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Mayan apocalypse: panic spreads as December 21 nears
The London Daily Telegraph ^ | December 7, 2012 | Nick Allen, Los Angeles, Malcolm Moore in Beijing and Tom Parfitt in Moscow

Posted on 12/07/2012 7:10:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Ahead of December 21, which marks the conclusion of the 5,125-year "Long Count" Mayan calendar, panic buying of candles and essentials has been reported in China and Russia, along with an explosion in sales of survival shelters in America. In France believers were preparing to converge on a mountain where they believe aliens will rescue them.

The precise manner of Armageddon remains vague, ranging from a catastrophic celestial collision between Earth and the mythical planet Nibiru, also known as Planet X, a disastrous crash with a comet, or the annihilation of civilisation by a giant solar storm.

In America Ron Hubbard, a manufacturer of hi-tech underground survival shelters, has seen his business explode.

"We've gone from one a month to one a day," he said. "I don't have an opinion on the Mayan calendar but, when astrophysicists come to me, buy my shelters and tell me to be prepared for solar flares, radiation, EMPs (electromagnetic pulses) ... I'm going underground on the 19th and coming out on the 23rd. It's just in case anybody's right."(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: apocalypse; archaeoastronomy; emp; endtimes; godsgravesglyphs; maya; mayancalendar; mayans; ohsomysteriouso; panic; weathington
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1 posted on 12/07/2012 7:11:05 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My FReeper birthday

I’m a FReeper of the epoxy clips.


2 posted on 12/07/2012 7:12:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
My “prepping”, such as it is, has nothing to do with December 21, 2012, and everything to do with (by God's grace no more than) the time between now and January 20, 2017.
3 posted on 12/07/2012 7:14:47 PM PST by ExGeeEye (I'll give y'all 90 days for the wounds to heal; then we start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Mayan Calendar does not have an ending


4 posted on 12/07/2012 7:15:29 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll be on a ship in the middle of the Caribbean..

I guess the Bermuda Triangle might be a danger...

other than that...

Do the Mayans know about this ???


5 posted on 12/07/2012 7:15:51 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is good news!

Usually, the stupid people don’t suffer any consequences for their stupidity!


6 posted on 12/07/2012 7:16:36 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No one can possibly know what will happen. There is significance in an end of a culture’s calendar, however.


7 posted on 12/07/2012 7:16:49 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: GeronL

My calendar ends on December 31st.


8 posted on 12/07/2012 7:17:44 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

My daughter’s birthhday. She’s put up with this nonsense for the past fsw years and she’s pretty sick of it.


9 posted on 12/07/2012 7:18:57 PM PST by Ol' Sox
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m putting my money on some kind of Obama-caused s_ _ _ storm.


10 posted on 12/07/2012 7:19:01 PM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Going to have my hair done and go to a party that evening. Nothing messes with my hair appointments or parties. Nothing.

I just think those Mayans or whoever just ran out of room on that calender of theirs. Then too, this 2012 year thing? Different groups figure different times from the birth of Yashua. Who's to say who is correct? I say just party on.

11 posted on 12/07/2012 7:19:01 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am not panicked about the Mayan Calendar thing. I am more worried about what my wife is doing with her credit card and what the simpletons in Washington are doing with the public’s credit card.

The apocalypse will be fully realized when I get the post Christmas bill and when the people of the US realize that their credit card is maxed out.


12 posted on 12/07/2012 7:20:10 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

even crazy Wikipedia has debunked it.

There is no ending to the Calendar...

as a matter of fact....

1 Alautun is 63,081,429 YEARS

It hasn’t been needed yet though.


13 posted on 12/07/2012 7:23:38 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Santo y Blue Demon will save us:


14 posted on 12/07/2012 7:24:14 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have way to many things to worry about to be concerned about the end of the world.


15 posted on 12/07/2012 7:24:29 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Matthew 24:36

But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

No reason to panic. If you live everyday as if the return of Jesus is imminent, you have no reason to either panic or fear.

If your life doesn’t reflect a daily anticipation of the return of Jesus, then get right with G_d and fear no more.


16 posted on 12/07/2012 7:25:50 PM PST by doc1019 (Women have a choice, unborn babies don't.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don't really have much of a concern about 21 December. My Russian wife, on the other hand is quite nervous. We have Russian TVoIP in our house and the Russian stations we watch have been talking up this apocalypse nearly non-stop. She wants us all to uproot from Florida and buy a home in Novosibirsk where she is sure we'll be safe.

With the impending American financial apocalypse, Novosibirsk is looking more and more like a not so bad idea. Who knows? My navy pension might go a long ways!

17 posted on 12/07/2012 7:26:30 PM PST by Drew68
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Get saved .. born again .. and

VOILA !

No more panic.

18 posted on 12/07/2012 7:27:03 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're truePRIMO !!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Mayans missed it by 45 days or so.


19 posted on 12/07/2012 7:27:37 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: GeronL
The Mayan Calendar does not have an ending

...but the time_t apocalypse is a reality in 2038. I'll be long dead by then so I'm not real worried about any of my applications going back to The Epoch on 32-bit platforms. :-)

20 posted on 12/07/2012 7:28:51 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And we silly “yanks” are still worrying about Barry Benghazi’s “cliff”. LOL!


21 posted on 12/07/2012 7:30:07 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: eyedigress

45 days which way? I admit I haven’t kept up with this thing.


22 posted on 12/07/2012 7:30:07 PM PST by txhurl (Zero on America: Drive it like you stole it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What’s Mayan is urine.


23 posted on 12/07/2012 7:32:39 PM PST by Misterioso ( "Those who grant sympathy to guilt, grant none to innocence." - Ayn Rand)
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To: txhurl

My own determination was a Nov 6-7 conclusion.


24 posted on 12/07/2012 7:33:34 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: knarf

AMEN!


25 posted on 12/07/2012 7:33:43 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Drew68

Didn’t military and veterans pensions, benefits and disability pay get cancelled a couple of days ago? I thought I read something somewhere...


26 posted on 12/07/2012 7:34:59 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: knarf
Get saved .. born again .. and
VOILA !
No more panic.

I dunno. The thought of spending eternity with a bunch of sanctimonious born-agains doesn't really sound too appealing. Maybe Hell in a smoky bar with like-minded sinners might be more fun.

27 posted on 12/07/2012 7:36:14 PM PST by Drew68
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Didn’t military and veterans pensions, benefits and disability pay get cancelled a couple of days ago? I thought I read something somewhere...

Um, no. Where did you read such nonsense?

28 posted on 12/07/2012 7:38:18 PM PST by Drew68
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To: doc1019; knarf

THE CONVERSION OF PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON
http://www.biblebelievers.com/Grady1.html


29 posted on 12/07/2012 7:42:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
lol. This has inspired me to lookup and watch all the 2012 movies on netflix, hulu and any other source I can find :)

If the world is gonna end, I wanna see if we have a choice in how to go!

Man, we need a 122112 party on FR!

30 posted on 12/07/2012 7:54:26 PM PST by HeartlandOfAmerica ("We have prepared for the unbeliever, whips and chains and blazing fires!" Koran Sura 76:4)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am dreading the report of the mass suicide some charismatic leader will convince his followers to commit. Sigh.


31 posted on 12/07/2012 7:56:56 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There's an app for that MayanCycles
32 posted on 12/07/2012 8:00:07 PM PST by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

“I am dreading the report of the mass suicide some charismatic leader will convince his followers to commit.”

I nominate.....hmmm, hmmmm, hmmm.


33 posted on 12/07/2012 8:04:21 PM PST by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have two fellow employees who believe 12/21/2012 will be the start of a new, improved humanity.

Google December 21, 2012 retreat - you will get a kick out of it. Do you want to spend the day with dolphins, at Machu Picchu, Hawaii?

I’d be improved, for sure, if I was in Hawaii - LOL.


34 posted on 12/07/2012 8:05:53 PM PST by Wicket (God bless and protect our troops and God bless America)
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To: GeronL

This is just one more thing to get a panic started. If “Planet X” were that close; we would have already been seeing it with the naked eye a decade ago. Our calendar ends Dec. 31 every year; the Mayans just hadn’t got a new calendar produced. Besides, I’m not too thrilled about the Mayans. - The planets aren’t slated to align; that’s just an untruth. - Now, we may have more hurricanes and earthquakes. - Trust in the Lord. Go to bed and go to sleep in peace.


35 posted on 12/07/2012 8:07:37 PM PST by Twinkie (The WICKED walk on every side when EVIL men are exalted. Psalm 12:8)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, come on, let’s get it over with already. I’m sick of where things are heading anyway...


36 posted on 12/07/2012 8:17:45 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Look at the bright side...it falls on a Friday!


37 posted on 12/07/2012 8:23:42 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: cripplecreek
I’m a FReeper of the epoxy clips.

If you didn't post we could imagine that your lips are sealed and you are therefore...

wait for it...

wait...

wait...

The FReeper of the epoxy lips.

I'll be here all week, try the veal...

38 posted on 12/07/2012 8:24:54 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

from a catastrophic celestial collision between Earth and the mythical planet Nibiru, also known as Planet X................................................OMG, Its Plan 9, You see? You see? Your stupid minds, stupid, stupid.


39 posted on 12/07/2012 8:31:16 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: All

If we can steer past this Nibiru thing, everything will work out great, except for the Middle East, the economy, gay marriage and such.


40 posted on 12/07/2012 8:36:19 PM PST by Peter ODonnell (It wasn't this cold before global warming)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What’s going on?
Nothing is going on. No need to worry!

Past Events:

Oct 31, 2012 Hurricane Sandy
kills more than 100, ten of thousands left homeless.

Dec 3, 2012 Plants Align with Giza Pyramids. 1st time in 2737 years.

Dec 4, 2012 Category 5 Typhoon hits Philippines. Kills more than 500.

Dec 5, 2012 Super 7.0 earthquake rocks Japan. Claims more than 470 lives.

Coming Events:

Dec 13 2012 Astroid Taulatis will fly by near earth’s orbit.

Dec 13,14 2012 Geminds meteor shower peaks.

Dec ?? 2012 Unknown


41 posted on 12/07/2012 8:39:50 PM PST by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In France believers were preparing to converge on a mountain where they believe aliens will rescue them.

Who in their right mind would want to rescue the French?

42 posted on 12/07/2012 8:40:56 PM PST by mtg
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
There is significance in an end of a culture’s calendar, however.

Ever thought that calendar maker may have run of stone?

43 posted on 12/07/2012 8:43:23 PM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


44 posted on 12/07/2012 9:01:58 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Drew68

We are not all smug and sanctimonious. :)


45 posted on 12/07/2012 9:14:31 PM PST by jodyel
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To: catfish1957

I reserve the right to contemplate that the Mayans may have been TOLD (by time travelers) when civilization would end, so they built their calendar accordingly. Consider, why would they go all the way out to 2012? There was purpose in them doing that, no?


46 posted on 12/07/2012 9:17:49 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Misterioso

LOL!

Why pay any mind to anything coming from an extinct culture?

Did the Mayans predict Cortez? The wheel? The horse?


47 posted on 12/07/2012 9:40:17 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m a lot more worried about Obama ending our way of life as we know it.


48 posted on 12/07/2012 10:04:37 PM PST by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: GeronL; shibumi
Don't be so sure....

;]

49 posted on 12/07/2012 10:07:13 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...and I feel fine.


50 posted on 12/07/2012 10:19:52 PM PST by dfwgator
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