Sympathies to Nashville

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drmilktruck, Dec 26, 2020.

  1. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    My sympathies to the people of Nashville. 2020 keeps getting sadder and sadder.
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2020
  2. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    What craziness! The police "think it was deliberate". A simple truck explosion, even with a propane cylinder, doesn't do that kind of damage. Some lunatic fringe group will eventually claim responsibility for some perceived slight. Supposedly there were "human remains' found there.
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  3. slickfaster

    slickfaster Country Gent

    Dec 29, 2009
    Least no one got hurt..maybe the culprit??
    How close was Gibson factory??
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  4. OleDangy

    OleDangy Gretschie

    Oct 23, 2020
    JC Tennessee
    It's no fun. Even if 99% of people are normal and rational, that 1% can and will ruin everything they can.
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  5. gjohnson441496

    gjohnson441496 Gretschie

    Jan 2, 2018
    Not close at all. I think the original Nashville factory is downtown. I've been here for 25 years and have never seen it open. It's off the expressway but the blast didn't reach that far.
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  6. gjohnson441496

    gjohnson441496 Gretschie

    Jan 2, 2018
    Thing is local operations will be affected and with the pandemic how much worse can it get. They were already struggling.
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  7. GHook

    GHook Gretschie

    Sep 3, 2010
    I suspect it will turn out to be a suicide with a huge exclamation point. I just don't see hardened terrorists giving warning and commiting this really horrible act at a time when the streets are mostly clear. Nashville has had a rough year. We all have actually.
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  8. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Country Gent

    Mar 20, 2010
    Our prayers go out to the wonderful people of Nashville. In today's times no one needs or deserves another worry bead on their chains.
  9. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    I’ve read that there was an audio recorded warning that it was going to blow in 15 minutes.

    I wouldn’t count on a suicide just yet. Someone is obviously trying to make a statement. Let’s hope there’s not more of the same ahead if they’re still alive. And that there’s no copy cats too. There’s a lot of nutters out there right now.
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  10. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Considering that there were prerecorded sounds of gunfire and a 15 minute count down telling people to evacuate emanating from the truck for about 20 minutes before the explosion, and it also structurally damaged several buildings, it was clearly an intentional bomb. What they intended is another question.
  11. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    My guess is a suicide or they were animal remains.
  12. RatRod Gentleman

    RatRod Gentleman Electromatic

    Sep 28, 2020
    Brisbane, Australia
    Praying for those in Nashville. May even more strength and resilience be dredged from your seemingly endless character and resolve.
  13. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Very sad indeed
  14. johnny g

    johnny g Country Gent

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    The good side, if can call it good, that our police in Nashville did an great job of helping limit the number of folks that were hurt. My God bless them.
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  15. Back in Black

    Back in Black Country Gent

    Jun 22, 2020
    Ontario Canada
    Sympathies and respect to the wonderful folks in Nashville.

    One of the best vacations we ever had. One noon hour we dined downtown at Honey's Barbecue, we were late, it was almost 1 PM, two over-filled plates, two drinks $20. when we finished, the chef came by our table and said, it's cleanup time at the grill, let me fill your plates again ''on the house''...I gave him a generous tip for our next round of drinks...

    Music will be invaluable in the healing process.

    Last edited: Dec 26, 2020
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  16. Groutsch

    Groutsch Synchromatic

    Jun 9, 2018
    Maryland, US
    Such an awesome town. Last time I was there, I stayed at a nice hotel a block up the street from the explosion site. That area relies heavily on tourism and nightlife so it had enough challenges before this.
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