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Originally posted by JibbyJedi
reply to post by Phage
Well I knew the MSM was way over blowing out of proportion this Irene storm, and I didn't want to be right there either. All it means is that they are playing games with us.
Better to be safe, and broke, than sorry - is their justification for the ridiculous panic mode over Irene?
edit on 28-8-2011 by JibbyJedi because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Xcalibur254
reply to post by JibbyJedi
Once again with the "experts are telling us not to panic, it must be the end of the world" line of reasoning. With how often this logic is used one would think that at least once a week we are told not to panic and then we all die. Yet here we are. Every year we go through this multiple times with space objects. Either a comet or asteroid is passing close to Earth, or the Sun is sending out a CME, or something else along these lines. And every time people start to panic and then NASA says there's nothing to be worried about and the people claim that if NASA is saying that there must actually be something that's going to happen. So, I'm going to go ahead and ask a question here that anyone is free to answer. Can someone name even a single event in the history of NASA where they said not to worry and then something catastrophic occurred?
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by JibbyJedi
Irene posed, and still does pose a risk to life and property.
A comet which will come nowhere near Earth poses no risk.
Hurricanes are extremely unpredictable they can weaken or strengthen depending on the surface temperature of the waters it passes over, it was expected to be much worse than it was and even still with it having weakened because of it's size it caused widespread damage...I can only imagine the posting frenzy had the government not prepared and warned and it had hit us full strength.
The MSM were telling us to panic and be prepared
I'm just asking questions like, "how can you be 100% sure ALL the time NASA?"
Originally posted by Illustronic
Did I just wander into the Conspiracies section by mistake? So let me get something straight, when NASA reports on NASA data it should not be taken as seriously as some random untrained Youtuber reporting on NASA data. Or we should believe some ancient prophecy (that never comes to fruition) over data released to the millions of scientists and astronomers to number crunch and verify. I get it now, it's called cherry picking!
Why is everything an "emergency" nowadays?