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Death toll after China blasts continues to rise, now at 44

The first explosion at about 23:30 local time (15:30 GMT) on Wednesday was followed by another, more powerful blast, seconds later. Shockwaves were felt several kilometres away.

The China Earthquake Networks Centre said the magnitude of the first explosion was the equivalent of detonating three tonnes of TNT, while the second was the equivalent of 21 tonnes.

Further blasts were subsequently triggered nearby, Xinhua said.

More + video at http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33900268

Pictures of some of the devastation at http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-33844086

Expect this one to keep getting worse.

Christian Shari'a

This article has everything: women as chattle, a shotgun wedding nobody wants, and marriage as equivalent to jail. Well, OK, the judge might have had a point there but it wasn't the one he thought he had.

Sharia Law, Texas Style: Judge Orders Man To Marry Girlfriend And Write Bible Verses Or Go To Jail (VIDEO)

Texas native Josten Bundy, 20, was facing a 15 day jail sentence for punching the ex-boyfriend of his girlfriend, Elizabeth Jaynes, 19, twice in the jaw.

For this crime, rather than getting sentenced to something productive like community service, Bundy was instead ordered to marry Jaynes. The probation agreement also required Bundy write Bible verses and get counseling, as well.

Jaynes noted that the Judge “embarrassed” her by forcing her to stand up, saying, “My face was so red, people behind me were laughing.”

She added:

"It just felt like we weren’t going to be able to have the wedding we wanted,” and, “It was just going to be kind of pieced together, I didn’t even have a white dress."

http://www.ifyouonlynews.com/weird-news/sharia-law-texas-style-judge-orders-man-to-marry-girlfriend-and-write-bible-verses-or-go-to-jail-video/

My own comment on the site where I found this is that the judge was considering his job security since he'll be presiding over the divorce shortly.

Ultimate July 4 dessert: the CHERBLUBLE!

I just wonder how much he had to drink before this looked like a good idea:

I'm heartily sick of the Social Justice Warriors on DU, that's for sure

Look, people, I'm old, really old, old enough to remember when "retarded" was the polite word that took the place of the pejorative "stupid," applied to children who were having a lot of trouble with school work. It was the first step on the way to differentiating things like dyslexia, autism, and other barriers to learning. It's only a pejorative to people who feel guilty for using it as such in middle school. Grow up.

I'm old enough to remember a lot of other words in colloquial English that were shorthand for groups of people that the SJWs on DU consider horrible, life threatening pejoratives.

I also notice these great warriors against colloquial English are always offended on the behalf of someone else who hasn't said s/he is offended, the SJWs apparently considering themselves the untiring champions of people out there who are just too stupid to know they've been mocked. I can tell them as a native born Florida Cracker, I am more offended by that than I am the word "cracker."

Now there are a few words that truly do offend people and I do avoid using them, calling people what they prefer to be called, which is usually their names.

Now I've used enough words in this post to give most of them serious cases of the Victorian Bowdlerist swoons and I am sure this post will be hidden. Go ahead, do your worst, some hides are definitely worth it, especially when they tend to increase readership.

Just realize that some day, when you are an elder, your language will be criticized by the young who think that the easy job of making war on words is vastly preferable to getting down in the mud to make war on real injustice.

That is all.

Britain's Most Disgusting Food: Meat

The same things are happening here in the US, only we call MRM "pink slime."

Kinda makes you want to do your own cooking, huh?



Nest up at You Tube: Dairy

ETA: updated link that works

Democratic leaders need to realize what a beating white working class males have taken for 40 years

The decline in wages has hurt white males especially hard when compared to women and minorities, who were already facing depressed wages due to the various bigotries.

White married women and mothers didn't enter the workforce because of some sort of feminist zeal, they did so because the white male no longer earned enough in terms of purchasing power to support a family. Women's wages were necessary to achieve the sort of lifestyle their parents had enjoyed, minus mom in the home, taking care of things full time.

Democrats will find those working class white males quickly if they pull their heads out and realize that depressed wages are the biggest problem out there, that the policy of depressing wages in order to end the inflation built into fiat money has been a complete flop.

Conservative Democrats did largely abandon the middle class and the working class. As long as they keep it up, they're going to have to struggle for votes, especially from the group that has seen the biggest drop in wages: working white males.

Lucky Iron Fish Project



Even here in the US, a lot of women and children are chronically anemic, although not to the extent they are in the developing world. Cooking in cast iron helps a lot of people, but cheap cookware is not cast iron and that's where the problem comes in.

This is a gadget that really needs to be marketed worldwide. In the meantime, if you've got some bucks that are looking for a good home, you can buy one/give one at

http://www.luckyironfish.com/

It's just a neat idea for cooks to cooks.

A very depressing catalogue of 100 marriages, published in 1907

Done by socio economic class, it gives great insight into why we now have a 50% divorce rate. I'm quite frankly surprised it isn't a bit higher.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault/2015/03/03/history_of_marriage_a_list_of_100_19th_century_marriages.html

Two other things I took away were an appreciation for antibiotics that cure syphilis and a wish we could bring back "scrofulous" as a great descriptive for feckless, nihilistic youth with criminal tendencies.

3-D Printing, 100 times faster



"Consent" for dunderheads, a brilliant metaphor

If you’re still struggling, just imagine instead of initiating sex, you’re making them a cup of tea.

You say, “Hey, would you like a cup of tea?” and they go, “OMG, f*ck yes, I would f*cking LOVE a cup of tea! Thank you!” Then you know they want a cup of tea.

If they are unconscious, don’t make them tea. Unconscious people can’t answer the question, “Do you want tea?” because they are unconscious.
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Okay, maybe they were conscious when you asked them if they wanted tea, and they said yes, but in the time it took you to boil that kettle, brew the tea and add the milk they are now unconscious. You should just put the tea down, make sure the unconscious person is safe, and — this is the important bit — don’t make them drink the tea.

Much, much more at http://www.theloop.ca/this-woman-just-explained-consent-with-the-most-perfect-metaphor/
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