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Yellowstone

Postby Bludgeon » Fri May 09, 2014 4:04 pm

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Reports suggest that something seems to be up with the Yellowstone supervolcano. It would seem there was a 4.8 earthquake last month. Some recent blogs and videos suggest animals may be leaving the area, and that the supervolcano may be larger than previously believed. However, nothing has been confirmed.

Reporting so far seems to be fairly minimal, hopefully with good reason. The topic so far seems to comprise a good bit of speculation, a bit of conspiratory hype, and a sense of watchful concern. Fairly interesting article on the information available.

Yellowstone NPS put out a nice video on the subject, overall tone being not to worry.

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Re: Yellowstone

Postby Ned Flanders » Mon May 12, 2014 10:07 am

NY TIMES HEADLINE:" Yellowstone Caldera Erupts: Women and Minorities Hit Hardest"

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Re: Yellowstone

Postby CapFox » Mon May 12, 2014 4:57 pm

Huh. Huh Huh. Huh.

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Re: Yellowstone

Postby Roy » Mon May 12, 2014 5:14 pm

What is it about videos that make people believe what they wouldn't otherwise believe, i.e. in print?

While an eruption at Yellowstone is possible at any time, the chances of it during your lifetime are miniscule.

The video was posted online on March 20 and has since attracted millions of views. It shows dozens of bisons running along a road in the park, a popular attraction for tourists and outdoorsmen alike. Much of Yellowstone does sit on the surface of a long dormant volcanic caldera, or super volcano, which last erupted nearly 700,000 years ago.

Images of the running bison were quickly picked up by various media outlets, prompting comments from readers worried about issues ranging from biblical doom to the effects of global warming. Yellowstone officials admitted they have been overwhelmed by hundreds of calls and emails that have come in since the video, which featured a purported survivalist discussing an “imminent eruption,” went viral....

“We have seen no signs to suggest the Yellowstone volcano is about to erupt,” he said. The video of the bison actually shows the animals galloping deeper into the park, not away from it, officials said.

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Re: Yellowstone

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat May 24, 2014 10:19 am

Ned Flanders wrote:NY TIMES HEADLINE:" Yellowstone Caldera Erupts: Women and Minorities Hit Hardest"

FOX News Headline: "It's Obama's fault."

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Re: Yellowstone

Postby Ned Flanders » Sat May 24, 2014 9:00 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:
Ned Flanders wrote:NY TIMES HEADLINE:" Yellowstone Caldera Erupts: Women and Minorities Hit Hardest"

FOX News Headline: "It's Obama's fault."

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Re: Yellowstone

Postby Henry Vilas » Sun May 25, 2014 7:09 am

If the caldera blows after the 2016 presidential election, FOX News headline would read: "It's Hillary's fault." Ned would concur.

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Re: Yellowstone

Postby gargantua » Sun May 25, 2014 10:47 am

Henry Vilas wrote:If the caldera blows after the 2016 presidential election, FOX News headline would read: "It's Hillary's fault." Ned would concur.

What did Hillary know and when did she know it?

There will be hearings, a special prosecutor, and a mysterious stain.

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Re: Yellowstone

Postby Ned Flanders » Mon May 26, 2014 5:45 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:If the caldera blows after the 2016 presidential election, FOX News headline would read: "It's Hillary's fault." Ned would concur.

"Hillary Blames Caldera Blast on YouTube Video"

Film at 11...


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