Will 2012 be just another yr or will we be fighting to survive natural extinction events?
How about 2038 when all the unix systems tick in one more digit past the allowable field ?
Actually 2012 will be an interesting and rare alingnment of celestial stuff, we should be witnessing a few more chunks of stuff flying arround earth as we move through the debris fields, we could get clobbered by one or more of these chunks.
My thoughts on 2012...
The Mayan calendar does end in december 2012... But so what? In the context of such a calendar, time is cyclical, not linear... So the mayan cycles will just start again, that's all.
I'm not sure the mayans actually believed the world would end on December 21st 2012... All 2012 represents is the end of an era and beginning of a new one.
So as soon as I hear about 2012 being 'the end of the world', credibility is lost, in my view. I'm open to much speculation about what could happen but I don't take seriously anyone who pretends to know what exactly will happen.
The real issue is in how you believe cosmic cycles are related to our earthly lives. It's all about astrology really... The whole 2012 thing is just cosmic astrology on a much, much larger scale than what most are used to dealing with in cheap newspaper horoscopes.
So the question is, do you believe in astrology or not? If you don't, 2012 is a year like any other. If you do, than 2012 is a year to watch, but I suggest doomsday scenarios can only lead to unhealthy paranoia. Whether any of all this stuff is true or not, it's healthier to focus on making our lives better than to constantly expect some form of large scale disaster. That's not to say one can't be prepared for unexpected events.
While I don't believe or disbelieve in astrology, I consider myself very open-minded to it. So I have interest in the 2012 thing. But it doesn't go any further than interest; it would seem a bit foolish to me to change your life around paranoid ideas about 2012 being the end of it all.
lol Gotta love those "end of the world" tales. Like that thread about the "rapture" coming last Wednesday, they are comical.
There is no shortage of oil other than the "shortages" caused by oil companies when they cut production. It's a simple supply and demand thing. Cut supply and up the price.