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Others believe our planet will be pummeled by giant meteors, plunging the planet into another ice age. NASA scientists say it would take a meteor 40 meters in diameter to do any real damage and they aren't tracking any that big. While our sun will eventually burn out, NASA says it won't happen for another 5 billion years.
"The reason there is no other Mayan calendar is because the Spanish arrived and the Mayan civilization was essentially destroyed," says NASA's Mitzi Adams. "They would have done essentially the same thing we do, and just create a new calendar after this cycle ended."
"I'm not saying they're stupid, they don't know what they were doing, but I just don't believe that anybody but God knows the day it's gonna be gone," says Clarksville resident James Ghee.
While it's always a good idea to be prepared, we've already got word from Australia and New Zealand, where it's already December 21. People in both countries say, in short "We're still here".
Friday, December 21 2012, 07:45 AM CST
House passes 2-year moratorium on dam barriers
May 21, 2013 19:12 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The U.S. House has passed legislation that would put a two-year moratorium on an Army Corps of Engineers plan to erect barriers to prevent people from fishing below dams on the Cumberland River.
U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield heralded final passage of the Freedom to Fish Act on Tuesday. Whitfield was a leading proponent of the measure in the House.
The bill, introduced by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., was co-sponsored by Sens. Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Bob Corker of Tennessee.
Whitfield said the bill thwarts, at least temporarily, an effort to "take away some of the best fishing in Kentucky." Passage of the measure, Whitfield said, allows time to work out a permanent solution.
The measure now goes to President Barack Obama for consideration.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A smartphone, plus a not-so-smart criminal -- equals an arrest in Oregon.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- George Washington University students will soon be walking all over the White House and the Capitol, too.