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Postby kbs2244 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:58 pm

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Re: Meteor

Postby Minimalist » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:53 pm

Well, we are still here so clearly it did not end humanity.

Chemical plants in Texas blow up with more force than that and the government can't seem to do anything about them, either. States' Rights, you know!
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Re: Meteor

Postby circumspice » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:08 pm

What's the big hairy deal about the Air Force not reporting the meteorite striking 40 km North of its base? Report what? The fact that a meteorite hit Greenland was already reported by civilian news agencies. What could the Air Force possibly add to that? Is this a new conspiracy theory in the making?
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Re: Meteor

Postby kbs2244 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:59 pm

'States' Rights, you know!'

I don't think Greenland qualifies.
In fact, I doubt it would want to.

In his defense, it didn't have to have global results to be noticed and remembered.
Granted, there is not many people non-uniformed there to record it.
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Re: Meteor

Postby shawomet » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:29 pm

I've collected meteorites for 35 years, so maybe I can fill in for E.P. now and then, lol. This particular event was notable, but I think it generated bogus hype because of the nearby base. And, as noted, not many people around to witness it. There may be fragments on the ground, and there is a dedicated cadre of hunters who would be all over this ordinarily, but this is simply too remote even for those hunters. I think, lol. Those guys will try if there's a way. ... -base.html
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