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The End Is Coming in ‘2012’?

2012 Few people have destroyed the world more than Roland Emmerich. In his mega-hit “Independence Day,” aliens laid waste to pretty much every metropolitan center on the planet, and in his eco-thriller “The Day After Tomorrow,” much of the northern hemisphere finds itself buried under ice. In his third crack at presenting the apocalypse, this fall’s “2012,” Emmerich taps into the angst of thousands of astrologers, doomsday enthusiasts, and conspiracy theorists who fear that a massive cataclysm will strike the earth on December 21 of that year. Yet unlike previous dates tied to the Earth’s expiration, this one has its roots in various sources throughout history including interpretations of the Mayan calendar, astrology, and the ancient Chinese fortune-telling text the “I-Ching.” Continue reading ‘The End Is Coming in ‘2012’?’

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It was 20 Years Ago Today..

tiananmensquareThe Chinese government is clearly terrified by the 20th anniversary of the government crack down on the Tiananmen Square protesters as seen by this weirdly passive-aggressive display of police power. Two decades ago they used tanks. Now they’re using umbrellas.


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