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Originally posted by SilentKoala
This has to be the best 2012 thread I've read so far.
I think a lot of the 2012 hype just stems from the fact that this world is utterly disappointing and is getting progressively worse. People want something new, anything, even if it means the end of the world. After all, an apocalypse would be exciting, going to work from 9-5 isn't. People want something to happen for the same reason they spend time playing MMORPG's, for the same reason we all love fantasy movies, and supernatural fiction. We want an escape from this miserable reality where news is manufactured, shopping is the meaning of life, and basic survival is a commodity.
If something new or exciting happened on the 21st, I would embrace it with open arms. However, I have my real life in order and know what I'll be doing for the next few years; something that I know makes me happy. If anyone reading this is expecting something to happen on that date, I strongly advise you to have a plan in order for your life if and when you are let down.
Originally posted by yorkshirelad
FYI - Nobody here at work is in the least bit agitated about Friday except for wondering whether we will have chinese for lunch! Everyone is looking forward to xmas and new year and being off work.
I did mention the end of the world and there were a few "oh yes it is isn't it"........sarcastically.
This obsession with the end of the world is quite literally that, an obsession. There is absolutley NOTHING happening save the normal stuff, agitated arabs and israelis in the middle east, lunatic leader of NK flexing his muscles, bankers and financiers squirming there way out of custodial sentences due to financial fraud, politicians espousing BS to ensure the status quo continues.......all business as usual.
In other words it is ONLY the conspiracy sites that are whipping themselves up into a paranoid frenzy. For the rest of the world it xmas as usual.
Originally posted by razor321
How many different 21st December predictions are there? Comets, Asteroids, Black holes, Super-Volcano's, Solar Flares, Mega Quakes just to same a few of the predictions made for Friday.
I mean come on... theres like 20 different predictions of things which will apparently happen on the 21st....
Basically, Friday to 'some' will be a bad day if they believe 20 different doomsday senario's and to the others, Friday will just be like any other Friday, dull and boring.
Roll on Saturday to get this thing out of the way at last. It isn't funny to be spreading this around if it's harming our children. It's shameful to think people are making money off others who actually believe in something which won't happen like the previous thousands of other doomsday predictions.
Merry Christmas everyone.edit on 19-12-2012 by razor321 because: (no reason given)