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I am worried?

Last night I watched a program about the Mayan calendar.

It is predicted that in 10 days time, on the 21.12.2012, there will be a pole change in this earth, which will wipe out this world. What, with volcanoes, tsunamis, earthquakes etc. which scientists said had happened 700 years ago...Well now, it is that time again.
This is what the scientists have predicted - that it is that time again, when this earth is due to undergo another pole change.

However, I for one, will continue on as normal, and if it were to happen as predicted, so be it. I still look forward to spending Christmas with my family, regardless of what the Maya calendar says.


Davide Castel

12th December 2012


Damn Maya calendar....i am heading for the removal of my sling on that day and then to enjoy the Christmas Day!!!!!!! Moreover WAITING for New Year!!!!!!!! :)


Manya Mishra

12th December 2012


Lucy: Last year I purchased a Thomas Kincaid calendar for my wife for Christmas. It is a tradition that has been part of our Christmas celebration for quite some time. Thomas Kincaid died. So there are no more Thomas Kincaid calendars.
That doesn't mean that the earth will end, just because we reached the end of a calendar.

I imagine some poor Mayan went out on Christmas eve a lot of years ago, and intended to whittle a new calendar out of stone to put in his poor wife's stocking for Christmas. But alas! Someone had stolen his chisel and the pile of stones that he used to make calendars had all been broken by an earthquake. So he could not make a new calendar.

So the earth will come to an end on December 21st because the poor Mayan couldn't give his wife a new calendar.

End of discussion. End of year. The End.


Don Yarber

11th December 2012


Don...I am not holding my breath either.
I will still continue to enjoy my life, appreciating each day, anyway!

Yes, I agree with what you have said too. However, those scientists seem to know more than me.
Well, I guess we don't have long to wait, do we? Like - it was predicted that the year 2000 would never happen either! But it did!

Manya...Good luck with the removal of your sling. I feel it will be a successful and rewarding achievement.


Davide Castel

12th December 2012


While I am curious if any earth shattering event will occur on December 21st, I have a similar belief to Don's. The world was a much smaller place to the Mayan's that it is today. I do however have a greater worry about all these wars and the constant bombing that goes on and what effect it has on our planet. Tsunamis and earthquakes can be triggered by such events! If the world ends, It will be our own doing.

We need to start sending out messages of Love, Hope and Peace and stop throwing bombs!


Cindy Beitinger

11th December 2012


Earth changes happen all the time. For one, we've only been on earth for a micro amount of time compared to the whole of time the universe has been in existance, 13.7 billion years approximately. And an even shorter amount of time the entire multiverse has been around. What will happen will happen (tsunamis, earthquakes, asteroid impact, etc.) and there's nothing we can do about it. The best we can do is, if we see it coming, is spend it well until the end. Friends, family and such.
Besides, I've heard that the Mayan's didn't account for Leap Year, and i heard the actual date is July 17, 2013. So IF something is going to happen THEN, we have time to buy those ridiculous underground bunkers and cower in them like terrorfied doomsdayers. LMAO

What will happen will happen. Best just to go with the flow. =)))


Aaron Greene

11th December 2012


the aliens are coming! the aliens are coming! lmao no just kidding I agree with all of yall in the scene that nothing will happen! IF any thing does occur what i think it will be is the mark of the beginning of the next Ice Age but i highly doubt that too! 12-21-12 is simply the winter solstice the end of one cycle and on to the next!


Kitchera Hicks

11th December 2012


If I had a million dollars, I would bet the whole lot on nothing happening on December 21st. There is no planet on a collision course with Earth. There will be no pole shift. There is no comet or asteroid coming. The world will go on as it always has. The thing I fear most is not a Mayan calander, but the stupidity, hatred and evil behaviour of man. There will always be wars, disease, famine, tsunamis, eruptions, Earthquakes, floods and fires. There always has been. On the morning of 22nd December, we will all wake to find the sun still shining, the birds still chirping and everything will be as it should be (for most people).


Paul Day

12th December 2012


Love that positive attitude Paul.
For the rest of you, I, for one, am glad that you all have your own definite opinions on that date and yes, these events have always happened in the past in this civilization.
However, I am a realist, so if it were to happen, it will.
Let's all do the best we can each and every day of our lives.
Enjoy your Festive Season everyone!


Davide Castel

12th December 2012


Yeah, eventually 'something' will happen to earth, mroe earthquakes, more tsunami's, another asteroid is most definitely heading our way. Heck, even in 4.5 billion years our sun will swallow earth as it expands into a red giant. Whether we're here or not when the next big event happens, no one can say for sure. As far as the solstice, nothing better happen anyway, i'm getting a new laptop on the 19th, i'll be kicking some serious cosmic butt if i loose the chance to use it. RAWR!!!

lol =PPPP


Aaron Greene

12th December 2012


Oh Please!! I have an expensive plane ticket in my desk drawer and someone is expecting me across the pond in January. Can't have the end of the world just yet :)


Warren Gates

12th December 2012


As with the majority concensus I say "what will be will be". What is going to happen will happen, and the best we can do is live our lives for the best. We never know what life will throw at us next.


Jim Miller

12th December 2012


I've carefully read the posts before I decided to say something. The nerd inside me felt the urge to correct some facts so *pushes glasses up* here I go:

The Mayan Calendar follows a different "set" of dividing time, the same way we divide certain months with a certain number of days and twelve months a year, ten years a decade, and so on. Basically, the Mayan Calendar has this thing called the Long Count that has 260 katuns (each one lasting 7,200 days) and 13 baktuns (a period of 144,000 days). There are a lot of credible info on the internet that you could look up if you would like to learn more about the nuances and meaning behind these separations.

I am oversimplifying here, but basically the December 21, 2012 thing is a conversion (akin to time the timezone conversion we do today) of the date of the last day of the current Long Count into the Roman Calendar. What happens on this day? According to the Mayans, a moment of great change. A shifting of sorts. Our ever-reliable media has taken that to mean the end of the world, when really the Mayans took it as a renewing of the cosmos, a refreshing of the soul. To them, it was a spiritual shift like winter turning to spring. Death to Rebirth.

Long story short, nothing will happen. And to dispel some fears, it takes about a few thousand years for the magnetic poles of the Earth to completely shift and that is usually followed by 20,000 - 30,000 years of nothing ever happening.

Also, we have a cosmological program that has satellites dedicated to finding near-Earth asteroids that might be in collision with Earth. Is it possible that we've missed a few? In fact, we have. There have been a number of asteroids that we discovered AFTER they passed by Earth, but these asteroids were so small -- think the size of a fence -- that they would literally evaporate in the Earth's atmosphere before they get to kiss our awesome planet's face. The ones we should worry about are those that are the size of a baseball stadium and those are way easier to detect -- especially if they're hurtling right towards us. The verdict? We're clear for the next thousand years or so.

As for polar ice caps melting, well, they already are. In fact, the more accurate models we have predict that we will pass the 2-degree window by 2100(a technical threshold beyond which the methane trapped in polar ice sheets would released and begin eating the ozone layer faster than CFC). Depressing, but there's that.

Earthquakes? Well, the only one I'm really worried about is the major earthquake we're waiting for here along the North American West Coast. And seismologists and geologists say it could happen as soon as tomorrow or 1,000 years or so.

Those are just a few of the fears that are circulating. Many doomsayers are out and about on the Internet and really all we need to do is ask them for a reference/proof of their claims. If they can't produce a hard, valid document, then they're probably making things up.


Daniel Sintos

12th December 2012


I agree Daniel (Nerd) Sintos. I would add the following:

Conspiracy theorists need no evidence for their outlandish claims, only emotion, hearsay and rumours. Their constant nonsense does not even qualify as speculation. Believe the scientists (mostly). They are the ones with the knowledge and experience. The world is safe...for now.


Paul Day

12th December 2012


Daniel the nerd! Grazie!

You have explained it all in a way quite easily understood, for that, I thank you!
I enjoyed reading your findings and yes, it does make sense.
In a way, I was sorry to bring up this subject but I was a little intimidated by the program on TV.

So Happy Festive Season to all of the above SS writers.


Davide Castel

12th December 2012


The end of the world? I think not and obviously nor does the stationary stores presently selling 2013 calendars and dairies. What would they have to gain by selling something and not having any use for the money after the 21st. The pole change may not happen and if it does then there's little we can do about it, except to make the best of the time we have remaining (don't waste it fretting over whatever the future has install).

In reality we don't need a 21.12.12 to wipe us out, we are more than capable of doing that by ourselves on any given day. There is more chance that the world will abruptly stop spinning at 9:10am on the 11/12/13 (at least that gives us another year to sort it all out).

Enjoy christmas and new year and many mpre years to come and tell the producers of the "Mayan Calander" program to go suck an egg.


Leslie Blackwell

13th December 2012


Funny, funny...ha.ha!


Davide Castel

13th December 2012


i will be really pissed if it ends. i haven't achieved what i want to yet. i am on it, but not there, so don't you dare!


Summer Breeze

14th December 2012


Oh for the record there is a asteroid going to or is passing by earth but its passing by now or with in the week and its gonna pass us by 4.6 million miles away so we are fine lol also there is supposed to be a meteor shower well the peek of the one that started last night (which i was watching when i got off work at 11:30 pm est time) so if y'all peek your heads out tonight you might just see a few shooting stars :D


Kitchera Hicks

14th December 2012


P.S @ Danial nerd? awesome? most defiantly!! :D love your insight <3


Kitchera Hicks

14th December 2012


@Kitchera: Are you talking about the meteor that supposedly needs to go through "the keyhole" so that the Earth's gravity would change its trajectory and bring it to a collision course about a few decades after? If that's the case, then said meteor missed the keyhole a few months ago.

As for the meteor shower this time of year, it's always been there every year. Definitely a beautiful sight to behold when you're not in a light-polluted city. Or in a rain-infested one *coughVancouvercough*.


Daniel Sintos

14th December 2012


Daniel...You have an answer for everything! Keep answering.


Davide Castel

15th December 2012


Only seven days to go. The bar keeper in the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy suggested that we were all meamt to lie down and put a paperbag over out head, though this apparently doesn't help, so it goes.

We all should really hurry up and write a final story before the 21st.


Leslie Blackwell

15th December 2012


@Lucy: I wish I had an answer for everything. Haha!


Daniel Sintos

14th December 2012


Daniel...You do seem to have the facts that most humans don't bother to reason with.

Leslie...I am so behind in tying up loose ends, that if the world were to end, I would die an unfulfilled and restless soul for eternity!


Davide Castel

15th December 2012


@Lucy: I guess I do have random facts. Now, if only I gather up facts that are more practical. Hahaha! But thank you for the compliment nonetheless.


Daniel Sintos

15th December 2012


@Lucy: I guess I do have random facts. Now, if only I gather up facts that are more practical. Hahaha! But thank you for the compliment nonetheless.


Daniel Sintos

15th December 2012


Yes, it was a compliment Daniel. You see, I am still gullible, believe it or not!


Davide Castel

16th December 2012


As adept as the Mayans were with their building of pyramids, brain surgery and, of course, their calender, I don`t believe the world is going to end just yet.Perhaps, I am being a tad presumptous,..but I DON`T THINK I`LL ALLOW IT JUST YET. The fact is, that I don`t feel that the world is sufficiently rotten enough (as yet) to completely drop off of the vine. Give it a few more hundred years. Well..at least two or three. So before you run off to the hills with your laptop in hand, give yourself a break, kick back and JUST ENJOY LIFE!


Allen Clarke

15th December 2012


Allen...the funny man! That will be my new name for you.

Love the way you reason, so very DOWN TO EARTH!


Davide Castel

16th December 2012


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