Total Solar Eclipse Aug 21 2017

News flash: Eclipse reveals loonies [courtesy Kjennings952]

The loons are out in force over this eclipse.  Not a few loons. I’m talking WTF amounts of loons.  They’re predicting everything from the collapse of the economy, to the “tribulation” and anti christ.

I’m wondering how we got this ignorant and then I remember who’s in the White House….

Seriously go to YouTube and search “total solar eclipse” and prepare to be amazed.

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22 Responses to Total Solar Eclipse Aug 21 2017

  1. Steve Ruis says:

    Amazed? More like depressed. And … what no Mayan calendar connections?

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    • Judy says:

      oh, hey, the Mayan Calendar is so last year…
      amazed but not surprised, sadly. I suspect this is so a thing now because people can give in to their inner nuttiness online. And possibly they are just engaging in a singalong to keep things roiled up.
      Excuse me I have to go start making my new tinfoil hat. This time, to be safe, i’m having it cover my ears as well.

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    • persedeplume says:

      Strange stuff going on. There’s a bunch predicting earthquakes and tsunamis on the 21st then there’s the “but wait, there’s more” contingent who are predicting even worse calamity 7 years from now and the nexus of it all is some town in Illinois.
      Git yer sky is falling kits here! One low price, twofer a dollar!

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      • Judy says:

        dunno which lemming inducing disaster it was, possibly the end of life as we know it and it was the mayan’s fault, but it led believers to give away their belongings to neighbors, friends, total strangers: house, car, dogs…
        and the next morning, when the sun rose (in spite of evil in the land) I had this marvelous image of all those believers–except for those who committed suicide–quietly calling up the neighbor, the friend, the relative, and asking if they could have the keys back to the house…

        apparently we new englanders are made of sterner stuff, no one ever offered ME the keys to their Bentley. Or their Honda…

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  2. john zande says:

    Saw a good one today: If the earth were flat, cats would have pushed everything off already.

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  3. kjennings952 says:

    Can I suggest a headline for this post? News flash: Eclipse reveals loonies

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Judy says:

    I think, strangely enough, the Catholic Church got it right, for all the wrong reasons. It is part of the lore of the church that the anti-christ, or anti-pope will bring down the church at last. and that was the one just before this one.

    What is really happening IS the ‘end times” for several reasons. Will and Ariel Durant in their “Story of Civilization” state that most if not all great cultures, greeks, romans, Christian, have a span of about 2000 years. They showed the documented events of what happened with the Romans, and the similarities are stunning. Music, art, philosophy arose around the early middle, and flourished for several hundred years. The religion was split at some point, and soon enough there were thousands of sects all claiming to be the one true faith. By the last century cultural efforts had nearly died out, due to a lack of sponsorship of the rulers (you do need a sugar daddy, in any culture), and the art, while still stunning, was no longer even completed. Why bother.
    In the last century art had gone from beautifully carved but unfinished artwork to the equivalent of a crudely shaped head with two holes for eyes and one for a mouth.
    I am reminded of all those black painted oils passing themselves off as art.

    We have lived long enough to see all of this happen, and now governments and countries all over the world are sort of falling apart, economically, culturally. It does happen. I just hope we have managed to save as much knowledge as we can for the next go-round.

    The only thing lacking is the adoption of a new religion. My money is on computers. Really.

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    • persedeplume says:

      “The only thing lacking is the adoption of a new religion. My money is on computers. Really.”

      If we hope to survive the 6th extinction, my money’s on computers too. Learning must become exponential to overcome barriers to terraforming, space travel, and transhumanism. If not, we’re finished religion notwithstanding.
      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/06/22/the-earth-is-on-the-brink-of-a-sixth-mass-extinction-scientists-say-and-its-humans-fault/
      Thanks for the thought provoking comment.

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      • Judy says:

        In Asimov’s “Foundation” trilogy he set the worlds to copying all the knowledge they could, in the event there was a cataclysmic end-of-life-as-we-know-it war. for centuries they labored to collect everything.
        And finally they realized that there was no war, because they had been too busy saving the history to start one…

        I often think of the “Cloud” or even the Internet as that repository for stuff, all the stuff. Whoever has control of the computers when the crash comes will have control of all that knowledge, the way the monks did 2000 years ago.

        I don’t think of it as anyone’s ‘fault” anymore than a blizzard is caused by radio waves. cycles happen. They’ve been happening for thousands of years.

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