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Americans warned of imminent, deadly meteor strikes: Famous strategy recommended to survive
WorldNetDaily ^ | January 13, 2014 | Bob Unruh

Posted on 01/18/2014 6:16:35 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

With NASA reporting a “potentially hazardous” asteroid nearly half-a-mile wide possibly heading toward earth, and some upstate New Yorkers claiming they experienced a loud boom and a bright light in the sky last night caused by a meteor, a doctors’ organization is offering some timely advice:

Just as when the American populace first prepared for the possibility of a nuclear blast, a person’s best option for surviving a meteor strike is the same “duck and cover” created during the 1940s and ’50s when nuclear weaponry was still in its infancy.

The warning comes from Physicians for Civil Defense, which issued a statement recently during a meeting of the Emergency Management Agency of Utah.

“All Americans, starting with first responders and emergency managers, need to know this basic life-saving principle: ‘Drop and cover if you see a sudden very bright light,’” said the statement from the organization’s spokeswoman, Jane Orient, M.D.

“Such a light will be followed by a deadly shock wave within seconds. Those who drop and cover will probably survive. Those who do not are likely to be killed or suffer severe injury.”

The organization’s goal is to save lives of first responders in the event of disasters, “especially terrorist attacks using dirty bombs or nuclear weapons.”(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: asteroid; asteroids; bobunruh; meteors; nasa; newyork; preppers; survival; worldnutdaily
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1 posted on 01/18/2014 6:16:36 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Those who drop and cover will probably survive.

But ... what if I get hit by an especially large asteroid?

2 posted on 01/18/2014 6:23:32 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The government KNOWS the Arachnids launched a a meteor and it’s headed to Buenos Aires.


3 posted on 01/18/2014 6:24:12 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If global warming doesn’t kill us all, a meteor will.


4 posted on 01/18/2014 6:25:13 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ClearCase_guy

For extra protection you should get under a 1950’s style school desk.


5 posted on 01/18/2014 6:25:46 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Then you’ll drop, AND get covered.


6 posted on 01/18/2014 6:25:49 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This explains the gov’s recent hysterical idiocy.


7 posted on 01/18/2014 6:26:36 PM PST by txhurl
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To: James C. Bennett

>>Then you’ll drop, AND get covered.

You forgot the hashtag. The hipster millenial ‘tards will never figure out what you’re saying.

Then you’ll drop, AND #getcovered.


8 posted on 01/18/2014 6:29:50 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: mrsmith

For extra protection you should get under a 1950’s style school desk.

Don't forget the heavy sweater to put over your head while you're hiding under that desk!

9 posted on 01/18/2014 6:31:23 PM PST by katnip (Why Do Democrats Hate Babies?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Didn’t know meteors had a union.


10 posted on 01/18/2014 6:32:44 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only way to survive is to spend trillions and trillions on social programs...

//sarc


11 posted on 01/18/2014 6:33:27 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: mrsmith

The only thing that they didn’t tell us — Once under the desk, after you’ve tucked your head between your legs, kiss your a$$ goodbye. We figured out that last part for ourselves even as grade schoolers.

Living ten or so miles from the Philadelphia Navy Yard, we knew that if it hit the fan, we’d be getting our very own big turd.


12 posted on 01/18/2014 6:34:07 PM PST by Bob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

The first good reason I have heard to sign up for Obamacare!


13 posted on 01/18/2014 6:34:54 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A quick check of the NASA link reveals that the asteroid will be approaching Earth in about 100 years. Anybody here planning on being around then?


14 posted on 01/18/2014 6:35:51 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (There Is Still A Very Hot War On Terror, Just Not On The MSM. Rantburg.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Duck and cover is not real effective against a half mile wide asteroid.


15 posted on 01/18/2014 6:36:04 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

16 posted on 01/18/2014 6:37:21 PM PST by ThomasThomas (I wear gloves when I wash my hands,)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Famous strategy recommended to survive

Put your head between your legs and kiss your ass goodbye?

17 posted on 01/18/2014 6:39:06 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Reconcile the headline with this fact:

The asteroid is still 27 million miles away from Earth, and won’t get here for another hundred years at least.

18 posted on 01/18/2014 6:39:17 PM PST by DManA
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To: ClearCase_guy

Duck especially low, of course....;)


19 posted on 01/18/2014 6:40:51 PM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: DManA

That is pretty slow


20 posted on 01/18/2014 6:41:00 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: mrsmith

LOL


21 posted on 01/18/2014 6:41:24 PM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“A quick check of the NASA link reveals that the asteroid will be approaching Earth in about 100 years.”

Oh great. Can you imagine the hysteria that can build in 100 years?


22 posted on 01/18/2014 6:41:30 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: DManA

/spits out cyanide pill

:)


23 posted on 01/18/2014 6:42:47 PM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

No point in putting it off.

I’m going lootin.


24 posted on 01/18/2014 6:43:30 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Salamander

So typically WND.


25 posted on 01/18/2014 6:43:46 PM PST by DManA
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
A quick check of the NASA link reveals that the asteroid will be approaching Earth in about 100 years. Anybody here planning on being around then?

I'll be around. I'll have an important job in the agriculture department, fertilizer division.

26 posted on 01/18/2014 6:44:22 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If we are lucky, it will hit DC.


27 posted on 01/18/2014 6:44:55 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: katnip

https://archive.org/details/DuckandC1951

The original!


28 posted on 01/18/2014 6:46:11 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When you see the flash, place head between knees and kiss your butt goodbye.


29 posted on 01/18/2014 6:47:01 PM PST by The Great RJ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And don’t forget to wear a hard hat.


30 posted on 01/18/2014 6:47:52 PM PST by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Chelyabinsk shockwave compilation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq02C_3FvFo


31 posted on 01/18/2014 6:47:54 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No offense to Conservative NYer’s, but really, would it be so bad if an old meteor wiped that hellhole off the face of the earth?

Of course, that’d be the opportunity Obammer would instill martial law....


32 posted on 01/18/2014 6:47:58 PM PST by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
Why does everyone evaluate duck and cover against being at ground zero (where it's pointless for even smaller asteroids or any nuclear weapons)? The point is to improve one's chances if one is on the outskirts of the area effected.

I leave you to consider the question with the aid of the Earth Impact Effects Program from Imperial College, London and Purdue University. I think you'll find that duck and cover would be helpful in a variety of circumstances involving a half-mile wide asteroid.

33 posted on 01/18/2014 6:48:24 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: GeronL
The only way to survive is to spend trillions and trillions on social programs...

You forgot #getcovered

;-)

34 posted on 01/18/2014 6:48:27 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: DManA; yefragetuwrabrumuy; Lurkina.n.Learnin; COBOL2Java

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35 posted on 01/18/2014 6:48:46 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Anybody here planning on being around then?

not above ground .....

36 posted on 01/18/2014 6:49:25 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Enterprise

> The government KNOWS the Arachnids launched a a meteor and it’s headed to Buenos Aires.

Hopefully Doogey Howser will be on hand to assist...: )


37 posted on 01/18/2014 6:51:35 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: usconservative

#getDuck&Covered


38 posted on 01/18/2014 6:51:55 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When you get dead (as my kids when they were little used to call it), it won’t be funny!


39 posted on 01/18/2014 6:53:54 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
wet, messy brains.

Self hatred. Not a good basis for moving forward.

40 posted on 01/18/2014 6:54:43 PM PST by DManA
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To: mrsmith

And I quickly see on archive.org...

https://archive.org/details/SpacePatrolEpisode2TheWanderingAsteroid
Space Patrol Episode 2 The Wandering Asteroid (1963)


41 posted on 01/18/2014 6:57:54 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Bob

>>The only thing that they didn’t tell us — Once under the desk, after you’ve tucked your head between your legs, kiss your a$$ goodbye. We figured out that last part for ourselves even as grade schoolers.

So did I. Then, I grew up and learned that nuclear weapons have a fireball radius (where you kiss your a$$ goodbye) and they have a much larger overpressure radius, where you die from flying glass and debris and hiding under a desk and staying away from windows actually can save your life.


42 posted on 01/18/2014 6:58:54 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Salamander

/spits out cyanide pill

:)

Now that’s funny, I don’t care who you are.


43 posted on 01/18/2014 7:00:43 PM PST by DAC21
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Meteor impacts are a very real danger. Skeptics seem to have already gone alzheimers on the Chelyabinsk flyby that blasted out windows and injured 5,000 a few months back. That was an air burst 20 miles high. There was NO WARNING, it was not spotted by our half hearted Sky Watch program. If it had been an impact, Chelyabinsk would have been cratered. In the months following Chelyabinsk, around a dozen other flybys occurred. We live in a cosmic shooting gallery.

10,000 years ago a meteor chain and associated debris struck from Central Mexico to the Midwest starting a short lived ice age and wiping out almost all live on the continent. This is no freaking joke.

http://sites.google.com/site/dragonstormproject/
http://cosmictusk.com/clovis-population-decline-at-younger-dryas
http://craterhunter.wordpress.com/

100 years ago a meteor exploded over Tunguska, Siberia leveling 800 square miles of forest.

The only reason this danger is being suppressed and ridiculed is because we couldn’t have our leftist scientists and nuclear disarmament pacifists admitting that our ICBM nuclear arsenals are the ONLY defense we have at present.

Wake up.


44 posted on 01/18/2014 7:01:20 PM PST by Yollopoliuhqui
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The right size meteor could be just what we need. Enough of a catastrophe to put meaning back in the idea of class. Specifically, the landless underclass will parish without a place to grow turnips.


45 posted on 01/18/2014 7:02:13 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: Bryanw92

#LOL!

:^)


46 posted on 01/18/2014 7:02:15 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

From NASA: “The asteroid is still 27 million miles away from Earth, and won’t get here for another hundred years at least.”

Not to worry. Most of us won’t be around for this one anyway.


47 posted on 01/18/2014 7:03:04 PM PST by fivecatsandadog
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
in about 100 years. Anybody here planning on being around then?

Silly question. Every federal and state program in place today, as well as every one of their administrators are planning to be here then. More, 800 new laws took effect just in California on January 1, 2014. How many new laws in addition to the existing laws will take effect in all 57 States, and on federal level between now and then?

48 posted on 01/18/2014 7:04:44 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

difference being, meteors have hut the planet many times in the past... and it’s only a numbers game until something significant hits us again


49 posted on 01/18/2014 7:05:44 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: fivecatsandadog

Not for lack of trying, mind you. ;-)

I feeeel lucky to have seen and survived Halley’s comet and Hale-Bopp too! Stickin’ around for this one is a long shot , at best .. HaPPy TRails!!


50 posted on 01/18/2014 7:06:02 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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