General discussion

When Rivers Turn Into Blood

Discussion is locked
Follow
Reply to: When Rivers Turn Into Blood
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: When Rivers Turn Into Blood
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Comments
- Collapse -
(NT) I'd hope it's iron and not cinnabar
- Collapse -
I don't see dead fish

I was thinking some sort of "red tide" organism.

Here's your idea of "cinnabar". How'd you come up with that one? Also called "China Red"

- Collapse -
Some other sites have photos of this that aren't

as vivid red as this one. The comments below your link also suggest photo enhancements. I really don't know but there are some news sites linking this to the earthquakes and who knows what those can dredge up. I mentioned cinnabar as I know it's an ore of mercury. If that is what it was, the net fisherman standing in the water might have made a poor choice. Cinnabar would probably be too heavy to be held in suspension by a lazy river so that wouldn't be probable. That guy didn't seem to be bothered so I'd suspect this isn't a new occurrence there.

- Collapse -
WE'RE ALL GONNA

well, not swim, anyway. Happy

- Collapse -
It's all them

Pinko Commies getting in the river at the same time turning the water red.

- Collapse -
(NT) Yeah, but were the Commies *pink* before they went swimming?
- Collapse -
What does the Book of Revelations of Saint John the Divine

say about rivers bursting into flames. The Cuyahoga River which runs through Cleveland did that more than once. That was one of the reasons for the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Fire seems a bit more spectacular, and counter-intuitive as in fire and water than turning orange in an unregulated industrial area.

Rob

- Collapse -
river of fire

Daniel chapter 7 mentions a river of fire. Revelation speaks of a flaming star (asteroid?) that poisons rivers with "Wormwood" so the star takes that name.

- Collapse -
The Cuyahoga fires were not anything new

They were first reported back in the days of the industrial revolution. I don't know if an exact cause was ever determined. We have oil and natural gas wells in Ohio and a fair concentration in the eastern and north-eastern areas such as where that river flows. I suppose stuff can percolate up from below and not just be produced by man.

- Collapse -
You'd be surprised where the Bible shows up.

James Baldwin wrote about the consequences of American racism in "The Fire Next Time", which got its title ultimately from Jehovah's post-flood promise: no more destruction of man by flood. As our James notes, it's fire next time. Baldwin grew up in church.

CNET Forums