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#1    James K Polk

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 12:23 AM

I have a proposal. Should there be a major disaster (ie really worldchanging not standard earthquakes, wars, etc.) in the year 2012 I will donate to anyone who wagers any amount of money they wager. If no such event happens they will pay me and other skeptics the money they wagered. So what do you think?


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Posted 19 July 2009 - 12:50 AM

Frankly.. if there is a desaster that happens globaly.. I'm just gunna sit on my potch with the finest bottle of rum I can find and watch it.

But I really doubt something that cataclysmic will happen.  Though it occurs to me.. It might really not be that desasterous if we didn't have these huge cities with big buildings that falls/crushes/rolls over people.

Though jumbo jet surfing sounds fun...

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 01:07 AM

Just like that movie 2012 which is going to be a lowbrow action flick with no redeeming message because that's all that Roland Emmerich is good at making. rolleyes.gif

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 01:39 AM

Which is why I like the trailer that I posted.  XD  It's more fitting.

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 02:03 AM

No where did the Mayan's mention anything about world cataclysm for 2012. If anything (if you want to believe their prophecy) this next "sun", the "6th sun," will be the last one. hence, the end of the 6th sun will be the "end of the world." Dec 21 2012 is the beginning of the 6th sun.

This is bound to become very common knowledge after the world doesn't end in 2012. wink2.gif

What I find infinitely more interesting is Terence McKenna's "Timewave Zero," and how it relates to Dec 21 2012.

I'll try to give the briefest of possible explanations concerning his idea's about the "doubling of information":

Human Knowledge (or information) doubled from the time of Christ to Galileo's time. 1500 years.
It doubled again by the time of the American & French Revolutions. 250 years.
It doubled again by the time of the Industrial Revolution, etc etc, and keeps doubling faster and faster.

McKenna thought that information will keep doubling faster and faster, every year, month, second, nanosecond, until it doubles into infinity at around the end of 2012, according to his calculations.

Anyone versed in computers knows about this doubling of the processing power of microchips.

Edited by W Kein, 19 July 2009 - 02:08 AM.


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Posted 19 July 2009 - 02:36 AM

The Mayans never said the world would end in 2012 but rather it was the end of one age and the birth of another.

I have stated this before in other threads but the religion was based on the Law of attraction...If the majority of people are in the frame of mind that a tragedy will occur in 2012 then we will attract that, but if the majority of people believe that it will be the birth of a new erra that will undergo wonderfull changes then we will attract that.

There belief system revolved around the thought vibrations being sent out, will attract those vibrations back to you, ie think postive and things will be positive for our mind creates matter.

Now on a Scientific level NASA predicts great solar storms for this time period worse then any prior solar storm this may be as minor as people wittnessing Aurora's in places they shouldn't be or as major as disabling power, but nothing apocolyptic.

As for wagers Iwould wager the world will end as we know it (don't mistake that to be apocolyptic but rather a change in peoples world view) and I wager the world will not end.

So relax and think positive.


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Posted 19 July 2009 - 02:49 AM

This is the dawn of the age of aquarious... age of aquarious...

Edited by SilverCougar, 19 July 2009 - 02:50 AM.

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 08:21 AM

James K Polk on Jul 18 2009, 08:23 PM, said:

I have a proposal. Should there be a major disaster (ie really worldchanging not standard earthquakes, wars, etc.) in the year 2012 I will donate to anyone who wagers any amount of money they wager. If no such event happens they will pay me and other skeptics the money they wagered. So what do you think?


Nothing unusually will happen on 2012...but anything and everything will be attributed to the 'prophecies' so people can cover their own BS. For this reason you can't really make a good wager(however everybody knows you wouldn't make do anyways).



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Posted 20 July 2009 - 01:27 AM

marsapien, I don't see how what people think about something has much effect on things. Before Galileo, most people firmly believed the sun revolved around the Earth. Do you think that had any effect on the fact that the Earth revolves around the sun? Human wishes and prayers have little effect on heavenly bodies, earthquakes, volcanos, etc.
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Posted 20 July 2009 - 03:08 AM

KennyB on Jul 20 2009, 11:27 AM, said:

marsapien, I don't see how what people think about something has much effect on things. Before Galileo, most people firmly believed the sun revolved around the Earth. Do you think that had any effect on the fact that the Earth revolves around the sun? Human wishes and prayers have little effect on heavenly bodies, earthquakes, volcanos, etc.
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If you read my post a bit more carefully you would see that I agree with you on that one...what I am actually stating in my post is the effect on ideals and world views that postive thinking has.
but this does not change the fact that Science predicts solar storms.
Re-read my posting if you have any issues and you will actually see what I am getting at.
Perhaps I didn't make it clear enough but I was assuming that people would naturally understand what I was presenting, is facts only.
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Posted 26 July 2009 - 06:16 AM

View PostSilverCougar, on Jul 19 2009, 10:50 AM, said:



I nearly wet myself from laughing so hard Oh please i wish they would let that be shown in cinemas as the trailer

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 07:57 PM

View Postjesspy, on Jul 25 2009, 11:16 PM, said:

I nearly wet myself from laughing so hard Oh please i wish they would let that be shown in cinemas as the trailer

Yea this was a good one!

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 01:33 AM

View Postjesspy, on Jul 26 2009, 06:16 AM, said:

I nearly wet myself from laughing so hard Oh please i wish they would let that be shown in cinemas as the trailer


Yeah I know.. if more disaster films had trailers like that, they'ed make millions more at the boxoffice.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 03:07 AM

My plan is to go find all the people with good jobs who think the world is going to end, and then take their nice paying jobs ^^ hehe, I'm an oppertunist!


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Posted 27 July 2009 - 05:15 AM

I think if anything did happen, what might happen is that most of the world will be without electricity for an extended period of time.
As you can imagine, this will result in total chaos.

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I wager $1.50

Edited by Civilization, 27 July 2009 - 05:18 AM.

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