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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:36 PM
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what do the wingnuts do when we're all still here on aug. 23?
wil rush, drudge, beck and the rest issue retractions for passing along this nonsensical iranian doomsday scenario? or will they simply move on to wednesday's liberal-bashing and pretend they never said anything?

i think we know the answer.

it reminds me of two days before Y2K, religious wingnut broadcaster jack van impe was running computer animation of how the soviet nukes would launch themselves and we would all die. i tuned in the next week to see how he tried to explain the earth still existing, but he didn't mention any of it and was already running killer asteroid stories for 2001
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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:37 PM
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1. Will someone please tell me why the end day is August 22?
Is there some reference in the Bible?
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:39 PM
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3. i'd love to know too. n/t
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:39 PM
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4. Something in the Koran that says Aug 22nd is the day Mohammed
rose to the mountain or some such. Basically, a doomsday, revelations type of scenario. So the President of Iran said something to the effect that he'd give his answer on 8/22 and everyone assumes it's because of the symbolism involved with the Koran. Make any sense?
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:41 PM
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7. Here's a better description of the 8/22 hysteria.
http://thinkprogress.org/2006/08/21/iran-apocalypse

August 22 is a day some Shiite sects believecould correspond to the end of the world. Thats enough for neoconservatives to conclude Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may have chosen to launch the apocalypse tomorrow.

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sable302 Donating Member (597 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:48 PM
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8. how can one launch an apocalypse
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 04:49 PM by sable302
In greek, the word means to uncover/unveil, like the groom takes the veil off his bride at the end of a wedding. Thus all the bride/bridegroom imagry in the book of the 'apoclypse' (that is, the 'Revelation') in the bible.

on edit: Maybe he's just going to 'unveil' his answer, and the nutjobs are getting all worked up as usual. For me, ....I'll just......yawn....
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:41 PM
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6. it's a holy day in islam
and because iran's president said he would give his answer to the UN negotiators' package on aug. 22, some rightwing nutjobs assume it means that he's going to nuke everyone as his 'answer'

it's stupid, but it's turning up even in the 'legitimate' media now, too
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Joe for Clark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:37 PM
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2. What is this facination with 8/22??
What is that about???

Joe
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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:40 PM
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5. I can just imagine me telling my boss that I'm not working tomorrow
"But the world's going to end! How can I lay bricks when the world's going to end/" HAR HAR HAR!!
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Joe for Clark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:52 PM
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9. Yeah, this is getting funny -
In a sad way.

Joe
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1956 Donating Member (314 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:55 PM
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11. JESUS NEVER READ THE BIBLE
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Joe for Clark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:01 PM
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17. That is true!!
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CrushTheDLC Donating Member (448 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:38 PM
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32. Actually it's not true
Obviously Jesus couldn't have read the New Testament, as it hadn't been written yet. But even at the age of 12, His knowledge of the Scriptures was enough to impress the rabbis in the Jerusalem temple. So Jesus had read whatever part of "The Bible" existed at the time.
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:04 PM
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44. Actually it is true he never "read" it
Since it was mostly passed on by oral tradition in those days.
He may have memorized it, or it may have been a gift from God, but it is very possible he was illiterate, as we understand the word.
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Joe for Clark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:26 PM
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45. Of course it is true -
The only writtings of Jesus before the scriptures, before 30 years of his age, is not in the new testament. I may not be a great Catholic, but even I know that.

The bible, the new testament, was culled from many writtings more than a hundred years after his death. I do believe his knowledge extended much further than the old testament though.

And there sure isn't anything about 8/22/2006.

Joe



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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:01 PM
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20. Jesus would have read the OT, the fundies are the ones who only
read it their way!
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:55 PM
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10. hilarious freeper predictions
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 05:13 PM by Adenoid_Hynkel
like something straight out of the mouth of the great Criswell:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1687209/posts
He offers 17 of these, which is a good thing as his timetable for #1 expired 3 1/2/ hours ago

"Here are my predictions for August 22 (actually August 21).

Ive analyzed over 10,000 articles and a list of books since 9/11. Here is my analysis, listed as predictions, as of 1 AM PT 8/21. I dont reference all my sources in the interest of space.

1. Terrorists will probably attack Israel with WMD on 8/21 or 8/22. Most likely time is on 8/21 between 9 AM and 2 PM US Pacific Time. This time corresponds to the Islamic religious holiday of the night of Rajab 27, which begins at sunset local time (ie around 9 AM PT US). The terrorists/Iran would want the Muslim world to be awake to witness the news, so I would guess around 11 AM US PT is the highest risk (ie 9 PM local timearound 90 mins after sunset).

2. I believe Jerusalem will be attacked with a nuclear bomb. See WSJ, August 22, etc. This night is important for all Muslims, Shiite and Sunni, for somewhat different reasons. The attack may come from short-range missiles fired in a flurry (hard to defend against) from Syria, Iran, Lebanon, or sea, etc., or from a ground-based/pre-positioned terrorist.

3. Terrorists may strike major US cities near-simultaneously with Israel. Or they may wait for a pretext, see more below."
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:58 PM
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14. The problem with being stupid is...
You're too stupid to KNOW you're stupid.
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:59 PM
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16. the biggest problem
is that they can vote
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:35 PM
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31. and they reproduce, too n/t
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sable302 Donating Member (597 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:58 PM
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15. well it's 3 PM now
so what happened?
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:39 PM
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33. It's actually tomorrow
in the ME :D.And it's not as if freepers will be upset about being lied to - Bush lies non-stop.
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Joe for Clark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:03 PM
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22. I, for one, appreciate your sarcasim.
Joe
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Sapere aude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:18 PM
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27. Man these nut jobs take themselves so seriously.
They always hedge their bets by saying, "I hope it doesn't happen" and "I will not post my sources to save space" What space is there to save? The fist hedge means, "I'm really a lying sack of shit that needs a little attention, please pay attention to me.
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CrushTheDLC Donating Member (448 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:46 PM
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35. Guess Mr Freeper was wrong.....
It's now about 3:40 PM Pacific time, and as far as I know, Iran hasn't launched a nuke (that they couldn't possibly have for another 10 years) into Israel.

It's entirely possible that the Bush Crime Family might stage a terra-ist attack and find a way to blame it on Iran. But everyone knows by now that these bastards never unveil the "new product" before Labor Day.
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:56 PM
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12. Same thing they did after August 3 and they were still here
That was the day 40 days after Israel attacked.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:57 PM
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13. They'll just change the date again
That's the nice thing about living in an altered state--you can alter your own reality without much trouble. :)
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Nikki Stone 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:01 PM
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19. Exactly
nt
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:01 PM
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18. I remember the Van Impe run-up to YK2.
For at least six months he and his lovely wife Rexella kept us apprised of all the indications worldwide that the second coming of Christ was just around the corner. I often wondered how he was going to back out of it when the big moment came and nothing happened. That was his answer: to do nothing. Business as usual. These people, after all, aren't really concerned with credibility.
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:14 PM
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25. i made apoint to watch him the sunday after y2k
i thought he'd at least make an excuse, but he didn't bother. he just moved on to the next doomsady scenario.
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:09 PM
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49. Back in the '70s, my barber told me Armageddon would happen
as soon as there were 10 members of the Common Market (today's EU).
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:02 PM
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21. Is that Aug. 23rd on the Muslim calendar?
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 05:03 PM by Canuckistanian
Or the Gregorian one? And did they translate the year properly?

I'd hate to think the end of the world was wrong because of a clerical error.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:04 PM
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23. Maybe it's on the French caledar. Grrr, those dang Frenchies!!
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Joe for Clark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:06 PM
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24. You got me to laugh pretty loud there.
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:17 PM
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26. don't worry, we still have the end of the mayan calendar in 2010 or whenev
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 05:17 PM by Adenoid_Hynkel
and not only will the wingnuts get to have fun and panic, but my psuedo-hippie new age flake acquaintances can join in, too. start stocking up the toilet paper. hell, why wait? my calendar ends every year on dec. 31. you can act like a scared douchebag annually! and don't forget the 'this pope is the last pope before the antichrist' classic. that one's still got some play left.
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Joe for Clark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:32 PM
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30. Its the winter solstice 2012.
December 21, 2012. I think a few peoples (including Nostradamus) have that date.

The thing that gets to me about that date is the Hopis had the same date.

So, maybe there is something to that. I always did like the Hopis.

Joe

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CrushTheDLC Donating Member (448 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:50 PM
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36. I believe the Mayan calendar ends December 23, 2012
I like the 21st better though. That gives me enough time to get the Xmas shopping done, if the world doesn't end. The 23rd is cutting it a little close, even for me.
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Joe for Clark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:55 PM
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41. Thats a couple days earlier, isn't it??
Anyway, its the solstice of 2012 according to them.

Joe
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chat_noir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:27 PM
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28. FReeper: "Now what is Glen Beck gonna do? Idiot has been freaking out for
To: mazack

Now what is Glen Beck gonna do? Idiot has been freaking out for the last month waiting on Aug 22

8 posted on 08/21/2006 3:18:48 PM PDT by Bommer

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1687607/posts

Hey, they even have a link for the time in Tehran.
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Joe for Clark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:43 PM
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34. Hopefully for him 8/22 is significant.
Maybe it is the day CNN cancels that lame show!!

Joe
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:53 PM
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38. ever notice that beck resembles the bully from back to the future?
or is just me?
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CrushTheDLC Donating Member (448 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:58 PM
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42. Biff Beck??
Yeah, there's a resemblance. But I guess his Armegeddon Almanac wasn't as accurate as the sports book Biff had.
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Joe for Clark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:00 PM
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43. You are right.
I think in Back to the Future the bully was more believable though. Beck seems more like a jellyfish to me. A dumb Jellyfish, if such a thing could exist.

Joe
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CrushTheDLC Donating Member (448 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:55 PM
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39. Typical moranic Freep response
To: mazack

turn the tables on them bastards, a good day to kick their asses out of existence....

9 posted on 08/21/2006 3:19:11 PM PDT by ronnied (we are the only animals that bare our teeth in greeting...)
< Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies >


So this Freeper thinks we should bomb Iran's "asses out of existence" because they didn't do anything?? :wtf:
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:28 PM
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29. 8/22 = 0.125 What's the big deal
?
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:23 PM
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46. But 666/8 = 83.25
Which exactly matches the Chimp's IQ.

Spooky, or what?
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:51 PM
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37. Go visit RaptureReady.com and check out
the End Times Chat on their bulletin board.
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:55 PM
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40. i love that as prood they offer, germs, eartquakes, and elizabeth taylor
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SeattleVet Donating Member (708 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:00 PM
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47. "The same thing they always do, Pinky...
come up with a plan to take over the world!"

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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:08 PM
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48. what did we do when we were still here on june 7? (after 6/6/06)
a formerly popular poster assured us that global thermonuclear war was scheduled to start on that day, he knew, someone called and gave him the secret handshake!

i don't think the subject was even brought up again when the failed bombs away on iran failed to materialize altho i was sorely tempted to ask what happened

when the fundy fools are not raptured they will go about their day like always
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