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Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano Begins To Erupt, Ash Cloud Imminent After Aviation Warning Raised To "Red"

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In April 2010, it was Iceland's unpronouncable Eyjafjallajokull volcano which erupted and forced more than 100,000 flights to be canceled on concern glass-like particles formed from lava could melt in aircraft engines and clog turbines.

A year later, in May 2011, ash from Iceland’s Grimsvotn volcano forced flight cancellations in Scotland, northern England and Germany leading to further lower "GDP  adjustments" across Europe which back then was in desperate need of a scapegoat for its then double-dip recession.

So in what may be good news for Europe once again, now teetering on the edge of a triple-dip recession (in the confines of Europe's worst depression ever), moments ago Iceland's meteorological service reported that the island's Bardarbunga volcano, having been closely observed by volcano-watchers for the past month due to heightened seismic activity, has begun to erupt which means in addition to Russia's trade war, Europe now has another volcanic eruption to blame its latest GDP contraction on. As the local Met office summarizes, a "small" eruption of lava has occurred to the northeast of the volcano leading the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service to declare that "all air traffic is now prohibited in a large radius around the volcano."

According to, the aviation warning color changed to “red,” indicating “significant emission of ash into atmosphere likely” which also means that countless trans-Atlantic flights are about to be halted once again.

Ash cloud may take several hours to appear, Iceland Civil Protection Agency says, because eruption first must melt through an ice cap of 150-400 meters.


A small sub-glacial volcanic eruption has started near Bardarbunga volcano, under the icecap of Dyngjujökull glacier in the northern part of Vatnajökull Glacier, according to the Icelandic Met Office. All air traffic is now prohibited in a large radius around the volcano.


The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police has raised the alert phase to emergency phase accordingly. Furthermore, the Met Office has raised the aviation color code from orange to red resulting in the air space above the eruption site being closed. The eruption is considered a minor event at this point. Because of a pressure from the glacier cap it is uncertain whether the eruption will stay sub-glacial or not.


Authorities say that an evacuation program has been set in motion, but there are currently not enough information to decide whether Kelduhverfi and Oxarfjordur, on the north coast, will be evacutaed. A number of tourists are in the area.


The Coast Guards aircraft, TF-Sif, is currently monitoring the area and there are no visible signs of a plume at this moment. Nothing indicates floods because of the eruption.


At this stage measurements taken are based on a small event. The Jökulsárgljúfur canyon has been closed and evacuation of tourists in that area and around Dettifoss waterfall has started. The situation at this stage does not call for evacuation of habitants in Kelduhverfi, Öxarfjördur and Núpasveit. People in those areas are encouraged to watch news closely and have their mobiles switched on at all times.

BNO News adds that "a  small sub-glacial eruption started Saturday near the Bárðarbunga volcano in Iceland, prompting the evacuation of tourists and causing the closure of airspace in the area, Icelandic police said, adding that it was uncertain whether the eruption would stay sub-glacial. The Icelandic Met Office said it believed a small sub-glacial lava eruption begun on Saturday afternoon under the icecap of the Dyngjujökull glacier in the northern part of the Vatnajökull glacier, near the Bárðarbunga volcano. It followed a “significant” increase in seismic activity that begun after 10 a.m. local time.

“The eruption is considered a minor event at this point. Because of pressure from the glacier cap it is uncertain whether the eruption will stay sub-glacial or not,” Icelandic Police said in a statement. “The Coast Guard aircraft, TF-Sif, is currently monitoring the area and there are no visible signs of a plume at this moment. Nothing indicates floods because of the eruption.”

As a reminder, the Bardarbunga volcano is 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) wide and rises about 1,900 meters (6,234 feet) above sea level. It last erupted in 1996 and can spew both ash and molten lava. The volcano lies beneath Vatnajokull, Europe’s largest glacier. Roads to and from the area have been closed and the Coast Guard was today scheduled to fly over the area with scientists from the University of Iceland and people from the Civil Protection Agency.

Or, to put it in social network-friendly terms, Big Bardarboom which will shortly lead to a flurry of press releases by international airline carriers halting transatlantic flights and leading to chaos, further GDP forecast cuts, and the ECB finally getting the geological boost it needed to justify yet another monetary intervention.

 -> Update: Sure enough moments ago on Bloomberg: Eurocontrol Says Danger Area Declared Around Icelandic Volcano

Those who wish to track all the latest seismic activity in 3-D can do so at the following page..


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Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:10 | 5134105 Cognitive Dissonance
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A preview of the coming economic disruptions.

<Be prepared for falling fiat on a global basis.>

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:19 | 5134136 El Vaquero
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Our economy is already fragile.  Imagine if this was to be one of these eruptions that was to last months upon months, leading to another "year without summer."


Given how screwed up everything already is, and given how interdependent we are on the global economy, that would be a real black swan event.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:31 | 5134160 Cognitive Dissonance
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I don't know where you live but over here on the east coast of the US we are already in the middle of a "year without a summer". Where we live overnight lows are often in the low 50's and high 40's and daytime highs never above 85, with several weeks barely into the 70's. Long term natives of our area all say this is VERY unusual.

No drought here as well. So much rain in fact that everything is extremely green, including the grass which normally is going brown this time of year from the heat and low rainfall.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:36 | 5134178 RafterManFMJ
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See Maunder Minimum:

Winter is coming.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:41 | 5134187 Publicus
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The day of judgement draws nearer.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:38 | 5134296 The Big Ching-aso
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A volcanic bunga bunga as it were. Perhaps Berlusconiesque in magnitude.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:42 | 5134334 Bunga Bunga
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Don't mess up with the Bungas.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:50 | 5134354 Deathrips
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That volcano doesnt have enough carbon credits to erupt.



Sat, 08/23/2014 - 13:06 | 5134392 DaddyO
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Sat, 08/23/2014 - 20:21 | 5135568 Pool Shark
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Bill Clinton had "Bimbo Eruptions."

Obama will have "Bunga Eruptions."


Sat, 08/23/2014 - 20:31 | 5135590 espirit
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'a year without summer'...

Down here, that would put the hi's in the mid seventies.

I can live without this fucking heat.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 22:40 | 5135924 UrbanMiner
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Somone needs to impose sanctions on these Icelanders until they get these goddamned volcanoes under control. This is getting ridiculous.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 15:13 | 5134738 Bárðarbunga
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YOU are correct sir.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 21:21 | 5135706 Bárðarbunga
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My name is Bárðarbunga and I get ONE upvote.

Wow. Tough crowd...

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:45 | 5134196 El Vaquero
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I'm in New Mexico.  We've had a few years of severe drought, as in a guy prarie dog hunting had his muzzle blast light some of the vegitation on fire a few years ago, followed up by a  hot, dry June (8 days of triple digits with an average dew point of 39f and .02 inches of rain.) last year that gave way to a deluge starting in July and carrying on into September.  Then it got dry again, but not as hot, followed up by regular rains like it used to be this July. 


I keep enough seed to replant several times, and having planted some of my corn on March 30 this year, I know that my corn can handle a mild frost.  Comparing it to the stuff that I planted later, it did get the shit beat out of it by wind, neighbors spraying weeds, etc... and it did not produce as much, but it did (and still is) producing.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:55 | 5134219 himaroid
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Coolest summer ever in the Southeast. Very lush. Gardens overflowing. Stinging biting bugs are HELL.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:44 | 5134338 Greenskeeper_Carl
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coolest summer ever? i live in central florida and he have been having record highs for the past few days

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:47 | 5134346 himaroid
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Oh yeah. Florida.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 20:33 | 5135595 espirit
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East Central here.

Heat sux.  I'm ready to go postal.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 14:04 | 5134536 sschu
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"year without a summer". Where we live overnight lows are often in the low 50's and high 40's and daytime highs never above 85

Standard (maybe even good!) weather here in Seattle for the summer.  :-)


Sat, 08/23/2014 - 19:19 | 5135407 ParkAveFlasher
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It's actually one of the more pleasant summers in NY.  I'll take it.  This the weather of the summers in my memory of late 70s / early 80s. 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 09:22 | 5136701 hairInTheSoup
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same thing the other side of athlantic.

no summer, instead a cold monsoon season

my bet is that we start to see the effect of the corexit in gulf of mexico : it was supposed to hide the oil spill & it has destroyed the Gulf Stream in the process, Gulf stream being the responsaible for warm weather in northern atlantic as everybody knew already..

thank you BP, thank you corexit, thank you Rotschild (owner of BP & the company that made this corexit).

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:34 | 5134171 ebworthen
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If the Yellowstone Caldera blows - it will be the biggest broken window ever.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:42 | 5134191 Publicus
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Followed by the greatest economic boom in history.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:45 | 5134200 El Vaquero
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Boom as in BOOM!

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:51 | 5134209 himaroid
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Today would be nice. Before the Gulfstreams leave.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 18:21 | 5135254 Things that go bump
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There was a large drop in the human population approximately 70,000 years ago. We almost became extinct, and it is estimated that there were only about 5,000 breeding pairs of our species left, which is why our genetic diversity is so limited. This drop in population was coincident with the last time the Toba supervolcano erupted.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 20:36 | 5135601 espirit
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Too bad the mud-suckers can hold their breath so long.

That's one DC species we could do without.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 20:50 | 5135629 Gastroinfidel
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Seems we are more fragile than some might think. Anthropomorphic climate and ecological change maybe be what, ironically, does us in.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:34 | 5134310 Freddie
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Obama, the oligarchs, Deep State and the dual citizens and NeoCons are screwing Europe using the Ukraine.    The Europeans should go to Brussels and put Van Rompouy and Baraoso in a rope.  The Germans need to wake up as well.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 16:50 | 5135064 Karaio
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El Vaquero:

Red Alert! 

News Summary: 

USA sends weapons to combat terrorist Icelandic volcano. 

Send the horse guy to try a peace agreement with the volcano. 

Extraordinary meeting of NATO and EU, sanctions volcano. 

Something very important at the moment is to block all USGS sites not to leak information to the enemy. 

As everyone is aware, the volcano is a communist pariah, is an ally of Putin and Chinese, this volcano can invade the USA and seriously threatens NATO and Israel. 

ISIS reports that Mossad and Palestinians are behind the eruption of the volcano. 

England and France cogitate humanitarian bombing the volcano. 


Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:23 | 5134141 IridiumRebel
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...or nuclear....get your cobalt glasses ready!

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:42 | 5134177 813kml
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Clearly an act of aggression by Putin, Pentagon preparing to drop military advisors into magma chamber for further investigation.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:14 | 5134252 Ignatius
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Has Iceland purchased the necessary carbon credits for this volcano?  That's what I want to know because I'm all about saving the planet and shit, and if Al Gore can sell enough carbon credits then I think we have a chance to square his balance sheet.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 20:39 | 5135605 espirit
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Reduced air travel might slow the spread of Ebola in the Northern hemisphere.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:25 | 5134149 Coke and Hookers
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This could be anything from a minor eruption to a big ass eruption with global consequences. The magma from this eruption has been travelling underground for a week and created more than 20 mile long tunnel. The pressure has from what I've heard pushed the north american and eurasian tectonic plates something like 10 inches apart in 6 days. So we're either in for a nice little media event or a blotted out sun all the way over to India for up to two years.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:40 | 5134184 ugmug
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Once the eruption begins everyone will run to hide behind the nearest cop, especially one with a gun.


Sat, 08/23/2014 - 16:36 | 5135018 kchrisc
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"Once the eruption begins everyone will run to hide behind the nearest cop, especially one with a gun."

Won't work, as cop, gun and badge thug, will shoot anyone running at him.

An American, not US subject.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 17:48 | 5135194 ugmug
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Since my body doesn't resemble a graffiti littered building with piercings hanging all over my torso like barbwire the cop won't mistake me for a deranged computer gamer who just lost their connection with the game server.


Sat, 08/23/2014 - 20:59 | 5135652 Gastroinfidel
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To serve and protect. That's what cops are all about, so that stands to reason.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:42 | 5134190 NoDecaf
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links? I'd like to check it out

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:30 | 5134249 Coke and Hookers
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Can't find anything good but here's one translated and barely comprehensible, courtesy of Google.

Yesterday the plate juncture under the volcano had moved 20 centimeters apart since last saturday. There have been approx 7.000 earthquakes since then.

Edit: Here's webcam:

Nothing to see there yet except a sand storm.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:42 | 5134331 craus
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All that may happen Coke. But continue to BTFD.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 13:18 | 5134423 Coke and Hookers
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I should be looking for things to short but I can't be bothered. I think I'm gonna mix a coctail instead and have a cigar.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 21:37 | 5135284 americanspirit
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Coke & Hookers - you are absolutely on target. Even a quick glance at the seismic maps accompanying this article shows a big, thick trail of red dots leading NE from the caldera. There's your tunnel. And its getting mighty close to the edge of the land - meaning it will meet the sea pretty soon. Then the explosive forces will open up the land and glacier like a zipper heading southwest back toward the Mama-san caldera. When the sea rushes into that 20 mile long chasm filled with magma we'll see a series of huge secondary explosions. I vote for sun being blotted out over a large portion of Europe and - as you say - all the way to India.

I wonder what GazProm will be charging all those NATO idiots in the EU for gas then? How are you Obama cocksuckers liking those sanctions now?

Oh, and by the way, aufweidersehn to the German solar industry.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:27 | 5134157 Terminus C
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Just in Iceland in July.


the little "d" with a cross in it represents the phoneme "th".

The specific area in which the eruption is occuring is one of, if not the most volcanically active regions in the world.  

Fire and Ice... awesome place to visit.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:05 | 5134241 cossack55
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Well timed for the re-introduction of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


Sat, 08/23/2014 - 15:43 | 5134846 MsCreant
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Party on Wayne...

Party on Barth...

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 15:52 | 5134848 MsCreant
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Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:32 | 5134167 AlaricBalth
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Global economic disruptions, European depression, Russia/Ukraine, ISIS in Syria, ISIS in Iraq, ISIS in Chicago, beheadings, Hamas, Israel, Argentinian implosion, China expansion, California drought, Ebola, open borders, middle class erosion, economic polarization...

To hell with it, lets go golfing!!!

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:57 | 5134220 williambanzai7
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Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:26 | 5134288 Its_the_economy...
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i love it when you destroy the Bankster Status Quo

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 13:04 | 5134387 Coke and Hookers
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The bullshit magma chamber is far too small in this picture.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 14:12 | 5134559 yogibear
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It should match Lloyd Blankfein's ego and lust for power.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 15:55 | 5134883 MsCreant
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Something nasty should go into coke and hooker's avatar's mouth, don't cha think? Some bullshit magma maybe...or a fist would work for me.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 15:30 | 5134802 teslaberry
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bonzai--your geoeconomicoloy is undisputably accurate. remarkeable. you should be getting grants from the nsf for this work.

truly, you have a phd.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 15:57 | 5134894 MsCreant
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An excellent educator, I agree, he has it all, give em tenure.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 20:56 | 5135641 Gastroinfidel
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I am unfamiliar with this kind of volcano... But will it help with counteracting Anthropogenic climate change?

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:02 | 5134231 junction
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Maybe the New Madrid earthquake can also reactivate and wreck what is left of Ferguson, Missouri's seven store business district.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:11 | 5134112 djsmps
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I reaslly thought Katla would have erupted first.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:13 | 5134114 y3maxx
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...2015 Agricutural Drought Will Hit Europe.

Replay of why Bonaparte rose to Power in France in the 1790's.

Who will become Europe's next Bonaparte?

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:13 | 5134264 ugmug
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Who will become Europe's next Bonaparte?

Anyone other than a Nobel Prize winner.....

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:13 | 5134115 clade7
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Can we change its name early to 'Balin' or "Bombur'? 



Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:16 | 5134127 insect0man
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>>Can we change its name early to 'Balin' or "Bombur'...

...or Yellen?

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:17 | 5134129 rubiconsolutions
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Can't they just send in Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Heche to fix it?

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:05 | 5134244 Rakshas
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..... along a similar line perhaps sacrificing politicians lobbyists and banksters to the volcano gods would help ...... not sure about the volcano gods really but it would cheer the fuk out of me....

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:17 | 5134130 Z_End
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Hopefully this time around the EU decides to actually take air samples aloft rather than use computer models from the U K Met Office.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:18 | 5134132 BlindMonkey
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Grounding those flights should provide some much needed relief for global warming. Peak oil too for that matter.

I feel the air getting cooler as we speak.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:36 | 5134168 ajax
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Malaysian Airlines flights exempted from Bardarbunga no-fly zone naturally

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 13:07 | 5134397 Freddie
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Send those Boeing 777 shitboxes of death over the volcano.  They have MIC/Deep State drone override so the captain and crew are killed.   Works well for all varieties of false flags.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:18 | 5134133 hairball48
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Maybe the Central Banksters flying back to Europe will get caught in the ash cloud and "disappear".

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:18 | 5134134 clade7
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Poster "Zer0head" gave us the heads up on this event last night at 12:04...well done! 

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:19 | 5134135 Bastiat
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BungaBunga eruption!

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:52 | 5134212 Kirk2NCC1701
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"Badabunga, Badaboom!"

dibs. Go forth and plagiarize. ;-)

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:19 | 5134137 sampo
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Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:24 | 5134147 Bastiat
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Iceland is state of the art in monitoring/forecasting -- they evacuated vulnerable areas a couple days ago.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:28 | 5134158 tony wilson
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do you think they have spies inside rothschilds bae systems haarp facilities or have insiders on that haarp sbx1 floating country killer?

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:31 | 5134163 Bastiat
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I think it's more the extensive seizmic and gps sensor system.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:45 | 5134185 Terminus C
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With a major eruption every four years (average) you get good at it.  Some pretty awesome volcanic distruction has happened there. Grimsvotn in 1996, just south of this one, the glacial outwash was running at 50,000 m3/second.  Yes, 50 cubic kilometers per second of ice to water. 

Nature's power bitchez.

We's just little ants.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:25 | 5134151 ebworthen
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My God, the airlines will have to fly further south and use more fuel!

Anything but corporate airline profits!

Climate change will kill us all!


Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:31 | 5134162 tony wilson
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putin should deny fly over rights for the us military servicing the afghanistan heroin industries and ban over fly rights against poland,usa,france and uk know point in suggesting israel as not even putin can win against the yidisha

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:04 | 5134240 Kirk2NCC1701
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If you're going to write ONLY conspiracy stuff, can you at least write COHERENT sentences, and work on your grammar and spelling?

If that's not too much to ask. ;-)

JR and John39 are but two examples of bloggers who do their research, and post well-reasoned and well-articulated blogs. You may want to up your game. Or not.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:28 | 5134294 e_goldstein
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The use of correct punctuation, capitalization, and casing would also be beneficial.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 15:08 | 5134728 tony wilson
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The use of correct punctuation, capitalization, and casing would also be beneficial.

for who a goy or a goldstein.

feel free to send requests to the head office so they can draft up something off faecal like.

chill sorry i vomited up haarp can you help me on the subject can such a thing exist.

if someone as rich as a soros or rothschild had it could they use it for blackmail.

no need to reply as the words and meaning are incoherent.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 16:10 | 5134930 ebear
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"The use of correct punctuation, capitalization, and casing would also be beneficial."

James Joyce would disagree.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 13:42 | 5134466 Freddie
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The guy is Polish and I doubt English is his first language.   I guess we know a lot about you with your Canadian bagel boy avatar. 

Generally your posts are alright but don't be a whiny little bitch.  If I have to chose between your posts and Tony's then I pick Tony.  He speaks the truth - you may be speaking with zio tounge.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 14:51 | 5134659 tony wilson
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kirk you are not my captain

you are a nothing a worm with a name hoping for a leadership role init.

do not lecture me about anything at all slip slide away go suck on a spock kosher kock

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 23:19 | 5136040 Freddie
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His hero, Kirk or Shatner, is a kosher Canadian who had a big Tv/movie career and pitchman fopr Priceline but he also let his wife drown in their pool at home.  He claimed he could not swim which is total bullshit.  Shatner is a scumbag.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:12 | 5134256 Kirk2NCC1701
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Speaking of ash clouds, if planes get grounded again for a number of days, then the Air Game by the Ukes forces will be grounded also.

Not only that, but US satellites won't be able to see trough ash. Basic laws of physics and optics, bitchez.

Which means that the Ground Game will change for a few fays, and allow Russia to send in supplies and gear of all kinds, as well as their own Mercs (to fight the US/Zio-Mercs/Expendables).

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:39 | 5134302 ebworthen
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Good point.

If this jet stream map is accurate looks like the cloud will bath Europe quit nicely:

Animated one, next 5 days:

Looks like a swirly mess.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 16:36 | 5135019 Angus McHugepenis
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Could we please get somebody to take video or photos of a "Policy Enforcement Officer" rolling up alongside the volcano in a taxpayer funded surplus military tank and demanding the volcano for I.D. (just to make sure it's not a terrist).

Will the volcano agree to consent?

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 13:14 | 5134414 MollyHacker
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"Speaking of cash clouds, if ", there fix it for ya.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 14:59 | 5134693 tony wilson
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calling kirk captain cock what is the sbx 1 are you suggesting edlund took out patents based on ideas by tesla as aruse to confuse conspiracy theories.

very strange indeed just like a single man sitting in his underpants in his bedsit writing under the name kirk.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 21:14 | 5135686 Gastroinfidel
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"My God, the airlines will have to fly further south..." ~ ebworthen

But not over Ukraine! Or Syrica or Iraq, or...

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:30 | 5134161 p00k1e
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“…volcano alert to red...”

What’s the U.S. Terror color at?  That one Republican stated we are dead meat.

Worthless trash doesn’t tell me anything!

Last Published Date: September 5, 2013

National Terrorism Advisory System (How stupid – we pay these people while we starve.)

The National Terrorism Advisory System, or NTAS, replaces the color-coded Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS). This system will more effectively communicate information about terrorist threats by providing timely, detailed information to the public, government agencies, first responders, airports and other transportation hubs, and the private sector.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:31 | 5134165 FreeNewEnergy
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Bardarbunga goes boom, Berlusconi gets a boner. Shades of Thomas Pynchon's "V." Great book, if you haven't read it. And if you haven't read it, why not?

Those who have will understand the relevance.

Bunga, bunga, dudes. Time to stock up on canned goods?

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:40 | 5134328 Keltner Channel Surf
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Heh-heh.  When I first scanned this ZH headline, I had a nightmare image of Berlusconi mixing baking soda and vinegar in his nether region.

(Of course I've read "V", GR, Crying of Lot 49, but stopped 80 pgs into Bleeding Edge, which seemed more like a paint-by-numbers Pynchon parody on autopilot.)

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:36 | 5134174 alexcojones
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Volcano plume?

Blame Putin.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:46 | 5134193 tony wilson
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news just in russian fsb and kgb units have been seen on bung bunga caldera volcano tins of white paint splashed everywhere looks like they are using white wash to cover up as usual.

we need to stop them somebody should do something the evil russkis use lead in paints the penguins will die unless we activate albatross and   seal team 6 units

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:45 | 5134198 kchrisc
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Doesn't that volcano know that it is contributing to "global warming?!" Someone needs to take away some of its Property, fine, and Liberty for doing what it's doing. Get Gore over there to inconveniently inform it of the truth and consequences of its actions.

Damn volcanoes! Next thing you know they'll be erupting all over the place.

An American, US subject.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 16:14 | 5134942 ebear
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Damn the volcanos!  Full speed ahead!

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:46 | 5134202 himaroid
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That there camels legs are quivering.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:49 | 5134204 jellen
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Sounds like the perfect solution to planes full of EBOLA

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:52 | 5134213 Bastiat
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I doubt the pics above are from the current eruption which is still under the ice.  Live cam:

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:25 | 5134286 TurkeyLurkey
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Thanks for the feed. All the Bardaburga's you can eat!

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:57 | 5134221 rogerjarema
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"Bardarbunga" rhymes with "Bunga-bunga". Perhaps Keynesians will have a bunga-bunga celebrating the economic growth that will result from the upcoming destruction.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:05 | 5134242 limacon
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"There was a young lady named Bandarbunga

Who lusted for Putin in a Sunga

She blew her top

Taught the EU the hotfoot hop

And sent their profits into the plunga."


Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:14 | 5134263 clade7
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Hmmm...sort of half-lymerick, half-haiku....poetically palsied on all points...thumbs down!

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:14 | 5134262 dearth vader
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>> Iceland's unpronouncable Eyjafjallajokull volcano <<

In Icelandic the first thing to realise is they can't pronounce their own names properly because of the cold. Try to pronounce it with chattering teeth - dentures, preferably - and you'll come close.


Remember, nevermind their speech impediment, they were the first Europeans to reach your continent.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:17 | 5134267 clade7
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Correct!  In Alabama, the phrase 'Aye-ain-shinya' is an old Icelandic pronunciation commonly used to this day and means "I am not shitting you"

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:34 | 5134316 dearth vader
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I see you got the drift. Does that mean dental care in Alabama is below national average?

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:53 | 5134360 himaroid
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Wonderfully lyrical language. Easy on the ears and soul.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:35 | 5134319 Jack Burton
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Viking's sagas record their first encounters with native Americans. Without gunpowder, the Vikings lacked a game changer military advantage, so the vastly larger Indians with spear, bow and arrow and clubs could and did drive the Vikings out. Only a mass invasion, like those of western Europe could have secured a colony in America for my Viking forefathers. Still, they did make some small settlements, for very shirt times. Too bad they couldn't get more ships to the west, New England would be Viking country now.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:53 | 5134362 dearth vader
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We could use some Viking spirit in times to come.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 13:45 | 5134490 Freddie
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We could use some hot Nordic chicks in the NE instead of Red Sox nation and Yankees/NJ mutant chicks.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 13:52 | 5134511 himaroid
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And don't let them tell you that Anglo Saxons were ever defeated. William the Conqueror was Anglo. His grandfather ruled in Anglia.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 16:18 | 5134957 ebear
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"We could use some Viking spirit"

coming right up!



Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:16 | 5134268 Mentalic
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This might just be a blessing in disguise....Less number of planes flying around...lesser chances of ebola spreading around...

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:26 | 5134289 Robert.Paulson
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BungaBunga anyone?!

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:31 | 5134304 Jack Burton
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The type of ash, all volcanoes are different, will determine if ash reaches Europe and is a danger to aricraft engines. Heavy ash falls out, but the light stuff goes across the globe. Science will quickly tell what type of ash this one is spewing.

Europes economy looks headed for big trouble. Germany, the once great engine of growth is slowing, and the American forced economic war on Russia slams Germany, France is facing systemic troubles, and mass immigration may add raw GDP. but the problems it brings outweighs any GDP growth. Europe will feel the effects of the American forced trade war that hurts the weak agricultural Southern European economies. Plus Finland is in deep recession, made worse by the American forced trade war, also the Baltics get gas from Russia and export many things to Russia they they NEVER could sell to western Europe.

The little Baltics have good reason to hate the USSR and all that, but they seem unable to admit that only Russia provides them energy and a big market that only exists there, and not in the west.

Shall we talk about Ukraine economy? One of it's largest components is military industrial, left over from the USSR, Ukraine has been an large component of the Russian Federation's defense spending. All that is now officially over, plus contract for civilian jet engines, radars, airframes etc. are ALL ended period! Just in the defense industry 25,000 workers have been fired in recent days, but a hundred thousand more face immediate firing as Russia retools to make all it's needed military parts, engines and weapons systems.

Nobody in the west knows that Ukraine is useless as a future exporter to the west, except some agriculture, nothing they make is wanted in the modern west, only Russia can and will buy from Ukraine, and they have, they have been a huge market and a discount gas supplier. But the Nazi coup in Kiev has ended all that. Joblessness is only just beginning.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 13:26 | 5134432 radiobomb
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Agreed Jack,... to add some euro-colour , here in france the economy is in the shit bigtime - housing market stalled or negative, new car purchase negative y-o-y [and way down internationally],  disposable income down, salaries down, cost-of-living up, energy costs up, unemployment highest ever, social & racial discontent at max, Hollande is the least popular president since Napoleon [/records began], no alternative candidate for next election other than Marine Le Pen [far right fascist Front National leader],  police fines on motorists never higher, rail travel & toll roads ever more expensive, tax hikes, paperwork on steroids, market traders I know are gutted about this summers low takings,.... and France is supposed to be one of the economic driving forces behind Europe---- more like driving in reverse....  all signs are the recession is here to stay... dont know anyone here who thinks it has ended...

I can only imagine it is worse in 'less developed' Eu countries, which spells disaster for the euro [thank goodness]. Dont think Germany can take the strain of Greece/Cypress/Spain/Portugal/Italy/and various eastern bloc countries, because even they are struggling - especially with 'Sanctions' against Russia.  The whole FUBAR will draw to an inevitable close as the lies and propaganda become more obvious to all, and citizens refuse to swallow the bitter pill of recession combined with austerity. 

now, back to Ukraine..........oops, I mean this volcano.....


Sat, 08/23/2014 - 13:47 | 5134499 Freddie
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Great stuff Jack.  The Ukies need to go to Kiev and find the candyman, Yats, Ulla, the other dual citizens, oligarchs, the State Dept cookie lady bitch and put them all on trial for f***king genocide and treason.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 15:06 | 5134720 geno-econ
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Friends of Ukrainian extraction getting emails and letters from distant relatives in Ukraine for monetary assistance and help to emmigrate to West for jobs, especially young girls to be au pairs.  This is just the beginning of a human tragedy unfolding this winter which the IMF will not be able to handle with other priorities in EU. Once again famine in Ukraine, thanks to Nuland cookies and US marauder foriegn policies.  Unfortunatly Obama is showing no leadership and vulnerable to pressure from powers in Wash. and Wall St. as is the EU. The march towards confrontation will change the global economic structure and may entail simultaneous  theatres of hot wars to test who is the last standing world power. The idea of coducting war at arms length with drones, no military draft, off budget financing, surrogate polititians, volunteer private mercinaries will not work for very long and will create a public backlash.  Much better to re-evaluate our policies now ! 

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 17:58 | 5135208 Karaio
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Do not you realize that there is no turning back?

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 21:16 | 5135694 Jack Burton
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Great post. My best friend has a close relative married to a Kiev girl. Since the coup, things slowly got more desperate. Though her family supports the coup junta, that does not stop the emails and phone calls asking for just what you said. Cash transfers, care packages and information on immigration to America or Canada. Can the girl sponser the Kiev family to come here, etc.

So fucking funny, they support Kiev Junta and want first of all to immigrate. Two faced fuckers, and I told him so. The whole family now hates Russia, I asked why, they have no answer other than Junta says all Ukraine's problems are Russia. As IF, Ukraine has not been fully independent and democratic for over two decades.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 16:39 | 5135032 ebear
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" Ukraine has been an large component of the Russian Federation's defense spending. "

Next up: Joint Russian/Chinese military program to develop advanced anti-aircraft and anti-ship missle systems.

also, no more rocket engines for U!

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 17:10 | 5135113 ILikeBoats
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Ukraine has mineral wealth, natural resources, including oil and gas.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 17:54 | 5135201 Karaio
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Jack Burton 



I live in Annapolis-GO - Brazil and all - I repeat ALL - my colleagues who were returned to Europe or USA. 

Returned horrors counting on cost of living and how they were treated. 

A friend of mine, married to Ukrainian, he is here, they have two children. 

I talked at length with this Ukrainian, a decent man, he is afraid to go back and are worried about your parents, brothers and uncles who were there. 

Never seen a guy so disgusted with USA and EU as it. 

Other friends who were up to 15 years in Spain, Portugal, Ireland, USA has the same speech. 

One of the biggest complaints was about attitudes politicamentes correct, much accountability and atiude the police who are not friends. 

Santos-SP Brazil - where I was born - I talked to a friend of mine who is expert in oil, worked in Russia. 

You can not imagine how much I heard compliments about the Russians who worked for nearly two years. 

He told the family affection - complained that when he met the guys were all poorly regarded, he was afraid, but after 15 days, it seemed he was in Brazil. 

Another thing is that he complained that his liver could not stand vodka, was very strong thing, that he is stronger than our traditional cachaça said.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:36 | 5134317 p00k1e
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Rumor is, Bardarbunga is biblical.  Expect Super Tsunami to wash away Maine, New York… Camden.... 

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:39 | 5134325 Herdee
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So,if the volcano goes really big this time and diverts or even stops air traffic into Europe,the Russians will then stop air traffic from countries that took economic sanctions against Russia.How you say?Get the map out and see America and Europe.The Russians will just say that those that sanction Russia can no longer use Russian airspace for civilian air traffic.When flights are rerouted and changed,it becomes very expensive to fly.It's another form of retaliation in an economic war that is starting.I could see this going on for a long period which would definetly have a big impact on the British and European economies.We'll see if it plays out.Could be another "act of randomness".Where it could eventually lead to what might become an economic "black swan event".The big winner would be Chinese Airlines.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:57 | 5134368 p00k1e
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Short the airlines and jet fuel? 

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 13:37 | 5134413 luckystars
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Usually a volcano is just a volcano but sometimes it is not.

The true cause of the French revolution was an Icelandic volcano that caused crop failure in Europe.

Its where the 'let them eat cake' came from.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 13:21 | 5134429 Lumberjack
Sat, 08/23/2014 - 13:45 | 5134493 richiebaby
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I know this will be a cataclysmic eruption because a bus load of Jehovah's Witnesses just pulled up

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 13:58 | 5134522 Heyoka
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It's not like geothermal heat can ever be a factor in GloBULL wamring.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 15:42 | 5134836 Ginsengbull
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If Al Gore stated that this eruption was caused by the use of motor vehicles, some liberals would believe it.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 14:22 | 5134586 flyonmywall
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So Bunga Bunga is back with a vengeance?

Guess Europe always gets Bunga-ed in some way...


Sat, 08/23/2014 - 14:56 | 5134671 Duc888
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The clown posse greenies will try to push through a globull tax to tax the phuck out of Icelanders for creating more green house gasses and such.


It's such an easy target.


Cow pharts

Tail pipe emissions

Now Volcano's




Got nuthin' at all to do with that big phucking yellow ball in the sky.




Move along...

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 15:02 | 5134703 Mac Avelli
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Clearly, Iceland is violating all of Al Gores rules about carbon emissions, the dam country is polluting the rest of the worlds air!!!

We must immediately transfer all of their bullion to the United States, for repayments or at least safekeeping!!!

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 15:03 | 5134710 Duc888
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Jack Burton: Nobody in the west knows that Ukraine is useless as a future exporter to the west, except some agriculture, nothing they make is wanted in the modern west,


Yup, no knowledge base there...and ummmm, no silver mines there either...


Move along folks... nuthin' to see in Ukraine.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 15:21 | 5134764 Bioscale
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History of the recent earthquakes with a nice graph + web cam:

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 15:27 | 5134785 Bumbu Sauce
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Fracing right?

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 16:11 | 5134933 teslaberry
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i would like to see an epic noah style flood. volcanoe melts ALL OF ICELANDS GLACIERS. 


seriously awesome. melt that shit. and melt greenland while youu're at it. 


thanks volcanoe.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 16:12 | 5134935 Tenshin Headache
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Bardabunga produced the largest lava field in historical times 8500 years ago. It produced 30 cubic km of lava, which covered more than 950 square km of Iceland.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 18:05 | 5135222 trulz4lulz
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Yes and even more poisonous gases and dust. Very few people realize that this is a super volcano.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 22:58 | 5135983 Terminus C
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The whole of Vatnajokull is sitting on a super volcano (the whole of Iceland really...)

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 17:07 | 5135105 NoWayJose
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Short airline stocks and long aviation fuel - first they have to fly around volcanic ash, and it won't be long before they won't be allowed to fly over Russia, and now the skies near China don't look very friendly either!

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 17:20 | 5135140 Karaio
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Shit, if it burst, serious economic consequences in Europe. 

Northern Europe with climate of -30 Celsius. 

Rivers, roads and airports frozen railroad tracks like breaking glass. 

Children and old people dying like flies. 

Will need much, much gas to heat up but as said that character - DR Smith - the show Lost in Space in the 1960s: 

- Fear not, with Smith ... no problem. 

ÔbaÔbaObama provide all necessary gas to Europe, fracking is miraculous and the USA are exceptional! 

If nothing works, maybe a nuclear bomb for humanitarian purposes to heat people give way in anything. 


No, Europe and NATO need not gas him to stay warm with this crap and its population. 

We Europeans, with help from the USA, we'll kill ourselves. 


Sat, 08/23/2014 - 22:59 | 5135985 Terminus C
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Hah, you must be from the tropics.

-30 C is a normal winter day where I am from.  The railroads work just fine.


Sat, 08/23/2014 - 17:28 | 5135152 Karaio
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Bar-of-bunga "Bardabunga". 

In Portuguese is funny, explain: 

"Bar" = Buteco, tavern, where men gather to drink beer. 

"the" = adjective connection or anything like that, is to refer such as gas station John. 

"bunga" = literally butt. 

Buteco-the-ass, in Portuguese, could be interpreted as a whorehouse. 


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