11:11, work and my mother.

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11:11, work and my mother.

So, I'm at work the other day, (I work in a millwork shop) and there's an electrician working on our big panel press.  I says to him, "So, are we gonna get to use our press soon?"  He shrugs and says, "Well, the motor has to be rewound and one of these relays is burnt out.  It'll be a few days before we can get it going again."  Damn, I think.  Now we gotta lay up a TON of panels by hand!  That's gonna suck!

So, anyway, somehow the subject gets changed, right?  I mean, I've been leaving this guy alone for the most part because I don't wanna disturb his work.  (A guy I used to work for told me one day that he wanted to charge on three different scales.  Cheapest was if you called him in to do some work, and he just did it.  Second cheapest was if you called him in and WATCHED him do his work.  Most expensive was if you called him in and HELPED him with the work.)  The topic somehow turns toward the state of affairs of the world, the economy and environment.  Mind you, I just wanted to get back to work, but I was also enjoying the break a little, so I indulged him a bit.  He went on to tell me about how he has friends that have cleaned themselves up (from drugs) and some friends have died (suicided or murdered) and how his life has been a big rollercoaster and have I heard of the 11:11 movement?

"Um... What?" says I. 

He goes on to tell me about how millions of people (MILLIONS, mind you) are seeking a better way and that this group of 1,111 people are gonna help us all out of the darkness and somesuch.  He tells me to Google it and then finally lets me go back to work.  Maybe my body language is giving him hints (clawing at my face and mewling like a starving kitten) so he just finishes off with a polite "This isn't a religion, you know.  There are plenty of christians in this, too!"  Yeah, I guess he misinterprets the signals from me.

Not six hours later I'm talking to my mother (who knows I'm an atheist but doesn't seem to understand how atheist-y I am) and she asks me if I've heard of this 11:11 movement!  CRAP!  THEY GOT MY MOTHER TOO!  So anyway, I don't want to crush my mother's spiritualism with cold, hard reality, but I go ahead and tell her a little bit about the human brain and it's abilities to recognise patterns and she starts to claw her face and mewl like a starving kitten. 

Goddam closed-minded people, huh?

So, here:  www.1111spiritguardians.com/  Check this shizzle out and have a hearty laugh with me, so I know that all people outside of my own little household have not yet been converted to this "growing" movement.

Please?

Help?

Robb

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Quote:(A guy I used to work

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(A guy I used to work for told me one day that he wanted to charge on three different scales.  Cheapest was if you called him in to do some work, and he just did it.  Second cheapest was if you called him in and WATCHED him do his work.  Most expensive was if you called him in and HELPED him with the work.) 

 I had the same sliding scale when I did painting and wallpaper jobs. Customers can be a real pain in the ass - especially when they want to 'help'.

I've never heard of the 11:11 thing... I guess they don't want to contact me.

'Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.' A. Einstein


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Damn - I wish I could think

Damn - I wish I could think up shit like this.  Ever notice how 11:11 shows up on every clock in the world twice a day?  Way to make a nice piece of change without hardly lifting a finger.  Too bad I'm so ethical.

 

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Just another duck group,

Just another duck group, nothing to see here, quack along now.


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11:11 nonsense

11:11 shows up twice a day on 12-hour clocks, such as are commonly used. Some organizations, industries, people, nations (and THIS computer) use a 24-hour clock. Thus, 11:11 occurs in the morning, at 49 minutes before noon, and at night it is 23:11 - not as neato, or subject to nonsensical superstition.

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They're kidding, right? Probably not . . .

And isn't it amazing how when one converts 32 deg F it always comes out to 0 deg centigrade? There must be some mystical force behind the arithmetic of weights and measures; a Goddess of Conversions, perhaps?


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Anymouse wrote:And isn't it

Anymouse wrote:

And isn't it amazing how when one converts 32 deg F it always comes out to 0 deg centigrade? There must be some mystical force behind the arithmetic of weights and measures; a Goddess of Conversions, perhaps?

and the odds say one out of six a die will roll a one.

Amazing stuff, really ..lol

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11:11 group = MY BRAIN HURTS

Just a cursory glance at that ignorant site made me feel like I would vomit a little in my mouth...

An insane, evidence free cult wrote:
What does it mean?

It's a wake up call. A wake up to what you really are. You are not some accident of animal evolution, but a spiritual being that needs to pay attention to it's own spiritual evolution.

Ugg... I would go on but I'm not a masochist!

HEY! I think I found a picture of their leader!

And once they start claiming to be brain specialists, we'll be sure that they're all a bunch of DP Gumby's!

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