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Diqiucun_Cunmin
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8/15/2015 3:14:06 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
The Tianjin explosion is one of the most heartbreaking tragedies of recent times.

The news says there are 100+ deaths, but don't take their word for it. Journalists were closely scrutinised and monitored when they entered the disaster-stricken zone. Photographers were threatened arrest if they didn't delete some of the more controversial photos. According to some (don't know if the source is reliable), there are thousands living in close proximity to the explosion - the death toll should be much higher than officially reported. There are more explosions going on.

I've seen photos of the explosion. A child lay lifeless, his entire body black as charcoal. It is horrifying.

I know I'm against the death penalty, but just this once, I hope those responsible can be executed by lingchi, their flesh sliced off bit by bit, a slice for every life lost in the tragedy. This is not a natural disaster, but one that could have been prevented if only proper measures had been duly observed.

May the deceased RIP, including the innocent civilians and the brave firemen who sacrificed their lives in the roaring fire.
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8/15/2015 3:18:47 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
And I know I've just posted a different thread in a completely different tone, in another thread. I've just realised it can be taken that my condolences for those who perised are insincere... I hope you don't take this as insincerity. I guess I've been alternating between the two moods over the past few days (in fact, I'd planned both in mind before today, although I didn't get the time to post this until now).
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8/15/2015 10:58:09 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I heard that the explosion was an accident.
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8/17/2015 5:36:56 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I know I'm against the death penalty, but just this once, I hope those responsible can be executed by lingchi, their flesh sliced off bit by bit, a slice for every life lost in the tragedy. This is not a natural disaster, but one that could have been prevented if only proper measures had been duly observed.

Why would you wish the death penalty on someone who made an accident? I can understand a serial killer, but this just seems like an appeal to emotion.
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8/20/2015 12:35:40 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/17/2015 5:36:56 PM, Varrack wrote:
I know I'm against the death penalty, but just this once, I hope those responsible can be executed by lingchi, their flesh sliced off bit by bit, a slice for every life lost in the tragedy. This is not a natural disaster, but one that could have been prevented if only proper measures had been duly observed.

Why would you wish the death penalty on someone who made an accident? I can understand a serial killer, but this just seems like an appeal to emotion.

I'm pretty sure the person in charge would have been dead anyways, from the explosion they caused.
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9/9/2015 4:50:13 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/15/2015 3:14:06 PM, Diqiucun_Cunmin wrote:
The Tianjin explosion is one of the most heartbreaking tragedies of recent times.

The news says there are 100+ deaths
Why do you think the news lies about these things?
I assume cctv?
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9/9/2015 4:51:51 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
It's scary knowing that tragedies like this can happen at any time and anywhere.
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9/9/2015 1:03:22 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/17/2015 5:36:56 PM, Varrack wrote:
I know I'm against the death penalty, but just this once, I hope those responsible can be executed by lingchi, their flesh sliced off bit by bit, a slice for every life lost in the tragedy. This is not a natural disaster, but one that could have been prevented if only proper measures had been duly observed.

Why would you wish the death penalty on someone who made an accident? I can understand a serial killer, but this just seems like an appeal to emotion.

Uh, it is emotion. I'm not really suggesting the death penalty for them... You know I'm against the death penalty. I was only expressing my anger...

Sorry for the late reply; I didn't see the notification for this.
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9/9/2015 1:04:11 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/9/2015 4:50:13 AM, MisterMittens wrote:
At 8/15/2015 3:14:06 PM, Diqiucun_Cunmin wrote:
The Tianjin explosion is one of the most heartbreaking tragedies of recent times.

The news says there are 100+ deaths
Why do you think the news lies about these things?
I assume cctv?

It's not that the news lies, but that it's likely even they don't know the true number.
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9/9/2015 6:29:49 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/9/2015 1:04:11 PM, Diqiucun_Cunmin wrote:
At 9/9/2015 4:50:13 AM, MisterMittens wrote:
At 8/15/2015 3:14:06 PM, Diqiucun_Cunmin wrote:
The Tianjin explosion is one of the most heartbreaking tragedies of recent times.

The news says there are 100+ deaths
Why do you think the news lies about these things?
I assume cctv?

It's not that the news lies, but that it's likely even they don't know the true number.

I'm pretty sure that if even laymen like us can see that if we know beforehand that thousands live in the explosion's proximity, then the estimated deaths would mathematically and logically account for at least thousands of deaths.

I can't help but feel that the 100+ is an intentionally low-balled estimation.
Is the particular station who made this report incompetent?
Or is it intentionally deceiving its audience?
If the latter.. why?
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9/18/2015 9:33:54 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/15/2015 3:14:06 PM, Diqiucun_Cunmin wrote:
The Tianjin explosion is one of the most heartbreaking tragedies of recent times.

The news says there are 100+ deaths, but don't take their word for it. Journalists were closely scrutinised and monitored when they entered the disaster-stricken zone. Photographers were threatened arrest if they didn't delete some of the more controversial photos. According to some (don't know if the source is reliable), there are thousands living in close proximity to the explosion - the death toll should be much higher than officially reported. There are more explosions going on.

I've seen photos of the explosion. A child lay lifeless, his entire body black as charcoal. It is horrifying.

I know I'm against the death penalty, but just this once, I hope those responsible can be executed by lingchi, their flesh sliced off bit by bit, a slice for every life lost in the tragedy. This is not a natural disaster, but one that could have been prevented if only proper measures had been duly observed.

May the deceased RIP, including the innocent civilians and the brave firemen who sacrificed their lives in the roaring fire.

This is the price of cutting corners when it comes to infrastructure. China has been building so much so quickly to keep their economy ticking that they have had to sacrifice quality. Maybe this will convince the government to take safety regulations a bit more seriously, but I honestly have my doubts.