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Message 1158568 - Posted: 3 Oct 2011, 18:09:29 UTC

What do you get when you mix a degregulatory republican legislature and a regulatory system guaranteed to look the other way when it comes to any state or federal regulation?

You get this

When it comes to major disasters at chemical/Oil refinery plant Texas is second to none. You can find fault with terrible safety records for the individual corporations like BP or you can look further and see that Texas is a big Numero Uno in lax standards for industry and the environment. Welcome to Texas. not just a "right to work" state, a take your life in your own hands if you choose to work state


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Message 1158584 - Posted: 3 Oct 2011, 18:53:58 UTC

Yep, all those safety inspections absolutely guarantee that bubba doesn't press the wrong button.


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Message 1158587 - Posted: 3 Oct 2011, 18:59:38 UTC - in response to Message 1158584.

It helps if the right buttons are installed..



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Message 1158618 - Posted: 3 Oct 2011, 20:48:50 UTC - in response to Message 1158587.

It would help if OSHA or any state organization had some power to inspect a facility while in operation. Usually thats left to a fire marshall and that job can be had for little effort in rural communities such as the one in the original posting


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Message 1158914 - Posted: 5 Oct 2011, 1:46:48 UTC

Texas the land of George Bush the Great: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5L00q9ii_c


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Message 1158920 - Posted: 5 Oct 2011, 2:30:15 UTC - in response to Message 1158914.

when's the last time you heard something like this happen in a Union state? pretty much never. Heck I watched a show on TruTv(formerly Court TV) where they were showing the biggest explosions caught on film. 3 of the top 10 were from Texas.


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