gang = '(with neutral force) group (of people)'

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 22 16:04:15 UTC 2011


Other failed doomsday prophets have struggled to keep their followers in
line. One self-proclaimed prophet, Mariana Andrada (later known as Mariana
La Loca), preached to a gang of followers in the 1880s in the San Joaquin
Valley of California, predicting doomsday by 1886. But Andrada was not
consistent with her predictions, and believers began to defect.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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