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Man spends life savings promoting Judgment Day, coming this Saturday

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Sixty-year-old retired MTA engineer Robert Fitzpatrick has poured $140,000, his life savings, into a NYC Transit ad campaign warning all and sundry that the mother-of-all-earthquakes will hit us this Saturday, May 21, just before midnight Jerusalem time. Fitzpatrick is a follower of California-based Armageddon promoter Harold Camping (that's him in the photo above), whose End-Times message is based on convoluted biblical calculations and numerology that make Louis Farrakhan sound rational. Too bad we won't be around to shake his hand and admit he told us so.

The Staten Island resident has posted his End-of-Days notices on 1,000 subway-car placards to the tune of $90,000, as well as bus shelters, costing him another $50,000-plus. Fitzpatrick said, "I'm trying to warn people about what's coming. People who have an understanding [of end times] have an obligation to warn everyone." The MTA is certainly appreciative of the Judgment Day heads up, enjoying a nice little windfall courtesy of Mr. Fitzpatrick. The ads also tout his self-published book, The Doomsday Code, whose title echos that of a certain Dan Brown novel that one or two people read. He'd better sell them quickly though, because they won't be of much use in a few days.

New York Man Spends Life Savings Ahead of May 21 Doomsday: MyFoxNY.com