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Italy Orders Jail Terms For 7 Who Didn’t Warn Of Deadly Earthquake

• New York Times
Seven prominent Italian earthquake experts were convicted of manslaughter on Monday and sentenced to six years in prison for failing to give adequate warning to the residents of a seismically active area in the months preceding an earthquake that killed more than 300 people. 

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Comment by Curtis Scott
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Italy convicts 7 scientists who didn't predict earthquake? Were they from the "Christian Scientists" church-cult by any chance? Just seeking clarification. However, --this IS the same Italy whose Emperor Justinian loudly proclaimed that BUGGERY was a major cause of earthquakes. This is the belief that prompted the line in Python's "Holy Grail" movie begging: "Explain to me again how sheep's-bladders may be used in the prevention of earthquakes". Support for the new inmates can be sent to the prison (just don't send it thru Italy's mail (it'll never reach the end point)! 

Comment by Powell Gammill
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http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/22/us-science-manslaughter-italy-idUSBRE89L1IC20121022

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Backchannels/2012/1022/Earthquake-predictions-and-a-triumph-of-scientific-illiteracy-in-an-Italian-court-video


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