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May 15, 2013, 07:28:17 AM
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As fate would have it: on corp business, I dined tonight at a pretty upscale steakhouse. Post-meeting I adjourned to the bar. At the bar I met a woman in her seventies, who is evidently an insurance adjuster by trade and a writer/novelist at heart (I will keep her anonymous but let's say I checked her out, and she has a detailed Wikipedia page, had a couple 1-on-1's with Elvis in Germany during the war, and has a literary award named for her. She was also cool as fuck, and one of about three people I have met in life thus far who I actually found intriguing and able to keep me "awake" in conversation.)

Her insurance adjusting work takes her around places, recently Dallas, where she was on standby for investigating claims in the West, TX fertilizer plant explosion.

Seems the police were there, then the FBI. Then, according to this 70's woman, the CIA shows up, because apparently they are more expert on these sorts of explosions. (This is what she was told, evidently. She was very bright; however, if she doubted the truthfulness of such things, she did not let on.) They sent her and the other insurance folk home.

All she knew so far:

$100M USD (estimated) damages
$4M USD covered on insurance
Possibly zero coverage under insurance because, the explosion involved detonation of high-nitrogen fertilizers, for which they had piles of but apparently no permit, and their insurance was the cheaper kind which does not cover the high-N fertilizer.
There is a bomb involved, supposedly, and accused of setting it is one of the first responders

Since there was only one explosion and it is on video: any audio experts wanna weigh in on the detonation signature? Any way to rule in or out a bomb as a primer for a pile of high-N fertilizer?

Also, to everyone of course: thoughts on validity and implications? Fakery/fraud evidence?  Etc.

Uberlurker. Been here since the Finney transaction. Please consider this before replying; there is a good chance I've heard it before.

-Citizenfive
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