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Asteroid

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by Karma, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Karma

    Karma the woods in Oregon Active Member

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    I had missed the 1300' asteroid that is supposed to nearly miss earth on Tuesday. News articles say that this large mass will travel between the earth and the moon. Experts say not to worry, because the chances of it impacting earth is "nill". It just got me thinking that this would be the exact same thing we would hear if impact was imminent. I guess that is why we should always be prepared. Never know what the threat might be, or when it might present itself. Stay safe.
     
  2. CommandoJoe

    CommandoJoe Pacific Northwest Member

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    And there is that national emergency broadcast test Wednesday, and Congress taking the week off... Hopefully nothing comes of it, but there is a lot going on right now.
     
  3. theguncrank

    theguncrank Columbia County Active Member

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    According to the info on JPL's website, there is an "uncertainty" rating of 2 (0 being "good" and 10 being "goodbye") on Earth impact; and the margin of error on their time calculation says it's less than one minute. Given that the estimated approach distance is 201,700 miles, and earth travels through space at... Oh, bubblegummit, these are the same guys that miscalculated the metric conversion for a billion dollar spacecraft and crashed it into Mars... I'm worried...
     
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  4. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    being a literalist, pre-millenialist christian, i find myself incapable of worrying.

    interesting, though... i'm not aware of anything this big passing this close for as long as we've been paying attention
     
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  5. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    [video=youtube;cZfsnA7dAHI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZfsnA7dAHI[/video]
     
  6. theguncrank

    theguncrank Columbia County Active Member

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    I don't really worry either. I'm a pre-canonical Gnostic.
     
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  7. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Planet X is approaching and that is why we are having earthquakes and tsunamis.. watch your 6
     
  8. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    +1 but I prefer me some Tool:)

    Tool - Aenima - YouTube
     
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  9. Nutty4Guns

    Nutty4Guns Portland ADHD Superstar

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    I just got off the phone with Bruce Willis. His team is already headed to Cape Canaveral. He said we should all be fine.
     
  10. Asp

    Asp Oregon, the promise land. Active Member

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    ;) That's definitely getting played when it (California) turns into "Arizona bay".
     
  11. supergenius

    supergenius 206 Active Member

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    Not too worried, but Ill be playng MW3 all day long since I took Tuesday off. Not too concerned, but have been following this for a good minute, its not "new"s. lol It is is what it is


    .82 lunar units so they say, closer than Id like... But it at the end of the day... If you put time into perspective the odds are VERY much in our favor that this isnt "it".


    IM GOING TO GO MAKE ME A FOIL HELMET REGARDLESS SO THAT i CAN JOIN THE PARTY
     
  12. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    As a prepper I'd have to say that with something like this you really can't worry too much about it. If it hits us there isn't much we can do anyways except stick our heads between our legs and kiss our arse goodbye.
     
  13. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I don't know...he's a bit older now. I bet his daughter Liv still looks good. Oops did I just type that?
     
  14. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Ohhh..thats right. He died on the last rock.
     
  15. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Where's Chuck Norris?
     
  16. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    What is the best caliber to use against an asteroid 9, 40 or 45? Haha
    Mike
     
  17. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    9MM will just bounce off :paranoid:
     
  18. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    best "stopping power" is probably gonna come from a 22" cal...

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  19. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    45 is too slow- never make it there in time. Only rational choice is to launch a .40 handgun into space and hope that when it blows up (because they all do) the explosion will change the path of the asteroid.

    If you need any more good advice, I'll be in my bunker.
     
  20. MinnesotaORnewbie

    MinnesotaORnewbie Oregon Active Member

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    If something that big was going to come "close" to hitting earth, there are plenty of agencies around the world that would give warning but I believe alot of press would be altered for fear of wide spread panic. Could you imagine what would be going on if the world knew it was about to be the end. OMG, I would fear what everyone would be doing the days before hand more than the impact. Please don't tell me when it is going to happen.