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Dec 17th 2012 10:04PM Well if that's the UTC, it will be Dec 22, 1:11AM on Christmas Island - so they get an extra half-day of life I guess.
Dec 17th 2012 2:37AM So in what time zone will the end start on Dec 21? If it starts in the land of the Maya, in Australia it might already be Dec 22, or, if the end starts in New Zealand on Dec 21, it would only be Dec 20 for most of the rest of the world!
Has anybody figured that one out yet?
Get real, people, what occurred on Dec 31, 1999 - the sun came up the next day and the next, etc. no major meltdown.
Man invented the calendar and to this day, there are still more than 30 versions out there - we, in the European-centric world changed from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar and somehow lost 10 "days" back in 1752. A date on a calendar is just a means of giving a name to a particular cluster of 24 hours (here on Earth) for religious, commercial, social, or administrative purposes.. What calendar is used on in other parts of the various universes where a "day" is not 24 hours? Who knows - we've not yet found anybody living there to answer that question!
There still are in use in various parts of the our world, the Jewish calendar, the Chinese calendar, Japanese, Coptic, Persian, Balinese, Baha'i, Islamic, Indian, Buddhist, Korean, Armenian, Thai, Bengali, Berber, Ethiopian, Hindu, etc.
So sleep well on Dec 21, whereever you live.
Mar 26th 2011 3:20PM B/S - It's all about money - the airlines don't make any money if you are allowed to use your own cell phone, but if you use the airline's controlled telephone (used to be in every seat back), then the company makes money. Funny nobody ever worried about those phones interfering with navigational equipment, did they? It only became an issue when the airline lost a revenue source.
Jan 14th 2011 8:35PM So who needs a bank? Join a credit union - they provide any service that a bank can and do it a lot cheaper.
Monthly checking acct fee = $0
ATM fees = $0
Credit card interest rate = 4% less than any local bank
Bill paying = less than $3 / month, even $0
Cashier's checks = no charge
Auto/cycle loans = at least 1% less than local banks
Home loans = very competitive
Membership requirements vary, often as simple as live or work in a particular city, or a group of companies, it's easy to find one.
Nobody NEEDS a bank.
Dec 3rd 2010 1:45AM So much for trivial purchases - what about the really major stuff like furnace or air conditioning system, you know $4000-$7000? 10 parts, 1 year labor at purchase time - how does one make a decision about extended warranty for major items?
First - are you going to live in the house for 10 years, or do you just let it become the problem of the person you sell the house to?
Second - what does a house call today cost vs. what will a house call cost in 10 years?
Third - will you home warranty insurance policy cover your furnace/a-c adequately?
Not easy decisions to make!
Nov 21st 2010 8:43PM So who actually cares that Ziploc's are made with wind power? How many people will be without a job with this continued hype about "green"? How much will Al Gore and his cronies pocket from this mass hysteria?
Remember the advice from "Deep Throat" - "follow the money" - when Al gore stops flying around in his personal aircraft and starts using CFL's in his home and trades in all of the SUV's that his staff drives and 'practices what he preaches', then I will be more prepared to believe - until then it's all a SCAM!
Oct 18th 2010 1:27PM In the interest of accuracy in reporting, how about actually listing the names of the companies, instead of just referring to "some" companies.
Jul 12th 2010 2:46PM Let's see - Mel Gibson has a drinking problem so everybody should shun him.
Lindsay Lohan has a drinking problem, so everybody should applaud her getting another attorney to attempt to overcome the judge's confinement order for parole violation - a parole she previously agreed to, BTW. I guess she had her fingers crossed so her promise to avoid alcohol just didn't count?
Doesn't anybody else besides me question the inconsistencies of the Hollywood crowd (and their "fans")?
I guess we're supposed to applaud her actions to prevent overcrowding of the jail system, right?
Jun 15th 2010 10:18AM Everything in "Time" magazine needs to be taken with many grains of salt - no airline seat is taken "a year in advance" since all airlines book a maximum of 331 days out. If you want to use your points on a specific day, say Aug 1, 2011, you call on Sept 4, 2010 when it's midnight at the International Dateline - 6am PDT. If the answer is "no points seats available", there never were any on that flight. Change your trip plan to another date and repeat.
Apr 25th 2010 7:28PM Your commentary is juvenile - just read it slowly -
You state that the previous commenter should read all of the scientific journals - well, if you will please name them, then we can read them - but I'll bet you can't name them, can you?
Mona Vie was listed on the INC 500 and that grants them credibility? Take a look at the INC Website and find out for yourself "how to apply" for listing! This listing itself is a marketing hype scam - it makes the employees happy according to INC to see their company listed. WOW! It has nothing whatsoever to do with credibility!
Like the noni fruit and the mangosteen, the acai berries are nutritous, just like peaches and apples and figs and pears, but they are not native to North America, so nobody knows about them, therefore they become ideal candidates for MLM and other marketing campaigns -
Remember, Camel cigarettes were sold as being recommended by medical doctors at one time!
Acai and noni and mangosteen are simply the snake oil of this decade!