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We survived! Deadline passes for ´end
of the world´ without raining fire or
killer earthquakes - so we´ll just
let the Mayans get on with it

Daily Mail [UK], by Beth Stebner

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 12/21/2012 6:57:00 AM

Phew! You can let out your breath now - the earth is still safely on its sphere despite Doomsdayer predictions of an impending apocalypse to coincide with the end of the Mayan age. The human race has successfully navigated the 11.11am deadline on 21.12.12 - at least it appears so with no reports of the globe being besieged by raining fire or killer earthquakes. For centuries, the ending of the Mayan calendar, which occurs today, has been taken as a sign of an impending Armageddon. But now there may be a few sheepish looks in a corner of

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: franq, 12/21/2012 7:09:01 AM     (No. 9077222)

Wait now, the Mayans were using PST. It´s only 4 am on the West coast.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: 4freedom, 12/21/2012 7:09:53 AM     (No. 9077224)

Sweet, we got passed that event but now we have an even greater threat to our survival, name starts with an O.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: desertcowboy, 12/21/2012 7:31:49 AM     (No. 9077249)

Just like the Brits and Europeans to think the world revolves around them. It is only 60 am in the Myan areas of Mexico; so there is another 18 hours for the Brits and Europeans to wet their pants over this.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bpl40, 12/21/2012 7:32:02 AM     (No. 9077250)

It a´int 11.11 yet where the Mayans lived. On Feb 18, 1519 Hernan Cortez landed in Mexico on the exact day a Mayan Shaman had predicted more than eleven centuries before.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: f64, 12/21/2012 8:11:16 AM     (No. 9077330)

The Mayan calendar ended on the Winter solstice when the sun was directly overhead on the Tropic of Capricorn at 11.12 UTC.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Namma, 12/21/2012 8:13:03 AM     (No. 9077332)

the world ended as we know it the day the greedy elected obama...the whole world has been affected by this.....

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Reply 7 - Posted by: FLCracker, 12/21/2012 9:26:03 AM     (No. 9077466)

Hey, Brits!

I don´t think the Mayans worked on Greenwich Mean Time.

#4, The Toltecs (not the Maya) predicted the return of Quetzecoatl, a bringer of love, peace and enlightenment. Yeah, that sure sounds like ole Hernan, doesn´t it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Axeman, 12/21/2012 10:10:45 AM     (No. 9077578)

The Mayan calendar is a system of circles. Circles don´t have a beginning or an end. The solstice was just a convenient reference point. It could have been any event anywhere on the circles that could have been that point. So the end may still be coming.
;)

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/21/2012 10:39:02 AM     (No. 9077657)

As Curly told the city boys in City Slickers, ´Day ain´t over yet´. One of my favorite Jack Palance lines.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/21/2012 11:08:20 AM     (No. 9077744)

This was silliness to the nth power.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: dbdiva, 12/21/2012 12:20:26 PM     (No. 9077952)

Goodness, NOW what will the History Channel do? They certainly got a lot of mileage out of this. Well, they still have their thousands of ´Ancient Aliens´ episodes they can trot out.
OTOH~ I did hear there was some astronomic event that was scheduled for today. One that last took place 26 thousand years ago.
I could have misheard though with all the hype.


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