quote: A DU interceptor would simply punch a small hole through.
quote: A nuclear explosion would disperse it into several smaller, but still massive pieces which as it cooled and coalesced under self-gravitation
quote: it could turn one large object that may hit you, into several smaller ones, some of which will definitely strike
quote: The problem here is that government is incapable of making plans and sticking to them
quote: I think this is fear mongering. I will not live in fear of something I can't see coming or something I can't stop from coming. I am certainly not outraged when the government doesn't protect me from natural disasters. The government is not my babysitter and I'm no child. If I die, I die. I think it's pretty foolish to spend a lot of money to protect against an event where the odds are so huge against it ever happening. It's like the odds of winning the lottery. I think the world should slowly develop something *together* and eventually they'll have something.
quote: I wouldn't spend a cent to protect from being hit by a random bullet. Why? Because the odds are so low it would a waste of money. You'd laugh at someone who wore a bullet-proof vest all the time. They'd seem paranoid. Why? Because most of us will live for 80 years never once being shot at. It's the weirdos and kooks that people laugh at for owning gas masks and bomb shelters.
quote: The government or the UN cannot protect us from natural disasters, and if we give them our money, they'll waste it with fraud like they did with the Oil-For-Food program.
quote: There aren't any odds against something like this hitting the planet as it's just a matter of time before it happens AGAIN
quote: Due to the creation of powerful telescopes, we can spot NEOs many years before impact or near impact.
quote: I think it's pretty foolish to spend a lot of money to protect against an event where the odds are so huge against it ever happening.
quote: But I'm all for building a space defense system though thats built by the US. Then we control it and can use it to defend the planet, and our country. Of course then the rest of the UN will complain about it.