What’s Wrong With This Video?

12 Sep

Celestial Mechanics [courtesy Google Images]

Celestial Mechanics
[courtesy Google Images]

The following video asserts that:

  1. A retired military man who’s allegedly “in the know” has warned that
  2. A comet that’s 2.5 miles wide is going to
  3. Hit the Atlantic Ocean about 200 miles offshore from Brazil and Venezuela;
  4. Somewhere between September 15th and September 28th; and,
  5. Will cause massive tsunamis that will cause horrendous damage to much of South America, the Caribbean and the Gulf and East coasts of the United States.

That’s a bunch of crap because:

  1. At the Equator, the earth rotates at about 1,000 miles per hour. If the comet were to hit 90 minutes earlier, it would land in Africa; if it hit 15 minutes later, it would land in South America.  To know precisely where the comet is going to hit (in the Atlantic, 200 miles off Brazil), we must know precisely when the comet is going to hit.
  2. The earth is orbiting the sun at the speed of 66,600 miles per hour (1,110 miles per minute; 18.5 miles per second).
  3. Comets are known to travel at speeds ranging from 26 miles per second up to 298 miles per second.
  4. To predict that a particular, 2.5 mile wide comet will strike the earth somewhere between September 15th and September 28th is irrational because, during that 13 day period, the earth will have moved almost 6 million miles in its orbit around the sun.
  5. The earth’s diameter is about 7,917 miles.  If the earth is orbiting the sun at 66,600 miles per hours and the earth is only 7,917 miles in diameter, then it follows (if I’m doing my math right) that from the moment the “leading edge” of the earth reaches a particular point in its orbit, the “trailing edge” of the earth will cross that same point a little over 7 minutes later. That means that if there’s a 2.5 mile wide comet whose orbit intersects the earth’s orbit, there’s less than a ten minute window of opportunity in an entire year for that comet to hit the earth.
  6. The only way that any mortal man can calculate when a comet is going to strike anywhere on the earth (let alone 200 miles off Brazil) is to know exactly where the earth and comet will intersect within a matter of ten minutes or less out of an entire year.  The fact that the unnamed retired military man can’t predict even the date (let alone the particular hour) of the comet’s arrival is evidence that his warning is crapola.
  7. Celestial mechanics is a fairly precise science.  Anyone who tells you that a comet, asteroid or planet is definitely going to hit the earth within a period of several weeks or even several hours doesn’t really know what he’s talking about. If his calculations are off by just a few minutes, probably even seconds, there’ll be no impact.  Some bodies in our solar system move at such incredible speeds that, in just one minute, they can move over 100,000 miles.  The earth itself has probably traveled at least 4,000 miles since you started reading this article.

Here’s the video.  It’s 11 minutes long.  It’s not really necessary to watch it, but you can if you like.  It’s like scores of similar videos that predict and/or “confirm” that the earth will be hit by a meteor, comet or even unseen planet.  However, if those predictions can’t at least name date when the impact will take place, they’re just guessing, or telling “spook” stories, or perhaps even intentionally dispersing misinformation.



Posted by on September 12, 2015 in Conspiracy theories, End Times


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31 responses to “What’s Wrong With This Video?

  1. Rex Trover

    September 12, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    Brass balls, crystal balls, no balls … what’s next ???

  2. William Keen

    September 12, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    Thanks again Al. Another example of just Clear Thinking undoing the fraud.

  3. Donna

    September 12, 2015 at 9:26 AM

    Perhaps what causes this massive explosion and tsunami to follow is not celestial in origin

  4. Damon

    September 12, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Unless, we have been lied to about how the Universe works and how far away the Sun is and how the so called planets rotate around the sun – not saying the video is telling the truth – just saying that maybe it is possible to know WHERE something will land but not know WHEN something will land if one assumes that everything we have been told by our FEARFUL LEADERS (NASA, top scientists) is a lie.. For instance, do we really have satellites orbiting earth? Those satellites that supposedly are beyond the fiery region where they burn up and instead are in a more vacuumy area where there is no temperature, except for the fact that as soon as you put on object in a vaccum that part of the vacuum is no longer a vacuum and therefore all those supposedly extremely hot sun rays, that had no effect would reflect, thus turning the satellites into 25000 degree ball of flames, unless we have also been lied to about how hot the sun is and how far away it is and how big it is. Have you ever traveled far north, say above the 60th parallel and traveled to the equator? – Does it seem reasonable that you would be traveling orders of magnitude slower at the North Pole (10s of thousands of miles per hour) than on the equator and yet you FEEL NO differing sensations other the temperature?

    • Henry

      September 12, 2015 at 4:57 PM

      There definitely are satellites in orbit. Some of them can be seen with the naked eye passing overhead right on schedule according to your location on the spherical earth.

      Other satellites are in a much higher, and therefore slower, orbit that makes them appear stationary in the sky. The presence of many of these can be confirmed by pointing a parabolic antenna at them and receiving a TV signal.

      • Truth Rules

        September 12, 2015 at 5:07 PM

        You sound like you are trying to convince yourself that you live on a round ball Earth.
        At least you are thinking, and that’s good.
        Does NASA lie.?

      • Roger

        September 12, 2015 at 8:10 PM


        The flat Earthers showed up right on cue after your earlier September Clues discussion. The timing with which Al posted an article giving them plausible entree is only a coincidence.

        The flat Earth astroturf marketing campaign – which recently launched with professional multimedia production values and “ball Earth” as a cute public-relations phrase – is trying to infiltrate the NASA-debunking community, and the truth community in general, in order to program them to self-destruct by introducing nonsensical flat Earth advocacy into their research missions.

        While it may or may not be useful to engage with these phonies, understand that everyone, them included, already knows the Earth is a sphere. Their purpose here is to spam a product, not dialogue towards truth.

      • Truth Rules

        September 13, 2015 at 7:19 AM

        Know your history:
        Where is your Proof the earth is spinning and a spherical object.?

  5. Harry

    September 12, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    Everyone KNOWS the above seven facts are TRUE. The question is: How do they KNOW what they KNOW, or think they know, is TRUE?

    • Adask

      September 12, 2015 at 12:04 PM

      They asked Colin.

      • Bart Shavitz

        September 13, 2015 at 8:00 PM

        @ What’s Wrong With This Video?
        Not a thing! It’s just that most people do not have the eyes to see & this is really sad!! :-( I’m so hurt. :-( :-( :-(

  6. palani

    September 12, 2015 at 10:53 AM

    I know for a fact that when I am erect my head is traveling faster than my feet. The roles reverse when I am doing handstands.

    • Truth Rules

      September 12, 2015 at 4:14 PM

      Ah, are a believer of a fast spinning round ball earth, stuff you were told in “school”?

  7. timmy

    September 12, 2015 at 11:37 AM

    Yeah, another full of crap internet fool. Never a shortage of them.

    If your mind is open and your constitution (personal, not legal) is strong, give this a gander; definitely some interesting ideas… (Damon et al…)

  8. timmy

    September 12, 2015 at 11:39 AM

    Lie number one…. the speed of light is constant. (ever wonder why they’re still cramming Einstein at you from every direction, to this day…?)

  9. wholy1

    September 12, 2015 at 12:27 PM

    So, is the issue only the specific when? I am more encourage by the predictors of an asteroid hit of fthe coast of England/France with the ensuing tsumani[I] to not only take out the COL but also most of the eastern coast of the USA to include NYC/Wall St, Washington D[e]C[eit] etc. If that were the case, an increasing number of the awake, relocated and preparing might welcome such a scenario!

  10. Truth Rules

    September 12, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    Perhaps the DC psychopaths are planning to drop a submerges nuke to cause a super tsunami like the one of the coast of Japan that washed away Fukashima…….Just saying.!

  11. Truth Rules

    September 12, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    Well like I commented earlier perhaps the psychopaths are planning to drop a submerged nuke like they did off the east coast of Japan, causing the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, pay back for dumping US Treasuries.?

  12. Ray O. Lite

    September 12, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    At the end of the 11 minute video, there is another video, Discovery Channel,Large Asteroid Impact simulation. If anyone wants to have a good hearty belly laugh, watch that one! HAHHAHha. We have this “Les Fuchs & ASSociates” mentality in many things today! It’s hilarious! HAHHAHha HAHHAHhahaHAHHAHhahahahahahHAHHAHHAHhahahhahHAHHAHhahahahHAHHAH! FUNNY!!

  13. Cody

    September 12, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    It’s funny how well NASA can calculate the exact date and time a space probe will impact any given planet. They use Calculus to make the determinations as to time of launch and time of impact. Is it beyond the average American science hobbyist to be able to calculate an exact date and time a celestial body would impact the Earth? The Bible gave warnings about false prophets. Why do all of the Bible students not pay attention to their own scripture?

    • Truth Rules

      September 13, 2015 at 6:40 AM

      NASA lies!

  14. timmy

    September 12, 2015 at 9:47 PM

    Some obvious facts that don’t quite add up with the model they teach us:

    Why do we always see the same side of the moon?

    Why is the moon the exact size/distance to perfectly obscure the sun in eclipses?

    Why are the moon and the sun the exact same apparent size in the sky?

    Why does the moon not reflect the sun’s light in the manner of all spheres?

    Simple logic says something’s not quite as it seems here….

    • Truth Rules

      September 13, 2015 at 6:37 AM

      Good questions, you’re thinking!
      Perhaps the Heliocentric theory is wrong.

    • Henry

      September 13, 2015 at 12:15 PM

      – “Why do we always see the same side of the moon?”

      The reason is “tidal lock”. The moon is lopsided, so the part that bulges furthest out from the moon’s center of mass gets dragged around by the earth’s gravity and always faces the earth. This is the counterpart of how the moon drags around a bulge in the earth’s oceans causing high tide.

      – “Why is the moon the exact size/distance to perfectly obscure the sun in eclipses?”

      There isn’t an official explanation for this that I know of.

      – “Why are the moon and the sun the exact same apparent size in the sky?”

      This is the same as the previous question.

      – “Why does the moon not reflect the sun’s light in the manner of all spheres?”

      It doesn’t? As far as I know, it does. All the phases of the moon look like a sphere with a distant light shining on it.

      By the way, I liked your links to the geocentricism page. This is something worth looking into, in my opinion, because there are geocentric models that predict the same observations as the heliocentric model in the most important details, namely solar system kinematics.

      On the other hand, the flat earth model is a lie that is easily debunked with simple geometry. Don’t be deceived.

      • Truth Rules

        September 13, 2015 at 12:29 PM

        If a Geocentric earth is easily disproved,…well then show me your prove, prove me wrong, please!
        You might want to do some studying on this topic first thought: Heliocentric vs Geocentric.

      • Bart Shavitz

        September 13, 2015 at 7:51 PM

        @ Thanks for chiming in, Toland. While it can seem an uphill battle against the works of the devil, the ultimate winners have God’s word on their side. Observe how the deceivers rarely if ever attempt an argument from scripture alone.

        Thanks for the link Henry. It’s one of the best, if not the best scripture link yet, i.e. for those like us who have the eyes to see. However, do you think it might be a good idea to include more scripturally oriented links for those who do not have the eyes to see, as it is obvious the vast majority do not. We need to be concerned about them as we are here to help.

  15. palani

    September 13, 2015 at 7:10 AM

    Despite what you might have been taught 6 A.M is always the time of sunrise and 6 P.M. always the time of sunset. The new day begins at sunset rather than midnight. This rule eliminates the need for an international date line. Assuming time to be a constant results in trains running on time. Railroad time is declared statutorily to be part of the sovereignty of a state. Stop giving evidence by your watch that you observe the jurisdiction of the state. Instead carry a portable sundial.

    While you are at it stop using Arabic numerals unless you choose to be Arabic.

  16. Bart Shavitz

    September 13, 2015 at 8:03 PM


  17. timmy

    September 13, 2015 at 10:06 PM

    No one is quite sure what’s what, and it’s difficult to “prove” much. But some very intelligent, educated and logical people are very aware that much of what we have been told and taught is false, illogical and in some cases, defies the laws of physics… it’s gonna get interesting.


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