Dec 302008

Seems something is bubbling under Yellowstone:

According to the AP:

Yellowstone National Park was jostled by a host of small earthquakes for a third straight day Monday, and scientists watched closely to see whether the more than 250 tremors were a sign of something bigger to come. Swarms of small earthquakes happen frequently in Yellowstone, but it’s very unusual for so many earthquakes to happen over several days, said Robert Smith, a professor of geophysics at the University of Utah.

“They’re certainly not normal,” Smith said. “We haven’t had earthquakes in this energy or extent in many years.”

For those who don’t know why geological activity in the Yellowstone region might be newsworthy, here’s a hint:

If the Yellowstone supervolcano goes off again, it’ll not only trash the US by dumping potentially several *meters* of ash on the breadbasket… it’ll trash the planet. It’ll set off a “nuclear winter” which will do a dandy job of reversing global warming, and fill the entire atmosphere with a fine mist of silicate dust which will not only cause lung damage on a panetary scale, it’ll also mess up internal combustion engines and turbojets. Retards around the world will go buggo, convinced that this is the wrath of Allah smiting down upon the Great Satan; little realizing that they will soon be thrust into an economic collapse and famine the likes of which they’ve never contemplated. And, while ash makes a mess of airbreathing engines, it doesn’t do jack to stop ICBMs or SLBMs.


 Posted by at 12:40 pm
  • Doug

    Well If North Dakota is blanketed in a couple of feet of ash they’ll be doing some digging before they can open the silo doors.

  • admin

    Since the silos in North Dakota have to work during the very worst blizzard and ice storms that North Dakota can come up with, I suspect a few feet of ash might not be that big of a deal for them.

  • Madoc

    Ash “snowing” atop the silo doors?

    No problem!

    Shoveling all that ash off will give them Coneheads something to whilst whiling away the hours awaiting for that key turning go code…

    That much ash up in the atmosphere would be a bit of bother though. Then again, since all that airborne particulate would make using some sort of breathing mask a good idea perhaps all those “gas mask fetishists” could then come out of the closet in style!


  • Pat Flannery

    The way our country’s luck has been running lately, I can almost picture that happening.
    Followed by a plague of frogs… you know, French Canadians.
    BTW, up here in North Dakota they would be doing some digging right now, as we are buried in snow at the moment.
    Seriously, the silo doors will open just fine even with lots of snow or ash on them. About the only thing they ever had trouble with was ice on the rails that the giant hatch slides to the side on, and they fixed that via ice scrappers on the hatch itself.
    We are now down to 150 Minuteman III missiles in the state, each topped with a single MX warhead instead of the original 3 MIRV warheads.
    The total Minuteman force is now 450 nationwide – 150 here, 150 in Montana, and 150 in Wyoming.

  • I currently live in Utah…judging from the map, the entire state is going to be covered. I wonder how easy it’ll be for me to get to my parents house in Norther Idaho! The reprocussions of this kind of explosion seem pretty intense. I guess we’ll just hope it doesn’t happen!

  • Courtney

    Well, you guys obviously dot realize that this ash can blind you, it can get into your lungs and kill you. ha, you fools, your not going to be able to shovel up this shit and just go on with your life. your going to die.

  • admin

    Madam, we are *all* going to die.