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What percentage of a partially eaten donut would YOU bet…

That the chemical spill which has currently gotten Monument evacuated... is going to be neatly and safely taken care of and that you're not going to be in any danger from it? Because the Chemical Industry, especially those divisions most closely tied to the Military, are betting a hundred percent of Your Ass that if they have a Chernobyl or Fukushima or Bhopal or Texas City happen say, in Downtown Colorado Springs, they'll be able to cover it up as neatly as they have their other little boo-boos. What's that? Texas City? Oh, yeah. Not only were they experiencing a chemical spill, and arresting people for taking pictures, draining the equivalent of the weeks worth of water used in Texas City, Galveston Co Texas in sheer liquid volume of volatile petrochemicals. Volatile means they react with other chemicals very quickly, sometimes explosively. The volatility of some, like Raid and Black Flag insectides, is such that they even kill (most of) the roaches in any given area. Oh, that volatile. This was done by BP at the same time their little boo-boo Earth Day present from last year was going full blast. Still is, but reporting on the damage is being covered up like cat droppings in the litter box. On the scene police brutality to keep nosy citizens from seeing first hand what's killing them, to a neat little YouTube channel where soothing music and deep mellow voices assure us that all is well, no need to worry, the Smart People are working on it, nothing to see here, citizen, all is Hell... But that's not the boo-boo I'm talking about. Some people still think about that and are still trying to get answers and get those answers to US. No, children, The Boo-Boo in question was a long time ago. End of World War 2 long time. A cargo ship being loaded at Texas City (Oh, did I mention also that that volatile chemical leak went directly to the Gulf too? No? Bad Me, very Naughty) But there was a huge stack of fertilizer on the pier. The fertilizer is Ammonia Nitrate. One of the most nitrogen rich naturally occuring chemicals. Nitrogen increases volatility as well. Plants need nitrogen in the soil to metabolize other chemicals like Oxygen, Water, carbon dioxide, sugars, starches, fiber and proteins. One way to increase nitrogen is to use legume crops on a rotation basis, beans, peas, peanuts, clover... Another is to add Anhydrous Ammonia. Much like Ammonia Nitrate it has a higher percentage of its mass in Nitrogen. Difference being Ammonia Nitrate has one extra nitrogen atom in the molecule and Anhydrous has one less hydrogen atom than the ammonia you're accustomed to using to clean your glass. And then there's Nitric Acid. Used in, among other things, production of fertilizer, refining metals, making Explosives ooooo... Bet some of the smarter readers were wondering when I was going to bring it back to all that Ammonia Nitrate, just a' sittin' on the dock of the bay, in the very Hot Texas Sunshine, high

Now the shitkicker is on the other foot, will Bush Doctrine suffer?

This story is from the Yakima Herald: "YAKIMA, Wash. -- Wyatt McNulty was listening to country music and waiting for a friend in the parking lot of the Social Security Administration building Monday morning when the magazine popped out of the gun concealed in his waistband." OK, that's the setup. For clarity, here's a synopsis of the story. So, the gun he says he keeps unloaded but had a clip in it, he drops the clip.. then reloads...In front of a Federal Building. He's "like, what the heck?" that people would be frightened by a redneck, listening to Country Music in a pickup and packing unloaded heat at a Federal Building... or why anybody would call in armed reinforcements when they observe somebody popping a clip into an automatic weapon... Hello? Don't the words Waco, Oklahoma City, Tucson, Lone Wolf "misfits" conjure up ANY images, any thoughts in that massive airspace between your brain and your ears? As he was popping the magazine back in and putting the gun away, a man came by the pickup, passing out fliers. The man handed one to McNulty. McNulty didn’t think too much of it until he saw a reflection of a police officer carrying an M-16 assault rifle in the truck’s mirror. In all, about a dozen Yakima police officers responded to a report of a man sitting in a truck with a gun on his lap at the Social Security building on Fruitvale Boulevard. "I was like, ‘What the heck?’ " the 37-year-old Cle Elum man said shortly after the incident, which happened just after 11 a.m. The building at 801 Fruitvale Blvd., as well as the Opportunities Industrialization Center of Washington next door, went on lockdown. McNulty was detained, investigated and released in what turned out to be a misunderstanding. McNulty had accompanied a friend, Joe Morua of Roslyn, to the Social Security building and stayed in the gray 1997 Nissan pickup while his friend went in to see about some paperwork. Federal law generally prohibits the possession of firearms in federal buildings. McNulty said he knows this, and "That’s why I stayed outside in the parking lot." He guesses the man passing out fliers alerted authorities. A member of the Federal Protective Service, a federal law enforcement agency that provides security and law enforcement services to federally owned and leased properties, called in the report, according to Yakima Police Sgt. Chad Stephens. McNulty was handcuffed and detained in the back seat of a patrol vehicle while officers sorted out the situation. "If he had entered the building, obviously he’d be going to jail," said Stephens, who confirmed McNulty has a concealed weapons permit. The buildings were on lockdown about five minutes, Stephens said. McNulty said he keeps his 9 mm handgun unloaded. "I believe in the right to bear arms and all that," he said, adding, "My theory is safety first." The men were planning to finish some errands, stopping at Fiesta Foods and pawn shops, before heading back to Upper Kittitas County. "It’s kinda crazy," McNulty said. Next time, he

Speaking of books… Tim LaHaye.

Tim LaHaye. OK, so that says a LOT in just two words. I know what the Non-Christian opinion is, now for a Christian voice. The dude is selling a Study Bible with a fold out graphical timetable from the start of the tribulation to the Rapture to Armageddon, $49.99 on your credit card. The credit cards that many believe to be a form of The Mark of The Beast. Now, I've heard from somebody, oh, who was it, oh yeah, Solomon, hmmm... "Naked came I into this world, and naked shall I depart, I brought nothing in my hand, and shall take nothing away". "you can't take it with you" So, how does Mr LaHaye plan to transfer those funds to the Bank of Heaven? I'm pretty certain that his Visa is going to be rejected for insufficient funds. That and Visa will probably deny it anyway because they have a clause in the contract that you're not allowed to use your card once you're dead. And there's a list of allowed countries where they'll transfer funds, and I'm certain that Heaven isn't on the list. Once there's a Rapture, if we do get taken out before everything starts getting scary, then all his money would be left to whom, exactly? All The Believers Will Be GONE. Who is going to collect the unclaimed funds? Hmm... The Government, perhaps? The one that's to be headed by Beel-ze-bub in person? (they have to skip around in three separate books of the Bible to piece together the Rapture anyhow, it's not in the Revelation.) If there's no Easy-Way-Out Free pass and we all have to face the tribulation full on, then any money we gave to Mr LaHaye is like, Gonzo, dude. And for the exact same reason. One thing definitely going to be Left Behind is my money. And it's more than the Left Behind series, and a King James Bible that costs less than 5 bucks to print up (I know because there's a bunch of them on the market for $5) and no need to pay royalties for the contents either. He's got a bunch of books and the starting price seems to be $24.99. That means 20 of them would set me back a half grand. There's not much chance Rich Folks are the intended audience. So who does that leave (behind) to fork over the bread? Speaking as a Poor Person or at least Not Leisure Class person, I can confidently state that a half grand is not pocket change for quite a huge percentage of the intended audience. If he was pushing them onto people who DO consider a short stack of Benjamins to be Pocket Change then he's leaving behind substantially more than 80% of the people of the world. There's a recognized sin in every church called Simony. Named for a person in the Book of the Acts of the Apostles named Simon Magus, and is the buying and selling of the Holy Ghost or trying to. Perhaps Mr LaHaye

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