As we celebrate the start of a New Year (an entirely arbitrary calendar notation), I avoid the predictions, they are almost always wrong. I’ll stay with the scheduled events.
At the top of the list is the end of the world, the 2012 Mayan calendar ending on December 23th, two days after the 2012 winter solstice. Y2K was something of a bust; no airplanes falling from the sky, commerce did not end (That had to wait for the subprime crisis), and the electric grid did not collapse. This new event has the planet becoming a smoldering cinder just in time to save us from global warming. The good news, it doesn’t happen till December, we still get most of the year to mess up something.
Next on the list (for Americans) is “the most important election of my life” which will take place in early November. This is the tenth “most important election of my life” and I’m starting to become suspicious of the claim. A cynic might think this just a standard line from politicians, claiming that political organizations would use emotional manipulation in place of discussion based on merit and policy. But I believe, I truly believe, a politician would never lie to us.
I’ll skip the Nostradamus Prophecies, and the start of World War III, we get these scheduled for every year, nothing new here.
Moving down the list, the discovery of the Higgs Boson, the God particle, I’ve been waiting on this for years. Is it a coincident that we discover the Higgs Boson and then the world ends?
Last on my list, The Rapture, this is the spiritually pure being directly rescued into Heaven. I’m counting on this one. I’ve bought gold. Since very few of the rich are spiritually pure, few (maybe none) will be rescued, and the rich place great value in gold, my gold holdings will skyrocket.
Remember to store plenty of food, water, canned goods, gold and Duct tape.
Happy New Year.