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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:25 AM

If The Russian Meteor Had Slammed Into The USA...(Horsey)



Russian meteor would not convince science skeptics of anything (David Horsey / Los Angeles Times / February 18, 2013)

If a gigantic asteroid were barreling toward impact with our planet, you can bet there would be at least a few members of Congress who would insist on leaving it alone, either because they would see it as a warning shot from the Almighty or because a mining company with a savvy team of lobbyists had laid claim to the big rock. Two minutes before Armageddon, somebody will still be trying to figure out how to make a quick buck off of it and heíll have friends in Congress insisting that itís the American way.


http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/topoftheticket/la-na-tt-meteors-20130217,0,1170605.story

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Reply If The Russian Meteor Had Slammed Into The USA...(Horsey) (Original post)
kpete Feb 2013 OP
RC Feb 2013 #1
Ganja Ninja Feb 2013 #2
DetlefK Feb 2013 #3
randome Feb 2013 #4
Javaman Feb 2013 #5
City Lights Feb 2013 #6
Hugabear Feb 2013 #7
Gorp Feb 2013 #8

Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:30 AM

1. Another true story that reads like the Onion.

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:35 AM

2. They would have blamed Iran and said it was their space monkey ...

wearing a suicide vest.

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Response to Ganja Ninja (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:19 PM

3. Haven't you heard? The space monkey was a fake.

I've read, the photos of the monkey showed two different monkeys. (Maybe his stunt-double...)

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:21 PM

4. The NRA would surround it and shoot it dead.

Then claim justification for their weaponry.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:30 PM

5. I love the poll at the end of the article...

"Could humanity unite in the face of an extinction-level threat?"

so far 68% said no.

We can't even get our act together regarding climate change, what makes anyone think, especially the person who posed that question, that we would suddenly get bolt of rationality out of the blue to fix something that could wipe us all out?

Just get a beer, sit on your roof and watch it all unfold.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:36 PM

6. That sums it up!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:13 PM

7. I'm sure the fundies would try to pray it away

If it hits, then it was God's will. If it misses, then it's because God heard their prayers.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:07 PM

8. Bribing a clerk to get through red tape: $500...

 

Ripping off a major bank for a few million bucks by paying off a band of thugs: $10,000

Bunker to survive the impact of a metorite: $47,000

Realizing that money you stole and your MasterCard are both worthless: Priceless.

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