Category Archives: Global Killer Asteroid Questions

CME EMP & TEOTWAWKI or… CHAMP

One of these days there will come the big grid-frying EMP caused by a CME thus bringing on TEOTWAWKI. EMPs can also be caused by a nuclear weapon. On the other hand, this is in the offing. From Boeing: CHAMP … Continue reading

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Note to parents, etc: back packs and bags with built in alarms

I saw a commercial for a type of back-pack which may be of interest to parents with children in school and even for some of you ladies and gentlemen out there. The pack, made by iSafe, has a built in … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z muses about his inner Gollum

Here is some food for thought from the The Catholic Gift Shop via the blog Acts of the Apostasy: I have to admit, there have been times when I have realized that my phone (aka The Precious) was not nearby … Continue reading

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Your yellow Sun is about to flip out!

Every 11 years your Earth’s yellow sun flips out. The Sun has an 11 cycle of building activity and then BAM its magnetic field flips places. From NASA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34gNgaME86Y&feature=player_embedded August 5, 2013: Something big is about to happen on the … Continue reading

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Catastrophically large solar flare narrowly missed the Earth two weeks ago

In 1859 the Earth was struck by a massive solar storm called the Carrington Event.  Life was not affected much at that time, because so little used electricity.  Were such a storm to strike the Earth now, however, most if … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Do I have to add details when I confess sins?

From a reader: In confessing a sin is it necessary to describe (giving some details of) the sin rather than merely indicating the name (species) of the sin? You don’t have to go into great detail, but you ought to … Continue reading

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POLL: To which super-Catholic place would you go for self-exile?

There is a fun post at Catholic Vote: Top 5 place for self-imposed exile for Catholics. I’ll send you over there in a moment. I want to mention, however, an idea that I have seen on some blogs: a “redoubt” … Continue reading

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Horrific scenario prompts another concealed carry weapon debate – POLLS

Please vote in all three polls, below. I saw on TV a report, including security camera videos, of a horrific situation. A mentally ill man takes an infant from a grocery cart seat, holds a knife to the baby’s throat … Continue reading

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Fr Z’s Kitchen: prepper food edition

I recently put on the side bar of this blog a widget with a link to some freeze-dried ready meals. Add boiling water to the package, seal, wait, eat. I ordered some. Today I got out my little stove and … Continue reading

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Omens and portents and signs! OH MY!

I’ve gotten a couple score emails today already about the fact that there was a minor earthquake centered near Castel Gandolfo, where Benedict is now resting.  It must mean something, right?!? Hey! Earthquakes happen around Rome. Always have, and always will … Continue reading

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Of TEOTWAWKI, Your Black Unconfessed Sins, and You

People sometimes think, “Oh, those poor people.  That could never happen here.” And then it does. The people in Russia who had the encounter with the bus-size exploding meteor, got up that day just like you did.   Remember that … Continue reading

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2013 Comet to be a “once in a civilization” event?

A reader alerted me to this from Scientific American: Next year’s “brightest comet in modern times” to be “once in a civilization” event As it flares out of the distant Oort Cloud, the newly discovered comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) appears … Continue reading

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The aftermath of Sandy: How are you doing?

I was pretty concerned about lots of you on the East coast of the USA when Sandy was coming. I am not following American news much at the moment, but comments suggest that some people are just getting power back … Continue reading

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An unexpected place in an unexpected place!

I have been reading another dystopian novels by James Wesley Rawles, Founders. (The first in the series is Patriots, the next is Survivors.) I was pretty surprised to read this paragraph, about a couple who wind up being part of … Continue reading

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NEW COMET! KABLAM! WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE! (Welllll? We are!)

There is a new and very bright comet out there.  Which of course means that it is the end of the world as we know it… maybe.  Maybe not.  In any event, it should be bright! And we might need … Continue reading

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