Russia cleans up after meteor blast injures more than 1,000

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GrayFoxDown wrote:

Well, at least they’re giving Americans credit (albeit undeserved) with coming up with a weapon so “out of this world.”

Feb 16, 2013 12:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
gregbrew56 wrote:

“Residents… heard an explosion, saw a bright light and then felt a shock wave…”

Either Reuters mis-quoted, or this shows how unreliable even “eyewitnesses” can be. Clearly, the bright light happened first, then the sounds and shock wave arrived later. Light travels about a million times faster through the atmosphere than sound does. (300 million m/s versus ~340 m/s, depending on atmospheric conditions.)

Feb 16, 2013 2:16pm EST  --  Report as abuse
paintcan wrote:

What else could have injured anyone if not flying glass? I can’t think of anything except, perhaps, traffic accidents? Apparently, no one was hit by a fragment.

Feb 16, 2013 2:44pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Doc62 wrote:

Sounds like Russia’s FEMA is on the job? Or so Minister Puck-Off says
Maybe they will blame it on our president, like some of the dumb teabaggers/racists do. In Russia, they get Put-in Gulag for that.
Kharasho!

Feb 16, 2013 4:53pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Macedonian wrote:

Thosands of men in black with portable memory erasers…..

Feb 16, 2013 5:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
cek100248 wrote:

I wonder if the impact will awaken the dead, making the Canadian parliament’s discussion of zombies seem intelligent.

Feb 16, 2013 8:38pm EST  --  Report as abuse
bates148 wrote:

@Doc62 I remember for eight years everything that went wrong was blamed on Bush. Even now, four years after the man left office, he still gets blamed by the Democrats. The hypocrisy is unbelievable.

Feb 16, 2013 8:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse

I still think our liberals are more disturbed and paranoid than their liberals.

Feb 17, 2013 1:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
Doc62 wrote:

@bates148 We are a negative attitude based society. Everyone loves attacking a president(bipartisan). Nixon(Rep) did the best job and got the most flack. Other than the WMD hoax, I havie nothing against the Bushs. “Guess you won’t have GW to kick around anymore.”

Feb 17, 2013 9:52am EST  --  Report as abuse
chyron wrote:

2paintcan
Actually, i read about at least one injury from shockwave but not from glass – some guy was opening metal door at the moment, his fingers got amputated(. Also there were some contusions due to flying door frames etc.

2LongRedBillions
Modern “Liberals” are same everywhere, it’ just that currently “yours” are at “HQ” while “ours” are more like “regional salespersons”.
Though i think that “yours” are more careful in their words, some of “ours” would could simply lynched if spoke in America ’bout America same way as they talk in Russia ’bout Russia – or would get a lawsuits with words like “hate speech” in headers if to go more “liberal” way.

Feb 17, 2013 10:14am EST  --  Report as abuse
incheon wrote:

if that meteorite is a high-end weapon it’ll be fantastic it seems that we had better have their mouth clogged with flying glasses
it is so socaring that i started to assume the possibility that my apartment is demolished by stuffs coming from space….
so worried about that

Feb 17, 2013 10:24am EST  --  Report as abuse

I guess Tunguska was some “American weapon” or some “military thing” or “the end of the world”.

Amazing. Tunguska. 1908. We’re still here.

Feb 17, 2013 10:42am EST  --  Report as abuse
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