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Maleia1 wrote:I hope your family is okay, Tricky.
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02/23/11 12:08 AM
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — The earthquake that struck Christchurch
has caused some 30 million tons of ice to break off from New Zealand's
Tour guides at the Tasman Glacier in the Southern Alps say the quake
caused the ice to "calve" from the glacier, forming icebergs in the
Tourists of Glacier Explorer boats say the icefall caused
waves of up to 3.5 meters in height which swept up and down the lake for
The glacier is about 120 miles (200 kilometers) from Christchurch on the west coast.
The powerful earthquake struck Christchurch on Tuesday, toppling tall
buildings and churches, crushing buses and killing at least 75 people.
02/23/11 12:47 AM
bubblemuffin wrote:That aerial shot of all the people walking is haunting.
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02/23/11 05:13 AM
That aerial shot of all the people walking is haunting.You are such a queen.
Yes, it is horrifying what happened. But people walking... is not haunting, you over dramatic queen.
That aerial shot of all the people walking is haunting.
02/24/11 01:15 AM
website that claims Christchurch's devastating earthquake was an act of
God triggered by the tolerance of homosexual behaviour in the city has
been denounced as ''despicable and appalling'' by New Zealand's gay and
The website ''Christchurch
Quake'' - registered on September 20 to an address in Utah in the USA -
suggests the destruction was a result of ''lesbians running loose on
the South Island as if they own the place'' and general ''amoral''
Among other inflammatory accusations,
the website alleges that the earlier September earthquake, which
coincided with the start of Gay Ski Week in Queenstown, was a warning
from God to ''End the Evil - or else!''.
website claims the September earthquake warning had not been heeded,
leading to Tuesday’s 6.3-magnitude earthquake, which has killed at
least 76 people, with reports of up to 300 still missing.
also suggests other natural disasters in New Zealand, including the
Pike River mine disaster which killed 29 men in November, was triggered
by the country’s relaxed attitudes.
Jay Bennie, who runs the Auckland-based gay and lesbian website GayNz.com, said the people of Christchurch were already under enough stress without reading such outrageous comments.
originally from Christchurch, I’ve got family and friends down there.
They’re all okay, but I know the stress they’re going through. They
don’t need people like this trying to heap moral judgments and their
own personal neuroses onto them and the others who are suffering in
Mr Bennie said he believed
religious conservatives were responsible for the website, which says
Christchurch was founded by a group of devout Anglicans who built for a
purpose a cathedral at its centre.
‘‘They wanted to
build a city where God was at the centre of their lives, physically and
spiritually. Even the name of the city reflects their intention,’’ it
Mr Bennie said many religious conservatives lived in the American mid-west, and felt threatened by changing social attitudes.
sort of people who do this, my understanding is that they have a
tendency to see the world as a very unsafe place for them and their
families because of changing social trends,’’ he said.
feeds into their sense of doom, the-end-of-the-world-is-nigh kind of
possibility, and that gays and lesbians are seen as a particular threat
to the family.
‘‘It’s very strong in the American
mid-west, as a lot of these conservative, evangelical, Pentecostal kind
of religious elements are there, and that that flavour spreads around
the world and then pops up in places like New Zealand and Australia and
anywhere that there is a disaster that they in their minds can somehow
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