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  • Betting Against the End of the World

    05/18/2011 1:24:23 PM PDT · by Ed Hudgins · 104 replies
    The Atlas Society - The Center for Objectivism ^ | May 17, 2011 | Edward Hudgins
    Throughout human history and especially in recent centuries, cults of all kinds have predicted the end of the world. You’ve probably noticed that they’ve all been seriously wrong. The latest such silliness has come from 89-year-old Harold Camping’s Family Radio network of 66 stations. Based on his study of the Bible, Camping calculates that doomsday will be on Saturday, May 21, 2011. Christianity is particularly prone to such nonsense. After all, the Book of Revelation is all about doomsday, though with details from a clearly delusional mind. The “son of man” appears out of the clouds with a two-edged sword...
  • Irish American spends $150,000 on warnings of end of world (His Warning: Judgment Day is Next Week!)

    05/14/2011 1:08:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Irish Central ^ | 05/14/2011 | AISLING REDICAN
    An Irish American man has spent almost $150,000 in preparation for what he believes is the beginning of the end. Robert Fitzpatrick, 60, spent what he called his "life savings" on bus and subway advertisements throughout New York City in preparation for May 21, 2011 – or Judgement Day as Fitzpatrick has referred to it. Fitzpatrick, a recently retired MTA engineer, is so convinced that the fast approaching date is the end of the world, that he published a book titled "The Doomsday Code." In an interview with the New York Post Fitzpatrick reasoned that his book provided "proof that...
  • Sales of luxe doomsday bunkers up 1,000%

    03/24/2011 10:28:00 AM PDT · by Palter · 35 replies · 2+ views
    CNN Money ^ | 23 Mar 2011 | Blake Ellis
    A devastating earthquake strikes Japan. A massive tsunami kills thousands. Fears of a nuclear meltdown run rampant. Bloodshed and violence escalate in Libya. And U.S. companies selling doomsday bunkers are seeing sales skyrocket anywhere from 20% to 1,000%. Northwest Shelter Systems, which offers shelters ranging in price from $200,000 to $20 million, has seen sales surge 70% since the uprisings in the Middle East, with the Japanese earthquake only spurring further interest. In hard numbers, that's 12 shelters already booked when the company normally sells four shelters per year. "Sales have gone through the roof, to the point where we...
  • Doomsday campers travel the country preaching the Apocalypse...on May 21

    03/08/2011 12:30:48 PM PST · by Scythian · 102 replies
    Most people like to push thoughts about the end of the world to the back of their minds, hoping that the apocalypse, if it ever comes, will be a long way off. But for one group of not-so happy campers, doomsday is a lot sooner...May 21 to be precise. According to the predictions of the Family Radio ministry, on that date a massive earthquake will shake the world apart, littering the ground with 'many dead bodies'. I think this is Harold Camping's group again ...

    02/28/2011 12:11:10 PM PST · by FromLori · 31 replies
    Express ^ | 2/27/2011 | By James Murray
    A US firm says thousands of people will book their place in post-Armageddon Britain HUNDREDS of people have signed up to book a place in Britain’s first underground nuclear bunker, as a growing number fear the world will end as early as next year. Now a search is under way for a suitable location to build the secret shelter, which will have filtered air, its own water supply and a prison in case of unrest in post-Armageddon Britain. The complex will also have tight security to stop desperate survivors getting in after a nuclear strike or natural catastrophe. US doomsday...
  • Algore's Ten Year Doomsday Clock Has Only Five Years Left To Go!

    02/02/2011 9:44:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 2/02/11 | The Maha
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: To Melrose Park, Pennsylvania, this is Mark. I'm glad you called, sir. Hello. CALLER: Mega dittos from ice-bound southeastern Pennsylvania. RUSH: Well, thank you, sir, very much. CALLER: Rush, I wanted to remind your audience that we just passed a very important anniversary. Your website has an Algore doomsday clock that's been counting down a prediction of his that we had ten years left to save the planet from a scorching, and last week we reached the halfway point on that countdown. RUSH: That is exactly right. I was afraid you were gonna tell me we've gone...
  • Jellyfish are taking over the oceans: ( Population surge due to rising acidity of world’s seas...)

    12/06/2010 10:59:00 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 41 replies
    EPOCA ^ | Monday, 6 December 2010 | EPOCA
    Jellyfish are taking over the oceans: Population surge as rising acidity of world’s seas kills predators Britain’s beaches could soon be inundated with records numbers of jellyfish, marine experts warned today.Scientists say the number of jellyfish are on the rise thanks to the increasing acidity of the world’s oceans.The warning comes in a new report into ocean acidification – an often overlooked side effect of burning fossil fuel.Studies have shown that higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere doesn’t just trigger climate change but can make the oceans more acid.Since the start of the industrial revolution, acidity levels of...
  • WaPo spins doomsday scenario for Israel

    11/17/2010 3:27:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/17/10 | Leo Rennert
    Janine Zacharia, the Washington Post's Jerusalem correspondent, spins a fanciful, sky-is-falling doomsday scenario for Israel: if you don't hurry up and bend over backwards to get a peace deal with Mahmoud Abbas on almost any terms, then get ready for a Hamas takeover of the West Bank and a third intifada that will rock the Jewish state to its foundations. ("Warnings in Israel of need for peace deal -- West Bank Crisis Feared -- Some in military foresee Hamas rise to power" Nov. 17, page A8). Zacharia attributes her dire warning to a couple of unidentified senior Israeli military and...
  • Where all the oil went

    08/02/2010 3:08:49 AM PDT · by Scanian · 39 replies · 2+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 02, 2010 | Editorial
    The New York Times devoted a big chunk of its front page one day last week to noting that much of the spilled BP Deepwater Horizon oil has "dissipated." Most of it, in fact. And to scant noticeable ill-effect -- at least so far -- relative to the apocalyptic rhetoric attending weeks of televised video footage that showed oil rushing from the ocean floor. It's not clear how much oil actually spilled; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute expert Dr. Judy McDowell estimates that between 96 million and 184 million gallons made its way into the Gulf before the leak was capped...
  • Doomsday: How BP Gulf disaster may have triggered a 'world-killing' event

    07/11/2010 8:53:59 AM PDT · by Neville72 · 139 replies · 1+ views ^ | 7/10/2010 | Terrence Aym
    Ominous reports are leaking past the BP Gulf salvage operation news blackout that the disaster unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico may be about to reach biblical proportions. 251 million years ago a mammoth undersea methane bubble caused massive explosions, poisoned the atmosphere and destroyed more than 96 percent of all life on Earth. [1] Experts agree that what is known as the Permian extinction event was the greatest mass extinction event in the history of the world. [2] 55 million years later another methane bubble ruptured causing more mass extinctions during the Late Paleocene Thermal Maximum (LPTM). The LPTM...
  • 'Doomsday Ark' to be Housed on the Moon -A Remote Access Toolkit to Rebuild the Human Race.

    07/07/2010 3:27:40 PM PDT · by TaraP · 38 replies
    Daily Galaxy ^ | July 4th, 2010
    Eventually, it will be necessary to have a kind of Noah’s ark there, a diversity of species from the biosphere." Bernard Foing, Chief Scientist/Research, European Space Agency.... If the human species should be destroyed on Earth, our future may reside on the Moon if plans.being drawn up for a “Doomsday ark” on the moon by the European Space Agency are carried through. The Ark will contain the essentials of life and human civilization, to be activated in the event of earth being devastated by a giant asteroid or nuclear war. The construction of a lunar information bank, discussed at a...
  • BP Official Admits to Damage BENEATH THE SEA FLOOR

    06/13/2010 6:39:37 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 247 replies · 5,552+ views ^ | Saturday, June 12, 2010
    As I noted Tuesday, there is growing evidence that BP's oil well - technically called the "well casing" or "well bore" - has suffered damage beneath the level of the sea floor. The evidence is growing stronger and stronger that there is substantial damage beneath the sea floor. Indeed, it appears that BP officials themselves have admitted to such damage. This has enormous impacts on both the amount of oil leaking into the Gulf, and the prospects for quickly stopping the leak this summer. On May 31st, the Washington Post noted: Sources at two companies involved with the well said...
  • Peter Singer: ‘Why Not Sterilize the Human Race into Extinction?’

    06/11/2010 9:28:12 AM PDT · by ezfindit · 75 replies · 1,380+ views
    OrthodoxNet ^ | 6/8/2010 | Peter J. Smith
    Singer explains Benatar’s antinatalist philosophy, which bases its moral framework by weighing the consequences of existence, in this way: “everyone will suffer to some extent, and if our species continues to reproduce, we can be sure that some future children will suffer severely. Hence continued reproduction will harm some children severely, and benefit none.” Singer then invites readers to engage in a thought experiment: "So why don’t we make ourselves the last generation on earth? If we would all agree to have ourselves sterilized then no sacrifices would be required — we could party our way into extinction!"
  • Man Selling Spots In Hidden Bunker As Last Hope (50k)

    05/18/2010 1:31:32 PM PDT · by Scythian · 35 replies · 998+ views
    Where would you go in the event of a catastrophe? For $50,000, one man says he will guarantee your family's security in the event of a nuclear blast, tsunami, earthquake or other disaster. "That whole upper structure can be blown away, debris could fall in here -- doesn't matter, [it] won't get inside," says Robert Vicino, a San Diego inventor and real estate entrepreneur. Vicino's master plan is to build a self-contained shelter to be a safe haven in the case of a catastrophe. "Would you want to survive or would you want to sit on the porch with chardonnay...
  • Banks... Cash... Gold... What to save? (vanity)

    12/30/2009 7:54:50 AM PST · by Sopater · 29 replies · 1,164+ views
    December 30, 2009 | Sopater
    Don't trust the banks... Don't trust the economy and the value of the US Dollar... Don't trust the gold market... What the hell should I save or bury in my yard in order to protect my investments? Sheesh.
  • CERN: LHC Produces First Physics Results

    12/06/2009 9:08:01 PM PST · by Duke C. · 25 replies · 927+ views
    Space Daily ^ | Dec. 7, 2009 | Staff
    After 20 years in the making, the first physics results have come out of CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Physicists from the University of Birmingham played a key role in analyzing these collisions and producing the first results from the 27 km circular atom smasher near Geneva.
  • Doomsday looming for many truckers at Los Angeles and Long Beach ports

    11/27/2009 7:55:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 69 replies · 3,014+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11/27/09 | Patrick J. McDonnell
    Filiberto Cervantes has already separated from his wife and kids, lost his car, moved into his truck and says he subsists largely on a diet of $1 cheese burritos. But Jan. 1 looms like a date with the grim reaper himself. ... Cervantes is among thousands of truckers servicing the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex who are facing a day of reckoning this New Year's. That's because Jan. 1 is the day new clean-air guidelines go into effect at the ports, banning all pre-1994 trucks -- as well as 1994-2003 rigs that have not been retrofitted with costly diesel particulate...
  • Spiegel Online: Oceans will soon Boil!

    11/17/2009 11:03:17 AM PST · by Duke C. · 56 replies · 1,640+ views
    Spiegel Online International ^ | 11/17/2009 | Christian Schwagerl
    "If the rest of the world were to follow the US example in their approach to fossil fuels, the oceans would not only heat up, but would probably soon begin to boil."
  • Avoiding Doomsday Hype and Hysteria

    11/17/2009 6:46:44 AM PST · by topcat54 · 192 replies · 2,085+ views
    American Vision ^ | Nov 17, 2009 | Gary DeMar
    The doomsday film 2012 had a mega-weekend at the box office. It took in $225 million over a period of five days, a combination of $65 million domestically and $160 million internationally Wednesday through Sunday (Nov. 11–16, 2009). In anticipation of the hype and hysteria of the Mayan Calendar end-of-the-world scenario, Christians had their books ready for an answer. Mark Hitchcock, pastor of Faith Bible Church in Edmond, Oklahoma, is the author of 2012: The Bible and the End of the World. To his credit, Hitchcock offers a critical evaluation of the supposed Mayan prophecy. He even takes issue with...
  • APOCALYPSE PICTURES: 10 Failed Doomsday Prophecies

    11/07/2009 1:40:44 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 52 replies · 4,297+ views
    nationalgeographic. ^ | November 4, 2009
    Just as some people today believe a Maya calendar pinpoints 2012 as the end of the world as we know it, some ancient Romans saw the A.D. 79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius (pictured: Pompeiians flee the city in an illustration), as a sign of a coming apocalypse. That's because Roman philosopher Seneca, who died in A.D. 65, had predicted the Earth would go up in smoke: "All we see and admire today will burn in the universal fire that ushers in a new, just, happy world," he said, according to the 1999 book Apocalypses. The end never came, but that...