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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason View Post
    The news report I just received on my phone said 50 dead and 2750 injured... which if true seems like a damned miracle.
    I imagine they'll be counting them for a while to come

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    This video was taken about 5-6 miles away from the blast judging by how long it took the pressure wave to reach the camera person. It's a trip watching the clouds start deforming and some start rapidly forming as the wave reaches them.

    https://streamable.com/2hmvmi

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    I wish the dude would stop zooming in and out so that we can see how the shock wave comes to him in the speed of sound...

    Anyway, that explosion was unreal... whether accident or act of terrorism...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Saw NPR reporting that a Lebanese general is saying that the ammonium nitrate was what had been confiscated over the years and had been stored there for six years so far. Not sure who was responsible for identifying where that *should* have been stored, but that's just insane levels of negligence.

    Two give a bit of perspective on 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate blowing up, the Oklahoma City Federal Building Bombing was less than 2.5 tons.
    People hate lawyers here but we tend to suppress this kind of stuff from happening on this scale by punishing negligence pretty enthusiastically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Two give a bit of perspective on 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate blowing up, the Oklahoma City Federal Building Bombing was less than 2.5 tons.
    The OKC bombing was actually an ANFO mixture, which is Ammonium Nitrate + ~6% Fuel Oil, which makes a bigger boom.
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    Ahh, then I do not have a good way to put it in perspective.

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    Well how much more explodey does the fuel oil make it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by G'day Mate View Post
    Well how much more explodey does the fuel oil make it?
    Probably enough to not discuss it on a public forum.
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    YW is going to hate me more...

    Anyway, Iím pretty sure as this story develops, even this incident is going to be another blame game between USA and China! Unbelievable!!!

    https://www.thenational.ae/opinion/c...alry-1.1054371

    What else can US and China bring to this world? Bring it on! WW3?

    I think Lord Jesus is probably ready to make a come back?
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