The Latest Developments in the East Palestine Chemical Spill Story


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Tony Hinchcliffe

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Tony Hinchcliffe is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. He's also the co-host, along with Brian Redban, of the podcast and live YouTube show "Kill Tony."

Brian Redban

59 appearances

Brian Redban is a stand-up comic, producer, co-host of the podcast and live-streaming YouTube show "Kill Tony," founder of the Deathsquad podcast network, and a co-owner of the Sunset Strip Comedy Club in Austin.


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Did you see the guy in East Palestine that talks like Mickey Mouse now? Yeah, I did. I was just swallowing a true brain. What's that? It's a nootropic. You want to try it? Yeah. Dude was on my podcast once with a doctor and he came up with this stuff. Really? Is it orange flavored? Is it a doctor? Is he a doctor? I don't want to give anybody extra titles. You want to try one? No. Want to get smarter? No, no, no. I don't want to. Stay where you're at? Yeah. It doesn't make you smarter. It helps your memory a little bit. It's good for verbal memory. Sometimes the Mary Jane fucks with the mind. That's delicious. It's good, right? It's nice, a little liquid, a little shot. I like it. It's like a snow cone. Like a voice thing? Wouldn't there be multiple videos of multiple people with that? It could be his own reaction to it. He got a very high dose. It could be there's more people. They're not talking about it. It says there's more people. More people? That's what this article says. They're going to go check door to door. Oh, they're sending the CDC in. Bro, this is very scary stuff. Yeah. Very scary stuff. Youngstown's 20 minutes from there. And they just call it East Palestine. They don't say it's 45 minutes away from Pittsburgh or 45 minutes away from Cleveland. They just call it East Palestine. So it's getting into Youngstown too. Oh, yeah. It's getting in everywhere, right? Everywhere. Pittsburgh's really close. Columbus is not far away. Dude, that's so scary. Did you see the dead deer that they've been finding? This dude took video. He was down by the river or this creek or whatever it is. And it's just fucking completely polluted. You know, you saw rocks in it. You see big oil slicks, bowl up. And he found three dead deer, like really close to each other. That's where it is on the map. There's East Palestine. Youngstown's right there, dude. Oh, my God. Pittsburgh's right there. Are those videos of it raining in Ohio where it was like foam? Is that fake? I don't know. Do you see that? It's like stuff in the ground. It's like foaming rain. Bro. Bro, what's in those clouds now? And that's a cloudy place. They literally have the lake effect there. So the precipitation, that's where it's always cloudy. Always. Oh, my God. So it's sitting above you. Yep. Is it? Does it dissipate? What happens to the poison that gets into the air? Because of Pittsburgh. Yeah, where does it go? Like if it really hovers over you, like holy shit and comes down when it rains, what the fuck? The video that I don't know, it's real. It showed a man outside and it wound up when it was raining. It just seemed like it was suds. And so that's not normal. I don't know if it's a real video. It's TikTok. Wouldn't you think that whatever the smoke is, like whatever the particles are, they would be too heavy to just sit in the clouds? Wouldn't you think that they would fall to the ground? I don't know. We're too stupid. Jamie, you're smarter than us. What do you think would happen? Like if chemicals were burned and they went into the clouds, would they stay in the clouds? I think back to the movies of like the Dirty Waters just came out where they're looking into like, you know, chemical companies and people getting fucked up and there's giant lawsuits that go on forever. Aaron Brockovich thing I think was a similar situation. People get fucked up from some chemical company. Right. Repeat. Why would this one be different, honestly? No, I think it is. But what I'm asking is, do you think that when they burn the chemicals that they stay in the clouds? Does that make any sense? I don't think they're going to tell us and explain it to us. Simple people, you know. Some people might know. What a mad scramble. And did you see that people were trying to blame Trump because of deregulation? But it turns out that whatever deregulation he passed wouldn't have applied to this and also wasn't instituted. It never really went through. They try to blame him for everything. Is that true? Make sure that's true. How? Check. Is anybody kidding you, Jamie? What is the question? Was the deregulation by Trump? Was Trump era deregulation responsible for the crash? Because I think it was not. I don't know that. Yeah, I heard that it was about the... It was a wheel of bearing. ...kind of for the company, not even the train. Oh, really? That's what I had understood. Oh, really? What the deregulation was about. Oh, really? The train was going to happen anyway. Remember, we looked up as like 1700 a year. So the deregulation was just basically like giving money to the corporations or letting them pay less money? I don't know. So like first things is Washington Post analysis so far, Trump's rollback of regulations can't be blamed for the train wreck. There you go. And that's Washington Post. So that's Washington Post. See, NTSB chair contradicts posts that wrongly claim Trump to blame for Ohio train wreck. But that's like a thing that people do immediately. Whenever there's something fucked up, they immediately point at Trump. He did it! He did it! But the problem with that is like when you say he did it, a lot of people hear, oh, he did it. And then how many people hear the follow-up? How many people here are like, no, he didn't do it, and this is actually what happened. I bet. It's probably like 60-40, right? Yeah. I bet like 40% find out that it wasn't true. This is from an article that says, Buttigieg calls on Trump to back reversing deregulation in wake of train derailment. They're saying it comes from this letter. Well, maybe he's correct. Let's read what he has to say. Both things could be true, right? What could be true is that the deregulation is bad, and what also could be true is that Trump wasn't responsible for this particular crash. Both things could be true. This is one thing he can do to express support for reversing the deregulation that happened on his watch. I heard him say he had nothing to do with it, even though it was in his administration. So if he had nothing to do with it, and they did it in his administration against his will, maybe he can come out and say that he supports us moving in a different direction. That seems very reasonable, doesn't it? Yeah, yeah. White House has blamed Republican lawmakers in the Trump administration for lax railway and environmental regulations in the aftermath of the derailment. White House has pointed to a 2021 letter from the Republican senators to the Federal Railroad Administration urging the agency to expand the use of automated track inspection and pointed to a Republican study committee proposal to cut to government funding to address chemical spills. Hmm. That's a weird way, the proposal to cut to government funding. I just think it's just a typo there. Yeah. Additionally, Politico reported the Trump administration rolled back several safety measures for railways, including regular safety audits and an Obama-era rule that required faster brakes on trains carrying flammable materials. Dude, how about the fastest brakes? Yeah. It's containing flammable materials. How about the fastest fucking brakes you can make? Yeah. But that's a true thing, though, that this particular rail that that thing happened on was not set up for transferring hazardous waste, right? Or hazardous materials. Isn't that true? I think they're saying that that train was not set up for having that kind of stuff on it. It's like, bro, it can just fall off the tracks going, like, 300 miles an hour and explode. Like, what have you got in there? And you're going to ruin everything forever all around it? Like, how long before they clean that up? Oh, and now what are they going to do it? Yeah. So I'm reading right now what they're doing with it. They're putting in a landfill. In Indiana, right? Putnam County landfill. Great. Terrific. Put it in the earth. Driving it across the state. If you own a landfill, bro, you could put anything in there. Pewter's bodies, all kinds of shit. Old cocaine. Like, dressers. Four hours ago's story. Ohio toxic train disaster leads to more concerns in other states while scientists say chemical tests in East Palestine are unusually high. I mean, look at that. Yeah, you think? Look at that. Unusually high. Really? What a crazy statement. Unusually high. How about toxic for humans? I mean, what happens to those people that can't move? Those people that are stuck there. Like, they can't afford to move. They got nowhere to go. That's everybody there, by the way. Yeah. At least it's going to be really cheap to move them somewhere else. Like, $550,000 houses everywhere. Bro. I mean, you got to get those people out of there. Yeah. Like, how dangerous is it, you think, to be there right now? Is it just groundwater or is it air? Is it everything? Fuck, man. You know how scary that would be if you were poor and you were stuck in that spot? Was that plane crash real that happened? Oh, yeah. Yeah, you know that spot, that story? What happened? Dude, a plane that was headed with...isn't it true? It seemed that way. I'm trying to double check. Yeah. I want to triple check, but I'm pretty sure there were environmental...yeah. Five environmental scientists who died in a plane crash were headed to East Palestine, Ohio. It says, false. Five employees of an environmental consulting firm died in a plane crash near Little Rock, Arkansas on Wednesday, but they were not traveling to East Palestine where a freight train derailed. The employees were responding to an unrelated February 20th explosion at a metals plant in a Cleveland suburb more than 60 miles away. Okay. Okay. So it wasn't true. So yeah. So the facts in the days since the February 22nd plane crash, some social media users have falsely claimed the aircraft was transporting environmental scientists to East Palestine where a freight train derailment earlier in the month prompted officials to intentionally release and burn toxic vinyl chloride to avoid the danger of an uncontrolled blast. Okay. So it wasn't true. So there was a plane crash filled with scientists, but they were going to a different spill. That seems a little fishy. Why are five environmental scientists going to some other thing nobody's heard of when there's this massive tragedy 60 minutes away? And that's probably the closest major...well, I guess Pittsburgh is a more major airport that's closer, but that's the second closest. Well, first of all, we didn't know these scientists were going there, right? So we would have to assume they've already sent scientists to East Palestine. They don't have to tell you that they're doing that, right? It's not like they make a press release, like we're sending scientists to find out because then people want to know like, what's the results? Like if the results are unprintable, like if the results are like, oh my God, like everyone's going to die. Like who knows what the results are. And we know that if it is unprintable, they're not going to tell us anyway. So if they sent... From past to everything. Five people to this other crash. How many did they send? Five thousand. How many did they send to East Palestine? They want to like check for sure. They want to like double and triple check on this one because this is a doozy. People are calling it like an American Chernobyl. It's like, this is scary shit. Yeah. It's wild that those things happen all the time. We Googled it the other day. There's like a thousand derailments a year. They happen all the time. Bro. Fuck. Brigham sent me a meme that was like, if you want to run a train properly, here's who you should hire. And it's that cop lady that got... Oh yeah. Yeah, I've seen those. She's in like 10 memes. Poor gal.