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  •  Did you miss the part where girls (6+ / 0-)

    were sickened and people died in April?

    There are two kinds of people in this world. The kind who divide the world into two kinds of people, and the kind who don't.

    by upstate NY on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 07:13:40 AM PDT

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    •  And what does that have to do with... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...Republican rule?  This could happen tomorrow in California or Connecticut.  

      You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

      by Rich in PA on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 08:04:28 AM PDT

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      •  Right. (3+ / 0-)
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        It could happen anywhere that lack enforcement of existing regulations.  It could happen in a place that doesn't lack enforcement but it is far less likely.

        "You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity"

        by newfie on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 08:47:18 AM PDT

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      •  but it didn't. (4+ / 0-)

        the explosion in West, Texas could have happened anywhere
        but it didn't.

        Failures like these require 3 failures. 1) A failure of the owner to get a code compliant install  2) Failure of the local authorities to push for regular safety inspections. 3) failure of the insurance companies to push for regular inspections.

        the insurers who are on the stick could have their own people conduct safety audits.

        the owner could just make sure the work is done properly.

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