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    Space Rock 2009 DD45 Buzzes Earth

    An asteroid just made a near miss of Earth, after being discovered 3 days ago. Had it hit us, though, it would not have been the end of the world, since this rock is only about 100 feet across. But traveling at 40k MPH, it would have done some regional damage, similar to the 1918 hit in Siberia. Earth was actually hit by an asteroid last October, but that rock was only the size of a car, and exploded in the atmosphere before it had a chance to hit the ground.

    Nope, no world coming to an end here, but it is something to think about, and having a way to destroy or deflect near Earth objects would make me feel a lot safer. You never know when a civilization changing object might be discovered, maybe only hours before civilization does change due to its hitting Earth. IMHO - This is a project that the whole world should get behind, no matter what differences we have. If we put them aside for something this important, then the human race as we know it will deserve to continue.

    Now lets go nuke each other out of existence.
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    Re: Space Rock 2009 DD45 Buzzes Earth

    I'm not worried. Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck and a gang of scruffy yet lovable oil drillers will have our back.

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    Re: Space Rock 2009 DD45 Buzzes Earth

    Earth possesses nothing that could give us advanced warning and destructive capability to take out an asteroid travelling that close, and that fast. Our tin cans orbitting the Earth can be destroyed by micro-debris from the rest of the trash floating out there. If an asteroid is going to wipe us out, there is zero we can do about it.

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    Re: Space Rock 2009 DD45 Buzzes Earth

    I always keep my space ship running on idle for just such emergencies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I always keep my space ship running on idle for just such emergencies.
    10% ethanol could cause you to lose power. Better use an octane booster.
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    Jupiter is our friend and protector from meteors, not God.
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    Re: Space Rock 2009 DD45 Buzzes Earth

    But Jupiter is a God!

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    Re: Space Rock 2009 DD45 Buzzes Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    10% ethanol could cause you to lose power. Better use an octane booster.
    I don't know about his, but mine runs off of fear.

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    Re: Space Rock 2009 DD45 Buzzes Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I always keep my space ship running on idle for just such emergencies.
    Why spend money on a space ship then you only need a towel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bergslagstroll View Post
    Why spend money on a space ship then you only need a towel?
    The space ship gives me a bit more control. I did the towel thing for a while. It was pretty cool, except for some of the ****holes I ended up on, especially when stowing aboard Volgon ships. But, we all know how that goes.
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    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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