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Originally posted by archasama
Now this just hilarious.
Latvian media says that it was made by TELE2 (Lithuanian Mobile Communication company). Lithuanians are not to blame because it was made by TELE2 - Latvia.
So they (TELE2 - representatives) say Quote: "Our purpose is to inspire Latvian society, we want to emphasize that Latvia can do many things. we see that with this kind of event, Latvia's name has resounded in all the world. Latvia is interesting in world not because we have crysis and things are hard and bad. But because here is happening interesting and creative events. It is unique achievement and part of our communication."
"Tele2" director of marketing and trade: Janis Spogis
This is how desperate Latvia has become due to EU and IMF influence.
Originally posted by On the level
Didnt read all of the thread but it looked fake from the video, stupid latvians nil poi to them
RIGA, October 27 (RIA Novosti) - A Latvian mobile operator that staged a hoax meteorite strike in the Baltic state on Sunday will have to pay at least $26,000 in damages, the interior minister told the LNT TV channel Tuesday.
Tele2 marketing and sales director Janis Sprogis confessed that the meteorite reports were false on Monday after Interior Minister Linda Murniece vowed to recoup the costs of investigating the incident.
Murniece also said on Tuesday that the Interior Ministry would discontinue a contract with Tele2.
Latvian media said a celestial body fell near a residential house on the outskirts of the town of Mazsalaca in the Valmiera district of Latvia, leaving a crater some 20 meters (66 feet) in diameter and 10 meters (33 feet) deep.
Video footage showed a fire at the bottom of the crater. A witness who said he saw the object falling described a burning trail in the sky and a noise similar to that made by an aircraft flying at low altitude.
The owner of the land where the meteorite purportedly landed was reported to have charged visitors $2 to have a look at the crater.
Latvian and Estonian scientists who studied the site said on Monday that the meteorite story was a fake.