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Meteorite Hits Russia... (Read 131 times)

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    Wow....

    http://rt.com/news/russia-meteor-meteorite-asteroid-chelyabinsk-291/

     

    What makes this even more freakier to me is that I had a dream the night before last where Marina and I were witnessing fireballs hitting town (ala Armageddon) and the ensuing shock waves.

      Wow, is right.

       

      Imagine that hitting in the US. How would everyone react to the initial reports, later confirmations, military denials, coverups and then the tin foil hat/conspiracy folks.

       

      Meteor shower from last fall was pretty spectacular.

        Glad that it's not big like this one.


        Bad Ass

          I read there were hundreds of casualties.

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            Imagine that hitting in the US. How would everyone react to the initial reports, later confirmations, military denials, coverups and then the tin foil hat/conspiracy folks.

             

             

            Apparently according to one source I read, at least one Russian official was claiming it to be an American weapons test.  Roll eyes

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            Prince of Fatness

              There was one here last year.  Not sure if it made landfall or broke apart.  I saw it as I was driving to work.  It was impossible not to notice but nothing like this one in Russia.

               

              http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2012/08/nj_couple_among_witnesses_who.html

               

              MTA to add the negative

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              Labrat

                I read there were hundreds of casualties.

                 

                Up over 1000, of which only a couple are more serious than a few cuts from broken glass.

                 

                Powerful sonic booms and glass are not a good combination.

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                  There was one here last year.  Not sure if it made landfall or broke apart.  I saw it as I was driving to work.  It was impossible to notice but nothing like this one in Russia.

                   

                  http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2012/08/nj_couple_among_witnesses_who.html

                   

                  Last year, over the Sierra Nevada mtns, we heard the entry and subsequent disintegration of a meteorite. It was really weird. We heard it quite loudly and it sounded like a long protracted explosion. Some fragments were recovered just north of us.

                   

                  http://news.yahoo.com/meteorites-found-calif-along-path-fireball-114207862.html

                     

                    Apparently according to one source I read, at least one Russian official was claiming it to be an American weapons test.  Roll eyes

                     

                     

                    Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a nationalist leader noted for vehement statements, blamed the Americans.

                     

                    "It's not meteors falling. It's the test of a new weapon by the Americans," the RIA Novosti news agency quoted him as saying.

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                        Infographics time?

                         

                         

                         

                        Hey, cycling in there but not running, I am safe!

                          Well Walking and swimming were both in there as well.  We are very lucky to be runners.  Then again what is a runner again?  What pace do you have to be going to be considered a walker?

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                              Thankyou Mother Russia for all the dash cam videos....

                              But in all seriousness, this is an ill omen of what can happen and we aren't prepared for anything 1/2 way to the worst case scenarios.

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                                Hey, cycling in there but not running, I am safe!

                                I beat the lightning odds as I'm a lightning strike survivor. Fairview Dome, Yosemite 80ft from the summit we took a hit...and lived. Smile

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