Tuesday, May 13, 2008

China bloggers cook up quake conspiracies

This is really amazing; it makes Clinton's empty quest look downright respectable.

As the death toll in China's Sichuan province climbs, the nation’s bloggers have joined together in the search for a scapegoat.

What, the Dalai Lama did it?

Broadband connections across the country are pulsing with rumours of "earthquake omens" involving toads or butterflies - all allegedly ignored by the authorities. Some even talk of a vast pre-Olympic conspiracy.

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