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Why is 2012 marked by heaping lots of unrelated events together?

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posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 12:23 PM
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It is typical for 2012 believers to heap together all sorts of unrelated events including:
1. storms
2. earthquakes
3. volcanoes
4. strange sounds
5. nonexistent myths
6. solar activity
7. Earth's magnetic field
8. meteors such as fireballs
9. floods
10. animal die offs

A heap of unrelated issues is declared to be something. That's it, just something.

The usual refrain is, "Can't you see?"

I can certainly see that a lot of collecting of whatever has been going on. I can see that some of these events are locally important. What I can't figure out is why this seems to be indicative of something else.

What is it that leads people to think that 2012 has something special going on? Why do people think that normal events are special? Is it because the year is 2012? Is being 2012 making these events seem special?




posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 12:31 PM
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Why are people linking all these things together in the name of 2012? Why do people think tornadoes in Spring never happened before, or that Earthquakes seem to be a rare phenomenon when in fact, they happen every day?

Here's your answer:

www.youtube.com...



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 12:31 PM
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Them booms in Wisconsin are definetly strange. Especially when no one really has a solid answer yet.
edit on 6-4-2012 by will615 because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 12:44 PM
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My explanation: Information Anxiety


Human cost of information overload. In the words of Richard Saul Wurman (author of the book 'Information Anxiety'), it is "produced by the ever-widening gap between what we understand and what we think we should understand. It is the black hole between data and knowledge, and what happens when information doesn't tell us what we want or need to know."
Information Anxiety

"It is the black hole between data and knowledge"

For me, that pretty much sums it up.

OiO



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 12:46 PM
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consider also that we have never had so much communication amongst so many people across so many platforms of information exchange.

More improved technology, more of it covering more of the world in sensors.

Perhaps since we hav'nt had this sort of level of detection technology, with the hype of the Mayan doomsday prophecies on this year, perhaps its just a massive increase in interest, coupled with the extra data and communication.

Thats my theory.

Well that or... WE ARE ALL GUNNA DIE.




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posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 12:54 PM
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I agree that lots of data is available to each of us, but why is there the heaping of this data into a pile and labeling it related by the year?

Are we seeing what Tofler called future shock? Or, are we seeing more people trying to act like the hoaxers by beginning with an answer. That answer is 2012. Then everything is seen to support the answer.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 12:55 PM
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Originally posted by will615
Them booms in Wisconsin are definetly strange. Especially when no one really has a solid answer yet.
edit on 6-4-2012 by will615 because: (no reason given)


"them booms" are not localized to Wisconsin. They're happening around the world, and have been for some time now, several decades, in fact.

Still unexplained, but not a Wisconsin exclusive



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 12:57 PM
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Are you including the hums or are you just including booms?

The Bristol and Taos hums come to mind.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 12:57 PM
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Originally posted by OneisOne
My explanation: Information Anxiety


Human cost of information overload. In the words of Richard Saul Wurman (author of the book 'Information Anxiety'), it is "produced by the ever-widening gap between what we understand and what we think we should understand. It is the black hole between data and knowledge, and what happens when information doesn't tell us what we want or need to know."
Information Anxiety

"It is the black hole between data and knowledge"

For me, that pretty much sums it up.

OiO


Yup, we are saturated with cameras, media and information(good and bad)



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 01:00 PM
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I am torn on this

I do roll my eyes at people demanding it is all related to some big epic thing that will happen in december..

However, as a conspiracy theorist (not fetishist), I do enjoy seeing if things do link together. It is important also to try to expand ones scope and see of random things have a common source.

Will something profound happen in December? hell if I know. I see no evidence of it..but that doesn't mean immediately ignore anything that may be linked and if there are interesting coincidences...its good practice to check a bit more to make sure it is in fact just coincidence than immediately dismiss.

I do dismiss a lot mind you. Not because its me ducking my head in the sand though, but because I have researched whatever I dismiss before..such as, if someone posts a picture of a sun dog and says its nibiru, I can easily and immediately dismiss that..not because I think the concept of binary stars are insane (its not..its actually quite common), but because I know what a sun dog is at first glance.

So ya...erm..sorry, not sure if there was a point to this post...I like chicken.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 01:05 PM
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Because human beings LOVE searching for patterns and then attaching meaning to those patterns even when there isn't any.

HAARP was being used during a quake on the other side of the world - clearly it's being used to cause earthquakes!

An animal die-off and a freak flood took place hundreds of miles apart on the same day - there MUST be a connection!

It's 2012 and some stuff is happening - 2012 must be real, can't you feel the build up to something "BIG"?

When so many people go around saying things like "there are no accidents" and "everything happens for a reason" it's no wonder they get all worked up over these sorts of things. Sure it's ridiculous and has no basis in reality to lump all these events together, let alone to attach them to the 2012 idea, but these types of things are not believed for rational reasons.

This is why I'm convinced that 2012 believers will claim victory come January 1st 2013 even if the entire planet is more or less intact. As long as SOMETHING fairly "BIG" happens they will likely claim to have been right all along about the fact that something was on the way, they were just wrong about WHAT the something was. Even when they are wrong they are right. So any quakes, tsunamis, super-storms, or solar storms that take place between now and 2013 are just fodder to confirm the biases of believers. Never mind that major things happen all the time, that thousands upon thousands are killed by major disasters every year.

Which leads me to my motto, disasters happen, doomsdays do not



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 01:05 PM
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It's a bad year to be a single event



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 01:10 PM
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Originally posted by stereologist
Or, are we seeing more people trying to act like the hoaxers by beginning with an answer. That answer is 2012. Then everything is seen to support the answer.


That's a good point and I say it does play into. This whole 2012 thing is just another "end times" rehashing to me. It's like the new-age Bood of Revelations. Someone said it was all going to end, so everything points to that end. It's like a religion all on its own.

I still think it boils down to information overload and people not realizing they are being overloaded. I've fallen into that trap. Now that I've recognized it, I try to not relapse!!

Thanks for the thread!!
OiO



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 01:13 PM
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Because in the bible Jesus says "Go big or go home"

And thats just what he is doing


jk

Only time will tell, just don't hold your breath. And beware of Terral, he is good at getting people who don't know about him.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 01:13 PM
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Originally posted by babybunnies

Originally posted by will615
Them booms in Wisconsin are definetly strange. Especially when no one really has a solid answer yet.
edit on 6-4-2012 by will615 because: (no reason given)


"them booms" are not localized to Wisconsin. They're happening around the world, and have been for some time now, several decades, in fact.

Still unexplained, but not a Wisconsin exclusive



I was aware of the 'sounds' being around the world but not the 'quake booms' that experts say aren't quakes.
And why doesn't anyone have an answer yet if it's been going on for decades?



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 02:29 PM
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I recall a show years ago that talked about how different cultures ascribe ailments to different parts of their bodies. When they mentioned by mother's culture I saw a clear hit. She claimed that any of her ailments were due to a particular cause.

Relating this to the issue of 2012 it seems that there is a culture of, ...

"I just read about something I'm not aware of (probably common) must be due to (fill in the forum name)"

Another thing I noticed is this false idea:

Toss one thing into a pile - might be right, might be wrong.
Toss another thing into a pile - might be right, might be wrong.
Toss enough odd ideas into a pile there appears to be a sudden certainty that one or more things are correct.

Each mistake stands on its own. Lots and lots of mistakes are still all mistakes.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 06:51 PM
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I have a Nike Shirt that says go big or go home.

Its because when people realize they have failed in the past they try there damnest to make something look real when infact it is just another year.

All the people who have been predicting things to happen from Nancy Lieber to the Elenin thing, they realize they failed but they also realize that there are people who will believe anything about 2012 so why not try to link all this stuff together.

They don't realize though that things like this happen every year.



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 01:40 AM
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Theres a sort of hype around this year. Its stupid to think that just because its 2012 every event on earth suddenly carries a special meaning. Sure there may be alot of interesting things going on and maybe some of the things mentioned may turn out to be true but that does not mean anyone can attach another meaning to them. All these events coming together is purely coincidence. They were all due to happen at some point and that point just happened to be now



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 08:34 PM
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I was thinking of starting a thread in this very area about this last week. Two things stopped me:

1) Ended up being too busy at home.
2) I thought: "Meh. What's the point? Too many people love to do Doom Porn."

My idea was "Connecting The Dots", and that is what a lot of people try to do, connect the dots, no mater where the dots are, what the dots are, and if those dots have anything with the big picture or not.

As has been pointed out, a lot of 2012 Doomsayers do things backwards, which is:

Firmly believe something is true.
Then try to find everything you can to support what it is that you think is true.

Scientifically, this is completely backwards. You can have a theory, and yes, you try to do research to help support that theory. Then hopefully, you do repeatable experiments that then make your theory into an actual fact.

You don't go out and try to find everything you can, and then lump it together and say: There! See? Something is going on!

Is something going on? I don't know. I do know that yes, there have been things that have even made it into the MSM that seem to defy any good answers. Does it mean anything that this is 2012?
Again, I don't know, because there are TOO MANY things thrown out there:

There have been a lot of earthquakes! OMG!
There have been volcanoes erupting! OMG
There are strange sky sounds with no source! OMG
Those guys drilled all the way down to a underground lake in Antarctica! OMG!
The moon looks wrong to me! OMG!
The sun looks brighter to me! OMG!
There are solar flares happening! OMG!
There are strange rumbling sounds in Wisconsin! OMG!
Some dude snarffed a cheeseburger through his nose yesterday! OMG!
There were lots of tornadoes (in a tornado prone area....in spring)! OMG!
There was no winter here in the US (other areas of the world that did get cold, don't exist)! OMG!
The Mayans made a calender! OMG!
Planet BooBoo is on it's way! There was a YouTube video at the south pole of it! OMG!

See? It seems like everyone wants to connect everything. But when you do that, it becomes hard to separate the over reaction of many, so that we can see the honest to god actual strange events (I consider some of the sky sounds and the rumblings in Wisconsin to be strange, but I do think there are answers for them.....and has nothing to do with the year 2012).

So many people firmly believe that something is going to happen this year, and as you pointed out, if there is another 2004 type tsunami, another hurricane Katrina, another Japan quake, but nothing else, they will jump up and scream that they were right all along. Never mind the fact that according to most of them, the world is either suppose to end, or change in some drastic way.

If none of those (or other) events happen, they'll simply start saying that the date is just wrong......or that the NWO prevented it from happening.

The Planet BooBoo people show us this time and time again.

"End of the world didn't happen, and you need to get a different date for it? There's an app for that!"



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