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Tanypteryx
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Message 1 of 57 (817347)
08-16-2017 7:24 PM


The Eclipse Conspiracy
The Eclipse Conspiracy -
Something doesn’t add up

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Let’s follow the money a little further. Hotels along the “path of totality”—a region drawn up by Obama-era NASA scientists—have been sold out for months. Some of those hotels are owned and operated by large multinational corporations. Where else do these hotels have locations? You guessed it: Washington, D.C.

In fact the entire politico-scientifico-corporate power structure is aligned behind the eclipse. This includes the mainstream media. How many news stories have you read about how the eclipse won’t happen?


How many here are planning to view the eclipse on August 21? I had originally planned to camp along the John Day River, a few miles east of the town of Spray, Oregon, but then we started hearing that 1.5 million people were expected to visit Oregon for the event. An estimated 12,000 people were expected in Spray, a dinky place, population 160. It is going to be the biggest traffic jam in the history of Oregon.

It is starting to become known as The great Eclipse Cluster-Fuck of 2017.

It is right in the middle of wildfire season and emergency services are going to be overwhelmed by the number of normal emergencies that occur in any group of 1.5 million people, let alone that many who are stuck in traffic jams on curvy 2 lane highways in the eastern Oregon outback.

My house is in the path of totality, not the middle, but we will have over 1 minute in the shadow. We are having a party the night before with kids and grandkids and will have 2 telescopes set up. I hope to get a few photos, but I learned from past solar eclipses to not spend much of totality taking photos. Much more memorable to just observe.

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Message 2 of 57 (817348)
08-16-2017 7:37 PM
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08-16-2017 7:24 PM


Re: The Eclipse Conspiracy
Perhaps the ECF of 2017 ?
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Message 3 of 57 (817350)
08-16-2017 7:47 PM


If you reserved a motel room and the eclipse does not show up can you get a refund?

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Tanypteryx
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Message 4 of 57 (817351)
08-16-2017 7:48 PM
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08-16-2017 7:47 PM


Seems fair to me.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

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If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

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Tanypteryx
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Message 5 of 57 (817352)
08-16-2017 7:50 PM
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08-16-2017 7:47 PM


I heard people in Madras, OR are renting rooms in their houses for $6000.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 6 of 57 (817358)
08-16-2017 9:40 PM
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08-16-2017 7:50 PM


We are expected to see 60% coverage here so I'm asking $3600.00 a night for my spare bedroom.

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Tanypteryx
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Message 7 of 57 (817361)
08-16-2017 11:33 PM
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08-16-2017 9:40 PM


That seems fair.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 8 of 57 (817416)
08-17-2017 12:27 PM
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08-16-2017 7:24 PM


Re: The Eclipse Conspiracy
Tanypteryx writes:

How many here are planning to view the eclipse on August 21?


Bart Simpson was horsing around at the swimming pool, broke his arm and had to spend the rest of the summer indoors. Lisa gave him her telescope to pass the time. He saw all of the stars, planets, comets, etc. and said, "Wow! The universe is soooooo... boring!"

Back in the seventies I saw an eclipse that was dramatic enough for the streetlights to come on. I don't really need another one.


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Message 9 of 57 (817421)
08-17-2017 12:39 PM
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08-16-2017 7:24 PM


Re: The Eclipse Conspiracy
How many here are planning to view the eclipse on August 21?

I'll make do with the partial eclipse visible where I live.

I thought about driving 200 miles, or so. But it will be a mad house. I'll stay home and keep my sanity.


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Message 10 of 57 (817432)
08-17-2017 1:19 PM
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08-16-2017 7:24 PM


Re: The Eclipse Conspiracy
Tanypteryx writes:

How many here are planning to view the eclipse on August 21? I had originally planned to camp along the John Day River, a few miles east of the town of Spray, Oregon, but then we started hearing that 1.5 million people were expected to visit Oregon for the event. An estimated 12,000 people were expected in Spray, a dinky place, population 160. It is going to be the biggest traffic jam in the history of Oregon.

I am planning on driving to the Idaho/Oregon border (about 1 hour drive) and driving into farm country. Hopefully there will be some open farm roads to pull over and watch. The closest towns to me would be Ontario and Weiser, but they are probably going to be a mess. Some acquaintances of mine are heading up to Stanley, ID this weekend and through the eclipse, which would be a blast.


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Message 11 of 57 (817441)
08-17-2017 1:33 PM


94% coverage where I am. That's good enough.

Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.

Belief gets in the way of learning--Robert A. Heinlein

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It's not what we don't know that hurts, it's what we know that ain't so--Will Rogers

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Message 12 of 57 (817463)
08-17-2017 2:55 PM
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08-17-2017 1:33 PM


Nope
I've seen 2 total eclipses and 94 % isn't anything near the same. Neither is 99%.
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Message 13 of 57 (817501)
08-17-2017 7:27 PM
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Re: The Eclipse Conspiracy
Taq, I hope to see you around Ontario - I'm going up to see my brother in Idaho, and just coincidentally see the eclipse.
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Message 14 of 57 (817577)
08-18-2017 11:21 AM
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Re: The Eclipse Conspiracy
Coragyps writes:

Taq, I hope to see you around Ontario - I'm going up to see my brother in Idaho, and just coincidentally see the eclipse.

It's tempting to drive into Ontario, but I think I will try my luck in the outlying areas. Enjoy your time in Idaho!


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Message 15 of 57 (817592)
08-18-2017 12:36 PM


Found this xkcd cartoon that made me chuckle:


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