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kurth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-03-06 06:06 PM
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Rotation Of Earth Plunges Entire North American Continent Into Darkness
Rotation Of Earth Plunges Entire North American Continent Into Darkness
February 27, 2006 | Issue 4209

NEW YORK Millions of eyewitnesses watched in stunned horror Tuesday as light emptied from the sky, plunging the U.S. and neighboring countries into darkness. As the hours progressed, conditions only worsened. Satellite view at 4:50 p.m. EST shows the sun disappearing from the sky. At approximately 4:20 p.m. EST, the sun began to lower from its position in the sky in a westward trajectory, eventually disappearing below the horizon. Reports of this global emergency continued to file in from across the continent until 5:46 p.m. PST, when the entire North American mainland was officially declared dark.

As the phenomenon hit New York, millions of motorists were forced to use their headlights to navigate through the blackness. Highways flooded with commuters who had left work to hurry home to their families. Traffic was bottlenecked for more than two hours in many major metropolitan areas. Across the country, buses and trains are operating on limited schedules and will cease operation shortly after 12 a.m. EST, leaving hundreds of thousands of commuters in outlying areas effectively stranded in their homes.

Despite the high potential for danger and decreased visibility, scientists say they are unable to do anything to restore light to the continent at this time. "Vast gravitational forces have rotated the planet Earth on an axis drawn through its north and south poles," said Dr. Elena Bilkins of the National Weather Service. "The Earth is in actuality spinning uncontrollably through space." Bilkins urged citizens to remain calm, explaining that the Earth's rotation is "utterly beyond human control." "The only thing a sensible person can do is wait it out," she said.

Commerce has been brought to a virtual standstill, with citizens electing either to remain home with loved ones or gather in dimly lit restaurants and bars. "I looked out the window and saw it getting dark when I was still at the office working," said Albert Serpa, 27, a lawyer from Tulsa, OK, who had taken shelter with others at Red's Bar and Grill. "That's when I knew I had to leave right away." Ronald Jarrett, a professor of economics at George Washington University who left his office after darkness blanketed the D.C. metro area, summed up the fears of an entire nation, saying, "Look, it's dark outside. I want to go home," and ended the phone interview abruptly...

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/45792 /
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-03-06 06:10 PM
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1. I love the Onion! n/t
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-03-06 06:18 PM
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2. i wondered what happened
i guess i can breathe easier now...
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-03-06 06:36 PM
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3. it was scary -- but all the party lights that came on were cool.
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Poppyseedman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-03-06 06:36 PM
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4. I wonder if this "darkness" phenomena is a indirect cause of sleep?
Every time "darkness" falls, I get this serious problem of my eyes shutting and falling into a stupor watching BOR.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:59 PM
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6. Perhaps it's us staying awake too long that causes it?
I bet it's only happening after everyone's been awake for several hours continuously. I have heard rumours that the White House is trying experiments with afternoon naps to see if they can affect the phenomenon. How selfless of the president to volunteer for this ground breaking work.
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:10 PM
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5. THE END TIMES ARE UPON US!! REPENT! REPENT AND SAVE YOURSELF!
Oh, wait...never mind.
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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:29 PM
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7. I wondered what was going on.
It's really frightening to learn that nothing can be done to stop this kind of thing.
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:52 PM
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8. I myself lost consciousness for several hours yesterday
I've come to realize that these periods of 'missing time' happen quite frequently with me. Some people say this is a sign of alien abductions.

When I finally regain consciousness, I also often feel a gnawing pain in my torso. Like an emptiness. Oddly enough, this is often accompanied by a strange 'fullness' or pressure in my lower abomen.

I have to assume that this is an after effect of the experiments the aliens are doing on me.

:shrug:

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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:02 PM
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9. I actually know what you're talking about.
The same sort of thing happens to me. It never occurred to me, though, that this was an alien action. Thanks for pointing out that possibility. As scary as it is, I guess I should try to confront it head on.
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