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Sunday, January 20, 2019

For weeks, a crackdown on fuel theft by the Mexican government has led to widespread gas shortages and miles-long lines at gas stations. So when a pipeline in the state of Hidalgo burst open Friday, sending a spray of fuel into the air, area residents rushed to collect it in buckets and barrels.

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Chi-hua-hua-Huawei!!!

(see what I did there?)

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-01-19 07:49 AM | Reply

"(see what I did there?)"

No. Is it supposed to be clever?

'Hua' is pronounced totally different in Chinese compared to Spanish, guey.

#2 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-01-19 10:11 AM | Reply

Latest estimate is 66 dead with 85 missing

#3 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-01-19 11:30 AM | Reply

Is the pipeline okay?

#4 | Posted by bored at 2019-01-19 11:52 AM | Reply

Is it supposed to be clever?

They've given out Nobel Lit Prizes for less, mate.

#5 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-01-19 12:37 PM | Reply

Thieves tried to tap the line to steal fuel. Bad decision.

#6 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-01-20 05:15 AM | Reply

If they used those flame throwing drones like in another thread to routinely flambe the length of the pipe, no one would dare tap them.

#7 | Posted by Snowfake at 2019-01-20 10:01 AM | Reply

#6

No the thieves were long gone but the leak left by the tap was being exploited by the locals hence the lives lost.

#8 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2019-01-20 10:09 AM | Reply

Poor people will steal fuel if it is possible. It happens in many parts of the world.

#9 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-20 02:10 PM | Reply

Looks like this decision backfired on them

#10 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-01-20 02:43 PM | Reply

#9

Sure but a lot of the people there we're just trying to get fuel period. It seems most of the stolen fuel was going to gas stations and with the new crackdown the legal distribution network is not up to the task of supplying gas stations so there is a shortage and rationing.

It boggles my mind that fuel theft was so rampant that the supply chain was dependent on it, but it seems like it was.

#11 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2019-01-20 02:52 PM | Reply

I would have to be pretty hard up for fuel for me to get close up to a burst pipeline like that.

#12 | Posted by horstngraben at 2019-01-20 06:08 PM | Reply

Free fuel and a light show.

#13 | Posted by Spork at 2019-01-20 07:26 PM | Reply

Thou shalt not steal

#14 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-01-20 09:34 PM | Reply

That's 151 Mexicans who won't be coming here!

Trumpsters REJOICE!!

#15 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2019-01-21 10:50 AM | Reply

"Thou shalt not steal"

"Judge not, that ye be not judged. [2] For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. [3] And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?"

After you have walked in their shoes then maybe you will be in a position to judge the poor people who were stealing fuel.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-21 10:57 AM | Reply

After you have walked in their shoes then maybe you will be in a position to judge the poor people who were stealing fuel.
#16 | POSTED BY DANN

Thanks, will yuo be my lawyer when I get arrested for bank robbery?
Cuz no money.

#17 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-01-21 12:36 PM | Reply

Mexicans are making some morbid memes about the fuel thieves. For example, before and after pictures of Deadpool claiming he was one of them.

#18 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-01-21 08:22 PM | Reply

#17 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE AT 2019-01-21 12:36 PM | FLAG: PPPFFFTTTTTTTTT

You are proof why letting the braindead live is a bad idea and a waste of resources.

#19 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-01-22 05:50 AM | Reply

"Thanks, will yuo be my lawyer when I get arrested for bank robbery?
Cuz no money."

Simply too stupid to even understand what I was talking about. Sad. So invested in stupidity and hate there is little hope he will ever escape.

#20 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-22 07:06 AM | Reply

Remember this story the next time you argue against the phrase "third world sh$thole".

#21 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-01-22 09:40 AM | Reply

Simply too stupid to even understand what I was talking about. Sad. So invested in stupidity and hate there is little hope he will ever escape.
#20 | POSTED BY DANNI

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#22 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-01-22 10:36 AM | Reply

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