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Originally posted by babybunnies
So basically, what most of us have been saying for some time, is to be prepared, make sure that your emergency plans don't rely on any electronic devices of any kind, and that you have plenty of non perishable food and bottled water on hand (these are really just sensible precautions in ANY event).
It's a good idea to have at least a two WEEK supply of fresh water on hand, replaced once a year, and as much non perishable food (MREs are best) as you can afford to store.
Always have something to pass the time that doesn't required power (such as books, games, cards etc). Always have a wind up emergency radio (tested, of course) and an evacuation plan and rally point away from major centers if you have a family, and practice how to get there in the vent of a complete breakdown of transportation (public and private).
And ALWAYS, always, try and stay in the best physical shape possible.
Originally posted by ker2010
Lets not candy coat it . THERE IS NO SURVIVAL . If a gamma ray burst or Galactic Wave hits earth noone survives and if by some slight chance you do your wish you hadn't. A large enough burst with an extended time period would destroy our ozone layer leaving our atmosphere vulnerable to ultra violet radiation which would pretty much kill most if not all life on earth. It certainly would be a bad day for all of mankind
In spiral galaxies like our own, most of the star formation takes place in the spiral arms. These are waves which revolve around the galaxy at a speed different than the stars. Each time the wave passes (or is passed through), interstellar gas is shocked and forms new stars
We have seen that it is conceivable that the break-up of the Kharsag community through a return of ice age conditions could have occurred earlier that the O'Briens believed - that is, before 10,000 B.C. O'Brien had worked out this date for the founding of Kharsag, about 8,200 B.C., From the fact that the cedars of Lebanon had existed from about that time. If he was wrong about Kharsag being situated in Lebanon, then that date was purely arbitrary. If Kharsag was affected by the 9,600 B.C. catastrophe, and it had flourished for over 2,000 years, as O'Brien believes, that would push its foundation back to perhaps 11,500 B.C. Is it not possible that work began on the subterranean cities at that time? Collins cites a Persian legend in which a shepherd called Yima is told by God to build a 'var' - an underground city or fortress - to protect men and animals from freezing conditions brought about by an evil demon. Nearly 2,000 human beings are to be taken into the city for their protection.
'Pulse' is mentioned and implied to recur. But the very first link is just to a theory of an asteroid explosion that might have happend x years ago.
The post runs off down the road with that shakey basis.
Lets go back to the first few lines and show how there is proof of a recuring pulse in the first place.
But the trail gets hotter - literally. Moon shots from the 1960s revealed glass on the moon. Glass is made from intense bursts of heat on sand. The event happened within the last 30,000yrs ago. Ancient petrogrpahs of primirtive people (archeological carvings) from that era (12,000+y.a.) show the sun causing extreme energy bursts changing earth atmosphere.
It would seem reasonable that if such a pulse/wave was travelling toward us from the center of the galaxy that its effects would be measurable on all the objects in its path, no? Given the level of sophistication in cosmological instrumentation surely there would be some meaurable effect of something so large and energetic.
Astronomers studying sound waves on a distant star have discovered that it has a magnetic cycle similar to our sun's solar cycle.