Category Archives: Global Killer Asteroid Questions

ASTEROID “2012 KT42″? WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!

From SpaceWeather:
Space Weather News for May 29, 2012
ASTEROID FLYBY: A small asteroid is flying past Earth today inside the orbit of geosynchronous satellites and only 14,000 km above the surface of our planet. Named “2012 KT42,” the 3- to 10-meter … Continue reading

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“A successful EMP would send the United States spiraling back to the 18th century”

From The Foundry:
U.S. Remains Vulnerable to an EMP
Bryan KimbellMay 12, 2012
An article recently published by the Los Angeles Times discusses how solar storms pose a grave threat to Earth. Mike Hapgood, a space weather scientist in England, says that the … Continue reading

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One of these days… QUAERITUR…

The 11 year cycle of magnetic forces within the Sun is producing more and larger conditions for solar flares and coronal mass ejections, blasts of charged particles that rocket away from the Sun at millions of miles per hour.
From Spaceweather:
SOLAR … Continue reading

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Of things Lyrid, Saturnine, Solar and TEOTWAWKI

From Spaceweather comes, first, benign news and, then, news that one of these days is going to precede TEOTWAWKI:
LYRID METEOR SHOWER: Earth is approaching the debris field of ancient Comet Thatcher, source of the annual Lyrid meteor shower. Forecasters expect the shower to … Continue reading

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When the Global Killer Asteroid arrives, let’s do better than the Great Successor!

How are we going to get Bruce Willis up to 2011 AG5, that killer asteroid that’s heading our way?!?
Don’t ask North Korea’s Great Successor Kim Jong-un!
Whatever their next act is, Ladies and Gents, it’ll be a blast too.
I think I’ll watch … Continue reading

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ASTEROID! We’re all going to DIE!

Yes, we are all going to die.  One day in the not too distant future, your heart will cease to beat, you will stop breathing, and you will go before your Judge.
And then there is the possibility that an asteroid … Continue reading

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Catholics and Public Life: toward a response to Pres Obama’s Act of Supremacy

There is a thought provoking piece at The Catholic Thing by Fr. James Schall, SJ, a professor at Georgetown.  He muses about a future in which we will have to withdraw from participation in public life, or at least in … Continue reading

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Religious Persecution and Martyrdom

A reader sent me this.
It contains comments made by His Eminence Francis Card. George, Archbishop of Chicago.
In 2010, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago outlined the degree to which he believed religious freedoms (in the United States and other Western societies) … Continue reading

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Aurora Borealis Watch: 24 Jan 1400 UT: Solar storm to hit earth

From SpaceWeather:
Space Weather News for Jan. 23, 2012
http://spaceweather.com
INCOMING CME: Big sunspot 1402 erupted on Jan. 23rd, producing a strong M9-class solar flare and a fast-moving coronal mass ejection (CME). Analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab say the CME … Continue reading

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Holy Church is NOT a CRUISE SHIP. Still….

Over at Rorate (they’ve done some good work lately) there is a sardonic call to have Commandant de Falco of the Italian Coast Guard at Livorno made a bishop.  You might have heard about the recorded phone call during which … Continue reading

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