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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: crazydad
Oh, yeah, she posted. I checked her Ning site. She claims that the Russians did send a missile and explode the meteor. That Planet X is still hiding behind the sun (um, don't we rotate around the sun and would see it at some point in the year?) and its "tail" is throwing objects at the Earth. The Zetas told her so. And that somehow, Obama is going to save the day.

Man, she's a nutter.

51 posted on 02/15/2013 1:38:46 PM PST by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
I’m surprised this isn’t bigger news than it is. Something like this happens only once in a lifetime. And this is certainly the first time I can recall of a meteor airbust causing such widespread injuries and structural damage.

The MSM is sooooo thin - in quality and old fashioned brain power...

How can an asteroid compare to Rubio drinking a glass of water? On national TV of all things? THAT was NEWS.

Or black gang members killing people on Chicago's South Side? The Chicago story's news - NEWS - it's not like black gang members were killing each last week. Or last month. Or last year... or for the past 40 years...

I lived in Chicago's Hyde Park years ago - a girl was killed on my block by a black gang member... she was 15... I was two years older... I've shared that story with my grandkids - which might give you some idea how long this madness has been going on... and how lame the liberal solutions have been.

52 posted on 02/15/2013 1:39:00 PM PST by GOPJ ( Illegal immigrants: violent boorish party crashers. Send them home, call police - make them leave.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
I was in Prague for three months during college - 1991. They put us in the ugliest cell-block dormitory I had ever seen. The rooms were so small that I could lay in my little bed, reach an arm across and touch my roommate in her bed. (Not that I did that, mind you. But I could have!) But the hallways were big enough to drive a Panzer tank through.

But the city...ahhh! The Prague is the most beautiful city in the world.

I also remember going into Prague castle and seeing these extraordinary, ornate ballrooms with beautiful murals, gold leaf ceilings, crystal chandeliers...and the Communists had filled them with auditorium seating made of ugly, blocky chairs covered with filthy beige vinyl. Talk about a contrast.

53 posted on 02/15/2013 1:47:34 PM PST by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: dragnet2

Duck and Cover works.


54 posted on 02/15/2013 2:09:52 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: ponygirl

Heh. Sometimes the contrasts can be striking indeed.

My city is a former steel-mill town, now with one steel mill left. The other big has switched over to heavy industrial production and manufacturing. Once you get out of the very epicenter of the town, it’s pretty much either standard-issue concrete blocks of flats or horrifically run-down First Republic building that have definitely seen better days.

Prague is indeed a beautiful city. It’s become far more “touristy” than it was in 1991, I’m sure. It’s why I don’t live there anymore.

‘The Prague’....nice reference to the way a lot of the locals here inadvertently refer to it as in English. :) My ex-wife used to do it all the time; “I was in The Prague today at ——”.


55 posted on 02/15/2013 2:24:49 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: GOPJ

Thirty years ago, this would’ve been big news in the American media. It would likely have been the lead story in the networks’ World News Tonight shows.

Nowadays, apparently, not so much.


56 posted on 02/15/2013 2:27:52 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Strategerist

As our local expert on all things scientific and atmospheric, how much does it bother you to be wrong about this being “impossible”?


57 posted on 02/15/2013 2:37:59 PM PST by Hugh the Scot
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To: ansel12

Caught on video, watch what the shock wave does to this door and office.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1kvHl5Qcnzc

“Duck and Cover works”

Ya mean duck and cower...There was no time...These two only had time to soil their undies.


58 posted on 02/15/2013 2:39:47 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

I finally got an e-mail from my teaching colleague in Chelyabinsk. She’s OK, thankfully. No problems, but she said when she heard the explosion, she damned near soiled herself.

The sound of the explosion and breaking glass everywhere was quite an experience, she wrote. Scary as hell. She said for a quick second, she honestly thought it was a nuclear attack - she was waiting for the fireball to consume her and everyone else.


59 posted on 02/15/2013 3:00:52 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

She wasn’t alone. From what we are reading, lots of people over there thought they it was a nuke.


60 posted on 02/15/2013 3:05:54 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

I can’t say I blame them. Like she said, she never wants to experience anything like that ever again. Her ears were ringing after the blast for about 5 minutes or so, according to her. It was loud, by her account.


61 posted on 02/15/2013 3:09:48 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: dragnet2

I notice that they instinctively went to duck and cover, it seems that the majority of injuries were the type that would have been avoided, by D&C.

People need to be trained to not go look through the windows at whatever explosive noise, or bright flash, just occured.


62 posted on 02/15/2013 3:13:16 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Russians can be a pretty tough lot....If this happened over here, people would freak

Wait till one about the size of an aircraft carrier moving at 20k mph impacts near a population center....Not if, it’s when will happen.


63 posted on 02/15/2013 3:16:10 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq9ZeBn5qA8 This is an awesome vid.


64 posted on 02/15/2013 3:22:16 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

This one’s wild, at Red Rocks, you’ll have to ignore some annoying left coast yuppies for a few minutes to get to it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0BifYPQQJE


65 posted on 02/15/2013 3:37:45 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Strategerist; Yollopoliuhqui
They generally constantly try to highlight the hazard, not downplay it.

Experience shows that astronomers try to be honest about any 'hazard'.

It is the media and the government who control what is revealed to the public.

Of note is that governments have built NEAR (telescopes that watch for Near Earth Asteroids, comets, etc) Stations all over the world.

The problem is that fast rocks with no headlights are hard to see, and there are an almost limitless amount of 'tracks' they can take.

Besides, most of the NEAR meteor info is available to the public rite-cheer.

Recent & Upcoming Earth-asteroid encounters: At bottom of page.

66 posted on 02/15/2013 4:39:51 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: CPO retired
The US Navy could possibly have detected and brought down this thing.

Why bother?

It seems to have brought itself down just fine.

67 posted on 02/15/2013 5:22:17 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: Patriot Babe

The Day of the Triffids!


68 posted on 02/15/2013 5:29:04 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: UCANSEE2
Experience shows that astronomers try to be honest about any 'hazard'.

Ya they're all Republican...In fact, Astronomers are "Saint like"...They don't go to bars, get drunk, punch each other out, vote Democrat, buy their kids Red Rider's or vomit on the in-laws porch. etc., etc.

They plant bushes and massage sod.

69 posted on 02/15/2013 6:43:16 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

I’m starting a green energy company around large meteorite strikes. It involves carbon fiber and titanium trampolines and lasers and stuff, perhaps even Blu-Ray with WiFi built-in and cross-controlled from a single iPad all on a carbon footprint the size of a postage stamp. The carbon credits alone should pay for the project.

Are you interested in funding me?


70 posted on 02/15/2013 7:06:47 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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71 posted on 02/15/2013 7:19:32 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

It was a city of Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg) 200 miles north of Chelybinsk.
Chelyabinsk is a home for a lot of defense research and manufacturing too.


72 posted on 02/15/2013 8:14:47 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Not so much bio-weapons, but Chelyabinsk Oblast (the equivalent of a state or province) had several top-secret nuclear facilities in it.

The city itself was more famous in Russia for becoming the center of T-34 tank production during WW II. The T-34 factories were disassembled, moved from the west of the country a thousand miles east to and beyond the Urals, and reassembled. Chelyabinsk became known as “Tankograd” as a result.

}:-)4


73 posted on 02/15/2013 8:39:48 PM PST by Moose4 (SHALL. NOT. BE. INFRINGED.)
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To: dragnet2

Turns out this wasn’t a lone object. They think this was part of a meteor shower. Some showers can last for up to 10 days. I hope there aren’t more of these coming at us.


74 posted on 02/15/2013 9:41:17 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: dragnet2

About 10 of these enter our atmosphere per year but for the most part they land in the ocean.


75 posted on 02/15/2013 10:23:46 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

A FReeper’s beeber was stuned!


76 posted on 02/15/2013 10:25:01 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Night of the Comet!


77 posted on 02/15/2013 10:29:14 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: chessplayer

Fireball Streaks Across Bay Area Sky (San Fran)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2989083/posts


78 posted on 02/15/2013 10:31:27 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

“What if that had happened during the Cold War and the Soviets believed that was one of our nukes?
Be thankful that the Cold War is over for we have a president who just might do what the Hollywood-commie-loving pukes did in the movie “Fail Safe”.

To placate their commie heroes the Hollywood crowd had the President of the United States order an immediate nuclear strike on New York City. (At the time I think NYC had a Republican mayor and Obama probably would pick a Republican state to nuke.)”

So you would rather ALL of russia and america die rather than one city in each country? Thank God children like you will never be in positions of power


79 posted on 02/16/2013 12:56:05 AM PST by patrick3000
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To: dragnet2

80 posted on 02/16/2013 5:39:42 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: dragnet2
 
I hope it didn't knock too many pictures from the wall in Denton's room in Chelyabinsk .
http://www.360cities.net/image/denton-s-room?utm_source=google_earth&utm_medium=all_images#107.80,5.70,61.6
 
 

81 posted on 02/16/2013 5:49:37 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
Revelation 8:8

The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood,


Some fragments may have hit a lake near Chelyabinsk.

a tennis ball sized piece could have mad that hole.

The WAVE from the impact would chew up a LOT more ice and fling it outward, than the actual size of the fragment.

82 posted on 02/16/2013 5:54:13 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
I’m surprised this isn’t bigger news than it is.

It IS; in RUSSIA!

Our 'pravda' has BIGGER fish to fry.

83 posted on 02/16/2013 5:55:15 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Strategerist
It’s in an obscure part of Russia with no foreign media

Not to RUSSIANS!

And; it has an emerald mine!

And a UNIVERSITY...

And Denton's room!

55° 11' 19" N
61° 25' 30" E

84 posted on 02/16/2013 5:59:46 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: listenhillary
Having no windows will be a blast.

Having a blast will be no windows.

85 posted on 02/16/2013 6:11:41 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Patriot Babe

It's eggs are in most small children's homes: just waiting to hatch...



86 posted on 02/16/2013 6:14:54 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
...Czech astronomers they interviewed basically asserted that Chelyabinsk “dodged a bullet” and that it could have been infinitely worse.

Then just WHERE did the 'bullet' land?

Or did it just make a glancing blow thru the lower atmosphere and head on into space?

It just VANISHED in all the videos I've seen!

87 posted on 02/16/2013 6:17:24 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: dragnet2
I can't bear watching the 30 year old CNN/FOX fashion models talking to the audience like they're all 7 year olds.

AMEN!

Where DO they find these twits?

88 posted on 02/16/2013 6:18:24 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Former Fetus

I worked in a Naval plant that repaired and aligned the guidence systems for ICBMs on our subs.

It was a given that we’d see no flash, as our nervous system doesn’t work that fast.


89 posted on 02/16/2013 6:21:22 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Yollopoliuhqui
Our only defense against them at present are the world’s nuclear ICBM arsenals ... NOTHING!

Would you rather be hit with a deer slug or a shotgun; as all a bomb would do to a 10 ton solid rock is to turn it into 10 tons of flying gravel!

90 posted on 02/16/2013 6:24:19 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

——Or did it just make a glancing blow thru the lower atmosphere——

The video seems to point to that conclusion.


91 posted on 02/16/2013 6:26:01 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Eva
The article that I read on Drudge, this morning, said that the Russians had used a missile on the meteor, is that not correct?

I highly doubt that the Russians used ANYTHING!

Did you SEE any contrails that intersected the thing as it came in?


92 posted on 02/16/2013 6:29:10 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: ansel12
I notice that they instinctively went to duck and cover, it seems that the majority of injuries were the type that would have been avoided, by D&C.

Oh NO!

You've typed D&C and I have a reflex respose that REQUIRES me to post something relevant!

I must resist...

I MUST resist...




93 posted on 02/16/2013 6:38:27 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: 1010RD
Are you interested in funding me?

Maybe...

Do you have a PayPal® account?

94 posted on 02/16/2013 6:48:37 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: bert
So...

did it slow down enough to do a big looping turn in space, and it'll be BACK??


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1ypn0y32Ac

95 posted on 02/16/2013 6:52:17 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: dragnet2

wow, thanks for the link.


96 posted on 02/16/2013 6:59:33 AM PST by jpsb
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To: Strategerist
I posted this on another thread to another poster claiming a missile could on have hit the meteorite. Hope you enjoy it.

An ICBM travels pretty fast too, the idea is to intercept it not catch up with it. That said there is no anti missile system capable of intercepting a meteorite on short notice. By short notice I mean “Holly s**t what that in the sky?” lol, but just for grins a 20 lbs anything inpacking a meteor traveling at 60,000 mph would result in a very very big band as e=mv2 and 60k mph squared is a very big number. Lets do the math! Mass is about 9kg, velocity is about 30,000m per second so the energy is about 8.1 billion joules. That is enough energy to light up 81 million 100 watt light bulbs for 1 second. Or about 2.1 kilotons of TNT, a small nuke, Not bad for a 20lbs payload.

97 posted on 02/16/2013 7:06:59 AM PST by jpsb
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To: dragnet2

The two big immediate threats from a nuke are 1) the heat wave (flash) 2) the blast wave. Just getting in a shadow will protect you from the heat wave, so by all means do not turn into the light. If you do you will probably go blind. Once the flash has ended get away from glass windows as fast as you can. Flying glass is a big killer. It is possible to survive a nuke if you are far enough away that the over pressure will not collapse the structure you are in. So yes duck and cover can work. If you are alive after the blast move upwind to avoid the fallout.


98 posted on 02/16/2013 7:15:34 AM PST by jpsb
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To: Elsie

That’s an amazing picture. The smoke was an interesting color. I wonder what the meteor was made of.


99 posted on 02/16/2013 7:26:16 AM PST by Eva
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To: Elsie

Telling them not to look at the flash was not sillier than telling them to get under their desks! But apparently they had drills; just like today students have fire drills and tornado drills, they had nuclear bomb drills. LOL He confesses he was terrified at the idea of strangers coming and taking the teacher away. Would his mom still be allowed to pick him up? It makes me wonder what the purpose of that was... maybe trying to bring up a generation scared of the Soviets?


100 posted on 02/16/2013 7:51:52 AM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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