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East Bay ‘Doomsday Minister’ Harold Camping Dies

December 17, 2013 | 10:04 am

East Bay ‘Doomsday Minister’ Harold Camping Dies

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Alameda-based minister gained international attention for repeatedly forecasting the end of the world

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Harold Camping Says Oops, My Bad; Full Text of Letter to Followers

March 9, 2012 | 12:56 pm

Harold Camping Says Oops, My Bad; Full Text of Letter to Followers

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Serial failure in the end-of-the-world prediction biz Harold Camping has issued an acknowledgment of sorts that his forecast last year that the the Apocalypse would occur on May 21 was kind of erroneous. “We humbly acknowledge we were wrong about the timing,” Camping writes. Huh. What’s this “we” jazz? Camping’s personal assurances last year that […]

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October 21, 2011 | 8:19 am

Video: The Taiwanese Animators Do Harold Camping

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In the old days they used to stone false prophets. Today they just sic the Taiwanese animators on you. Serial failure in the Rapture-prediction business Harold Camping may have accomplished something even greater than correctly prognosticating the airborne salvation of millions of Christians: The Oakland-based Camping’s not only been animated by religious fervor, but also […]

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Morning Splash: Mehserle Release; Prop 8 Hearing; Harold Camping Suffers Stroke

June 13, 2011 | 7:49 am

Morning Splash: Mehserle Release; Prop 8 Hearing; Harold Camping Suffers Stroke

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Mehserle Released From Jail (Oakland Tribune) Former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle was released from jail early Monday morning after serving just over 11 months of a two-year-prison term given to the 29-year-old after he was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for killing Oscar Grant III. Mehserle’s release at 12:01 a.m. was confirmed by a […]

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Harold Camping — Negativland Style

May 31, 2011 | 9:46 am

Harold Camping — Negativland Style

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Failed Rapture prognosticator Harold Camping’s been making appearances on KPFA’s Over the Edge show for years. Well, not the real Camping, but a fake one provided by the audio-collage satirists Negativland, several of whom reside in the Bay Area. On Friday, the band exploited this post-Camping-debacle period in typical whacked out fashion. Take a listen. […]

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Audio, Video: Harold Camping’s Press Conference Yesterday

May 24, 2011 | 10:16 am

Audio, Video: Harold Camping’s Press Conference Yesterday

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Here’s an MP3 recording someone captured of Harold Camping’s press conference yesterday, which was broadcast on Family Radio’s “Open Forum” program at 5:30 p.m. And here’s nearly nine minutes of it on raw video from KTVU. As you no doubt have heard by now, Camping revised his prediction for the Rapture and its accompanying catastrophic […]

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May 22, 2011 | 3:26 pm

Video: Mime Troupe’s Ed Holmes Releases Balloon Animals Outside Camping’s Family Radio

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Remember when the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s Ed Holmes (best-known for playing a spot-on Dick Cheney in a couple of the troupe’s summer productions) told us that he was going to mosey on over to Harold Camping’s studio with some like-minded atheists on May 21, so he could release balloon animals into the air in […]

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At Harold Camping’s Family Radio, It’s Business as Usual On-Air

May 21, 2011 | 6:10 pm

At Harold Camping’s Family Radio, It’s Business as Usual On-Air

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Well I’ll be damned. Or maybe not: Six p.m. has come and gone in one of the last times zones to meet the appointed doomsday hour with nary a massive earthquake or cloud-bound cluster of ascending faithful. One of the many interesting aspects of today’s End of Craze is that whoever programs Family Radio, the […]

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Rapture Day: Mime Troupe’s Ed Holmes to Mock Camping Followers; Milpitas Church to Offer Counsel

May 19, 2011 | 3:38 pm

Rapture Day: Mime Troupe’s Ed Holmes to Mock Camping Followers; Milpitas Church to Offer Counsel

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All of this talk about the end of the world coming on May 21, 2011 is so silly. When everybody knows that’s going to happen on December 21, 2012. Right? The 2012 date, some say, was predicted by the Mayans. The more contemporary prediction is being made on radio and on billboards all around the […]

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