American right-wing blogger writes elaborate essay to remind us why Lac-Mégantic means we don't need to talk about better regulation

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The dog ate the government’s homework. [shrug] Here, have an anecdote about Halifax.

The tragedy in Lac-Megantic is a sad reminder that truly unforeseen accidents continue to happen in our regulated, safety-conscious, industrial world. We simply assume that things will work the way they are supposed to, and most of us have no direct connection to the technological sinews that make our society run. Yet there are times that nothing can prevent innocent life from being wiped out in a matter of seconds, because of a chain of events beginning miles away with layers of complexity that few could anticipate or understand. We may be safer than our forebears a century ago, but that is cold comfort when disaster strikes.

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