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    a2nite, jayden

    This bears no equivalence to Sandy.  One is a natural disaster of epic proportions that was unique in its timing at high tide and in its strength.  The other is the foreseeable result of putting dangerous chemicals together near a populated area.

    Imagine if this were an explosives plant instead a plat that makes the main component of HME - home made explosives.  Would anyone by shocked if an explosives plant blew up?  Of course not.  

    This is a private matter.  A private company choose to mix dangerous chemicals near peoples homes.  THey should now pay to fix those homes.  Their activities caused the deaths of many people.  They should now pay compensation to the families of those people.  There is no government nexus and no government money should be used.  

    We have had enough of private gains and public risk.

    It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

    by ksuwildkat on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 05:38:34 PM PDT

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