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Asteroids Want to Destroy the Middle Class- and Women

Jim3013 Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 10:55 AM
70% of the earth is covered by oceans or seas. So the odds of one of these things even happening over land is less than 1 out of 3. And then to occur over an area of land that is actually somewhat populated is even much smaller that that. At one every 50 to 100 years or so, most of which will occur over water or desert (e.g the Tunguska event) I'm like Alfred E. Neuman. "What, me worry?" If these space rocks are too small for us to track with current technology, I say, "Let's do nothing!" Even this last one that against all odds did occur near a city caused no fatalities, for crying out loud.
TommyMaq Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 5:16 PM
Small ones hit all the time. The one in Siberia was unusual only because it hit near people.

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...