By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

8 thoughts on “Happy I missed that one.”
  1. things like this are the reason I carry a small gieger counter in my go bag… something to think about. and do we trust what “officials” say? I’ve listened to our fire chief outright lie to my face. as Sir Miggy says- “YOU are your own first responder “..

    1. “I’ve listened to our fire chief outright lie to my face.” Me too, my face, my family’s faces, and our entire neighborhood’s faces. Many, many moons ago when I was a young pup, a train derailed close to our house (less than 1/2 a mile) in the early morning hours and tanker cars full of Hydrochloric Acid ruptured in the derailment.
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      EMA called for an evacuation of the area that included our entire neighborhood . . . problem was, the word never made it to our street. No one knew until we got up that morning and heard it on the news. No one on our street was notified that we needed to GTFO.
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      When questioned on it, the fire chief said every house in the evac zone had been notified. When confronted with evidence to the contrary, he doubled down and called us all liars. He ended up getting promoted to a state fire marshal gig and his management of that incident was one of the feathers in his cap for that promotion.
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      If anyone were to ever question where my distrust for authority started . . . right f***ing there is the beginning of that character arc.

      1. promoted to his level of incompetence… we had a state fire marshal recently get charged with multiple felonies… I hear yall..

  2. Truck or trailer caught fire? If it was the truck, no worries. I still wouldn’t worry about the trailer too much — just watch how the cleanup crew behaves.

      1. “decontaminating “= wash it into the ditch and go home… oh, but drop a cfl bulb on your floor and theycome and demolish your F’in house…. aaaahhhhhh…

        1. Indeed. I remember reading about a school-wide lockdown because someone brought a thermometer to school. Yes, one with mercury in it. No, not a broken one, an intact one.

          Never mind that metallic mercury is pretty innocuous; the amount in a thermometer is tiny and glass is a hermetic enclosure. But then again, I’ve long said that a functioning brain is a professional disqualification for the job of school principal or administrator.

  3. The vast majority of “radioactive waste” is contaminated PPE and other low level contaminated waste from laboratories and hospitals. The level and amount of radioactivity is minimal and would require prolonged exposure or ingestion to be dangerous. I wouldn’t inhale the smoke but aside from that the risk to the public is nil. There are other far more dangerous substances routinely transported on our highways .

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