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MeteorWayne

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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>I like terms like "Energy circles" or one from RHC, "Hyperdimensional physics". Terms that seem to be designed to make it appear the people using them are somehow in the know about mysterious workings...hmmm, maybe "Mysterious workings" should be incorporated into apocalyptic prediction scenarios. <br />Posted by qso1</DIV></p><p>Seems like a good time to link to the Woo-Woo Credo</p><p>http://watchingyou.com/woowoo.html</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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I didn't even know there was a woowoo credo. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><strong>My borrowed quote for the time being:</strong></p><p><em>There are three kinds of people in life. Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen...and those who do not know what happened.</em></p> </div>
 
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Boris_Badenov

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<p><br /><br /><font size="2"><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Seems like a good time to link to the Woo-Woo Credohttp://watchingyou.com/woowoo.html <br />Posted by MeteorWayne</DIV></font></p><p><font size="2">ROFLPIMP!!!</font></p><p><font size="2">I think you may have lost this in the switch from UpLink.</font></p><p><br /><img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/5/11/c5023215-2d39-4b58-9b6c-f98935172558.Medium.gif" alt="" /></p><p><font size="2">Although trying to kill this "Prediction" is more like.</font></p><p><img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/10/14/4a3d4007-9fb3-4295-ae66-67c8251d3c1d.Medium.gif" alt="" /></p><p><font size="2">I've run into this same rumor from 80 y/o people at work.</font> <br /></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font color="#993300"><span class="body"><font size="2" color="#3366ff"><div align="center">. </div><div align="center">Never roll in the mud with a pig. You'll both get dirty & the pig likes it.</div></font></span></font> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'><font color="#ff0000">ROFLPIMP!!!I think you may have lost this in the switch from UpLink.Although trying to kill this "Prediction" is more like.I've run into this same rumor from 80 y/o people at work. <br />Posted by boris1961</font></DIV></p><p><font size="2"><strong>Hi Boris1961,</strong></font></p><p><strong><font size="2">I totally agree with you 100%. <img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/0/2/f03f9132-5e12-48de-8279-e45f91aed020.Medium.gif" alt="" /><br /><br /></font></strong></p><p><font size="2"><strong>This rumour is sounding like a stuck record stuck record stuck record stuck record stuck record stuck recor, *bump* screech.</strong></font></p><p><font size="2"><strong>A few more suitable animations regarding this very subject & other such woo woo nonsense, that you may like to use in your arsenal.</strong></font><br /><br /><img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/2/8/622d6e18-36f9-4e80-a886-b9590c22fc9f.Medium.gif" alt="" />&nbsp;<img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/2/11/f2abf3df-540b-44c4-abab-2519be12eb7c.Medium.gif" alt="" />&nbsp;<img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/7/11/87fd7545-6cc1-480b-ab43-e3c2aef2a0aa.Medium.gif" alt="" />&nbsp;<img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/3/14/d371b5de-e81f-46a1-be9e-f7ab07df84c5.Medium.gif" alt="" />&nbsp; <img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/3/5/c34ece8c-e4e0-49b0-95ae-3de0e7207b26.Medium.gif" alt="" />&nbsp;<img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/3/0/e3c8f3ac-4af8-42cc-9048-72dfb4fb7dd4.Medium.gif" alt="" />&nbsp; </p><p><font size="2"><strong>It is definately like </strong></font><font size="2"><strong><img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/9/15/9914a62c-a411-4a16-af9c-ce42b4b54076.Medium.gif" alt="" /></strong></font><font size="2"><strong>&nbsp;& </strong></font><font size="2"><strong><img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/4/7/3494a420-ac6c-4bd0-b7eb-1c1ee6be49a1.Medium.gif" alt="" /></strong></font><font size="2"><strong>&nbsp;trying to dispell this rumour.<br /></strong></font></p><p><font size="2"><strong>Andrew Brown.</strong></font><br /></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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<p>Ok guys i just made a discussion on this kinda to but there is a video on it with a bunch of facts and theories on it. check it out it is pretty interesting its kinda long but it has some pretty good info. on this 2012 apocolypse idea and talks about some other things.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>another thing most ppl who predicted 2012 has been over exatuarated. alot of these ppl said they expected "great change" to come in this year that doesnt exacly mean THE END OF THE WORLD like many ppl have kinda said when the ppl who predicted these things werent even in the same book. they are talking about what they called great change wether or not this is good or bad is still kinda unknown tho. But check out the discussion and the video i posted it has alot on this subject.</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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<p>Maya calendar is a load of bull. I'm gonna laugh when 12/21/2012 comes and nothing happens. The whole thing seems like it disobeys the physics of the universe. There is no way the world is gonna end, unless by some incredibly off chance a GRB hits us.</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font color="#0000ff"><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-left:0in;margin-right:0in" class="MsoNormal"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3" color="#0000ff">What ever happens, happens/</font><font face="Times New Roman"><font color="#0000ff"><font size="3">Just call me Phoenix</font></font></font></p></font> </div>
 
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Well since it is a reoccuring event.Is there any geological evidence of the previous enent(s).You wana be comedians should stop laughing at each other and see if there is any evidence(clues) in the rocks and sediments. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Well since it is a reoccuring event.Is there any geological evidence of the previous enent(s).You wana be comedians should stop laughing at each other and see if there is any evidence(clues) in the rocks and sediments. <br />Posted by one_billy</DIV><br /><br />Fine.</p><p><font size="1">2012 is the end of the 13th 394 year period.&nbsp; So lets go back in time 394 years to the last time the world ended and see what was going on in history.</font></p><p><font size="1">End of the 12th period - year 1618.&nbsp;&nbsp; Protestant <font color="#000080">rebels published the Apologia, justifying the Defenstration of Praque.&nbsp; <strong>Fushun&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;Captures the city of Fashun, a Ming stronghold.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;James 1 publishes a book stating which games can be played after&nbsp;church on Sundays&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></font></p><p><font size="1">End of the 11th period - year 1224.&nbsp; The University of Naples is founded.&nbsp; (kinda a slow year)</font></p><p><font size="1">End of the 10th period - year 830.&nbsp; There were three prominent mathematicians alive in the year 830 AD.&nbsp; The Czech, Slovak and Polish regions, whose political and cultural fortunes in the early centuries were closely connected, we can somewhat more safely follow after the arrival of Christianity, which was brought to these countries around the year 830 by German missionaries.</font></p><p><font size="1">End of the 9th period - year 436.&nbsp; The&nbsp;Huns attack the&nbsp;Burqundians wiping out the royal family. Empress Wang is born.</font></p><p><font size="1">End of the 8th period - year 42.&nbsp; Conversion of the Apostle Paul to Christianity. &nbsp;In reality, the exact date is unknown, but the Roman Catholic Church has chosen to commemorate this date.&nbsp; The Dalmatian legate, Furius Camillus Scribonianus, revolts but his troops defect and his rebellion quickly withers.</font></p><p><font size="1">Well based on this list I am expecting a very boring 2012.....</font></p><p>edited to fix formating.</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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<p><strong><font size="2">End of 7th Period. 352 BC. </font></strong><strong><font size="2">Philip 2nd of Macedon is victorious & drives the Pocians&nbsp;south after a major victory over them in the Battle of Crocus Field.&nbsp;</font></strong><strong><font size="2">Mausolus, King of Persia (later to be Iran), dies.</font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="2">End of 6th Period. 746 BC.&nbsp;&nbsp; </font></strong><strong><font size="2">15th June 746 BC a Total Solar Eclipse is seen from Assyria & Egypt. Nothing else of note happened in this year.</font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="2">End of 5th Period. 1140 BC. </font></strong><strong><font size="2">Nothing of note happened in this year. It was nine years after the start of the First Trojan War.</font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="2">End of 4th Period. 1534 BC. </font></strong><strong><font size="2">The oldest known DATED astronomical chart was made in Egypt.</font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="2">End of 3rd Period. 1928 BC. </font></strong><strong><font size="2">Nubkhaure Amenemhat II was the third pharoah of the Twelfth Dynasty of Egypt.</font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="2">End of 2nd Period. 2322 BC. </font></strong><strong><font size="2">Pepi I Meryre&nbsp;was the third king of the Sixth Dynasty of Egypt.</font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="2">End of&nbsp;1st Period. 2716 BC. </font></strong><strong><font size="2">Khasekhemwy&nbsp;was the fifth and final Pharoah of the Second Dynasty of Egypt.</font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="2">Start of 1st Period. 3110 BC.</font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="2">2012 AD. I think the only real disaster will the 2012 London Olympics, otherwise its&nbsp;just more <img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/9/12/09d8e5ce-4c32-4ae0-bc54-d39528a932d9.Medium.gif" alt="" />&nbsp; <img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/10/6/2af191bd-c246-4be5-9679-2cc0bf9d7884.Medium.gif" alt="" />&nbsp;.&nbsp;</font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="2">Andrew Brown.</font></strong></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>End of 7th Period. 352 BC. Philip 2nd of Macedon is victorious & drives the Pocians&nbsp;south after a major victory over them in the Battle of Crocus Field.&nbsp;Mausolus, King of Persia (later to be Iran), dies.End of 6th Period. 746 BC.&nbsp;&nbsp; 15th June 746 BC a Total Solar Eclipse is seen from Assyria & Egypt. Nothing else of note happened in this year.End of 5th Period. 1140 BC. Nothing of note happened in this year. It was nine years after the start of the First Trojan War.End of 4th Period. 1534 BC. The oldest known DATED astronomical chart was made in Egypt.End of 3rd Period. 1928 BC. Nubkhaure Amenemhat II was the third pharaoh of the Twelfth Dynasty of Egypt.End of 2nd Period. 2322 BC. Pepi I Meryre&nbsp;was the third king of the Sixth Dynasty of Egypt.End of&nbsp;1st Period. 2716 BC. Khasekhemwy&nbsp;was the fifth and final Pharaoh of the Second Dynasty of Egypt.Start of 1st Period. 3110 BC.2012 AD. I think the only real disaster will the 2012 London Olympics, otherwise its&nbsp;just more &nbsp; &nbsp;.&nbsp;Andrew Brown. <br />Posted by 3488</DIV><br /><br />Well keep in mind that there was a lot going on at those times. There was a lot of people trying to establish there powers, a lot of fighting and wars. Only thing that could be possible&nbsp;and is related to that is, if somebody decided to nuke us, and that still wouldn't count as the world ending. The calender is a load of bull. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font color="#0000ff"><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-left:0in;margin-right:0in" class="MsoNormal"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3" color="#0000ff">What ever happens, happens/</font><font face="Times New Roman"><font color="#0000ff"><font size="3">Just call me Phoenix</font></font></font></p></font> </div>
 
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Poor horse has been getting beaten bad lately.<br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <div> </div><br /><div><span style="color:#0000ff" class="Apple-style-span">"If something's hard to do, then it's not worth doing." - Homer Simpson</span></div> </div>
 
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Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Poor horse has been getting beaten bad lately. <br />Posted by derekmcd</DIV><br /><br />Horse murderer!!! <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font color="#0000ff"><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-left:0in;margin-right:0in" class="MsoNormal"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3" color="#0000ff">What ever happens, happens/</font><font face="Times New Roman"><font color="#0000ff"><font size="3">Just call me Phoenix</font></font></font></p></font> </div>
 
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The factual answer is that nothing will happen. The 'galactic alignment' happened in 1999, and nothing happened; so the Mayans were wrong there. The Mayans failed to predict the collapse of their own civilisation, so they were wrong there. And to be honest, I suspect that all the associations between the 'end of the world' and the end of the Mayan calendar are modern and bogus. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p>---------------------------------------------------------------</p><p>http://orionsarm.com  http://thestarlark.blogspot.com/</p> </div>
 
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<p><font color="#800080">alot of these ppl said they expected "great change" to come in this year that doesnt exacly mean THE END OF THE WORLD like many ppl have kinda said when the ppl who predicted these things werent even in the same book.</font></p><p>Anybody can say great change will occur over some time period. That's not really even a good prediction. How bout specifics, lots of specifics? Great change is also highly subjective when no specifics are mentioned. The year 1968 might have been relatively quiet for someone native to and living in North Korea, while it was a year of tumultuous change for the U.S. and several European nations. </p><p><font color="#800080">they are talking about what they called great change wether or not this is good or bad is still kinda unknown tho. But check out the discussion and the video i posted it has alot on this subject. Posted by tomorows_scientist</font></p><p>Vague, vague, vague...these predictions are always so vague. Great change and they cannot even say whether its good or bad, much less any actual predictive detail. Thats the main problem with this kind of stuff. You show me an ancient culture that can predict tomorrows lotto numbers and I win, then I might believe people are capable of such far ranging predictive ability.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><strong>My borrowed quote for the time being:</strong></p><p><em>There are three kinds of people in life. Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen...and those who do not know what happened.</em></p> </div>
 
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<p><font color="#800080">3110 BC.2012 AD. I think the only real disaster will the 2012 London Olympics, otherwise its&nbsp;just more .&nbsp;Andrew Brown. <br /> Posted by 3488</font></p><p>There is one thing that is safe to say. I think I know which of your dead horses I do not wanna be!&nbsp;</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><strong>My borrowed quote for the time being:</strong></p><p><em>There are three kinds of people in life. Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen...and those who do not know what happened.</em></p> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>3110 BC.2012 AD. I think the only real disaster will the 2012 London Olympics, otherwise its&nbsp;just more .&nbsp;Andrew Brown. Posted by 3488There is one thing that is safe to say. I think I know which of your dead horses I do not wanna be!&nbsp; <br />Posted by qso1</DIV><br /><br />All I can say is thank god NY city didn't win the 2012 bid.</p><p>What a disaster that would be; shutting down the city completely for a month... what an insane idea.</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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<p>Would it even be possible to shut N.Y. City down? The city that never sleeps.&nbsp;</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><strong>My borrowed quote for the time being:</strong></p><p><em>There are three kinds of people in life. Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen...and those who do not know what happened.</em></p> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Would it even be possible to shut N.Y. City down? The city that never sleeps.&nbsp; <br />Posted by qso1</DIV><br /><br />If the Olympis was here?</p><p>Sure would have to be.</p><p>It's a 3 hour commute on a normal day, the idea of having multiple venues hosting events would overwhelm every transportation mechanism there is. Bloomberg was insane to try and get the Olympics here.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>dh, you work in the city, What do you think an Olympics month would be like?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Trust me, after 3 days EVERYONE would look like my avatar, and in fact become 21st Century schizoid man!!</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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<p>I thought most New Yorkers did look like your avatar lol..what am I sayin, some look like my avatar.&nbsp;</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><strong>My borrowed quote for the time being:</strong></p><p><em>There are three kinds of people in life. Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen...and those who do not know what happened.</em></p> </div>
 
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Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>I thought most New Yorkers did look like your avatar lol..what am I sayin, some look like my avatar.&nbsp; <br />Posted by qso1</DIV><br /><br />Yes, I've met quite a few on the subway :) <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'><font color="#ff0000">Yes, I've met quite a few on the subway :) <br />Posted by MeteorWayne</font></DIV></p><p><strong><font size="2">I take it Wayne, that you have had many happy hours commuting on the NY Subways??? I ake that you did not want the 2012 Olympics either then? </font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="2">I say "Give them to Paris"!!!!!&nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/3/14/63e50e7f-247c-4011-aea7-bec5c02bdf63.Medium.gif" alt="" />&nbsp; <img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/5/3/658eceda-afe5-413e-938f-2c0a8249de8e.Medium.gif" alt="" /></font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="2">At least I do not look like my avatar </font></strong><strong><font size="2"><img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/0/5/a0ef1d89-cad8-4952-95b7-974363e8880c.Medium.gif" alt="" /></font></strong><strong><font size="2">&nbsp;</font></strong><strong><font size="2"><img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/4/11/f4c72c94-c97a-4f70-9bcf-e53b5b0fc01c.Medium.gif" alt="" /></font></strong><strong><font size="2"> </font></strong><strong><font size="2"><img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/13/6/8d5cad5b-4157-436b-a626-a6fc164a6b2c.Medium.gif" alt="" /></font></strong><strong><font size="2">&nbsp;.</font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="2">I&nbsp;do come out with&nbsp;some nonsense. </font></strong><strong><font size="2"><img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/0/11/b04d8646-0586-48ce-9b3c-c56c9cb7dc1f.Medium.gif" alt="" /></font></strong><strong><font size="2">&nbsp;</font></strong><strong><font size="2"><img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/10/5/7aa14f70-57a4-4efc-a5f0-2aa4f9f78746.Medium.gif" alt="" /></font></strong><strong><font size="2">&nbsp;</font></strong><strong><font size="2"><img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/5/5/c5c6d9ec-7df8-4c2d-b569-59042f5cdbaa.Medium.gif" alt="" /></font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="2">Andrew Brown.</font></strong></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>I take it Wayne, that you have had many happy hours commuting on the NY Subways??? I ake that you did not want the 2012 Olympics either then? I say "Give them to Paris"!!!!!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; At least I do not look like my avatar &nbsp; &nbsp;.I&nbsp;do come out with&nbsp;some nonsense. &nbsp;&nbsp;Andrew Brown. <br />Posted by 3488</DIV><br /><br />Well, Andrew, having seen your picture, there is a resemblence <img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-laughing.gif" border="0" alt="Laughing" title="Laughing" /></p><p>Actually most times going to the TV stations in the city, I had to drive, since I was carrying tools and replacement parts that were too large to carry on subways. But I have seen folks that look like that when I have been underground. As for me, I prefer to walk on the surface, being human and all....</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>... I think the only real disaster will the 2012 London Olympics, otherwise its&nbsp;just more ... &nbsp; .&nbsp;Andrew Brown. <br /> Posted by 3488</DIV></p><p>Andrew I could not agree more.&nbsp;</p><p><font size="2">The sheer cost of the Olympics in 2012 is really beginning to worry me. There seems to have been no control on the budget whatsoever. I heard an estimate the other day that the cost could go as high as &pound;19 billion [when it was originally supposed to be &pound;2.5 billion.]</font></p><p><font size="2" id="postarea">As to who will foot the bill, I suspect we don't know yet. Could be a combination of council tax, national income tax and private enterprise I guess. I suppose the London Assembly and the Westminster government can juggle it all sorts of ways, that we don't really know about for sure yet.</font><font size="1"> </font></p><p>Unforunately, I can't find any links that give any clues as to who will pay for all this,<font size="1" id="postarea"><font size="2"> just loads of confusing waffle about the spiralling costs.&nbsp;</font> </font></p><p>The Olympics, for me [and for everyone else in London and the UK, I feel,] is the <em>reality</em> of 2012, not some alarmist nonsense about the Solar System being all lined up, or whatever it is. &nbsp;</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <h1 style="margin:0pt;font-size:12px">----------------------------------------------------- </h1><p><font color="#800000"><em>Lady Nancy Astor: "Winston, if you were my husband, I'd poison your tea."<br />Churchill: "Nancy, if you were my wife, I'd drink it."</em></font></p><p><font color="#0000ff"><strong>Website / forums </strong></font></p> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Andrew I could not agree more.&nbsp;The sheer cost of the Olympics in 2012 is really beginning to worry me. There seems to have been no control on the budget whatsoever. I heard an estimate the other day that the cost could go as high as &pound;19 billion [when it was originally supposed to be &pound;2.5 billion.]As to who will foot the bill, I suspect we don't know yet. Could be a combination of council tax, national income tax and private enterprise I guess. I suppose the London Assembly and the Westminster government can juggle it all sorts of ways, that we don't really know about for sure yet. Unforunately, I can't find any links that give any clues as to who will pay for all this, just loads of confusing waffle about the spiralling costs.&nbsp; The Olympics, for me [and for everyone else in London and the UK, I feel,] is the reality of 2012, not some alarmist nonsense about the Solar System being all lined up, or whatever it is. &nbsp; <br />Posted by Smersh</DIV><br /><br />IMHO, it's not just the cost.</p><p>To me, it's insane to plan such events in "old" cities like NY or London. It's a logistical nightmare. On a good day, the transportations systems are bursting at the seams. Subways or the Tube, are packed with working people. Streets are jammed to the max, as they are generally small and narrow. IIRC, London has instituted a tax of some kind to cut down on cars in the core city. New York just tried to do that, but politicians being wimps, they backed off from the whining of the votors. Wise politically, but horrible for transportation and the environment.</p><p>So how do you shove in several million Olympic Visitors? Who knows.</p><p>We actually should start a new thread discussing this very issue, the logistics of the Olympics in London.</p><p>We're in the process of hijacking this one. Or not, perhaps the 2012 London Olympics is the disaster the Maya were predicting!! <img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-laughing.gif" border="0" alt="Laughing" title="Laughing" /></p><p>It should be fascinating to watch the London officials scramble as they try and implement the nightmare they have foisted on themselves.</p><p>I'll look through the Fora and see what I think would be the best one for this discussion. You UK folks should think about that as well, I'll leave it up to one of you to start the thread since it's ultimately what you will have to deal with.</p><p>Cheers,</p><p>Waynefromtheothersideofthepond. <img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-wink.gif" border="0" alt="Wink" title="Wink" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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