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China Fears End of the World is Nigh
The Telegraph ^ | 07 Dec 2012

Posted on 12/08/2012 3:09:29 PM PST by nickcarraway

China is taking the date of December 21 - the day the world is due to end - seriously, with panic buying of candles sweeping through counties. Malcolm Moore reports.

China's most famous book of prophecies, the 7th century Tui Bei Tu, makes no direct mention of the end of the world.

But in Sichuan province, panic buying of candles has swept through two counties in the fear that an ancient Mayan prediction that the world will end on December 21 proves to be true.

"Candles are selling by the hundreds, with buyers constantly coming to the market. Many stores have run out," said Huang Zhaoli, a shopper at the Neijing Wholesale Market, to the West China City Daily newspaper. Mr Li, the owner of the Guangfa grocery store in Chengdu, added: "Lots of people have been buying candles recently. At first, we had no idea why. But then we heard someone muttering about the continuous darkness".

The source of the panic was traced to a post on Sina Weibo, China's version of Twitter, predicting that there will be three days of darkness when the apocalypse arrives.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: china; endtimes; prophecy

1 posted on 12/08/2012 3:09:38 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

If its really the end of the world, Candles ain’t gonna help.


2 posted on 12/08/2012 3:11:13 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nickcarraway

Chinese preppers


3 posted on 12/08/2012 3:15:44 PM PST by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: nickcarraway

So does that mean the bazillions of $$$ we owe them are forgiven?


4 posted on 12/08/2012 3:16:10 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: nickcarraway
We should all be so lucky.
5 posted on 12/08/2012 3:18:08 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: nickcarraway

One of my students, an 8 Year old girl, asked me if I thought the Zombie Apocalypse was going to happen on 12/21/12.

I said that if The God Of Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob was going to tell ANYONE the date, it would have been Abraham, Isaac, or Jacob.

Not some pagan Mayan stone carver! LOL!


6 posted on 12/08/2012 3:18:52 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: left that other site

You got that right.

However if those that are frightened wish, I will make myself available to accept their worldly goods.


7 posted on 12/08/2012 3:22:28 PM PST by Venturer
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To: nickcarraway

THE END IS NIGH.......again.


8 posted on 12/08/2012 3:25:27 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nickcarraway

Lets all pray that the end of the world will not end. I’m sure the religious leaders of the world on 12/22 will say that prayer saved us.


9 posted on 12/08/2012 3:27:17 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: nickcarraway

We have a lot of family coming to visit us this Christmas. I was wondering if we should have a last big dinner party on December 20, just in case.

But I see that’s a Thursday. No one will be here before the evening of Friday, the 21st.

Oh, well.


10 posted on 12/08/2012 3:28:33 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: nickcarraway

If I really believed the End of the World was nigh, I’d be buying vast quantities of chocolate & enjoying it!


11 posted on 12/08/2012 3:37:12 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: cripplecreek

Thought no good communist takes stock in any religious or pseudo-religious prophecy?


12 posted on 12/08/2012 3:41:14 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: nickcarraway

At The End, there will be no shortage of light.


13 posted on 12/08/2012 3:45:12 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Venturer
Actually, the Little Girl was quite content with my answer, and no longer fears the date. Probably because she just got a NEW SG Special for Chanukah!

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14 posted on 12/08/2012 3:50:13 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: nickcarraway

One of the festivals on the Chinese calender is the Winter Solstice. On that day family gathers together and have a dinner because it’s the last big festival that is celebrated until Chinese New Year (there are other festivals between the two dates but most of them are regional rather than national). I wonder how many families are going to cancel the dinner just in case.

I’m in Hong Kong and my in-laws plan on getting together. However, the one thing I’ve always wondered is that if the world ends on 12/21 does that mean that this side of the world ends several hours before the Mayan side of the world?


15 posted on 12/08/2012 3:52:46 PM PST by teacherwoes ("I saw under the sun in the place of judgment wickedness, and in the place of justice iniquity.")
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To: cripplecreek

16 posted on 12/08/2012 3:55:29 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: teacherwoes

lol


17 posted on 12/08/2012 4:05:40 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: cripplecreek

uh, yeah.


18 posted on 12/08/2012 4:08:48 PM PST by A message
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To: nickcarraway

The end of the world is always at least 1007 years away and holding.

The clock starts ticking down when a 7 year peace treaty is signed with Israel and a temple is built in Jerusalem.

Those two events will begin a series of significant population reductions worldwide. At that point, candles, food and ammo will be as helpful as an umbrella in an F4 tornado.


19 posted on 12/08/2012 4:11:01 PM PST by lurk
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To: nickcarraway

Okay - so at least the US will have advanced warning since the time zone starts in New Zealand. They get the 21st. of December first. We can all watch it on TV as the 21st. moves closer. Or does it happen with one big bang where North America and South America go on the 20th?


20 posted on 12/08/2012 4:11:05 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: cripplecreek
If its really the end of the world, Candles ain’t gonna help.

My thought exactly!! LOL

21 posted on 12/08/2012 4:17:04 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: lurk

With all due respect.....1007 years, say from now? Not even.

The signs of the end times have been piling up for a long time. I may not live to see Christ’s triumphant return (I’m 57), but I am convinced that if I don’t see it, my children will.


22 posted on 12/08/2012 4:32:23 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: nickcarraway

Sure, but what do the Jehovah’s Witnesses say?


23 posted on 12/08/2012 4:35:56 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: Olog-hai
Chinese are not communist. Their system is far more Capitalist than ours. Their people have zero faith or interest in Communism. Their government does NOTHING along the lines of "to each according to their needs" (they have virtually zero social programs). Even the majority of the members of the CCP do not believe that Communism is a viable economic system. (They join the Party for the business advantages.) The ruling class in the CCP cares nothing for Communism, they only care for authoritarian control.

(And the Chinese people are a bit more Christian that we know, because the majority of Christians there go to "home churches", hidden as much as possible from government observation, rather than the state-sanctioned churches. Personally, I enjoyed both, and barely noticed any differences in the services... but when TSHTF, the home churches are going to go through some persecution that Christians haven't felt in centuries.)

24 posted on 12/08/2012 4:36:46 PM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

You think we export candles to China?


25 posted on 12/08/2012 4:39:01 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Teacher317
Yes they are, no it’s not, and communism is not necessarily about social programs but forcing everyone to work (note Plank 8 in the Manifesto’s second chapter; the first clause can be rendered out of the original German as “Equal forced labor for all”).
26 posted on 12/08/2012 4:42:35 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Isn’t capitalism about forcing everyone to work? No work=no food. Communism is pretty opposite it nature. “Let others work since we all about to have no more than “fair share””


27 posted on 12/08/2012 5:44:01 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: left that other site

Perhaps the God of the Mayan stone carver didn’t feel the need to tell Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.


28 posted on 12/08/2012 5:51:27 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: RightOnline

It may be sooner than you think!
For such a time as this . . . http://patburt.com/


29 posted on 12/08/2012 6:17:48 PM PST by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: Maudeen

The only Light the Chinese need is Jesus Christ, the Light of the world.

May they understand that the true Light is Jesus Christ and not be deceived by false gods.


30 posted on 12/08/2012 6:36:29 PM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks nickcarraway.
...in Sichuan province, panic buying of candles has swept through two counties in the fear that an ancient Mayan prediction that the world will end on December 21 proves to be true.
No food, just candles. No hand-cranked lights, just candles. No warm clothing (if there's continuous darkness, it's gonna get cold), just candles...


31 posted on 12/08/2012 6:39:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: cunning_fish

Are you sure you’re on the right website?


32 posted on 12/08/2012 6:43:02 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I do. What exactly wrong with my post? My idea is clearly pro-capitalist.


33 posted on 12/08/2012 6:48:25 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish
Pro-slavery ≠ pro-capitalism.

And that’s aside from the fact that “capitalism” as the left defines it is essentially a straw man for communists to attack constantly. Why else would Marx have written a book called „Das Kapital‟?

A free market forces nobody to work, but it also does not mean that the idle get to mooch off the work of others.
34 posted on 12/08/2012 7:11:29 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Sawdring

It was those dam UFO people that informed the Mayan stone cutters. I wish they would mind their own business and fly to some other planet.


35 posted on 12/08/2012 7:25:37 PM PST by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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To: Olog-hai

It is not about slavery but choice.

It is you who define it as slavery, I never used such a word.

The reality is everyone want to live. It is a #1 desire.

And in order to stay alive you need to buy your meal and a roof above you.

Under pure “capitalism” as they call it you have to engage in enterprise or sell your labor to have your meal and shelter.

If you aren’t you are about to have no meal and home and you’ll die.

That is how free market naturally forces you to work.

And if you want to improve your conditions you have to double or tripple your efforts. It is both how economic growth and living conditions improves under free market.

None of the above really work under communism and it’s soft forms.

That is marxism explained in it’s own terms.

I actually feel comfortable with the way capitalism “forces” people to work.

Unlike marxism it doesn’t need work camps and comissars at some point to herd demoralized people who lost connection between free stuff on one side and labor&enterprise on the other side.


36 posted on 12/08/2012 7:33:37 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

Forced labor (save for genuine criminals, many of whom probably ought to receive capital punishment anyhow) is slave labor. Unforced labor is not. It really is not hard to define, unless all labor is somehow “forced” (which it isn’t).

I see you are defining “pure capitalism” in communists’ terms. Automatic false dilemma. There are other ways to subsist than being part of an enterprise or having to sell labor to those who can afford to buy it.

And besides, I was not speaking of the capital/labor aspects of communism when I first replied to this thread, but rather the (doctrinal) rejection of religion by communists.


37 posted on 12/08/2012 7:44:30 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Sawdring

Which one? There were quite a few, as I recall.


38 posted on 12/08/2012 8:08:55 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: cripplecreek

“If its really the end of the world, Candles ain’t gonna help.”

Oh, yes, they will! They will make the fires burn faster and higher! :-)


39 posted on 12/08/2012 8:32:02 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Olog-hai

>>>>>I see you are defining “pure capitalism” in communists’ terms. Automatic false dilemma. There are other ways to subsist than being part of an enterprise or having to sell labor to those who can afford to buy it.<<<<<<

I don’t see any problem using marxist terminology since it work so well to defeat their agenda.

>>>And besides, I was not speaking of the capital/labor aspects of communism when I first replied to this thread, but rather the (doctrinal) rejection of religion by communists.<<<

In fact you mentioned both “capitalism” and “labor”.

BTW, communism itself is absolutely not about a forced labor at all. A need in forced labor is simply an inevitable consequence of communist brainwashing. A society of liberal idiots whose values are political correctness, whose jobs are collecting benefits and whose skills are centered around videogames will need an iron fist one day.
As soon as makers population to shrink to zero there won’t be any place for takers as well. They will be put to at least some use by force in order to keep civilization.

That is the future if conservatives will fail to enforce their values.


40 posted on 12/08/2012 11:30:56 PM PST by cunning_fish
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