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Chemical plant explosions

2013-04-19 13:15:09.103428+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

RT Conor Friedersdorf (@conor64)

Today's lesson: terrorism is more scary and riveting than industrial accidents that kill 10 times as many people http://lat.ms/15mwsRo

Possibly because industrial accidents don't happen in "our" sorts of neighborhoods?

LA Times: West, Texas, mayor says 35 to 40 dead in fertilizer plant explosion (with some pictures of the devastation).

I also think it's worth adding this in on the "organic vs conventionally farmed" balance sheet.

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-04-20 21:38:08.079755+00 by: petronius

Industrial accidents, while tragic, usually don't include malice aforethought. What scares us about terrorism is not so much the body count as the malignant will of the evildoer.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-04-21 14:18:44.008998+00 by: Dan Lyke

I'm not sure which I find scarier: People who kill deliberately, or people who kill casually because they can't be bothered to be careful.