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Erapture! Iceland Grimsvotn Volcano Has Erupted, White Plume Ejected 18,000 Feet Into Air, Seismic Readings Across Iceland Off The Charts

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Update from ABC7: A no-fly zone has been enacted within a 120-mile radius of the erupting volcano in Iceland.

From MSNBC:  BREAKING NEWS: Iceland's most active volcano erupting; white plume up to 18,000 feet seen.

And there goes European air traffic once again, with its already stagflationary economy to follow down the drains momentarily. At least depressionary apologists will have something to blame on the Q2 GDP plunge on.


Iceland's most active volcano started erupting Saturday, with a white plume shooting 18,000 feet into the sky, scientists said.

The eruption was followed by around 50 small earthquakes, the largest of which measured 3.7 on the Richter Scale, according to Iceland's meteorological office.

There was a similar eruption at the same volcano in 2004.

The Grimsvotn volcano is located underneath the Vatnajokull glacier in southeast Iceland.

First pictures of the explosion courtesy of and @hjortur

A comparable eruption back in 2004:

And the seismic readings across all of Iceland just went off the charts:

And an update on the hotbed of earthquake activity that Iceland has suddenly become:

Map of earthquake epicentres

Time and magnitude of earthquake   21 May 20:20 GMT

Graph showing earthquake timing and magnitude

And in the meantime Reuters is already spinning damage control:

A volcano began to erupt under Iceland's biggest glacier on Saturday, but a geologist said he did not think it would cause the same disruption to air traffic as one that exploded in a different area last year.

The Grimsvotn volcano, under a massive glacier in southeast Iceland, has thrown a plume of white smoke about 15 km (9 miles) into the air, Met Office geologist Hjorleifur Sveinbjornsson told Reuters. He said Grimsvotn last exploded in 2004.

"It can be a big eruption, but it is unlikely to be like last year," he added, referring to the eruption early last year under another glacier which caused air traffic chaos after spewing dark ash into the air.

And he makes this conclusion based on what again?

So... who was joking about the Rapture again?

More as we get it.



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Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:17 | 1298571 schizo321437
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Let`s see if the rule about complacency is true.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:33 | 1298605 Fish Gone Bad
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I am having an end-of-the-world bbq today.  Party bitchez.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:44 | 1298657 Arkadaba
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A barbequapocalypse ?

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:57 | 1298685 Arius
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thats a judgement from above on those icelanders refusing to get on with the program

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:57 | 1298692 TIMMAYYY
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what, they flicked the switch again....remember last time iceland didnt do what they we go.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:02 | 1298705 Manthong
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I wish they would learn to use vowels over there,

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:35 | 1298798 Hephasteus
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Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:42 | 1298818 max2205
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T shirt

I was waiting for the end of time and all I got was this stupid volcano

Why does this stuff only happen on weekends?

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:01 | 1298871 BigJim
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Sat, 05/21/2011 - 19:05 | 1299022 Popo
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Tyler, I know sensationalism = pageviews.  But when you say "Off the Charts"... do you mean... a relatively unimpressive 3.6 on the Richter scale?


ps:  This isn't Katla, folks.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 21:19 | 1299274 mogul rider
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Tyler's ash pump and dump strikes again.

Have you no shame LOL

Cornering the market in ash he is.

You are a sly one mister


Sun, 05/22/2011 - 13:54 | 1300191 Cocomaan
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Knights Templar are able to control telluric currents.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:44 | 1298976 three chord sloth
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The eurobankers took most of 'em... especially I, O, & U.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 20:20 | 1299180 palmereldritch
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See what happens when DSK makes bail?

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:59 | 1298703 velobabe
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look for the ghost faces in the heavy eruption clouds. i found three faces, can anyone else see the ghost faces in the cloud? maybe they are rapture dust ghosts.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:14 | 1298748 falak pema
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I can see a couple having looks like the gods are laughing at us...we who expect the world to end today...while they do it up in the clouds...

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:58 | 1298851 slewie the pi-rat
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the no fly zone will protect the innocent from the rapture of the cloud faces and the eruptive, volcanic sex. 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:58 | 1298857 Oh regional Indian
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Hey Falak/Velo , take a look at the first picture.

What do you see protruding off to the right?

It sure feels like a preparatory day for something big coming up. Shortly. 

War or (presumably) unaided nature? Is  HAARP really for reals?

Wild times.


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 19:27 | 1299062 falak pema
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I think Velo is blushing pink! I told you the gods are laughing at us...with a hard on!

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:20 | 1298926 Stuck on Zero
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Linus sees a doggie and a horsey.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:48 | 1298826 DeadFred
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Sorry, all I see is a ducky and a little kitty-cat.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:42 | 1298973 Sokhmate
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all I see is little fluffy clouds.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:07 | 1299353 TheFourthStooge-ing
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I see iced bong hits...[koff koff]...and my buzz is off the charts. Wheee!


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:53 | 1298838 Hephasteus
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A visitor came down from ragnarok.

See the first pic up there on the zerohedge story. That's the visitor fisting venus.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:09 | 1298891 Oh regional Indian
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Hah, I think we posted the same observation . Sure looks.....telling?


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:53 | 1298997 John117
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You guys are Pickers.  We found at least seven faces in pic #3 already and we're still going. 

Ash, bitchz!

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 19:31 | 1299068 Hephasteus
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Rorshac test failure.

I see an ink blot

I see an ink blot

I see an ink blot

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 20:32 | 1299200 mophead
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I see an iPad.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:20 | 1298766 tekhneek
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LOLOL FUCK YEAH! That's FUCKIN' AWESOME! I'm starting a restaurant!


But is it pronounced ... bar-buh-cop-a-lips or bar-buh-qew-op-a-lips?

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:24 | 1298779 Arkadaba
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I think the spelling and pronunciation are still up in the air ... 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:58 | 1298859 mick_richfield
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OK, cool.  And -- since I expect that Jesus will shortly be taking me to his bosom (?) I would like to give you my favorite names for bars, just in case you can use them in the future along with your new 5-alarm restaurant.

The Undisclosed Location


and, my personal favorite,

Absinthe Friends.


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:04 | 1298880 BigJim
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Excellent. I dibs /dev/null

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:11 | 1298888 mick_richfield
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Ah, god damn it!  It's 9 minutes after 6 p.m. in the Sovereign State of Michigan, and I'm still here!  I knew I shouldn't have told all those Jesus jokes!

Who needs a drink?!



Sat, 05/21/2011 - 21:23 | 1299283 Hephasteus
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I'll stand in for him.

You're like vaguely bad for some strange reason.


Hey you lesbians stop tribbing each other in the corner. THAT'S NOT WHAT TRIBULATION MEANS GODDAMNIT!!!


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:24 | 1299396 savagegoose
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looks like those rapture filters are working  then

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:07 | 1299356 TheFourthStooge-ing
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At closing time, it becomes /dev/urandom


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 20:14 | 1299169 goldfish1
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My vote: bar-buh-qew-op-a-lips

Spelling BBQu'apalypse

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:28 | 1298788 I_am_always_right
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Ha! That's great!

Shit, I should have one too, it seems.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:33 | 1298957 mt paul
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Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:42 | 1298812 rufusbird
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Same here. Cooking up the ribs in the slow cooker right now. They should be ready for the grill in another hour or two.  I have plenty of time left as in California it is only 2:40 pm. I expect I will still be chowing down at six. What a way to go. If it comes I don't have to worry about all the cholesterol...

A litle old lady stopped me on the way of the the Grocery Store this morning and asked me if I thought it was coming. I noticed she had full cart of groceries.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:47 | 1298828 DeadFred
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I'm going to an end of the world party in twenty minutes.  Dodged the bullet this time.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:22 | 1298924 Bob
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Sorry, but still kicking means you got left behind.  But can it be surprising ZH'ers missed that bus?

Now I suggest we make the most of it: Flash Mob on Wall Street Monday AM.  Bring your favorite means of vengeance and mayhem. 

Barbeque and kegger after the fun--pot luck, guys.  

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:11 | 1299367 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Jump, you fuckers!

After we kill the keg, I say we move on to the Hamptons and apply torches and pitchforks.


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:00 | 1298853 Long-John-Silver
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Lots of Piigs will be consumed, I'm sure.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 20:24 | 1299191 Smiley
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I'm drinking a bunch of Stone Brew to celebrate the end of the world; IPA Bitchez!

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:38 | 1298634 decon
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Wow! Only the Rothchild's could pull this off!  Yea, that's the ticket.  Wonder how they're trading it?

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:02 | 1298706 schizo321437
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Paranoia rising...

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:14 | 1298747 magpie
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short airlines, of course.

And Rothschild looks on contented, having depressed the golden button - the ionosphere and sunspot readouts were just to tempting to resist, though the choice of Iceland as the stage for manmade and "natural" catastrophes was becoming tedious and repetitive, the arousal gained from the doom was certainly worth it all.

One only lives 7000 years for this, he mused whilst scraping a dim spot off his emerald reptilian scales.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:49 | 1298836 DeadFred
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Funny but you best hope Tyler's files can't be hacked to track you down...

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:01 | 1298870 magpie
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He pushes the button, and then is raptured away.

We live in the best of possible worlds.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:55 | 1299002 DosZap
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So... who was joking about the Rapture again?



In light of the Flocks of Black Swans, the signs are all around us, question is are you ready?.

If not, get ready, as you will most definitley be LEFT BEHIND.

And,if only on this one thing, trust me, you do not want to go there..............


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 19:37 | 1299081 PY-129-20
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To understand the real risk you need to watch the LAKI vulcano which is connected with the Grimsvötn vulcano. IF the Laki, which erupted the last time 1783-84, erupts - it would be catastrophic and would cause a famine.

And the wind direction is also very important - to say it is unlikely that this vulcano could stop air traffic is wrong. It just depends on the wind direction and of course how much smoke is coming out - but it could have the same effect.

READ MORE,1518,764102,00.html


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 19:44 | 1299092 Hugh G Rection
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The first picture looks like upside down cock and balls

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 23:17 | 1299502 Tail Dogging The Wag
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Holy Ash, Batman!


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.


Sun, 05/22/2011 - 13:35 | 1300159 Hugh G Rection
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Panama?  You fucking kidding me?


Sweat my balls off and get mauled by mosquitos all day.. sounds great.  Argentina or Chile is where it's at.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:17 | 1298575 gbresnahan
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Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:20 | 1298582 Guy Fawkes Mulder
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Macho Man's got our backs:

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:40 | 1298816 MachoMan
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mm via elbow drop rd 3

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 21:58 | 1298944 Clay Hill
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Sat, 05/21/2011 - 21:23 | 1299291 tmosley
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So sorry, Nordic Paganism was the correct answer.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:17 | 1298576 Miss Expectations
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And they had a 4.6 earthquake about one hour ago

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:18 | 1298752 falak pema
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that was the first divine orgasm...

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:48 | 1298830 Missing_Link
Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:03 | 1298875 knukles
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Now doesn't that seem odd.  Queer, off, just another coincidence?
Still naught, and the USGS Worldwide claims to be a real time mechanism, displaying such.....
Oh, never the fuck mind.

ML, do you ever get these feelings that we're being fucked with?

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:06 | 1298876 slewie the pi-rat
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i went to see & it lQQks like the USGS filter is set to 7 Richter Scale or higher, so these do not register on the USGS system. 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:15 | 1298900 knukles
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Here's the legend from the USGS page (global display) below.  Since the European Seismic indicates most are < 4.5, that's fine....  Except one is noted as 5.  Odd.  Very odd.

"Worldwide earthquakes with M4.5+ located by USGS and Contributing Agencies.
(Earthquakes with M2.5+ within the United States and adjacent areas.)"

My BS fatigue indicator's turning all sorts of different colors.  (Bad.)  Or's that my old mood ring?

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:48 | 1298982 Missing_Link
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Hmmm.  Quite odd.  So I guess for countries like Iceland, nearly all of these are just below the threshold  ...

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:22 | 1298917 knukles
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Ah hah! 
Rooting about in the USGS's main page(s) one can get to a series of links that will take you from world to country specific to list of activity.  In this case, the link is from Iceland and does indeed show a veritable plethora of activity.

And one quake should show on the global map as it does exceed the USGS's indicated threshold.

Ah, bureaucracy. 


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:46 | 1298980 Missing_Link
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Wow  ...  interesting.  Yes, I did that too  ...  I guess USGS takes a while to review the quake list and post them to the map for Iceland.  They sure don't for California/Alaska/Japan etc; even 1.0 quakes show up there immediately.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 19:07 | 1299027 Dejean Splicer
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Koolest free application for real time monitoration.

Earthquake 3D.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 20:18 | 1299179 goldfish1
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They're a bit behind.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:18 | 1298578 Bam_Man
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At least we can pronounce the name of this one.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:02 | 1298707 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ 100

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:19 | 1298579 TheBadgersSett
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Those Icelanders really hold a grudge.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:38 | 1298624 Hephasteus
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Throw in some innuit indians and some canadian natives and I'd party with those people.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:23 | 1298586 LRC Fan
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This is all very bullish, expectations were for white plume to go between 20k and 25k in the air.  The median forecast according to Bloomberg economists was 23,300. 

Also this will be short lived just like the Japanese recession, and plus central bankers are on the case by firing up some much needed stimulus to keep things humming along. 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:04 | 1298713 Id fight Gandhi
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So if only 3 horsemen show up it's bullish and better than expended. The damned will be fleeing to the safety of momo stocks.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:33 | 1298793 rosiescenario
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.....the whisper number being 5.....

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:28 | 1298590 Dr. Engali
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Hey can somebody tell me what time the world is supposed to end? I've been waiting on the rapture and I'm still here. Starting to get a little worried.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:32 | 1298617 Yancey Ward
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Sorry, dude, but Lucifer had you on his list.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:39 | 1298628 Smiddywesson
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Hell is populated with central bankers.  

You are currently in a world chock full of central bankers.

Stop worrying about it, you died in your sleep last night.  

Now party like there's no tomorrow.  Just an enternity of headaches before you.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:05 | 1298695 Yancey Ward
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Epic wrong.  Part of QEII bought the Stairway to Heaven.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:46 | 1298651 knowless
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camping says 6pm on the 21st, so insanly, he is pretty much on the money as far as europe goes so far..

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 20:20 | 1299185 goldfish1
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wasn't it 6 pm pst?

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:47 | 1298662 Lucky Guesst
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It probably happened a while back but there was such a low number of truly faithful, obedient and God fearing people living that the rest of us didn't notice.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:17 | 1298749 Id fight Gandhi
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Watch a left below movie on the YouTube or something to pass the time

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:46 | 1298821 I_am_always_right
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Yup, 6pm. I was out so got a friend to record it, but I've not seen it yet.

Is it worth watching?

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:05 | 1298883 knukles
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It's already past 6 pm most places.
Must mean PST, for all the CA folk.


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:22 | 1298916 slewie the pi-rat
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that's a great countdown clock!  40 min to go.

d'ya think we'll ever hear from Texas Gunslinger again?  that would be a heluva thank you jesus, right there!

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:38 | 1298961 Mariposa de Oro
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Give me an Amen!

I wonder how many true believers will off themselves rather than face Armaggedon?

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 21:44 | 1299314 WaterWings
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Hey, just a little tip:

Press "CTRL + k" after highlighting your words of choice to create a hyperlink. Otherwise you can go to

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:00 | 1299348 Clay Hill
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Thanks for the tip, WW.


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 19:02 | 1299012 DosZap
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Likley none,(if the Rapture is not Pre,or Mid) as Armageddon is going to be a picnic compared to the eternal destination of the non believers.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 19:19 | 1299044 Mariposa de Oro
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Now that you mention, I'm not in a hurry to get there myself.....


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:16 | 1299379 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Not nearly enough.


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:25 | 1298593 Hephasteus
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Iceland says.

No air travel for you. BITCHES!!

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:53 | 1298675 Rodent Freikorps
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Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:05 | 1298717 DoChenRollingBearing
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Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:32 | 1298601 Azannoth
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Iceland is 1 big SuperVolcano if the whole thing blows, good by civilization hello new Ice Age(

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:42 | 1298642 Smiddywesson
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I have gold, and won't really miss Iceland, that's somewhere in Antartica, right?

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:47 | 1298663 Hephasteus
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The spin of the earth follows the right hand rule of electrical flows. In other words wrap your hand around the earth and point your thumb up. That's where all the charge flows. The earth is egg shaped and bulges at the northern hemisphere. But the crust is much thicker and the rock is much harder. So iceland always will have geothermal unless you get a magetic field flip which puts the lava flows towards the south pole.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:17 | 1298743 Ahmeexnal
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Yes, but you are not taking into account quantum electrodianetics.  A quantum flux capacitor inversely coupled to the solar mass flare ejection can cause omnidirectional superconducting lava bursts when Yggdrasill is aligned with Tatooine and Arrakis.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:20 | 1298765 Rodent Freikorps
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Screw Rapture and Armageddon.

Ragnarok, bitches.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:36 | 1298964 slewie the pi-rat
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heph may have more than a frothy grasp of the electrodianetic transforms;  i think he wishes to avoid those who would say to grasp the earth in your left hand and point the thumb up,   which would be False Science.  in the record-keeping apparatus of eternity, we can see The Fonz relay this esoteric sign to posterity just before he jumps the shark to officially begin TEOTWAWKI.  

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 19:02 | 1299020 Rodent Freikorps
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I keep waiting for a Mad Max world, but it just won't comply.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 20:22 | 1299188 Hephasteus
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Hey don't get all philosphical on me. I just know which way the lava flows on account of having a lot of lava lamp experience.

Beware the Tin Foil Hat Brigade.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 21:25 | 1299294 tmosley
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Odin be PRAISED!

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:36 | 1298802 I_am_always_right
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...that's exactly what I was thinking!

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:44 | 1298817 Hephasteus
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Wait wut? Was this in last months scientific american? LOL Because it's starting to sound like one of their articles before I cancelled my subscription.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 19:55 | 1299126 mick_richfield
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You idiot!  Iceland is like the capital of Antarctica!


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:41 | 1298970 Clay Hill
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Volcano under glacier... can you say stalled thermohaline current?

big Felix fan here.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:36 | 1298610 slewie the pi-rat
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gaia no longer waiting to exhale.


mo rapture, BiCheZ!

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:34 | 1298616 Fish Gone Bad
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A big enough volcanic mess could possibly fix both the Gulf of Mexico, and Fukushima.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:52 | 1298673 JW n FL
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is the nuke fallout going to get stuck in the ash? and if the gulf stream stops that doesnt help the GOM.. so I am having a harder time with that side.. throw me a rope Bro!

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:36 | 1298620 Moe Howard
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How will they pay their debts to the banksters if they get exploded? Huh?

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:41 | 1298646 Charlie
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I believe Island did the only sensible thing to do with regard to said banksters?

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:51 | 1298669 JW n FL
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hurry feed the Volcano Banksters!!! maybe that will help iceland.. well it will help Iceland either way!

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:05 | 1298728 DoChenRollingBearing
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Once again I call for Iceland to send out their spies and round up the banksters.  Bring them to Iceland.  Load them up in dump trucks.  And dump them into the volcano.

Hey, it might appease the volcano gods and wouldn't hurt anything.

Perhaps we could have a test run with DSK first!

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 20:02 | 1299138 mick_richfield
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Hmmm.  OK, gotta think about that.

It's not a bad idea, but I was hoping that we could all pitch in and buy DSK his own Greek island.



Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:09 | 1298732 I am more equal...
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I'd say we could sacrifice a virgin bankster in the volcano but the problem is first there is no such thing as a virgin bankster - you have to be a whore first before they let you join them and second - the volcano wouldn't last long with a bankster in its bowels.  The bankster would mortgage the lava then sell it in strips and then sell naked CDS knowing Bernaked would bail him out. 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:40 | 1298631 DaBernank
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Anything to get EURUSD below 1.40

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:10 | 1298885 Arkadaba
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Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:38 | 1298633 Smiddywesson
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Quick, get the Bernanke to block the caldera with FRNs, and sacrafice Meridith Whitney, not for being a virgin, but for mentioning the munis default

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:44 | 1298647 Hephasteus
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They've humiliated her by not allowing the muni's to default. The old haha we're raiding the retirement fund showing you up. It worked for chrysler.


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:06 | 1298729 DoChenRollingBearing
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Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:43 | 1298644 MsCreant
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Quick, it's angry with us! Someone think of something to throw in there to make a fitting sacrifice to the great Grimsvotn Volcano GOD.
Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:47 | 1298664 Arkadaba
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Where's DSK?

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:59 | 1298704 Dirt Rat
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He's not a virgin! You need a virgin.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:14 | 1298746 Arkadaba
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Sh*t forgot about the virgin requirement!

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:21 | 1298760 falak pema
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try Branson...

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:13 | 1298894 Hulk
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We are sooo screwed down here...Completely out of virgins...

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:26 | 1298784 Yen Cross
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Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:38 | 1298954 Manthong
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Could try the Secretary(s) of State or Homeland Security.

Maidenheads probably grown back or frozen over.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:37 | 1298966 Manthong
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Better yet, go over to SCOTUS..

got a few there probably never been touched by man.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:54 | 1298684 Lucky Guesst
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Can we choose more than 1 thing?

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:57 | 1298691 gimli
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Throw in Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan ..... they have previous job experience and both make sucky movies now anyway.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:35 | 1298806 lizzy36
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Pretty sure Maria would offer up Arnie right now. Although he likely to cause major indigestion.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 20:04 | 1299145 mick_richfield
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Are you nuts?

I already saw him lowered into lava.

It was stupid.


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:57 | 1298847 Mariposa de Oro
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I nominate our teleprompter reading president.  I don't know how the world will survive without him, but I'm will to risk it.  Sacrifice and all, Bitchez......


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:44 | 1298645 tpbeta
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Oh please. It erupted in 2004 without disrupting anything. Why should this be different?

And while I'm here, can you please stop beginning every other article with "and" or "And so." It sounds ridiculous.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:45 | 1298658 MsCreant
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And so...does your screen name mean you beta test toilet paper?

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:05 | 1298718 Arkadaba
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+pwned lol

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:28 | 1298781 falak pema
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r u looking to get picked by a volcano eruption?

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:47 | 1298823 tpbeta
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And so it begins. Your tin foil bunker is the only safe place.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:23 | 1298922 MsCreant
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I am a homeless person, I have no bunker, I am, alas, de-bunked.

You were pointlessly rude and not very credible as a genuine commenter. That is the post I should have left.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:30 | 1298938 Arkadaba
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And he has absolutely no sense of humor. Isn't that a sign of a sociopath?

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:40 | 1298974 Yen Cross
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+1) a sense of humor is a must!

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 19:41 | 1299085 falak pema
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he could have offered to bunk her up...seeing she is de-bunked.

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