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I just got this week's copy of Newsweek today, and it's about the apocalypse, what with the revolutions in the Middle East and the earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand (remember that one? Didn't think so!). What a fun cover!!!

As the Syrian regime begins to crack (they fired a hated governor—Wow!!!), there's an article deep in the internets about a conference between the governments of North and South Korea. Good news, huh? Guess again....doom looms, friends, Doom LOOMS!!!!

More below the fold.....BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

The massive Changbaishan stratovolcano, also known as Baitoushan and by the Korean names of Baegdu or P'aektu-san,located on the border between North Korea and China, is one of the largest volcanoes in Asia. It is considered a national treasure for both Koreas, a Mt. Fuji, if you will. While today, as it was in the past, it was a beautiful mountain which attracts pilgrims from both parts of the peninsula. (the Chinese let South Koreans climb it), it considered dangerous. There's literally many square miles of magma beneath it, and according to some articles, it's beginning to rumble.

Around a thousand years ago, it had a huge bang that sent ash all the way to Japan, and everyone's afraid it might do so again some day.

So when the North Koreans asked the South Koreans to pay for a bunch of scientific equipment to properly monitor the quakes beneath the mountain, it's become quite clear that they're scared shitless about what might happen.

Then again, it might fall back to sleep and we won't hear about it again for quite a while.

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Comment Preferences

  •  If it must end, I'd rather have it go with a (1+ / 0-)
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    Marie

    bang than with a whimper.

    We're shocked by a naked nipple, but not by naked aggression.

    by Lepanto on Tue Mar 22, 2011 at 03:39:17 PM PDT

  •  always smart to monitor potentially... (0+ / 0-)

    ... dangerous volcanos.  That's an issue that transcends politics because a major eruption affects air traffic and can cause "fallout" that crosses national borders.  

  •  So let's see.... we have... (1+ / 0-)
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    Marie

    ... the economy down the toilet.

    The plutocracy morphing into an overt kleptocracy and engaged in a feeding-frenzy of enormous proportion.

    Religious extremists grabbing power wherever they can, see also the latest anti-abortion madness in South Dakota.

    Turmoil in the Middle East (what else is new?).

    Peak oil on the near horizon.

    Climate catastrophe looming overhead.

    Earthquakes, tsunamis, droughts, floods, and so on.

    Plagues and pestilences.  

    And escalating social darwinism.

    Seems to me we're living through "shit hits fan times" of the kind that used to be good plot material for science fiction dystopias.

    This is the future we were warned about, but didn't listen, and now it's here.  

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