Damn. I had Chad in the pool.
posted on 09/24/2011 2:53:33 PM PDT
Why, in the media, are Canadian towns seldom suffixed with a province name? I never see something like ‘Winnemucca, USA’ but I will often see names like ‘Okotoks, Canada.’ Does ‘province’ not have the same importance as ‘state?’ Is this common in the Canadian press?
Anyone ever watch Northern Exposure?
One of the boyfriends of Maggie, the pilot, was struck by a satellite and bought it.
(It seemed all of Maggie’s boyfriends bit the dust.)
Glad everyone is OK.
posted on 09/24/2011 3:00:25 PM PDT
(God Bless America)
“Only one person Lottie Williams of Tulsa, Okla. has ever reported being struck by space debris.”
That happened to me once, but I was out in the woods when my sister was bitten by a moose and I never bothered to report it.
posted on 09/24/2011 3:02:25 PM PDT
(Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
posted on 09/24/2011 3:12:58 PM PDT
(A closed mouth gathers no feet)
posted on 09/24/2011 3:28:16 PM PDT
by Captain Beyond
(The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
This space chunk of junk was a global warming satellite launched by NASA (way back when) in the 1990s
It was always space junk same as global warming is junk science
posted on 09/24/2011 3:46:24 PM PDT
(nzt - works better if you're already smart)
Hey, Canada, don’t touch our junk.
posted on 09/24/2011 3:46:38 PM PDT
This bit of news is totally ironic, for those who have never been to Alberta or who don't know about some of the history of that area.
"Okotoks" is derived from "big rock" in the language of the Blackfoot Indians. The town is named after a giant boulder in the nearby prairie that has no other rocks anywhere around it and looks like it was just dropped there on the prairie from outer space. Here's a photo of the landmark "big rock":
So, yeah -- I can sure picture a satellite or other strange visitor from space plopping down right next to it!
posted on 09/24/2011 3:50:25 PM PDT
by Alberta's Child
("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
Things fall (man-made) from orbit on a daily basis. Naturally occurring debris falls into our atmosphere an unknown amount of times per day. This particular instance is nothing but sensationalism and fear-mongering. I followed it because it was a lead story. It seems as though most of the reports I read were almost hoping for someone to get hit (more news) :)
posted on 09/24/2011 4:03:38 PM PDT
My first car was a vomit green 1973 Plymouth Satellite. I never hit anyone with it though.
posted on 09/24/2011 4:07:01 PM PDT
(Socialism is the political dream of the unachiever, the excuse maker, and the lazy.)
It passed over Seattle last night about 9:30 PDT, hen headed NE.
It must have fallen right after it went by!!
Missed it by THAT much...!!!
posted on 09/24/2011 4:16:56 PM PDT
(Buncha sheep: A flock.. Buncha cows: A herd.. Buncha fish: A school.. Buncha baboons: A Congress..)
Will Canada retaliate against the US for this ballistic missile attack?
posted on 09/24/2011 6:39:16 PM PDT
(Disgusted with the establishment GOP and their enablers.)
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