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QT: Asteroids Afoot


News Item: ". . . passage of Asteroid 2012 DA14 through the Earth-moon system on Friday. . . "
News Item: ". . . discovered last year by a Spanish dentist turned amateur astronomer. . . ."
So we had warning.
As opposed to the asteroid discovered as it hit Russia over the weekend.
This much is apparent:
We need more Spanish dentists.

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And then there are Asteroid 2012 TV, Asteroid 2012 TM79, Asteroid 2012 VJ38, Asteroid 2012 VH77, Asteroid 2012 XE54, Asteroid 2013 BR27, Asteroid 2013 CY32 and Asteroid 2013 CL129.
Which were discovered in the past year as they passed between Earth and the moon.
But how many dentists can there be in Spain?

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News Headline: "Police save 'sorcerers' after mob tries to burn them alive in Papua New Guinea."
For those keeping track of faith-based initiatives.

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News Item: ". . . Republicans are not about to roll over on new gun control measures. . . ."
No need to roll over.
The gun lobby has them in a sit-stay.

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The Case for Zero Tolerance of Modern School Administrators:
A 13-year-old boy who wore a regular tie instead of a clip-on tie to school in Brightingslea, England, was placed in isolation for a day because he was in violation of the school's zero-tolerance health and safety policies.

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News Item: "Police follow footprints through wet grass to stolen grill, patio furniture."
The arrested man is now seeking dew process.

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News Headline: "In New Mexico, crooks are now stealing toilets."
Investigators say they have nothing to go on.
Sorry. QT will stop it now.

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News Headline: "Fifth-graders accused of plotting to kill classmate."
They grow up so fast, don't they?

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News Headline: "Can the Vatican survive in our digital age?"
Yet Pope Benedict XVI warns against being swept up in our modern age:
"For Christians to be faithful, they can't be afraid to go against the current."
Or so he recently tweeted.

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News Headline: "Study: Are some people born conservative?"
We can move along. It's too nice a day to dwell on birth defects.
Just kidding.
Just kidding.

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News Headline: "FAA: No armed drones in U.S."
Always reassuring to be reassured by our government that it has no plans to explode any us.
At the moment.

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News Headline: "Is Obama's universal pre-K plan too much, too soon?"
No.
And when did nursery school become pre-K, and when can we have nursery school back?

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QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language:
T.D., a Chicago reader, regarding asteroids and meteors, writes:
"If a meteoroid that enters our atmosphere is a meteor, and a meteor that hits us is a meteorite, do we also have asteroids, asters and asterites?"
Ought to.
But don't.
But feel free to think of the danger posed by asteroids as an asterisk.


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Posted on February 18, 2013


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