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2014-01-28 01:33:46 AM  
20 votes:
So my kids' drawings are going to fall off the fridge? 'Cause I got tape. I'm ready.
2014-01-28 05:02:57 AM  
6 votes:
You won't be laughing when the alien probe arrives and demands to speak to Insane Clown Posse
2014-01-28 05:49:56 AM  
5 votes:

Etchy333: The sun went down below the horizon a few hours ago.  I don't want to alarm anyone, but it may never come back.


Meh.  The sun's magnetic poles flip every eleven years or so.  You never hear about the people on the sun complaining about global warming.
2014-01-28 04:54:36 AM  
4 votes:

phrawgh: Enjoy your gay marriage and forced abortions of white Christian babies under Obamascare. It will all be over soon but many of you will suffer forever.

Revelation 6:14 - "Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place."

The cosmic disturbances and the great earthquake are clearly tied together. John tells us "every mountain and island was moved out of its place" in the great earthquake. Isaiah indicates this great earthquake that shakes the foundations of the earth has to do with "open windows." During this earth shaking event, people will hear a fearful "noise":

Isaiah 24:1, 18-20 - Behold, the LORD makes the earth empty and makes it waste, Distorts its surface And scatters abroad its inhabitants.... And it shall be That he who flees from the noise of the fear Shall fall into the pit, And he who comes up from the midst of the pit Shall be caught in the snare; For the windows from on high are open, And the foundations of the earth are shaken. The earth is violently broken, The earth is split open, The earth is shaken exceedingly. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, And shall totter like a hut; Its transgression shall be heavy upon it, And it will fall, and not rise again.

Interestingly, fluctuations in the earth's magnetic field have been observed before earthquakes occur

The following is a hypothesis on what might occur in a magnetic pole reverse:
In popular literature, many conjectures have been suggested involving very rapid polar shift. A slow shift in the poles would display the most minor alterations and no destruction. A more dramatic view assumes more rapid changes, with dramatic alterations of geography and localized areas of destruction due to earthquakes and tsunamis.

Genesis 7:11 - In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were o ...


Bevets did it better.
2014-01-28 02:49:25 AM  
4 votes:
The sun went down below the horizon a few hours ago.  I don't want to alarm anyone, but it may never come back.
2014-01-28 02:48:54 AM  
4 votes:
Given that this is being reported by the Daily Mail, a scientific journal of HIGH REPUTE, I don't see any reason to doubt this. Let the panic begin!

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Nah, I'm just shiatting you. The Daily Fail rags again!
2014-01-28 06:21:33 AM  
3 votes:

xria: So the question is, how are immigrants to blame for it?


They are full of lead and iron shavings.  If they'd stay where they were supposed to, they wouldn't throw the magnetic field out of whack.  The only way to ensure they stay put is to kill them and dump their corpses from the sky back to their homeland.
2014-01-28 09:49:52 AM  
2 votes:

t3knomanser: THE GREAT NAME: Clearly the effect of a few decades with virtually no magnetic field to protect our technology is a much bigger deal

First, this process is not a "few decades" long. It's thousands of years. Second, There is no evidence that the Earth will be without a magnetic field for this period of time- to the contrary, our best evidence indicates that the Earth's magnetosphere remains roughly the same.

This isn't a matter of talking anything "down". There's no evidence that indicates any sort of alarm is necessary or helpful here. Further, unlike climate change,  there is literally nothing we can do. The biggest vulnerability to solar radiation is the power grid, and it is  impossible to harden it sufficiently to operate without the Earth's magnetosphere for protection. Further, since there's no evidence that it will be called upon to do so, it's foolish to seriously consider it  anyway.

What we do know is that the weakened field allows solar radiation to reach the upper atmosphere. We know this because of radioisotopes gathered from 40,000 year old ice cores (the same ice cores that allow us to measure the relative quantity of CO2 in the atmosphere). We know that there's no correlation between mass extinction cycles and geomagnetic reversals, implying that there's no organic danger due to radiation. We know that geomagnetic activity is chaotic and seemingly random (it is emphatically  not periodic, and it's wrong to say we're "overdue" for a reversal). We know that the process is  usually slow, but it can sometimes happen very quickly- the 40,000 year old Laschamp event happened over the course of less that 500 years. The Cretaceous Superchron lasted 10 million years.


We really didn't have any strong earthquakes in the 70's, 80's, and 90's. Then the large ones started to become more frequent; 2004 9.1, 2005 8.6, 2007 8.5, 2010 8.8, 2011 9.0, 2012 8.6.

The 2011 earthquake reportedly moved the Earth's axis 10 inches, which caused a little warming in the oceans. In my neck of the woods we saw two years of record rain and are still in an odd weather pattern.

 I was reading where the Earth has two cores, one inside the other, that move in opposing directions, but they have changed direction in the past. Now we have news the magnetic flux lines are past due to change direction, but this is wrong? When the Earth's poles change - it'll happen at the speed of light, wouldn't it?

If the Earth is a big rotary machine that periodically, "glitches", is it wrong to look for correlations and prepare for the effects, no matter how minor?  Seems odd that we build super computers for people that don't know what to do with them, kind of like building calculators for cows. I'm a cow, a big one. How do brown cows eat green grass yet give white milk? This is a strange planet.
2014-01-28 07:51:05 AM  
2 votes:

RobSeace: Twinkles: It's all a conspiracy by the map-printing industry to get us all to buy new maps with Australia in the northern hemisphere!

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2014-01-28 07:23:52 AM  
2 votes:

hardinparamedic: Given that this is being reported by the Daily Mail, a scientific journal of HIGH REPUTE, I don't see any reason to doubt this. Let the panic begin!

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There also well known for their dislike of the Star Wars prequels.

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Smirky the Wonder Chimp: I guess it's a slow news day over at Mail Online, since the future pole flip has been known about for quite a few decades now, there wasn't much reason to panic twenty years ago, and there really isn't much to panic about now, either.

There again, judging by the nekkid buttock pics on the sidebar of the TFA,


That's the sidebar of shame, and a major draw for the Fail.

You want another neat trick with the Fail online? Search it for "all grown up".

That's their keyword for teens/young women with big tits in bathing costumes, essentially.

And they try and masquerade as a respectable news organ. Farking hate those twats; trashiest tabloid journalism around.

it's pretty much ALWAYS a slow news day over there.

Well, the sad thing is it's not really about "over there". They have a NY office, and the likes of Fark regularly linking to the FailOnline has, apparently, resulted in them being the #1 online "news" source.

/I make up for it by not clicking on Fark FailOnline links; if I want to see what the stories about, I'll look it up on the Beeb or similar.
2014-01-28 07:03:25 AM  
2 votes:

Twinkles: It's all a conspiracy by the map-printing industry to get us all to buy new maps with Australia in the northern hemisphere!


www.affordablehousinginstitute.org
2014-01-28 05:53:47 AM  
2 votes:
This affects haemoglobin, it can cause people's blood to flow backwards and clot
2014-01-28 01:04:46 AM  
2 votes:
I predict that sooner or later the GW deniers will notice this fact and start pointing out that the earth was warming during the same period that the field was weakening!

STUDY IT OUT

correlations are critical thinking

/sigh
2014-01-28 12:48:11 AM  
2 votes:
I've been assured that this already happened 9 years ago.

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2014-01-28 03:27:44 PM  
1 votes:

m1ke: There is no magnetic field, only Zuul.


 Ahem.
2014-01-28 03:09:31 PM  
1 votes:

Just_a_Bear: what is wrong with you people??

THANKS, OBAMA!


Easy now, this is the first he's heard about this.
2014-01-28 02:12:09 PM  
1 votes:
Damn. I just finished paying off my medical bills for psychological therapy from the Great Scare of 2000. The Microsoft End of the World scare. Now, here's another one ..
2014-01-28 12:23:50 PM  
1 votes:
'There is evidence, but we still need to do more science to understand the impact..

SHUT UP AND START SCIENCING!!
2014-01-28 11:16:38 AM  
1 votes:
Great so now I will need to get a new compass.
2014-01-28 10:50:55 AM  
1 votes:
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2014-01-28 10:39:06 AM  
1 votes:

THE GREAT NAME: tommyl66: THE GREAT NAME: How the climate-change obsessed libs on Fark respond to a genuine threat of natural disaster (which can't be attributed to evil capitalism):

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Plus mentioning the "Daily Fail" because nothing says rational and balanced like shooting the messenger in lieu of debating the message.

But that does nothing to explain when the dinosaurs time and the cosmic rays DID come down, the only way out was figuring why the smaller ones AND the bigger ones, too. Science, that's why.

At last, someone who really gets it.


Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
2014-01-28 09:52:00 AM  
1 votes:

xria: So the question is, how are immigrants to blame for it?


They are not to blame, this is surely the work of the gays.
2014-01-28 09:34:20 AM  
1 votes:

t3knomanser: THE GREAT NAME: that tl;dr overreaction speaks volumes, I'd say.

God forbid we discuss SCIENCE. Personally, I think this whole thing is  awesome, and it's exciting to think that I might see the start of a pole reversal in my lifetime. This pants-wetting freak-out garbage is just  sad. This is exciting, and we don't need the Daily Fail raining on our parade!


This story is about science, so why are you trying to suppress it by calling it a "non-event"? What's your agenda?

PS you say "Daily Fail" but I bet you believe everything you read in the Guardian without question. Again, what's your agenda here???
2014-01-28 08:42:09 AM  
1 votes:

Slypork: It's a conspiracy created by the compass industry that was losing business. Now everyone will have to buy new compassess since the old ones will point the wrong way.


It's the map companies like the Rand McNally maps (i.e. Rand=Rand Corporation=Paul Rand which sounds like Ron Paul only flipped).  Get a map that shows True North from Magnetic North and it changes EVERY SINGLE YEAR.  It's a device used by evil corporations to enhance income inequality experienced by poor people living on islands affected by sea level rise and extreme weather trying to escape through illegal immigration.  By making the maps change every year,  Tea Bagger corporations are profiting from people traveling to El Norte  by constantly changing where El Norte is.  It's a classic example of how rich people become rich from poor people.  It's a known fact that if enough poor people are placed next somebody not poor, he will become rich.  It's magnetism.
2014-01-28 08:34:31 AM  
1 votes:
I could care less . The Viking apocalypse will be here in a few weeks so it won't matter anyway .
2014-01-28 08:11:50 AM  
1 votes:
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2014-01-28 08:08:20 AM  
1 votes:

Hollie Maea: I've been assured that this already happened 9 years ago.

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Ummmmm...welcome to 2009 is what you're saying?
2014-01-28 07:05:35 AM  
1 votes:
All the geological evidence we have indicates that while the field becomes more chaotic, the magnetopause still extends out to 3 Earth radii and will continue to protect us. This has happened many,  many times before. There is no evidence that links reversals to any sort of cataclysm on Earth. If there  were a sudden influx of radiation, we'd expect to see mass extinctions- and we don't.

The process also takes 1,000-10,000 years, so... what I'm trying to say here is that this is a non-event.
2014-01-28 06:40:41 AM  
1 votes:
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My God. Shields. SHIELDS!
2014-01-28 06:35:06 AM  
1 votes:
It could make your underpants catch on fire and turn your dog into a monkey and make you wave your arms in the air like you just don't care!

/Bird is the word.
//It's the republickers fault.
2014-01-28 06:15:04 AM  
1 votes:
So the question is, how are immigrants to blame for it?
2014-01-28 05:56:50 AM  
1 votes:
Meh, it's just a disturbance in the space-time wash...

/I blame Eddy
2014-01-28 05:31:40 AM  
1 votes:
The Earth's magnetic fierld lives on the public dole yet conmplains its TV isn't big enough
2014-01-28 05:31:12 AM  
1 votes:
So are we going to have to pack up all the Kangaroos and shiat and move them to Iceland?
2014-01-28 05:29:14 AM  
1 votes:

Smoking GNU: The magnetosphere isn't collapsing, it's loosing integrity to a small degree as it moved towards a probable pole shift. Magnetic iron deposits show that this is a somewhat regular occurrence and that the magnetic field weakens before such an occurrence.


Hey now! We were having a perfectly trolltastic thread here before you and your "facts" and "useful information" had to show up. If we had wanted to know what was going on we would have read TFA..

/kisses
2014-01-28 04:53:41 AM  
1 votes:
That picture in TFA is awesome! The Earth is right up in the Sun's face, and the Sun is shooting a solar flare directly back at it, like they're in a climactic Voldemort-Potter stand-off. You even see the magnetic shield burning white/yellow hot, like it's a magical shield protecting a D&D PC from some dragon's flaming breath. Seriously, it's like a movie poster -- Earth Versus Sun: The Magnetapocalypse.

/in theaters this June
2014-01-28 04:52:34 AM  
1 votes:
Enjoy your gay marriage and forced abortions of white Christian babies under Obamascare. It will all be over soon but many of you will suffer forever.

Revelation 6:14 - "Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place."


The cosmic disturbances and the great earthquake are clearly tied together. John tells us "every mountain and island was moved out of its place" in the great earthquake. Isaiah indicates this great earthquake that shakes the foundations of the earth has to do with "open windows." During this earth shaking event, people will hear a fearful "noise":

Isaiah 24:1, 18-20 - Behold, the LORD makes the earth empty and makes it waste, Distorts its surface And scatters abroad its inhabitants.... And it shall be That he who flees from the noise of the fear Shall fall into the pit, And he who comes up from the midst of the pit Shall be caught in the snare; For the windows from on high are open, And the foundations of the earth are shaken. The earth is violently broken, The earth is split open, The earth is shaken exceedingly. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, And shall totter like a hut; Its transgression shall be heavy upon it, And it will fall, and not rise again.

Interestingly, fluctuations in the earth's magnetic field have been observed before earthquakes occur

The following is a hypothesis on what might occur in a magnetic pole reverse:
In popular literature, many conjectures have been suggested involving very rapid polar shift. A slow shift in the poles would display the most minor alterations and no destruction. A more dramatic view assumes more rapid changes, with dramatic alterations of geography and localized areas of destruction due to earthquakes and tsunamis.

Genesis 7:11 - In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
2014-01-28 04:44:02 AM  
1 votes:
RIP img.photobucket.com
2014-01-28 04:32:20 AM  
1 votes:

fredbox: Not to worry anyone or anything, but they had to renumber the runways in Anchorage awhile back due to magnetic drift.


How many did they lose?
2014-01-28 03:01:54 AM  
1 votes:

Etchy333: The sun went down below the horizon a few hours ago.  I don't want to alarm anyone, but it may never come back.


As long as the Pharaoh keeps doing his morning prayers, Ra will rise.
2014-01-28 12:37:45 AM  
1 votes:
do we really have to do this 30 times a year?
 
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