Skip to comments.Action Plan For Killer Asteroids
Posted on 02/17/2007 8:31:38 AM PST by Loyalist
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Giant asteroid approaches Earth. UN blames US. UN blames Israel. UN blames global warming. UN forms commission to investigate possible responses. UN appoints Third World Marxist kleptocrats to commission. Experts suggest nuclear missiles to destroy or divert asteroid. NGOs complain of radiation poisoning and nuclear proliferation. Experts suggest diverting asteroid away from Northern Hemisphere to Brazilian rainforest. NGOs complain of racism and environmental disaster. Iran demands asteroid be diverted to Israel. UN takes Iran's suggestion under advisement. UN recommends unworkable technical compromise. UN asks US to pay for said compromise through commission members' relatives' Cayman Islands shell companies. US opposes plan, says it will go it alone to save Earth. France condemns US cowboy unilateralism, calls for nuanced multilateral response. Democrats pass resolution agreeing with France, refuse funding unless minority contractors favoured for project. China makes cryptic hints about unilateral response. Europe pretends not to notice. UN refers matter to General Assembly. General Assembly blames US, demands US divert asteroid to Washington and pay Third World for damage caused. Security Council passes General Assembly motion. US vetoes Security Council resolution. US scrambles to build rockets to destroy or divert asteroid. US fires rockets at asteroid. Asteroid diverted safely away from Earth. UN passes resolution condemning unilateral US action. Riots break out in Palestine.
Are they series? With the UN in charge of planetary defenses ... OMG, We're All Gonna Die! Oh, the huge manatee.
PS -- I wish my name was "Sir Crispin Tickell".
It seems that they (the UN) are trying to establish some sort of oversight for NASA.
The Mullahs should be put in charge. The Koran says that Muhammed split the Moon in two and then put it back together. They could do the same with an asteroid.
i was thinking the same thing...
Government exists to protect us from the Hobgoblins. Real or imagined. The real Hobgoblin of this planet is Al Qaeda and Islamic Fanaticism. The Republicans get this.
The Democrat liberals and progressives want to substitute that actuality with the alledged Hobgoblin of Global Warming (Think globally. Act locally. Get an Oscar).
Earth first, man... after you get their money...
One real reason not to fret too much about global warming is that some day an asteroid will plow into the Earth and make the global warming thing look like so much hubris. This future asteroid will poke such a huge hole in the global warming myth it will sink quicker than Ted Kennedy's car. Preemptively, the Leftists (in San Fransisco--surprise, surprise) are trying to cover that embarrassing loophole in the
Global Warming Climate Change Hobgoblin scenario. The innocent people of the world (potential victims) will not universally "buy into" the Climate Change thing unless the liberals can get the American taxpayer to fund this theoretical patch to cover this loophole in the global warming debate. This will help keep the Demo base stirred up for decades.
Earth first, man....we'll fix this planet, no matter the cost to others.
Climate Change...if the climate is changing, in what way is it changing? warming? cooling? is someone hedging their bets here?
Earth First?...Why not...we'll strip mine the other planets later...
Hopefully, in this version, Ben Affleck stays behind and dies.
Haaaar, haaaar, haaaar!!!
All of the Mullahs that I've seen look like they could use a good bath. Do they smell good???
"Out of those thousands, there will be without question many that look like they might hit the Earth with a high enough probability that the public and everyone else will be concerned," said Dr Schweickart."
That pretty much covers everybody.
Reminds of the line where Robin says, "Golly,gee, Batman, we could've been killed."
And Batman replies, "Yes, Robin, or worse."
Can you get fries with that?
....gives me warm feeling goose bumps to know that the U.N. is going to keep the world safe from an asteroid. Makes me confident that they can keep the world safe from an iran nuke....
A most fascinating new development!
First global warming, now killer asteroids... I haven't read the entire article, yet, but I fully expect a preliminary exploration of "asteroid credits", to compensate areas of the earth which have been identified as "asteroid magnets", and which also happen to disproportionally impact (pun intended0 the poorest of the poor of humanity.
Women and children expected to be hit the hardest...
A world-wide convention is planned to discuss the issue, in Rio de Janeiro, with a larger convention planned for Kyoto, Japan in 2008.
Details to follow.
Just NASA's budget.
The obvious solution to the problem is quarters.
Lots, and lots of quarters.
It is long past time to do something about it besides catalog the objects and dither about the best means of saving the world. Put some hardware into interplanetary space. And, repeal the Treaty.
Asteroid impacts may be unavoidable.
This passage in the book of Revelation (Ch. 8) sounds like asteroids to me:
7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
12 And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
If we have the technology and will to deflect an asteroid away, we can also deflect it in, to make a nice new crater like Barringer (on the small side) or Manson (on the large side). Or Chixsulub, if you're really angry.
Who gets this power?
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