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November 4, 2000:

Frontpage headlines worldwide again report that an asteroid is on course to cross paths with Earth. A rock the size of an office building, and named 2000 SG344, is due to arrive on September 21, 2030, with a 1 in 500 chance of impact. Scientists announce that if it hits the Earth it will release 100 times the energy of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. For three days a group of international astronomers analyzed data on the rock before making today's announcment. "This is the highest probability of impact that we have ever calculated for an object," said Paul Chodas, project engineer for the Near-Earth Object Program.

November 7, 2000:

NASA scientists alter their calculations of the course of asteroid 2000 SG344 and now inform the public that the rock will not cross paths with Earth in the year 2030. The new data "effectively rules out the chance of an impact in that year" says NASA. This is the FOURTH time since March 1998 that a group of astronomers have warned of a coming asteroid impact only to have their findings refuted by NASA officials "after examining additional observations." As explained earlier in this Timeline, whenever any scientist discovers a rock headed towards Earth, government officials use creative recalculations to silence the findings and lure the public into complacency, they do this by cooking the books and skewing (stewing) the data - VIDEO. This stranglehold over media ensures that our society will be intentionally kept in the dark right up until the rock lights up our sky.

January 26, 2001:

Less than one week after being sworn in as American President, George W. Bush announces that he will curb production of U.S. nuclear weapons in order to fund development of an "anti-missile" system. But rather than mobilizing human civilization behind a united effort to watch the entire sky with anti-asteroid systems, the Republicans aim to enslave workers and pursuade proles to pay for these "missile defense" expenses.

January 7, 2002:

"Earth Escapes Brush With Killer Asteroid" is the CNN headline today. "The Near Earth Object '2001 YB5' brightened enough for even simple telescopes to spot just before it raced past our planet on Monday. Many scientists classify it as a close call. 'The impact would be quite tremendous,' said Benny Peiser of the Royal Astronomical Society in Great Britain...In the year 2027, an asteroid between one kilometer and a mile in length is expected pass even closer...later on, either asteroid could pose risks to the planet, along with countless rocks lurking in the shadows that have yet to be identified, astronomers warn...What particularly troubles Peiser is that scientists only first spotted 2001 YB5 in late December. What if it had been heading on a collision course? 'That's not enough time for any initiatives for deflection. If we had 20 or 30 years' time, then we could develop a technology to deflect an object. With our current lack of preparedness, we are helpless,' he said."

This CNN report contained an actual picture of the asteroid. The rock was visible to millions of people on Earth, so there was no way any government could suppress or whitewash and minimize the threat of this event. Instead, the editors of all major media simply reduced every mention of the asteroid into tiny little blurbs buried deep inside newspapers. Here are typical examples:

The article in USA Today is equally microscopic:

This obvious ploy to minimize the event and train the public to shrug shoulders and ignor the threat prompted a sarcastic article from a perceptive journalist in Florida:

January 28, 2002: reports, "Prompted by a close brush between Earth and an asteroid in early January, scores of top researchers who often don't see eye-to-eye have made a joint political plea for help in saving the planet...91 international astronomers and prominent space activists -- including a who's who of asteroid experts -- sent a letter...The scientists sometimes disagree over how their findings should be presented, or not presented, to the public. Some have called for full disclosure at times. Others have suggested a more guarded release of information only after public risk, or lack of it, has been well established. One thing they all agree on, however, is that the threat is real...about 30 percent of the sky has never been surveyed...'Had 2001-YB5 been on a collision course, there is little that could have been done to prevent possibly millions of casualties when an area the size of Tasmania would have been devastated,' the signatories agree. A similar asteroid flyby occurred last October, when a rock thought to be between 50 and 100 meters in diameter zoomed by Earth at a similar distance. The object, big enough to destroy a city, was first detected just two days prior."

[NOTE: Also similar is the way that almost no media covered the near miss last October either.]