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 MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian astrologist who says NASA has altered her horoscope by crashing a spacecraft into a comet is suing the U.S. space agency for damages of $300 million, local media reported Monday. http://reuters.excite.com//article/2...OSCOPE-DC.html I feel bad for whoever the people are at NASA who have to actually deal with the legal nonsense, but I sure do wish I was there to see the expression on the face of whoever the first person was to read it. Hopefully it will be quickly dismissed by the courts.  PhysOrg.com science news on PhysOrg.com >> 'Whodunnit' of Irish potato famine solved>> The mammoth's lament: Study shows how cosmic impact sparked devastating climate change>> Curiosity Mars rover drills second rock target  Mentor Blog Entries: 27 Here's Bob Park's take on it: http://www.bobpark.org/ Zz.  Mentor Blog Entries: 4 Kerrie would know for sure, but I don't believe comets are part of astrological charts, especially ones that aren't visible or tracked, unlike Haley's. What a nut. Recognitions: Gold Member ## Astrologist sues NASA over comet crash comets are parts of astrological charts. I think they 'symbolize' something. what a crazy nut! Nobody complained about the moon landing...  Blog Entries: 1 Recognitions: Gold Member I was hoping nobody would mention this idiotic "story" Thanks Moonbear, you ruined my last hopes. My probability is shattered - I mean wow, you are the last person I thought would post this. I woulda expected this from like yomomma or Astronuc.. ah what the hey, the world's gone up in flames. Next time my windows crashes, I'm filing a class action suit against Microsoft for moral, emotional, educational, and spiritual/religious damages caused to me. Recognitions: Gold Member Science Advisor Staff Emeritus  Quote by cronxeh I was hoping nobody would mention this idiotic "story" Thanks Moonbear, you ruined my last hopes. My probability is shattered - I mean wow, you are the last person I thought would post this. I woulda expected this from like yomomma or Astronuc.. ah what the hey, the world's gone up in flames. Next time my windows crashes, I'm filing a class action suit against Microsoft for moral, emotional, educational, and spiritual/religious damages caused to me. Just don't sue me for it. That's why I posted it over here in GD. It just struck me as so idiotic that I had to share it with others I knew would appreciate the idiocy. If it's so important to your astrological chart, remake the chart.  Blog Entries: 1 Recognitions: Gold Member yes I do believe this Newtonian bump caused my libra/scorpio cusp compatibility to be nudged a little and I'm now attracted to Scorpios.. Say, Moonbie.. how you doin'? raaawrr  Mentor Blog Entries: 4 According to the "Astrology Encyclopedia" - "The astrological significance of comets has been the subject of much study, but so far no definite conclusions have been reached." http://www.astrologyweekly.com/dictionary/comets.php The only ones even mentioned are ones that have been seen. She doesn't even seem to have the field of astrology behind her. Recognitions: Gold Member  Quote by Moonbear Just don't sue me for it. What kind of belief system doesn't take into account NASA spacecrafts crashing? I thought that was a given. Mentor  Her lawyer said that under Russian law she can recover the cost of any damage that results. Sounds fair to me: Value of a comet:$0. Say, the damage comes out to 50% of the value.... lets see, multiply by the uhhh.....carry the, hmmm.... can someone figure that one out for me?

 Perhaps astrology is nonsense, perhaps not. But either way its a more sensible idea than the idea of dropping bombs on passing comets. I guess American taxpayers are a bit more easy going about how their money is spent than most.

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 Quote by Canute Perhaps astrology is nonsense, perhaps not. But either way its a more sensible idea than the idea of dropping bombs on passing comets.
Why?

Btw, the Japanese are shooting bullets at asteroids... http://www.planetary.org/news/2004/h...y_preview.html

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 Quote by honestrosewater What kind of belief system doesn't take into account NASA spacecrafts crashing? I thought that was a given.
She obviously should have sought the advice of a fortune teller prior to preparing her chart. Can't blame NASA if her fortune teller got it wrong.

 Quote by Russ_Watters Btw, the Japanese are shooting bullets at asteroids...
Hey, I loved that game as a kid! Um... I mean the video game Asteroids.

 I don't care if it screwed up her horoscope. It finally straightened mine out!

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 Quote by Evo Kerrie would know for sure, but I don't believe comets are part of astrological charts, especially ones that aren't visible or tracked, unlike Haley's. What a nut.

This astrologist pisses me off. This gives those of us trying to study the subject with objectivity a bad reputation. Why is it the few bad apples ruin it for the rest of us? As far as I know, planetoids are sometimes considered in a chart, but that is all dependent upon the astrologist. Besides, how much of an impact would our satellite have upon this huge rock? And if there was an impact that made a significant difference to the orbit of the comet, I would think this would be an opportunity for astrolgists (the legitimate ones) to study the impact from the astrological point of view.

 She obviously should have sought the advice of a fortune teller prior to preparing her chart. Can't blame NASA if her fortune teller got it wrong
Astrology is not meant to tell your fortune.

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 Quote by zoobyshoe I don't care if it screwed up her horoscope. It finally straightened mine out!
Maybe she should be suing you. Stealing her karma or something?? Sounds like "solid legal ground" to me...

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