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Can’t Anyone Count Any More?

January 15, 2010 by  

If you want a real exercise in futility I’ve got a suggestion for you: Try to convince someone that a brand-new decade didn’t begin on Jan. 1, 2010.

I’ve been having this battle every 10 years for about the past 50 years or so. It almost led to fisticuffs 10 years ago when I argued that Dec. 31, 1999 did not mark the end of the millennium. That would not come for another year.

Purists and pedantics know I’m right. If you question the logic of my statement let me ask you this: When did the first century A.D. begin? Surely not with year zero. There never was a year 0. No, the first decade of the first millennium began with year 1. Can we all agree on that?

But if the first year of the first decade began with year 1, doesn’t it follow that the first year of 21st century after that also began with 1… that is, on Jan. 1, 2001—not 2000. Keep counting, please, and you’ll realize that the 10th year of that decade just arrived—2010. Thus it follows that the first year of the next decade will begin 11½ months from now, on Jan. 1, 2011.

But it really doesn’t matter how loud or how long we debate this question. This is a classic example of perception out-ruling reality. The world believes that a new decade began 15 days ago. So for all practical purposes, it did.

Chip Wood

Chip Wood

is the geopolitical editor of PersonalLiberty.com. He is the founder of Soundview Publications, in Atlanta, where he was also the host of an award-winning radio talk show for many years. He was the publisher of several bestselling books, including Crisis Investing by Doug Casey, None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham and The War on Gold by Anthony Sutton. Chip is well known on the investment conference circuit where he has served as Master of Ceremonies for FreedomFest, The New Orleans Investment Conference, Sovereign Society, and The Atlanta Investment Conference.

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  • Susan

    Really does end up whether one person chooses to take GOD AT HIS WORD. and Believe that The Holy Bible EXISTS. with all that has already been WRITTEN FOR THE people that are ON the PLANET called Earth. Of course if you deny the Hoily Bible then WE never needed any Savior that is Written about named CHRIST JESUS and SIN never EXISTED?????? or am I wrong about PEOPLE that are EVIL to the point of Murdering their Unborn, and Marriage is no longer needed for Having MAN and WOMAN called Mankind to CONTINUE IN EXISTENCE. I keep wondering what the People in OUTER SPACE will do if THE EARTH NO LONGER EXISTS… anyone Given it any thought at all what OUR LORD already has had written about the BLESSING, CURSEING, and What He has already said and had written about A TIME for all Seasons, NOT TO mention what HE SAID and HAD WRITTEN about ELIJAH, JOHN, and THE PEOPLE CALLED ISRAEL.. WE have RISEN INTO HIS HIGHEST DOMAIN. BY ENTERING HIS HEAVENLY PLACE. we also have entered into the DEPTHS OF THE SEA. DRILLING FOR BLACK GOLD. I remember reading in SCripture about this very thing.. Most Bibles today have deleted HOMOSEXUAL, SODOMY, SODOMITE, and many more of what has been GIVEN TO MANKIND. TO KNOW OUR LORD and SAVIOR. All I remember is I read it. SOMETHING LIKE THIS.. If Ye can enter into the highest heaven, and ye can enter into the depths of the sea, then I will forget Israel. The Enter Could have read and was written “MEASURE” It has been so ,long ago and I have not found the Scripture since. Just like many other scripture I know I have read and I have a hard time Finding. Sometimes I do and The WORDS ARE STILL THERE having the same meaning. as Before. EFEMINANT is not the same as HOMOSEXUAL. NOT ALL HOMOSEXUALS are EFEMINANT. and not all LESBIANS are MANLY. the Holy Bible Does make the distinction in the writings of the OLD Testament When the LORD SENT The angels to destroy THE town of LOT. SODOMN and GOMORRAH, HOMOSEXUALITY WAS THE REASON. PERVERTION Anyone understand PERVERT. Then Read in the New Testament Romans ONE the SIN of MALE WITH MALE and FEMALE No LONGER BEING AS they WERE CREATED TO BE. MAYBE MANY like to IGNORE THESE TRUTHS.. IN BOTH the OLD and THE NEW. IGNORANCE I have heard also is 9/10th of the LAW. AND OUR GOVERNMENT REMOVED THE SODOMITE , SODOMY, LAWS FROM THE BOOKS OF THE UNITED STATES YEARS AGO.. OPENING the DOOR to ABUSE OF YOUNG BOYS, and the NAMBA GROUP for ONE. and RAPING AND MURDERING OUR CHILDREN BOTH MALES and FEMALES. HOMOSEXUALITY IS ACCORDING TO THE LORD IS SODOMY AND ARE SODOMITES BY NAME. AS for ABORTING THE UNBORN this also is and has been written about THE BLOOD on their SKIRTS. is part of the SCRIPTURE. It is still within some Bibles. Look it up. I know this should have been in the RELIGIOUS section. It will get read more here. If anyone takes the time.. MOST will not.. SOME just might..

  • ChuckL

    Susan is massively OFF TOPIC.

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