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Message 1285435 - Posted: 19 Sep 2012, 10:38:39 UTC

I will only believe in Doomsday when I see it, simple as that.
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Message 1285439 - Posted: 19 Sep 2012, 10:41:16 UTC

I got an appointment during April next year in the Yorkshire Dales. So, I will be attending, unless ....

So have I and I shall be dead annoyed if I don't make it !!

(Ooooh is that tempting fate ?)

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Message 1301344 - Posted: 2 Nov 2012, 18:13:32 UTC
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What will happen on December 21st 2012?
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Message 1301350 - Posted: 2 Nov 2012, 18:18:57 UTC - in response to Message 1301345.

What will happen on December 21st 1012?

Nothing, dear.

It's all a myth.


The Mayans just run out of stones.......



I know Mark, I know. Interesting video though...
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Message 1301377 - Posted: 2 Nov 2012, 19:44:26 UTC
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I have an appointment to see Star Wars 7, 8 and 9, Disney won't allow this Doomsday thing to get in their way...
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Message 1301384 - Posted: 2 Nov 2012, 20:06:08 UTC

Isn't it just amazing that people spent time and money making that video. That amount could have been donated to charity and done some real good work.

What the realists amongst us have to really do, is take down the details of these idiots who think the world is going to end, and make sure that we fully publicly ridicule them afterwards. It's all they deserve. Lets hurry up and build a starship so that we can ship the lot of 'em out into space and get rid of them.

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Message 1301388 - Posted: 2 Nov 2012, 20:12:53 UTC - in response to Message 1301384.
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Isn't it just amazing that people spent time and money making that video. That amount could have been donated to charity and done some real good work.

What the realists amongst us have to really do, is take down the details of these idiots who think the world is going to end, and make sure that we fully publicly ridicule them afterwards. It's all they deserve. Lets hurry up and build a starship so that we can ship the lot of 'em out into space and get rid of them.


I believe Science is looking for an Earth type planet for an eventual colonization effort, of course it might be a one way trip...
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Message 1301540 - Posted: 3 Nov 2012, 3:00:31 UTC - in response to Message 1283544.

Julie is buying me a beer in 2013.

End of story :-))


You bet:))



I'm not that cheap, I'LL buy.

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Message 1302002 - Posted: 4 Nov 2012, 9:04:47 UTC

Why worry about the end of the Mayan calendar when our calendar "ends" every 365 days or so.

All the Mayan calendar needed was another digit.

Besides, when those Mayans were talking about it -- IF they were talking about it -- they all probably said . . .

"Well, I won't be alive then so why should I care if those people don't know what day it is?"

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Message 1302006 - Posted: 4 Nov 2012, 9:14:32 UTC

I agree with you Steve, its a bit like the fuss over "millennium end" we had a few years back. Or you could treat it as another excuse for a good party (already discussed in another, similar thread) - I'll see you on the 22nd December 2012
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Message 1302013 - Posted: 4 Nov 2012, 9:30:24 UTC
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Millennium Falcon...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&v=IeCiRhalN1E&NR=1

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Message 1302018 - Posted: 4 Nov 2012, 9:34:41 UTC

Julie is buying me a beer in 2013.

End of story :-))

You bet:))

I'm not that cheap, I'LL buy.

That's two lined up, any more? :-)


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Message 1302064 - Posted: 4 Nov 2012, 12:59:41 UTC

I am considering just becoming a zombie for that day, just in case ;)

Seriously the Mayan texts refer to it as the "end of the age". It does not specify what the next age would bring, but of course our society is much more comfortable with "The world ends! Film at 11!")
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Message 1302078 - Posted: 4 Nov 2012, 14:16:05 UTC - in response to Message 1302064.
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I am considering just becoming a zombie for that day, just in case ;)

Seriously the Mayan texts refer to it as the "end of the age". It does not specify what the next age would bring, but of course our society is much more comfortable with "The world ends! Film at 11!")

This all reminds Me of that guy who proclaimed that the world was going to end on a certain date, then the date came around and We're all still here, then the guy reset the date and the date passed once again, then the guy did it again, in short the guy was crying wolf and there was no wolf or at least that's all that this appears to be, some like to get all hot and bothered over some fallen civilizations calender that just happens to end on a certain date in our calender, if it wasn't for My OA I'd go back to bed.

note: Fallen civilizations don't make new extensions to their calenders, that's why their calenders have an end.
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Message 1302107 - Posted: 4 Nov 2012, 15:10:35 UTC - in response to Message 1283195.

I don't believe the world will end then. According to Rudolf Steiner, the consciousness of human kind will change around that time, and that's something I do(want to)believe.


Steiner! Are you a Waldorf kid or teacher?

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Message 1302109 - Posted: 4 Nov 2012, 15:13:01 UTC

Misinterpretation of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar is the basis for a popular belief that a cataclysm will take place on December 21, 2012. December 21, 2012 is simply the day that the calendar will go to the next b'ak'tun, at Long Count 13.0.0.0.0. The date on which the calendar will go to the next piktun (a complete series of 20 b'ak'tuns), at Long Count 1.0.0.0.0.0, will be on October 13, 4772.

Sandra Noble, executive director of the Mesoamerican research organization Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc.(FAMSI), notes that "for the ancient Maya, it was a huge celebration to make it to the end of a whole cycle". She considers the portrayal of December 2012 as a doomsday or cosmic-shift event to be "a complete fabrication and a chance for a lot of people to cash in."


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Message 1302160 - Posted: 4 Nov 2012, 17:03:09 UTC - in response to Message 1302109.

Misinterpretation of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar is the basis for a popular belief that a cataclysm will take place on December 21, 2012. December 21, 2012 is simply the day that the calendar will go to the next b'ak'tun, at Long Count 13.0.0.0.0. The date on which the calendar will go to the next piktun (a complete series of 20 b'ak'tuns), at Long Count 1.0.0.0.0.0, will be on October 13, 4772.

Sandra Noble, executive director of the Mesoamerican research organization Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc.(FAMSI), notes that "for the ancient Maya, it was a huge celebration to make it to the end of a whole cycle". She considers the portrayal of December 2012 as a doomsday or cosmic-shift event to be "a complete fabrication and a chance for a lot of people to cash in."




Interesting that every level in that counting system is 20 times the previous level (like our powers of ten) except for the "tun" which is 18 times the previous.

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