posted on Apr, 20 2013 @ 04:34 AM
Originally posted by watchitburn
reply to post by jude11
I understand what you are saying.
But most of ATS does live in the US, so it is to be expected.
And maybe it's just me, and my deficiency of knowledge about China, but that place just seems really large and mostly unknown. Then add in all the
negative propaganda that is pushed on the public about China, and you can see how a lack of interest results.
Lastly, I think people have become very jaded and desensitized to news about earthquakes, to the point that anything under an 8 is regarded as
inconsequential. Despite the dense population and lack of building codes of some areas effected.
But yeah, the more globally diverse news and discussions we can produce here, the better off ATS as a community will be.
Anyone actually have a breakdown of ATS membership by country? It seems like there are a lot of poster OUTSIDE of the US, particularly in British
And as far as China being really big and unknown. It's no bigger than the US, and the only reason for it to be "unkown" is personal ignorance on
the part of any individual. There's plenty of info out there on the place, believe it or not. You might try starting with google maps to locate
where this EQ occurred -- or the USGS EQ website, which provides a global map of seismicity.
As for being jaded about earthquakes, I'd think people would be more jaded about terrorist attacks. Besides which, this one in Boston was penny ante
in terms of the number of deaths compared to the bombing in an Iraqi cafe that killed 24 people in the last couple of days -- not to mention that
there has been a string of high body count explosions in Iraq lately.
Clearly 'Murikens are really self-centered and mostly only care about what happens in their backyard. As a card-carrying 'Muriken, I have every
right to state this obvious fact.
Like the US media, it seems all the ATS sheeple have nothing better to do than whip themselves into a frothy frenzy about this bombing and talk about
nothing else of consequence. And look how the 'Muriken authorities reacted: they virtually closed Boston down! Obama lied and said the terrorists
didn't succeed in intimidating America. Then what do you call it when a major city is closed down, and thousands of LEO's are brought in for a
manhunt of 1 or 2 persons?
Back to the earthquake and other important news outside of the US, there was also a deadly 7.8 EQ in Iran in the past week that little information has
been provided about by the MSM. And then there were the 11 children and another dozen innocent adults killed by US/NATO forces in Afghanistan in an
airstrike last week. Again, very little information about, it. Just like with the reports that just came out condemning the Obama administration and
the MSM for how they have covered up the torture perpetrated by the Bush II regime.
But ATS has gawd-knows how many threads on the Boston Marathon bombing and perhaps one or two on any of these other topics. Not to mention that most
of the BM bombing threads are all conspiracy conjecture -- just like when Sandy Hook occurred. 'Murikens live for this crap.