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Old 12-10-2012, 06:16 PM   #101 (permalink)
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There was electricity 2000 years ago?

I think you're describing Y2K, which I remember very clearly. God, what a mess that was!
I thought you were referring to the solar storms, as they happen more than once every few thousand years...
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There was electricity 2000 years ago?

I think you're describing Y2K, which I remember very clearly. God, what a mess that was!
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I thought you were referring to the solar storms, as they happen more than once every few thousand years...
Actually, I was referring to Mgugs post, regarding the sun, earth, and Milky Way being aligned for the first time in thousands of years.
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Well, if it happens at least I have the satisfaction of knowing you are all going with me
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Well, if it happens at least I have the satisfaction of knowing you are all going with me
Are you going to still be a Jets fan where ever you end up?
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On Dec 20th at 11 pm I'll be dressing as Bane and break into peoples houses and causing riots in the streets.
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On Dec 20th at 11 pm I'll be dressing as Bane and break into peoples houses and causing riots in the streets.
Please leave a will so when you get shot I can have your PC.

End of the world? Ain't nobody got time for that.
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Am I scared for it? Yes.

But the way I see it is that I can't control it so why fear it.
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I'm not sure if it was mentioned but I heard they never took into account the extra day of leap years so the world really should have ended in like 2006 or something if they did the maths right
That isn't correct. The Mayan calendar/measurement of time was as accurate if not MORE accurate than ours today.
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Actually, I was referring to Mgugs post, regarding the sun, earth, and Milky Way being aligned for the first time in thousands of years.
I believe it was the end of the ice age.
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Am I scared for it? Yes.

But the way I see it is that I can't control it so why fear it.
You could pay millions of dollars to live out your days in a cave. Doesn't that sound appealing .
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You could pay millions of dollars to live out your days in a cave. Doesn't that sound appealing .
I'll just dig a hole in the ground for the next 10 and a half days preparing.
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What happened last time?
we don't know but there wasn't any satellites in the air and many other modern things we take for granted weren't around... I am scared for the people who don't know how to live off the grid.

Thankfully if something major does happen I will be home with family on the farm and won't be worried too much.
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I'll just dig a hole in the ground for the next 10 and a half days preparing.
I was planning on digging a hole in the ground and living there too, but I couldn't decide where to put the couch and the tv, whether or not the piano would clash with the Christmas tree, etc. So I scrapped the whole idea.

Enjoy your hole!
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we don't know but there wasn't any satellites in the air and many other modern things we take for granted weren't around... I am scared for the people who don't know how to live off the grid.

Thankfully if something major does happen I will be home with family on the farm and won't be worried too much.
What time does Menards close?
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What time does Menards close?
I don't know but you can Save Big Money at Menards... the only thing I remember about living in Iowa
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I was planning on digging a hole in the ground and living there too, but I couldn't decide where to put the couch and the tv, whether or not the piano would clash with the Christmas tree, etc. So I scrapped the whole idea.

Enjoy your hole!
I couldn't decide on where my recliner will go.
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I don't know but you can Save Big Money at Menards... the only thing I remember about living in Iowa
Is Menards an athlete?
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:44 PM   #118 (permalink)
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Where At in Iowa did you live?? I'm in the cedar rapids area

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Old 12-10-2012, 08:51 PM   #119 (permalink)
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Where At in Iowa did you live?? I'm in the cedar rapids area
Oskaloosa.... Just North of Ottumwa... I went to Cedar Rapids a couple of times... I hit up the Field of Dreams when I was there too.
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Well we are due for some sort of major catastrophe. It's also the first time in thousands of years that earth, the sun and the center of the milky way line up. It's also the height of the suns solar storms. So I guess we shall see ...
Galactic Alignment. Happens once every 26,000 years. As to what happened last time...nothing special.

Technically, we are still in the 'Ice Age' that began 2.6 million years ago.

(we are coming out of it though...hence it is getting warmer...as it would when exiting an ice age).

Oh no. I just combined end of world prophecy and global warming debate in the same post...
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Galactic Alignment. Happens once every 26,000 years. As to what happened last time...nothing special.

Technically, we are still in the 'Ice Age' that began 2.6 million years ago.

(we are coming out of it though...hence it is getting warmer...as it would when exiting an ice age).

Oh no. I just combined end of world prophecy and global warming debate in the same post...
And to further your response to that post, the Solar storms are going to be max in 2013 not 2012 and is expected to be less than the average maximum(which happens about every 11 years)
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The equator of the Milky Way galaxy (Galactic Equator) and the path of the Sun (the Ecliptic) will cross each other at exactly 11:11 am GMT on December 21, 2012. What does this mean exactly? Or, even better, what is the probability of this occurring?

Every year on the winter solstice, our Sun has a Declination of -23.5 degrees, and a Right Ascension of 18 hours. But what makes the alignment of 2012 special is how this alignment occurs relative to very distant stars. On December 21, 2012, the alignment will be right along the plane of the entire galaxy. This precession of the equinoxes goes in a complete circle and happens only once every 26,000 years. In other words, the winter solstice moves 360 degrees every 26,000 years, or 0.01 degrees each year.

A significant detail that promoters of the 2012 doomsday fail to point out, however, is that the plane of the galaxy is not the width of a needle. The plane of the galaxy is quite wide - in fact, it takes the winter solstice between 700 hundred and 1,400 years to cross the plane of the galaxy! So 2012 is just one year amidst a span of 700 years.
And as this says, the alignment spans 700 years.
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And as this says, the alignment spans 700 years.
So you think the world will end and you are preparing for it?
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Was going to create a thread and then saw this... 8 days away guys XD
I'm wondering if I should be worried about ppl on the streets trying to cause disturbances lol
This event has gotten so commercialized in my brain, GG
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