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Boston bombing or Texas explosion: Which is worse?


April 15: A terrorist bombing at the Boston Marathon kills 5 (including one bomber, and a policeman later) and wounds over 175. April 17: A fire and explosion (probably accidental, but with likely negligence both at the corporation and in government oversight) in West, Texas, at a fertilizer plant, killed at least 12, with 60 still missing, and some of those probably dead. Over 200 were injured. Clearly, the fertilizer plant explosion, even if it was an accident, caused more devastation. But is terrorism worse than negligence?

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    Sid Kemp (SidKemp) 3 years ago

    Junkseller, you say a lot of valuable things tho I don't agree with all of them. It is good to sort out in time - our evil before creates terrorism as retaliation. Our incompetence before the act allows harm. Irrationality after continues the cycle.


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    Sid Kemp (SidKemp) 3 years ago

    Thanks, Scream, I guess you can hear the scream behind my question. Thank you for "there is no excuse foir hatred or negligence." That helps me sort out my feelings.


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    Sid Kemp (SidKemp) 3 years ago

    Peeples, I hope you know that you're not being mean at all. My question was genuine, and I'm glad to be getting answers on both sides of the situation. And you are right on about the frequency and the danger - I hope your husband's company improves.

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    Sid Kemp (SidKemp) 3 years ago

    Thx for your compassionate heart and clear mind. My prayers go out to the victims, and also to the perpetrators: May they cease their fear, hatred, greed, and negligence that leads to such suffering. (Those who knew in TX saved money doing nothing.

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    Sid Kemp (SidKemp) 3 years ago

    Thanks, Lor. You raise an important point. Helping those in need is more important than making an issue of why they were injured.

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    Sid Kemp (SidKemp) 3 years ago

    Your caring heart shines through your answer. At the '93 bombing of the World Trade Center, I saw how people temporarily care more - and I chose to make that caring permanent for me. It is sad that news perpetuates horror & drama, & not joy &

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    Sid Kemp (SidKemp) 3 years ago

    LadyDeone, thx for your very thoughtful comments. Clarifying facts: The fire did come first, and was being fought, so the fire led to the explosion. There are OSHA regulations on the safe storage of Am Nitrate that were being overlooked & violate

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    Sid Kemp (SidKemp) 3 years ago

    Thank you Manatita. I was not looking for answers so much as for perspectives. I like yours, especially, "a pure motive is a messenger of God."

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Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) says

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    Sid Kemp (SidKemp) 3 years ago

    We can also ask for the healing of the hearts of those who do wrong and the minds (and greed) of those who are negligent, and work to make such healing happen.

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    Sid Kemp (SidKemp) 3 years ago

    I respect your view. I'm also aware of a feeling in myself that actually has more contempt for incompetence and negligence than it does for hatred.

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