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Guns Gone Mad and Asteroids Gone Crazy

FletchforFreedom Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 10:40 AM
It wasn't a lack of refrigeration that but a lack of sheep husbandry that ended the insulin supply (and the character's life) and pills have been around since before WWII (including the Metformin which is a major part of my regimen). And, again, while I note the propulsion system, that has no bearing on the risk of asteroid strikes (and we could hardly prepare for a directed landing such as at the story's beginning).

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...