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The star's core implodes while its outer layers blast into space.
The statement is of course self-contradictory and implodes upon itself under the slightest bit of critical examination.
After a few years of operation, the dot-com industry implodes and E has substantial suspended losses.
troops are deep in the midst of a war to oust Saddam Hussein, Indonesia, a country of more than 200 million people where central authority is about as strong as in Ozzy Osbourne's household, implodes into civil conflict, as it did in the 1960s and almost did again four years ago.
"Eventually that kind of suppression implodes on itself, because it is a broad denial of things that run far, far deeper than material life," said Archbishop Peers, who added that in the former Soviet Union, suppression of religion proved to be literally a bloody failure.