Monday, December 17, 2012
Find out what the experts are saying about the Dec. 21, 2012, Doomsday prophesies, the end of the Mayan calendar and their potential impact on our area.
Don’t make any rash decisions: Experts say 12/21/12 is going to be just another typical winter solstice. Killer solar flares aren’t expected. Another planet isn’t on a collision course with ours. And the Mayan “long count calendar” ending on this date has no real significance – they had to end it somewhere! What is All the Fuss About? There are a number of theories and predictions that call for earth’s demise on Dec. 21, 2012. They include: What are the Experts Saying? The intrigue created by multiple end-of-the-world predictions has made many scholars and even NASA stand up to make statements debunking the claims. From professors at Tampa Bay’s own New College to the scientific minds at NASA, they’re all saying the same thing: Go ahead …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
OK, you can hold off or go large on that Christmas shopping! The Mayans predicted the apocalypse will occur on Dec. 21. Do you buy it?
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Saturday, December 15, 2012
This just in: The world is going to end on Dec. 21, 2012. For many of us in Geneva, that poses some interesting questions. Does that mean we can call off the Christmas shopping? Or do we just buy everything in sight and open our presents early? If I'm hosting a holiday party on Dec. 20, do I need to change the theme? And what does NASA have to say about all this? Fortunately for all of us, NASA apparently is getting in on the action. The agency created a page on its website devoted to debunking the Mayan apocalypse idea—not least because the Mayans never predicted any such thing. The date is simply the end of one time period that simply starts over. “Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible …
Friday, December 14, 2012
An Oswego District 308 spokeswoman says officials and police have tracked rumors and found none for Oswego East or any of the junior highs to be credible.
Oswego District 308 officials said Friday morning there is no credibility to any of the rumors circulating about impending violence on either Dec. 14 or prior to Dec. 21 at Oswego East High School or any of the junior highs. Dec. 21 is the date the Mayan calendar is calling the “end of the world.” "Any rumors about any threats at Oswego East and the juniors high schools are completely rumors," Director of Communications Kristine Liptrot said at about 10:35 a.m. Friday. "Between the police and administration we were able to track the source of the rumor to Oswego High School." Oswego 308 released an announcement Thursday addressing rumors of potential violence that may conincide the Mayan calendar that claims the winter solstice, Dec. 21, …