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SPEAK OUT: Anticipating the End of the World Dec. 21?

Is the apocalypse coming? Are you ready?

 

In 1999, tales of the “Y2K” bug sounded the doomsday alarm and people took rock legend Prince’s anthem “1999” to heart on Dec. 31, 1999:

They say two thousand zero zero party over, oops out of time. So tonight I’m gonna party like its nineteen ninety-nine.

When people awoke on Jan. 1, 2000, most computers were running just fine and the world kept turning.

Now, stories of the impending apocalypse (Dec. 21, 2012, according to some interpretations of the Mayan calendar) are rampant, even with reputable organizations like NASA debunking many of the most common apocalyptic theories.

What do you think will happen on Dec. 21?

Do you have any plans for “the end of the world?”

Will you watch your regularly scheduled Thursday night television shows?

Go on an End of the World cruise?

Attend an End of the World party?

Fire up Spotify, put your headphones on and enjoy an End of the World playlist?

Pachacutec December 07, 2012 at 01:28 PM
If the government is saying everything will be ok, then we KNOW something bad is going to happen! Seriously; what SHOULD anyone do? if the powers that be decide times up, so be it. (Probably will NOT watch the news that day; not because I'm scared of anything happening, but because the newcasters will be overly-tiresome and keep trying to be cute and funny about the story - yawn)
Deborah Coleman December 07, 2012 at 02:00 PM
People believe in the Mayan calendar but they don't believe in God? Seriously? I've had to constantly reassure my 20 year old son who has autism that the world IS NOT going to end on December 21st. Do you know how hard that is?
Doug Love December 07, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Good things can come of this nonsense. When the world didn't end in 1866, some Bible students properly looked into where their assumptions were wrong. The resulting Seventh Day Adventist church is now 15 million strong, and has innovated many things in education, healthcare, diet, and basic Christianity. It took the shock of "we were wrong!" to get this going.
Jenni Pompi (Editor) December 07, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Does this mean I can put off my holiday shopping indefinitely?
Peggy Anne December 07, 2012 at 03:32 PM
I'm going to punch more holes in my "Military industrial complex" dartboard.
MD December 07, 2012 at 03:35 PM
yes, it does but you still have to go to the parties, as long as they are before the 22nd ;)
Jeff Hawkins December 07, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Seems ironic that this story would appear on December 7th! A date noted for being a true day of "infamy". In the years that followed for many millions worlwide it would be their "end".
Sonia Dasgupta (Editor) December 07, 2012 at 04:47 PM
It's kind of silly, but I remember not believing in Y2K, but at midnight on Dec. 31, 1999 I was up, anxious and waiting for something to happen... obviously nothing did, but it's weird how these theories will play with your mind.
GREENY December 07, 2012 at 05:00 PM
NEED NOT BELIEVE ALL TIS RUMOURS, BT U MUST KNW THE BIBLE SAYS WHN ALL THESE RUMOURS WILL TAKE PLACE WE SHOULD KNW THAT THE END IS VERY NEAR...REFER- MATHEW CHAP 24 {BIBLE NEW TESTAMENT}
Bailey Henneberg December 07, 2012 at 07:07 PM
I'd better get a manicure, can't go down looking like this...
Whitney Teal December 07, 2012 at 07:19 PM
I second this, Bailey. I want to be bringing in the end of the world while my feet soak :-)
Bailey Henneberg December 07, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Hahaha Whitney. Well, I'd say that's a capital idea!
Gi December 08, 2012 at 02:40 AM
I agree with you!

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