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Meteor explodes over Russia, nearly 1,000 injured



A meteorite contrail is seen in this frame grab made from a video done with a dashboard camera, on a highway from Kostanai, Kazakhstan, to Chelyabinsk region in Russia. AP

MOSCOW — A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia’s Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring nearly 1,000 people.

The spectacle deeply frightened many Russians, with some elderly women declaring that the world was coming to an end.

The meteor — estimated to be about 10 tons — entered the Earth’s atmosphere at a hypersonic speed of at least 54,000 kph (33,000 mph) and shattered into pieces about 30-50 kilometers (18-32 miles) above the ground, the Russian Academy of Sciences said in a statement.

Amateur video broadcast on Russian television showed an object speeding across the sky about 9:20 a.m. local time, just after sunrise, leaving a thick white contrail and an intense flash.

The meteor released several kilotons of energy above the Chelyabinsk region, the science academy said. The shock wave blew in an estimated 100,000 square meters (more than 1 million square feet) of glass, according to city officials.

“There was panic. People had no idea what was happening,” said Sergey Hametov, a resident of Chelyabinsk, a city of 1 million about 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) east of Moscow.

“We saw a big burst of light, then went outside to see what it was and we heard a really loud, thundering sound,” he told The Associated Press by telephone.

The meteor hit less than a day before Asteroid 2012DA14 is to make the closest recorded pass of an asteroid to the Earth — about 17,150 miles (28,000 kilometers). But the European Space Agency in a tweet said its experts had determined there was no connection — just cosmic coincidence.

The Interior Ministry said 985 people sought medical care after the shock wave and 44 of them were hospitalized. Most of the injuries were caused by flying glass, it said.

There was no immediate word on any deaths or anyone struck by space fragments.

Meteors typically cause sizeable sonic booms when they enter the atmosphere because they are traveling so much faster than the speed of sound. Injuries on the scale reported Friday, however, are extraordinarily rare.

“I went to see what that flash in the sky was about,” recalled resident Marat Lobkovsky. “And then the window glass shattered, bouncing back on me. My beard was cut open, but not deep. They patched me up, it’s OK now.”

Another resident, Valya Kazakov, said some elderly women in his neighborhood started crying out that the world was ending.

Lessons had just started at Chelyabinsk schools when the meteor exploded, and officials said 204 schoolchildren were among those injured.

Yekaterina Melikhova, a high school student whose nose was bloody and whose upper lip was covered with a bandage, said she was in her geography class when they saw a bright light outside.

“After the flash, nothing happened for about three minutes. Then we rushed outdoors. I was not alone, I was there with Katya. The door was made of glass, a shock wave made it hit us,” she said.

Russian television ran footage of athletes at a city sports arena who were showered by shards of glass from huge windows. Some of them were still bleeding.

City officials said 3,000 buildings in the city were damaged by the shock wave, including a zinc factory where part of the roof collapsed.

In this photo taken with a mobile phone camera, a meteorite contrail is seen in Chelyabinsk region on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. A meteor streaked across the sky of Russia’s Ural Mountains on Friday morning, causing sharp explosions and reportedly injuring around 100 people, including many hurt by broken glass. AP

The vast implosion of glass windows exposed many residents to the bitter cold as temperatures in the city hovered around minus 9 Celsius (15.8 Fahrenheit).

The regional governor immediately urged any workers who can pane windows to rush to the area to help out.

Some fragments fell in a reservoir outside the town of Chebarkul, the regional governor’s office said, according to the ITAR-Tass.

A six-meter-wide (20-foot-wide) crater was found in the same area, which could come from space fragments striking the ground, the news agency cited military spokesman Yaroslavl Roshchupkin as saying.

Small pieces of space debris — usually parts of comets or asteroids — that are on a collision course with the Earth are called meteoroids. They become meteors when they enter the Earth’s atmosphere. Most meteors burn up in the atmosphere, but if they survive the frictional heating and strike the surface of the Earth they are called meteorites.

The site of Friday’s spectacular show is about 5,000 kilometers (3,000 miles) west of Tunguska, which 1908 was the site of the largest recorded explosion of a space object plunging to Earth. That blast, attributed to a comet or asteroid fragment, is generally estimated to have been about 10 megatons; it leveled some 80 million trees.

Scientists believe that a far larger meteorite strike on what today is Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula may have been responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs about 66 million years ago. According to that theory, the impact would have thrown up vast amounts of dust that blanketed the sky for decades and altered the climate on Earth

The panic and confusion that followed Friday’s meteorite crash quickly gave way to Chelyabinsk residents’ entrepreneurial instincts. Several people smashed in the windows of their houses in the hopes of pretending they were broken by the meteorite and receiving compensation, RIA Novosti news agency reported.

Other quickly took to the Internet and put what they said were meteorite fragments up for sale.

The Russian-language hashtags for the meteorite shot into Twitter’s top trends, and the country’s lively blogosphere quickly reacted with black humor.

One of the most popular jokes was that the meteorite was supposed to fall Dec. 21 last year — when many believed the Mayan calendar predicted the end of the world — but was delivered late by Russia’s notoriously inefficient postal service.

Others joked that the meteorite was par for the course for Chelyabinsk, an industrial town long held to be one of the world’s most polluted areas. The area around Chelyabinsk is also home to nuclear and chemical weapons disposal facilities.

Vladimir Chuprov of Greenpeace Russia noted that the area where the meteor exploded was 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the Mayak nuclear storage and disposal facility, which holds dozens of tons of weapons-grade plutonium. He said the Russian government has underestimated potential risks of the region.

A chemical weapons disposal facility at Shchuchye in the Chelyabinsk region contains some 6,000 tons (5,460 metric tons) of nerve agent including sarin and VX, accounting for about 14 percent of the chemical weapons that Russia is committed to destroy.

The dramatic events prompted an array of reactions from prominent Russians.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, speaking at an economic forum in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, said the meteor could be a symbol for the forum, showing that “not only the economy is vulnerable, but the whole planet.”

Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a nationalist leader noted for vehement statements, said “It’s not meteors falling. It’s the test of a new weapon by the Americans,” the RIA Novosti news agency reported.

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said the incident showed the need for leading world powers to develop a system to intercept objects falling from space.

“At the moment, neither we nor the Americans have such technologies” to shoot down meteors or asteroids, he said, according to the Interfax news agency.


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  • Jesse_Bruce_Pinkman

    In other news it says the injured was 400.

  • WeAry_Bat

    the transformers have arrived…joke joke…hmm weekend na.

  • Pablo316

    Just a very minimal foretaste of what God in the Bible
    promises to do to those who hate Him and insult the spirit of grace He had been
    offering thru His Son – the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Kababayan let me encourage you to meet God intimately by
    doing a personal and in-depth study of His words – the Bible.

    You can spend your entire life attending churches and
    listening to sermons and preachings yet if you don’t study the Bible with a
    humble and prayerful heart asking God to give you the wisdom to understand His
    words, it will all add up to nothing.

    So grab your Bibles that are just gathering dust on your
    bookshelves and read, study and obey its pure and unadulterated teachings. God
    bless!

    Remember God’s patience means salvation but it will not be
    forever sooner or later all the punishments God foretells in the Bible will
    come. Don’t let false teachers fool you that God is not meaning what He says by
    heavily allegorizing everything in the Bible so that what the Bible means just
    evaporates into thin air of symbolism.

    • NinjaMan

       learn when to use the ‘enter’ key, you idiot.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/N2CORQCQTV7BEN62X2UM3VEKFI Dolorosa

        ^This.

    • jinx

      Peleeaaase, get a life. 

    • Horst Manure

      What a lot of BS where is your proof in writing?
      Get well soon

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/N2CORQCQTV7BEN62X2UM3VEKFI Dolorosa

      LOL. Wasn’t Russia trying to fulfill “God’s will” by going against the so-called “homosexual agenda?” Shouldn’t God be hurling meteors at the more progressive countries that have legalized same sex marriage? And yet, they remain unharmed and a great number of them remain as some of the happiest countries in the world.

      Shows how much you know.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/AIYSIJJOL4JNRLHXVTGUH3NYHM The Overlord

      Reading the Bible won’t help you when meteors are falling on your rooftop.
      You’ll be crushed to death even before you can move on to the next verse.

      • Baruk1

        It is never too late to start. Who knows God might have a purpose for you that is why meteor are not falling on your rooftop yet.
         
        All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Tim 3:16-17)
         
        “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’ ” (Luke 4:4)

        He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord. (Deut 8:3) 

        I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. (John 15:5)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

      yeah and i’m james bond.

    • magsasakasanayon

       you forgot to take your medicines again.

    • buttones

      Well I guess the dinosaurs weren’t that keen on God either, not too sure on how they could ‘hate’ Him, I mean they hardly had a brain between them did they… I’m sorry but your arguments are not rational, they are entirely subjective. …..“So grab your Bibles that are just gathering dust on your bookshelves and read, study and obey its pure and unadulterated teachings” Very poetic I’m sure, just drop the rhetoric, it’s not even clever, just look at the event that happened, widen you understanding of science, of astronomy, physics, quantum physics, or is your sole intent just to proselytize people? What right do you have to do such a thing, to change other peoples beliefs by your dogma? What are you a missionary?

      • Pablo316

        Take with you those science stuffs of yours,  a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ is not
        even after those worldly knowledge, for what awaits us is far more advance than
        what the best scientists could ever think of.

        Contrary to what most people think, sharing the Gospel is
        not much about to convince people to turn to God by repenting of their sins but
        to serve as a testimony as well so that when the time comes that they will face
        God before His Judgment Throne (for everyone who ever lived will) they will have
        no alibi that they did not have the chance to hear the Gospel.

        Now your notice have just been served so that at that time
        you will have no more excuse!

      • speaksoftlylove

         I can see your honest to goodness intention of helping people return to God. But there are things in the Bible which simply confuses the people. I bet that those “religious teachers” overdid it. Take the case of the birth of Jesus Christ. Wasn’t it the shepherds who were told by the angels to visit the newly born Jesus Christ in a manger so that they were the first humans to visit Him? But if you analyze the situation, it was biting cold around Bethlehem from November to March so how come there were shepherds with their sheeps, please pray tell us?

      • Pablo316

        The fact is, whatever not written specifically in the Bible we can only speculate. Thus there was not even a mention that it was between November to March as you mentioned, so your guess might as good as anyone else. Nevertheless some Messianic Jews (Jews who now believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as their Messiah) says it was somewhere in the month of September during the celebration of Sukkoth or the Feast of the Tabernacle. But then, it would still be a speculation.
         

      • ARIKUTIK

        Does the cold seasons and dates of months really matter ? Is there any words of God on it ? This earthly arguments of the exact date of Jesus birth is meant to create confussion. Is it not possible to rain in summer ? If a record of seasons had an entry of rain in summer time then what is there to debate about ? The teachings of Jesus are the words to be remembered rain or shine. Lightning and thunders do happen in summer time.

      • simondj

        have you been in the middle east?

      • buttones

        The science ‘stuff’ is not actually mine, I can hardly take credit for a thousand years of the development of science, and you have no evidence of what awaits you either nor how advanced it is, what ever that means. I ask you [yet again] what are these ‘sins’ I have committed you keep harping on about? You are serving ME notice ? And it may have escaped you, or you may not see the irony, but if it were not for the ’science’ you deride, you and I would be sending one another messages etched in granite tablets in a cleft stick… or even worse, painting on cave walls….

      • simondj

        we were in ADAM when he sinned, unless you say you came from acid or stone or monkey or anything else. death came because ADAM sinned, so death passed to us because of ADAM, in which you cannot contradict, unless you say you will not die.

      • buttones

        We? I have no intention of carrying the ‘sins’ of this ADAM, or anybody else thank you very much. Not only that I was told the other day that Adam and his sons lived to be hundreds of years old and that was AFTER all this sinning the guy did! Death? Everything dies my dear, it’s no big deal, what’s the problem? Why are people so afraid knowing if they are good girls and boys heaven awaits? I CANNOT contradict? I beg your pardon but I can. We are stardust, that is all we are, that is where we came from, and where we shall end up, just dust in the wind- a billion years of evolution- I think Shakespeare said it best-
        Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
        That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
        And then is heard no more. It is a tale
        Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
        Signifying nothing.

      • ARIKUTIK

        Gi modeletor ang reply ko na > Science invented coal for grilling delicious Tilapia….. waaahhhhhhh …… ano masama doon kung mag imagine lang naman …… madaya kayo ni Sipitfire, walang morals to reply …….. eeeewwwww…… >>>>>>>>>>

      • buttones

        Science invented coal? Let me tell you a story [are you sitting comfortably? Then I will begin.] A long, long time ago, even before ADAM, the earth was covered with trees, [which are basically carbon] and over time the continents shifted, great mountain ranges were formed, seas invaded lowland areas, ice ages came and went and the sea shells found at 20,000 meters high are evidence of this slow process. And some of the forests were overcome, climate changed, they were buried. Continents moved. And over time these trees were swallowed, covered and given subject to enormous pressure. The primordial forests of the Arabian peninsular, were overtaken. The climate changed, the forests became desert, and underneath all of this were left the forests, which became carbon deposits of coal, and later they were crushed into oil, in the same way a tiny coral becomes marble. Are you still with me? Coal WAS NEVER invented, some guy just discovered it , in the same way the Irish learned to burn peat, a precursor of coal and oil – it’s carbon. In the same way volcanoes threw up carbon after enormous pressure, it turned into a diamond……… This is science, religion is NOT a science.

      • ARIKUTIK

        CharCoal made out of nut shell was invented by men of tall coconut trunk for the ladies to grill Tilapia into delicious dish of the night. A story maybe long but the end of the matter IS > Science with out humanity is Sin because if it does not benefit humanity then it is despicable. Science can not stand alone with out religion because religion is humanity. RH pills is science devoid of humanity. RH law is Sin.

      • simondj

        a believer of Jesus Christ no longer set their mind on the things seen because they are temporary, but we focus our mind on the things which are unseen because they are eternal.

      • buttones

        Ok, fine I have no problem in what you choose to believe, it is your right . But offer me a reciprocation, of course things we see as temporary, just like life. And there is no such thing as eternal, everything ends, nothing lasts forever, it’s just a dream, a hope that it might and faced with inevitable death some cling to another hope of life everlasting, a comfort zone, ‘tis all.

      • simondj

        according to the biible,, the sun willl be darken and the moon will not give its light, also the earth will become like oven and will disappear.
        john in revelation cant find the old heaven and earth because it was no more. but only the souls both big and small are present standing at the presence of God.
        now if there is no resurection of life, of all the people (those who are beheaded, those who give their property to the church are the most pitiable of all because they believe in nothing.
        so, let us all be BERDUGO.

      • ARIKUTIK

        Humans are hopeless with out God. Since God is love then humans had hope to be lovingly kissed at bedtime. That’s what makes life worth living. Love the gift of God and hope for bed created children to carry over our dreams. Love makes us live with hope forever through our children. NO to RH law.

      • ARIKUTIK

        Who cares of other peoples belief. Those who have ears listen. Those who choose to be deaf. Let them be. Every one will be judge not by anyone but God alone. A thief is punished for refusing to abide by the law. So it is for everyone.

      • Baruk1

        Science are now discovering what God have already made.

        “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’ “[
        Luke 4:4 (NKJV)

    • Baruk1

      Can we also ask them to watch and pray 
       
      – – – “”Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.” (Luke 21:36)
       
       
      We might as well include gospel that Jesus Christ preached, the Gospel of the Kingdom of God.
       
      – – – “”but He said to them, “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this purpose I have been sent.” (Luke 4:43) also (Mark1:14-15)
       
       
      Let us aim to be in the First Resurrection with Jesus Christ.
       
      – – – “”But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years. (Rev 20:5-6).
       
       
      The Saint who will be with Christ follow the Commandments
       
      – – – “”Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. (Rev 14:12)
       

      • Pablo316

        Yes of course kapatid but then that will come easy once they believe the message of the Gospel regarding the Kingdom of God.

        Let us then continue to keep our precious faith till the Lord Jesus shows up!

      • Baruk1

        Thanks Pablo 316

      • Baruk1

        You have been doing a great job  promoting the Bible and you don’t belong to any church.
         
        What sort of gospel are you preaching? Is it the same gospel that Jesus Christ and the Apostles preached, the gospel of the Kingdom of God? (Mark 1:14-15 & Luke 4:43)
         
        I am just curious because the Bible said:
         
        For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted–you may well put up with it! (2 Cor 11:4)
         
        But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. (Gal 1:8-9)
         

      • Pablo316

        I do belong to a local church kapatid but like I what told others who insist that I tell them what it is (so that in turn they say, they can find fault with it), I refrain doing so, so that the message of the Gospel as written in the Bible will not be tainted by any religious biases. Just imagine what will people think when I share the message of the Bible and then follow it by saying come join this and this church, they will almost surely equate it with the active proselytizing effort by some (not all) so-called Christian groups nowadays who prey on those they can convince – mostly for financial reasons, that is peddling the words of God for money (not a new pehenomenon). Hence we cannot blame those who mock anyone who shares the Bible because some false teachers have brought the way of truth into disrepute (like what those false teachers and believers did, even during the days of the apostles – see 2 Peter 2:1-3)

        It is my belief that the Holy Spirit will lead those He will call to repentance and salvation like what He did to me and others I know, who came to the faith of the Lord Jesus Christ not thru the active proselytizing of others but thru reading, studying and living the words of the Bible. Afterwards we who have such experience began looking for a group of believers who uphold the words of the Bible as the final authority and not any traditions or any person.

      • Baruk1

        Sorry, I thought you don’t belong to any church. I won’t bother you any more on that.
         
        Now can we go to the original question please?
         
        I’m really interested on the true gospel. Will it be the same as what Jesus Christ and the Apostle preached or there is a different one? – – – “The gospel of the Kingdom of God”.
         
        As a Christian aiming to be with Jesus Christ, I am eager to know the truth from the Bible. I will appreciate your kind help. Thanks

      • Pablo316

        Hi bro, just back online. As far as I know based on what I’ve learned from the Holy Scripture, we can find the Gospel defined in 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 as the birth, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. We know that a person is saved by grace thru faith and repentance of one’s sins and not thru any good works. Having said that, the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ in some verses is called the Gospel of the Kingdom of God for in some way, it is by the means of the Gospel that we are brought into the Kingdom of God. That is the assembly or the fellowship of believers who have been purchased by the blood of Christ. This kingdom however in the present time is manifested only in the Spirit though an appointed time is coming when this Kingdom of the people of God will have their fulfilment here on Earth, once the Lord Jesus comes back. At which time, the Bible says in Revelation 11:15 that the kingdom of this world will become the Kingdom of God and His Messiah.
         
        I hope I was of any help to you kapatid. Anyway if there are things not clear to us at this time, try praying about it to the Lord and see what happens. He is the Teacher of us all, and as we walk with Him, He will teach us along the way.
         

      • Baruk1

        Thank you my friend.

        I would like to restructure my original question. Do we need to preach the same gospel that Jesus Christ and the Apostles preached?
         
        – – – “”but He said to them, “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this purpose I have been sent.” (Luke 4:43) “”
         
        – – – “”Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:14-15)””
         
        This is the gospel I am asking. If we preached the wrong gospel the Bible said –accursed.
         
        – – – “” But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed (Gal 1:8-9)””
         
        – – – “”For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted–you may well put up with it! (2 Cor 11:4)””

      • Pablo316

        Yes by all means we should preach the same Gospel as the Lord Jesus and the apostles did. In the verses you quoted, it was very clear that the Gospel is about the Kingdom of God, but in those verses the details were not sufficiently laid out as compared to the explanation provided in the books of the Bible. Care should be taken that in no way should this be pitted against the details provided for in the other books of the Bible, say in 1 Corinthians chapter 15. In understanding this, the totality of the whole package should be taken into account. That is by preaching the Good News of the coming Kingdom of God, by which a person is given entry thru the sacrificial death of the Lord Jesus Christ, meaning the birth, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus as indicated in 1 Corinthians 15 are essential parts of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, as preached by Paul and all the other apostles. This is consistent with what the Lord Jesus is saying that He is the true and only gate to the Kingdom of God.

      • ARIKUTIK

        All are sinners, no one can be saved except by grace of mercy. Those who refuse to bow down begging for mercy will not be forgiven. God is Mercy but with out sin, Mercy is meaningless. Those who does not acknowledge God’s mercy will live a hell of a life worshiping the GOLDen cow of slavery with out mercy.  

      • ARIKUTIK

        According to what was given to you, With that you will be judged. What was given to Jesus belongs to Jesus. All are creation of God.

      • buttones

        Non of the words quoted are actually YOURS, what do YOU have to say?

      • Baruk1

        Thank you Bottones. I do hope this might help.

        I am asking you to please watch and pray for those events before the coming of Jesus Christ.

        Read and study the gospel that Jesus Christ preached, the Gospel of the Kingdom of God for us to understand the message of the Father sent through Jesus Christ

        Let us aim to be in the First Resurrection with Jesus Christ. Let us work out how to be in the first Resurrection.

        The Saint who will be with Christ follow the Commandments. Let us practice to follow the Ten Commandments now whole heartedly to be with Jesus Christ when He comeback.

        The Biblical verses as written are self explanatory.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/N2CORQCQTV7BEN62X2UM3VEKFI Dolorosa

    Very unfortunate.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/N2CORQCQTV7BEN62X2UM3VEKFI Dolorosa

    I’m sorry, I mean no disrespect but are you REALLY expecting a religious zealot to show proof? That’s like asking money from the poor.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/N2CORQCQTV7BEN62X2UM3VEKFI Dolorosa

    I’m sorry, I mean no disrespect but are you REALLY expecting a religious zealot to show proof? That’s like asking money from the poor.

  • regd

    Man, I thought the mayan’s were right all along.

    • buttones

      I think the Mayans just ran out of calendar that was their problem, bit like our millennium bug when all the computers were going to crash– [yawn….] There is an expression used – “Are we all Mayans and Chinamen?” What it means is that it is said the Mayans invented the wheel and used it as a toy for their kids, not realizing the value, in the same way the Chinese invented gunpowder to set off pretty fireworks in the sky…. . Well we all know where that one ended don’t we….

      • speaksoftlylove

        Before the Chinese invented the gunpowder they invented the nail. That is why someone in the Middle East was crucified. The Chinese were the root cause of it all. And, they are everywhere and powerful most specially in the Philippines.

      • ARIKUTIK

        Hey Donk, thats an old joke. You’re a plagriarist …. eeewwwww….

      • panhase

        The Mayans just made a mistake in computing and apologized already. They said that they are very sorry for all the inconvenience it caused. They promised to do better next time.
        Now they came up with a new date for the end of the world. This time they are convinced they got it right. It will be April 1.

  • Pablo316

    Signs to watch out for (no need for date-setting here) that
    the blessed hope of Christianity is about to come (that is the return of the
    Lord Jesus Christ to rule the earth for 1000 years from Jerusalem and the
    promised immortality for all genuine Christians – our salvation):

    “There will be signs in the sun, moon and
    stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring
    and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror,
    apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be
    shaken. At that time they will see the Son of Man coming
    in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things
    begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption
    is drawing near.” (Luke 21:25-28)

    Be saved by repenting of your sins and
    accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of your life. Then read and
    study the Bible for your spiritual growth!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZYJLDPFZXW3GZVHSY5TOQZX6D4 SojuSaki

      I see sign that something very wrong with your brain.  Possibly, your cerebral network short-circuited.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XVVCOAZXYTPN2X3IPFCFDSKFM Melvin

      Amen!

    • magsasakasanayon

       the only thing that is a real mystery to me is why didn’t the meteorite land on your head, moron.

      • peach black

        ha ha ha ha. . . walanghiya talaga kayong mga commenters. mas masarap pang magbasa ng comments ha ha ha

    • buttones

      Meteors, asteroids have been landing on this planet even well before our ancestors came down from the trees and learned to walk on their hind legs. It’s a natural event, in the time scale we can comprehend it’s very rare, we, as a species have barely been here for 250,000 years, so how can people say this is some sort of warning from a god, that we have been very naughty and we should amend our ways? In the preceding tens of millions of years these events were happening, what was God doing then when we were not even here; practicing? The dinosaurs were even worse then we are now? For goodness sake have we learned nothing in my 250,000 years?

      • Pablo316

        Unfortunately you and I may have a different ancestors, for
        my ancestors and those who worship God and the Lord Jesus Christ, did not came
        down from the trees and started walking with their hind legs. No, our ancestors
        were created by God in the same form as we are now, the only thing that changed
        is the lifespan which became shorter and shorter.

        Having said that, if you cannot believe the Bible then you
        have a much bigger problem which only God can make you believe if you will be humble enough to repent of your sins and rebellion and learn from His written words – the Bible.

        No need to worry about religious affiliations, as some get
        stuck with this issue, salvation is not about religion but about a personal
        relationship with God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

        Also you talked a lot about such an incredible amount of
        years when you were not even there to prove it, but somebody who was there – God Himself, does not say it to be so.

      • buttones

        Whether you choose to believe or nor our roots are simian by nature, 95% of your DNA can be found in a chimpanzee so don’t get into so much denial, and quite frankly this Garden of Eden, with one woman one man and two sons brings up a few questions….Speaking of my ’problems’ which essentially means from your point of view I don’t share the same blind faith as you in regard to where we all came from, perhaps you can expand on that. And while you are at it, fumbling through the pages of your Book, explain to me what my sins are, apart from not agreeing with every word you say of course. As regards the last 250,000 years , true I was not there [an acute observation my the way] but I even know about Mount Everest but I’ve never been up it either… Sorry but this lifespan that you speak of became shorter and shorter? What on earth are you on about, we are living longer! Not maybe as long as the Old Testament guys that lived to be at least a thousand years, but we seem to be getting by….

      • simondj

        Genesis chapter 5:3 When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth. 4 After Seth was born, Adam lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters. 5 Altogether, Adam lived a total of 930 years, and then he died.
        6 When Seth had lived 105 years, he became the father[b] of Enosh. 7 After he became the father of Enosh, Seth lived 807 years and had other sons and daughters. 8 Altogether, Seth lived a total of 912 years, and then he died.
        read it foryoursefl and you will find Adam has sons and daughters.

      • buttones

        Fine, Adam had sons and daughters- how did they procreate and with whom, was that sort of incestuous thing ok in those days? On the remarkable ages of the figures you mention, there is no proof, that’s just a blind belief- you believe it, I don’t… This thread has gone all the way from a visible natural event, and has ended up with people discussing their religious beliefs and a Garden of Eden- I can’t see the connection.. This is getting tedious and absurd…

      • Baruk1

        The only possibility is brother sleeping with the sister to multiply during Adam’s time. That is using our logical reasoning if we could not find things in the Bible.
         
        Before Noah, people can live up to more than 900 yrs as in the case of Methuselah. Now we can see only few 100 yrs old lucky one. After almost 6,000 yrs from Adam that relationship won’t be acceptable mainly for health reason. Science understand that. God knew more than we do.
         
        The Bible is a history book. It is the mind of God in writing. If you want to know about God, it is the only perfect book to rely on. It is up to an individual to believe. Jesus Christ said unless the Father allow you to understand, you won’t.
         
        – – – “”No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day. (John 6:44)””
         

      • ARIKUTIK

        You may not have seen God as proof of existence but love was in your heart. God and love is one.

      • http://twitter.com/MarkPerez99 Mark A. Perez

        Believe what you want to believe. Prepare for you own destruction and be accountable for every word you say on judgment day!

      • peach black

        Pablo, napalitan mo na ba kurtina sa kuwarto mo? Yong mga pinggan nahugasan mo na ba? E yong timba nakuskos mo bang maige?

      • http://twitter.com/MarkPerez99 Mark A. Perez

        peach black, you can’t even defend yourself on pablo’s post, but you merely insult him. What kind of parents raised you anyway? You have no respect for other people even your own self.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XVVCOAZXYTPN2X3IPFCFDSKFM Melvin

        Pasensya na pero ayon sa Bible ang tao ay nilalang ng Diyos. Hindi tayo galing sa evolution. Kung ang tao ay galing sa mga apes tulad ng gorilla o unggoy, bakit pagdating ng evolution sa ating anyong tao ay tumigil na ang evolution. Dapat tuloy-tuloy ang evolution para nagbago na rin ang anyo natin at baka may pakpak na tayo para makalipad na rin. At saka bakit may taong mukhang kabayo kung galing tayo sa unggoy.

      • peach black

        ito problema nang mga umaasa sa google. We didn’t come from apes. . . we are APES, ano ba? At paano mo nalaman tumigil na tayo sa pag-evolve? You can’t witness evolution in your ifetime because it happens in the course of millions of years. Ano yon puwedeng i-fast-forward para mapanood? Haizzzzz!!!

      • buttones

        Man is evolving all the time, particularly in the area of his brain- man acquires knowledge, an understanding of his environment, the sciences, not so long ago the Inuit looked up at the Northern Lights and thought they were the spirits of the dead- we now know this is not the case, in the same way we know the world is not flat, and we cannot witness evolution in such a short time, we can only look back using the sciences that have been developed with our God given brain…Will we sprout wings and fly? There is no need, necessity is the mother of invention, we built planes- oh yes we can fly, we can even go to the moon, we can put a vehicle the size of a family car on Mars, 500 years ago we couldn’t- we have ’evolved’ it’s a slow dynamic process….

      • panhase

        You state that “Man is evolving all the the time, particular in the area of his brain…”
        I beg to disagree with you. Just look around and read the comments, who´s brain evolved?

      • ARIKUTIK

        Man’s knowledge is acquired from the environment on which he was born. The Indians evolve into girls paying dowry to boys in order to be taken in for marriage. The Pilipino men evolves into husband paying the wife so as not to be kick out of bed. Environment shapes the brain. A fact of evolution.   

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XVVCOAZXYTPN2X3IPFCFDSKFM Melvin

        The allegations of evolutionist that compleax forms of life came from the most simple single-celled plants ang animals have no scientific evidence! Protozoa and amoeba, still single-celled! Protoza and amoeba which existed billions of years ago have managed to exist until now as protozoa and amoeba. Protozoa will always be protozoa and amoeba will always be amoeba.

        (Genesis 3:20 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve: because she was the MOTHER OF ALL LIVING… 

      • buttones

        So the ’allegations’ of evolutionists are, by the definition of the word unproven , and the ’allegation’ of the creationists is? How come ? You have no proof at all. In fact the evolutionist have more proof than the creationists, ok it’s based on science which is an anathema to your line of thought, but nonetheless it can be proven, like all religions they are only based on faith, that’s all, it has no value other that the value of the believer in that faith.

      • simondj

        the bible is telling us out of nothing, God has spoken the words and the things we now see came into being. can your science prove to us where the universe came from? if your science cant prove where the universe came from, why not believe the bible?

      • buttones

        I think scientists are currently studying the origins of the universe- and by the way this ‘science’ is not ‘mine, if you wish to deride or ignore science and the strides it has made in many a field, including medicine, then next time you are prescribed an antibiotic that might save your life- just refuse it. Science is a continuing quest for knowledge and truth, proof, which is why we know the earth is not flat, and the earth actually goes round the Sun not the other way around…religions run of faith, they have no need of proof, science does not run on faith, it runs on proof. Why not believe the Bible? Why? If you wish to fine with me…

      • ARIKUTIK

        The bird smell a nuts flavor to be delicious but its beck can not break open the nut shell. It keeps tossing around the nut hoping it may break apart but it did not. The hungry bird never gives up in trying untill an idea pops up on the head. As in, “What the heck i’m tossing this nut around when I can fly up in the sky and drop this nut to see if it may break apart.” And so the bird did as it though. Eureka ! the nut shell broke open. Even birds use logical thinking for its own benefit. But then why should a bird hunts for food only to feed the young chicks in the nest. It is of no benefit for the bird at all. Why the sacrifice ? God planted love on the birds heart to sacrifice. God is love that no creature can survive with out the IRRATIONAL LOVE. Science is logical thinking to break open a nuts shell. As in buttons were invented so that the front flap of a ladies pants can be closed or else everybody will be gigling at black thingy peeking at the them. Body and soul is one, so is science and religion is one. It is not in conflict with each other for both are tools for enjoyable life existence.  

      • ARIKUTIK

        Those who believe in the allegations of evolutionist believes through faith on human Sayangtist who can not even figure out why they fall in love. Those who believes in the allegations of creationist understand love for it is where their faith is anchored. I’d rather have faith in love than in clueless human Sayangtist.

      • peach black

        you have it wrong. . . it so happens they didn’t encounter the right ingredients to evolve kaya single-celled pa rin sila. If they did then they could have evolved in to a lesser organism like Creationists. Are you saying the default mode for organisms is to be single-celled? Mag-esep-esep ka nga, puwede?

      • simondj

        from the day ADAM pushed out in the garden of eden until today, it is not yet 7000 years old. read genesis chapter 5.

      • speaksoftlylove

         You still believe in Adam and Eve when the ancient Sumerians and other ancient civilizations are older than them? Come on, do a paradigm shift for your sake.

      • simondj

        so, where did the ancient Sumerians came from? can you traced their origin?

      • ARIKUTIK

        Older than who ? Adam and Eve were the original sinners that caused human population explosion. The Sumerians who ever they maybe were part of that explosion.

      • peach black

        i can’t imagine anyone so naive as to believe in talking snakes. . . ho-hummm

      • ARIKUTIK

        Because your imaginition is limited not able to comprehend between the lines. Ladies believes men who promised the stars in the sky and the moon above as gifts to offer. The whole world believes that 2 snakes entwined in a pole is medicine for mankind. Enrich your imagination to understand …. Donk !

      • buttones

        Thanks for the recommended reading, and one for you also -The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favored Races in The Struggle for Life-The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favored Races in The Struggle for Life-

      • ARIKUTIK

        Talking head of a robot …. Talking head of a robot…. Talking head of a robot….

      • speaksoftlylove

         FYI, small meteorites cannot be detected when they will hit earth even with the latest radio, microwave, UV, or infrared telescopes. Only asteroids, comets, and planets can be detected when they are earth bound.

      • buttones

        Yes Spitfire, I do know that, but thanks anyway…..

      • ARIKUTIK

        Spitfire is talking nonsense. Meteorites does not hit our earth land. Simply because it is named meteor once it entered earth being sucked by the planets gravity. Meteorites are travelling debris in outer space that turns into meteor when it becomes Bulalakaw in local dialect.

      • ARIKUTIK

        What do you mean by small meteorite ? the size of a pinhead ? Since when a standard for meteor size was officialy acknowledge. The earth is small compared to the stars. Now where did you compare the meteorites to be deemed small, Pinhead.

      • ARIKUTIK

        We learned to surf the net and it’s not naughty at all. The end of the world is guaranteed to be inflicted to all living things because all humans are sinners … weeeee ….. including Presidents, Gays and Mirriam like creatures.

    • peach black

      Pablo. . . pinakain mo na ba mga alaga mong itik? Sa halip na mag-copy paste ka ng passages sa bibliya puwede bang mag-igib ka muna?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NDH6O6PNTAJ23SNYTA6LSYY47Q Butuan

    Sana sa KAMARA at SENADO yan bumagsak para patay lahat ng mga pasaway! 

  • im_earth

    grabe . iluminati just landed

  • speaksoftlylove

    For the nth time, the Mayan’s did not specifically predicted the end of the world. It’s just the end of times that is. the end of age and marks the beginning of a new age, specifically the Age of Aquarius. However, Dec. 21, 2012 only marks the beginning of the Revelation. This is timely because earth is in the Dark Rift now and it will take another 10 long years before it gets out of from the center of the galactic plane. Signs are becoming a plenty, specially with the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. Whether or not those coming from heavens and contact mankind are angels or demons is everybody’s guess. But I personally believe that mankind will gather vast knowledge, morally and spiritually, from hereon.

    Whatever will be the scenario of the end of world as we live in, is a matter that should not be feared and instead welcomed. Christians have been praying of the “end of the world” since Jesus Christ taught his disciples how to pray the Lord’s Prayer thus, “…Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” The Bible tells us that the end of the world  culminates when “Kingdom Comes and God will reign on earth forever.” Therefore, Christians who pray the Lord’s Prayer every day is practically praying for the “end of the world” as we live in, each and every day.

    Henceforth, let us all welcome the end of the world as we live in, which is in fact the end of man’s folly, and shout in unison Hossana in the Highest for the coming of the Divine Universal Consciousness.

    • ARIKUTIK

      Your world ends every night in bed when falling asleep and everyday is another new world day. Your dead when in deep sleep. There is no world anymore but darkness with out emotions of life. End of the world !!! it will be after trillion + years beyond your ability to count. You’ll be dead eaten by worms before it happens. Mark my word Pinhead!

    • magsasakasanayon

      if you could just tell me where you live, i will end your world right now.
      LOL

  • speaksoftlylove

    It’s too early to conclude that it was a meteorite since Russia have not shown fragments thereof as of this moment. If it is, I recall that the original NASA report stated that the D14 asteroid (actually a small asteroid following a larger one which missed earth) will pass the earth specifically on February 15, 2013. I did not hear any report on whatever happened to the D14 asteroid. Was it shot down and fragments thereof fell in Russia? Did it burned naturally to a small fragment when it entered earth’s atmosphere? Or:

    Was it a downed or crashed ET spaceship similar to what happened in Area 51, Roswell, New Mexico in 1951 and other downed ET spaceships thereafter? Whatever it is, let’s just hope Russia will disclose the truth.

    • buttones

      ‘Paul’- great movie!! Anyway, there is a big hole in a frozen lake some miles away that has suddenly appeared, no doubt even the Russians will try to figure this one out….Personally I think it was Santa in his sleigh stoned out of his mind on vodka trying to find his way back home.. Late of course. May be Santa is a Pilipino?

      • ARIKUTIK

        If it had fallen in the iced lake then tidal waves of lake water must have sprinkled the glass panes. It is shock air waves that entered closed windows panes. The open ones did not break probably.

    • ARIKUTIK

      Since there was shockwaves then most probably an explosion of something. Meteors don’t explode but sends clouds of dust up in the sky. Did anyone had seen clouds made of dust ? If none then Russia have some explaining to do.

  • Marx Louis Wang

    How come NASA never reported this before hand? So, it’s concluded that NASA is not accurate at all.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QCEUSKKXRXXVWN6VMBRY7F43ZU Mangku Kulam

    Iss detector from playstore will pinpoint the exact time and location of the passing Asteroid 2012 DA14, Use binocular or a telescope to enhance the view…

  • UrHONOR

    MALAS naman….hindi pa sa Batasan bumagsak ang TNL na meteor! :)

  • bogli_anakdami

    kaksaker padre dumbassos’ prayers to flipgod >>> plis… plisss… plisssss… huwag naman dito sa flipland ibagsak ang iyong meteor…

    it worked….

    yun lang…

  • speaksoftlylove

    I found the website by a man named Phil Plait, it’s slatedotcom. He swears that the alleged meteorite that hit Russia is not connected to DA14 asteroid. DA 14 will be it’s closet approach to earth at 17,000 miles and it will happen today at 2:25 p.m. eastern time. He will be conducting a chat for questions.

    • buttones

      I think you might find the event that happened was traveling west to east, the other event of DA14 is actually North to South. There is no connection….

      • ARIKUTIK

        It’s not travelling from E/W or N/S . It is falling down from the sky or in scientific term U/D direction as in from up the hill down the valley.

    • ARIKUTIK

      That’s close. Geostationary Communication Satellites are 35,000 kms. above earth. Hope it will not hit those satellites when i’m on control duty.

  • ronsly_mylove

    it should landed in smallville

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XL6BKUHIKYKYGESMPYFIOSDWHY Walter

     “The shock wave blew in an estimated 100,000 square meters (more than 1
    million square feet) of glass, according to city officials.”

    Plywood must be in short supply there tonight.

  • ARIKUTIK

    Meteors falls from the sky every hour of the day…. Donk. Only once in a blue moon some survives the burning friction heat. As in if it’s too much big, it comes in with the eyes seeing bright stars of shocked pain.

  • ARIKUTIK

    Shakespeare is plagriarist. Those though originated from King Solomon, the man with thousands beautiful girls. He collected into bed of Harem. In the end Solomon figured out that man is just a passing shadow and everything is emptiness even with thousands sexy ladies in bed. If exotic gigling warm girls had not fulfilled the emptiness, how much more is motionless cold gold. The best actions to do in this empty existence is to enjoy life with out hurting others. RH pills hurts the poor wife and her baby. RH law is dispecable way of existence. Live your life and let others live. Hurting others corrupts the heart into turbulent hell of a life.



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