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Gorgo
SFN Die Hard

USA
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Posted - 07/23/2001 :  15:26:15   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Gorgo a Private Message
Well, the end is here!

http://www.theendishere.com/

Stop the murder of the Iraqi people.
http://www.endthewar.org
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ljbrs
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USA
842 Posts

Posted - 07/23/2001 :  20:15:57   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send ljbrs a Private Message
By the way, the Mayans did not have a *December* in their calendar, let alone a 2012 in their numbering system. Good try! 12/12/2012 would only go in the Gregorian system.

The Mayans obviously were not very good predicters, because they have been long gone (probably due to droughts). There are descendants of Mayans still alive, however, so they had better watch out.

Just in case, I will look for my crystals and lucky charms and get under the covers.

If I am still around...

That is a big IF...

ljbrs

Perfection Is a State of Growth...
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James
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USA
754 Posts

Posted - 07/23/2001 :  21:14:24   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send James a Yahoo! Message Send James a Private Message
More Prediciations from Sun:

An American director whose last name begins with the initial "S" or "Z" releases the most controversial horror film ever made. The movie, starring veteran actors Robert Redford and Meryl Streep, is banned after more than 75 viewers suffer heart attacks.
Spielberg? Zemeckis? Unlikely, IMO.

Geologists discover a vast vein of petroleum(gasoline) in Nevada and California, much of it under the cities of Reno and Lake Tahoe. Casinos, homes and hotels are torn down to tap the lode. The huge surplus sends gas prices plunging as low as 17 cents a gallon.
Black gold; Texas tea.... There goes one Spring Break spot...

A freak ice storm in the Caribbean strands five cruise ships for more than a week. On one of the vessels, panicked passengers riot, resulting in 56 deaths.
Gonna be one hell of a storm. Have they heard of helicopters? Hello?

Side effects of an experimental heart drug cause Vice President Dick Cheney to hallucinate. For three days he believes he is deceased comedian Jackie Gleason.
You may do the usual Dick jokes if you wish, but I won't. I thought Cheney was on a pacemaker...?

Mount St. Helens erupts without warning, burying the Northwest in volcanic ash.
Warn your neighbors! Warn your friends! Warn your families!!!

"When nine hundred years old you reach, look as good you will not." -Master Yoda
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ktesibios
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USA
505 Posts

Posted - 07/24/2001 :  04:19:53   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send ktesibios a Private Message
[quote]
By the way, the Mayans did not have a *December* in their calendar, let alone a 2012 in their numbering system. Good try! 12/12/2012 would only go in the Gregorian system.

The Mayans obviously were not very good predicters, because they have been long gone (probably due to droughts). There are descendants of Mayans still alive, however, so they had better watch out.

/quote]

The Mayan calendar was based on two interlocking calendars, one, the "sacred" calendar being 260 days long (before its dates repeated) and the other calendar being 365 days long. These would reach the same point in their mutual cycle every 52 years. Within that cycle a date could be specified by naming the day and month for each calendar, e.g. 2 Pop 8 Ahau, since these dates would coincide only once within each 52 year grand cycle.

The Mayans believed that the world kind of rebooted at the end of each 52-year cycle, and that when the end of the world came it would occur on one of these dates. As far as I know they didn't have any particular one specified, so the end of each grand cycle was marked with a lot of ceremony and anxiety, as they waited to see if the world would have its lease renewed.

We can translate dates in the Mayan reckoning to our own calendar, so it's possible that 12/12/2012 marks the end of a grand cycle. Perhaps someone could check- I'm too damned lazy, frankly.

BTW, they were pretty good at marking time. Their estimate of the length of the solar year was more accurate than European civilization achieved until quite recently.

Boris Karloff died for your sins.
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Trish
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USA
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Posted - 07/24/2001 :  04:56:39   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Trish a Private Message
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Hmmm, just had a mental picture of someone wearing a T-shirt with "I'm with stupid" pointing "south". Now, if a guy was wearing this...never mind, let's not go there.


Gee, Lisa. I had much the same picture in mind when I read that.

Oh and while your stockpiling pass me a beer would ya. Seems we both drink MGD.

As for California seceding - well IMO no big loss there!

quote:
Mount St. Helens erupts without warning, burying the Northwest in volcanic ash.
Warn your neighbors! Warn your friends! Warn your families!!!


Didn't that happen already?

He's YOUR god, they're YOUR rules, YOU burn in hell!
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Lisa
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USA
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Posted - 07/24/2001 :  08:31:58   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Lisa a Private Message
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Mount St. Helens erupts without warning, burying the Northwest in volcanic ash.
Warn your neighbors! Warn your friends! Warn your families!!!
Didn't that happen already?

Well, people who claim they have psi powers say they have pre-cognitive abilities. Guess this person has post-cognitive abilities, or just got around to getting the National Geographic Channel.
Lisa



Chaos...Confusion...Destruction...My Work Here Is Done
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James
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754 Posts

Posted - 07/24/2001 :  13:40:33   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send James a Yahoo! Message Send James a Private Message
I think the "psychic" is saying that Mount St. Helens will erupt again, although, IIRC, not all of the Northwest was covered the last time.

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Geologists discover a vast vein of petroleum(gasoline) in Nevada and California, much of it under the cities of Reno and Lake Tahoe. Casinos, homes and hotels are torn down to tap the lode. The huge surplus sends gas prices plunging as low as 17 cents a gallon.


I want to comment on this one again. If California were to succeed from the Union before this happens, we's gonna have us a little war over the rights to it. If California tries after the gas is found, certainly be an incentive to stay.

And even if we do lose California, won't be a big loss...'cept to the entertainment industry...but they're not important...are they?

"When nine hundred years old you reach, look as good you will not." -Master Yoda
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ktesibios
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USA
505 Posts

Posted - 07/25/2001 :  05:21:45   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send ktesibios a Private Message
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And even if we do lose California, won't be a big loss...'cept to the entertainment industry...but they're not important...are they?




Well... we are something like the world's fifth largest economy...

Tell ya what... we'll let ya keep anything south of the Santa Monicas with "wood" or "hills" in its name and make our own country out of the rest.

Boris Karloff died for your sins.
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Rift
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USA
333 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2001 :  05:54:59   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Rift a Private Message
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The Mayans obviously were not very good predicters, because they have been long gone (probably due to droughts). There are descendants of Mayans still alive, however, so they had better watch out.


The mayans had a wonderful calendar, and were very good at predicting certain celstial events. They had predicted several recent solar eclipses.

As for the end of the world in 2012 (I don't remember if it was dec 12 or not, but it is in 2012), that's really just a roll rover of the mayan calender, sort of like what we had in 2000, and certaintly not the 'end' of the mayan calender like some crackpots have stated.

Also, i've also wondered about this point. You'd think the mayan's would be more worried about the collapse of their civilization, which, apparently they did not forsee.

BTW, you are correct the mayans are still around, and have some oral traditions of the classical times (and surprise surprise, no aliens), they simply returned to a simpler lifestyle once things collapse. And as far as I know they aren't expecting anything important in 2012. :)

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Lisa
SFN Regular

USA
1223 Posts

Posted - 08/03/2001 :  21:00:23   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Lisa a Private Message
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A fire sweeps through the state of South Dakota, and when the smoke clears, the four presidents' faces etched into Mount Rushmore are transformed into lookalikes of the Beatles.
Lisa, you better fire-proof your home to really high temps.

You ain't gonna believe it. South Dakota is on fire. Again.
But not all of it, just about 15000 acres around Custer.
This was a pretty safe prediction. I've lived here since 1996, and there's wildfires every summer. The one last summer was a little too much of a show-off (and started by human hands, not nature), and I got really tired of hosing ash off my deck every day. I hope the fire this year shows a little more decorum.
Don't think the guys on Mt. Rushmore will end up looking like the Beatles. Wonder if the psychic meant the early or late Beatles? Abe is the only one with a beard.
Lisa

(But we can still drink beer)



Chaos...Confusion...Destruction...My Work Here Is Done

Edited by - Lisa on 08/04/2001 12:39:57
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I Doubt It
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USA
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Posted - 08/17/2001 :  05:59:09   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send I Doubt It a Private Message
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Mount St. Helens erupts without warning, burying the Northwest in volcanic ash.



You can't pump magma into the chamber and have it explode without some warning. All volcanoes give warnings, just not all are being watched closely. Mt. St. Helens is.

It's funny how these psychic predictions always include some geologic disasters in them - like magnitude 10 earthquakes in NYC or something ridiculous like that. These people are obviously NOT scientists

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James
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USA
754 Posts

Posted - 08/17/2001 :  06:18:07   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send James a Yahoo! Message Send James a Private Message
quote:
quote:
Mount St. Helens erupts without warning, burying the Northwest in volcanic ash.
You can't pump magma into the chamber and have it explode without some warning. All volcanoes give warnings, just not all are being watched closely. Mt. St. Helens is.
True. And it all depends on if the people who are in possible danger actually heed the warnings.
quote:
It's funny how these psychic predictions always include some geologic disasters in them - like magnitude 10 earthquakes in NYC or something ridiculous like that. These people are obviously NOT scientists
Well, no shit. If they were, we'd have no one to make fun of.

The way I see it, christians are godless too...they just don't know it yet.
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James
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USA
754 Posts

Posted - 08/17/2001 :  21:46:21   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send James a Yahoo! Message Send James a Private Message
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Mexico declares war on the United States. The fighting is over in less than a day and a half and the entire country is annexed into the state of Texas.
Apparently, Texas will regain its rule as being the biggest state in the Union. And prepare to live in Acapulco, Texas. Yeah-hoo!


Comment on this one:

In the Weekly World News-

President of Mexico to U.S.: 'We want Texas back!'
In a six-page communique, Mexican President Vincente Fox has formally asked U.S. President Shrub Jr. to return the State of Texas to its "rightful owner" - Mexico.
And, surprisingly, State Department insiders reveal, President Shrub is giving serious consideration to this outlandish proposal!


No link to their website yet...no story there.

The way I see it, christians are godless too...they just don't know it yet.
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