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(The Epoch Times)   Animals know when something bad is about to happen....if you're near Yellowstone you may want to take an extended vacation immediately   (theepochtimes.com) divider line 233
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2014-04-02 07:07:38 AM  
Animals know when something bad is about to happen

Yet they are terrible at avoiding being killed.

Don't anthropomorphise animals. They hate that.
 
2014-04-02 07:07:54 AM  
You know, it really does take a keen mind and a razor-sharp intellect to see a couple dozen bison running and extrapolate that they're fleeing and that therefore the entire caldera is about to blow. I saw a group of birds flying this morning, and it looked like they were flying fast...WHAT ARE THEY RUNNING FROM? WHAT DO THEY KNOW THAT THEY CAN'T TELL US?!!
 
2014-04-02 07:08:02 AM  
Page would not load for me, so I guess I'm safe?
 
2014-04-02 07:11:21 AM  
Their lead source is a blog? Yeah, that's air-tight.
 
2014-04-02 07:11:41 AM  
If the yellowstone supervolcano goes off. Nobody on the entire planet will be safe.

/Climate change from ash, leading to famine, leading to disease, and a general breakdown of society as we know it.
 
2014-04-02 07:12:53 AM  

fusillade762: Animals know when something bad is about to happen

Yet they are terrible at avoiding being killed.

Don't anthropomorphise animals. They hate that.


Animals know when they're hungry.

Yet they're terrible at buying food at the supermarket.
 
2014-04-02 07:14:31 AM  
"Whether I believe this, or whether I don't believe the story or not, I don't know. I can tell you this story I saw this morning about the buffaloes running the street ... whether or not it's because of any activity in Yellowstone or not, I don't know"

Whether or not I can not understand what your not saying or not, I don't know...
 
2014-04-02 07:15:28 AM  

fluffy2097: If the yellowstone supervolcano goes off. Nobody on the entire planet will be safe.

/Climate change from ash, leading to famine, leading to disease, and a general breakdown of society as we know it.


Will dogs and cats be living together?

What of donuts?
 
2014-04-02 07:16:51 AM  
It's gonna happen sometime.  Why not today?
 
2014-04-02 07:17:06 AM  
I'll let you in on a secret. Animals migrate in the spring.

Shhhhh.. Don't tell anybody. Only me an a few of my biologist buddies know about this.
 
2014-04-02 07:18:03 AM  
Why is it that the people/bloggers that tout these theories A) seem to never have a competent editor working for them and B) have such trouble with the proper form of their/there/they're? Probly cuz their retarded.
 
2014-04-02 07:19:20 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: /I think it was a mistake for us to leave the trees...
//some think is was a mistake to leave the sea.


It was a mistake to leave the spaceship that dropped us off here!

Why do I always feel that if some cataclysmic event occurs, I'm going to be one of the survivors living in a The Stand-like post-apocalyptic America?  Does everyone else feel like that, that they'd be part of that small fraction spared?
 
2014-04-02 07:21:27 AM  
Yeah, I'm calling BS. Evidence is a youtube video of a couple of buffalo running down the road, as well as a couple of quotes from a crazy survivalist.
 
2014-04-02 07:21:37 AM  
A survivalist is telling me the world is going to end. Again. Be afraid.  Buy more guns. Isn't that like a bartender telling me to drink?
 
2014-04-02 07:22:18 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: fluffy2097: If the yellowstone supervolcano goes off. Nobody on the entire planet will be safe.

/Climate change from ash, leading to famine, leading to disease, and a general breakdown of society as we know it.

pretty much... it's not an extinction event, but pretty damn close... you wouldn't want to live in the world after that eruption.


Same thing would happen if everyone ate tacobell for lunch one day. it's not an extinction event, but pretty damn close... you wouldn't want to live in the world after that eruption
 
2014-04-02 07:23:07 AM  
Yes, because buffalo running along the road never happens ever in the whole of forever.

The number of "OMFG Yellowst0n3 valcanoes about 2 asplode!!!!!" predictions almost exceed the number of "Apple Computer is about to go under" predictions. Give it a farking rest.
 
2014-04-02 07:25:14 AM  
I thought geologists were just saying the Yellowstone super-volcano was not only dormant, but dead, Jim. Now we've got so-called "survivalists" and bloggers warning of imminent disaster based on herd animals running around. Newsflash: herd animals sometimes run around for trivial reasons, including waving grass, odd noises, random movements and weather.
 
2014-04-02 07:25:31 AM  
The "Buffalo Running for their Lives!" video is awesome. Here are other things buffalo - and all herd animals - run for:

- There's a coyote over there
- Holy shiat where did that prairie dog come from?
- Hey, is everyone running? Cool, let's run
- Sure, that bush COULD have been rustled by the wind, but....fark it, better run
 
2014-04-02 07:25:32 AM  

unchellmatt: The number of "OMFG Yellowst0n3 valcanoes about 2 asplode!!!!!" predictions almost exceed the number of "Apple Computer is about to go under" predictions. Give it a farking rest.


Well, it is about to asplode, very about to asplode, right now.  But, you know, on a more geologic timeframe.  Probably not in our lifetime, or our kids' lifetimes, or our kids' kids'.... but soon enough, it will happen.  It could be happening while you're reading this.
 
2014-04-02 07:25:34 AM  

Hoopy Frood: Their lead source is a blog? Yeah, that's air-tight.


And one that reads like it was written by a Nigerian scammer.
 
2014-04-02 07:25:45 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-04-02 07:26:11 AM  

nymersic: HindiDiscoMonster: /I think it was a mistake for us to leave the trees...
//some think is was a mistake to leave the sea.

It was a mistake to leave the spaceship that dropped us off here!

Why do I always feel that if some cataclysmic event occurs, I'm going to be one of the survivors living in a The Stand-like post-apocalyptic America?  Does everyone else feel like that, that they'd be part of that small fraction spared?


I know I do. I think that's why post-apocalyptic fiction appeals to us. Because we all like to imagine that we're smart or lucky enough to survive, and we'll get to roam the wasteland or rebuild civilization however we see fit.
 
2014-04-02 07:26:31 AM  
Bloggers =\= scientists
 
2014-04-02 07:26:58 AM  
Of course.

Another earthquake.

All caused by Global Hydrocarbon Extraction.

Where's Al Gore?  He knows ending GHE is the true solution to end Global Warming, it's not taxes.

Stop GHE!
 
2014-04-02 07:27:29 AM  
Well clearly you've all missed the obvious: these buffalo were  scared by something, something that meant potentially deadly harm to these docile creatures. It can only mean one thing: there's a Yeti loose in Yellowstone.
 
2014-04-02 07:27:42 AM  
Cause, you know, when buffalo want to get out of Yellowstone, they'll stick to the major highways.

i.dailymail.co.uk

"It's instinct."
 
2014-04-02 07:28:13 AM  

fusillade762: Animals know when something bad is about to happen

Yet they are terrible at avoiding being killed.


False. Animals are GREAT at avoiding being killed. It's just that they're limited to their experience, sensory organs, and ability.

In the case of earthquakes and such, animals can sometimes hear or feel things humans cannot, but there's been no evidence of their ability to actually predict anything. The Japanese have spent 3000 years trying to predict earthquakes and the best they have is a cell phone alert system that usually kicks on about 10 seconds (or less) before you're shakin'. If animals had some magic prognostication, they'd know by now.
 
2014-04-02 07:29:25 AM  

Bendal: I thought geologists were just saying the Yellowstone super-volcano was not only dormant, but dead, Jim. Now we've got so-called "survivalists" and bloggers warning of imminent disaster based on herd animals running around. Newsflash: herd animals sometimes run around for trivial reasons, including waving grass, odd noises, random movements and weather.


Those geologists are in on the conspiracy.
 
2014-04-02 07:31:32 AM  
If that's true then how come no dogs warned us about 9/11?
 
2014-04-02 07:32:00 AM  
sure, sometimes animals know earthquakes or volcanoes are going to happen a couple few days before the big event.  sometimes animals also just up and migrate for no reason that makes sense to humans.  wait for the disaster to happen first, THEN panic.  that's my view of things.
 
2014-04-02 07:33:08 AM  

Bendal: I thought geologists were just saying the Yellowstone super-volcano was not only dormant, but dead, Jim. Now we've got so-called "survivalists" and bloggers warning of imminent disaster based on herd animals running around. Newsflash: herd animals sometimes run around for trivial reasons, including waving grass, odd noises, random movements and weather.


I saw something on CBS just a few weeks ago that there has been an increase in activity in the region.  I'm not doubting your account, but different "experts" will produce different prognoses.
 
2014-04-02 07:33:31 AM  
Animals are fleeing Yellowstone?  Perhaps they know tourist season is about to start.
 
2014-04-02 07:35:40 AM  

skinink: If that's true then how come no dogs warned us about 9/11?


The terrorists gave them a steak and a chew toy.
 
2014-04-02 07:35:47 AM  

skinink: If that's true then how come no dogs warned us about 9/11?


they did.  we just thought they wanted steak.
 
2014-04-02 07:36:49 AM  
FTFA: "Fortunately, the Yellowstone volcanic system shows no signs that it is headed toward such an eruption in the near future. In fact, the probability of any such event occurring at Yellowstone within the next few thousand years is exceedingly low."

But yeah, go nuts with the pants waving.
 
2014-04-02 07:38:19 AM  

big pig peaches: I'll let you in on a secret. Animals migrate in the spring.

Shhhhh.. Don't tell anybody. Only me an a few of my biologist buddies know about this.


Sir, common sense has no place in a thread like this.

That was pretty much my reaction after looking at the calendar.
 
2014-04-02 07:39:10 AM  

Bendal: I thought geologists were just saying the Yellowstone super-volcano was not only dormant, but dead, Jim. Now we've got so-called "survivalists" and bloggers warning of imminent disaster based on herd animals running around. Newsflash: herd animals sometimes run around for trivial reasons, including waving grass, odd noises, random movements and weather.


I didn't think this was serious (who is Jim?  sounds like you're quoting something too obscure for me...), but no, the consensus is that the Yellowstone supervolcano is as close to a permanent feature of the Earth as you can get, and is most definitely not dead.  It's really quite an unusual thing, apparently the only example of it on the planet, where you have this huge pool of magma pushing up to the surface in the middle of a tectonic plate.  Usually, of course, volcanoes form in series at the edges of plates where they move, but this one has no real way of relieving its pressure (in minor eruptions) other than occasionally busting a hole right through the center of this North American plate, devastating North America and leaving another huge caldera.  There was such an eruption 2.1 million years ago, 1.4 million years ago, 700k years ago, and the magma has been right up to the surface for as long as we've had a science of geology (hence all the hot springs and whatnot).

So if anyone really wonders, this is as far from dormant as you can get.  It will happen... "soon".
 
2014-04-02 07:39:15 AM  
I'm impressed that the bison are staying in their lane.

/Right side
//Must be American Buffalo
 
2014-04-02 07:39:18 AM  
What's that, Lassie?  You say the caldera is about to blow, and spread ash over thousands of square miles, and we've got only a day or two to get out of range?  Huh.  I wonder what's on "Totally Real Rich Hillbillies Who Believe in Faith, Flag, Family 'N Vaginas" tonight.
 
2014-04-02 07:40:25 AM  

fluffy2097: If the yellowstone supervolcano goes off. Nobody on the entire planet will be safe.

/Climate change from ash, leading to famine, leading to disease, and a general breakdown of society as we know it.


Your ideas, they intrigue me. Newsletter etc..
 
2014-04-02 07:41:00 AM  
ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2014-04-02 07:41:49 AM  
The blogger in question:

img.fark.net
 
2014-04-02 07:42:18 AM  
Never fear, people. I will use my amazing psychic power to prevent the eruption.

Remember to give me credit when it doesn't blow, k?
 
2014-04-02 07:43:52 AM  
Link

May be of relevance. Scientific source, not CNN or FOX.
 
2014-04-02 07:45:30 AM  

nymersic: HindiDiscoMonster: /I think it was a mistake for us to leave the trees...
//some think is was a mistake to leave the sea.

It was a mistake to leave the spaceship that dropped us off here!

Why do I always feel that if some cataclysmic event occurs, I'm going to be one of the survivors living in a The Stand-like post-apocalyptic America?  Does everyone else feel like that, that they'd be part of that small fraction spared?


Heck no. I live near NYC. If the world goes to hell, this whole region is a death trap.
 
2014-04-02 07:46:20 AM  

Bslim: Your ideas, they intrigue me. Newsletter etc..



There is a great deal of serenity in knowing that humanity has already committed suicide, and we are just waiting for the noose to snap tight. No need to worry about destroying the environment, because nature will survive.

Nature always survives.

It is only human hubris that makes us believe that we are harming nature when we harm only ourselves.
 
2014-04-02 07:46:57 AM  
I was in Yellowstone and saw a bunch of buffalo crossing a deep river. A DEEP RIVER! You ever see a buffalo's feet, Stewart? They're tiny! No way would a bunch of buffalo cross a river like that unless they were running from some gigantic disaster!
 
2014-04-02 07:48:50 AM  

nymersic: There was such an eruption 2.1 million years ago, 1.4 million years ago, 700k years ago, and the magma has been right up to the surface for as long as we've had a science of geology (hence all the hot springs and whatnot).

So if anyone really wonders, this is as far from dormant as you can get.  It will happen... "soon".


So, every 700k years, then.
 
2014-04-02 07:48:58 AM  

fusillade762: Yet they are terrible at avoiding being killed.


Ever tried to kill one?

Harder than it looks.
 
2014-04-02 07:49:06 AM  
I'm sure there's a science about this but how much does the earth's crust expand and contract on a daily basis due to heating from the sun? And would rising temperatures provide enough excess heat to increase the rate of expansion to a point that it would weaken the crust over something like the massive caldera under Yellowstone? If that's the case it fits with that million year cycle climate chart that shows rapid heating followed quickly by a long cool period.
 
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