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(Fox News) NewsFlash Explosion at Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada during a Marine training exercise, multiple fatalities reported   ( divider line
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2013-03-19 01:30:48 PM  
I'm sure it's nothing more than a run-of-the-mill act of workplace violence, like Ft. Hood was.  Or T2 on the Iowa.
2013-03-19 01:32:42 PM  

GirlScoutSniper: The facility had an operating budget of $270,000 and a payroll of $2.88 million in fiscal year 2009, according to its website.

Annnnd, this is relevant because???

/cues "because OBAMA" replies

That's the public figure. The Black Ops budget is 100 times that, maybe 1000 times. Its the weapons version of Area 51.
2013-03-19 01:34:50 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Live by the sword, die by the sword.

Got your sword right here, farkwit.
2013-03-19 02:02:01 PM  
There are dozens of copies of this report all around, every one of which has the line "Nevada was chosen for the location because of its remoteness in the wake of a crippling explosion at the government's main depot in New Jersey in the 1920s."

But the Black Tom explosion was in 1916, and the larger Morgan Depot explosion in 1918. The Nixon disaster was in 1924, but had nothing to do with any depot, although the fire threatened but never reached an arsenal. Thanks, AP.
2013-03-19 02:06:40 PM  

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2013-03-19 03:01:48 PM  

lennytheweasel: Prank Call of Cthulhu: You people are a major pain, you know? A few good men die, and you're all gung ho to make jokes about it. I don't know what's wrong with the generation. Kill a few Marines, and you think it's funny. All the young men, these brothers, are willing to go to the shores of hell, and you're cracking jokes over this heartbreak. Ridge, jungle, desert, mountain, these guys fight with pride. Of the Marines' dedication there can be no doubt, and it's wrong to make fun of their death. Before dishonoring them with smart ass comments, why don't you tell it to the Marines?

Did I miss any?

Major Pain, Gung Ho? sure its been covered
2013-03-19 04:36:21 PM  

Lenny.Bostoch: All Latest: Meanwhile, at sea:

Do you read this signage top to bottom  or  left to right?

I'm reminded of this...
2013-03-20 02:48:42 AM  
Having read both articles, and despite all of the clear social signals that I'm supposed to take this as an absolutely shocking tragedy, I still just can't find a tear to shed over a bunch of young war pigs getting their fingers burned playing with their kaboom toys.
2013-03-20 11:51:52 AM  
That was my cousin's unit. He's okay though, thankfully.
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