So the bottom line is that if I remove the doors from the shed I can
store 18,000 pounds of explosives. If I put the doors on I can only
store 50 pounds.
It doesn’t have to make sense. It’s just a government rule.
[So when Joe first told me about this, a while ago, I sat there dumbfounded for 30 minutes trying to reason why. Joe misspoke with an extra 0 on the doors off number when he told me, but if the closest habitable area was another 50 feet away he would have been correct.
For those who have never been to the Taj, the outer building is your standard garden style storage shed. The walls and doors are about 1/16th of an inch thick, if that, and are just aluminum. Prey tell, what in the name of Zeus’s butthole is an extra 16th inch of aluminum going to do between a 50lbs detonation and a 18500lbs detonation. About the only thing I can think of is in the former they might still be solid, in the latter they shall be rendered to their molecular components.
Remember this though whenever someone says there should be a law, a rule, or the government should have the power to do “X”. They may be well intentioned but eventually well intentioned is lost and what we are left with is a steaming pile of bull dung that we have no choice but to deal with. Also remember most of those who argue for rules and regulations aren’t going to have to deal with the idiocy to begin with.
I’m also working on a followup to this, lets just say as of yesterday the clock is still ticking. -B]