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Guns Gone Mad and Asteroids Gone Crazy

IndeePendent Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 9:00 AM
Maybe....we will be lucky and the next asteroid will land on Washington,DC while congress is in session and the president is in town. Of course the odds of all three happening at the same time are in the range of 1 in 17 trillion, but it's fun to dream.

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...