There are only 2 types of Earth crossing asteroids: Apollos with a semi major axis larger than 1AU and perihelion smaller than Earth's aphelion and Atens with a semi major axis smaller than 1AU and aphelion larger than Earth's perihelion. There are 4803 known Apollo asteroids (I don't know where the 5200 number in the summary comes from but IAU's Minor Planet Center knows of only 4803) and 747 known Atens, so there was a very good chance that the meteorite was an Apollo...
Westboro (I refuse to align them with a church or religious denomination, and I wish the media would as well)
You mean religions are better? You think crusades, genocides, jihads, dead sentences, stoning, human sacrifices etc., suppression of entire classes/genders..., you know, the stuff religions tend to do is better? Or worse? They might not be violent yet, but the hate they preach makes them fit in the religious nut job box quite well.
I'm from Belgium and still there (quite happy about it and not planning to leave). The royal palaces are property of the state and managed by an entity called the 'Koninklijke Stichting', they have not been sold. There has been a spate of sale and lease back crap by the previous government, though. De Gucht is not unbespoken (tried for insider trading and tax evasion) but corruption is not on the list. How much I dislike Sabam and wouldn't be suprised if they actually would try that, this is nothing more than a rumour and this is the first time I heard it. It certainly did not pop up in the belgian media and it sure would if they got air of it, they don't like De Gucht either.
Btw According to the 'Corruption Perceptions Index' Sweden is the 4th least corrupt country in the world, Belgium 19th. Columbia 80th, but being a 'rich' Belgian there helps I guess? The USA comes in at the 24th place.
Because it is nice to live in a country with good infrastructure, proper education and healthcare? Where you know that when someone comes of age he'll be taken care off, regardless of how lucky he got during his life? When you fall ill you won't be bankrupt?
Is it really that bad to pay 33% tax when the regular employee has to pay 50%? Sure 1 year of that 33% may be more than an employee pays his whole life, but that's not the fucking point. Everyone does his share and if you strike it big, it means you end up paying more but you still end up with a whole lot more.