Fertilizer Plant explosion in Waco Texas

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Apr 18, 2013
  1. ShadowSoldier
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    http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/18/us/texas-explosion/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

    Mayor said 40-80 houses have been flattened.

     
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    Oh my fucking god... The ending nearly had me in tears...

    EDIT: I was referring to the kid shouting "I can't hear anything"
     
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    Well shit. RIP to all the dead. I know we have a few Tempers out in Texas, hope none of them are affected by this.
     
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    Between the Boston bombing, attempted poisoning of Obama, and this, it's fair to say we've had a shitty week.
     
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    Saw this on the news this morning, it's so horrible to hear, especially after what happened in Boston already this week. Thoughts go out to all those affected by the events of this week.
     
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    Waco sounds exactly like the place where something would blow up. We aren't talking about the ACME Fertilizer Plant by chance?
     
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    Because one senseless tragedy this week just wasn't enough.
     
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    Don't forget the indisputable proof of the US government using torture to...

    Hey...wait. Poisoning Obama? I thought that poison letters was aimed at one of the governors? Did I read the wrong sources, or are things even more tragic than they already were? :(


    In any case...you've all got my sympathies, guys. This sort of news is always tough...
     
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    sad indeed...we still don't know how many people are dead and injured from the explosion. first they said 70 dead and more than 200 injured, now there saying 5 to 15 dead and more than 160+ people injured.......we'll have to see what happens mean while they gotta get everyone outta there before the second fertilizer plant explodes. :(
     
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    Two separate incidents, at least as far as I'm aware.
     
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    Just goes to show the US infrastructure sucks balls and is antiquated. There's also an oil explosion in OK.
     
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    That bold part really got to me. I don't care if you voted for him or not the guy does not deserve to be attacked like that. Yeah... pretty shitty week.
     
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    What? How does it suck balls?
     
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    A ton of shit is really antiquated (roads, bridges, the power grid) and improperly maintained because funds that are collected whether through taxes or what not are funneled into other stupid shit and not used for what they were meant for.

    Not to mention that a shit load of towns/cities have historical districts that hinder upgrading or maintaining of buildings properly.
     
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    Is it just me where I live but has security really got crazy this week after this. Where I am out in Queens, NY there are cops in random roads mostly next to public places such as schools, postal offices, etc just standing on the middle of the road with cameras. Such a shitty week, RIP to all the ones who died.
     
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    That explosion was so massive, it measured 2.1 on the Richter Scale. All I know is it looked like a massive bomb going off in the videos I have seen. That explosion was about 10 times more powerful then any bomb ever made from what I have seen. Nuclear bombs have more effect in terms of destruction, but no bomb has that kind of sheer power in shaking the earth.
     
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    This is really sad, to hear. I saw this on CablePulse24 this morning. The Boston explosion, Fertilizer plant explosion, what's going on in America? Although, I hope we Muslims don't get blamed for this.
     
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    Sad, I wonder if Governor Rick Perry has said anything about this.

    Edit: Never mind he thanked President Obama for his call, and is asking for federal relief for the county.
     
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    They did say after the explosions in Boston, security in Washington and New York has been amped up.
     
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    The 20th anniversary of the Branch Davidian fire is tomorrow. That happened in Waco too.

    For those of you too young to remember, the FBI raided a group of cultists in Waco and accidentally set fire to the building. 70ish people were burned to death.
     

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