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Richard King July 31, 2011 Professor Fleming English 103 2012 Doomsday Prophecies Introduction: In recent history the public has been bombarded with threats of an end of the world event that is due to arrive on December 21, 2012. We hear about the possibility of a cataclysmic event occurring on that day on the radio, on the television, in books, and in every media outlet available. But the pages of history are riddled with these ‘Doomsday’ prophecies that always seem to come and go uneventfully. Is this another hyped-up doomsday prophecy? Or is there more to it than just fear-mongering sensationalism?

I myself fell victim to the Y2K doomsday prophecy. I listened to all the doomsayers about how on New Year’s Eve in 2000 that the whole world would fly into chaos because none of our phones would work, our computers would shut down and satellites would fall from the sky. I bought 55 gallon water drums, stocked up my pantry with tons and tons of canned vegetables, and stockpiled lots and lots of ammunition. I owned a cattle ranch at the time and had horses and cattle so I felt that I had prepared myself for any foreseeable Y2K doomsday scenario.

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But of course Y2K came and went without a hitch and I was forced to eat canned vegetables for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day for the next 5 years, lol. And now we are faced with yet another doomsday prophecy, a prophecy that is 26,000 years in the making. A doomsday prophecy that is tied to the end of the Mesoamerican Calendar, Nostradamus predictions, and Biblical predictions. This prophecy of an end of the world event occurring on December 21, 2012 seems to be building some steam.

More and more information is surfacing about this potential cataclysmic event that we are expected to witness in the near future, and it seems that we can’t change the channel on our televisions or log onto our computers without seeing some warning about our impending doom. Ever since agents Fox and Mulder warned us of the impending doom Earth could face in the last X-Files episode ten years ago we have been bracing ourselves for a cataclysmic event to occur during the Winter solstice on December 21, 2012.

So how much of what we are being force fed about our newest doomsday prophecy is true, and how much is fabrication? To understand the 2012 doomsday truth one must research the Mayan Calendar as well as the Mayan people to determine what their message is to us. Does their calendar end on December 21, 2012 because the end of the world ends on that day? Or does their calendar end on that day uneventfully and then begin again the following morning? Next you would want to delve into the predictions of the most famous prophet the world has ever known; Nostradamus.

Searching to find out what the renowned French prophet had to say about the possibility of a 2012 doomsday event is a paramount neccessity. Also one would want to research astral prophecies that speak of doomsday scenarios that have impacted our planet over the ages. One of these prior astral impacts is the Chicxulub, Mexico meteor that is given responsibility for the extinction of the dinosaurs. But what does the history of our planet have to say about any potential destructive forces that could occur in 2012?

Are there biblical codes, predictions, or records of any 2012 planetary destruction that foretell of a great cataclysmic event occurring next year? Let the search begin. Mayan Predictions: Much of the information that we know about the Mayans culture has only recently been brought to light. Much of their culture was wiped out by the Spaniards, and much of it covered by rain forest growth covering their civilizations. And once their civilizations were rediscovered it took decades for archeologist to begin deciphering the Mayans hieroglyphic style of writing.

It was only during this recent past that the accuracy of the Mayan Long Count Calendar has been discovered. The Mayan Long Count Calendar was designed to be the most accurate calendar that had ever been made. This ancient civilization of people apparently were very serious about time and space. This culture built an amazing calendar, a 260 day a year calendar that is more accurate than our own calendars today. But why would these people who were so driven by ‘time’, build a cyclical calendar that covers a 5,125 year period? First lets look at the yearly calendar the Mayan called a T’zolk’in.

It’s believed by scientist that the Mayan designed their 260 day yearly calendar (T’zolk’in) to mirror humans gestation periods. They believed that a 9 month period of human life encompassed many different types of cycles of growth and life experiences that we go through over a 9 month time period. The 9 month period also coincides with the growth season of corn which was an integral part of the Mayan agricultural season. More importantly though, the 260 day period was tied to astronomical events like the rising and setting of the planets Venus, Mars and Mercury (The Mayan Calendar: Garev, 2001).

This astral connection in the Mayan calendar shows us that these people were just as concerned and interested with galactic activities as they were with terrestrial activities. These people were amazing mathematicians and astronomers, and this calendar seems to have had numerous purposes beyond just letting a Mayan citizen know what day it happened to be. As I have stated earlier, the Mayan calendar is cyclical and it has a circular motion to it rather than a linear, strait-line motion that our calendars exhibit today. The Mayan calendar also had 13 b’ak’tuns within the calendar, these 13 b’ak’tuns represented a period of 5,125 years.

The relevance of this is that 5,125 years was thought by the Mayans to be one World Age or Anthropocene, the time that all human life would cycle (The Mayan calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness: Inner Traditions, 2004). This calendar is now thought to have begun on August 11, 3114 B. C. and is now believed to end on the Winter Solstice of December 21, 2012. Thus stemming the ‘End of the World’ Mayan doomsday predictions. But did the Mayan actually say anything about the world as we know it coming to an end on that day?

Or is that just the day the 13th b’ak’tun ends on and then begins a new calendar the next day on December 22, 2012? An astronomical coalition that the calendar also has is its relevance to our planets and the Sun’s alignment with the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. This astronomical event known as the Galactic Alignment only comes around every 25,800 years and so deservedly or not, it has become another piece of the 2012 doomsday puzzle. Professor David Stuart at the University of Texas (hook ’em horns) strongly disagrees with the 2012 end of the world hype. Dr.

Stuart is a professor of Mesoamerican art and writing and has recently released his top selling book “The Order of Days: The Maya World and the Truth about 2012” (Random House – Harmony, 2011). In his writings of the projected doomsday events that are due to arrive he tells us that just as August 11, 3114 B. C. was not the beginning of humanity, December 21, 2012 will not be the end of humanity. He sees the 2012 cataclysmic methodology as something that is man made, fed by numerous media outlets, movies and the Internet. In his own words Dr. Stuart blames all the 2012 doomsday hype on “New Age hacks and, now, Hollywood producers”.

But he is not concerned that the world will come to an end on that day and doesn’t think that the Mayans ever believed that the world would end on that day either. This doomsday connection to the Mayans is obviously brought about because of the discovery and deciphering of their long count calendar. Archeologists like Guillermo Bernal and interpreters Sven Gronemeyer and Barbara MacLeod tell us that one of the only times that December 21, 2012 is mentioned by the ancient Mayans is when they write about a grand celebration for one of the Mayan gods named Bolon Yokte’ K’uh.

They say that the interpreted writings tell of a ceremony of joy and rejoicing with festivities, parades and incense to commemorate the god at the end of the 13th b’ak’tun on December 21, 2012. What’s more is, they aren’t even sure if December 21, 2012 is the correct day that the 13th b’ak’tun ends on. There is speculation that the true day was December 24, 2011 which of course has already come and gone without an end of the world catastrophe occurring. So when it comes to Mayan prophecies regarding a December 21, 2012 end of the world apocalypse, the facts, information and prophecies can veer off in a million different directions real quick.

And once you throw in science fiction mesoamerican stories, Mayan documentaries by guys like Frank Waters (Mexico Mystique: The Coming Sixth Age of Consciousness, 1975), and the occasional “And in December 2012, the gods will return from their long journey and appear again here on Earth! ” quotes by Erich Von Daniken (Twilight of the Gods: The Mayan Calendar and the Return of the Extraterrestrials: New Page Books, 2010), it’s easy to see how a little information, a creative imagination and an eager audience can quickly translate into virtually any doomsday scenario.

And today there are so many people that are writing about the Mayan connection to end of days prophecies that you could spend the rest of your life reading about all the different opinions on the topic and not ever be one step closer to the truth because each author will interpret the Mayan hieroglyphs differently. And the more research you do, the muddier it gets. There are thousands of people that seem to know exactly what the Mayans were thinking about 2012, about how it would be the end of the world, or how it would be the day that the aliens abducted us all, and they’re not afraid to tell you about it.

Some of the more insane theories are: The world will explode in 2012, Aliens will come take us away and Humans will melt due to global warming (NWO 2012), The only problem is that rarely do ANY of them agree with each other. Really though, I have to think that if the ancient Mayans knew that the Earth would be destroyed on December 21, 2012 then they would have put that prophecy in stone all over the damn place. If they had that kind of prophetic knowledge I would think that they would have carved it into every stone between Peru and Guatemala to let future generations know what was coming in 2012.

Mayan elders like Apolinario Chile Pixtun don’t put much credence into the whole December 21, 2012 doomsday prophecy. Instead they see the end of the 13th b’ak’tun as a new beginning. Today Mayan people don’t look grimly at next year’s prophesied day of destruction, they look at it as a new consciousness – a new age of spirituality and enlightenment. They see it as the start of an era of peace and harmony. A new time of spiritual awareness and loving one another as one people on this planet.

While researching the Mayan Long Count Calendar I searched for proof that the Mayans, and their calendar, somehow new of this prophesied catastrophe and how it would be the end of humanity. I was looking for the smoking gun, the one piece of evidence that would show me without a doubt that 12/21/2012 was according to Mayans, undoubtedly the end of the human race. I was looking for the $3 Kmart calendar that had a picture of some old Mayan dudes gathered in a circle that surrounded a smallish, proportionately mis-sized Earth. I ictured them to be holding hands and chanting while the Earth was blowing up with a big nuclear smoke cloud plummeting from its core. I imagined looking down from the picture and seeing one of those yellow smiley faces inked into the 12/21 date (it was a Mayan smiley face). But the reality was that I could not find one Mayan writing, hieroglyph or Mayan pop-up picture book that led me to believe that December 21, 2012 would in fact be the last day for humanity. What I did find is that the Mayans view 12/21/12 as the end of the 13th b’ak’tun and 12/22/12 as the beginning of the 14th b’ak’tun.

Nostradamus: Michel de Nostradame was a French astronomer and physician that lived in the 16th century. He is better known by his Latin name of Nostradamus, and is thought to be the world’s best known prophet. He is said to have developed his prophetic abilities after wandering around France and Italy for four years after his wife and two children were struck down by the Black Plague. Nostradamus would go into a trance in order for him to see into the future. He did this by staring at burning fire or boiling water that was laced with spices while he inhaled boiled nutmeg vapors.

He would claim that this approach was how he entered the spirit world and enable him to foresee future events. He was born however in a time when Catholicism and the Church were the ultimate powers in Europe and his views and predictions were often frowned upon. This resulted in him developing a poetic style of written predictions called quatrains. It was through these four line poems that Nostradamus would relay his prophetic visions while also decreasing his risk of persecution for being a heretic.

While this style of writing may have been safer for Nostradamus it also had its drawbacks, namely because these quatrains are written in a coded form it leaves much to be interpreted by the reader. Thus spurning arguments for interpretation by those who try to decipher his cryptic style of prophecy. Nostradamus began gaining his credibility as a prophet when he published an Almanac of twelve of his predictions in 1550. And within six years his popularity and sightseeing ability would become renowned throughout Europe after people had heard of him warning King Henry II not to dual in a jousting tournament.

A warning that France’s King Henry refused to take heed. But while jousting in a tournament at his daughter’s wedding King Henry II was struck with a large sliver from his opponents joust and died painfully 10 days later. This was seen as proof that Nostradamus was in fact able to cross over into the spirit world and talk to angels and spirits. He is responsible for writing down over a thousand predictions that finally were published throughout the world in the 1955 release of “Les Propheties” (The Prophecies). In Les Propheties, Nostradamus’ predictions are linked from everything from the assassination of John F.

Kennedy, to the rise and fall of Hitler, to the end of the world prophecies. His 2012 doomsday prophecies (if there are any) are the predictions that I will be trying to find. During my research I did find that Nostradamus had spoken of the importance of the solar eclipse of August 11, 1999 and many had thought that this would be the end date of civilization on our planet. The Y2K fear quickly became the new monster hiding under our beds and people were fast to prepare for the worst case scenario. Many believe that if French clairvoyant Nostradamus forecast it, then it must be true.

Afterall, this is the same man that spent years of his life writing thousands of prophetic visions that are still being studied today. The truth be told though is that Nostradamus’ prophetic visions go beyond the December 21, 2012 date. They go far beyond the 2012 date. They go to 3797 A. D. While his 1999 prophetic reference has come and gone, now interpreters are focusing on some of his other quatrains for 2012 doomsday connections. One of the more famous quatrains that people are keying on is Quatrain 1:55. There will be great shedding of blood Heaven will appear unjust

Both on land and sea and in the air Cults, famine, kingdoms, plagues, confusion But the 1994 Enza Massa discovery of the manuscripts entitled Nostradamus Vatinicia Code opened yet another doorway to more Nostradamus future predictions, namely those predictions he may have had regarding a 2012 cataclysm. The Italian journalist (Ezra Messa) found the manuscripts accidentally while she was visiting the Italian National Library in Rome Italy. The manuscripts are dated 1629 which is interesting because Nostradamus died sixty three years prior to that publication date.

The discrepancy in his death and the date the book was said to be written is explained by some that his son, Cesar, inherited the book and then gave it to the church where it sat in obscurity for hundreds of years prior to its 1994 reappearance. Many questions arise about the books authenticity and when tested, the parchment the manuscripts were written on has been carbon dated to be that of 16th – 18th century. This seems to validate the claims of the book’s stated publication date, however the ink used on the last page of the manuscript contains Zinc.

This is unusual because up to the end of the 18th century zinc was a rare, costly element typically not used for ink. This tells researchers that the last page of the manuscripts was written afterwards (The Nostradamus Code: Truth Revealed Publishing, 2011). But by who? And why? After being tested, the book was found to contain writing styles by a few different scribes but none of which were Nostradamus himself. The last page of the book tells us that the book’s text and paintings have been copied from an original copy that had deteriorated over time.

So that answers some of the questions about the nature of the book’s authenticity and why it doesn’t appear to show writing styles that have been documented from Nostradamus’ writing styles. Regardless of who copied the transcripts may be immaterial, but the images inside the manuscripts are quite telling of upcoming world catastrophes. One of the reasons the book is said to foretell of a 2012 timeline is because in one of the final images there is a picture of the Tree of Life being clubbed by some menacing object.

Just below this frightening image is a picture of a lamb facing a scorpion. This is said to signify the time that our Sun lines up with the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, the Great Rift. The lamb signifies the constellation of Sagittarius and the scorpion represents the constellation of Scorpio. The point where these two constellations converge is called Ophiuchus and they only line up with the dark rift or center of our galaxy every 13,000 years. The manuscripts contain numerous images of people, wars, the Pope, astronomical and other images that are cryptically painted.

But the last seven images are intriguing in that they deliver coded images of The Book of Life, 3 Moons, Astronomical locations and The Wheel of Life. The images appear to tell a story of how the wheel of life shows the eight spokes (referencing the 4 celestial equatorial planes (Divine Cross) and the 4 terrestrial planes(Mundane Cross)) in prior images, but then in the last image the Wheel of Life shows no spokes in it. This elevates the audience’s concern and seems to give credence to the whole 2012 prophecy.

The images of the book of life also are cryptically drawn to show writing in the book of life in early drawings but then a lack of any writing in the book of life in the last drawings. When the viewer observes these blank pages in the book of life it gives quite a scare and sends a chill up your spine. Other images contained in the water paintings is that of the significance of the Moon. In the last image there are 3 quarter moons that hang from the spokeless Wheel of Life and above the blank pages of the Book of Life.

This gives reference to the prediction that the end days will occur in a year that contains 3 eclipses, and for the record, 2012 will in fact contain 3 solar eclipses and a lunar eclipse. So, if that doesn’t scare the bajeebus out of you then I don’t know what will. Except the fact that while having 3 eclipses in a single year is not that rare of an event, as it turns out it isn’t that unusual because there were also 3 eclipses in 2009 and there will be 4 solar eclipses this year. None-the-less, the images are quite intriguing and easily have the audience visualizing the apocalyptic messages that the manuscripts may contain.

And the fact that the book was probably written in the 16th – 18th century encourages a person to put more trust and belief into its authenticity. Not everybody is buying into the whole Nostradamus Lost Book prophecies about 2012 being the end of the world as we know it. One of these sceptics is John Hogue. Mr. Hogue is a scholar, author of several books, and an expert on Nostradamus writings. He has different conclusions about the manuscripts and he informs us that the Lost Book of Nostradamus may not actually have been written by Nostradamus and that it doesn’t represent what the media is building it up to be.

He points out several discrepancies in the images that make one question the books authenticity. One of these discrepancies is the fact that one of the book’s painted images shows Nostradamus gazing through a telescope. This is questionable because the telescope isn’t invented until 1600, that’s 34 years after his death. Another possible error in connecting the Lost Book and 2012 doomsday prophecies is that Nostradamus, during his life, predicted that the end of the world would come… but he said it would occur in 3797 A.

D. This is something that is swept under the carpet by the media fear mongers, but 3797 A. D. is a date that Nostradamus writes about without the use of any cryptic poems (Nostradamus: The Complete Prophecies: Thorsons 1997). We are capable of getting endless amounts of data, statistics, and information that we can acquire through a Google search because we are fortunate enough to live in the information age. I say this because information linking Nostradamus to 2012 doomsday prophecies are abundantly accessible.

One of these prophecies links the French clairvoyant to predicting a possible meteor impact that could endanger Earth, allegedly occurring in 2012. This prophecy stems from some of his quatrains from the Lost Book of Nostradamus. Quatrain 5:32 Where all is good in sun and moon and abundant, its ruin approaches it comes from the sky to sift through your fortunes in the same state as the seventh rock Quatrain 5:98 At a latitude of 48 degrees at the end of cancer There is a very great drought Fish in the sea, river, and in lake boiled hectic from fire in the sky Asteroid and Comet Impact, Planet X / Nibiru:

So what is the “fire in the sky” that Nostradamus is speaking of? And what does he mean by “it comes from the same state as the seventh rock”? Is he referring to Uranus? Uranus is the seventh planet in our solar system and curiously its rotation differs from observed rotations of Earth and the other planets in our solar system because it doesn’t rotate on a perpendicular plane. There are those, however, who say Earth may soon be the landing point for one of these horrible impacts in the near future. And the name of the comet supposedly heading our direction is Nibiru.

This is thought to be the Planet X that Nostradamus speaks of and interestingly enough Nibiru also exhibits an unusual rotation that seems to mirror Uranus’ rotation. Obviously if our planet were to be struck by any large wayward meteor, star, asteroid or planet the results would be devastating and most certainly wipe out a large percentage of Earth’s living organisms (humans are living organisms). These types of warnings have been heard before. All one has to do is a quick Google search for “deadly astral impact predictions” and they’ll get 176,000 search results in 0. 9 seconds (thank you Google). In those search results you’ll find everything from biblical prophecies to Hopi Indian prophecies and everything in between. In the Bible the apostle John (Revelations) talks about a star called “Wormwood” that will plunge down from the sky. Rev 8:10-11 “And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood: nd many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter. ” The Hopi Indians also reference a prediction of astral forces leading to the destruction of the planet: “And this is the Ninth and Last Sign: You will hear of a dwelling-place in the heavens, above the earth, that shall fall with a great crash. It will appear as a blue star. Very soon after this, the ceremonies of my people will cease. ” Don’t these cataclysmic prophecies sound similar to the Nostradamus predictions?

So does this mean that these prophecies are true because they are so abundantly spoken of across such a global landscape that includes several different cultures in several different eras? Or does this tell us that astral doomsday prophecies manifest through the ages because the prophecy itself is mentioned one time thousands of years ago and is then subsequently regurgitated over and over by the next civilizations to inhabit the planet? What I’m talking about is the old “I heard it from a friend who heard it from a friend who heard it from another… style of communicating great events to be passed on to one’s grandchildren. One of our classmates, Clara, had suggested that I review what Steven Hawking had to say about the 2012 doomsday predictions. After reviewing several Google links I was unable to find any 2012 scenario that Mr. Hawking endorsed as prophetic destruction of our planet. However, Mr. Hawking did give credence to the possibility of an end of the world event due to a comet or asteroid colliding with Earth. Mr. Hawking explains that the history of our planet shows these occurrences happening over time.

He does admit that the timeline is in millions of years, but that our planet is due for one of these cataclysmic events to occur. He also believes that life on other planets may have also been shortened due to similar astral impacts on their planets much like the comet impact that Earth experienced some 65 million years ago. An impact that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs and creation of an ice age. Mr. Hawking points out the Schumacher-Levi comet that collided with Jupiter as a prime example of what devastation could and would occur if Earth had a similar misfortunate event happen.

When the comet Schumacher-Levi collided with Jupiter, many of our planet’s astrophysicists rejoiced with excitement because our technology has advanced to a point that we could actually view this impact as it occurred. We were able to view Jupiter’s astral impacts and see that the destruction that occurred covered thousands of square miles with explosions that plummeted thousands of miles into the sky as well. This astral doomsday prediction seems to fit most aptly into the end of the world scenarios that I myself have heard.

A comet impact on our planet would need to have a substantially large size to it in order for it to cause the kind of destruction that wiped out the dinosaurs millions of years ago. There is plenty of information on the topic to find about how Earth is often hit by this flying space debris. But most of the time the size of the comets or asteroids are too small to create any type of global catastrophe that would cause an extinction event similar to what happened to the dinosaurs. Steven Hawking tells us that if a comet larger than 20 kilometers were to ever strike our planet the result would be extinction of the human race on planet Earth.

Now I don’t know if I agree that every human on the planet would be annihilated, but I’m willing to bet that the lines at the local DMV office sure would get a lot shorter. The impact crater in Chicxulub, Mexico is one of the largest known impact locations on our planet that has been struck by astral debris and is believed to be the cause of the extinction of the dinosaurs between the Cretaceous Period and the Tertiary Period. The asteroid, or bolides, that landed in the Yucatan Peninsula some 65 million years ago is said to have been 6 miles wide and left an impact crater of over 100 miles.

Astrophysicists speculate that the impact could in fact have been only one piece of many pieces of asteroids that hit Earth much like the impacts that struck Jupiter in recent history from the Schumacher-Levi comet that sprayed several locations on Jupiter. The largest known asteroid to ever hit our planet is located in South Africa in the town of Vredefort. This is commonly known as the Vredefort crater and has a diameter of 250-300 kilometers. This impact crater was caused by an asteroid with a 5 mile diameter that entered our atmosphere at a speed of over 200,000 miles per hour some 2 billion years ago.

The result of the impact triggered nearby volcanic activity as well as global and evolutionary changes due to oxygen levels increasing. These catastrophes have the capability of destroying the planet with numerous types of devastation. The impact from an asteroid or comet is certainly enough to create global changes that could easily put living organisms in danger on our planet, but there are always accompanying disasters that follow an astral impact; tsunamis, acid rain, earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, shock waves, greenhouse effect, ice age, and many other global hazards.

The result of a direct hit on Earth may not kill every living thing on the planet but at the very least it would certainly make life less comfortable. Conclusion: Part of the end of the world hype has been bred into us over time. As a culture we are continually bombarded with books, television shows, movies and documentaries that feed our lust for other worldly events. We seem to gravitate toward any kind of media outlet that tells us of Aliens, UFOs, 2012 Prophecies, Bigfoot, Ghosts, Vampires, Werewolves, and any extraordinary topic that is not part of our uneventful or boring every day lives.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that I don’t believe in Aliens or Bigfoot, I’m just saying that I myself thirst for that kind of information. I salivate like one of Pavlov’s dogs when I hear that a new show will be airing on cable that will show us proof that there really is Aliens, UFOs or Sasquatch. The problem is, when I watch these shows I discover that the team of researchers that are searching for Aliens or Bigfoot are some of the most cranially challenged people on the planet.

These esoteric teams always have a leader (who doesn’t have the aptitude to hold a job at a McDonald’s), a big guy that looks like a linebacker for the Green Bay Packers (but has the IQ of a Dixie cup), a girl that usually looks hot but has no tactical purpose for the show other than looking hot and occasionally screaming for help when she hears a twig snap. And usually there is one person on the team that actually has some kind of doctorate and serves a valuable purpose on the team – I call him the ring leader (even though he’s usually not the team leader).

He’s the poor guy that has to pretend that his team is smart and cunning while they bumble through the forest looking for Bigfoot, and at the same time try to make sure nobody accidentally shoots themselves in the foot. We are constantly made aware of how lethal our planet can be as it cycles through time. The heartbeat of Earth often skips a beat, resulting in earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, and many other natural forces that awaken us to the tremendous deadly nature that our planet can display at any time. Most recently the March 11th earthquake that hit Japan resulting in massive destruction of the country.

The Tohoku Earthquake was a megathrust earthquake with a 9. 0 magnitude that spurned 100+ foot tsunamis that traveled up to 6 miles inland, nuclear reactor meltdowns at power plants and over 20,000 deaths with thousands of people still missing. The survivors of this massive quake were then left with destroyed homes, no electricity, and no water, destruction of roadways and railways, and rampant fires throughout the affected regions. We often hear about these natural disasters occurring around our planet and we also know that our climate is going through a warming phase as well.

With the threat of global warming, continuous news of wars, earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanoes, tsunamis and a myriad of other life threatening events that fill our newspapers on a daily basis, it’s hard not to believe that yet another life killer like comet impact, solar flares or polar shifts could be on the horizon in 2012. And don’t expect Hollywood to ignore this either. The media knows we’re addicted to this type of hype and will continue feeding us this 2012 doomsday news as long as we continue to crave it. Proof of this can be seen by looking at the warnings currently being posted by the World Communications Center.

They tell us that our cell phones and the Internet won’t even be working for 2 days during the December 21, 2012 doomsday hysteria because of projected high traffic. Already governments, industry and people are bracing for, and anticipating something horrific to happen on that date. It’s like watching a train wreck, you don’t want to see it happen but you just can’t seem to look away. So wether or not the prophecies and the media hype is true doesn’t matter because plain and simple, we just love to hear about this kind of stuff.


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