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Robinesque Ruminations

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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 04:04 PM
I was born with the name Robin on April Fool's Day. You can argue Robin is a boy's name, Robin Hood, Robin Williams, the boy wonder was a boy. But everyone when I grew up said it was a girl's name. It didn't help that I was small and slight, and had long blond hair back in the disco seventies. It made matter's even worse because I was pretty. Here's a song which speaks to me like few others.

posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 04:45 PM
Time to confess.
But before I do, read this article. Even if you've read it, read it again.

posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 06:03 PM
"I'm stuck in Folsom Prison. And time keeps dragging on."

Sorry, I confess. I manipulated you. All of this was deliberate. You see I am not only obsessed by volcanoes and earthquakes, I am obsessed by the media. In fact, my study of the media began when I was a child. Being Canadian and living on the border with the United States gives you a unique perspective. Hell, I thought I was a US citizen for some time as a child. I watched two versions of events. We got both American and Canadian television stations. I study oddities. If something is weird, it sticks in my brain til I resolve the conflict and things make sense. I study every monster, every magic, every war. But I was transfixed by the different messages I was hearing on the news.

This differing opinion formed my view of the world. I always had to find the middle ground between the two realities. I found truth in the middle, and understanding by investigating the media. I know many of you here on ATS have strong views on the media and it's role. So there's no point going further. You get it.

The Arkansas swarm thread is not my only attempt to have been investigate what I've discovered during my studies. I've got some really good ideas, the first about mega volcanoes, (won't go there), then I was ringing the alarm bells when Yellowstone had a swarm under the lake. In retrospect, and with the information provided in a new report, there was fluid moving under the lake and possible hydro-thermal explosions. If you're not sure what that means, it means magma or water was moving around and simply exploding. I won't even get into whether or not it could have caused an eruption. It didn't. But from the findings, there could have been an hydro-thermal explosion in the lake. It would have even come with it's own tsnumani. That's not an eruption, but it's a real danger and a real possibilty. Geologists say that it is more likely we'd see an hydro-thermal explosion before we'd see an eruption. The long and short of it is that I had a right to think there was a threat. Because there really was a dramatic event taking place under Yellowstone. I made videos on You Tube. I even followed the saga of Chris Sanders. The USGS was threatening to sue him for claiming he was a government official. Untrue, but the label of hoaxter stuck.

During this event and during the swarm of January 15th, 2010, I watched the media and noted it's reaction. Here on ATS we even had a reporter asking us questions on the difference in media coverage as opposed to the previous swarm. I explained everything to him. There was a major difference. I saw the government and the way the handled the media. I didn't make any videos about the January Swarm. I was too jaded by then and thought, what's the point if nobody's going to watch and I'll make no difference. I even had a claim to fame to make. I predicted the swarm, and you'll find the proof on the Yellowstone thread. Nailed it down to with two hours. I even had to correct the YVO and soon the acknowledged my emails and changed the date.

I knew that swarm was coming. I didn't really say too much about it as the time drew nearer. It was a weekend so I was busy and I knew I wouldn't have the oppurtunity if something did happen. Around this time the Yellowstone thread was stagnant. There wasn't much at all happening at Yellowstone. I tried to provoke Puterman just to keep the conversation going. I'd already annoyed the hell out of everyone with my hypothesis. I was even pulling up bits of history so I'd have something to write. I wasn't writing anywhere else. Eventually I asked Puterman to start this thread so I wouldn't keep bringing up my ideas that weren't exactly on topic. On the 15th of January, I checked the webicoders. Nothing. But the little imp in me was saying, wait, wait you know they're coming. Later, nothing. Then I saw them. Not a normal quick hit. It was a quick burst of several small ones in a very short time frame. The imp was bouncing and giggling saying I told ya so. There it is. I've learned to not jump to a conclusion and decided this didn't prove nothing. Regarless, I wrote on Yellowstone telling everyone that my prediction was going to happen on schedule and that they'd better be watching. There was almost no chatter on the thread. And the quakes quickly stopped so even I had some doubt.

The next day. Nothing. Then another quick burst of several. In the same spot. Now I was certain. I once again told the Quake Geeks that something was brewing and to watch for more.

The next day all hell broke loose on the webicorders. And so did the activity on the Yellowstone thread. I didn't need that report to tell me that words and ideas and interest have spikes like earthquakes. I had seen this time and time again. I couldn't even get a word in edgewise. No one really paid attention to my claim that I had predicted the swarm, had proof and understood, at least in part, what was happeing at Yellowstone. It was kinda frustrating, but by this point I was quite used to it. When the webicoders went nuts, everyone rushed into the room. Even the geologists came into the picture late. They didn't even notice the activity that happen during the first two days. That's why they had to correct themselves. I was the only one that had the first quakes noted. Do you know that the first quakes during that swarm happened within two hours after the shadow of the moon left the earth during a total eclipse on the 15th.

There was a point where the Yellowstone crowd started believing my ideas. I said there was probably going to be another swarm on Februrary 15th. I was right. There was a swarm. 15 quakes in a different area. At first everyone was all excited that I had another winning ticket. But that soon faded when it turned out to be nowhere as big as the January swarm. What did they want? The January swarm I predicted had thousands of quakes, the volcano didn't have that much left over to make a good enough show. Tempermental buggers. I mean volcanoes.

So I've carefully watched how the crowd moves. Just like a geologist watches the ground move.

When the bird and fish kills happened in Arkansas, I was quick to figure out what was really happening. I was already glancing over at the Arkansas quakes and wondering what the... So when the birds hit the media, dug into the story and posted my conclusion on the 3rd of January. It was fracking and gas ruptures. Page 4 of this thread. Anmarie told me to start a thread. I said no way Jose'. I've been burned too many times before. I said, you make a thread and direct them here. I'm a recluse, and this thread was my home, and I wasn't coming out.

There were some bloggers talking about the fracking. I thought it was great that I wasn't the only one and that other people had come to the same conclusion. But when I cross reference them and sourced them, I found it was Anmarie's thread that was used as a source. They didn't credit me. But at that point I didn't give a crap. I was just glad that somehow, and someway, the idea that fracking was to blame had made past my limited sphere and was being discussed on a broader scale. Small victory. I realized that when the newsanchor's were saying they were trolling the bloggs and hearing about gas leaks, part of that fringe thinking was mine. So I could see how people who blog are used by the media to give the perspection of appealing to the public, and trying to prove that they too are connected.

I tried to keep my idea alive and made a stupid video but soon tired. Soon I was back to writing whenever I needed to blow off steam. Sure, I still watched Yellowstone. And the debate on the Yellowstone thread was over deletions and I came up with an argument about goverment controlling the media. It's was mostly tongue in cheek. And that's because it's impossible to tell exactly what the government is doing to craft its message about Yellowstone.

But into my routine was the Arkansas webicorders. There were some people who still think I'm on top of the story and wanted my opinions. So I would write about the issue, even though I was outraged and felt I should keep pushing the issue, my whole heart wasn't into it. I couldn't let it go, but then again there was nothing I could do about it.

Last week I was as usual watching the webicorders when I noticed something different. I had been watching especially closely because someone wanted to know what was happening at that particular moment. I was telling them that I thought the geologist and the companies may be preforming a test. There had been a long pause in activity. Then the started again. I figured that's maybe when they started the test. There were regular quakes about once or twice a day. Until the 15th. I noticed right away that there was a difference. There were little bursts, followed a little later by a larger one. I immediately recognized it was building.

So I went over to quake watch and told everyone to look a the little quakes. I don't blame them for not really caring. They are more interested in the big quakes. I tried a couple times and by the end of the day I knew there was going to be a major swarm. I felt so compelled to talk about it I was set to start my very first thread. Then I said to hell with it. Sure there was a bunch of quakes, but so what. It's been like that for months. I decided to go to bed and forget about it. I figured while I slept the quakes would peter out and I could forget about starting anything. But that's not what happened.

In the morning I knew there was going to be a spike. And knowing what I learned from the media and watching crowds, I knew what to do. Here's my confession. I manipulated you. Nothing nefarious or corrupt. But I used the spike in activity to get you all to look at this. I was way ahead of the story and was prepared for the increase in interest that this was sure to generate. But instead of just following another thread and arguing with everyone about everything I said. I decided that since I knew the swarm was coming, I would control the message. Sorry, learned it from our governments. I knew when to strike the bell and just how hard to hit it.

And I knew as soon as the quakes stop shaking so hard, the interest would dwindle. Like the bird story. The media blew into town, found a dead bird or two and then blew out of town as fast as possible on to the next spike in something or other. But I knew better. I knew the story wasn't over. I knew the whole story. I knew everybody would come back to Arkansas when the earth started moving. I almost feel bad.

I've known exactly what was going to happen with this story. And I didn't want mine to go untold. And I wanted to hold the focus on the real target. I hit the bell as hard and as many times as I could so you'd all listen. I knew what it would take to get you to notice. I'm glad you did. Everything I've said and written about I believe every word of it and I used the facts.

But something I didn't expect to happen, did. I always hoped people would take my ideas and spread them. I always wanted the truth to come out so the people of Arkansas could fight back. I just really never expected to have you all get so involved and really start to care. Hell, it's obvious so many of you care and now there's a bunch of sites and tweets and it's sweet. But here we go. I knew that a spike in activity would correspond to interest here on ATS and elsewhere. but I also know that when the ground stops shaking the attention gets diverted. Haiti.

It really seems to be quiet now. And just when all our efforts were coming together. I sincerely hope that the interest doesn't wane. I hope it doesn't take another swarm or a big quake to bring this topic into the light of day again.

Well that's that. I know things. And sometimes I know what's going to happen in the future. No voodoo. No magic. I'm just a very curious guy who wants to know how everything works. And wants to no what's coming.

Had to get this off my chest. I don't like using anyone. Even if it's for a good cause. But the truth is I used my knowledge of the way you think and behave to get you to see things my way.

If I could make quakes and keep the interest going, I would. All I know is we need to stop fracking.

Before the big one.

edit on 22-2-2011 by Robin Marks because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 08:41 PM
Well Robin, I for one can see the forest through the trees.

In this particular case, I'm not upset that you manipulated people. Fracing is an issue I would not even be aware of had it not been for you. It may not directly be effecting my well ( today), but I'm in the red zone, and so are millions of others. I like my water clean and my air clean and my ground stable. Call me crazy, but I depend on those few things and I like the way they are and I want to keep them that way.

So you stood atop a mountain of snow and jumped and jumped until you made cracks, and those cracks spread and it's now rolling downhill and become an avalanche.
Where will it go from there?
Who knows.
People are paying attention. Will we take action?

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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 09:30 PM
It would seem as though you'e found a long enough lever. Now all we need to do is test that fulcrum and see if it will hold the weight it is being asked to move. This is the sort of thing that can inspire a person who knows that there are terrible wrongs being committed by seemingly implacable foes.

Pebbles tossed into a still lake will make ripples that spread far and wide, to achieve the same effect within a tempest wracked ocean requires something of a different magnitude entirely. You have indeed made some waves in a mighty big ocean, I've surfed real waves in the past and am looking forward to seeing what sorts of tricks I can pull on these tasty tubes...

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 03:33 PM

If you want to talk about my volcano observations, I'll let you start.

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 03:40 PM
But first, I want to prove how very smart I am. Read the following study, then watch my experiment. Notice any similarities?

The study

My experiment

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 04:52 PM
I walk the line.

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posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 02:07 PM

Originally posted by Robin Marks

If you want to talk about my volcano observations, I'll let you start.

any data about the ground-water levels in the swarm locations known???

posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 09:23 AM
reply to post by ressiv

No I don't have water temperature readings. You can't even get GPS from the area.

But your right about the volcanoes around the world. I've seen it before. Volcanoes are rumbling here and there. It's as if the magma is wandering around the world looking for a way out. I noticed many volcano start and then stop. Then the next one somewhere would threaten then stop. A few have gone off. And now they seem to be settling back down. There is a connection. I just don't know what that is.

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posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 10:04 AM
The topic IS:

Robinesque Ruminations

The topic is NOT:
discussing staff action(s), encouraging fellow members to continue or follow one to other websites, etc.

Please direct further replies in a more topically-focused manner.


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posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 10:06 AM
reply to post by kennylee

The fracking in Arkansas will continue to cause earthquakes in the area, until the big one hits. Yellowstone is currently at a normal level, but still having small quakes. The removing of posts still continue and are getting worse. I believe the world is going to see a lot more in the way of quakes this year.

posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 11:02 AM
The topic is Robinesque Ruminations.

The irony in this statement is beautiful.

Let's define Robinesque Ruminations.

Robinesque is undefinable. And ruminations are writings concerning the philosphy of a Robinesque perspective.

I wonder what topics could be off topic. The main topics in order to understand this philosphy is to understand the earth on which we live. So geology is one of it's main focuses. It also is a place where people can examine things like Hudson Bay, Arkansas, and even Yellowstone. Fracking is also part of the bigger picture.

So, if I were to discuss what's off topic, am I therefore to fear repraisals and punishment for doing so. I thought this was a place where we are to boycott ignorance and seek the truth.

Fracking is bad.
They're watching.

posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 12:44 PM
When you are a warrior on the side of truth, you must accept the consequences. You can be taken as a political prisoner, or die.

The best ideas always start on the fringes. And then ripple to the center. Stopping the truth is like trying to stop the tides. Impossible. Truth prevails. You can imprison Galileo Galilei. But before he's banished, his ideas have already escaped. And the reverberations gone around the world.

I hear the train a comin'
It's rollin' 'round the bend,
And I ain't seen the sunshine,
Since, I don't know when,
I'm stuck in Folsom Prison,
And time keeps draggin' on,
But that train keeps a-rollin',
On down to San Antone.

When I was just a baby,
My Mama told me, "Son,
Always be a good boy,
Don't ever play with guns,"
But I shot a man in Reno,
Just to watch him die,
When I hear that whistle blowin',
I hang my head and cry.

I bet there's rich folks eatin',
In a fancy dining car,
They're probably drinkin' coffee,
And smokin' big cigars,
But I know I had it comin',
I know I can't be free,
But those people keep a-movin',
And that's what tortures me.

Well, if they freed me from this prison,
If that railroad train was mine,
I bet I'd move out over a little,
Farther down the line,
Far from Folsom Prison,
That's where I want to stay,
And I'd let that lonesome whistle,
Blow my Blues away.

I'm in prison because I speak the truth.

What to know the truth?

They're gonna keep fracking until they cause a disaster. A disaster that will make the BP oil spill seem like baby spit.

posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 03:13 PM
reply to post by Robin Marks
Can it be? Do I detect a conspiracy right here in the middle of ATS? Someone in Arkansas must stand to lose a lot of $ from all the recent discussions. Big $ is the only thing that can take away our voice. Now I hope we are all paying attention and learned something here.

This lesson may be the best one ever seen on ATS. Thanks go out to Robinesque Ruminations for spreading light on many things. Thanks Robin

posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 03:47 PM
reply to post by Theriteway

You're sweet, I love you too. I'm not sure if it's a conspiracy. But it sure was dramatic. I think things will calm down. It's the wisdom of the masses. It's a large ocean liner. Slow to start. And a mammoth job to turn it around. But once it's corrected course, it's full steam ahead. I'm still amazed that you, kenny and, anmarie, and see, i can't stop, I appreciate all of your input. Puterman for the super skills. I love you all. Even the detractors. You have to. It will become an infection.

you know sometimes I curse you, you were the one that gave me the article on fracking. bad boy. did you see the new article i posted on Yellowstone. They want to drill right on her borders.

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