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BREAKING: Bus Explosion & Fire in New York City Photos
Gateway Pundit ^ | Thursday, April 5, 2012, 11:32 PM | Jim Hoft

Posted on 04/05/2012 10:21:26 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache

Edited on 04/06/2012 5:12:11 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

A team of dispatchers – New York City Alerts is reporting: Brooklyn: *Bus On Fire* Box #2748. 7 Ave & 92 St. U/D; units repotring a MTA bus exploded involving 6 cars. NY01

Brooklyn: *Bus On Fire* 7 Ave & 92 St. U/D; EMS treating 7 victims, 1 in serious condition likely to die. Fire is knocked down. NY01

UPDATE: A bus and six cars were torched in the blaze.
The New York Daily News reported:

A twin-size mattress that ended up under an MTA bus is being blamed for sparking a bizarre Thursday night Brooklyn blaze that left the bus and six parked cars torched.



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To: Moonman62

I thought those buses had diesel engines. Diesel doesn’t flash like gasoline.


41 posted on 04/05/2012 11:03:45 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: LibertyRocks
Egypt shoots a missile into Israel today

I didn't know that. So that's what hillary's comment was about - it's better for ALL if Israel works on diplomacy.

42 posted on 04/05/2012 11:04:00 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Outlaw Woman
A bus running over a mattress and the springs ruptured the tank? What kind of idiots do they think we are...

Another center fuel tank explosion? :-/

43 posted on 04/05/2012 11:05:05 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Ramius

I wouldn’t make this story up, but if the government flunkee who is the highest one on duty at this particular moment might not be very bright. The diesel post following yours makes a very good point.


44 posted on 04/05/2012 11:06:22 PM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: Joe 6-pack

Cmon kids, lets all sing! (the bear went over the mountain)

“The bus ran over a mattress
“The bus ran over a mattress
“The bus ran over a mattressssss
And purportedly blew up!


45 posted on 04/05/2012 11:06:28 PM PDT by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: ETL

All I could think of is a tooth infection and a holiday weekend as I’ve been there. And I do like the map/Central Park and surrounding area.


46 posted on 04/05/2012 11:09:56 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Gasshog

“The bus ran over a mattress
“The bus ran over a mattress
And a spring sprang up up
And the bus, the bus went down.


47 posted on 04/05/2012 11:12:39 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: My Favorite Headache

Odd, nothing about this is coming up on Twitter at all.


48 posted on 04/05/2012 11:14:25 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: Gasshog
Cmon kids, lets all sing!

And the kids said, "Mommy, can that REALLY happen"?

And a new phobia started - mabusaphobia.

49 posted on 04/05/2012 11:18:36 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Moonman62

If you hear it rocking, don’t bother knocking!


50 posted on 04/05/2012 11:21:20 PM PDT by 4woodenboats (Obama.....a perfect example of why you can't trust someone that won't look you in the eye)
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To: LibertyRocks

Right...


51 posted on 04/05/2012 11:24:50 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: Ken H
That seems like a pretty blanket statement.

I think it is the flat out truth, and puts the whole issue to bed.

So long as there are no terrorist sleeper cells ...

52 posted on 04/05/2012 11:35:26 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: Jonty30

“somebody sleeps dangerously.”

Now we know why they threw the mattress out.


53 posted on 04/05/2012 11:47:31 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: All

I wonder if it was one of the MTA new green Natural Gas buses?

If a mattress spring punctured a gas hose...


54 posted on 04/05/2012 11:48:24 PM PDT by az_gila
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To: Moonman62
The metal "bands" that form the outside of the mattress (what keeps it in shape) are quite large in diameter. I have no doubt that if the mattress was folded up under the bus and that frame suddenly gave way it could puncture a gas line for certain...and it would probably puncture the tank if positioned correctly.

My first job out of college was selling home furnishings (including mattresses). The funniest mattress story that I have EVER heard pertained to a delivery. No one was home at the scheduled delivery time, so the supremely customer service oriented deliver drivers made the "executive" decision to simply throw the king-sized mattress OVER the backyard fence (a wood fence..they could not see what was on the other side).

And, the King-sized mattress went....right...into...the...POOL, and immediately sank to the bottom...LOL!

The company had to hire a crane to remove it.

55 posted on 04/05/2012 11:52:04 PM PDT by garandgal
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To: heartwood
If I was a terrorist, I’d blow it up during rush hour. Not after midnight.

It depends on whether the mission was to kill Jews or just make the evening news on Al Jazeera back home.

57 posted on 04/06/2012 12:05:29 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: az_gila

Wow! Diesel fuel won’t explode. Hurray for compressed NG.


58 posted on 04/06/2012 12:06:05 AM PDT by ChiMark (chewed up his body for a decade)
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To: Yehuda

Exhaust pipe heat + cotton filler= smoldering fire.


59 posted on 04/06/2012 12:11:11 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Has Mayor Turdbloom blamed the Tea Party yet as he did with the Times Square bombing?


60 posted on 04/06/2012 12:17:27 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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