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  • Is There a “Dark Delight” in Prophets Who Foretell Doom? A Consideration of a Text from Ezekiel

    08/10/2016 7:01:58 AM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-09-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Is There a “Dark Delight” in Prophets Who Foretell Doom? A Consideration of a Text from Ezekiel Msgr. Charles Pope • August 9, 2016 • Today’s reading from daily Mass (Tuesday of the 19th Week of the Year) features an unusual image and a seemingly “dark delight.”It was then I saw a hand stretched out to me, in which was a written scroll which he unrolled before me. It was covered with writing front and back, and written on it was: Lamentation and wailing and woe! He said to me: Son of man, eat what is before you; eat...
  • The Uninhabitable Earth

    07/10/2017 2:01:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | July 10, 2017 | By David Wallace-Wells
    It is, I promise, worse than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible, even within the lifetime of a teenager today. And yet the swelling seas — and the cities they will drown — have so dominated the picture of global warming, and so overwhelmed our capacity for climate panic, that they have occluded our perception of other threats, many much closer at hand. Rising oceans are bad, in fact very bad; but fleeing the coastline will not be enough. Indeed,...
  • A Massive Lake of Molten Carbon The Size of Mexico is Discovered Under The US

    04/30/2017 8:38:09 PM PDT · by shove_it · 137 replies
    GeologyIn ^ | 30 Apr 2017
    A huge well of molten carbon that would spell disaster for the planet if released has been found under the US. Scientists using the world's largest array of seismic sensors have mapped a deep-Earth area, covering 700,000 sq miles (1.8 million sq km). This is around the size of Mexico, and researchers say it has the potential to cause untold environmental damage. The discovery could change our understanding of how much carbon the Earth contains, suggesting it is much more than we previously believed. It would be impossible to drill far enough down to physically 'see' the Earth's mantle,...
  • U. of Miami starts nation’s first chair for study of atheism

    06/05/2016 2:58:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    seattle times ^ | 5/20/16 | L. Goodstein
    ...the University of Miami received a donation in late April from a wealthy atheist to endow what it says is the nation’s first academic chair “for the study of atheism, humanism and secular ethics.” ...established after years of discussion with a $2.2 million donation from Louis Appignani, a retired businessman and former president and chairman of the modeling school Barbizon... ....“I’m trying to eliminate discrimination against atheists,” said Appignani, 83, a Florida resident. “So this is a step in that direction, to make atheism legitimate.” ....It took some persuading for the University of Miami to agree to create a chair...
  • When A Nation Is Doomed - A Definition...

    05/03/2016 9:30:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/03/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Cynics, skeptics, and fiction-peddlers are frowned upon by the Obama administration (and the mainstream media) when it comes to our glorious leader's economic miracle. So we thought a simple litmus test might be useful to judge just how 'doomed' the nation really is... "When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing;  when you see that money is flowing to those who deal not in goods, but in favors;  when you see that men get rich more easily by graft than by work; and your laws no longer protect you against...
  • Human Extinction Isn't That Unlikely

    04/30/2016 2:25:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 94 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | April 29, 2016 | ROBINSON MEYER
    “A typical person is more than five times as likely to die in an extinction event as in a car crash,” says a new report.Nuclear war. Climate change. Pandemics that kill tens of millions. These are the most viable threats to globally organized civilization. They’re the stuff of nightmares and blockbusters—but unlike sea monsters or zombie viruses, they’re real, part of the calculus that political leaders consider everyday. And according to a new report from the U.K.-based Global Challenges Foundation, they’re much more likely than we might think. In its annual report on “global catastrophic risk,” the nonprofit debuted a...
  • These Earth Day predictions from 1970 never came true

    04/22/2016 5:10:54 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 22 Apr 2016
    Back in 1970, when the world celebrated the first Earth Day, environmentalists were worried that without dramatic measures, the future would be catastrophic for the Earth and civilization. But their grim predictions haven’t come true, The Daily Caller News Foundation pointed out today, assembling a list of seven incorrect predictions of doom regarding the planet and civilization. The following are highlights from their list. The end of civilization within three decades Nobel laureate George Wald prophesied in 1970 that civilization would end “unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind,” The Daily Caller reported. Civilization is still here. Hundreds...
  • Newly discovered planet could destroy Earth any day now

    04/06/2016 10:01:06 PM PDT · by LucyT · 247 replies
    NYPost ^ | April 6, 2016 | TheSun
    A mysterious planet that wiped out life on Earth millions of years ago could do it again, according to a top space scientist. And some believe the apocalyptic event could happen as early as this month. Planet Nine — a new planet discovered at the edge of the solar system in January — has triggered comet showers that bomb the Earth’s surface, killing all life, says Daniel Whitmire, of the University of Louisiana. The astrophysicist says the planet has a 20,000-year orbit around the sun and, at its closest to us, it knocks asteroids and comets toward Earth. Fossil evidence...
  • Mysterious planet wiped out life on Earth once and could do it again THIS MONTH

    04/06/2016 8:04:16 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 79 replies
    The Scottish Sun ^ | 4/6/2016 | Alison Maloney
    http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/7054203/Mysterious-planet-wiped-out-life-on-Earth-once-and-could-do-it-again-THIS-MONTH.html?redirect=true
  • ‘DOOM’ — Fight Like Hell Cinematic Trailer

    04/01/2016 8:49:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 31, 2016 | Staff
    Beat back the minions of Hell in the latest installment of the celebrated DOOM franchise.
  • Now there are solar SUPERFLARES: Distant sun seen producing bursts of energy more powerful...

    12/08/2015 10:39:29 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    Mailonline ^ | 12-3-2015 | Russ Swan
    Chloe Pugh, a PhD student at the University of Warwick's centre for fusion, space and astrophysics, and her colleagues made warning after studying a star 1,480 light years away in the Milky Way. This star, called KIC9655129, regularly produces superflares but the researchers found when it does so it produces wave patterns similar to those in our sun when it generates flares. Miss Pugh said: 'Solar flares consist of a series of regular pulses resembling waves, occasionally with multiple waves superimposed on one another. 'The properties of waves in a stellar superflare are consistent with those in solar flares.' This...
  • Christian group predicts the world will be 'annihilated' on Wednesday (Women, children, hardest hit)

    10/06/2015 11:03:54 AM PDT · by PROCON · 82 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Oct. 6, 2015 | Adam Gabbatt
    While our planet may have survived September’s “blood moon”, it will be permanently destroyed on Wednesday, 7 October, a Christian organization has warned.The eBible Fellowship, an online affiliation headquartered near Philadelphia, has based its prediction of an October obliteration on a previous claim that the world would end on 21 May 2011. While that claim proved to be false, the organization is confident it has the correct date this time.
  • North Korea Orders Military To Be 'Ready For War'

    08/20/2015 3:35:03 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 53 replies
    Sky News ^ | 08-20-2015 | Sky
    North Korea's leader has ordered its military to be fully ready for war, South Korea's Yonhap news agency says.
  • Francis on Prophets of Doom

    07/11/2015 4:55:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 39 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | July 11,2015 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    In Evangelii Gaudium Francis declared (quoting John XXIII) that “We feel that we must disagree with those prophets of doom who are always forecasting disaster, as though the end of the world were at hand.” Just over a year-and-a-half later, however, Francis declared in Laudato Si’ that “Doomsday predictions can no longer be met with irony or disdain.” A change of position? Perhaps an outright self-contradiction? It is neither. The two statements relate to different sorts of prophet. The first statement, echoing the truly fatuous optimism of John XXIII, scoffs at traditional Catholic “prophets of doom,” including a long line...
  • Bethesda pleases the raving crowd with Doom unveiling — releases in spring 2016

    06/14/2015 8:13:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    venturebeat.com ^ | Dean Takahashi
    Yes, Doom is back. And now we know a lot more about what kind of Doom it’s going to be. If you’re a fanatic for one of the most groundbreaking first-person shooter franchises in gaming history, you’re going to be salivating. Bethesda Softworks showed off a preview tonight of its latest Doom game in front of a crowd of fans and press in advance of the Electronic Entertainment Expo game trade show in Los Angeles. The first demo showed an entire level of fine work with a shotgun, fist, machine gun, and chainsaw. The crowd reacted with cheers with every...
  • Amazon Tests Warehouse Robots To Replace Humans

    06/01/2015 5:05:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    Tech Times ^ | June 1, 6:30 PM | James Maynard,
    Amazon is testing robots that could one day replace human workers in warehouses. Amazon's Picking Challenge was a competition designed to select which robot could best perform duties normally carried out by human workers within warehouses. Warehouse robots were tested at the IEEE's International Conference on Robotics and Automation held in Seattle. They were made to select a paperback book, a bag of Oreo cookies, dog toys and a rubber duck from a shelf much like those typically seen in warehouses. Points were awarded for proper grasping and packing and deducted whenever a robot dropped, lost or broke an item....
  • North Korea strikes down US talks, vows 'final doom'

    02/03/2015 9:36:20 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/2/15 | Park Chan-Kyong
    North Korea on Wednesday appeared to rule out any resumption of dialogue with the United States, threatening to react to any US "war of aggression" with nuclear strikes and cyber warfare. The statement from the country's top military body, the National Defence Commission (NDC), came after reported moves by Washington and Pyongyang to revive long-stalled six-nation talks on denuclearisation. The NDC said recent comments from President Barack Obama had revealed that the United States' goal was to "bring down" North Korea. The statement was an apparent reaction to an interview Obama gave on January 22 in which he spoke of...
  • Global Strategist: Judgment Day Is Coming: “This Will Be The Most Important Event Of Our Lives”

    11/17/2014 10:44:21 AM PST · by blam · 71 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 11-17-2014 | Mac Slavo
    Mac Slavo November 16th, 2014 There are few events that could lead to a truly cataclysmic upheaval of the global order. Right now, half a world away and out of the view of most Americans, exactly such developments have been set into motion. These events are so significant that they promise to shape the geopolitical landscape for decades to come. And, should the trend continue unabated it is only a matter of time before the American way of life as we have come to know it is no more. So says Casey Research Chief Global Strategist Marin Katusa in his...
  • Did Americans get what they want? (apocalyptic barf alert)

    11/08/2014 2:08:09 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | November 7, 2014 | CNN
    If you were observing American elections from the outside, you might be asking yourself the following: Can't these people make up their minds? Four out of the last five elections (2006, 2008, 2010 and now 2014) were "wave" elections in which one party won a sweeping victory. They elect a president of one party, then two years later almost inevitably give the other party a huge victory in the midterm election. Why do they expect things to change? Good question. It's always dangerous to speak of a country of 319 million as having a singular will, or of an election...
  • Why Europe is doomed, in 3 paragraphs

    10/27/2014 6:52:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/27/2014 | By Matt O'Brien
    This, from Reuters, tells you everything you need to know about Europe's continued descent into depression: According to German officials, Merkel felt betrayed by Draghi's speech at a central banking conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in August in which he pressed Berlin for looser fiscal policy to stimulate the economy. Her entourage is also deeply skeptical about Draghi's plan to buy up asset-backed securities (ABS) and covered bonds in the hope of encouraging commercial banks to lend. Most of all, politicians in Berlin worry that if this scheme doesn't work, the ECB president will be tempted to launch full-blown government...