Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by irayone, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. irayone

    irayone Monkey+

    I have not heard any thoughts regarding Comet Elenin heres the link.
    Comet Elenin « CRISISBOOM

    I appears that the only safe place will be under ground???
    Any thoughts ?
  2. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    no thoughts what so ever.. it's non event.
  3. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    JPL Small-Body Database Browser

    Looking at the NASA chart, moving the date forward a month at a time, I see Elenin getting closer to Earth's orbit, but according to the diagram it isn't on a collision course. Of course, if we slide the time forward, we will see that right about October 5, 2011 --the Earth and Elenin come side-by-side, and extremely close. Then, Elenin is supposed to slingshot past Earth, although Elenin is still moving toward Earth, so it ends up going right in front of it...according to the diagram.

    Look, I don't want to trust crazy theories and wild-eyed callers who only want to stir up some drama to incite panic and mayhem because their own lives are too boring and pathetic. Even today's scientists could be wrong and their data might be off --Elenin might be further away in October 2011, or it may be closer. Do any of you really expect a civilian with second hand information to trump a NASA scientist? Really? Come on, even I can't fall for this type of fear-mongering.

    One interest of note, however: Here is a list of 1,234 known potentially hazardous asteroids.

    And we do not have D.U.M.B.'s at our disposal, only the secret government and their minions. That's a whole lot O' money to be spent on the off chance an asteroid could hit. What is really going on?
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  4. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Another "rapture" event? Supposed to be happening in October this time!
  5. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    lol, maybe if you believe every single rumor and armchair expert scientist. :)

    I just took a minute to look up another asteroid event, Orbit Diagrams go there and type into the query, "68347" without quotes. Then, using the diagram, move ahead to the date: May 29, 2018. OH NO! [stirpot]

    You see? I have better things to do.
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  6. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Love it Broker! Hell it's still 10X further than the earth to the moon.

    as for what happens if a space rock smacks us? if it hits in your hemisphere and it's big enough. You got nothing to worry about.

    Only time I'll worry is if the president and the rest of the world leaders are no longer seen in public and they are broadcasting from an undisclosed location like marz!
  7. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Oh Yea, where can I sign up..... to send them ALL to MARS.... Yea, Baby, I would pay GOOD Money to make that happen.... One Way Ticket ONLY......
  8. irayone

    irayone Monkey+

    Ok you guys thanks for the heads up? Just wanted to know your thoughts.
  9. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    Not panicing yet. If one day you sign on the board and no one is around but you and it's been that was for the past few hours then I'd start getting worried...
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  10. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I got all freaked out one morning when Northwoods hadn't typed "Morning everybody" in the shoutbox. All day I kept asking people where he was.

    Some folks aren't quite the creatures of habit you may think. :)
  11. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    You want to make the Martians hate us too!? We got too many wars now...... [LMAO]
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  12. Monty

    Monty Monkey+++

    The experts claim it's not a comet but a brown dwarf star, that's why it's so hard to see.
    If you go to You Tube theres some people with some interesting ideas on Elenin, but the jet perpulsion labratory mock up of it's course doesn't show it hitting earth but getting close enough to mess up our poles etc.
    If the J.P.L. map/orbit is rewound it shows the last three times it has aligned with itself,sun,earth there were earthquakes here I.E. Japan, New Zeland, Chille.

    They say starting with the next alignment on Sep 26 we will see more activity here on Earth.

    Time will tell
  13. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    The largest problem I see with all of this, is the problem with perceived knowledge, belief, and evidence (or lack thereof) --all of these things require careful thought, and there are many traps out there to avoid.
    - "Critical Thinking for a New Age", Theodore Schick, Jr. / Lewis Vaughn, Sixth Edition. (some parts paraphrased)
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  14. Nadja

    Nadja RIP 3-11-2013 Forum Leader

    I'll chip in on that under one condition only though, only enough oxygen to get them about 45 minutes out, so they couldn't figure out a way to turn the ship around. Send em' all.
  15. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Make the ship a Soviet-style "Super Vostok" with only ground control, no onboard controls - blow the control computers once they are on their way - No returns, no regrets...... [beer]
  16. Radar00

    Radar00 Monkey+

    If it or a bunch of it's debris hit us? Is anything really going to matter?

    Can only plan for the forseeable events- things like ELEnin are just a wildcard?

    Suppose a big chunk hits the center of the US and airbursts like the Tunguska event over our cropland? are we screwed or what

    suppose something smacks into the pacific ocean? Tsunami for the pacific rim?

    Suppose it hits the middle east? Solves the US war problem at expense of 100s of millions of lives

    suppose nothing at all happens other than it being a pretty celestial event that you can watch with your SO?
  17. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    If a really big, ELE event type, of strike occurs, if the PTB give us any warning at all, I will go into my favorite stand of woods, and as the critter approaches, toast it with a glass of good wine. Not much else one can do. I will NOT put my head betwixt my legs and scream ike a girl...... I'll go out of this world like a man. [beer]

    Anything less, i will 'hunker in the bunker'......... [shtf]
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  18. UrbanFool

    UrbanFool The Village Idiot

    Or a golf course!
  19. ozarkgoatman

    ozarkgoatman Resident goat herder

    We just won't tell them that we only put 3/4 of the fuel they need to get there in the rocket. Why p!$$ off the martians [beer]

  20. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    LIFE is what happens while we're making OTHER plans.
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