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Electrical fire at Saudi wedding kills 25
BBC ^ | October 31, 2012

Posted on 10/31/2012 6:35:33 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

At least 25 people have died and 30 others were hurt in a fire at a wedding in eastern Saudi Arabia, officials say.

Hundreds were inside the courtyard of a home in the village of Ain Badr, in the Abqaiq region, when the blaze began.

A high-voltage power line reportedly fell down and sent sparks flying after it was hit by celebratory gunfire.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: deaths; saudis; wedding

1 posted on 10/31/2012 6:35:40 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Muslims shouldn’t have guns.

Or airplanes.


2 posted on 10/31/2012 6:37:19 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: ConservativeStatement

Darwin award for acting like an ass


3 posted on 10/31/2012 6:37:51 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: ConservativeStatement

How do 25 people die in a courtyard?? Betting they were mowed down.


4 posted on 10/31/2012 6:44:37 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Guess he really lit up her life!


5 posted on 10/31/2012 6:44:48 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Hardraade

“Muslims shouldn’t have guns.

Or airplanes.”

Or wives!


6 posted on 10/31/2012 6:46:53 AM PDT by Michigander222
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To: ConservativeStatement
"Most of those killed and injured are reported to have been women."

But the goats and small boys were saved...by the men.

7 posted on 10/31/2012 6:48:22 AM PDT by twister881
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well I guess that what the Moon “god”(Allah) willed happen.


8 posted on 10/31/2012 6:48:56 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
I hope the segregated women got out okay. I despise Saudi Arabia and have come to despise our politicians that won't allow us to become energy independent of those ragheads. It's been proven over and over that we have enough coal, oil, and natural gas to last some hundreds of years if only we used it, not to mention getting more oil from Canada via the Keystone pipeline.

Between our resources and Canada's and Mexico's, we could tell the Saudis to eat sand. Sorry, got off topic.

9 posted on 10/31/2012 6:49:54 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: Hardraade
"Muslims shouldn’t have guns. Or airplanes."

...or electricity, water, food, or weapons.

10 posted on 10/31/2012 6:51:52 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Twarn’t the electrical fire that killed them. Twas the celebratory gunfire.


11 posted on 10/31/2012 6:52:22 AM PDT by StAntKnee (Add your own danged sarc tag)
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To: A Navy Vet

air.


12 posted on 10/31/2012 6:54:09 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Just ....Allahu Akbar!


13 posted on 10/31/2012 6:54:39 AM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (I am become Barry... destroyer of wealth)
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To: Hardraade

Send them NYC’s Mayor-For-Life Bloomberg.
He will ban all “illegal guns” (any gun that looks like a gun).
And ban large drinks.
Junk food.
Smoking.
And re-write the Koran to something along his own personal philosophy.
Bloomberg is comfortable with putting his nose in other people’s affairs (burka’s?)


14 posted on 10/31/2012 6:59:16 AM PDT by OldArmy52 (The question is not whether Obama ever lies, but whether he ever tells the truth.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Darwin award for acting like an ass

if Darwin was right, why are there still Muslims?


15 posted on 10/31/2012 6:59:54 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Proverbially. I personally do not believe that naturalistic evolution as understood by even the best scientists of today is enough to explain why we have who (people) and what (animals and plants) we do. Even the billions of years reported by naturalistic geology for the earth is way too brief. YMMV


16 posted on 10/31/2012 7:11:34 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

As a warning what happens to unevolved.


17 posted on 10/31/2012 7:13:52 AM PDT by trotskylvalia (where nose meets the grindstone)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

sorry I forgot the /sarc tag!


18 posted on 10/31/2012 7:14:22 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Darwin didn’t make any promises about how rapidly the process would take, only that it would.


19 posted on 10/31/2012 7:15:50 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Had to be some jihads scattered around.....this might be a good thing in the end!!
20 posted on 10/31/2012 7:37:59 AM PDT by ontap
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To: StAntKnee

Twarn’t the electrical fire that killed them. Twas the celebratory gunfire.

You see the chinese have this invention called firecrackers that have been around for over 2000 years....

They make a sound like gunfire and the worst you hurt yourself is you blow out your eardrums of blow off a finger or three...


21 posted on 10/31/2012 7:47:24 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: StAntKnee

Twarn’t the electrical fire that killed them. Twas the celebratory gunfire.

You see the chinese have this invention called firecrackers that have been around for over 2000 years....

They make a sound like gunfire and the worst you hurt yourself is you blow out your eardrums of blow off a finger or three...


22 posted on 10/31/2012 7:47:25 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: ConservativeStatement

Praise be to Allah


23 posted on 10/31/2012 8:09:15 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA (In a previous life I was ...)
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To: Michigander222

Are there many Muslim Mensa members? Just asking.


24 posted on 10/31/2012 8:20:31 AM PDT by bytesmith
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To: ConservativeStatement

Those Neanderthals really know how to party hardy. It would be a very boring wedding without killing a few of your guests. It will give them something to fondly reminisce about for years. “Say, do you remember how Uncle Mohammed soiled his robe when that live wire hit him?”


25 posted on 10/31/2012 11:38:52 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: ConservativeStatement

That headline is wrong.

Everyone knows that fire and death at muslim weddings is only caused by American drone bombing. /s


26 posted on 10/31/2012 12:55:43 PM PDT by Augie
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To: Sacajaweau

Quite easily if a high voltage line came down on earth with the right conductivity and soil moisture.

When a high voltage line drops on the ground, it doesn’t have a very good path to electrical “ground,” despite being on the physical ground. As a result, there’s a surrounding area of electrically conductive ground as the voltage radiates outwards, trying to find ground potential.

If you spread your legs apart (as when you’re walking), you’re going to receive a pretty good shock under some conditions. If you fall over, you’re likely to receive an even bigger shock, as the length of your body is longer than your stride. As you increase the distance between where your body contacts the charged soil surface, you increase the voltage across your body.

This same issue of voltage potential at horizontally divergent points on the ground happens during lightening strikes on the ground. There are many recorded instances of a bolt hitting a pasture where cattle are grazing, and cattle dying for 50+ yards in all directions. They’re electrocuted instantly through their hooves.

Essential moral of the story:

For civilized people: Don’t get close to downed power lines, even at a local level (eg, the lines up on the pole outside your house) Stay the heck away. If they’re the really high voltage lines (69kV and up), stay way the heck away.

For Muslim savages: Go ahead, shoot down some more power lines. See how long it takes you to discover what we infidels have known for 100+ years...


27 posted on 10/31/2012 10:27:15 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: ConservativeStatement

Maybe rice or confetti is the better choice....


28 posted on 11/01/2012 2:42:42 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: ConservativeStatement
King Ralph?

-PJ

29 posted on 11/01/2012 2:56:59 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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