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Never go to the Stairs

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2006 07:03:19 -0300 (CLST)

A few months ago I read a very convincing article on how to survive
earthquakes -
http://www2.bpaonline.org/Emergencyprep/triangle-of-life-discredited.html

Even after reading the Red Cross response -
http://www2.bpaonline.org/Emergencyprep/arc-on-doug-copp.html - I thought
it could still apply to me, since I live in Chile and (unlike most
Chileans, who tell me I am completely wrong) have little faith in the
building regulation.

However, I just found this damning analysis -
http://www.cert-la.com/RejoinderToDougCopp.pdf - and there's an entry on
Snopes - http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/triangle.asp

So it seems "Discredited in the USA" is understating the case somewhat.

Andrew

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