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Guns Gone Mad and Asteroids Gone Crazy

Chip. Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 1:02 AM
Was I time traveling or was this same column posted a few days back?
PhillupSpace2 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 1:14 AM
You are absolutely correct. The subject remains unresolved as they have not yet determined either the chemical content or the probability of living organisms; those studies will take a huge Government grant.

I have a neice who is a tenured professor at University and who works 24/7 getting Government funding for her school. I am emailing her tonight to see if she will transfer to the budding asteroid project which I envision will be looking for space travlers in the near future. The immediate problem is where to locate the XXXXXX Asteroid Center.
PhillupSpace2 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 1:33 AM
the city must have a lyrical name. It just wouldn't sound the same if a distressed space travler called, POUGHKEEPSIE, WE HAVE A PROBLEM!!
oldshortfatboy Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 2:57 AM
That does have a ring to it.
Dan107 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 5:10 AM
Walla Walla, We have a problem? Nope. Oshkosh, We have a problem? Nope. Herkimer, We have a problem? Nope. This is difficult!
Dan107 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 5:10 AM
Walla Walla, We have a problem? Nope. Oshkosh, We have a problem? Nope. Herkimer, We have a problem? Nope. This is difficult!

With science today largely funded by government, you knew it wouldn‘t be long before the recent asteroid encounter in Chelyabinsk, Russia would lead to well-meaning, but mostly hysterical cries that we MUST DO SOMETHING about it;  “something” that costs a lot of money; “something” that involves thick scientific studies; and- the best part- “something” that promises no results for the fifty-to-a-hundred thousand years of program costs, run by the central and federal  government of the US-of-A.

If we don’t do “something,” NOW they’ll say, we’ll risk plague, locusts, drought and the usual assortment of frogs lets loose by the...