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Open thread for Sunday, December 23rd: Apocalypse Please

December 23, 2012

 Here is the open thread for Sunday, December 23rd; please feel free to post links to interesting articles and to discuss whatever issues arise during the course of the day. Nothing is off topic here.

  If you are reading this post it means you survived the Mayan apocalypse so I thought I would share a video by Muse entitled “Apocalypse Please” to celebrate the fact that we are not yet in the end times.

  This song also happens to have a political theme to it, speaking about the government creating crises which they can then bail us out of.

declare this an emergency
come on and spread a sense of urgency
and pull us through
and pull us through
and this is the end
this is the end of the world

it’s time we saw a miracle
come on it’s time for something biblical
to pull us through
and pull us through
and this is the end
this is the end of the world

proclaim eternal victory
come on and change the course of history
and pull us through
and pull us through
and this is the end 
this is the end of the world

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. December 23, 2012 8:43 am

    No, it’s not the end of the world, but I think I ccan see it from here.

    • December 24, 2012 7:16 am

      It is getting closer every day!

  2. Wendy permalink
    December 23, 2012 8:20 pm

    That’s North America talkin’ about the end of the world. The Maya themselves say that it’s the prelude to great change about to happen. The last one of these eliptical phenomenon was 26,000 years ago and it slowly ended the Ice Age.

  3. Anonymous permalink
    December 23, 2012 8:59 pm

    Does the oceans rising 8 to 12 feet in the next 88 years count?

    • December 24, 2012 7:19 am

      As a crisis the government created to take advantage of? Yes, and I assume you have a problem with people like Al Gore making millions off of this while living in a mansion and flying around the world telling us we have to change our lifestyles. I know I do.

      • Anonymous permalink
        December 25, 2012 2:12 am

        Al Gore fights the good fight. Reality is reality. 2degrees is catastrophy. We are on track for 8 degrees. Sorry Florida….

      • Anonymous permalink
        December 25, 2012 1:06 pm

        Not destroying (frying) our home = Changing our lifestyle?

        Global warming caused by human carbon emmissions is a fact. The only thing the (real) scientists disagree on is how bad it will be, how high the temperatures will go, and how high the sea levels will rise.

        I don’t know what “crisis” any government created, I just know that at 2 to 3 degrees temperature rise, over 80% of the areas that now grow food will be unable to grow food.

        Burn as much carbon as you can. Make your children and grandchildren, and the folks on Staten Island pay for what your “lifestyle” has created.

        Whatever you do, don’t change nuthin’. Pretend the world you pass onto future generations will be better……

        What I love is the fact that so many “conservatives” don’t agree that global warming is happening. Global warming denial is part of their “ideology” and no amount of scientific evidence will convince them of something that is obvious.

        I am just glad that everything I believe is based on scientific fact, and can be easily proven…… A real conservative and a real liberal all in one. A reality based person.

  4. December 28, 2012 11:15 am

    I heard on the news here in Illinois that Chicago had hit an official 500 homicides for the year, this all being in a GUN FREE ZONE. Go figure! I also read this on a blog, it sums up Chicago AND Detroit nicely:

    Chicago is an elitist cesspool run by crooked politicians and mobster associated unions …

    Like its sibling cesspool Detroit it should disappear into the depths of the Great Lakes to never be heard from again …

    The spirit of Al Capone is alive and well there and still very much in charge … only the names have changed, not to protect the innocent, but rather to protect the guilty …

    Where’s Mrs. O’Leary’s cow when you really need her …

    • December 28, 2012 7:51 pm

      But Lou, that can’t be right! I though banning weapons would end all violence in America. :)

      • December 28, 2012 8:03 pm

        Guess there is always a “first” of you being wrong, right Steve?

      • December 29, 2012 7:35 am

        I suppose it had to happen sooner or later Lou!

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