do YOU believe in the Doomsday Predictions?

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Do you actually believe in the doomsday predictions? Will Dec, 21, 2012 roll by and we'll all still be here, or will the face of the earth be wiped clean? Did you give your money to that guy in California that was ripping people off with that fake May doomsday date? Post your thoughts here!
Personally, it's all just a giant hoax.

~oldie


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#1
November 29, 2012 at 17:19:24
For years various cranks have been digging doomsday prediction dates out the bag.

Can't imagine why anyone could possibly believe in such rubbish.


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#2
November 29, 2012 at 17:58:30
"Do you actually believe in the doomsday predictions?"

Why should I? People have been predicting the end of the world for years. Yes it will come (for the sake of arguments, I'll refrain from inputting my own Christian theological-beliefs here), but man will not know the day or time....

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#3
November 29, 2012 at 18:31:19
Let you know on the 22nd Dec 2012 :)

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#4
November 29, 2012 at 19:02:39
Since the believers won't be needing their personal property after that date I'd appreciate it if they'd sign over to me their cars, houses, other real estate, etc. before the big day.

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#5
November 29, 2012 at 23:48:46
Do you think I'd be wasting my time here if I thought it was all coming to an end on 21 Dec?

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#6
December 1, 2012 at 07:49:16
I believe in it all...in fact, the earth was destroyed at the millenium (2000) and now this earth and life is just a figment of your imagination...LMBFAO....we are drifting in cyberspace and there is NO looking back!

Fasten your seatbelts and ENJOY the ride!

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#7
December 1, 2012 at 08:13:56
Doomsday predictions are nothing new. My grandpa told me years back the the Jehovah Witnesses (I think it was them) were predicting the end of the world back in the 30's.

We had doomsday nuts predicting it would end in the year 2000. When it didn't, they said, "oops, a slight math mistake, it will end in 2001" and when it didn't, again they blamed faulty math and said, "It will end in 2007".

Now we have people saying the Mayan calender predicts the end of the world on the 21'st of this month. The Mayan calender ends there, not the world. But like so many things, you can interpret it how you want.

I always wonder, don't these people feel stupid when their predictions are wrong? They must not because they keep on with the inane, and always, wrong predictions. I'm betting by the end of Dec 22/12 we'll have more predictions for the end of the world..........LOL

For anybody who honestly believes the world is going to end on December 21/12, please PM me and we'll arrange to have you give me all your worldly goods. Since the world is ending, you don't need it...........right.

Now we'll see who, and how many, really do believe it. I'm not holding my breath for any PM's mind you......

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#8
December 1, 2012 at 12:45:17
do YOU believe in the Doomsday Predictions?

No!

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#9
December 1, 2012 at 17:44:35
How many people actually know the story behind Dec 21st? It just is the end of the Mayan Calendar... nothing more....

You've been helped by a 15 year old.


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#10
December 2, 2012 at 08:19:35
When I was in Mexico last March, holidaying in the "Mayan Riviera" I saw this t-shirt and I should have bought it, it was hiliarions. Basically you a picture of two Mayan guys working on their calendar (big round stone with stuff carved into it) and the one says, "I'm out of room, I guess I'll stop there for now" and the other one says, "That's going to freak somebody out in a couple thousand years!"

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#11
December 4, 2012 at 10:06:52
All I know is there's a lot of changes taking place on this planet & the solar system in general. I'm in my mid 50's & live in the northeast US. When I was a kid, we generally had snow by Halloween & it lasted well into March. I remember plowed snow banks along the sides of the street being 6 feet high. And that was regularly, not due to some freak storm. Here we are in Dec 2012 & it's 64F & raining. And last year I was raking leaves on New Year's day. IMO, these changes are NOT due to human's burning coal & using hairspray. Something big is happening. The climate on ALL the planets is changing. A few examples:

Global warming on Mars, ice caps melting

Jupiter: Turbulent Storms May Be Sign Of Global Climate Change

Global Warming on Neptune

Basically, if you plug any planet into google along with the words "climate change", you'll find that something is happening on a solar system-wide scale.

How the Mayans were able to devise an accurate calendar that spans roughly 5125 years is beyond my comprehension. December 22, 2012 is New Year's day for the Mayan long count. It probably means nothing, no different than our yearly calendar resetting on Jan 1st. Then again, the last time the long count reset is said to be 3114 BC or thereabouts. If you look into the time period around 3100 BC, you'll find there's evidence that something big supposedly DID happen. The earth began getting peppered with meteors from the Taurid Complex & "the peppering" lasted up to 100 years. There's said to have been direct impacts on land but most of the damage was due to water impacts & the resulting tsunamis. We're not talking huge meteors that are seen well in advance, we talking small ones, probably smaller than the one that caused the Tunguska Event in Siberia in the early 1900's.

There's been a dramatic increase in the reports of fireballs all over the planet lately. It could simply be that everyone has cameras, cellphones, etc & can immediately jump to facebook & twitter to report what they saw, or it could be that the number & frequency of fireballs is actually on the rise. There's also been an increase in the number of fireballs/comets peppering the sun & other planets. Once again, it could simply seem that there's more due to "heightened awareness" caused by all the doomsday hoopla, or it could be that we're in store for a "once-in-a-civilization's-lifetime event".

Next year's "brightest comet in modern times" to be "once in a civilization" event

Hold on tight, we might be in for a bumpy ride!


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#12
December 4, 2012 at 10:22:15
There are a lot of significant climatic changes, some which might be cycles, others man-made and others "cause unknown".

However, we have had plenty in the past but precious few that have happened on one day. I'm not about to believe in the Big White Rabbit just yet, but Santa is a different matter (it paid off when I was a kid).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#13
December 4, 2012 at 14:17:00
First

Here it is Dec 4th and nobody's PM'd me. I'm disappointed. Maybe that's a reflection on us "geek" types that we are quite as gullible, or as alarmist, as some....I don't know. Honestly, I didn't really expect anybody to contact me with offers of all their worldly goods (although one can hope right) because they "knew the world was going to end on Dec 21st" Still and all, it's only been 3 days....we'll see what a few more brings........

Second:

riider

Speaking of this whole "global warming" theory that some people believe in. I liken that to doomsday predictions. You're allowed to read things and interpret them how it pleases you. Me, I'm not buying that we (humans) are polluting ourselves into "global warming"

First off let me tell you, I don't mind global warming. I live in western Canada and if you folks down south think you know what cold is, you have another think coming. My wife is from the US and spent most of her life in Oklahoma. She spent a few years living in Northern Idaho and she thought she knew what cold was. Until we married and she moved here..........ROFLMAO. When it's -43 C/F (they meet there) with a 2000 windchill factor and it feels like -60, then you know what "cold" is and believe you me...........you find your butt outside on a day like that, you're praying for some global warming.

I'll be 50 next April. But like you riider I too remember much more snow as a kid. And not just because I'm taller now. We used to get more. I know, I used to have to shovel it until the ol'man bought a snow blower!

But I digress........back to global warming.

Fact: The earth has experienced several ice ages. So, as the ice age ended, would you not call what happened "global warming" I think so. Was it caused by humans? The only response to that is, "What humans?"

Fact: Large portions of north America used to be lush jungle as proven by the fossilized records in the ground and the oil we're presently harvesting here in Alberta Canada where I'm presently freezing my ass off as we pull into the very heart of yet another winter up here in the Great White North. What this tells me is we haven't "globally warmed" up as much yet as the earth has at other times in it's geological history. I refer you now back up my previous statements about enjoying a little global warming.

Fact: By taking core samples from existing Glaciers scientist have found that at several points in the past we have had volcanic explosions (think Pompei, Krakatoa) that have in a SINGLE EVENT, spewed more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than all of humanity has in the last 2000 years. Put that in your pipe and smoke it Al Gore!

As I've said above, I do not believe the earth is going to end December 21st. In fact, while I know that at some point in a few million (billion) years the sun will burn out and thus all life on earth will freeze, I do not think it's going to happen this month, this upcoming year, or even in the next millenium. What I do hope is that mankind can find "faster than light" travel and get off this poor abused planet and start spreading out to the stars so that when the day comes when the big light up in the sky does switch off, it won't wipe mankind out and destory everything we've learned to that point.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#14
December 4, 2012 at 16:41:58
"What I do hope is that mankind can find "faster than light" travel and get off this poor abused planet and start spreading out to the stars so that when the day comes when the big light up in the sky does switch off, it won't wipe mankind out and destory everything we've learned to that point"

But what if there is already life out there (which I believe is highly likely)? They might know a lot more than we do and could easily have made a better job it.


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#15
December 5, 2012 at 07:31:06
But what if there is already life out there (which I believe is highly likely)? They might know a lot more than we do and could easily have made a better job it.

I'm in total agreement with you. I believe there is life out there. Considering the size of the cosmos and the number of stars out there, it's only logical to assume that "if it can happen here, it can happen elsewhere too"

If they know a lot more and have made a better job of it, and we don't antagonise them into destroying us, they could help us learn how to do it better in the future as we expand outward and colonize.

I honestly believe that day will come when faster-than-light travel becomes a reality. I know people say it's impossible now but if you went back in time to 1920 and told those folks that supersonic travel would be cool, they'd tell you it was impossible. If you went back to 1820 and talked about man flying, you'd be told it was impossible.

I don't expect to see faster-than-light in my lifetime and probably not in my childs lifetime either. But perhaps in my grandchildren will see it, or their kids.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#16
December 5, 2012 at 08:07:30
Interesting aside though - we had supersonic travel (for other than astronauts) and that ended with Concorde on October 24, 2003.

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#17
December 5, 2012 at 10:41:26
"But what if there is already life out there (which I believe is highly likely)? They might know a lot more than we do and could easily have made a better job it."

I also think it's likely that there's other life out there, but one of the things that's always puzzled me is this - why would the other lifeforms have developed so much faster than us? I mean, there was only one Big Bang (assuming that's how it all began) so shouldn't life have started & developed at roughly the same evolutionary pace no matter which planet/sloar system/galaxy it started in? Kinda like what Joe Pesci asked about grits in My Cousin Vinny: How could it take you five minutes to cook your grits when it takes the entire grit-eating world 20 minutes?

It seems to me the only reason there might be a significant developmental difference from one galactic lifeform to another would be if one species was completely wiped out by a catastrophic event & the entire process had to start all over again.


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#18
December 5, 2012 at 11:00:56
Very true, which is why I said "They might know a lot more than we do".

It is just as likely that they know equal or less than Earthlings. Trouble is we don't know and maybe never will.

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#19
December 5, 2012 at 15:01:03
why would the other lifeforms have developed so much faster than us?

According to scientists, we had dinosaurs here millions of years ago. Then along came a big meteor and they were all gone. Then some time after they had died off, and another ice age or two, mankind as we know it started developing.

Now, assuming other sapient life forms aren't restricted to the same form as we are, who's to say there isn't a place in the universe that started developing dinosaurs (or something like it) at the same time Earth did where their planet wasn't hit by a meteor and most of said planets life extinguished. It follows logically that if allowed to proceed without interruption, there could be intelligent dinosaur type creatures whos culture is thousands, if not millions, of years older than ours.

Of course, like Cpt Kirk I'd prefer sexy humanoids and couldn't care less if they were green or blue....... ;)

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#20
December 5, 2012 at 16:30:35
That's somewhat similar to Star Trek Voyager 'Distant Origin":

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Dis...

where Janeway and crew come across an intelligent reptilian species descended from dinosaurs who left Earth millions of years ago.


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#21
December 5, 2012 at 23:43:46
There may have been only one "Big Bang" but not all stars ( and especially not ours) came into being at the time of that event. Our own star is much younger than the oldest objects in the known universe. Who's to say that other sentient beings (and the planets on which they evolved) have not run the complete cycle of their existence before good old SOL began gathering cosmic dust to form our planetary system. The universe is in a constant state of change and I live in the expectation ( if not hope) that life will be discovered somewhere other than the third rock.
Good luck to the doomsday prepers. I chose not to let my life be ruled by fear of disaster. On Dec21 this year I will be cooking a BBQ for 300 workmates to celebrate the end of year festive season. If the end comes at least I'll go out with a full belly and surrounded by friends.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#22
December 6, 2012 at 07:59:21
Damn...........wish I was there. I could BBQ but first I'd have to dig my grill out of the snow and then let it warm up for a few hours to get to the right temp to cook!

If the world is going to come to and end, a belly full of BBQ and a fine cigar in hand would be an excellent way to meet it.....lol

Still no PM's........

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#23
December 6, 2012 at 12:08:21
Well... Most people predict that when we meet aliens, it'll be more like Klingon subjugation than Vulcan first contact.

~oldie
Not everyone can decipher Klingon script...
chay' ta' SoH tlhe' vam Doch Daq


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#24
December 10, 2012 at 02:05:39
What a bummer! I was looking forward to christmas
just before I die I wanna run aorund naked in the streets.

I was an adventurer like you once until I took an arrow to the knee!


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#25
December 10, 2012 at 08:23:39
No, the maya just didn't want to go on writing their calendar more than 4000 years to the future.

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#26
December 10, 2012 at 09:15:24
swordj

I can't imagine (and probably don't want to either LOL).

Should we bring Christmas forward to 20 December so that we all go out in a happier mood?

Hey, I wonder if this is a marketing stunt by the booze producers....

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#27
December 10, 2012 at 09:31:09
If you're certain there will be no December 22nd swordj feel free to donate all you own to me. I accept money orders for cash and have family in the US who would happily put me in touch with a good lawyer.

Just PM me and we'll get the ball rolling by me giving you my name/address so you can send me a money order or certified check from yoru bank for all your liquid assets. Just keep enough to get you through the next 10 days.

:)

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#28
December 10, 2012 at 19:08:37
EXCUSE ME! ! ! I've already requested the believers sign over to me their real estate, vehicles and ETC. in my # 4 above so I get first dibs. If it turns out I get more than I need or duplicate items, well, I'm a reasonable guy and I'd be willing to sell the surplus at very low prices.

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#29
December 11, 2012 at 07:28:20
I missed that.....sorry DAVEINCAPS

I'll tell you what, why don't we share.

I hereby declare I will share anything I recieve from doomsayers who truly believe the world will end on Dec 21/12 with DAVEINCAPS at a full 50/50 share.

That's a legally binding contract so you know I'm serious!

However, I noticed I still haven't received any PM's...........what's up with that?

swordj, did you have a change of heart??? :)

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#30
December 11, 2012 at 20:24:19
I haven't gotten any responses either. Maybe the believers aren't willing to put their money (and property) where their mouth is.

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#31
December 12, 2012 at 07:22:27
Then they aren't believers and should STFU!

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#32
December 13, 2012 at 07:30:25
Bring on the end of the world!!! There is not much else i would be able to do but get a good set to watch it all fall while listening to epic music ^_^

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#33
December 17, 2012 at 21:14:14
This is boring as hell but: the old King said; why are you spending my fortune on making calenadars: design some computers or something NOW or I will cut your heads off!

Best


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#34
December 18, 2012 at 07:17:01
its nutters who are predicting the end of the world will be. god is the only one who knows and well find out soon enough so stop pushing it[you nutters]

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#35
December 19, 2012 at 07:07:05
Yeah well, that's it.....

I've just been looking at the weather forecast and it is showing info for 23 Dec.
Positive proof that the world will still exist. I'm out of my bunker already.


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#36
December 19, 2012 at 10:21:39
Only 2 more days to go! Hang in there, everyone!
Unfortunately, I'm beginning to believe that I wasted my 50$ on cans of spam yesterday. I can still eat it anyway, i guess.

~oldie
Not everyone can decipher Klingon script...
chay' ta' SoH tlhe' vam Doch Daq


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#37
December 20, 2012 at 16:57:02
21 Dec in the UK and the world appears to still be spinning.


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#38
December 20, 2012 at 17:55:23
All good in New Zealand also :)

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#39
December 21, 2012 at 01:51:01
I'm on GMT+10 and the pundits have said the Mayan calendar runs out at 9.00pm my time, which is just over an hour away. I will post again after then to celebrate our continued existence, but just in case........ I take this opportunity to say it was nice knowing you all.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#40
December 21, 2012 at 03:29:15
still here..... Yip Yip Yippeeeeeeee

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#41
December 21, 2012 at 06:33:34
Crap, wrong again. Oh well there's, always next time.

Or: The best part about betting on the apocalypse is that you can always try again if it doesn't pan out.

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#42
December 21, 2012 at 07:26:04
Aha, but they now claim it was all misunderstood and it really denotes
"A new beginning" (that was before the non-event).

Can't say I've noticed much change so far.

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