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Old 05-11-2011, 02:00 PM   #1
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Is The End Nigh? We'll Know Soon Enough : NPR

Apparently, the world is ending on May 21. Big earthquakes all around the world followed by the departure of certain folks. And, then everything left goes to H----.

Hats Off to P.T. Barnum.......

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Well, shoot, based on my portfolio and time until May 22nd, I can safely retire now and support a 100% SWR. If anyone needs me, I'll be at the Porsche dealership.

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Old 05-11-2011, 03:27 PM   #3
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:37 PM   #4
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I read about it a few weeks back when a caravan came through DC. I feel sorry for the people who quit their jobs, sell their homes, etc based on these cuckoo predictions. There were a big group of them that went up into the mountains of Colorado sometime in the late 60s/early 70s. On the plus side, it is better to lose your money and your illusions than go the way of the Hale Bopp and Jonestown crews.
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Old 05-11-2011, 04:09 PM   #5
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Old 05-11-2011, 04:13 PM   #6
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Why would anyone write a story about these unfortunate folks? Will they interview them on May 22nd also - of course not, no "news" there?
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:59 PM   #7
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NPR and PBS stations were begging for us to write our congressman to beg for continued funding that conservatives wanted to cut because of their bias.They seem to have gotten it in the current year budget. Now here they are poking them with a stick again...although to be fair the pamphlet pushers were allowed to speak their piece without editorial comment.

I'm with them on the earthquakes tho, I can't believe we are out of the cycle of big quakes.

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