Massive explosion at Texas plant

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#2 Posted by hippiesanta (10299 posts) -
I pity some of the victim are anticipating E3
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#3 Posted by Master_Live (18815 posts) -

Ok, give me the odds that the Boston bombing, the ricin envelopes and this explosion are concerted terrorist plots. 1/10? 1/100?

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#4 Posted by sonicare (55389 posts) -

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/17/us/texas-explosion/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

 

Sounds like industrial accident.

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#5 Posted by Wasdie (53467 posts) -

Fertailizer is some potent stuff. 

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#6 Posted by Rich3232 (2628 posts) -
*coughs*
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#7 Posted by dave123321 (35329 posts) -
Richard may have made a thread right before this
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#8 Posted by dave123321 (35329 posts) -
Poor rich
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#9 Posted by NEWMAHAY (3824 posts) -
I just saw it. It was pretty traffic.
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#10 Posted by Dogswithguns (11359 posts) -
Just glad I never work there..
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#11 Posted by Wasdie (53467 posts) -

Poor rich dave123321

Hey I didn't lock it so don't blame me.

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#12 Posted by Rich3232 (2628 posts) -
Poor rich dave123321
:( It's alright, man.
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#13 Posted by Slow_Show (2018 posts) -

Ok, give me the odds that the Boston bombing, the ricin envelopes and this explosion are concerted terrorist plots. 1/10? 1/100?

Master_Live

Zero. Even if (and, obviously, big if) the bombing and the envelopes are connected, this is definitely an industrial accident. 

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#14 Posted by hoola (6422 posts) -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROrpKx3aIjA  Close up video of the explosion supposedly.  Turn your volume down - it will get loud aroudn 30 seconds.  

I think april is the worst month in the USA since september 2001.

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#15 Posted by berto64 (12689 posts) -

that looked terrible :(. its sureal that it happened in a small town. i hope everyone will be alrght out there.

we have a small fertlzer plant 3 miles south of me... its small but still im kind of scared now :/

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#16 Posted by ferrari2001 (17760 posts) -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROrpKx3aIjA  Close up video of the explosion supposedly.  Turn your volume down - it will get loud aroudn 30 seconds.  

I think april is the worst month in the USA since september 2001.

hoola
OMG! That explosion was massive.
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#17 Posted by double_decker (146015 posts) -
So close after the Boston crap it'll probably be spun off as terrorist crap.
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#18 Posted by C_Rule (9816 posts) -
So close after the Boston crap it'll probably be spun off as terrorist crap.double_decker
I'm sure that Alex Jones nutjob will have something to say about this.
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#19 Posted by worlock77 (22552 posts) -

Ok, give me the odds that the Boston bombing, the ricin envelopes and this explosion are concerted terrorist plots. 1/10? 1/100?

Master_Live

1/10,000

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#20 Posted by DarkPrinceXC (5921 posts) -
http://videos.digg.com/post/48255205917/an-explosion-at-a-fertilizer-plant-in-west-texas Video of the explosion. ******* insane.
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#21 Posted by KungfuKitten (24565 posts) -

So it was a plant working with explosive materials.
Normally they have last hope solutions like concrete cube housings with one side open or artificial hills to direct a potential explosion away from a village or upwards.

Maybe they had some kind of different final safety measures in place though. I am not judging them only questioning them. Normally when something like this happens, it's not one mistake. Many mistakes at once create an unforeseen disaster.
It sounds like there was a tanker involved here.

Condolences to all the poor people who lost someone dear.
And I have faith that all who die will find a better world than this one.

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#22 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

I pity some of the victim are anticipating E3hippiesanta

 

Way to be a moron

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#23 Posted by lamprey263 (34421 posts) -
Fertilizer is no joke, remember the Oklahoma City Bombing? Here's a VIDEO of the type of bomb he used then. Powerful stuff. In Oppau Germany like 90 years ago a silo containing ammonium nitrate and ammonium sulfate exploded killing like 600 people, injuring thousands, destroyed most the town. Glass was shattered for miles.
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#24 Posted by rocinante_ (1772 posts) -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROrpKx3aIjA  Close up video of the explosion supposedly.  Turn your volume down - it will get loud aroudn 30 seconds.  

I think april is the worst month in the USA since september 2001.

hoola

jesus christ, that's surreal

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#25 Posted by Horgen (116380 posts) -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROrpKx3aIjA  Close up video of the explosion supposedly.  Turn your volume down - it will get loud aroudn 30 seconds.  

I think april is the worst month in the USA since september 2001.

hoola
Why does he film it like an idiot?
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#26 Posted by lamprey263 (34421 posts) -
[QUOTE="hoola"]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROrpKx3aIjA  Close up video of the explosion supposedly.  Turn your volume down - it will get loud aroudn 30 seconds.  

I think april is the worst month in the USA since september 2001.

horgen123
Why does he film it like an idiot?

startled from shockwave, his kid was panicking and saying he couldn't hear anything, maybe the dad couldn't hear anything either, if I thought I'd just gone deaf or my kid was I wouldn't give a crap about filming at that point
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#27 Posted by JustPlainLucas (77729 posts) -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROrpKx3aIjA  Close up video of the explosion supposedly.  Turn your volume down - it will get loud aroudn 30 seconds.  

I think april is the worst month in the USA since september 2001.

hoola
Jesus Christo...
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#28 Posted by lamprey263 (34421 posts) -
dang, just read estimates of between 60-70 killed, hundreds wounded
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#29 Posted by Horgen (116380 posts) -
[QUOTE="lamprey263"] startled from shockwave, his kid was panicking and saying he couldn't hear anything, maybe the dad couldn't hear anything either, if I thought I'd just gone deaf or my kid was I wouldn't give a crap about filming at that point

I did not mean what he actually filmed, however the way he hold his phone for it. Instead of 16:9, he went 9:16...
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#30 Posted by hippiesanta (10299 posts) -

[QUOTE="hippiesanta"]I pity some of the victim are anticipating E3wis3boi

 

Way to be a moron below

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#31 Posted by sukraj (27268 posts) -

Poor rich dave123321

i wish i was rich.

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#33 Posted by comp_atkins (34302 posts) -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROrpKx3aIjA  Close up video of the explosion supposedly.  Turn your volume down - it will get loud aroudn 30 seconds.  

I think april is the worst month in the USA since september 2001.

hoola
jfc... LANDSCAPE, people, LANDSCAPE.
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#34 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

[QUOTE="wis3boi"]

[QUOTE="hippiesanta"]I pity some of the victim are anticipating E3hippiesanta

 

Way to be a moron

 

 

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Like I said, stop being a complete jackass.

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#35 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

Ok, give me the odds that the Boston bombing, the ricin envelopes and this explosion are concerted terrorist plots. 1/10? 1/100?

Master_Live
The media makes money off of fear -- this is probably more common than you think.
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#36 Posted by BossPerson (9177 posts) -
explosion at a fertilizer plant? almost like having an explosion at an explosives plant
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#37 Posted by LJS9502_basic (161960 posts) -
Shame....
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#38 Posted by comp_atkins (34302 posts) -
[QUOTE="BossPerson"]explosion at a fertilizer plant? almost like having an explosion at an explosives plant

:lol:
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#39 Posted by kingkong0124 (8329 posts) -

[QUOTE="kingkong0124"][QUOTE="dave123321"]Texas is okdave123321
Am keeping you in my prayers Dave. Please stay safe out there.

It's not like I am in any danger. Just an accident a ways away. But thanks :)

You never know. Always have to be careful. Strange things are happening in the world right now. First Boston. Then the poison letters. Then this. Now the Downtown LA Hooters bomb scare.

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#40 Posted by Wasdie (53467 posts) -

[QUOTE="Netherscourge"]

The bomb Timothy McVeigh made to destroy the Oklahoma City Federal building was a fertilizer bomb - packed into 1 rental truck.

 

They can be a very powerful explosive material.

Fightingfan

I've always heard you could do that, but how?

Think of it this way. Plants need a lot of energy to grow. Soil has some energy and a lot more comes from the sun. However fertilizer is basically just tons of packed in energy to supercharge the soil. Remember all matter is essentially latent energy. Plants turn soil and nutrients into energy just like they use the sun. 

So basically fertilizer is just lots of compacted energy that can be released with the right catalyst. Pack enough in and BOOM you can get a big explosion if you can somehow release it really quickly.

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#41 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12605 posts) -
This reminds me of the Arcadian Corporations Lake Charles Louisiana ammonia reactor explosion that happened in 92. @ Wis3boi, I was listening to that new Black Sabbath song and watching your sig. She was really getting into it.
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#42 Posted by Netherscourge (16364 posts) -

The bomb Timothy McVeigh made to destroy the Oklahoma City Federal building was a fertilizer bomb - packed into 1 rental truck.

 

They can be a very powerful explosive material.

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#43 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

The bomb Timothy McVeigh made to destroy the Oklahoma City Federal building was a fertilizer bomb - packed into 1 rental truck.

 

They can be a very powerful explosive material.

Netherscourge
I've always heard you could do that, but how?
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#44 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

Wis3boi, I was listening to that new Black Sabbath song and watching your sig. She was really getting into it.WhiteKnight77

:lol:

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#45 Posted by Chaos_HL21 (5288 posts) -

[QUOTE="Master_Live"]

Ok, give me the odds that the Boston bombing, the ricin envelopes and this explosion are concerted terrorist plots. 1/10? 1/100?

Fightingfan

The media makes money off of fear -- this is probably more common than you think.

It is just a coincidence, not really common just they happen back to back.


But this explosion kind of reminds me of the PEPCON plant explosion at Henderson, Nevada back in 1988. It was a plant that makes stuff for solid rocket boosters, and after the Space Shuttle was frozen it had 4500 tons of the stuff. The two largest explosions hit like 3 and 3.5. But thankfully it wasn't that close to residential buildings, only two workers were killed. I just wonder why this fertilizer plant was so close to residental areas, I would think that is something you want away from those areas?

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#46 Posted by -Renegade (8340 posts) -

April 19 - May 1
- Blood Sacrifice To The Beast, a most critical 13-day period. Fire sacrifice is required on April 19. April 19 is the first day of the 13-day Satanic ritual day relating to fire - the fire god, Baal, or Molech/Nimrod (the Sun God), also known as the Roman god, Saturn (Satan/Devil). This day is a major human sacrifice day, demanding fire sacrifice with an emphasis on children. This day is one of the most important human sacrifice days, and as such, has had some very important historic events occur on this day.

  • April 19, 1904 - The Great Fire of Toronto 
  • April 18, 1906 - The San Francisco Earthquake Fire 
  • April 16, 1947- Texas City fertilizer plant explosion
  • April 20, 1999 - The Columbine High School Massacre 
  • April 19, 2005 - Joseph Alois Ratzinger elected as Pope Benedict XVI 
  • April 19, 2010 - In Canada over 400 hundred of straw bales caught on fire and blazed out of control 
  • April 20, 2010 - The Gulf Oil Fire 
  • April 20 - The Birthday of Adolf Hitler

 

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#47 Posted by megam (457 posts) -
I'm still wondering why the hell anyone would build a retirement home, schools apartments, etc. that close to an ammonia plant.
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#48 Posted by DroidPhysX (17098 posts) -
I'm still wondering why the hell anyone would build a retirement home, schools apartments, etc. that close to an ammonia plant. megam
Texas = no zoning laws
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#49 Posted by dave123321 (35329 posts) -
Texas is ok
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#50 Posted by kingkong0124 (8329 posts) -

my prayers are with Texas right now