Texas fertilizer company didn't heed disclosure rules before blast

Apr 20, 2013 Full story: Reuters 72

The fertilizer plant that exploded on Wednesday, obliterating part of a small Texas town and killing at least 14 people, had last year been storing 1,350 times the amount of ammonium nitrate that would normally trigger safety oversight by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security .

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Since: Dec 07

Flint, TX

#64 Apr 22, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
That's not the picture Rambling Rick Perry paints.
How is that stress free Texas Regulatory environment now that a half of a town has been decimated?
Industrial neglect in Texas has a higher body count than recent acts of terrorism in America.
When Reporters are kept out of ground zero that is in line with how the Chinese and Russians implement "News Blackouts" That way they can shape the narrative to fit their liking, exactly how Texas is doing in this catastrophe, last word is that the affected residents are not getting any help from the State of Texas and want the Federal Government to step in and take control.
Texas will shape the narrative as the residents and property owners should have had Insurance, and if their insurance companies give them the run around, oh well.
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The residents have received millions in private donations....up to 6 million at this point, contractors volunteering time to rebuild homes, school children being sent to a neighboring district, food filling two warehouses....

Texas repaired the damage ffom Hurricane Ike within months....New Orleans STILL fkn waiting on the federal government.

You're not a very good liar boy. Hurricane Sandy victims are STILL waiting on the fkn federal government to help while nobama plays golf. Veterans back log of benifits with many needing help while vet workers take two hour lunches.....that's a fact well known.

Don't fart your mouth off without putting GasX in your brain, idiot.

Since: Dec 07

Flint, TX

#65 Apr 22, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
Those must to have been the same inspectors used to inspect the Horizon Drilling Rig in the Gulf of Mexico before it exploded, killing 11 and spilling 500,000 Barrels of oil in the Black Lagoon?
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Horizen inspectors were federal....not state, idiot. They flew out, each time, flew back and charged an expensive steak dinner to the taxpayers. Maybe it's time you realize that fedreal inspectors suck!! LMAO

You're really naive.

Since: Dec 07

Flint, TX

#66 Apr 22, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
That don't fly. Bush got first hand information from Richard Clarke a Clinton appointee who Bush retained, he ignored the warnings.
Bush even ignored the fact the attack was done by Al Qaeda and Bin Laden even after the fact and turned his attention and all of America's resources to finding links for the attack to Iraq.
He dedicated $1.4 Trillion to invading Iraq and ignored Al Qaeda and Bin Laden, who as it turn out moved into a compound down the block from the Bush Funded Pakistan Military Academy, for some 7 years of Bush's presidency
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So point out where the 9/11 Commision said that Bush received info terroists would hijack planes and fly them into buildings..........

It doesn't exist, idiot. He got the same message Clinton got and had the same team working on it. So if your fkn clinton was so great......why didn't he prevent it..he had 8 years and proof that al queda was attacking US interests.....6 times.

the Clinton administration didn’t even designate Afghanistan a state sponsor of terror. That would have been too bellicose. By 2000, various government reports had recommended what were consensus measures to address the terror threat, from squeezing state sponsors of terror, to cutting off funding, to tightening visa policy, to loosening restrictions on the CIA and FBI. Clinton did none of it.

He was, fundamentally, the do-nothing president about terrorism, although he knew — as he tells us now — the grave nature of the threat. It was Bush who could have told Clinton a few things about how to respond to terror in their exit interview, since his instincts were so much sounder. After the al Qaeda attack on the USS Cole in October 2000, Bush as a candidate said that “there must be a consequence.” Common sense, right? Not for Clinton. He let the attack go unanswered.

Bush chased al queda out of Afghanistan....therefore he did not ignore them......Bush began the hunt for bin laden and closed down Clinton's useless bin laden unit....who were taking long taxpayer funded lunches and playing paperwad basketball all day.

After 9/11 Bush put in these policies that are USED by the obama administration.....clinton could've done it but was too busy attack Mt. Carmel, Ruby Ridge and doing lap dances with interns.

Special operations forces. One of the first steps taken by President Bush after Sept. 11 was to revive, fund and expand special operations forces as the dog that would hunt down and kill terrorists.
President Bush also made U.S. Special Operations a war-independent command, just like U.S. Central Command, meaning it could plan and execute its own battle plans.
The U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), the Army's Delta Force and Navy’s SEAL Team 6 mostly had focused on hostage rescue. After Sept. 11, they started receiving the manpower and intelligence to become manhunters. Their biggest successes: Saddam Hussein; al Qaeda’s top Iraq terrorist, Abu Musab Zarqawi; and Osama bin Laden.
Special Ops/Intelligence. The Bush administration fused commandos with the nation’s intelligence agencies — the CIA, the National Security Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency — into task forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
President Bush also transferred a highly secretive military intelligence unit, which specialized in technical surveillance and intercepts, to the Joint Special Operations Command so that commandos and intelligence experts could work together directly.
Predator strikes. The Bush administration established Predator drone bases in Pakistan to strike at al Qaeda and Taliban extremists in that country’s frontier badlands, where U.S. ground troops cannot go.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#67 Apr 22, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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So point out where the 9/11 Commision said that Bush received info terroists would hijack planes and fly them into buildings..........
It doesn't exist, idiot. He got the same message Clinton got and had the same team working on it. So if your fkn clinton was so great......why didn't he prevent it..he had 8 years and proof that al queda was attacking US interests.....6 times.
the Clinton administration didn’t even designate Afghanistan a state sponsor of terror. That would have been too bellicose. By 2000, various government reports had recommended what were consensus measures to address the terror threat, from squeezing state sponsors of terror, to cutting off funding, to tightening visa policy, to loosening restrictions on the CIA and FBI. Clinton did none of it.
He was, fundamentally, the do-nothing president about terrorism, although he knew — as he tells us now — the grave nature of the threat. It was Bush who could have told Clinton a few things about how to respond to terror in their exit interview, since his instincts were so much sounder. After the al Qaeda attack on the USS Cole in October 2000, Bush as a candidate said that “there must be a consequence.” Common sense, right? Not for Clinton. He let the attack go unanswered.
Bush chased al queda out of Afghanistan....therefore he did not ignore them......Bush began the hunt for bin laden and closed down Clinton's useless bin laden unit....who were taking long taxpayer funded lunches and playing paperwad basketball all day.
After 9/11 Bush put in these policies that are USED by the obama administration.....clinton could've done it but was too busy attack Mt. Carmel, Ruby Ridge and doing lap dances with interns.
Special operations forces. One of the first steps taken by President Bush after Sept. 11 was to revive, fund and expand special operations forces as the dog that would hunt down and kill terrorists.
President Bush also made U.S. Special Operations a war-independent command, just like U.S. Central Command, meaning it could plan and execute its own battle plans.
The U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), the Army's Delta Force and Navy’s SEAL Team 6 mostly had focused on hostage rescue. After Sept. 11, they started receiving the manpower and intelligence to become manhunters. Their biggest successes: Saddam Hussein; al Qaeda’s top Iraq terrorist, Abu Musab Zarqawi; and Osama bin Laden.
Special Ops/Intelligence. The Bush administration fused commandos with the nation’s intelligence agencies — the CIA, the National Security Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency — into task forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
President Bush also transferred a highly secretive military intelligence unit, which specialized in technical surveillance and intercepts, to the Joint Special Operations Command so that commandos and intelligence experts could work together directly.
Predator strikes. The Bush administration established Predator drone bases in Pakistan to strike at al Qaeda and Taliban extremists in that country’s frontier badlands, where U.S. ground troops cannot go.
Maybe because he was too busy at this ranch doing "other" things in August 2001.

After all, Condi Rice claimed they were at "battlestations."

I'd hate to see what lax bushie was like!

Since: Dec 07

Flint, TX

#68 Apr 22, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe because he was too busy at this ranch doing "other" things in August 2001.
After all, Condi Rice claimed they were at "battlestations."
I'd hate to see what lax bushie was like!
The ranch was an extension of the Whitehouse at the time, bozo.

Nobama's golf times, Las Vegas after Hurricane Sandy and Hawaiin vacations weren't....DUH

We saw what the lax cliton was like.........6 attacks and 9/11...planned and trained right under his nose and administration.

Idiot
conservative crapola

Bethlehem, PA

#69 Apr 22, 2013
Another example of wrexU.S. and self-regulation.

hahahahahahahahahahaha
Your Ex

New York, NY

#70 Apr 23, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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So where was this martial law your talking about, eh crapcake? Texans don't go up there, your snowbirds come here for the winter because they are wimps. LMAO
Boston??? That's not in Texas, you dumbass.
The town in Texas had law enforcement cordon off the blast area, that's all.
Sorry,
2 different paragraphs,
2 different subjects
Didn't mean to short-circuit you.
BTW, Coloradoans vacation in Cabo
You're a fly-over state.

“BILLARY 2016 ”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#71 Apr 24, 2013
That's what you get when you have the most lax regulations in the entire 50 states. 14 dead and a town, leveled.

TexASS....don't try to move them into the 21st century, no sir-ree Bob.

“BILLARY 2016 ”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#72 Apr 24, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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The ranch was an extension of the Whitehouse at the time, bozo.
Nobama's golf times, Las Vegas after Hurricane Sandy and Hawaiin vacations weren't....DUH
We saw what the lax cliton was like.........6 attacks and 9/11...planned and trained right under his nose and administration.
Idiot
Bush vacationed 879 days. It's a matter of public record. Clearing brush on your own property, biking, hiking and working out are not duties of any American President. No wonder Bush looked so surprised on 9/11. It was the first time he actually had to report to work, 9 months after taking office. Bummer.

Sorry, please continue with your plethora of lame excuses for Bush the Brush Clearer.
Criado Law Group

Quezon City, Philippines

#73 Apr 26, 2013
anneutral wrote:
yeah, well.........
we don't need regulations, or regulators.
we just need federal aid for disasters that were caused by the negligence of private corporations.
Federal aid for Texas is also part of the debate. The people of West needs all the help they can get right now, and politics is no excuse for donating or giving for the victims. With 15 dead, 200 injured, Obama and Michelle was in the memorial service for the fallen, was seen wiping tears! Obama said that the entire nation will help out for the recovery of West, Texas. The Fertilizer Company is facing multiple law suits from the victims, yet no response or any comment was heard from the company. Shrugging shoulders huh! where there is negligence, someone can be held liable, and that someone needs to pay for the damages, I'm afraid that this might include the local politician in Texas.

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#74 Apr 26, 2013
Criado Law Group wrote:
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Federal aid for Texas is also part of the debate. The people of West needs all the help they can get right now, and politics is no excuse for donating or giving for the victims. With 15 dead, 200 injured, Obama and Michelle was in the memorial service for the fallen, was seen wiping tears! Obama said that the entire nation will help out for the recovery of West, Texas. The Fertilizer Company is facing multiple law suits from the victims, yet no response or any comment was heard from the company. Shrugging shoulders huh! where there is negligence, someone can be held liable, and that someone needs to pay for the damages, I'm afraid that this might include the local politician in Texas.
I was being sarcastic.
it's because regulations were NOT followed that this happened.
however, I don't have any sort of problem with the federal government giving the town of West whatever it is that they need to come back from this.
.
my problem is elected officials from texas refusing to support federal aid to victims of weather, and then expecting federal aid for victims of privately owned companies.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#75 Apr 26, 2013
anneutral wrote:
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I was being sarcastic.
it's because regulations were NOT followed that this happened.
however, I don't have any sort of problem with the federal government giving the town of West whatever it is that they need to come back from this.
.
my problem is elected officials from texas refusing to support federal aid to victims of weather, and then expecting federal aid for victims of privately owned companies.
That's why TexASS has Rick "Let's Pray for Rain" Perry as the governor and we have his bromance butt buddy Rick " I only took the fith 75 times" Scott.

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