Why are they hiding the poles?

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Why are they hiding the poles?

#1 Post by J Miller » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:04 pm

This may seem trivial to some, but it's been bugging me for years.

Why do the map makers, globes, Google maps all hide the north and south pole?

If you look at a flat world map, the ones that look like they cut a globe into slices and laid it flat, the polar areas are never shown.
If f you look at a globe the poles are exactly where the axle is and there is always a large degree wheel there obscuring a big chunk of the polar areas.
I've spent hours trying to find the north and south pole on Google maps without success.

So what are they hiding? Santa Clause's house? Or does the earth really have an axle through it with a degree wheel at both poles? That wouldn't surprise me one bit.

Has anyone ever seen a map or a globe that shows the poles? If so can you point me to it. I'm tired of being bugged by this.

Thanks.

Oh wait ... maybe the earth really is flat and there are no poles :shock:

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Re: Why are they hiding the poles?

#2 Post by Grizz » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:34 pm

I think you nailed it, and here's the evidence:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news ... le-8019446

video seemed slow to load, wait for it . . . :)

J Miller wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:04 pm
This may seem trivial to some, but it's been bugging me for years.

Why do the map makers, globes, Google maps all hide the north and south pole?

If you look at a flat world map, the ones that look like they cut a globe into slices and laid it flat, the polar areas are never shown.
If f you look at a globe the poles are exactly where the axle is and there is always a large degree wheel there obscuring a big chunk of the polar areas.
I've spent hours trying to find the north and south pole on Google maps without success.

So what are they hiding? Santa Clause's house? Or does the earth really have an axle through it with a degree wheel at both poles? That wouldn't surprise me one bit.

Has anyone ever seen a map or a globe that shows the poles? If so can you point me to it. I'm tired of being bugged by this.

Thanks.

Oh wait ... maybe the earth really is flat and there are no poles :shock:

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Re: Why are they hiding the poles?

#3 Post by J Miller » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:16 pm

Grizz,

That was interesting. I wonder if someone could actually pass into the hole and go into the inner earth?
If that were true that would be fascinating.

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Re: Why are they hiding the poles?

#4 Post by piller » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:51 pm

It isn't the Poles. It is the Czechs and the Moldavians.
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Re: Why are they hiding the poles?

#5 Post by Grizz » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:51 am

piller wrote:
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It isn't the Poles. It is the Czechs and the Moldavians.
Yeah but at least when you go to a baseball game in Moldavia you don't have to sit behind a pole . . . ,

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Re: Why are they hiding the poles?

#6 Post by Grizz » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:53 am

Joe, aren't there some spagetti expedition movies about that?

it would be very fascinating, hope we can carry our firearms with us

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Re: Why are they hiding the poles?

#7 Post by FWiedner » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:03 am

It's a part of the global elitist plot to dumb down the little people.

The poles are only for scientists and the military. And Richard Branson.

:idea:
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Re: Why are they hiding the poles?

#8 Post by 2ndovc » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:44 am

FWiedner wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:03 am
It's a part of the global elitist plot to dumb down the little people.

The poles are only for scientists and the military. And Richard Branson.

:idea:
HA! :D

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Re: Why are they hiding the poles?

#9 Post by J Miller » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:17 am

I was discussing this with my wife last night and we decided that these holes at the poles are where the old Vikings and other sailors fell into and vanished. Also the legends of the sea monsters came from the occasional inner earth ocean critter that made it's way to our side for a visit.

So there must be people there, probably Vikings po'd cos they can't find any body else to raid and pillage, so I think we should mount two expeditions. One from the North, one from the south and work on meeting in the middle.
We could even record it for YouTube vlogs and get the Patreon folks to bank roll us :wink: :lol: .

As far as guns we could make this a Leverguns sponsored trip and bring what we got. :mrgreen: I think between those of us adventurous enough to go we can cover what ever comes our way. Unless there be dynosoars and maybe even them too.

This sounds like fun.

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Re: Why are they hiding the poles?

#10 Post by ywaltzucanrknrl » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:05 am

Interesting. I work with maps every day for my job and I've never even thought about this. I don't work in areas near the poles. We do get pole reversal every so many million years and magnetic vs true does change, so maybe it's a moving target to pun a phrase...and they can't hit it.....HA!

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Re: Why are they hiding the poles?

#11 Post by J Miller » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:14 am

ywaltzucanrknrl wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:05 am
Interesting. I work with maps every day for my job and I've never even thought about this. I don't work in areas near the poles. We do get pole reversal every so many million years and magnetic vs true does change, so maybe it's a moving target to pun a phrase...and they can't hit it.....HA!
:lol: :lol: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Why are they hiding the poles?

#12 Post by GunnyMack » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:19 am

I agree with JMiller BUT I'm 99.999995% sure it would be a 1 whay trip- from either end of the earth.
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Re: Why are they hiding the poles?

#13 Post by Sixgun » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:44 am

I always thought good ole Joe Stalin was the one hiding the poles.

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Re: Why are they hiding the poles?

#14 Post by BlaineG » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:53 am

:idea: NASCAR is always talking about Pole Positions....
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Re: Why are they hiding the poles?

#15 Post by Gobblerforge » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:55 am

ywaltzucanrknrl wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:05 am
Interesting. I work with maps every day for my job and I've never even thought about this. I don't work in areas near the poles. We do get pole reversal every so many million years and magnetic vs true does change, so maybe it's a moving target to pun a phrase...and they can't hit it.....HA!
I'm not sure if it's due to pole reversal or what but I have two compasses that now point south.
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Re: Why are they hiding the poles?

#16 Post by marlinman93 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:11 pm

The holes are for mounting your globe when you have them on your table. Without the holes the globe would just roll around on the table and fall off.
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Re: Why are they hiding the poles?

#17 Post by Pisgah » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:18 pm

Since when are the Poles being hidden? Go here and you can look at the Poles all day...

https://worldcam.eu/webcams/poland

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Re: Why are they hiding the poles?

#18 Post by Merle » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:13 pm

mostly because there are two poles - the center of rotation - and the magnetic pole.

and they both slowly drift around as the Earth wobbles on its axis..... :roll:
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Re: Why are they hiding the poles?

#19 Post by J Miller » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:16 pm

The earth wobbles????? :o I thought it was me that was dizzy ... wow.


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Re: Why are they hiding the poles?

#20 Post by Ji in Hawaii » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:04 pm

My maps show neither Poles nor Russians...
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Re: Why are they hiding the poles?

#21 Post by Larkbill » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:07 pm

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Re: Why are they hiding the poles?

#22 Post by Malamute » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:57 pm

There was a documentary about this a couple years ago, I havent seen it yet.

Theres a part two coming also.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKPwtDjzJMI
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Re: Why are they hiding the poles?

#23 Post by J Miller » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:24 am

Malamute wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:57 pm
There was a documentary about this a couple years ago, I havent seen it yet.

Theres a part two coming also.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKPwtDjzJMI

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Re: Why are they hiding the poles?

#24 Post by Pete44ru » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:39 pm

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The poles are there - but the red spiral stripes have faded over the eons, effectively blending the pole with the white snow - IOW, camoed. :roll:

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