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2012: What's your plan?

 
 
Reply Wed 11 Nov, 2009 07:03 am
I'm going to be pretty ticked off if this end of the world thing doesn't happen. 2012 will be just about the right time for me to run out of money and resources so I will welcome the easy out, so to speak.
Now, I am not sure if I want to be drowned by the Atlantic flowing up the Hudson to swamp my seventh floor apartment, so I am considering getting a boat to put on the roof right around Thanksgiving that year. That way I can go ....um...somewhere and just starve until the end.

What's your plan?
Joe(oh, I'll need a motor, gas, extra water....gotta make a list.)Nation
 
djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 11 Nov, 2009 07:07 am
is this that thing where the computers are gonna think it's 1912 and every thing falls apart?

dj(gotta start backing up things soon)jd62
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Gala
 
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Reply Wed 11 Nov, 2009 07:21 am
@Joe Nation,
I would hope it would end more in 2011, that way we won't have to live through another election cycle.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Wed 11 Nov, 2009 07:24 am
@Joe Nation,
hey joe, where you going with that gun in your hand?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 11 Nov, 2009 07:43 am
I'm going to save up 100 million bucks and pay them off to let me ride it out on the space station.
edgar(hoping there will be a place to land)blythe
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George
 
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Reply Wed 11 Nov, 2009 07:56 am
I'm sending my friend Vinny Z down to Guatemala to reason with the Mayans.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Wed 11 Nov, 2009 08:09 am
I'm gonna party like it's 1999.

Boo(I was dreaming when I wrote this)merang
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 11 Nov, 2009 08:29 am
@Joe Nation,
Joe Nation wrote:

I'm going to be pretty ticked off if this end of the world thing doesn't happen. 2012 will be just about the right time for me to run out of money and resources so I will welcome the easy out, so to speak.
Now, I am not sure if I want to be drowned by the Atlantic flowing up the Hudson to swamp my seventh floor apartment, so I am considering getting a boat to put on the roof right around Thanksgiving that year. That way I can go ....um...somewhere and just starve until the end.

What's your plan?
Joe(oh, I'll need a motor, gas, extra water....gotta make a list.)Nation
I wonder if he 's going to load any animals into his boat
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Gargamel
 
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Reply Wed 11 Nov, 2009 09:18 am
I'm going to eat dessert before dinner!
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Mame
 
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Reply Wed 11 Nov, 2009 09:37 am
I think I'll just stick some kleenex up my nose and read a book.
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Wed 11 Nov, 2009 10:09 am
I'm going to bet a million gullible, superstitious people one dollar that the world is not going to end in 2012. When nothing happens I will be a millionaire. Of course, if it does end I'll be dead and no one can collect from me.

Green (It's a win, win deal) Witch
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Wed 11 Nov, 2009 10:09 am
These are all excellent plans.

David : (Um. Animals....choosing words carefully here...probably only pigs because they can double as pets.. Mr. Green)

I really like the idea about the Space Shuttle, Gargamel and Mame, as usual, seem to have their priorities straight.

George: let me know what the Mayans say. It's important.
Mame: What book? or are you going to delay choosing.

I'm trying to remember when the last really big end of the world scare got some traction? Wasn't there some kind of planetary line-up a few years ago that had everyone (not me) in a tizzy because all the water on the Earth was going to get swished over to one side or the other. (I don't remember how that was supposed to happen with the rotation of the planet and all, but luckily, it didn't happen.)

Oh, yeah and of course: 12:34:56 7/8/90 Yep, July the Eighth Nineteen Hundred and Ninety at thirty four minutes past twelve. That was going to be a biggie amongst the Numerology fans/friends of mine. One changed her name from Stella to Stellia in order to get herself a better figure, so to speak.

Gala: No more elections cycles for us. Haven't you heard? The Republicans are sure that Obama is going to take over everything.
(That should be a relief to them. So much less work to do.)

Boomerang: Please forward party invitations to:
Joe Nation
Rooftop BoatDock
NY NY 10033

Joe(please have it be Black Tie as I have just been given a tux)Nation




Lightwizard
 
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Reply Wed 11 Nov, 2009 01:03 pm
@Joe Nation,
Although I realize this is tongue-in-cheek:

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"2012" is cashing in on a gamut of wild doomsday scenarios revolving around the belief that the Mayan calender purportedly ends on December 21st, 2012. The date is thought to be significant to many besides, and there are even opposing theories swirling around claiming that the world won't end, but instead shift radically.

NASA is interested in particular with Nibiru " also known as Planet X, a fabled celestial object that "2012" addresses " which some believe may collide with or pass nearby the Earth, ending life as we know it.

According to physorg.com, "NASA insisted the Mayan calendar in fact does not end on December 21, 2012, as another period begins immediately afterward. And it said there are no planetary alignments on the horizon for the next few decades."

NASA posted a FAQ guide on its site, hoping to dispel some of the claims. The real proof, the agency says, is that no credible astronomers have discovered Planet X, and would have been able to track an object like it for a decade, at least.

From NASA:

Q: How do NASA scientists feel about claims of pending doomsday?
A: For any claims of disaster or dramatic changes in 2012, where is the science? Where is the evidence? There is none, and for all the fictional assertions, whether they are made in books, movies, documentaries or over the Internet, we cannot change that simple fact. There is no credible evidence for any of the assertions made in support of unusual events taking place in December 2012.

Q: Does the Mayan calendar end in December 2012?
A: Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period but then -- just as your calendar begins again on January 1 -- another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar.

So there you have it. Is NASA laying down the law, or is it all just some big cover up? Either way, we'll find out in 2012, just like we found out what was what back during y2k and also in 2003, when Planet X was originally supposed to mess us up.

NASA, via PhysOrg

As far as the "alignment to cause our sun to eclipse the center of the Universe:

http://astronomyspace.suite101.com/article.cfm/astronomy_fallacies_2012_doomsday_prediction

I'm planning on seeing a movie with John Cusack explaining why nothing happened and pop another big bag of popcorn.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 11 Nov, 2009 01:05 pm
@Joe Nation,
folks out here will be ready to take back the country in 2012.

there is a sale on ammunition this week if you need some...
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George
 
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Reply Wed 11 Nov, 2009 01:56 pm
@Joe Nation,
Joe Nation wrote:

George: let me know what the Mayans say. It's important.

I just got a call from Vinny Z.
"Yo, Gidge (he calls me that). I been talkin to the head Mayan."
"Yeah?"
"Yeah. He says they're comin out with a new salad dressing. You know what it's
called?"
"No. What?"
"Mayanaisse! Hehehehehe. I crack me up."
"So what about the calandar?"
"Oh, yeah. I axed him 'What happens at the end of the Mayan Long Count?'
You know what he said?"
"No, Vinny. What?"
"The center snaps the ball."
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Wed 11 Nov, 2009 02:45 pm
Modern Mayans refute any ancient calendar end-of-the-world date: (Quote -- of course, all over the internet)

A Hollywood’s movie entitled “2012″ will even open next month, to cash in on the collective concern that has been scaring people. The movie is said to depict ‘earthquakes, meteor showers and a tsunami dumping an aircraft carrier on the White House,’ as disasters to occur on the Maya-prophesied end of the world by said year.

Guatemalan Apolinario Chile Pixtun, a Mayan elder, refutes the rumor, saying that ‘doomsday theories spring from Western, not Mayan ideas.’ Even some of the Mayan descendants today do not have any idea what 2012 is all about. “If I went to some Mayan-speaking communities and asked people what is going to happen in 2012, they wouldn’t have any idea,” said Jose Huchim, a Yucatan Mayan archaeologist. He adds, “That the world is going to end? They wouldn’t believe you. We have real concerns these days, like rain.”

If there is any significant foreboding for modern day humans, it lies in the warning behind scientific researches pointing to the notion that the Maya civilization collapsed due to their unrelenting deforestation of their land. Environmental degradation may not readily cause panic that can merit a Hollywood movie production, but it is a far more real danger than all of the Maya did not realize.

In truth, the Maya truly gave us good warning. The environmental cause of the collapse of their civilization may just be the same reason for our real end of the world.

(Unquote)

But just in case, I've bought some water wings.
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Wed 11 Nov, 2009 02:56 pm
The NASA page by Dr. Krupp of the Griffith Observatory is the best summation (I'm into sarcastic humor about the whole thing but doubt that the movie will cause a panic like Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" broadcast, but I could be wrong). The actual science is fascinating, however:

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012-guest_prt.htm
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Eva
 
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Reply Wed 11 Nov, 2009 03:08 pm
Thank God I've finally found someone with Mayan connections!

This is a major topic of discussion at our house, and we need your help, George. Could you have Vinny ask the Mayans IN WHICH MONTH of 2012 the world will end? This is vitally important.

You see, SonofEva is scheduled to graduate from highschool in May 2012. If the world ends before graduation, he can blow off homework, SATs, college applications, etc. And we can start spending those college savings funds right now. We're thinking a trip around the world, maybe.

On the other hand, if the world ends after graduation, he still needs to do his homework. It would be completely uncool to face the end of the world as a highschool dropout, not to mention the fact that he'd face the ridicule of his peers for the last few months of his life.

Please ask Vinny to find out as soon as possible. There is a huge Chemistry exam on Friday, and...well...maybe he should be packing instead.
Francis
 
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Reply Wed 11 Nov, 2009 03:19 pm
@Eva,
SonofEva needs to do his homework as:

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The date December 21st, 2012 A.D. (13.0.0.0.0 in the Long Count), represents an extremely close conjunction of the Winter Solstice Sun with the crossing point of the Galactic Equator (Equator of the Milky Way) and the Ecliptic (path of the Sun), what that ancient Maya recognized as the Sacred Tree. This is an event that has been coming to resonance very slowly over thousands and thousands of years. It will come to resolution at exactly 11:11 am GMT.


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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Wed 11 Nov, 2009 03:58 pm
Yeah, what Francis said, except that now I intend to be a "synchronized and unified bio-electromagnetic collective battery." at the corner of Broadway and Fifth so that one of two things will happen on Dec 21, 2012.
A) the world will end
or
B) I will smashed between two double decker tours buses attracted by the magnetism.
Joe(animal, woof woof)Nation
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