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So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« 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.
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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2012, 10:34:29 PM »
Who are "these people" who believe this? Have you met them? Do they exist?
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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2012, 10:37:34 PM »
I haven't heard anyone discuss this except as a big joke.
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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2012, 12:01:35 AM »
God only knows.

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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #7 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.
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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #8 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.  :)
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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #9 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').
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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #10 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

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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #11 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 ...)
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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #12 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

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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2012, 12:56:40 AM »
As for myself, I'll probably start the day off with Fruity Pebbles and soy milk.  :)

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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #14 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.
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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2012, 01:07:26 AM »
I can't wait for my 10th grade students to stop talking about it everyday.

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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #16 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?"
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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #17 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.
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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #18 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?"
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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2012, 01:38:17 AM »
I can't wait for my 10th grade students to stop talking about it everyday.

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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #20 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.  ;)
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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #21 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.
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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #22 on: December 17, 2012, 05:01:56 AM »
As is normal oc.net is again ahead of the times!  ;D

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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #23 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.  

  
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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #24 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.
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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #25 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)
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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #26 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!!!
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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #27 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.

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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2012, 09:24:31 AM »
I predict my dog will take a nap.

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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #29 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
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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #30 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?"


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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2012, 09:57:11 AM »
Won't be a whole lot different from May 21, 2011 except that people will be busier getting ready for Christmas.

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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #32 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.

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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #33 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:

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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #34 on: December 17, 2012, 10:56:27 AM »
One question...would this be old or new calendar?   ::)
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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #35 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!!!
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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #36 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.
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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #37 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?
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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #38 on: December 17, 2012, 12:10:33 PM »
The sun will rise.  And then it will set.
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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2012, 12:16:04 PM »
The sun will rise.  And then it will set.

Wow, how long in between?  :P

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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #40 on: December 17, 2012, 12:49:38 PM »
The sun will rise.  And then it will set.

Wow, how long in between?  :P
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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #41 on: December 17, 2012, 01:49:10 PM »
The sun will rise.  And then it will set.

Wow, how long in between?  :P
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But then if you live in an igloo in Barrow, Alaska, sunrise isn't for another three months.
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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #42 on: December 17, 2012, 01:52:15 PM »
The sun will rise.  And then it will set.

Wow, how long in between?  :P
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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.
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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #43 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.

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Re: So What is Really Going to Happen on 21st of December?
« Reply #44 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.
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