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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...
  • Emmerich 'feared fatwa for 2012 scene'

    11/03/2009 2:14:29 PM PST · by Rastus · 39 replies · 1,567+ views
    digital spy ^ | 11/02/09 | Tim Parks
    Roland Emmerich has admitted that he feared a fatwa would be placed on him if he filmed a scrapped scene for 2012. The filmmaker is well known for decimating famed landmarks on movies including The Day After Tomorrow and Independence Day. He stated that while he decided to destroy the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro because he is "against organised religion", he was fearful of the Islamic religious decree for a sequence that was planned but not shot. The 53-year-old wanted to demolish the Kaaba, which is a cube-shaped building at the heart of Mecca and is...
  • Ditching dogs for the planet not an option

    10/22/2009 3:32:05 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 89 replies · 1,744+ views
    The Timaru Herald ^ | 10-23-09 | FLEUR COGLE
    Linda Finlay will not be giving up her dogs any time soon – despite a call from researchers to swap dogs and cats for pets they can eat, like rabbits or chickens. A longtime dog lover and dog training club member, Mrs Findlay couldn't imagine a life without Thomas, Zarah and Zoe – even if the Bernese Mountain Dog crosses and Alsatian labrador cross do have a carbon pawprint bigger than a Land Cruiser. "They're like part of the family," Mrs Findlay said. Victoria University professors Brenda and Robert Vale, architects who specialise in sustainable living, have recommended pet owners...
  • 2012 Doomsday Not Likely, Mayans Insist

    10/21/2009 11:40:24 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 40 replies · 1,382+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 12 Oct 2009 | Mark Stevenson
    2012 Doomsday Not Likely, Mayans Insist Mark Stevenson, Associated Press   Oct. 12, 2009 -- Apolinario Chile Pixtun is tired of being bombarded with frantic questions about the Mayan calendar supposedly "running out" on Dec. 21, 2012. After all, it's not the end of the world. Or is it? Definitely not, the Mayan Indian elder insists. "I came back from England last year and, man, they had me fed up with this stuff." It can only get worse for him. Next month Hollywood's "2012" opens in cinemas, featuring earthquakes, meteor showers and a tsunami dumping an aircraft carrier on the...
  • Doomsday: 2012 is not the end of the world, Mayan elder insists

    10/13/2009 10:36:12 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 39 replies · 1,907+ views
    telegraph ^ | 11 Oct 2009
    The year 2012 will not bring the end of the world, a Mayan elder has insisted, despite claims that a Mayan calendar shows that time will "run out" on December 21 of that year. Apolinario Chile Pixtun is tired of being bombarded with frantic questions about the end of the world. "I came back from England last year and, man, they had me fed up with this stuff," he said. A significant time period for the Mayans does end on the date, and enthusiasts have found a series of astronomical alignments they say coincide in 2012, including one that happens...
  • Three Government Reports Point To Fiscal Doomsday

    10/06/2009 7:55:47 AM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 2,160+ views
    Money And Markets ^ | 10-5-2009 | Martin D. Weiss
    Three Government Reports Point To Fiscal Doomsday by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. 10-05-09 When our leaders have no awareness of the disastrous consequences of their actions, they can claim ignorance and take no action. Or when our leaders have no hard evidence as to what might happen in the future, they can at least claim uncertainty. But when they have full knowledge of an impending disaster … they have proof of its inevitability in ANY scenario … and they so declare in their official reports … but STILL don’t lift a finger to change course … then they have only...

    09/19/2009 12:12:12 PM PDT · by yoe · 12 replies · 1,074+ views
    Suzy Rice ^ | September 10, 2009 | Editor
    Mute* goes my television set whenever Barack Obama invades the airways, which is more often than not, daily, sometimes several times daily. Today he’s again on television, my set goes *mute” but the text-alerts across the bottom of the screen announce Obama’s gloomy Jive Talk:“we have to be the last generation…” he says. This follows Barack Obama’s speech (yesterday from congress) in which he glowered, “I am determined to be the last (President)…“Does Barack Obama realize how depressing he is? His entire messaging is laced with threats, references to ultimatums for the peaceful among our nation (not directed toward those...
  • UN chief visits 'doomsday' seed vault in Arctic

    09/02/2009 2:37:16 PM PDT · by kingattax · 15 replies · 579+ views
    AFP ^ | 9-2-09
    UN chief Ban Ki-moon visited Wednesday a vault carved into the Arctic permafrost, filled with samples of the world's most important seeds in case food crops are wiped out by a catastrophe. "The world faces many daunting challenges today, one of the greatest of which is how to feed a growing population in the context of climate change," a bundled-up Ban told reporters after he toured the site in the Svalbard archipelago some 1,200 kilometres (745 miles) from the North Pole. "The seeds stored here in Svalbard will help us do just that. Sustainable food production may not begin in...
  • Religious Leaders and Their End-Of-Time Predictions!

    06/08/2009 7:42:08 PM PDT · by jxb7076 · 15 replies · 1,087+ views ^ | 6/8/09 | JXB7076
    Prophets of Doom has been around probably since the beginning of man’s existence on earth. Whether one believe man was created by God from the dust of the earth, or he evolved from a sea creature, a monkey, or matter from a collision of the planets commonly known as the big bang. Whatever your preference for the origin of man it is no secret that from the time he began walking on planet earth he began predicting its end. It’s now estimated that more than 50% of the world population give doomsday prophets some credibility regarding “End Time Events” thereby...
  • Survival of the Fittest (not just for white right-wingers anymore)

    05/27/2009 11:20:29 AM PDT · by new cruelty · 20 replies · 2,925+ views
    Philadelphia Weekly ^ | May 26, 2009 | Steven Wells
    Fernando Antonio Salguero grew up with his sister and mom in “a community of junkies and thieves” in a series of squats in Kensington. The worst year, he says, was 1985. Salguero is certain of this because it was the same year that Mayor Wilson Goode dropped a bomb on the West Philly building containing members of the radical group MOVE, killing six adults and five children. Salguero watched the bombing on a neighbor’s TV. 
 Salguero was 11 years old. This was also the year he, his mom and his younger sister learned to survive on the five gallons...
  • David Goldman Says U.S. Created Global Trade Crash

    05/16/2009 8:25:13 PM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 6 replies · 792+ views
    Economist David Goldman on the US economy.
  • Looking ahead to Schwarzenegger's doomsday budget

    05/13/2009 1:39:06 PM PDT · by SmithL · 24 replies · 875+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 5/13/9 | Kevin Yamamura
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will release two May revised budgets Thursday, one that covers a $15.4 billion hole in case three ballot measures pass and another that covers a $21.3 billion gap if they fail. But the $15.4 billion plan is probably destined for the shredder. After all, proponents already abandoned advertising for Propositions 1C, 1D and 1E. Campaign experts saw that as an acknowledgment that those measures are failing so badly that they're a foregone loss, especially Proposition 1C, which contains $5 billion of $5.84 billion in General Fund cash solutions. So what we're really talking about is the $21.3...
  • The Mayan Calendar and Christian Response to 2012

    05/08/2009 10:47:11 AM PDT · by jxb7076 · 86 replies · 3,330+ views ^ | May 8, 2009 | JXB7076
    The Maya civilization is a Mesoamerican civilization, noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as its art, architecture, and mathematical and astronomical systems. Initially established during the Preclassic period, many of these reached their apogee of development during the Classic period (c. 250 CE to 900 CE), and continued throughout the Post classic period until the arrival of the Spanish. At its peak, it was one of the most densely populated and culturally dynamic societies in the world. (Source: From this Mesoamerican civilization and its astronomical systems arose a calendar with...
  • California lawmakers weigh options for a potential fiscal 'doomsday'

    04/01/2009 8:35:26 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 965+ views
    LA Times ^ | 4/1/09 | Eric Bailey
    Legislative leaders are weighing contingency plans for a potential fiscal "doomsday" if a slate of ballot measures designed to balance the state budget fails in the May 19 special election. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the bipartisan team of lawmakers pushing the half-dozen propositions continue to insist that the campaign has just begun and can still be won despite a recent public opinion poll showing all but one measure trailing badly. California’s “Big Five” on fixing the...But, behind the scenes, elected leaders and staffers have begun brainstorming additional budget cuts that might be necessary. That effort comes little more than a...
  • Who's Afraid of the Mayan Calendar?

    03/25/2009 7:23:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies · 1,661+ views
    The London Free Press ^ | March 25, 2009 | Thane Burnett
    Did someone mention Doomsday? For those who miss the good old days of the easygoing 20th century, a shrill reminder of Y2K is back. At least the mounting fear that an upcoming date could be the death of us all. Late last week, Prof. John Beddington, the U.K. government's chief scientist, warned a sustainable development conference that a "perfect storm" of food shortages, scarce water and insufficient energy resources will land on the world's doorstep in 2030. But those souls who can't wait that long to panic, mark 2012 on your armageddon-out-of-here calendar. A growing number of books and blogs...
  • What Are You Doing on Inaguration Day?

    01/17/2009 10:30:05 AM PST · by Type Righter · 122 replies · 2,188+ views
    How are you going to spend Inaguration Day? I am NOT going to watch any of the Marxist's "installation" as our 44th President. If I did, I'd be physically ill for days. Lincoln must be spinning in his grave. So how are you going to mark the day?
  • Approaching Comet (inter solar system)

    01/08/2009 4:27:09 AM PST · by wolfcreek · 62 replies · 2,490+ views ^ | 1.09.2009 | n/a
    Comet Lulin (C/2007 N3), discovered in 2007 by a Strait-bridging team of astronomers from Taiwan and China, is swinging around the sun and approaching Earth. Astronomer Karzaman Ahmad sends this picture taken Jan. 7th from the Langkawi National Observatory in Malaysia:
  • Heston: "D@m them!! They've Really Done It This Time!" (Vanity)

    11/04/2008 9:31:15 PM PST · by AC-130 Gunship · 44 replies · 2,857+ views
    Vanity | 11-5-2008 | AC-130 Gunship
    Who doesn't feel this way after America has just inexplicably elected a racist-Marxist who hates our Republic, and aspires to destroy it with his kind of "CHANGE"?
  • Boyd K.Packer LDS Apostle, "Great Catastrophe is Coming".

    10/31/2008 8:22:33 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 93 replies · 3,798+ views
    President Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve ApostlesSpeaking at the Forest Bend Ward, Salt Lake City UT Sunday, October 12, 2008 "Even though I regularly have the opportunity to attend Fast and Testimony meeting, I don’tusually stand to speak. But today, I feel moved upon by the Spirit to share a message… Last weekend’s General Conference was different than any before. We felt that down at Church Headquarters and have been talking about it all week. We live in troubled times. There is great financial crisis and we’ve seen something that hasn’t happened in the...
  • Physics Experiment Won’t Destroy Earth

    09/10/2008 4:59:38 AM PDT · by gallaxyglue · 12 replies · 980+ views
    Discover Magazine ^ | 06/23/08 | Eliza Strickland
    Physics Experiment Won’t Destroy Earth Well, that’s a relief. After a long safety review, physicists have declared that the enormous atom smasher that’s expected to go online this fall won’t create tiny black holes that will “eat” our planet. So that’s one less thing to worry about. The Large Hadron Collider, which is being built near Geneva, Switzerland, will do things with subatomic particles that humans have never done before, causing some people to worry that scientists might be unwittingly building a doomsday devise. The $8 billion machine is designed to accelerate protons, the building blocks of ordinary matter, to...
  • Fear of black hole machine triggers threats to researchers

    09/06/2008 1:07:57 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 81 replies · 313+ views
    worldnetdaily ^ | 9/6/08 | Drew Zahn
    Scientists preparing to fire up the world's largest atom smasher are being flooded with phone calls and emails – even death threats – from people worried that the Large Hadron Collider, when activated, will obliterate planet Earth.
  • In Defense of Hal Lindsey? (even a broken clock is right twice a day) [Open]

    08/06/2008 11:46:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies · 1,127+ views
    CMR ^ | August 6, 2008 | Patrick Archbold
    When it comes to the end times, there isn't much that I agree with Hal Lindsey about. Hal Lindsey, author of the huge (and phenomenally misguided) "Late Great Planet Earth" and rapture promoter wrote a column last week comparing the reception received by Barack Obama on his world tour to the reception that the Antichrist will one day receive. After describing some of the detail of Obama's trip, Lindsey says this: And the Bible says that such a leader will soon make his appearance on the scene. It won't be Barack Obama, but Obama's world tour provided a foretaste of...
  • Suburbia's not dead yet

    07/06/2008 4:43:26 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 34 replies · 207+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6 July 2008 | Joel Kotkin
    While millions of American families struggle with falling house prices, soaring gasoline costs and tightening credit, some environmentalists, urban planners and urban real estate speculators are welcoming the bad news as signaling what they have long dreamed of -- the demise of suburbia. In a March Atlantic article, Christopher B. Leinberger, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and a professor of urban planning, contended that yesterday's new suburbs will become "the slums" of tomorrow because high gas prices and the housing meltdown will force Americans back to the urban core. Leinberger is not alone. Other pundits, among them author...
  • Texas Sect Leader: Doomsday Begins Next Thursday, June 12 (Not FLDS)

    06/07/2008 12:29:05 PM PDT · by sevenbak · 61 replies · 492+ views
    abc news ^ | June 6 | BRIAN ROSS and VIC WALTER
    Nuclear war will begin next Thursday, June 12, or sooner, according to the latest prediction of self-proclaimed prophet Yisrayl "Buffalo Bill" Hawkins, the founder of a religious sect in Abilene, Texas. "It could be turned loose before then," Hawkins told 20/20 for a report to be broadcast tonight. "You're going to see this very soon, really soon," he said.
  • Russian doomsday cult emerge from underground cave

    05/16/2008 8:01:17 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 16 replies · 152+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/16/2008 | Adrian Blomfield
    The last members of a Russian doomsday cult yesterday left the underground cave where they had spent the past six months after the stench of two dead colleagues became too much to stand. Nine disciples of Pyotr Kuznetzov, a self-styled prophet who predicted the world would come to an end this month, emerged from their manmade cavern in the Penza region, bringing an end to a protracted standoff between the cult and the police. According to regional officials, one female adherent of the cult died from “severe Lenten fasting” last month, while the other succumbed to cancer. As the corpses...
  • Mankind is the 'Earth's biggest threat'(DEFCON 5 1/2 Barf Alert!)

    05/15/2008 10:18:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 45 replies · 3,651+ views ^ | May 15, 2008 | Roger Highfield Science Editor
    Global warming is causing significant changes to the Earth's natural systems and it is highly unlikely that any force but man-made climate change can be blamed . Researchers who analysed 30,000 academic studies dating back to 1970 said man was responsible for changes that ranged from the loss of ice sheets to the collapse in numbers of many species of wildlife. "Humans are influencing climate through increasing greenhouse gas emissions, and the warming world is causing impacts on physical and biological systems," said Cynthia Rosenzweig, at the Nasa Goddard Institute for Space Studies. The effects on living things include the...
  • Increase in volcanic activity is linked to ice melted by global warming [barf alert]

    04/04/2008 7:39:42 PM PDT · by camerakid400 · 24 replies · 44+ views
    Times of London ^ | April 5 08 | Lewis Smith
    Increased volcanic activity is linked to ice melted by the effects of global warming, a study has found. So much ice in Iceland has melted in the past century that the pressure on the land beneath has lessened, which allows more of the rock deep in the ground to turn to magma. Until the ice melted, the pressure was so intense that the rock remained solid. Carolina Pagli, of the University of Leeds, led research which calculated that over the past century the production of magma had increased by 10 per cent.
  • Doomsday cult calls credit cards satanic (Russia)

    03/31/2008 8:01:00 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies · 361+ views
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | Mar 31, 2008
    Doomsday cult calls credit cards satanic By Chris Baldwin Mar 31, 2008 NIKOLSKOE, Russia (Reuters) - A Russian doomsday cult sheltering in a bunker say credit cards and food packaging bar codes are satanic, the official negotiating the release of children from the group said on Monday. Around 30 followers, including four children, from across Russia and neighboring Belarus met last October and barricaded themselves into a hillside to escape an apocalypse their preacher says is looming in either April or May. "For us right now, what's most important is the children," said Alexander Yelatontsev, an official from Russia's Penza...
  • Russian doomsday cult calls credit cards satanic

    03/31/2008 11:31:29 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 35 replies · 747+ views
    NIKOLSKOE, Russia (Reuters) - A Russian doomsday cult sheltering in a bunker say credit cards and food packaging bar codes are satanic, the official negotiating the release of children from the group said on Monday. Around 30 followers, including four children, from across Russia and neighboring Belarus met last October and barricaded themselves into a hillside to escape an apocalypse their preacher says is looming in either April or May. "For us right now, what's most important is the children," said Alexander Yelatontsev, an official from Russia's Penza Oblast region, who has been the chief point of contact for the...
  • World doesn't end, Doomsday cult gives up

    03/29/2008 2:05:32 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies · 872+ views
    World doesn't end, Doomsday cult gives up From correspondents in Moscow March 30, 2008 07:36am Article from: Reuters SEVEN female members of a Russian cult have come out of the cave where they have been awaiting the end of the world, but 28 people are still underground, Russian media reported today. The doomsday cult members have been barricaded in a cave dug out of a hillside in the Penza region of central Russia since October. They have been refusing to come out until the end of the world, which they predict will happen in May. A local official said the...

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