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Asteroid to threaten Earth in 2013

A dangerous asteroid heading to the Earth was spotted by stargazers three years after it had got onto its current orbit

To avert a possible catastrophe – this time set for February 2013 – scientists suggest confronting asteroid 2012 DA14 with either paint or big guns. The stickler is that time has long run out to build a spaceship to carry out the operation.

NASA's data shows the 60-meter asteroid, spotted by Spanish stargazers in February, will whistle by Earth in 11 months. Its trajectory will bring it within a hair’s breadth of our planet, raising fears of a possible collision.

The asteroid, known as DA14, will pass by our planet in February 2013 at a distance of under 27,000 km (16,700 miles). This is closer than the geosynchronous orbit of some satellites.

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I don't care an asteroid hits or not.

If thats how its supposed to be, so be it.

A list of thousands of comet hits and what happend on earth

COMET/EARTH IMPACT CHRONOLOGY http://www.barry.warmkessel.com/4related.html#b

A small sample...

THE 9,600 BC STRIKE- Swarm A - 11,600 YA

The result of a Danish ice drilling project has become the international standard for the termination of the last glacial period. It ended precisely 11,711 years ago.
“Our new, extremely detailed data from the examination of the ice cores shows that in the transition from the ice age to our current warm, interglacial period the climate shift is so sudden that it is as if a button was pressed? explains ice core researcher Jørgen Peder Steffensen, Centre for Ice and Climate at NBI at the University of Copenhagen.

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You're hurting the credibility of every other claim on this site

Seems like lately, every freaking news article is blown out of proportion on this site and in the RP community. It paints the image that people are also freaking out too much about the Fed, economy, civil liberties, etc.

I can't wait...

hoping it knocks some satellites out of orbit.



"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon

Or maybe it will land on the

Or maybe it will land on the federal reserve

im joking im joking

OR AM I ?!?

OR AM I ?!?

Hey Wait

It's supposed to be here in January 2012 when the Mayan Calender ends.

Oh well,

a miss is as good as a mile.

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I haven't seen a two mile flame trail for 35 years.

Are you people really this gulliable?

First it was Niburu.. that never turned into reality, 2012 is next.. aren't we supposed to die then? I guess when people figure out 2012 was a hoax, they need the next thing to fear.

The elite are trying to keep people in a perpetual state of fear.. in case you people haven't figured it out yet.

Russia Today believe it or not is also part of the NWO.. they're pushing the "outer space threat"..

Here's an interview where Russia Today talks to a disinformation agent saying she was abducted the day before by the Pleadians.. and they're taking it seriously!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UAeSsvHhTg

Notice how she mixes truth with fiction in that interview and she's a B.S. artist.

Long Before That...

The media has been feeding the masses a very unhealthy dose of asteroid fears for a long time now. My how time hides their tracks.
On a personal note I remember reading an article about an impact scare back in 1997. I think there were a couple more in the following years. Those were the times when astroid movies like Armageddon were being showcased all around the country and scares of scientists creating black holes that would consume the world was just a few days from happening. I'm sure many of you remember the silly Y2K scare in 1999.

None of this has stopped.
Thank you mainstream media for keeping the people in a state of fear and panic so that friendly people from a peaceful country are blamed for being big bad scary enemies we will clamor to the skirt of the govt to protect us with their bombs and tanks.

Propaganda, psi ops, and mass control attempts cannot be more obvious. It will all fail on them eventually.

We've got courage and truth on our side and no meteor, asteroid, or rogue planet will take that from us whether real or imagined. This is what defines us.

Hmmm Report says:

In the event of a collision, scientists have calculated that the energy released would equate to the destructive power of a thermo-nuclear bomb.


Now that it's been established that something can cause a thermo-nuclear style explosion then someone can just nuke a city and claim it was this supposed asteroid. How convenient X^D


one certainly CAN learn something new every day! The 'zapping it with paint guns' had me scratching my head. It is further explained in the actual article:

"...Paint would affect the asteroid’s ability to reflect sunlight, changing its temperature and altering its spin. The asteroid would stalk off its current course, but this could also make the boulder even more dangerous when it comes back in 2056, Aleksandr Devaytkin, the head of the observatory in Russia’s Pulkovo, told Izvestia..."

Hopefully, it will break up (on its own) upon entry...

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Is ther any way

it can be directed to DC.

Good question.

We should study this. I'll file for a federal grant. When it's approved, I'll let you know.

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-Benjamin Tucker

Maybe if it

gets blasted into large chunks, one of them can hit wallstreet also



Head for your DUMBs

(Deep Underground Military Bases)

New Hampshire and Ecuador.


'Prepare to fire dee layyzorr'


I sometimes play the game

I sometimes play the game online:


And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

I loved that game

when I was young. Thanks for the link.

Your welcome. I just played

Your welcome.

I just played it a few times just now. It made me hungry for pizza. :)

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

that was fun

I 2 loved that game

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