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Eastern Orthodox Church Leaders Claim Conchita Wurst Caused Floods In Balkan Peninsula

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Conchita wurstOf the many superpowers that drag queens posess - razor wit, flawless reading abilities, livers of granite - controlling the weather is not one of them. Eastern European religious leaders, however, are unaware of this fact and are blaming Conchita Wurst winning Eurovision 2014 for the floods in the Balkan Penninsula. Said Patriarch Amfilohije of Montenegro,

God sent the rains as a reminder that people should not join the wild side[...]God is thus washing Serbia of its sins.

So not only does the Almighty watch Eurovision, but the victory of an Austrian drag queen sends Him into such a tantrum that he destroys the lives of some 150,000 people in a completely unrelated country to express His dissatisfaction. That makes sense.


Pastor Blames Colorado Floods on Gays, Marijuana, and Abortion Rights: AUDIO

Colorado Pastor Kevin Swanson, in a talk with Generations Radio co-host Dave Buehner, blamed the deadly Colorado floods on "decadent homosexual activity" (offering the example of a kiss between Denver House Speaker Mark Ferrandino and his partner which appeared on the front of the Denver Post), abortion and marijuana rights, Right Wing Watch reports.

SwansonSays Swanson:

Let me ask you this: is it a coincidence that this was the worst year politically in the history of Colorado, at least if you use God’s law as a means of determining human ethics, our legislators did the worst possible things this year than I have ever witnessed in the twenty years I’ve been in Colorado. Our legislators committed homosexual acts on the front page of the Denver Post, do you remember that? So here we have the very worst year in Colorado’s year in terms of let’s kill as many babies as possible, let’s make sure we encourage as much decadent homosexual activity as possible, let’s break God’s law with impudence at every single level, at every single level let’s make sure that we offend whoever wrote the Bible, so we have the worst year possible politically in the state of Colorado and it happens to be the worst year ever in terms of flood and fire damage in Colorado’s history. That is a weird coincidence; interesting to say the least.

Swanson then goes on to also name marijuana as another cause.

Listen, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Chile's Copahue Volcano Ready To Blow Its Top: VIDEO

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The Copahue Volcano in Southeast Chile is blowing off some steam this holiday season, and Chilean authorities are concerned enough about the temperamental volcano's disposition that they've issued a red alert, though aren't going so far as to order evacuations for the area.

In a statement, Chile's Geological and Mining Service stressed that no mandatory evacuations have been ordered around the remote volcano, which lies about 280 kilometers southeast (175 miles) of Concepcion, though the closest roads to it are in Argentina.

Even though the seismic activity suggests a minor eruption, the agency decided to raise the alert level because it could not rule out a major eruption. The service warned specifically about potentially dangerous mudslides within a 15-kilometer (9.3-mile) radius of the crater.

Alto Biobio, a community about 60 kilometers (37 miles) east of Copahue, is under the heightened alert. The governor and emergency officials in Biobio province met Sunday afternoon to discuss possible scenarios, including establishing a plan in case a mass evacuation is deemed necessary.

Minor eruptions were first detected around the mountain, which last erupted in 2000, on Saturday, and the plume of gas has spread steadily over the past few days, potentially providing the region's residents with a Christmas white with ash instead of snow.

Check out some video of the volcano doing its thing AFTER THE JUMP.

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Boaters, Camera Crew Narrowly Escape Massive Mudslide in British Columbia: VIDEO

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Talk about getting out at the last minute...

SlideRecent mudslides in Johnson's Landing, British Columbia have destroyed homes and left four people missing. On Friday, a Global News film crew was in the area and narrowly escaped another one, as did a pair of boaters that were on the shore as they heard the mudslide coming.

The terrifying video, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via the daily what)

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NEWS: Ruth Davidson, The Rocking Lesbian Tory; Bill Clinton's New Book; Zombie Fish; God Hates Oklahoma

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Road She's a 32-year-old lesbian, a kickboxer, and a veteran of the Territorial Army -- and now she's the head of the Scottish Tories!

Road Happy birthday, Boy Culture! To mark the occasion, Matt Rettenmund runs down his 100-ish favorite posts from the last six years.

BoyCulture Road Joan Didion's final approach.

Road Christwire is the funniest website in the universe:

Hell hath no spitfire like a lisping gay scorned, so it’s no surprise today to see legions of gays angrily sassafrasshing and sashaying all around their demigod Joe My God in heated fury and trying to scratch the skin off GOP Presidential Candidate Herman Cain.

Road Radical Islamists kill 100 in Nigeria.

Road Oklahoma: 10 earthquakes in 1 day.

Road Qur'anic polygamy in theory and practice.

Road Rick Santorum:

The economy is inextricably linked to the moral fabric of this country, and we can’t have a real solution-based conversation about fixing the economic problems in this country without faith and family being a large part of that conversation. [Right, Rick. Because the more pious your nation is, the richer it is!] IrishWallStreet

Road The Atlantic Wire on Bill Clinton: "The former president is so fed up with the current one's inability to sell his economic message, he wrote a book to do it for him."

Road Sleeping your way to the top of the food chain.

Road See zombie fish! Donate to zombie research!

Road Adam Lambert: looks very well scrubbed.

Road "An Irishman abroad's view of the Wall Street Shenanigans" -- watch AFTER THE JUMP ...

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NEWS: Herman Cain's Devolving Views, The Quake, The Islamists, And A Big, Hairy Gubernatorial Candidate

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Road Herman Cain now supports federal marriage ban ...

Road ... and did you know he came to Washington as a lobbyist?

Mr. Cain ran the National Restaurant Association, a once-sleepy trade group that he transformed into a lobbying powerhouse. He allied himself closely with cigarette makers fighting restaurant smoking bans, spoke out against lowering blood-alcohol limits as a way to prevent drunken driving, fought an increase in the minimum wage and opposed a patients’ bill of rights — all in keeping with the interests of the industry he represented.

Road Up-to-the-minute reporting on the Turkish quake.

Road Koch-brothers fund study that proves global warming is ... real!

Road Rick Perry's weird love affair: Man, son, daughter, and arsenal.  

"I wish my son and my daughter were here with us today,” he said. "They would truly enjoy this, but from my perspective that’s part of America is walking across that hillside with one of your children hunting whatever it might be ... "

Road Awesome story on Haruki Murakami and his massive new book, 1Q84.

RupertBoneham Road Survivor's Rupert Boneham will run for the governorship of Indiana.

Road Dlisted covers the monarchy with appropriate subtlety and tact: Michael K on the romantic misadventures of "Prince Hot Ginge."

Road More context on Libyan religious craziness.

Road The USA isn't doomed! According to the Telegraph, "The 21st Century may be American after all." That is, if we're willing to frack.

Road Home release deets for Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, Part II.

Road P.Z. Myers and Lavender ponder the friendly relations between atheists and LGBTs.

Road Also: There is no such thing as pink.

 


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