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Forget The Debt Ceiling — Traders Are Buzzing About The Gigantic Asteroid Barreling Towards Earth
TBI ^ | 1-8-2013 | Sam Ro

Posted on 01/08/2013 8:20:42 AM PST by blam

ART CASHIN: Forget The Debt Ceiling — Traders Are Buzzing About The Gigantic Asteroid Barreling Towards Earth

Sam Ro
Jan. 8, 2013, 8:46 AM

With no major economic, earnings, or political news, yesterday turned into one of the most boring trading days in a very long time.

According to UBS's Art Cashin, this gave the New York Stock Exchange floor traders time to chat about various things.

One of those things: the gigantic asteroid heading toward earth.

From this morning's Cashin's Comments:

And You Thought The Debt Ceiling Was All You Had To Worry About – Trading was slow enough yesterday that traders had more than the usual allotment of time for chitchat. Quickly exhausting sports, politics and the rest of the usual roster, thinking and thoughts turned skyward.

They talked of the weekend news reports that an asteroid would be passing very, very near earth. How close was the key? Apparently, in mid-February, asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass within 21,000 miles of earth.

To put that in some perspective, the moon is 240,000 miles away and several GPS satellites orbit at 26,000 miles. So, the asteroid will come within orbits of satellites. No need to worry though, NASA assures us that their calculations show that it will not strike the earth. We're from the government and we're here to help you.

Let's hope NASA double-checked their math.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


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(Ahem) When they realized that there wasn't anything we could do to stop it from hitting us, they just said it would miss. No panic that way.

File this under:

It's Always Something. (IAS)

1 posted on 01/08/2013 8:20:51 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

“To put that in some perspective, the moon is 240,000 miles away and several GPS satellites orbit at 26,000 miles. So, the asteroid will come within orbits of satellites. No need to worry though, NASA assures us that their calculations show that it will not strike the earth. We’re from the government and we’re here to help you.

Let’s hope NASA double-checked their math.”

Would that be the NASA that forgot to convert from feet to meters? Or would that be the NASA that is shilling global warming and muslim outreach? Or maybe that’s the NASA without launch capability to get a person to the space station?


2 posted on 01/08/2013 8:25:54 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: blam

Just wait until the comet in 2014. People will get so freaked about that it’s gonna be silly. It’s supposed to be as bright or brighter than a full moon.

Can’t wait for the idiots to go crazy,


3 posted on 01/08/2013 8:27:33 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: blam

I guess the Mayans were off by a couple months.


4 posted on 01/08/2013 8:27:53 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: blam

So the Mayans were 2 months off.

Rounding error. They can’t be blamed.


5 posted on 01/08/2013 8:27:53 AM PST by Hang'emAll (Ride to the sound of the guns!)
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To: Hang'emAll

Great minds think alike, I guess they also think alike at the same time! Beat ya by a nano-second!


6 posted on 01/08/2013 8:30:13 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

We posted the same thing at exactly the same time.

Really Bad Ju-Ju


7 posted on 01/08/2013 8:30:32 AM PST by Hang'emAll (Ride to the sound of the guns!)
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To: blam
Not to worry?... Our government that brought you Fast and Furious, wouldn't lie.... Photobucket
8 posted on 01/08/2013 8:30:56 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: blam

Maybe it will hit mecca. Twenty or thirty megatons should rap up that nasty problem...


10 posted on 01/08/2013 8:33:58 AM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: blam

Not to discount it, buy at 2 megatons it’s not much of a doomsday meteor.


11 posted on 01/08/2013 8:34:18 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: blam

Maybe it will clear out some of the orbital junk that it up there.


12 posted on 01/08/2013 8:36:53 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: struggle
Yep, the meteor that caused the crater in Arizona was 50 meters across and triggered an estimated 10 megaton explosion.

2 megatons could wipe out a city but would not cause planetary impacts. But I'm sure that won't stop the usual nitwits from turning it into another end-of-the-world conspiracy theory.

13 posted on 01/08/2013 8:37:33 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: TheRhinelander
Just wait until the comet in 2014.
If you're referring to Comet Ison, it should become visible in Sept of this year, and may become brighter than a full moon. Way cool.
14 posted on 01/08/2013 8:37:32 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: blam
No need to worry though, NASA assures us that their calculations show that it will not strike the earth. We're from the government and we're here to help you. Let's hope NASA double-checked their math.

Let's hope that NASA didn't use a mix of metric and English data...........

15 posted on 01/08/2013 8:37:45 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: brownsfan

It’s the NASA who doesn’t understand what happens to space shuttles that have cracked o-rings and broken heat-shield tiles. B@st@rds.


16 posted on 01/08/2013 8:38:19 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: TheRhinelander

Haven’t heard about the one in 14, any links?


17 posted on 01/08/2013 8:39:44 AM PST by huldah1776
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To: dirtboy

Well, if it hit in the middle of an ocean it could really mess up some primo beachfront property.........


18 posted on 01/08/2013 8:40:35 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: blam

I just heard from a good source Washington, District of Crooks, is ground zero.


19 posted on 01/08/2013 8:41:24 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer) (uuue)
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To: huldah1776

http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_22286986/comet-2013-could-outshine-full-moon


20 posted on 01/08/2013 8:43:26 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: TheRhinelander
Just wait until the comet in 2014.

That's this year... 2013

2014 and 2015 will both see two blood moons each year, exactly on Jewish high sabbath feast days!

21 posted on 01/08/2013 8:43:46 AM PST by Errant
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To: struggle

About 1/4 the energy of Barringer. Still a city-killer, if not “most of a county” killer.

Unlike a nuke most of that 2 MT is kinetic.


22 posted on 01/08/2013 8:44:00 AM PST by DBrow
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To: dirtboy

I am refraining from praying that God should allow this meteor to be disastrously added to the Kabaa meteor collection in Mecca.


23 posted on 01/08/2013 8:44:26 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: blam

Maybe the Myan’s were a few days off?


24 posted on 01/08/2013 8:45:00 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: blam
Reminds me of a story I've read.


25 posted on 01/08/2013 8:45:30 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: blam
No need to worry though, NASA assures us that their calculations show that it will not strike the earth. We're from the government and we're here to help you.

Do we have a more reliable source?

26 posted on 01/08/2013 8:47:45 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: blam

Ummm.... I wonder if Nasa’s calculations include the impact of earth’s gravity on the asteroid’s path?


27 posted on 01/08/2013 8:47:59 AM PST by Safrguns
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To: BuckeyeTexan

“It’s the NASA who doesn’t understand what happens to space shuttles that have cracked o-rings and broken heat-shield tiles. B@st@rds.”

I have littel confidence in the “new NASA”, you know the one that is diverse and multicultural. Back in the day when it was 99.9% white guys we could go to the moon and back with minimal computer support. These days 50% of the landers they send to Mars crash or burn up in the atmosphere due to math errors. Isn’t diversity grand?


28 posted on 01/08/2013 8:49:58 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: blam
YOU can test your OWN theory of earth's destruction with this nifty simulation model. Just plug in your very own numbers, which you of course determined from a consensus of all scientists you know, of the size, direction, velocity of an asteroid, and then see what happens!

Hat-tip Imperial College, London.

Earth Impact Effects Program

29 posted on 01/08/2013 8:50:39 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: blam

I think we need to get Congress to immediately fund a new TARP(Take Asteroids on Redirect Path)program.

When in doubt , throw cash.


30 posted on 01/08/2013 8:53:56 AM PST by Cyman
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To: blam

“There’s always an Arquillian Battle Cruiser, or a Corillian Death Ray, or an intergalactic plague that is about to wipe out all life on this miserable little planet, and the only way these people can get on with their happy lives is that they DO NOT KNOW ABOUT IT! “ - MIB


31 posted on 01/08/2013 8:56:24 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: oh8eleven

Panstarrs is less promising, but due in the middle of March. Kinda a warm up.

ISON won’t really get going until November, early December. Could be truly spectacular, when it gets here.


32 posted on 01/08/2013 8:56:49 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Obama: Brought to you by the letter "O" and the number 16 trillion.)
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To: struggle

If it impacts in Mecca it might be worth it.


33 posted on 01/08/2013 8:58:59 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

it is not the race but more to “quota-tocracy” vs meritocracy.

who cares about pigment if one person can do the job better than the other.

we have quota queens/kings who have no qualification other than passing through a quota system and being “gifted” a degree just to be a quota with a degree.

I would never hire algore for any climate science.

I would exepect bill clinton to be hired as a batchlor party coordinator.

I would not hire piers morgan to teach an ethics in journalism course.


34 posted on 01/08/2013 9:07:31 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Safrguns

Go here:

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/horizons.cgi#results

take the tutorial.

The object you want is:

Asteroid (2012 DA14)

Your location is 500 (Geocenter)

Time span is =2013-feb-15 19:00 UT, Stop=2013-feb-15 20:00

Table settings: Table Settings [change] : QUANTITIES=20,22


35 posted on 01/08/2013 9:09:52 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Obama: Brought to you by the letter "O" and the number 16 trillion.)
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To: oh8eleven

“If you’re referring to Comet Ison, it should become visible in Sept of this year, and may become brighter than a full moon. Way cool.”

Like Comet Kohoutek during NASA’s days of Soviet Outreach?


36 posted on 01/08/2013 9:10:03 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
If it impacts in Mecca it might be worth it.

Or DC.

37 posted on 01/08/2013 9:12:19 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: blam
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38 posted on 01/08/2013 9:13:22 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: brownsfan

The NASA that’s full of affirmative action hires.We’re doomed.


39 posted on 01/08/2013 9:18:34 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: blam

No sense in worrying about something I cannot do anything about. Obama will save us.


40 posted on 01/08/2013 9:20:33 AM PST by Venturer
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To: SkyDancer

Got to go with Grumpy Cat on this one...whatever.


41 posted on 01/08/2013 9:26:25 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SkyDancer
Come to think of it; in all those various end of the world scenarios down thru the years, isn't Australia the only thing left after the 'SHTF'?

Good call, there...

42 posted on 01/08/2013 9:30:22 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: blam

Let’s hope a good-sized CME between now and then doesn’t tweak the orbit...


43 posted on 01/08/2013 9:32:42 AM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
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To: djf

Sorry...

CME = Coronal Mass Ejection


44 posted on 01/08/2013 9:37:26 AM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
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To: blam

http://earthsky.org/space/asteroid-2012-da14-will-pass-very-close-to-earth-in-2013


45 posted on 01/08/2013 9:38:09 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
I guess the Mayans were off by a couple months.

Actually the Mayan calendar was just an approximation. Sometimes the civilization ends earlier, sometimes later.

Definitely we need someone to make sure NASA did not do a metric/US conversion error. As they have in the past.

46 posted on 01/08/2013 9:47:49 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: blam

Those Mayan’s never could calculate calendars accurately. They always seemed to be off a couple of months.


47 posted on 01/08/2013 9:49:50 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: Safrguns

This is a three body problem (Earth, Moon, Asteroid) the math is pretty hairy on a 3 body problem, but it is solvable. So if NASA and the rest of the scientific community say near miss then it is a near miss, THIS TIME. However the asteroids’ orbit will be effected by passing so close to the earth, so who knows maybe next time?


48 posted on 01/08/2013 10:03:37 AM PST by jpsb
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To: Resolute Conservative
Maybe it will clear out some of the orbital junk that it up there.

And maybe it'll take out some of our GPS sats, incapacitating the young drivers who've never seen a folding road map!

49 posted on 01/08/2013 10:07:15 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: pgkdan
Or DC.

Hey! I'm just across the river in Alexandria! >:-0

50 posted on 01/08/2013 10:11:56 AM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
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