Hey guys. Of course you've heard of 2012. I think it will be bigger than Y2K, (remember that? the world was supposed to end too). While our world is in a mess, I can't imagine what the citizens of our country and the world thought about the civil war, or world war one and two. To them it must have seemed like the end was near. Anyway, as i've gotten older and wiser (mainly by making mistakes and learning from them) I've realized that the media really is all about fear. Do you ever wonder why the news covers 90% bad stuff (yes bad stuff is happening but you can find good stuff as well). The world isn't a nice place, but they know that the news being scary gruesome, and bad is more appealing. This is one of the main reasons behind 2012. To be honest, there wasn't much said about it until it started creeping up on us. I've done alot of research , by that I mean researching stuff that isn't from wikipedia or right or left wing websites. I mean doing unbiased, fair research with the best material I can find. Basically, people are making alot of money off of this. Second of all, alot of the real "experts" (experts are not crazy people who write books and claim to be a genius) believe that the mayan calendar doesn't even actually come out to be 2012, actually the 2012 on the Mayan Calendar is really 1999. You may call me a liar, because you can't find this online. I've done alot of research and found this to be a very good possibility. Anyway, even if 2012 was their date, they still never said anything about it being bad. Now, the 2012'ers are claiming that a polar shift will destroy life on earth. Polar shifts take thousands of years to complete. They also talk about sunspot activity being at a peak, which is true, but we've had that many times before. Another flaw is that they say the earth cleanses itself and wipes out the population every few thousand years (opinions differ on this, most say 3600 years), if that is so why are there still humans on the earth? IF someone presented credible evidence to me that 2012 was real, i would believe it, but all the stuff I mentioned plus a ton of other stuff have led me to believe that this is all lies and propaganda, people using our fears to get our attention and make a name for themselves. In a way, i guess if you're cautious and prepared for the world to end, you're probably smarter than the guy who says "the world will never end" and doesn't prepare for it. Anyway, i've just found ALOT of evidence that suggests the 2012'ers are all off by a good bit. This is NOT to make fun of the 2012'ers, because maybe we need people like them to open our eyes to things that will happen or are imminent.