Random Pagan Verse:
It is not forbidden to say, "There is Witchcraft in the land", for the Christians say so themselves
and have made it heresy not to believe so; but always say, "I know nothing of it here, though it may be elsewhere." If any person speaks about the Craft outside of the Circle, say,
"Do not speak of such things -- it frightens me. It is bad luck to talk about such things." Say this for this reason: the Christians have their spies everywhere. These spies have been
known to talk as if they were drawn to the Craft and as if they would want to come to our meetings, and they say such things as, "My fathers and forefathers worshipped the Old Ones, and my mother; I
would like to worship in this way myself." To all of these, tell them that you do not know what they are talking about, and that you wish they would stop. But to others, say,
"It is silly to talk about Witches flying around in the air; they would have to be lighter than feathers or thistle-down. Besides, everyone knows that Witches are all bleary-eyed old hags;
what fun could they possibly have at their meetings, and why should I want to participate? And besides, you know we were taught in school that there are no such things as Witches."
Always make fun of the subject, that we may worship in peace when the persecution ends: let us all work for that happy time. May the blessing of the God and the Goddess be upon all who keep this law.

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18 miners killed in Gas Leakage in China's Hunan province
« on: May 08, 2017, 08:43:15 AM »
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Eighteen miners have died following a gas leak explosion in a mine shaft in China's central Hunan province. State media has reported that police detained an unspecified number of suspects pending an investigation.

The gas leak happened on Sunday morning in a mine shaft located in Hunan's Youxian district.
Although 18 people died in the incident, rescuers still managed to bring 37 miners to safety.
According to China's state-run news agency Xinhua, authorities detained an unspecified number of people as part of an investigation into the incident.

China is the world's largest producer and consumer of coal, but its mining industry is also renowned for being one of the world's deadliest.

China's deadly mining industry

While China's government has tried to raise industry standards by ordering the shuttering of older, smaller mines, accidents are still common and hundreds of miners continue to die while on the job.
The last major incident, in March, saw 17 coal miners killed when an elevator fell down a mine shaft in China's northeastern Heilongjiang province.

Last December, at least 59 people died following explosions in two separate coal mines, one in the Inner Mongolia region and the other also in Heilongjiang. In October, 33 miners were killed in a colliery explosion in southwestern Chongqing.
According to the most recent official figures, 768 people died in coal mining accidents in 2015 a tragically large number but markedly fewer than the nearly 6,000 deaths reported in 2005.


 

 

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