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Posted on 01/21/2018 5:25:54 AM PST by Sub-Driver
January 21, 2018 CNN reporter: Shutdown risks asteroid strike! By Rick Moran
A CNN reporter claims that because of the shutdown, NASA won't be able to track an incoming asteroid which will make its closest approach to earth on February 4th.
We are all going to die because...Trump!
CNN reporter Tom Foreman made the sensational claim when discussing what government services have been suspended because of the shutdown.
Here's a partial transcript:
FOREMAN: "Roughly 1.9 million government workers would be considered essential and stay on the job. Air traffic controllers, security officers, food inspectors, prison guards, Social Security checks would go out. The post office would be open. But at a steep price to many workers." MULVANEY: "The military will still go to work. They will not get paid. The border will still be patrolled. They will not get paid." FOREMAN: "Meanwhile many services would be stopped or delayed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would back down its flu tracking program even as the nation faces the worst outbreak in years. Some senior nutrition programs would be paused. 200,000 passport applications went unprocessed in 1995. Congress funds much of the scientific research done in this country. In 2013, that meant some experiments went on hold in 2013 and suffered costly losses of data. In space same year, for more than two weeks, NASA reportedly stopped monitoring potentially dangerous asteroids. A big one, by the way, is expected to brush by Earth on February 4th.
"As for the 417 national parks, the administration wants to keep limited access wherever possible, but service would be reduced and 19 of the Smithsonians museums would shut their doors."
If you call a miss by 2.6 million miles a "brush by earth," you are a moron.
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‘Cuz, ya know, no one who doesn’t work for the government can do math!
The libtard lamestream media is so filled with idiots that the idiocracy that they do spew is consistently is beyond mindnumbing.
These guys sure think we're stupid, don't they.
It’s the runaway Demonicrats who pose a clear and present danger to the United States.
These people are truly stupid, I’m so sick of these idiots. I never watch their trash but hear about it through posts like these and I find it appalling that they exist.
Here’s a question for the microcephalics over at CNN... What exactly would NASA do to stop an incoming asteroid, even if it did determine that it was going to hit? At best, they could figure out about where it might hit, but not in time for an evacuation.
There is no defense. The asteroid will either hit or miss.
Hitting Los Angeles will solve a lot of problems
....wait till the Hilda perp walk...
Turn the parks over to the states.
Privatize the Smithsonian.
No asteroids will hit if the guvment is shutdown?? Hey...then keep it closed. /sarc
Amazing,How much do we pay each year to idiots to watch dots and lines in space go across a screen ,over and over and over again.
They could have one egg head go in 1x per year and log how much it has changed and save us millions in salaries benefits and pensions
The asteroids know that we’re defenseless because they saw it on their Twitter feed. So, now is the time for them to alter course and come at us.
Let’s assume for a minute there is an asteroid aimed directly for Earth and will most definitely impact. What can NASA do about it? What difference will it make if they are all on duty, more are hired, or better yet, they all get permanently fired?
Only the mindless left will buy this line of BS anyway. So sad this country is half full of mental midgets.
DC wouldn’t be a bad place for it to hit.
And those Government employees can do what exactly to stop an asteroid strike?