akuma_river (akuma_river) wrote in ontd_political,

You mean the world's not going to end in 2012? Damn, says Palin.

The end of time: Maya calendar runs out soon, but don't panic (October 13, 2009 - The Guardian - Rory Carroll, Latin America correspondent)

The ancient Maya calendar is about to "run out" but you should pause before partying like there's no tomorrow: rumours of apocalypse have been exaggerated.

Astrologers, Hollywood, internet sites and TV documentaries have embraced the idea of doomsday on 21 December 2012 based on the end of a great cycle of time calculated by central America's bygone civilisation.

The Maya measured time in baktuns, which lasted approximately 400 years. The run-up to Christmas 2012 marks the end of the 13th baktun, a period spanning about 5,125 years dating from 3114 BC, the start of the Maya "long count" calendar. Thirteen was a sacred number for the Maya.
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Been debating on putting this up. This has been mentioned just about everywhere so I thought why not here. It has some political connotations.
Tags: batshit, environment, latin america

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