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China Just Misses NYC with Large Rocket

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by chemgator, May 13, 2020.

  1. chemgator

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    They fired a 100' Long March 5B rocket that could have hit New York City on the way down had it re-entered the atmosphere sooner. First coronavirus, now this. I'm starting to think that China does not like New York City. The rocket wound up hitting Cote D' Ivoire off of Africa.

    Chunks of China's Powerful Rocket Fall Back to Earth, Narrowly Missing NYC

    It was a booster rocket for their space program, but still . . .


    No word yet from North Korea as to whether they will fire any rockets at New York.
     
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  2. gator7_5

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    So it almost hit NY but hit Africa instead? Hmmmm. That seems to be a reach even for MSM.
     
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  3. tampajack1

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    Wow. Cote D' Ivoire. That's close. If I recall, if you leave NYC via the GW bridge and get on the Palisades Parkway heading towards West Point, you go right through Cote D/ Ivoire. If I recall, there are a couple of good diners right around there that are worth checking out.
     
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  4. gatorpa

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    From the "article"....

    "The speed and angle of the rocket's decaying orbit made it difficult to track. Predictions spanned a range of sites from New York City to New Zealand, according to Space Flight Now. The U.S. Air Force's 18th Space Control Squadron, which tracks manmade objects in orbit around Earth, confirmed the rocket's reentry was on May 11 at around 11:33 a.m. EST"


    That's quite the cone of death there.... SMH
     
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  5. 96Gatorcise

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    I blame the Wuhan lab....:mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
  6. homer

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    China is racist. :)
     
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  7. BLING

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    This was my immediate thought. Was going to say, might as well just say the rocket “almost” crashed...literally anywhere in the world.

    I’m sure there was a certain axis for the landing, but the distance/range isn’t even close.
     
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  8. citygator

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    By comparison I came about as close to marrying Scarlett Johansson.

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  9. ThePlayer

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    Make no mistake about Chinese ambitions.
    They aim to take over the planet in due order.
     
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  10. intimigator1

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    Something about me but I cannot get enough of creative sarcasm! Nice job! :)
     
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  11. intimigator1

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    I try to get people to understand this due to my experiences in the Maldives. About 5 years ago, the Chinese started showing up in Male', the capital, then came the Chinese Embassy, then came an agreement to build the connecting bridge to the airport island of Hulhumale, followed by gifts of ambulance boats and police cars and now you see buildings going up on both Male and Hulhumale with Chinese script all over them. Sadly, the US government has ignored what is going on. I think the ambassador came to the island once from Sri Lanka (1 hour flight) to check in but nothing since.
    The new government is trying to figure out how to pay China back for an overpriced bridge and high rise buildings but sadly there is a strong possibility that China will officially own all those items by default, just like what they did in Sri Lanka and what they are trying to do in Grenada (Caribbean) now. Piece by piece....
     
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  12. Emmitto

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    Lay off bro. She’s equally not mine.
     
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  13. tampajack1

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    Me likey.
     
  14. wgbgator

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    Me, I'm wondering what the Chinese think about us having 500 military bases around the world, and on every continent except Anartica
     
  15. ThePlayer

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    Just like the coronavirus, the Chinese suck the life out of everything they come into contact with.
    They lend desperate nations money at high prices and then take possession of their assets once they default.
    They are worse bloodsuckers than the mafia ever was.
     
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  16. FrankGator627

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    Wow this is so far from the truth...

    Everyone knows it’s better to take the Brooklyn Bridge.
     
  17. Gatorrick22

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    It's Chinese... they haven't perfected their aiming system just yet... Lol. :D:eek:;)
     
  18. WarDamnGator

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    They thought it might hit NY, or maybe New Zealand, but it hit Africa, so they had correctly narrowed it down to Earth.
     
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    They were just trying to help us out with the virus.
     
  20. leftcoastgator

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    The story linked in the OP was from the heavily biased, sensationalist, click-baiting, politically slanted mainstream media site—drum roll—Popular Mechanics.
     
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