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2014-08-02 12:03:16 PM  
Sixty-eight people were killed and nearly 200 others injured, most with severe burns, after an explosion Saturday at an automotive parts factory in eastern China that supplies General Motors, officials said.

It was China's most serious industrial disaster since a fire at a poultry plant killed 119 people in June last year.



But remember, everyone, government regulation is evil.

Also, has China exceeded the USSR as the most ironically self-titled "communist" country yet?
 
2014-08-02 01:04:46 PM  
According to TFA, the factory was used to polish wheel hubs.

What the hell were they using as a polishing compound? Napalm?
 
2014-08-02 01:15:27 PM  

clkeagle: According to TFA, the factory was used to polish wheel hubs.

What the hell were they using as a polishing compound? Napalm?


According to TFA:

A preliminary investigation showed that the blast was likely a dust explosion, Xinhua said.
 
2014-08-02 02:14:06 PM  
1) It's China. What's a few dozen dead? Just round up some more warm bodies to fill in the holes left by the cold ones.

2) Thanks Obama!
 
2014-08-02 02:48:20 PM  

Nick Nostril: 1) It's China. What's a few dozen dead? Just round up some more warm bodies to fill in the holes left by the cold ones.

2) Thanks Obama!


You should be ashamed of this post. Don't you know a comma goes after the word "thanks"?
 
2014-08-02 03:07:44 PM  

Sid_6.7: Sixty-eight people were killed and nearly 200 others injured, most with severe burns, after an explosion Saturday at an automotive parts factory in eastern China that supplies General Motors, officials said.

It was China's most serious industrial disaster since a fire at a poultry plant killed 119 people in June last year.


But remember, everyone, government regulation is evil.

Also, has China exceeded the USSR as the most ironically self-titled "communist" country yet?


Neither China or USSR has ever claimed to be Communist.

According to the theory, their brand of Socialism is a gateway for prepairing the country for Communism. Obviously Communism would require no government, thus they're still at the perpetual Socialism state. (their brand of Socialism).

Ie. United Soviet Socialist Republic = USSR.
 
2014-08-02 03:55:52 PM  
Is it possible to recall a car before it is built?  (Maybe - if we're discussing a flawed design.)
 
2014-08-02 04:46:56 PM  

spawn73: Sid_6.7: Sixty-eight people were killed and nearly 200 others injured, most with severe burns, after an explosion Saturday at an automotive parts factory in eastern China that supplies General Motors, officials said.

It was China's most serious industrial disaster since a fire at a poultry plant killed 119 people in June last year.


But remember, everyone, government regulation is evil.

Also, has China exceeded the USSR as the most ironically self-titled "communist" country yet?

Neither China or USSR has ever claimed to be Communist.

According to the theory, their brand of Socialism is a gateway for prepairing the country for Communism. Obviously Communism would require no government, thus they're still at the perpetual Socialism state. (their brand of Socialism).

Ie. United Soviet Socialist Republic = USSR.


You're barely quibbling about semantics. My point is that the USSR slid into being controlled by a bureaucracy that replaced the ruling class, but changed very little after that, while China is...hell, I don't think they even have a working ideology anymore, just propaganda and doing whatever keeps sh*t from hitting the fan.

In either case, whatever stage of development towards communism/socialism they happened to claim at some precise moment isn't the f*cking point, it's that they identify with the concept of doing so in what they say/said, but instead effectively stopped doing so as far as their actions are/were concerned.
 
2014-08-02 05:15:48 PM  

Sid_6.7: spawn73: Sid_6.7: Sixty-eight people were killed and nearly 200 others injured, most with severe burns, after an explosion Saturday at an automotive parts factory in eastern China that supplies General Motors, officials said.

It was China's most serious industrial disaster since a fire at a poultry plant killed 119 people in June last year.


But remember, everyone, government regulation is evil.

Also, has China exceeded the USSR as the most ironically self-titled "communist" country yet?

Neither China or USSR has ever claimed to be Communist.

According to the theory, their brand of Socialism is a gateway for prepairing the country for Communism. Obviously Communism would require no government, thus they're still at the perpetual Socialism state. (their brand of Socialism).

Ie. United Soviet Socialist Republic = USSR.

You're barely quibbling about semantics. My point is that the USSR slid into being controlled by a bureaucracy that replaced the ruling class, but changed very little after that, while China is...hell, I don't think they even have a working ideology anymore, just propaganda and doing whatever keeps sh*t from hitting the fan.

In either case, whatever stage of development towards communism/socialism they happened to claim at some precise moment isn't the f*cking point, it's that they identify with the concept of doing so in what they say/said, but instead effectively stopped doing so as far as their actions are/were concerned.


Being a pol. sci. I always cringe when Americans mix up political classifications.

You're wrong about USSR, they were clearly Socialist.
 
2014-08-02 08:23:34 PM  
It was China's most serious industrial disaster since a fire at a poultry plant killed 119 people in June last year.

Way to go, People's Republic safety Committee!  Blast fax kudos all around!  Well... maybe not BLAST, per se.  You know what I mean.

Police took away five senior Zhongrong executives to assist in the investigation, officials said, without providing details.

I shall expect to hear publicly made statements by those five... oh... any day now.  However. I will skip holding my breath.
 
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