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2013-07-14 04:07:38 PM

Raptor Jesus: TheDirtyNacho: FatherChaos: The fire department believes the cause was probably a natural gas leak inside a home.

Hmm...where have we seen this before?

[files.abovetopsecret.com image 640x395]

Oh, right.  Indiana.

Looks like it's time for some stricter regulations regarding natural gas.


This is Texas.  They don't even regulate highly explosive fertilizer.

Actually Nacho, you're about as wrong as you can get.
http://otscweb.tamu.edu/Brochure/SaleOfAmNitrateTX.pdf (PDF).

I know it's fun to mock Texas, but do try to keep up. You're embarrassing yourself.



Also, great job on trying to be an indignant internet dick.  I'm sure you scored some points somewhere.
 
2013-07-14 04:29:02 PM
A fertilizer company operating out of a house, perhaps?
 
2013-07-14 04:29:46 PM

FatherChaos: The fire department believes the cause was probably a natural gas leak inside a home.

Hmm...where have we seen this before?

[files.abovetopsecret.com image 640x395]

Oh, right.  Indiana.

Looks like it's time for some stricter regulations regarding natural gas.


I love how modern homes just disintegrate into sawdust. There doesn't seem to be anything more dense than corrugated cardboard left in that blast.
 
2013-07-14 04:35:54 PM

FrancoFile: LeroyBourne: FatherChaos: The fire department believes the cause was probably a natural gas leak inside a home.

Hmm...where have we seen this before?

[files.abovetopsecret.com image 640x395]

Oh, right.  Indiana.

Looks like it's time for some stricter regulations regarding natural gas.

Jebus.  If there was anyone home when that went off you can be sure there is nothing left except teeth fillings.

That was pretty much the point.


There was nobody in the house - insurance scam to pay off the two mortgages and make up for gambling losses........but it DID kill two neighbors, and forced a number of homes to be condemned.   Here's more on that story.
 
2013-07-14 04:40:17 PM
Damaged 86 homes, trial is in 2014.
 
2013-07-14 04:45:16 PM

bbfreak: Revenge from the women of Texas? *clicks link* Oh, not that Texas House.


A-how how how how.


Alonjar: darth_badger: Obama drone attack?

OMG THIS!

Seriously though.... I've always wondered why natural gas has zero safety mechanisms associated with typical installs. If a house has gas, it should require detectors just like smoke and carbon monoxide.


The smell is the safety mechanism. Natural gas has no odor; they add that distinctive odor to it before shipping so you can smell it if it's leaking.
 
2013-07-14 04:47:47 PM

NotARocketScientist: Their job is to sit in front of the camera and read the news off the teleprompter. They are not first responders. Sending someone to find out is the best they can do. Also they might as well stick to their regular schedule until they have some information to pass on.


Besides, not only that, but it's clear that they thought it was something local to the studio and didn't know it was going to turn out to be as big of a story as it did. How many other staff are around? OK, probably not all that many at Morning Times Of Which We Do Not Speak, but surely there are a few who have less important jobs than the anchors.

Actually I'd kinda be interested to see more of the broadcast, like when they actually did get word of sort of what had happened.
 
2013-07-14 05:07:15 PM

FatherChaos: The fire department believes the cause was probably a natural gas leak inside a home.

Hmm...where have we seen this before?

[files.abovetopsecret.com image 640x395]

Oh, right.  Indiana.

Looks like it's time for some stricter regulations regarding natural gas.


PG&E laughs at your amateur antics

ww2.hdnux.com

We don't need to be regulated; the potential for liability will keep us safety compliant. All you'll be doing is putting unnecessary regulations on the industry, increase the size of government, and erode away at the free market controlled by us alone.
 
2013-07-14 05:31:44 PM

FatherChaos: The fire department believes the cause was probably a natural gas leak inside a home.

Hmm...where have we seen this before?

[files.abovetopsecret.com image 640x395]

Oh, right.  Indiana.

Looks like it's time for some stricter regulations regarding natural gas.


Dude, that was a drone strike. The interwebs told me so.
 
2013-07-14 06:39:53 PM

evaned: NotARocketScientist: Their job is to sit in front of the camera and read the news off the teleprompter. They are not first responders. Sending someone to find out is the best they can do. Also they might as well stick to their regular schedule until they have some information to pass on.

Besides, not only that, but it's clear that they thought it was something local to the studio and didn't know it was going to turn out to be as big of a story as it did. How many other staff are around? OK, probably not all that many at Morning Times Of Which We Do Not Speak, but surely there are a few who have less important jobs than the anchors.

Actually I'd kinda be interested to see more of the broadcast, like when they actually did get word of sort of what had happened.


I'm surprised they kept as calm as they did. I hear a boom like that, I'd probably jump under a table first and inspect visually next.
 
2013-07-14 06:44:12 PM

Nefarious: LordOfThePings: OMG, it KIIIed the TV studios?

Yeah glad I wasn't the only one having issues with the KIII call letters.


Me III
 
2013-07-14 06:45:20 PM
FatherChaos:
Looks like it's time for some stricter regulations regarding natural gas.

media.nbcnewyork.com

Pfft... This is what Verizon did to one of the houses in my neighborhood last year. They probably charged them an early termination fee for their FIOS too.
 
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2013-07-14 11:13:23 PM
Tony_Pepperoni:
i.imgur.com

Jesus?  Is that you?
 
2013-07-15 12:38:13 AM

Alonjar: Seriously though.... I've always wondered why natural gas has zero safety mechanisms associated with typical installs. If a house has gas, it should require detectors just like smoke and carbon monoxide.


It's not required, but it's available. I have a CO detector which also senses combustible gas.
 
2013-07-15 10:15:02 AM
Years ago, I fell asleep on a couch at a friend's house on a lazy, summer Sunday and was woken up by a loud boom. I went outside to investigate and a house three blocks away exploded. Natural gas, I think. On my walk back to my friend's place, I found a bendable kids toy, a moose, and kept it. He is still in my truck, hanging from the mirror.

/Boring Story, Bro
//Joliet, IL
///like this, but more moose-y

www.tons-of-toys.com
 
2013-07-15 03:16:10 PM
Big Ramifications:
John Thomas. His name is John Thomas. 31 posts and no one has made fun of his name? Struth!

Came for the John Thomas reference.
/left satisfied.  Thank you!
 
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