Skip to comments.Americans warned of imminent, deadly meteor strikes: Famous strategy recommended to survive
Posted on 01/18/2014 6:16:35 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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 persons 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 organizations 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 organizations 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 ...
But ... what if I get hit by an especially large asteroid?
The government KNOWS the Arachnids launched a a meteor and it’s headed to Buenos Aires.
If global warming doesn’t kill us all, a meteor will.
For extra protection you should get under a 1950’s style school desk.
Then you’ll drop, AND get covered.
This explains the gov’s recent hysterical idiocy.
>>Then youll drop, AND get covered.
You forgot the hashtag. The hipster millenial ‘tards will never figure out what you’re saying.
Then youll drop, AND #getcovered.
For extra protection you should get under a 1950s style school desk.
Don't forget the heavy sweater to put over your head while you're hiding under that desk!
Didn’t know meteors had a union.
The only way to survive is to spend trillions and trillions on social programs...
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.
The first good reason I have heard to sign up for Obamacare!
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?
Duck and cover is not real effective against a half mile wide asteroid.
Put your head between your legs and kiss your ass goodbye?
The asteroid is still 27 million miles away from Earth, and wont get here for another hundred years at least.
Duck especially low, of course....;)
That is pretty slow
“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?
/spits out cyanide pill
No point in putting it off.
I’m going lootin.
So typically WND.
I'll be around. I'll have an important job in the agriculture department, fertilizer division.
If we are lucky, it will hit DC.
When you see the flash, place head between knees and kiss your butt goodbye.
And don’t forget to wear a hard hat.
Chelyabinsk shockwave compilation:
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....
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.
You forgot #getcovered
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not above ground .....
> The government KNOWS the Arachnids launched a a meteor and its headed to Buenos Aires.
Hopefully Doogey Howser will be on hand to assist...: )
When you get dead (as my kids when they were little used to call it), it won’t be funny!
Self hatred. Not a good basis for moving forward.
And I quickly see on archive.org...
Space Patrol Episode 2 The Wandering Asteroid (1963)
>>The only thing that they didnt tell us Once under the desk, after youve 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.
/spits out cyanide pill
Now that’s funny, I don’t care who you are.
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.
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.
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.
From NASA: “The asteroid is still 27 million miles away from Earth, and wont get here for another hundred years at least.”
Not to worry. Most of us won’t be around for this one anyway.
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?
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
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!!