Are YOU prepared for the End of December 2012 Phenomenon?

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by SoBad, Dec 4, 2012.

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What specific steps are you taking to prepare?

Poll closed Dec 22, 2012.
  1. Nothing – business as usual

    62.1%
  2. Bought a new Mayan wall calendar

    13.8%
  3. Bought some bottled water and a few silver coins, just in case

    6.9%
  4. Stocked up tons of canned food and bottled beverages

    6.9%
  5. Built/purchased/leased a bunker and stocked it up

    10.3%
  6. Purchased an insurance policy to protect against potential losses from lapses in spacetime continuum

    6.9%
  7. Purchased black-hole proof gear

    17.2%
  8. Purchased a western forehand

    13.8%
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  1. SoBad

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    As we all know, the traditional Mayan calendar ends the world around December 21. Some Tibetan monks are suggesting that this will only be a reconstruction that will lead to a new and better world order, while NASA forecasts the solar peak only around March 2013.

    Who do we trust and what do we make of the whole situation? I am slightly concerned about the integrity of the spacetime continuum and potential shifts into parallel universes in case of distortions in the continuum. I am also worried about a potential fifth dimension that we are not integrating into the spacetime continuum understanding of our everyday lives.
     
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  2. Doubles

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    Nothing's going to happen.
     
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  3. norbac

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    Is the are of Uzbekistan safe from all of this at all?
     
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  4. SoBad

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    It's tough to make predictions, isn't it - especially about the future...
     
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  5. SoBad

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    If you mean "area", then I can tell you that Uzbekistan has a pronounced 3rd dimension because of the mountains. This tends to hamper the 4th dimension and can also hamper or preclude altogether the 5th dimension. Are you moving there this month?
     
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    Evil nitwits Uzbekhistan are responsible for fabricating lies about safety from 2012 Mayan Apocalypse . Come to glorious nation of Kazakhstan and enjoy fermented horse urine, disco dance and #1 exporter of human pubis.

    Waawaaa wee waaa
     
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  7. Nostradamus

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    Obviously, no one knows what will or won't happen. but we do know that we have been experiencing more and more severe weather due to global warming. and there is a very fine balance. Earth can absorb only so much abuse before the balance comes crashing down. When that happens, you won't want to be around to witness it.
    So we need to pay more attention to what we are doing and making changes even if it means lowering our living standards.
     
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  8. norbac

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    I will refrain from answering that question until I can respond with a "yes".
     
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  9. SoBad

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    I have developed some interest in horse urine after taking a sip of gatorade for the first (and hopefully last) time.
     
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  10. SoBad

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    I do agree that the growing and increasingly industrialised population hurts the environment. We are not talking about that here though - we are looking at a bigger picture. We are examining the spacetime continuum, the 5th dimension, things like black holes, and the practical implications for the ordinary folks such as myself.
     
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    i think you worded the thread wrong....
     
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  12. SoBad

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    So how do we make this right? We only have a couple of weeks to go...
     
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  14. chrischris

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    The decline of life is more subtle than some idea of a certain date.
     
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    I've managed to survive several apocalypses in my relatively short life, so I'm pretty confident about my chances with this one.

    I've got a couple of ski trips booked for January, which is how I'll be celebrating (assuming I survive December).
     
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  16. KenC

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    I'm stocking up on champagne for my end of December phenomenon. Like usual I will get so loaded that space and time become irrelevant as I float in and out of many parallel universes.
     
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  17. SoBad

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    Prosecco just doesn't cut it, does it, when it comes to celebrating the end of the world.
     
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  18. KenC

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    Prosecco??? That's for the other 99%.
     
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    Many things will hapen but not of any importance in relation to 'doomsday idea' of abrupt end of the world.

    The dismantling of life is a longer process and its happens quietly. Has started according to observations and measurements already im afraid.
     
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  20. vil

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    Yes, I'm prepared for the end of 2012 December. I have paid all bills, sold all my assets gave all the money to poor people, quit the job, sold both cars and told my hated neighbours I love them. Now I'm ready to face the end.......:)
     
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    zap: since the world is going to end, may I get access your racquet stash? =)

    Anyone got tickets to the Arc (like in the movie 2012) they want to sell?
     
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  22. SoBad

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    What about the galactic zero band? Is anyone doing anything about that?

    I am starting to feel uneasy about all the galactic black holes, dark matter, and dark energy these days. I am thinking about getting a kitten to predict space weather for me.
     
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    Not at all. I kept breaking things in the last few days.

    First, I did some shopping and a bottle of soy sauce broke through the plastic bag and got smashed completely on the road.

    Second, I bought another bottle of soy sauce and when I opened the refrigerator door, this bottle of soy sauce broke the compartment and fell on to the kitchen floor and got smashed completely like the first one.

    Third, I was tipping some cut ginger that stuck at the bottom of my mug, onto a porcelain bowl, and the mug slipped out of my hand and fell on to the bowl and the porcelain bowl got split in two.

    Fourth, I my handycam refused to start when I went birdwatching.

    The end of the world is near :shock::shock::shock: spooky.
     
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  25. SoBad

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    Thanks for sharing – misbehaviour of familiar inanimate objects can be very troubling. I had a similar string of revolting behaviour in the summer of 2008 when beer bottles started exploding inside the fridge without provocation, so I can relate.

    In recent weeks I have also seen unusual behaviour, including cats and police. One morning last week there was a commotion in the building, the super knocked on my door and it turned out they were looking for the owner of a kitten. The kitten was sitting on top of the stairwell, looking troubled, distraught, and determined.

    In another development, there was always a black cat loitering around the dumpsters in the back of the building. This morning I took out the garbage and there were two black cats. They are consolidating?

    The electronics have also been misbehaving, but that could be for a million reasons I suppose.
     
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  26. adamX012

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    OP, I am going to FL this year. You will miss you a lot more.. than ever :)

    Oh, the world will not end... My holidays will start soon. Oh yah!
     
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    Thinking about going to Forest Hills for lunch tomorrow to buy a case of Borjomi. Also, does anyone know which side of the Earth is supposed to get hit in case we collide with Planet X?
     
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    On Wenesday one of the tennis players in our club slipped on the bathroom floor and hurt his head which was bleeding furiously... then we watched some news on tv later on that evening and one of our pro divers also hit his head and had to be taken to hospital.......
     
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    The mayans measured things on a multiversal scale.
    Given the length of existance of the multiverse is 10^100000^100000^100000 years old the mayans were only off by .000000000000000000000001%
     
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    I suppose I could ask a girl out but I don't think she would want to...
     
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    Two days ago, I had three faithful devices start malfunctioning at the same time - a supersonic toothbrush, an ice maker, and a fountain.

    The Paris elite monopolising the alien ship hangars and pick-up sites, while the common folk are being kept out by force.
     
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    She probably wouldn't mind staying in though if you got decent shelter to offer for the 19 - 22 galactic zero band period next week.
     
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    The only 5th dimension I wanna hear about is the one that sang "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" And aren't we about 50 years into that now?
     
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    Are you afraid of the 5th dimension, is that why you don’t want to hear about it?

    Everyone is aware of the first dimension of time. A person walking in a straight line is aware of two dimensions. The one moving around a plane is in three dimensions. In the mountains you have four dimensions.

    Why are we afraid of discovering dimension five and potentially beyond? Our mere failure to recognize the fifth dimension does not extinguish its existence.
     
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  36. defrule

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    Maybe North Korea will suddenly attack the South.

    I'm still waiting on the Zombie Apocalypse.
     
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  37. neverstopplaying

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    I'm fully prepared. My family and my tennis buddy's family are flying down to riviera Maya with our tennis gear and we'll be on the courts.
     
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  38. SoBad

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    The deceptive quietude around the globe is most disconcerting. Apparently the trans-galactic shift is deeper than any of us had anticipated.
     
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    Through a combination of some fairly complex math stuff and my ability to read and interpret signs, I predict this End of December Phenomenon to occur on or about the 31st of the month. I've begun arranging my schedule to be sure I'm wearing clean underwear that day. Otherwise, it will be mostly buiness as usual.
     
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    Which little piggy went to market?
     
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  41. SoBad

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    What concerns me about black holes (both inter and intragalactic) is that they are difficult to see at night or when the sky is cloudy. It's like you never get a chance to prepare.
     
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