February 18th, 2015
As the exhaust plume from the largely-uncontrolled burning of a billion gallons of partially-refined gasoline engulfed the region and drifted eastward towards the rest of the nation, local authorities claimed "all-was-well" and then returned to chasing-away the cigarette-smokers from building doorways and government-controlled properties so that no one would ever have to smell the slightest amount of any ‘second-hand smoke’ of the cigarettes.
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