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I lived in the Bay Area - you get used to it after a while. I've slept through bigger earthquakes than the one in the UK.

They also had a minor one a few weeks ago in the Middle East. At least we know what caused that one. From Ha'aretz, Feb 20:

Shas MK Shlomo Benizri blamed gays Wednesday for the earthquakes that have shaken the region in recent months, telling a Knesset plenum debate on local authorities' earthquake preparedness that government action on homosexuality would do much to prevent the tremors.

Benizri said the government should not make do with reinforcing buildings, but should instead pass less legislation that encourages homosexuality and other "perversions like adoptions by lesbian couples."

Are there idiots like that in the U.K. as well?

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Feb 27th, 2008 at 05:18:23 PM EST
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That's absolutely astonishing.

"Why do earthquakes happen?" said Benizri. "One of the reasons is the things to which the Knesset gives legitimacy, to sodomy."

"A cost-effective way of averting earthquake damage," he added, "would be to stop passing legislation on how to encourage homosexual activity in the State of Israel, which anyways causes earthquakes."

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Feb 28th, 2008 at 04:29:30 AM EST
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I just don't know what to say. This is one of the sadder days in my life as geologist.

I'm going to weep now.

by Nomad on Fri Feb 29th, 2008 at 02:28:42 AM EST
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