Survival gear and bunker sales are through the roof and so have been the doomsday predictions.
If you manufacture or sale freeze-dried foods and water purifiers, or build underground Armageddon shelters, you must be rolling in the dough. If the world was going to end for real, what were you planning on doing with all that money? Never mind, toilet paper will be in short supply.
Yesterday (Dec. 19, 2012), when our solar system lined up with the center of our galaxy, you didn't even feel it, did you? And where is Planet X (Nibiru)? It should be filling our skies and blotting out the sun but it isn't.
The Mesoamerican "long count" and Mayan calendars never mention a world shattering disaster. Do our own calendars predict a worlds end? Only on April 15th (tax day). If anything, celebrate the fact that we will all still be here to open our presents on the 25th.
It's smart to prepare for natural disasters, I should know. I live in what is called Tornado Alley. I owned a home in Wichita Falls, Texas, back in April, 1979. When the tornado hit, it ripped my home from it's foundation and splinted it into a million pieces. Looking around on that day, at the miles of devastation, one could well imagine what the end of the world might look like.
Hey, if you were hoping for an end to Momma Earth, better luck next time. Yeah, there will be the next doomsday and the next, etc., and those who profit from doomsday fears will again be laughing all the way to the bank.
Me, I'm preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse! Excuse me, whilst I buff up a nice sharp edge on my katana.
Worried About the End of the World on Dec. 21? Don’t Be.
Unless you’ve buried your head in the sand—which, to be honest, would be a better use of your time—you’ve heard the world is coming to an end this Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.
OK, for those of you who are impatient and want to cut to the chase, here’s the scoop: No, it isn’t.
If you frequent online bulletin boards, fear-mongering websites, or the History Channel, you might think otherwise: It’s hard to avoid people screaming about the prophetic Maya calendar predicting global catastrophe.
And if you haven’t heard of it, then I wish I were you. Because I get email, tweets, Facebook messages, and probably smoke signals about it all the time, and have been for years. It turns out that a lot of people are concerned about these claims, despite zero evidence for them. Still, it’s worth taking a look at them, if only to assuage some fears.
Survival, Inc.: The Mayan apocalypse is great for business
Leave it to the Mayans to boost our economy.
Ahead of the predicted Mayan Apocalypse tomorrow, many survival shops, restaurants, hotels and other businesses are raking in the profits. Even though December 21 is nothing more than the end of the Mayan calendar and the start of a new one, companies are capitalizing on the disaster craze.