posted on Apr, 17 2010 @ 03:53 AM
Great thread. Been following it for last few days with an avid interest, as i am due to be flying back to UK in early May, and as a lover of
conspiracy theories which i generally think makes one pessimistic I have to say that i'm extremely worried that i won't be flying.
Really the point i wanted to make was that i think this event has really shown the differences in critical thinking that the 'sheeple' and the
'awake' people have. (I don't like either term, but they are commonly used i guess, so i will stick to them)
For example within an hour of hearing about the volcano and the subsequent ash cloud on thursday evening i had sent an email to my family in Uk saying
simply that i hoped the ash would all literally blow over, but that they should know that there was a possibility that i would not make it home in
early may. Their response of course was: "don't be silly, its 2 and a half weeks until your flight, and the news is saying it will be just a day or
two of no planes"
This brings up a number of obvious issues. If we look where we are now as of saturday morning UK time, the no fly zone has now been pushed back to
Saturday night. But for the last 3 days there has been very little discussion in media of the possibility of a long period of no flying. It seems it
is on everyones lips, but no one is aloud to say it, for fear of causing panic, and so the sheeple continue on in their blissful fashion not worried
Yet it doesnt take a genius to realize that the no fly zone is going to stay in place unless one of two things happens.
1. volcano stops erupting
2. weather patterns change so that wind direction does not carry the debris over europe.
as for point one, i guess nobody knows. All i have heard is from various vulcanologist s is that this volcano could keeping spewing forth for days,
weeks or months, and that nobody can say for certain.
As for the weather patterns, after having been born and lived in UK for the first 26 years of my life, before moving away, I'm pretty certain that
the majority of UK weather (and northern Europe) is caused by the winds blowing in from North Atlantic, directly over or close to Iceland. So, even if
the weather patterns change and airports can reopen, the window for flights would be small as it is likely the north atlantic weather pattern would
Hopefully, someone on here with knowledge of UK weather patterns could talk about this.
About an hour ago now, i saw an interview on BBC news with a man from the met. Basically he said the same thing. At one point he categorically stated
that the picture looked bleak if the volcano continued to erupt. then it reaches the end of the segment and the presenter sums it all up by saying:
there you go, no flying until late saturday early sunday.
And thus the population can go back to sleep. Don't worry, we will be flying again by sunday.....(until sunday of course, when it will be pushed back
Maybe they have it right. I know for sure that i'm spending too much time checking out what is going on because i'm thinking of the worst, that the
eruption will continue and my flight in 2 weeks will be cancelled. I fully expect to be a nervous wreck by then!!
But, If i read about this volcano's history of lenghty eruptions, coupled with UK's prevailing weather patterns, then i just cant shrug it off,
close my eyes, and believe the media reports that everything will be ok and planes will be flying again soon. (Hey, maybe they will, but that depends
on one thing only, the volcano, and nobody really knows what will happen)
I guess you all know what i'm talking about right? otherwise you wouldn't be on this site. Its just one example of what most of us must feel about a
whole range of topics that the MSM doesnt like to talk about.