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Sun Apr 21, 2013, 03:15 PM

West Texas satellite before and after

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Reply West Texas satellite before and after (Original post)
liberal N proud Apr 2013 OP
dballance Apr 2013 #1
Coyotl Apr 2013 #4
Coyotl Apr 2013 #2
Rex Apr 2013 #8
Coyotl Apr 2013 #16
Faygo Kid Apr 2013 #3
valerief Apr 2013 #5
TX Screwball Apr 2013 #7
valerief Apr 2013 #12
NoPasaran Apr 2013 #18
valerief Apr 2013 #22
treestar Apr 2013 #23
SharonAnn Apr 2013 #24
Terra Alta Apr 2013 #6
Rex Apr 2013 #9
ReRe Apr 2013 #10
redqueen Apr 2013 #11
ljm2002 Apr 2013 #13
PeaceNikki Apr 2013 #14
Liberal_in_LA Apr 2013 #15
JaneyVee Apr 2013 #17
lpbk2713 Apr 2013 #20
GeoWilliam750 Apr 2013 #19
Brickbat Apr 2013 #21

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 03:29 PM

1. Wow, Just Wow. That Building Next to the Track Used to be a School

Really shows the devastation. All the houses that are just not there anymore. And the West Intermediate School that's been damaged.

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Response to dballance (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 05:37 PM

4. On the ground photos









:large

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 05:31 PM

2. OMG, anhydrous storage near a school?



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Response to Coyotl (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 06:00 PM

8. YES!

And a retirement home!

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Response to Rex (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 11:22 PM

16. Across the tracks from an apartment building too!

How many towns in the Midwest have this situation?

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 05:31 PM

3. Tragic. I assume Gov. Perry will not request federal aid.

Oh wait - too late.

Actually, I hope the good folks who were devastated get the help they need and that all Texans come to realize the federal government is not their enemy - it's their Texan politicians like Perry and Cruz that don't give a shit about them except as useful dupes.

I'm not holding my breath, but it's OK if my tax dollars go to help them anyway.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 05:44 PM

5. Yep, he was horny for that evil federal aid. Couldn't get it fast enough. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 05:57 PM

7. Dang!

I have drove through West,TX many times going to Dallas for work. Very nice folks there.

So Gov. perry is a Dickhead. I agree. Hate him.

How about give some Love to the Folks of Texas before ya start throwing stones.


Peace and Love for the Hurting. That is all I ask...


Peace and Love.

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Response to TX Screwball (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 09:39 PM

12. Huh? Throwing stones? I'm only throwing them at Perry for being an asshole

who rails against federal aid but demands it ASAP when he wants it, and I won't stop.

Of course, the people of West deserve federal aid. Duh. I'm a Democrat. That goes without saying.

The person/people responsible for this tragedy--the owners--should be imprisoned for life.

What on earth did you think I was saying????????????????

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Response to valerief (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 22, 2013, 12:17 AM

18. The thing to remember about Rick Perry

He's not some scourge visited upon us from the sky like the drought. He's governor because people keep voting for him. Specifically, the people of West vote for him. In 2010, it was Perry 53% over 44% for Bill White. In 2012, they voted 77% for Romney and 73% for Teabagger Ted Cruz. (These are from the election returns for Precinct 67 of McLennan County, which has the Community Center in West as its polling place.)

I feel terrible for the people of West and the disaster that has befallen their community. But the reason they live in a town where it's perfectly OK to build a school across the tracks from a fertilizer plant, a plant which doesn't have an emergency plan, a plant which has tons and tons of potentially explosive chemicals on hand and doesn't even bother to mention that fact to local authorities in case there's a problem and the volunteer fire department has to respond is they vote for that.

Yes, Rick Perry is an asshole. But it's the people in all these miserable little shithole towns across the state who make him Governor Asshole.

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Response to NoPasaran (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 22, 2013, 10:04 AM

22. Yes, people are as stupid and greedy as the assholes they vote into office. nt

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Response to NoPasaran (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 22, 2013, 10:09 AM

23. Yes, believing it is in the capitalists' self interest

to have an emergency plan and keep the chemicals safely - that they will therefore do it. The magic invisible hand. Maybe some are rethinking that.

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Response to NoPasaran (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 22, 2013, 11:45 AM

24. Yes, we have some of the same stuff here in East TN. They keep voting in

(overwhelmingly) the extreme right-wing. So, unfortunately, we all reap what the majority of the voters sow.

It's really discouraging that they don't see the connection.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 05:47 PM

6. Wow. An entire town has basically been wiped off the map.

Sad.. very sad.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 06:02 PM

9. The blast radius looks enormous.

The owner has a lot to answer for!

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 06:04 PM

10. This is what you call...

K&R

... Devastaregulation.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 06:45 PM

11. So sad...

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 09:57 PM

13. Aren't there still 60 people unaccounted for?

That was the last I heard. I'm expecting the death toll to rise. I wonder how many people were home in those apartments...

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 09:58 PM

14. Just terrible. My heart breaks for that community.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 10:25 PM

15. wow

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 11:24 PM

17. Why does it look like there are more trees AFTER the explosion?

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #17)

Mon Apr 22, 2013, 09:15 AM

20. The 'before' pic may have been taken in the late fall or early winter.




As per the wear on the football field.

The 'after' was taken after some spring growth had started.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Apr 22, 2013, 09:09 AM

19. Same thing happened in my hometown 40 years ago

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Apr 22, 2013, 09:18 AM

21. When capitalism sneezes, the rest of us catch pneumonia.

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