Saturday, September 23, 2017

Keep your eyes open. It's doomsday

Mod: Stay safe. Remember, the end of the world will only come around this one time. You do not want to miss it!

Nibiru, Planet X and Biblical prophecy: Will the world end Sept. 23? (AL.com link): The latest internet rumor has a rogue planet, dubbed either Nibiru or Planet X, striking the Earth on Sept. 23, wiping out mankind. It's not the first time Nibiru has made it appearance in the world of online conspiracies, though it's gained such traction this time that even the U.S. space agency NASA addressed the issue.

"Various people are "predicting" that world will end Sept. 23, 2017 when another planet collides with Earth. The planet in question, Nibiru, doesn't exist, so there will be no collision," NASA said in a statement this week.

The Nibiru /Planet X/Earth collision story first surfaced in 1995 and gets recycled occasionally into various apocalyptic tales, all of which NASA said are just internet hoaxes.

"There is no factual basis for these claims. If Nibiru or Planet X were real and headed for an encounter with the Earth...astronomers would have been tracking it for at least the past decade, and it would be visible by now to the naked eye. Obviously, it does not exist."

So where does the rogue planet theory come from?
The Telegraph traces its origins back to Wisconsin native Nancy Lieder and her alien-conspiracy website ZetaTalk. Lieder allegedly claimed aliens from the Zeta Reictuli star system warned her about Nibiru and its track towards Earth destruction. The story was posted online, later shared by people such as Christian numerologist David Meade and before you know it, it's everywhere. it gained additional traction when users pointed to end-time prophecy in the Bible.

What's new this time and why is the Bible involved?
The Biblical element of the Sept. 23 end-of-the-world rumors comes from the alignment of the constellation Virgo on that day. On Saturday, the sun will be in Virgo, with the moon near the constellation's feet; Jupiter will be in Virgo, while the planets Venus, Mars and Mercury will be close in the constellation Leo. Conspiracy theorists point to a verse in Revelation 12:1 in their efforts to prove the day will be cosmically significant:

"And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth."

Proponents of the theory said the alignment - which comes a little more than a month after a total solar eclipse in North America - signals the start of the end of days, seven years of tribulation or the rapture of Christian believers.

As EarthSky notes, however, the alignment of the constellation is not that unique in history.

"From the standpoint of astronomy, there's nothing unique or unusual about the sun, moon and planets - or the constellation Virgo - on September 23, 2017, despite claims on the Internet of a unique and significant celestial event, supposedly "mirroring" the Bible's Book of Revelation," astronomer Christopher M. Graney said. "In the past 1,000 years, this same event has happened at least four times already, in 1827, 1483, 1293, and 1056."

The world is ending....again
Apocalyptic predictions aren't anything new. As recently as 2012, NASA had to step in to debunk claims that ancient Maya prophecy predicted the world to end that year.

"The world didn't end on Dec. 21, 2012. You've probably already figured that out for yourself," NASA said at the time. "Despite reports of an ancient Maya prophecy, a mysterious planet on a collision course with Earth, or a reverse in Earth's rotation, we're still here."

Just as we likely will be Sunday.

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51 comments:

  1. More alt-fact bible-babbling idiots...

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  2. What has the city done to prepare for this?

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    1. Nothing. The City Manager was out of the country.

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  3. City couldn't even handle a dummy WWII grenade... had to call outside backup.

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  4. I think I saw Bo and Peep at Lucky Baldwins last night.

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  5. North Korea just had a 3.5 earthquake, could be the end is indeed near; Nibiru y'all.

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    1. What about the earthquakes in Mexico? Or the hurricanes?

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  6. The threat of religion has caused so much misery throughout history.

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    1. Yeah, all those hospitals and schools are a real downer.

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    2. 7:51 is confuzzed

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    3. Did your parents forget to slip your breakfast under the door this morning, 8:24?

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    4. 9:41
      Aw cute

      Stop sinning and go pray

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  7. Well, with the Trumpster in charge, I guess anything’s possible.

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    1. His election was a sign.

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    2. Doomsday... only those who say Covfefe 1000 times will become weightless.

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    3. If you stare at the sun Niburu will begin to appear.

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  8. The "threat" of alt left voters has caused chaos.
    Yes; Mexico just had another 6.1 earthquake this morning, so that is NOKO and Mexico alignment of Nibiru.

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    1. Thank you Milo.

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    2. No such thing as 'alt left', despite how desperate you troll here.

      Takes a real fascist to call voters a 'threat'.

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  9. The Buc is having an "End of the World" happy hour starting at 2PM today. Which, if you think about it, could go on forever.

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  10. AMERICA WILL DOMINATE THE HEAVENS UNDER DONALD TRUMP: MIKE PENCE
    http://www.newsweek.com/america-dominate-heavens-donald-trump-mike-pence-633012

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    1. Maybe that means Pence is hoping Trump'll go there so he can be president.

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    2. Does anyone really doubt that the strategy all along was to get Pence to be president? Use the idiot to get the lowest common denominator in the uneducated areas of America, watch him screw up, exit, and then it'll be Pence's turn. And he's smart enough to get something done.

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    3. Trump is a hot mess.

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  11. This count down clock is in reality the time Donald Trump has left.!

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  12. 8:05 and again 8:17am. Buc happy hour begins later today, put the mug down at get some shut eye you have all day to give out your domsday outlook.

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  13. The Don has eight years left; the Constitution should be changed to make it sixteen.
    Yor gal lost because she put a hex on Bernie, what goes around comes around, now they are touring the country getting paid to whine.
    Domsday was in their future. MAGA.

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    1. He's a crazy old man now. Seven years from now he'll be a cabbage.

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    2. What's it like to be so devoted to the Dear Leader 8:37? You got a thing for narcissists that wouldn't deign to help you if you were face down in a puddle?

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  14. Nibiru or Planet X is a planet from with-in Earth and will be busting out any time now.

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  15. 8:37, spoken like a true Devil worshiper.

    :the most powerful spirit of evil in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam who is often represented as the ruler of hell

    :an evil spirit

    :a person who does bad things or causes trouble

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  16. I wouldn't call Bernie an old cabbage; although he is peddling a one payer system!
    Iran says it is getting ready to test a ballistic missile and doesn't need to give any warrning. Could be there is something to this plant X thing; its called human condiction.

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    1. OK Thanks. A claim for restitution of a payment?? "condiction"

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    2. Somebody please read to 9:09. Poor thing is having comprehension issues.

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  17. People who are predicting the end of Earth are,
    1. Old decrepitude dying negative people
    2. Depressed people on drugs
    3. Ultra right religious
    4. Weak minded followers
    5. People disappointed with Trump

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    1. And terrorizing the world with their made up religions

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    2. Hi there, its pleasant article concerning media print, we all know media is a wonderful source of information.

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  18. Good thing I'm not dissatisfied or disappointed with President Trump, MAGA.
    Whats it like to be so devoted? why aren't you? Very UN AMERICAN of you, but then again you are counting down, tic tic tic tic

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    1. Trump is a crazy old fool.

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    2. It's not unAmerican to be disgusted by a vulgararian whose only allegiance is to Putin, who can wipe out the vulgarian's Russian investments with the waive of a hand and therefore controls the vulgarian.

      Supporting the vulgarian is supporting treason; calling for the vulgarian's indictment and impeachment is the height of patriotism and Americanism.

      So how's the weather in St Petersburg comrade 9:32?

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    3. Everyone knows all the real American Patriots love Putin. Treason is the new patriotism!

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  19. Crazy people plus no science makes for weird ideas.

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  20. What might really hurt this world is the bully in North Korea and the bully in the United States deciding to mix it up.

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    1. All the culmination of 60 years of bad foreign policy and poor diplomacy

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    2. Not a good ending.

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