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    Default HUGE Explosion in Tianjin, China

    So this just happened today, and its pretty devastating ...





    A lot of updates coming in on Reddit, as Media has been blocked out of the area apparently...

    Death toll is currently at 66 .. though I imagine it will climb, considering the density of this port city ...
    I believe they are saying it was a shipment of munitions that exploded or something?

    Anyway, can't even imagine the suffering that is happening on account of this, so we should all try and send some positive vibes thata way.

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    Apparently the Port Fire Department and Police Department burned down ... 3 Fire Fighters dead already ...

    I guess the story has also changed to a Warehouse containing Hazardous Materials?

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    That was crazy... Wow.

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    Ya. Fucking bombs shipment in urban location, I mean, why not?
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    we are hearing 32 dead 66 in critical condition. we are hearing it was a factory that was approved for hazardous material transfer/disposal. the head of the company has been arrested which would point to either not safely handling those materials or because of the accident the security forces not looking the other way for illegal materials they were also handling.

    depending on how this plays out this thread could get the republic blocked in china. i would suggest caution

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    They say the blast radius is 5 KM. That's like 25-30 tons of TNT. Ugh.
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    Quote Miekenstien wrote: View Post
    we are hearing 32 dead 66 in critical condition. we are hearing it was a factory that was approved for hazardous material transfer/disposal. the head of the company has been arrested which would point to either not safely handling those materials or because of the accident the security forces not looking the other way for illegal materials they were also handling.

    depending on how this plays out this thread could get the republic blocked in china. i would suggest caution
    #freeworld
    Masai 12/09/2013: “The one thing I can say is that we will not be trapped in the middle. . . . We will not be stuck in no-man’s land.”

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    This Polish Photographer is providing a lot of updates and information.


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    21 tons.. must be one of the largest non nuclear explosions in history.
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    21 tons.. must be one of the largest non nuclear explosions in history.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halifax_Explosion

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    Jeez.


    Masai 12/09/2013: “The one thing I can say is that we will not be trapped in the middle. . . . We will not be stuck in no-man’s land.”

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    #freeworld
    i am all for it but i like to use the republic and don't have a vpn on my phone. i am saying this selfishly. it isn't like anyone here really cares about what happened. i am just saying, for my sake, don't say government

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    Quote Miekenstien wrote: View Post
    i am all for it but i like to use the republic and don't have a vpn on my phone. i am saying this selfishly. it isn't like anyone here really cares about what happened. i am just saying, for my sake, don't say government
    Man, I love China. China is the best thing ever.

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    Quote Joey wrote: View Post
    Man, I love China. China is the best thing ever.
    Haha. We all do Joey.

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    EVeryone loves China. My iPhone was 'Assembled in China'!
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    Any news on this explosion? Media is very quiet.
    Masai 12/09/2013: “The one thing I can say is that we will not be trapped in the middle. . . . We will not be stuck in no-man’s land.”

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    Any news on this explosion? Media is very quiet.
    Ya, not really, its weird. "Dozens dead", but I did something like 700+ injured, which still seems low, but who knows, maybe it wasn't as busy as people have been speculating?

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    we are hearing 60+ dead and 700+ injured. we are being told no chemicals to worry about and everything was definitely handled safely. we are also hearing that any fallout will be blown over to korea anyway so nothing to fear in china. also the officials are the best.

    people my wife knows are saying different things and they work at the shipping port where this happened. we have a rumors law though that says anything repeated on the internet more than 6 times and shared a certain number of times is spreading discontent. think newspeak. anything not agreeing with the party is subject to, like all laws, arbitrarily being punished by up to 3 years in prison.

    i would assume that your media is self censuring itself so that it can remain in china.

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    Ah, thought crimes.

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