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Groundbreaking new laser technology could be used to control lightning (Antichrist Alert)
Digital Trends ^ | 4-3-2014 | Drew Prindle

Posted on 04/03/2014 7:17:44 PM PDT by equalator

Optical scientists at the University of Arizona and University of Central Florida have developed a new type of laser technology capable of sending high-intensity beams through the atmosphere much farther than what was previously possible. The research, which was recently published in the journal Nature Photonics, is still in the laboratory phase. However, with further development, this technology could be used to divert lightning bolts away from buildings in the future.

Here’s how that works. When the laser is fired, the high intensity beam leaves a channel of plasma (ionized molecules stripped of their electrons) in its wake. This column of plasma, in theory, could provide lightning bolts with a

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Technical
KEYWORDS: laser; lightning; lightninglaser; nutjob; paranoia; science
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Interestingly enough, the False Prophet, a lackey of the antichrist in the Bible is said to work wonders--

"And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire (lightning) come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men."

Gee, I wonder how he is going to do that?

1 posted on 04/03/2014 7:17:45 PM PDT by equalator
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2 posted on 04/03/2014 7:23:58 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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The False Prophet would have used magical powers, “great wonders”.. Lasers are not magic. They are in every CD or DVD drive.


3 posted on 04/03/2014 7:24:36 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: equalator
Or, it could just be more cool high-tech engineering.

/johnny

4 posted on 04/03/2014 7:24:39 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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I just find it interesting that the technology exists in theory to allow someone to pretend to be a very effective god. It’s what I would use.


5 posted on 04/03/2014 7:27:24 PM PDT by equalator
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To: DBrow
And in the heads of some sharks...

/johnny

6 posted on 04/03/2014 7:28:07 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: DBrow

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” — Arthur C. Clarke


7 posted on 04/03/2014 7:28:35 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: equalator; TheOldLady; Col Freeper; darkwing104; Old Sarge; 50mm; SunkenCiv
thanks, for the post
Is this the end, of ZOT!/ZOTTING!
the nerve; wait till jimrob, hears about this!
here's hoping the Viking kittens don't suffer.

a physics / science ping


8 posted on 04/03/2014 7:29:04 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: equalator
I believe the first time lightning was guided (on purpose) was back in the 50s with the exhaust contrails of sounding rockets.

/johnny

9 posted on 04/03/2014 7:30:10 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Using a stealth satellite and a beam invisible to the naked eye, 99% of the population would kneel on the spot.


10 posted on 04/03/2014 7:32:39 PM PDT by equalator
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To: JRandomFreeper

Oh wait, I’d throw in some cool hand gestures to begin with, like Magneto


11 posted on 04/03/2014 7:33:35 PM PDT by equalator
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To: equalator

Go stand out in the middle of a flat open field during an electrical storm and hold a metal pole over your head, you’ll control lighting too.


12 posted on 04/03/2014 7:34:02 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“And in the heads of some sharks...”

And bears! Bears with laser beams in their eyes! That would be so cool!


13 posted on 04/03/2014 7:35:09 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: DBrow

I think the key word being “False”


14 posted on 04/03/2014 7:36:42 PM PDT by equalator
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To: JRandomFreeper

“I believe the first time lightning was guided (on purpose) was back in the 50s with the exhaust contrails of sounding rockets.”

Yes. And now they use rockets that trail a thin wire.


15 posted on 04/03/2014 7:36:44 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: equalator
Most people wouldn't even pay attention. This isn't the bronze age. You have to do a LOT to get people's attention these days. Ask any advertiser.

/johnny

16 posted on 04/03/2014 7:38:33 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: bigbob
Unless you are carrying a 6-iron. Because even lightning can't hit a 6-iron.

/johnny

17 posted on 04/03/2014 7:39:19 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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That’s the satanic reason behind importing in millions of third-worlders to the West. Guaranteed kneeling and amazement. No questions asked.


18 posted on 04/03/2014 7:40:17 PM PDT by equalator
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To: equalator

“And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire (lightning) come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.”


Of course his great wonder was actually created by God and is being redirected. Stolen great wonder.


19 posted on 04/03/2014 7:40:50 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: equalator
Not if they've been here more than a week. Not everyone is as gullible as you are.

/johnny

20 posted on 04/03/2014 7:41:39 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: equalator

How wonderful. Just another tool the mega Rich elite will use to control our weather. They’ve come a long way since Operation Popeye in Vietnam to Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering & HAARP. God help us :((


21 posted on 04/03/2014 7:43:08 PM PDT by ResisTyr ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God " ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Seriously— go hang around Los Angeles.


22 posted on 04/03/2014 7:43:13 PM PDT by equalator
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To: equalator
Meh. Nothing new here.

Also, JimRob has that power, as well, with his Viking Kittens.

23 posted on 04/03/2014 7:44:03 PM PDT by southernnorthcarolina ("The power to tax is the power to destroy." -- Chief Justice John Marshall, 1819)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Um, I believe that was a one iron Lee referred to. ... AND HE WAS, ODDLY ENOUGH, HIT BY LIGHTENING ONCE, but not while trying to use a one iron.


24 posted on 04/03/2014 7:48:10 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Additionally, Lee said ‘even God can’t hit a one iron.’


25 posted on 04/03/2014 7:49:39 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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May be. I'm not a golfer. But I remembered hearing the quip when I was younger.

/johnny

26 posted on 04/03/2014 7:50:23 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: MHGinTN
That's what I love about FR. I learn or relearn something every day. ;)

/johnny

27 posted on 04/03/2014 7:51:34 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Lee Trevino was the author of the assertion. The conversation was in regards to being on the golf course during a lightening storm. Lee quipped that you could stand in a sand trap holding a one iron to be safe, because even God can’t hit a one iron.


28 posted on 04/03/2014 7:58:29 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: equalator

I’m not sure if conventional science would be counted as a “great wonder” in this context. Yes it is possible to provoke lightning flashes out of storm clouds. Ask Ben Franklin with the kite. High tech ion trailers would be another way. My guess is that having it happen out of the literal blue would be a great wonder. But just my hunch.


29 posted on 04/03/2014 7:59:55 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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Reminds me of the story of an African dictator that was blinded by laser. Obviously he was not longer invincible and the populace became unruly.

Look for Obama to always appear in public in a Faraday cage from now on.


30 posted on 04/03/2014 8:00:15 PM PDT by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: equalator

I see you signed up on the appropriate day of the year.


31 posted on 04/03/2014 8:07:03 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: DBrow

These “signs” are deceptive in nature:

Revelation 13:13-14
He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived.

2 Thessalonians 2:9
The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders...


32 posted on 04/03/2014 8:10:18 PM PDT by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: equalator

I would use nuclear weapons.


33 posted on 04/03/2014 8:30:35 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: equalator

The channel of plasma leads right back to the laser. Sounds like it could be real exciting.


34 posted on 04/03/2014 8:34:56 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: bigbob

If that lightning followed the plasma field left by the laser, wouldn’t that direct the lightning to the laser ?


35 posted on 04/03/2014 8:37:49 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: bigbob

Unless it’s a sand wedge. Even God can’t hit a wedge.

There was a young fellow named Cass,
With testicles made out out of brass.
..They tickled together
..And played ‘Stormy Weather’
And lightning shot out of the laser mounted on his head.


36 posted on 04/03/2014 8:40:20 PM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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To: DBrow; JRandomFreeper
I'm pretty sure the first time was...


37 posted on 04/03/2014 8:41:58 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: equalator

Bump.....


38 posted on 04/03/2014 9:00:03 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: equalator

Grampa had these on the farm 100 years ago

http://www.oldworlddistributors.com/lightning-rod-assembly.html


39 posted on 04/03/2014 9:03:53 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: equalator

Your so called alert is delusional. There is no guarantee that this table top discovery will scale to anything useful. More over it is patently absurd to label scientific advances in understanding as being anti-Christ. The true anti-Christ will do wonders on his own not through the use of laser beams.

Chill. Take a deep breath.


40 posted on 04/03/2014 9:07:12 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: equalator

Then I guess you wee apoplectic years ago when holograms were found to be doable.

You apparently misunderstand exactly what the nature of the anti-Christ is. The anti-Christ will need no technology or tricks or devices. He will indeed heal the sick, do miracles, and signs and wonders will surround him. None of this will be done by technology. It won’t have to be.


41 posted on 04/03/2014 9:09:55 PM PDT by Nifster
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Once again, “false” prophet and “lying “ signs and wonders. I don’t believe in magic. Satan is not magical. when Elijah called fire down from Heaven, Satan tried his best and failed to copy it. Now he can.


42 posted on 04/04/2014 2:23:13 AM PDT by equalator
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To: UCANSEE2; RightGeek

So you use a mirror to get some separation? Located, say, 100’ from the laser.


43 posted on 04/04/2014 2:32:39 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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scientists were able to extend the range of the lasers from 10 inches to around seven feet

Wow! A laser beam that goes 7 feet!

44 posted on 04/04/2014 2:59:01 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: JRandomFreeper

:’)


45 posted on 04/04/2014 3:37:24 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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To: Nifster

/bingo


46 posted on 04/04/2014 3:39:17 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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To: equalator

Considering the fact that Lawrence Labratories shined the Nova laser on the surface of the moon back about 15 years ago or so, I’d say this article is just puffery.


47 posted on 04/04/2014 11:02:32 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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>> “Gee, I wonder how he is going to do that?” <<

.
Not with ordinary man made tools, but by the power of Satan, who will dwell in him.
.


48 posted on 04/04/2014 11:05:13 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

bttt


49 posted on 04/04/2014 11:08:36 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: equalator; JRandomFreeper

>> “Using a stealth satellite and a beam invisible to the naked eye, 99% of the population would kneel on the spot.” <<

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Using Strong Delusion, they’ll do it without such nonsense, just as God’s word says.
.


50 posted on 04/04/2014 11:08:53 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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