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    End of the World Which Didn't Happen

    I guess I can be forgiven for being somewhat late with this headline and quoted story. What were your thoughts before the 21st?

    MERIDA, Mexico
    — Ceremonial fires burned and conches sounded off as dawn broke over the steps of the main pyramid at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza Friday, making what many believe is the conclusion of a vast, 5,125-year cycle in the Mayan calendar.

    Some have interpreted the prophetic moment as the end of the world. The hundreds gathered in the ancient Mayan city, however, said they believed it marked the birth of a new and better age.
    Genaro Hernandez stood with his arms outstretched to the morning light, all clad in white, facing the pyramids' grey stone, to welcome the new era.

    "This world is being reborn as a better world," said Hernandez, a 55-year old accountant who wore an expression of bliss.
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    End of the world . . . didn't happen | The Morning Sentinel, Waterville, ME
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    Re: End of the World Which Didn't Happen

    I really did not pay one iota of attention to this malarky.
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    Re: End of the World Which Didn't Happen

    Quote Originally Posted by Vautrin View Post
    I really did not pay one iota of attention to this malarky.


    I LOVE that word, marlarky!
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

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    Re: End of the World Which Didn't Happen

    Quote Originally Posted by Luba View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Vautrin View Post
    I really did not pay one iota of attention to this malarky.


    I LOVE that word, marlarky!
    I just watched other people paying lots of attention to it.
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
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    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

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    Re: End of the World Which Didn't Happen

    You mean they made a documentary out of doomsday? Or reality TV?
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    Re: End of the World Which Didn't Happen

    Quote Originally Posted by Luba View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Luba View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Vautrin View Post
    I really did not pay one iota of attention to this malarky.


    I LOVE that word, marlarky!
    I just watched other people paying lots of attention to it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Vautrin View Post
    You mean they made a documentary out of doomsday? Or reality TV?
    Not yet, but lots on the News about it though.
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

    ~All quotes by Leo Buscaglia


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    Re: End of the World Which Didn't Happen

    I didn't pay my child support or bills until the 22nd.

    ...just in case
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    Re: End of the World Which Didn't Happen

    Quote Originally Posted by Duke View Post
    I didn't pay my child support or bills until the 22nd.

    ...just in case


    I guess now you need to. For Dwoing, yes; other bills, not so much.
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
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    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

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    Re: End of the World Which Didn't Happen

    "End of World canceled due to lack of interest!"

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    Re: End of the World Which Didn't Happen

    Quote Originally Posted by Vautrin View Post
    "End of World canceled due to lack of interest!"

    That's about it!
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
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    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

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    Re: End of the World Which Didn't Happen

    i thought it was a joke...laughed and rolled my eyes at the ones who actually thought this was going to happen. i couldn't believe some of the things some people did....i wonder how many are living underground as i type this wating for it to be safe to come out! bwahhhhhhhhhhh
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    Re: End of the World Which Didn't Happen

    Sadly, it appears you can make people believe anything these days. Truly frightening.
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    Re: End of the World Which Didn't Happen

    Quote Originally Posted by Vautrin View Post
    Sadly, it appears you can make people believe anything these days. Truly frightening.
    it is a tad bit frightening isn't it? why do people fall for such things that really makes no sense....i don't get it...
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    Re: End of the World Which Didn't Happen

    I think people somehow want to believe that the world is coming to an end. Or if not an end, that at least the state of the world improves, rather than deteriorating.
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    Re: End of the World Which Didn't Happen

    Quote Originally Posted by Vautrin View Post
    I think people somehow want to believe that the world is coming to an end. Or if not an end, that at least the state of the world improves, rather than deteriorating.



    I hope so SO much!
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
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    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

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    Re: End of the World Which Didn't Happen

    It was a great excuse to party like it was the end of the world, which I took FULL advantage of!

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    Re: End of the World Which Didn't Happen

    You need excuses to party? Since when?



    Sounds like you had a good time Meanon .
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    Re: End of the World Which Didn't Happen

    I did'nt pay attention to it, or believe it. But i did wake in the middle of the night to a bad storm, the wind was howling, sounded like it was gonna blow my house down! So at one moment in my half awake and sickness i thought is it happening? lol but i was so sick i didnt care and went back to bed!
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