Potentially Scary Stuff: Asteroid has High Probabilty of impact in 2036...

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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/space/article/0,14493,1660485,00.html

    This is some scary shit.
     
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    my fear is that the current governments will never be able to settle on a project of this magnitude. Most governments cant even settle amongst themselves let alone other countries. Just look at the UN.

    I think that if this does come to pass, it has 2 possible outcomes. One is that we put down our petty differences and join to stop the end of the world. Two (and probably more likely unfortunately) the corrupt governments of the world throw a wrench into the plans to save the planet by demanding special dispensations etc for each and everyone of them. Democrats in this coutnry will insist that its a military ploy to get more funding for the big bad US military. Basically, petty politics will end the human race. Kind of ironic i guess.
     
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    Actually, what will happen is we, the United States of frickin' America, will nuke the bloody thing out of existence. I mean, we've got enough nukes to destroy this rock. Something tells me that an asteroid will be much smaller. And to hell with France. History has shown us that a U.S. president will never sell out the country in the face of a blatant national crisis. More subtle ones are another matter, though.
     
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    LEts just hope the president is a conservative and not a spineless, poll-watching lib.
     
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    Even if the president doesn't want to do it, I'm sure some generals would get together and do it behind his back, no matter the consequences.
     
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    Maybe if we set off a nuke, Aliens will find us and share warp-drive technology with us.


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    Dont you ever watch Star Trek? If we set off a nuke, the aliens will just think we're primitive morons bent on killing ourselves and thus not worthy of acknoledgement. You see all aliens are hippies man. :huddle:
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    SDI? Forget that. The Finnish already beat us in inventing proto-Imperial Walkers. We need to modify the shuttle and crank out a United States Space Navy ASAP! We'll blast that asteroid with our warships! And a big laser from our base on the moon!
     
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    That's no moon!

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    (note: The above is an actual moon of Saturn by the name of Mimas.)
     

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