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February 16, 2013

Dodging asteroids: compartmentalizing serendipity formed by an underlying synchronicity.

Filed under: General Homeland Security — by Christopher Bellavita on February 16, 2013

I’m guessing you’ve probably recovered from all the parties you went to last night to celebrate Asteroid 2012 DA14‘s laughingly inept effort to destroy Planet Earth.

It missed by more than 17,000 miles.

I’m also assuming you’re not one of the 1200 people injured by the meteorite that “streaked across the sky and exploded over central Russia on Friday….”

The two events were not related, insist scientists from all over the world.  Just a “chilling coincidence.”

But maybe — just maybe — the sterile phrase “chilling coincidence” masks a much more serious warning from the scientific community.

Urban Dictionary defines chilling as “a conscious effort to maintain a calm demeanor or, regain composure;” and  coincidence as “a compartmentalized serendipity formed by an underlying synchronicity.”

Translating, perhaps scientists are only pretending to be calm as a part of what they do to compartmentalize the underlying synchronicity.

Serious homeland security professionals should read these signals and prepare for the worst.  Like this:



Check your 72 hour kit. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.



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Comment by Michael Brady

February 16, 2013 @ 9:02 pm


“Translating, perhaps scientists are only pretending to be calm as a part of what they do to compartmentalize the underlying synchronicity.”

Perhaps they’re calm because they understand probability and statistics, unlike politicians and network news anchors.

“Check your 72 hour kit. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.”

Never mind that what the dinosaurs really needed was a 72 million year kit…

Comment by William R. Cumming

February 17, 2013 @ 8:50 am

And to think until the 20th Century Be Happy Don’t Worry when it came to asteroids. And of course many fail to understand the meaning of the so-called Asteroid Belt relatively near earth.

Comment by Claire B. Rubin

February 17, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

On Sunday the Wash. Post had an article about emergency managementin Russia, which was quite an eye opener for me. (See RecoveryDiva.com posting on 2/17 for the link.)

Comment by Christopher Tingus

February 17, 2013 @ 11:11 pm

…after all, we are a plant in our universe and from time to time we shall experience all such events! The meteorite over Russian skies was certainly an eye opener as its power when exploding was indeed terrific. We have many wonderfully competent and dedicated scientists and technology flying above us so hopefully we will be forewarned and have the ability to take action to keep us safe from such….I still think far too many believe government deployment will be available in big events and I find this ever imposing government anthing I am conforted by…

Comment by bellavita

February 19, 2013 @ 12:46 am

The link to Claire’s post is : http://recoverydiva.com/2013/02/17/disaster-recovery-russian-style/

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