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Forum topic by ChuckV posted 06-29-2012 07:39 PM 807 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-29-2012 07:39 PM

Be sure to take advantage of this rare opportunity to get in a little extra shop time this weekend!

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson


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#1 posted 06-29-2012 07:51 PM

well maybe a longer week-end
(enjoy all)

but we won’t know about the mayan end
in december

as we will all be a second late

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 06-29-2012 07:56 PM

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer
Published: 06/28/2012 04:22 PM EDT on LiveScience

A newly discovered Mayan text reveals the “end date” for the Mayan calendar, becoming only the second known document to do so. But unlike some modern people, ancient Maya did not expect the world to end on that date, researchers said.

“This text talks about ancient political history rather than prophecy,” Marcello Canuto, the director of Tulane University Middle America Research Institute, said in a statement. “This new evidence suggests that the 13 bak’tun date was an important calendrical event that would have been celebrated by the ancient Maya; however, they make no apocalyptic prophecies whatsoever regarding the date.”

The Mayan Long Count calendar is divided into bak’tuns, or 144,000-day cycles that begin at the Maya creation date. The winter solstice of 2012 (Dec. 21) is the last day of the 13th bak’tun, marking what the Maya people would have seen as a full cycle of creation.

New Age believers and doomsday types have attributed great meaning to the Dec. 21, 2012 date, with some predicting an apocalypse and others some sort of profound global spiritual event. But only one archaeological reference to the 2012 date had ever been found, as an inscription on a monument dating back to around A.D. 669 in Tortuguero, Mexico. [End of the World? Top Doomsday Fears]

Now, researchers exploring the Mayan ruins of La Corona in Guatemala have unearthed a second reference. On a stairway block carved with hieroglyphs, archaeologists found a commemoration of a visit by Yuknoom Yich’aak K’ahk’ of Calakmul, the most powerful Mayan ruler in his day. The king, also known as Jaguar Paw, suffered a terrible defeat in battle by the Kingdom of Tikal in 695.

Historians have long assumed that Jaguar Paw died or was captured in this battle. But the carvings proved them wrong. In fact, the king visited La Corona in A.D. 696, probably trying to shore up loyalty among his subjects in the wake of his defeat four years earlier.

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#3 posted 06-29-2012 10:00 PM

Does this mean I get a second older? or a second younger?

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#4 posted 06-29-2012 10:05 PM

oh no…thats gonna mess up my entire weekend schedule…. thanks for the heads up ;)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#5 posted 06-29-2012 10:17 PM

The sad thing is that just by reading this silly thread, you blow the whole thing.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#6 posted 06-29-2012 10:50 PM

YAY!!! So Christmas will be happening this year?

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#7 posted 06-29-2012 10:53 PM

We’ll blare Sousa music from the stereo loud enough to entertain even the distant raccoons and gators ! I had written off the Mayan calendar, thinking the Toltec had peed on the stone slab for so many hundreds of years that the most important parts of the pree-dictions have long been worn away ! Thus the predictions for gloom and doom were slated for 2010, not 2012. I thought it explained the Tea Party phenomenon quite adequately ! Have a happy fourth all !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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#8 posted 06-29-2012 11:41 PM

Every day is my weekend…. hahaha

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#9 posted 07-01-2012 01:54 PM

Outstanding.

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#10 posted 07-02-2012 08:30 AM

I’m going Ice Fishing with a Buddy!!
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OOPS! I misundestood the Post! I thought you were talking about “CANADA DAY”. Sorry Chuck!! However I am a Leap Year Baby!! Does that make it okay???

Rick

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#11 posted 07-02-2012 11:16 AM

Rick,

Enjoy the ice fishing. Watch out for the soft spots in the ice.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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