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  •  I agree that the town grew toward the plant (1+ / 0-)
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    But the plant when built was grain storage only.  That is in itself a risk, but nowhere near the risk of a high explosive storage depot.  So the schools may have been built back when their siting was merely inadvisable, not a "you did what?" level of dumb.

    If this was the case, there should have been a review when they decided to start building their bomb, and they would have been told.  "Nitrate? Tons?  With an anhydrous chaser???  You are nuts.  The silo was bad enough, You can't do that so close to the school, storage permit denied"

    Since things like building permits are considered an act of Satan in that part of the world, I am sure there was absolutely no oversight when the change in use happened.

    This planet needs a lot more kids who think taking a lawnmower apart is more fun than playing a videogame.

    by rjnerd on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 08:29:21 PM PDT

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    •  Your hyperbole doesn't help people (0+ / 0-)

      take you seriously.

      Since things like building permits are considered an act of Satan in that part of the world, I am sure there was absolutely no oversight when the change in use happened.
      Whatever you are "sure" of may not be the case.  Why keep assuming things you no nothing about?

      And why keep slamming the entire state or region or whatever you consider "that part of the world"?

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 09:08:49 PM PDT

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      •  The quip was essentially (0+ / 0-)

        taken directly from the writings of Molly Ivins, who spent her life in Texas, and wrote extensively on the attitudes of the republican power structure.

        So yes, I try to inject a bit of levity, as she did.  I am not as good at it as she was.

        This planet needs a lot more kids who think taking a lawnmower apart is more fun than playing a videogame.

        by rjnerd on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 09:41:31 PM PDT

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