First Chevron, Now Shell's California Refinery Issues "Civil Emergency"

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UPDATE: Local Police have said that this is a false alarm and there is no emergency at the Shell Refinery.

In what can only be the strangest and most worrisome coincidence, the Shell refinery in Martinez has just issued an Immediate-Severe-Likely public "Shelter-in-Place" emergency alert:

RESIDENTS IN MARTINEZ. ARE ADVISED TO SHELTER IN PLACE. GO INSIDE. CLOSE ALL WINDOWS AND DOORS. TURN OFF ALL HEATERS. AIR CONDITIONERS AND FANS. IF NOT USING THE FIREPLACE. CLOSE FIREPLACE DAMPERS AND VENTS. AND COVER CRACKS AROUND DOORS AND WINDOWS WITH TAPE OR DAMPED TOWELS. MEDIA NEWS NETWORKS WILL CONTINUE TO CARRY UPDATED EMERGENCY INFORMATION. STAY OFF THE TELEPHONE UNLESS YOU HAVE A LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY.

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Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:33 | 2687505 SilverTree
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WTF

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:34 | 2687515 SHEEPFUKKER
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Pull it.  

Sincerely yours. 

Mr. Silverstein

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:35 | 2687522 Randall Cabot
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I love the smell of benzene in the morning.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:47 | 2687588 Turd Ferguson
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UPDATE:

Just checked KRON-TV in SF. Apparently a false alarm. 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:51 | 2687615 Jason T
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things got roudy in town event.. http://www.kron4.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=4628

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 11:11 | 2687686 Randall Cabot
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"UPDATE:

Just checked KRON-TV in SF. Apparently a false alarm."

 

I believe them.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 13:30 | 2688207 smiler03
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Just because they're talking about you doesn't mean that they're not out to get you.

It was a false alarm. Keep calm and carry on.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 13:42 | 2688266 Randall Cabot
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The fire at the WTC is now a false alarm too!!!

World Trade Center 'fire' was false alarm

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 14:10 | 2688364 derek_vineyard
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Tyler, You live down here in Bay Area.  i can tell by your familiarity with the area.  Richmond and martinez refineries seem to have problems every year.; they are friggin old....but fit in well with surrounding neighborhoods.   Actually, the Martinez refinery is somewhat detached from the city.  Whatever, those refineries are dinosaurs.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 11:28 | 2687757 LongSoupLine
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must be a quick trade prank "call in" by the Goldman crude futures deesk again.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 11:01 | 2687621 Ying-Yang
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Since the Mossad and CIA planted Stuxnet in Iran, would it be make since that Stuxnet might have something to do with these 2 events? They said they would hit back against those who did it. Stuxnet is designed to show normal, non-emergency settings on monitors. Things can be turning very bad but the screens show no emergencies until something gives.

Or in this case a false alarm......

 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 11:09 | 2687685 NidStyles
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Fire alarms are all hardware deadman switches. There is no software involved in the actual switches themselves, only the end-user station uses software to control anything, and it controls are the resets. They are done this way to prevent that exact situation you are describing from happening. 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 13:57 | 2688320 Benjamin Glutton
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Fire alarm systems report off premise to central stations using software...this is one of my areas of experience.

 

Siemens is a big time player.

 

http://w3.usa.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies/us/en/fire-products-and-s...

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 12:50 | 2688052 earleflorida
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thumbsucker memory sticks can do alot of muckety uppity long after stuxnet gave iran its anal probe

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:54 | 2687630 malikai
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More like: I love the smell of HF gas in the morning. Do they run an alkylizer  there?

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:36 | 2687527 Inibo E. Exibo
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Indeed.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 11:37 | 2687810 JohnKozac
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Chevron is lucky it didn't build that.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:57 | 2687642 oklaboy
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Breaking News Accidentental CWS alert

Last updated: 7:30am Wednesday, Aug 8 2012

There is no shelter-in-place in Martinez. There was an accidental activation of the Community Warning System.

 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:57 | 2687643 oklaboy
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Breaking News Accidentental CWS alert

Last updated: 7:30am Wednesday, Aug 8 2012

There is no shelter-in-place in Martinez. There was an accidental activation of the Community Warning System.

 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:32 | 2687506 Yellowhoard
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This is starting to sound like its not accidents that we're talking about.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:37 | 2687533 Clayton Bigsby
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that was my first thought

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:42 | 2687563 WoodMizer
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Plus a fire broke out at WTC 1 this morning

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 11:26 | 2687743 fredquimby
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You gat a serious A+ for the Max Headroom avatar (NO, he does not look like Mitt Romney on a good day;)

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:42 | 2687565 tmosley
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What's that old saying?  Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, thrice is conspiracy.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:47 | 2687589 CPL
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Indeed.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 11:02 | 2687664 old naughty
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...so, we can expect a third one coming.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:54 | 2687632 Ying-Yang
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Rule #10... there are no coincidences

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 12:53 | 2688059 mick_richfield
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It's so weird you should say that.  I was just thinking the same thing!

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:34 | 2687509 Winston Churchill
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Revenge for Stuxnet ?

 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:43 | 2687552 Turd Ferguson
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My thoughts EXACTLY!

Once the stuxnet "genie" was out of the bottle, rewriting it for use back against us was/is inevitable.

Watch this RIGHT NOW:

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7400904n

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:48 | 2687591 Dr. Richard Head
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We need a Turdnet Virus at the CFTC. 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:53 | 2687627 Turd Ferguson
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Perhaps The Wicked Witch picked up the Turdnet Virus after our last coital encounter.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:56 | 2687637 Dr. Richard Head
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You know silver has antibacterial properties.  Rub firmly on affected area. 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:52 | 2687619 Ignorance is bliss
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Excellent video...could easily be the case.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:52 | 2687622 WhyDoesItHurtWh...
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Sponsored by wait for it .......... Goldman Sachs.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:58 | 2687644 Ying-Yang
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It is the same thing with drones. We deployed these to kill people driving the tech and speeding up others to match us. How soon before a drone comes into the US from sea or Mexico? How about a ship launched drone skimming 15 feet above the water coming in from a tanker?

Viruses and drones, we can thank our leaders for hastening the adoption of both.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 11:00 | 2687652 magpie
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Don't forget to store vital information in a Cloud.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 11:03 | 2687665 Ying-Yang
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The Woz said the same thing. The cloud is a BAD idea.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 12:29 | 2687982 monkeyboy
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In news today, Skynet has now become self-aware.

Now here's Tom with the weather.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:34 | 2687512 azzhatter
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Bizarre and unlikely coincidence

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:41 | 2687537 scatterbrains
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I wouldn't be surprised if the gov's "secret plan"  is to add more corn to the blend (corn up gasoline down... oops corn up gasoline up maybe less then other wise) ?  Or secret orders to pump out 24/7 until november and redlining the refineries.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:34 | 2687513 magpie
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Those electric cars have to be sold some way.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:37 | 2687516 Dr. Engali
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Damn if that's not an oh shit moment what is?

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:35 | 2687518 EL INDIO
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Somebody forgot to declare war ? !

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:49 | 2687599 Dr. Richard Head
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That is sooooooo WWII.  Get with the program.  We have UN resolutions to ignore or act upon depending on which way the wind blows from the various POTUS anuses. 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 11:00 | 2687653 Ying-Yang
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Yes we declaired war on Iran with the sanctions. Sanctions are war. The war has already begun and our kids will bear the brunt.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 11:13 | 2687699 kridkrid
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Sanctions are war, and whoever down-voted you is an idiot. Another thing that is war... assassinating scientists... another thing that is war... drone flights that kill "insurgents" especially after we redefine an insurgent to be, well, anyone killed by a drone strike. why are we afraid to call it what it is?

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:35 | 2687520 realtick
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Long Shelter In Place

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 12:57 | 2688070 mick_richfield
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Except pretty soon it'll be Shelter In Place Someplace Else.

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