staying in hotels with upper floors, flying, driving on interstates, avoiding bridges, etc.

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Response to Ninga (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 12:40 PM

3. Everyone thinks certain things .."won't occur"..I could name a dozen right now,

but .....?? ok just a few....

1. Trump elected President of the U.S.A.
2. My actually owning a "computer"...
3. Traveling to Tokyo & Paris
4. I retired very early
5. Living in a totally "air conditioned" home.
6. Driving a car with a loud signal that tells you someone is passing you on your right side..
7....etc, etc, etc, etc,

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 12:50 PM

4. I understand what you mean now. For instance, an all electric car that charges in your garage.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 01:47 PM

5. My speech to a 50 year HS reunion would ask...

My speech to a 50 year HS reunion would ask, "At the time of our graduation, who among us in our wildest dreams, our deepest desires, our plans, projections, expectations, intentions, etc. was thinking that my life 50 years from now will be just as it is now."

Those who answer affirmatively may be among the saints and sages who know now that 'it is just as it is' whether we believe, understand, grok or deny such objectivity.

Things happen! For those seeking certainties and explanations for everything, I suggest the 'Ultimate Conspiracy Theory', the greatest of all creative speculation, Advaita Vedanta.
Everything is an inside job and "you're it".

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 12:33 PM

2. That's just Murphy's Law

But you knew that, amirite?

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 02:54 PM

6. Since 9/11, I believe anything can happen.

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Response to flotsam (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 07:36 PM

8. LAMBIANCE PLAZA CONSTRUCTION FAILURE...Killed 28 Construction wokers in 1987

The L'Ambiance Plaza collapse was one of the worst disasters in modern Connecticut history. L'Ambiance Plaza was a 16-story residential project under construction in Bridgeport, Connecticut, at the corner of Washington Avenue and Coleman Street. Its partially erect frame completely collapsed on April 23, 1987, killing 28 construction workers.[1][2][3] Failure was possibly due to high concrete stresses on the floor slabs by the placement process resulting in cracking, ending in a type of punch-through failure.[4][5][6][7][8] Several observers suggested the collapse was preventable and highlighted the deficiencies of the lift slab construction technique.[9] This collapse prompted a major nationwide federal investigation into lift slab construction as well as a temporary moratorium on its use in Connecticut.

In November 1988, less than two years after the disaster, a $41 million settlement of all legal claims arising from a disaster was achieved through mediation, avoiding years of potential litigation. Two judges Robert C. Zampano of U.S. District Court and Frank S. Meadow of Connecticut Superior Court mediated the dispute "through informal conferences among nearly 100 lawyers representing the victims' families and 40 contractors and subcontractors".[10]


From Wikipedia

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 07:49 PM

9. Thanks Stuart

I'm not great at linking and posting. A lot of people think building collapses never happened until 9/11...

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