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Moondoggy
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Re: End of the World new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5576789 - 12/18/12 03:37 AM



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Re: End of the World new [Re: Moondoggy]
      #5577050 - 12/18/12 10:18 AM

This is so much fun we should have an end of the world every year!

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Re: End of the World new [Re: llanitedave]
      #5577080 - 12/18/12 10:38 AM

Seems like we have been for the last several....

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Re: End of the World new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5577681 - 12/18/12 06:06 PM

Pesse (I just made a cash bet with someone that the Mayans were wrong.....I win either way) Mist

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Re: End of the World new [Re: Pess]
      #5578011 - 12/18/12 10:13 PM

I was thinking that maybe I'd just buy ripe bananas on the 20th rather than my usual green...

Edited by Shadowalker (12/18/12 10:13 PM)


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Re: End of the World new [Re: Shadowalker]
      #5578234 - 12/19/12 12:45 AM

No Worries. Link

Edited by TL2101 (12/19/12 01:10 AM)


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Re: End of the World new [Re: TL2101]
      #5578654 - 12/19/12 09:59 AM

Quote:

No Worries. Link




Pesse (I think I see hidden Illuminati signs in the Oreo....just say'n) Mist


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barasits
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Re: End of the World new [Re: Pess]
      #5579099 - 12/19/12 02:58 PM

The ancient Maya weren't predicting the end of the world, they were predicting the end of calendars.

Geoff


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Jarad
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Re: End of the World new [Re: barasits]
      #5579143 - 12/19/12 03:25 PM

No, they were following the Apple model of calendar design - built in obsolescence. Do you have any idea how much profit they planned to make this year selling new big, round, stone-carved calendars?

Jarad

Edited by Jarad (12/19/12 03:54 PM)


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Starman1
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Re: End of the World new [Re: Jarad]
      #5579147 - 12/19/12 03:29 PM

Latest Mayan findings:
here
with video and text.
Apparently, there wasn't even agreement among Mayans as to when certain cycles ended.


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barasits
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Re: End of the World new [Re: Jarad]
      #5579280 - 12/19/12 05:01 PM

Quote:

No, they were following the Apple model of calendar design - built in obsolescence. Do you have any idea how much profit they planned to make this year selling new big, round, stone-carved calendars?

Jarad




If you're right, we should see people lining up in front of the temple at Tikal on Thursday to get a copy of iLongCount 14.0.0.0.0

Geoff


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hm insulators
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Re: End of the World new [Re: mistyridge]
      #5580474 - 12/20/12 11:23 AM

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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.




Don't forget the diapers for your daughter.


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hm insulators
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Re: End of the World new [Re: hm insulators]
      #5580479 - 12/20/12 11:25 AM

If the end of the world comes, can I have your house?

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Re: End of the World new [Re: hm insulators]
      #5580551 - 12/20/12 12:07 PM

Well, 21st December is well underway...

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Rick Woods
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Re: End of the World new [Re: PhilCo126]
      #5580583 - 12/20/12 12:34 PM

Not here, it isn't.
But it will be tomorrow - good luck, everyone; see you on the other side!


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Re: End of the World new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5580816 - 12/20/12 02:39 PM

The end won't happen until either sunrise or sunset at the longitude of the Mayan calendar makers apparently and maybe not until those times on Sunday or Monday.

Another hiccup for Mayan doomsday believers: Although many scholars agree that Dec. 21 is the proper date on our calendar matching the end of the 13th b'ak'tun, there is some uncertainty over this, because some Mayan calendar units may have clicked over at sunset and others at sunrise. Some researchers have suggested that Dec. 23 or 24 may be a more accurate fit, Witschey said. Either way, however, the Maya would not have been running for their doomsday bunkers.

http://www.kmov.com/home/How-the-Mayan-calendar-actually-works-184294431.html

Dave Mitsky


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Re: End of the World new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5580881 - 12/20/12 03:11 PM

Maybe it'll end on the 21st, and again on the 23rd for those who missed it the first time.

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Dave Mitsky
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Re: End of the World new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5581311 - 12/20/12 07:29 PM

I just came across this video and got a few chuckles out of watching it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjKUqQ2uSzg

Dave Mitsky


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Re: End of the World new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5581777 - 12/21/12 01:17 AM

Quote:

I just came across this video and got a few chuckles out of watching it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjKUqQ2uSzg

Dave Mitsky


YAY! Let's all head down to Tikal, or somewhere, and have a few hundred celebratory human sacrifices! Just like we did on Y2K!

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Re: End of the World new [Re: seryddwr]
      #5581888 - 12/21/12 05:04 AM

Human sacrifice too much? Let's build a henge, paint ourselves blue and run around screaming?

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