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Mayans End of the World

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Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The Mayans turned out to be wrong about the end of the world, but there was still a lot of gloom this week as we watched the procession of funerals for victims of the Newtown shooting. On Thursday alone, services were held for four six-year-olds and one seven-year-old. In an attempt at establishing some normalcy for those kids who survived, officials are recreating their classrooms at a nearby school, right down to the art on the walls and the placement of desks and backpacks. That's good for the children; the rest of us need the exact opposite. We need to break the all-too familiar routine of gun-victim funerals and leaders who helplessly throw up their hands. On Wednesday, the president announced that Joe Biden would lead a task force on gun violence. It's a step in the right direction, but only if it results in legislation that makes a week of wrenching funerals begin to seem utterly unfamiliar.

The Mayan Calendar and End of the World Hoopla

Liz Smith | Posted 02.20.2013 | Media
Liz Smith

To the crazies who are grafting zombies and vampires onto Christmas, I say phooey, fake, outrageous and as old Major Hoople would say, "Fap to you!"

Our Nostradamus Age

Stéphane Gerson | Posted 12.20.2012 | Weird News
Stéphane Gerson

The Mayan calendar will come and go but the quatrains are bound to endure. Living in a Nostradamus age, it turns out, is not the end of the world.

End of the World Scheduled for Friday

Eric Francis | Posted 02.17.2013 | Weird News
Eric Francis

Despite a number of recent setbacks, The End of the World was proceeding on schedule for Dec. 21, according to a long-standing plan previously known only to astrologers and people who ate a lot of mushrooms.

Don't Fear the Mayans: It's Not the End of the World As We Know It

Greg Olear | Posted 03.01.2012 | Weird News
Greg Olear

With the U.S. economy in shambles, the Euro worth about as much as the Lego, a new strain of super-contagious swine flu, the Arab world in upheaval, K...