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   In preparation for Doomsday, people in China, Russia and South America are hoarding food and supplies. In other words, business as usual

08 Dec 2012 05:33 PM   |   4571 clicks   |   Examiner
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Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     
The Y2K hubbub was a lighthearted and whimsical misadventure. A wayward romp, if you will.

This? Not so much.


From the article: "So, it seems there should be a December 22, 2012."

YOU DON'T SAY.

08 Dec 2012 02:47 PM
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jake_lex    [TotalFark]  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: The Y2K hubbub was a lighthearted and whimsical misadventure. A wayward romp, if you will.

This? Not so much.


From the article: "So, it seems there should be a December 22, 2012."

YOU DON'T SAY.


The Y2K thing, unlikely as it was, was actually based on something that could happen. Now, there were a ton of scumbags stirring up fear to cash in, but, yeah, if a lot of work hadn't been done, some bad stuff could have happened.

This is total bullshiat. Even with the most cursory understanding of Mayan culture, you should know that that calendar running out on 12/21 is not a prediction of the end of the world at all. It's...just time to start the new calendar.

08 Dec 2012 03:18 PM
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Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     

jake_lex: The Y2K thing, unlikely as it was, was actually based on something that could happen. Now, there were a ton of scumbags stirring up fear to cash in, but, yeah, if a lot of work hadn't been done, some bad stuff could have happened.

This is total bullshiat. Even with the most cursory understanding of Mayan culture, you should know that that calendar running out on 12/21 is not a prediction of the end of the world at all. It's...just time to start the new calendar.



That's exactly it. At least the people had something relatively concrete to panic about.

Some Mayan mammajammas didn't carve a new calendar and BAM, everyone with a screw loose thinks that something big will happen. It's just... gah. Aggravating.

08 Dec 2012 03:21 PM
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Apos     
Good freakin grief.

08 Dec 2012 04:46 PM
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Mugato    [TotalFark]  
Goddammit, when the 21st comes and goes will you finally STFU? I'm sorry your life sucks so much but the world is not going to end for several thousand years.

08 Dec 2012 05:32 PM
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Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     

Mugato: Goddammit, when the 21st comes and goes will you finally STFU? I'm sorry your life sucks so much but the world is not going to end for several thousand years.


Unless Nicolas Cage looks at the numbers and thinks otherwise.

And you KNOW Nicolas Cage is going to look at the numbers.

08 Dec 2012 05:36 PM
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FunkOut    [TotalFark]  
Well, I hope I'm prepared, I bought some extra Gillette Fusion razors cartridges and a lot more breakfast cereal than I normally keep in the cupboard. You don't want to experience the apocalypse hungry for breakfast and stubbly.

08 Dec 2012 05:38 PM
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CruJones     
What are H2 and National Geographic going to do for programming after Dec. 22?

08 Dec 2012 05:39 PM
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Linkster    [TotalFark]  
Well, the calender itself doesn't predict shiat. Other Glyphs DO however.

08 Dec 2012 05:40 PM
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deadsanta     
They have extra food to hoard in those places?!?

08 Dec 2012 05:41 PM
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FunkOut    [TotalFark]  

Linkster: Well, the calender itself doesn't predict shiat. Other Glyphs DO however.


That one glyph predicts a jaguar may poop in one's slippers.

08 Dec 2012 05:42 PM
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Beanlet     
Of course Mr. Hubbard is going to say he is listening to "experts" about the signs. He sells bomb shelters, he wants you to be a sucker and spend lots and lots of money... for your safety, of course.

08 Dec 2012 05:43 PM
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TheOther     
Mrs. TheOther scheduled her mammogram for the 20th. What a maroon!

08 Dec 2012 05:44 PM
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JMacPA     
How exactly does a bunker and some extra food protect one from the end of the world?

08 Dec 2012 05:45 PM
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djcunix     
If the world is going to end, why bother to hoard?

08 Dec 2012 05:46 PM
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FuLinHyu    [TotalFark]  

CruJones: What are H2 and National Geographic going to do for programming after Dec. 22?


Back to Nostradamus

08 Dec 2012 05:47 PM
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Hector Remarkable     
I think I can say, unequivocally, that we're all going to die slow, painful, horrendous deaths on December 21st, 2012.
So, stop trying to wuss out of it.

08 Dec 2012 05:47 PM
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brimed03     
So the doomsday shelter guy is named Ron Hubbard? Do you get a free copy of Dianetics with every purchase?

08 Dec 2012 05:47 PM
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Linkster    [TotalFark]  

FunkOut: Linkster: Well, the calender itself doesn't predict shiat. Other Glyphs DO however.

That one glyph predicts a jaguar may poop in one's slippers.


She already, last year!

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08 Dec 2012 05:49 PM
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dryknife     
Wouldn't you like to be a Prepper too?

08 Dec 2012 05:49 PM
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fusillade762    [TotalFark]  
What's all this I keep hearing about Doomsday Peppers? Are they really that hot?

08 Dec 2012 05:50 PM
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Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     

FunkOut: That one glyph predicts a jaguar may poop in one's slippers.


*snert*

08 Dec 2012 05:50 PM
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common sense is an oxymoron     

dryknife: Wouldn't you like to be a Prepper too?


Drink D[erpe]r Prepper.

08 Dec 2012 05:51 PM
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Aces and Eights     

djcunix: If the world is going to end, why bother to hoard?


That's what I was thinking.

But I do think it would be fun to have a secret underground bomb shelter where we could hide out until all the bad stuff went away.

08 Dec 2012 05:52 PM
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JasonOfOrillia    [TotalFark]  
No India? Too bad, another rice panic would have been entertaining.

08 Dec 2012 05:52 PM
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Linkster    [TotalFark]  
HTML FAILURE!

/damnit

08 Dec 2012 05:53 PM
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common sense is an oxymoron     

fusillade762: What's all this I keep hearing about Doomsday Peppers? Are they really that hot?



Hot and trendy...until December 22.

How many Scoville units does it take to destroy the world?

08 Dec 2012 05:53 PM
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skinink     

"In Russia, people are hoarding essential supplies, even more so than usual. "


So in other words Stoli Vodka is sold out.


08 Dec 2012 05:53 PM
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fjnorton    [TotalFark]  

Linkster: HTML FAILURE!

/damnit


OMG its starting!!!!

08 Dec 2012 05:55 PM
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muzzrphochr     

Mugato: Goddammit, when the 21st comes and goes will you finally STFU? I'm sorry your life sucks so much but the world is not going to end for several thousand years.


The end of the world, as we know it, could be at any time. No one, including the Mayans, can do anything more than guess when or how it will occur.

Tool said it best:
Some say a comet will fall from the sky
Followed by meteor showers and tidal waves
Followed by fault lines that cannot sit still
Followed by millions of dumbfounded dip-shiats...

...Because I'm praying for rain
And I'm praying for tidal waves
I want to see the ground give way
I want to watch it all go down
Mom, please flush it all away
I want to see it go right in and down
I want to watch it go right in
Watch you flush it all away

08 Dec 2012 05:56 PM
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Linkster    [TotalFark]  
Panther in question!

i174.photobucket.com

08 Dec 2012 05:57 PM
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Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     

fjnorton: Linkster: HTML FAILURE!

/damnit

OMG its starting!!!!


*uses a large metal pot as a helmet and hides under the desk*

08 Dec 2012 06:03 PM
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Mugato    [TotalFark]  

muzzrphochr: Mugato: Goddammit, when the 21st comes and goes will you finally STFU? I'm sorry your life sucks so much but the world is not going to end for several thousand years.

The end of the world, as we know it, could be at any time. No one, including the Mayans, can do anything more than guess when or how it will occur.

Tool said it best:



Tool didn't say anything "best". The world isn't going to end before the world burns out from the sun. Humans will survive until then. True, that doesn't make for good sci-fi or shiatty music but still, that;s how it's going down.

08 Dec 2012 06:03 PM
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CruJones     

Aces and Eights: djcunix: If the world is going to end, why bother to hoard?

That's what I was thinking.

But I do think it would be fun to have a secret underground bomb shelter where we could hide out until all the bad stuff went away.


Bomb, shelter, the true man cave. Hell, I wouldn't mind having one, kind of like a detached basement. Throw up a big screen, kegerator, couple recliners, gigE wifi...

08 Dec 2012 06:04 PM
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Anthracite     
S*** hitting the fan differs for everyone. It can be anything from losing a job, to a hurricane, to a earthquake to economic collapse. Sit for a moment, who is in your home? In an emergency do you have what your would need to take care of your family, maybe a few friends, if something would happen for a few days? a week?

What is your area prone to? Earthquakes? Flooding? Hurricanes? Large area full of people that are going to be scurrying for the food? Fighting in the streets for the least of essentials. Remember after the storm surge in NJ and NY. Where was the electricity? Where was the help? It was a few days getting there wasn't it. What if it was a bigger area, What if you were stuck with just your bag of cheetos and beer.

Good Luck buddy the government is not always going to be there to save you.

08 Dec 2012 06:07 PM
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Methadone Girls    [TotalFark]  

Linkster: Panther in question!

[i174.photobucket.com image 850x566]


D'awwwwwwww.....she can poop in your shoe any day!!

08 Dec 2012 06:08 PM
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KrispyKritter    [TotalFark]  
and i feel fine

08 Dec 2012 06:11 PM
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KarmicDisaster    [TotalFark]  
If it is really Doomsday, are food stockpiles really going to help you?

08 Dec 2012 06:12 PM
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Hector Remarkable     
There's really no one to blame for this apocalypse except Mel Gibson.

08 Dec 2012 06:14 PM
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mittromneysdog     

jake_lex: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: The Y2K hubbub was a lighthearted and whimsical misadventure. A wayward romp, if you will.

This? Not so much.


From the article: "So, it seems there should be a December 22, 2012."

YOU DON'T SAY.

The Y2K thing, unlikely as it was, was actually based on something that could happen. Now, there were a ton of scumbags stirring up fear to cash in, but, yeah, if a lot of work hadn't been done, some bad stuff could have happened.

This is total bullshiat. Even with the most cursory understanding of Mayan culture, you should know that that calendar running out on 12/21 is not a prediction of the end of the world at all. It's...just time to start the new calendar.


Here's what you're missing though. The people freaking out over 12/22 also go into hysterics every December 31st, believing fully that midnight will mark the end of the world.

08 Dec 2012 06:25 PM
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ComaToast     
The War On Christmas continues!

08 Dec 2012 06:26 PM
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WordyGrrl     
Doomsday: a paranoid fantasy "holiday" in which everyone is allowed to kill people and take their stuff.

08 Dec 2012 06:29 PM
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Aces and Eights     

CruJones: Aces and Eights: djcunix: If the world is going to end, why bother to hoard?

That's what I was thinking.

But I do think it would be fun to have a secret underground bomb shelter where we could hide out until all the bad stuff went away.

Bomb, shelter, the true man cave. Hell, I wouldn't mind having one, kind of like a detached basement. Throw up a big screen, kegerator, couple recliners, gigE wifi...


I have always wanted one. I grew up in the 60's when nuclear fallout shelters were the rage. We had nuclear bomb drills at my elementary school along with tornado drills. I once asked my mother what if my older brother got locked out of our bomb shelter--would she let him in, along with the nuclear waste that would eventually kill us all? She said she would let him in. I was not happy with that answer.

I want my OWN nuclear fallout shelter.

CSB

08 Dec 2012 06:30 PM
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Evil High Priest     

djcunix: If the world is going to end, why bother to hoard?


That right there. But asking for reasoning seems futile.

08 Dec 2012 06:31 PM
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rico567     
It's not good to even read a FA like this. Likely to evaporate any belief in human reason. Of course, I believe man is basically irrational, so.....bring it on.

08 Dec 2012 06:33 PM
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muzzrphochr     

Mugato: muzzrphochr: Mugato: Goddammit, when the 21st comes and goes will you finally STFU? I'm sorry your life sucks so much but the world is not going to end for several thousand years.

The end of the world, as we know it, could be at any time. No one, including the Mayans, can do anything more than guess when or how it will occur.

Tool said it best:


Tool didn't say anything "best". The world isn't going to end before the world burns out from the sun. Humans will survive until then. True, that doesn't make for good sci-fi or shiatty music but still, that;s how it's going down.


You are correct sir. What was I thinking¿? Let me rephrase ~ 'Mugato said it best'

better? cause that's how it's going down.

08 Dec 2012 06:37 PM
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WTP 2     
well its got to one of the days coming up the mayans have a 1 in 1,825,000 chance so it could happen

08 Dec 2012 06:41 PM
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Frank N Stein     
I do maintain that it's always a good idea to have a weeks worth of water and non-perishable food, and essential supplies stowed away in the event of a disaster. But these people go way too far.

08 Dec 2012 06:41 PM
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El Dudereno     
The best thing that could come from this is if all these nutjobs lock themselves in their bunkers until their food runs out while the world doesn't end.

Maybe the truly crazy ones will forget to leave air holes.

08 Dec 2012 06:42 PM
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punk59     
FTA

citizens of China, Europe, the Soviet Union and the US are "prepping" for the outside chance there could be something to the hysteria generated by a belief that the Mayan long count calendar signifies the end of the world 

25.media.tumblr.com

08 Dec 2012 06:50 PM
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