NYC buildings explosion kills three, others missing

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Ponnu wrote:

Has the Wall Street plunge started? Such building collapse is a third world scenario such as in Mumbai.

Mar 12, 2014 11:00am EDT  --  Report as abuse
danytech wrote:

Everyday bad things happen. We need to say thanks for whatever little we have.

Mar 12, 2014 2:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
brotherkenny4 wrote:

We’re not buying the war on terror, we don’t jump on Syria for what they do because it is not our fight and we can’t even rivive the cold war with russia and the ukraine and so we get the negative and apparently depressed rantings of ipsophakto and RockdaRice. Sorry guys, the times are a changing and the old people you and your team could once fear up very easily are becoming fewer in numbers. I know your masters at the central bank, pentagon and heritage foundation will be disappointed, but that’s just how it is now. Sucks to be you.

Mar 12, 2014 3:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
deerecub1977 wrote:

Do you believe
In what you see
Motionless wheel
Nothing is real
Wasting my time
In the waiting line
Do you believe
In what you see

Mar 12, 2014 3:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
paintcan wrote:

From the detailing, those buildings were built within the last ten to 15 years?

Mar 12, 2014 3:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
67stype wrote:

See this is what Spike Lee was talking about. If there were poor black people still living here, they would have never paid the gas bill so there wouldn’t have been an explosion! Down with gentrification, keep Harlem back, I mean black.

Mar 12, 2014 4:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Scola wrote:

People who think a natural gas explosion is a time to get in a dig against some politician are worthless wastes of human flesh.

Mar 12, 2014 4:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
inverse137 wrote:

Since 9/11 the utility companies have been responsible for more deaths on U.S. soil than terrorist. And I’m just talking gas line explosions. I don’t even know how to start figuring out how many have died from cancers caused by pollution from utility companies.

Why aren’t we madder?

Mar 12, 2014 7:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
paintcan wrote:

inverse137- Why aren’t we madder? Because it won’t do any good. You didn’t get crushed did you? You really want to live without public utilities? Buying a little patch of green acres with a wood lot can get pricey. And you better have the lot of area or you won’t be living with a septic system or a private well either.

Oh, and in this part of the country – The northeast -you really should have a few hundred acres and enroll it all in what is called “farm acres” or “current use” where you don’t have to pay the same taxes as someone with a small building lot with house. Conservation types so love their wide open spaces as long as they don’t have to pay for most of it. The friends of nature up here have figured out a way of enrolling hundreds of acres in conservation easements so they can preserve their exclusivity (none of the wrong people) and can still hang onto the old manse without paying the taxes for most of it. And they can be big feeders in just about everything else they do.

Those folks know how to make conservation pay. But the slack in the town budgets comes out of anyone else who owns a lot – including paying real estate taxes on camp sites (go figure). and trailer parks , or in areas of much higher and more sensible density. And they don’t like kids because they burden the school system.

It will be back to the Middle Ages for you if you can’t find one of those country estates on the cheap with never a gas pipe in sight.

Mar 12, 2014 9:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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