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Russian meteor blast injures at least 1,000 people (3000 damaged buildings)-VIDEO-
CNN.com ^ | 2/15/2013 | Phil Black, Boriana Milanova and Laura Smith-Spark

Posted on 02/15/2013 11:00:09 AM PST by dragnet2

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To: patrick3000
Cute..

"children like you"?

The fictional story was just another example of the myriad liberal attacks on anti-communists -- the book / movie aside, liberals, et al felt that we had to be nice to the U.S.S.R. lest we play into the hands of Soviet hard-liners, there would be war and it would be our fault.

As for the story line.. yes, I would have been against what the fictional president did and instead have him confront the Soviets with their half of MAD.

Personally I did not believe the Soviets had the capabilities to respond in kind. That is why the so called "Cuban missile crisis" did not worry me one whit.

101 posted on 02/16/2013 8:45:34 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: jpsb
wow, thanks for the link.

Pretty impressive huh?

It must have blown them away when they found out what caused it.

102 posted on 02/16/2013 9:18:18 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

... and their farts don’t smell.

However, the point I was (poorly) trying to make was that Astronomers report what they see. It is the media and government who control what the public is made aware of.


103 posted on 02/16/2013 11:01:15 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: UCANSEE2
No...There are readily available publications, venues and other sites put out by astronomers for astronomers.

In addition, the media no longer controls everything ya read like the old school newspapers and TV news, which were and are totally manipulated, censored and controlled...It's why they hate the Internet so bad.

BTW, this event did not need to be embellished, censored or exaggerated etc, as it was spectacular all by itself. Besides, it was totally outside government control as it was witnessed by hundreds of thousands of people who immediately put it out on the Internet...

104 posted on 02/16/2013 11:17:19 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
BTW, this event did not need to be embellished, censored or exaggerated etc, as it was spectacular all by itself. Besides, it was totally outside government control as it was witnessed by hundreds of thousands of people who immediately put it out on the Internet...

Well.... I can certainly agree with that.

105 posted on 02/16/2013 11:23:21 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: jpsb

Throw a ping-pong ball at a speeding cement truck?


106 posted on 02/16/2013 11:42:56 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Eva
No no NO!

That's an OLD picture that shows a MISSILE chasing down something.

The meteor did NOT have that kind of picture.

107 posted on 02/16/2013 11:44:32 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: UCANSEE2
It is the media and government who control what the public is made aware of.

And SPINS it during the awaring process, too!

108 posted on 02/16/2013 11:45:30 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

LOL! Thanks. I have since looked at other pictures, but most have been of the meteor shower that was caused by the meteor, in England and Europe.


109 posted on 02/16/2013 2:15:10 PM PST by Eva
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To: DCBryan1

Sorry; we thought this was the white sand beaches of Cancun.

Beam us up; Scruffy!


110 posted on 02/16/2013 3:03:42 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Eva; All

Checkout time 53:12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jeW30vLwds

I just checked with GoogleTranslate and Chelyabinsk in English means: Grover’s Mill.


111 posted on 02/16/2013 4:24:01 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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112 posted on 02/16/2013 7:28:39 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: CPO retired
Didn’t the USS Lake Erie shoot down a bus sized satellite a few years ago? I heard that the Russians scrambled interceptors but couldn’t do anything. The US Navy could possibly have detected and brought down this thing.

IIRC, we do or did have an ASAT missile that was mounted on an F-15. I wonder the same thing if it would have been possible to intercept the meteor using an AEGIS missile system or the Patriot or if we did into the past, a Nike-Zeus or Ajax or even a BOMARC.
113 posted on 02/16/2013 9:25:12 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
I don’t think any military on the planet has a system capable of shooting down an incoming object with a speed of 33,000 MPH.

I remember in David Ahl's book of Computer games, there was a simulation based on that where you type in the BASIC Program and you track an object coming in at that speed and you try to intercept it with the equivalent of a Nike-Hercules or BOMARC missile (this was written in the 1970's). It is very tough to do but not impossible. IIRC, the Nike can reach Mach 3.65 or so and the BOMARC Mach 2.8, a far cry from the meteor's speed of Mach 43 or so but give the right conditions, some luck and a prayer, it can be done. I would suggest using multiple interceptors though.
114 posted on 02/16/2013 9:32:39 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
Hundreds of kilotons?! Damn. Yeah, if that could down straight onto Chelyabinsk, there wouldn't be any Chelyabinsk this evening.

Another thing, IIRC, when they were the Soviet Union, Chelyabinsk was one of the places where they did their nuclear research.
115 posted on 02/16/2013 9:35:09 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: Nowhere Man

bttt


116 posted on 02/17/2013 11:55:09 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Nowhere Man
Your tagline brought this to mind....




 “Good-bye Jim”
by James Whitcomb Riley

Old man never had much to say-
‘Ceptin’ to Jim,-
And Jim was the wildest boy he had-
And the old man jes’ wrapped up in him!
Never heerd him speak but once
Er twice in my life, and first time was
When the army broke out, and Jim he went,
The old man backin’ him, fer three months;

And all ‘at I heerd the old man say
Was, jes’ as we turned to start away,
“Well, good-bye Jim:
Take keer of yourse’f!”
 
 
 
 
 
 
‘Peered-like, he was more satisfied
Jes’ lookin’ at Jim
And likin’ him all to hisse’f-like, see?
‘Cause he was jes’ wrapped up in him!
And over and over I mind the day
The old man come and stood round in the way
While we was drillin’, a-watchin’ Jim-
And down at the depot a-heerin’ him say,
“Well, good-bye, Jim:
Take keer of yourse’f!”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Never was nothin’ about the farm
Disting’ished Jim;
Neighbors all ust to wonder why
The old man ‘peared wrapped up in him:
But when Cap. Biggler he writ back
‘At Jim was the bravest boy we had
In the whole dern rigiment, white er black,
And his fightin’ good as his farmin’ bad-
‘At he had led, with a bullet clean
Bored through his thigh, and carried the flag
Through the bloodiest battle you ever seen,-
The old man wound up a letter to him
“At Cap. Read to us, ‘at said: “Tell Jim
Good-bye,
And take keer of hisse’f.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jim come home jes’ long enough
To take the whim
“At he’d like to go back in the calvery-
And the old man jes’ wrapped up in him!
Jim ‘lowed’ at he ‘d had sich luck afore,
Guessed he ‘d tackle her three years more.
And the old man give him a colt he ‘d raised,
And follered him over to Camp Ben Wade,
And laid around fer a week er so,
Watchin’ Jim on dress-parade-
Tel finally he rid away,
And last we heerd was the old man say,-
“Well, good-bye, Jim:
Take keer of yourse’f!”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tuk the papers, the old man did,
A-watchin’ fer Jim-
Fully believin he ‘d make his mark
Some way-jes’ wrapped up in him!-
And many a time the word ‘u’d’ come
‘At stirred him up like th e tap of a drum-
At Petersburg, fer instunce, where
Jim rid right into their cannons there,
And tuk ‘em, and p’inted ‘em t’ other way,
And socked it home to the boys in gray,
As they scooted fer timber, and on and on-
Jim a lieutenant and one arm gone,
And the old man’s words in his mind all day,-
“Well good-bye, Jim:
Take keer of yourse’f!”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Think of a private, now, perhaps,
We’ll say like Jim,
‘At ‘s clumb clean up to the shoulder-straps-
And the old man jes’ wrapped up in him!
Think of him- with the war plum’ through,
And the glorious old Red-White-and-Blue
A-laughin’ the news down over Jim,
And the old man, bendin’ over him-
The surgeon turnin’ away with tears
‘At hadn’t leaked fer years and years,
As the hand of the dyin’ boy clung to
His father’s, the old voice in his ears,-
“Well, good-bye, Jim:
Take keer of yourse’f!”
 

117 posted on 02/17/2013 11:59:53 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

After the cold war ended we finally found out that our government was lying and the Soviets were about as militarily powerful as a de-clawed kitten. But hey, it’s OK if the government lies to us so long as the military-industrial complex gets their paychecks right?


118 posted on 03/01/2013 6:16:47 AM PST by patrick3000
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To: Elsie; jpsb; Eva; UCANSEE2
 Latest reports...
 
 
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/community/skyblog/newsblog/Update-on-the-Russian-Mega-Meteor-195553631.html
 
 
 
 

119 posted on 03/13/2013 5:40:58 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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