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Over 150 Dead, Thousands Injured After 6.6 Quake Strikes China's Sichuan Province

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In all the jubilation last night following the capture of the 19 year terrorism suspect, virtually everyone missed news that a massive 7.0 magnitude quake according to the China Earthquake Administration (and 6.6 according to the USGS including countless aftershocks) hit China's Sichuan province, leaving at least 156 dead and over 2200 injured according to the latest estimate from Xinhua. The epicenter was not too far from the infamous earthquake five years ago when 70,000 people died, and millions were left homeless as a result. The earthquake occurred at 8.02 a.m. (0002 GMT) in Lushan county near Ya'an city and the epicentre had a depth of 12 km (7.5 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake was felt by residents in neighbouring provinces and in the provincial capital of Chengdu, causing many people to rush out of buildings, according to accounts on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo microblogging service.

BBC reports:

The 6.6-magnitude quake wrecked buildings, cut power and blocked roads in Lushan county, killing more than 100 and injuring hundreds, officials say.

Rescuers are struggling to get through to the worst-affected areas because of aftershocks and landslides.

Tens of thousands were killed in a quake that hit Sichuan in 2008.

 

The latest quake, initially reported as of 7.0 magnitude, struck at 08:02 local time (00:02 GMT).

 

Its epicentre was in a rural area some 115km (70 miles) west of provincial capital Chengdu, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

 

State broadcaster CCTV showed images of injured people being taken to hospital in Lushan.

 

One injured man told the channel: "We still live in our old house, the new one is not ready yet. Our house just collapsed. Everything collapsed."

 

The quake was measured at 12km below the surface, a shallow depth that usually indicates extensive damage.

 

Aerial shots of Lushan showed buildings collapsed or without roofs.

Power has been lost in the area, water supplies have been cut and telephone lines are also down.

 

People in Chengdu felt the tremor and came running into the streets wrapped in blankets.

 

Chengdu resident Aaron Ozment told the BBC there was huge confusion in the city.

 

"I threw on a some clothes quickly and made my way into the courtyard of my complex," he said.

 

"Making calls was almost impossible; everybody was trying to contact everybody they knew."

 

Residents in the nearest city to the epicentre, Ya'an, felt jolts from the quake and aftershocks, but the city does not appear to have suffered major damage.

 

State news agency Xinhua said more than 6,000 soldiers had been despatched to help with rescue efforts.

 

Premier Li Keqiang is travelling to Sichuan to oversee the operation.

 

"The current most urgent issue is grasping the first 24 hours since the quake's occurrence, the golden time for saving lives," Mr Li was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

 

The 2008 disaster in Sichuan left five million people homeless.

Don't expect to read much more about this: we live in a world in which hundreds dead thousands of miles away is an out of sight, out of mind statistic, while the capture of one 19 year old deranged youth is cause of edge of your seat realty TV drama and entertainment.

As for China, following the toxic Beijing smog blanket, the animal apocalypse and the bird flu breakout, an onslaught of earthquakes somehow did seem as a logical next step.

 


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Sat, 04/20/2013 - 09:58 | Link to Comment Legolas
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There's been a bunch of mega quakes lately.  Maybe Yellowstone soon?

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 09:59 | Link to Comment Careless Whisper
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The Careless Whisper Morning NEWS UPDATE & Threadjacking (Ahead Of Mister Drudge)

DailyMailUK: Source Says Gov Informant In Boston Mosque Tracked Big Bro B0mbster Since Last Year

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2311909/Boston-news-Feds-investigating-possibility-governments-terror-trackers-knew-Boston-bombers-blasts.html

Washington D.C. (The City) Is Missing $1 Billion (b as in Bravo)

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/apr/17/dc-cant-account-for-1-billion-for-development/?page=1

Florida Politicians Propose License Plate To Honor Freemasons; Money To Go To Masonic Endowment Fund

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/20/3354708/moves-to-create-more-specialty.html

Mossberg, Ruger, & Colt Get Boycott Threats If They Don't Move Factories Out Of Connecticut; 3,000 Jobs May Go To State With 2nd

http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Experts-Address-gun-law-s-impact-on-jobs-4449398.php

Apple Admits It Records & Keeps Your Voice When You Use Siri

http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-apple-siri-queries-20130419,0,7117017.story

Cali Gets Ready To Ration Electricity This Summer

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20130420/BIZ/704209954/1005/BIZ

Alleged Boston Frat Boy B0mbster Failed Chemistry At UMass

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/20/us/details-of-tsarnaev-brothers-boston-suspects-emerge.html?hp&_r=0

 

 

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:05 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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One of these days the disaster won't be so localized.

Those of you that do not have a sword sell your cloak and buy one.

http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2012-19-10/fear-we-are-returning-time-history-where-it-common-occurrence-fight-ones-life

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:12 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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If someone wants to build his own sword from scratch, a leaf spring from a big truck would be a viable material to start with.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:22 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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Is Conan a good training video then?

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:27 | Link to Comment Hulk
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Yes, if aspiring to be a bad actor is your goal...

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:36 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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How about a bad Governor?

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:31 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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No, my brother has once built a replica of that sword from Conan. It is not balanced rightly, and nearly useless as a weapon.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:30 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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Gov employment opportunity: Machine Shop Marshall, to monitor potential illicit activity of weapon making. /s

How far do you go, to keep ppl from having or making weapons?

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:33 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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You can't keep the people from having or making the weapons I have in mind. No matter how far you are willing to go ...

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:50 | Link to Comment Winston Churchill
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You can't.Someone with a basic knowledge of chemistry can make high explosives

from supplies bought at CVS, and discount auto.

Pure glycerin, and sulphuric acid(to make your own nitric) and a couple of other things,

soon get you to nitro,and plastique is a simple futher step.Basically anything can be

explosive with the right primer/detonator.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:57 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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Absolutely! 

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:55 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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Most people don't live past fiddling around with Nitro recipes.........

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 12:07 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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Now, that you mention it: DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME!

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:06 | Link to Comment max2205
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Bullish on the blue tarp business

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:25 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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Chinese counter-part to Paur Krugman: Broken Windows, burrish!

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:22 | Link to Comment chubbar
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Here's another threadjack. Just imagine being a student with teachers that are such fucking losers as this one, one that apparently doesn't even know that a constitution exists. By all means, let's give an 8th grader a police record over a T-shirt. What a bunch of fucking assholes we have in this school system.

"(WOWK TV) – When 8th grade Jared Marcum got dressed for school this morning he says he had no idea that his pro-Second Amendment shirt would initiate what he calls a fight over his First Amendment rights.

“I never thought it would go this far because honestly I don’t see a problem with this, there shouldn’t be a problem with this,” Jared said.

It was the image of a gun printed on Jared’s t-shirt that sparked a dispute between a Logan Middle School teacher and Jared, that ended with Jared suspended, arrested and facing two charges, obstruction and disturbing the education process, on his otherwise spotless record.

Jared’s father Allen Lardieri says he’s angry he had to rush from work to pick his son up from jail over something he says was blown way out of proportion.

“I don’t’ see how anybody would have an issue with a hunting rifle and NRA put on a t-shirt, especially when policy doesn’t forbid it,” Lardieri said.

The Logan County School District’s dress code policy prohibits clothing that displays profanity, violence, discriminatory messages and more but nowhere in the document does it say anything about gun images.

“He did not violate any school policy,” Lardieri reiterates. “He did not become aggressive.”

Now, Lardieri says he’s ready to fight until the situation is made right.

“I will go to the ends of the earth, I will call people, I will write letters, I will do everything in the legal realm to make sure this does not happen again,” Lardieri said.

Logan City Police did confirm that Jared had been arrested and charged today.

13 news tried contacting the Logan County School District but has not heard anything back.

http://www.wowktv.com/story/22020264/8th-grade-student-arrested-over-gun...

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:28 | Link to Comment mess nonster
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It's not a threadjack, it's somehow pertinent. No pandas were harmed in the earthquake, so we cdan safely ignore it now and focus on more important things, as you have so perspcaciously done.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 13:17 | Link to Comment The Second Rule
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Did someone say Pandas? How insensitive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ow_rkzKGBEg

P.S. chubbar really put some effort into that threadjack. Sorry.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 14:22 | Link to Comment de3de8
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Second Rule,
Thanks for the gut laugh!

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:31 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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Short answer (because it is sunday): Allen and Jared Lardieri should not, by any means, take this personally. It has not much to do with them- it is just that now and then a sacrifice has to be made, to keep the sheeple asheep. They should play along with the script instead of provocating an even harsher answer by pointing out the injustice.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:52 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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To the Greenwich story about gun makers thinking of leaving....DO IT. I leave Conectisucks in two months and I cannot wait. 

 

"It's like the government of Connecticut is saying to the industry: `we don't care about you,' " Maidment said, noting changes in Connecticut and other jurisdictions are going to affect Connecticut companies; "Obviously, it's a different environment for the firearms industry."

However, the direct impact of Connecticut's law on its gun makers isn't clear, as the state has historically had one of the lowest rates of gun ownership in the nation, according to USACarry.com. Still, shares in Sturm Ruger, based in the Southport section of Fairfield and the state's only publicly traded gun maker, fell 13 percent in the weeks leading up to the signing of the Connecticut bill, dropping to $46.99 from as high as $54.24.

 

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Experts-Address-gun-law-s-impact-on-jobs-4449398.php#ixzz2R0vP3He2


Connecticut has the magic formula for its economic demise: No jobs, high taxes, liberals in office, urban entitlement zones, illegal sanctuary cities, young people and people/business moving out of state, and an increasingly elderly population. Keep electing liberals and watch the state cirle the drain.

http://courantblogs.com/capitol-watch/reality-check-ct-residents-are-hea...

 

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:26 | Link to Comment robochess
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Hope you're not moving to socialist Maryland. It makes Ct. look like a capitalist stronghold.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:51 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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My wife is from Frederick. She knows better. Her Step dad works for MDOT, but lives just over the border in WV. He had a MD ID, but is placing it back into WV just outta spite. He is retiring early just so they can get outta there. MD is following the NE state's recipe for financial disaster. We will not be moving to MD. We are moving to Cincinatti cuz my folks are there and just retired so we got baby help. I know it is not the most conservative, but we like the city and Ohio has rejected ACA. That sealed it. If it starts to suck, we will move over the border to Kentucky. If that doesn't work, we are cashing out and moving to Chile. From there it will be Mars.

 

EDIT: I like how MD is taxing rain now. Now that is creative. Next they should try to tax air. 

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:55 | Link to Comment RafterManFMJ
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Mars is pretty OK, still rural but a great many developments have been built. Plus it's filling with people from Pittsburgh so I forecast more of a liberal bent. So, I'd stay off Mars.

Now Venus, that's more rural but with less job opportunities. Give it a look.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 12:12 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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I thought about Jupiter too, but it gets overrun by tourists.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 14:28 | Link to Comment de3de8
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IRebel,
Don't worry it's coming.
(Taxing air)

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 14:26 | Link to Comment de3de8
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RChess
Yeah, stay out of California East, unless of course your on the gov't teat.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:27 | Link to Comment Agent P
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You spelled the state wrong in your last paragraph...it's spelled "Illinois".

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 13:21 | Link to Comment Rustysilver
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IridiumRebel,

The last (R) governor that did not go to jail was Weiker(?). And he started the state income tax.

CT has been like this since WW2. I know b/c I am still here (unfortunately).

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 13:17 | Link to Comment ISEEIT
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Moar:

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2013/04/what-does-russia-know-about...

One would almost speculate that the american amateur hour has been compromised?

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 19:20 | Link to Comment Buck Johnson
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Alot of news has been pushed under the rug while this stuff was going on.  Still I can't believe they essentially locked down Boston and other areas of the state by the police and federal govt..  I have a strange feeling we are going to see more of this.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 23:35 | Link to Comment prains
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Where's Wolf Blitzer and CNN's 24 hour coverage, we need this quake to be analyzed and all families to be interviewed to get a better sense of the impact on our lives !!! HURRY WOLF HURRY

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:04 | Link to Comment Croesus
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There must be a pressure cooker involved somehow. Quick, everybody hide under their mommy's skirts, and let's lock down China!! 

Please, oh please, Boston PD, let us all know when it's safe to come out again. (preferrably in limerick form, via Twitter)

"The quake is over.

The search is done.

The terror is over.

And justice has won."

Please consider treating Mother Nature as an enemy combatant. After all, she's been killing millions of people for a long time. It's time to put an end to her reign of terror.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 13:21 | Link to Comment ISEEIT
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Yes!! You nailed it. All of life is a plot to destroy us. Enemies on all sides and at all times.

Only the Federal government can protect and save us........

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:21 | Link to Comment venturen
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Notice the earthquakes are in non-christian countries...coincidence

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 09:58 | Link to Comment tsx500
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jfc more happy news !

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:18 | Link to Comment Aeternus
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What's the deal with all the crazy shit going on this year? Doom seems to be going parabolic.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS2Z19yTuPI

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 09:58 | Link to Comment Capitalist
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Cue upward China GDP revisions on stimulus from rebuilding.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:03 | Link to Comment dick cheneys ghost
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dont worry, they will have plenty of new jobs.....General Motors is building new plants there

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/20/us-autoshow-china-gm-idUSBRE93...

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:03 | Link to Comment Seize Mars
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Contrary to popular belief, China is not a wealthy country. I don't know how people recover from these sorts of disasters there. I wish them well.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:09 | Link to Comment CheapBastard
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mars, true...BBC reports that more then 50% of Chinese live on $1 a day. Pretty incredible but that's what they reported. Sad event for them. Sichuan seems prone to earthquakes.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:14 | Link to Comment Pool Shark
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Kinda sad, coming right on the heels of all the dead animals.

Reminds me of the old Kingston Trio song:

They're rioting in Africa
There's strife in Iran
What nature doesn't do to us
Will be done by our fellow man!

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:21 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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Someone doesn't know or like the Kingston Trio ... as indicated by this unexplainable downvote ...    ;-)

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:33 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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Obamacare will cover them, right? RIGHT?

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 13:22 | Link to Comment ISEEIT
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The omnipotence of the Communist party knows all...

Why in the fuck do you suppose they've been building all these wonderful new cities??

So a few folks got creamed. That sucks but new homes await and a new order shall arise.

FORWARD!!

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:05 | Link to Comment Rentier
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The earth is literally coming unglued.  There was a 7.0 earthquake off coast of Japan and Russia earlier this week.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 12:10 | Link to Comment Jayacts
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Interesting H.A.A.R.P. would show such unfair bias against the BRICS nations.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 13:44 | Link to Comment akak
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In 'Chinese' Citizenism lands, seismic blobbing-up is the mattering thing when jerrybuilt hovels are home to the farmed weak and exploited poor.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:06 | Link to Comment toady
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The gods are such attention whores!

"Hey! All you people watching the bombers! LOOK AT ME!"

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:07 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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At least it seems that there has no LOOP (or any other accident) occured in any nuclear power plants, and that's good news. It sure is disastrous, but could have been much worse.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 12:45 | Link to Comment Trampy
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LOOP?  a LOSP condition or ATWS can cause a LOCA.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 13:01 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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Let's agree on SBO.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:08 | Link to Comment stant
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buy catapillar

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:09 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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NEXT DISASTER

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:20 | Link to Comment FJ
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Just imagine for a second what would happen, if such a disaster would ravage a county in the US of A.

Media coverage 24/7, maybe stock markets plunging, politicians in the streets, stories of orphans, dead children.

But it happened somewhere in China, so hypocrites have no time to mourn?

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:44 | Link to Comment U4 eee aaa
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Yes. I've noticed that too. This terror 'show' has been running all week in the US. In the mid east it is a daily occurrence.

Can you imagine what the liberal US media would do if one of the tens of thousands of kids that starve to death every day was a US child? They would incite riots in the streets

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:00 | Link to Comment Ginsengbull
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They have over a billion people.

 

They don't mourn when a bus goes over a cliff, or when the natural gas bladder bursts into flame.

 

The value of their citizenry isn't considered as important to them, as ours is to us.

 

So if they don't care about their own people, why should we?

Sun, 04/21/2013 - 00:15 | Link to Comment prains
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the concept left you gasping for air, you might want to not fight it next time, one less to convert 

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:25 | Link to Comment Oldrepublic
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re:FJ and China

old newspaper saying:

A dog fight in Brooklyn is bigger than a revolution in China

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:20 | Link to Comment sangell
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Its not because the earthquake was in China its that it was in the 'hick' part of China that it will get little global attention. Just as a small town in Texas can be blown of the map and be eclipsed by a 19 year old Chechen as the 'big story' so it is with natural disasters. It must impact an "A" list city before it becomes a major story.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 12:01 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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Besides, it's pretty damned hard to make an earthquake in China all about me...........

Sun, 04/21/2013 - 00:17 | Link to Comment prains
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+to the moon

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:22 | Link to Comment FreeNewEnergy
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Don't expect to read much more about this: we live in a world in which hundreds dead thousands of miles away is an out of sight, out of mind statistic, while the capture of one 19 year old deranged youth is cause of edge of your seat realty TV drama and entertainment.

 

True Dat. Not a peep about it on the teevee. It's all about Boston, cuz Boston's wickid strong.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:30 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Wicked strong... & 'uncreative'...

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:33 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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BASTIN: WICKIT STRONG

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:37 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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It's tough cowering inside your house all day while the donut shops pull double duty...

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 12:01 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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Especially if you did not have the foresight to stock  up on scissors.........

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 12:15 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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Walgreens was out! I thought about hairspray  for the "Roman Torch", but I forgot my ID and they would not sell me a lighter. 

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:32 | Link to Comment firstdivision
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Where's the prayer vigials and when does the man hunt begin?

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:33 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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As soon as they pin the quake to the Chechnian HAARP machines & get the Facebook page up...

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:35 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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Condolences.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:34 | Link to Comment ISEEIT
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Reminds me of the end times.

Kinda weird huh?

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:36 | Link to Comment mess nonster
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Of course, earthquakes are the real news, but we don't care. Why are there so many? What will happen when one strikes near a nuclear power plant? Oh, that already happened. Everyone simply shrugs and says, "oh, its an act of God", as if that explains it.

Bbut what if there IS an explanation? What if increased earthquake activity has something to do with solar cycles, or plasma currents in outer space? Maybe we can;t do anything to stop the earthquakes, but understanding the cause of them may inform us about the fragility of our civilization, and bring the elite to realize they can't maintain control when their own existence is just as precarious as that of the rest of us.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:37 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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Frack, baby, frack!

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:45 | Link to Comment U4 eee aaa
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Maybe the Mayans were right after all. Maybe last year wasn't the 'end', only the beginning of the end

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:57 | Link to Comment Ginsengbull
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In Pennsylvania, we built our nuclear power plants on big shock absorbers.

Sun, 04/21/2013 - 00:21 | Link to Comment prains
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In Pennsylvania, we built our nuclear power plants on big shock absorbers.

 

so is your brain, it's called a spinal column but obviously they don't always work as intended. thanks for taking up valuable air and resources though the world needs more mediocrity

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:01 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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I just remembered (excuse me, but it's sunday) that someone posted a link in the chat yesterday, which could be of interest in this regard:

http://scottbytes.com/archives/369

"New Madrid Seismic Zone" and stuff ...

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:40 | Link to Comment Agent P
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Earthquakes occur everyday on this planet...has been the case for billions of years. As populations have grown and spread (and built taller buildings) earthquakes have caused more damage, but it's not a function of some sort of exponential increase in occurrences.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 12:49 | Link to Comment dark pools of soros
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wrong script..

 

we need to sacrifice more to the gods to quell their anger

 

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:16 | Link to Comment Shell Game
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Atomizer, we're not supposed to look at those picture of The Craft mercs.  We are not supposed to know that the hundreds of $Billions spent to "protect" us is an absolute WASTE. 

 

Put each and every human being in shackles and that'll end terror, by god.   I am sick and fucking tired of being Safed..

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Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:01 | Link to Comment U4 eee aaa
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I read this article here. I disgree with its conclusion but the title definitely intrigued me

Boston bombs: Obama lulled America into false confidence over terror threat

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/10007190/Boston-bombs-Obama-lulled-America-into-false-confidence-over-terror-threat.html

 

America is right to have a false confidence over terrorism but of course its leaders and the lapdog press will not see why.

 

This is the reason why:

As long as the economic system continues to create have nots as a byproduct of its corrupt machinations, you are going to have a country that is vulnerable to attack from within. When people are made to be disgruntled by a system of gross unfairness that punishes things like illegal downloading with dozens of years in jail and lets pass activities that destroy millions of families in one fell swoop, you are going to create incentive for national self immolation

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:07 | Link to Comment Ginsengbull
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You can't please all of the people all of the time.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:27 | Link to Comment U4 eee aaa
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....unless they are two percenters

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:34 | Link to Comment Atomizer
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How many security forces does it take to change two light bulbs? Should an entire city be shut down until two light bulbs are removed?

 

 

http://www.massbudget.org/news.php

http://www.massbudget.org/

Fitch sees budget pressure from Calpers accounting changes

Fitch: CalPERS Changes Prudent But Pressure State And Locals

We need more money bitchez

 

http://www.calpers.ca.gov/index.jsp?bc=/investments/assets/equities/external-mgrs/externalusequitymgrs.xml

Or is there a short fall on pension payouts. Create a terrorist attack, funnel the monies back into proper accounts? You tell me, I just follow the money scams going on in plain daylight!

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 14:41 | Link to Comment jonjon831983
Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:04 | Link to Comment Ginsengbull
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It might be safer for them to live in FEMA trailers.

Sun, 04/21/2013 - 00:25 | Link to Comment prains
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mouth breathing dries out the brain

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:27 | Link to Comment asscannon101
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Coming soon to a California near YOU!!

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:39 | Link to Comment Byte Me
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As for China, following the toxic Beijing smog blanket, the animal apocalypse and the bird flu breakout, an onslaught of earthquakes somehow did seem as a logical next step.

So the invasion of Taiwan is still on for Thursday next then?

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:47 | Link to Comment QE49er
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Guess we are next here in So Cal

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 12:45 | Link to Comment dark pools of soros
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South African farmers get slaughtered all the time but no press on that...

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 12:57 | Link to Comment Money Squid
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With all these major earthquake faults in China, all those people, and China's dedication to planning, design and high construction standards, I have no concenrn about China's exploding nuclear power program.

Just curious though- I was looking for a map presenting the locations of major population centers, faults and existing, under construction and planned nuclear power plants in China.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 13:02 | Link to Comment manich
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That is Seven +6mag earthquakes this past week. Could be the most in recorded history for a week's period. Wonder why the msm doesn't mention the uptick of these earth changes.?

Sun, 04/21/2013 - 00:28 | Link to Comment prains
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doesn't make money for the oligarchs so why bother, irrelevant

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 14:31 | Link to Comment de3de8
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Shitty construction

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 14:37 | Link to Comment akak
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Too high a percentage of river pigs in the concrete.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 14:45 | Link to Comment Element
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" ... Don't expect to read much more about this: we live in a world in which hundreds dead thousands of miles away is..."

 

Not nearly enough emotional over-reaction buttons get pressed from watching squishy chings Tyler. Maybe if they added a heart rending sound track and some panda merchandising?

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 16:28 | Link to Comment Flying Tiger Comics
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Well, it's a start.

 

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