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Volcano Erupts In Iceland

Soulskill posted more than 2 years ago | from the end-of-times-underway dept.

Earth 191

Reports are coming in that a volcano in Iceland called Grimsvotn has erupted, sending plumes of smoke 15km into the air. It was accompanied by a series of earthquakes, but all of them have been minor so far, and scientists don't believe the eruption will cause problems for air travel like 2010's Eyjafjallajokull event. Local coverage in Icelandic is available, as well as early pictures of the eruption.

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Oh man... (4, Funny)

Mashiki (184564) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205394)

We're all doomed! Repent! Then end is here! ... I still have time for the doomsday stuff right?

Re:Oh man... (3, Insightful)

swabeui (1291044) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205454)

You know at least half the people over there had this thought cross their minds, "Shit, I hedged my bets wrong"

Re:Oh man... (4, Funny)

Black Parrot (19622) | more than 2 years ago | (#36206100)

You know at least half the people over there had this thought cross their minds, "Shit, I hedged my bets wrong"

Hedging the bet was easy. I just hung around on the west side of a time zone division, watching to see whether anything happened on the east side. If people had started going up, I would have had an hour to get to church and get saved.

Re:Oh man... (4, Insightful)

Sir_Lewk (967686) | more than 2 years ago | (#36206176)

No, I really doubt that. 1) Icelanders are not idiots. 2) It's fucking Iceland. This is hardly the first time they've seen some volcanic activity.

Had this been in biblebelt kansas, maybe you'd be right.

Re:Oh man... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36205746)

We're all doomed! Repent! Then end is here! ... I still have time for the doomsday stuff right?

The world did end last night. This is all in your imagination. You are in a dream before death.

Re:Oh man... (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36205806)

Wait, isn't saying "a volcano erupted in Iceland" like saying "a bag of rice fell over in China"?

I mean come on, the whole thing is basically a set of the biggest active volcanoes on the whole fault line, with some grass on them.
I say "some grass", because the rest is still dead land from the last giant magma flow.

Re:Oh man... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36205940)

I think people are a bit jumpy about the Icelandic volcanoes after Eyjafjallajökull halted significant portions of European air traffic last year, which is driving some extra media coverage.
The current eruption is not expected to have much impact on air routes.

Random chance (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36205402)

Even though this is purely coincidentally, all the believers of the May 21 "rapture" are going to cite this as evidence.

Re:Random chance (1)

Yo Grark (465041) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205426)

Hey if they all flee to iceland, all the better for the rest of us*

*iceland excluded.

- Yo Grark

Re:Random chance (4, Interesting)

Rei (128717) | more than 2 years ago | (#36206020)

They'd hate it there. Remember, we're talking about a country that voted in same-sex marriage 49 to *zero*, and has a lesbian prime minister.

Re:Random chance (4, Funny)

geekoid (135745) | more than 2 years ago | (#36206120)

Is she hot?

Re:Random chance (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36206216)

All signs point to "no [google.com]".

Re:Random chance (1)

Rei (128717) | more than 2 years ago | (#36206256)

Random side note: her name is Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir. Do you know the proper way to address her?

"Jóhanna".

You similarly address your teachers, elders, etc by first name. Even phone books in Iceland are sorted by first name. The "last name" is a patronymic -- "Sigurðardóttir" literally means that her father's name was Sigurðar.

Re:Random chance (1)

ColdWetDog (752185) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205502)

Even though this is purely coincidentally, all the believers of the May 21 "rapture" are going to cite this as evidence.

Umm, if they're still 'here' after May 21st, all the evidence in the world isn't going to be very persuasive.

And as a side note, what's with these weird Icelandic names? "Vatnajokull" sounds like something only a Scrabble fanatic would come up with.

Re:Random chance (4, Funny)

jd (1658) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205564)

You've got to remember that they're descended from the Vikings. If you look at the syllables in Vatnajokull, they're all something you could get out between sword swings. Evolution would have taken its course and all longer syllables would have died out.

Re:Random chance (1, Funny)

erroneus (253617) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205586)

They have cats that like to walk across their keyboards. That's just what happens...

On an unrelated note: English names are stupid (1, Offtopic)

Cyberax (705495) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205796)

On an unrelated note: English names are stupid. Really.

Come on, why 'Colbert' is pronounced as 'Col-bear'? Or what about this 'th' sound in general? It's ridiculous!

Names starting 'w' ('William', 'Watson') are laughable and ambiguous - the first sound can not be adequately transcribed in Russian, it's either hard 'w' (as in 'water') or clear 'u'. Wouldn't it better if everyone just used perfectly serviceable Russian names like Tatyana or Fyodor?

And don't get me started on differences between 'wh' and 'th'.

Re:On an unrelated note: English names are stupid (1)

zach_the_lizard (1317619) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205850)

Colbert, like many of our weird English spellings, is French.

Re:On an unrelated note: English names are stupid (1)

russotto (537200) | more than 2 years ago | (#36206080)

Colbert, like many of our weird English spellings, is French.

Fine. But Worcester (pronounced "wooster" or "woosta") and Taliaferro (pronounced "throatwarbler mangrove", err, no, actually "tolliver") have no similar excuse.

Re:On an unrelated note: English names are stupid (1)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 2 years ago | (#36206222)

Waiter! Can you bring me some worcheser.... worchestire.... worcestyre.... ketchup, please?

Re:On an unrelated note: English names are stupid (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36205864)

On an unrelated note: English names are stupid. Really.

Come on, why 'Colbert' is pronounced as 'Col-bear'? Or what about this 'th' sound in general? It's ridiculous!

If you're referring to Stephen Colbert, his family name is "Coal-BERT". He uses "Coal-BEAR" in jest.

Re:On an unrelated note: English names are stupid (1)

Cyberax (705495) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205944)

I know. However, some words are pronounced this way ('rapport', for example).

Also, this tendency of English to borrow spelling _and_ pronunciation from other languages had been driving me crazy when I was learning it. On the other hand German (which has very consistent transcription of words) was much easier to learn.

Re:On an unrelated note: English names are stupid (3, Informative)

wisty (1335733) | more than 2 years ago | (#36206014)

Spelling was deregulated until roughly Coleridge's time. Thus Shakespeare spelt his name quite a few different ways.

Eventually, there was a big move to standardize English spelling. Rather than adopt a simple phonetic system, the academics chose to use the phonetic system of the root word. If the word is Germanic, in origin, you use a Germanic inspired phonetics. If it's French, in origin, you use a French inspired phonetic system. Greek? Latin? Guess what, there's more systems. Sucks, doesn't it?

Oh, and Dutch printers were some of the first big printers of English books, so sometimes a bit of Dutch crept in.

Re:Random chance (1)

Zomalaja (1324199) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205964)

Note the link to the "Local coverage in Icelandic" - there is actually this sentence in it:
"Hjörleifur sagði að búið væri að virkja viðbúnaðarkerfi. að er allt farið í gang eins og um gos sé að ræða. að er búið að senda viðvörun út til Englands annig að flugrekendur geti breytt flugi"
"Vatnajokull" seems pretty ordinary now.

Re:Random chance (2)

Rei (128717) | more than 2 years ago | (#36206200)

Why does Icelandic seem so weird to so many people here? It's more closely related to English than, say, Spanish. Norse branched off from the west Germanic languages (from which English mostly descended) around 200 AD (although the split started a few thousand years earlier). Icelandic is very similar to Old Norse.

Vatnajökull is (in typical Icelandic fashion) the not-very-creatively-named "Water Glacier". Is it really that hard to see how "Vatn" and "Water" are related words? It's even easier to see the connections between Icelandic and German. For example, "Goðan dag" is a common Icelandic greeting.

As for that sentence: I'm just a beginner at Icelandic, but here's my best:

Hjörleifur: (A man's name)
Sagði: Says
að: That
búið : Finished
væri: Would have
að virkja: Utilizing
viðbúnaðarkerfi: Contingency system (literally, "preparedness system")

* Hjörleifur says that they would have finished utilizing the contingency system

að: That
er: Is
allt: Everything
farið: Going
gang: Running
eins og: Like, in the manner of
um: About
gos: Eruption
sé: See
að ræða: At issue, under discussion

* Everything is all going and running concerning the eruption being discussed

að: That
er: Is
búið: Finished
að senda: Sending
*viðvörun: Warning
út: Out
til: To
Englands: England (genitive)
annig: So
að: That
flugrekendur: Flight operators
geti: Can
breytt: Change
flugi: Flights

* They've finished sending out a warning to England so that flight operators can change flights.

Any native speakers, feel free to correct my translation ;) But the main point is, I'm sure you can see the connection to English in a number of those words. What is it about Icelandic that scares off people -- is it the eth (ð) and thorn ()? They're just a voiced and unvoiced "th" (as in "this" and "thin", respectively). We used to have them in English. æ is pronounced "aye", just like in Latin, ö is like the "eux" in the French "deux", au is like the French "oui", ll is like "tl", á is "ow", é and ý are "yeh", non-leading "g"s are usually more of a stop, "rn" is like "rdn", and beyond that, you'll probably guess pretty close to the right pronunciation.

IMHO, the hardest parts about Icelandic are the rolled 'R's and the crazy-elaborate declension/conjugation system with all the exceptions ;)

Re:Random chance (2)

Black Parrot (19622) | more than 2 years ago | (#36206086)

Even though this is purely coincidentally, all the believers of the May 21 "rapture" are going to cite this as evidence.

Umm, if they're still 'here' after May 21st, all the evidence in the world isn't going to be very persuasive.

You can bet that some will cite this as evidence that they had the date right, but God decided to let us off with a mild warning.

Re:Random chance (1)

norriefc (1998536) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205508)

Even though this is purely coincidentally, all the believers of the May 21 "rapture" are going to cite this as evidence.

Considering it is now almost 3 hours past the supposed rapture time I doubt it

Re:Random chance (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36205712)

you have too much faith in mankind.

Re:Random chance (1)

thaylin (555395) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205568)

Yea, but since they, and their leader was not taken, do you really think they will be happy about the rapture happening 8)

Oh Really? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36206022)

are going to cite this as evidence.

Evidence of what exactly?

In other words. Just because you don't side with those bozos doesn't mean your aren't being daft.

Rapture (4, Insightful)

tom17 (659054) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205444)

Fail.

Re:Rapture (5, Funny)

Frosty Piss (770223) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205664)

Fail.

With the world economy the way it is right now, it's hard to do a quality Rapture on the limited budget that God can afford, what with his credit rating in the toilet, and all.

Re:Rapture (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36206036)

Fail.

With the world economy the way it is right now, it's hard to do a quality Rapture on the limited budget that God can afford, what with his credit rating in the toilet, and all.

That explains all the devout Christians getting bus tickets in the mail.

Re:Rapture (1)

game kid (805301) | more than 2 years ago | (#36206042)

With the world economy the way it is right now, it's hard to do a quality Rapture on the limited budget that God can afford, what with his credit rating in the toilet, and all.

It's all His fault! He could've just bought that 1-bedroom house in Flushing (J-Dawg got His right hand and they can share the flatscreen, so no need for 2), but He just had to take out the jumbo morg on that crib with the pearly gates. Our God is an idiot.

Apocalypse? (1)

Chewbacon (797801) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205450)

Or isn't it a little early for this? I thought I was in the clear seeing people with Christian bumper stickers still driving their cars after 6:30.

Re:Apocalypse? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36205754)

If i was your god Christians would be the last people i would save, bunch of egotistical, hypocritical, douche-bags that took a great concept and ruined it. (I'm allowed to make christian jokes i am one).

Re:Apocalypse? (1)

e9th (652576) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205888)

"Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried."

--G.K. Chesterton

So.. they were a little off. Human error? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36205496)

That is the rapture folks. Maybe this is the start of the worldwide hell we're suppose to have and the rapture folks got the calculations slightly wrong due to human error. Or maybe the book says we won't know when it is coming so he off'd it slightly! lol

Just trying to come up with what excuses they could give to make what didn't happen happen.

15 km (1)

kvvbassboy (2010962) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205510)

...sending plumes of smoke 15km into the air.

15 km is nearly two times the height of Mt. Everest.

Which is very, very high up.

Re:15 km (1)

Compaqt (1758360) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205566)

>15km into the air

Speaking of which, does the air extend 15 km up?

Re:15 km (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36205612)

100km is usually seem as the atmosphere "upper bound". But this is really high. Commercial airplanes fly at around 11km. A F22 can fly up to 20km.

Re:15 km (1)

CastrTroy (595695) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205620)

According to wikipedia, the atmosphere [wikipedia.org] extends 100 km up. This volcano has quite a way to go before it hits space. Although it may have made it up to the stratosphere.

Yay. (1, Funny)

Chardansearavitriol (1946886) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205542)

The one good thing, that can never be disupted about these volcanoes, is that they expose us to the wonderful names the slavic folks give such frighteningly powerful systems.

Re:Yay. (1)

norriefc (1998536) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205576)

Slavic ? I take Slavic to mean someone of Eastern/Central European origin of which Iceland most certainly isn't Of course you may mean something else , I hope to be educated if I'm wrong

Down with Iceland (3, Funny)

lucm (889690) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205548)

Not only those people give asylum to known subversive people (such as Bobby Fischer) but with their volcano eruptions they are speeding up glaciers melting, causing people to believe in global warming. And whenever they run out of money because they can't do proper banking they make deals with the communists.

If they could send the fumes over Libya it could cripple the army and help the revolution - but no, they prefer bothering the good people who are planning a trip to Europe.

(Days like this one, I feel like I could do a pretty decent job at Fox news).

Re:Down with Iceland (1)

phantomfive (622387) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205638)

Wow, that's like the exact opposite of what I was thinking. Not only does Iceland have chess on TV, and hot babes, but they have cool volcanoes on top of it! How can it really get any better?

Re:Down with Iceland (1)

lucm (889690) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205702)

> Not only does Iceland have chess on TV, and hot babes, but they have cool volcanoes on top of it! How can it really get any better?

They could have hot babes on tv and chess on top of volcanoes! That would be awesomer.

But no, they insist of ruining my trips to Europe.

Re:Down with Iceland (1)

Culture20 (968837) | more than 2 years ago | (#36206044)

Not only does Iceland have chess on TV, and hot babes, but they have cool volcanoes on top of it! How can it really get any better?

They could have hot babes on tv and chess on top of volcanoes!

Volcanoes on TV and chess with hot babes? Strip chess?

Re:Down with Iceland (5, Informative)

Idarubicin (579475) | more than 2 years ago | (#36206006)

How can it really get any better?

The entire country pretty much runs on geothermal and hydroelectric power.

There are bathable hot springs.

The word geyser comes from Icelandic.

The whole country is snuggled up against the Arctic circle, but the jet stream keeps it from getting unpleasantly cold. In summer it can get quite toasty, actually. (And from June through August the sun dips below the horizon, but it never gets really dark.) In winter, you can see northern lights in the afternoon.

They have Europe's largest waterfall.

And millions of puffins.

And, for better or worse, Björk.

Ragnarok! (3, Funny)

chill (34294) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205600)

Not the Christian Rapture, but Ragnarok! Right date, wrong set of Gods. Oops.

They probably just saw the movie Thor, causing Odin to blow mead thru his nose. Keep an eye on the sun, and any wolves you meet.

Re:Ragnarok! (2)

Culture20 (968837) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205764)

Has the Internet seen an increased number of trolls?

Re:Ragnarok! (1)

chill (34294) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205786)

That would be infinity+1, wouldn't it? I always wondered what that symbol was for. Thanks for pointing out a practical usage.

Re:Ragnarok! (1)

Sinthet (2081954) | more than 2 years ago | (#36206032)

Well, if the world did end, I'd much prefer it to so in total bad-assery. RAGNAROK!!

Re:Ragnarok! (1)

Archwyrm (670653) | more than 2 years ago | (#36206098)

Huzzah for that! An axe-age, a sword-age, shields shall be split! Let Surtr spread his fire, let the nail-ship sail with her legions! We shall meet our doom as men battling the hordes of the underworld, not naked floating in the clouds. Die with your boots on! A wind-age, a wolf-age, before the wrecking of the world.

Re:Ragnarok! (1)

Archwyrm (670653) | more than 2 years ago | (#36206188)

It's not all bad actually, from the Wikipedia article [wikipedia.org]:

earth will appear once more from the sea, beautiful and green, where self-sown crops grow. The field Iðavöllr exists where Asgard once was, and, there, untouched by Surtr's flames, Víðarr and Váli reside. Now possessing their father's hammer Mjolnir, Thor's sons Móði and Magni will meet them there, and, coming from Hel, Baldr and Höðr also arrive.

So, the earth grows anew and the children of the gods take their parents' places. Sounds more like a cycle of rebirth than a cataclysmic end. Though, if your name is not Líf or Lífthrasir you are probably going to die.

Jove Rapture (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36205602)

EVE pilots beware! The Jovians are coming to collect the good capsuleers!

It's pronounceable! (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36205610)

Thankfully "Grimsvotn" is pronounceable. The last Icelandic volcano, Eyjafjallajökull, was just a little difficult to talk about.

Re:It's pronounceable! (1)

Rei (128717) | more than 2 years ago | (#36206232)

I'm sure you're mispronouncing it. It's basically "GREEMS-vih-dn", with the ö pronounced as the eux in the French "deux" and the 'r' rolled.

And anyway, Grímsvötn actually refers to the subglacial lakes in the area (vötn = lakes, plural of vatn)

Stop volcanic proliferation! (5, Funny)

catmistake (814204) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205642)

Every time there's a volcanic eruption we are reminded by anti-volcanics just how dangerous volcanos are, that even with really thick gloves lava is simply too hot to handle, and no amount of safety regulations will mitigate the mortal danger they pose. When will society wise up and realize volcanos are far too unpredictable? Even if there weren't eruptions, no amount of science or development is going to make them economically viable.

Re:Stop volcanic proliferation! (5, Funny)

jamesh (87723) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205972)

This is exactly the sort of anti-volcanic rhetoric I'd expect from the unwashed masses. This volcano was built using plans from three generations ago. Todays volcano's are far safer and far less likely to erupt in such an unpredictable fashion. Your are glossing over the fact that this volcano has just endured a rapture and is only blowing a small quantity of ash. The design specifically stated that the volcano would require some additional re-enforcements before the rapture came but these were never done owing to budget constraints, so it's hardly fair to judge all volcano's on the poor maintenance of this one case.

Massive Volcano Erupts In Iceland And Feeds End Of (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36205658)

Massive Volcano Erupts In Iceland And Feeds End Of The World Fears Exclusive

Read more: http://www.gossip.currentblips.com/2011/05/massive-volcano-erupts-in-iceland-and.html#ixzz1N2UP5TrD

Anyone with access to data? (1)

erroneus (253617) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205670)

Has there or has there not been an increase in weather and seismic events on the planet of late? Starting as early as hurricane katrina, the frequency and severity of such events seem to be increasing. Of course it could be that the news is making a much bigger deal than ever before and I never noticed before and now take more notice of these things. So I wonder if there isn't some sort of data which could be made into a larger overall picture of what has been happening and how severe the events have been over the past 30 or so years.

For now, it just seems like there is a strong uptake in these events and, as I'm sure we all know, Yellowstone's super-volcano is still pushing upwards so I fear the worst is yet to come.

Re:Anyone with access to data? (3, Insightful)

YrWrstNtmr (564987) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205704)

Has there or has there not been an increase in weather and seismic events on the planet of late?

No.

Of course it could be that the news is making a much bigger deal than ever before and I never noticed before and now take more notice of these things.

Yes.

Re:Anyone with access to data? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36205930)

Has there or has there not been an increase in weather and seismic events on the planet of late?

No.

I know this is /., but do yo really just have to cavalierly make sh*t up like that?

If you actually look at the data -- and not just stick to some ideology -- you'd see that, why yes, seismic events have been increasing. According to the USGS, there has been a six-fold increase in large earthquakes (magnitude 7 or above) in the past 10 years than in the proceeding period.

Just because the end-of-worlders are full of hot air doesn't mean that the earth is static. I can't even begin to categorize that logical fallacy.

Re:Anyone with access to data? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36205756)

This is the result of the creation of 24 hours news channels and sites and such. People keep reporting events around the clock. If you read just a paper at morning, you'd feel like the world has a slower pace. But the total quantity of events is the same.

Re:Anyone with access to data? (2)

Black Parrot (19622) | more than 2 years ago | (#36206082)

Has there or has there not been an increase in weather

We've always had a constant amount of weather; it's just the quality that changes.

Interesting (1)

Daetrin (576516) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205760)

After the eruption of Eyajawhatever people were theorizing that it would be followed by an eruption of Katla [wikipedia.org] based on records of past eruptions. But instead of Katla, Grimsvotn lit off instead. I wonder if there's any relation between the two, and if so if this means that the pressure has been relieved and Katla isn't going to do anything, or if we're building up to a spectacularly huge Katla eruption,

Re:Interesting (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36205894)

According to the news, Grímsvötn erupts approximately once every five years. That sounds a bit too frequent to have a relation with Katla, which has intervals of more than 40 years.

Re:Interesting (4, Insightful)

Idarubicin (579475) | more than 2 years ago | (#36206066)

Grímsvötn has been erupting semi-regularly for decades; in the last twenty years there have been eruptions in 1996, 1998, 2004, and now 2011. While long-term volcano prediction is more of an art than a science, there's no particular reason to believe that this eruption is related to either the Eyjafjallajökull eruption or to the still-apparently-quiescent (keep your fingers crossed) Katla. Grímsvötn is actually quite a distance from Katla: roughly 150 km. Eyjafjallajökull is much closer to Katla (just 30 km) and the initial smaller eruption last year (on Fimmvörðuháls) was nearer still.

beavis (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36205884)

you said erupt..

heheheheheheh

Oops (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36205924)

I bet the atheists are feeling pretty silly right about now.

Let's just be on the lookout (1)

Dragon_Hilord (941293) | more than 2 years ago | (#36205928)

Keep an eye out later for empty clothing. If you're reading this, you weren't chosen. Sorry.

Just got rid of Linux! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36205934)

It's finally off my last machine. Fuck that shit. 100% Linux free and loving it. I'll never look back.

So maybe God was just a little confused... (1)

SwedishChef (69313) | more than 2 years ago | (#36206004)

by time zones. Camping never did say whether that was 6pm standard time, daylight time or sun time. So let the eruptions and volcanic fun commence!

no secret rapture, we knew tha (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36206162)

Ok, so there is no secret rapture, we knew that. So back to the Great Tribulation that all Christians must go through before Jesus Christ really returns. And there will be nothing secret about it because "every eye shall see!" For those who want to know how to stand firm during the Great Tribulation then find my book, Final Warning, because the hour of His Judgment has come. Posted by Rev. Daniel W. Blair

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  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
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