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Explosion rocks Nashville hotel hosting law enforcement conference
KDFW Fox 4 Dallas Fort Worth ^ | 6/20/12 | NewsCore

Posted on 06/20/2012 7:11:11 AM PDT by Grammy

NASHVILLE -- As many as 5,000 people were evacuated on Tuesday night after an explosion at the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville -- where hundreds of the nation's sheriffs are attending a conference.

The blast occurred in a mechanical room at the convention center about 8:30pm local time, WSMV-TV reported, adding that no injuries had been reported.

The convention center suffered significant damage from the blast and a Nashville Fire Department spokesperson told the station there was a smell of natural gas in the area. Gas was switched off in the building as officials responded to the scene.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: explosion; leo; nashville; opryland

1 posted on 06/20/2012 7:11:16 AM PDT by Grammy
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To: Grammy

Can we account for the whereabouts of Bill Ayes.


3 posted on 06/20/2012 7:15:24 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Grammy

Is this the hotel that was under water during the floods a few years back?


4 posted on 06/20/2012 7:22:57 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Yes.


5 posted on 06/20/2012 7:24:56 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: Grammy

They just had the Star Trek convention there prior to this....They should have left Scotty behind to sound the warning


6 posted on 06/20/2012 7:25:47 AM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: Grammy

I’ll bet it was a dog owner.


7 posted on 06/20/2012 7:35:24 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: "One can argue about whose fault it is, but not ... whose responsibility it is: it's his")
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To: NonValueAdded
I’ll bet it was a dog owner.

Or a dog.

8 posted on 06/20/2012 7:45:09 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Grammy
First thing that comes to mind is Obama's close friends, William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn and their hoodlum friends and protegees. These vile creeps still justify killing people. They call it “breaking some eggs” to make the omelet that they want to be in charge of. They aid and cover for Muslim terrorists because they, too, are enemies of the U.S. They work under the guise of "civil rights" organizations, such as C.A.I.R. and the useful idiots in high places in universities. Good evidence puts Barack Hussein Obama going way back in the inner circle of William Ayers and even William Ayers' Chicago area parents. The power grabbers on the radical left are now running the show under their close friend Obama. They fight against voter ID and are out big time right now, so hoards of illegals can vote for Obama again. They also fight for gun control; that's for everyone else except themselves.
9 posted on 06/20/2012 7:52:05 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Grammy

Sounds like the Amish or some Bill Ayers wannabes are having a little fun.


10 posted on 06/20/2012 7:56:43 AM PDT by pallis
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I am surprised this hasn’t gotten more attention. It came on the news last night, and it was pointed out that sheriffs were there for a conference. It was no small explosion as ceiling tiles were falling and one eye witness said walls and ceiling were damaged, as was an escalator.

This is a really big room, and if the explosion happened in a mechanical room it must have been significant to damaged the room where people were. 5000 people were evacuated from the building!!! That’s a lot of evacuation!


11 posted on 06/20/2012 8:34:21 AM PDT by Grammy
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> in a mechanical room
> there was a smell of natural gas in the area
> no injuries had been reported

I’ve analyzed the evidence and have concluded that this was a terrorist attack by the Tea Party using AK-47s and handguns.


12 posted on 06/20/2012 8:46:21 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (Anyone But Romney)
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To: F15Eagle
Reichstag Fire?

Be on the lookout for False Flags. obie's getting desperate.

13 posted on 06/20/2012 8:49:39 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil.)
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To: pallis
This is a warning shot and it's only the beginning of the Mexican Mafia making a point like they have done in Mexico whenever law enforcement folk gather. They are here.. SO WAKE UP FOLKS.. they aim to dominate and conquer!!
14 posted on 06/20/2012 8:54:20 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Grammy

My first thought was perhaps that former DEA agent who shot himself in the foot with his Glock in front of a classroom of students might have been since hired by the BATFE and was at this convention demonstrating his expertise with bombs.

To paraphrase his comment before he shot himself in the foot:

“I am the only one in this room qualified to handle this - BOOOOOOMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!”


15 posted on 06/20/2012 9:11:30 AM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics)
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To: Grammy

Please tell us that Sheriff Joe Arpaio is OK if he was there.


16 posted on 06/20/2012 9:13:16 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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> there was a smell of natural gas in the area

This is a lie. I was there. I was a guest of one of the sheriff's attending the Association's conference and seminars. We were all up stairs in a reception when the blast occurred. It was a huge blast that shook the building to the foundation. The windows rattled to the point of breaking.

There was no immediate alarms in our area. The explosion was three floors below us. This was in what they call the Delta area of the hotel. When the word came to evacuate the area, we all started down the stairs and we came out right above where the blast was. There was a lot of smoke rising up to the glass roof of the large open area there and it smelled of CORDITE, not natural gas. The smell was that of a mass of fireworks that had gone off and the smell of smoke that burns your eyes, acid smell, like a bomb blast. I am not saying it was a bomb, but I question the gas leak that they told us it was. The Nashville newspaper has an article that even the Gas Company says that it may not have been a gas leak. That more fuels my questioning if it was a bomb or gas leak.

Not being an expert on gas leaks, doesn't gas leaks, after a blast, normally have a fire? And would not the fire be larger as the broken gas lines fed said fire? There was NO fire. Only smoke.

We went out side into the parking lot area. There was a massive first response by fire, police, sheriffs from Nashville. The hotel started bringing out food, drinks, etc. for all the guests, who were in the parking lots. It was quite warm outside with little wind. They opened the Grand Ole Opry building and sent people there where it was air conditioned. The blast was around 8-8:15 p.m. Around midnight the word came to go to the Opry. They told us the hotel was closed, locked and secured while they determined what caused the blast. Many people left for other hotels, went to their cars. We went to the opry. They gave out blankets, food, water, and we were in the Opry until around 3:30 a.m. when the manager came in and announced that they were going to reopen the hotel and we could enter and go to bed. He also announced that no one would be charged a fee for that night (how nice) and when we left, we paid for parking, but they have now debited that back to us today, so no charge for parking after all.

The Association's banquet went off that night without further hitches. They moved the banquet as it was right over where the blast was. The hotel did go overboard to make up what happened to all there.

I am retired military. I know the smell of powder burnt, and the smell of cordite. That is the smell I smelled. There was no hint of natural gas. My brother and sisters were there also and they did not smell natural gas either and we departed the hotel right above the blast area and could see a lot of the damages down below. If there has been any fire, we would not have been allowed to go down that way to get out.

Again, I repeat, I am not saying it was a bomb. But, I KNOW I did not smell gas and I know what burnt powder smells like. That is the smell I smelled.

17 posted on 06/22/2012 2:28:16 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (Paul said the world would look like in the last days: See Romans 1: 13-32 for the examples.)
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To: RetiredArmy

Thanks for posting. Very interesting first person account.


18 posted on 06/22/2012 3:36:01 PM PDT by BinaryBoy (Anyone But Romney)
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“I’ve analyzed the evidence and have concluded that this was a terrorist attack by the Tea Party using AK-47s and handguns.”

Ronald Reagan was seen leaving the scene.


19 posted on 06/22/2012 3:38:15 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("The writing is on the wall - Unions are screwed. reformist2 10:04 PM #27")
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