Although experts say that the world will not end of Dec. 21, 2012, and the Mayan calendar does not predict such an event, many around the world are panicking as the date draws near.
According to The Telegraph, from the United States to Russia, people have begun preparing for the day they believe a catastrophic event will take place and destroy the earth. . . . Read Complete Report
Journalists from South Korea report from Bugarach, one of the few places on Earth some believe will be spared when the world ends on 21 December, according to an interpretation of the Mayan calendar. Photograph: Eric Cabanis/AFP/Getty Images
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Written by Andrew Puhanic
Published on Thursday, December 13th, 2012
Since 634 BC, there have been more than 164 predictions of when the world will end.
Even though none of the end of the world predictions have ever come true, the latest prediction that the world will end on Friday December 21 2012 has caught the attention of millions of doomsday and end of the world enthusiasts from around the world.
Thanks to the Internet, the number of people who believe that the world will end on 21/12/2012 has spread like wildfire. In fact, it has been reported that 10% of Americans believe that the world will end in 2012. . . . Read Complete Report
How The World Is Preparing for Doomsday 21/12/2012
21st of December 2012. It is said that this will be the last day of our lives and humanity will disappear. But who says it and why should we believe it? In fact, there are a few predictions that we should acknowledge. . . . Read Complete Post
While doomsayers are predicting the end of the world nine days from now, there is an exclusive group of adolescents who are too busy celebrating to notice them.
They are the children born on Dec. 12, 2000. They are celebrating their 12th birthdays today — the 12th day of the 12th month of 2012.
This triple-12 date has inspired everything from a “12-12-12” fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy victims by celebrities at New York’s Madison Square Garden, to a “Maya Marriage of Many” on Mayan ruins in Belize.
According to the organizers of the group wedding – featuring 12 couples, of course – the ancient Mayans considered 12 a number of strength, conviction, absoluteness and finality. . . . Read Complete Report
The Mayan prophecy that the world will end on December 21, 2012, is now affecting flight bookings according to fare finder Skyscanner, which reports that its customers have taken a sudden interest in one-way tickets to places rumored to be safe havens from the purging flames.
The villages of Bugarach in Southern France, where a UFO supposedly lies dormant in a mountain, and Şirince in Turkey are the current destinations of choice among believers who would prefer not die. This is presumably why one-way tickets searches to the South of France have increased 41 percent while one-way tickets searches to Turkey have surged by nearly a third. . . . Read Complete Report
Dumb people come and go every year, and 2012 was no different. The past 12 months saw some epic stupidity, and not just from famous generals who had affairs with their biographers, men still dating the women who bit off their testicles, or the CEO who oversaw the death of the Twinkie. We have those folks, and 17 more.
Mendocino County Board of Supervisors and County Counsel hold closed-door meeting Tuesday after 9 a.m. public comment period.
The Mendocino Board of Supervisors and County Counsel Thomas Parker met in a closed-door session Tuesday to discuss a pending federal subpoena for records held by the Sheriff’s now-defunct medical marijuana cultivation program, County Code 9.31, in which registrants were allowed to grow collectively up to 99 plants and were sold zip ties for $25 per plant to show they were being cultivated in compliance with state law. . . . Read Complete Report
We at Toke of the Town certainly couldn’t think of anyplace more appropriate to visit than the Mile High City — and Denver, here we come, for the Medicated Chef Contest in February. It’s for sure that authoring aSeattle Weekly “Voracious” food blog column, “Incredible Medibles,” has certainly nourished our keen interest in and enjoyment of cannabis-infused cooking. . . . Read Complete Report
In the late-1980s heyday of the anti-drug “Just Say No” campaign, a man calling himself “Jerry” appeared on a Seattle talk radio show to criticize U.S. marijuana laws.
An esteemed businessman, he hid his identity because he didn’t want to offend customers who — like so many in those days — viewed marijuana as a villain in the ever-raging “war on drugs.”
Now, a quarter century later, “Jerry” is one of the main forces behind Washington state’s successful initiative to legalize pot for adults over 21. And he no longer fears putting his name to the cause: He’s Rick Steves, the travel guru known for his popular guidebooks.
“It’s amazing where we’ve come,” says Steves of the legalization measures Washington and Colorado voters approved last month. “It’s almost counterculture to oppose us.” . . . Read Complete Report
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s medical marijuana law is constitutional and federal drug laws don’t stand in the way of public officials implementing it, a judge said Tuesday in a ruling that sets the stage for the opening of the state’s first pot dispensary.
“This court will not rule that Arizona, having sided with the ever-growing minority of states and having limited it to medical use, has violated public policy,” wrote Judge Michael Gordon of Maricopa County Superior Court.
The case started over a dispute over whether Maricopa County had to approve zoning for a dispensary in Sun City. It grew to include the larger legal question of whether federal drug laws pre-empt Arizona’s medical marijuana law. Read Complete Report
This has been around for several years, but I decided it was worth posting again. If this guy isn’t the Cop Poster Child for keeping the “Killer Weed” off the streets then there ain’t one. . . . Editor
So this story comes out of the “Ignorance Undenied” folder. A cop takes marijuana from evidence and makes brownies with his wife. Then in his paranoia that he is dying, he calls 911. Hilarity ensues. As far as I can find he was not charged, and stepped down from the force as a result of this incident.