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Countdown to the Rapture, But Which One?

We're not sure of the precise hour of the rapture so we're counting down to midnight on the 21st. Will judgement day come with fire from the sky as the righteous are lifted to heaven on the wings of angels? Or will massive earthquakes off the coast level our city, leaving no time for escape?

It's not just religious scholar and amateur mathematician Harold Camping who are predicting impending catastrophe. A man who claims to have predicted the Japanese earthquake while playing a card game says the next "big one" will strike off the coast of either California or Oregon in the next few months. He believes the quakes are caused by the secret US project HAARP. According to Wikipedia,

The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is an ionospheric research program jointly funded by the US Air Force, the US Navy, the University of Alaska and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Its purpose is to analyze the ionosphere and investigate the potential for developing ionospheric enhancement technology for radio communications and surveillance purposes. The HAARP program operates a major Arctic facility, known as the HAARP Research Station, on an Air Force owned site near Gakona, Alaska.

The most prominent instrument at the HAARP Station is the Ionospheric Research Instrument (IRI), a high power radio frequency transmitter facility operating in the high frequency (HF) band. The IRI is used to temporarily excite a limited area of the ionosphere. Other instruments, such as a VHF and a UHF radar, a fluxgate magnetometer, a digisonde and an induction magnetometer, are used to study the physical processes that occur in the excited region.

Work on the HAARP Station began in 1993. The current working IRI was completed in 2007, and its prime contractor was BAE Systems Advanced Technologies.

As of 2008, HAARP had incurred around $250 million in tax-funded construction and operating costs. HAARP has also been blamed by conspiracy theorists for a range of events, including numerous natural disasters.

The truly paranoid will be fearful of HAARP and Family Radio working in concert to mindfuck all the sane people. Meanwhile, the CDC is giving tips on how to survive a zombie apocalypse.

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