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End Times? Texas Lake Turns Blood-Red
Live Science via Yahoo News ^ | 2 Aug 2011 | Stephanie Pappas

Posted on 08/02/2011 7:52:10 AM PDT by edpc

A Texas lake that turned blood-red this summer may not be a sign of the End Times, but probably is the end of a popular fishing and recreation spot.

A drought has left the OC Fisher Reservoir in San Angelo State Park in West Texas almost entirely dry. The water that is left is stagnant, full of dead fish — and a deep, opaque red.

The color has some apocalypse believers suggesting that OC Fisher is an early sign of the end of the world, but Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries officials say the bloody look is the result of Chromatiaceae bacteria, which thrive in oxygen-deprived water.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bacteria; endtimes; revelations; texas
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As the article states, it's not surprising, given the local conditions. In the meantime, if the moon turns red, the sun becomes as black as sackcloth, and a star called Wormwood appears in the sky, I'll fret.
1 posted on 08/02/2011 7:52:16 AM PDT by edpc
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To: edpc
In the meantime, if the moon turns red, the sun becomes as black as sackcloth, and a star called Wormwood appears in the sky, I'll fret.

If the Cubs win the World Series, I'll fret.

2 posted on 08/02/2011 7:53:38 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: edpc

3 posted on 08/02/2011 7:54:41 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: edpc

4 posted on 08/02/2011 7:55:52 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: dfwgator

As well you should......


5 posted on 08/02/2011 7:56:15 AM PDT by edpc (Ruck Famadan)
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To: edpc

Git a grip. The end times are here. Running out every minute. But, until Christ calls Home His Church, the Body of Christ, to meet Him in the air and the Church is GONE, nothing happens. Then the 7 years of trib start. Only then. Other wise, this is all guess work. I don’t worry about it. One way or the other, I know where I will be. And, it won’t be down here in the Trib.


6 posted on 08/02/2011 7:57:01 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (EVERY knee shall bow and EVERY mouth shall say: Jesus Christ IS LORD!!!!)
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To: C210N

We just drove through the Texas pan handle on the way to the Grand Canyon, incredibly dry, entire river beds were mere sand, bone dry. Hope they get some rain soon, they need it bad, so do we, but nothing compared to Texas ...


7 posted on 08/02/2011 7:57:23 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Libloather

That bastard has ruined at least one wall everywhere I’ve lived.


8 posted on 08/02/2011 7:57:34 AM PDT by edpc (Ruck Famadan)
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To: edpc
In other Texas lake news:

Drought leads to discovery of possible shuttle artifact in Nacogdoches

9 posted on 08/02/2011 7:58:13 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: RetiredArmy

If you think about it, the Rapture will probably be the TRIGGER for the Tribulation.

Can you imagine a world with the Holy Spirit’s influence suddenly GONE?


10 posted on 08/02/2011 8:00:05 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: evets

Wow. BTTT


11 posted on 08/02/2011 8:00:16 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: edpc

Always carry, always be ready.
When you see his big red belly comin’, unload.


12 posted on 08/02/2011 8:01:04 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: dfwgator

According to “Back to the Future Part 2”,it happens in 2015!

http://tv.gawker.com/5667202/11-things-from-back-to-the-future-ii-that-actually-came-true-and-3-that-havent-yet


13 posted on 08/02/2011 8:01:44 AM PDT by massmike (Massachusetts:Stopped hanging witches;started electing Kennedys.Coincidence?)
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To: evets

Great Mothra has already hatched. Now we have to find those two Japanese fairy chicks.


14 posted on 08/02/2011 8:02:26 AM PDT by techcor (I hope Obama succeeds, in being a one term president.)
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To: dfwgator

“If the Cubs win the World Series..”
Well, we’re safe for at least 50 years then.


15 posted on 08/02/2011 8:02:33 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: RetiredArmy

Approaching eleven months of no rain here in oil patch city, SE NM. Just day after day of unrelenting sun and heat.


16 posted on 08/02/2011 8:03:16 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: RetiredArmy
One way or the other, I know where I will be. And, it won’t be down here in the Trib.

That's the trouble with tribbles.......

17 posted on 08/02/2011 8:03:58 AM PDT by edpc (Ruck Famadan)
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To: evets

Silly... that isn’t a shuttle artifact. It is OBVIOUSLY a dinosaur egg that has hatched. Sheesh!


18 posted on 08/02/2011 8:04:22 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: MrB
Can you imagine a world with the Holy Spirit’s influence suddenly GONE?

That's just silly. Folks are SAVED during the tribulation. How can that be if the Spirit is gone?

19 posted on 08/02/2011 8:08:14 AM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: evets
Shuttle artifacts...who knew?

I always thought that Nacogdoches was full of roaches!

20 posted on 08/02/2011 8:10:30 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: roamer_1

Given a pre-trib rapture assumption,
there will be a time between when all the saved folks are yanked away, and when the first tribulation era Christian gets saved.
The “restrainer” will be gone for a period of time.

Plus, the chaos of all the missing people will indeed cause massive hardship for those left behind.


21 posted on 08/02/2011 8:14:11 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: massmike

Great article, thanks!


22 posted on 08/02/2011 8:15:49 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Going into Rehab means never having to say you are sorry....)
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To: edpc

23 posted on 08/02/2011 8:22:13 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: C210N

Thats blood red?


24 posted on 08/02/2011 8:26:18 AM PDT by dartuser ("If you are ... what you were ... then you're not.")
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To: dartuser

to see “blood” red, maybe you have to be snorkeling in it.


25 posted on 08/02/2011 8:30:17 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: thackney

Horrible graphic!
Texas certainly needs our prayers!


26 posted on 08/02/2011 8:34:30 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: edpc
Maybe it just turned red for a geologic reason?
27 posted on 08/02/2011 8:35:11 AM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: edpc

I’ve got a couple of stock tanks that will turn red like that in drought. They’re so nasty I fenced them so I can shut the gate when they do that. Plus on the flat land it just turns into mud and is dangerous. Thank goodness Dad built another pond down by the creek that’s spring fed. All I’ve got is two old milk cows who are basically pets now, a couple of horses and a spitting mean llama that stays with the few goats. lol


28 posted on 08/02/2011 8:39:09 AM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: edpc

A bit of perspective:

The “lake” had been around several decades and was named for Clark Fisher, longtime congresscritter for that congressional district, who was a very conservative Democrat. But he of course still brought home the bacon.

The current drought has exacerbated a long term drought in that area. This lake - which back in the early 60’s had a lot of water in it from blessed rains - has been going dry for years.

To complicate matters, the lake is located where a Texas State Park and Natural Area is also located. It was created to feature the flora and fauna of the semi-arid land. Unfortunately, Mother Nature has been turning semi-arid into arid for quite some time.

I say “complicate matters” because part of the charm was to have been having this big lake set right in the middle of this semi-arid land, for interesting contrast in promoting visits to the state park, hiking, camping, picnicking and the rest.


29 posted on 08/02/2011 8:50:17 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...HOLD TO THE TRUTH; SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: dfwgator

If the Detroit Lions win the Superbowl I’ll fret.....................


30 posted on 08/02/2011 8:53:28 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: MrB
Given a pre-trib rapture assumption, there will be a time between when all the saved folks are yanked away, and when the first tribulation era Christian gets saved.

I am not particularly fond of pre-trib... or at least the way most folks consider it - The Bible CLEARLY says that it is at the sound of the 7th trumpet that the rapture occurs. Nice to miss out on the bowls and vials, and all, but we should know to look for the trumpets (and the thunders) cuz we are gonna see that much at the least. And if one reads the results of those trumpet signs, one could dare to say that there is a bunch of 'the tribulation' going on there. And IF Christians are all taken up before then, who exactly are the martyrs who are prophesied?

The “restrainer” will be gone for a period of time.

2Th 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth [will let], until he be taken out of the way. (KJV)

Actually, I think you had better look at 2 Thess 2 more closely... And there is no passage which identifies the 'restrainer' as the Spirit. That is nothing but an ill conceived assumption.

As I asserted earlier, the Spirit is the primary force leading folks to salvation, and guidance thereafter - If there are to be tribulation saints, and saved survivors (which there ARE), it is inherent in the process that the Spirit is present.

31 posted on 08/02/2011 9:11:32 AM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: MrB
If you think about it, the Rapture will probably be the TRIGGER for the Tribulation.

Can you imagine a world with the Holy Spirit’s influence suddenly GONE?

That is the common consensus amongst "accurate" end-times teachers and students. The Rapture of the Church will most likely be the catalyst for everything falling apart world wide.

32 posted on 08/02/2011 9:16:09 AM PDT by ducttape45
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To: C210N

I saw a story recently about a Texas lake that had drawn so shallow, the feral pigs were wading in and eating the nearly-beached fish.


33 posted on 08/02/2011 9:17:20 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: thackney

Tyler will soon be like Odessa.


34 posted on 08/02/2011 9:18:08 AM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: edpc

Don’t fret, the Mayan’s say 12/21/2012 no more worry. LOL


35 posted on 08/02/2011 9:19:31 AM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: Red Badger

“If the Detroit Lions win the Superbowl...”

I’m a Christian bible student who does NOT believe the ‘rapture’ doctrine, but if I’m wrong and the Packers are raptured on outta here, then Detroit has a shot at the division title... but no higher.

By the way, anyone could walk down the streets filming in Detroit and possibly convince rapture believers that the grand spiritual migration has begun....

...half the people gone, every other building abandoned, nothing there but death, disease and DemonCrats...

Left Behind... in Detroit... yikes!


36 posted on 08/02/2011 9:20:39 AM PDT by BuddhaBrown (Path to enlightenment: Four right turns, then go straight until you see the Light!)
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To: edpc

It’s not a sea, it’s a lake. A dried up one at that. Sorry, end timers .... I’m not buyin’ it.


37 posted on 08/02/2011 9:24:42 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: massmike
Funny article about Back to the Future 2. The Cubs must have read it too. From the article: “The chances of the Cubs beating the Tampa Bay Rays is even lower, they don't have anyone who can match up against Longoria or Pena.” So, the Cubs proceeded to sign Pena to a big contract.
38 posted on 08/02/2011 9:26:51 AM PDT by Armando Guerra
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To: ducttape45

It’s a non-productive argument to try to “prove” your views to someone else with another eschatology.

However, it DOES have an effect on how you live.

If you’re a “things will get better and better until Christ comes” eschatologist, you’ll be sticking your kids in public school to “be salt and light”, exposing them to the corruption of the world to try to “uncorrupt” it.

If you’re a “as in the days of Noah” believer, you’ll “be ye separate” with your family to shelter and protect them from the ever increasing corruption.


39 posted on 08/02/2011 9:35:25 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: al_c
It’s not a sea, it’s a lake. A dried up one at that. Sorry, end timers .... I’m not buyin’ it.

Indeed - and apparently the much redder hue of the RED River has never provoked such concern.

40 posted on 08/02/2011 9:39:11 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: edpc

Sad... I went to ASU (Angelo State University) and then on into the military.. Goodfellow AFB was the last base I was stationed at (In San Angelo, Texas).. Those were good times :/


41 posted on 08/02/2011 10:02:09 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: edpc

***The color has some apocalypse believers suggesting that OC Fisher is an early sign of the end of the world,***

Aw for heaven’s sake! The same thing hapened to my neighbor’s swimming pool a few years back. A little chrlorine and new filter cleaned it up nicely.


42 posted on 08/02/2011 10:02:13 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS!)
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To: Scythian

They need to let some water through the dams :/
I used to go fishing with my father in Juno, Texas(population 8)(Devil’s River).. last time I went there (about 30 years ago..) it was less than a trickle, pretty must dry :/


43 posted on 08/02/2011 10:06:04 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: Bikkuri

must=much XD


44 posted on 08/02/2011 10:07:02 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: edpc

Lake Travis is sitting at about 50% of its capacity, but dropping about one foot per week.


45 posted on 08/02/2011 10:07:48 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

The next time he came out of the pool, did he happen to have 7 heads and 10 horns...?


46 posted on 08/02/2011 10:07:48 AM PDT by edpc (Ruck Famadan)
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To: Charles Martel
the feral pigs were wading in and eating the nearly-beached fish...

I initially read that as federal pigs; but then I realized I repeat myself.

47 posted on 08/02/2011 10:30:41 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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After looking at that chart, I’m glad not to be living in Lamar County these days.


49 posted on 08/02/2011 11:19:12 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are..)
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To: edpc; All

We have not even had an inch of rain since last October.

The conditions out here are horrible.


50 posted on 08/02/2011 11:27:15 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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