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Grimsvotn Eruption Video

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Ever wondered what a 15 kilometer high pyroclastic cloud looks like? Here is the answer, in its full iPhone cam captured glory. Based on our sources on the ground in Iceland, the "volcanic event is at least as powerful as the Eyjafjallajokull of last year. The eventual effect on air traffic will depend on wind conditions (slow and random at the moment) and actual ash composition which has yet to be determined. Preliminary observation indicates a milder risk for aircraft, but highly uncertain pending further measurements."

h/t Mummi



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Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:16 | 1299383 expectplannedevents
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Big News! 125 documents that could impeach Obama for Dual-Citizenship!

listen to

Jerome Corsi on air:

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:31 | 1299416 Vic Vinegar
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OMG!  You've cracked the case, dude!  Call your congressman tonight and demand an investigation!

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:32 | 1299419 Tail Dogging The Wag
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lol :D

yep, the kind of "democracy" that is America's No 1 export, apart from confetti paper, bullets, and bombs with depleted uranium.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:39 | 1299436 jeff montanye
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jumping in on topic: like the very land the icelanders live on refuses to refuse its viking blood.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:47 | 1299448 Vic Vinegar
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Jumping in on topic, it's a cool video.  Not much more, not much less.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 06:05 | 1299742 A.W.E.S.O.M.-O 4000
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Sun, 05/22/2011 - 23:51 | 1301102 Harlequin001
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No worse that my arse after a particularly hot curry...

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 11:50 | 1300034 Monedas
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Jumpin' in on topic, the "Human Volcano" Monedas turned 66 years young today ! Monedas 2011 If your only solution to problems is bigger are the problem ! 

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 00:25 | 1299585 atomicwasted
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Jerome Corsi is as much a charlatan and a fraud as the Rapture Idiot.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 07:29 | 1299770 chubbar
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Obama should be charged with Sedition as should his predecessor, GW Bush. There has been a not so subtle push to encourage illegal immigration in order to change the social dynamic here in the U.S. The politicians can then claim that this inclusion of Mexico into a North American Union is what the voters want (Well yeah, if you include illegal immigrant voters I guess that would be true). This whole NAU push by the president has circumvented congress and none of congress has made an attempt to intervene, which I guess would indicate they are in on it. Regardless, it is unconstitutional and goes directly against the best interests of U.S. citizens.

Why else would all presidents since Reagan be in favor of opening our borders to mass illegal immigration and attempt to amnesty millions of illegals every decade or so?

Because big business has concluded that borders hinder their ability to maximize profits. It's all here in the wikileaks document that was leaked.


A document posted online by WikiLeaks reveals that there were strategy discussions regarding the adoption of a "North American Union" – called the North American Initiative in this case – at the ambassadorial level in the United States government.

The concept of a North American Union largely has been ridiculed by many in government and media. The Wikipedia entry on North American Union calls it a "theoretical economic union" that has "been the subject of various conspiracy theories."

However, WND has built an extensive library of reports that document progress toward the idea, and best-selling author Jerome Corsi's book, "The Late Great USA," shows how the Security and Prosperity Partnership, an agreement signed in 2005 by President George W. Bush, threatens American sovereignty.

Read the blueprint for America's restoration, in "Taking America Back," Joseph Farah's manifesto for sovereignty, self-reliance and moral renewal

The WikiLeaks document was uncovered by investigators with Americans for Legal Immigration, and the organization reports they "appear to confirm an incremental and covert plan within the highest levels of the American and Canadian governments to accomplish deeper 'North American Integration,' while keeping most average citizens in the dark and bypassing the constitutions of the existing three sovereign nations of America, Canada and Mexico."

ALIPAC spokesman William Gheen told WND, "This is the smoking gun. This is not conjecture. This is a high-ranking member of the U.S. government who created this document."

Read more: WikiLeaks: 'North American Initiative' no 'theory'

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 08:59 | 1299845 Raynja
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You got that a little backwards, the US is threatening Mexicos sovereignty by supporting drug cartels with guns and money.  Eventually enough americans will be killed in the violence that the US govt says to mexico that they are not controlling crime, at which point we send our military there(think iraq with no promise to ever leave).  The mexican govt is not onboard with this plan, we won't be giving up anything, only taking. 

As for illegal immigration, the solution is ridiculously simple(this is true of most problems, if the law is more than 10 pages, then it was written for moneyed interests).  Take the money they are paying human traffickers and apply it to an immigration application.  That way we can do background checks, make about $10k a person, and keep out people who are not willing to make a serious comittment to the US.  Once they are here we can give them the best(phd) or worst(minimum wage) jobs that americans are too lazy to do.  This will produce more tax revenue and provide people to do the jobs that require more than being paid to sit at a desk.  Additionally, once here they would have trouble leading a life of crime after we took their dna, fingerprints, and photos. 

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 23:53 | 1301108 Harlequin001
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'Additionally, once here they would have trouble leading a life of crime after we took their dna, fingerprints, and photos.'

Sounds more like a prison state every day...

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:22 | 1299391 Tail Dogging The Wag
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Land in PANAMA, bitchez!

In times of change you need new alternatives and new ideas.

Land in Panama is one of the most undervalued assets in 2011.


In the event of a sale of land from any of the Thorsson Capital properties to any Zero Hedge reader, the vendor (Thorsson Capital) hereby pledges a donation of 1% of the total sale to Zero Hedge, said donation is to be made within 30 working days of settlement.


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:26 | 1299408 knowless
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confiscation of land held by foreign entities..

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:39 | 1299427 Tail Dogging The Wag
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The government of Panama understands immigration is a good thing. The small Central American nation has been welcoming foreign investors for decades. Need a second passport and full citizenship? Need to protect your capital? Need legal counseling in the Republic of Panama? We'd be delighted to help you at Thorsson Capital.

Visit us at

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:40 | 1299432 samsara
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The government of Panama understands immigration is a good thing...

Ah,  It will be the locals NOT their goverment you should be thinking about.


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:45 | 1299444 jeff montanye
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that has got to have a lot to do with ambience.  e.g. u.s. virgin islands: nice water but white minority.  we are fools not to see it.  at least the germans know they were nazis.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:52 | 1299457 Tail Dogging The Wag
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well, tashidele to you and your family from Panama!


Sun, 05/22/2011 - 00:16 | 1299573 Oracle of Kypseli
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I took a tour of Panama two years ago and saw land and other developments. With all due respect to the people of Panama, I did not like what I saw. Governments change, sentiments change. You don't need land or property to live anywhere. Just lease.

Stay nimble my friends

Costa Rica is much better. Country with no military and no enemies.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 00:23 | 1299588 Tail Dogging The Wag
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With all due respect to the Costa Ricans, I did not like the high crime and the higher prices. Everything costs twice, thrice or four times what it costs in Panama. I'm not saying one is better than the other, I'm saying prices are 1/2 or 1/4 what they are in Costa Rica, and crime is low. I love it here, and you have a right to love it there. (:

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 09:24 | 1299863 j0nx
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I don't trust any place run by Hispanics. If they aren't a shit hole already then it's just a matter of time. Enjoy your time in Panama until one of the local revolutionairies becomes warlord and then sends his army to your house. It WILL happen. When is the only question.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 23:36 | 1299535 ParisianThinker
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It's easy to get residency in Panama for under $1500. 

But who wants to live in Panama? So many better alternatives.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 10:37 | 1299938 mirac
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Anywhere in Central America is a dangerous place to live now.  And I have been to Panama twice. The earth changes, myself and others have warned about(prophesy) are now coming to pass.  I put an alert out for Tokyo 4 days before the Fukushima event here on Zero Hedge.  Tokyo proper will get hit soon too.  As for Panama, Panama City is vulnerable to quakes and tsunamis.  Boquette/David are located next to a vulcano that is monitored by Smithsonian/USGS.  In fact, any island, whether Carribean or otherwise would be a poor choice to relocate at this time.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 18:59 | 1300666 The Count
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Has ZH now become a home of BS spammners? Get the fuck outta here pronto!


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:39 | 1299428 samsara
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In the not too distant future,  a few locals walk up to you and say,

"You ain't from around here are you?"  in the local dialect.

Not a good time to be 'From Somewhere's Else"

Those seven words will be the scaryest phrase you will hear.

(Along with the sound of a pump shot gun being racked)

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:47 | 1299447 Tail Dogging The Wag
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That's why you build a community around you. Whether you're in Harare, Zimbabwe or Los Angeles, California. It's a good idea to have a shot gun yourself for times when the excrement flies. I prefer to speak softly and kindly, that's my weapon of choice, if I'm forced to use a different weapon, I have my community.

Please visit us at

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:48 | 1299451 jeff montanye
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speaking of california and shotguns, grace slick is my favorite singer.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 00:32 | 1299593 OldPhart
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The #1 phrase I want to know in all languages is "Shoot the american".

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 00:55 | 1299622 Rick64
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When I hear that I automatically become Canadian.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 08:51 | 1299830 Gully Foyle
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Sun, 05/22/2011 - 07:18 | 1299763 ParisianThinker
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Where is "here"?  Guns are mostly banned in Europe. 

Are you talking about the law west of the Pecos?

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 08:50 | 1299835 Gully Foyle
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Fuck Guns, slings and Atlotls. Sling is a piece of cloth and a rock, Atlotl is a stick for throwing other sticks.

No one remembers Mad Max reaching for that last stale shotgun shell.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 09:30 | 1299865 j0nx
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The word is atlatl...

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 06:07 | 1299743 A.W.E.S.O.M.-O 4000
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Dude, I just sent all of my money to some Nigerian Prince. Once he gives me my 150% return you'll be the first guy I call.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 08:58 | 1299840 Gully Foyle
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A.W.E.S.O.M.-O 4000

Finding Yahoo boys to talk to me was near-impossible; a big change from a few years ago. The 419 scammers used to be the rockstars of Nigeria’s underground world. “Girls wanted to date us because we were smart,” one told me. “We could get money out of white men using only our brains and a computer.” There was also the justification that this was some how a revenge for colonialism; when white men took Africa’s natural resources without consent. And– as is the case with every black market– there was the lure of all that cash. Skills were flaunted in cafes, whole organizations were built out, and even rap songs were written glorifying 419.

It’s much harder to make money today. That’s mostly because Internet companies have made it harder, through restricting mass emails and educating people not to purchase any goods from Nigeria. Most ecommerce sites block Nigerian ISPs. And consumers have gotten smarter, too, the Yahoo boys say. The Nigerian government has also made greater efforts to crack down, under International pressure and pressure from the country’s legitimate tech entrepreneurs who are furious at the Yahoo boys for globally sullying the country’s reputation. The people still doing it have been driven underground, forced to keep a low profile. They don’t talk about what they do even with friends. They can’t trust anyone. One current scammer told me he couldn’t invite friends over because of the noticeable stench in his bedroom from all the stacks of money stashed under his bed.


Don’t let the clunky syntax on these emails fool you. The Yahoo boys I met are masters of human manipulation. The latest scam revolves around online dating. Yahoo boys find a lonely man– sometimes a single man who wants a mail-order bride; sometimes a married one with kids who wants an escape on the side. They key with 419 scams is always finding someone who wants a easy shortcut in money or love. An elaborate relationship over IM begins. One boy I met excelled at these. He says he just closes his eyes and pretends it’s a woman on the other end he’s seducing. He uses carefully constructed porn clips for video chats; other scammers hire actresses to portray the fictional girls.

This Yahoo boy carries on five to seven relationships at once, playing the dutiful girlfriend to each– down to helping them pick out their clothes for work everyday. When one suitor lost a job, he used the Web to help find him an interview and pumped up his confidence to apply. He gave him several months to get back on his feet before asking for more cash. One time, he even sent the mark cash, to show how much he — or “she”– cared. “I take care of them,” he says. “They are the people who feed me.”

He helps build them up; he listens to their problems. He makes them feel loved. He calls each an innocuous pet name, lest he accidentally type the wrong message into the wrong chat window. He asks for a little bit of money here and there, until men are sending him steady amounts from each paycheck. He says it takes exactly one month for a man to fall in love with him, and once he has a man’s heart, no woman can take it.

This isn’t a short con, this is a long term game of constant maintenance. He creates fictional Web pages to back up the fictional girl’s story, so if the man Google’s her, he finds seemingly legitimate confirmation. When he goes to church, he tells them “she’s” going to church. When he makes dinner he tells them “she’s” making dinner. He’s less a 419 scammer, and more a long-distance emotional prostitute, providing a service men appear to be happy to pay for. Like any great entrepreneur, this Yahoo boy knows his customer. “if you get their heart, you have control,” he says. “You white people have very flexible hearts. We’ve seen it. That’s why there can be no true love in Nigeria. Your closest friends rip you off here.” He continued, “I wish I could stop. I’m not into the black man power like some people. I don’t want to make someone sell their house; I don’t want to take everything. I just can’t find a job. If I had a junior brother I wouldn’t teach him. You get addicted to it.”

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 10:21 | 1299915 mick_richfield
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What a beautiful horror story!  In another hundred years, this guy will be drinking human blood and calling the villagers "my cattle".  And he will feel true affection for them!


Sun, 05/22/2011 - 06:55 | 1299755 breezer1
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fuck off land whore.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:25 | 1299397 zaknick
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No camping and freedom for you AmeriKKKlan imperialists!



The new dollar, bitchez! With Obama and Soros' mug on them and GOLD AND SILVER backed (after confiscation that is). Millions in FEMA camps! Iranian and Venezuelan nukular flase flag! Black helicopters everywhere ! Riots! No food in cities! No gas! Three aircraft carriers at the bottom of the Persian Gulf! Blocking the Strait of Hormuz! ObaMao comes into his Mao/Stalin own! Fuck the Indiana Supreme Court; Martial law! AmeriKKKlans fall into death worship trance and back banksters' puppets depopulation strategy of billions! Release the Plagues!


Orson Welles, eat your heart out!




Fluorine in the water, AmeriKKKlans!

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:47 | 1299450 Vic Vinegar
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I want tonight to get weird.  This is a good start.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:52 | 1299458 Tail Dogging The Wag
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It's evening in Panama and I'm enjoying a nice Chilean Merlot.

Price $4.19 including tax


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 23:02 | 1299474 Vic Vinegar
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It's evening here in Santa Barbara and I'm enjoying a nice Two Buck Chuck.

So humor me, spammer, why would I choose Panama over Argentina?  Better steaks, better women, same cost of living >>>> Argentina wins.  Tell me otherwise and I will listen.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 23:17 | 1299514 TheFourthStooge-ing
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It's evening here in Akron and I'm enjoying a nice One-toke Wonder.


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 23:26 | 1299527 Vic Vinegar
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I'm from Michigan originally, and we are trained to hate Ohians.  (But not as much as Ohians are trained to hate Michiganders, apparently :-)

Best wishes to you Stoogie.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 05:01 | 1299727 Antipodeus
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Just curious, but if there are 'Michiganders', does that mean there are 'Michigeese'?  And are they related to the 'Mongeese', as well?  ;=))


Sun, 05/22/2011 - 05:11 | 1299730 michigan independant
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Well if Fort Detriot fell back aways we would be Canucks. I offer all my Canadians buddies Detroit but they understand what I mean.

My Buddies say all was fine until you guys showed up anyways.

Around here we have alot of fun either way. Michigan most will never understand or see.


Sun, 05/22/2011 - 10:30 | 1299924 mick_richfield
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It's not too late to come home VV.  You know the person on this thread who keeps pushing cheap land in Panama?  Well -- I think you can get it for *free* in Flint!  Or at least -- maybe you have to pay for the bulldozer fuel...



Sun, 05/22/2011 - 00:18 | 1299581 OrestesPenthilu...
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It's late night here in the Bronx - dodging bullets - nothing to report.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 09:26 | 1299860 Tail Dogging The Wag
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I'm not asking you to come and live in Panama, you can just make your investment here. Land is cheaper, close to ports on the Atlantic or Pacific. Two oceans to choose from. Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and plenty of tropical islands. Dirt cheap prices. If you're into eating meat it's just as good as in Argentina, also grass-fed, and costs a fraction of what you pay there, even when not subsidized by the Panamanian gov. Even cheaper if you get it in the countryside. This country still surprises me and the people are lovely, welcoming and friendly....   and that's all I have to say about that.


Sun, 05/22/2011 - 00:35 | 1299599 OldPhart
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It's 9:33PM here in the California Desert.  Enjoying mass produced Miller Genuine Draft and a wife that's uncharacteristically silent.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:26 | 1299402 Cognitive Dissonance
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We humans are so puny compared to the Gods of Fire and Ice.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 23:51 | 1299540 biggweasel
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Jumped on to check on our rapture status, only to find some Ragnarok. So much more reasuring. Check your six for frost giants. Who knows, they might be friendly.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 23:54 | 1299550 Hephasteus
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I bet that ash is full of flourine and flouride and some dumbfuck in europe cloud seeds it to get rain out of it.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 10:30 | 1299931 mick_richfield
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Gosh, do you think that drinking all that flouridated rainwater would make Europeans too docile and trusting of authority?

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 14:29 | 1300238 Hephasteus
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The amounts that come out of volcanos don't do that. They destroy your farmland and kill your cattle.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 09:42 | 1299874 hardcleareye
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I remember the first time I was offshore (400 plus miles) with just my husband, in a sailboat, in a 50 plus mph blow that lasted for a day and a half.  It was a very humbling and astonishing experience..  we humans are indeed very fragile and puny!!!! 

On your departure from port never forget to pour good red wine into the sea and on your deck and ask for the blessings of the four winds and the god of the sea!!!!

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:24 | 1299403 VyseLegendaire
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This is bullish for life boats + gas masks. 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:31 | 1299413 Yen Cross
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 Don't mess with Mother Nature. Thanks for the video clip.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 00:38 | 1299604 OldPhart
Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:31 | 1299415 max2205
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Awesome vid TD!

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 15:42 | 1300350 velobabe
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i finally got to watch it. it is stunningly awesome. i found more ghost faces.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:31 | 1299421 gwar5
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Iceland is having interesting times over there.

Al 300yearlyton-carbon-footprint Gore: "This is all caused by somebody not paying their global warming tax." 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:42 | 1299430 Caviar Emptor
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Tyler you'll like this:

Now Georgia erupts in protest as MENA-inspired revolts spread: 

TBILISI (AFP) – Thousands of people rallied in Georgia on Saturday calling for President Mikheil Saakashvili to resign, but the protests failed to unsettle the ex-Soviet state's Western-backed administration.



Sun, 05/22/2011 - 07:26 | 1299768 lamont cranston
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Tbilisi? Think I've been there before - isn't it about 2 miles north of the Big Chicken in Marietta?

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:39 | 1299433 michigan independant
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 Northeastern United States and parts of eastern Canada. But the Year 1816 was also unusually cold elsewhere. Reports from northern Europe indicate similar impacts on crops and the population, just as the continent was emerging from the chaos of the Napoleonic Wars. The unusual weather lead to riots in France shaking the new constitutional monarchy of Louis XVIII and Tallyrand. Some historians believe the famine begun in 1816 created conducive conditions for the typhus epidemic that killed millions from 1817-1819.

While the exact cause of the unusual weather of 1816 may never be completely known, the reality of the year was apparent to the inhabitants of New England. The emotions of many could best be expressed in the words of Adino Brackett in his final entry for 1816:

"This past summer and fall have been so cold and miserable that I have from despair kept no account of the weather. It could have been nothing but a repeatation [sic] of frost and drought."


Who always has the last laugh?


Sun, 05/22/2011 - 04:50 | 1299724 michigan independant
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Thanks good read. My bias is when we went to look for decendants around Vermont we noticed how many under five did not live to six and written lore from tradition to this day on the natural economy first in our Family later pushing many to the Ohio Valley.  

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 06:29 | 1299749 kaiten
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Thanks for the link ;)

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:40 | 1299439 JJ McApe
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>>in its full iPhone cam captured glory


lol thats a lot of ash :]

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:53 | 1299461 Caviar Emptor
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Apocalypse please

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:55 | 1299466 GOSPLAN HERO
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Will Obama's mug replace Uncle Ben's picture on the rice box?

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 03:31 | 1299476 blindman
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The gift that keeps on giving
dear americans,
the world offers you its deepest and sincere contempt. please
enjoy your stature in the world community as
a failed people devoid of the last shred of decency or
integrity and voiceless even at that.
please know
your money system and apathy are responsible for the deaths
of millions of innocent women and children, human beings, and your
current stupidity is leading the world into total
chaos and world destruction while your representatives
perform absurd charades and lie or remain intentionally
ignorant and blind to the realities they believe they lord over.
and you sit and watch, or turn away so you don't have
to know what you are and what you are not.
enjoy your games and
happy meals and radiation showers while you last.
whatever you do do not think or interfere with the
existing moronic trend toward utter calamity and
self destruction. the world really does look forward to your
leaders walking you into total self destruction,
watching you starve to death in your golden years while the
wall street con men retire to beautiful remote, undisclosed
locations. the culling will be yours and austerity will
look very good on you.
comedy and other forms of entertainment or distraction
are essential at this time. drugs, disease, tangential
obsession, whatever it takes; minutia is always good as
a form of avoidance.
know this, you don't have the heart to stand up to
frauds and actors because you worship their bullshit
rather than your own heart. pathetic
farewell. it is back to the special room with me, for now.
this is the end folks. rapture

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 10:24 | 1299919 velobabe
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lindsey lowham on headlines cover of the Sunday 22, 2011, New York Times. this is absolutely disgusting, blindman. her walking on the red carpet or some such nonsense. it is embarrassing, just plain embarrassing to know this is how they treat the american public to news.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 19:00 | 1300670 blindman
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it seems it is all about the distractions. we are a
distracted people. if we ever focus our attention
from a place of insight, look out. the world will
change instantly. (in a nut shell).
i think this is the fall back natural state of affairs
that kicks in only when desperation saturates a significant
portion of a population, ideas and ways of community.
the media and their bosses are still in the "we are in
a recovery" message mode so the distractions take the front
page and they will never address root causes of chronic
problems because that is the antithesis of their business.
it is all hype with the media etc. that is their business,
hype. we live in bubbles of someone elses making, but we
participate, sometimes freely.
but we are looking at world war here, even worse than the
chronic state of war we live in, and this fox piece just
exposes the 'media' for what it is.
anyway,...we really need to prevent and stop these wars
and warmongers from the destruction they seek.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 23:15 | 1299497 AC_Doctor
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I bet Al Gwhore is wetting his Depends thinking about all the CO2 emissions carbon credits he could milk from Iceland over this spewer...

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 01:16 | 1299631 Hephasteus
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This could have been fixed if Dominique had been allowed to sexually transform that maid with his magical IMF penis.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 00:18 | 1299577 Youri Carma
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How a pyroclastic cloud looks like? 911 Pyroclastic flow

Remember that these Pyroclastic flows only occur in two occasions; Vulcanos or Explosives!

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 09:09 | 1299849 Dapper Dan
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Thank you for the link Youri, Fascinating photos,  many I have never viewed before.


Sun, 05/22/2011 - 00:28 | 1299589 DogSlime
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Ooh!  Mushroom cloud.

Coming to a city near you soon.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 01:04 | 1299624 dogbreath
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can you be a little more specific

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 00:41 | 1299608 dark pools of soros
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no flights will be cancelled.. planes can crash, it is good for the economy

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 01:02 | 1299625 mt paul
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volcanic smoked herring ....

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 03:30 | 1299695 boiltherich
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A couple weeks ago I had to drive from Medford Oregon where I live to Spokane Washington, about 650 miles.  I took the back road rather than the interstate through Portland, so instead of being just west of the Cascade peaks on freeway I was just east of them on two lane highway.  

It was the first really clear pretty weather since last year sometime, and I got to a point on highway 97 where I could see all the way from Mt. Rainier in the north by Seattle to Mt. Shasta in California, it was remarkable though I was born here and had seen every peak individually and had been on many of them, I had never seen them all in one place at one time, white capped crags poking into the infinite blue and stretching about 700 miles from north to south, that is farther than from New York to Charlotte by a hundred miles or so, and every one of the dozen mountains was a massive volcano.  Iceland is the size of one of our larger counties.  Oregon is much over twice the size of that island, yet I think more Americans visit Iceland than Oregon. 

Volcanoes are one of the wonders of the world, most people have to deal with wind, or flooding, or killer frost, E fucking gad, but they don't live next to a giant that can wake any day, volcanoes are from old books by dead British writers.  We have roads that drop into the calderas of active volcanoes, and there is nothing on the planet to compare to Crater Lake. 

People used to travel from all over the world to see it, at a time when amenities were hard to come by, not so much anymore, they can see it online and think they know all about that kind of thing.  People think that one day they will go to Hawaii and do a helicopter trip over Kilauea so they can see a red fountain of earth come real.  Try living 10 miles from a mountain that has not erupted in 10,000 years but is not extinct.  Just yesterday I drove over to Klamath Falls where the nearest Amtrak station is, about 65 miles, and you could see it from here but for the 10,000 foot volcano in the way that has slept now since man first stepped foot on North America.  That is nothing to a volcano, merely napping. 

What a world, if it isn't on Facebook or Youtube it does not exist.  How many of you ever went and saw the redwood forests?  Have you ever seen a river so clean and clear that you could count sand grains on the bottom of the stream?  Sure, you will get to it one day, after your next tattoo.  Margin your gold, bitch about silver prices, pine for the old days and plan for your apocalyptic futures, but I live in paradise now, so let the craphead xtians whine about how the rapture did not take them to heaven today, all they had to do was move here.  And no absentee fathers of questionable mental health are required to have heaven, you just have to come and live here.  Funny how simple and easy life is once you wake up to the fact that there really is paradise on Earth. 

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 03:53 | 1299703 Rusty Shorts
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"Funny how simple and easy life is once you wake up to the fact that there really is paradise on Earth".


Good to see someone else who is awake.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 09:23 | 1299861 hardcleareye
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Sun, 05/22/2011 - 09:23 | 1299862 hardcleareye
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Sun, 05/22/2011 - 04:32 | 1299721 hambone
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Grew up in Bend, Oregon and I've lived all over in Asia, Europe, and N. America since.  Still no better place on this big ball...Oregon is truly spectacular!  Couldn't ask for a better place to be when the reset button gets pushed.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 06:50 | 1299752 Franken_Stein
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When you drove from Medford to Spokane on highway 97 wou will probably have passed by Richland, WA and Kennewick, WA, right ?


North of Kennewick is a town called Hanford by the river Columbia, which is the most radioactively polluted site in the United States, since until 1988 it was the main site for the production of American nuclear bombs, both fission bombs and hydrogen bombs.

The whole nuclear arsenal that the U.S. piled up during the cold war, was produced in Hanford.

And yes, there were accidents.


They also produced plutonium based fission bombs there, by the way.

You are concerned about Fukushima ?

You have Fukushima right around the corner.


When the wind is/was right, the nuclear fallout would be blown right in the direction of Spokane.

This site is polluted for the next 10000 years.


"George Washington" maybe could write an article about it, since he's the guy most interested and well-read regarding this topic.


Here's a good start for your investigation:


Sun, 05/22/2011 - 09:23 | 1299855 Stuck on Zero
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Tens of billions have been spent studying how to clean up Hanford.  I've had friends who worked there and they say it's a huge cash cow.  No-one is interested in actually cleaning the place up.  Just study and plan to the tune of a billion a year.  There was a 80 Minutes episode devoted to the absurdity of the cleanup effort there.  Watch Fukushima get cleaned up long before Hanford.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 09:25 | 1299858 hardcleareye
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I think you missed the point of his post, maybe you should go back and try reading it in a different light.  If you still don't get it try watching "180 deg South",  Conquerors of the Useless, - philosophy of life 101 by Yvon Chouinard!

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 07:28 | 1299772 Jason_1sandal
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Southern Oregon ROCKS ! Just planted my garden today.... Oh and that 10,000 foot volcano on the way to Kfalls, you should see it from the top (Mt. Mc Loughlin). Fantastic !

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 07:48 | 1299785 krispkritter
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Some of you people don't know your ash from a hole in the ground. There's obviously been a big ash-hole in Iceland before:

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 08:22 | 1299810 Coke and Hookers
Sun, 05/22/2011 - 08:27 | 1299817 Zero Govt
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a very beautiful eruption, nice lighting too ...just a shame it wasn't under Washington, Westminster, Brussels and the UN ...where is Guy Fawkes when you need him!

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 09:12 | 1299852 Atomizer
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Al Gore will being flying to Grimsvotn on his broom stick; closely monitoring that the volcano doesn't exceed it's carbon credit allocations.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 12:45 | 1300098 boeing747
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I remember Oregon is tax hell with many small towns along hwy101, talking about 3% property tax like Texas? Vancouver even worse with 13% sales tax.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 12:44 | 1300100 Monedas
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For the wag in all of us ! I have been living in a Latin country for 20 years ! I am convinced that the prospects for an American or Canadian in Latin America are in fact better than almost any Muslim country !  Monedas 2011

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 17:57 | 1300556 PulauHantu29
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Yes, but "it's only a tiny leak" the Japanese gubberment told its people....

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 19:03 | 1300674 The Count
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How about staying on topic bitchez? Can't believe how some people highjack a thread and go yapping about Panama, alternative investments and other crap.

I wager 10:1 that this volcano will continue spewing out ashes for the next 3 weeks, impacting air traffic and causing another financial mini meltdown.


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