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Since: Jun 09

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#84510 Apr 22, 2013
RACE wrote:
Its all bush's fault! Obamma just inherited the problem.
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Are you referring to Bush's stint as Texas governor?

Since: Aug 08

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#84511 Apr 22, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text> I do actually. Fox News ran a headline that says the fertilizer plant didn't follow the rules. Not that I equate Fox News with an OSHA inspection, but for this sort of thing their bias should run in the other direction. Thus I find them believable. In addition, most plant explosions, unless caused by an outside force like lightening are usually traceable to some failure to follow maintenance or safety rules.
The simplest explanation, and all that.
Sounds like the feds primarily had responsible to oversee such an operation. So I don't know why you are blaming the state of Texas. Do we really need state and federal inspectors? Not really, if the feds do their job....

Since: Aug 08

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#84512 Apr 22, 2013
I said hi to you on that thread on that other forum, btw, P.

Since: Aug 08

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#84513 Apr 22, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
I got in my car this morning and there was a spider hanging from a single web strand from my rear view mirror. He was real tiny and was either asleep of dead. I grabbed him with a napkin snd squished him for good measure.
You probably just pis$ed off the momma spider and she'll be waiting for you tomorrow.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#84514 Apr 22, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
I got in my car this morning and there was a spider hanging from a single web strand from my rear view mirror. He was real tiny and was either asleep of dead. I grabbed him with a napkin snd squished him for good measure.
There are so many variety, species, and sizes of spiders, chances are you are never more than six feet away from a spider at any given time in your life! Sleep easy!

Since: Jan 10

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#84515 Apr 22, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>While everyone csn donate(or not) to whatever they want, fact is, this Texas disaster has gotten very little media coverage compared to Boston. I'd feel slighted too if there was a disastrr in my home and seemingly no one cared cause of a disaster in a bigger city.
The pesron who complained is from Texas. He's taking it way too pesronally.

Also, you can't compare the two events. It's natural that a terrorist attack would garner more attention than a plant explosion.

Since: Jan 10

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#84516 Apr 22, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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There are so many variety, species, and sizes of spiders, chances are you are never more than six feet away from a spider at any given time in your life! Sleep easy!
And nevermind all the "spiders" (mites and such) that live in your eye lashes!

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#84517 Apr 22, 2013
Fertilizer plant explosion - MORE GOVERNMENT REGULATION!

Oil drilling explosion - END OIL DRILLING!

Nutball shoots up a school - BAN ALL FIREARMS!

Legalized immigrants blow up a few people - OPEN THE BORDERS AND AMNESTY FOR ALL!
Because we need 12 million more workers while America is facing 13% unemployment.

USA! USA!

Since: Jan 10

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#84518 Apr 22, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
Fertilizer plant explosion - MORE GOVERNMENT REGULATION!
Oil drilling explosion - END OIL DRILLING!
No, not more regulation. Just enforce the regs we already have.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#84519 Apr 22, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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The pesron who complained is from Texas. He's taking it way too pesronally.
Also, you can't compare the two events. It's natural that a terrorist attack would garner more attention than a plant explosion.
Not saying he's justified to be angry at CVS, but his anger is understandable.

You live in Texas. Perhaps someone you know was killed or injured. But every time you turn on the TV, you see nothing but Boston coverage. Help Boston funds and charities. Boston Stands as One. Pray for Boston. Boston Strong. OneFundBoston.

Compare the 2.
Boston: 3 dead, 219 injured
Texas: 35 dead, 200 injured

Not sure what buildings were damaged in Boston bombing, but I don't think anyone lost their home or that a substantial number of people are now out of work.

In Texas?
75 homes destroyed or have substantial damage
Nursing home, gone.
Apartment complex, gone.
Middle school, gone.
The plant is destroyed, effectively putting a lot of people out of work.

If I had to guess, the Texas disaster affects the residents of that town. Who is the Boston disaster affecting? I have not checked the race roster, but people come from all over the world to run the race.

But every time this guy turns on the tv. Boston stands as one. Help raise money for Boston. Lets ignore the town that lost homes, school, and income.

Not saying there are not people raising money for the Texas folks, but I can say that I have not seen anything about any Texas charities on tv. Maybe I'm looking at the wrong channels.

Don't think that would piss you off?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#84520 Apr 22, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
No, not more regulation. Just enforce the regs we already have.
Suppose we just enforce the immigration laws we already have....

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#84521 Apr 22, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Compare the 2.
Boston: 3 dead, 219 injured
Texas: 35 dead, 200 injured
Tonks, buddy, this is the sensationalism of the media. A terrorism attack trumps everything, be it a national disaster or an industrial accident. Did you hear about any other tragedies during Katrina? Or Sandy? Or the oil rig explosion in the gulf?

No?

Think about it....

Since: Jan 10

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#84522 Apr 22, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Suppose we just enforce the immigration laws we already have....
I'm fine with that.

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#84523 Apr 22, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Not saying he's justified to be angry at CVS, but his anger is understandable.
You live in Texas. Perhaps someone you know was killed or injured. But every time you turn on the TV, you see nothing but Boston coverage. Help Boston funds and charities. Boston Stands as One. Pray for Boston. Boston Strong. OneFundBoston.
Compare the 2.
Boston: 3 dead, 219 injured
Texas: 35 dead, 200 injured
Not sure what buildings were damaged in Boston bombing, but I don't think anyone lost their home or that a substantial number of people are now out of work.
In Texas?
75 homes destroyed or have substantial damage
Nursing home, gone.
Apartment complex, gone.
Middle school, gone.
The plant is destroyed, effectively putting a lot of people out of work.
If I had to guess, the Texas disaster affects the residents of that town. Who is the Boston disaster affecting? I have not checked the race roster, but people come from all over the world to run the race.
But every time this guy turns on the tv. Boston stands as one. Help raise money for Boston. Lets ignore the town that lost homes, school, and income.
Not saying there are not people raising money for the Texas folks, but I can say that I have not seen anything about any Texas charities on tv. Maybe I'm looking at the wrong channels.
Don't think that would piss you off?
I think it most likely would. He's taking his anger and bitterness and focusing it on CVS. Why not go after every company that did this? He isn't. He's just misguided.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#84524 Apr 22, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Tonks, buddy, this is the sensationalism of the media. A terrorism attack trumps everything,
I understand that. But do you think that makes it easier for someone in Texas to swallow? Are the dead and injured in Boston more dead and injured than those in Texas?

A week from now, Boston will be chugging along. This event is not going to cripple Boston in any way. That Texas town can't say the same thing.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#84525 Apr 22, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I think it most likely would. He's taking his anger and bitterness and focusing it on CVS. Why not go after every company that did this? He isn't. He's just misguided.
That's what I said. He has a right to be angry with the situation in general, but not at CVS specifically.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Chicago, IL

#84526 Apr 22, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>While everyone csn donate(or not) to whatever they want, fact is, this Texas disaster has gotten very little media coverage compared to Boston. I'd feel slighted too if there was a disastrr in my home and seemingly no one cared cause of a disaster in a bigger city.
Blame the lamestream media!! Disaster in Democratic Massachusetts that only kills 3 gets all the sympathy and attention, and the disaster that killed a multiple of that in Republican Texas gets comparatively little attention!! The liberal media doesn't care about Texas because Texas won't give up its guns!! Damn liberals!!

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Chicago, IL

#84527 Apr 22, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Not saying he's justified to be angry at CVS, but his anger is understandable.
You live in Texas. Perhaps someone you know was killed or injured. But every time you turn on the TV, you see nothing but Boston coverage. Help Boston funds and charities. Boston Stands as One. Pray for Boston. Boston Strong. OneFundBoston.
Compare the 2.
Boston: 3 dead, 219 injured
Texas: 35 dead, 200 injured
Not sure what buildings were damaged in Boston bombing, but I don't think anyone lost their home or that a substantial number of people are now out of work.
In Texas?
75 homes destroyed or have substantial damage
Nursing home, gone.
Apartment complex, gone.
Middle school, gone.
The plant is destroyed, effectively putting a lot of people out of work.
If I had to guess, the Texas disaster affects the residents of that town. Who is the Boston disaster affecting? I have not checked the race roster, but people come from all over the world to run the race.
But every time this guy turns on the tv. Boston stands as one. Help raise money for Boston. Lets ignore the town that lost homes, school, and income.
Not saying there are not people raising money for the Texas folks, but I can say that I have not seen anything about any Texas charities on tv. Maybe I'm looking at the wrong channels.
Don't think that would piss you off?
No. I think it is completely silly to get wrapped up in who gets how much sympathy for what. One is a fertilizer plant in the middle of nowhere that blew up because people weren't doing their jobs. The other is a terrorist act during one of the most revered sporting events in the world in one of the most revered cities in this country. The discrepancy in attention is understandable. The LW's discontent, while understandable, is silly and petty. What is ridiculous is his targeting any particular business and his statement that left me with the immpression that he would rather no one got attention than one get more attention than the other. The whole keeping score thing get old. It's very 6-yr.-oldish.
Dahgts

Brugge, Belgium

#84528 Apr 23, 2013
If its Tuesday it must be Belgium:

Just to change the subject, no or almost no fat people in Europe and bakeries are all over with croissants and pastries. Lots of bike riding and walking

Lazy Americans :/

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#84529 Apr 23, 2013
Dahgts wrote:
If its Tuesday it must be Belgium:
Just to change the subject, no or almost no fat people in Europe and bakeries are all over with croissants and pastries. Lots of bike riding and walking
Lazy Americans :/
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