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That time CNN tried to blame President Trump for potential asteroid strike

That time CNN tried to blame President Trump for potential asteroid strike

First nominee for Fake News Awards of 2018!

I have often noted that massive, rapid climate change and extinction events are associated with asteroid strikes or volcanism.

 So, I suppose the silver lining in CNN’s recent reports is that they forget their usual routine of blaming President Donald Trump for “climate change” for a few moments. Instead, they chose to link the government shutdown with an incoming asteroid, placing the blame for impending global catastrophe on Trump.

CNN personalities already blame virtually everything on President Trump and now the network has floated a theory that the earth could be jeopardized by an asteroid because of the government shutdown — but don’t worry, experts have already dubunked the fake news.

CNN correspondent Tom Foreman said on “The Lead with Jake Tapper” that NASA could potentially stop monitoring asteroids during the shutdown.

“A big one, by the way, is expected to brush by Earth on February 4,” Foreman said on Friday’s show.

He explained that this occurred back in 2013 during the Obama administration when the government last shut down. “For more than two weeks, NASA reportedly stopped monitoring potentially dangerous asteroids,” he said.

It turns out CNN is offering #FakeNews, once again.

It’s true that the building-size asteroid 2002 AJ129 will pass by Earth within about 10 times the distance from Earth to the moon (about 2.6 million miles, or 4.2 million kilometers), according to NASA. The asteroid is about 0.3 to 0.75 miles (0.5 to 1.2 km) in diameter — for comparison, the world’s tallest building is 0.51 miles (0.82 km) tall, while the new World Trade Center building in New York is 0.33 miles (0.53 km) tall.

NASA representatives say there’s no chance that it will collide with Earth.

“We have been tracking this asteroid for over 14 years and know its orbit very accurately,” Paul Chodas, manager of the Center for Near-Earth-Object Studies at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said in a statement. “Our calculations indicate that asteroid 2002 AJ129 has no chance — zero — of colliding with Earth on Feb. 4 or any time over the next 100 years.”

However, there is another asteroid that will be even closer to earth on January 23!

First detected by NASA on January 5, Asteroid 2018 AJ is due to hurtle past Earth on Tuesday January 23.

The asteroid, which is a big as a seven-storey building, will avoid a direct hit with our planet by about 1.1 million miles – a stone’s throw in astronomical terms.

The exact orbit of Asteroid 2018 AJ could still change slightly, but scientists expect the rock to pass at 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the Moon.

So, we should all be able to enjoy Trump’s State of the Union address on January 30th.

Legal Insurrection readers may also recall that I discussed the most significant EMP (electromagnetic pulse) threat is from solar storms. NASA has begun testing its new probe that will be directed at the sun when it is launched later this year.

Dubbed the Parker Solar Probe (PSP), the 430,000mph (692,000km/h) craft will collect vital information about the life of stars and their weather events.

This will help scientists improve how we predict dangerous solar flares, which can disrupt satellites and power supplies here on Earth.

…In a written statement, a spokesman for the space agency said: ‘Nasa’s historic Parker Solar Probe mission will revolutionize our understanding of the Sun, where changing conditions can propagate out into the solar system, affecting Earth and other worlds.

‘Parker Solar Probe will travel through the sun’s atmosphere, closer to the surface than any spacecraft before it, facing brutal heat and radiation conditions and ultimately providing humanity with the closest-ever observations of a star.’

It may even be sensitive enough to detect CNN’s credibility.

I hereby nominate the Trump/asteroid strike story for the Fake News Awards of 2018.

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They do quick work — topping themselves early and often.

G. de La Hoya | January 24, 2018 at 9:12 am

When was the last time the U.S. or any other country averted a catastrophic asteroid strike?

    mochajava76 in reply to G. de La Hoya. | January 24, 2018 at 9:36 am

    That would be 1998, when NASA sent Harry Stamper and other geologists up to blow up that huge asteroid, Dotti

    G. de La Hoya in reply to G. de La Hoya. | January 24, 2018 at 11:08 am

    Never saw the movie.

    1951: the 22nd Amendment, limiting presidents to two terms.

    Without it, the traitors of the deep state and the sinister george soros might have seen to it that their organ-grinder monkey – disgraced former president barack obama – was not a ‘former’ disgraced president.

    A meteor strike would have done less damage to the nation than another four years of the the sedition conspiracy we have discovered being allowed to continue.

    It’s not like the co-conspirators of the democrat media would have protected us:

    ABC, NBC, CBS ignore and downplay missing Strzok-Page texts:
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/01/24/abc-nbc-cbs-ignore-and-downplay-missing-strzok-page-texts.html

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to G. de La Hoya. | January 24, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    More good reading on this subject of our Fake MSM.

    “The Problem Isn’t Just Corruption at the FBI and Main Justice, It’s Also The Media…

    “Over the past year we have learned that a significant number of people within the DOJ and FBI have been the source of leaks to the media. Almost all of those leaks built on lies….

    “FBI Agent Peter Strzok and DOJ/FBI Attorney Lisa Page have been identified as leaking stories to Politico, the Washington Post and New York Times. Adding to that mix, Asst. AG Sally Yates, Asst. AG John Carlin and a host of Main Justice officials were also participating in leaks; all leaks based on self-interest….

    “DOJ Deputy Bruce Ohr and his wife Nellie Ohr were both in close contact with Glenn Simpson and Fusion-GPS, and that entity has admitted openly to shopping -and selling- stories to the media, under the auspices of ‘anonymous sources’…..

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/01/24/the-problem-isnt-just-corruption-at-the-fbi-and-main-justice-its-also-the-media/

When the SMOD does come, I hope it lands on CNN headquarters.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to robertsgunshop. | January 24, 2018 at 11:56 am

    Ideally, an asteroid would hammer North Korea, Iran or both. Or perhaps south of the border, creating a huge, impassable no man’s land.

Hard to believe even CNN could allow something this idiotic on-air.

Hey smart woke people at CNN… consider that even troglodyte knuckle-dragging ultra extreme far right conservatives like myself might be married to liberal hippy chicks that work in the executive branch of the federal government.

Ya know, Darma & Greg?

She is categorized as Essential Personnel during government shutdowns. And she’s really just a glorified secretary.

So… if she is on the job during a government shutdown, do you really expect me to believe the guys making sure the asteroid doesn’t destroy the human race aren’t also on the job?

See, this is where your SJW indoctrination comes back to bite you in the ass. You went into six-figure debt learning how to pair it terms like patriarchy and privilege, instead of being taught how to think for yourself.

percussionking | January 24, 2018 at 12:45 pm

What is NASA supposed to do about an incoming asteroid, besides watching it?

    Build a hotel on it that flies the American flag, with a plaque dedicating it to Donald Trump.

    Then send obama, klinton and everyone involved in the sedition conspiracy we’re uncovering to live there.

    Mueller could be the bell hop.

problem numero uno with the hand wringing over an asteroid hitting the Earth. There is nothing that any of us can do about it. We have neither the capability to evacuate the planet nor do we have anywhere to evacuate to. We have no capability to stop, or even significantly deflect, a multi-million ton rock traveling towards the planet at several tens of thousands of mile per hour. If an asteroid is on a trajectory to impact the planet we are SOL, whether the US Federal Government is open for business or not.

Well, we definitely need that asteroid lookout system up and running. Certainly the state of Hawaii is prepared; it has that nice “Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill” warning thing. Yep, expensive and worthless—we can’t demand much more than that of government. But there’s no indication that the other states are in such good shape.

Wouldn’t it be much better if the talking MSM figures were cartoon characters like Teletubbies, Sponge Bob etc. It would be much more amusing.

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