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    Meteorite strikes, 'around 100 injured'

    Not good not good NOT GOOOD! Time to PANIC!!!


    MOSCOW -- A meteor streaked across the sky above Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday morning, causing sharp explosions and reportedly injuring around 100 people, including many hurt by broken glass.
    Fragments of the meteor fell in a thinly populated area of the Chelyabinsk region, the Emergency Ministry said in a statement.
    Interior Ministry spokesman Vadim Kolesnikov said 102 people had called for medical assistance following the incident, mostly for treatment of injuries from glass broken by the explosions.
    Kolsenikov also said about 600 square meters (6000 square feet) of a roof at a zinc factory had collapsed.
    Meteorite Streaks Across Russian Urals, Leaves At Least 100 Injured (VIDEO)
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    Re: Meteorite strikes, 'around 100 injured'





    Weird.
    Last edited by Utility Man; 02-15-13 at 04:23 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    There were, by most estimates, 500 Nazis in Charlottesville. One of them went homicidal. Not all Nazis are violent extremists. You are trying to rationalize your hatred and it's simply not rational.
    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    as I noted, its better that 10 nutjobs get guns than one good person be wrongly disarmed.

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    Re: Meteorite strikes, 'around 100 injured'

    ...The asteroid, DA14, discovered by astronomers at LaSagra Observatory in Spain, is estimated to come near enough to Earth on February 15, 2013, that it could disrupt geosynchronous satellites....

    Huge asteroid to veer earth, may destroy satellites
    ...There has been so much buzz about a small asteroid nearly missing the Earth on February 15th. Though there is not going to be any collision, it has been said that such events are quite commonly happening about every few centuries or so.

    It has been said that the asteroid 212 DA14, which is reported to be about 150 feet in diameter, would cross the earth's orbit twice a year. It is most likely to pass through at altitude of 17,000 miles of the earth at 2:24 p. m. Eastern Time on Friday....

    Small Asteroid to Closely Miss Earth on Feb 15

    ..."We are going to be looking closely for evidence of seismic activity on 2014 DA14 as it passes by," says Binzel. "This is the first case of an object coming close enough to experience quakes AND where we have enough notice to plan observations."...
    Possible Seismic Activity on Asteroid 2012 DA14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    There were, by most estimates, 500 Nazis in Charlottesville. One of them went homicidal. Not all Nazis are violent extremists. You are trying to rationalize your hatred and it's simply not rational.
    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    as I noted, its better that 10 nutjobs get guns than one good person be wrongly disarmed.

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    Re: Meteorite strikes, 'around 100 injured'

    UPDATE: They changed the title to: METEORITE STRIKES, 'MORE THAN 400 INJURED' on the Huff Post front page
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    Re: Meteorite strikes, 'around 100 injured'

    I think the last thing we should do is panic. That solves nothing.

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    Re: Meteorite strikes, 'around 100 injured'

    Are any of the meteorites expected to fall on this side of the planet? Any to enter US Air Space? Any word on if they have taken out any satellites?

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    Meteorite strikes, 'around 100 injured'

    500 now reported. There is also video.
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    Re: Meteorite strikes, 'around 100 injured'

    This is just like meteorites. Going around the solar system, having no respect for borders or cultural differences. They think they an just strike with impunity wherever they want and nobody will do anything about it. Well I tell you what. People are getting fed up with this, and it's only going to create more animosity towards meteorites in the future.
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    Re: Meteorite strikes, 'around 100 injured'

    It would have been interesting if it hit a populated city. The Russian military would have asked to counterstrike at us.
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    Re: Meteorite strikes, 'around 100 injured'

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    It would have been interesting if it hit a populated city. The Russian military would have asked to counterstrike at us.
    Meh. Had it hit us, 'Pubs would have shrieked that Obama hadn't called it a terrorist attack within 30 seconds of the strike.

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