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This is absolutely horrible. It is an architectural marvel and filled with an inordinate amount of priceless history. The fact that it is a cathedral is completely and totally irrelevant.

Thankfully there are no reports of injuries or deaths.

Yeah, well, I'm sure "God" will get all the credit for that....

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If only had the French had rakes....They could have prevented this tragic loss.

This is retribution for Catholics sexual abuse on young children.

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6 hours ago, Hal 9000 said:

Suspicious!

Of course but....lefties, Muslims or both?

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My first thought is, why no fire suppression system? Don't they have fire codes in that country? A structure as valuable as this certainly deserves to be protected.

Far as I recall. the Vatican bank has got lots of money. 

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17 minutes ago, OftenWrong said:

My first thought is, why no fire suppression system? Don't they have fire codes in that country? A structure as valuable as this certainly deserves to be protected.

Far as I recall. the Vatican bank has got lots of money. 

 

There are supposed to be very strict rules in the EU re: construction/renovation. But, not here, apparently. However, work had ended for the day (before the tourists were given the boot @ 6:45) and any use of fire is strictly controlled on such a site...ie...no lighting big fires on the roof at quitting-time. 

As for rebuilding Notre Dame...okay...fine...but it'll not be the same of course...and its main job was tourism, these days. And the lost art, books, etc...irreplaceable. 

Stefan Molyneux had an interesting video today on this...having some experience in construction in the EU.

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8 hours ago, Kerfuffle said:

This is absolutely horrible. It is an architectural marvel and filled with an inordinate amount of priceless history. The fact that it is a cathedral is completely and totally irrelevant.

I don't understand what you are implying by "completely and totally irrelevant." ?

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3 hours ago, OftenWrong said:

My first thought is, why no fire suppression system? Don't they have fire codes in that country? A structure as valuable as this certainly deserves to be protected.

Far as I recall. the Vatican bank has got lots of money. 

The news said that the firefighters arrived only after two hours ... It's just no words ..

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6 hours ago, AndersonDoe said:

The news said that the firefighters arrived only after two hours ... It's just no words ..

It's just a building.

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7 hours ago, OftenWrong said:

It's just a building.

 

Apparently crowds were to blame for the fire trucks being over two hours late. Damn tourists and gawking Parisians just wouldn't let those vehicles through.

"Regardez! Camions de pompiers! Les bloquer! Vite, maintenant."

Yeah...no footage of that...oddly enough.

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Well, at least on millionaire has stepped up , over 700 million pledged overnight...   maybe it could happen in 5 years. 

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