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Seriously, this wasn't like a cutting edge story, like Heath Ledger's death, where every journalist got on their laptops and feverishly typed the headlines. In those cases, I understand typos. This is just plain probably-hasn't-even-gotten-his-GED type stuff. That makes me unsure of the validity in itself.
Originally posted by broli
A near miss or a head on collision, only remember one thing...if you see a cat on a dogs back with a mouse hanging on its tail making a run for it YOU FRIGGING GO IN THE SAME DIRECTION.
Originally posted by verylowfrequency
Thanks all for the interesting thoughts about this subject & all your personal stories & emotions.
This has been an interesting thread from multiple angles. Obviously we need to have a better way of getting real information in the future, so we can prepare or ignore these events with as little disruption to our lives as possible. I think this is being addressed by the infusion of money going into these NEO projects by both private & government funding.
The problem we have is we are in a sort of no man's land for a short period of time. There is enough information to frighten us as these events come up because we have knowledge to know they exist, but there's not enough credible or believable information (apparently) to assure us that were not in any real danger.
For the next few days for some it will be like waiting for the results of an AID's test, paternity test etc. So, it makes one a little uncomfortable until the results are available or the threat has passed. Just hang on your going to be alright no matter what occurs.
I believe the original article in which the OP's post was based upon was intentionally seeded in order to create controversy. We must look at the methods used and try to be more aware of the intent of those who planted the seed and in the future recognize them before they do damage. If people are worrying unnecessarily then some damage has already occurred. Though we have to allow the free flow of thoughts to remain free, we must learn to recognize whether or not those thoughts have a hidden or destructive agenda.
I suggest the media is responding correctly for a change, by withholding the information until they can make a clear report. Otherwise the media would be creating real damage by getting people worked up, which could potentially be more damaging than the object itself even if it hit. The media creates enough damage in our world as it is already - lets not push them to do more.
By now it should be clear to everyone that most of us are going to be okay next month. So, relax and enjoy our beautiful world. Peace out
[edit on 23-1-2008 by verylowfrequency]