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Old 12-17-2012, 10:28 PM   #21
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:04 PM   #22
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I see that the prediction is causing enough trouble in China for authorities to make some arrests.

BBC News - China makes 500 doomsday cult arrests

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Chinese police have arrested more than 500 members of a doomsday cult for spreading rumours about the imminent end of the world, state media say. At least 400 followers of the Almighty God Christian group were detained in western Qinghai province in recent days. Dozens more were held elsewhere.


In Henan province, six officials have been sacked after a knife attack by a suspected doomsday cult disciple wounded more than 20 children.
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:06 PM   #23
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Seems odd that some/any reasonable folks in China and the USA believe it, when AFAIK the (depending on source) 1.5-7MM Mayans still around don't seem to be collectivley worried. They must all use the Gregorian calendar nowadays, where the world ends after 12/31/2012 - unless you buy a 2013 calendar...

What will "we" fret about next, of when is the next world end date?
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:30 PM   #24
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Hava a safety and emissions inspection of my car scheduled for the 21st. If the world has ended on that day, I guess I'll skip that little exercise.
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OK, everyone relax and take a deep breath. We're going to put this story to rest with science.

Well, maybe not science per se, but with a scientist at least. And not just any scientist, but the eminent and illustrious Sir Isaac Newton, no less.

Old Ike gives us until 2060, so we can continue our foolish ways for another 47 years at least.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Newton%27s_religious_views

Whew! That's a relief!

Wait, did I say scientist?
Well, Ike was certainly that, as well as an incredible mathematician, but it's not quite as well known that he was also a certifiable nut job in the religious and alchemical spheres. So you might want to take his "prediction" with a sizable grain of salt.
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OK, everyone relax and take a deep breath. We're going to put this story to rest with science.

Well, maybe not science per se, but with a scientist at least. And not just any scientist, but the eminent and illustrious Sir Isaac Newton, no less.

Old Ike gives us until 2060, so we can continue our foolish ways for another 47 years at least.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Newton%27s_religious_views

Whew! That's a relief!

Wait, did I say scientist?
Well, Ike was certainly that, as well as an incredible mathematician, but it's not quite as well known that he was also a certifiable nut job in the religious and alchemical spheres. So you might want to take his "prediction" with a sizable grain of salt.
I'd call you a spoilsport but the avatar is just too good. Well done on both counts!
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Love your avatar braumeister!
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I used to belong to a forum where everyone was required to put a holiday touch on their avatars. Nice idea, IMHO.
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Wow. How did you do this? I'd like the same using a stethoscope...
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How will we know if the world ends? Will someone put up a sign that says "The End"? I'm so confused and I already went and bought a 2013 cat calendar to support CAT.
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Good idea .
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How will we know if the world ends? Will someone put up a sign that says "The End"? I'm so confused and I already went and bought a 2013 cat calendar to support CAT.
I'm sure someone will post the result on this site.
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I'm sure someone will post the result on this site.
... and then we would spend eternity quibbling about it.

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... and then we would spend eternity quibbling about it.
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Thank goodness. I was worried that after 2013 we wouldn't have another absurd end of the world deadline for cranks to obsess about. Harold Camping seems to have stopped, too.

Also, some town in France has closed it's borders due to rumors that it alone will survive the Mayan 2012 catastrophe, whatever it might be. They were overwhelmed (and overrun) with escapists, but are baffled why their town has been singled out.
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Also, some town in France has closed it's borders due to rumors that it alone will survive the Mayan 2012 catastrophe, whatever it might be. They were overwhelmed (and overrun) with escapists, but are baffled why their town has been singled out.
Based on this post from FIREd on Monday he may have some details on this he might share. Unfortunately you just missed him...

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So, it's December 21st in New Zealand. They're still there. Can we conclude anything from that? Personally, I think Braumeister is on to something.
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