And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
It will tip over before Guam does...ReplyDelete
My guess is it's built that way to reduce ice damage.ReplyDelete
Huge base on the thing....plus LOTS of weight at the bottom.ReplyDelete
Probably more stable than we might think.
I have been on one of those things before (well, not exactly theReplyDelete
same design.) It was the oil platform off the coast of Seal Beach
California. I was doing an epoxy grout job on a pump base. That
crane-looking thing on the right is called a flair. If a condition
occurs (like bad interstage valves on a gas compressor,) all
pressure relief valves are ported to the flair. During normal
operations, only a pilot light is seen when you pass a refinery.
If it is billowing lage flames, it is evidence that the safety
equipment is working.
It is better to the incur the wrath of the EPA than risk blowing
up half a city or gassing the citizens to death. And of course
our regulatory overlords fine the crap out refineries every time