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Re: 21 December 2012- what so you expect ?

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Many people all over the world believe that this will be a catalyst for a major

change some believe the poles will shift, other the world will end.

Some even believe that this will be the next stage of our evolution.
And some people believe that Oasis were a talented band. What can you do?
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Old 14.11.2012, 21:31
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Mayan Prophecy: 21 December 2012

Either you have some sort of interest in this prophecy...or you don't. Either way, the world (humanity) will not end. It is merely the end of a Mayan Long Count Calendar (Solar cycle: Sun's December solstice will cross the Milky Way's galactic equator in 2012, the Sun's December solstice will fall on 21 December 2012).

December 2012 marks the conclusion of a b'ak'tun—a time period in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar which was used in Central America prior to the arrival of Europeans.There is a strong tradition of "world ages" in Mayan literature, but the record has been distorted, leaving several possibilities open to interpretation. According to the Popol Vuh, a compilation of the creation accounts of the K'iche' Maya of the Colonial-era highlands, we are living in the fourth world. The Popol Vuh describes the gods first creating three failed worlds, followed by a successful fourth world in which humanity was placed. In the Maya Long Count, the previous world ended after 13 b'ak'tuns, or roughly 5,125 years. The Long Count's "zero date" was set at a point in the past marking the end of the third world and the beginning of the current one, which corresponds to 11 August 3114 BC in the proleptic Gregorian calendar. This means that the fourth world will also have reached the end of its 13th b'ak'tun, or Mayan date 13.0.0.0.0, on 21 December 2012.

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Re: Mayan Prophecy: 21 December 2012

Great, does this mean i don't need to buy Xmas presents for my tribe this year ?
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Old 14.11.2012, 22:15
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Re: 21 December 2012- what so you expect ?

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I appreciated it, anyway.
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Re: 21 December 2012- what so you expect ?

haha!!!! it's my birthday
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Old 14.11.2012, 22:55
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Re: 21 December 2012- what so you expect ?

Darn it its my last day of German school..............why couldn't it happen at the beginning of school hehehehe
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Re: 21 December 2012- what so you expect ?

Even if the world comes to an end, most of us are on the safe side for quite a while in that in Switzerland everything important happens at least 20 years later than in the rest of the world.
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Old 19.12.2012, 15:23
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Re: 21 December 2012- what so you expect ?

It's all going to be OK according to this video from NASA that shouldn't have been released until Saturday

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/vi...ocalypse-video
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Old 19.12.2012, 15:50
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Re: 21 December 2012- what so you expect ?

Many teenagers are actually bothered by this end of the world story. It's the first time they've lived through it and understood its implications, I guess.

I told my teenagers that after having lived through at least 4 "end of the world" predictions so far, I don't even bother reading up on it anymore.
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Old 19.12.2012, 15:54
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Re: 21 December 2012- what so you expect ?

I will be in the pub with some guys from the rugby team.

If the world ends, we will probably be too drunk to notice.


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Old 19.12.2012, 16:34
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Re: 21 December 2012- what so you expect ?

I expect I will not now have to give over 11 months notice to change my health insurance!
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Old 19.12.2012, 16:36
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I will be in the pub with some guys from the rugby team.

If the world ends, we will probably be too drunk to notice.


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That's a good idea, you could have one more quickie before the end comes...
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Old 19.12.2012, 16:41
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That's a good idea, you could have one more quickie before the end comes...
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Old 19.12.2012, 16:44
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Re: 21 December 2012- what so you expect ?

I will expect a small baby boom in 9 months. The result: a collection of the children of idiots :P
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Old 19.12.2012, 16:45
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I will expect a small baby boom in 9 months. The result: a collection of the children of idiots :P
Plenty of them about already
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Old 19.12.2012, 16:55
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Re: 21 December 2012- what so you expect ?

I expect the same will happen as when my Kitchen calendar rolls over at the end of December every year.
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Old 19.12.2012, 17:39
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That's a good idea, you could have one more quickie before the end comes...
By 'quickie' i hope you mean 'one more quick pint' and not sex with my team mates.........


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Old 19.12.2012, 18:13
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Re: 21 December 2012- what so you expect ?

NASA has already released the video, but whether the world ends or not, when can we exactly check it on thelocal.ch, the true source of information for English speaking community in Switzerland?
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Re: 21 December 2012- what so you expect ?

Since it's a Friday, I expect to eat fish.

I always eat fish on fridays.

It would be the End of the world if I have not my fish on friday.
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Old 19.12.2012, 23:20
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