Soothsayers See Doom, Gloom in Closeness of Mars

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PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - ...Soothsayers from India and Hong Kong to a tent outside a temple in the heart of Cambodia's capital say Wednesday's close encounter with Mars spells natural or man-made disaster on Earth.

http://reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyID=3344536
 

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spells natural or man-made disaster on Earth.

That's kinda general, isn't?

Disaster! My Bus is late!
 
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All that talk of violence sounds much like business as usual...
...carry on.
 
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I know. It's so silly. When I read
cr@p like this about soothsayers
claiming people will be losing
their patience because of the
proximity of Mars it just makes
me want to SMASH stuff!
 
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Maybe it really works then...

Mars makes the soothsayers speak of violence, and low and behold it happens, haha!
 
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I can't forget that around 1962, the same kind of Southeast Asian soothsayers were aghast at US plans to got to the Moon. Descration! They foresaw hideous disasters if the project went forward.

Well, it went forward, and we got Viet Nam.
 
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*whew*
Mars is becoming more distant now. That was a close one!
:wink:
 

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