Skip to comments.2012 End-of-the-World Countdown Based On Mayan Calendar Starts Today
Posted on 12/21/2011 10:42:38 AM PST by edpc
The countdown to the apocalypse is on.
We're one year away from Dec. 21, 2012, the date that the ancient Mayan Long Count calendar allegedly marked as the end of an era that would reset the date to zero and signal the end of humanity.
But will it?
There have been many end of times predictions over the years. Christian radio host Harold Camping faced widespread ridicule when his predictions that the world would end twice this year - on May 21, and then on Oct. 21 - failed to materialize.
But in the flurry of doomsday predictions - there have been similar dire warnings about the world coming to an end from various cultures, including Native Americans, the Chinese, Egyptians and even the Irish - the supposed Mayan prophecy seems to have held the most sway with believers.
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Let's meet right here again a year +1 from now and have a good laugh.
See you on the other side!
A lot of money is going to change hands from the stupid to the smart.
Who was it that opined, “The Mayan calendar doesn’t predict The End. It’s just that whoever was compiling it got bored with the tedium and said, “That’s enough. Somebody else can take it from here.”, and no one did.
If Obama loses the election then a pissed-off, lame-duck marxist who despises this country will still be in office on Dec. 21, 2012
The short period of time between the election and the new president taking the oath would be the most dangerous period in our history.
Ready, Set, Die!
My theory is that someone did some calculations, figured out that in 2012 the would would cross the galactic plane and thought that would be a good STARTING point, and then worked the math and their calendar backwards.
As far as I'm concerned, they should have used a bigger rock.
Besides, if they couldn't even predict their own demise just a few centuries away, how can you trust their predictions this far into the future?
Kind of hard to keep making Calendars when you have Spaniards arriving on your shores and bring THEIR calendar and culture with them.
LOL, thumbs up.
The only thing that is going to really stink is the panic that’s going to occur around that time. Get the Christmas shopping done early and stay off the roads to avoid the idiots.
What if it ends, then starts right up again? Will we realise or remember it, or just think it was another hoax?
On Dec 21, 2012, 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.
Hell still be Commander in Chief.
Hell still have the nuclear football. Just sitting there. Staring at him. Taunting him. Daring him...
As you say...
*gentle cough* They did.
I predict alot of end of the world parties next year!
*gentle cough* They did.
Really? I had never read that.
how would they know when we crossed the galactic plane thousands of years ago?
Just another BS y2k scam.
So you think its okay if I get that new living room set with no payment due until January 2013????
What, when the Guinness factory burned?
And we´ll all eat our neighbors just like they did.
Nice knowing you all :0
Astrological observations? ... aliens told them?? .... lots of really good drugs??? Heck I dont know. But we do know the calendar does end in the same year and I believe month which our solar system crosses the galactic plane.
It’s not a good theory because it does not cross the galactic plane in 2012. We’re light years away and it will take millions of years to get there unless we get a huge push so I guess the huge push will be what kills us, not the crossing of the “galactic plane”.
That’s a scary thought.
Unless of course, he suspends the elections in October and declares himself President-For-Life.
“...and I feel fine.”
I think they got it down to the right day and time
That’s pretty freaky
It makes me wonder what what effect a giant magnetic field IN OPPOSITION to our miniscule magnetic field will have?
Make the earth stop spinning? a sudden deceleration of the center of our planet (that generates the magnetic field?)
slowing it down or stopping it would wipe out all life (the magnetic field protects us from the solar wind)
If the ancient Mayans are right, it means I will win the lottery on Dec. 20, 2012.
12/21/2012 will have the same temporal significance as the points where all the longitude lines cross have geographically.
I'm holding out for a thin layer of galactic dust that scatters galatic light in a cross-shaped pattern while we are transiting it...
y2K was not a scam
It was a WELL PREPARED FOR potential catastrophe that WAS AVERTED thanks to all the hype and effort put into finding out the problems
By the heroic efforts of many software engineers (gosh can we ever thank them enough?)
but seriously folks...
I personally worked 80 hour weeks finding and fixing Y2K bugs and know of many systems that would have failed. they were a lot easier to spot than we were worried aboit- reset the date and see what happens- then find and fix.
And we found A LOT.
So all the hype led to a lot of good work to fix it. Because nothig happend people think it was all hype- but it wasn’t by a long shot.
I saw a show years ago that said that some writing they found in the great pyramid said that this current pope would be the last one and his health is supposed to be failing so maybe.......
“Nice knowing you all”
12/21/12 is of the same stuff.
I remember reading when all the faithful burned their homes and clothes and went atop a hill in Europe and awaited the Millennium in the year 1000. Oops.
And then there was the Ray Bradbury tale about the coming end of the world, so this family killed their kids to prevent them from suffering. Later, the scientists said "Oops!"
And in the U.S. in 1844 a charlatan predicted the Earth would be destroyed by fire, thousands gathered on hilltops in white `ascension robes’ while the predictor locked himself in a fireproof `Salamander Safe’. Nothing happened, he recalculated the day of destruction, nothing happened again, he took the money collected for ascension supplies and ran off into oblivion.
Just asking, but why is so much credence being placed in a prediction made by a basically Stone Age culture that practiced human sacrifice and had been wiped out by the competing and equally barbaric Aztecs by the time the Spaniards arrived? What makes Mayans so special?
I’m so glad I was born when I was, and am able to live through the end of the world. What a story to tell my future descendants.
I think it will have more than that...
Longitude and Latitude are artifical lines that have no physical existance
The earth will be a big magnetic field passing through an even bigger one. I am betting the bigger one wins
while we are in the same hemisphere we are actually getting a boost from the galaxy’s magnetic field- once we cross over, who knows how long ‘til we feel a braking effect.
And even the tiniest amount will shift all that water... some place
I remember something about California falling away from the BIG ONE in 1988.
Read an article (was it here?) that scientists have decided the world will NOT end in 2012, after all. It was a season of change.
Sure, let me know where to transfer my debts....
and how exactly did these Mayan people supposedly draw this conclusion ?
If BHO loses the Electoral vote December 2012 , keep him away from “the Button”
The galactic magnetic field, like the earth’s magnetic field, is weakest at the equator.
It’s not the end of anything except one 26,000 year cycle. Then another begins. I hope the next cycle ends better than this one.
I’m trying to get my copy of ‘88 Reasons Why The Rapture will Occur in 1988’ back from my son...
You can tell I am on Facebook a bit, when I want to Like a comment like that. It's always a good idea to prepare. Since our house was foreclosed on and we moved, our finances have plunged. Plus, some of mu kids are locusts...I mean, boys, so any food coming in disappears before it hits the cupboard. But, I do plan on getting more freelance work next year to have food storage, since I have the room.
Yet, I am not going to sit around wringing my hands over what may or may not happen. I never understand why some people (not you) seem to get such morbid pleasure at the idea of the world ending. Yes. Things suck. But, life has its ups and downs. It's better to work on making life better for everyone around oneself, rather than thinking abut the world ending.
yes, that’s correct- but once we PASS the center, it is the opposite
That’s what worries me. If we have a huge external magnetic force acting oppisite of the earths magnetic force, it WILL have an effect.
We know our poles have chifted before- any correlation with crossing the galactic center?
I'll even consider late model Hondas, Fords, Kia's and Hyundais but you'll have to pay me to drive them home.......I won't charge much.