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Mexico Acknowledges 2nd Mayan Reference To 2012
AP via Yahoo News ^ | 24 Nov 2011 | Mark Stevenson

Posted on 11/24/2011 7:02:11 PM PST by edpc

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's archaeology institute downplays theories that the ancient Mayas predicted some sort of apocalypse would occur in 2012, but on Thursday it acknowledged that a second reference to the date exists on a carved fragment found at a southern Mexico ruin site.

Most experts had cited only one surviving reference to the date in Mayan glyphs, a stone tablet from the Tortuguero site in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco.

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: 2012; godsgravesglyphs; mayan; weirdstuff
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TEOTWAWKI

I feel fine.

1 posted on 11/24/2011 7:02:16 PM PST by edpc
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To: edpc

The 2012 Apocalypse for Mexico is going to be the election of an American President who enforces America’s immigration laws.


2 posted on 11/24/2011 7:04:41 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

From your keyboard to G_d’s monitor.


3 posted on 11/24/2011 7:06:44 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote)
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To: edpc

The Mayans couldn’t even predict their own extermination. With a track record like that I don’t get why anyone thinks they would be able to predict the end of the world.


4 posted on 11/24/2011 7:09:48 PM PST by Hughesian (vincit qui patitur)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Ohhh Yea


5 posted on 11/24/2011 7:11:31 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: Hughesian

I think they just ran out of stone to write on myself.


6 posted on 11/24/2011 7:12:09 PM PST by Jonty30 (If a person won't learn under the best of times, than he must learn under the worst of times.)
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To: edpc

And I thought I read somewhere that the Mayan calendars were off by 70 years?

Seriously, all a non-issue. Good Lord will come when he comes and we won’t know when that will be.


7 posted on 11/24/2011 7:15:17 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: Hughesian

They were too busy squirting booze up their bungholes to care.


8 posted on 11/24/2011 7:16:38 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: edpc

It’s all just Y2K without electricity.

Nada.


9 posted on 11/24/2011 7:18:52 PM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Hughesian

Thank you


10 posted on 11/24/2011 7:21:01 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Thorliveshere

Frankly I’m not even sure they predicted an end of anything more than one long count cycle of their calendar like we mark the end of a century or millennium.


11 posted on 11/24/2011 7:21:11 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: headsonpikes

I know. I’m just interested in the interest in it.


12 posted on 11/24/2011 7:21:34 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: Hughesian

They predicted Cortez’ arrival to the day.


13 posted on 11/24/2011 7:21:38 PM PST by null and void (This is day 1038 of America's vacation from reality.)
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To: headsonpikes

But..... I like electricity.


14 posted on 11/24/2011 7:22:51 PM PST by txhurl
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To: edpc

I believe I’ll rely on Matthew 24.


15 posted on 11/24/2011 7:24:46 PM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: cripplecreek

Pretty much. OTOH, on Dec 12, Obama will have had a little over a month to stew in his humiliating, crushing and unexpected defeat at the hands of the American people.

He’ll still be Commander in Chief.

He’ll still have the ‘football’. Just sitting there. Taunting him...


16 posted on 11/24/2011 7:25:23 PM PST by null and void (This is day 1038 of America's vacation from reality.)
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To: txhurl

Well, if you get two potatoes and an anode and a cathode...


17 posted on 11/24/2011 7:25:23 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: edpc
The Tortuguero inscription describes something that is supposed to occur in 2012 involving Bolon Yokte, a mysterious Mayan god associated with both war and creation. However, erosion and a crack in the stone make the end of the passage almost illegible, though some read the last eroded glyphs as perhaps saying, "He will descend from the sky." The Tortuguero inscription describes something that is supposed to occur in 2012 involving Bolon Yokte, a mysterious Mayan god associated with both war and creation.

However, erosion and a crack in the stone make the end of the passage almost illegible, though some read the last eroded glyphs as perhaps saying, "He will descend from the sky."

What are the odds...


18 posted on 11/24/2011 7:28:09 PM PST by Errant
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To: Jonty30

stone was sky high that year, 3 ears of corn per pound


19 posted on 11/24/2011 7:35:39 PM PST by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: Jonty30

Yeah. I saw a cartoon where a Mayan stone engraver rolled a big calendar stone into the office where his boss was working. Worker said, “I ran out of space on this stone.”
- Boss replied, “Ha! That’s gonna freak somebody out in 2012!”


20 posted on 11/24/2011 7:49:17 PM PST by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: null and void

Any proof of that?


21 posted on 11/24/2011 8:13:46 PM PST by Hughesian (vincit qui patitur)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks edpc.


22 posted on 11/24/2011 8:30:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Someone besides me added the keyword, it's probably pingworthy though.

Thanks edpc.

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


23 posted on 11/24/2011 8:35:24 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Jonty30

They lost their grant money.


24 posted on 11/24/2011 8:36:38 PM PST by Dawggie
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To: Jonty30

25 posted on 11/24/2011 8:44:38 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Heh.

That’s very cute and appropo.


26 posted on 11/24/2011 8:50:43 PM PST by Jonty30 (If a person won't learn under the best of times, than he must learn under the worst of times.)
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To: Hughesian

They also built round calenders and played ballgames with round goals, yet never used the wheel.

Some bunch of intellectual giants there!


27 posted on 11/24/2011 9:15:28 PM PST by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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To: edpc

How did they know 0bama would be re-elected?


28 posted on 11/24/2011 9:44:28 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: edpc

If they Mayans were so wise and prescient about predicting the demise of the world, one would think they could have predicted (and done something about) their own demise.


29 posted on 11/24/2011 10:10:33 PM PST by PGR88
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To: PGR88; SunkenCiv
one would think they could have predicted (and done something about) their own demise.

Insha'kukulkan...

30 posted on 11/24/2011 10:55:25 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946...and thankful for it!)
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To: ApplegateRanch

;’)


31 posted on 11/24/2011 11:10:30 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
I hope that as you enjoyed your holiday, you took time to reflect upon, and thank God for all that the Mayas have given us to be thankful for:

Turkeys to eat; old temples and towns to explore; a calendar controversy to worry & obsess over; illegal immigrant descendants to force our various potential candidates to entertain and distress us by sticking their feet in their mouths....

32 posted on 11/24/2011 11:35:04 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946...and thankful for it!)
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To: edpc

33 posted on 11/25/2011 5:41:34 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: doc1019

Amen


34 posted on 11/25/2011 5:45:34 AM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: cripplecreek
Frankly I’m not even sure they predicted an end of anything more than one long count cycle of their calendar like we mark the end of a century or millennium.

Right, that has always been my thought, or as I tell people who bring this up, they had to end the calendar at SOME point, if not to give the stone-carver a break.
35 posted on 11/25/2011 5:48:41 AM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: Thorliveshere

Actually I think its kind of sad that crap like this overshadows the Mayan ability to calculate a 53,000 year calendar.


36 posted on 11/25/2011 5:53:04 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Hughesian
Any proof of that?

Plenty. Search "Mayan Calendar Cortez" in your favorite search engine. I use Bing.

One result on the first page says:

The calendar was also prophetic. In the 8th century A.D. it predicted that white skinned bearded gods would arrive from across the sea on March 5th, 1519. On that precise date Cortez and his conquistadors arrived in the new world.
That seems reasonably unambiguous to me.
37 posted on 11/25/2011 8:11:47 AM PST by null and void (This is day 1038 of America's vacation from reality.)
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To: noprogs

They really didn’t have much use for wheels other than on the wheeled toys they made. They had no draft animals to pull carts. Llamas are insufficient.


38 posted on 11/25/2011 8:30:29 AM PST by ThanhPhero (Khach hanh huong den La Vang)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Mayans spoke Arabic?


39 posted on 11/25/2011 8:31:25 AM PST by ThanhPhero (Khach hanh huong den La Vang)
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To: ThanhPhero

It’s the thought that counts. *<];-’)


40 posted on 11/25/2011 10:02:35 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946...and thankful for it!)
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To: edpc

I go deeper than that. I’m interested in the interest in the interest in it.


41 posted on 11/25/2011 10:18:10 AM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Rocky

Interesting.


42 posted on 11/25/2011 12:39:44 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: null and void; Hughesian

The first Spanish arrived in the Yucatan peninsula (land of the Maya where the calendar was perfected) in 1511 as the result of a shipwreck. Cordoba sailed there deliberately in 1517. Cortez didn’t arrive in what is now Veracruz, central Mexico, among Aztec vassals, until 1519. This is not to denigrate his accomplishments, but he was not the first Bearded God to arrive in Mexico, by a long shot. Really the conquest of Mexico is more ambiguous that many acknowledge.


43 posted on 11/25/2011 4:25:10 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

You’re not trying to ruin a perfectly good debate with facts are you????


44 posted on 11/25/2011 5:38:02 PM PST by null and void (This is day 1039 of America's Obamavacation from reality.)
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To: cripplecreek

Several ancient societies were possessed of very impressive astronomical skills. It does give me pause that there is some indication of a periodic difficulty associated with astronomical phenomenon, roughly on a 3,600 year cycle. Asteroid belt, comets, not at all sure since the distinction was not exactly made by them. But, there’s something to it. I’ve begun to seriously consider that some elements of Biblical prophecy are in relation to the same event(s).

So, while I don’t go for the whole Mayan long count calendar, December 12, 2012 thing as as some do, I won’t completely discount it as nonsense, either. They knew a few things that weren’t understood by us until recent decades.


45 posted on 11/25/2011 5:59:32 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: null and void

Sorry, sorry. I don’t know what came over me....


46 posted on 11/26/2011 5:52:26 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: cripplecreek

Forget 2012, we’re not getting past December!


47 posted on 11/26/2011 6:01:41 AM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: La Lydia

;^P


48 posted on 11/26/2011 8:04:04 AM PST by null and void (This is day 1040 of America's Obamavacation from reality.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

And the same to you and yours. It wasn’t a bad weekend (so far), alas, only one day to go.


49 posted on 11/26/2011 8:07:51 AM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
It wasn’t a bad weekend (so far), alas, only one day to go.

Best part of retirement: 7 day weekends.

50 posted on 11/26/2011 9:50:09 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: A Satanically Transmitted Disease spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus)
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