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02-22-2007, 01:26 AM
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If it was headed directly for Earh, do you think they'd tell us?

I don't. Imagine anarchy across the globe, people hoarding foodstuffs and all things necessary for life after impact, people killing people with no fear of the law and repercussions.....should I go on?
Interesting point, but I think something like that would eventually be leaked.

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If it was headed directly for Earh, do you think they'd tell us?

I don't. Imagine anarchy across the globe, people hoarding foodstuffs and all things necessary for life after impact, people killing people with no fear of the law and repercussions.....should I go on?
There is no possible chance they can know that now... In 30 years maybe the technology will advance enough that they could be 100% certain a month in advance...


Then again, there is zero chance it will hit now anyway... U.S. can just use the Back Engineered UFO technology to stop it

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Sounds like downtown Vancouver after they lost game 7...and did we not survive that??
Hmmmm


Oh asteroid? When shall we commit suicide? If we help someone kill themselves, is it assisted suicide or murder?

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02-22-2007, 01:33 AM
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I guess there were lower odds.

Was that considered "awfully" close or "just kinda" close?
close enough that it was of big interest, especially since it was spotted rather late in its approach.... Kinda close would cover it...

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last near miss was Jan 13th 2004,, it was about 500m wide and passed the earth at around 12 million km (32 times the Earth-Moon distance)... The ongoing monitoring odd calculations that it would hit was as low as 1 in 37 on December 27th, 2004..
Oh wow, that's pretty instense. I don't even remember that one.

Was that a large asteroid? Given that I don't remember it, I doubt it was one that could have destroyed the earth, right?

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close enough that it was of big interest, especially since it was spotted rather late in its approach.... Kinda close would cover it...
Asteroid monitoring programs are still poorly funded despite that though, no?

Although I guess there was a recent boost in funding.

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Oh wow, that's pretty instense. I don't even remember that one.

Was that a large asteroid? Given that I don't remember it, I doubt it was one that could have destroyed the earth, right?
Probably big enough to cause some pretty significant damage, though.

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Probably big enough to cause some pretty significant damage, though.
Yeah, I guess when we're discussing an asteroid, any damage would be quite significant.

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So is this asteroid going to help our defensive problems? cause if it can I say Kevin Lowe should offer it 4 to 5 million per year and lock it up long term.
On second thought maybe Kevin Lowe can somehow trade this Asteroid to Garth Snow for some of that young talent...that still have talent dont they? Or Did mad Mike Trade it all away?

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If it was headed directly for Earh, do you think they'd tell us?

I don't. Imagine anarchy across the globe, people hoarding foodstuffs and all things necessary for life after impact, people killing people with no fear of the law and repercussions.....should I go on?
Man you crack me up.

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Oh wow, that's pretty instense. I don't even remember that one.

Was that a large asteroid? Given that I don't remember it, I doubt it was one that could have destroyed the earth, right?
To put it into perspective, One made of primarily metals about the size of a garbage can traveling at a higher rate of speed of average could wipe out a city..

30th of June 1908, a asteroid exploded before ground impact in Tunguska, Siberia. The explosion happened at anywhere between six-to-eight kilometers above ground and wiped out 2,150 square kilometers of a pine forest. 60 million trees were flattened.

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Asteroid monitoring programs are still poorly funded despite that though, no?

Although I guess there was a recent boost in funding.
funding did increase and continues to increase after each event... i have no doubt the UN is using this particular asteroid to further push funding and focus toward the issue


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In 30 years remember to live inland in an area like Edmonton.

If it did hit earth, the odds are still greatest that it will hit an ocean since that is what covers most of the earth. As a result a tsunami would be the greatest possibility that could cause damage to some coastal areas.

If you have to worry about this stuff I would go with the odds

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This thing better not hit in 30 years. I would be only a year or 2 away from getting my CPP after all these years of paying in. If I don't get to collect it would be a shame

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This thing better not hit in 30 years. I would be only a year or 2 away from getting my CPP after all these years of paying in. If I don't get to collect it would be a shame
I have a feeling the CPP wouldn't be the first thing on your mind if it actually was going to hit at that time.

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Sure it would. The meteor would undoubtedly come in and take all our jobs and force us into retirement. Need all the money we can get.

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Sure it would. The meteor would undoubtedly come in and take all our jobs and force us into retirement. Need all the money we can get.
Right. I know I'd be saving up all my pennies looking to buy the new car in the flattened dealership.

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See! With no dealership, all those honest salesmen are out of jobs! Woe to the economy should the asteroid come.

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See! With no dealership, all those honest salesmen are out of jobs! Woe to the economy should the asteroid come.
It's only an asteroid, not the end of the world...

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I was going to make a witty comment regarding immigration at this point, but my better judgment felt it was in poor taste.

In any case, 300 some odd meters across they say. Not too shabby.

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I was going to make a witty comment regarding immigration at this point, but my better judgment felt it was in poor taste.

In any case, 300 some odd meters across they say. Not too shabby.
I saw that was wide open, but yeah, left it alone.

Yeah, it's pretty decent sized for armaggedon purposes.

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Maybe if it hits in the next month or so, we'll have a good excuse for missing the playoffs.

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In 30 years remember to live inland in an area like Edmonton.

If it did hit earth, the odds are still greatest that it will hit an ocean since that is what covers most of the earth. As a result a tsunami would be the greatest possibility that could cause damage to some coastal areas.

If you have to worry about this stuff I would go with the odds

Stay away from Trailer Parks. They are like magnets for natural disasters.

On the bright side, scientists are working on a giant asteroid vacuum/funnel, and plan to point it directly at Calgary. The problem is, it keeps getting plugged with sheep hair.


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last near miss
I've always thought near miss is a weird term.

If the two objects didn't hit, wouldn't that be a near hit and a barely miss? Near miss always seems like, "we nearly missed each other, but didn't."

I dunno. I understand the term, but have always thought it was odd.

30 years, eh? I'll be 61. Won't have to worry about that retirement plan I don't have.

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a friend once told me - there are no atheists in a fox hole.

it would be interesting to see how humanity would react to news that, in 30 years, the world would come to an end.

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Stay away from Trailer Parks. They are like magnets for natural disasters.

On the bright side, scientists are working on a giant asteroid vacuum/funnel, and plan to point it directly at Calgary. The problem is, it keeps getting plugged with sheep hair.

....and rubber boots.

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