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Mass Hysteria - Everyone relax.

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posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 06:28 PM
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Related to all the "wierd" events hapenning all over the world today, and what seems to be turning into a mass panic here on ATS (which surprises me).

We have had a few odd events in the world today.

- Dead birds in Texas
- Strange gassy odour in New York
- Bomb scare at Miami Port
- Gas truck leak in Texas

Yes, newsworthy, but certainly not uncommon.

- Dead birds - Dead birds are found all the time. This case is strange because a larger number were found in a relatively small area. My opinion is someone set out poison as they were sick of the birds being around. Toxicology tests are being done, so we will find out soon.

- Strange Odour - Latest reports I heard were that it wasn't toxic, but they hadn't found the source, although many pundits agree that it smelled like the chemical added to natural gas to give it an odour. Strange, but there can be all sorts of logical explanations.

- Bomb scare at Miami port. The only reason this is making the news is because of the incident there yesterday, which turned out to be a non event.

- Gas truck leak in Texas. Happens more than you think, you just don't hear about it.


Now that everyone is seeing these stories, everyone is coming out of the woodwork and posting, oh yeah, there is a gas leak in a small town in MO. Hey, wierd, there was a gas leak in a house around the corner from me here in Australia.

People, come on...i would put money on the fact that there are 100's of gas leaks in the US alone EVERY DAY. Everyone is just searching for stories to throw them in the pile and try to use it as evidence that today is a very strange day and something big is happening.

The latest thread about earthquakes is a case in point. There are HUNDREDS of earthquakes every day, and today was no different. But, because someone posted about earthquakes, and linked it to the other stories of the day, that thread has turned into a "the earht is ending, mother nature is mad, etc, etc" thread, although the evidence from all major earthquake monitoring sights around the world show that it's a normal day in the area of ground shaking.

I thought most people here at ATS were too smart to be caught up in a mass type of hysteria, and probably most of us here are, but to those jumping on the bandwagon, sit down, take a breath, and don't jump to conclusions. Think before acting. We don't want another "War of the worlds" event do we? We are smarted than that aren't we?

Sometimes I wonder.

Pease all, enjoy your normal, everyday type of evening.

Sensfan.




posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 06:37 PM
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Well said Sensfan, much ado about nothing I would say.
You are right to state that we are far too quick, especially here on ats,to jump to conclusions, mainly because many of us actually want the 'next big thing' to happen probably because there's nothing else of note happening at the moment.
By the way there was also a major gas leak in my area earlier but I think it was simply down to the large plate of beans I had for my dinner!



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 06:39 PM
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The items that caused the bomb scare in Miami was revealed to be nothing more than parta for the cruise ship's sprinkler system.


Though, the gas smell in NY has got me worried. It's strange because natural gas has no odor, it's added to let people know if there is a gas leak.

[edit on 8-1-2007 by DJMessiah]



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 06:41 PM
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U know what burns my ass sensfan????

Why u work so HARD to..'Unpanic"...us??



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 06:43 PM
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www.abovetopsecret.com...

Read this thread... reports about methane and other gases being released from the sea bed for reasons unknown and setting off alarms on ships on the east coast USA

explains the smeel well .



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 06:46 PM
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Originally posted by Cybernative
U know what burns my ass sensfan????

Why u work so HARD to..'Unpanic"...us??


Not trying to burn your ass, maybe you had that plate of beans like DJMessiah. LOL, just joking.

Why wouldn't I try to "unpanic" people? Panic is not a good thing, especially unwaranted panic. Do you know what the definition of panic is?

"a sudden overwhelming fear, with or without cause, that produces hysterical or irrational behavior, and that often spreads quickly through a group of persons or animals."

Doesn't sound like a good thing to me.

and before anyone starts saying I'm "in on it", I'm not even from the USA...I'm Canadian (but I do work for the Canadian Government) ;-)



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 06:48 PM
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Ehh, I happen to think they are all connected somehow. I'm not panicing though..just interested.

Thats just my opinion. We (hopefully) will find out.



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 06:51 PM
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I'm not panicking, I've been looking forward to it for years!

Bring it on!



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 06:51 PM
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Originally posted by D4rk Kn1ght
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Read this thread... reports about methane and other gases being released from the sea bed for reasons unknown and setting off alarms on ships on the east coast USA

explains the smeel well .


Thanks for the link..will look into that one too. Although how could cas being released on the sea bed cause the smell in New York, or is that not what you mean? What is the latest on that anyway? I got tired of listening to them on CNN and other stations saying "they still dont know the cause".



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 06:53 PM
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I DO know very well the definition of panic and maybe long before even you started to work with your keyboard !!!!! And u didn't get the sense of Irony I awnted to say by putting panic in "***"..

Anyway it's an open public forum and I'm not going to continue thsi debate with u...though it seems u overestimate your knowledge about the things which are beyound your ." business as usual" way of thinking ..Period !!



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 07:03 PM
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Originally posted by sensfan
Not trying to burn your ass, maybe you had that plate of beans like DJMessiah. LOL, just joking.


Ha! I think I've learned my lesson, and will avoid those beans.


I think in the coming days, there will be a logical explanation for everything listed.



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 07:04 PM
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Panic??? hardly.

I'm a bit excited, intrigued, curious about all of today's events and while I actively participated in all the discussions, I didn't alter a single thing in regards to my day's plan. I cooked dinner, cleaned, did homework with the kids...just like any other day.

I think you might be mistaking our interest in these stories as panic of some sort, but trust me if I was in a panic, I wouldn't be online.

and on another note, while most of these stories get swept under the rug and brushed off as sprinkler parts or Bloomberg farting, you have to remember that the mentality of most of us tin foil hat wearing members is to question the "official" version of events, especially when the facts and outcome don't fall neatly into line. for example, "we're waiting for the gas to pass" by Bloomberg, "we don't know what it is, but it's not terrorism", "no one is danger"...... ummm how do you know all of this when you don't know what it is????
and the miami story, "it's sprinkler parts" BUT it "tested positive 6 times for plastic explosives"


obviously anyone in their right mind who uses critical thinking is going to be interested on finding out more and making connections. And while some of us might be making connections where there are none, it's only here that we have a place to do so while getting input and differing opinions like yours from members and non members from all around the world.



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 07:12 PM
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Well put worldwatcher. Perhaps I used too big of a brush when I stroked the word "panic" on here. I did not mean everyone was panicing, but I'm sure you know from reading the threads, that there have been some outlandish claims from some members.

You know from being around here that I welcome and enjoy a healthy debate, and am not one to sit and nod my head everytime a government official says something.

Talking about these issues is what ATS is all about, I've been around long enough to know that. And to that Cybernative, please don't question my knowlege on anything, thanks.

Cheers everyone, don't take everything personally. Life's too short for that.



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 07:15 PM
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I agree with you on this one...

Even if all of these events were caused by "them", mass panic would only further their cause. I am not too worried about this one but then again I live far, far away...

For all of you living near these places...be safe!



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 07:17 PM
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Originally posted by sensfan


Thanks for the link..will look into that one too. Although how could cas being released on the sea bed cause the smell in New York, or is that not what you mean? What is the latest on that anyway? I got tired of listening to them on CNN and other stations saying "they still dont know the cause".


Possibly a release of Methane Hydrate.

It's happened before.

It's failry unstable, and contains a lot of methane, which is a natural gas that DOES have a smell.
Could it be?
Anyway read about it here:
Methane Hydrates

There is a map of deposits about halfway down the page.



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 07:21 PM
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Originally posted by spacedoubt

Possibly a release of Methane Hydrate.

It's happened before.

It's failry unstable, and contains a lot of methane, which is a natural gas that DOES have a smell.
Could it be?
Anyway read about it here:
Methane Hydrates

There is a map of deposits about halfway down the page.


I've read theories that this could be the cause of several dissapearing ships in the bermuda triangle. I recall the mythbusters (or perhaps it was another show) trying to acomplish this as well.



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 07:30 PM
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I've heard that theory.
A big bubble, and whoosh the boat is gone!

I was just looking at the map of desposits, and how it roughly follows the Earth's tektonic plates in some areas..
Perhaps the release of Methane from these deposits is related to the current flurry of siesmic activity.



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 07:34 PM
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If there is a flury of seismic activity that is. There's another thread where aparently a person that works in the seismic field said the earthquakes of today were normal events, and not out of the ordinary.



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 07:34 PM
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If the frozen methane in the oceans begins to bubble to the surface en masse, then global warming will accelerate at an amazing rate. But this is pure, natural methane which has no odor so the odor in NYC can't be from that, it's the odor of the additive used for natural gas sold to purposefully make it smell.



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 07:38 PM
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I admit, I was freaked out when I woke up this morning to see all of these events unfolding. I've been watching the ATS site all day to see if anything else has happened, but it seems things have calmed down, I'l always been on my toes since 911, and today was just crazy. But the world hasn't ended yet, so if you all will excuse me, I'm going down to KFC and buying some snackers, I'm hungry.



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