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On December 21st, a convincing hoax could be almost as disastrous as the real thing.

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posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 08:55 PM
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I am stocking up. I have not made any out of town appointments for Friday. I am staying close to home and will be prepared to hunker down.

Its not because I am a believer in any predictions of doomsday. It is because people can be really crazy and dangerous when they are in a panic. I and my family will stay far away from any shopping centers where we might get trampled in a mini food riot. We are staying the heck off the roads that day because the drivers around here are bad even before they get whipped up over something scary they see on TV.

That is right. The REAL danger this coming Friday is other people. Should some prankster pull off any manner of stunt or hoax on the internet that makes enough people think what they are seeing is real NASA footage of an oncoming asteroid, or those really are the re-animated dead climbing out of their graves, then, well, things could get out of hand pretty quickly.

Yes, I am treading carefully on Friday, and will not feel at ease again until Saturday morning dawns.




posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 09:11 PM
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Hate to say it but I agree most people are panicky creatures and once the general public is scared it takes hell and high water combined to get them to listen again

Or panic first think later mentality takes hold.

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posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 09:13 PM
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OP, you mean if some moron hacker hit TV networks and ran something like this?



Yeah... I'm worried about that too. If you turn down the sound for the infernal EBS tones they keep repeating (which I imagine they would in the real thing, too) you'll see the instructions include NOT leaving your basement or tornado shelter for any reason until further notified by civil authorities. Nice touch,eh? If someone found a way to spoof a thing like this on Friday, I think it WOULD be taken seriously by a larger % than we might be comfortable admitting. Hell, I'll be honest..I'd sure check a dozen different places in the span of moments myself if I saw that come on.

Indeed... One MAJOR act of stupid and we could be living parts of it for real....Maya Prophecy or not...it won't much matter if people get real panicky and react poorly, as you note, to a hoax.



posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 09:13 PM
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Nice post, Hadn't even thought of this.

I will make sure that I stay off "The Onion" that day.



posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 09:14 PM
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im done stocked up alredy!
2 rifles, check
4 handguns, check
1 truck, check
6,000 gallons container of spring water, check
chainsaw, check
1,500 gallons of gasoline, check
5 full tanks of propanes, check
100 acres of thick wood, check
250 4x8 solar panels that can power evertting, check
4 dogs , check
1 milk cow, check
a bunch of chickens, chck
4, kids ,one is gettn old, check
1 woman and her friend im also dating her, check
maybe 100 pounds of grain, beans and rice, check
tons of deer and turkey, check
eath cable tv, i rigged homemade satelites and i get stuff for free, check
earth cable hi speed internts, rigged homemade trasnmitters, check
punds and pounds of herb, and some spices, check

LEt's do this CNN by god! woo!!


-whoops, wronfg treed?

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posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 09:15 PM
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Does anyone know what time destruction will begin?



posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 09:15 PM
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Indeed....think the War Of The Worlds radio program by Well's themed to be a news report...that caused some serious panic back in the 30's (was it?)!



posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 09:17 PM
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All I can say is mental health facilities will be maxed out.
People will make their own self fulfilling prophecies when in fear like that.



posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 09:18 PM
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Originally posted by RivingtonRebel
Does anyone know what time destruction will begin?


they said on um fox that it was gonna start at 6pm eastern
atleast thats what the guy on the fox said



posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 09:21 PM
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Damn I was gonna go film the down town eastside Vancouver kinda Blair Witch fashion early morning post it to YT and Label "Zombie Apocalypse" now I might re-think that, Although a daily real life zombie apocalypse I could see how one thing can lead to another.



posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 09:25 PM
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All prepped here

But I posted on another thread had a blast packing repacking and sharing ideas with my brother and father today all centered around the bugout bag was a great family visit

I used to think there was room for only one crazy person in the family after today I have to wonder



posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 09:26 PM
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Originally posted by RivingtonRebel
Does anyone know what time destruction will begin?


I've heard it starts 11:11am UTC time....





posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 09:32 PM
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Belief is a strong thing. Those who believe in something can change the direction that society goes. If enough people believe something is real it will somehow manifest. I doubt if we could destroy the world quickly unless we used nuclear weapons. We can slowly destroy the world because of our stupidity though. We are destroying the economy because of wasting too much government money on unneeded things that people think they need.



posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 09:36 PM
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Originally posted by RocksFromSpace

Originally posted by RivingtonRebel
Does anyone know what time destruction will begin?


I've heard it starts 11:11am UTC time....




How come the little clocks on the bottom don't line up with the time above? Seems a little strange to me.



posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 09:45 PM
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as always you pull something out of your little hat that makes me go "hummmmmmmmmmmmm" I can say I didn't think of this, it's scary to think someone might pull that off, friday is my son's 2nd birthday so I'll be eating cupcakes and FINALLY playing with all the cool stuff he's getting
lol yes I'm not ashamed to say I like playing with his toys!! of course since it's supposed to happen at 6:11 that only gives me 41mins, after I'll wake up to get ready lol so a cup of coffee and then I guess I'll put my muchkin in my bed and turn on the tube, I'll make sure I have to laptop handy just to check if anything does pop up, but if someone did pull off a hoax like this I think they'd wait until a little later for maximum effect at like 9:30 10'oclock or so.



posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 09:51 PM
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No doubt there will be hoaxes, and there will be some people ignorant enough to fall for them, but this time will pass uneventfully, or without any major disastrous events of "biblical proportions" .

The real problems will begin around mid-January on through March 2013.

How bad will it be? You'll just have to wait and see...


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posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 09:56 PM
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It only takes one person to think the worst will happen for things to get tough on everyone around them.

Friday there will be billions. You have the right idea!



posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 10:03 PM
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Originally posted by rickymouse

Originally posted by RocksFromSpace

Originally posted by RivingtonRebel
Does anyone know what time destruction will begin?


I've heard it starts 11:11am UTC time....




How come the little clocks on the bottom don't line up with the time above? Seems a little strange to me.


It's a coded message lol, just be prepared @ both times listed double the doom...



posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 10:12 PM
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You know OP you have probably made the only realistic prediction so far. Someone pulling a prank is going to be the biggest danger we will have to deal with. I generally stay put on Friday the 13ths and New Year’s. Friday the 13ths only because I usually have bad luck those days and New Year’s because of drunk drivers I just get a hotel close to the bar. I can see someone pulling a hoax and it stirring up some people but I don’t see it getting very far.

BTW when you said zombies I automatically thought of the old movie Porky’s it gave me a chuckle. Thanks.

Maybe I will make some popcorn and watch those movies that day.

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posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 10:15 PM
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I am having my yard rocked Friday, I guess if the world ends, They cant cash the check . .

In seriousness though, I worry about others. My daughter has school that day, and they have a musical.
If I keep her home that day she fails music. She has had straight A's her whole life. I just hope no crazies go near the school. ... I wish I could just go with her that day.




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