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Giant comet may collide with Earth late October
Pravda ^ | October 6, 2006

Posted on 10/09/2006 9:40:33 PM PDT by tlb

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To: tlb

This one will cover the Earth in Chlorinol 3. Time for Global Cleansing.

-PJ

101 posted on 10/09/2006 10:34:33 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: Marie2; tlb
Hey now, there are freepers in San Francisco, too.

That's right!

102 posted on 10/09/2006 10:34:50 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Normal people would kill to save their kids. Muslim fascists raise their kids to die killing others.)
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To: advertising guy

Nooooo kidding. Especially because I didn't understand any of it. LOL


103 posted on 10/09/2006 10:35:59 PM PDT by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch (good fences make good neighbors!)
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To: diverteach

Dude, link it. Yikes.


104 posted on 10/09/2006 10:38:32 PM PDT by IslandJeff (FR mail me to be added to the Type I Diabetes ping list)
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To: barkeep

What the article describes doesn't sound like the end of the world, or even enough to wipe out a whole city, despite the "giant comet" sensationalism. It would be a regional catastrophe. Unless you were very near the impact site, all you'd likely experience would be a very bleary month or two with a weak sun and a reddish moon, then really vivid sunsets for a year or more, and unusually cool winters for several more years after that. Assuming there is only the one, and not another "string of pearls."


105 posted on 10/09/2006 10:40:20 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Tuscaloosa Goldfinch

it made me look away which was cool, Beer was empty.
So I fixed it.


106 posted on 10/09/2006 10:40:47 PM PDT by advertising guy
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To: diverteach

I think I found a mistake in this post...


107 posted on 10/09/2006 10:41:18 PM PDT by isom35
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To: Tuscaloosa Goldfinch
Ouch, my eyes! Trying to scroll past that nearly gave me vertigo.


108 posted on 10/09/2006 10:44:47 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Normal people would kill to save their kids. Muslim fascists raise their kids to die killing others.)
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To: Turbopilot

LOL


109 posted on 10/09/2006 10:48:17 PM PDT by Constantine XIII
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To: Political Junkie Too

And if none of this comes to pass, try this cleanser:


110 posted on 10/09/2006 10:50:11 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Normal people would kill to save their kids. Muslim fascists raise their kids to die killing others.)
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To: tlb
According to the Russian astronomer Nikolai Fedorovsky, a giant comet flying at top speed is bound for Earth.

And since it is in outer space please explain to me just what EXACTLY is considered TOP SPEED???

111 posted on 10/09/2006 10:50:56 PM PDT by prophetic
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To: Marie2
Hey now, there are freepers in San Francisco, too.

How about Mecca?

112 posted on 10/09/2006 10:51:24 PM PDT by Lonely Bull
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To: tlb

Am I the only one who finds it odd that Pravda uses the Saturn V as their standard "really big rocket" unit?


113 posted on 10/09/2006 10:54:09 PM PDT by Vroomfondel
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To: MarMema

Nope. Sorry, wrong guy.

The other one was a Frenchie.

Here is the link from the post back in April.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1619315/posts


114 posted on 10/09/2006 10:55:09 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (God Bless the United States of America and all that defend her hard earned freedom!)
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To: advertising guy

LOL.


115 posted on 10/09/2006 10:55:25 PM PDT by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch (good fences make good neighbors!)
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To: JRios1968; Slings and Arrows

I drank all those Y2K beers during the 5-week Election Hell in 2000. I was trying to stay numb. ;-)


116 posted on 10/09/2006 10:56:07 PM PDT by Allegra (Super Elastic Bubble Plastic!)
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To: L.N. Smithee

I don't think JS's character had vertigo in that movie -- it feels more like a roller coaster ride combined with the tilt-a-whirl rather than fear of heights.


117 posted on 10/09/2006 11:00:10 PM PDT by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch (good fences make good neighbors!)
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To: aft_lizard; Marie2
Maybe it could hit Mecca or San Francisco?

Yes, there are FReepers in SF, although I for one am not there anymore. All I ask is 2 hours notice on FR so the 14 remaining conservatives in SF can sneak out of town, and hush-hush otherwise.

118 posted on 10/09/2006 11:03:02 PM PDT by SFConservative
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To: tlb

I heard that the Dems want to try to hold talks with the comet before resorting to force.


119 posted on 10/09/2006 11:03:34 PM PDT by SvdByFaith
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To: tlb

Damn Vogons... Anyway, don't panic, FRiends...


120 posted on 10/09/2006 11:03:58 PM PDT by rock_lobsta (Offending liberals since 1993)
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To: doug from upland
If it's going to hit, it might as well be here ---

We talkin' 15 Old House Lane ???

121 posted on 10/09/2006 11:05:56 PM PDT by SFConservative
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To: hosepipe
...Wonder why "in past lives" nobody, I mean nobody, was a parasitic pickpocket.. but instead were a "King or a Queen"...

Yeah, I've noticed that too...

122 posted on 10/09/2006 11:10:21 PM PDT by Screaming_Gerbil (Let's Roll...)
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To: struwwelpeter
What's 'top speed' for a 'giant comet', anyway?

Depends on the power to weight ratio.

123 posted on 10/09/2006 11:14:25 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Why is the War on Terror being managed by the DEFENSE Department?)
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To: JRios1968; Slings and Arrows
Tourist Guy wants a piece of this action, too!


124 posted on 10/09/2006 11:18:22 PM PDT by Allegra (Super Elastic Bubble Plastic!)
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To: Allegra

Really hate these asteroid strikes. I can't count how many good actors that have been lost to them.


125 posted on 10/09/2006 11:23:23 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhauling is a sensible solution to mutiny.)
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To: Turbopilot

I love that animation! it is just great!


126 posted on 10/09/2006 11:25:39 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* “I love you guys”)
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To: Rockitz

Calling Bruce Willis.

He died in Armageddon. Calling Ben Affleck.

Can't, he died in every movie he ever made.


127 posted on 10/09/2006 11:27:27 PM PDT by M_Man
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Save your family!! Get to your Toyota truck dealer ASAP!!!!!!
128 posted on 10/09/2006 11:30:41 PM PDT by cookcounty (John Murtha: the only Marine Colonel who can't find Okinawa on a map.)
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To: tlb

It's that magnificent bastard, Karl Rove, at it once again. Bush will deflect the comet and save the world - the ultimate October Surprise.


129 posted on 10/09/2006 11:35:20 PM PDT by MitchellC
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To: tlb
I thought it was a giant piece of space garbage...


130 posted on 10/09/2006 11:45:30 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: MitchellC
Bush will deflect the comet and save the world - the ultimate October Surprise.

I hope Karl remembered to give George the keys to the deflector obelisk...


131 posted on 10/09/2006 11:54:23 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Liberals are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
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To: prophetic

Top speed? Faster than Clinton could ------

Mathch Game 2006.


132 posted on 10/10/2006 12:03:15 AM PDT by ChiMark
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To: tlb
a little more on the Fedorovsky asteroid
133 posted on 10/10/2006 12:03:58 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* “I love you guys”)
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To: tlb

And no other substantial source has authenticated this?


134 posted on 10/10/2006 12:08:12 AM PDT by TheLion
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To: tlb
The impact will cause devastating tsunamis, earthquakes and avalanches, says Fedorovsky.

Will, I guess I'll be subjected to Bush 1 and the Toon on TV asking for donations.

With all the dust the thing will kick up, I sure am glad I waxed my car yesterday.

135 posted on 10/10/2006 12:27:19 AM PDT by Razz Barry
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To: Steve Van Doorn

"The last Kreutz Sungrazer to become bright was Comet White-Ortiz-Bolelli in 1970. It is not possible to estimate the chances of another very bright Kreutz comet arriving in the near future, but given that at least 10 have reached naked eye visibility over the last 200 years, another great comet from the Kreutz family seems almost certain to arrive at some point."

The Great Comet of 1843 was followed by two in 1884, a forty-one year interval. The last big Kreutz comet, Comet Ikeya-Seki, was in 1965. 41 + 1965 = 2006. Anyone want to start playing the Twilight Zone music?


136 posted on 10/10/2006 12:31:09 AM PDT by Tarnsman
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To: tlb

Hope it is a direct hit in Iran.


137 posted on 10/10/2006 12:33:10 AM PDT by Dustbunny (The BIBLE - Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)
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To: Rockitz
Calling Ben Affleck.

What about Superman, he has destroyed comets.

138 posted on 10/10/2006 12:37:13 AM PDT by Dustbunny (The BIBLE - Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)
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To: tlb

Thanks for the heads up. Gives me a chance to do some goofy stuff before I die.


139 posted on 10/10/2006 12:39:34 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

depends how big it is surely. A few miles across and we would be screwed


140 posted on 10/10/2006 12:49:31 AM PDT by bobdsmith
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To: tlb

ping


141 posted on 10/10/2006 12:57:53 AM PDT by SR 50 (Larry)
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To: struwwelpeter
What's 'top speed' for a 'giant comet', anyway?

It is well known that space balls travel at ludicrous speed!

142 posted on 10/10/2006 1:25:16 AM PDT by pa_dweller (South of the border - a phrase fast losing its meaning)
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To: tlb

"I just heard about this comet last week."
143 posted on 10/10/2006 1:54:42 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of "dependence on government"!)
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To: tlb
Giant comet may collide with Earth late October

But will it help Conservatives or rats at the polls?!? ; P

144 posted on 10/10/2006 2:05:26 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Tarnsman

oh boy.. now you got me wondering.


145 posted on 10/10/2006 2:09:08 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* “I love you guys”)
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To: struwwelpeter
What's 'top speed' for a 'giant comet', anyway?

300,000 km/sec?

146 posted on 10/10/2006 3:24:03 AM PDT by Jeff Gordon (History convinces me that bad government results from too much government. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: tlb

He needs a new telescope.


147 posted on 10/10/2006 3:27:08 AM PDT by Bullish ( Reality is the best cure for delusion.)
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To: tlb

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Comet_of_1843

Last perihelion date: February 27, 1843

Next est. perihelion date: 2358


148 posted on 10/10/2006 3:28:10 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Executive Order wishlist item #1: NO GAYS IN GOVERNMENT)
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To: tlb
Oh, no, not Earth!

That's where I keep all my stuff!

149 posted on 10/10/2006 3:28:59 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Some moron brought a cougar to a party, and it went berserk.)
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To: A message
I'm one payment away from paying off the car and I'm about to pay off many other bills and the world ends.

WERE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!

Guess it’s time to charge up all the credit cards and drain the savings accounts!

150 posted on 10/10/2006 3:38:45 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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