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  • Doomsday Scenario: 'America Alone' [Paul Gigot interview with Mark Steyn]

    10/24/2006 4:34:24 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 64 replies · 2,086+ views
    Doomsday Scenario: 'America Alone' Monday , October 23, 2006 This is a partial transcript from "The Journal Editorial Report," October 21, 2006, that has been edited for clarity. PAUL GIGOT, FOX HOST: "America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It" forecasts a dark future in which the nations of Old Europe fall to Islam fundamentalism. And the United States remains the last Western democracy. Earlier, I spoke to the author, columnist Mark Steyn. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) GIGOT: In your book, you write that much of what we loosely call the "Western World will not survive the 21st Century....
  • The World We Know Is Ending(Mark Steyn)

    10/24/2006 8:36:16 AM PDT · by kellynla · 101 replies · 4,028+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Oct. 24, 2006 | Mark Steyn
    It's the end of the world!! Head for the hills!!! No, wait. Don't head for the hills—they're full of Islamist terrorist camps. Let me put it in a slightly bigger nutshell: much of what we loosely call the Western world will not survive the twenty-first century, and much of it will effectively disappear within our lifetimes, including many if not most European countries. There'll probably still be a geographical area on the map marked as Italy or the Netherlands—probably—just as in Istanbul there's still a building known as Hagia Sophia, or St. Sophia's Cathedral. But it's not a cathedral; it's...
  • [Bitpig] The Apocalypse Contest

    10/17/2006 9:42:47 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 17 replies · 573+ views
    brucelewis.com ^ | 2006.10.07 | Bitpig [B-chan]
    All things must end. Life, matter, the universe itself — it seems that nothing is permanent. While discussing this topic on another FR thread tonight, I happened to wonder if it might not be fun to find out how the rest of you think it's all going to end up. To that end, I hereby announce the Apocalypse Contest. To play, simply write out your best guess at how the End of All Things will come about, especially with regard to the human race; then post it on this thread. A week from now I'll read all the entries (if...
  • Can Wall Street withstand weak housing?

    09/20/2006 10:26:44 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 286 replies · 3,183+ views
    Business Week Online ^ | September 19, 2006 | Peter Coy
    Can Wall Street withstand weak housing? Some experts say real estate slump may spell trouble for equities ANALYSIS By Peter Coy BusinessWeek Online Updated: 1:28 p.m. PT Sept 19, 2006 If your nest egg is made of 2-by-4s and you're watching the real estate slowdown with a mixture of fear and nausea, then this article is for you. The question: If real estate tanks, will stocks follow? Or will the market ignore housing? Or maybe — just maybe — will a decline in housing trigger a rise in stocks? It's something you really ought to think about if you're trying...
  • End of the World - Live Thread

    08/21/2006 5:23:22 AM PDT · by cll · 491 replies · 8,212+ views
    Various ^ | 8/21/2006 | Various
    World to end on August 22nd 8-13-2006 The Infidel Sage Posted on 08/13/2006 11:07:20 PM PDT by TheConservativeCitizen Just in case you didn't know. And I have absolutely nothing to wear. The recent disrupted London based terrorist plot seems to fit suspiciously well as far as timing is concerned or it may have all been a coincidence. The long awaited 'other shoe' has not yet dropped, but I have to admit the Dark Lords of the Shia have been making me nervous lately with their veiled threats and mutterings and the other brand of militant Islam represented by the Al...
  • World to end on August 22nd

    08/13/2006 11:07:20 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 5 replies · 1,504+ views
    The Infidel Sage Weblog ^ | 08-13-06 | The Infidel Sage
    Just in case you didn't know. And I have absolutely nothing to wear. The recent disrupted London based terrorist plot seems to fit suspiciously well as far as timing is concerned or it may have all been a coincidence. The long awaited 'other shoe' has not yet dropped, but I have to admit the Dark Lords of the Shia have been making me nervous lately with their veiled threats and mutterings and the other brand of militant Islam represented by the Al Qaeda always hates to be left out as well. One never knows for sure what's going to happen...
  • SAVAGE NATION! Thursday, August 3, 2006

    08/03/2006 2:53:54 PM PDT · by rockabyebaby · 145 replies · 1,399+ views
    Come listen to the most explosive talkshow host in the country, the one who dominates the airways, the one and only................
  • 'Global dimming' is darkening the globe: experts

    07/29/2006 12:33:22 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 72 replies · 1,799+ views
    CTV ^ | 07/29/06 | Andy Johnson
    'Global dimming' is darkening the globe: experts Updated Sat. Jul. 29 2006 10:07 AM ET Andy Johnson, CTV.ca News Global dimming may be the yin to global warming's yang. The theory is that the amount of sunlight, or solar energy, falling on the earth has been dropping steadily over the past 50 years or so. That could mean, scientists believe, that global dimming is actually mitigating the effects of global warming. That sounds quirky and intriguing at first, but a closer investigation turns up some frightening results. One of the first people to observe the phenomenon was an English scientist...
  • Pinkett Smith horrified by U.S. Values

    07/22/2006 6:57:30 PM PDT · by World_Events · 141 replies · 5,886+ views
    Ireland On Line ^ | 7/22/06 | Ireland On Line
    Actress/singer Jada Pinkett Smith is horrified by increasing gun crime in the United States, declaring the country must look to third world countries to rediscover its values. The Wicked Wisdom frontwoman and her actor/rapper husband Will Smith have travelled to Africa on several occasions for charity work and have been humbled by citizens' appreciation of the basic things in life - like education. The Smiths will fund and appear at Charles 'Charlie Mack' Alston's annual Party 4 Peace in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this weekend, which aims to raise awareness of street crime. Pinkett Smith says: "It's pretty bad everywhere. I think...
  • It’s the End of the World as We Know It… (Moonbat deep thinker alert)

    06/27/2006 3:55:48 PM PDT · by robowombat · 26 replies · 689+ views
    Dissident Voice ^ | May 17, 2006 | Christy Rodgers
    It’s the End of the World as We Know It… A Review of Some Current Speculative Thinking on Collapse by Christy Rodgers www.dissidentvoice.org May 17, 2006 And here face down beneath the sun And here upon earth’s noonward height To feel the always coming on The always rising of the night… -- Archibald Macleish, “You, Andrew Marvell” Give me back the Berlin wall Give me Stalin and St Paul I’ve seen the future, brother It is murder… -- Leonard Cohen All of life is seven to five against. -- Damon Runyon A specter is haunting global civilization: the specter of...
  • Record meteorite hit Norway (caught on camera too)

    06/09/2006 8:47:00 AM PDT · by mwilli20 · 121 replies · 4,598+ views
    Aftenposten (Norway) ^ | 06/09/2006 | Nina Lødemel/Jonathan Tisdall
    As Wednesday morning dawned, northern Norway was hit with an impact comparable to the atomic bomb used on Hiroshima. ... At around 2:05 a.m. on Wednesday, residents of the northern part of Troms and the western areas of Finnmark could clearly see a ball of fire taking several seconds to travel across the sky. ... "I saw a brilliant flash of light in the sky, and this became a light with a tail of smoke," Bruvold told Aftenposten.no. He photographed the object and then continued to tend to his animals when he heard an enormous crash. "I heard the bang...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 06-05-2006

    06/05/2006 9:00:50 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 193+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 06-05-2006 | grey_whiskers
    No thread necessary today, just look at the calendar for tomorrow. Oh six of oh six of oh six-- The Devil is up to his tricks? To those who pretend That this is the end: by Wednesday we'll see if you're hicks!
  • Canada wants Kyoto climate-change deal scrapped: report

    05/22/2006 7:32:26 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 44 replies · 883+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 20, 2006 | Staff
    OTTAWA (AFP) - Canada reportedly wants the Kyoto climate-change accord scrapped in favor of a separate, voluntary deal and will not support efforts to set stricter emissions targets from 2012. The Globe and Mail newspaper said it had obtained private Foreign Affairs Department instructions to Canadian negotiators in Bonn, Germany, where an international 10-day meeting opened this week to plot the second phase of the Kyoto Protocol. "The private instructions from the Foreign Affairs Department to the Canadian delegation show Canada will also oppose the widely held view that targets in the second phase, which begins after 2012, should be...
  • Gore: Tide turning on global warming Former VP confidant that climate change views are shifting

    05/14/2006 8:14:07 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 48 replies · 1,139+ views
    The Daily Camera ^ | May 14, 2006 | Todd Neff
    Former Vice President Al Gore's whirlwind national campaign hit Denver on Thursday. His mission: promotion, officially as part of a press tour for his upcoming Paramount Classics film "An Inconvenient Truth" and a book of the same title. Unofficially, Gore is evangelizing a long-standing passion. The movie is based on a high-tech "slide show," as Gore calls it, which he estimates to have presented more than 1,000 times over the decades. With stunning animated graphics, Gore deliberately and often mercilessly presents the scientific basis for global warming, its current manifestations and the future risks of what he calls "the climate...
  • Katrina-size hurricane would devastate South Florida, scientists say

    05/07/2006 1:44:16 PM PDT · by Dog Gone · 93 replies · 1,561+ views
    Knight Ridder Newspapers ^ | May 7, 2006 | Martin Merzer
    MIAMI - Seven feet of sea water swamps 45 miles of coastline from Miami Beach through Fort Lauderdale to Deerfield Beach. Salt water surges through countless houses near the coast. Waist-deep fresh water blankets vast regions of suburbia. Ferocious winds crush tens of thousands of roofs and gut numerous office buildings. Residents who defy orders to evacuate skyscrapers along the coast and in downtown Miami could be blown out of their apartments. Power outages persist for months. According to simulations conducted for The Miami Herald by scientists at the National Hurricane Center and to interviews with a wide range of...
  • Savage LIVE Thread Wed. May 3, 2006

    05/03/2006 3:01:38 PM PDT · by fishtank · 52 replies · 1,357+ views
    Gettin' ready!!!!
  • Shale coal... the future!

    03/29/2006 8:33:12 PM PST · by Number57 · 59 replies · 1,464+ views
    One trillion barrels. Well, its a new game, isn't it?
  • The End of the World Is Near Bill Clinton Says So

    02/04/2006 2:47:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies · 1,987+ views
    Center for Individual Freedom ^ | February 3, 2006 | CFIF
    In our urgency to deal with really urgent stuff over the past few weeks, we have been piling up news articles regarding what some regard as a universal urgency. That would be global warming or Global Warming or GLOBAL WARMING, depending on one's perspective, provided that one has a perspective. Bill Clinton, speaking last week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that mother of all junkets for rich folks who take themselves very seriously, said that GLOBAL WARMING bothered him a bunch. "It's the only thing that I believe has the power to fundamentally end the march of...
  • Just Give Up Already - Or just be Zotted

    11/20/2005 7:20:18 AM PST · by dream police · 123 replies · 2,935+ views
    The hope for a better world and better America is gone. Finished. Done for. I don't know when this happened, but it did. So vote if you must. Democrat, Republican -- it doesn't matter. Better to enjoy yourself. Immerse yourself in pop culture. Go see Saw 3. What' J-Lo up to these days? Does Green Day have a new album? Forget about eating healthy. You think you're going to live forever? Have that extra cheese all meat pizza. You know you want it. Drink to excess. Don't pay your debts. Invite the collection agent to take it out in the...
  • The Leaves Won't Be The Only Thing To Fall! (Market Crash Prediction)

    10/17/2005 7:59:53 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 222 replies · 5,373+ views
    321Gold ^ | Oct 17, 2005 | Enrico Orlandini
    The October Newsletter The Leaves Won't Be The Only Thing To Fall! Enrico Orlandini Lasco Report 17 Oct, 2005 We're heading into that time of year where the word "crash" tends to command a bit more respect among market specialists, i.e., the months of October and/or November. Maybe it's just a coincidence, but I see an ominous cloud on the horizon. Actually, I see a large mass of clouds and they're as black as night. Anyone who's invested in the stock market over the last three or four years has little or nothing to show for it and, if you're...
  • Bird flu virus shows signs of evading newest drug (TAMIFLU DOESN'T WORK)

    10/14/2005 2:05:41 PM PDT · by paulat · 45 replies · 1,180+ views
    Yahoo! - Reuters ^ | 10/14/05 | Maggie Fox
    Bird flu virus shows signs of evading newest drug By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent 1 hour, 22 minutes ago WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The feared avian influenza virus is showing signs it can evade the drug considered the first line of defense against bird flu, researchers They found so-called resistant strains in a Vietnamese girl who recovered from a bird flu infection after being treated with Tamiflu. They also found evidence she was directly infected by her brother and not by chickens, a rare case of human-to-human transmission of the virus. When bacteria and viruses develop resistance to a...
  • Supreme Court nominee was a supremely bad choice

    10/04/2005 2:32:49 PM PDT · by wjersey · 131 replies · 2,426+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | 10/4/2005 | Quin Hillyer
    George W. Bush has just rung the death knell for his presidency. For the Supreme Court of the United States, a president under fire for cronyism has chosen the ultimate crony. For the highest court in the land, a president criticized for a lack of gravitas has chosen a woman who the president's own former speechwriter describes as "a taut, nervous, anxious personality." For one of the nine highest legal positions in the entire country, this president has ignored dozens of candidates with impeccable credentials -- top law school honors, judicial clerkships, distinguished careers in academia, lengthy experience arguing cases...
  • The End of the World As We Know It (Already In Progress)

    09/21/2005 6:45:36 AM PDT · by B-Chan · 69 replies · 1,218+ views
    TimeBomb 2000 ^ | 2005.09.20 | Invar
    TEOTWAWKI - Already In Progress There is an awakening among many Americans that something is horribly wrong - but few can completely isolate or pinpoint exactly what that is or means. An anxiety is building among many of us who watch and prepare - and there is an unease among the willfully oblivious and the evening newswatcher that things in general are almost surreal, and that we as a nation have just walked through an unknown door to a future of uncertainty and difficulty. A lot of folks have a gut feeling, that a major shoe is about to drop...
  • Disturbing news on the economy

    08/21/2005 12:48:33 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 100 replies · 2,129+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 21, 2005 | Thomas Oliphant
    [...] It's progressive politicians who should be paying more attention. More than a hundred years ago, Charles Dickens's cockeyed optimist, Wilkins Micawber, explained to David Copperfield that the difference between happiness and misery involves the positive or negative difference between income and expenses. [...] As the government confirmed once again last week, rising costs have outpaced stagnant wages in ten of the last 12 months. [...] The Bush administration is in an ideological straitjacket. But progressive politicians have several issues they should raise, particularly long overdue increases in the minimum wage and the earned income tax credit -- kitchen table...
  • The New GOP Betrays America

    08/10/2005 8:43:22 PM PDT · by Psion · 540 replies · 7,333+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005 | Diane Alden
    The New GOP Betrays America Diane Alden Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005 The biblical truth "Hope deferred makes the heart sick" described my state of mind on July 27, 2005. That was when the House Republican leadership stopped the clock on the CAFTA vote because they didn't like the way it was going. It gets more and more difficult to write about politics. The hope some of us placed in Republicans was misplaced. We had hope they might make a small attempt to lead this nation back to constitutional government: limited government. Hoping Republicans will be conservative, constitutional or less venal...
  • Legendary Funds Manager Predicts Utter Global Collapse Stemming From Bursting of Property Bubble

    07/20/2005 12:54:47 PM PDT · by Heebert · 101 replies · 5,867+ views
    In a recent interview on CNBC with Ron Insana, one of the "old-timer" funds manager, Julian Robertson, predicted "utter global collapse" as a consequence of the bursting of the world-wide property bubble. Often called "Never Been Wrong Robertson", the former head of Tiger Management (once the largest hedge fund in the world), is extremely worried about the speculative bubble in real estate. Specifically, he is very worried about a world that is sustained by American consumer spending which is in turn 1/4 sustained by a property bubble. He predicts that 20 million people could lose their homes once the property...
  • Bush Boosting Hillary in '08?

    04/24/2005 4:05:54 PM PDT · by beyond the sea · 175 replies · 2,926+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 4/24/05 | unknown
    By befriending Bill Clinton so enthusiastically, ex-President George H.W. Bush is inadvertently helping Hillary Clinton to reclaim the White House in 2008, a longtime Bush family confidante said Sunday. "They're trying to move Hillary to the center for 2008, and this helps de-demonize her and her husband," the unnamed Bush insider tells the New York Daily News. An unidentified Clinton aide agreed that the ex-presidents' warm relationship is giving Hillary's presidential bid a big boost, proclaiming, "It gives [Mr.] Clinton back some legitimacy." Sen. Clinton certainly left no doubt that she approves of her husband's new pal, telling the News,...
  • Prophecy on Pope Fulfilled by Eclipses?

    04/07/2005 3:09:27 PM PDT · by kagoots · 66 replies · 3,345+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 4-6-05 | Carl Limbacher
    Prophecy on Pope Fulfilled by Eclipses? A 10th Century Irish bishop - St. Malachy - predicted every pope that would preside over the Catholic Church. Almost ten centuries ago, Malachy predicted this pope would be noted by an eclipse of the sun. In an eerie coincidence, John Paul II was the only known pope to be born on the day of a solar eclipse. But the prophetic link doesn't end there. Pope John Paul II will be buried this Friday during another solar eclipse. Astronomers say that on Friday, the day of the Pope's funeral, a partial solar eclipse will...
  • The Ends of the World as We Know Them

    12/31/2004 10:17:55 PM PST · by neverdem · 71 replies · 4,028+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 1, 2005 | JARED DIAMOND
    GUEST OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR Los Angeles — NEW Year's weekend traditionally is a time for us to reflect, and to make resolutions based on our reflections. In this fresh year, with the United States seemingly at the height of its power and at the start of a new presidential term, Americans are increasingly concerned and divided about where we are going. How long can America remain ascendant? Where will we stand 10 years from now, or even next year? Such questions seem especially appropriate this year. History warns us that when once-powerful societies collapse, they tend to do so quickly and...
  • Whew! Asteroid Won't Hit Earth in 2029, Scientists Now Say

    12/28/2004 10:10:07 AM PST · by Willie Green · 46 replies · 1,097+ views
    Space.com ^ | 27 December 2004 | Robert Roy Britt
    The world can exhale a collective sigh of relief. A newfound asteroid tagged with the highest warning level ever issued will not strike Earth, scientists said Monday. The giant space rock, named 2004 MN4, was said on Dec. 23 to have an outside shot at hitting the planet on April 13, 2029. The odds climbed as high as 1-in-37, or 2.7 percent, on Monday, Dec. 27. Researchers had flagged the object as one to monitor very carefully. It was the first asteroid to be ranked 4 on the Torino Scale, a Richter-like measure for potentially threatening space rocks. The asteroid...
  • Scientist: Asteroid May Hit Earth in 2029

    12/23/2004 8:24:16 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 336 replies · 11,416+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 12/23/04 | JOHN ANTCZAK
    Scientist: Asteroid May Hit Earth in 2029 Thu Dec 23, 5:40 PM ET By JOHN ANTCZAK, Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES - There's a 1-in-300 chance that a recently discovered asteroid, believed to be about 1,300 feet long, could hit Earth in 2029, a NASA (news - web sites) scientist said Thursday, but he added that the perceived risk probably will be eliminated once astronomers get more detail about its orbit.   There have been only a limited number of sightings of Asteroid 2004 MN4, which has been given an initial rating of 2 on the 10-point Torino Impact Hazard...
  • Coming geopolitical quakes

    12/16/2004 12:11:31 AM PST · by Galena Nevada · 25 replies · 918+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/15/2004 | Arnaud de Borchgrave
    One all-too-realistic geopolitical nightmare was a weapon of mass destruction terrorist attack on the U.S. West Coast. A nuclear device detonates in a container ship about to enter Long Beach, Calif. News had just broken about pollution of the U.S. food supply, most analysts assumed by transnational terrorism. The U.S. can prevail conventionally anywhere but seems helpless in coping with asymmetrical warfare. In quick succession: • The dollar ceases to be the world's reserve currency. • The shaky coalition governing Iraq collapses and civil war breaks out between Sunnis and Shi'ites. • Fear of the unknown produces a new consensus...
  • The Official FR "I Am Panicking and I Want You To Panic, Too" Thread (Vanity)

    11/01/2004 9:16:10 AM PST · by Howlin · 550 replies · 7,938+ views
    Free Republic ^ | November 1, 2004
    Let's let all the Freeper who are panicking use THIS thread so they won't be cluttering up the OTHER THREADS.
  • Sunspot Grows to 20 Times Size of Earth

    07/24/2004 8:17:57 AM PDT · by ElkGroveDan · 45 replies · 1,576+ views
    Space.com ^ | 23 July 2004 | Robert Roy Britt
    A sunspot group aimed squarely at Earth has grown to 20 times the size of our planet and has the potential to unleash a major solar storm. The amorphous mix of spots, together called Number 652, has been rotating across the Sun and growing for several days. On Friday, it sat at the center of the solar disk. Sunspots are areas of intense magnetic energy, cooler and darker than the surrounding surface of the thermonuclear furnace. Sometimes the magnetic fields let loose and huge amounts of radiation and charged particles are hurled into space. The Sun's last bout of intense...
  • Big comet plunging toward our Sun

    04/16/2004 1:17:04 PM PDT · by Orlando · 293 replies · 1,566+ views
    Spaceweather.com ^ | 4-16-04 | Orlando
    Comet Bradfield is plunging toward the sun; at closest approach on April 17th it will be well inside the orbit of Mercury. Sun-approaching comets sometimes break-apart. Will Comet Bradfield survive? No one knows.
  • Porn more important than knowledge

    06/04/2004 5:32:23 AM PDT · by mattdono · 49 replies · 210+ views
    The Inquirer (UK) ^ | June 4, 2004 | Nick Farrell
    HUMANITY SEEMS TO think that searching for porn is more important than searching for knowledge, according to recent research. According to a report prepared by Hitwise, a company which watches the watchers, online porn sites get about three times more visits than the top Web search engines, including market leader Google. During the week ending in May 29, visits to the top three Web search engines only accounted for 5.5 percent of all Internet visits by US. However Adult sites netted more than 18.8 percent of visits and entertainment gained another 8.0 percent. Looks like when we're faced with the...
  • Dam Beavers! Scandal Flares at 'End of the World'

    02/24/2004 9:38:58 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 298+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/24/04 | Brian Winters - Reuters
    TIERRA DEL FUEGO, Argentina (Reuters) - The Great Beaver Plague, as some furious locals call it, began in 1946 with the same good but misguided intentions that have presaged countless other ecological disasters. That year, Argentina's former military government imported 25 pairs of beavers from Canada, hoping they would multiply and create a fur industry among the chilly, lush forests on this large island at the very tip of South America. Multiply they did. But the fur trade never quite caught on, and there were no natural predators. So today there are tens of thousands of beavers wreaking havoc across...
  • Melting Ice 'Will Swamp Capitals' (Global Warming)

    12/06/2003 4:05:59 PM PST · by blam · 135 replies · 973+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 12-7-2003 | Geoffrey Lean
    Melting ice 'will swamp capitals' By Geoffrey Lean Environment Editor 07 December 2003 Measures to fight global warming will have to be at least four times stronger than the Kyoto Protocol if they are to avoid the melting of the polar ice caps, inundating central London and many of the world's biggest cities, concludes a new official report. The report, by a German government body, says that even if it is fully implemented, the protocol will only have a "marginal attenuating effect" on the climate change. But last week even this was thrown into doubt amid contradictory signals from the...
  • Some things you don't want to know

    09/08/2003 8:26:59 AM PDT · by Grig · 11 replies · 167+ views
    The Daily Telegraph via the National Post ^ | Monday, September 08, 2003 | Tom Utley
    I cannot think of a nicer way to die than being struck on the head by a huge asteroid, without warning, obliterated in the twinkling of an eye, along with all my near and dear and most of the rest of humanity. Nobody would be left to grieve for me, and that instantaneous oblivion would leave me no time to grieve for those whom I love. Ah, to cease upon the midnight with no pain. Waydago. I say "without warning" because a warning would completely destroy the beauty of the Asteroid-Death Experience. It is fine by me if the world...
  • SPACE OBJECTS A THREAT

    07/14/2003 9:13:36 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 3 replies · 353+ views
    The Californian ^ | 2 July 2003 | Kaija-Leena Romero
    <p>Massive tsunamis, miles of raging forest fires, a stratosphere clogged with enough debris to obscure the sun -- even a relatively small asteroid striking Earth would wreak enough havoc to end civilization.</p> <p>"It's not whether it's going to happen," said Bruce Weaver, director of Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy (MIRA). "The question is how long it will be (until one hits)."</p>
  • VOLCANOES, ASTEROIDS, BOMBS, BLACK HOLES ... (2020 THE END)

    06/17/2003 8:12:19 AM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 36 replies · 271+ views
    Edmondton Journal ^ | 11 June 2003 | Tom Spears
    OTTAWA - Duck, it's nearly the end of the world, says a renowned British scientist who foresees Armageddon, or something like it, is less than 20 years away. Sir Martin Rees, the United Kingdom's honorary Astronomer Royal, has taken a grim look at all the bad things that science or natural disasters could do to us. He says there's at least a 50-50 chance something really, really bad will kill untold millions by the year 2020. There isn't much Rees likes when he surveys the world. He wonders, what if the terrorists who hit the World Trade Center used plutonium...
  • Clinton Wants Change in Presidential Term Limits

    05/28/2003 8:30:23 PM PDT · by AntiGuv · 188 replies · 504+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 28, 2003 | Staff
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton said on Wednesday Congress should change the rule that barred him from seeking a third term in the White House, but stopped short of saying he wants to return as commander-in-chief. Speaking at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum here, Clinton questioned certain aspects of the 22nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which prevents a person from being elected president more than twice. Clinton said the amendment, passed after Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected to a record fourth term, should be changed simply to keep a person from being elected to more...
  • The end of the world as we know it (maybe)

    04/24/2003 6:49:35 PM PDT · by green team 1999 · 30 replies · 257+ views
    the guardian unlimited ^ | april-24-2003 | Martin Rees
    The end of the world as we know it (maybe) Martin Rees, the astronomer royal, believes our civilisation will be lucky to survive the century. Simon Hattenstone hears why. Thursday April 24, 2003 The Guardian Martin Rees is rather chirpy for a horseman of the apocalypse. He welcomes me to his house in Cambridge with a firm handshake and optimistic smile. His dog Masha wags her tail, jumps up and insists we dance. "I'm just about to make a cup of tea. Would you like one. Milk? Sugar?" A tiny bit of sugar would be lovely, I say. He trots...
  • ASTEROIDS AND SECRECY: IF END IS NIGH, DO YOU WANT TO KNOW?

    02/25/2003 6:24:22 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 69 replies · 482+ views
    space.com ^ | 02/24/03 | Roy Britt
    Suppose a giant asteroid is heading toward Earth right now. Impact is certain. The consequences are expected to be globally devastating, with the human race among the casualties. The chances of doing anything about it are zero, the government decides. Would you want to know? Or would you prefer the Feds keep the information secret and spare you and your neighbors a bunch of pointless worrying? In essence, the question concerns whether you'd prefer to die in ignorant bliss, or if you'd like some options. The alternatives might include dying in a panic, calmly making peace with your Maker, finally...
  • Is a "Triple-Digit Dow" Inescapable?

    07/15/2002 4:46:44 AM PDT · by TightSqueeze · 65 replies · 422+ views
    BusinessWeek Online ^ | JULY 12, 2002 | Robert Barker
    <p>The biggest grizzly in the market today may be Bob Prechter. His latest book, Conquer the Crash: You Can Survive and Prosper in a Deflationary Depression (John Wiley & Sons, $27.95), is riding atop Amazon.com's list of best-selling business and investment titles. It describes a truly horrible future for financial markets and society.</p>
  • Report: standard of living will fall unless overuse of natural resources is stopped

    07/09/2002 7:03:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies · 1,177+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 7-9-02 | NAOMI KOPPEL
    <p>GENEVA (AP) --  Human beings are running up an unsustainable "overdraft" on the planet's natural resources, and standards of living will start to plummet in less than 30 years if changes are not put in place immediately, a leading international conservation organization said Tuesday.</p>