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has been upped to 1100+ now........and according to news reports, the meteor was the size of an SUV...that would make the weight considerable lighter than the RAS estimates. I wonder if the climate control crazies will issue warnings that this was 'human fault' again.......
I personally think this was God 'resetting' Russia.
And he's covering all the bases....Except for the NRA nuts.
Wayne LaPierre: More Guns Needed For 'Hellish World' Filled With "Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Riots. Terrorists. Gangs. Lone criminals. These are perils we are sure to face -- not just maybe,
LaPierre is blaming "the coming weather crisis of Global Warming" as a reason. Rather, I see him supporting the people who just went thru Sandy and had to stay in their homes, even if they were without heat and electricity, to stop the looters from taking whatever might have been left. There's a big difference between 'doomsday preppers' (which is what you are inferring he's aiming at .. pardon the pun) who are preparing for anything and will shoot neighbors who try to enter their bunker (like the old atom bomb backyard bunker types) and take their food and water supplies and devastated homeowners who are trying to salvage what's left of their lives while waiting on the Feds who still haven't shown up to help much. But that's a whole new topic.
For a chilling thought, imagine it had happened back during the '70's/60's "Cold War" days when both sides were sitting on "The Button". What makes it especially chilling is that that town was a major site for dealing with the ultimate weapon. Imagine everybody sitting on their retaliate button, and suddenly the flash/bang/etc. hits over a target that was sure to make the top 10 of targets. Hopefully, no one would have acted without full investigation.
I've heard the size estimated as between the size of a bus and half a football field, which is a pretty large discrepancy. A piece about the size of an SUV went into a Russian lake, and I'm sure they'll recover it in the spring. The hole in the ice looked to be 12 feet or more in diameter.
It still won't equal the Iron/Nickel meteorite from Greenland which is displayed at the Smithsonian. It was one of my favourite museum exhibits as a geeky kid.