Thursday, December 20, 2012

Fun End of the World Tips & Scenarios

Is the party really over?
As you may have heard, the world is going to end tomorrow. Or at least that is the belief of a lot of people, many of whom I suspect are way behind in their credit card and mortgage payments. And there is a certain "take the pressure off" aspect to all this. I mean, why pay your bills if the world is going to end? Of course, you could also ask why not pay your bills because where we're all going money doesn't buy anything. Which means that this question might not be the most important one we face today. It also seems like a high price to pay for debt relief.

But all that said, today what we have to offer to you, and at no cost whatsoever, is a listing of what are the most important end of the world tips and scenarios according to a website called December212012.com (click here). It all comes down tomorrow they're saying, so I suspect you should probably read this stuff today because after that all bets are off. They also have a countdown clock, which is interesting. When I posted this there were around 20 hours left of our earthly existence, which means if you intended to call your mom before it all comes down you should do so soon. They also have 14,855 Facebook "likes," though I personally don't know what there is to "like" about the mass extinction of our species. But then again perhaps I'm missing the point.

Here are some of the useful "end of the world" tips and scenarios December2012.com is offering on this, the last full day of the Planet Earth.

2012 Something Is Going On! There are so many thing going on around the world that you may not be aware of. The main stream media only tells you what they have to and downplays the rest to prevent mass panic.

Have you heard about the increased solar storms that could take out our entire electric grid, or the 2012 DA14 asteroid that could destroy our entire planet? What about the strange sounds being heard all around the world, or the strange lights being seen in the sky? The media does report on natural disasters, but are they telling you about all the records being broken for natural disasters? Are you aware of all the birds falling from the sky for no apparent reason, and the fish dying by the hundreds of thousands? There are reports of blood red rivers, strange animal behaviors and so much more you just don’t know about.

I strongly urge you to watch the video below and remember, it’s not the medias job to keep you informed, but it’s your job to stay informed. Prepare yourself and your family for what they’re not telling you.

(Mod: To watch the video discussed above, click here. It has now received over 8 million hits on YouTube. If after watching this video you are convinced that you have to do something to prepare, the next three articles could be of use to you.)

How to prepare for a catastrophic event on 12/21/12: In case of a catastrophic event on December 21, 2012 I would like to supply a preparation guide to help get through in case of an emergency. There has obviously been a stronger buzz going around about this date that has not only been predicted, but also showing signs of scientific possibilities in recent years. The date is only 4 years away and it's never a good idea to wait until it's too late to start thinking of a game plan.

- Constantly pay attention to any natural disasters / changes to the world as we know it and take note of how much more effective these natural changes are becoming.

- Saving some extra cash is never a bad thing. Could it be a bit tough with today's economy? Absolutely. But if you create a mindset to save "X" amount on a weekly basis, you can easily accomplish that.

- Have a 1 - 2 month supply of water / non perishable food. This is especially essential in storm prone area's.

- First Aid Kit / Medicines. This is something that everybody should have at all times.

- Store a sleeping bag / blanket in the back of your vehicle. Even if you never have to use it, it is always better to have it and not use it than not have it and obviously not be able to use it.

- Being prepared is not a difficult task at hand. Once you do it, you are set. Spread the word to friends and family and help them in becoming a prepared member in society.

(Mod: Notice that the discussion about a catastrophic event and not the end of all life as we know it. In which case none of the above would be of much use.)

Los Angeles survival groups brace for Dec 21, 2012 and beyond: Inside a used RV that's anything but recreational and loaded with survival equipment, rain has leaked through a wooden overhead bin near a light fixture. A.B. remarks that he'll have to get that fixed, and time is running short.

It's now less than one month until his group's "ready" date - December 21, 2012, when the long-predicted doomsday event based on the Mayan long-form calendar could arrive. A Los Angeles-area survival group has actively recruited people with specific skills in the past few months, tying its disaster preparedness effort to Dec. 21.

The founder, A.B. (who asked to remain anonymous), doesn't necessarily believe the prediction, but he's certain that something will happen eventually. "There's so many different scenarios, there's so many things that could possibly go wrong," he said.

A member of the U.S. Armed Forces, A.B. and several others in the group have military experience that has taught them survival skills.

Preparing to survive a catastrophe has become its own culture, popularized by the cable show "Doomsday Preppers" and giving rise to the American Preppers Network, which offers tips and contacts to practice self-reliance during disasters.

When it all hits the fan - or SHTF - preppers usually have "bug-out" bags and locations ready to go, with means of survival such as food stores, water access and security measures.

There are numerous doomsday scenarios: powerful earthquakes, a super volcano at Yellowstone National Park, economic and social collapse, nuclear fallout or a solar storm that destroys satellites and electrical grids.

(Mod: Good advice, and if I were you I'd get to the supermarkets early today. There could be quite a rush on some of the essentials of life, which is why the next article is a must.)

The “37 Food Items Sold Out After A Crisis” eBook Is Released by Absolute Rights and Necessary for Survival SituationsAbsolute Rights reveals that Americans are proven to be over-confident and under prepared, they lack crucial survival items, and may not have a chance to buy them later.

Absolute Rights has surveyed and researched Americans to discover that many Americans are not prepared for survival in a crisis situation. This discovery caused Absolute Rights to release the “37 Food Items Sold Out After A Crisis” eBook to help Americans learn how to prepare for survival in a disaster or crisis situation.

These survival items have been broken down so people can get them easily and for less money than a family is currently spending on groceries, reveals the “37 Food Items Sold Out After A Crisis” eBook (click here). Some of the things people can learn from the eBook are:

1) The first food item that will fly off the shelf, and how to store it securely.
2) Where to get the top 3 crucial items even if the family budget is very tight.
3) How to practically “smell” a food riot coming, and how to lock down supplies.
4) This ancient seed that can grow with little water, has more amino acids than an egg.
5) How to use this delicious food to its fullest. Use it to increase the life of any vegetables plus clean-up any dangerous spills and keep the house safe without toxic chemicals.
6) The kids will love this super cheap food item that is high in protein, folic acid, b vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber - and doesn't go bad.

(Mod: I'm not sure, but what I took away from watching the video is this guy is trying to sell you something. And since same day deliveries are not guaranteed here, I'd say it might be too late.)

December 21, 2012: NASA Scientist Says 25 Million Americans Stockpiling Guns, Machetes for Doomsday: December 21, 2012 may or may not be doomsday but apparently at least 25 million people think that there won't be a Christmas this year because of the Mayan apocalypse.

That's a pretty scary statistic considering that a good percentage of these people are probably hoarding guns and other weapons to protect themselves from the impending doom. Will these people go crazy on December 20, ahead of the supposed end date?

Apparently, that thought is worrisome to NASA and the US government. A senior NASA scientist went on Current TV in yet another effort to quell the rising panic about the approaching doomsday date.

"A lot of young people believe this and that is pretty scary. I hear from kids who say they can't eat, they can't sleep, they're considering suicide..." said NASA scientist David Morrison. "There's a poll that suggest that 25 million Americans don't expect to see Christmas this year...I worry about those people. There's nothing that's going to happen to the earth, no cosmic catastrophe. But it's a little scary to think of millions of people who are storing up guns and ammo and machetes. I just hope they stay in their hole on the 21st and don't come out and make a mess."

He's right. If all the people who think the world will be ending on December 21, 2012 come out a day or so ahead of time and kill people, rob stores or cause all out chaos, there really will be a disaster of epic proportions.

(Mod: If 25 million people believe they won't see the holidays this year, does that mean they haven't done their shopping yet? I predict that the country will see a huge economic boom over the next few days if the world doesn't end as all of these people flood the shopping malls to catch up on their Christmas shopping.)

Mayan Prophecy Drives Surge In One-Way Flights: Believers in the supernatural are flocking to two small villages - Bugarach in the South of France and Sirince in Turkey - as the end of the Mayan Calendar nears, reveals leading travel search site Skyscanner.

Dedicated followers believe the end of the world is nigh as the Mayan Calendar comes to an end on 21st December 2012, with some expecting the remote farming village of Bugarach to offer an escape. The plan: to catch a connecting flight of an altogether different kind, where in-flight re-runs of the film Alien are replaced with a much more realistic encounter.

Incredibly, searches for flights to the south of France are up 41% in the week before 21st December compared. And, with a 42% increase in searches from the UK alone, that's a good few British believers!

Skyscanner's Victoria Bailie commented: "We were surprised to see how big an increase there has been in searches for flights to the South of France and to Izmir in Turkey leading up to the 21st December: the date of the Mayan Prophecy. Although the fact that we've seen the highest number of flight searches all year for flights on the following day suggests that not everyone is convinced the end of the world really is nigh."

For true Mayan Prophecy believers, one-way tickets to Perpignan, an hour's drive from Bugarach, in the week leading up to 21st December currently start at £483, leaving from Manchester. Alternatively, one-way flights to Izmir, an hour's drive away from Sirince, currently cost £283 from London Stansted. 

I guess that is enough of that. I personally suspect that we will all wake up Friday morning and find ourselves facing the same old thing just like every other day of our existence. And just so you know, I will be preparing an article for The Tattler for tomorrow. Hopefully everyone will still be here in the morning to read it.

Bonus Coverage - Article in today's Pasadena Star News that takes a decidedly skeptical view on tomorrow's global demise. Click here.

http://seierramadretattler.blogspot.com

52 comments:

  1. I don't know if this is in any way connected, but I saw delivery trucks bringing crates of MRE's and bottled water to City Hall yesterday.

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    1. City Staff has been working on this for a long time. The costs of the MREs and bottled water were hidden in the budget as Colantuono and Levin expenses.

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  2. December 21st is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. Just because things start getting dark early doesn't mean the world has ended.

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    1. The nice thing about the Winter Solstice (aka the Halcyon Days)is that each day afterward begins to get longer to bring us out of the darkness.
      I say, beware, the summer solstice.

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  3. You know, if the world ends tomorrow, there isn't much I can do about it. I just hope to see you all in the sweet by and by.

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    1. Congratulations, yours was the 70,000th comment on The Tattler. Email me a mailing address and your a prize, a nostalgic "Vote Yes On Measure V" collector's bumper sticker will be in the mail to you today.

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    2. There won't be any mail tomorrow, Mod.

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    3. Oh. OK, then they can stop by and pick it up. I'm on vacation and should be home.

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    4. How will you know who "anonymous 7:37" is? I might just stop by for a cup of coffee if you don't mind.

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    5. I'll be taking the kids to school at 9, then picking them up at 11:30. Their last day before a long Xmas break. But outside of those times, feel free.

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    6. So the end of the world party is at your casa? What can I bring? I will manage the bbq!

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    7. The good news is poster #70,000 has stepped forward and will be receiving her collectible "Vote Yes On Measure V" bumper sticker shortly.

      The bad news is there will be no end the world party at the Maundry Compound tonight. I have a previous engagement at the bowling alley.

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  4. Yes, friends, the world will end, but, in most cases, unspectacularly, one of us at a time somewhere in the next 50 years. The question now is, what are we doing with our lives?

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  5. Los Angeles Times: "Fearful 'end of world' calls, emails flood NASA as Dec 21 nears." Click on Unimaginable Terror to link

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  6. Waaaah! Only 8 comments from posting at 6 a.m to 8:01 a.m. People must be out preping for the end times. Good economic stimulus. Too bad we don't have many stores to chose from in SM to buy locally. Do head on down to Arnolds and at least get a second (you do have at least one already, don't you?) battery operated lantern and some extra batteries. Get a wrench to turn of the gas and leave it at the house connection so in the case of an earthquake in the weeks, months, years ahead you will be prepared to keep you house from additional harm. Wait, you can forget all these purchases, no need, no Saturday, December 22, 2012, right!

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  7. For those looking for local prepping tips, check out "Sierra Madre Survival Chick." Click on Help Me! for link.

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  8. That first prepper is an idjiit. Cash? Cash on hand after all the systems have failed?
    Gold, baby. A real prepper knows it's got to be gold.

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    1. Or cans of beans.

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    2. No joke there! Cans of beans will keep you alive. Water is the biggest problem.

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    3. I believe survivors will find ammunition and fuel to be of far more value than cash or even gold. Your neighbors and best friends will take your cans of beans...

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    4. Actually 10:54, don't forget lots of Beano.

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    5. Just as long as there is Wifi, I'm good.

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  9. The scariest thing I ever heard about the end of things is a kind of geography of destruction. The collapse begins in the inner cities, and the people there fight it out among themselves (food, medicine, water). Then the toughest ones start the migration outward. That's who ends up harvesting in the outlying communities, the tough survivors.

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    1. Kind of sounds like a Mad Max movie. People riding bizarre looking vehicles around the wasteland, shooting it out over gasoline. All so they can ride around some more.

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  10. It's amazing that our species has made it to this point.
    No matter how many times the real structure of the Mayan calendar is explained, no matter how much science advances in the protection of the planet, no matter what our knowledge base increases by, there are still people who whole-heartedly want to live in fantasy.

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    1. I think that a good part of the appeal these fantasies have is that they are unscientific. The notion that some ancient and extinct culture might actually have had a better handle on things than all of our greatest and most advanced minds now is comforting for some. At least it would be for those who are alienated by our very vastly confusing technological wastelands of today.

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    2. 10:49, you remind me of the quote from Jose Ortega y Gasset that the Tattler has on permanently, to the lower right.

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    3. Something has got to be important. Unfortunately we have to improvise a lot.

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  11. Because we live with a big earthquake certainty, we have food and some basic supplies, and batteries for a radio and lanterns. There's a first aid kit too. Seems like a good idea when you live somewhere that has a catastrophe guaranteed.

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  12. Just in case, I have decided to do my Xmas shopping on the 22nd.

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    1. My grandfather used to always shop Christmas Eve. Said it was the only sensible time to buy.

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    2. That is smart. Why would anyone want to waste the last precious hours of their life at a place like Santa Anita Mall?

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  13. I have always preferred zeros as the end marker - like when a calendar turns 100 or 500 or 1000 or 2000 - but it looks like people want to threaten themselves on any old date at all.

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  14. I don't remember the details, but I had a professor in college that liked to tell about a King several centurys ago who had determined from his "Rasputin" that the world would end on a specific day. The thoughtful King carring for his subjects built wodden platforms all over England, and issued white robes to all. At the appointed day and time all climbed up on the platforms, arms raised to meet their fate. When it became apparent that someone screwed up City Councils were born to make sure that better decuisions were reached in the future. The SGVCOG assists in being accurate in these discussions and decisions.

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    1. The COG? You mean that den of thieves whose Executive Director was recently hauled off in chains for a raft of felony corruption charges?

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    2. 12:56 must be joking.

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    3. That is a mistaken assumption about accuracy, 12:56.
      I do not expect elected representatives to do anything beyond providing essential services and balancing the budget. I do not give them permission to make decision beyond that narrowly defined arena.
      More than one Sierra Madre city council member has taught me that they have the illusion that their election means much more than it actually does.

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    4. Your expectations and the elected representatives' charter seem to be very far apart. Short of a recall campaign there is little choice to dampen their enthusiasm for rubbing your nose in your expectations. You are as far from the mark as 12:56.

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    5. 3:44 has expressed some goals that are very close to mine. I would like to see City Staff reduced to the point where they can comfortably work out of a room at the Hotel Shirley. Then we can sell City Hall and pay off those insane Bart Doyle water bonds. And no, it will not rake arecall, just one more election. Dump Moran and Cha Cha and maybe we can save this City from Realtors and tax money Funded so-called developers.

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  15. End of the world predictions are as common as daisies. You just need to know where to look.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dates_predicted_for_apocalyptic_events

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    1. Yes, but those were put there to lull the unknowing into a false sense of security. Their shock when it all comes will be all the greater.

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  16. Ah phooey to all this prediction stuff. The truth is, it could come at any moment and that's a constant.

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  17. tonight all the rusty water pipes in Sierra Madre will finally explode





    as warned by to us by our city management

    if they don't explode tonight can we all agree that we were lied to once and for all? I can understand the Mt Wilson Observer being okay with that kind of leadership and deception because it's part of the game being played by some local yokels Santa Monica wannabees.

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  18. What went wrong with the Canadian police when it comes to child porno on a certain high ended Sierra Madre resident?

    The Danish National Police alerted U.S. authorities to the video after officers downloaded it in Denmark. The material was submitted to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

    Authorities request that anyone with information about this person contact ICE immediately by calling 866-347-2423.

    On the other hand Danish police have taken a different stance.

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    1. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police alerted US authorities immediately after Matheson was arrested in Canada. They also, along with the Crown Prosecutor, begged US authorities to search Matheson's home. It took ICE, along with the SMPD, 3 months to finally do what should have been done immediately. It has been suggested by Canadian authorities that had US law enforcement reacted right away and retrieved all of the information on Matheson's home computers, Matheson would still be in prison in Canada today. Matheson remains free and unregistered in Sierra Madre thanks to the ineffectuality of law enforcement here. He could walk into Sierra Madre Elementary bristling with cameras and face no legal consequences. Think about that.

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  19. Ok it is already Dec 21 as of several hours ago past the International Date Line. That part of the globe did not perish from the face of this earth. Of course, the purists will have to wait for the dawn to break over the Maya jungles, temples of the classical period and modern villages and hamlets and listen for the non-boom.

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    1. Are we in the same time zone as the Mayans?

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    2. The Mayan areas are in the same time zone as Chicago.

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    3. Has the world ended yet?

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  20. "If I should survive this world without dying, I sure will be surprised!"
    Mulla Nasrudin

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  21. Damn. Now what am I going to do with these 50 cases of beef jerky?

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