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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:22 am
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NASA asked to come up with Near Earth Object Defense Plan

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I suggest a Really Big Slingshotâ„¢ as having the greatest likelhood of success. It would have the capacity of launching a sizable projectile with the bonus effect that, upon release, would propel the earth in the opposite direction in a degree proportional to the force exerted to launch the anti-missile missile. For added safety, a big stone fougasse could be placed in the bottom of the same pit for a secondary "scattergun" launch with a "second hit" on the equal and opposite reaction effect.

Since we don't know precisely from which side the asteroid will approach, we'll probably need several of them. Talk about a "shovel ready" jobs program!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:13 am
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I suggest NASA hire Bruce Willis and a bunch of oil drillers to, ..... uh, wait a minute I think it's been tried

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:07 pm
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How about having a skwirrell, really high up.
Then getting all the "tree-varmint-assassins" to shoot at once.
The skwirrell always moves out of the way in time anyway and the compound effect of gravity from all the now erroneous lead will destroy the projectile.
Or, at least, move it aside.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:39 am
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ROFL...
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:16 am
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We just need a really big spring...On wheels.

Position the spring under the asteroids plotted impact point...Boooiing...

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