There have been more ends of the world than one can count. We are still here! Most people will go about business as usual. Though earth changes are in effect, they have been going on for decades, even more than a century. Doubtless there will be fanatics as usual proclaiming the end, but 2012 will come and go. Incidentally, astronomy says the so called end of the long count is 2010 and we are still here. I believe that the Maya were expert astronomical observers and relied on real events. One occurred last Dec. 21st, 2010 in an important Maya position. Our counting has been out and now we can correct it. Real disasters will continue to inspire a run on supplies such as pre and post Katrina.