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    The end of the USA in 2010 thread got me thinking about the hot topic right now:

    the Year 2012.

    This theory is even more silly. It is mostly based on the fact that the Mayan calendar ends in December 21 2012. Do a google search on the 2012 crisis and people are actually buying into this. I heard stories of people quitting their jobs and getting ready for the end. When December 21 2012 rolls by and nothing happens these people are going to shoot themselves

    If you haven't heard of this one yet, to sum it up:

    The Mayan calendar ends in December 21 2012. So people think the world will either end or significantly change that day.

    http://www.december212012.com/articl...se_in_2012.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by hellagrant View Post
    The end of the USA in 2010 thread got me thinking about the hot topic right now:

    the Year 2012.

    This theory is even more silly. It is mostly based on the fact that the Mayan calendar ends in December 21 2012. Right, the Mayans were so smart that they got ****ed up by the Spanish. Do a google search on the 2012 crisis and people are actually buying into this.

    If you haven't heard of this one yet, to sum it up:

    The Mayan calendar ends in December 21 2012. So people think the world will either end or significantly change that day.

    http://www.december212012.com/articl...se_in_2012.htm
    Personally, I think it will be more of a metaphysical end than a physical one, perhaps more of a revalation of a great truth than Revalations.

    Also, the Mayan offed themselves without help from the Spanish, I think youre thinking of the Aztecs.

    Anyways, I dont think anything cataclysmic will occur on that date (which ironically, would be my dad's 62nd b-day), perhaps a more spiritual result will occcur, probably a wonderful display of light when we align with the rest of the solar system and the center of the galaxy (which some theories say is a weak black hole, but I have my doubts)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dkalban View Post
    Also, the Mayan offed themselves without help from the Spanish, I think youre thinking of the Aztecs.
    You're right. The Mayans weren't destroyed by the Spanish. Didn't they just sort of vanish? No one today knows exactly what happened.

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    Good thing im an archaeology buff lol.

    They basically wiped their own civilization out with the numerous civil wars b/t the city states of the Maya. Their descendents today pale in comparison with the civilization of their ancestors. But archaeology dictates that the Maya basically fell into war after war with each other until just remnants, like today, were left.

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    The aliens took them away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reko View Post
    The aliens took them away.
    lol, there actually is a wild theory out there that states they were taught possibly by extraterrestials; their main god (Queztacotal (sp?) ) being one of them.

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    well if they were so smart that they could have predicted this you would think they could have predicted the end of themselves

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    Hey, if the Egyptians, ROmans, Greeks, and so forth couldnt, I doubt the mayans could, but I think they just had the calander end there b/c they knew the world would need to know.

    Unfortunately they didnt think about their penchant for civil war nor did they think that the world did nott revolve around the Yucutan.

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    I just know I am not going Christmas shopping that year until 12/13.


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    Quote Originally Posted by joey54 View Post
    I just know I am not going Christmas shopping that year until 12/13.
    I never do christmas shopping before then anyway lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey54 View Post
    I just know I am not going Christmas shopping that year until 12/13.
    You mean 12/22?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKMass View Post
    You mean 12/22?
    Dyslexia must be setting in.


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    Anyone buying into this think of the fact that it's impossible to make an infinite calendar? That's a hell of a lot of days to script, how long did people really expect them to go? The idea that they got to Dec. 22, 2012 and said "alright, good enough" is much more plausible than some theory of apocalypse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hockey66 View Post
    Anyone buying into this think of the fact that it's impossible to make an infinite calendar? That's a hell of a lot of days to script, how long did people really expect them to go? The idea that they got to Dec. 22, 2012 and said "alright, good enough" is much more plausible than some theory of apocalypse.
    The scribe's hand got tired... lol.

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    maybe their calendar ended on that date because they ran out of paper, and now everyone is reading WAY too much into it.
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    THEY DIDNT USE PAPER! THEY CARVED STONE GLYPHS!

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    It's my understanding that in Southern California a lot of people are already planning a big rave event for that day. Pretty sure they already decided the title "End of the World" and I would love for it to be a humongous production.

    Yep I'll be there.
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    i am SO ANNOYED with this prediction i honestly cant wait for that day in december in 3 more years when people shut the hell up about it.

    OP im not saying your one of them, but the people who are diehard "OMG IT WILL END NO DOUBT" people. its so annoying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jed View Post
    i am SO ANNOYED with this prediction i honestly cant wait for that day in december in 3 more years when people shut the hell up about it.

    OP im not saying your one of them, but the people who are diehard "OMG IT WILL END NO DOUBT" people. its so annoying.
    agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dkalban View Post
    THEY DIDNT USE PAPER! THEY CARVED STONE GLYPHS!

    Sorry, Im an archaeology buff, I occasionally feel the need to correct people when they state an incorrect fact.
    I sincerely hope you didn't think my post was serious.
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    Actually what you said made sense, what if everyone who believes this crap theory are taking it to seriously?

    Also, there might have been codexes written and drawn on tree bark so youre half right on the paper thing.

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    Well Nostradamus also predicted the end of the world in 2012 and most of his predictions are accurate, so iunno. maybe it based it on the Mayan calender too. Either way, ima laugh at the idiots who prepare for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altephor View Post
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