Mushroom clouds.

In comments, rana has found another raver.  Let’s just say I don’t find his explanations conforming to Occam’s Razor.  But he mentions a mushroom cloud from one of the explosions and asks,

…what could cause a mushroom cloud?

Lots of things.  How about a wood fire?

About 22-23 years ago, I was working evening shift at Brown’s Ferry.  Going in one day, I stopped at the convenience store about 4 miles away.  The employees asked me what had happened at the plant.  I said I was headed in and didn’t know yet.  They replied that they’d seen a mushroom cloud coming from that way.

Turns out it was this.  Basically a huge but mostly hollow box of wood, it went up so fast it produced the mushroom effect.

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8 Responses to Mushroom clouds.

  1. Mountainbear says:

    Lots of things can cause mushroom clouds. A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb can cause one. Heck, any explosion causing fire can cause one.

    I’ve seen oil fires that got out of control and eventually went up because they came in contact with water cause one. And with oil fires I mean burning kichen oil.

    Heck, what am I saying, every FX guy working on a movie set can make little mushroom clouds with his explosives skills.

    I don’t think this Jim Stone guy has seen a lot of fires and explosions in his life.

  2. Eric Wilner says:

    I immediately notice a fallacy in his photo analysis:
    He’s locating the top of the concrete in the “after” photo, and lining it up with the top of the concrete in a cutaway diagram.
    Trouble is, the #3 and #4 buildings were, for whatever reason, concrete all the way up, instead of having the lightly-built superstructure.
    Ergo, the reactor being “without all doubt completely gone” is based on using the wrong reference point to conclude that the contents of the lower section were obliterated, when in fact he’s looking at a photo of the remains of the service floor.

  3. MG says:

    He thinks that’s a mushroom cloud/nuke blast…wow. -100 faith in humanity points.

  4. Mountainbear says:

    Wow, this Jim Stone guy is a handful. I swear, just looking through his HAARP “theory” and how the quake didn’t happen or something along this line… Just… wow. He’s hanging on the “No damage on wooden or concrete buildings!” as “evidence” for his “theory” that there was no quake. Worse, he’s been trying to sell it as fact.

    I don’t think he’s ever been over there and has seen the way they build, or has even the slightest idea how an earthquake works. I stopped reading, because my braincells were begging for mercy when facing so much nonsense.

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