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September is National Preparedness Month…
…in the U.S.A. at least, but we all should have plans in place for what needs doing when disasters strike so we can be as ready as possible, and come through them safely. CPR, first aid training, fire drill practice, … Continue reading
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Natural disasters are the fault of humans? Sinful humans!
To be fair, some disasters would result in lesser devastation if thousands of people weren’t crammed onto islands prone to flooding, but never you mind. Sin is the problem and God is taking it out on the Philippines because we’re … Continue reading
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Texas Governor credits God for massive oil spill
I guess I’m not surprised to learn that. Richard Connelly quotes Rick Perry. (Politico has the story Connelly pulled this quote from.) It turns out he isn’t telling us that God has reminded the world of the environmental perils of … Continue reading
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Not quite the biblical flood, but…
Ottery St Mary, Devon has a hell of a clean-up, doesn’t it? Cars in the town were left tightly packed in ice after about 1ft (0.3m) of hail fell in just two hours between 0100 and 0300 GMT. Roads into … Continue reading
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Today, A is for Arson
This doesn’t affect my job by any means, but the book binding company we deal with for certain projects went down in flames over the weekend. We do everything from binding university textbooks to menu covers,” she said. The company … Continue reading
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Superstition VS seismology – Lisbon, November 1, 1755
Now this is interesting. A book went across my desk at the library today called The Last Day: wrath, ruin, and reason in the great Lisbon earthquake of 1755. It was on hold for someone else so I couldn’t take … Continue reading
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