Friday, December 18, 2009

Nebraska Earthquake Or Loose Nuke?

A 3.5 magnitude earthquake is not an uncommon occurrence if you live in California. A 3.5 wouldn't even generate much news and speculation really. But when a 3.5 quake hits southeast Nebraska. Well. Let the conspiracies fly.

Apparently early Thursday Morning at almost the same time as the earthquake, a
Nebraska State Patrol trooper, who is also an amateur astronomer no less, saw a light in the sky. So, if you were going to explain this phenomena, what would you guess? A meteor? Lightning? Coincidence? Nuclear attack from Russia? What, you ask. A nuclear attack? Well some people are saying that the the flash of light was a particle beam weapon shooting down a Russian cruise missile headed for Offutt Air Force base (home of the Strategic Air Command). The explosion that resulted caused the earthquake.

All I have to say about this is there are a lot of crazy, ignorant, irrational, paranoid, conspiratorial, uneducated, simple minded, extremist, weird people in this world.

6 comments:

  1. What do *you* think it was?

    BTW, the captcha on this post was "fierypea". Ouch!

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  2. Aliens! Aliens! Aliens!

    My captia was "biler" ... sorta goes with "fierypea". Super ouch with bile!

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  3. Alien invasion. The retrothrusters on those flying saucers can really shake things up, ya know...

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  4. MH: OW - Fiery Pea would not be nice superpower.

    I think it was natural earthquake and earthquake induced lightning.

    Wife and GH: Sounds more likely than a Russian Cruise Missile.

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  5. Well, duh ... Santa had to make an emergency landing!

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  6. Dobegil: I hadn't thought of that - good answer.

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