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- To: "'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: RE: The Millennium Hoax
- From: "Polhemus, Bill" <wlpolhemus(--nospam--at)sbinfra.com>
- Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1999 09:18:26 -0600
Today on ABC Radio Network news, they reported the the U.S. Naval Observatory is "blue in the face" from trying to get this message out. They even chastised the President (can you imagine that?) for helping to perpetrate the ignorance by referring to the year 2000 as "the first year of the new millenium." The U.S.N.O. spokesman offered as his opinion that "people just like to party, and this is an excuse." Can anyone say "bread and circuses"? Again, the thing to remember is this is about the overwheening IGNORANCE of the majority of the populace, which is being pandered to by the media and marketers of every stripe. There was a time when the press was concerned with INFORMING the public. Nowadays, they're all about entertainment, and intellectual narcolepsy is highly in vogue. After all, these are the same people who continued to maintain to us, the public, that the President's impeachment was about sex. So that's why I get incensed about the "millenium hoax". It is just one more sign that truth doesn't matter anymore, as long as you look good lying. -----Original Message----- From: Mark E. Deardorff [mailto:MEDeardorff(--nospam--at)home.com] Sent: Thursday, December 30, 1999 12:46 AM To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org Subject: RE: The Millennium Hoax Measuring the age of a person has nothing to do with how calendars and years are counted. This is not a physics exercise, it is a counting exercise where years are counted as natural numbers. There simply was never a year zero or a year minus zero. You will not find such a year in any timeline. The first year was simply year one. This, by the by, is not a matter of opinion but of simple observation. Find any historical scholar on this and you will find that you are not supported.
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