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Volcano in Chile spews lava and blasts ash 12 miles into sky

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posted on May, 6 2008 @ 10:52 AM
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Volcano in Chile spews lava and blasts ash 12 miles into sky


news.yahoo.com

SANTIAGO, Chile - The Chaiten volcano spewed lava and blasted ash more than 12 miles into the sky on Tuesday, prompting a total evacuation of the provincial capital and other settlements.
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posted on May, 6 2008 @ 10:52 AM
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You can see it from space.



Things feel quite apocalyptic at the present. Between this, the cyclone in Burma, the global food and fuel crisis, Russia and Georgia on the verge of war, crazy earthquake swarms in Reno and off the coast of Oregon, a crazy epidemic in China, the War on Terror, and Robert Downey Jr. has become a major box office draw.


What the heck is going on?


news.yahoo.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 11:05 AM
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Robert Downey Jr. was a shock to me as well.

On the other side however, I feel this will be a very eventful summer, and not so much in a good way.



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 11:11 AM
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Originally posted by MikeboydUS
Things feel quite apocalyptic at the present. Between this, the cyclone in Burma, the global food and fuel crisis, Russia and Georgia on the verge of war, crazy earthquake swarms in Reno and off the coast of Oregon, a crazy epidemic in China, the War on Terror, and Robert Downey Jr. has become a major box office draw.


What the heck is going on?


Tell me a date within the last 100 years that doesn't feel like the apocalypse



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 11:26 AM
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Oh there's plenty of them. There's apocalyptic periods of history but its not a constant. We havn't had to many global spanning periods though. Usually just isolated events like the US Civil War, the Taipeng Rebellion, the Black Plague, the Spanish Conquistadors(pretty apocalyptic to the Incas and Aztecs), the Mongol Conquests, Fall of the Roman Empire,etc.

The last really global spanning period was the time where World War 1, the Flu Pandemic, the Fall of the Russian, Chinese, British empires, the Great depression, World War 2, Atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Holocaust, fall of the Japanese Empire and the US becoming a superpower all took place.

Most of the Cold war didn't feel apocalyptic for the planet. It was like an edge of your seat world, waiting on an Immanent apocalypse.

I think the world is just getting ready to go through another one of those periods we had from WW1 to WW2. End of the world? Probably not, but hundreds of millions of people will be dead, cities and nations will fall, and our world will be completely different when it is all over with.



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 11:39 AM
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I think the exponential quickening of the deteriorating relations between nations is a direct result of improved communication technologies.



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 12:22 PM
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Ya know,

You're probably right on target with that one.

It's a whole lot easier to be "mad" at someone when you know more of what it is they're saying!


AB1


P.S. You've GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!....I had no idea about Robert Downey Jr.



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 12:28 PM
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Robert Downey Jr?


Are you referring to his most recent movie? Good or bad?



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 12:37 PM
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The volcano is beautiful and where the ash falls will be incredible soil to farm one day. This will add to the projected cooling I should imagine but I have no idea to what degree (no pun intended). I LOVE snow so I am beginning to get a little perma smile due to the recent cooling trends.



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 07:48 PM
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It's really amazing to see these mountains erupt. As long as it isn't some precursor to a bigger event that is.

Here's a really crazy pic I found on the National Geographic website of the volcano on the 3rd of May.




posted on May, 6 2008 @ 08:38 PM
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Robert Downey Jr.
That's it...I gotta get back to the Survival Forum.

Neat pics!

So, after thousands of years it erupts. Which volcano will be next? Ahem...any in California?


What a world we live on!



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 09:17 PM
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The whole Robert Downey Jr. thing just proves we are crossing the horizon of the Singularity.

It is not possible to predict what is beyond the horizon. The thing about horizons is that they move away as you advance.

The number of significant events in the history of the world is increasing while the distance between them is compressing. Soon the rate of change will become incomprehensibly fast. Already no human can comprend the complexity of our technology and society in detail. We trust that by administering to specialties we can manage this.

The specialists can only see as far as their own little bubbles horizons will allow. Then the levels of committees of progressively less detail informed decide how to integrate the specializations.


See the wikipedia post on the singularity for more detail.



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 10:52 PM
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That picture really looks like what Moses described on Mt. Sinai in Exodus.

I think we'll be seeing alot more pics like that one in the future.



posted on May, 7 2008 @ 06:35 AM
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Mike, if there ever could be a description for hell on Earth, that picture would come close to describing it I think.



posted on May, 7 2008 @ 06:49 AM
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Just got a look this on the news, apparently that Volcano hasn't erupted since 7000BC or so, but either way it looks like a friggin' Mushroom Cloud.
Luckily the loss of life will be minimal, nearby towns are already vacant.



posted on May, 7 2008 @ 07:20 AM
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Its now blasting ash and rock 20 miles into the sky.

Chile volcano blasts ash 20 miles high, forcing evacuations
www.breitbart.com...

Nearby towns are expected to be completley buried Pompeii style, thankfully all of the people were able to evacuate from them. I had read in another report that the closest town was already under 5 feet of ash.



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