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U.N. Urged to Take Action Against Killer Asteroids
FoxNews.com ^ | Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Posted on 11/26/2008 11:30:52 AM PST by Joiseydude

VIENNA, Austria — It is disaster planning on a galactic scale: Space experts want to come up with a contingency plan on what to do in case a killer asteroid collides with Earth.

The experts, including former American astronaut Rusty Schweickart, told U.N. officials Tuesday that the international community needs a plan to counter so-called Near Earth Objects in advance of the potential catastrophe.

Deflecting asteroids — or at least evacuating people in areas where they might strike — could save millions of lives.

"This is a natural disaster, which is larger, potentially, than any other natural disaster we know of," Schweickart said. "However, it is preventable ... that's a very important thing to keep in mind. But it is our responsibility to take action to do that."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: asteroids; un
The report, among other things, calls for an international decision-making program within the framework of the United Nations to decide on actions to counter asteroids.

The UN make decisions? ROFLMAO!

1 posted on 11/26/2008 11:30:53 AM PST by Joiseydude
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To: Joiseydude

Right...but who is going to deliver the U.N.’s sternly written letter??


2 posted on 11/26/2008 11:32:28 AM PST by Michael Barnes
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To: Joiseydude

Do asteroids respond to boring speeches? If they do then the UN has a place in the defense of the Earth.


3 posted on 11/26/2008 11:32:39 AM PST by xkaydet65
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To: Joiseydude

4 posted on 11/26/2008 11:33:41 AM PST by Hegemony Cricket (Hey BHO - you keep your change and let me keep mine.)
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To: Joiseydude

Guess who will pay for any defense system?


5 posted on 11/26/2008 11:33:55 AM PST by Pistolshot ("Democrats don't show respect, they just demand respect " - ClearCase_guy)
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To: Joiseydude
"However, it is preventable ... that's a very important thing to keep in mind. But it is our responsibility to take action to do that."

I dunno... taking intelligent pre-emptive action seems so... Bushlike.

6 posted on 11/26/2008 11:34:02 AM PST by Flycatcher (Strong copy for a strong America)
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To: xkaydet65

“Armageddon” ping.


7 posted on 11/26/2008 11:34:07 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Joiseydude
Spaceguard.

Jeesh. Don't people read scifi anymore? :P

8 posted on 11/26/2008 11:35:03 AM PST by CE2949BB (Fight.)
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To: Michael Barnes

They’ll impose sanctions first.


9 posted on 11/26/2008 11:35:28 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Liberty has few friends, many enemies, and no adequate substitute.)
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To: Hegemony Cricket

Ya know thats a killer response.....


10 posted on 11/26/2008 11:35:43 AM PST by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how.)
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To: Pistolshot

1-800-UNCLE-SAM


11 posted on 11/26/2008 11:36:05 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans.)
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To: Joiseydude

Bruce Willis will take care of it.


12 posted on 11/26/2008 11:36:09 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Joiseydude

Global Warming will cause warm air to rise upward and counter the momentum of the asteroids.

The End.


13 posted on 11/26/2008 11:36:52 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body. -C.S. Lewis)
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To: Joiseydude

Yeah Right! They can’t deliver a cup a gruel with a few grains of rice in it to starving Africans.


14 posted on 11/26/2008 11:37:17 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Joiseydude

I don’t know why the world bothers with the charade of going to the UN when what they really mean is make the USA fix this for us.


15 posted on 11/26/2008 11:38:09 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Joiseydude
evacuating people in areas where they might strike — could save millions of lives

Great plan.

16 posted on 11/26/2008 11:38:47 AM PST by RightWhale (Exxon Suxx)
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To: Joiseydude

Just another money pit of failure.


17 posted on 11/26/2008 11:38:49 AM PST by DB
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disaster planning on a galactic scale

Not that the Milky Way would notice if earth were totally vaporized.

18 posted on 11/26/2008 11:40:14 AM PST by RightWhale (Exxon Suxx)
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To: Michael Barnes
lol



Oh Wait...That was U.N. ASTROIDS not ASSTROIDS...never mind!
19 posted on 11/26/2008 11:40:16 AM PST by stylin19a ( Real Men don't declare unplayable lies)
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To: Joiseydude

I suspect that they are worried about losing funding once the Global Warming bubble has frozen over. This will be their next big money-raising venture.


20 posted on 11/26/2008 11:40:16 AM PST by BRITinUSA
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To: Joiseydude
Calling Harry Stamper...


21 posted on 11/26/2008 11:40:49 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: Hegemony Cricket

22 posted on 11/26/2008 11:41:33 AM PST by NCC-1701 (DRILL NOW. DRILL OFTEN. DRILL 24/7/365. PAY LESS. SUCK THE GROUND DRY.)
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To: Joiseydude

Asteroids are demanding a $500 gazillion dollar bailout. Why not?


23 posted on 11/26/2008 11:41:34 AM PST by Frantzie
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To: Joiseydude
Space experts want to come up with a contingency plan on what to do in case a killer asteroid collides with Earth.

I'd rather the contingency plan focus on what to do before a killer asteroid collides with Earth.

Who in the hell is editing this $hit?

24 posted on 11/26/2008 11:44:26 AM PST by Night Hides Not (Don't blame me...I voted for Palin!)
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To: NCC-1701

25 posted on 11/26/2008 11:45:01 AM PST by wally_bert (Tactical Is Still Missing A Chair! Star Wreck In The Pirkinning......)
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To: Joiseydude

They want the UN to control it, but the US to man it and pay the lion’s share of it. Sorry, any killer satellites in space should be aiming downwards towards NK, Iran, tribal villages of Pakistan, Venezuela, and of course, whales.


26 posted on 11/26/2008 11:45:30 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspell)
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To: Joiseydude

They want the UN to control it, but the US to man it and pay the lion’s share of it. Sorry, any killer satellites in space should be aiming downwards towards NK, Iran, tribal villages of Pakistan, Venezuela, and of course, whales.


27 posted on 11/26/2008 11:45:40 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspell)
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To: Joiseydude

lets hope the one that gets through is small enough to just destroy 1 small city and lets pray that it hits that particular city right after the inauguration.


28 posted on 11/26/2008 11:46:23 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Michael Barnes

No worries: B.O. will talk to the asteroid....
29 posted on 11/26/2008 11:47:00 AM PST by zadox (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. Reagan)
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To: Joiseydude

All galatic problems can be best solved by a macho guy with a hot spaceship and a hot babe.

I doubt the UN could find any of those.

30 posted on 11/26/2008 11:48:32 AM PST by mrsmith
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To: Joiseydude
This will never result in any UN action for the simple reasons that:

A) You can't extort payoffs from a space rock.
B) Diverting an asteroid might save Israel.
C) It is impossible to subvert a free asteroid into a commie dictatorship.
D) No AIDS victims on asteroid.

31 posted on 11/26/2008 11:49:49 AM PST by TonyStark
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To: Joiseydude

These UN a-holes would do better to work on eliminating killer hemmorroids.


32 posted on 11/26/2008 11:56:57 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: Joiseydude
Just tell the UN that there are Venusian women in refugee camps on the asteroid and their "peacekeepers" will be right on top of them...er, it... right on top of it.
33 posted on 11/26/2008 11:57:06 AM PST by KarlInOhio (11/4: The revolutionary socialists beat the Fabian ones. Where can we find a capitalist party?)
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To: Joiseydude
Quick, create a new world tax.
Then find yet another reason to tax the world.
34 posted on 11/26/2008 11:58:29 AM PST by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: Joiseydude

You know, there is some stuff you just can’t plan for.


35 posted on 11/26/2008 12:02:03 PM PST by TheGeezer (There are no denials about UFOs landing in Brooklyn! There must be a coverup!!!!)
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To: Joiseydude

Send UN troops up their, so they can rape and pillage those asteriod womens. They are UNecessary.


36 posted on 11/26/2008 12:05:30 PM PST by FrankR (Where's Waldo ([W]here [A]re [L]egal [D]ocuments [O]bama? (i.e. birth certificate))
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To: Joiseydude

It wil be very, very expensive, but if it saves just one planet....


37 posted on 11/26/2008 1:19:09 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: Joiseydude

File this under “Ways to Waste Money on a Grand Scale.”


38 posted on 11/26/2008 2:25:36 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: Joiseydude

Hot fudge sundae falls on Tuesday this year.


39 posted on 11/26/2008 2:32:06 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: Joiseydude
Geez, the UN can't even figure out how to respond to genocide in some third world countries here on Earth.

And Obama democrats will just claim that the asteroids are misunderstood victims and we should hold hand with them around the campfire and sing Kum-by-ya..

40 posted on 11/26/2008 2:38:16 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: cripplecreek

Haven’t they heard? We’re broke. It is the end of America. Let India, China and Russia pay for it. They all have astronauts, so they can man the program, as well.

It is their turn, now.


41 posted on 11/26/2008 2:39:31 PM PST by reformedliberal
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