Yesterday, there was a terrible accident at our local Army post. Two men were killed when the ammonium perchlorate they were handling exploded. In the old days, they would have taken the canister out and blown it up from a safe distance, but even the Army is trying to be “green.” Environmental regulations required them to dispose of the stuff in an environmentally-friendly manner. Score: Mother Earth 2, Humans 0.
Here’s how yesterday went from my point of view.