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2012 End-of-the-World Countdown Based On Mayan Calendar Starts Today
ABC News via Yahoo ^ | 21 Dec 2011 | Suzan Clarke

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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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: 2012; maya; mayan; mayancalendar; mayans; teotwawki
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Let the hype begin!

Let's meet right here again a year +1 from now and have a good laugh.

1 posted on 12/21/2011 10:42:42 AM PST by edpc
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To: 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.

See you on the other side!

2 posted on 12/21/2011 10:44:37 AM PST by Alex Murphy (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2703506/posts?page=518#518)
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To: edpc

A lot of money is going to change hands from the stupid to the smart.


3 posted on 12/21/2011 10:45:56 AM PST by AU72
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To: edpc

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.


4 posted on 12/21/2011 10:46:41 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: edpc

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.


6 posted on 12/21/2011 10:48:25 AM PST by Bobalu (even Jesus knew the poor would always be with us)
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To: edpc

7 posted on 12/21/2011 10:48:34 AM PST by massmike (Massachusetts:Stopped hanging witches;started electing Kennedys.Coincidence?)
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To: edpc

Ready, Set, Die!


8 posted on 12/21/2011 10:49:13 AM PST by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

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.


9 posted on 12/21/2011 10:49:27 AM PST by taxcontrol
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
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.

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?

10 posted on 12/21/2011 10:51:51 AM PST by Bob
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Kind of hard to keep making Calendars when you have Spaniards arriving on your shores and bring THEIR calendar and culture with them.


11 posted on 12/21/2011 10:54:04 AM PST by Shadow44
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To: youngidiot

LOL, thumbs up.


12 posted on 12/21/2011 10:54:04 AM PST by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: edpc

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.


13 posted on 12/21/2011 11:02:27 AM PST by Peter from Rutland
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To: edpc

What if it ends, then starts right up again? Will we realise or remember it, or just think it was another hoax?


14 posted on 12/21/2011 11:08:35 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: edpc

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.

He’ll still be Commander in Chief.

He’ll still have the nuclear ‘football’. Just sitting there. Staring at him. Taunting him. Daring him...


15 posted on 12/21/2011 11:12:33 AM PST by null and void (Day 1064 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Bobalu

As you say...


16 posted on 12/21/2011 11:13:40 AM PST by null and void (Day 1064 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Bob
Besides, if they couldn't even predict their own demise just a few centuries away

*gentle cough* They did.

17 posted on 12/21/2011 11:14:44 AM PST by null and void (Day 1064 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: edpc

I predict alot of end of the world parties next year!


18 posted on 12/21/2011 11:24:16 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: null and void
Besides, if they couldn't even predict their own demise just a few centuries away

*gentle cough* They did.

Really? I had never read that.

19 posted on 12/21/2011 11:29:38 AM PST by Bob
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To: taxcontrol

how would they know when we crossed the galactic plane thousands of years ago?


20 posted on 12/21/2011 11:45:02 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: edpc

Just another BS y2k scam.

LLS


21 posted on 12/21/2011 11:47:44 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: edpc

So you think its okay if I get that new living room set with no payment due until January 2013????


22 posted on 12/21/2011 11:48:21 AM PST by IrishPennant (We don't want to work so we go to work to make enough money not to work...Huh?)
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To: edpc
"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"

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What, when the Guinness factory burned?

23 posted on 12/21/2011 11:50:07 AM PST by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: edpc

And we´ll all eat our neighbors just like they did.


24 posted on 12/21/2011 11:50:45 AM PST by onedoug (lf)
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To: edpc

Nice knowing you all :0


25 posted on 12/21/2011 12:06:44 PM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: Mr. K

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.


26 posted on 12/21/2011 12:07:44 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: taxcontrol

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”.


27 posted on 12/21/2011 12:08:05 PM PST by bkepley
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To: null and void

That’s a scary thought.

Unless of course, he suspends the elections in October and declares himself President-For-Life.


28 posted on 12/21/2011 12:08:34 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: edpc

“...and I feel fine.”


29 posted on 12/21/2011 12:10:24 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: taxcontrol

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)


30 posted on 12/21/2011 12:13:22 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: edpc
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.

If the ancient Mayans are right, it means I will win the lottery on Dec. 20, 2012.

31 posted on 12/21/2011 12:17:46 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Mr. K
Most likely?

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...

32 posted on 12/21/2011 12:18:46 PM PST by null and void (Day 1064 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: LibLieSlayer

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.


33 posted on 12/21/2011 12:19:10 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: edpc

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.......


34 posted on 12/21/2011 12:25:32 PM PST by albionin
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To: americanophile

“Nice knowing you all”


Can I have your stuff?


35 posted on 12/21/2011 12:32:48 PM PST by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: edpc
How many remember the disaster that was supposed to occur on 05/05/2000 when most of the planets would be in alignment (on the far side of the sun) and the combined gravitational pull would tilt the earth and kill everybody.

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!"

36 posted on 12/21/2011 12:44:02 PM PST by Oatka (This is the USA, assimilate or evaporate.)
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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?


37 posted on 12/21/2011 1:03:04 PM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: edpc

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.


38 posted on 12/21/2011 1:05:34 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: null and void

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


39 posted on 12/21/2011 1:06:42 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: Mr. K
I did not mean to denigrate those fine efforts... but there were many scams... the scams were the crooks that sold and marketed fear and sold it to gullible people that would buy into it... food stocks... generators etc... man there were some scams going on. 200 million people also held their breath when midnight rolled around.

LLS

40 posted on 12/21/2011 1:11:36 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: Oatka

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.


41 posted on 12/21/2011 1:11:36 PM PST by HungarianGypsy
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To: freedomlover

Sure, let me know where to transfer my debts....


42 posted on 12/21/2011 1:15:13 PM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: edpc

and how exactly did these Mayan people supposedly draw this conclusion ?


43 posted on 12/21/2011 1:21:24 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: edpc

If BHO loses the Electoral vote December 2012 , keep him away from “the Button”


44 posted on 12/21/2011 1:23:40 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: Mr. K

The galactic magnetic field, like the earth’s magnetic field, is weakest at the equator.


45 posted on 12/21/2011 1:29:38 PM PST by null and void (Day 1064 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: edpc

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.


46 posted on 12/21/2011 1:33:23 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: HungarianGypsy; RobinOfKingston

I’m trying to get my copy of ‘88 Reasons Why The Rapture will Occur in 1988’ back from my son...


47 posted on 12/21/2011 1:33:35 PM PST by null and void (Day 1064 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: null and void
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.

48 posted on 12/21/2011 1:41:18 PM PST by HungarianGypsy
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To: null and void

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?


49 posted on 12/21/2011 1:43:03 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: edpc
For you Maserati, Lamborghini, Porche and Lexus owners wanting to cash out on your cars before the end, drop me a freepmail............

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.

50 posted on 12/21/2011 1:49:37 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Be good, Santa is coming)
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