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Message 1318134 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 12:55:31 UTC

Either it is stopped at T-10 and holding, or its been and I didn't notice, or it was another false alarm....
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Message 1318168 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 14:52:40 UTC

Dead sneaky these Mayans .....

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Message 1318193 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 16:16:52 UTC

The end of the world was canceled, due to a lack of credibility.

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Message 1318236 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 17:37:39 UTC

Yep, we will have to take a rain check:)
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Message 1318238 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 17:38:19 UTC - in response to Message 1318193.

The end of the world was canceled, due to a lack of credibility.

Extra time for more beer to be drunk.

*clinks glass*

Cheers! :)
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Message 1318292 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 18:35:01 UTC

Cheers:) (sipping my Jura)
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Message 1318694 - Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 7:40:28 UTC - in response to Message 1318292.

Well, I guess the Mayans were wrong! Enjoyed my scotch! :-)




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Message 1318767 - Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 12:33:49 UTC

Next appointment for the end of the world= 2028
Then a comet might hit earth, it seems...
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Message 1318819 - Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 14:23:26 UTC
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Mayan werent wrong !!!!!!

it s the people who started that. it s just the end of a cycle like when we pass from year 999 to year 1000, and will be same when in year 9999 and we will get year 10,000

it just add 1 more digit, nothing more ^^.

but...
about the comet it s not in 2036 ?
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Message 1318830 - Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 15:41:35 UTC

No, it's 2028. Watch my link in "the ancient alien guy" thread in the Cafe.
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Message 1319417 - Posted: 23 Dec 2012, 20:34:10 UTC
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i found it, nan it s 2036
but it s not a comet, it s Apophis

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/02/10/doomsday-determined-asteroid-apophis-strike-earth/
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Message 1319419 - Posted: 23 Dec 2012, 20:37:51 UTC

I guess all the scam artists who wrote and sold books about 12/21/12 will now write books about how the Mayans were misunderstood and make even more money.
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Message 1319425 - Posted: 23 Dec 2012, 21:13:24 UTC

Put it all down to the ignorance of current mankind, Bob. The Mayan descendants
found it all quite strange that we thought that the ending of the Mayan calender
meant the pending end to the world. They were getting ready to celebrate the
ending of the old calender and the beginning of the new one. They must think
us Western lot a strange bunch!!



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Message 1319439 - Posted: 23 Dec 2012, 22:09:51 UTC
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It is nice to see that everyone is still here. :)

I've always thought that these sort of theories become popular because there is something in the human psyche that want's to believe in the mystical. Be it religion, Mayan calenders, Alien visitors, vast government conspiracies or whatever. And there are always unscrupulous folks around who'll take advantage of that in order to make a few dollars.
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Message 1319467 - Posted: 24 Dec 2012, 0:09:38 UTC

Perhaps some of those who believed in this apocalypse will now have learned to apply reason to extraordinary claims; examining them with real care. If so, this incident will not have been for nought.

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Message 1319513 - Posted: 24 Dec 2012, 3:57:41 UTC

We dident get as many apocalypso`s in time gone by before the internet, now every dimwit on the planet can learn about the next way we are all gonna die instantly an panic about it publicly in front of an audiance of millions on farcebook or twits to feed their desire to panic about anything.
Before the wibly wobly web pased doom3 around the world in no time most of the disasters had happened and everyone was either dead and so dident talk about it much or read about the non event months lates in a newspaper about some bunch of nutters that got locked up for thinking we woz all already dead.

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Message 1319592 - Posted: 24 Dec 2012, 10:53:13 UTC

Life goes on...
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Message 1319610 - Posted: 24 Dec 2012, 13:10:07 UTC - in response to Message 1319467.

Perhaps some of those who believed in this apocalypse will now have learned to apply reason to extraordinary claims; examining them with real care. If so, this incident will not have been for nought.

Whatever happened to that American Apocalyptic Pastor after his non-apocalypse earlier this year?

Is he still on the scene?...


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Message 1319630 - Posted: 24 Dec 2012, 14:57:50 UTC
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I think you mean Harold Camping, head of Family Radio, of Oakland, California, a religious broadcasting network. He predicted the end of the world on October 21st, 2011, on the basis of his intricate numerical analysis of Biblical texts.
Shortly after the date passed without incident, he suffered a stroke. He was hospitalized for a time, and has since returned home. He now says his predictions were 'sinful'. He spoke about his theories frequently over the Family Radio network, before the anticipated date. He is no longer heard on the radio.
I spoke to one of Mr. Camping's followers, who lives nearby, on October 21st, 2011. He had been, and was still selling his possessions, though what he thought he'd do with the money, I don't know. He created a local stir by proposing to euthanize his pets, to spare them going through the end of the world. Television people came from San Francisco to interview him.
I pointed out to him that at that hour, world time zones being what they are, some of the world had already passed into and out of the fateful date without anything unusual happening. (Mr. Camping had predicted that the end would sweep around the world, hour by hour, as October 21st dawned.) As it turned out, this fellow was already busily reinterpreting and rationalizing Mr. Camping's prediction 'on the fly' to make it fit the facts, speculating that a delay of a few hours, or a few days might be anticipated.

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Message 1319670 - Posted: 24 Dec 2012, 18:03:02 UTC - in response to Message 1319610.

Perhaps some of those who believed in this apocalypse will now have learned to apply reason to extraordinary claims; examining them with real care. If so, this incident will not have been for nought.

Whatever happened to that American Apocalyptic Pastor after his non-apocalypse earlier this year?

Is he still on the scene?...


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Camping

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