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Re: Betting on Planet-X

In Article <> John Latala wrote:
> On Fri, 3 Aug 2001, Chosp wrote:
>>> I don't think we need to worry about the size of the planet and
>>> it's mass. As I mentioned in my original posting I think all that
>>> counts is the physical pole reversal. In that case all we'd need
>>> then is the two dates between which we can expect our seasons
>>> to change.
>> When Nancy writes "pole shift", do you think she means a
>> magnetic pole reversal or a physical shifting of the earth
>> on its axis?  Has she clarified the issue?
> I had the impression from one of her posts that she was talking a
> physical pole shift because she mentioned something about a
> person not even being safe underground due to tectonic plate
> movement ... and then it started getting weird.

I'll detail the weird a bit, in a series of posts.  This being the fifth

    During a pole shift, there is no single line of pressure, the
    ocean as a whole is on the move because it stays behind
    while the crust moves, and thus rolls up on land onto the
    coastline being pulled under it. This is a flood tide, with
    the lip of the water being its highest point, rising like a
    silent tide endlessly on the rise, the wave rolling inland
    without a crashing back and forth, just a steady progressive
    inundation. To those at the mercy of such a flood tide, their
    first thought is to climb above the tide. Soon they are
    standing on the highest point they can reach, and still the
    water, flowing inland steadily, rises. Afloat on a boat or
    flotsam, they will be dragged inland with the flow until a
    reverse slosh begins, the water flowing back into its bed
    but in the nature of water during a slosh, overshooting this
    other side so that both sides of the ocean experience this
    flood tide, alternately, for some days until the momentum
    diminishes. When the flood tide recedes, those afloat are
    in danger of being dragged far out to sea with the flow, as
    the water will rush to its bed unevenly, more rapidly where
    it can recede the fastest.
        ZetaTalk™, Flood Tide

    Periodically during severe pole shifts, land rises or drops,
    sometimes moving under the waves. This is caused quite
    naturally by moving plates, which adjust to being squeezed
    against each other or pulled apart. Suddenly submerged
    land can be the result of either dynamic. Likewise, land
    long under the sea can suddenly pop up, presenting gasping
    and dying sea life and deep muck that eventually dries to
    form new and very fertile soil. Continents pulled apart ...
    can cause land along the perimeter to rise, as the stretch
    over the curvature of the Earth has been removed, so that
    the natural buoyancy or shape of the land can take effect. ...
    Continents pulled apart ... cause sinking land along the
    shores for several reasons:

    1. The curvature of the Earth causes the mid-point between
       continents being pulled apart to drop.

    2. There is less crust to cover the magma underneath, so
       that rips in the crust form at the weakest or lowest points.

    3. Ripped crust at the bottom of ocean rifts allows heavy
       land along the edge to lose its support, thus it can sink
       into the  magma.

    Continents squeezed together invariably find one plate or
    the other acting as the loser ... For every adjustment where
    the continents or land are being wrenched apart, there is
    a collateral squeezing of plates elsewhere. ... Where this
    squeezing causes new land to rise is where plates fracture,
    freeing a portion of a plate to act on its own. Squeezing
    can force land under, to relieve the stress, but can also pop
    land up, so that it rides above another plate. ... If the land
    is fairly flat, the overriding plate will go for a ride, with
    anything on the underlying plate scraped along or crushed
    underneath. If the land is hilly or mountainous itself, the
    hills and mountains will be compressed and crumpled,
    creating a situation where rocks and earth are flying about,
    tumbling and spewing.
        ZetaTalk™, Sinking and Rising