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Asteroids Want to Destroy the Middle Class- and Women

essie2 Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 1:13 PM
Wouldn't it be easier to just fly everyone to, say, Australia? With the entire planet's population there, it could make the planet wobble enough to avoid the asteroid, right? Or maybe we could get everyone to participate in a planet-wide wave. That might work, too.

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...