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Large Meteorite Hits Near Columbia CA at 7:55AM, Several Fires Reported
News 10 Sacramento ^ | 04/22/2012 | News 10 Sacramento

Posted on 04/22/2012 10:56:12 AM PDT by .454Puma

An eyewitness says:

"It was pretty freakin' real when all the dogs started barking right before it hit, then EVERYTHING shook. We were in the field just outside the barn & the barn continued to shake for a couple minutes afterward. We are about 50-60 miles or so from where it hit."

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Local News; Science
KEYWORDS: california; catastrophism; columbia; greencomet; impact; meteorite; sacramento
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To: SunkenCiv

/mark


51 posted on 04/22/2012 12:46:49 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: .454Puma

Hour from there, Heard nothing. And yes I was awake and outside. It was Sunday getting ready for Church, no one in Church said a thing about it. We all live 40 to 60 miles from the area.


52 posted on 04/22/2012 1:26:30 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: .454Puma

Missed by 3000 miles.


53 posted on 04/22/2012 1:37:11 PM PDT by gotribe
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To: gotribe

bump


54 posted on 04/22/2012 2:12:08 PM PDT by TBall
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To: Renegade
There were three guys vaporized by the heat ray bout 1/2 hour into the movie.


55 posted on 04/22/2012 3:08:23 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
cooking smoked new-mexican style shredded pork with jalapenos, hand-crafted salsa, hand-crafted corn tortillas, pinto beans with smoked ham hock and jalapenos, and spanish style rice.

Umm... You forgot to post driving directions with your invitation to dinner. ;-)

56 posted on 04/22/2012 3:14:01 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: darth
That's pretty damned fast:

100 kilometer/second = 223,693.629 mile/hour (mph)

57 posted on 04/22/2012 3:29:33 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: ponygirl
"That guy cracks me up. The perma-tan... the hair, which gets crazier with each episode... the insanity. He’s got it all!"

Including a beautiful complexion. And, you have to admit, his hair always looks really clean...

58 posted on 04/22/2012 3:31:01 PM PDT by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus and into the food chain.)
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To: tomkat
223,693.629 mph is still under the speed limit.

You know. 176,000 mps. It's not just a good idea. It's the law.

/johnny

59 posted on 04/22/2012 3:40:20 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: NoCmpromiz
Yes. Yes I did. Sorry you missed it.

It was heavenly. In a noisy and sulphurous way (later).

/johny

60 posted on 04/22/2012 3:42:01 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

At that kinda speed, some poor guy sittin’ on a toilet in Samoa mighta gotten his ass lit up.


61 posted on 04/22/2012 3:46:47 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: raybbr

Isn’t that the guy from Ancient Aliens? (That’s probably where he got the idea for his hairdo.)


62 posted on 04/22/2012 4:09:49 PM PDT by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus and into the food chain.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

You’re killin’ me here!


63 posted on 04/22/2012 8:43:41 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1188 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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Rain of Iron and Ice
by John S. Lewis
On November 27,1919, a meteorite fell into Lake Michigan near the Michigan shore. "Residents of Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, South Bend, Grand Haven, and other Western Michigan cities fled from their homes in panic, fearing an earthquake. Houses were shaken, the country was illuminated as by a bright sun's rays, so all-enveloping it was impossible to tell from which direction the flare came, the earth trembled for half a moment and then came a deep prolonged rumbling as of a terrific explosion." (p 159)

64 posted on 04/22/2012 8:47:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...

Thanks .454Puma.


65 posted on 04/22/2012 8:48:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: null and void
Sorry. I knew it was noisy, and the catz left the room, but I thought I was alone.

I should have known when the grand piano soundboard resonated that there would be repercussions. ;)

Dinner was good. Truly good. God bless that 90 year old woman that taught me the technique. And helped me learn my polite spanish.

/johnny

66 posted on 04/22/2012 8:50:01 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Not that. I was drowning in drool.


67 posted on 04/22/2012 8:53:10 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1188 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: null and void
It is good to have a well travelled chef in the house. Even if you live alone. ;)

Fires, metorite strikes, and life carries on (well) with locally shot pig and provisions out of the garden.

One must have priorities.

At Armageddon, I'll be the guy in a starched chef's jacket taking over for missing staff and personally passing trays.

/johnny

68 posted on 04/22/2012 9:00:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

You’re off by 10000 MPS.
It’s 186,000 MPS.
Just sayin’.


69 posted on 04/22/2012 10:34:35 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: .454Puma

Bookmark


70 posted on 04/22/2012 10:43:22 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: .454Puma

71 posted on 04/22/2012 11:08:52 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: .454Puma

72 posted on 04/22/2012 11:09:50 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Salamander

One little missing apostrophe, and we can assume all sorts of things, LOL!


73 posted on 04/23/2012 4:34:34 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: dragnet2

It was pulsating? Spinning?

Great pic! Yours?


74 posted on 04/23/2012 4:53:18 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: SunkenCiv

I never heard about that! Too bad my mom was too young at the time to remember it or I’d ask her about it. (She would turn two in three days.) We are life-long Michiganders. Perhaps it was you who posted the article that suggested that the great Chicago fire, the Peshtigo fire, and the other fires that broke out simultaneously in1871 were I fact caused by meteorite strikes? My husband and I lived in Menominee, MI for four years. It’s just up the road from Peshtigo. That fire is pretty important history to that area.


75 posted on 04/23/2012 6:29:02 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: rabidralph

Bacon?


76 posted on 04/23/2012 7:12:16 AM PDT by Monkey Face
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To: Renegade

Steve McQueen’s first movie.


77 posted on 04/23/2012 7:13:59 AM PDT by Monkey Face
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To: TheOldLady

Not mine.


78 posted on 04/23/2012 8:50:55 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: darth
Asteroids have hit Earth before; they will again. Be prepared.

I am.


79 posted on 04/23/2012 8:54:44 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dragnet2

Width and Height image attributes are your friends.


80 posted on 04/23/2012 8:56:05 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

#72 is for the computer challenged people.


81 posted on 04/23/2012 9:11:37 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
Excellent find then. Thanks for posting it.  
82 posted on 04/23/2012 9:19:43 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Monkey Face

The Blob/ Scared the hell out of me. They have ‘Blobfest” in Boyertown Pa in the original movie theater that the people ran out of. They recreate the mob stampede every year.


83 posted on 04/23/2012 10:22:43 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: Renegade

Yah...it was a good movie for the times. It got my adrenaline going, for sure! Especially when the old man played with it. I knew then the movie was going to have less folks in it at the end than it did at the beginning!


84 posted on 04/23/2012 10:26:35 AM PDT by Monkey Face
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To: null and void
Odd. I would have expected a local FReeper to beat any news service.

I don't know. Sometimes digging yourself out of the rubble is a real bee-otch.

85 posted on 04/23/2012 7:19:51 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: dragnet2

I really need to get a bigger monitor.


86 posted on 04/23/2012 7:22:52 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: bigheadfred

87 posted on 04/23/2012 7:34:45 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Ha. Like a 15 year old can monitor me.


88 posted on 04/23/2012 8:18:09 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: KoRn

Whoops! Thanks KoRn!


89 posted on 04/24/2012 9:00:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: stayathomemom

I probably have posted that (Chicago and Peshtigo fires caused by space debris), now that you mention it. I think the author of a book about it was from Michigan.

I wish I’d asked the remaining relatives old enough to remember that year about this, but (alas) I never got around to it.


90 posted on 04/24/2012 9:01:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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