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Police: Chainsaw Sparks Explosion At Gas Station (Obama voter)
http://www.wlky.com/news/26258566/detail.html ^ | December 23, 2010 | WLKY

Posted on 12/23/2010 8:19:18 PM PST by Wile E Coyote Genius

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- An explosion was reported at a closed gas station in the 1400 block of Dixie Highway.

Louisville police said several people reported an explosion at the corner of Dixie Highway and Standard Avenue around 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

The explosion damaged a truck.

Officials said a man was using a chainsaw between the gas station and another building and the sparks set residual gas fumes on fire.

There were no injuries reported.

According to Louisville police spokeswoman Carey Klain, Steven Askew, the man with the chainsaw, was there to steal piping.

Askew, 48, is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree criminal mischief

Video at linky

(Excerpt) Read more at wlky.com ...


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: chainsaw; explosion; goboom; graaaarrrrrrrrrboom; napl; somethingaskew; sourcetitlenoturl; thief
.....and the winner of the 2010 Darwin award is __________!
1 posted on 12/23/2010 8:19:21 PM PST by Wile E Coyote Genius
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius
"There were no injuries reported."

Sorry, no gene pool cleansed, no Darwin.
2 posted on 12/23/2010 8:22:46 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

No, no, no! If he lived he is not eligible. Rules, there are rules.


3 posted on 12/23/2010 8:23:22 PM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius
Lumberjacks are tools.


4 posted on 12/23/2010 8:29:30 PM PST by Daffynition (Merry Christmas!!!)
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To: Islander7

And what the hell is “and the sparks set residual gas fumes on fire”.
Guess its just random flammable gas that is released from homes.
In what world?
Sorry officer, I was walking by and threw away a cigar that ignited residential gas fumes and burned down the whole town!
Yep. that works....


5 posted on 12/23/2010 8:32:44 PM PST by 9422WMR (Illegal is not a race)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

A chainsaw at a gas station, what could possibly go wrong?


6 posted on 12/23/2010 8:32:51 PM PST by dfwgator (Welcome to the Gator Nation Will Muschamp)
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To: 9422WMR

“Sorry officer, I was walking by and threw away a cigar that ignited residential gas fumes and burned down the whole town!
Yep. that works....”

No that would be “Sorry officer I was using my chainsaw by this old gas station when it ignited residential gas fumes and burned down the whole town”


7 posted on 12/23/2010 8:40:24 PM PST by Wile E Coyote Genius (IQ 207....more than all Democrats combined)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius
According to Louisville police ... the man with the chainsaw, was there to steal piping.

like treatin' a hangnail with a sledgehammer.

check out the keywords. I think there's a keyword-of-the-week winner in there.

8 posted on 12/23/2010 8:43:19 PM PST by the invisib1e hand ("Three hostile newspapers are more to be feared than 200 swords" - Napoleon Bonapartat)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius; SouthTexas; B4Ranch

I’ll bet it was a chainsaw power head turning a abrasive disc to cut metal pipe for sale to a scrap yard. I wonder if the truck that was damaged belonged to the perp...


9 posted on 12/23/2010 8:44:34 PM PST by tubebender (We were born naked, wet and hungry, then things got worse)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

Y’all gotta view the video at the link. It was a abandoned gas station and the underground tanks were empty of everything except fumes and a spark caused a boomer collapsing the tank and the perp’s GMC pickup is now sitting in the hole...


10 posted on 12/23/2010 8:54:48 PM PST by tubebender (We were born naked, wet and hungry, then things got worse)
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To: rollo tomasi; Islander7; Slings and Arrows

Well when it comes to the Darwin award, one has to just keep trying! That is the American spirit, don’t give up!


11 posted on 12/23/2010 8:55:11 PM PST by Wile E Coyote Genius (IQ 207....more than all Democrats combined)
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To: Daffynition

Lumberjacks are chainsaw operators.


12 posted on 12/23/2010 8:55:40 PM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: tubebender

Very likely.


13 posted on 12/23/2010 8:56:44 PM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: tubebender; Wile E Coyote Genius

I think the reporter blew the saw description.


14 posted on 12/23/2010 9:00:15 PM PST by SouthTexas (A Merry and Blessed Christmas to All!)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

For the record, flammable liquids do not generate “fumes”, they produce flammable VAPORS.


15 posted on 12/23/2010 9:01:25 PM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: fidelis

Vaors? Kinda like the vapors I get after eating a lot of veggies?


16 posted on 12/23/2010 9:22:56 PM PST by Wile E Coyote Genius (IQ 207....more than all Democrats combined)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

Exactly!


17 posted on 12/23/2010 9:47:40 PM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

I just spent the last four days running a chainsaw and didn’t see one single spark...

If you keep your equipment up to par, this crap don’t happen.

Idjit!!


18 posted on 12/23/2010 9:55:04 PM PST by djf (Touch my junk and I'll break yur mug!!!)
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To: djf

As I said up thread if he was cutting iron pipe for sale to a scrap yard he was more likely than not using a abrasive disc on a Chainsaw power head and they make lots and lots of pretty sparks. His stupidity comes into play if he was cutting off the vent stacks from the underground tanks...


19 posted on 12/23/2010 10:49:52 PM PST by tubebender (We were born naked, wet and hungry, then things got worse)
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To: B4Ranch
With a *great deal of skill* !!!! Whoa momma! Soze their dogs


20 posted on 12/23/2010 11:08:36 PM PST by Daffynition (Merry Christmas!!!)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

HOLD MUH METH PIPE.


21 posted on 12/23/2010 11:14:19 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

22 posted on 12/23/2010 11:17:41 PM PST by smokingfrog (Do all the talking you want, but do what I tell you.)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...

o/~ Boom boom boom boom... o/~



23 posted on 12/23/2010 11:43:29 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

LOL!


24 posted on 12/24/2010 6:35:02 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: dfwgator

What could ever go wrong at the corner of Standard Avenue and Dixie Dieway?


25 posted on 12/24/2010 6:44:52 AM PST by csmusaret (Q: How do they say incompetent failure in Kenya? A: Barack Obama)
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To: Daffynition

Strange pic! Tree cut down with an axe and the dog is licking the sap, I presume.


26 posted on 12/24/2010 9:43:18 AM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: smokingfrog

That’s Holy Smokes (cleaned up for the audience) type explosion.


27 posted on 12/24/2010 9:44:50 AM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: B4Ranch

I was thinking the tree was cut down by a beaver and something was spread on the break for the pup to lick and VOILA! a strange photo!


28 posted on 12/24/2010 9:59:40 AM PST by Daffynition (Merry Christmas!!!)
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To: Daffynition
The cuts on the stump and the chips on the ground are too big for beaver teeth.


Typical tree damage associated with beaver activity

29 posted on 12/24/2010 10:38:16 AM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: B4Ranch
Just maybe it wasn't your typical beaver!


30 posted on 12/24/2010 11:35:46 AM PST by Daffynition (Merry Christmas!!!)
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To: Daffynition

When I was a young man I saw quite a few beavers, thankfully not one of that size.


31 posted on 12/24/2010 11:41:50 AM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: B4Ranch
LOL


32 posted on 12/24/2010 11:44:51 AM PST by Daffynition (Merry Christmas!!!)
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To: Daffynition

Your last post...top picture...I wonder where that is? Looking at the fact there is absolutely no small trees (for eating), which explains why they ate the bark off the oak in the background. Not much nutrition in old bark.. Those guys are hungry.

Chewed down big trees in the winter is a very uncommon sight to see. Normally they will stick small branches in the mud below the ice for a winter food source.


33 posted on 12/24/2010 12:13:35 PM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: B4Ranch
Answered in FReepmail. ...I don't want Janet Napolitano to know where I am off-grid so-to-speak...where I lost ALL my firearms in a unfortunate canoe accident while paddling across the beaver pond. ;(

Some of the pests can get all artsy-fartsy with their chompings....


34 posted on 12/24/2010 12:28:32 PM PST by Daffynition (Merry Christmas!!!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Talk about paying for your crimes.


35 posted on 12/24/2010 12:32:02 PM PST by TheOldLady ("I WILL PLANT. I WILL HARVEST. I WILL RESIST WITH FORCE...ANY ATTEMPT TO STOP ME." - Lazamataz)
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To: Daffynition

I’ve seen that kind of thing before. Mental problems caused by arsenic poisoning, I think.

Yuk,yuk, LOL


36 posted on 12/24/2010 12:41:07 PM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: Daffynition

I am wondering if two beavers were chewing on that tree at the same time? It certainly is different.


37 posted on 12/24/2010 1:23:04 PM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: B4Ranch

LOL... no common plan......obviously they weren’t on the same page. Must have been dimmocrats...working for opposite purposes.


38 posted on 12/24/2010 2:17:13 PM PST by Daffynition (Merry Christmas!!!)
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To: B4Ranch

Enjoy whatever time you have left! Merry Christmas B4!!!


39 posted on 12/24/2010 2:20:12 PM PST by Daffynition (Merry Christmas!!!)
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To: TheOldLady

G-d and Darwin deal terrible justice.


40 posted on 12/24/2010 4:05:29 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Daffynition

Cute little beaver there, but what’s that huge statue she’s standing beside?


41 posted on 12/24/2010 10:16:37 PM PST by Don W (I keep some folks' numbers in my 'phone just so I know NOT to answer when they call...)
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To: Don W
You're not that infamous Beaver Cleaver are you?


42 posted on 12/25/2010 6:17:27 AM PST by Daffynition (Merry Christmas!!!)
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