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    Changed it for ya

    Interest in the end date of the Mayan Calendar's Long Count was soaring until yesterday, but now that it's December 21 already, it has all proved to be a damp squib. However even until yesterday, few people believed that other ancient cultures said anything similar about the end of the world, or that Bible prophecy indicates the start of the seven year tribulation at the same time.

    In his book of End Times and 2019: The End of the Mayan Calendar and the Countdown to Judgment Day, David Montaigne claims that only the Mayan Calendar's Long Count (5125 years) ends today – the 21st of December. The Maya understood that world-changing events are starting near the end of 2012, but their description of the sky for the day of destruction matches December 2019, not 2012. Several biblical clues point to December 21, 2019 – EXACTLY seven years after the Mayan date in 2012. The Bible also reveals a clear warning – the seven year tribulation ends in December 2019.
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    I like how almost half a century ago until now, everyone was like "DIS IZ DA END". And now that it didn't happen, 2-mother-****ing days later they were like, "LOL K I FOWND SUM MOAR STUF THO DAT WE HAVNT FOWND B4 MI BAD"

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    Oh CRAP! These guys wrote a book about this back in April of last year. It appears to be genuine, at least the the texts are.

    'Final pope' authors predicted Benedict would resign
    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/final-pop...Ju5Gyvdf3ei.99
    In “Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope is Here,” co-authors Tom Horn and Cris Putnam examine St. Malachy’s “Prophecy of the Popes,” said to be based on his prophetic vision of the next 112 popes, beginning with Pope Celestine II, who died in 1144. Malachy presented a description of each pope, culminating with the “final pope,” “Peter the Roman,” whose reign would end with the destruction of Rome and judgment.

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    It pains me that this is in the science sub forum.
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    If I were to dig a grave every time the earth was predicted to end there would be a 50 foot moat around my house.

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    Here's a more legit source/discussion of the same phenomenon...'

    The magnetic north pole is currently shifting at a faster rate than at any time in human history — almost 40 miles a year — and some experts believe that it may be the beginning of a complete pole reversal, according to the Independent.

    The changes are beginning to cause major problems for aviation, navigation and migratory animals that use the Earth's magnetic field to orient themselves. Some airports have had to change the names of their runways to better correspond to their current direction relative to magnetic north.

    Ever since the magnetic north pole was first discovered in 1831, geologists have been tracking its progress. Unlike true north (which is marked by the Earth's axis), magnetic north is constantly on the move due to changes in the planet's molten core, which contains iron. Throughout most of recorded history, the pole has been positioned at or around Canada's icy Ellesmere Island, but if it keeps moving at its current rate, it won't be long before it sits above Russia instead.

    The thing that really makes the pole's current movement so unusual, however, is the speed that it is shifting. In the last decade alone, movement has increased by a third, throwing off compasses by roughly 1 degree every five years.

    Changes that fast have already caused major headaches for the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. Tampa International Airport in Florida has just spent a month renaming all of its runways, which are named after the degree at which they point on a compass. Similar changes were recently made to runways at Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach, and across the country runways now need to be renamed at least once every five years.

    The shifting pole may also become a grave concern for migratory wildlife, such as birds, turtles and other sea creatures that use Earth's magnetic field to navigate over great distances. It's unclear if these animals are capable of recalibrating their navigational instincts to compensate for the changes.

    The rapid shifting of the pole's position has prompted some experts to speculate that the Earth's entire magnetic field may be preparing to "flip," whereby all compasses invert and point south instead of north. It may sound radical, but in geological time, pole reversals are relatively common. Though they typically occur once every 400,000 years or so, it's been 780,000 years since the last flip.

    Scientists disagree on how a pole reversal would effect ecosystems around the world, but some alarmists warn of a planet-altering catastrophe, whereby earthquakes and monumental tsunamis threaten the Earth for decades. Though such radical doomsday prophecies cannot be completely ruled out, the vast majority of scientists are tempered by calmer predictions.

    "Reversals typically take about 10,000 years to happen," said Jeffrey Love of the U.S. Geological Survey. "And 10,000 years ago civilisation did not exist. These processes are slow, and therefore we don't have anything to worry about."

    http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/cli...-signal-pole-r

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    Civilization has existed for far longer than 10,000 years. Migratory animals have been recalibrating their internal navigation systems to compensate for this as long as they have existed. The magnetic north pole generally shifts at the rate of 10 feet per year. To use this to back some doomsday scenario is ridiculous.

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