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Rick Woods
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Re: End of the World new [Re: idealistic]
      #5571244 - 12/14/12 06:05 PM

Be sure to stress the importance of sending you large amounts of money to ensure their safety.

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mich_al
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Re: End of the World new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5571283 - 12/14/12 06:23 PM

Odd thing is that OUR calendar ends on 12-31-12 and no one seems to be concerned about that!

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Mister T
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Re: End of the World new [Re: mich_al]
      #5571603 - 12/14/12 09:35 PM

Archaeologists announced today that they have discovered an ancient Mayan mall with a 2013 calendar store.

the puppy and penguin ones are especially cute!!


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Jason H.
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Re: End of the World new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5571790 - 12/14/12 11:41 PM

Sorry you missed it Rick, at least a couple of times.

List of dates predicted for apocalyptic events


Jason H.


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Starman1
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Re: End of the World new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5571811 - 12/15/12 12:05 AM

Well, it's a race against time.
In about 5 billion years, the red giant sun will engulf the Earth and vaporize the planet.
At nearly the same time, however, the Moon will finally leave the gravitational influence of the Earth and become an independent planet orbiting the sun. Alas, it will be in nearly the same orbit as the Earth, so after a few orbits....Blam! Impact with the Earth!
But which will come first? Can't say.

It's all moot to us here on Earth, though. Some time between 800 million and 1200 million years from now the gradually-getting-hotter sun will raise the temperature of the surface of the Earth above the boiling point of water and the only life left on Earth will be the bacteria deep in the Earth in the interstices between rock particles.
We are 3.5 billion years through a 4.5 billion year history of life on Earth.

Though an asteroid might hit the Earth and raise havoc, it won't extinguish all life on Earth--maybe just all life larger than dogs and cats.

All rather prosaic endings compared to the Mayan calendar thing. I seem to recall a short story by Isaac Asimov called "The Nine Billion Names of God". Now that was a zen ending.


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StarWars
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Re: End of the World new [Re: Starman1]
      #5571839 - 12/15/12 12:29 AM




The Mayans had Carpal Tunnel and couldn't finish the Calendar....


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Rick Woods
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Re: End of the World new [Re: Starman1]
      #5571852 - 12/15/12 12:39 AM

Quote:

Well, it's a race against time.
In about 5 billion years, the red giant sun will engulf the Earth and vaporize the planet.
At nearly the same time, however, the Moon will finally leave the gravitational influence of the Earth and become an independent planet orbiting the sun. Alas, it will be in nearly the same orbit as the Earth, so after a few orbits....Blam! Impact with the Earth!
But which will come first? Can't say.

It's all moot to us here on Earth, though. Some time between 800 million and 1200 million years from now the gradually-getting-hotter sun will raise the temperature of the surface of the Earth above the boiling point of water and the only life left on Earth will be the bacteria deep in the Earth in the interstices between rock particles.
We are 3.5 billion years through a 4.5 billion year history of life on Earth.

Though an asteroid might hit the Earth and raise havoc, it won't extinguish all life on Earth--maybe just all life larger than dogs and cats.

All rather prosaic endings compared to the Mayan calendar thing. I seem to recall a short story by Isaac Asimov called "The Nine Billion Names of God". Now that was a zen ending.




That was an Arthur C. Clark story. (I miss Arthur C!)

None of those other endings matter, though, as by that time we will have evolved into a super-intelligent, toga-wearing race of people with bald, butt-shaped heads, and will have moved to another dimension. The galaxy is full of them. Toga manufacturing is the interstellar trade item to be involved in.

For more information contact Beebelbrox Enterprises, Kakrafoon IV.


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Kaelin
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Re: End of the World new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5571931 - 12/15/12 01:56 AM

Just looked again at a copy of the Dresden Codex online. Right there, down in the corner, is a reference to the end of the Mayan calendar.

From the Mayan, it translates as "fiscal cliff."


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Starman1
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Re: End of the World new [Re: Kaelin]
      #5572335 - 12/15/12 10:46 AM

Quote:

Just looked again at a copy of the Dresden Codex online. Right there, down in the corner, is a reference to the end of the Mayan calendar.

From the Mayan, it translates as "fiscal cliff."





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Re: End of the World new [Re: Starman1]
      #5574064 - 12/16/12 12:04 PM

Well, just checked with ups and my new mount will be here in time for us all to die, should make go photo op!

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Jarad
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Re: End of the World new [Re: ottovonrotton]
      #5574492 - 12/16/12 04:59 PM

Sounds like a good marketing slogan:
"We absolutely guarantee your package will arrive before the end of the world!"

Jarad


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Mister T
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Re: End of the World new [Re: ottovonrotton]
      #5575225 - 12/17/12 06:12 AM

Quote:

Well, just checked with ups and my new mount will be here in time for us all to die, should make go photo op!




if you get it set up in time you may get some impressive images of the event


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StarWars
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Re: End of the World new [Re: Mister T]
      #5575482 - 12/17/12 10:25 AM





Pack your things the World ends every day at 12:00 am .....




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Moondoggy
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Re: End of the World new [Re: StarWars]
      #5576054 - 12/17/12 05:06 PM

I wonder how much money has been spent from people to buy books,vids,extra on this subject ?
I will be watching "Coast To Coast" for updates and a countdown clock. I think I will go out and buy Mexican,Chinese,American and Italian food. Not sure what to drink..
Maybe some variety of music on the playlist.
Whats yall's plans ?


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Re: End of the World new [Re: StarWars]
      #5576056 - 12/17/12 05:07 PM

get your "I Survived the End of the World" T-shirts now..

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Pess
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Re: End of the World new [Re: scopethis]
      #5576069 - 12/17/12 05:16 PM

Quote:

get your "I Survived the End of the World" T-shirts now..





Pesse (Will you discount them around midnight?) Mist


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Re: End of the World new [Re: Pess]
      #5576100 - 12/17/12 05:36 PM

LOL!
"My Parents Survived the End of the World and All I Got was this Lousy T-Shirt!"


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Re: End of the World new [Re: shawnhar]
      #5576219 - 12/17/12 06:41 PM

It all starts with Yellowstone blowing its top then California falls into the pacific....I am looking for a Russian with a really big jet.

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StarWars
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Re: End of the World new [Re: mistyridge]
      #5576630 - 12/17/12 11:37 PM


This End of the World Gig had better go off without a hitch. I spent a fortune on Harp lessons..


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Re: End of the World new [Re: StarWars]
      #5576760 - 12/18/12 02:22 AM

http://randomfunnypicture.com/funny-pictures-cartoon/the-truth-behind-the-may...

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