Monthly Archives: April 2013

“A batut la usa ta”: Unam Sanctam: Memento homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris.


Hristos A Inviat!


Gheorghe Zamfir ~ FULL ALBUM ~


Romania – Brancoveanu Monastery


Pt. 3 Greek Easter Pascha ’09 Saint Sophia Los Angeles: Midnight


Uploaded on Jun 23, 2009

3rd of 4 parts. The Midnight resurrection rite. This brief film shows the color and physicality of the Eastern Rite which is quite different from Western Church services. Over 1500 Greeks attended, so many that the service is both outside and inside the Cathedral. Directed and filmed by Nikolas Hronis. Visit http://www.StSophia.org for more info.

 

Quotation: Charles Dickens on days memorable


That was a memorable day to me, for it made great changes in me. But, it is the same with any life. Imagine one selected day struck out of it, and think how different its course would have been.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: MARY II OF ENGLAND (1662)


Mary II of England (1662)

Despite the conversion of her father, King James II, to Roman Catholicism, Mary was raised Protestant, a fact that would become important in her later life. In 1688, English nobles opposed to James’s pro-Catholic policies overthrew him and selected Mary and her husband, William of Orange, to rule in his place. Mary enjoyed great popularity as co-ruler of England, but her personal life was full of hardship. What were some of the major sources of unhappiness in her life? More… Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: BRIGHTEST SUPERNOVA IN RECORDED HISTORY APPEARS IN NIGHT SKY (1006)


Brightest Supernova in Recorded History Appears in Night Sky (1006)

One thousand seven years ago, observers in China, Egypt, Iraq, Japan, and Switzerland recorded a new object in the sky. It was hard to miss. Scientists now believe SN 1006 was the brightest supernova in recorded human history. It was described by ancient astronomers as being low on the horizon but shining about half or a quarter as bright as the Moon. It could sometimes be seen during daylight hours and may have been bright enough to read by at night. How far was it from EarthMore…Discuss

A CUP OF BEET JUICE A DAY MAY KEEP THE DOCTOR AWAY


A Cup of Beet Juice a Day May Keep the Doctor Away

Researchers say drinking 8 ounces (250 ml) of beet juice can reduce high blood pressure by 10mm of mercury within hours. Nitrate drugs are used in the treatment ofangina pectorischest pain resulting from insufficient blood supply to the heart—and the nitrate that is naturally present in beets is likely responsible for the edible root’s blood pressure-lowering power. It remains to be seen if regular consumption of nitrate-rich produce like beets improves long-term cardiovascular health. More… Discuss



Published on Jun 19, 2012
National Geographic:-Hiroshima Nuclear Apocalypse

National Geographic Live! – Jared Diamond: Lessons from Hunter-Gatherers (Imagine the past-dream of a future)



Published on Mar 25, 2013

Jared Diamond, a National Geographic explorer-in-residence and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, studies how traditional societies around the world treat the aging members of their tribes, and suggests that these cultures have much to teach us about the treatment of our elderly.

Upcoming Events at National Geographic Live!
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National Geographic Live! – John Wesley Powell: From the Depths of the Grand Canyon


Published on Apr 29, 2013

A true hero of the American West, John Wesley Powell made the first descent of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. A National Geographic founding member who gave the Society’s first lecture on February 13, 1888, this larger-than-life explorer is brought to the stage by Clay Jenkinson.

Upcoming Events at National Geographic Live!
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Learn More About Clay Jenkinson
http://jeffersonhour.com/

Misty Lake – (Woodless Graphite Pencil Sketch My Art Collection)


Misty Lake Woodless Graphite Pencil Sketch My Art Collection

Misty Lake – (Woodless Graphite Pencil Sketch My Art Collection0

The Traitor_Martha Wainwright_Leonard Cohen_I’m Your Man- “Now the Swan Has floated on the English River…”


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LEONARD COHEN
“The Traitor”

Now the Swan it floated on the English river 
Ah the Rose of High Romance it opened wide 
A sun tanned woman yearned me through the summer 
and the judges watched us from the other side 
I told my mother “Mother I must leave you 
preserve my room but do not shed a tear 
Should rumour of a shabby ending reach you 
it was half my fault and half the atmosphere” 

But the Rose I sickened with a scarlet fever 
and the Swan I tempted with a sense of shame 
She said at last I was her finest lover 
and if she withered I would be to blame 

The judges said you missed it by a fraction 
rise up and brace your troops for the attack 
Ah the dreamers ride against the men of action 
Oh see the men of action falling back 

But I lingered on her thighs a fatal moment 
I kissed her lips as though I thirsted still 
My falsity had stung me like a hornet 
The poison sank and it paralysed my will 

I could not move to warn all the younger soldiers 
that they had been deserted from above 
So on battlefields from here to Barcelona 
I’m listed with the enemies of love 

And long ago she said “I must be leaving, 
Ah but keep my body here to lie upon 
You can move it up and down and when I’m sleeping 
Run some wire through that Rose and wind the Swan” 

So daily I renew my idle duty 
I touch her here and there — I know my place 
I kiss her open mouth and I praise her beauty 
and people call me traitor to my face

From Leonard Cohen: “It was called “The Traitor”. It was about the feeling that we have of betraying some mission that we were mandated to fulfill, and being unable to fulfill it, and then coming to understand that the real mandate was not to fulfill it, and that the deeper courage was to stand guiltless in the predicament in which you found yourself”.

Hank Williams Sr. – You Win Again


Leonard Cohen-The Book of Longing, Order of Unified Heart- Another Christopher (page 132)


Leonard Cohen-The Book of Longing-Another Christopher

Leonard Cohen-The Book of Longing-Another Christopher

Leonard Cohen- Order of the Unified Heart-Nihil Obstat “Much Later” from The Book of Longing, page 131 It’s about Ray Charles)


Leonard Cohen- Order of the Unified Heart-Nihil Obstat

Leonard Cohen- Order of the Unified Heart-Nihil Obstat

Leonard Cohen_The Book of Longing_Much Later (page 131)_ Order of Unified Heart

Leonard Cohen_The Book of Longing_Much Later (page 131)_ Order of Unified Heart _Nihil Obstat

Ray Charles was the greatest rhythm and blues singer of all time. In 1962 he released his critically acclaimed album, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, on ABC-Paramount Records, which was #1 on the Billboard Pop Album chart for 14 weeks and remained on that chart for two years. “You Win Again” is from this great album.

Quotation: Jerome K. Jerome on Getting up and about


Ah! how delicious it is to turn over and go to sleep again: “just for five minutes.” Is there any human being, I wonder, besides the hero of a Sunday-school “tale for boys,” who ever gets up willingly?

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) Discuss

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: THOMASINA WINIFRED MONTGOMERY, AKA TAMMI TERRELL (1945) a singer


Thomasina Winifred Montgomery, AKA Tammi Terrell (1945)

In his rise to fame, Motown legend Marvin Gaye paired with a number of female vocalists. Among them was the young Tammi Terrell, with whom Gaye recorded several hit duets, including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” During a 1967 performance, Terrell collapsed on stage and was discovered to have a brain tumor. Despite several operations, Terrell died at the age of 24, and Gaye took a lengthy hiatus from performing. Whose vocals were rumored to have replaced Terrell’s on her final album with Gaye? More… Discuss

This day in the Yesteryear: MOUNTAINSIDE COLLAPSES ON TOWN IN ALBERTA, CANADA (1903)


Mountainside Collapses on Town in Alberta, Canada (1903)

Before dawn on April 29, 1903, millions of tons of limestone tumbled from the face of Alberta’s Turtle Mountain onto the valley below, burying several buildings on the outskirts of the coal mining town of Frank. Though dozens were killed, only a handful of bodies were recovered from the debris. Scientists believe the slide was caused by a number of factors and speculate that another slide will likely occur. What legends about the slide arose in its aftermath and continue to persist today? More… Discuss

ANTIBIOTIC OVERUSE RAMPANT IN US


Antibiotic Overuse Rampant in US

Antibiotic overuse is a major cause of antibiotic resistance, but that is not deterring US doctors from prescribing enough antibiotics to dose four out of five Americans each year. In 2010, 258 million courses of antibiotics were prescribed by US doctors. Geography may play influence the frequency with which doctors prescribe these drugs. The states of West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee, for example, averaged 1,200prescriptions for every 1,000 people, whereas Alaska, Oregon, and California had 600 or fewer. More… Discuss

ProPublica MuckReads: Get the News you would not get from CNNBCSFOXABC:All here!


ProPublica MuckReads- Get the News you would not get from CNNSBSFOX all here!

ProPublica MuckReads- Get the News you would not get from CNNSBSFOX all here! (Click to access)

DallasNewscom_-_ Why didn’t 2,400 tons of ammonium nitrate at West plant raise concerns? (my question is: why do they hate us so much?)


DallasNewscom_-_ Why didn't 2,400 tons of ammonium nitrate at West plant raise concerns

DallasNewscom_-_ Why didn’t 2,400 tons of ammonium nitrate at West plant raise concerns (Click to access report)

Regina Spektor – Long brown hair


Published on Apr 12, 2012

regina spektor – Long Brown Hair (Live)

Recorded: 15th October 2004, Housing Works

Lyrics:

She had long brown hair
All down her breast
Made me think about my future
Made me think about my past
She was so pretty
As pretty as can be
And I thought:
“My god, why shouldn’t it be me?”

Her skin was tight, her manner was free
She gave me that look that seemed to say:
“Hey you, look at me!”
Her smile was crooked and good
As she sucked her Capri
And I thought:
“My god, why shouldn’t it be me?”

C’mon, c’mon, c’mon, c’mon god
Why shouldn’t it be me?

Her body was free!

Don’t tell me what’s proper
Anyone can see
I wasn’t even her first, so don’t blame it on me
She was so pretty, as pretty as can be
And I thought: 
“My god, why shouldn’t it be me?”

Oh c’mon, just this once, lord!
Why shouldn’t it be me?

Her body was free!

You know what the bible says?
I’ll tell you what it says
It says:
“Don’t put a stumbling block in front of someone who can’t see
Don’t put a beautiful body in front of someone who’s hungry,”

She was so pretty
As pretty as can be
And I thought:
“My god, why shouldn’t it be me?”

C’mon lord, why shouldn’t it be me?

Please visit http://www.reginaspektor.com

 

Real Love – Regina Spektor – John Lennon cover –


Regina Spektor – “Uh-Merica” [Audio]


Published on Dec 20, 2012

“Uh-Merica” can be heard on the special edition of Begin to Hope. 

Photo Credit: ANDR3W A http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewa1… 

Connect with Regina: 
http://ReginaSpektor.com
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Upgrade your cellphone lens for superb shooting!


Indeed, it’s worth it!

filmcamera999

Now that some of my readers have twisted my arm and have me firmly on the cellphone bandwagon, I may as well tell you about something unique that can make your simple old cellphone camera lens work as good as that on proper professional quality digital slr cameras.

You see, the lens that’s fitted to all cellphone cameras is a simple affair, designed to give good all-round performance rather than provide high level parameters in niche areas, such as macro, telephoto etc. Rather like the difference between a Ford designed for road use and another Ford designed for Formula 1…both are Fords, but the difference is staggering!

Read more about the lenses here

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How Many Calories Can You Burn in 30 Minutes?



Let’s work it out, people.

Song Credit: http://soundcloud.com/tonez-pro/used-…

Research for the calorie-burn counts came from MyFitnessPal. These are all approximate, based on a male weighing 190 pounds. Workout-calorie counts change from person to person. 

What Does 2000 Calories Looks Like?
http://youtu.be/rgaqwFPU7cc

F*%$ Yeah Googly Eyes!!!
http://youtu.be/JldIbKp1JTg

Office Stress Hacks
http://youtu.be/BYnmnmxPZVg

 

Agenda for America


When they finally woke up they were in the middle of the ocean, without food or water supplies, and with no hope for reaching any land!

Bell Book Candle

The GOP Agenda for America is known in Washington by its acronym, CRAP.

“C” is for the cut, cap and balance amendment to the US Constitution that the GOP favor,

“R” is for the repeal of Obamacare and much regulation.

“A” is for the austerity they want to impose; the sequester is only a small prelude to the full program of budget cuts.

“P” is for punishment of the American people for voting Democratic; it will continue until the GOP return to power.

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Quotation: Ralph Waldo Emerson on man,receiving gifts and resentment thereof


It is not the office of a man to receive gifts … We wish to be self-sustained. We do not quite forgive a giver. The hand that feeds us is in some danger of being bitten.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: HERBERT SPENCER (1820) an victorian thinker sociologist and philosopher


Herbert Spencer (1820)

Admired by some and loathed by others, Spencer was one of the most discussed Victorian thinkers. An English sociologist and philosopher, he was an advocate of the theory of social Darwinism. In his vast, multi-volumeSystem of Synthetic Philosophy, he held that the physical, organic, and social realms are interconnected and develop according to identical evolutionary principles. To describe his theory of sociocultural evolution, he coined what well-known phrase? More… Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: DISGRUNTLED ENGINEER JAMS HBO’S SATELLITE SIGNAL (1986)


Disgruntled Engineer Jams HBO’s Satellite Signal (1986)

In the early morning hours of April 27, 1986, a Florida electronics store owner moonlighting as a satellite uplink technician decided to protest what he considered unfair programming subscription rates for satellite dish owners. Overriding the signal of the cable network HBO, he transmitted a message to be seen by anyone watching HBO at the time. “Captain Midnight,” as he called himself, was eventually fined $5,000 for the stunt. What did he elect to say in those few minutes of airtime? More… Discuss

 

THE DOCTORS’ PLOT


The Doctors’ Plot

In January 1953, a plot to murder leading Soviet government and party officials was “uncovered.” Nine prominent doctors, at least six of them Jews, were arrested and confessed their involvement. The reports sparked an upwelling of anti-Semitism in the USSR. Months later, news broke that the charges were false and that the confessions had been obtained by torture. Who alleged that Stalin, whose death in March brought down the scheme, had planned to use the scandal to launch a massive party purgeMore… Discuss

 

DRUDGERY


drudgery 

Definition: (noun) Hard, menial, and monotonous work.
Synonyms: donkeyworkploddinggrind
Usage: The novelty soon wore off, and though she thought she was prepared for drudgery, she found it very tedious to go on doing the same thing day after day. Discuss.

Parasitic Mind Control (Does this remind you of something: PArasitic mind control….)


Published on Apr 25, 2013

Now this is strange, even scary: ants controlled by parasites, all because they ate the slime of a snail!

Coming On National Geographic Channel: Ultimate Survival AlasKa!


Brain Games: on National Geographic Channel


Published on Apr 26, 2013

Mondays at 9P
natgeotv.com/braingames

Did you catch Nat Geo’s new hit show, Brain Games? See what all the buzz is about and challenge your brain to defy its hard-wired perceptions. Brain Games explores the inner workings of your brain with interactive games you can play at home. Get in touch with your inner super-computer and let Brain Games blow your mind!

Democracy Now: Obit for Joan Baez’s Mother


Democracy Now: Obit for Joan Baez's Mother

Democracy Now: Obit for Joan Baez’s Mother (click to access report on Democracy Now)

George W Bush – 9/11 was a Consp….. Nearly George, Nearly!


Infant alcohol syndrome, or just pure evil?

March of the beekeepers


Stop killing our bees!

Rudolf Abraham's blog

Protest by beekeepers and members of the public against DEFRA minister Owen Paterson’s opposition to a proposed EU ban on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which many leading scientists (including those on the House of Commons’ own Environmental Audit Committee) believe is killing bees in alarming numbers. The protest was organised by Avaaz, 38 Degrees and several other organisations, who have been campaigning on the issue for many months, with public petitions in support of a ban on neonicotinoids already reaching over 2.6 million (Avaaz) and 300,000 (38 Degrees) signatures. Parliament Square, Westminster, London, UK (26 April 2013).

march of the beekeepers neonicotinoid pesticides protest London photographer 20130426_0189a

march of the beekeepers neonicotinoid pesticides protest London photographer 20130426_0200a

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Malcolm Lee, a beekeeper from South Africa (right) stands with a protester from Australia. All of the beekeepers who I spoke to today have seen a significant increase in deaths among their bees.

march of the beekeepers neonicotinoid pesticides protest London photographer 20130426_0094

You can sign the 38 Degrees petition here, and the Avaaz petition here.
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Persistent high unemployment tearing families apart


Interesting……It should bring families together, not tear them apart!

Ludwig van Beethoven, Sesta Sinfonia Op. 68 in Fa maggiore, “Pastorale”: TGIF from Filarmonica della Scala di Milano, e Direttore Riccardo Muti



Epoca: 1807 – 1808

Composizione:

ottavino, 2 flauti, 2 oboi, corno inglese, 2 clarinetti, 2 fagotti, 2 corni, 2 trombe, 2 tromboni, timpani, archi

Movimenti:
I Allegro ma non troppo 0:00
II Andante molto mosso 12:40
III Allegro 25:12
IV Allegro vivace 30:43
V Allegretto 34:37

Filarmonica della Scala di Milano
Direttore: RICCARDO MUTI

The sixth symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven in F major, Op. 68, called the “Pastoral”, composed in 1807 – early1808 , and was completed on December 22 1808 in Vienna . The manuscript is in the original Beethovenhaus.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>more HERE

Kent Micronite cigarette Filter: Crocidolite (blue Asbestos) also used in the US GOVERNMENT MILITARY GAS MASK FILTER MEDIUM


Published on Jan 27, 2013

The original version of the Kent Micronite cigarette filter used crocidolite, a form of asbestos, from 1952 until at least mid-1956. Kent’s manufacturer, P. Lorillard Company, boasted that the filter was made of the same “pure,” “safe,” “dust-free” substance used to clean air in atomic energy plants and hospital operating rooms, and offered smokers “the greatest health protection ever” in a cigarette. The new brand was introduced with great fanfare in 1952. “The filtering material — a top wartime secret — represented the greatest scientific advance ever made in cleansing air of impurities,” stated one of the advertisements, prepared by Young & Rubicam. The trade magazine Advertising Age awarded Lorillard its “hard sell” award for the campaign. Other advertisements, including a series placed in the Journal of the American Medical Association and the New England Journal of Medicine, stressed the “health protection” Kents gave. Lorillard set up Kent displays at medical conventions and sent cartons of Kents to thousands of doctors and dentists. Some ads suggested that the A.M.A. had endorsed the Micronite filter, a claim the medical group promptly labeled “a most reprehensible instance of hucksterism.” Dr. Harold Knudson was the former vice president and research director of Hollingsworth & Vose. He designed the Micronite filter for Kent cigarettes. This is compiled from two videos from the University of California, San Francisco Tobacco Control Archives Multimedia Collection (http://archive.org/details/tobaccoarc… ). This collection contains audiotapes and videotapes related to the advertising, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and scientific research of tobacco products as well as materials gathered and produced by tobacco control advocates. For current information, contact ADAO – Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization – an independent organization founded by Linda Reinstein and Doug Larkin in 2004. ADAO seeks to give asbestos victims and concerned citizens a united voice to raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure. ADAO is an independent global organization dedicated to preventing asbestos-related diseases through education, advocacy and community. ADAO’s mission includes supporting global advocacy and advancing asbestos awareness, prevention, early detection, treatment, and resources for asbestos-related disease. For more information visit http://www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org. 

Salvador Dali – Mike Wallace interview 1958 – Part 1/2 Mike Wallace, Salvador Dali, and the Parliament Cigarettes, All in the same place at once



Uploaded on May 19, 2011

Fun interview with heavy accent Dali.
Smoke Parliament while viewing this.

Remember the past here on EuZicAsa. The past is key to understanding our station in life, today. There no way things change just by witnessing life as a spectator.

Myron Leon “Mike” Wallace (May 9, 1918 – April 7, 2012) was an American journalistgame show host, actor andmedia personality. He interviewed a wide range of prominent newsmakers during his sixty-year career. He was one of the original correspondents for CBS‘ 60 Minutes which debuted in 1968. Wallace retired as a regular full-time correspondent in 2006, but still appeared occasionally on the series until 2008.
Wallace, whose family’s surname was originally Wallik,[1] was born in Brookline, Massachusetts[1] to Russian Jewish immigrant parents,[1][2] Frank and Zina (Sharfman) Wallace. His father was a grocer and insurance broker.[3]Wallace attended Brookline High School, graduating in 1935.[4] He graduated from the University of Michigan four years later with a Bachelor of Arts. While a college student he was a reporter for the Michigan Daily and belonged to the Alpha Gamma Chapter of the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity.[5]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne on Trusting as training tool


Trusting no man as his friend, he could not recognize his enemy when the latter actually appeared.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: FANNY BLANKERS-KOEN (1918)


Fanny Blankers-Koen (1918)

Representing her native Netherlands, Blankers-Koen made her Olympic debut at the 1936 Berlin Games but failed to medal. Two years later, she set her first world record in track and field. Unfortunately for her, both the 1940 and 1944 Games were cancelled due to WWII, so she had to wait until 1948’s Summer Games in London to compete again. In addition to losing precious years, the athlete gave birth twice in the interim. Still, she went on to win four gold medals in London, earning what nickname? More… Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: STUDIO 54 OPENS IN NEW YORK (1977)


Studio 54 Opens in New York (1977)

The disco craze was relatively short-lived, beginning in the mid-1970s and fading by the 1980s, yet it had a lasting influence on the music scene. A beat-driven style of dance music, disco got its name from the “discotheque,” the type of nightclub where it originated. No discotheque was more central to disco than Studio 54, the Manhattan club famous for its mix of celebrities, beautiful people, and hedonism. The club paralleled disco’s demise and closed in 1980. What is the space used for today? More…Discuss

WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE CELL PHONE


World’s Most Expensive Cell Phone

Smartphones do not come cheap, but $15 million is a little much, even for an iPhone 5. A businessman from Hong Kong commissioned what is being touted as “the world’s most expensive phone,” an iPhone with a solid gold casing encrusted with 600 flawless white diamonds and a single, 26-carat black diamond that functions as the device’s home button. The black diamond, a family heirloom, is valued at $14.5 million. The man tasked with crafting the phone had previously designed a $9 million iPhone as well as a solid gold iPadMore… Discuss

 

WAGONWAYS


Wagonways

The idea of using “tracked” roads dates back millennia. In the US and England, the first railroads employed not locomotives but horse-drawn wagons, which were used to haul minerals on the tracks. In 1829, locomotives were imported to the US from England, but they were found to be too heavy for the existing tracks. However, steam powered railroads soon grew to dominate the transportation of cargo. How did horses continue to be used by railroads after the advent of steam locomotivesMore… Discuss

 

ProPublica: What Went Wrong in West, Texas – and Where Were the Regulators?


ProPublica_ What Went Wrong in West, Texas- and Where Were the Regulators?

ProPublica_ What Went Wrong in West, Texas– and Where Were the Regulators?

 

April 25: This post has been corrected.

A week after a blast at a Texas fertilizer plantkilled at least 15 people and hurt more than 200, authorities still don’t know exactly why the West Chemical and Fertilizer Company plant exploded.

 
 

Here’s what we do know: The fertilizer plant hadn’t been inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration since 1985. Its owners do not seem to have told the Department of Homeland Security that they were storing large quantities of potentially explosive fertilizer, as regulations require. And the most recent partial safety inspectionof the facility in 2011 led to $5,250 in fines.

We’ve laid out which agencies were in charge of regulating the plant and who’s investigating the explosion now.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>more HERE