Political Wrinkles  

Go Back   Political Wrinkles > General Forum > News & Current Events
Register FAQDonate PW Store PW Trivia Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

News & Current Events Discuss Chile prison fire kills scores of inmates at the General Forum; BBC News - Chile prison fire kills scores of inmates Reports said the fire broke out after a fight between ...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-08-2010, 08:12 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 10,528
Thanks: 1,084
Thanked 3,821 Times in 2,587 Posts
Default Chile prison fire kills scores of inmates

BBC News - Chile prison fire kills scores of inmates

Quote:
Reports said the fire broke out after a fight between rival gangs, who set mattresses on fire.
Let's see,
Prisoner in a secure facility--check
Matches--check
Flammable material--check
No way to escape a fire--check

I'm thinking they died because they were stupid.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to alan For This Useful Post:
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12-08-2010, 08:41 PM
sunwestdog's Avatar
Ridin' the short bus
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Mizzou
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,715
Thanks: 638
Thanked 1,352 Times in 914 Posts
Default Re: Chile prison fire kills scores of inmates

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pat View Post
BBC News - Chile prison fire kills scores of inmates



Let's see,
Prisoner in a secure facility--check
Matches--check
Flammable material--check
No way to escape a fire--check

I'm thinking they died because they were stupid.
That, along with a lack of government oversight and regulations.
__________________
As I grow older, I grow wiser. The wiser I become, the more I understand how little I know. sunwestdog
Life isn't fair. But people should be. sunwestdog
I reject your reality and substitute my own. Adam Savage
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 12-08-2010, 08:54 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 10,528
Thanks: 1,084
Thanked 3,821 Times in 2,587 Posts
Default Re: Chile prison fire kills scores of inmates

I'm pretty sure it was the criminals violating government oversight and regulations (read laws) that put them in prison in the first place.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 12-08-2010, 08:56 PM
jabbo's Avatar
Village Idiot
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Miles away from my Immortal Beloved
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,997
Thanks: 1,409
Thanked 1,559 Times in 1,048 Posts
Default Re: Chile prison fire kills scores of inmates

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pat View Post
I'm pretty sure it was government oversight and regulations (read laws) that put them in prison in the first place.
Yeah, but we're talkin' about Chilean Guv'mint oversight and regulations/laws. 'Tain't the same as U.S. Guv'mint oversight and regulations/laws.
__________________
_____________________________________________

ďA man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies, becomes unable to recognize truth, either in himself or in anyone else." Fyodor Dostoevsky
_____________________________________________

"Public office is the last refuge of the incompetent." Boies Penrose
_____________________________________________

"Just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind" Stuart Gorrell
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 12-08-2010, 08:58 PM
bot's Avatar
bot bot is offline
Master
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: East Coast
Posts: 1,182
Thanks: 827
Thanked 533 Times in 350 Posts
Default Re: Chile prison fire kills scores of inmates

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pat View Post
BBC News - Chile prison fire kills scores of inmates



Let's see,
Prisoner in a secure facility--check
Matches--check
Flammable material--check
No way to escape a fire--check

I'm thinking they died because they were stupid.
Hah.
Yeah, lighting a fire in a locked room with no way of putting it out doesn't speak to intelligence.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 12-08-2010, 09:01 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 10,528
Thanks: 1,084
Thanked 3,821 Times in 2,587 Posts
Default Re: Chile prison fire kills scores of inmates

Quote:
Originally Posted by jabbo View Post
Yeah, but we're talkin' about Chilean Guv'mint oversight and regulations/laws. 'Tain't the same as U.S. Guv'mint oversight and regulations/laws.
Obviously, our government should oversee the Chilean government to prevent this type of thing in the future.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 12-08-2010, 09:10 PM
jabbo's Avatar
Village Idiot
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Miles away from my Immortal Beloved
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,997
Thanks: 1,409
Thanked 1,559 Times in 1,048 Posts
Default Re: Chile prison fire kills scores of inmates

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pat View Post
Obviously, our government should oversee the Chilean government to prevent this type of thing in the future.
THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN' ABOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!

(And I'm not being nearly as sarcastic as I sound! )

I doubt the Chileans would go along with it, though....
__________________
_____________________________________________

ďA man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies, becomes unable to recognize truth, either in himself or in anyone else." Fyodor Dostoevsky
_____________________________________________

"Public office is the last refuge of the incompetent." Boies Penrose
_____________________________________________

"Just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind" Stuart Gorrell
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 12-08-2010, 09:17 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 10,528
Thanks: 1,084
Thanked 3,821 Times in 2,587 Posts
Default Re: Chile prison fire kills scores of inmates

Quote:
Originally Posted by jabbo View Post
THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN' ABOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!

(And I'm not being nearly as sarcastic as I sound! )

I doubt the Chileans would go along with it, though....
I was being more sarcastic than I sounded.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 12-08-2010, 09:20 PM
jabbo's Avatar
Village Idiot
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Miles away from my Immortal Beloved
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,997
Thanks: 1,409
Thanked 1,559 Times in 1,048 Posts
Default Re: Chile prison fire kills scores of inmates

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pat View Post
I was being more sarcastic than I sounded.
I'm being serious! (Seriously!!!!)
__________________
_____________________________________________

ďA man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies, becomes unable to recognize truth, either in himself or in anyone else." Fyodor Dostoevsky
_____________________________________________

"Public office is the last refuge of the incompetent." Boies Penrose
_____________________________________________

"Just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind" Stuart Gorrell
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 12-08-2010, 11:45 PM
sunwestdog's Avatar
Ridin' the short bus
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Mizzou
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,715
Thanks: 638
Thanked 1,352 Times in 914 Posts
Default Re: Chile prison fire kills scores of inmates

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pat View Post
Obviously, our government should oversee the Chilean government to prevent this type of thing in the future.
No, just pointing out that sometimes regulations are necessary to protect the rest of us from the stupid. (or fill in any moral or mental flaw you like) I'm sure many of those prisoners were saying, "WTF were you thinking? Set a fire in a locked room?" or "maybe a sprinkler system would be good right about now", just before being engulfed in flames.
__________________
As I grow older, I grow wiser. The wiser I become, the more I understand how little I know. sunwestdog
Life isn't fair. But people should be. sunwestdog
I reject your reality and substitute my own. Adam Savage
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to sunwestdog For This Useful Post:
Reply

Tags
chile, fire, inmates, kills, prison, scores

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0