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04-20-2013 04:45 PM
out_here_grindin
Re: Massive explosion near Waco,Texas. Fire, homes leveled, near fertilizer plant

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04-20-2013 03:45 PM
Punky
Re: Massive explosion near Waco,Texas. Fire, homes leveled, near fertilizer plant

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Originally Posted by star View Post
Besides, those of us who live away from the coasts already know that anything happening on the east coast is automatically more interesting.
i didnt know that
i thought this got more media attention bc its the media was live at the marathon nothing more.

the east is more important? why?
04-20-2013 03:35 PM
star
Re: Massive explosion near Waco,Texas. Fire, homes leveled, near fertilizer plant



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The fertilizer plant that exploded Wednesday had at least 540,000 pounds of potentially dangerous ammonium nitrate in a storage building, a 2012 company filing with the state health department shows.
That’s more than 100 times the weight of the ammonium nitrate and fuel oil mix that Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh used to destroy the Murrah Federal Building 18 years ago Friday.
04-20-2013 01:50 AM
star
Re: Massive explosion near Waco,Texas. Fire, homes leveled, near fertilizer plant

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Also the Boston happenings are more "storybook" and there are villains everyone loves to have a villain in a story.
Plus people know Boston. Nobody knows West,Texas. That's why the media is covering Boston more.
And it's on the east coast.
04-20-2013 01:49 AM
out_here_grindin
Re: Massive explosion near Waco,Texas. Fire, homes leveled, near fertilizer plant

Also the Boston happenings are more "storybook" and there are villains everyone loves to have a villain in a story.
Plus people know Boston. Nobody knows West,Texas. That's why the media is covering Boston more.
04-20-2013 01:40 AM
star
Re: Massive explosion near Waco,Texas. Fire, homes leveled, near fertilizer plant

Besides, those of us who live away from the coasts already know that anything happening on the east coast is automatically more interesting.
04-20-2013 01:33 AM
Lee
Re: Massive explosion near Waco,Texas. Fire, homes leveled, near fertilizer plant

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Originally Posted by Prodigy. View Post
But we should not feel sorry for those who lost their lives in Texas?

Media giving lots of attention and love to the 3 that died in Boston, which I have no problem with by the way... the issue lies within the fact that there's no love and attention by the media for Texas casualties.
victims do not really need the attention right now. Lots of people open their home to those people who lost their home or evacuated. Helps are pouring in already. Putting them on the news 24/7 is not necessarily good for them. Without the media does not mean there is no help for them, which is the most important.

On top of that, there are more news worthy happening somewhere else.
04-20-2013 01:28 AM
star
Re: Massive explosion near Waco,Texas. Fire, homes leveled, near fertilizer plant

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Originally Posted by Pirata. View Post
82 people (20+ children, two pregnant women) killed in Waco, not 4
Thank you. Horrible conflagration.
04-20-2013 01:24 AM
B-Nard
Re: Massive explosion near Waco,Texas. Fire, homes leveled, near fertilizer plant

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Originally Posted by Prodigy. View Post
So why is this getting less media coverage then bombings that killed 3 people?
It's not about body count. Never has been and never will be.
04-20-2013 01:22 AM
ProdigyEng
Re: Massive explosion near Waco,Texas. Fire, homes leveled, near fertilizer plant

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This is an accident and what's remaining is Search & Rescue.

The other is terrorism and is still on going. And it's not 3 people now. 5 people already (one is a suspect and another a policeman) The fugitive is armed and dangerous (including explosive devices) at large in residential area.
But we should not feel sorry for those who lost their lives in Texas?

Media giving lots of attention and love to the 3 that died in Boston, which I have no problem with by the way... the issue lies within the fact that there's no love and attention by the media for Texas casualties.
04-20-2013 01:05 AM
Lee
Re: Massive explosion near Waco,Texas. Fire, homes leveled, near fertilizer plant

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Originally Posted by Prodigy. View Post
So why is this getting less media coverage then bombings that killed 3 people?
This is an accident and what's remaining is Search & Rescue.

The other is terrorism and is still on going. And it's not 3 people now. 5 people already (one is a suspect and another a policeman) The fugitive is armed and dangerous (including explosive devices) at large in residential area.
04-20-2013 01:01 AM
ProdigyEng
Re: Massive explosion near Waco,Texas. Fire, homes leveled, near fertilizer plant

So why is this getting less media coverage then bombings that killed 3 people?
04-20-2013 12:58 AM
Pirata.
Re: Massive explosion near Waco,Texas. Fire, homes leveled, near fertilizer plant

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1993: Waco siege.4 killed. David Koresh
82 people (20+ children, two pregnant women) killed in Waco, not 4
04-19-2013 11:05 PM
star
Re: Massive explosion near Waco,Texas. Fire, homes leveled, near fertilizer plant

That could be. On the map West Fertilizer is on the edge of town. The schools near it look newer. I don't know. One guy said he grew up playing on the playground next to the fertilizer tanks.
04-19-2013 10:12 PM
buddyholly
Re: Massive explosion near Waco,Texas. Fire, homes leveled, near fertilizer plant

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It really does not make sense to me that a fertilizer plant/distribtion center this close to school and nursing home and apartment buildings.
Nor to me. Although someone cautioned me yesterday that sometimes a town grows around a workplace, instead of a workplace being constructed in a town.
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