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Posted: 12/27/2005 6:04:18 AM EDT
Start of New Year to be delayed -- by a second


A leap second will be added into the world's clocks just before midnight to match up the clocks with the earth's rotation.

This will be the first leap second in seven years and the 23rd since 1972 when an international timekeeping agreement was signed.

Leap seconds are necessary because modern atomic clocks are extremely accurate while the earth's rotation has been slowing down because of tides.




23 leap-seconds since 1972, but 7 years since the last one??? Conspiracy???



Link Posted: 12/27/2005 6:11:15 AM EDT
Of course it is.........

In each of the years that the " leap second " has be observed, there has been a partial global shift to pull the earth closer to the sun there-by terra forming the planet into a hotter more suitable enviroment for " THOSE " who plan to inhabit / invade us in the year 2017............

NOW PUT ON YOUR TINFOIL HAT AND YOUR NOMEX DRAWERS AND HIDE .............................

NOW
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 6:12:54 AM EDT
Halliburton's monstrous tide control machine will destroy us all.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 6:14:06 AM EDT
This is due to .50 calibre rifles being banned.

All that missing recoil that used to aid the rotation of the Earth.

It's only going to get worse. Stop gun control, do it for the Earth!

Link Posted: 12/27/2005 8:28:37 AM EDT
FYI:

The slowing of the Earth's rotation is due to the Moon. Through certain tidal effects that I will describe below, the Earth is transferring its rotational energy to the moon's revolving energy, causing the Earth to slow its rotation and causing the Moon to raise its orbit around the Earth.

The Earth is mostly covered with water, which is obviously a very easily moved substance. The moon's gravitational pull is stronger on the near side of the Earth than the far side (because gravitational force decreases at the square of the distance), so the water gets pulled harder on the near side. This, of course, causes tides. As the Earth rotates, the area that the moon pulls on strongest changes. The tide moves with the moon. But water has momentum and inertia, and cannot perfectly follow the moon. It lags behind a little, causing there to be more mass on one side of the area of the moon's peak pull than the other. Since mass creates gravity, there is more gravity on that side. This pulls on the moon a bit, accelerating it. This also pulls on the Earth, slowing its rotational speed.

Interesting, eh?
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 8:30:39 AM EDT
The F/A-18 SuperHornet could fix this.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 8:34:34 AM EDT
too many roundhouse kicks.

Chuck Norris, take notice: tone it down a little.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 8:42:09 AM EDT
Eventually, won't the Earth achieve some kind of equalibrium and always point the same side toward the sun like the moon does to us? Or would that take so long the sun will be toast by then?
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 8:54:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Merrell:
Halliburton's monstrous tide control machine will destroy us all.



They even own the moon?
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 8:54:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/27/2005 8:55:55 AM EDT by CAR-10]

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:
FYI:

The slowing of the Earth's rotation is due to the Moon. Through certain tidal effects that I will describe below, the Earth is transferring its rotational energy to the moon's revolving energy, causing the Earth to slow its rotation and causing the Moon to raise its orbit around the Earth.

The Earth is mostly covered with water, which is obviously a very easily moved substance. The moon's gravitational pull is stronger on the near side of the Earth than the far side (because gravitational force decreases at the square of the distance), so the water gets pulled harder on the near side. This, of course, causes tides. As the Earth rotates, the area that the moon pulls on strongest changes. The tide moves with the moon. But water has momentum and inertia, and cannot perfectly follow the moon. It lags behind a little, causing there to be more mass on one side of the area of the moon's peak pull than the other. Since mass creates gravity, there is more gravity on that side. This pulls on the moon a bit, accelerating it. This also pulls on the Earth, slowing its rotational speed.

Interesting, eh?



The answer is obvious then: The moon must be destroyed. Perhaps then Halliburton's monstrous tide control machine will destroy itself out of self-pity.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 8:55:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gunman0:

Originally Posted By Merrell:
Halliburton's monstrous tide control machine will destroy us all.



They even own the moon?



Yes, and it's all Bush's fault.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 8:56:13 AM EDT
Is Canada blaming us for this too?
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 9:08:48 AM EDT
Like this year hasn't been long enough as it is! "they" are adding more time!h.

jb
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 10:25:18 AM EDT
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