Fifty-four years after the first man-made satellite hit orbit, it's starting to dawn on us. We should have developed a launch-able shopvac.
Last weekend's man-made falling star was just a harbinger. Experts say 18,000 pieces of trash softball-sized or larger are orbiting the earth and getting ready to re-enter the atmosphere at some point. Think of it as a teenager's bedroom that moves at thousands of miles per hour.
We're told the odds of one person getting hit by space debris are about 1 in 22 trillion. That sounds comforting until you realize that similar odds don't deter people from buying Powerball tickets.
Everyone's talking about the odds of humans getting hit by space junk. If it hits the ocean, some fish will say, "Wow, what were the odds of that thing hitting me?"
The National Weather Service says the odds of getting hit by lightning are 180,000 times better than being hit by space debris. The odds of Congress balancing the budget, however, can be compared to the enormity of space.
Former Utah Transit Authority board member Terry Diehl reportedly made somewhere south of $24 million from his interest in a land sale near where the board decided to put a FrontRunner transit stop. Who says mass transit can't put money in your pocket?
This must be some kind of record. The southern leg of FrontRunner hasn't even been laid yet and already people are claiming they've been taken for a ride.
Solyndra is a "green" company the Obama administration hurriedly gave $528 million in loans back in 2009 because it symbolized the new, environmentally friendly economy. Now it's out of business. The government money may have been the only green thing Solyndra ever had.
If Warren Buffett pays a lower tax rate than his secretary because, presumably, he makes more money, why doesn't he give her a break and pay her more?
Scientists say they've found something that travels faster than the speed of light. Big deal. Anyone in Utah could tell them they've known this for years. Just watch how fast gas prices jump the nanosecond someone in the Middle East raises the price of a barrel of oil.
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