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#1 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:53 AM

More trouble in America. Huge explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco. Was felt 60 miles away.

Comes after Boston and Ricin.
With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

#2 JohnM

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:05 AM

But is not linked.

#3 gingerjon

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:19 AM

But is not linked.

 

The snap verdict would be that poor health and safety kills more people than terrorism.


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#4 Saintslass

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:07 AM

Looks like around 70 are thought to have been killed, including first responder services who attended the original blaze which preceded the explosion.  What a terrible tragedy that clearly could have been avoided with a degree of responsibility by the company concerned.



#5 gingerjon

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:36 AM

Looks like around 70 are thought to have been killed, including first responder services who attended the original blaze which preceded the explosion.  What a terrible tragedy that clearly could have been avoided with a degree of responsibility by the company concerned.

 

Or enforced regulations.  Of the red-tape, elf n safety kind that the media get so het up by.

 

But probably best to wait and see before speculating further.


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#6 Old Frightful

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:38 PM

Why not drive nearby with your children to see what's going on?, any responsible adult would do the same...

 

http://www.liveleak....=fd2_1366257204

 

He won't do that again in a hurry.


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#7 Just Browny

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:10 PM

Imagine the shockwaves that will go through the British press when they get wind of the fact that literally THOUSANDS of Americans die from natural causes EVERY DAY.

There won't be time for any more news.

I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.


#8 gingerjon

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:11 PM

Imagine the shockwaves that will go through the British press when they get wind of the fact that literally THOUSANDS of Americans die from natural causes EVERY DAY.

There won't be time for any more news.

 

You as well, huh?

 

The wall to wall coverage does seem ... a bit odd.


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#9 Just Browny

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:15 PM

You as well, huh?
 
The wall to wall coverage does seem ... a bit odd.

The Belgian news is just as bad, sadly.

The day of the Boston bombing, the enormous earthquake that killed 40+ in Iran just about made it as a news-in-brief.

I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.


#10 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:39 PM

The Belgian news is just as bad, sadly.

The day of the Boston bombing, the enormous earthquake that killed 40+ in Iran just about made it as a news-in-brief.

Did the earthquake have any good footage? 24hr news needs live, English speaking reports, preferably with good pictures. West, Tx gets coverage due to being a big bang, being a few days after Boston and being near Waco.

Bombs in Iraq are boring and nothing new.
With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!




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