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Intellectual Snob Meetup DEBATE! (="Doomsday Scenarios")



UPDATED FORECAST-- accumulation not likely to last
http://www1.whdh.com/weather/

Welcome to this Intellectual Snob DEBATE -- Chap XXI. Be there or be square. And thanks to Nerd Fun!!

John Harvard's is on Meetup.com "favorites" list, because always popular & gets great ratings.

https://www.johnharvards.com/

We have a special area reserved for us. Management reassures me there is no requirement to order food. Seating will be at 4-5 long tall separate tall-top tables in close proximity, so people don't get trapped behind them & can talk to anyone, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STAND & or BE MOBILE BETWEEN OUR TABLES (the tables will not be drawn together) so as to MEET UP. Please bring cash, John Harvard's can't run tabs because we're mobile (that's the trade off). Be kind & tip well, cash collection for them is arduous.

There is a lot of buzz about 12/21/12 (ACTUAL DATE IS IN DISPUTE!) & the potential for a doomsday scenario. Here's one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPdqr2v1rTQ

Other potential supposed sources of Apocalypse abound: a resurgence of the Pneumonic Plague discovered in some "Bird Flu" victims--(& described in The Last Man by Mary Shelley); nuclear war or nuclear meltdowns (should reactor unit 4 of Fukushima collapse, "it would release the equivalent of 800 nuclear bombs & make the Northern Hemisphere uninhabitable"); human infertility induced by synthetics; a sudden new ice age, as surmised (& justified) in this film addressing reversals in the Jet Stream:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=JQDSAiPiEDU

Could it be argued that the end of the world really means that it is the end of the world for humans & not the beginning of the world for whatever we are replaced with & is that not somewhat egotistical?


DEBATE: is all this hogwash? Lets debate it.

You don't have to be a genuine intellectual-- pseudo-intellectuals are also welcome.

All you need is an aloof attitude full of irony or some baffling ideas, or-- dare I say it-- some unanswered question you wish to convey incognito.

Humor in good taste-- ALLOWED. Intellectual apparel: allowed. Startle the waitstaff with a fake mustache, goatee, Periwig, or monocle. Fold-up sunglasses, corduroy jackets with elbow patches-- allowed. No Meerschaum tobacco pipes, please. Absinthe is not served.


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  • Doug

    A lot of fun!

    December 31, 2012

  • David

    I'm new to this group and to Meetup, but now that I have survived the end of the world, I feel like I should celebrate with you.

    December 30, 2012

  • duncan

    OK Pete, but according to the forecast I'm posting in the description above (top) this "storm" is over-hyped.

    December 29, 2012

    • Jenny G

      Hey I'm planning to bike from Davis Sq. I ain't afraid of a little snow. I'm a New Englander!

      December 29, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      HaHaHa...spoken like a true SNOB & Yes, we're both in the Right Group!!

      December 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    You know Duncan, your probably right about the 'storm' being over-hyped. Do you think this make-believe 'storm' warning' is really a Conspiracy, perhaps on the part of the Nat'l Weather Service? You know, to spook the Members of Nerf Fun-Boston?
    Never mind about the Parking Bans in greater Boston--it must be all a Big Lie, eh? LOL

    Snow Emergency/Parking Ban: There WILL be a snow emergency/parking ban in effect at 9:00PM for the 12/29 storm due to expected freezing temps. Alternative parking lots will be open. Please visit www.cityofboston.gov/snow or call the Mayor's Hotline at[masked]-4500. Register with AlertBoston for updates.

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    Last Updated: 12/29/2012 - 5:18PM

    December 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope to make this 1, but depends on storm & road conditions on Sunday!

    December 29, 2012

  • duncan

    Hi Pete (comment above right margin). Try & park your Bentley on the margins of the Cambridge Common. Parking is unrestricted Sundays otherwise the parking garage below the Charles Hotel, One Bennett St. John Harvard's is only 2-3 blocks from either location. But give your chauffer extra time, the one way streets in Harvard Sq. are baffling, Bentley's motorcars notwithstanding.

    December 28, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanxs Duncan for the Heads Up!

      December 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    IMO, among all the things to worry about that we can't do anything about, the most underrated is the next eruption of the Yellowstone Caldera. It will cover the whole western US with tuft. The last one was 640,000 years ago; there was one 700,000 years before that, and another 800,000 years before that. Any day now!

    December 21, 2012

  • Benjamin P.

    world didnt end, we're good to go!

    December 21, 2012

    • Cheryl

      Day's not over yet :oP

      December 21, 2012

  • Cheryl

    Too bad the world is scheduled to end before the debate occurs...

    ;o)

    December 19, 2012

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