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Friday, February 17, 2006

A Morbid Prediction 

Natural disasters like this are just heart breaking:

Hundreds of villagers were feared dead after a rain-soaked mountainside disintegrated into a torrent of mud, swallowing hundreds of houses and an elementary school in the eastern Philippines on Friday. Twenty-three people were confirmed dead, and at least 1,500 were missing.

"So many died. Our village is gone, everything was buried in mud. All the people are gone," survivor Eugene Pilo told GMA television Friday, hours after the landslide engulfed Guinsaugon village on Leyte island, 420 miles southeast of Manila.

I've been hearing a lot of descriptions of what happened when the mudslide started like this:

"It sounded like the mountain exploded, and the whole thing crumbled," survivor Dario Libatan told Manila radio DZMM. "I could not see any house standing anymore."

I've also heard accounts that said it sounded like a bomb went off, etc. My prediction is that some nut job on Kos, or a similar blog will say that a bomb or some sort of explosion literally went off, and try to blame it on Bush and/or the U.S. military. Just saying... with how they went nuts after Katrina, and everything else, I don't think its out of the realm of possibility.

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