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(Slate)   Russia has its very own Meteor Truthers, who claim their country was hit by a secret US missile in an effort to spark a new Cold War   (slate.com) divider line 113
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2013-02-16 01:32:04 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: megarian: Stinkyy: Not that I'm paranoid, stricken with insomnia or that I listen to Coast to Coast, but George Noory is saying meteors were just seen over San Franfreako, and I just heard the emergency alert test on my radio in Virginia.

They said "the fireball over the Bay Area was not related to asteroids". Soooo rogue fireball? That's comforting. Thanks, news.

Wait you're saying there was one?
/Oh boy : /


They really have no idea. There was some kind of "fireball". Goodness gratuitous.

Maybe it was just the sun and it was 4:20 pm on the east coast?
 
2013-02-16 01:32:06 AM

Ivo Shandor: Stinkyy: Not that I'm paranoid, stricken with insomnia or that I listen to Coast to Coast, but George Noory is saying meteors were just seen over San Franfreako

Link.


Time to stock up on ginger
/not obscure I hope
 
2013-02-16 01:36:01 AM
You're my favorite person today.
 
2013-02-16 01:41:24 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: Ivo Shandor: Stinkyy: Not that I'm paranoid, stricken with insomnia or that I listen to Coast to Coast, but George Noory is saying meteors were just seen over San Franfreako

Link.

Oh thanks, so from the video nothing much that I can't see on any night if I sit outside and watch the sky.


For the next day or two, plan on this being like the aftermath of the last "mass shooting." We're going to hear about every bright streak in the sky over any populated area ad nauseam; because we all know that until last night, there's never been a meteor within 100,000 miles of any large city anywhere on Earth. CLEARLY there is suddenly a huge swarm of giant meteors poised to strike.

Oh, and also which the government has known about for quite some time, and why haven't they funded some kind of early-meteor-detection system which we obviously need? It would have been cheap! and easy! What are they hiding? Who are they protecting?

I think that covers most of the bases.
 
2013-02-16 01:41:39 AM

megarian: tinfoil-hat maggie: megarian: Stinkyy: Not that I'm paranoid, stricken with insomnia or that I listen to Coast to Coast, but George Noory is saying meteors were just seen over San Franfreako, and I just heard the emergency alert test on my radio in Virginia.

They said "the fireball over the Bay Area was not related to asteroids". Soooo rogue fireball? That's comforting. Thanks, news.

Wait you're saying there was one?
/Oh boy : /

They really have no idea. There was some kind of "fireball". Goodness gratuitous.

Maybe it was just the sun and it was 4:20 pm on the east coast?


Huh, that's weird in the video I just saw it was night. It's a conspiracy ; )
 
2013-02-16 01:43:57 AM
You know, the Russian Army immediately descended on that region and Job One was finding debris. They found three impact sites within hours and recovered meteorite debris. It seems to me that they are VERY interested in finding out exactly what it was. There wasn't even a split second where they were just going to assume it was a random space rock and let civil government investigate it. So if the question is "who's acting paranoid," it's the Russian military.
 
2013-02-16 01:45:05 AM

Parmenius: He wouldn't bother  carving typing it.


Maybe he was dictating.
 
2013-02-16 01:45:20 AM

Gyrfalcon: tinfoil-hat maggie: Ivo Shandor: Stinkyy: Not that I'm paranoid, stricken with insomnia or that I listen to Coast to Coast, but George Noory is saying meteors were just seen over San Franfreako

Link.

Oh thanks, so from the video nothing much that I can't see on any night if I sit outside and watch the sky.

For the next day or two, plan on this being like the aftermath of the last "mass shooting." We're going to hear about every bright streak in the sky over any populated area ad nauseam; because we all know that until last night, there's never been a meteor within 100,000 miles of any large city anywhere on Earth. CLEARLY there is suddenly a huge swarm of giant meteors poised to strike.

Oh, and also which the government has known about for quite some time, and why haven't they funded some kind of early-meteor-detection system which we obviously need? It would have been cheap! and easy! What are they hiding? Who are they protecting?

I think that covers most of the bases.


LOL, I'd say say all bases are yours : )

/We cannot allow a meteor gap.
//I sorta miss the cold war, good times : )
 
2013-02-16 01:48:40 AM

strangeluck: So the Russians are on to us huh? The part they got wrong is we weren't testing missiles, we're testing a orbital slingshot to hurl space rocks at our enemies.


Railguns are more efficient, but you have to get one on the ISS. Good luck doing that without Russia noticing or Warner Bros suing.
 
2013-02-16 01:49:34 AM

Triumph: You know, the Russian Army immediately descended on that region and Job One was finding debris. They found three impact sites within hours and recovered meteorite debris. It seems to me that they are VERY interested in finding out exactly what it was. There wasn't even a split second where they were just going to assume it was a random space rock and let civil government investigate it. So if the question is "who's acting paranoid," it's the Russian military.


Ever watch Meteor Men? Those rocks are worth money. Russian general + free labor + authority to sieze stuff = profits.  Why let the local rubes cash in?
 
2013-02-16 01:55:15 AM

onyxruby: We have people that think 9/11 was an inside job and the CIA sold crack to black people to make the ghetto's worse.

Why should the Russian's be any different? Every country has crazy conspiracy theory people.


At least pick something dubious like reptilian shapeshifters as an example. Any objective mind that does honest research into the two you mentioned will probably end up convinced, with no stretch of the imagination needed by them at all.

Or are you trying to say conspiracies never happen, ever? People begin conspiring as soon as they can talk, and those involved with the larger scale often have media influence, which is bad news if you're incapable of independent thought, and get all your opinions from there. Before the media had such a death grip on peoples minds massive conspiracies were exposed and dealt with routinely, now you mock anyone who suggests a conspiracy. You morons are dooming us as a race.
 
2013-02-16 01:55:36 AM
If we've found some way of accelerating big chunks of rock to 33,000+ miles per hour they should just embrace the fact that they're farked.
 
2013-02-16 01:56:06 AM
Cold war?
 
2013-02-16 01:59:47 AM

LargeCanine: Triumph: You know, the Russian Army immediately descended on that region and Job One was finding debris. They found three impact sites within hours and recovered meteorite debris. It seems to me that they are VERY interested in finding out exactly what it was. There wasn't even a split second where they were just going to assume it was a random space rock and let civil government investigate it. So if the question is "who's acting paranoid," it's the Russian military.

Ever watch Meteor Men? Those rocks are worth money. Russian general + free labor + authority to sieze stuff = profits.  Why let the local rubes cash in?


Yeah - I agree with what you're saying. I'm not saying they thought it was a weapon, just that they were going to make damn sure it's not left to speculation.
 
2013-02-16 02:00:30 AM

Stinkyy: Not that I'm paranoid, stricken with insomnia or that I listen to Coast to Coast, but George Noory is saying meteors were just seen over San Franfreako, and I just heard the emergency alert test on my radio in Virginia.


Yes, there was a meteor over San Francisco today, but one of those 'grain of sand' size ones, of which there are many or dozens that hit the Earth each day. *shrug* Maybe it's a good thing people are taking notice of these kinds of things.
 
2013-02-16 02:13:52 AM

LincolnLogolas:


I lol'd! :)
 
2013-02-16 02:15:20 AM
maybe god is watching after all.
i heard he likes girl bands.
 
2013-02-16 02:15:54 AM
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2013-02-16 02:18:28 AM
I wonder if Sarah Palin could see it from her front yard?
 
2013-02-16 02:19:46 AM

StopLurkListen: Stinkyy: Not that I'm paranoid, stricken with insomnia or that I listen to Coast to Coast, but George Noory is saying meteors were just seen over San Franfreako, and I just heard the emergency alert test on my radio in Virginia.

Yes, there was a meteor over San Francisco today, but one of those 'grain of sand' size ones, of which there are many or dozens that hit the Earth each day. *shrug* Maybe it's a good thing people are taking notice of these kinds of things.


Not really. The last time people started looking up at the sky, we began having lots of UFO sightings. I don't need another round of THAT, thanks very much.
 
2013-02-16 02:21:33 AM
Oh, c'mon! This guy is not a 'truther ', he is a professional political troll, and it's just a free publicity for him!
 
2013-02-16 02:23:17 AM

Gyrfalcon: StopLurkListen: Stinkyy: Not that I'm paranoid, stricken with insomnia or that I listen to Coast to Coast, but George Noory is saying meteors were just seen over San Franfreako, and I just heard the emergency alert test on my radio in Virginia.

Yes, there was a meteor over San Francisco today, but one of those 'grain of sand' size ones, of which there are many or dozens that hit the Earth each day. *shrug* Maybe it's a good thing people are taking notice of these kinds of things.

Not really. The last time people started looking up at the sky, we began having lots of UFO sightings. I don't need another round of THAT, thanks very much.


Yes, but that ended up giving us the X-files so it's not all bad : )
 
2013-02-16 02:28:19 AM

onyxruby: We have people that think 9/11 was an inside job and the CIA sold crack to black people to make the ghetto's worse.

Why should the Russian's be any different? Every country has crazy conspiracy theory people.


Yeah, but Zhirinovsky still considers ALASKA as part of Mother Russia and once campaigned on starting WWIII over it if he was elected president.
 
2013-02-16 02:29:57 AM
Link

This city is THE most nuclear contaminated spot on the planet and people live there...How? Now they get a 33,000 mph fireball and air burst equal to several megatons.

This is one happin' place.
 
2013-02-16 02:57:16 AM
Those people must not have seen the weather report.

lh5.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-02-16 02:58:30 AM
Probably been said... if you were hit by a US missile, you'd farking know it.
 
2013-02-16 03:08:19 AM
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2013-02-16 03:32:44 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: if you had the energy to move that mass in the first place, might as well just use that energy directly instead of some convoluted Rube Goldberg sci-fi fantasy.


*All* weapons are inefficient: energy has to be converted and stored -- and that entails losses. The idea with weapons is to convert a slow expenditure of energy into PE can be released instantaneously on demand.

Look at catapults: the energy investment in creating/moving the projectiles and "cocking" the catapult is far more than what's delivered when it's fired. However, they were used for a very long time because they were devastating and worked.
 
2013-02-16 03:36:34 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: Hmm, now I'm curious if our subs have authorization to attack on launch, it would seem a war warning or several levels of protocol would be necessary.


My understanding is that the USN attack subs basically shadow the Russian boomers so that they can take out that leg of the Russian triad as quickly as possible in the event of a First Strike. I'd imagine it is a Dead Hand type of situation where detected launch sets in motion certain protocols, because in that type of situation you don't want to want for authorization because it give them time to launch more of their missiles. Maybe thing have changed since the 80s, but I'd imagine that in the bad old days of the Cold War, a single launch would have caused a domino effect of both sides shooting at each other.
 
2013-02-16 03:49:42 AM

Mad_Radhu: The part about the whole meteor story that most cracks me up is the fact that the we got so much good footage because the cops are so corrupt in Russia that everyone drives around with a dashcam running all the time. They've turned into a bunch of Little Brothers constantly watching the state.


Actually its to prevent insurance fraud and civil suits from people claiming they were struck by a vehicle, when they in fact jumped on the hood.
 
2013-02-16 04:06:08 AM

onyxruby: We have people that think 9/11 was an inside job and the CIA sold crack to black people to make the ghetto's worse.

Why should the Russian's be any different? Every country has crazy conspiracy theory people.


No, every country has a FEW crazies.

The US and Russia each have a mainstream political party that actively encourages the crazy.
 
2013-02-16 04:08:12 AM

beerbaron: To give proper credit:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinetic_bombardment

The idea was Jerry Pournelle's.


I'm trying to picture what the impact of such a thing would even LOOK like.  It's inherently directional, but there's no explosive.  I don't see where it would destroy an area, it would definitely penetrate the ground, bunkers, etc.  For buildings or bunkers, it seems like it could bore a hole clean through floors with little ancillary damage until it shattered and a cone of debris spalled forward with incredible energy in a mushrooming pattern.

There's nothing really LIKE this.  Anti-tank depleted uranium penetrators are under 2,000 m/s.  The "Rods from God" would be about twice the velocity, which is 4x the energy per unit mass, and they're far more massive.  A DU penetrator is just a firecracker compared to this.
 
2013-02-16 04:12:40 AM

Mad_Radhu: tinfoil-hat maggie: Hmm, now I'm curious if our subs have authorization to attack on launch, it would seem a war warning or several levels of protocol would be necessary.

My understanding is that the USN attack subs basically shadow the Russian boomers so that they can take out that leg of the Russian triad as quickly as possible in the event of a First Strike. I'd imagine it is a Dead Hand type of situation where detected launch sets in motion certain protocols, because in that type of situation you don't want to want for authorization because it give them time to launch more of their missiles. Maybe thing have changed since the 80s, but I'd imagine that in the bad old days of the Cold War, a single launch would have caused a domino effect of both sides shooting at each other.


Oh, I've read about the games of our subs shadowing their boomers and well, think if they just wanted to do a test flight on a dude missile and we blow up their sub. It's a hard call. Now granted if the thing was parked a few hundred miles off the east coast ,well.
 
2013-02-16 04:16:33 AM
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Ming knows how to do it with STYLE.
 
2013-02-16 04:27:55 AM

JSam21: Mad_Radhu: The part about the whole meteor story that most cracks me up is the fact that the we got so much good footage because the cops are so corrupt in Russia that everyone drives around with a dashcam running all the time. They've turned into a bunch of Little Brothers constantly watching the state.

Actually its to prevent insurance fraud and civil suits from people claiming they were struck by a vehicle, when they in fact jumped on the hood.


That makes sense, too. It just underscores how shady Russia has become.
 
2013-02-16 04:33:56 AM
The latest high tech weapon from America with billions of dollars of secret RnD behind it

~ Windows of the world beware
 
2013-02-16 05:13:54 AM
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It's alright, Putin's got this.
 
2013-02-16 05:29:03 AM
Clearly the work of the moon nazis
 
2013-02-16 05:35:15 AM

MaliFinn: Probably been said... if you were hit by a US missile, you'd farking know it.


Well, no, YOU wouldn't know it...but everyone else would.
 
2013-02-16 05:36:11 AM
We hit cuba too
 
2013-02-16 05:49:11 AM

jayessell: Breaking windows in Frezmybalzov doesn't help the capitalist conspiracy.


I laughed my ass off so hard at that name.

/easily amused
 
2013-02-16 06:20:43 AM

Oldiron_79: Clearly the work of the moon nazis


"Iron Sky" was a surprisingly fun movie.
 
2013-02-16 06:23:03 AM
Yo dogs, we test our weapons in Nevada, Utah, and various unoccupied oceans. If we wanted to invade, you wouldn't have the chance to post that article int he first place.
 
2013-02-16 08:10:58 AM
First, they discovered our earthquake machine, then they found out about our fearsome hurricane creator, and then they tracked down our tsunami device. Now it's our meteorite discombobulator. Who in the hell is in charge at the Pentagon, anyway? Do we have any secret weapons left?
 
2013-02-16 08:28:34 AM

MmmmBacon: Oldiron_79: Clearly the work of the moon nazis

"Iron Sky" was a surprisingly fun movie.


Yes the documentry of the Palin presidency.
 
2013-02-16 08:47:02 AM
siberianlight.net
 
2013-02-16 09:04:26 AM
Practical side of things

 - this would have been a great opertunity for Russia to test an anti-ballistic missile system.   There are rumors that they did.

- US space command has had kinetic energy impact weapons in orbit since the 90's.   The whole world has been one-uped by Washington's military spending yet again.

- those weapons however do not use rocks, but a very precise metal rod that can't be slowed enough to do so little damage, or be that easy to film.  The system was designed to create a blast that rivals a nuclear explosion, not to take out a single car.
 
2013-02-16 09:21:04 AM

Jarhead_h: Practical side of things

 - this would have been a great opertunity for Russia to test an anti-ballistic missile system.   There are rumors that they did.


They didn't. There wouldn't have been enough time to even react to press the button to launch the rocket before it was out of range, and besides, it was moving too fast. Besides, a puny missile isn't going to do shiat to it. Now that there is data on mass and speed, when I get home I am going to see what would cause a bigger change in trajectory, a plane launched air to air missile hitting the meteor 90 degrees, or a plane getting hit by a pigeon.
 
2013-02-16 10:23:14 AM
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2013-02-16 11:54:01 AM

onyxruby: We have people that think 9/11 was an inside job and the CIA sold crack to black people to make the ghetto's worse.

Why should the Russian's be any different? Every country has crazy conspiracy theory people.


Where did this guy get south american international drug lord connections?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%22Freeway%22_Rick_Ross

Please answer when you are able.
 
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