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Old 04 November 2008, 05:23 PM
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Well, the Catholic Church is down to the last Pope name.

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300 people at $300 each? There's big money in Doomsday.
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Old 11 October 2009, 04:11 PM
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Default 2012 isn't the end of the world, Mayans insist

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091011/...apocalypse2012

Apolinario Chile Pixtun is tired of being bombarded with frantic questions about the Mayan calendar supposedly "running out" on Dec. 21, 2012. After all, it's not the end of the world.

Or is it?

Definitely not, the Mayan Indian elder insists. "I came back from England last year and, man, they had me fed up with this stuff."
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Old 20 October 2009, 10:37 PM
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Well you know that on the day the world ends, the stock market will be closed, and that women and minorities will be affected most.

Dawn--right? right!--Storm
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Old 21 October 2009, 12:50 PM
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I've joined the Glorious Om Riff 2012 Facebook group. 'In short: One massive 'sonic beacon' resonating with the greatest riff ever written while this world ends.'
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Well you know that on the day the world ends, the stock market will be closed, and that women and minorities will be affected most.

Dawn--right? right!--Storm
You are correct.

I think Kanye West put it best: "Mayans hate black people."

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Old 21 October 2009, 03:41 PM
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Well, the Catholic Church is down to the last Pope name.
Well they only have one left if thats what you mean, but Benedict could live for years.

something tells me that the church will magically "find' some missing names...
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Old 10 November 2009, 05:28 PM
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Glasses 'Mayan 2012 apocalypse theory' not true, NASA says

The world is not coming to an end on December 21, 2012, NASA insisted in a rare campaign to dispel rumours fueled by the internet and a new Hollywood movie.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/s...Nasa-says.html
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Are these the same "NASA scientists" who discovered the "missing day" in time, though?
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This month's Skeptic magazine has a complete debunking of the 2012 myth by a NASA scientist. At one point, the exasperated scientist says "My desk calendar ends on December 31, 2009. Does that mean the Page-a-Day Corporation predicts the world will end on January 1?"
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Old 11 November 2009, 12:35 AM
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This month's Skeptic magazine has a complete debunking of the 2012 myth by a NASA scientist. At one point, the exasperated scientist says "My desk calendar ends on December 31, 2009. Does that mean the Page-a-Day Corporation predicts the world will end on January 1?"
That sounds like Phil Plaits brand of humor. Very valid point too.
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Old 11 November 2009, 12:58 AM
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Read This! 2012 – A Scientific Reality Check

There apparently is a great deal of interest in celestial bodies, and their locations and trajectories at the end of the calendar year 2012. Now, I for one love a good book or movie as much as the next guy. But the stuff flying around through cyberspace, TV and the movies is not based on science. There is even a fake NASA news release out there… So here is the scientific reality on the celestial happenings in the year 2012.

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/fea...s20091110.html
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Old 13 November 2009, 04:14 AM
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Icon27 '2012' hype and ancient wisdom driving fears of apocalypse

While some New Agers believe Mayans foresaw the end of the world on Dec. 21, 2012, Mayanist scholars — and Texas has more than its fair share with its proximity to Latin America — say not to worry, calling such doomsday theorists “fringe” and “non-academic.”

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/loc...pocalypse.html
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Old 14 November 2009, 01:32 AM
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I predict that once December 22, 2012 arrives, Chicken Little will once again be proved wrong, just like he was on January 1, 2000!

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Old 14 November 2009, 02:28 AM
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I predict that once December 22, 2012 arrives, Chicken Little will once again be proved wrong, just like he was on January 1, 2000!
Why do you pick on me?

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Old 14 November 2009, 02:48 AM
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Why do you pick on me?

Could be worse... Walt Kelly, in the comic strip Pogo, used "Chicken Little" as a metaphor for fascist tyranny, caricaturing Hitler (and also alluding, I think, perhaps, to Pompideu of France. The chicken was often named "The Prince of Pompadoodle," which might, or might not, have been a Pompideu reference. Kelly was a Francophile -- which is only part of the reason Mam'selle Hepzibah speaks the butchered French-accented English...)

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This month's Skeptic magazine has a complete debunking of the 2012 myth by a NASA scientist. At one point, the exasperated scientist says "My desk calendar ends on December 31, 2009. Does that mean the Page-a-Day Corporation predicts the world will end on January 1?"
Well if the Maya had bothered to attach one of those little planners (for the eon ahead) at the end of the calendar we wouldn't have this problem would we? A cosmic-cycle-to-a-page thing with maybe a few stickers to indicate forthcoming events like "Festival of Kukulcan, stock up on sacrifices!" Perhaps one of those little pockets for holding bills and notes and a section for emergency contacts too.

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Old 17 November 2009, 01:18 PM
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Was at the bookstore yesterday and saw The Complete Idiot's Guide to 2012. It was more than 2 pages long. Talk about padding...
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Old 17 November 2009, 01:43 PM
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I watched the movie "2012". If I had paid money I might want it back, lol. No outright religious fanaticism in there... some line about how "many other cultures knew this", but the initial premise of what happens is so screwy it ain't even close.
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Old 17 November 2009, 02:31 PM
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Was at the bookstore yesterday and saw The Complete Idiot's Guide to 2012. It was more than 2 pages long. Talk about padding...
I bought that book Just for a laugh! (It was very boring)
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