February 16th, 2013
04:12 AM ET

Russia starts clean-up after meteor strike

A day after a spectacular meteor blast shook Russia's Urals region, the clean-up operation got under way Saturday in the hard-hit Russian city of Chelyabinsk.
Although some buildings escaped unscathed when the sonic waves from the Friday morning explosion reverberated through the city, others lost some or most of their windows.
About 1,000 people were hurt, many by the flying glass, according to the state-run RIA Novosti news agency.
The injured included more than 200 children. Most of those hurt are in the Chelyabinsk region, though the vast majority of injuries are not thought to be serious.

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  1. TvNyC

    That was the asteroid that hit. Nasa please stop lying will you??

    February 16, 2013 at 4:29 am | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      Different asteroid/ meteoroid. There are plenty of them out there.

      February 16, 2013 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. the prophet

    Soon there will be a shower of asteroids hitting the earth from all directions, satellites will be destroyed the earth will burn.

    February 16, 2013 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  3. Hamsta

    Remember Tunguska? Maybe some people need to read Sodom and Gammorha. There are alot of sodomites in Russia after all.

    February 16, 2013 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

      @ Hamsta,
      Do the sodomites hit on you all the time? It must be annoying.

      February 16, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • GeezerDude

      Sorry, I cannot remember back that far. 1908 is a little before my time.

      February 16, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Some Russian

      It's quite a news to me that more than a hundred years ago there were "sodomites" in Tunguska wild snowy forests. Hey, dude, find a Russian-English dictionnary and search for meaning of "tayga".

      February 19, 2013 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @ Hamsta

    [sod-uh-mahyt] Show IPA

    an inhabitant of Sodom.

    ( lowercase ) a person who engages in sodomy.


    1250–1300; Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin Sodomīta < Greek Sodomī́tēs. See Sodom, -ite1

    This is a reference c/p from dictionary. So as you can see the word Sodomite also refers to the citizens od Sodom the city. I would feel pretty safe in saying that all the citizens did not practice sodomy, so a generalization of the population of Sodom is unwaranted.
    Also, as you can see, sodomite is not a biblical term, as it's first usage was circa 1250-1300 AD.

    February 16, 2013 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Ya, whatever your newspeak dictionary says, the story is thousands of years old, before Christ even. This is Old Testament stuff, and has been confirmed by the Pagan Romans, Greeks and Muslims. All 4 civilizations say the bible is historicly correct and that fudge packing hiney humpers are the reason God started throwing really bog rocks from outer space at us. There is a really laege gay underworld in Russia and they have had two meteor strikes in just over a century. Nowhere else on Earth, just in Russia who happens to have a really big population of gays.

      February 16, 2013 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Don't forget the Egyptians, that's 5 civilizations that say the bible is historicly correct. Muslims were known as Persians at that time. Who cares what your newspeak dictionary says, 5 civilizations confirm the story to be historicly accurate.

      February 16, 2013 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      True, the story of Sodom and Gemorrah are in the bible. But the term sodomite was first used, like I said, circa 1250-1300.
      I am well aware of what the bible says, as I've had the opportunity to study it under many different religions.
      Thank you veddy much.

      February 16, 2013 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      You know what other city has a large number of gay inhabitants? New Orleans. I was conversing with a person who says that disasters like this are God-ordained, just like you have asserted. And anyone who died deserved it, even innocent people. By that reasoning, what happened during Katrina was an order by God.
      Now, I do not happen to agree with that, but if one goes by that reasoning, you deserved to have your house swept out to sea. Do YOU think this is logical??

      February 16, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    @ bobcat (iah):
    You've got some good deductive reasoning in there regarding the population of Sodom, Sherlock.
    "Where do they all come from?"

    February 16, 2013 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      GeezerDude answered that very well before I could: from straight parents.

      February 16, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      GeezerDude, you are surprised by this?
      Too bad your response was deleted; I read it, and you were pretty much spot-on.

      February 16, 2013 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Good day to you JIF

    It's just kind of aggravating to me when someone throws out a term they've heard without first researching the truth about It.
    The truth about the biblical account of the destruction of these two cities has a lot more complex than some people are either unknowledgable about or unwilling to admit. To claim the destruction was due to one type of transgression is absurd.
    I think I remember you saying you were the son of a preacherman, no pun intended, so I'm sure you are aware of this also.

    February 16, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Hi, Rawr; I very much doubt that you are going to change any anti-gay bigot's mind concerning misuse of the word. If fact, I'm almost certain you won't.

      February 16, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. BOMBO

    "And God was angered by His people practicing sodomy, particularly in rural Russia. And God sent a giant meteor to punish a number of Russians who were practicing sodomy, and many innocent bystanders were injured by flying glass."

    Nah. Doesn't make sense to me either.

    February 16, 2013 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. BOMBO

    With thanks to MJK

    Some say a comet will fall from the sky
    followed by meteor showers and tidal waves
    followed by faultlines that cannot sit still
    followed by millions of dumbfounded dipsh-

    Some say the end is near
    some say we'll see Armageddon soon
    I certainly hope we will
    I sure could use a vacation from this
    Bull s three ring circus sideshow of

    February 16, 2013 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    Hey, BOMBO. What's the haps?

    February 16, 2013 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  10. BOMBO

    Just enjoying a long weedend. How about you banasy.

    February 16, 2013 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Hello all, well except hamsta whom i have no wish to converse with!

    February 17, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  12. dazzle ©

    Hi Chrissy, I saw your post and came back to the scene of the crime, well at least one of them.

    February 17, 2013 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Lol @ dazzle, the scene of the crime would be facebook i think! Lol i did ask our lil jacker/hacker J.R. where he was on the date in question and never got an answer. Lol

    February 17, 2013 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |