December 30, 2011

Pangaea, Earth Crust Displacement and Continental Drifts

Cartography has been around for a very long time, with the oldest map ever recovered dating way back to about fourteen thousand years ago.. And who knows what we haven’t found or what didn’t survive. There are so many different kinds of maps that already exist and as the years pass we keep adding more to the list.

Here’s a few of the types that I view as important and/or interesting:

-Retrospective Maps
-Prophetic Maps [See: The Futurist Map's Of America & The World]
-Historically Significant Maps
-Topographic Maps
-Physical Maps & Climate Maps

Pangaea was first documented in 1596 by Dutch map maker Abraham Ortelius, but not really considered until 1912 when German meteorologist Alfred Lothar Wegener introduced his theory called Continental drift. Wegener coined the name Pangaea but there had already been retrospective maps created that depicted Pangaea including one drawn by Antonio Snider-Pellegrini in 1858.

Pangaea is Depicted as looking like this:

Alfred Lothar Wegener’s theory of Continental Drift proposed that all of Earth’s continents were once a single area of land mass that made up the supercontinent Pangaea. Wegener theorized that over the last 250 million years the earth continents were pulled apart and moved to their current locations. He could not however, figure out what exactly could have enough force to move such large things such far distances. It wasn’t until the 1950s & 60s that the theory was accepted by the scientific community with the development of the concepts of seafloor spreading. This is Pangaea’s movement in small increments.

The theory of Continental Drift is now widely accepted and we now know each continent moves a couple centimeters each year. There are still those who debate whether Pangaea existed or not, but there is quite a decent amount of evidence supporting it.

Some of the Evidence includes:
-Continental Coastlines Appear to fit like a Puzzle
-Matching fossils of Plants and Reptiles on Different Continents
- Distinctive Rock Strata shared by two Land Masses
-Antarctic Coal Distribution

Pangaea wasn’t the only supercontinent either- as supercontinents are formed in cycles with the new one being formed from the previously broken ones pieces colliding with each other. Before Pangaea was Pannotia, before Pannotia was Rodinia, before Rodinia was Columbia, before Columbia was Kenorland, before Kenorland was Ur, and before Ur was Vaalbara. Supercontinent cycles are estimated to last between 300-500 million years, and with the formation of Pangaea taking place around 300 million years ago one can only speculate if we are overdue for another collision or still have some time left.

Charles Hapgood was the first person to hypothesize that the earth’s crust could move very quickly, a theory he called earth’s crust displacement. Hapgood suggested that the weight of the ice on the poles could be enough to shift the axis. Hapgood brought his work to Einstein who was excited about the idea but disagreed that the weight of the ice could cause such things to happen. Einstein supported the idea that the earth’s crust could move suddenly even though Hapgood had not sufficiently explained what could cause such movements, and he even wrote the forward to Hapgood’s Earth’s Shifting Crust.

So basically this might happen to you on a future vacation.

Earth Crust Displacement theory still hasn’t been accepted by the scientific community. There is some supporting evidence that extreme temperature changes have taken place over portions of the earth but whether or not the cause is extreme storms or sudden changes in positioning of the continent is unknown.

Either way we'd be fucked.

So if North American decides it wants to combine with Russia and crush Japan, don’t be surprised. And if you happen to survive, it’s gonna be a whole new world. Filled with Cannibals and crazies, a world where personal hygiene consists of covering yourself in mud and brushing your teeth with a leaf, a world where morals do not exist, and free will is restored to its original meaning. If it does happen, I for one am looking forward to loin cloths and coconuts, and perfecting my skills as an archer.

xoxo disaster girl

P.F.S. Links for the Curious
Cataclysmic Pole Shift Hypothesis Wiki
Plate Tectonics Theory Wiki
Charles Hapgood Wiki
Charles Hapgood’s Earths Shifting Crust
Rand Flem Ath 2 HR Radio Interview

December 27, 2011

Hitting Home - I WANT YOU!

The Disaster Caster is currently reaching audiences from ALL over the world, twenty counties and counting! This is so exciting for me because I took a chance on this and starting writing about what I'm passionate about- Survival, Disaster, and Conspiracies. I am more than ecstatic that what I am writing is appreciated by all of you! Like you, I long to know the truth behind what scientists and historians can't entirely figure out, and appreciate that you join me on my endeavors to discuss and unravel the mysteries. I'm more proud of you guys than I ever could be of myself, because most people choose to be unenlightened nowadays and seem to look at things through a very tiny window. YOU DON'T, and you should be proud of that.

I want to thank everyone who takes the time out to read my mind babblings. I also ask that you please continue to follow The Disaster Caster but also share your opinions! I want to know what you want me to cover, explain, or investigate. If you have tips, comments, or suggestions... PLEASE SHARE :) The only thing I love more than writing about this stuff is discussing it with other people!

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December 26, 2011

"Circling The Drain" with George Carlin - Theoretical Interview on The End of the World*

We are winding down to our supposed "last days" here on Earth, and while I've always felt that the human species was nearing the end of its road.. I can't help but think of what's behind it all. The myths, prophecies, science, history, and pessimism behind the apocalypse of the human species are really quite interesting things. There are many people who actually revel the idea that our species is coming to an end, citing that humans as a whole have squandered the gifts they were given. Some of these people, like George Carlin, are very open and honest concerning our demise. Carlin, with his comic humor and unique opinions has informed many people just how real these things are in an unabashed, no line left uncrossed, Chew-On-This sort of way. He made people laugh at something that completely terrifies them, which is a feat not many can claim.


1. So George, Is there a future here?
George: [Does it really matter?] .. The future will soon be a thing of the past.

2. Advice to the human species?
George: Leave nature alone, haven't we done enough? Save the planet? We can't even take care of ourselves yet, we haven't learned how to take care of one another, and we're gonna save the fucking planet? I'm tired of that shit. You know what they're interested in a clean place to live, their own habitat, they're worried that some day in the future that they might be personally inconvenienced.

3. That's very true. Do you think that there is something wrong with Earth? That we hurt it majorly in someway that will destroy it?
George: There is nothing wrong with the planet. The planet is fine, the people are fucked. Compared to the people- the planet is doing great, been here four and a half billion years. Did you ever think about the arithmetic? The planet has been here four and a half billion years and we've been here what.. a hundred thousand? ..maybe two hundred thousand? and we've only been engaged in heavy industry for a little over two hundred years. Two Hundred Years VS Four and a Half Billion. And we have the conceit to think that somehow we're a threat? That somehow we're going to put in jeopardy this beautiful little blue green ball that's just a-floating around the sun? The planet has been through a lot worse then us.

4. Worse in what regards?
George: [It's] Been through all kinds of things worse than us. [It's] Been through earthquakes, volcanoes, plate techtonics, continental drifts, solar flares, sun spots, magnetic storms, the magnetic reversal of the poles.. Hundreds of thousands of years of bombardment by comets, asteriods and meteors. Worldwide floods, tidal waves, worldwide fire, erosion, cosmic rays, recurring ice ages.. and we think some plastic bags and aluminium cans are going to make a difference? The planet isn't going anywhere, We are.

5. So you think the human species as a whole is coming to an end?
George: [Yes.] We're going away. Pack your shit folks.

6. Do you think that the human species or anything we've "accomplished" matters?
George: [No.] We won't leave much of a trace either, thank god for that. Maybe a little styrofoam... maybe. The planet will be here, and we'll be long gone. Just another failed mutation, just another closed end biological mistake, an evolutionary culdesac... the planet will shake us off like a bad case of fleas, a surface nuissance.

7. How's the planet doing? Are people conceited in thinking that we are a threat?
George: You wanna know how the planet's doing? Ask those people in Pompeii who are frozen into position from volcanic ash how the planet's doing. Wanna know if the planet's all right ask those people in Mexico City or Armenia or a hundred other places buried under thousands of tons of earthquake material if they feel like a threat to the planet this week.

8. So you think people are just stupid when it comes to what nature is capable of? Can you give me an example?
George: [Yes.] How about those people in Kilauea Hawaii, who build their houses right next to an active volcano, and then wonder why they have lava in the living room.

9. Why do you dislike the human species so much?
George: [Because] I realized that I really didn't care about the outcome on this planet, I didn't care what happened to the human species. This is a species that was given great gifts and had great potential and squandered them. I think this species squandered them. I think it choose poor ways of organizing itself, socially and politically. I think it made a wrong turn when it came to buying the okidoke that the spirtual leaders gave, the high priest. We turned it over to the high priest and the traitors. It's commerce and religion that have ruined and spoiled the potential of this species. And in this country the same two things are true but this country is rite large and this country is the leader in the decay of the soul.. if you will.. I use that metaphorically, I just don't care what happens to this country.

10. It seems like the human species and America itself anger you, does it?
George: [It's not anger,] It's really a reflection of disappointment and disillusionment and being let down by my species.. you know. We had such great possibilities, and they're not being realized.

11. So you think religion is one of the main things that destroyed the human species, why do you think that?
George: [Because] Religion has convinced people that there’s an invisible man…living in the sky, who watches everything you do every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn’t want you to do. And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer and burn and scream until the end of time. But he loves you. He loves you and he needs money. That kinda shit is very limiting. It's very limiting for this brain we have.

12. I agree, not a lot in religion makes any real sense. Were you ever religious? And if so, what was your religion?
George: Catholic — which I was until I reached the age of reason.

13. So you no longer believe in a supreme, all-knowing, perfect being?
George: How can he be perfect? Everything he ever makes...dies.

14. I never thought of it that way... So if you don't believe in a "God" you don't support the belief we are alone in this universe, correct?
George: If it’s true that our species is alone in the universe, then I’d have to say that the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.

15. Does accepting the fact that the human species is ending, or how you like to call it circling the drain, depress you?
George: No, it lifts me up. ... Somehow I enjoy watching people suffer.

16. Why do you think that is?"
George: I revel in it. I am a critic of it all because I think it's a fascinating drama in self-destruction.

17. Could you explain "Circling the Drain" to my readers?
George: [As a species] We're at a nice downward glide, I call it circling the drain- and [If you watch a drain.. if you watch a sink..] the circles get smaller and smaller and faster and faster and ploop .. we'll be gone.

18. Do you think you've figured out the meaning of it all?
George: Just when I discovered the meaning of life, they changed it.

19. That's murphy's law for ya. Do you have your own philosophy?
George: [Yes.] I say, “Live and let live.” That’s my motto. “Live and let live.” Anyone who can’t go along with that, take him outside and shoot the motherfucker. It’s a simple philosophy, but it’s always worked in our family.

20. Thank you for your time it was a dream, Any parting words?
George: May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.

Hope you enjoyed this comic interview about our impending doom.
xoxo disaster girl

*The entire portion of this interview featuring George Carlin was created using actual Carlin quotes that fit actual questions that I would have asked him- had he still been alive, and if he actually let me interview him. It is not a real interview, and some parts are taken from actual interviews with Carlin that appear on the web. Any paraphrasing is likely just an error in me converting it from audio to text.

December 24, 2011

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December 21, 2011

My Time at OWS Turned Me Against It

I've been avoiding writing this since my last post on Occupy Wall Street, for many reasons. The main reason being my sudden neutrality and even opposition in the matter. The first couple weeks of this movement, I was excited. I was caught up in the idea that this would be a 70's protest mixed in with a Circle-Style Kumbaya-Chanting Woodstock-Esque movement. I was diluted, and you don't have to tell me that now. I fell in love with the idea of something, something I do all too often, and was shocked when the reality of the situation did not match the reality in my head.

Actually, scratch that- I wasn't shocked. I was disgusted, embarrassed, uncomfortable, and severely disappointed. It was the equivalent to signing up & agreeing to live this grand lifestyle, only to realize you agreed to live like a bum/crackhead. Okay, maybe I'm being a little harsh. Ah, whatever.

I visited Occupy Wall Street with this Vision in my Head

And this...
I'm starting to think that the drugs made these movements appealing.

But in actuality it looked like this..

And this..

And this.

I went for the March from Union Square to Zuccoti Park, and boy I was excited. I had supplies I was donating, signs I had made, and plenty of ideas to share. I marched for almost two hours with them, trying to talk to other people about why they were there, what they were fighting for, how the experience had treated them so far. Not a lot of intelligent answers, actually not a lot of answers at all. The people in my direct area while marching had their own little "clicks" and would shun others not in the group. Funny, I thought we were supposed to be sharing ideas, and joining together- apparently not.

So I stopped trying to communicate with the protesters and simply marched. I was a bit deterred, but I was still excited- and I wasn't going to let small groups of individuals within the movement taint my belief in it. Once again diluted, ah the truth itself is bittersweet. When we were just a block away, I started to smell the camp. Yup, I smelt it before I actually saw it. We arrived back at Zuccotti Park around 8 or 9, and that's when I started to realize just how wrong I had been.

First off, the park is small, small being the size of an Olympic swimming pool. Which doesn't seem bad, until you realize just how many people are living there. And it smells... like a homeless camp mixed with a rest stop bathroom, I swear to you I can still smell it. That smell is permanently carved into my olfactory nerve memory. Also, while the movement asks for sobriety, everybody's on something for the most part. The only smell more prominent then the aforementioned was the smell of heavy booze and hints of marijuana in the distance.

I initially went to give the supplies I was donating because after lugging them around for two hours, I wanted to get rid of them. I asked six people where I could bring the stuff, no one knew. Out of the corner of my eye however I saw an elderly couple carrying large bags of cut up orange netting talking to a guy that looked like he was dressed for casual friday at work. I headed in the direction of normality and followed the man as he led both the elderly couple and me to a table. The table had some signs on it half of which were movement relate, the other half just people bitching about one thing or another. Didn't really surprise me to be honest.. if there is one thing American Society loves it's bitching, myself included.

After they had taken my stuff, I asked the nicely dressed man where I could go to tell someone some ideas I had, who was in charge, and who would be the most helpful. He didn't know, and in that moment I realized that not a lot of people knew anything about anything here.. and if they did the knowledge was very limited and bound by dogma. I wandered around the middle of the park where the majority of the tables were and just started talking to anyone working there about my ideas and where to go. I kept getting forwarded around, and in the end there wasn't one person who helped me, listened to me, explained the basic ideas they had, or could even answer a question like "Who's in charge of operation?" I was frustrated, and it wasn't about to get easier.

I gave up on trying to give them the idea to use the recent union backing to find companies willing to donate a couple port-o-potties to clean the area up a bit, and they didn't get a port-o-potty until about a month later. I decided to take pictures and wander and listen. The things I saw were as follows: Dirty (as in worked all day in the garden) people sleeping just about anywhere they could, garbage everywhere- or at least it looked like garbage to me, meaningful signs surrounded by signs that were either unrealistic, made no sense, or missed the general idea of it all- like the well photographed "MORE SEX, LESS DRUMS". I saw people who were trying to be fighting for a cause but were more so fighting with each other, arguing beliefs and strategies. I saw separation in a movement that was supposed to be bringing people together against a cause. I saw a lot of Children too, and honestly while its not my place to say or decide, should NOT have been there. The only thing that impressed me was the kitchen, which was not something that should have been perfected before the core ideas and strategies of the movement, but it was.

I was sad, I had believed in this movement. I had seen it, and my opinion of it all had changed. The 99% percent at OWS say they don't trust the 1%, but honestly they gave me no reason why I should trust them, the 99% that were there disappointed me. I had spent the whole day waiting to have a intelligent discussion about the movement, and it did not happen. Instead I got this conversation:

Random Guy: Do you have an extra smoke?
Me: Sure. (hands cigarette)
Guy: So why are you here?
Me: I'm just checking out the movement and the ideas behind it. How about you?
Guy: I'm here to listen to people man.
Me: Heard anything worth sharing?
Guy: The food's pretty good, and the highest pain pill you can get at the Doc is Ibprofen 600.
Guy: My name's Casper. What's yours?
Me: Haley. Casper.. as in the friendly ghost?
Casper: No, the guy from Kids.
Me: *In my head: Wait this guys is way older then the movie Kids* Oh.... is that so... (backing away slowly)
Casper: Yea they were a bunch of f*cked up people, naming me after a rapist and all.
Me: Alright! Nice chatting with you, I gotta find a bathroom.

This guy WANTED to be known as the rapist from Kids, and that was the only person willing to have a conversation with me about this movement. That OWS.. was the face of your movement for me, A mid 30's rapist wannabe in a dirty fendora. Sigh.

Nowadays, it is very hard for me to think of this movement without thinking about the people in the movement. I didn't meet one person who incented any kind of hope or belief in this movement for me, and come to think of it the people that have, aren't directly involved with the OWS camp. Maybe they were doomed from the beginning, they wanted to be different.. and they may fail because of it.

OWS can't possibly think that the 1% is just going to say "Okay, you're right and we're wrong. So here's the money we took.", and they can't possible think that the money is just going to arrive at their door is a nice little package with the American Dream of being rich and powerful. But I really think they do, and to be honest- I kinda agree with Herman Cain (GOD HELP ME) on this.. "GO OUT AND GET A JOB." Because OWS will probably not succeed, and a guy with a super-sized check will not be appearing at your door.

A Single Mom without a College Degree who has no problem finding a J-O-B.