A missile fired from a Navy cruiser in the Pacific Ocean hit an out-of-control spy satellite falling toward Earth last night, Pentagon officials said. They said that a single SM-3 missile fired from the USS Lake Erie hit the satellite at 10:26 p.m. Eastern time. The missile struck the dead satellite about 150 miles above Earth as it traveled in orbit at more than 17,000 mph. Military officials had hoped to rupture the satellite's fuel tank to prevent 1,000 pounds of hydrazine from crashing to Earth, a situation they depicted as potentially hazardous for people on the ground. It was unclear last night whether the missile hit was able to break up the fuel tank, but Pentagon officials said they hope to determine that within 24 hours.
You might think I am nuts, but I have been reading up on Scientology on their website and I like what I am reading. If you are interested in learning what it is all about, check out the site of Scientology. I remember reading L.Ron Hubbard's book, Dianetics, when I was in my early 20's, about 30 years ago, but I don't really think I understood it like I would now. I am seriously considering ordering it and reading it again. I have always believed that we control our world with our thoughts, and that is the basis of Scientology. However, I am a bit conflicted because I also believe there is a power greater than ourselves. I guess I will have to see if these two beliefs can be incorporated.
The race for the presidency has taken a weird turn. After slamming Hillary Clinton in Iowa, Obama lost to her in New Hampshire. Same thing with the Republican side of the fence. John McCain, who hasn't really even be mentioned much in the news lately, brought on an upset in New Hampshire, winning the polls with independent votes. At this point there is no way to tell who is going to be on the ticket, which makes the race even that more interesting. All I know for sure is that it is wonderful to see people getting excited about their government again and who runs it. If we have one thing to thank G.W. Bush for, it's that. When you get sick enough of something, you do what it takes to change it.