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  •  I was listening (4+ / 0-)
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    judyms9, scott5js, Gentle Giant, johanus

    to a woman being interviewed this morning and apparently people were drawn to the area to see the initial fire not realizing they were putting their lives in so much danger.  It made me think of the tsunami in Thailand where people were drawn to the strange actions of the sea and then were overtaken by the waters.  Humans are curious by nature but at times that curiosity can be deadly.

    •  People's ignorance puts them in harm's way (2+ / 0-)
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      Gentle Giant, a2nite

      in situations like this.  The people who showed up to watch the fire probably didn't know the danger they were in, because no one had ever explained the danger of a fire and subsequent explosions in a fertilizer plant to them.  It's possible they didn't even know the building on fire was a fertilizer plant.

      Same thing in Thailand.  If people had known what "the strange actions of the sea" meant, they would have headed for the hills - except for a few stupid thrill seekers.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 06:54:47 AM PDT

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    •  You know the old saying, (0+ / 0-)

      "Curiosity killed the cat."  When we had cats, we saw them crawl into places where they'd be trapped, just to explore.  From our experience, dogs don't do that.

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