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"Thouusands will lose their eyesight tomorrow" - wow, you may want to read this about the eclipse

 
Bobby O' Bill
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"Thouusands will lose their eyesight tomorrow" - wow, you may want to read this about the eclipse
[link to www.zerohedge.com]

If Zero's right, America will have a large swath of screaming families as total lifelong blindness occurs due to ignorance about tomorrow's eclipse. This article is not the routine advice.
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08/21/2017 12:14 AM
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Re: "Thouusands will lose their eyesight tomorrow" - wow, you may want to read this about the eclipse
I wasn't planning on looking at it any way.

I'm bugged out in the mobile command unit with the day off tomorrow reading the Doomsday Survival guide and eating summer sausage with my tactical knife.
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Re: "Thouusands will lose their eyesight tomorrow" - wow, you may want to read this about the eclipse
can't wait. I sell walking aids for the blind!
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08/21/2017 12:17 AM
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Re: "Thouusands will lose their eyesight tomorrow" - wow, you may want to read this about the eclipse
People aren't very smart anymore.

So probably.
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Re: "Thouusands will lose their eyesight tomorrow" - wow, you may want to read this about the eclipse
I'm in Arizona and will watch it online with my dark glasses. Got the kids tied up in the closet, so no problems there.
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Re: "Thouusands will lose their eyesight tomorrow" - wow, you may want to read this about the eclipse
Don't we have a nice big sunspot facing us right now? Hopefully the sun won't react to the moon like it does to comets.
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08/21/2017 12:20 AM
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Re: "Thouusands will lose their eyesight tomorrow" - wow, you may want to read this about the eclipse
I wasn't planning on looking at it any way.

I'm bugged out in the mobile command unit with the day off tomorrow reading the Doomsday Survival guide and eating summer sausage with my tactical knife.
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BAHAHAHA!!!
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08/21/2017 12:24 AM
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Re: "Thouusands will lose their eyesight tomorrow" - wow, you may want to read this about the eclipse
[link to www.zerohedge.com]

If Zero's right, America will have a large swath of screaming families as total lifelong blindness occurs due to ignorance about tomorrow's eclipse. This article is not the routine advice.
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Grandma told me that if I played with my wee wee I would go blind also.
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I wasn't planning on looking at it any way.

I'm bugged out in the mobile command unit with the day off tomorrow reading the Doomsday Survival guide and eating summer sausage with my tactical knife.
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chuckle A TRUE GLPer!
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or let the fish in the sea inform you." - Job 12:7,8

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can't wait. I sell walking aids for the blind!
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Bullish!
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08/21/2017 12:36 AM
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Re: "Thouusands will lose their eyesight tomorrow" - wow, you may want to read this about the eclipse
I really don't understand this: If you went to look at the sun normally, you would have to try really fucking hard to stare at it long enough to cause permanent damage. It's very unpleasant.

So if the obscured sun is still bright enough to cause permanent damage just like the unobscured sun would, wouldn't it still be giving off uncomfortable levels of light when stared at directly?

Is it very easy to look at an eclipse for a long time without realizing you're causing damage? Or is it still uncomfortably bright and people are just stubbornly staring at it despite the pain?

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08/21/2017 12:40 AM
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It takes a special kind of stupid to stare at the blinding sun.

he same folks that go blind tomorrow are the ones that call the E.R. to verify if they really have a headache or not.
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08/21/2017 12:47 AM
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Re: "Thouusands will lose their eyesight tomorrow" - wow, you may want to read this about the eclipse
I really don't understand this: If you went to look at the sun normally, you would have to try really fucking hard to stare at it long enough to cause permanent damage. It's very unpleasant.

So if the obscured sun is still bright enough to cause permanent damage just like the unobscured sun would, wouldn't it still be giving off uncomfortable levels of light when stared at directly?

Is it very easy to look at an eclipse for a long time without realizing you're causing damage? Or is it still uncomfortably bright and people are just stubbornly staring at it despite the pain?
 Quoting: KonspiracyKitty


What I read was that when a person is looking at the eclipse when the sun is obscured, they're not squinting because it doesn't look bright. Then when the sun peeks out on the side, your wide open eye gets a burst of light and UV rays, which then damages your retina. And you don't notice the damage right away, it creeps up on you over the following days and weeks.

I also heard that damage can occur when staring for 2 minutes, so even some of the glasses have a warning that says don't look for longer then 2-minutes with the glasses ON. The ceritificatiom agency made a statement that, hypothetically, you are supposed to be able to wear the glasses indefinitely, but some of them still put this warning as an extra safety precaution.

My husband knows of a person who damaged their eyes looking at an eclipse as a child, and he told me that this guy not only lost a lot of his vision, but he has constant pain in his eye every day, even as an adult.

Be safe folks!
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Re: "Thouusands will lose their eyesight tomorrow" - wow, you may want to read this about the eclipse
Saw it in 83 and looked at it a lot. Near perfect vision to this day.
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08/21/2017 12:52 AM
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Re: "Thouusands will lose their eyesight tomorrow" - wow, you may want to read this about the eclipse
the first reports will come in from Oregon by midday. Hopefully, thepeople in Kentucky and Carolina will be watching the news when hundreds or thousands of kids have gone blind for life. According to Zero Hedge. I've never read any historical stuff about large numbers of people going blind during eclipses, but now you got 70 million people in the U.S. grouped along the eclipse path.
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Re: "Thouusands will lose their eyesight tomorrow" - wow, you may want to read this about the eclipse
Theoretically I should be able to stare right at it since it begins at sunrise in Hawaii. But, that would mean getting up before dawn and heading to the other side of the island. Not happening. yawn
“If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace

"But ask the animals, and they will teach you,
or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
or let the fish in the sea inform you." - Job 12:7,8

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - Hunter S. Thompson



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Re: "Thouusands will lose their eyesight tomorrow" - wow, you may want to read this about the eclipse
the first reports will come in from Oregon by midday. Hopefully, thepeople in Kentucky and Carolina will be watching the news when hundreds or thousands of kids have gone blind for life. According to Zero Hedge. I've never read any historical stuff about large numbers of people going blind during eclipses, but now you got 70 million people in the U.S. grouped along the eclipse path.
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The blindness doesn't happen right away, the damage becomes more evident over the following days and weeks.
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Re: "Thouusands will lose their eyesight tomorrow" - wow, you may want to read this about the eclipse
the first reports will come in from Oregon by midday. Hopefully, thepeople in Kentucky and Carolina will be watching the news when hundreds or thousands of kids have gone blind for life. According to Zero Hedge. I've never read any historical stuff about large numbers of people going blind during eclipses, but now you got 70 million people in the U.S. grouped along the eclipse path.
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|Hopefully we'll end up with some blind liberals who won't vote by mail cause they can't see.
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Re: "Thouusands will lose their eyesight tomorrow" - wow, you may want to read this about the eclipse
I saw it in 83, a partial, blind eye, no problems. They locked us in the school, but that was at a time close to the highest point. I'd already looked a few times.

Was nearsighted before, but my vision only got better through the years.

Then I met HRM, a solar gazing yogi breatherian, and I started solar gazing. My vision actually improved a good bit and I got weaker glasess. Of course, I never did it at 2-3PM only at sunup and sundown.

When staring at the sun, it will either be painful or not. If it is, don't freaking do it.

If it is an ice beautiful yellow or red ball and I could look at it with no pain or watering, I would star at it until it went down or I couldn't.

I have hours of sungazing time on the books, with no eye protection, but I'm telling you 2-3pm is not a good time to do it.

I used candles and picture frames to make solar viewers. Just cover the picture frame glass with lamp black.

During totality, you don't need the glasses. Just before and after it, it's the ground that's so amazing to me.
I love the way it ripples, and the light through the trees makes little crescents on the ground.

Once, I tried a midday sungaze; maybe 4pm? I did get a burn in spot. It went away in a few hours, because luckily I did look away at first sign of tearing/pain. If you get one, you screwed up. You will see the bright spot or a bright green spot even when you shut your eyes! I'm very lucky that it wasn't a problem for me.

Just be careful. Grab a picture frame and a candle to coat it with soot, or make a viewer. You can use welding glasses too if you have them.

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