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2013-04-18 10:58:37 AM  
"The nursing home looked like it had just been blown kind of out."

Is this a plot for a really gross old people porno?
 
2013-04-18 11:22:45 AM  
That fertilizer plant is on fire, seems like a good time to pull my truck with my two young daughters in it up close and shoot me some video.
 
2013-04-18 11:26:39 AM  
Fertilizer explosion? shiat goes boom!
 
2013-04-18 11:30:46 AM  
12 hours I was figuring 12 minutes
 
2013-04-18 11:31:37 AM  

blatz514: "The nursing home looked like it had just been blown kind of out."

Is this a plot for a really gross old people porno?


Prolapse Party 7
Wrinkle Raiders
Liver Spot Lovers
 
2013-04-18 11:31:37 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

Did someone say 9/11?
 
2013-04-18 11:33:05 AM  

lilbjorn: Did someone say 9/11?


Because Al Qaeda is plotting with the Legion of Doom to assassinate Jesus
 
2013-04-18 11:33:19 AM  
In this day and age
In these times
USA USA USA

Some laborer, perhaps illegal, drops a ciggy butt, and blows up a town and everyone grabs flags and bibles and starts hugging.
 
2013-04-18 11:33:38 AM  

brap: That fertilizer plant is on fire, seems like a good time to pull my truck with my two young daughters in it up close and shoot me some video.


Well technically the company said nothing like the explosion could happen
 
2013-04-18 11:35:11 AM  

Oldiron_79: 12 hours I was figuring 12 minutes


We've all had our own personal, y'know like, 9/11's. No?
 
2013-04-18 11:35:39 AM  
Have they identified the brown people that may or may not have anything to do at all with this act of trrrrism?
 
2013-04-18 11:35:43 AM  
I was going to post something snarky, then I read the article. I didn't realize so many people were injured! Why were there this many hanging around next to a poop factory?!
 
2013-04-18 11:36:13 AM  
Ok guys this is Texas.  This is the state that when we had fires burning their way across the state the Texas media almost in unison excitedly exclaimed "the fires are spreading across the brush and trees almost like a wildfire".
 Dont expect a lot from them.
 
2013-04-18 11:36:25 AM  
i'm just wondering when alan jackson will come out of the woodwork to find out what we were doing at the time...or to profit off of redneck hysteria
 
2013-04-18 11:37:09 AM  

brap: That fertilizer plant is on fire, seems like a good time to pull my truck with my two young daughters in it up close and shoot me some video.


Holy crap that tornado is amazing. Lets film it.
Holy crap, a tsunami? Get the camera.
Wow? 4" hail? Lets go see!

Human nature... Cut the guy some slack.

/Amazing how much crap y'all give the bread and butter of this site sometimes.
 
2013-04-18 11:37:33 AM  
Inside job.  Terrorists hate fertilizer and the freedoms it carries.
 
2013-04-18 11:38:17 AM  

GAT_00: In this day and age
In these times
USA USA USA

Some laborer, perhaps illegal, drops a ciggy butt, and blows up a town and everyone grabs flags and bibles and starts hugging.


YOU farkING EVIL HEARTLESS SCUMBAG, HOW DARE YOU DEFILE THE MEMORIES OF ALL THESE HEROES?
 
2013-04-18 11:39:07 AM  

Shadow Blasko: brap: That fertilizer plant is on fire, seems like a good time to pull my truck with my two young daughters in it up close and shoot me some video.

Holy crap that tornado is amazing. Lets film it.
Holy crap, a tsunami? Get the camera.
Wow? 4" hail? Lets go see!

Human nature... Cut the guy some slack.

/Amazing how much crap y'all give the bread and butter of this site sometimes.


To be fair, you can safely film tornadoes if you know what your doing.

/from Kansas,
//its the state's unofficial pastime
 
2013-04-18 11:39:36 AM  

Thebloodpotato: i'm just wondering when alan jackson will come out of the woodwork to find out what we were doing at the time...or to profit off of redneck hysteria


Would it feel less icky if Willie Nelson did it?  He's from the next town north of West.
 
2013-04-18 11:39:48 AM  
Kenley?  What kind of name is that?
 
2013-04-18 11:39:55 AM  
It's certainly a bigger deal than the Boston bombing, but 9/11 talk is crazy.
 
2013-04-18 11:40:01 AM  

Jim.Casy: I was going to post something snarky, then I read the article. I didn't realize so many people were injured! Why were there this many hanging around next to a poop factory?!


Because in Texas they put an explosive toxic chemical facility right next to a school and an old folks home.

Just like in the third world.

Zoning - how does it work?
 
2013-04-18 11:40:18 AM  
Whats Alex Jones take on all this?
 
2013-04-18 11:40:19 AM  
Not really defending the comment, but 9/11 has been on my mind a bit more recently because of the bombing in Boston...maybe it was just the first thing the dope could think of. What they saw on television, no doubt.

I guess if they had said "it looked like a war zone" nobody would have a problem, right?
 
2013-04-18 11:40:28 AM  
The one I wait for is: "It's like a war zone."
Always happens. Just wait for it.
 
2013-04-18 11:41:16 AM  
/I'll bet my bottom dollar that Christians caused this fertilizer plant explosion.
 
2013-04-18 11:42:18 AM  

uttertosh: Oldiron_79: 12 hours I was figuring 12 minutes

We've all had our own personal, y'know like, 9/11's. No?


Have you ever dropped a frankfurter?

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-18 11:42:42 AM  
Actually, they said Fertilizer. Thank you for playing. If you open your fists and hold your hands palm up, you can get more. Just don't put it in your mouth. Wash your hands before you go back to your adultery.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-18 11:43:24 AM  

opiumpoopy: Zoning - how does it work?


In towns like West, not very well. I drive through it all the time and the best way to describe it, and all the towns like it that dot 35 South, is "rural sprawl". They're not suburbs because they don't have an urb to sub, but they're not small towns anymore, either.
 
2013-04-18 11:43:53 AM  
I said 12 seconds!
 
2013-04-18 11:43:56 AM  

Shadow Blasko: brap: That fertilizer plant is on fire, seems like a good time to pull my truck with my two young daughters in it up close and shoot me some video.

Holy crap that tornado is amazing. Lets film it.
Holy crap, a tsunami? Get the camera.
Wow? 4" hail? Lets go see!

Human nature... Cut the guy some slack.

/Amazing how much crap y'all give the bread and butter of this site sometimes.


That is the nature of morons.  I see a tornado and I get the hell away or I grab my dog, run for the basement and hope it doesn't kill me.
 
2013-04-18 11:43:59 AM  

blatz514: uttertosh: Oldiron_79: 12 hours I was figuring 12 minutes

We've all had our own personal, y'know like, 9/11's. No?

Have you ever dropped a frankfurter?

[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x240]


No, but a moose once bit my weinerkorv. True story.
 
2013-04-18 11:44:10 AM  
It would be better to compare it to the 1947 Texas City Disaster
 
2013-04-18 11:44:11 AM  
Yeah, but this was an accident. 9/11 was a consipracy perpatrated by the goverment of multiple countries.

Totally different.
 
2013-04-18 11:44:19 AM  

opiumpoopy: Jim.Casy: I was going to post something snarky, then I read the article. I didn't realize so many people were injured! Why were there this many hanging around next to a poop factory?!

Because in Texas they put an explosive toxic chemical facility right next to a school and an old folks home.

Just like in the third world.

Zoning - how does it work?


Not a big difference this makes I know but....The fertilizer plant was there decades before the town grew around it, its the reason there is a town full of Czech immigrants (and great food) all packed in there.  In order to get further away from the plant the local government would have had to buy land from the local ranchers, which can get expensive, and that would have been long long ago.

I always liked West, its a good break on the long I35 trips.  Good food.
 
2013-04-18 11:46:13 AM  
Poos did Waco.
 
2013-04-18 11:46:33 AM  

opiumpoopy: Jim.Casy: I was going to post something snarky, then I read the article. I didn't realize so many people were injured! Why were there this many hanging around next to a poop factory?!

Because in Texas they put an explosive toxic chemical facility right next to a school and an old folks home.

Just like in the third world.

Zoning - how does it work?


Im pretty sure the chemical plant was there first and they built the school and old folks home next to it rather than the other way around
 
2013-04-18 11:47:00 AM  

Carn: That is the nature of morons scientists. I see a tornado and I get the hell away or I grab my dog, run for the basement and hope it doesn't kill me.


And they keep repeating the process, over and over, to determine if 4" hail always leave dents like that.
 
2013-04-18 11:47:55 AM  
"There was probably double-digit people standing in front of me..."

Hmmmm, people with 20 fingers and 20 toes in Texas.
 
2013-04-18 11:48:12 AM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: opiumpoopy: Zoning - how does it work?

In towns like West, not very well. I drive through it all the time and the best way to describe it, and all the towns like it that dot 35 South, is "rural sprawl". They're not suburbs because they don't have an urb to sub, but they're not small towns anymore, either.


Yep.
Homesteaders Act of 1862 has unintended consequences.
 
2013-04-18 11:48:19 AM  

uttertosh: Carn: That is the nature of morons scientists. I see a tornado and I get the hell away or I grab my dog, run for the basement and hope it doesn't kill me.

And they keep repeating the process, over and over, to determine if 4" hail always leave dents like that.


Are you waging a war on the scientific method?
 
2013-04-18 11:48:25 AM  
I wonder what oppressive government safety regulation was scrapped that had nothing to do with this.

You know what else kills jobs? Dead people.
 
2013-04-18 11:49:01 AM  

SN1987a goes boom: To be fair, you can safely film tornadoes if you know what your doing.

/from Kansas,
//its the state's unofficial pastime


Used to be... yeah.

Now there are so many people out there that just BEING there is either is hindering to people trying to leave the area, or to first responders trying to get in.

I'm a trained spotter, and yeah.. I chased back in the day (mid 90's) but even then... there are dozens of dangers out there that are not the tornado itself that chasers don't think about. Lightning (Almost my undoing), HUGE hail, flash floods, road food, and just being distracted by what is in front you... then suddenly being blinded by dust and debris coming from behind you in a feeder band while trying to drive.

Any one of those things can kill you dead just as fast as the tornado can.

Anyways... I still don't blame the guy. I might well have done the same thing... thinking I was safe across the field. Sure, it was stupid, but not criminally so, and no more stupid than what 1/2 the population of any plains state does every May
 
2013-04-18 11:49:18 AM  

pjbreeze: "There was probably double-digit people standing in front of me..."

Hmmmm, people with 20 fingers and 20 toes in Texas.


Fun fact:  Ten is in the double digits.  Ten.
 
2013-04-18 11:49:21 AM  

orclover: Ok guys this is Texas. This is the state that when we had fires burning their way across the state the Texas media almost in unison excitedly exclaimed "the fires are spreading across the brush and trees almost like a wildfire".


Was that around when the governor held a rally to pray for rain? Or was that a different wildfire?
 
2013-04-18 11:49:25 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Yeah, but this was an accident. 9/11 was a consipracy perpatrated by the goverment of multiple countries.

Totally different.


Um, dude... I have you favourited as 'cool chickenfakrr'. Any idea as to why? I have no memory of this...
 
2013-04-18 11:49:44 AM  
"It actually looked like 9-11, what you saw on TV with 9-11. There were people laying in their yards that had been blown out of their homes," she said.


Hey subby, I remember 9-11, and there were bodies in front yards all over the WTC. You don't remember that?
 
2013-04-18 11:50:17 AM  
Hillbilly 9/11
 
2013-04-18 11:50:31 AM  

uttertosh: Carn: That is the nature of morons scientists. I see a tornado and I get the hell away or I grab my dog, run for the basement and hope it doesn't kill me.

And they keep repeating the process, over and over, to determine if 4" hail always leave dents like that.


Well grapefruit sized hail aint no joke, it will leave fist sized holes in a metal tool shed(granted its thinner than a car)
 
2013-04-18 11:50:56 AM  
wouldn't comparing it to OKC bombing be more accurate?


fertilizer goes boom?
 
2013-04-18 11:51:04 AM  

Shadow Blasko: SN1987a goes boom: To be fair, you can safely film tornadoes if you know what your doing.

/from Kansas,
//its the state's unofficial pastime

Used to be... yeah.

Now there are so many people out there that just BEING there is either is hindering to people trying to leave the area, or to first responders trying to get in.

I'm a trained spotter, and yeah.. I chased back in the day (mid 90's) but even then... there are dozens of dangers out there that are not the tornado itself that chasers don't think about. Lightning (Almost my undoing), HUGE hail, flash floods, road food, and just being distracted by what is in front you... then suddenly being blinded by dust and debris coming from behind you in a feeder band while trying to drive.

Any one of those things can kill you dead just as fast as the tornado can.

Anyways... I still don't blame the guy. I might well have done the same thing... thinking I was safe across the field. Sure, it was stupid, but not criminally so, and no more stupid than what 1/2 the population of any plains state does every May


Mmmm!  Road food!  Get a fork.
 
2013-04-18 11:51:06 AM  

awalkingecho: Are you waging a war on the scientific method?


Yes! (it's just Scientific Method, no 'the')
 
2013-04-18 11:51:22 AM  
Is it just me, or is this a REALLY destructive week in the US news?
 
2013-04-18 11:51:52 AM  

emersonbiggins: Thebloodpotato: i'm just wondering when alan jackson will come out of the woodwork to find out what we were doing at the time...or to profit off of redneck hysteria

Would it feel less icky if Willie Nelson did it?  He's from the next town north of West.


willie nelson is a clever songwriter and uses metaphors and stuff. alan jackson just shoves a pile of steaming sentiments and rotten guilt trips under people's noses and is like buyyyy thisssss shiat. so yes.
 
2013-04-18 11:52:39 AM  

uttertosh: awalkingecho: Are you waging a war on the scientific method?

Yes! (it's just Scientific Method, no 'the')


When used as a proper noun, yes. It happens to also simply be a method they were using, and it's a scientific one, therefore my statement is fine as improper as well.

Don't be pedantic.
 
2013-04-18 11:52:44 AM  

SisterMaryElephant: wouldn't comparing it to OKC bombing be more accurate?


fertilizer goes boom?


Too soon. That joke is lamer than FDR's legs.
 
2013-04-18 11:52:54 AM  
God, the local news decided they needed to show video of the explosion this morning for some reason. The video consisted of about 2 frames that showed the explosion, then some dude's leg and the floor of his pickup truck for the remainder. Is the video THAT important to the story that you have to show it when it sucks that badly? It's like the cell phone video of the second explosion in Boston that really jsut shows the sidewalk, a store window, some people's feet, the sky, anything but the actual second explosion.
 
2013-04-18 11:53:00 AM  

serpent_sky: orclover: Ok guys this is Texas. This is the state that when we had fires burning their way across the state the Texas media almost in unison excitedly exclaimed "the fires are spreading across the brush and trees almost like a wildfire".

Was that around when the governor held a rally to pray for rain? Or was that a different wildfire?


Its happend two different wildfires including the one you are referring to, I know because I spent 10 minutes swearing at the TV while my wife tried to calm me down on the last one.
 
2013-04-18 11:53:03 AM  
That guy was one lucky motherfarker to come out of that relatively unscathed...
 
2013-04-18 11:53:32 AM  

Shadow Blasko: SN1987a goes boom: To be fair, you can safely film tornadoes if you know what your doing.

/from Kansas,
//its the state's unofficial pastime

Used to be... yeah.

Now there are so many people out there that just BEING there is either is hindering to people trying to leave the area, or to first responders trying to get in.

I'm a trained spotter, and yeah.. I chased back in the day (mid 90's) but even then... there are dozens of dangers out there that are not the tornado itself that chasers don't think about. Lightning (Almost my undoing), HUGE hail, flash floods, road food, and just being distracted by what is in front you... then suddenly being blinded by dust and debris coming from behind you in a feeder band while trying to drive.

Any one of those things can kill you dead just as fast as the tornado can.

Anyways... I still don't blame the guy. I might well have done the same thing... thinking I was safe across the field. Sure, it was stupid, but not criminally so, and no more stupid than what 1/2 the population of any plains state does every May


Not sure if intentional or not, but I larf'd.

"I'm gonna kill you 'till you die!"
 
2013-04-18 11:53:51 AM  

Oldiron_79: 12 hours I was figuring 12 minutes


I had the time at 9-11 minutes.
 
2013-04-18 11:54:20 AM  
Hey, subby...they said it looked like 9/11 there, not that it was another 9/11. I used to live there. I have family and friends there. My dad's best friend knew every single one of the first responders who were killed in the blast. My nephew was blown off his feet almost a mile away while he was playing baseball.

This town was built around the plant. Was it the smartest thing to do? Probably not. But is it smart to build an apartment building 20 feet away from a gas station? Probably not, but it happens.

These are strong people. They're already picking themselves up and helping each other instead of asking everyone else for help. All the snarky dicks just need to put it on hold for a bit and realize that this town is hurting and will be for quite a while.
 
2013-04-18 11:54:58 AM  
It's closer to the Oklahoma City bombing.  Same stuff in fact.

I think it is also what they used on Mythbusters to make a cement mixer disappear.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv2F9y5AD0g

Imagine that ramped up significantly, but also in a residential neighborhood.
 
2013-04-18 11:55:41 AM  
I've been to Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq, and I can say without hyperbole that this is a million times worse than all of them combined.
 
2013-04-18 11:55:49 AM  
Silly me, I was mentally comapring it in size and damage to the exploding rocket fuel plant, Halifax 1917, Texas City 1947
 
2013-04-18 11:55:54 AM  

Oldiron_79: Well grapefruit sized hail aint no joke, it will leave fist sized holes in a metal tool shed(granted its thinner than a car)


No joke either, there's plenty of crazies out there who chase after 4" hail-producing storms all their professional (and sometimes amateur) lives.
 
2013-04-18 11:56:12 AM  
"There was probably double-digit people standing in front of me videoing that were closer than I was, and after the blast, they were nowhere to be seen."

I'm finding it hard to summon up any sympathy here for any of these yokels.
 
2013-04-18 11:56:15 AM  
This reeks of a false flag attack. And poo.
 
2013-04-18 11:57:40 AM  

awalkingecho: Don't post on fark.


No. I come here to be this was intentionally.
 
2013-04-18 11:58:17 AM  

blazemongr: Is it just me, or is this a REALLY destructive week in the US news?


Weeks not over yet.  Anything major happens today and I'll be wearing a helmet all day Friday.

Tsar_Bomba1: That guy was one lucky motherfarker to come out of that relatively unscathed...


A half second before the boom the father mumbles: "somebody just jumped out of the windo*BOOM*"
Somehow the guys inside knew what was about to happen and at least one of them tried to make a run for it.  Highly doubt he made it.  Hell I doubt his body is in the same county.

Watching the local news with the Waco PD chief doing the PR work (where is West PD chief?, prob just busy).  He's flanked by two typically stern looking DPS troopers staring and looking serious.  Dont know why it makes me giggle.
 
2013-04-18 11:58:45 AM  
"It actually looked like 9-11, what you saw on TV with 9-11 "

9-11
 
2013-04-18 11:58:49 AM  

lilplatinum: I've been to Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq, and I can say without hyperbole that this is a million times worse than all of them combined.


Well I've been to one World's Fair, a picnic, and a rodeo, and that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard come over a set of earphones.
 
2013-04-18 11:59:14 AM  

uttertosh: Carn: That is the nature of morons scientists. I see a tornado and I get the hell away or I grab my dog, run for the basement and hope it doesn't kill me.

And they keep repeating the process, over and over, to determine if 4" hail always leave dents like that.


Eh, I give a pass if it's actually scientists doing the crazy stuff.  I understand that there are things we can learn about weather only by getting data from inside.  But it's one thing for a team of experts doing research to knowingly put themselves in danger and it's another entirely for an average Joe to do so.  And the guy taking this video isn't really dumb because he was far enough back that they didn't get hurt, versus other people closer who might be a fine meaty mist.
 
2013-04-18 11:59:43 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: "It actually looked like 9-11, what you saw on TV with 9-11 "

9-11


Yeah but I bet it smelled more like 7-11.
 
2013-04-18 11:59:55 AM  
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why we keep our toxic explosive chemical factories in small towns in Texas.

/it is a pity it wasn't located in Waco :(
 
2013-04-18 12:00:50 PM  

serpent_sky: orclover: Ok guys this is Texas. This is the state that when we had fires burning their way across the state the Texas media almost in unison excitedly exclaimed "the fires are spreading across the brush and trees almost like a wildfire".

Was that around when the governor held a rally to pray for rain? Or was that a different wildfire?


Yup...2011 was brutal drought.
 
2013-04-18 12:01:52 PM  

awalkingecho: lilplatinum: I've been to Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq, and I can say without hyperbole that this is a million times worse than all of them combined.

Well I've been to one World's Fair, a picnic, and a rodeo, and that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard come over a set of earphones.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-04-18 12:03:07 PM  

SwiftFox: Silly me, I was mentally comapring it in size and damage to the exploding rocket fuel plant, Halifax 1917, Texas City 1947


Ah yes texas city '47 2.3 kilotons of fertilizer.
 
2013-04-18 12:04:02 PM  
Since 9/11, everything that has happened has been like 9/11.

It's been, like, 9 to 11 years or so of 9/11.
 
2013-04-18 12:04:16 PM  
In this post 9/11 world, everything and anything can be compared to the events on 9/11.
 
2013-04-18 12:04:45 PM  

Carn: uttertosh: Carn: That is the nature of morons scientists. I see a tornado and I get the hell away or I grab my dog, run for the basement and hope it doesn't kill me.

And they keep repeating the process, over and over, to determine if 4" hail always leave dents like that.

Eh, I give a pass if it's actually scientists doing the crazy stuff.  I understand that there are things we can learn about weather only by getting data from inside.  But it's one thing for a team of experts doing research to knowingly put themselves in danger and it's another entirely for an average Joe to do so.  And the guy taking this video isn't really dumb because he was far enough back that they didn't get hurt, versus other people closer who might be a fine meaty mist.


imgs.xkcd.com

yeah, that's where I got the thought from. Knew it wasn't that original. hmph
 
2013-04-18 12:07:20 PM  

Oldiron_79: opiumpoopy: Jim.Casy: I was going to post something snarky, then I read the article. I didn't realize so many people were injured! Why were there this many hanging around next to a poop factory?!

Because in Texas they put an explosive toxic chemical facility right next to a school and an old folks home.

Just like in the third world.

Zoning - how does it work?

Im pretty sure the chemical plant was there first and they built the school and old folks home next to it rather than the other way around


Because that makes it sound a lot better.
 
2013-04-18 12:07:32 PM  

YouPeopleAreCrazy: In this post 9/11 world, everything and anything can be compared to the events on 9/11.


That's pre-9/11 thinking.
 
2013-04-18 12:08:25 PM  
i48.tinypic.com
 
2013-04-18 12:09:12 PM  
Last night, when they were interviewing the survivors and first responders, they were comparing it to the Atom Bomb (their words, not mine), a Nuclear explosion (again, their words), so 9/11 doesn't really surprise me...

I can't wait for this injury riddled, death prone week to be over already. Boston and this one are just the tip of the iceberg.
 
2013-04-18 12:12:45 PM  
I suspect some from Boston secretly enjoyed the attention and they view this disaster, which was many times worse than what happened there, as stealing their steam.  Sad week.
 
2013-04-18 12:13:27 PM  

brap: That fertilizer plant is on fire, seems like a good time to pull my truck with my two young daughters in it up close and shoot me some video.


and hold the camera/phone in the most annoying viewing angle.
 
2013-04-18 12:13:57 PM  
Perhaps you didn't get the memo. Post 9/11 catastrophes are measured in units called a Giuliani.

The Boston Marathon attack probably measures in at 5.6 Giulianis.

The Fertalizer plant explosion looks like about 18.1 Giulianis.
 
2013-04-18 12:14:21 PM  
I would think that it would be more similar to the PEPCON explosion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KuGizBjDXo
 
2013-04-18 12:14:38 PM  

Hot Carl To Go: blatz514: "The nursing home looked like it had just been blown kind of out."

Is this a plot for a really gross old people porno?

Prolapse Party 7
Wrinkle Raiders
Liver Spot Lovers


Incontinent coont crammers 5
G spot grannies
Been gay
 
2013-04-18 12:14:40 PM  

bubbler86: I suspect some from Boston secretly enjoyed the attention and they view this disaster, which was many times worse than what happened there, as stealing their steam.  Sad week.


John King, maybe.
 
2013-04-18 12:17:08 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [i48.tinypic.com image 640x480]


Dammit that made me laugh.

/I'm an awful person.
 
2013-04-18 12:17:11 PM  

tuna fingers: pjbreeze: "There was probably double-digit people standing in front of me..."

Hmmmm, people with 20 fingers and 20 toes in Texas.

Fun fact:  Ten is in the double digits.  Ten.


*whoosh!*

Not that it was that great, but it flew right past ya.

/fingers are digits
//as are toes
 
2013-04-18 12:17:55 PM  

opiumpoopy: Jim.Casy: I was going to post something snarky, then I read the article. I didn't realize so many people were injured! Why were there this many hanging around next to a poop factory?!

Because in Texas they put an explosive toxic chemical facility right next to a school and an old folks home.

Just like in the third world.

Zoning - how does it work?


Zoning laws infringe on our freedoms

/Merica
// Texas
 
2013-04-18 12:18:13 PM  

cftc: Perhaps you didn't get the memo. Post 9/11 catastrophes are measured in units called a Giuliani.

The Boston Marathon attack probably measures in at 5.6 Giulianis.

The Fertalizer plant explosion looks like about 18.1 Giulianis.


I think we ought to measure it in Courics.

/80 Courics
 
2013-04-18 12:19:24 PM  
As a New Yorker who had to walk down 70 flights of stairs on 9/11, I'm ok with a first responder using 9/11 as a way to help people understand huge disasters.  Hell if they need to use 9/11 to bring about more restrictive industrial regulations like they use 9/11 to infringe on our privacy and Civil rights, I'm OK with that as well.

Here's a fun fact, West, Texas has a population of 2,700(according to google). 15 People are reported dead, 160 injured  which comes out to ~0.5% and 6% of the population. If you take NYC with a population 8 million and use those same rates you get 40,000 dead & 480,000 wounded (note, if you double check my math, you are probably righter than me).
 
2013-04-18 12:19:54 PM  

Carn: cftc: Perhaps you didn't get the memo. Post 9/11 catastrophes are measured in units called a Giuliani.

The Boston Marathon attack probably measures in at 5.6 Giulianis.

The Fertalizer plant explosion looks like about 18.1 Giulianis.

I think we ought to measure it in Courics.

/80 Courics


bono?
 
2013-04-18 12:20:41 PM  
ficklefkrfark:

Been gay

lol'd. Quality.
 
2013-04-18 12:21:15 PM  

Cardrico Lajuan Nash: Hey, subby...they said it looked like 9/11 there, not that it was another 9/11. I used to live there. I have family and friends there. My dad's best friend knew every single one of the first responders who were killed in the blast. My nephew was blown off his feet almost a mile away while he was playing baseball.

This town was built around the plant. Was it the smartest thing to do? Probably not. But is it smart to build an apartment building 20 feet away from a gas station? Probably not, but it happens.

These are strong people. They're already picking themselves up and helping each other instead of asking everyone else for help. All the snarky dicks just need to put it on hold for a bit and realize that this town is hurting and will be for quite a while.


so they're a strong people but you guys better not point out the absurdity of comparing a fertilizer explosion to a terrorist attack?
 
2013-04-18 12:25:45 PM  

tuna fingers: pjbreeze: "There was probably double-digit people standing in front of me..."

Hmmmm, people with 20 fingers and 20 toes in Texas.

Fun fact:  Ten is in the double digits.  Ten.


Fun fact: fingers and toes are anatomically known as "digits", a word that has nothing to do with numbers in this context.  The normal complement of digits is 10 fingers, 10 toes.  Double those digits is 20 fingers and 20 toes. Twenty.  Yes, pjbreeze took liberties with the intended meaning of TFA's quote, in true Fark tradition.  Cue youarethejoke.jpg.
 
2013-04-18 12:26:52 PM  

bungle_jr: Carn: cftc: Perhaps you didn't get the memo. Post 9/11 catastrophes are measured in units called a Giuliani.

The Boston Marathon attack probably measures in at 5.6 Giulianis.

The Fertalizer plant explosion looks like about 18.1 Giulianis.

I think we ought to measure it in Courics.

/80 Courics

bono?


I think this would definitely beat the record.
 
2013-04-18 12:31:35 PM  

uttertosh: awalkingecho: Don't post on fark.

No. I come here to be this was intentionally.


Must. not. try. to. diagram. this. sentence.
 
2013-04-18 12:32:29 PM  
"It actually looked like 9-11..."
No, it didn't.


Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [i48.tinypic.com image 640x480]


Marvelous!
 
2013-04-18 12:34:25 PM  
I miss Chet Huntley and David Brinkley.

/just the news,unadorned
 
2013-04-18 12:35:57 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [i48.tinypic.com image 640x480]


*snert*
 
2013-04-18 12:37:07 PM  

PsyLord: I would think that it would be more similar to the PEPCON explosion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KuGizBjDXo



I imagine it was like this one from when I was younger:

"May 1, 1991: Sterlington, Louisiana. An explosion at the IMC operated Angus Chemical Nitro-paraffin Plant Sterlington, Louisiana killed 8 workers and injured 120 other people. There was severe damage to the surrounding community. The blasts were heard more than 8 miles away. "

That plant was literally less than 50 yards from the main road through town.  For all intents and purposes, Sterlingtion was obliterated. (it was a small gas stop town)
 
2013-04-18 12:38:27 PM  

orclover: Not a big difference this makes I know but....The fertilizer plant was there decades before the town grew around it, its the reason there is a town full of Czech immigrants (and great food) all packed in there. In order to get further away from the plant the local government would have had to buy land from the local ranchers, which can get expensive, and that would have been long long ago.

I always liked West, its a good break on the long I35 trips. Good food.


Hell yeah. Czech Stop kolaches FTW.
 
2013-04-18 12:44:38 PM  

lilplatinum: I've been to Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq, and I can say without hyperbole that this is a million times worse than all of them combined.


Your travel agent blows.
 
2013-04-18 12:51:32 PM  

TNel: Oldiron_79: opiumpoopy: Jim.Casy: I was going to post something snarky, then I read the article. I didn't realize so many people were injured! Why were there this many hanging around next to a poop factory?!

Because in Texas they put an explosive toxic chemical facility right next to a school and an old folks home.

Just like in the third world.

Zoning - how does it work?

Im pretty sure the chemical plant was there first and they built the school and old folks home next to it rather than the other way around

Because that makes it sound a lot better.


Well if the city let developers build shiat dangerously close to an already existing chemical plant its the city and the developers who are the assholes and the chemical plant is a victim as much as the persons blown up.

If the chemical plant built itself that close to already existing homes, apts, schools, and hospitals than the chemical company would be the primary assholes(although the city would still get some blame as they didnt block it)
 
2013-04-18 12:54:25 PM  

Carn: bungle_jr: Carn: cftc: Perhaps you didn't get the memo. Post 9/11 catastrophes are measured in units called a Giuliani.

The Boston Marathon attack probably measures in at 5.6 Giulianis.

The Fertalizer plant explosion looks like about 18.1 Giulianis.

I think we ought to measure it in Courics.

/80 Courics

bono?

I think this would definitely beat the record.



Needs more P.F. Chang's
 
2013-04-18 12:54:36 PM  
The fertilizer explosions in April of 1947 blew a ship's propeller a half mile away.


mw2.google.com
The propeller is part of the memorial to the disaster and the nearly 600 people who died.
 
2013-04-18 12:57:28 PM  
Maple Street Jerry Mashek Dr , U.S.A. Late summer early spring. A tree-lined little world of front porch gliders, barbecues, the laughter of children, and the bell of an ice cream vendor. At the sound of the roar and the flash of light, it will be precisely 6:43 P.M. 7:50 p.m. on Maple Street  Jerry Mashek Dr.

www.onthestick.com

24.media.tumblr.com

www.valcomnews.com

The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill, and suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own for the children, and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone West, Texas.
 
2013-04-18 01:04:12 PM  
Other things that look like 9/11:
www.weeatfilms.com
inapcache.boston.comstatic.euronews.comblogs.laweekly.comwww.thefurtrapper.com
 
2013-04-18 01:14:04 PM  

Hot Carl To Go: ficklefkrfark:

Been gay

lol'd. Quality.


Years ago Larry Bird was a pitchman for Ben-Gay on TV ads.  It always cracked me up at the end; his last line, in his Indiana twang, sounded like:  "You'll like bein' gay!"  I was surprised nobody else heard it that way and yanked it.
 
2013-04-18 01:17:48 PM  

Oldiron_79: Well if the city let developers build shiat dangerously close to an already existing chemical plant its the city and the developers who are the assholes and the chemical plant is a victim as much as the persons blown up.

If the chemical plant built itself that close to already existing homes, apts, schools, and hospitals than the chemical company would be the primary assholes(although the city would still get some blame as they didnt block it)


Personally with either of those cases the city would be the assholes since they allowed (through zoning) those items to be built right next door to each other.
 
2013-04-18 01:29:48 PM  

Crapinoleum: uttertosh: awalkingecho: Don't post on fark.

No. I come here to be this was intentionally.

Must. not. try. to. diagram. this. sentence.


Way.

Sorry, it's not my first language. And I'm sober.
 
2013-04-18 01:39:05 PM  
 
2013-04-18 01:53:27 PM  
The Dallas NBC station was saying "bomb" every five minutes last night. At one point they had on an investigator and it was something like this:

Investigator: "The blast was caused by tanks of ammonium nitrate"
News: "Whoa .. that sounds like Oklahoma City!"
Investigator: "Well yes, Timothy McVeigh used ammonium nitrate fertilizer to make his bomb"
News: "Do investigators think there was a bomb at the plant!?"
Investigator: "(pause) ... no"
News: "Then why was so much of this compound there?"
Investigator: "Because it's great for growing crops ..."

Then later ...

News person 1: "We're told this blast was caused by ammonium nitrate the same compound used in the OKC bombing"
News person 2: "We want to reiterate though that we've had no word that there was a bomb in the plant"
News person 1: "But there could have been! We're not going to speculate!"

/ I wanted to throw my remote through the TV at this point
 
2013-04-18 02:06:33 PM  

cfreak: The Dallas NBC station was saying "bomb" every five minutes last night. At one point they had on an investigator and it was something like this:

Investigator: "The blast was caused by tanks of ammonium nitrate"
News: "Whoa .. that sounds like Oklahoma City!"
Investigator: "Well yes, Timothy McVeigh used ammonium nitrate fertilizer to make his bomb"
News: "Do investigators think there was a bomb at the plant!?"
Investigator: "(pause) ... no"
News: "Then why was so much of this compound there?"
Investigator: "Because it's great for growing crops ..."

Then later ...

News person 1: "We're told this blast was caused by ammonium nitrate the same compound used in the OKC bombing"
News person 2: "We want to reiterate though that we've had no word that there was a bomb in the plant"
News person 1: "But there could have been! We're not going to speculate!"

/ I wanted to throw my remote through the TV at this point


clean.alltheragefaces.com
 
2013-04-18 02:15:29 PM  
Job openings in Waco!
 
2013-04-18 02:33:46 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com(1).jpg
thepak.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-18 02:35:38 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Job openings in Waco!


West, Texas.  Not Wacko.  Trust me, you dont wanna work in Waco.  Home of Da Bears and Da Vidians.
 
2013-04-18 03:08:05 PM  

Crapinoleum: tuna fingers: pjbreeze: "There was probably double-digit people standing in front of me..."

Hmmmm, people with 20 fingers and 20 toes in Texas.

Fun fact:  Ten is in the double digits.  Ten.

Fun fact: fingers and toes are anatomically known as "digits", a word that has nothing to do with numbers in this context.  The normal complement of digits is 10 fingers, 10 toes.  Double those digits is 20 fingers and 20 toes. Twenty.  Yes, pjbreeze took liberties with the intended meaning of TFA's quote, in true Fark tradition.  Cue youarethejoke.jpg.


One of the great things about Fark is that it can be hard to tell if someone is being serious. This is one of this is one of those times.
 
2013-04-18 03:24:08 PM  
More like OKC.
 
2013-04-18 04:19:20 PM  

SVenus: The fertilizer explosions in April of 1947 blew a ship's propeller a half mile away.

The propeller is part of the memorial to the disaster and the nearly 600 people who died.


Bouy, if that landed on ya you'd be moor or less screwed!

/poopdeck
 
2013-04-18 07:34:21 PM  

YouPeopleAreCrazy: In this post 9/11 world, everything and anything can be compared to the events on 9/11.


"She's the 9/11 of waitresses, she get's no tip."
 
2013-04-19 04:57:56 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [i48.tinypic.com image 640x480]


Why does the cloud have a boner?
 
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