We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
With such an important event coming up in a few months, I figured we should install a countdown clock here on Maggie's, since so many of us are eagerly anticipating having the Democrats kicked right out of Washington, if not right off the planet.
You have to admit — if the world disappears into an alternate dimension, at least it'll take care of runaway inflation. And those pesky Democrats.
While I don't think you'll particularly learn anything new here, it's still interesting watching an official JPL guy cover the bases.
And if he's wrong?
Just do as we learned to do back in the 60's when Russia was about ready to launch 25,000 nukes at us.
Just crawl under your school desk. You'll be fine.
MF should keep a countdown clock to JANUARY 21, 2013, exactly one month later, when America can tear off the last page of the catastrophic Obama calendar and start on the first page of the Mitt Romney calendar. On that day, America will see a rebirth. HOPE for the CHANGE.
Pah - 12/12, 9/15, 11/27 and some other freakin' "deadline" if you will - I mean hell, did anybody ever think that the Mayans simply ran out of space on the calendar and didn't bother to make a new one?
Hell - there's even one cosmologist who has made a cogent and highly logical argument that the "deadline" passed last year on November 16th.
Exactly. "Look on the bright side!", is my motto. Besides, unlike global warming which is actually supposed to boil the oceans and raise the temperature of dirt to the point of spontaneous combustion, the Mayan prediction only indicates that roughly 90% of the world's population will be wiped out. So, we've still got a 1-in-10 chance of making it. Optimism! That's what it's all about.
Attended a talk on calendars last week--guy covered Roman, the Julian and Gregorian upgrades, and then the Mayan. Said they had 3 calendars, a religious one of 260 days, and annual (roughly) of 380, and the third was never-ending daily from Day 1 of founding, which he said was calculated by a German in the 1890s to be August 20 of 3114 BC (later corrected to Aug 18). And a stone was found saying their king would be returning/reborn/reincarnated in 4774 AD (as calculated).