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  •  A few moments spent perusing (2+ / 0-)
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    SaraBeth, Catte Nappe

    the comments prior to yours would likely have answered your question, so far as anyone here knows at this point in time.

    No. It does not appear to be terrorist related. Negligence.




    Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
    ~ Jerry Garcia

    by DeadHead on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 12:34:13 AM PDT

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    •  Unless you consider the gross negligence and (6+ / 0-)

      disregard for human life that these corporations display to be a form of terrorism that is.

      You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 12:47:08 AM PDT

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      •  In that sense, yes (1+ / 0-)
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        Throw The Bums Out

        Though the commenter has now made it clear that was indeed not what s/he had in mind, as evidenced by the above dickfaced response s/he made above to Susan from 29.




        Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
        ~ Jerry Garcia

        by DeadHead on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 01:13:53 AM PDT

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      •  I do.... n/t (4+ / 0-)

        "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." ~ Edward Abbey

        by SaraBeth on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 06:03:30 AM PDT

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      •  what is terrorism? (2+ / 0-)
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        rjnerd, Throw The Bums Out

        I always think of terrorism as something that makes you afraid. By that definition, I am much more terrorized by industrial plants with non-technical managers, captive regulators, bribed public officials (directly and by campaign contributions) AND UNDERPAID AND POORLY TRAINED OPERATORS AND FIRST RESPONDERS.

        I used to work in a plant that switched from a manager who understood the process and the dangers to an MBA type. He was always worried about all the paperwork, regulations, safety inspections and training costs for safety. Mr. MBA didn't understand that the crew knew how to prevent fires and how to put them out in seconds - before they became a disaster just in case. Dangerous chemicals were kept in a safe location until use and empty containers returned for proper disposal. All of this was routine. He was convinced, because the plant had few accidents that we were wasting money in all these expenses for compliance and paperwork. It was too much work for this guy to sign the papers and he couldn't be bothered to learn what he was signing so he thought it was all bullshit. The previous guy knew if the paperwork was right and if the safety work was done. He was a very good manager because all the people who went into a meeting had to know what was going on to be sure you could answer the direct detailed questions he asked. He knew what to ask to see if you were up to date and truthful.

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