How are you preparing for the potential craziness of Dec 21, 2012?
Do you think the world will end? or worse, a natural disaster, such as storms or solar flares, that turns mankind against one another to survive. Have you done anything to prepare for such an event?
I don't plan on doing anything. My wife and I hope our adult kids that live out of town will come home for the weekend before Christmas. That said, it is the first day of winter and since I live in the mountains in PA, I guess I'll make sure the cars have snow tires on and th snow shovel and rock salt are out.
Of course I don't believe in this silliness, but I'll be staying home to avoid those who do believe in it. There's been several doomsdays the past few years that have come and gone lol.
That is my birthday... I am going to prepare by buying myself a pastry of some sort or maybe a variety of them.
I find it funny that we as such vulnerable creatures believe that we can prepare for the end of the world. I think the only thing we can do to prepare is to let go of the things that bind us. If anything like this were to happen and some of us survive, we would have to be okay with surviving on nothing with nothing.
I would rather not survive at all if things are horrible. But it scares me that people would try to kill each other for their supplies. I'm supposed to travel for Christmas that day--is that a bad idea? :-)
That sounds like an excellent idea. Its the very definition of faith. Travel, because your destination will be there on the 22nd.
Absolutely you should travel!!! The more fun you have, the better. Confuse the devil, Vee...he won't know where you are!! LOL
Victoria- talking to a friend about it & he said something that you can completely appreciate so I am totally sharing.
If the Myans are correct - we can't do anything about that but I don't buy it. The Myans didn't even predict their own demise.
I don't think anything will happen. I remember Y2K and nothing happened then. Still I do have just a little queasy feeling. What if something really bad does happen. Can you imagine if people in the USA suddenly found themselves with out electricity or water. I fear panic would ensue and many would die quickly. I have water stored and plenty of kerosene for lamps and ammo for weapons. But really I think the sun on the 22 will come up the same as on the 21. But I could be wrong.
Yeah, what if? I have plenty of food always in my house. I could survive if people would leave me alone. But guns? I don't have that and no desire to have gun. That part scares me a little.
Let me help you set your mind at ease. You have absolutely nothing to worry about. You are making way too much out of something that could happen but probably will not. You have to realize that every day could be your last and this kind of end of
I am totally prepared. Every day I practice deep knee bending exercises so that, on a moment's notice, I can bend over and kiss my ass goodbye.
@rfmoran thanks for that comment, it made me laugh!
I am ignoring it altogether. Not hearing much about it here in fact.
Besides, even the descendants of the Incas say it is misnterpreted info, just another Y2k, etc, etc, etc.
Yeah, I'm not concerned about the Mayan calendar, but what about the studies on the aligning of the earth and milky way, the sun's solar flares, etc . . . due to detonate.... I wouldn't care until the History Channel last night acted like it's over.
Yes, Effer, but I didn't worry about Y2k. That was all about computers, wasn't it? I partied at my dj's brother's gig like it was 1999! Oh, yeah, it WAS 1999! :-) I don't know why this thing has gotten to me. Damn history channel!
It will be just like any other day to me. Every day that I am alive, I am joyous. Of course, there will be hype surrounding this day but most thinking people will pay all the histrionics and the melodrama no attention.
I could be wrong, of course, but I don't think any of this is true and it really makes me mad when this kind of trash is thrown around to scare everyone! Even if you don't believe it, it makes you a little edgy. I also want to point out that a lot of people have made a lot of money off this. I have a former friend who has written books about this and it makes me sick that he has made money this way, because I don't think he believes it either. He just found a way to capitalize on people's fears.
I'm not. I will be home resting! If meteorologists tell us about something I will probably look for it.
I just hope it doesn't end! My husband's birthday is on the 22nd and I have big plans for it!!
Nothing out of the ordinary. I always have candles, flashlights/batteries, water, canned goods, gas for the generator, and my faith.
There have been numerous prognostications of world shattering disaster. One of the most significant was the one on Feb. 1962. when Hindus in the millions bathed in the Ganges thinking that the world was about to end. Interestingly, in the same month, the US military noticed something strange afoot in Cuba. The Cuban Missile Crises then erupted from May and culminated in October of the same year when we came within 30 seconds of Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD). On the day after October 29th, everyone heaved a huge sigh of relief. As for Dec. 21st, this year, other than the fiscal cliff, I'd say that on the 22nd, we should all throw a huge celebratory party. Don't wait for Christmas of new year, do it on the 22nd!
It's my birthday! I'll be celebrating!
And I'll be taking the 22nd off from work. Who wants to work the day after the world has ended? And my job specifically does not stop for natural disasters, weather, holidays, anything other jobs might stop for.
No, because we use a different calendar system, (one that gives us an extra day every four years) we are actually not on the same timeline as the Mayan calendar, we are quite a but ahead. The day that the Mayan calendar ended already happened months ago.
Just another apocalypse we survived.
Cool answer. :-) What about the predictions re: the earth and sun aligning and the solar flares? Was that also estimated based on the leap year days?
Vee....Hey GF!! I have an absolutely PERFECT solution for you. STOP WATCHING THE HISTORY CHANNEL......LOL
Effer, you're right. I watched it the other night and it freaked me out. Talk about Doomsday. the sun shutting down the electrical grid, people killing each other for food. Like an episode for revolution. They make it sound like it IS going to happen
We watch a lot of the same shows, and if you truly listen carefully, they never actually reach ANY conclusions at all. It's only speculation. They always wrap up with a "no one knows" type of statement.
Yeah, Dzy, they do say those things at some point, after they've said it WILL happen. LOL. Why do they do that? Try to scare people? At least they don't do it on regular cable where the masses would see all that. stuff.
I'm not. No, I do not think the world will end. Man is not capable of predicting the end of time. Only God knows when it will happen. Jesus nor the angels in Heaven do not even know when this will come to fruition. Only God. So, I hope you enjoy your Christmas!
How is the prospect of people turning on one another worse than the world ending?
Anyway, ain't gonna happen in any case. Herald the start of a new Mayan grand cycle of 5000 years. Time to celebrate!
If the world ends, we go on to something better, many believe. Even nothing would be better than the fear of trying to survive every day if things got really bad. Hmmmm . . . maybe a party on Dec 21st to celebrate the beginning of the next cycle!
Potential, because of panic and desperate rushing about in a false sense of instability, and many will run to buy all off the grocery shelves in what they think will be unavailable in short supply and risking starvation. All of this silliness is just a continuation of Y2-K and the shams that it entailed.It is all too easy to be a victim to those who would take advantage in any situation where panic is involved and people are easy to go for their flim-flams. Be well and stay calm...it will all pass shortly and with no dire results or effects.
I want to fly home for the holidays and meet my family. So I would love to fly on that particular day. With all the skeptical people staying home putting their papers in order just in case, there might be a little more room to roam in the airplane. Everything is possible, but I'm confident we'll sail through this Christmas
I have nothing to be afraid of. I have tin foil hats for the whole family. It protects you from the martians melting your brain.
This kind of craziness comes from religious groups, namely Christianity - the only religion that Jesus warned his disciples about. He said this would happen after the great tribulation (also known as the inquisition that began in 12th century and lasted for over 600 years). He said tribulation would be so great such as was not since the beginning of time, nor ever will be again. And after those days many would come saying that "Jesus" is lord and that the end of the world is near (this fits Christianity because its modern doctrines were created after that time, and no other religion teaches that Jesus is Lord). And Jesus warned his disciples not to listen to such teaching and not to follow after them.
Hello Rhelena, This craziness started over the Mayan calender. Not because of any religion.
I don't think religion makes people crazy. The people are crazy all on their own without any help from God!
There was a question very similar to this that I answered in detail.......I don't recall if it was in Q&A or the forums, but my answer is the same.
People and groups have been predicting the "end of the world," almost since the world began (when ever that was)......Obviously, they've all been wrong.
Let's look at it this way Vee.....It's a HUGE "IF,".....but if the world ends on 12/21/12....there is nothing we could possibly do about it....no planning or preparing, worrying or fretting will do us a damned bit of good.
Natural disasters? Worse than we've ever experienced thus far? Because, GF, if we have storms any worse than the FLOODS, TSUNAMIS, VOLCANOS, HURRICANES, TORNADOS, WILD FIRES, EARTH QUAKES...that we've already had by the hundreds.....we simply will not survive.
Sayonara, Adios, Ciao, Arriverdecci, Hasta Luego, Bye-Bye- Toot-sweet- So long, Farewell, Guten Nobbin, G'Day Mate, AuWeidersehn, CATCH YOU ON THE FLIP SIDE, DUDE.
According to NASA (check their site), "The predictions of doomsday or dramatic changes on December 21, 2012 are all false." Scientific facts explain clearly that people have made false interpretations, probably just to get attention and unfortunately cause a little chaos.
I will check that out, Rosie. I saw something about NASA on a hub. Thanks!
Hello. I skimmed through the Q & A at that site and hurried back to share the word. I'm late it seems by 15 hours. I'm more curious if I can type 12/12/12 at work all day long. If I pass that test then 12/21/12 will offer a new challenge.
No preparation at all, on my side. I just don't believe the world is going to end or that any of such you have mentioned will occur. I don't know but I'm not scared at all. Natural disasters keep happening. Just recently during rainy days, hundreds of people, children, animals were buried alive along with their villages by cloudbursts.
We will still continue on living. People will celebrate Christmas, New Year and say Hello to 2013. My visa is expiring so that's what I am preparing for-renewal. Lol!
Absolutely nothing, the fact that they think the world is going to end based on the mayan's calendar is ridiculous. They had to stop somewhere when making them!
They came to the edge of the stone....that is all.
They have found more stones since then. I've never thought the world would end that day. It's the other stuff that makes me wonder . . . .
Bought a gun. I'm going to just let those zombies see what happens when they step on my property hahahah
No. Nothing. If the world ends we will all be dead and it won't matter what we did or didn't do to prepare. If there is a natural disaster and it hits where I live chances are some mean people would come along and kill me if I had a big stock of goodies that they wanted. I learned to live off the land when I was a youngster. Now that I'm an old lady I think I could survive with very little if I live through the initial event.
The same way I prepared for Y2K. By doing nothing. I don't believe that we as humans can predict the end of the world. Not because of any religious belief - I just don't think that we are privy to that sort of information, nor should we be.
My husband was working in the computer industry during the "Y2K" thing..and the inside information was that it was nothing more than a marketing ploy to get people to buy new computers. Apparently, Bill Gates didn't think he had enough money already
I don't believe there'll be such thing as "the end of the world"
I still have luncheon meats whose expiration date falls on February 2013. So chill! Hehehehehe.
It's on a Friday. On Fridays I go to work, come home late, and go to sleep.
It is an unknowable event, and there are more important and immediate concerns than to waste energy worrying about something that is unlikely to happen in our lifetime.
Not one of us knows how or when our lives will end. The one thing certain about life is this: you don't get out of it alive. So why fret about the how and why? Our own personal "world" could end if we get hit by a car crossing the street tomorrow. But do we spend time worrying and focusing on it? No, of course we don't.
We simply go on with our lives--live in the moment--don't waste today worrying about tomorrow!
Nothing is gonna happen, and there is nothing as Planet X, otherwise its just 15 days, and we could have see even with naked eye....
And even if something happens.. Mother Earth will save all of US
Hmm... no preparation actually. Although it's 6 December, but the fear is yet to come.
Simply as my name goes (braveheart666), will face anything with a smiling face. ))). lets do it and lets crack it
No huge weather pattern changes or a big planet outside my window so I just plan to be done with my xmas shopping.
But I won't be in places where lunatics are who think it will end. The Denver area seems to be cursed with mass shootings
No need to "prepare". I'm going to embrace the changes. Hopefully humans will be operating on a higher level of consciousness and will be more "evolved" or enlightened. Humans are suppose to transform or evolve in a enlighten beings that display more understanding, empathy, kindness and tolerance of all races, religions, and cultures.
I am building a huge boat in my back yard in the event that "the end" comes by way of a great flood. The wooden hull is encased in an aluminum-magnesium alloy that will allow me to sail comfortably on molten lava for 20-25 years if "the end" comes by way of global volcanic activity. I have hired a priest, rabbi, and Southern Baptist preacher as crew members should Satan be involved. Finally, I was able to purchase 40,000 cases of Hostess Twinkies recently, (at a substantial discount) along with 27,000 cases of Spam to sustain my passengers nutritional needs. Although there are limited seats remaining, they are for sale to the highest bidders. Due to the terrible calamity the world is likely to face, (as we did when paying huge $ to computer geeks to save us from Y2K) the tickets to board the SS WTF are non-refundable.
I rather look forward to celebrate Christmas on 25 instead.
It will be a whole day of feasting and celebration where we will exchange gifts of love.
Not worrying too much about 21st as it will come and go.
By chilling out, doing lots of Yoga and not worrying about it. Some people are going to head to that mountain the south of France, but I think the change that is being predicted is more of a spiritual change.
The world may end some day. Might be tomorrow. I assume you are going by the Mayan thing. If so, it has come around more than once. We are still here, or at least, the planet still sustains life. Natural disasters happen yearly, more than once a year. Solar flares are common but, maybe a big one will get us. I would be more concerned with a financial collapse or most importantly, a lack of food. I started preparing years ago but not for those reasons. I live in the middle of nowhere. I own land, raise livestock, hunt, fish, the whole nine yards. I did this because I hate cities. They produce nothing but problems. You can't grow anything on concrete or asphalt. All their food is shipped in, from places like where I live. I also have firearms. If it ever gets bad and people try to invade or steal from me, I'll drop you as fast as I will a dog going after one of my chickens. If nothing happens and it's life as usual, I will continue to raise my own food and live the way I enjoy living.
The descendants of the Maya aren't worried about it. Nor should we be. It would be wise to prepare for disasters, such as the horrifically feeble response of FEMA after Hurricane Sandy has shown. But the world isn't going to end.
I set up a website to sell survival equipment to the believers with affiliate links from amazon and ebay. These dorks are paying for my college as we speak
Nope no need, it's fake so just let the small minority act crazy and probably be controlled by the police if anything goes too far.
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