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Well gas might just rise a bit more as this oil storage is destroyed. And several workers were injured.

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VAN, Texas (AP) Authorities say two people are injured, one critically, after an oil storage tank exploded at a facility in East Texas.

Van Zandt County Emergency Management Coordinator Chuck Allen says firefighters began battling the blaze around 3 a.m. Tuesday at the oil storage facility in Van, about 75 miles east of Dallas.

Allen says the two people injured were smoking on top of a storage tank when it exploded. The flames then spread to other tanks.

Both victims are 24 years old. Allen says one is on life support. Both were taken to a Dallas hospital for treatment of their burns.

Three of the facility's six oil storage tanks were destroyed and three others damaged. The blaze was extinguished shortly after 9:30 a.m.
Oil storage tanks destroyed in Texas; 2 injured - Yahoo! News

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Allen says the two people injured were smoking on top of a storage tank when it exploded.
Just a wild f*cking guess but I'm pretty sure that's why you aren't allowed to smoke while sitting on thousands of gallons of gas.

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Just a wild f*cking guess but I'm pretty sure that's why you aren't allowed to smoke while sitting on thousands of gallons of gas.

WTF?
thought you were against regulation...
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thought you were against regulation...
Not being for excessive regulation doesn't mean being for stupid.
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Not being for excessive regulation doesn't mean being for stupid.
Some people do stupid stuff ; that's why we have regulations.
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Some people do stupid stuff ; that's why we have regulations.
No, we need regulations when common sense isn't obvious. Usually in very complicated situations.

Not lighting a fire on top of a gas tank is common sense. If you need a f*cking law to tell you that you're an idiot.

This is why we are failing as a society. People actually need a written and government enforced law to not be a moron? We are no longer regulating need for the incredibly stupid but we need to micro manage the f*cking retards.

Don't make toast in the bath tub, don't stick a fork in a wall socket, don't stick your dick in a blender, don't spill hot coffee on your p*ssy and don't light a smoke while standing on top of thousands of gallons of gas. Yet we actually have to warn people not to do these things. And if we don't then they can sue for millions of dollars and win the lawsuit.

We have allowed too many stupid people to survive and win mass amounts of money because they were stupid.

Let the stupid people die, it will relieve the pressure of the rest of us from having to protect them. In the end the dumb ones will have killed themselves off long before getting a job at a refinery and we won't have a problem with the stupid any longer.
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Another example of cleansing the gene pool.
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No, we need regulations when common sense isn't obvious. Usually in very complicated situations.

Not lighting a fire on top of a gas tank is common sense. If you need a f*cking law to tell you that you're an idiot.

This is why we are failing as a society. People actually need a written and government enforced law to not be a moron? We are no longer regulating need for the incredibly stupid but we need to micro manage the f*cking retards.

Don't make toast in the bath tub, don't stick a fork in a wall socket, don't stick your dick in a blender, don't spill hot coffee on your p*ssy and don't light a smoke while standing on top of thousands of gallons of gas. Yet we actually have to warn people not to do these things. And if we don't then they can sue for millions of dollars and win the lawsuit.

We have allowed too many stupid people to survive and win mass amounts of money because they were stupid.

Let the stupid people die, it will relieve the pressure of the rest of us from having to protect them. In the end the dumb ones will have killed themselves off long before getting a job at a refinery and we won't have a problem with the stupid any longer.
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rivrrat I should have given that some thought, hey.

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