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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 | 3476718 Legolas
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There's been a bunch of mega quakes lately.  Maybe Yellowstone soon?

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 09:59 | 3476721 Careless Whisper
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The Careless Whisper Morning NEWS UPDATE & Threadjacking (Ahead Of Mister Drudge)

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Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:05 | 3476728 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.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:12 | 3476756 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 | 3476784 krispkritter
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Is Conan a good training video then?

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:27 | 3476799 Hulk
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Yes, if aspiring to be a bad actor is your goal...

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:36 | 3476835 krispkritter
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How about a bad Governor?

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:31 | 3476818 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 | 3476809 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 | 3476827 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 | 3476868 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 | 3476890 Bearwagon
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Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:55 | 3477070 A Lunatic
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Most people don't live past fiddling around with Nitro recipes.........

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 12:07 | 3477105 Bearwagon
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Now, that you mention it: DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME!

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:06 | 3476741 max2205
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Bullish on the blue tarp business

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:25 | 3476790 krispkritter
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Chinese counter-part to Paur Krugman: Broken Windows, burrish!

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:22 | 3476780 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.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:28 | 3476800 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 | 3477279 The Second Rule
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Did someone say Pandas? How insensitive.

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

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 14:22 | 3477527 de3de8
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Second Rule,
Thanks for the gut laugh!

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:31 | 3476807 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 | 3476814 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 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.

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.


Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:26 | 3476980 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 | 3477011 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 | 3477068 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 | 3477119 IridiumRebel
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I thought about Jupiter too, but it gets overrun by tourists.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 14:28 | 3477538 de3de8
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Don't worry it's coming.
(Taxing air)

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 14:26 | 3477532 de3de8
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Yeah, stay out of California East, unless of course your on the gov't teat.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:27 | 3476991 Agent P
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You spelled the state wrong in your last's spelled "Illinois".

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 13:21 | 3477309 Rustysilver
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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 | 3477302 ISEEIT
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One would almost speculate that the american amateur hour has been compromised?

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 19:20 | 3478488 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 | 3479294 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 | 3476732 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 | 3477308 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 | 3476969 venturen
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Notice the earthquakes are in non-christian countries...coincidence

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 09:58 | 3476719 tsx500
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jfc more happy news !

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:18 | 3476771 Aeternus
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What's the deal with all the crazy shit going on this year? Doom seems to be going parabolic.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 09:58 | 3476720 Capitalist
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Cue upward China GDP revisions on stimulus from rebuilding.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:03 | 3476727 dick cheneys ghost
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dont worry, they will have plenty of new jobs.....General Motors is building new plants there

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:03 | 3476730 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 | 3476752 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 | 3476762 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 | 3476783 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 | 3476824 IridiumRebel
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Obamacare will cover them, right? RIGHT?

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 13:22 | 3477321 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.


Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:05 | 3476735 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 | 3477111 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 | 3477392 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 | 3476740 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 | 3476744 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 | 3477209 Trampy
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LOOP?  a LOSP condition or ATWS can cause a LOCA.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 13:01 | 3477265 Bearwagon
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Let's agree on SBO.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:08 | 3476745 stant
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buy catapillar

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:09 | 3476749 IridiumRebel
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Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:20 | 3476777 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 | 3476855 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 | 3476901 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 | 3479393 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 | 3476979 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 | 3476778 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 | 3477089 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 | 3479397 prains
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+to the moon

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:22 | 3476788 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 | 3476816 francis_sawyer
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Wicked strong... & 'uncreative'...

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:33 | 3476819 IridiumRebel
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Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:37 | 3476839 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 | 3477092 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 | 3477123 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 | 3476815 firstdivision
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Where's the prayer vigials and when does the man hunt begin?

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:33 | 3476821 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 | 3476828 Kirk2NCC1701
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Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:34 | 3476829 ISEEIT
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Reminds me of the end times.

Kinda weird huh?

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:36 | 3476833 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 | 3476844 Bearwagon
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Frack, baby, frack!

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:45 | 3476858 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 | 3476883 Ginsengbull
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In Pennsylvania, we built our nuclear power plants on big shock absorbers.

Sun, 04/21/2013 - 00:21 | 3479402 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 | 3476904 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:

"New Madrid Seismic Zone" and stuff ...

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:40 | 3477023 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 | 3477223 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 | 3476958 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..

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 12:51 | 3477232 dark pools of soros
Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:01 | 3476905 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


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 | 3476931 Ginsengbull
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You can't please all of the people all of the time.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:27 | 3476983 U4 eee aaa
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....unless they are two percenters

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:34 | 3476992 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?

Fitch sees budget pressure from Calpers accounting changes

Fitch: CalPERS Changes Prudent But Pressure State And Locals

We need more money bitchez

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 | 3477607 jonjon831983
Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:04 | 3476920 Ginsengbull
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It might be safer for them to live in FEMA trailers.

Sun, 04/21/2013 - 00:25 | 3479411 prains
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mouth breathing dries out the brain

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:27 | 3476990 asscannon101
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Coming soon to a California near YOU!!

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:39 | 3477024 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 | 3477047 QE49er
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Guess we are next here in So Cal

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 12:45 | 3477213 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 | 3477249 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 | 3477270 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 | 3479422 prains
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doesn't make money for the oligarchs so why bother, irrelevant

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 14:31 | 3477554 de3de8
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Shitty construction

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 14:37 | 3477586 akak
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Too high a percentage of river pigs in the concrete.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 14:45 | 3477612 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 | 3478063 Flying Tiger Comics
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Well, it's a start.


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