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    The Island is on FIRE!

    According to my sources, 12 gas storage tanks on the major refinery in PR, exploded. And the amazing thing, that happened a freeking week ago and it's still burning. Five counties in stage of emergency and here I past the whole week watching the balloon boy.

    I've seen those tanks, they are(were) big.





    PS: CNN Linky here
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    Impossible. I watched GH and Sonny and Claudia are there for some high level mob meeting and there's no sign of a fire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redirekib View Post
    Impossible. I watched GH and Sonny and Claudia are there for some high level mob meeting and there's no sigh of a fire.
    proof?

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    Uh, watch your local news? I actually logged on to see if anyone here actually lives in PR as there are stories going around my neighborhood, people are saying it was terrorist, they are also saying that there were other explosions around the island that have not been reported, all rumors till someone that lives there chimes in.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Seriously, I think it's like Obama's thesis - fake. Look at the NOAA satalite view of the Greater Antillies - there's no smoke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redirekib View Post
    Seriously, I think it's like Obama's thesis - fake. Look at the NOAA satalite view of the Greater Antillies - there's no smoke.
    http://www.ireport.com/ir-topic-stor...topicId=345032

    not to mention I have friends and family that live there and they all tell me it is all to real.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    I can see why they'd want to keep it quiet, if they think it's a terrorist attack.
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    I heard about it on our local news radio station midweek sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    PS: CNN Linky here
    "There were other disruptions: Boy band Jonas Brothers rescheduled until December a concert that was supposed to be held Saturday in San Juan."

    The horror...

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    I live about 2mi from the oil refinery and it has been mayhem. The initial explotion was extremely loud, and the ground shook upwards to 3.0 on the Richter scale.

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    ^^Have you seen Sonny and Claudia?
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    Quote Originally Posted by redirekib View Post
    ^^Have you seen Sonny and Claudia?
    No idea who are they or what program that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kache_98 View Post
    No idea who are they or what program that is.
    General Hospital, (soap) redirekibs attempt at humor....
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Can't wait for the English Only folks to blame it on their so called "Puerto Rican Terrorists" and use it as part of their anti-hispanic propaganda.

    I have no idea what happened but I grew up there and here's my list of possible causes:

    1) Some idiot with a high caliber weapon, shoot at the stuff to see what could happen.

    2) The site was poorly maintained, leaked some oil and a spark started it all.

    3) A distracted smoker.

    4) A disgruntled employee.

    5) An insurance fraud by the site's management.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    1) Some idiot with a high caliber weapon, shoot at the stuff to see what could happen.
    unlikely
    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    2) The site was poorly maintained, leaked some oil and a spark started it all.
    possible
    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    3) A distracted smoker.
    possible
    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    4) A disgruntled employee.
    possible
    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    5) An insurance fraud by the site's management.
    ^^^^ THIS^^^^
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    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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    I'm leaning towards #2 and #5.

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    Cost savings measures and failure to follow procedure most likely led to this explosion. When BP's plant in Galveston blew up, that was the primary reason. Big Industry sometimes likes to gamble with their bottom line and our lives. Sad but true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Cost savings measures and failure to follow procedure most likely led to this explosion. When BP's plant in Galveston blew up, that was the primary reason. Big Industry sometimes likes to gamble with their bottom line and our lives. Sad but true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    According to my sources, 12 gas storage tanks on the major refinery in PR, exploded. And the amazing thing, that happened a freeking week ago and it's still burning. Five counties in stage of emergency and here I past the whole week watching the balloon boy.
    That is sad beyond belief. What is it with this country's egotistical sense of importance?
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    So that's why the price of gas jumped a nickel a liter yesterday!They're burning it all up on the other side of the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    According to my sources, 12 gas storage tanks on the major refinery in PR, exploded. And the amazing thing, that happened a freeking week ago and it's still burning. Five counties in stage of emergency and here I past the whole week watching the balloon boy.

    I've seen those tanks, they are(were) big.
    You'd think with all the 24hr news channels it'd get more coverage but I agree w/you, everytime I flipped by it seemed to be something about balloon boy. I did see the story in the Denver Post, granted even there it was relegated to the back pages of the front section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    That is sad beyond belief. What is it with this country's egotistical sense of importance?

    Don't blame us. If PR would just give up and take statehood, help would already be on the way.

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    It technically did not happen a week ago. It happened shortly after midnight on Thursday. It appears to be contained and under control. It was expected for it to take several days to contain. No one was hurt or killed. The air quality in San Juan is listed as satisfactory. All these things add up to make it newsworthy, but not world stopping.

    Help is on the way. The US Coast Guard is on the scene aiding in the fight. Local companies like Pfizer and Abbott have sent their own fire fighting equipment to help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN View Post
    Don't blame us. If PR would just give up and take statehood, help would already be on the way.
    Heres what the U.S. has done for Puerto Rico, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/1152449.stm in a nut shell, they took this area away from the locals, bombed it to hell, then, after years of the Puerto Rican people fighting to get there land back the U.S. agrees to stop the bombing, but, the U.S. declares the area a wildlife resrve and now the locals have no access to many parts on the island, and are getting cancer from the areas they can get to. Oh? did I mention the U.S. has not cleaned up the mess they left behind? you think that has something to do with the area being declared a wildlife reserve?

    I dare you to go to Pueto Rico, set up a small stage, and say exacty what you just posted here. I double dog dare you!
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    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    I dare you to go to Pueto Rico, set up a small stage, and say exacty what you just posted here. I double dog dare you!
    Don't you know the sole purpose of the internet is to say things and then not have to take responsibility for them?

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