posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 06:43 PM
This is my first attemp at a thread so here goes nothing. I have sifted thru the various Threads and have come to the conclusion that People make some
outlandish predictions at times based on nothing as far as evidence, just wild speculation. A Recent thread I read over involving October 26th 2009
and how something drastic was going to occur on that date is what got me involved with putting this together. The premise was that it was to be a
banking Holiday and that TPTB were to take advantage of this and close access to everyones account which would result in Choas and Revolution...both
of these seem to be a recurrent theme on ATS. One thread even followed the whole week of daily events that could have been related to the supposed
event on October 26th...the only problem was they were everyday events that occur every day! One poster when nothing significant occurred, said that
the event would trigger the beginning of our problems...and I thought that the beginning of our problems occured when Eve ate the Apple so long ago.
Another Poster claimed they were going to stay home from work and keep their Kids home from school! This decision based on a Web-Bot prediction!
"Sheeple" is a popular term to describe those who disagree with someone on ATS but that is the text book definition of sheeple, blindly following a
predection from a Web-Bot. I cannot imagine it would be to hard to program a Web-Bot and have it tell people thed end is nigh and too load all your
money into this account and we will save it for you when its all over. Who would go for that? Then why shut yourself in a closet based on a Web-Bot
prediction and worse why drag children into the fantasy.
2012 seems to be a topic that is disscussed in great detail on ATS...the end of the world and all that. Too many times in our past people have shouted
from the rolof tops about the end of the world. 2012 predictions are based on the Mayan Calendar or the fact that it ends in 2012. My sister in law
gave me a calendar for Christmas which features pictures of the family for 2010 and guess what it ends in 2010 December 31. Do I need to make plans
for that date as well? Maybe the Mayan guy or gal that was the calendar keeper died and it happened when he was at the year 2012 so they just thats
far enough...We will work on it later? Even the Mayans themselves or at least the descendants are tired of this junk.
I have put together a short collection of past predictions here to show that its really not very easy to predict the future...the WX guy has problems
predicting if its going to rain tomorrow or not so how can someone claim to predict our future. Lets live our lives as well as we can and what happens
happens. I must admit that I like predictions as much as anyone else just don't put much faith in them.
Some Religious claims over the years have not been very accurate as you can see below:
1981 - Hal Lindsey predicts the "Rapture" will occur before the end of the year on December 31st...Unless I was left behind did not happen
1981 - HaL Lindsey also predicted massive earthquakes and nuclear plant meltdowns because of the "Jupiter Effect" some sort of planetary
alignment...Okay the earthquakes are a given since they occur everyday all over the world but no nuclear plant meltdowns that I am aware of caused by
the "Jupiter Effect" whic sounds like the Planet X theory floated around ATS. links below to a site that list other failed predictions.
Some people actually believe their own predictions others are just outright frauds and here is an example story:
In 1809 a woman called Mary Bateman claimed to have a "Magic Chicken" that laid eggs with end of world messages on them. Crowds flocked to see the
next message until she was caught putting an egg up a poor chickens privates that she had already prepared with the next message.