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Title: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: JamesR on December 16, 2012, 10:30:41 PM
Just out of curiousity, what do you fellows believe is going to happen on the 21st of December which is coming up in like one week now? I mean, I know that nothing is really going to happen in regards to the "world ending" and all that crap, but I mean from a sociological point of view, what is going to happen in regards to all of the people who believe in this? Personally, I am actually a bit afraid. I think that it could be a dangerous day. Some of these people are absolutely insane, and they have huge stockpiles of firearms and aren't afraid to use them, believing that they are truly in danger. I imagine that we might see mass religious suicides and possibly a couple more whackos going on shooting rampages. I'll definitely be staying home that day.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Shanghaiski on December 16, 2012, 10:34:29 PM
Who are "these people" who believe this? Have you met them? Do they exist?
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Tallitot on December 16, 2012, 10:37:34 PM
I haven't heard anyone discuss this except as a big joke.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: choy on December 16, 2012, 10:37:50 PM
I think it is going to be a day of big struggle.






I mean, there's probably work that needs to be done in the office and everyone including myself is in Christmas vacation mode.

 ;D
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: biro on December 16, 2012, 10:39:44 PM
For most people, not a dang thing is going to happen. Probably some bars will have funny 'end of the world' parties. And the day after that, I'll just go back to waiting for Christmas, like normal.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Shanghaiski on December 16, 2012, 11:21:00 PM
Hopefully the History Channel will rebroadcast its many hours of speculation before the big day. It's not likely to make very good repeat programming if the world survives.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: lovesupreme on December 17, 2012, 12:01:35 AM
God only knows.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Dan the Man on December 17, 2012, 12:15:53 AM
I will wake up.
I will go to school.
I will come home.
I will go back to sleep.

"Get eaten by cannibalistic Mayan zombies" is in there somewhere too. That's only penciled in though.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on December 17, 2012, 12:19:09 AM
Who are "these people" who believe this? Have you met them? Do they exist?

 Sadly, yes.  I work with a few of them.  I pray that when they realize their erroneous beliefs, they'll be more open to authentic Christianity found in the Eastern Orthodox Church.

 As for myself, I'll probably start the day off with Fruity Pebbles and soy milk.  :)
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: JamesRottnek on December 17, 2012, 12:19:21 AM
Supposing I don't get hit by a bus or some-such thing before then, I will return to Hell (known officially as 'Bagdad, AZ').
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: choy on December 17, 2012, 12:30:30 AM
I'm pretty sure the world will end by then.  We all will be looking up in the sky and see either the Death Star or Unicron. Either way, it will be an awesome end to this world  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: theistgal on December 17, 2012, 12:32:12 AM
This really bothers me: a local radio station did a "man on the street" type thing where they asked random people what they would do if it really were the end of the world. A couple of people said they'd spend more time with their families, but the rest said they'd steal, have lots of illicit sex, even kill someone they didn't like.

I wonder if they realize that what they're really saying is they'd be willing to go to the final judgment with blood and sin on their souls? Because the end of tje world, among other things, would be that, for each of us ...

(FWIW this interview took place the day before the CT shootings ... I'd like to believe some of those answers may have been different a day or so later ...)
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: TheMathematician on December 17, 2012, 12:34:33 AM
If anyone truly believes that the world will end on 21 DEC, then i will gladly take control of your bank accounts for you, starting on 22 DEC
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Shanghaiski on December 17, 2012, 12:56:40 AM
As for myself, I'll probably start the day off with Fruity Pebbles and soy milk.  :)

No, Gabriel! You mustn't! Nothing turns you into a Mayan zombie quicker than that!
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Shanghaiski on December 17, 2012, 12:58:47 AM
If anyone truly believes that the world will end on 21 DEC, then i will gladly take control of your bank accounts for you, starting on 22 DEC

All they need to do is send you $500 now for processing.

I would also mention, for credibility purposes, that you don't live in Nigeria.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Hinterlander on December 17, 2012, 01:07:26 AM
I can't wait for my 10th grade students to stop talking about it everyday.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Shanghaiski on December 17, 2012, 01:12:45 AM
I can't wait for my 10th grade students to stop talking about it everyday.

The school board probably frowns on Mayan re-inactments. But way way to bring history alive than through human sacrifice? "Could I have a volunteer from the audience?"
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: vamrat on December 17, 2012, 01:34:07 AM
I typically go to the bar on Friday nights.  Best place to be on end of the world day.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Shanghaiski on December 17, 2012, 01:36:29 AM
I typically go to the bar on Friday nights.  Best place to be on end of the world day.

Which reminds me of:

"Would it help if we put bags over our heads or something?"
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: JamesRottnek on December 17, 2012, 01:38:17 AM
I can't wait for my 10th grade students to stop talking about it everyday.

Threaten them with F's
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: LBK on December 17, 2012, 01:40:43 AM
I typically go to the bar on Friday nights.  Best place to be on end of the world day.

Which reminds me of:

"Would it help if we put bags over our heads or something?"


This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays.  ;)
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: JamesR on December 17, 2012, 05:00:06 AM
I can't wait for my 10th grade students to stop talking about it everyday.

Be prepared for a plethora of "I didn't do my homework because I thought that I would be dead by the morning" excuses from students who didn't do their homework.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Asteriktos on December 17, 2012, 05:01:56 AM
As is normal oc.net is again ahead of the times! (http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,24328.0.html)  ;D
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Ansgar on December 17, 2012, 05:08:41 AM
You should try and go to Europe and Asia. The french are being overrun by doomsday preppers and new age followers, a chinese man has just stabbed 23 people(nobody died though). There have been panick scenes in Russia. It's crazy.

As far as i am concerned, state television is broadcasting a huge show to celebrate the end of the world, so it will probably just be an evening with me and my armchair.  

  
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Kerdy on December 17, 2012, 05:21:03 AM
The national debt will increase some more.

I think there is a local "End of the World" golfing tournament taking place.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Kerdy on December 17, 2012, 08:33:35 AM
I typically go to the bar on Friday nights.  Best place to be on end of the world day.

Which reminds me of:

"Would it help if we put bags over our heads or something?"


No, but you can if it will make you feel better. (paraphrased)
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: stavros_388 on December 17, 2012, 08:53:38 AM
December 21st will be the last day.






The last day of work before my Christmas holidays, baby!!!
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: primuspilus on December 17, 2012, 09:15:00 AM
I think that for the vast majority of folks, nothing will happen. However some tinfoil hat types will do something drastic, and other tin foil hat folks will point to it and say they were right. Also, those making money on this will either say "It was the end of our current thinking" or other such nebulous nonsense, while others will say that the date was incorrect and propose a new date.

PP
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: biro on December 17, 2012, 09:24:31 AM
I predict my dog will take a nap.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Monk Vasyl on December 17, 2012, 09:35:24 AM
The sun will rise and set as usual and my dog, Daisy, will demand my full attention.   :D
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Tallitot on December 17, 2012, 09:46:47 AM
I typically go to the bar on Friday nights.  Best place to be on end of the world day.

Which reminds me of:

"Would it help if we put bags over our heads or something?"


"yes, if you'd like"
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: genesisone on December 17, 2012, 09:57:11 AM
Won't be a whole lot different from May 21, 2011 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_end_times_prediction) except that people will be busier getting ready for Christmas.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: biro on December 17, 2012, 10:04:25 AM
I think that for the vast majority of folks, nothing will happen. However some tinfoil hat types will do something drastic, and other tin foil hat folks will point to it and say they were right. Also, those making money on this will either say "It was the end of our current thinking" or other such nebulous nonsense, while others will say that the date was incorrect and propose a new date.

PP

Probably true. :)
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: stavros_388 on December 17, 2012, 10:12:57 AM
Also, those making money on this will either say "It was the end of our current thinking" or other such nebulous nonsense...

Nebulous nonsense like: "We've now moved into a higher vibrational frequency. Can't you feel it?!"  :laugh:

Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Monk Vasyl on December 17, 2012, 10:56:27 AM
One question...would this be old or new calendar?   ::)
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: LizaSymonenko on December 17, 2012, 11:20:26 AM

Ha ha!  Good one!

That means I have a 13 day warning and time to orepare accordingly!!!
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: PeterTheAleut on December 17, 2012, 11:28:57 AM
We'll hear blared at 100 decibels from every radio in the world R.E.M. singing It's the End of the World As We Know It (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0GFRcFm-aY).
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: PeterTheAleut on December 17, 2012, 11:32:32 AM
I can't wait for my 10th grade students to stop talking about it everyday.

Be prepared for a plethora of "I didn't do my homework because I thought that I would be dead by the morning" excuses from students who didn't do their homework.
Are you going to use that as an excuse for not doing your homework?
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: ialmisry on December 17, 2012, 12:10:33 PM
The sun will rise.  And then it will set.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Asteriktos on December 17, 2012, 12:16:04 PM
The sun will rise.  And then it will set.

Wow, how long in between?  :P
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Jetavan on December 17, 2012, 12:49:38 PM
The sun will rise.  And then it will set.

Wow, how long in between?  :P
09:38:32
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: PeterTheAleut on December 17, 2012, 01:49:10 PM
The sun will rise.  And then it will set.

Wow, how long in between?  :P
09:38:32
But then if you live in an igloo in Barrow, Alaska, sunrise isn't for another three months.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: ialmisry on December 17, 2012, 01:52:15 PM
The sun will rise.  And then it will set.

Wow, how long in between?  :P
09:38:32
But then if you live in an igloo in Barrow, Alaska, sunrise isn't for another three months.
I guess that they will be missing Armageddon then.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: choy on December 17, 2012, 01:56:43 PM
But then if you live in an igloo in Barrow, Alaska, sunrise isn't for another three months.

Not true.  The sun only doesn't rise for 3 days at the Winter Solstice if you are above th Arctic Circle.  After that you'll get short days but there will still be sunrise and sunsets until Summer Solstice where the Sun doesn't set for 3 days.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: PeterTheAleut on December 17, 2012, 02:50:05 PM
But then if you live in an igloo in Barrow, Alaska, sunrise isn't for another three months.

Not true.  The sun only doesn't rise for 3 days at the Winter Solstice if you are above th Arctic Circle.  After that you'll get short days but there will still be sunrise and sunsets until Summer Solstice where the Sun doesn't set for 3 days.
What sources are you reading?
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: choy on December 17, 2012, 04:20:25 PM
But then if you live in an igloo in Barrow, Alaska, sunrise isn't for another three months.

Not true.  The sun only doesn't rise for 3 days at the Winter Solstice if you are above th Arctic Circle.  After that you'll get short days but there will still be sunrise and sunsets until Summer Solstice where the Sun doesn't set for 3 days.
What sources are you reading?

I live in Canada.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Jetavan on December 17, 2012, 04:22:47 PM
But then if you live in an igloo in Barrow, Alaska, sunrise isn't for another three months.

Not true.  The sun only doesn't rise for 3 days at the Winter Solstice if you are above th Arctic Circle.  After that you'll get short days but there will still be sunrise and sunsets until Summer Solstice where the Sun doesn't set for 3 days.
What sources are you reading?

I live in Canada.
I hear Canada's nice this time of year.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: choy on December 17, 2012, 04:32:38 PM
I hear Canada's nice this time of year.

Depends if you really like snow and bone breaking (literally) cold.  Or if you live in the West Coast like I do, endless rain.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: PeterTheAleut on December 17, 2012, 05:04:18 PM
But then if you live in an igloo in Barrow, Alaska, sunrise isn't for another three months.

Not true.  The sun only doesn't rise for 3 days at the Winter Solstice if you are above th Arctic Circle.  After that you'll get short days but there will still be sunrise and sunsets until Summer Solstice where the Sun doesn't set for 3 days.
What sources are you reading?

I live in Canada.
That's the problem! You live in Canada, which province I don't know. I'm talking about Barrow, Alaska, which may be much farther north than you.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: choy on December 17, 2012, 05:39:37 PM
That's the problem! You live in Canada, which province I don't know. I'm talking about Barrow, Alaska, which may be much farther north than you.

Anything above the Arctic Circle has the same effect during Winter Solstice.  That is how they figured out how to mark the arctic circle in the first place.  That is the region of the earth that the sun does not rise on during Winter Solstice.  But it only happens for 1 day to 3 days.  Though the days before and after the sunrise and sunset would also be relatively short, I guess most people wouldn't consider it having daylight at all.  But scientifically, how they define sunrise and sunset, they do experience that the other days, no matter how brief the difference between.

I live in the Lower Mainland, and we don't see the sun from September to May.  It's all gray clouds and rain :P
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: choy on December 17, 2012, 05:43:00 PM
By the way, I called it!  World will end this Friday via Death Star!!!

http://www.businessinsider.com/white-house-to-consider-building-a-death-star-space-station-2012-12
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: stavros_388 on December 17, 2012, 06:17:43 PM
I hear Canada's nice this time of year.

Depends if you really like snow and bone breaking (literally) cold.  Or if you live in the West Coast like I do, endless rain.

Bone breaking cold?! There's none of that in Southern Ontario this year. We haven't even had any real snow to speak of (mostly rain).

That said, having grown up in Saskatchewan, I know the cold of which you speak.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: choy on December 17, 2012, 07:21:59 PM
Bone breaking cold?! There's none of that in Southern Ontario this year. We haven't even had any real snow to speak of (mostly rain).

That said, having grown up in Saskatchewan, I know the cold of which you speak.


Good for you then.  I'm lucky and hoping that it won't snow in the city here in Vancouver.  I'm trying to avoid to buy winter tires for my minivan.  Temperature here never stays below zero anyway, save for a week or two.  Though our local mountains are getting a huge dump of snow now, great news if you love skiing.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: stavros_388 on December 17, 2012, 07:43:16 PM
Bone breaking cold?! There's none of that in Southern Ontario this year. We haven't even had any real snow to speak of (mostly rain).

That said, having grown up in Saskatchewan, I know the cold of which you speak.


Good for you then.  I'm lucky and hoping that it won't snow in the city here in Vancouver.  I'm trying to avoid to buy winter tires for my minivan.  Temperature here never stays below zero anyway, save for a week or two.  Though our local mountains are getting a huge dump of snow now, great news if you love skiing.

I was living out there in Victoria one winter. The roads were pure chaos when it snowed a few inches overnight! People were not used to the snow.  :laugh:

Vancouver is a great city.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: choy on December 17, 2012, 07:45:51 PM
Bone breaking cold?! There's none of that in Southern Ontario this year. We haven't even had any real snow to speak of (mostly rain).

That said, having grown up in Saskatchewan, I know the cold of which you speak.


Good for you then.  I'm lucky and hoping that it won't snow in the city here in Vancouver.  I'm trying to avoid to buy winter tires for my minivan.  Temperature here never stays below zero anyway, save for a week or two.  Though our local mountains are getting a huge dump of snow now, great news if you love skiing.

I was living out there in Victoria one winter. The roads were pure chaos when it snowed a few inches overnight! People were not used to the snow.  :laugh:

Vancouver is a great city.

We also have a fraction of the snow clearing budget most Canadian cities have.  As long as the winter of 2008 doesn't happen again soon, we're fine.  We had 2-feet of snow over Christmas that year and secondary roads weren't cleared of snow for a month!  Despite above than freezing temperatures, city just didn't have the money to plow secondary roads.  Rule of thumb, buy a home on a street that a bus drives through.  Otherwise, don't expect any snow clearing.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: theistgal on December 17, 2012, 09:57:26 PM
My parents' wedding anniversary is the 22nd. They've made plans. And they always get their way. So I wouldn't worry.  ;D
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Marc1152 on December 17, 2012, 10:12:01 PM
I hear Canada's nice this time of year.

Depends if you really like snow and bone breaking (literally) cold.  Or if you live in the West Coast like I do, endless rain.

Bone breaking cold?! There's none of that in Southern Ontario this year. We haven't even had any real snow to speak of (mostly rain).

That said, having grown up in Saskatchewan, I know the cold of which you speak.


I lived in Northern Minnesota on the Mesabi Iron Range for a short time. Most sunny days were 15 below. Nights were usually 20 to 30 below. It could get down to 50 or 60 below zero once in a while. There was always something white in the air, either a lot or just a dusting but all the time;

The times it got up to zero you could feel a bit a warmth in the air and could unzip a little. You had to plug you car into an electric outlet to keep your oil from freezing. All parking lots had an outlet in front of each space.

It sucked
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Marc1152 on December 17, 2012, 10:13:17 PM
I clean Church on Friday's so I'm covered.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Shiny on December 18, 2012, 05:05:47 AM
The sun will rise.  And then it will set.
BuBubububut the Parosuia.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Jetavan on December 18, 2012, 12:29:01 PM
Quote
BEIJING—Chinese police have detained more than 500 people from a fringe Christian group (http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1303719--china-detains-more-than-500-people-for-spreading-doomsday-rumours) for spreading rumours about the world’s impending end, state media reported Tuesday.
....
Those detained are reported to be members of the group Almighty God, which is also called Eastern Lightning, after a phrase from the Bible’s Book of Matthew. Widely regarded as a heretical Christian sect, the group preaches that Jesus has reappeared as a woman in central China. It has been accused of targeting Christians, kidnapping and beating them to force conversions.
....
Eastern Lightning first appeared around 20 years ago, and the official Xinhua News Agency said that its members had “recently latched on to the Mayan doomsday prophesy to predict that the sun will not shine and electricity will not work for three days beginning on Dec. 21.”
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The state-run Huashang website last week, citing local authorities, reported that the group is urging followers to “exterminate the great red dragon” — a reference to the Communist Party — “and found a country under the rule of Almighty God.”
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: biro on December 18, 2012, 02:44:44 PM
In the book "How to Win Converts," kidnapping and whacking people with a stick are tops of the 'Don'ts' list.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Marc1152 on December 20, 2012, 04:52:01 PM
Ummmm is this supposed to happen at the stroke of mid-night or later in the day?
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Eastern Mind on December 20, 2012, 05:07:46 PM
It's already the 21st in some parts of the world  :laugh:
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Asteriktos on December 20, 2012, 06:29:53 PM
Maybe once it's midnight at the center of the universe... New York City?  :police:
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: psalm110 on December 20, 2012, 06:40:44 PM
9:45am here in Melbourne Australia and I am at work.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: choy on December 20, 2012, 06:54:40 PM
Still waiting for the Death Star to arrive.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: arnI on December 20, 2012, 07:09:45 PM
Going to Liturgy at 10AM (EST). Non Orthodox likely don't know of the Forefeast of the Nativity though while they may know it is the end of one Mayan calendar.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: PeterTheAleut on December 20, 2012, 07:16:39 PM
Still waiting for the Death Star to arrive.
Something like this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZCN7uhzmkE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZCN7uhzmkE)
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Shanghaiski on December 20, 2012, 07:44:07 PM
It's already the 21st in some parts of the world  :laugh:

Not yet in the Yucatan.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: choy on December 20, 2012, 09:12:35 PM
Still waiting for the Death Star to arrive.
Something like this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZCN7uhzmkE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZCN7uhzmkE)

More like this... http://youtu.be/djZFHTa6TfA
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: pmpn8rGPT on December 20, 2012, 11:04:37 PM
Bone breaking cold?! There's none of that in Southern Ontario this year. We haven't even had any real snow to speak of (mostly rain).

That said, having grown up in Saskatchewan, I know the cold of which you speak.


Good for you then.  I'm lucky and hoping that it won't snow in the city here in Vancouver.  I'm trying to avoid to buy winter tires for my minivan.  Temperature here never stays below zero anyway, save for a week or two.  Though our local mountains are getting a huge dump of snow now, great news if you love skiing.

I was living out there in Victoria one winter. The roads were pure chaos when it snowed a few inches overnight! People were not used to the snow.  :laugh:

Vancouver is a great city.

We also have a fraction of the snow clearing budget most Canadian cities have.  As long as the winter of 2008 doesn't happen again soon, we're fine.  We had 2-feet of snow over Christmas that year and secondary roads weren't cleared of snow for a month!  Despite above than freezing temperatures, city just didn't have the money to plow secondary roads.  Rule of thumb, buy a home on a street that a bus drives through.  Otherwise, don't expect any snow clearing.
ah, good ole Canada, how's Toronto doing  :)
I need to go back this summer
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: pmpn8rGPT on December 20, 2012, 11:08:14 PM
9:08 here in New Orleans.  Death star not in sight yet
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: LBK on December 20, 2012, 11:39:27 PM
9:08 here in New Orleans.  Death star not in sight yet

.... nor a Vogon Construction fleet....  :laugh:
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Shanghaiski on December 21, 2012, 12:00:53 AM
9:08 here in New Orleans.  Death star not in sight yet

.... nor a Vogon Construction fleet....  :laugh:

YES!

You've got to build bypasses, you know.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: LBK on December 21, 2012, 12:34:20 AM
9:08 here in New Orleans.  Death star not in sight yet

.... nor a Vogon Construction fleet....  :laugh:

YES!

You've got to build bypasses, you know.

Of course.  :laugh:

But there's another reason the world won't end on Dec 21 - because it's not a Thursday! :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Luke on December 21, 2012, 12:40:18 AM
I will go to work in the morning and drive home in the evening.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Kerdy on December 21, 2012, 02:07:27 AM
Office Christmas party, so I guess it really is the end of the world.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: choy on December 21, 2012, 02:11:52 AM
ah, good ole Canada, how's Toronto doing  :)
I need to go back this summer

I have no idea, nor do I care :D

I guess for non-Canadians, Toronto is the city to hate if you're Canadian and not from there :P
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Deborah on December 21, 2012, 03:18:43 AM
8.15pm, Friday 21 December in New Zealand and all is well :)

Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: PeterTheAleut on December 21, 2012, 03:25:51 AM
The world better not end tomorrow. I would like to at least have correctly aligned teeth when the end does come. ;D
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: LBK on December 21, 2012, 03:44:27 AM
The world better not end tomorrow. I would like to at least have correctly aligned teeth when the end does come. ;D

Vanity of vanities, all is vanity ....  ;)
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: NicholasMyra on December 21, 2012, 04:41:42 AM
I guess for non-Canadians, Toronto is the city to hate

Haven for middle-class Persians, Seasonal Affective Disorder, and flatlander clearcut.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: JamesR on December 21, 2012, 05:16:15 AM
I don't want it to end while I am still a virgin :(
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on December 21, 2012, 05:42:48 AM
If the world doesn't end today, I'll be sure to post and let everyone know.



Selam
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: JamesR on December 21, 2012, 05:45:56 AM
If the world does actually end today, I will probably be in Orthodox Hell :( Oh well, it's still a lot better than western Hell.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Asteriktos on December 21, 2012, 05:52:48 AM
I am... a l i v e !
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: orthonorm on December 21, 2012, 08:56:04 AM
Well this is disappointing.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on December 21, 2012, 09:01:04 AM
You would think that if the world was going to end today that they'd at least cancel school.



Selam
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: CoptoGeek on December 21, 2012, 10:36:34 AM
I am... a l i v e !

We still have till the end of the day.

-sent from my secret bunker
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: CoptoGeek on December 21, 2012, 10:38:02 AM
Oh dear, it's already started!

(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18901zbtai02jjpg/original.jpg)
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Schultz on December 21, 2012, 10:39:06 AM
What happened?  I forgot to turn my alarm on and was fifteen minutes late for work.

Even then, the world did not end.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Eastern Mind on December 21, 2012, 10:42:48 AM
Well, it's snowing in my neck of the woods.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: LizaSymonenko on December 21, 2012, 10:57:49 AM

First snow of the season here, too!
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Marc1152 on December 21, 2012, 11:29:55 AM
Today's weather forecast:

Morning..Cloudy High 44

Afternoon ..Very sunny  High 1,250

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRTdc3k5EJ3npnCvB5_7D8njTlNaZrjG_58zT5SUGBOzW0SLJeXQw)
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Hiwot on December 21, 2012, 01:26:50 PM
I am... a l i v e !

No, YOU are left behind!

 :police:

where am I ? well on the top of my roof,snow makes for poor visibility and obviously SOMEBODY MADE A MISTAKE!!!! >:(
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Shiny on December 21, 2012, 02:36:41 PM
What's going to happen? Well, fortunately for me, I will keep cracking apocalypse jokes like there is no tomorrow.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: JamesR on December 21, 2012, 02:42:37 PM
Well, I am still alive. Time to go laugh at all the people who actually believed in this crap. They'll probably say that we were "left-behind" lol and that the Pope is the anti-Christ who poisons Bibles or some crap.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Cyrillic on December 21, 2012, 03:07:55 PM
Isn't it all clear now? The Holy Calendar of St. Julius the Passionbearing Czar was the right one all along. The papist calendar is now officially proven wrong. So, that means we still have some two weeks left.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Kerdy on December 21, 2012, 07:38:21 PM
Maybe the Mayans are on the old calendar.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Shiny on December 22, 2012, 02:08:06 AM
Maybe the Mayans are on the old calendar.
I laughed way too hard at this.
Title: Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
Post by: Ioannis Climacus on January 13, 2013, 10:05:17 PM
By the way, I called it!  World will end this Friday via Death Star!!!

http://www.businessinsider.com/white-house-to-consider-building-a-death-star-space-station-2012-12
The White House has since responded to this petition :

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/response/isnt-petition-response-youre-looking

LOL