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2 months 'til doomsday? Mayan apocalypse set for Dec. 21
MSNBC ^ | October 21, 2012 | Stephanie Pappas

Posted on 10/21/2012 7:48:06 PM PDT by Altariel

If you believe in that sort of thing, humanity can expect a mere two months left of existence before the Mayan apocalypse hits Dec. 21.

Sunday starts the two-month countdown toward doomsday, according to an interpretation of the Mayan calendar that has taken hold in some New Age and spiritualist communities online.

Two ancient texts confirm the end date of the Mayan Long Count calendar on the winter solstice of this year, which is Dec. 21, 2012. That day is the last day of the 13th bak'tun, or 144,000-day cycle, of the calendar. Ancient Maya would have seen the end of the 13th bak'tun as the end of a full cycle of creation.

However, experts in Mayan history say the end of the Long Count calendar is the equivalent of needing to buy a new calendar every year in December — not a harbinger of doomsday.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: apocalypse; mayan
Don't look at me. I TOLD the Mayans to create a new calendar.
1 posted on 10/21/2012 7:48:14 PM PDT by Altariel
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To: Altariel

That’s why I don’t understand why the DemocRATS are getting all wrapped around the Axelrod about this election.


2 posted on 10/21/2012 7:50:16 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Get the transcript Candy! - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Altariel
Cool.

"Just shoot up here amongst us, one of us has gots to have some relief!" -- Jerry Clower.

/johnny

3 posted on 10/21/2012 7:52:06 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Altariel

Awful. If the world’s gonna end in December, that means Obama’s gonna win in November. Watch out for his October surprise!!


4 posted on 10/21/2012 7:56:51 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: Altariel
For 2012, Rolex introduces the Mayan Perpetual...

...Guaranteed until the end of time.

5 posted on 10/21/2012 7:58:37 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Altariel

My FReeper birthday.

When all of us FReepers of the epoxyclips join in one thread we shall ride.


6 posted on 10/21/2012 8:02:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Altariel

Did those pesky Mayans say what time it would happen? And according to which time zone? If it’s close to 6:48 PM Greenwich Mean Time without going over I’ll win my apocalpse pool and pocket a cool $300, payable on December 22nd. Oh, wait... Crap!


7 posted on 10/21/2012 8:06:06 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( America or 0bama. You can't choose both. ))))
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To: Two Kids' Dad

Yea, now my husband has ANOTHER reason not to shop for Christmas presents until the day before...


8 posted on 10/21/2012 8:10:38 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: Altariel

I read somewhere that since the Mayans didn’t figure in Leap Years, they were off by a good number of days and the world actually ended several years ago, but everyone was so busy watching American Idol they didn’t notice.


9 posted on 10/21/2012 8:11:07 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Altariel

Do I take back my Christmas gifts?


10 posted on 10/21/2012 8:15:45 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: Altariel
it's already come and gone... they didn't have leap year
11 posted on 10/21/2012 8:17:25 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Ronin
Dangit. So the cyborgs took over the world already and no one noticed?


12 posted on 10/21/2012 8:22:47 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

I think they just ran out of stone.


13 posted on 10/21/2012 8:40:03 PM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: Altariel

Well there’s no doubt that Stephanie Cutter is the Antichrist.


14 posted on 10/21/2012 8:43:46 PM PDT by The Fop (Excuse me while I clean the saliva out of my racist dog whistle)
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To: Altariel

Why should Vogon public works projects be on schedule?
None of ours are.

They’re probably centuries behind the schedule they had when they told the Mayans the interstellar bypass was going to be built.


15 posted on 10/21/2012 8:54:46 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Altariel

The local comic book store has a life-size cyborg in the window. It’s wicked cool.

But it costs $7,000 and comes in many crates.


16 posted on 10/21/2012 9:00:08 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com (I AM UNREPRESENTED))
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To: Altariel

I myself and wife and a buddy all took the week off. Just in case. I have a different scenerio of what is going to happen. Ok bear with me. Kinda fictional. Obama loses the election, the blacks and occupy idiots riot and kill and maime. The responsible Americans start to fight back and Obama suspends the out come of the election until the crises is over. Romney being elected rightful President has military Generals start to back him up.
Mid December the Army starts defecting from Obama and Obamas mental illness starts to come to the surface. He is isolated and alone. He has people telling him to just give up power and concede. In his eyes America is his to do what he wishes. So if America doesn’t want him America is not worthy of surviving.
Obama launches the missles at Russia. Then we can all kiss our asses good bye.
Ok a bit Hollywoodish bit this man is nuts and anything is possible. The people who follow him will never turn against him no matter what. So if the aformentioned events follow the election there will be bloodshed on a scale not seen since the civil war.
Ok fastening my tin foil.


17 posted on 10/21/2012 9:10:28 PM PDT by crazydad (-` sd)
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To: Two Kids' Dad

We just returned from Belize which, at the moment, is on Mountain Daylight Time.

Many Belizeans are of Mayan ancestry and many of our neighbor are Mayan. A group of Gringos was planning a huge “Mayan Calendar End of The World” celebration, ala Woodstock, just down the road from us.

We had planned to make a killing selling mosquito repellant and nets to all the nuvo hippies, but they decided to cancel the whole thing.

I’m not exactly sure WHICH got cancelled - the “Woodstock” shindig, or the “End of the World”. Check back with me after Christmas and I’ll let you know.

:-)


18 posted on 10/21/2012 9:38:57 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Altariel

Leftist apocalypse set for Nov. 6


19 posted on 10/22/2012 1:10:31 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Altariel

Yawn ... another big historical non-event, kinda like Y2K when our computers were supposed to explode.


20 posted on 10/22/2012 10:55:19 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: crazydad

“I myself and wife and a buddy all took the week off. Just in case. I have a different scenerio of what is going to happen. Ok bear with me. Kinda fictional. Obama loses the election, the blacks and occupy idiots riot and kill and maime. The responsible Americans start to fight back and Obama suspends the out come of the election until the crises is over. Romney being elected rightful President has military Generals start to back him up.
Mid December the Army starts defecting from Obama and Obamas mental illness starts to come to the surface. He is isolated and alone. He has people telling him to just give up power and concede. In his eyes America is his to do what he wishes. So if America doesn’t want him America is not worthy of surviving.
Obama launches the missles at Russia. Then we can all kiss our asses good bye.
Ok a bit Hollywoodish bit this man is nuts and anything is possible. The people who follow him will never turn against him no matter what. So if the aformentioned events follow the election there will be bloodshed on a scale not seen since the civil war.
Ok fastening my tin foil.”

Have you removed your tin foil ??~!

Boy is it backwards now.


21 posted on 11/15/2012 7:48:06 AM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: George from New England

Yes it was hard to take off but I managed. I still believe Obama is the Anti-Christ.


22 posted on 11/15/2012 11:11:16 AM PST by crazydad (-` sd)
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To: George from New England
Isn't it terrible how those tea partiers rioted, raped and pillaged after they lost??

Wait....

23 posted on 11/21/2012 7:55:01 AM PST by Plainsspeak
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To: Plainsspeak

Our way to fight back is to spend another $1000 at the gun store.


24 posted on 11/21/2012 8:05:03 AM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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