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(NBC News)   With up to 15 people dead and dozens injured, Texas explosion aftermath described as "like a war zone". America hasn't seen scenes like this since...well, since Monday actually, but it's been an unusual week   (usnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 18
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2013-04-18 12:13:08 PM
2 votes:
Looked like a war zone.

Sounded like a freight train.

Felt like an earthquake.

Smelled like burnt popcorn.

And tasted like chicken.
2013-04-18 12:08:24 PM
2 votes:

ChipNASA: /boom clicky the photo goes the linky


Kid Rock?
2013-04-18 12:06:49 PM
2 votes:
Little known fact - almost 20% of the 9/11/2001 victims were hillbillies trying to take video of the buildings on fire.
2013-04-18 12:06:40 PM
2 votes:
Pepcon laughs at your puny little explosion...




www.damninteresting.net

/boom clicky the photo goes the linky
2013-04-18 04:30:27 PM
1 votes:

Magorn: Guairdean: Mija: It's sad that my first thought when watching the coverage of the explosion was to wonder how many of the injured vote Republican. I wondered how many are uninsured and will be ruined by and biatching about medical bills when they consistently vote against healthcare for others. I wonder if the burn unit takes bootstraps as payment. They will get a big shock when follow up care and physical therapy aren't provided free of charge by the Emergency Room.

The majority of the residents of West are of Czech descent, all are Texans. The Czech's migrated here to escape the turmoil and troubles in the Old World and many arrived with only the clothes on their backs. They now own all of those big flat fields you see in the pictures around West. They're smart, hardworking, and quick to help in need. Most, if not all, will have insurance. The few that don't will be cared for by family and neighbors until they get back on their own two feet. They won't sit around and moan because the government hasn't moved in to save them (like some other areas in this country that we've been hearing about for months), they'l be out assessing the damage and planning the rebuild as soon as the embers cool. The dead will be mourned, the injured will be healed, and the town will be rebuilt.

Given that My sister did a residency in the FREE- Government Run Health Clinic in Flatonia, let me also add that they are a backwards superstitous lot, the majorityof whom haven't even bothered to learn English in the 150 + years they've been here


If they've lived 150+ years, perhaps its time I moved to Flatonia for the free government health care clinic.
2013-04-18 01:51:20 PM
1 votes:

CygnusDarius: Oldiron_79: If I had stupid amounts of money Id pay stupidly to get to blow up a test site with a Tsar bomba.

I'm pretty sure some Russian millionaires do this.


While stroking thier mini giraffes
2013-04-18 01:47:47 PM
1 votes:

sethen320: Thebloodpotato: sethen320: Thebloodpotato: CygnusDarius: Thebloodpotato: Maud Dib: Poopspasm: vernonFL: Its scary how close the neighborhoods and a retirement home were to the fertilizer plant. I don't know about you, but probably just the smell alone would make one want to live farther away. Instead it seemed like it was in the middle of the town.

It's Texas. They're stupid there.

You see a Texas tag anywhere? I think Floriduh has us beat in the stupid, dumbass.

i live in texas...this place is pretty damn stupid.

Stupid as in "hold my beer" stupid? Or stupid "I know I can dance (while drunk)" stupid?.

stupid as in an having an above average population of materialistic, selfish, egotistical bigots who don't like to hear opinions that conflict with their own and an unwillingness to compromise to boot...i put boot in there because texans love boots and i am willing to give back a little

Your description sounds a lot like New York.

that place is pretty awful until you go deep below the subways...but i wasn't aware they liked boots in new york.

True true...I forgot about the boots.  To be fair though we don't all like boots.  I like living here but I hate boots, country music, trailer homes, and "muddin".  I guess I'm a fluke.  I'm also not out in the middle of nowhere though.


im in the same "boot" as you are...i do know alot of people like me but they move to austin.
2013-04-18 01:46:38 PM
1 votes:

Civil_War2_Time: mjohnson71: Civil_War2_Time: [img96.imageshack.us image 750x500]

Texas City > Halifax by a large margin.

Halifax:
aprox. 2000 killed and 9000 injured
estimated force 2.9 KT

Texas City:
aprox. 450 killed and 5000 injured
estimated force 2.7 to 3.2 KT

Please explain "large margin"?

I'm just throwing shiat out there...like a five ton anchor 1/2 mile, and a two ton anchor 1.62 miles. Maybe me growing up 15 miles from the blast sight makes me wonder about the Halifax data.


I know. Because everything in Texas is bigger, better and more important. We get it.
2013-04-18 01:42:16 PM
1 votes:

vernonFL: Its scary how close the neighborhoods and a retirement home were to the fertilizer plant. I don't know about you, but probably just the smell alone would make one want to live farther away. Instead it seemed like it was in the middle of the town.


Dude, it's organic. How can it be dangerous to live near a green business?
2013-04-18 12:55:39 PM
1 votes:

priapic_abandon: Texas City 1947 tells Pepcon, that's not an explosion, this is an explosion.


upload.wikimedia.org

Halifax says, "eh"?
2013-04-18 12:45:21 PM
1 votes:
Yeah, I didn't realize America was this 'splodey. Hopefully it's not a hot new trend.
2013-04-18 12:19:19 PM
1 votes:

rocinante721: I get the nitrates (oxygenator) in the fertilizer, but what was the accelerant (ie. fuel)?


Bootstraps.
2013-04-18 12:14:30 PM
1 votes:

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: This was a bad week to finish up the first season of Homeland. "Oh what's on the news? Crowds of civilians being blown up. Let's watch some Netflix. Oh, it's more civilians being blown up... Can we just watch Girls instead?"


Even there you're not safe as you'll have to watch them blow a crowd of civilians.
2013-04-18 12:13:18 PM
1 votes:

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: FTA: In a safety report on file with the Environmental Protection Agency, the West Fertilizer Co. said that there was no risk of fire or explosion from the ammonia stored near a residential neighborhood and a school, the Dallas Morning News reported. The main hazard was an accidental release of the gas, the report said.

You would think the EPA would know whether that report was total bullshiat just based on the chemicals involved. It's like saying there is no risk of fire from a natural gas pipeline.


It's the Federal Government. They're known for being incompetent. Remember after 9/11 when the head of the EPA said there was no danger breathing the air down at Ground Zero. Years later, a lot of the people who breathed that air are dead.
2013-04-18 12:10:10 PM
1 votes:
So this was 27 tons of fertilizer. The texas city 1947 ship explosion was 2,300 tons of fertilizer.
2013-04-18 12:06:55 PM
1 votes:

vernonFL: Its scary how close the neighborhoods and a retirement home were to the fertilizer plant. I don't know about you, but probably just the smell alone would make one want to live farther away. Instead it seemed like it was in the middle of the town.


It's Texas. They're stupid there.
2013-04-18 12:04:55 PM
1 votes:
Things blow up bigger in Texas!
2013-04-18 11:07:28 AM
1 votes:
Has someone snapped up "TexasExplosionConspiracy.com" yet? ;)
 
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