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    @PuroChorizo361 Which came first? Was the school at that location and they built a plant next to it or was the plant there first and they built a school next to it. A better question is why would a plant of that type be anywhere near anything zoned as residential at all. I'm going to have to go with corrupt city officials.
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    Yes. Yes. It is also the date of the Texas UFO incident dubbed "Aurora" on this very day.
    A real alien attack here? Remember you heard it first on Politix.

    The again Ford introduced the Mustang on April 17th. 1964. Some sort of retaliation against Ford for not accepting bailout money? Fertilizer is symbolic with growth. Death to Ford! Yes, I think that's it!
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    A buddy just called me from near there and woke me up to tell me about it. Said he thought a war had started it was so loud! That's a nice community, good Czech and German Texans there. Shame it happened. Prayers to them.
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    @ZombieMedic The fire started in an ammonia tank and spread to the building where the fertilizer was. The resulting explosion spread the fire to the Middle School and to a nearby nursing home. What's bad is the wind is getting crazy here tonight, so firefighters are going to be battling the spread of wildfires probably as well.
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    No, Zombie. You must have it all wrong. I already heard that it was about Waco or aliens or an attack against Ford motor company. "Accidents" just don't happen anymore.:)
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    This was a fire at a fertilizer plant. Very unstable materials like ammonia being released into the air along with lots of wood particles and of course nitrogen, commonly used in fertilizer. This made core a very bad mix and caused the explosions. Fire fighters on the scene to deal with the fire didn't even realize or think about this being a fertilizer plant, so they were at ground zero in that massive explosion. There were many lives lost and many more injured! This I very sad. The explosion was not a bomb by terrorist. They do not yet know the cause of the fire, but with so much flammable material it could just have started on it's own. This was not a terrorist situation, it is a very bad tragedy.
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    It was large enough that it created a 15ft tidal wave, shattered windows in buildings 50miles away, could be felt in Dallas (250 miles away), and launched the ship's 3000lb anchor over two miles. Boooom!
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    Is it wrong to hope this was just the result of negligence and not a deliberate act? Best wishes to the people involved. I'm really hoping that's a horribly inaacurate number.
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    No, I am with you.
    One can't help but to notice the close proximity to Waco and the anniversary of the event.
    What a horrible, tragic week this has been.
    All those poor people.
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    Sadly, this happens more than you might think ... just look up the accidents caused by ammonium nitrate ... and then ask yourself ... what the hell were they thinking when they allowed that plant to be built so close to the city of West!

    Apparently, some people don't know their history ... 1947 ... Texas City ... being the worst in history!(... also Bryan, Texas 2009)
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    My heart goes out to everyone there. I hope the media outlets pay proper respects to the families and that MSNBC doesn't try to pin this on the NRA like they did Boston.
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    Well we know where the salon writer stands "I hope it's a white American" well I don't, and I really hope none of this is linked...
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    Fertilizer, grain dust in grain elevators,... many things are at risk for explosion. It is prudent to wait until details/facts become available. I know about Waco. I know about Boston. I know about conspiracy theory. This site has enough liveliness without drumming on the speculation drum. Whaddya think? Whaddya think?!
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    Heard a democrat yesterday saying only 6 fertilizer plants in Texas have been inspected by OSHA in the last 5 years and he blamed "sequester". Have democrats no shame about outright lying?
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    I felt it in Burleson which is 55 miles north of West...honestly thought it was an earthquake, as we have a few recently...my prayers are with them...
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    No doubted perpetrated by Moslem terrorists who snuck across our porous border with Mexico. They probably used some of the guns Obama's Eric Holder sold to the narco-terrorists in Mexico.
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