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San Diegans prepare for Mayan doomsday: Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012
10news.com ^ | 12-2012 | Zouves

Posted on 12/19/2012 10:19:13 PM PST by doug from upland

SAN DIEGO - With his gas mask on and machete in hand, Nikko Sanchez is ready for December 21.

"It does possibly mean the end of the world," said Sanchez. "I do know about the Mayan calendar, I have done some research."

The Mayan calendar only extends to December 21, 2012. Some people interpret that as a prediction for the end of the world on that date.

"I've seen how horrific people can be when they really want to be," said Sanchez.

Sanchez is a Gulf War veteran and he's ex-law enforcement. Now, he's a "prepper" -- prepared to survive the worst. He trains others to do the same, and he founded a company called SOC Tactical that, among other survival skills, teaches you how to pack a "bug out" bag, complete with medication, a self-generating light source and food for a year.

It's growing phenomenon, and Sanchez is one of at least 102 confirmed preppers in San Diego.

"People getting prepared for December 21st this year should be prepared for anything, whether it be the end of days, civil unrest, nuclear attack, hurricane, earthquake," said Sanchez.

10News met with Maya archaeologist Mark Van Stone, Ph.D., at the Mayan ruins at the Museum of Man. He's a leading scholar on the subject and author of the book "2012: Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya." He's also one of the few who can actually read Mayan hieroglyphs.

Click here to visit Van Stone's website

"It's gotten so out of hand because we live in a world that loves the end of the world," explained Van Stone. "The Maya did not predict an end to the world or the calendar on December 21st, 2012, but they did predict things would go on for thousands of years after 2012."

Still, for Sanchez, it's not a risk he's willing to take. He showed 10News a photo of his 10-month-old boy and said there's too much on the line.

"I would rather be looked at as a kook and know that my family has a chance at survival than them not have any survival chances at all," said Sanchez. "People ask me all the time why I prep. I prep for my family."


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1 posted on 12/19/2012 10:19:22 PM PST by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

So, can we have fireworks when the earth goes under, or is that unseemly?


2 posted on 12/19/2012 10:22:36 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: doug from upland

Well, MY calander goes to December 31st. I Predict that will be the end..........of 2012......


3 posted on 12/19/2012 10:23:11 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: doug from upland

I read the first sentence and burst out laughing.


4 posted on 12/19/2012 10:23:16 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: doug from upland

So the world is going to end, but if I’m prepared for it I’ll be alright?


5 posted on 12/19/2012 10:25:27 PM PST by Right Brother
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To: doug from upland

6 posted on 12/19/2012 10:26:03 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: doug from upland; shibumi

So...does TSHTF at *midnight* tonight?

12:21 AM?
PM?

What time zone?

Daylight savings or standard time?

Greenwich Mean Time?

Sidereal time?

Naval Observatory time?

Time after time?

With all the leap years and 11 Gregorian calendar days missing, shouldn’t it already have come?

[does anybody really know what time it is? does anybody really care?]

Time is an artificial construct created to keep everything from happening at once.

Time has no meaning....and a narrow purple beak.

[okay...I’m done]

:)


7 posted on 12/19/2012 10:29:24 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Hardraade

Chiller TV is having an ‘end of the world’ Horrorpocalypse marathon followed by ‘We Survived!’ marathon the next day.

I’ve got the DVR set just in case.

http://www.chillertv.com/schedule?date=2012-12-21


8 posted on 12/19/2012 10:33:14 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: SpaceBar

I was channel surfing last nite and on the Discovery channel they had this Mayan stuff on. They had this company who bilk people out of their money for survival Houses that with stand nuclear bombs and other catastrophes. Some of their clients have ordered 20 million dollar Arcs!


9 posted on 12/19/2012 10:35:05 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: SpaceBar

10 posted on 12/19/2012 10:36:33 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: doug from upland

Do we know what time the world is supposed to end on Friday? It could effect my meeting schedule that day.


11 posted on 12/19/2012 10:39:57 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: doug from upland

Back when I was in San Diego 56-60 it used to be quite a good little town, with great liberty if your weren’t 21 (Tijuana), nice weather etc.

They talk of all the groups preparing for the ‘end’...

Remember “Heavens Gate” few years back?

Of course, one of these days one of these fools will be correct and be able to tell us “I told you so”.

Like the hypochondriac had on his tomb stone:

“I told you I was sick”


12 posted on 12/19/2012 10:52:36 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Salamander

Yeah does it happen at GMT first and then hour by hour?

So in Alaska I have to wait 9 hours before I see anything, I hate waiting.


13 posted on 12/19/2012 10:54:41 PM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: Salamander

So...does TSHTF at *midnight* tonight?
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

We all know the world will end tomorrow.

Since tomorrow never comes, we have nothing to worry about.


14 posted on 12/19/2012 10:55:43 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: JohnBrowdie

Wouldn’t you know it? Our new timesheets have “End of the World” as a line item right under Jury Duty and Unpaid Furlough. If I ain’t gettin’ overtime I ain’t goin’.


15 posted on 12/19/2012 10:56:40 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: doug from upland

Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012

Thank God I am not a Mayan............


16 posted on 12/19/2012 11:06:28 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: doug from upland

17 posted on 12/19/2012 11:08:33 PM PST by Petruchio (I Think . . . Therefor I FReep.)
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To: JohnBrowdie
“Do we know what time the world is supposed to end on Friday? It could effect my meeting schedule that day.”

I was at their pyramid in the Yucatan and have a shiny brass Mayan calendar. It's really pretty - has an ugly face in the middle and all kinds of symbols but I can't tell what time on Friday we all go down the tubes. I would say expect to make your meeting schedule and if we fall in a hole while you're doing that, well we fall in a hole.

18 posted on 12/19/2012 11:10:02 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Galt is freedom.)
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To: Eye of Unk

So set your clock forward.

:)


19 posted on 12/19/2012 11:16:13 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: xrmusn

It’s always tomorrow somewhere.

[and yesterday somewhere else]

/existential head fake

;]


20 posted on 12/19/2012 11:18:17 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

The opposite of Mayan is Urine.

/sorry


21 posted on 12/19/2012 11:19:40 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Salamander

If I remember correctly, the closest ‘we’ come to tomorrow is when crossing the International Date Line, even then you either lose a day (going) or pick one up (coming).


22 posted on 12/19/2012 11:26:44 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: xrmusn

Just makes your head explode, doesn’t it?

:)

[I used to wonder about finding a way to keep going west at the right speed to perpetually avoid being anywhere “today”...nearly drove hubby nuts asking about ‘the math’]


23 posted on 12/19/2012 11:31:36 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Salamander

I think we should table this discussion till SATURDAY.

If for some reason no one is here, it won’t really matter now will it.

That going West fast enough etc is like I say

“I am so far Right I am almost Left”.


24 posted on 12/19/2012 11:38:32 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: doug from upland

Anyone that believes that crap I have a bridgee for sale!


25 posted on 12/19/2012 11:41:49 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Salamander
What time zone?
Daylight savings or standard time?
Greenwich Mean Time?
Sidereal time?
Naval Observatory time?
Time after time?

26 posted on 12/20/2012 12:13:10 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: doug from upland
"I do know about the Mayan calendar, I have done some research."

Probably government funded.

27 posted on 12/20/2012 12:15:46 AM PST by HarleyD
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To: Petruchio

I’ve always known that high pressure clear skies follows a cold front, but now we know that high pressure clear skies also follows a flaming/searing/scorcher front.


28 posted on 12/20/2012 12:49:43 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: doug from upland
San Diegans prepare for Mayan doomsday: Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012

Not all of us. I plan to play golf on Saturday, December 22nd.

29 posted on 12/20/2012 1:01:12 AM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Salamander

I for one, am counting on the accuracy of the Mayan Apocalypse.

(If they were wrong, I’ve got a hell of a lot of shopping to do over the weekend!)


30 posted on 12/20/2012 1:23:05 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: doug from upland

Well, since the Mayans themselves went out of business centuries ago, there was really no point in having the calendar extend even this far.


31 posted on 12/20/2012 4:19:52 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: dalereed

I’m actually looking for the guys selling all their stuff cheap to get party money before the doom arrives. I have yet to find such person willing to do that. I guess they aren’t serious.

I did read of a guy in Hong Kong that sold everything. He isn’t going to be happy on Saturday.


32 posted on 12/20/2012 4:19:52 AM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: doug from upland

My birthday is the 22nd, and as usual I am not looking forward to it. This year I’ll take it. ;)


33 posted on 12/20/2012 4:28:20 AM PST by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: doug from upland

The Bible says that when Jesus was asked when the world would end, He said that no one knows but his Father, (and he ain’t telling the Mayans.)


34 posted on 12/20/2012 5:33:24 AM PST by kitkat
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To: doug from upland

If the Mayans were so smart, why are they extinct?


35 posted on 12/20/2012 5:38:03 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: doug from upland

I CAN GIVE AN ABSOLUTE, MONEY BACK GUARANTEE THAT THE WORLD WILL NOT END ON THE 21ST.
If I am wrong I will pay in cash......


36 posted on 12/20/2012 5:55:19 AM PST by STYRO (Do not accept unconstitutional government as legitimate government.)
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To: doug from upland
The last time something like this was hyped was 1999 and the “Millennium” where they were expecting massive civil unrest because everything was going to shut down.

The terrorist had an attack planned based on that orchestrated news story encouraging civil unrest.

Don't be surprised if there is another terrorist attack planned since the “spontaneous” lie with Libya fell through.

37 posted on 12/20/2012 6:25:11 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: Salamander

The world ends precisely at 5:11 a.m. CST, 12/21/12. I will probably sleep right thru it.


38 posted on 12/20/2012 8:27:40 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: SVTCobra03

I’ll probably be standing in the backyard waiting for the dogs to pee.

What an ignominious end.


39 posted on 12/20/2012 9:09:49 AM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Eye of Unk; xrmusn

Still here, here.

You there, there?

:)


40 posted on 12/20/2012 9:27:06 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: doug from upland
Tomorrow is the end of the world. Grab yer machetes and gas masks, people!

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41 posted on 12/20/2012 9:33:56 PM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Salamander

Still got five and a half hours left according to my Alaskan/Mayan countdown clock.


42 posted on 12/20/2012 9:44:07 PM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: Salamander

of course


43 posted on 12/20/2012 10:22:45 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Eye of Unk

Papua New Guinea has already declared the Mayapocalypse a bust.

Go to bed.

:)


44 posted on 12/20/2012 11:48:04 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Salamander

We’re still he


45 posted on 12/21/2012 3:16:50 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: xrmusn

At 03:11 this morning. We’ve been LEFT BEHIND!


46 posted on 12/21/2012 3:28:19 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: doug from upland; Salamander

Just noticed TCM running movie at 7AM - “The Lost Missile” a 1958 about a rogue missile heading for NY, and 1030 “The Last Man on Earth” - self description....

Nothing like scheduling a ‘survival’ movie or two for the couple of people that are (supposedly) left behind.

Well, I should have learned my lesson from “Heavens Gate” but, alas, I spent another fortune on credit cards just KNOWING that today wouldn’t come.

Time to break out my “DECEASED - No forwarding address stamp” for the plethora of bills that are heading my way.

Oh well.....Can’t LOSE all the time - I thought.

Guess will have to live in squalor waiting for the next ‘can’t miss disaster’ and continue on my rampant overspending..

Just think how BO, his favorite Boner, Pelozi, and Reed feel today.
THOSE DUMBIES BELIEVED THE MAYANS and have really left us in a quandary

The REAL PROOF is they sent their fellow travelers “HOME” to face the disaster and the only disaster they SHOULD see is their constituents tar and feathering them for ‘Blowing their allowance’ - (OUR MONEY).

BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME....

Wait’ll NEXT YEAR.


47 posted on 12/21/2012 4:51:53 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Cvengr

LOL


48 posted on 12/21/2012 7:36:37 AM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Salamander
Can you hear me,
Can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running,
Can you hear me calling you?
49 posted on 12/21/2012 7:50:09 AM PST by BlueLancer ("Oh, man, that's a lot of Indians!" [LTC George A. Custer, 1876, near the Little Bighorn Valley])
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To: xrmusn

The last man on earth, you say?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eRvs9MpWRo

;D


50 posted on 12/21/2012 7:53:52 AM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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