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Moviegoers Are Thinking Things Over After Earthquake Hits During 'Noah'
The Wire ^ | 3/29/14 | Adam Chandler

Posted on 03/29/2014 6:37:20 PM PDT by Evil Slayer

No major injuries were reported after a magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck near Los Angeles last night. Beyond word of property damage, power outages, and general anxiety—there were dozens of reported aftershocks—moviegoers, especially those who saw the biblically-themed "Noah," were a little shaken up.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: bible; earthquake; god; la; noah; noahthemovie
Maybe God is sending a message to those who stray from His Word.
1 posted on 03/29/2014 6:37:20 PM PDT by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer

We just had an earthquake six minutes ago.


2 posted on 03/29/2014 6:39:05 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Moviegoers were especially shaken up while abandoning theaters only to find broken water mains spurting water thousands of feet up into the air.


3 posted on 03/29/2014 6:39:32 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Evil Slayer

That’s God telling Californians how corrupt and degenerate their state is.


4 posted on 03/29/2014 6:40:14 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Evil Slayer

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3138835/posts

a swarm. we got us a swarm of em.

Forecast.....scattered quakes until GOOD FRIDAY..24 hours without a quake...and then KABOOM the BIG ONE!


5 posted on 03/29/2014 6:40:43 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Lol, but wondering if you might be right.


6 posted on 03/29/2014 6:41:52 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Evil Slayer

IMHO, perhaps among the best person at putting together a Bible movie was Cecil B. Demille in putting together The Ten Commandments, FWIW, he wasn’t even scared to have a person do the voice of God, or portray God as the great pillar of fire either. Nowadays, god seems so absent from a lot of Bible movies that they honestly are neutered.


7 posted on 03/29/2014 6:44:18 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: SkyPilot

I’m surprised that God has waited this long to tell you the truth!

naw it must be all the fracking...in Beverly Hills!


8 posted on 03/29/2014 6:44:38 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Evil Slayer

A collection of FREEPER threads on the movie - Noah ...

Religious tide turns against ‘Noah’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3138393/posts

Noah: a classic blunder
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3138403/posts

Nine problems with the movie “Noah”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3138569/posts

Don’t Get Punked by Paramount’s Pagan Noah Film
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3138604/posts

Noah – The Emperor’s New Movie (The Utter Embarrassing Mess of ‘Noah’)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3138663/posts

‘Noah’ Review: Brilliantly Sinister Anti-Christian Filmmaking
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3138716/posts

Noah, The Film: All Washed Up
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3138756/posts

Box Office: ‘Noah’ Winning Over Faith-Based and Mainstream Moviegoers
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3138788/posts

No meat at ‘Noah’ party
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3138805/posts

The Noah Movie: Our Detailed Review [Christian Review]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3138815/posts

The Noah Movie: Deconstructing Noah’s Ark; Godawful Storytelling
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3138821/posts

Atheist ‘Noah’ director brags film is least biblical Bible movie ever
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3138830/posts

Noah director and writer Darren Aronofsky told The New Yorker magazine that his movie is “the least biblical film ever made.”

“Darren Aronofsky Gets Biblical,” The New Yorker, March 10, 2014, http://www.newyorker.com/services/presscenter/2014/03/17/140317pr_press_release.


9 posted on 03/29/2014 6:45:04 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Evil Slayer

Will somebody tell me why movies have become the most important precursor or predictor of today’s world? I am completely baffled why somebody watching a fictional story (albiet possibly true in some small respects compared to the Bible) is completely ensured that this is ??. The movie is FICTIONALIZED. The same happens with other movies. An event happens and immediatly people start relating it to some movie. Maybe Godzilla is true. Maybe the War of the Worlds is true. Maybe Of Mice and Men is true. Maybe ??? is true. Please enlighten this old man. Thank you.


10 posted on 03/29/2014 6:45:07 PM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: Evil Slayer

What a dumb statement. What was he telling them in 1906? That “hemlines” were getting too short on women’s skirts?


11 posted on 03/29/2014 6:45:36 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

I’m in West Hollywood and I didn’t feel a thing.


12 posted on 03/29/2014 6:47:44 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: Evil Slayer; xzins

A 5.1 earthquake in Southern California is a non-event. The TV newspeople had to drive all over Southern California just to find some broken dishes and bottles.

If this earthquake had hit in some third world hell hole, thousands of people would be buried under their mud huts.

Just about every building in Southern California is built to withstand a quake 200 times as strong as that little 5.1 yawner we had last night.


13 posted on 03/29/2014 6:52:40 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: P-Marlowe; Evil Slayer

You’re saying SoCal can withstand about a 7.4?


14 posted on 03/29/2014 6:58:49 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins
You’re saying SoCal can withstand about a 7.4?

We had one a few years ago in Landers, which is a desert community. One person was killed when the brick chiminey fell on him while he was sleeping near the fireplace.

The California building codes are the toughest in the nation and most homes that are built are wood frame stucco houses built on concrete foundations. They can withstand a 10.0. They did an experiment on Mythbusters to try to simulate a 10.0 on a typical wood frame stucco house and they couldn't bring it down.

I would be much more afraid of tornadoes than earthquakes. More people are killed every year in tornadoes than all the people killed in earthquakes since the 1906 San Fransisco earthquake. And with today's building codes and retrofitting of old buildings, that same quake today would likely only do minor damage and less people would be killed that if an F5 tornado blew through a small town in Oklahoma.

Although our homes can withstand a 8.0 earthquake or higher they would not survive an F4 tornado.

15 posted on 03/29/2014 7:09:45 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Evil Slayer

So what was the massage from Katrina, which largely spared the French Quarter?


16 posted on 03/29/2014 7:15:35 PM PDT by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Had an F1 cut across our property a few years back. It didn’t just knock trees over. It ripped them out by the roots. We’re talking 60-90 foot ash, pine, and walnut.


17 posted on 03/29/2014 7:17:01 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Evil Slayer

Maybe God was upset about the Muppets sequel in the next theater over.

.


18 posted on 03/29/2014 7:20:46 PM PDT by I-ambush (Don't let it bring you down, it's only castles burning.)
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To: Ken H
massage => message
19 posted on 03/29/2014 7:36:11 PM PDT by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: Evil Slayer

The director is brilliantly lucky. The conservatives have singlehandedly caused this film to become a hit. It will make 45-50 million this weekend and it would have only made LESS than 10 million had conservatives kept their big mouths shut. He owes conservatives for the success of the movie. Talk about free marketing. He could not have had a better situation. God is clearly looking after the Director (even though he doesn’t believe in him).


20 posted on 03/29/2014 7:42:26 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: P-Marlowe

We have a California Redwood framed craftsman. Bolted to the foundations, you’re absolutely right.

I was in a high rise downtown a few years ago during a Whittier Narrows 5 or so. It swayed and we could definitely feel it, but the quake was relatively light and still some distance off. Though I have a feeling most modern high-rise structures would ride fairly well, even in significantly larger events. Look at Tokyo during their big shaker.


21 posted on 03/29/2014 8:21:14 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: P-Marlowe

not arguing Calif being a bear on building codes, but I think in your estimation of stickbuilts withstanding a “10” you neglected to consider earth movement.

Yesterday’s 5.1 caused foundation slab cracks significant enough to red-tag some apartments. In 94, the 6.7 Northridge quake cracked foundations of stickbuilts in Woodland Hills and Thousand Oaks (and probably more areas-these are just two people I knew). The 6.9 Loma Prieta quake in the Bay Area damaged 12,000 homes. Even a modular home can twist and warp from earth movement, and they’re built better than stickbuilts. That stickbuilt house may stand, but it’s not going to be much use when the bedroom is 2 feet higher than the front door, which is now 6 inches wider at the base post-earthquake.

Earthquakes aren’t just about shaking a structure, they’re about how far and which way the earth moves underneath a structure and how well that structure’s foundation bounces, and that’s something they can’t show you on Mythbusters :)


22 posted on 03/29/2014 8:22:50 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: blueplum
That stickbuilt house may stand, but it’s not going to be much use when the bedroom is 2 feet higher than the front door, which is now 6 inches wider at the base post-earthquake.

I didn't say the house would necessarily end up in good condition, but it will not fall in on itself. Most new home construction is wood frame stucco. The frame is wrapped in chicken wire and then covered in stucco and it may twist and crack a lot, but bringing it down is almost impossible.

The roof tiles will likely come flying off, which means you shouldn't run outside while the house is shaking but as long as you aren't standing under a chandelier or a loose bookcase, you are probably going to walk out of the house after it is over. You can't say the same thing about a tornado.

23 posted on 03/29/2014 8:38:10 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Viennacon; Evil Slayer

Strange....It always seems to be the religious types hoping for death and destruction by way of quakes, tornadoes and hurricanes.


24 posted on 03/29/2014 8:43:35 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evastion are tools of deceit)
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To: Evil Slayer
had a 5.3 in cKY, during the movie; The Empire Strikes Back,
WOW! I thought these are great SFX!
a very slow motion rolling action.

25 posted on 03/29/2014 9:02:50 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: dragnet2

Strangely, some non-religious types sit around waiting for a religious person to make such a statement, to pounce on him. Its like they have their radar on for this, when everyone else is paying attention to the disaster itself.


26 posted on 03/29/2014 10:40:53 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: Moorings

No they don’t. People that make ludicrous comments should expect heat.

BTW, what disaster are you talking about?

These quake have produced some shorted out nerves, but it’s certainly has not been a disaster by any description at this point.


27 posted on 03/29/2014 10:48:01 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evastion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
"No they don’t"

If you say so.

28 posted on 03/29/2014 10:56:19 PM PDT by Moorings
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