2012: The end of the world again?

Doomsday has been predicted many times before, yet such predictions have failed to materialize so far. Here's a look at some of history's most notorious Chicken Littles.

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Dec 12, 2012 12:43AM
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The Bible says No one knows the day  nor the hour not even the son of God.
Dec 12, 2012 7:37AM
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I worrying no more so..


This Christmas, I have a wish for you, that you have a heart filled with Joy.  A wise spirit, a controlled tongue, ears that hear only good and hands, that are always willing to help others in need.  May you walk a path full of light and happiness.  May you only receive and give goodness.  May you laugh all the days of your life, enjoying each breathe as a new wonder.  May the light in you remove any darkness from another in need.  May you be a blessing to all those you meet.  May the light within you be bright and your heart always young.. May the Creator bless you and yours.

Merry Christmas

Dec 11, 2012 10:37PM
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I don't know about the end of the world but it appears the Zombie Apocalypse is here based on the number of brain dead souls that seem to be increasing in numbers on this planet.
Dec 12, 2012 8:33AM
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The world began when I was born and will end when I die.
Dec 12, 2012 8:45AM
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no man knows the when the end shall come ,only the father knows .and it shall come like a thief in the night,you will not see it coming.so stop guessing ,for all we know it might be today or another 100,000 years.besides there are worse things than death out there.

 

 

Dec 12, 2012 10:04AM
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The Mayan Calander maker just ran out of space on the rock he was carving on, not like you could run down to staples and get a fresh dressed blank rock. ...lol
Dec 12, 2012 7:52AM
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We are all gong to die some day anyway. We are all doomed. Who cares if it happens on the same day? Quit worrying about it. Live. Enjoy life. Dont spend it worrying about the inevitable. 


Dec 12, 2012 8:56AM
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Consider this more simpler scenario to ponder...

 

For some time now, we have been less and less enchanted with the pace of things. Everything has resorted to negativity, groups and extremes. Perhaps it is a simple flip of the switch and a shift over to positive and happier thinking minus all the addictions.

 

We aren't seeing the fiscal cliff issue resolved, the financial world is fully screwed up with no chance of continuance without correction. Fewer people have gainful meaningful employment and those that are employed are either living fantasies on top or overworked and exhausted. There are too many laws with flaws, bookkeeping that doesn't add up, paper and buttons that weigh us down. We are suppressed by groups and networks that could never be as powerful or influential if they were competing with individuals one on one. Nobody finishes the day and feels gratified with progress and accomplishment. It makes a lot more sense to surmise the shift than to call the end a lights out. The Rat Race became a Pig Pen. Time to restore balance and dismantle the Kool Aid stand.

Dec 12, 2012 7:24AM
Dec 12, 2012 6:26AM
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Always bet against the eotw.  If you lose, nobody can collect the wager!

Dec 12, 2012 9:34AM
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The end of the Mayan calendar is not the end of the world but the end of an age and the coming of their gods.  Of course they didn't predict their own empires collapse so I am thinking we will be fine.  Perhaps their calender ends because they just thought they had more time to finish it, they were a couple thousand years ahead could have thought lets focus on something more immediate and get back to this later.
Dec 12, 2012 10:11AM
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ITS ALREADY STARTED-  Where are all the twinkies' workers-C'mon Man!!!  Wake up!!!
Dec 11, 2012 11:33PM
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this time it wont be a flood it be fire
Dec 12, 2012 11:19AM
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I wish Pat Robertson would tell me what numbers are 'definitely not' going to win the lottery this week. I'd put my money on them in a second. 
Dec 12, 2012 12:08PM
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don't believe the world will end but do believe the human race will end....

 

every species will go the way of the cave bear..  always has always will...

 

don't worry be happy.  best philosophy ever.

Dec 11, 2012 9:47PM
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The end of the world?

This is tied up in the inability of man's ego to grasp that it will vanish on death and that all else will continue and change without him.

This is the same driver behind "global cooling", "global warming", and now "climate change".  The poor masses are bamboozled into the idea they, as a species, are actually having a significant impact on the astronomical forces behind millions of years of weather change by those seeking to achieve more power by implementing more "solutions".

Fret not ---- as 

Dec 11, 2012 11:13PM
Dec 12, 2012 10:27AM
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The end of the world as we know it has happened many times. Examples...Change from hunter/gather to agricultural to industrial to service just to name a few.
Dec 12, 2012 11:29AM
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They talk about entitlements since when is social security a entitlement ?I paid for it  35 years

since when is medicare a entitlement ?I also paid for that too. The problem is that it is going to people

who didn't pay one cent into it. If we are going over a cliff I am not jumping off!  Don't trust the government

It has failed .The way things are going now you have to take care of yourself .Forget the Democrats and Republican's. Buy a gun and get ready to protect yourself buy a rifle too. don't forget the Bullets

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