Iceland Going For Trifecta As "Gateway To Hell" Volcano Prepares To Blow

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Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:08 | 1429064 qussl3
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This is getting ridiculous.

No one can catch a break.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:11 | 1429069 metastar
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The shut down of airspace could be no worse than when Obama visits town!

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:15 | 1429084 Thomas
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I was trapped in Europe for a week for the first volcano a couple years ago. The sense of urgency to get home was the fear that Hekla would soon follow.

On an unrelated note, here is a really cool video of a savant who learned Icelandic in one week...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:30 | 1429116 Solid
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That was an incredible video.
I wonder if he's allowed in casinos?

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 09:37 | 1429336 Transformer
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"This is getting ridiculous.

No one can catch a break."


It's global warming.  We are paying for our sins.



Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:29 | 1429787 Urban Redneck
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And if we get a big bang and a mini ice age - the climate change will still be blamed on all the (idled) factories - anything to continue the plundering of middle and lower class public tax dollars for boodoggle businesses backed by poltically connected deep pockets, academics who can't educate much less produce anything of worth, and corrupt policians seeking their own reelection and expaned authority for the States they control.

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 09:35 | 1432187 Dental Floss Tycoon
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My favorite.

The elites are using H.A.R.P to punish Iceland for stiffing the banks.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 09:41 | 1429350 stewie
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He'll be working for Goldman Sachs soon...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:12 | 1429071 Incubus
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The earth's probably got a few billion more years of life in it before the sun just burns everything away: maybe that's enough time for some other species to evolve to an "intelligent" level capable of building civilizations:  maybe they'll be better than us, but we've definitely squandered our brief period of time "at the top."

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:20 | 1429095 bigdumbnugly
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yes, i've read that the chimpanzees are demonstrating solidarity and will be running their candidate in 2012.

it's doubtful their main platform of reducing tariffs on banana imports will win them any seats this go-round however.

but they might beat out the green party anyway.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:48 | 1429156 trav7777
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their candidate has won for the past 3 elections running...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:52 | 1429168 malikai
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That can't be right. The chimpanzees lost the last 10 elections to the puppetmasters. Unless you're implying the puppetmasters are themselves chimpanzees..

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:56 | 1429182 Cognitive Dissonance
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This is evolution?

Devolution maybe.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 09:29 | 1429305 mick_richfield
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Are we not men ?!



Wed, 07/06/2011 - 13:04 | 1430161 Piranhanoia
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we are Devo

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:54 | 1429643 malikai
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Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:23 | 1429103 Gully Foyle
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"but we've definitely squandered our brief period of time "at the top.""

Blah, blah, blahitty, blah.

I tend to agree with David Brin that we are now living in a Golden age.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:06 | 1429455 Oh regional Indian
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Hekla: Cloak

In the shape of an overturned boat.

Active every decade....or so.

"Hekla is presumed to have erupted 20 times in historical times. The largest eruption was in 1104. In the twentieth century Hekla erupted four times, in 1947, 1970, 1980, and 1991. Hekla erupted last in February 2000."

Old Norse hekla = 'cloak' (referring to the cloak of mist that hides its summit)

So the cloak to the underworld is about to blow.

I'd say that is multi-contexutally significant, grounding flights aside.


Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:32 | 1429565 snowball777
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Is it me, or is their volcano a great leading indicator for US recessions? ;)

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:59 | 1429192 knavechild
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Mother nature will seal our fate, as we continue clutching our silver eagles, shouting "the banksters will never take us alive!"

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 09:36 | 1429324 mick_richfield
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@ Incubus

maybe that's enough time for some other species to evolve to an "intelligent" level capable of building civilizations

Yes, several billion years is enough time for many such species to arise. 

But do not concern yourself.  My Masters are confident that they can control any such threat in the same way that upstart species have always been controlled.  With central banks or, failing that, large asteroids.



Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:16 | 1429086 Mae Kadoodie
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What the Heckla is going on? 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:35 | 1429128 snowball777
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Alright comedian, don't make me Hekla you.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:45 | 1429148 Mae Kadoodie
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So a Priest and a Rabbi go into an Icelandic volcano bar...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:58 | 1429186 Cognitive Dissonance
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Please, no more religious porn jokes. Think of the zealots for crying out loud. They have feelings too you know. :)

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 09:23 | 1429284 fredquimby
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Nothing is going on yet.....



Thu, 07/07/2011 - 03:41 | 1431860 Breaker
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"This is getting ridiculous. No one can catch a break."

I don't think this is a fair statement. Jaime Gorelick, Franklin Raines, Barney Frank and Chris Dodd and a host of others were the architects of the subprime realestate crash and most of our economic problems today. I would say that the huge bonuses for the sorta-private sector folks at Fannie and Freddie, The flat out huge bonuses for GS et al, The huge campaign contributions Barney and chris extorted from the Goldman's the Fannies and the Freddies, and the fact that none of these people are incarcerated or under threat of incarceration qualifies as a one-of-a-kind break ranking among all-time great breaks people have caught.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:13 | 1429067 williambanzai7
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Think of all those Troika Meetings on Face Skype.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:18 | 1429092 Gully Foyle
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Artist(Band):Jimmy Buffett

Now I don't know
I don't know
I don't know where I'm a gonna go
When the volcano blow

Well let me hear ya now
I don't know
I don't know
I don't know where I'm a gonna go
When the volcano blow

Ground she's movin' under me
Got ya tidal waves out on the sea
Sulphur smoke up in the sky
Pretty soon we learn to fly

Hey I don't know
I don't know
I don't know where I'm a gonna go
When the volcano blow

Now my girl quickly said to me
Man, you'd better watch your feet
That lava comes out soft and hot
You better lova me now or lova me not

See I don't know
I don't know
I don't know where I'm a gonna go
When the volcano blow

"Hey Mr. Utley."

No time to count what I'm worth
Hey I just left the planet earth
But a' where I go I hope there's rum
Not to worry, more soon come

I don't know
I don't know
I don't know where I'm a gonna go
When the volcano blow

But I don't want to land in New York City
Don't want to land in Mexico (no no no)
Don't want to land in the Three Mile Island
Don't want to see my skin aglow (no no no)

Don't want to land in Commanche Sky park
Or in Nashville, Tennessee (no no no)
Don't want to land in no San Juan airport
Or the Yukon Territory (no no no)

Don't want to land in no San Diego
Don't want to land in no Buzzard's Bay(no no no)
Don't want to land on no ayutollah
I got nothin a more to say

I don't know
I don't know
I don't know where I'm a gonna go
When the volcano blow

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:13 | 1429073 GeneMarchbanks
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Burn baby Burn. I hope it halts all the flights in/out of Europe and the ash covers all of Europe so that visibility is nil. Then, we get all this bailout nonsense straightened out, people vs banksters.

Skies clear... Europe emerges sqeeky clean

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:27 | 1429110 Gully Foyle
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"Burn baby Burn."

Disco Inferno, right Stu?

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:13 | 1429074 knavechild
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It's 5:13am, and instead of coffee, I'm reaching for the tequila.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:36 | 1429132 snowball777
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That's the spirits.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:13 | 1429075 Ray1968
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Good... all that ash will send us into a volcanic winter. I was getting too hot anyway.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:14 | 1429082 Incubus
Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:26 | 1429108 Gully Foyle
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"Good... all that ash will send us into a volcanic winter."

Fimbulvetr is the harsh winter that precedes the end of the world and puts an end to all life on Earth. Fimbulwinter is three successive winters where snow comes in from all directions, without any intervening summer. During this time, there will be innumerable wars and brothers will kill brothers.[1]

The event is described primarily in the Poetic Edda. In the poem Vafþrúðnismál, Odin poses the question to Vafþrúðnir as to who of mankind will survive the Fimbulwinter. Vafþrúðnir responds that Líf and Lífþrasir will survive and that they will live in the forest of Hoddmímis holt.

This mythology might be related to the extreme weather events of 535–536 which resulted in a notable drop in temperature across northern Europe. There have also been several popular ideas about whether or not this particular piece of mythology has a connection to the climate change that occurred in the Nordic countries at the end of the Nordic Bronze Age dating from about 650 BC. Before this climate change, the Nordic countries were considerably warmer.[2]In Denmark, Norway, Sweden and other Nordic countries, the term fimbulvinter is still used to refer to an unusually cold and harsh winter.[3]

From Old Norse 'awful, great winter'. The prefix "fimbul" means "the great/big" so the correct interpretation of the word is "the great winter".

( In a related note I now have a Fimbul Cock)

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 09:13 | 1429175 hedgeless_horseman
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Tjena, bitchezzz!

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 09:01 | 1429198 Ray1968
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I guess it is better to have a Fimbul Cock than a thimble cock!!

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 09:26 | 1429290 fredquimby
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Most interesting. (not the cock bit)

Thank you.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 13:55 | 1430342 goldfish1
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More, please.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:13 | 1429077 overmedicatedun...
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wait volcano eruptionsare good for cooling the global warming of man..LOL so every thing is going to be really europe could use a few months of cold black , plane empty, skies to bring it's economy back to health.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:14 | 1429079 The Axe
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I was next to Hekla once when the motherfucker blew,,,and the guide said no worries it always flows out towards the ocean... Of course I was still shitting my pants from the earthquakes that preceded the eruption...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:14 | 1429081 Robslob
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God must hate us...the only country that tells Bankers to Fuck Off and they have Volcano problems?

You can just hear those bankers now..."Iceland...told ya so!"

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:17 | 1429089 qussl3
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It would take the people who have the balls to live on a bunch of freaking volcanos to tell the bankers to FUCK OFF.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:20 | 1429096 Gully Foyle
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"It would take the people who have the balls to live on a bunch of freaking volcanos to tell the bankers to FUCK OFF."

So Hawaii is the next domino to fall? Then what parts of Washington state?

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:31 | 1429119 qussl3
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Too damn cold to surf in Iceland.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:34 | 1429127 Gully Foyle
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Willard: Are you crazy, Goddammit? Don't you think its a little risky for some R&R?
Kilgore: If I say its safe to surf this beach, Captain, then its safe to surf this beach! I mean, I'm not afraid to surf this place, I'll surf this whole fucking place!

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:53 | 1429174 pods
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Charlie don't surf!



Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:38 | 1429136 snowball777
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You're seeing it all wrong, man; God is using Iceland to register his opinion on the EZ bailout plan...the bond vigilante of bond vigilantes.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:14 | 1429083 HelluvaEngineer
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Queue the locust swarms, ready to attack NFLX headquarters.

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