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Old November 28th, 2012, 07:23 AM   #51 (permalink)
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the concept of the end of the world is scary to me but this THIS was funny
Yea, but look at it this way.....at least we won't have to deal with reality TV anymore.
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But I'm only 16 I want yo live a long happy life
16 could be considered a long happy life. Like they say though its not how long it's how well. In order to live a happy life you must make others happy first.
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But this year, they say, itll have the added features of a galactic alignment, which will lead to the end of my financial problems.
So where does galactic alignment lead to the end of the world? I went through that link and did not find any reference to the end of the world or anything that would signficantly affect the earth's well being?

According to NASA scientists, the world will not end. The actually say the world will not end.

Regarding the Myan calendar, how do we know that the Myans do not intend to extend the calendar before the calendar ends? It's like the Y2K issue with computers. When we got close to the year 2000, programmers all over the world updated the software to extend those programs and systems to work in the year 2000 and beyond. If the Myan civilisation did survive long enough, who knows. Maybe this is their version of the Y2K problem and nothing more.
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I think that the *real* reason that the Mayan calendar ends at after this cycle is because the Mayan's *knew* that they would magickally disappear...

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I think that the *real* reason that the Mayan calendar ends at after this cycle is because the Mayan's *knew* that they would magickally disappear...

Wait a minute.... So up till that date... There are mayans running around?
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Here's what NASA has to say: http://mashable.com/2012/11/28/world-ending-nasa/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews
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Wait a minute.... So up till that date... There are mayans running around?
What I meant was they continued the existing cycle to the end... something like this...

[--------X------------------------------]2012

where x was the date that the mayans mysteriously vanished.
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Psh, what do they know...
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Old November 28th, 2012, 09:17 PM   #60 (permalink)
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Just for fun, I opened up Skymap tonight, set the date for Dec 21, 2012 and a lot of the planets do appear to be lined up quite well.... coincidence? Probably. But maybe there is some cosmic event happening that us mere earthlings are not to know....?

I do wish there was a way to view this planetary line up from a non-earth source though... just to see how well they really line up...

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It is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
and yes I have too sing it !LOL


The Mayan's believed in the cyclical nature of things......I think they didnt ever suggest or believe the world would end 12-21 at all...just that it was the beginning of another new cycle...

the winter solstace.. the phase of the sun as it passes..etc....the start of a new cycle..among many that already have been...and will be...



still ..I'm gonna party it up a little bit and work on my bow and arrow skills ...anyhow...

just in case

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About NASA and prediction.

NASA is right about some ill effects. When Halley's comet returned in 1910, there was maniacal distribution of anti-comet powders, pills, what have you. One group had to be dissuaded from human sacrifice. Go check "Bad Astronomy"

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/05/15/if-the-mayans-were-right-it-was-probably-about-internet-comments/

Should be some hilarious stuff on the social sites if anyone checks. I don't.
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I think not!

I knew there was something sinister about those things.
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Well I have lived through all the other dooms days, so I plan on waking up at 7 am and going to work like any other day

and the world has lived through all these so far:
List of dates predicted for apocalyptic events - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

for those of you who truly believe in this event occurring, what is stopping your from quitting your jobs and living life with no rules?

Do your remember back in May 2011? a whole group of people quit their jobs because they didn't think this guy could be wrong.. To me this time is no different than any other predictions..

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Psh, what do they know...
Yeah. Just because NASA was able to put a person on the moon, land a rover on Mars and sent dozens of space probes throughout the solar system and beyond doesn't mean that their prediction that the world will not come to an end is any good.
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Well I have lived through all the other dooms days, so I plan on waking up at 7 am and going to work like any other day

and the world has lived through all these so far:
List of dates predicted for apocalyptic events - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

for those of you who truly believe in this event occurring, what is stopping your from quitting your jobs and living life with no rules?

Do your remember back in May 2011? a whole group of people quit their jobs because they didn't think this guy could be wrong.. To me this time is no different than any other predictions..

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Penn and Teller share their views of the end of the world:

Here's a thought. What if the world already ended and we just don't know about it yet? Huh?? Huh??
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Yeah. Just because NASA was able to put a person on the moon, land a rover on Mars and sent dozens of space probes throughout the solar system and beyond doesn't mean that their prediction that the world will not come to an end is any good.
It's amazing they have achieved what they have when they can't even keep metric and standard measurements straight
I don't think the Mayans ever messed that up
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It's amazing they have achieved what they have when they can't even keep metric and standard measurements straight
I think that has more to do with the US government being their boss. What's with the US and their units of measure? Not only do they not use metric measures like litres, they have to use their own version of mesures like the gallon. I once compared the price of gas when I was down there and was wondering why it is so expensive. Then I realised their gallon is different than everyone else's gallon. On top of that, they have two different gallons. What's up with that?

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I think that has more to do with the US government being their boss. What's with the US and their units of measure? Not only do they not use metric measures like litres, they have to use their own version of mesures like the gallon. I once compared the price of gas when I was down there and was wondering why it is so expensive. Then I realised their gallon is different than everyone else's gallon. On top of that, they have two different gallons. What's up with that?
The US has two different kinds of gallons? Also, we do use liters. Only to measure pop though.
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The US has two different kinds of gallons? Also, we do use liters. Only to measure pop though.
You have a dry gallon which is different than a liquid.

I thought you used your own fluid ounces to measure pop. What happened to quarts?
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You have a dry gallon which is different than a liquid.

I thought you used your own fluid ounces to measure pop. What happened to quarts?
Quarts are for milk.
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You have a dry gallon which is different than a liquid.

I thought you used your own fluid ounces to measure pop. What happened to quarts?
No one uses the dry gallon though. I'm trying to think of a case where it's used and not coming up with anything. Quarts are for milk. Milk, juice and other such things are measured in quarts and gallons. Soft drinks are measured in liters unless they are less than a liter in size. Then they are measured in ounces. Make sense now?
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reading through these last few posts about the US's measuring system is pretty confusing actually... I for one think we should just jump on the metric bandwagon...

Gallons for gas and milk, liters for soda, and quarts also for milk.

This just made my day.
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the concept of the end of the world is scary to me but this THIS was funny
Id be honored to witness the end of the world. Really, the countless souls in prior generations that had to find a way to die all by themselves.

What really scares me, much more than the end of the world, is getting a flat tire on a Sunday, at three in the morning, on the bad side of town.
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reading through these last few posts about the US's measuring system is pretty confusing actually... I for one think we should just jump on the metric bandwagon...

Gallons for gas and milk, liters for soda, and quarts also for milk.

This just made my day.
What's weirder is that this system actually makes sense to virtually all Americans and we find the metric system to be weird even though it's insanely simpler. Go figure.
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What's weirder is that this system actually makes sense to virtually all Americans and we find the metric system to be weird even though it's insanely simpler. Go figure.
It's clear that we prefer things complicated and irrational. Just look at government.
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Quarts are for milk. Milk, juice and other such things are measured in quarts and gallons. Soft drinks are measured in liters unless they are less than a liter in size. Then they are measured in ounces. Make sense now?
No, it doesn't make sense. We measure all fluids in litres and millilitres. Millilitres are exactly 1/1,000th of a litre. It doesn't make sense that you use litres and ounces to measure soft drinks when one is metric and the other is imperial.

I guess we still have some legacy with regard to imperial measures in Canada. I still use feet and inches to measure the height of a person and lbs. for weight. Living spaces are measured in square feet. Measurements for hockey and (Canadian) football arenas are still in imperial measures. I guess if you cook, you still use teaspoon and tablespoons. For these things, I would not have a good sense of how big or small something is if I see them described in metric.
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I'll state right here, right now...going on record...there is NO WAY the world is going to end on 12/21/2012.

It can't. The only thing that you KNOW is going to signal the end of the world is...
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The Chicago Cubs winning the World Series.

When/If that happens...I may get a little concerned.
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No, it doesn't make sense. We measure all fluids in litres and millilitres. Millilitres are exactly 1/1,000th of a litre. It doesn't make sense that you use litres and ounces to measure soft drinks when one is metric and the other is imperial.

I guess we still have some legacy with regard to imperial measures in Canada. I still use feet and inches to measure the height of a person and lbs. for weight. Living spaces are measured in square feet. Measurements for hockey and (Canadian) football arenas are still in imperial measures. I guess if you cook, you still use teaspoon and tablespoons. For these things, I would not have a good sense of how big or small something is if I see them described in metric.
Well, liters are printed on everything. As I look at my 12 oz bottle of water I see the equivalent in mL printed on it. So, if you really want to measure things in liters you can. However, if you ask someone for a a 355 mL bottle of water they will look at you like you just fell out of a tree or something. They will have absolutely no clue at all what you are talking about.
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Well, liters are printed on everything. As I look at my 12 oz bottle of water I see the equivalent in mL printed on it. So, if you really want to measure things in liters you can. However, if you ask someone for a a 355 mL bottle of water they will look at you like you just fell out of a tree or something. They will have absolutely no clue at all what you are talking about.
If I want 355 mL of pop, I ask for a can. If I want 590 mL of pop, I ask for a bottle.

Actually, it's the other way around. I ask for a can of something, I get 355mL. I ask for a bottle, I get 590 mL. Those are the standard sizes for canned and bottled drinks you get at restaurants.

The larger bottles are 2L. Those, I don't ask for. I just grab them off the shelf and take it to the counter myself. Those you get in grocery stores.
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A.Nonymous and Stuntman are both from Canadia? Unlees you two are from midwest US.
You gave it away with "pop".

I've been trying to stop calling it that for years. I just can't call it "soda", or "coke" like they do in the south.
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If I want 355 mL of pop, I ask for a can. If I want 590 mL of pop, I ask for a bottle.

Actually, it's the other way around. I ask for a can of something, I get 355mL. I ask for a bottle, I get 590 mL. Those are the standard sizes for canned and bottled drinks you get at restaurants.

The larger bottles are 2L. Those, I don't ask for. I just grab them off the shelf and take it to the counter myself. Those you get in grocery stores.
Well, the 355 ml I had was a bottle. But then that was water which is never canned for whatever reason. I'd say it was the exception, but it's not. You can buy bottles of pop in everything from small bottles to 20 oz (590 ml) bottles to 1 L bottles. There's even a size between the 20 oz and the 1 L. Actually, Coke sells their products in cans, 12.5 oz bottles, 16 oz bottles, 20 oz bottles and even 7.5 oz mini cans. So if you walk into the convenience store and ask for a bottle of Coke, chances are there a number or choices with the 20 oz being the most common.

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You gave it away with "pop".

I've been trying to stop calling it that for years. I just can't call it "soda", or "coke" like they do in the south.
I'm from the midwest US. It's referred to as pop here. Never Coke unless you're actually going to buy a Coca-cola. You're not going to buy a Coke and pick up a Dr. Pepper. Soda is used here, but not very often.
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We’re looking at the end of the world and arguing about what to call a soft drink.
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This would be really messed up for those 2 who won that Powerball, to have the world end in 3 weeks.
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Coke used to be referred to as "dope"

With all the media, local dialects are losing ground to General American.

We still have Mayan descendants in Mexico - are they worried?
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Yes. We're focusing on what is important.
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The Egyptians used cubits and built pyramids. Far too much is made of standard vs metric.

Anyone here remember perpetual calendars? Our calendar works on a perpetual cycle.

According to this article, Mayans today insist that the same is true of their calendar, evidently it just takes longer to cycle -

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/31/mayans-protest-2012-doomsday-predictions_n_2050519.html

However, I don't think that any of them are the fun loving sort, so I'm not inviting them to my pyramid party to mark the end of world, which is coming real soon now!
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With cyclical calendars, another way to look at it is the beginning of a new age rather than the end of the world.




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Yeah, I heard all about how the year 2000 wasn't going to be the end of the world, but the beginning of a new age of enlightenment for all humanity. How'd that work out again?
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I sure hope that "new age" didn't mean reality tv and/or Justin Bieber, cause I'm sick of both right now.
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Prior to 2000, practically everyone loved reality shows and hardly anyone owned an Android phone.

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You should all know that Jupiter is in the 11th hour, the end is upon us!

(IE: it's now December )

Now, from time to time, I'll watch shows like Doomsday Prophesy or whatever it's called, well, there was this one guy who they talked about on this show....

He was a fairly accomplished prophet (I think he was from the south?)... and he said that the key to preventing the end of the world was buried under the sphinx's foot... Well, a few years later, an team went to investigate and found that there was a chamber underneath the foot!

Egypt's government banned them from digging any farther... it was also thought that the key to saving the world had to do with the missing key stone from the top of the pyramid....

I don't know much about all this, but, it's interesting enough, and I thought that some of you guys may be interested in this little tid-bit of speculation that I recalled.

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