The strategy that Wernher Von Braun taught me was that first the Russians are going to be considered to be the enemy. In fact, in 1974, they were the enemy, the identified enemy. We were told that they had "killer satellites". We were told that they were coming to get us and control us-that they were "Commies."
Then terrorists would be identified, and that was soon to follow. We heard a lot about terrorism. Then we were going to identify third-world country "crazies." We now call them Nations of Concern. But he said that would be the third enemy against whom we would build space-based weapons.
The next enemy was asteroids. Now, at this point he kind of chuckled the first time he said it. Asteroids- against asteroids we are going to build space-based weapons.
And the funniest one of all was what he called aliens, extraterrestrials. That would be the final scare. And over and over and over during the four years that I knew him and was giving speeches for him, he would bring up that last card. "And remember Carol, the last card is the alien card. We are going to have to build space-based weapons against aliens and all of it is a lie."
Originally posted by Hellmutt
Comets might be a beautiful sight in the sky when they're passing by, but they might be carrying deadly viruses. Maybe even a virus that may kill off most of us some day. Comets might be dangerous for us, even when they don't hit the Earth. Just saying...
Originally posted by 3n19m470
reply to post by xxshadowfaxx
Interesting. If its the age of Aquarius... I'm an Aquarius, so I know that Aquarius is commonly known as "The Water Carrier". Isn't a comet essentially "A water carrier"?
Because they were ignorant of what they are. We now what they are, where they come from and even how they were made...
And before the race is built anew, a silver serpent comes to view and spew out men of like unknown to mingle with the earth now grown cold from its heat and these men can enlighten the minds of future man to intermingle and show them how to live and love and thus endow. the children with the second sight. a natural thing so that they might grow graceful, humble and when they do the golden age will start anew.
A space professor from Oxfordshire is battling 'to save Earth' from a solar storm that experts fear will wreak worldwide chaos next year.
Professor Mike Hapgood, who chairs the Space Environment Impacts Experts Group (SEIEG) and advises the Government on space weather, says solar storms, generated by an outburst from the sun, are set to knock out national power grids and Global Positioning Systems.
He believes magnetic rays from the storm will result in widespread blackouts which will plunge homes and businesses into darkness
Either we're passing through a "high traffic area" of space, or we're just more aware of things thanks to the internet. It may be a fantastic year for meteorite hunters. Gotta dust off our metal detectors.....
Many myths talk about objects crossing the sky with distarous events occurring. Maybe they were not ignorant. Maybe it was us that is ignorant. think they remembered something we have now forget
Originally posted by purplemer
reply to post by hellbjorn012
Bud I am not a doom and gloomer. This is the first post I have made on the subject. I am not saying something is going to happen. I really dont know either way. I do find it interesting however and I think it is worthy of discussion.