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Saudis Hope Giant Clock Will Set 'Mecca Time' (It's Mecca Time)
Yahoo News ^ | 8/10/2010 | Yahoo News

Posted on 08/10/2010 1:42:47 PM PDT by Dallas59

Muslims around the world could be setting their watches to a new time soon when the world's largest clock begins ticking atop a soaring skyscraper in Islam's holiest city of Mecca.

Saudi Arabia hopes the four faces of the new clock, which will loom over Mecca's Grand Mosque from what is expected to be the world's second tallest building, will establish Mecca as an alternate time standard to the Greenwich median.

The clock is targeted to enter service with a three-month trial period in the first week of the holy month of Ramadan on or about August 12, according to the Saudi state news agency SPA.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: clock; islam; islamicimperialism; islamicsupremacists; islammeanssubmit; junkscience; mecca; pravdamedia; saudidomination; saudis; time
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1 posted on 08/10/2010 1:42:50 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

Hey Saudi’s - it’s later than you think.


2 posted on 08/10/2010 1:43:45 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Dallas59

Soon to be installed at Ground Zero, no doubt.

Our little Muslim brethren are feeling a bit cocky, aren’t they? Gee, I wonder why.


3 posted on 08/10/2010 1:44:20 PM PDT by livius
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To: Dallas59

Hopefully Baraq can be there to bow at the grand opening.


4 posted on 08/10/2010 1:44:54 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: DManA

NASA Agrees that time is coming from Mecca......


5 posted on 08/10/2010 1:45:08 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Dallas59

Personally, I prefer liv’n on Tulsa time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GlDufZrCPE


6 posted on 08/10/2010 1:45:12 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Dallas59


7 posted on 08/10/2010 1:45:36 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.)
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To: Dallas59

I want a Mohamed watch!


8 posted on 08/10/2010 1:46:18 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Dallas59; mikrofon; Charles Henrickson

It's Bob Ross Time, foo'.

9 posted on 08/10/2010 1:46:23 PM PDT by martin_fierro (duwattchoowan)
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To: Dallas59
Morons have their own rules for everything else so why not their own time standard.

"At the sound of the blast, the time will be the ninth century"

10 posted on 08/10/2010 1:46:24 PM PDT by steveo (2010 never again)
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To: Dallas59
That'll be one sweet target!
11 posted on 08/10/2010 1:46:32 PM PDT by haywoodwebb (ISLAM = DEATH! . . . . Black & Humble . . .)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; Dallas59

My thoughts on the black stone...stop hammer time!


12 posted on 08/10/2010 1:47:04 PM PDT by Andrea19
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To: Dallas59

Is it going to run counter-clockwise?


13 posted on 08/10/2010 1:47:43 PM PDT by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope for survival.)
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To: Dallas59

Mecca Mean (Mean as in Evil) Time.


14 posted on 08/10/2010 1:48:08 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Dallas59

Stop...Mecca Time.

15 posted on 08/10/2010 1:48:10 PM PDT by Troublemaker
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

16 posted on 08/10/2010 1:48:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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To: Dallas59

Bloomberg will put one in NYC and Obama can put one up in DC.


17 posted on 08/10/2010 1:48:25 PM PDT by Patrick1
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To: Dallas59
The Hajj.......Ground Zero of the rest of the new millenia....
18 posted on 08/10/2010 1:48:25 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: Dallas59

Almost Miller time here........


19 posted on 08/10/2010 1:48:32 PM PDT by Sybeck1
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To: Dallas59

Tick Tick Tick Tick .. Oh yeah!!


20 posted on 08/10/2010 1:48:48 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: haywoodwebb

Two or three Tridents: MIRV tests.

I’m getting truly sick of these clowns...


21 posted on 08/10/2010 1:48:50 PM PDT by benewton (I)
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To: Dallas59

a blaring voice sez, good evening boys and girls its pedophile babarian time.


22 posted on 08/10/2010 1:49:08 PM PDT by aeonspromise
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To: Dallas59
Will the clock be stuck in time? Like some 1400 years ago like everything else that has to do with this cult!

I am glad it is going to a very "Tall" building. They should have built two of them.

23 posted on 08/10/2010 1:49:49 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Dallas59

The clock will run backwards until it reaches the 12th century when it will once again be correct.


24 posted on 08/10/2010 1:50:01 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: DManA

LOL!


25 posted on 08/10/2010 1:50:12 PM PDT by James C. Bennett
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To: Dallas59
Here's a picture

One time zone to rule them all...


26 posted on 08/10/2010 1:50:15 PM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Stop the change - I want to get off!)
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To: Sybeck1

"Suntory Time!"

27 posted on 08/10/2010 1:50:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You didn’t include the mushroom cloud. Phooey.


28 posted on 08/10/2010 1:51:25 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Dallas59

For this crowd time has run out.


29 posted on 08/10/2010 1:51:27 PM PDT by RickB444 (Beat your sword into plowshares, but wined up plowing the fields of someone who kept their sword.)
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To: aeonspromise

Shortly Hussein will decree that the US is going on “Sharia” time since he already hates anything based in the UK. Either that or a Judge will rule that we must use Sharia time with all muslim’s or activities they are involved in.


30 posted on 08/10/2010 1:51:37 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Don Corleone

Make that the 7th century.


31 posted on 08/10/2010 1:52:18 PM PDT by livius
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To: Jack of all Trades
One time zone to rule them all.

LOL. Sort of...

32 posted on 08/10/2010 1:53:14 PM PDT by livius
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To: Dallas59

The biggest clock in the world with a 45-meter diameter face is seen under construction near the Grand Mosque in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca. The Arabian nation which hosts the Muslim world's key holiest sights hopes the four faces of the new clock from what is expected to be the world's second tallest building, will establish Mecca as an alternate time standard to the Greenwich median. (AFP/File/Hassan Batel)


33 posted on 08/10/2010 1:53:27 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Dallas59

So, as a result, on top of the rest of their ignorance, the Muslims will never know what time it really is.


34 posted on 08/10/2010 1:53:44 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

I lost the one I used to have. I can’t find a transparent one. I can find non-transparent, but that doesn’t work. If you have one, send me a link.


35 posted on 08/10/2010 1:54:18 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.)
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To: Dallas59
Oh the horror, setting their watches on their wrist of the unclean hand in time with mecca!
36 posted on 08/10/2010 1:54:41 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: Dallas59
Mecca's Grand Mosque from what is expected to be the world's second tallest building Which is the first tallest? Which would have been the tallest 9-10-01??????
37 posted on 08/10/2010 1:55:21 PM PDT by ColdOne
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The Mecca Clock Royal Tower hotel is seen under construction topped by the world's biggest clockface as Muslims sit in the Grand Mosque in the Saudi city of Mecca. The clock is targeted to enter service with a three-month trial period in the first week of the holy month of Ramadan in early August 12, according to the nation's state news agency. (AFP/File/Hassan Batel)


38 posted on 08/10/2010 1:55:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

So on top of everything else, it is hideous and a design disaster.


39 posted on 08/10/2010 1:56:07 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Dallas59

“At a conference in Doha in 2008, Muslim clerics and scholars presented “scientific” arguments that Mecca time is the true global meridian. They said that Mecca is the centre of the world and that the Greenwich standard was imposed by the west in 1884.”

:)


40 posted on 08/10/2010 1:57:03 PM PDT by mainsail that ("A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights" - Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: La Lydia

The Chinese believe that Tienamin Square is the center of the universe and they have real nukes. Why don’t they demand that they say get to say what time it is?


41 posted on 08/10/2010 1:57:20 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: BenLurkin
Target rich environment.
42 posted on 08/10/2010 1:57:20 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: La Lydia

Does anyone really know what time it is?

Does anyone really care? /CTA


43 posted on 08/10/2010 1:57:30 PM PDT by laker_dad
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To: Dallas59
The clock is targeted....

It is now.

44 posted on 08/10/2010 1:57:30 PM PDT by tbpiper
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Graphic shows a new 591 metre tall sky-scraper under construction in the city of Mecca. Muslims around the world could be setting their watches to a new time soon when the world's largest clock begins ticking atop a soaring skyscraper in Islam's holiest city. (AFP/Graphic)


45 posted on 08/10/2010 1:57:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Dallas59
Concept art:


46 posted on 08/10/2010 1:58:44 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012)
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To: La Lydia

lol.. It’d fit right in on the Strip in Vegas except they don’t allow no clocks there.. :-)


47 posted on 08/10/2010 1:59:29 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Dallas59
Cool.I've already repositioned all my toilets to face “mecker” and now,with this new clock,I'll know exactly when I should make each of my five “visits” a day.
48 posted on 08/10/2010 2:02:27 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: Dallas59

I doubt that they are going to do anything more sophisticated than install a GPS receiver and set their clocks at some constant offset from UTC, that offset being determined by the longitude of Mecca furnished by their GPS receiver. If the GPS constellation ever goes down, they would have no way of knowing what time it is.


49 posted on 08/10/2010 2:03:43 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: Dallas59
"Mecca Time"...

Isn't that when civilization stopped in that part of the world, 632 A.D.?

50 posted on 08/10/2010 2:03:53 PM PDT by Gritty (Islam is cultic in every way, in all 17 defining characteristics of a cult - Ali Sina)
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