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Italian Geologists' Sentences Overturned

11/11/2014 7:36 AM

Of the seven Italian geologists convicted of manslaughter in 2012, six have had their sentences overturned. They have now been acquitted and released. One of the scientists remains in prison.

The seven geologists were convicted of manslaughter for failing to predict an earthquake that killed 309 people and left another 1500 injured. Their convictions triggered outrage from scientists from around the world.

The Atlantic/ Italian-earthquake-experts-acquitted

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11/11/2014 7:45 AM

Good to hear!!

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11/11/2014 8:26 AM

Excellent. I was stunned that they convicted them because I thought the whole case was kind of shaky anyways.

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11/11/2014 10:03 AM

<groan>

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11/11/2014 10:05 AM

That went right over my head.

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11/11/2014 10:08 AM

That AH is a pretty subtle cat.

You never know when he might try to slip in a duckdo.

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11/11/2014 11:43 AM

<groan>

OK, I'll bite.

What's a duckdo?

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11/11/2014 12:00 PM

He poops through feathers.

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11/12/2014 7:24 AM

Lynn and Doorman!

Thanks for putting a smile on my face and a laugh in my heart this morning! I needed this!

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11/12/2014 11:31 AM

and bound to send reverberations through the geological community.

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11/11/2014 9:06 AM

Go figure. Those Italians have a queer sense of justice. Former Capt. Francesco Schettino is still a free man.

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11/13/2014 1:28 AM

Oh come now. A man can't be held liable if he isn't steering the boat!

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11/13/2014 9:11 AM

His girlffriend made him do it?

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11/13/2014 7:03 PM

That makes her a she devil?

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11/11/2014 11:06 AM

This is good news but I wonder why the seventh geologist is still being held?

There is an interesting twist in this story in this Atlantic article. The seven geologists were convicted by a court that was ... "Seething, the courts accused the scientists of falsely reassuring the community, which left many unprepared for the earthquake, Reuters reported."

However, as the article points out it was the head of the committee, a politician, that announced that everything was perfectly safe. The scientist's paper stated otherwise but the announcement was a misunderstanding of the report. None of the other members of the committee were apparently even charged with a crime.

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11/11/2014 2:29 PM

Oh, that explains it. I had heard that they had told the public that another earthquake would not happen, and that sounded irresponsible. Having a politician involved makes it a lot more understandable.

Reminds me of "Jaws." Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the office building . . . "

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11/11/2014 7:31 PM

Oh no! With them back on the streets, none of us are safe from earthquakes!

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11/11/2014 10:14 PM

Who- the politicians? Umm... help!! You're right!!!

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11/12/2014 9:15 AM

this is only temporary...... only because of the outcry.

things like this will keep on happening until the populist becomes more tempered and complacent to hearing this.

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