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Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

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8:50a
UU Shooting
pecunium wrote some excellent commentary on the shooting at the Unitarian Universalist church. The comments are worth reading too.

Apparently the shooter had been reading books by O'Reilly, Savage and Hannity, and the letter he left said that he was specifically after liberals. Funny how the various conservative mouthpieces in the media have been advocating violence against liberals for years...? Although of course, when called on their actual words, they all claim they're just joking. Yeah. Too bad no one told this guy.

Angie
11:44a
Earthquake!
Holy sheep, that was a doozy! Unless it happened to be a medium small one with the epicenter right under our foundations, that was a big one -- hard and long and rolling. I haven't felt anything like that since the '89 quake up in the Bay Area. :/

I'm OK, and there doesn't seem to be any damage, although some things fell off shelves and tables and such. The USGS site doesn't have any data up yet, so I don't know the magnitude.

Times like this I'm glad we've never gotten around to hanging pictures and things on the walls. :P

[EDIT: Looks like a 5.6 so far, about 35-40km NE of me. Definitely respectable. :/ ]

Angie, waiting for aftershocks

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