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(Huffington Post) NewsFlash Two natural gas barges explode in the city of Mobile, AL. At least three injured in the blasts. Story developing (link replaced) (w/video coverage)   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 231
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2013-04-24 10:34:26 PM  
Somebody left the pressure cooker on.
 
2013-04-24 10:38:44 PM  
Freakin April

/It's the entire month
//probability storm season
 
2013-04-24 10:38:53 PM  
Taco Bell bulk shipment?
 
2013-04-24 10:39:24 PM  
Apparently there is a 3rd explosion. Nearby Carnival Cruise Triumph is being evacuated.
 
2013-04-24 10:41:33 PM  
 
2013-04-24 10:42:36 PM  
If only there was some word for what they should be doing...

/Hope everyone's ok
 
2013-04-24 10:43:23 PM  
What is it with shiat blowing up this month? Can't we just go back to some more traditional mayhem? Like shark attacks or something.
 
2013-04-24 10:49:37 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: //probability storm season


it has to be Globul warming
 
2013-04-24 10:49:54 PM  
Damn you subby, beat my submission by 12 minutes.

*shakes tiny fist of impotent rage*

More info here

i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-24 10:51:16 PM  
It could be terrorism, no?
 
2013-04-24 10:52:22 PM  

IronTom: It could be terrorism, no?


No.
 
2013-04-24 10:53:26 PM  

NewportBarGuy: IronTom: It could be terrorism, no?

No.


Why not?
 
2013-04-24 10:53:41 PM  

IronTom: It could be terrorism, no?


Or an accident? Possibly negligence? Must every bad thing be terrorism? That word is beginning to lose it's punch.
 
2013-04-24 10:54:24 PM  
Non-issue. Overzealous staffer.

/in all seriousness - I hope the injuries are minor and recovery quick and well compensated.
 
2013-04-24 10:54:37 PM  

Nina Haagen Dazs: IronTom: It could be terrorism, no?

Or an accident? Possibly negligence? Must every bad thing be terrorism? That word is beginning to lose it's punch.


Too many bad things all bunched together, is suspicious.
 
2013-04-24 10:54:46 PM  
Natural Gas seems like a horrible material to build a barge out of.
 
2013-04-24 10:55:09 PM  
Muslim Native American environmentalist Tea Partiers - calling it.
 
2013-04-24 10:55:11 PM  
This just in: God hates America.
 
2013-04-24 10:55:11 PM  
Well, frack.
 
2013-04-24 10:55:41 PM  
I drive a natural gas car that shocks me all the time, so I am not getting a kick out of this.
 
2013-04-24 10:55:41 PM  

Nina Haagen Dazs: IronTom: It could be terrorism, no?

Or an accident? Possibly negligence? Must every bad thing be terrorism? That word is beginning to lose it's punch.


Yeah, well:
lh3.ggpht.com
 
2013-04-24 10:55:47 PM  
So we have this new flash but what about the mass shooting in IL and 5 people who were killed?

I agree with the above comment about April, what is with this month it is all about horrific events.
 
2013-04-24 10:55:49 PM  
this April won't quit. I hate to see what the 30th will be like.  The Apocalypse perhaps?
 
2013-04-24 10:56:05 PM  
Must have been a leprechaun.
 
2013-04-24 10:56:05 PM  
Speculation would be for it to not be terrorism, terrorists would have targeted the cruise ship (like they did the USS Cole) and not a natural gas barge.
 
2013-04-24 10:56:18 PM  
I understand Michael Bay wants us to go see Pain & Gain, but JESUS...
 
2013-04-24 10:56:21 PM  
Can we get a pipeline and stop hauling the gas around already?
 
2013-04-24 10:56:29 PM  

Nina Haagen Dazs: IronTom: It could be terrorism, no?

Or an accident? Possibly negligence? Must every bad thing be terrorism? That word is beginning to lose it's punch.


Carnival Triumph, in Mobile's port undergoing repairs, was evacuated, and spectators were asked to move away from the waterfront.

There's your problem.
 
2013-04-24 10:56:37 PM  
This is Obama's Mangina Monologues.
 
2013-04-24 10:56:39 PM  
Pray for Omarion.
 
2013-04-24 10:57:19 PM  

noneyourbase: Nina Haagen Dazs: IronTom: It could be terrorism, no?

Or an accident? Possibly negligence? Must every bad thing be terrorism? That word is beginning to lose it's punch.

Carnival Triumph, in Mobile's port undergoing repairs, was evacuated, and spectators were asked to move away from the waterfront.

There's your problem.


One of the repair crew did it?
 
2013-04-24 10:57:24 PM  
More regulations would have prevented this. Whatever it was. I just know it, because I've been told so.
 
2013-04-24 10:57:35 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Nina Haagen Dazs: IronTom: It could be terrorism, no?

Or an accident? Possibly negligence? Must every bad thing be terrorism? That word is beginning to lose it's punch.

Yeah, well:
[lh3.ggpht.com image 400x214]


crap.
 
2013-04-24 10:57:51 PM  
heres a newsflash

NOBODY CARES
 
2013-04-24 10:57:56 PM  

earthwirm: Speculation would be for it to not be terrorism, terrorists would have targeted the cruise ship (like they did the USS Cole) and not a natural gas barge.


Maybe that was more spectacular.
 
2013-04-24 10:58:22 PM  

IronTom: NewportBarGuy: IronTom: It could be terrorism, no?

No.

Why not?


Low casualties so far.
Barges were reported to be empty.
My guess, just pulled out of my ass, is that there were enough fumes to ignite still in the barges after transfer of the LNG.
 
2013-04-24 10:58:29 PM  

IronTom: MaudlinMutantMollusk: //probability storm season

it has to be Globul warming



OBAMA!
 
2013-04-24 10:58:46 PM  
Looks like I picked the wrong night to eat chili and pickled eggs at the same time
 
2013-04-24 10:58:47 PM  
New York Post is reporting 30 dead, and that an Elvis impersonator is being held by the FBI
 
2013-04-24 10:59:00 PM  
Fourth explosion just reported.
 
2013-04-24 10:59:05 PM  

Clutch2013: I understand Michael Bay wants us to go see Pain & Gain, but JESUS...


Soon:

imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-04-24 10:59:20 PM  
Whatever it is, I credit small government and their refreshing lack of regulation.  We'll probably find out the barges were carrying 1,350 times the natural gas that would normally trigger safety oversight by the US Dept. of Homeland Security.
 
2013-04-24 10:59:56 PM  
Static, huh? I knew that shiat was bad. Zaps me ever morning.
 
2013-04-24 11:00:01 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Fourth explosion just reported.


that meethane gets around.
 
2013-04-24 11:00:02 PM  

noneyourbase: Nina Haagen Dazs: IronTom: It could be terrorism, no?

Or an accident? Possibly negligence? Must every bad thing be terrorism? That word is beginning to lose it's punch.

Carnival Triumph, in Mobile's port undergoing repairs, was evacuated, and spectators were asked to move away from the waterfront.

There's your problem.


Goddammit, did Carnival piss off some gypsies or something?
 
2013-04-24 11:00:03 PM  

F22raptom: heres a newsflash

NOBODY CARES


I thought your handle was F22 Frampton
 
2013-04-24 11:00:10 PM  

skremnjava: this April won't quit. I hate to see what the 30th will be like.  The Apocalypse perhaps?


...The day I go to the VD clinic.

AAAAAHHHH!
 
2013-04-24 11:00:34 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Fourth explosion just reported.


By who, CNN?
 
2013-04-24 11:00:48 PM  

Wireless Joe: Whatever it is, I credit small government and their refreshing lack of regulation.  We'll probably find out the barges were carrying 1,350 times the natural gas that would normally trigger safety oversight by the US Dept. of Homeland Security.


So when the article says that they were mostly empty, it's all part of the conspiracy?
 
2013-04-24 11:01:06 PM  
I said it before. I'll say it again.

If your industry has the ability to do massive damage to yourself/the surrounding area/civilians, you should be regulated as hard as nuclear power is now.
 
2013-04-24 11:01:12 PM  
False flag.
 
2013-04-24 11:01:32 PM  

Nina Haagen Dazs: IronTom: It could be terrorism, no?

Or an accident? Possibly negligence? Must every bad thing be terrorism? That word is beginning to lose it's punch.


Oh, there is plenty of corporate negligence and malfeasance to explain this.
 
2013-04-24 11:02:05 PM  

MrEricSir: Wireless Joe: Whatever it is, I credit small government and their refreshing lack of regulation.  We'll probably find out the barges were carrying 1,350 times the natural gas that would normally trigger safety oversight by the US Dept. of Homeland Security.

So when the article says that they were mostly empty, it's all part of the conspiracy?


First reports are rarely correct...
 
2013-04-24 11:02:09 PM  

ox45tallboy: TuteTibiImperes: Fourth explosion just reported.

By who, CNN?


City of Mobile Fire Dept. twitter feed (posted by someone else above)

https://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=MobileFRD&tw_i=327237391 01 2212737&tw_p=tweetembed
 
2013-04-24 11:02:39 PM  

TheGhostofFarkPast: So we have this new flash but what about the mass shooting in IL and 5 people who were killed?

I agree with the above comment about April, what is with this month it is all about horrific events.


I just scanned the last two pages of the submission queue and saw nothing on it - no redlights even.

Might I suggest that if you want to see it on Fark, you should try submitting the link?
 
2013-04-24 11:02:39 PM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

It's just an unfortunate accident!
 
2013-04-24 11:02:45 PM  
www.weblo.com

My momma is from Alabama.
 
2013-04-24 11:02:55 PM  

IronTom: Nina Haagen Dazs: IronTom: It could be terrorism, no?

Or an accident? Possibly negligence? Must every bad thing be terrorism? That word is beginning to lose it's punch.

Too many bad things all bunched together, is suspicious.


Was the explosion at the fertilizer factory in Texas terrorism?
 
2013-04-24 11:03:04 PM  
Reports are coming in that the exploding barges were incredibly close to a school of fish.  Why a city planner would allow objects with such explosive potential near the innocent is incomprehensible.
 
2013-04-24 11:03:13 PM  
Fox News has reported that the blasts may have been caused by 19 year old Zooey Deschanel.
 
2013-04-24 11:03:42 PM  
Terrifying Space Monkeys
 
2013-04-24 11:04:05 PM  
The explosion occurred near Austal, USA.  They are currently building the Navy's new line of ships, the LCS.
 
2013-04-24 11:04:27 PM  

Mrtraveler01: IronTom: Nina Haagen Dazs: IronTom: It could be terrorism, no?

Or an accident? Possibly negligence? Must every bad thing be terrorism? That word is beginning to lose it's punch.

Too many bad things all bunched together, is suspicious.

Was the explosion at the fertilizer factory in Texas terrorism?


Beat's me, how about the fire in the JFK library?
 
2013-04-24 11:04:37 PM  
The barge Captain was quoted saying "That's my boat."
d1dd8kdpw4fh5z.cloudfront.net
 
2013-04-24 11:05:09 PM  
Did it cut the Taggart Bridge neatly in half?
 
2013-04-24 11:05:12 PM  
One of the local Mobile TV stations is streaming:

http://www.wkrg.com/category/260503/live-stream

/in case anyone is interested
 
2013-04-24 11:05:12 PM  
goddammitsomuch!!!!
 
2013-04-24 11:06:00 PM  

Haliburton Cummings: F22raptom: heres a newsflash

NOBODY CARES

I thought your handle was F22 Frampton


'Making brown people feel the way we do, the F22 Frampton'
 
2013-04-24 11:06:39 PM  
jeez, can't stand next to anything anymore
 
2013-04-24 11:06:52 PM  

IronTom: Nina Haagen Dazs: IronTom: It could be terrorism, no?

Or an accident? Possibly negligence? Must every bad thing be terrorism? That word is beginning to lose it's punch.

Too many bad things all bunched together, is suspicious.


So is anybody benefiting from all of these coincidental explosions?
 
2013-04-24 11:07:00 PM  

Oldiron_79: Looks like I picked the wrong night to eat chili and pickled eggs at the same time


Is there a good night for that? I submit that there is not.
 
2013-04-24 11:07:29 PM  

Mrtraveler01: One of the local Mobile TV stations is streaming:

http://www.wkrg.com/category/260503/live-stream

/in case anyone is interested


Just watching that gives me cold chills.
 
2013-04-24 11:08:44 PM  

skullkrusher: jeez, can't stand next to anything anymore


excuse me
 
2013-04-24 11:08:49 PM  
More news flash? Is that button stuck or something?
 
2013-04-24 11:09:20 PM  

theknuckler_33: skullkrusher: jeez, can't stand next to anything anymore

excuse me


heh not bad
 
2013-04-24 11:09:27 PM  

Sock Ruh Tease: Muslim Native American environmentalist Tea Partiers - calling it.


Damn wizards.  The pureblood movement must be gaining ground again.
 
2013-04-24 11:09:39 PM  
It never ends, this shiat.
 
2013-04-24 11:10:04 PM  

Ringshadow: I said it before. I'll say it again.

If your industry has the ability to do massive damage to yourself/the surrounding area/civilians, you should be regulated as hard as nuclear power is now.


Uh, the heavy industry in Mobile is already regulated. They have their own industrial zone down by the water, away from schools and nursing homes and everything.

This injured the 3 crew, but it's going to end up being nothing more than a big fireworks show for the locals in terms of damage.
 
2013-04-24 11:10:57 PM  

LordJiro: noneyourbase: Nina Haagen Dazs: IronTom: It could be terrorism, no?

Or an accident? Possibly negligence? Must every bad thing be terrorism? That word is beginning to lose it's punch.

Carnival Triumph, in Mobile's port undergoing repairs, was evacuated, and spectators were asked to move away from the waterfront.

There's your problem.

Goddammit, did Carnival piss off some gypsies or something?


It gets worse when you consider that cursed ship broke it's moorings and went floating around the bay just three weeks ago.

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/04/carnival_cruise_ship_triumph_b.html
 
2013-04-24 11:11:16 PM  

earthwirm: MrEricSir: Wireless Joe: Whatever it is, I credit small government and their refreshing lack of regulation.  We'll probably find out the barges were carrying 1,350 times the natural gas that would normally trigger safety oversight by the US Dept. of Homeland Security.

So when the article says that they were mostly empty, it's all part of the conspiracy?

First reports are rarely correct...


So in other words, it's aliens?
 
2013-04-24 11:12:13 PM  

Wireless Joe: Whatever it is, I credit small government and their refreshing lack of regulation.  We'll probably find out the barges were carrying 1,350 times the natural gas that would normally trigger safety oversight by the US Dept. of Homeland Security.


Oh, I'm sorry...the were already under DHS (Coast Guard) oversight by way of being a vessel that transported HAZMAT.
Really, just being a commercial vessel gets you Coast Guard inspections from time to time. One that hauls gas, even more often.

As far as West, TX goes, DHS oversight would have included: Is the fence high enough? Is the facility locked at night? Do they have adequate security in place? Nothing about proper storage and fire prevention in there.

I'll be interested to see what becomes of both investigations though.
 
2013-04-24 11:12:24 PM  
If you want a picture of the future, imagine explosions on boats and stuff - forever.
 
2013-04-24 11:12:25 PM  

MrEricSir: earthwirm: MrEricSir: Wireless Joe: Whatever it is, I credit small government and their refreshing lack of regulation.  We'll probably find out the barges were carrying 1,350 times the natural gas that would normally trigger safety oversight by the US Dept. of Homeland Security.

So when the article says that they were mostly empty, it's all part of the conspiracy?

First reports are rarely correct...

So in other words, it's aliens?


The barges blow up at night. Mostly.
 
2013-04-24 11:12:30 PM  

skullkrusher: theknuckler_33: skullkrusher: jeez, can't stand next to anything anymore

excuse me

heh not bad


Woulda been if I had the beans.
 
2013-04-24 11:13:14 PM  
Oh, what the dick? NOW what?! >_<
 
2013-04-24 11:14:42 PM  
"The Carnival Triumph, in Mobile's port undergoing repairs, was evacuated."

Lutz. Shoulda let that farker burn as well.
 
2013-04-24 11:15:10 PM  

Captain Steroid: Oh, what the dick? NOW what?! >_<


Occasionally dangerous stuff blows up, news at 11.

This is looking accidental - one explosion probably set off the next and so on.
 
2013-04-24 11:15:24 PM  
They're hunkering down.
 
2013-04-24 11:15:46 PM  

Ringshadow: I said it before. I'll say it again.

If your industry has the ability to do massive damage to yourself/the surrounding area/civilians, you should be regulated as hard as nuclear power is now.


who are you talking to?
 
2013-04-24 11:16:06 PM  
Suspect described as a druid, or a cleric with the Fire domain, of at least 15th level.
 
2013-04-24 11:16:09 PM  
 
2013-04-24 11:16:27 PM  
April sucks.
 
2013-04-24 11:16:35 PM  
" Mobile councilman William Carroll, who was at the scene, said the natural gas explosions were triggered by a static charge. "
 
2013-04-24 11:17:19 PM  
s3-ak.buzzfed.com
 
2013-04-24 11:17:19 PM  

Flying Lasagna Monster: [www.weblo.com image 484x600]

My momma is from Alabama.


Your mama sure does care about your schooling, son.
 
2013-04-24 11:17:31 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: "The Carnival Triumph, in Mobile's port undergoing repairs, was evacuated."

Lutz. Shoulda let that farker burn as well.


Bad actors on the Carnival ship, messing with the ship, causing all those problems at sea, and maybe they snuck off to fark with the handy gas ships?

/don't know if that was one of the damaged Carnival ships
 
2013-04-24 11:18:28 PM  
Bullshiat!

Everyone knows it was space aliens from Omicron Ceti 9, who plan to wipe us out in strange and not so creative ways.
 
2013-04-24 11:18:44 PM  

IronTom: Mrtraveler01: IronTom: Nina Haagen Dazs: IronTom: It could be terrorism, no?

Or an accident? Possibly negligence? Must every bad thing be terrorism? That word is beginning to lose it's punch.

Too many bad things all bunched together, is suspicious.

Was the explosion at the fertilizer factory in Texas terrorism?

Beat's me, how about the fire in the JFK library?


no just the marathon. and it was george michael's sidekick from Wham they arrested for it. I've seen the pictures. no there is not a gay connection.
 
2013-04-24 11:19:26 PM  

strangeluck: Bullshiat!

Everyone knows it was space aliens from Omicron Ceti 9, who plan to wipe us out in strange and not so creative ways.


in Des Moines, Iowa... look at the ground around Des Moines, Stuart...
 
2013-04-24 11:20:12 PM  

Abox: False flag.


Mossad
 
2013-04-24 11:20:34 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Captain Steroid: Oh, what the dick? NOW what?! >_<

Occasionally dangerous stuff blows up, news at 11.

This is looking accidental - one explosion probably set off the next and so on.


thanks Alex Jones!
 
2013-04-24 11:20:59 PM  

skremnjava: this April won't quit. I hate to see what the 30th will be like.  The Apocalypse perhaps?



April showers bring... pilgrims.
 
2013-04-24 11:22:27 PM  
I am going to call someone asleep at the controls
 
2013-04-24 11:22:53 PM  
Third and fourth explosions reported in natural gas lines. Part of Austal, AL evacuated. Fire Dept is letting it burn, it's too unstable.
 
2013-04-24 11:23:22 PM  
For some of you, your news aggregator website addiction mixed poorly with the excessive Boston coverage. Now some boobies seem to be overexposed and you are jumping at your own shadows.  Take a week off from the news, you can come back fresh in May.
 
2013-04-24 11:23:35 PM  

Ringshadow: I said it before. I'll say it again.

If your industry has the ability to do massive damage to yourself/the surrounding area/civilians, you should be regulated as hard as nuclear power is now.


I'll sign a petition to that effect, Ringshadow, although I'd still be wary: someone from the GOP drown-the-government crowd would flip your proposition around and say "Fine, I'm against regulations on coal mines / fertilizer plants / natural gas, therefore here's my legislation removing regulations on the nuclear power industry."

"OK, fine, we can still require lighted 'Exit' signs."
 
2013-04-24 11:24:02 PM  

utah dude: " Mobile councilman William Carroll, who was at the scene, said the natural gas explosions were triggered by a static charge. "



i.chzbgr.com


I blame cats.
 
2013-04-24 11:24:38 PM  

VvonderJesus: Well, frack.


Ooooh...

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-04-24 11:24:50 PM  

Anthracite: I am going to call someone asleep at the controls



What? and wake them?

At this hour?
 
2013-04-24 11:24:50 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Captain Steroid: Oh, what the dick? NOW what?! >_<

Occasionally dangerous stuff blows up, news at 11.

This is looking accidental - one explosion probably set off the next and so on.


Okay, from now on, NO ONE leave anything flammable south of the Mason-Dixon line!

\ I'm starting to feel like I'm in a Michael Bay movie, but without a Victoria's Secret model for a girlfriend. :-(
 
2013-04-24 11:25:09 PM  

AttawaYawattA: Now some boobies seem to be overexposed


You say that like it's a bad thing.
 
2013-04-24 11:25:20 PM  
blogs.telegraph.co.uk

Worked on a barge, and it was a gas
Soon turned out, was a farkin' blast
 
2013-04-24 11:25:24 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Freakin April

/It's the entire month
//probability storm season


i.imgur.com
April is the cruelest month
 
2013-04-24 11:25:46 PM  

AttawaYawattA: Take a week off from the news, you can come back fresh in May.


www.lolroflmao.com
 
2013-04-24 11:26:29 PM  

AttawaYawattA: For some of you, your news aggregator website addiction mixed poorly with the excessive Boston coverage. Now some boobies seem to be overexposed and you are jumping at your own shadows.  Take a week off from the news, you can come back fresh in May.


what kind of filter did that? boobies in the middle of the sentence ? - - - doesn't the phrase that rhymes with 'burnt toast' usually do that?
 
2013-04-24 11:26:41 PM  

thisispete: What is it with shiat blowing up this month? Can't we just go back to some more traditional mayhem? Like shark attacks or something.


26.media.tumblr.com

STOP EXPLODING, YOU COWARDS!
 
2013-04-24 11:27:08 PM  
What the hell is a natural gas barge?

Surely they don't mean LNG tankers, right?
 
2013-04-24 11:27:35 PM  

earthwirm: Apparently there is a 3rd explosion. Nearby Carnival Cruise Triumph is being evacuated.


Any word on if the people evacuating are doing so over the side of the hull ?
 
2013-04-24 11:27:52 PM  

skremnjava: this April won't quit. I hate to see what the 30th will be like.  The Apocalypse perhaps?


At leadt there is no April 31st this year?
 
2013-04-24 11:30:24 PM  
Link Farked?
 
2013-04-24 11:30:58 PM  

earthwirm: Apparently there is a 3rd explosion. Nearby Carnival Cruise Triumph is being evacuated.


That's the Wednesday taco buffet.
 
2013-04-24 11:31:05 PM  
You know, just one good guy with an exploding natural gas barge could have ended this much sooner, resulting in fewer victims and free ice cream.
 
2013-04-24 11:31:05 PM  

Kevin72: skremnjava: this April won't quit. I hate to see what the 30th will be like.  The Apocalypse perhaps?

At leadt there is no April 31st this year?


No. There idn't
 
2013-04-24 11:32:42 PM  
Can we just cancel the rest of this month and move on to May?
 
2013-04-24 11:32:48 PM  
Wanted for Questioning

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-24 11:32:53 PM  

Elegy: Uh, the heavy industry in Mobile is already regulated. They have their own industrial zone down by the water, away from schools and nursing homes and everything.

This injured the 3 crew, but it's going to end up being nothing more than a big fireworks show for the locals in terms of damage.


"As hard as nuclear power is now." Or did you miss that?

Because I've talked to a lot of people working nuclear power who came out of chemical and fossil and they generally don't want to go back for reasons relating to safety.

Haliburton Cummings: who are you talking to?


It's a generic statement. No one in particular.

Huck And Molly Ziegler: I'll sign a petition to that effect, Ringshadow, although I'd still be wary: someone from the GOP drown-the-government crowd would flip your proposition around and say "Fine, I'm against regulations on coal mines / fertilizer plants / natural gas, therefore here's my legislation removing regulations on the nuclear power industry."

"OK, fine, we can still require lighted 'Exit' signs."


Meh, there are already total idjits that think that.

/those lighted 'exit' signs are probably tritiated anyway
 
2013-04-24 11:35:01 PM  
See, you don't want frackin' pipelines, and now you don't want frackin' explodin' tanks. Quit your whinin'.

/'
 
2013-04-24 11:35:03 PM  
The barge, the barge, the barge is on fire!
we don't need no water, let the motherfarker burn!


/Hope nobody is seriously hurt.
 
2013-04-24 11:35:36 PM  
so have the conspiracy theories started yet or am I early?
 
2013-04-24 11:36:34 PM  

JustGetItRight: LordJiro: noneyourbase: Nina Haagen Dazs: IronTom: It could be terrorism, no?

Or an accident? Possibly negligence? Must every bad thing be terrorism? That word is beginning to lose it's punch.

Carnival Triumph, in Mobile's port undergoing repairs, was evacuated, and spectators were asked to move away from the waterfront.

There's your problem.

Goddammit, did Carnival piss off some gypsies or something?

It gets worse when you consider that cursed ship broke it's moorings and went floating around the bay just three weeks ago.

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/04/carnival_cruise_ship_triumph_b.html


Did you notice in this article that there were already one missing person from when a guard shack mysteriously 'blew over' earlier in the month.  It is starting to sound like they are filming Lethal Weapon 6 there.
 
2013-04-24 11:36:37 PM  

buzzcut73: Wireless Joe: Whatever it is, I credit small government and their refreshing lack of regulation.  We'll probably find out the barges were carrying 1,350 times the natural gas that would normally trigger safety oversight by the US Dept. of Homeland Security.

Oh, I'm sorry...the were already under DHS (Coast Guard) oversight by way of being a vessel that transported HAZMAT.
Really, just being a commercial vessel gets you Coast Guard inspections from time to time. One that hauls gas, even more often.

As far as West, TX goes, DHS oversight would have included: Is the fence high enough? Is the facility locked at night? Do they have adequate security in place? Nothing about proper storage and fire prevention in there.

I'll be interested to see what becomes of both investigations though.


You left out the requirement that openings in the fence be no more than 1.5" across, and 10 pages of documentation on the training process for fence installers. (most of it reading "all work and no play...")

Most of the actual regulation of how close you can put things like residences to catastrophic hazards (West, TX), or long-term hazards (any of the 50 concrete crushing plants in Harris county) is left to states. Which, in Texas, means you're basically f*cked.
 
2013-04-24 11:37:12 PM  
What we need is a big-ass natural gas pipeline! Get right on that, Republicans!
 
2013-04-24 11:37:37 PM  
It's probably British Petroleum getting rid of some bad inventory. They often have refinery fires and other industrial accidents. Convenient ones.
 
2013-04-24 11:38:11 PM  
Sheet, explosion #5, live on the newsfeed.
 
2013-04-24 11:38:45 PM  
shiat needs to stop exploding in the USA. I'm getting sick of hearing about it.
 
2013-04-24 11:39:10 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: What we need is a big-ass natural gas pipeline! Get right on that, Republicans!


and we can build orphanages and cancer wards on top of it because it'll be SAFE!
 
2013-04-24 11:39:19 PM  

Brick-House: Wanted for Questioning
1.bp.blogspot.com


Under Pressure
 
2013-04-24 11:39:20 PM  
 
2013-04-24 11:39:45 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Freakin April

/It's the entire month
//probability storm season


For years now I have been convinced that there is some type of freaky evil curse on the month of April. I swear to god all the bad things that have ever happened, deaths, horrible accidents, all the tragedies and bad memories I have all happened in the month of April. This month is cursed I tells ya
 
2013-04-24 11:39:52 PM  
Was watching local time TV when 5th explosion happened... Wow

/living in Mobile
 
2013-04-24 11:40:21 PM  

Scorpinock: Thanks Obama!


www.charlock.org
 
2013-04-24 11:40:22 PM  

TyrantII: What the hell is a natural gas barge?

Surely they don't mean LNG tankers, right?


I hope to God not.  There's really no reason to ship cryogenic/compressed LNG domestically.  High seas between continents, yes.  Barge, we have pipelines.  LNG... that shiat goes BOOM.

I'm hoping and betting that we're probably referring to what are better termed 'natural gas liquids'.  Propane and ethane, largely, with the butanes and up. 'Natural' natural gas, minus the methane and other ultra-light stuff. This then gets refined a bit more for 'barbecue' propane and chemical feedstock fractions.  Liquids at standard temp/pressure or slightly pressurized, and shipped by barge, truck, and railcar all the time.
 
2013-04-24 11:41:01 PM  
img402.imageshack.us
RIP Large Marge

 
2013-04-24 11:42:45 PM  
Is it too early to suggest that those natural gas workers would have felt safer/still be alive if they had AR15s?  Or is there a 48 hour waiting period after a tragedy before it is tied to guns with a rope made of derp?
 
2013-04-24 11:42:54 PM  

2xhelix: Link to local TV coverage including video of third explosion while reporter is interviewing city councilman.


wow under 140 characters. that's some good tweeting.
 
2013-04-24 11:43:00 PM  
Well, you know what what we gotta do now, right?

/eat snacky smores
//baah gadamm Arquette family!
 
2013-04-24 11:43:38 PM  
 
2013-04-24 11:43:58 PM  

Amos Quito: Brick-House: Wanted for Questioning
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 500x500]

Under Pressure


the tactical version has a dark, flat-paint exterior and forward grip.
 
2013-04-24 11:44:46 PM  

Wireless Joe: Whatever it is, I credit small government and their refreshing lack of regulation.  We'll probably find out the barges were carrying 1,350 times the natural gas that would normally trigger safety oversight by the US Dept. of Homeland Security.


Thats fairly smug of you to say given that we're just now scratching the surface of the amount of agency flags that Tamerlan Tsarnayev had without any sort of action or deportation from DHS, INS, or the FBI
 
2013-04-24 11:44:56 PM  
Was there a massive feeding at Taco Bell?
 
2013-04-24 11:44:59 PM  
i.imgur.com
Appropriate
 
2013-04-24 11:45:11 PM  
Overzelous assault pressure cooker!!

Seriously, I hope everyone is okay.
 
2013-04-24 11:45:30 PM  

Ringshadow: "As hard as nuclear power is now." Or did you miss that?


Oh, no, I saw it. I just thought it was hyperbole.

Instead, it was potato.
 
2013-04-24 11:46:00 PM  

2xhelix: Link to local TV coverage including video of third explosion while reporter is interviewing city councilman.


Hahahah!

Nothing bad is gonna (BOOM) ... That! That right there!
 
2013-04-24 11:46:34 PM  
3 people in critical condition... burns etc..
 
2013-04-24 11:47:09 PM  
It's time we ban these dangerous assault barges!
 
2013-04-24 11:50:38 PM  
"Mobile Fire and Rescue report two barges previously loaded with liquid natural gas have exploded. Three injured and transported to hospital. They were reportedly empty. The explosion could be felt for miles around."

Geez...imagine if there had been something in the barges.
 
2013-04-24 11:52:09 PM  
This is Fartbongo's plan to brainwash America into using green energy.
 
2013-04-24 11:52:29 PM  
It's a good thing they were mostly empty. Those LNG carriers can carry massive amounts of gas and the safety infrastructure has been lagging behind the demand for larger ships during the recent LNG boom. Unfortunate incident as all accidents are if that is the case here. Hopefully they can figure out what caused the problem and engineer a prevention solution.
 
2013-04-24 11:53:07 PM  

khyberkitsune: Third and fourth explosions reported in natural gas lines. Part of Austal, AL evacuated. Fire Dept is letting it burn, it's too unstable.


Austal Alabama is a shipyard, not a city.  Some workers are getting the night off.  As others have said, the only way anyone else gets hurt is if the FD tries to put it out.

While spectacular, it has a limited fuel supply and is in an unpopulated area.  Leave it alone and the problem will soon self-resolve.
 
2013-04-24 11:53:20 PM  

Shadow Blasko: 2xhelix: Link to local TV coverage including video of third explosion while reporter is interviewing city councilman.

Hahahah!

Nothing bad is gonna (BOOM) ... That! That right there!


Classic.
 
2013-04-24 11:53:39 PM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: "Mobile Fire and Rescue report two barges previously loaded with liquid natural gas have exploded. Three injured and transported to hospital. They were reportedly empty. The explosion could be felt for miles around."

Geez...imagine if there had been something in the barges.


Well if they were full the vapor content of the barges would have probably been over the UEL(Upper Explosive Limit) and not gone up, if they were empty they were probably not properly drained and there was enough vapor left over that even a static spark could have set it off.

My prediction?  A safety protocol was skipped to save time.
 
2013-04-24 11:54:15 PM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: "Mobile Fire and Rescue report two barges previously loaded with liquid natural gas have exploded. Three injured and transported to hospital. They were reportedly empty. The explosion could be felt for miles around."

Geez...imagine if there had been something in the barges.


If there had been something in the barges they might not have exploded. I'm not sure of the specific characteristics of natural gas, but gasoline is not explosive. The vapors are.
 
2013-04-24 11:54:54 PM  
Michael Moore soon to tweet that an American caused the explosions.
 
2013-04-24 11:55:05 PM  
I live on the other side of Mobile Bay and was driving home and saw the initial explosions, at this distance I thought it was some sort of odd fireworks. Very bright even the 6 miles across the bridge.
 
2013-04-24 11:56:12 PM  

Shadow Blasko: 2xhelix: Link to local TV coverage including video of third explosion while reporter is interviewing city councilman.

Hahahah!

Nothing bad is gonna (BOOM) ... That! That right there!


Best part:

Councilman:  "The first responders seem to have everything under control and--"
Barge:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvdf5n-zI14
 
2013-04-24 11:57:12 PM  
Explosions in America trifecta complete.
 
2013-04-25 12:01:54 AM  
I love that. The ad before the video was advertising BP business compensation money.
 
2013-04-25 12:02:26 AM  

DubtodaIll: Those LNG carriers can carry massive amounts of gas and the safety infrastructure has been lagging behind the demand for larger ships during the recent LNG boom.


The big LNG carriers don't come to inland ports at all.  They're too damned big.  Like the uber-monster high-seas crude oil carriers, they're offloaded at an offshore platform, a couple miles out from shore, and then there's a pipeline between that platform and the shore receiving station.

Which, again, makes me suspect that we're talking NGL, not LNG (they're different things).  And, yeah, an 'empty' (mostly) NGL tanker/barge saturated with ethane/propane vapors?  That'll definitely explode.  But, it won't be a massive conflagration like an LNG carrier could be.
 
2013-04-25 12:03:44 AM  
Is the I-10 closed?
 
2013-04-25 12:06:36 AM  

yagottabefarkinkiddinme: Is the I-10 closed?


No it isn't... Neither are the tunnels
 
2013-04-25 12:06:39 AM  

eatin' fetus: Natural Gas seems like a horrible material to build a barge out of.


I know, right?
 
2013-04-25 12:09:44 AM  
I was trying to figure out who was knocking on the door to my house when I realized that all I heard was one of the explosions.
 
2013-04-25 12:09:47 AM  

TheGhostofFarkPast: So we have this new flash but what about the mass shooting in IL and 5 people who were killed?

I agree with the above comment about April, what is with this month it is all about horrific events.


There was one in Federal Way, Washington too. 5 dead, including the shooter. Some crazy guy shot his girlfriend, then went after witnesses until cops stopped him.
 
2013-04-25 12:11:01 AM  

Lawnchair: I'm hoping and betting that we're probably referring to what are better termed 'natural gas liquids'. Propane and ethane, largely, with the butanes and up.

i.imgur.com

 
2013-04-25 12:12:22 AM  

Alleyoop: Can we get a pipeline and stop hauling the gas around already?


Pipelines blow up too. Couple years ago in WA a couple kids who were lighting fireworks in their neighborhood got blown up because the pipeline was leaking.
 
2013-04-25 12:13:13 AM  

doglover: It's time we ban these dangerous assault barges!


No one needs a high capacity 30,000 gallon assault barge except the military.
 
2013-04-25 12:16:21 AM  

Edge.bot: Explosions in America trifecta complete.


I don't know.  The marathon was two explosions.  The trifecta happened when the shiat hit the fan over in Texas if your going to count explosions.
 
2013-04-25 12:17:39 AM  

Oldiron_79: doglover: It's time we ban these dangerous assault barges!

No one needs a high capacity 30,000 gallon assault barge except the military.


There is a "Your Mom" joke in there somewhere but I can't find it.
 
2013-04-25 12:20:47 AM  

puffy999: This just in: God hates America.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xnEMFveqLg
 
2013-04-25 12:21:52 AM  

Somacandra: Oldiron_79: doglover: It's time we ban these dangerous assault barges!

No one needs a high capacity 30,000 gallon assault barge except the military.

There is a "Your Mom" joke in there somewhere but I can't find it.


That's the amount of lube it'd take to get in the crusty biatch
 
2013-04-25 12:23:41 AM  

Somacandra: Oldiron_79: doglover: It's time we ban these dangerous assault barges!

No one needs a high capacity 30,000 gallon assault barge except the military.

There is a "Your Mom" joke in there somewhere but I can't find it.


"And your mom after a night at taco bell"
 
2013-04-25 12:25:28 AM  

Somacandra: Oldiron_79: doglover: It's time we ban these dangerous assault barges!

No one needs a high capacity 30,000 gallon assault barge except the military.

There is a "Your Mom" joke in there somewhere but I can't find it.


I don't think so. There's no way his mom is fitting in a 30,000 gallon assault barge
 
2013-04-25 12:27:24 AM  
Were any Mobile homes damaged?
 
2013-04-25 12:29:49 AM  

Somacandra: Oldiron_79: doglover: It's time we ban these dangerous assault barges!

No one needs a high capacity 30,000 gallon assault barge except the military.

There is a "Your Mom" joke in there somewhere but I can't find it.


...and your moms vagina.
 
2013-04-25 12:38:39 AM  

earthwirm: Apparently there is a 3rd explosion. Nearby Carnival Cruise Triumph is being evacuated.


Maybe Carnival is cleaning out the septic tanks on its ships...
 
2013-04-25 12:41:05 AM  

thisispete: What is it with shiat blowing up this month? Can't we just go back to some more traditional mayhem? Like shark attacks or something.


This happened on the water... sharks live in the water. Let's not be hasty and exclude the possibility that this is their doing.
 
2013-04-25 12:43:29 AM  

Lawnchair: TyrantII: What the hell is a natural gas barge?

Surely they don't mean LNG tankers, right?

I hope to God not.  There's really no reason to ship cryogenic/compressed LNG domestically.  High seas between continents, yes.  Barge, we have pipelines.  LNG... that shiat goes BOOM.

I'm hoping and betting that we're probably referring to what are better termed 'natural gas liquids'.  Propane and ethane, largely, with the butanes and up. 'Natural' natural gas, minus the methane and other ultra-light stuff. This then gets refined a bit more for 'barbecue' propane and chemical feedstock fractions.  Liquids at standard temp/pressure or slightly pressurized, and shipped by barge, truck, and railcar all the time.

This would have to be LPG, there are no LNG barges in the United States, and no LNG carriers in Mobile.

Also, to quibble with the comment about going boom, LPG goes boom.  LNG is -160 C and so missing the heat aspect of the combustion triangle.
 
2013-04-25 12:43:36 AM  
When you leave things unregulated and pay off inspectors to keep their mouths shut, bad things happen.
 
2013-04-25 12:45:29 AM  

ontariolightning: When you leave things unregulated and pay off inspectors to keep their mouths shut, bad things happen.


Same thing happens in Canada too; I got a case of beer there and one of the bottles had a mouse in it. They wouldn't give me a refund.
 
2013-04-25 12:48:50 AM  

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: ontariolightning: When you leave things unregulated and pay off inspectors to keep their mouths shut, bad things happen.

Same thing happens in Canada too; I got a case of beer there and one of the bottles had a mouse in it. They wouldn't give me a refund.


Was it a deadmau5?
 
2013-04-25 12:49:15 AM  

ontariolightning: When you leave things unregulated and pay off inspectors to keep their mouths shut, bad things happen.


Meh - no need to attribute to wickedness what can easily be attributed to stupidity and incompetence.
People can't do anything right, and sooner or later, every task gets handed off to a bonehead who can't be trusted to tie his shoes correctly.
 
2013-04-25 12:52:01 AM  

Intel154: Also, to quibble with the comment about going boom, LPG goes boom.  LNG is -160 C and so missing the heat aspect of the combustion triangle.


Real-world tests being thankfully rare, there's debate on how much a LNG tanker rupture/spark would 'boom' versus (and I think the latter is more likely) not exactly explode, per se, but still go up in a fiery inferno.  The LOX in the Space Shuttle main tank was at -180C and the LH2 was at -250C.  It sure as heck burned pretty quickly.
 
2013-04-25 12:52:56 AM  

jso2897: ontariolightning: When you leave things unregulated and pay off inspectors to keep their mouths shut, bad things happen.

Meh - no need to attribute to wickedness what can easily be attributed to stupidity and incompetence.
People can't do anything right, and sooner or later, every task gets handed off to a bonehead who can't be trusted to tie his shoes correctly.


I like that outlook. And it is right 99% of the time, 99%. But sometimes, it's not, and you have to look in the toothy mouth and measure the bite radius to be sure.
 
2013-04-25 12:56:30 AM  

ChiliBoots: thisispete: What is it with shiat blowing up this month? Can't we just go back to some more traditional mayhem? Like shark attacks or something.

This happened on the water... sharks live in the water. Let's not be hasty and exclude the possibility that this is their doing.


Terrorist sharks? I wonder what their religious and political affiliations are?
 
2013-04-25 12:56:34 AM  
From the good folks at Sandia National Lab:
http://www.hss.energy.gov/nuclearsafety/nfsp/fire/workshop2009/presen t ations/(5)_Large_Scale_LNG_Experiment_Tim_Stirrup.pdf
 
2013-04-25 12:57:42 AM  

IronTom: jso2897: ontariolightning: When you leave things unregulated and pay off inspectors to keep their mouths shut, bad things happen.

Meh - no need to attribute to wickedness what can easily be attributed to stupidity and incompetence.
People can't do anything right, and sooner or later, every task gets handed off to a bonehead who can't be trusted to tie his shoes correctly.

I like that outlook. And it is right 99% of the time, 99%. But sometimes, it's not, and you have to look in the toothy mouth and measure the bite radius to be sure.


Lighten up, Francis. You'll get over it.
 
2013-04-25 01:03:15 AM  

jso2897: IronTom: jso2897: ontariolightning: When you leave things unregulated and pay off inspectors to keep their mouths shut, bad things happen.

Meh - no need to attribute to wickedness what can easily be attributed to stupidity and incompetence.
People can't do anything right, and sooner or later, every task gets handed off to a bonehead who can't be trusted to tie his shoes correctly.

I like that outlook. And it is right 99% of the time, 99%. But sometimes, it's not, and you have to look in the toothy mouth and measure the bite radius to be sure.

Lighten up, Francis. You'll get over it.


um, sure, just saying that there it a lot of unwanted stuff happening lately. Hopefully it is all just coincidental, but it still deserves to be looked in to carefully.
 
2013-04-25 01:04:42 AM  

utah dude: strangeluck: Bullshiat!

Everyone knows it was space aliens from Omicron Ceti 9, who plan to wipe us out in strange and not so creative ways.

in Des Moines, Iowa... look at the ground around Des Moines, Stuart...


You can't build on it, you can't grow anything in it. The government says it's due to poor farming.
But I know what's really going on, Stuart.
 
2013-04-25 01:09:45 AM  
April is the cruelest month, or so it has been said.

/Damn.
 
2013-04-25 01:18:13 AM  

AttawaYawattA: For some of you, your news aggregator website addiction mixed poorly with the excessive Boston coverage. Now some boobies seem to be overexposed and you are jumping at your own shadows.  Take a week off from the news, you can come back fresh in May.


6,472/10.
 
2013-04-25 01:18:39 AM  
Alabooma.
 
2013-04-25 01:25:11 AM  

Lawnchair: Intel154: Also, to quibble with the comment about going boom, LPG goes boom.  LNG is -160 C and so missing the heat aspect of the combustion triangle.

Real-world tests being thankfully rare, there's debate on how much a LNG tanker rupture/spark would 'boom' versus (and I think the latter is more likely) not exactly explode, per se, but still go up in a fiery inferno.  The LOX in the Space Shuttle main tank was at -180C and the LH2 was at -250C.  It sure as heck burned pretty quickly.


The smart money says there'd be one hell of a BLEVE.
 
2013-04-25 01:25:51 AM  

Nina Haagen Dazs: IronTom: Nina Haagen Dazs: IronTom: It could be terrorism, no?

Or an accident? Possibly negligence? Must every bad thing be terrorism? That word is beginning to lose it's punch.

Too many bad things all bunched together, is suspicious.

So is anybody benefiting from all of these coincidental explosions?


The news media? Because if it's a media conspiracy, it is backfiring wonderfully.

/Apophenia as usual
//It's just particularly explosive this time
 
2013-04-25 01:26:47 AM  
Live video?
 
2013-04-25 01:30:42 AM  

TheShavingofOccam123: It's probably British Petroleum getting rid of some bad inventory. They often have refinery fires and other industrial accidents. Convenient ones.


Albion lightning.
 
2013-04-25 01:49:20 AM  

eatin' fetus: Natural Gas seems like a horrible material to build a barge out of.


Yeah, kinda like a zeppelin coated in rocket fuel, huh?

Seriously, I laughed at your comment :D
 
2013-04-25 02:11:50 AM  
Clearly, there's only one solution to this: lower taxes on oil and gas corporations, increase their subsidies, deregulate more, and for the love of God finally put in KeystoneXL.
 
2013-04-25 02:18:12 AM  
That's an amazing coincidence, I barged into the bathroom a couple times tonight but the explosions were only natural gas.
 
2013-04-25 02:20:16 AM  

Wireless Joe: Whatever it is, I credit small government and their refreshing lack of regulation.  We'll probably find out the barges were carrying 1,350 times the natural gas that would normally trigger safety oversight by the US Dept. of Homeland Security.


Because bidnez executives never, ever worry about getting biatch-slapped by their insurance companies and sneer at the possibility of profits.

Idiot.
 
2013-04-25 02:21:59 AM  

Ringshadow: I said it before. I'll say it again.

If your industry has the ability to do massive damage to yourself/the surrounding area/civilians, you should be regulated as hard as nuclear power is now.


And the magical power of government will make everything safe, right?
 
2013-04-25 02:24:22 AM  

MemeSlave: Did it cut the Taggart Bridge neatly in half?


I think I'll favorite you.
 
2013-04-25 02:26:26 AM  

buzzcut73: Wireless Joe: Whatever it is, I credit small government and their refreshing lack of regulation.  We'll probably find out the barges were carrying 1,350 times the natural gas that would normally trigger safety oversight by the US Dept. of Homeland Security.

Oh, I'm sorry...the were already under DHS (Coast Guard) oversight by way of being a vessel that transported HAZMAT.
Really, just being a commercial vessel gets you Coast Guard inspections from time to time. One that hauls gas, even more often.

As far as West, TX goes, DHS oversight would have included: Is the fence high enough? Is the facility locked at night? Do they have adequate security in place? Nothing about proper storage and fire prevention in there.

I'll be interested to see what becomes of both investigations though.


BUT THEY WERE STILL ABLE TO OPERATE, DAMMIT!  So there was not enough regulation.
 
2013-04-25 02:37:40 AM  
See? This is why all the freaking out over red states getting all "we don't need no government regulations we're gonna let business do what they want job growth providers derp de derp" is a waste of time. They'll let their private businesses do what they damn well please, and then shiat will start breaking, blowing up, catching on fire, or releasing toxic gas into their states. While tragic for the people of those states, it will eventually lead to the smarter folks packing up and moving somewhere else--- Somewhere where the government actually steps in and stops these sorts of things from happening.

And then we'll have an even greater concentration of intelligent people in the blue states, and dumb people in the red states, and we'll finally be able to sit back and watch the morons deregulate themselves into extinction.

The only bummer of it is that the business owners aren't forced to live IN the businesses they run. It would be just desserts for the owners of these under-regulated businesses to meet their doom as a result of their own greed and corner-cutting profit-maximizing.
 
2013-04-25 02:59:34 AM  
 
2013-04-25 03:29:00 AM  
Holy cow. Never see my hometown in the news unless the news is bad...
 
2013-04-25 05:36:36 AM  

omnibus_necanda_sunt: Suspect described as a druid, or a cleric with the Fire domain, of at least 15th level.


I'm betting it was a hermetic mage, at least past gauntlet, with lots of points in Creo-Ignem.

Probably House Flambeau, but they're so predictable, they're easy to frame, so...one must be open-minded.
 
2013-04-25 05:58:06 AM  

neurofunkin: I live on the other side of Mobile Bay and was driving home and saw the initial explosions, at this distance I thought it was some sort of odd fireworks. Very bright even the 6 miles across the bridge.


I read this as you lived across from Michael Bay and saw explosions. The Government needs to regulate that guy.
 
2013-04-25 06:18:56 AM  

IronTom: NewportBarGuy: IronTom: It could be terrorism, no?

No.

Why not?


It's terrorism when it's proven that it's terrorism and not a moment sooner. Why? Because we aren't Fox News that's why.
 
2013-04-25 07:12:04 AM  
No, no, no. I distinctly remember saying, no major newsworthy explosions until at least the end of the month. Not forever. But till the end of the month. Was that to much to ask?? Another explosion free week?

Apparently so.
 
2013-04-25 07:18:06 AM  
ZOMGWTFBBQ!!1!!1!1 Turism.
 
2013-04-25 07:21:08 AM  

Alleyoop: Can we get a pipeline and stop hauling the gas around already?


Wrencher: Pipelines blow up too. Couple years ago in WA a couple kids who were lighting fireworks in their neighborhood got blown up because the pipeline was leaking.


Explosions while hauling gas are at least 50-to-1 compared to pipelines.  More predictable areas of concern too.
 
2013-04-25 07:55:08 AM  
We need a Republican to apologize to the energy industry. "Would it make you feel better if we gave you another tax subsidy?"
 
2013-04-25 08:25:06 AM  
At least it wasn't one of these...

timrileylaw.com
 
2013-04-25 08:27:24 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-25 09:22:33 AM  

IronTom: jso2897: IronTom: jso2897: ontariolightning: When you leave things unregulated and pay off inspectors to keep their mouths shut, bad things happen.

Meh - no need to attribute to wickedness what can easily be attributed to stupidity and incompetence.
People can't do anything right, and sooner or later, every task gets handed off to a bonehead who can't be trusted to tie his shoes correctly.

I like that outlook. And it is right 99% of the time, 99%. But sometimes, it's not, and you have to look in the toothy mouth and measure the bite radius to be sure.

Lighten up, Francis. You'll get over it.

um, sure, just saying that there it a lot of unwanted stuff happening lately. Hopefully it is all just coincidental, but it still deserves to be looked in to carefully.


Oh, we can be absolutely sure it will be - the "chattering class" will ensure that every real and imaginary detail of everything that did and din't happen will be stirred like a festering pot of boiling shiat ad nauseum.
Don't f**king worry.
 
2013-04-25 09:49:25 AM  
A federal ban on explosions would have prevented this.
 
2013-04-25 11:07:38 AM  
If only there had been a good barge with a gun.
 
2013-04-25 05:00:41 PM  
Jihadists or GTFO.
 
2013-04-26 02:27:04 AM  

IronTom: Mrtraveler01: IronTom: Nina Haagen Dazs: IronTom: It could be terrorism, no?

Or an accident? Possibly negligence? Must every bad thing be terrorism? That word is beginning to lose it's punch.

Too many bad things all bunched together, is suspicious.

Was the explosion at the fertilizer factory in Texas terrorism?

Beat's me, how about the fire in the JFK library?


You're not wrong. Some of these events might possibly be linked in some way. The authorities might think or know something about that, but thinks that there is value in keeping it from the public. If, for instance, they were working to make a case against some person or group and don't want to tip their hand.

To those saying you are wrong, you must admit that there is a more than 0% possibility that some of the events are related. I agree that it is most unlikely and that it was probably a fluke that these things happened within a few weeks of each other. But, that should and will be investigated just in case there is something there. We have, and will again be, surprised.
 
2013-04-26 06:17:25 AM  
Oh well. It's done. Will probably be fine.
 
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