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Old 05-17-2016, 06:16 PM
 
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OMG the family is retrofitting the tank to shoot jelly beans???

Shooting jelly beans out of a cannon???

A jelly bean shot out of a tank is only slightly less dangerous than a bullet.

The stupidity of these people.
Really? One would think velocity may have something to do with danger.


The stupidity of people who assume velocity has not been a consideration.
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Old 05-17-2016, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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A little flag went up for me when the daughters of the victim were referred to as orphans, since technically, an "orphan" is a person who has lost both parents. But that is, indeed, the case in this situation. Wright's wife predeceased him. The jelly bean people may as well settle out of court because if they drag this out the plaintiff's lawyers will have a field day.
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Old 05-17-2016, 06:39 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Makes me want to sell my Vietnam Helicopter I'm rebuilding and going to learn how to fly.
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Old 05-18-2016, 12:59 AM
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It was a closed-casket funeral, I presume.
It's a messy tragedy but not necessarily an open and shut case.
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Old 05-18-2016, 01:28 PM
 
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OMG the family is retrofitting the tank to shoot jelly beans???

Shooting jelly beans out of a cannon???

A jelly bean shot out of a tank is only slightly less dangerous than a bullet.

The stupidity of these people.
Why are you assuming they'd shoot jelly beans at the same velocity as the shells?
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Old 05-18-2016, 01:30 PM
 
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Reminds me of the middle-aged guy who has never ridden, then inherits some money and runs out and buys way too much motorcycle for himself to handle - he totals both the bike and himself before the odometer hits 100 miles.
How long as the tank farm been in operation?

Seems like we are reading a whole lot into a single event where there was bad judgment.
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Old 05-18-2016, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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How long as the tank farm been in operation?

Seems like we are reading a whole lot into a single event where there was bad judgment.
"How long has the wolverine petting zoo been in operation?"

"How long has the chainsaw juggling studio been in operation?"

Some ideas are simply bad ideas that are disproportionately likely to result in bad things happening.
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