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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by Dustytoad
I would have to look at a more organized OP comparing disease outbreak and disasters to comet arrivals to know what I really think about it.
Along with "arrivals" it might be good to try to determine if the Earth passed through the dust tail of the comet around the time of the plagues. That would help in figuring out if the correlation may have implied causation.
Originally posted by caitlinfae
reply to post by Phage
It's not what you say, but how you say it...you have a tendency to be very abrupt and issue one or two word replies to specific points...probably what you say would sound fine in a verbal conversation, but on a cold computer screen, it's really harsh.
Originally posted by Helious
As much as is wrong with the world, right now.... Today. If a comet were to come along and hit the reset button on this Earth as we know it, it could be the best chance humanity has to survive.
We are a wicked breed. We cherish power over wisdom, we lust for wealth instead of growth and we accept violence because well, peace is just too hard.
Whatever happens to us, we have it coming.
But in reviewing my posts I don't see anything particularly mean, except maybe my reply to Helious. But was it really that bad considering what was posted?
For Immediate Release Sept. 4, 2013
September is Preparedness Month in Iowa
Iowans urged to tackle preparedness
Des Moines – Governor Terry E. Branstad has proclaimed September as Preparedness Month in Iowa.
“We know disasters can and do happen in our state and that is why I have proclaimed September as Preparedness Month in Iowa,” said Branstad. “I am asking Iowans to take steps now to prepare themselves, their families, their places of business, and their communities for any emergency.”
This year’s Preparedness Month theme is “Let’s Tackle Preparedness.” Oskaloosa native Tyler Sash, former Hawkeye and safety for the New York Giants, is helping to raise awareness of the importance of emergency preparedness.
“To be a winner in football, you have to be ready for the game. For me, that means knowing the game plan, wearing my football gear and always being aware of what’s happening on the field,” said Sash. “For you, that means making an emergency plan, building an emergency kit and being aware of the hazards that can impact you. By taking those three simple steps, you’ll be ready to tackle preparedness.”
Sash is featured in public service announcements highlighting the importance of emergency preparedness. The public service announcements, along with other Preparedness Month materials and information, is available at www.beready.iowa.gov.
Preparedness Month is sponsored by the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department (HSEMD), the Safeguard Iowa Partnership (SIP) and the Iowa Emergency Management Association (IEMA).
During Preparedness Month, HSEMD, SIP and IEMA are urging Iowans to take simple steps to ensure they and their families are prepared. Individuals who take the Tackle Preparedness Pledge will be eligible to win prizes signed by Sash. Businesses statewide are also being encouraged to participate in activities that will increase the preparedness of their employees and their workplace.
Citizens and businesses can take the Tackle Preparedness Pledge and get preparedness information at www.beready.iowa.gov. Preparedness Month information can also be found on Facebook (www.facebook.com/letstacklepreparedness), Twitter (@tklpreparedness) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/letstacklepreparedness). Hash tags #IAPM and #tklpreparedness.
“I’m happy to help spread the word about the importance of being prepared for emergencies and disasters,” Sash said. “I urge all Iowans to take this opportunity to tackle preparedness in their homes and places of business.”
Iowa’s Preparedness Month is held in conjunction with National Preparedness Month, which was created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in an effort to educate the public on how to prepare for emergencies.
For more information on Preparedness Month sponsors, visit:
Iowa Emergency Management Association, www.iowaema.com
Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management, www.homelandsecurity.iowa.gov
Safeguard Iowa Partnership, www.safeguardiowa.org.
Originally posted by purplemonkeydishwasher
reply to post by filledcup
look at it.. 0_0
taken in January
15 arc-seconds = 50000 km at that magnitude
www.lpi.usra.edu...edit on 4-9-2013 by purplemonkeydishwasher because: (no reason given)