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Doomsday Preppers is a popular show on the National Geographic Channel that profiles people that are preparing for what they believe is going to be a major disaster that will lead to the end of civilization as we know it. Most of the people on that show tend to have many common traits amongst them.
Here are five things I’ve about people on the show Doomsday Preppers:
5. They love guns
Almost everyone on that show seems to own several guns (and lots of ammo too), usually ranging from hand guns to semi-automatic assault rifles. Even the ones that don’t own any guns still tend own other types of weapons, and even make their own weapons as well.
4. They are very disaster specific
Almost every prepper on that show not only believes that some world altering disaster is going to happen, but they are also very certain what type of disaster will be, many of which (but not all) tend to be highly improbable. Because they are so disaster specific, whatever supplies they get tend to be what they believe will allow them to survive that disaster that they believe will happen, while ignoring the fact that if a different type of disaster were to occur, their prepping efforts might not save them.
3. They almost seem to want Doomsday to occur
Not only do these people believe that a disaster is going to occur, many of them act like they want it to occur! Some of them even even toast what they believe is the coming Apocalypse!
There are probably a couple reasons why they want the Apocalypse to occur: One, they don’t want everything they have been working for and what they have believed in for so long to have been a waste, and two, they want to rebuild the world.
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The 2012 apocalypse is the belief that civilization as we know it will come to an end in 2012. This bizarre idea was inspired by the Mayan calendar, which completes a cycle on the day corresponding to our Gregorian calendar date of December 21st 2012 CE. Some authors try to tie this all in with Christian, Jewish and Muslim end times beliefs. But it is not going to happen so we don’t have to worry about it.
Emotional breakdown and even suicide among people who take all this seriously is feared. 
The belief that this is a prediction of the world ending is something akin to believing the world is going to end on December 31st 1999 because the year 2000 starts with a 2 instead of a 1. An even more apt description is that it is the equivalent of believing the world will end on December 31 because you have to throw away this year’s calendar, and go out and buy a new one for next year.
A number of pop culture books and websites have tried to give this idea some scientific support, but as per normal with pseudoscience, only the evidence that fits the belief is cited.
Keep Reading: 2012 apocalypse – RationalWiki.
According to a recent poll, 10 percent of people around the globe worry that the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012, as some spurious interpretations of the Mayans’ long-count calendar predict.
The doomsayers cite several different potential agents of apocalypse, including a collision with the supposed rogue planet Nibiru, a catastrophic solar storm or an unfortunate planetary alignment.
But it’s all nonsense, NASA assures us. Here’s a look at some of the most prevalent 2012 doomsday myths, and some NASA-provided reasons why we shouldn’t retreat into our bunkers.
Keep Reading: 2012 Doomsday Myths Debunked by NASA | Space.com.
Related: Ancient Text Confirms Mayan Calendar End Date
This scam artist never ceases to amaze me.
42 STUPID Alex Jones PREDICTIONS – YouTube.
An ancient Mayan skull stolen from Tibet by Nazis – said to have magical powers to enable humanity to survive the December 2012 apocalypse – has been dropped by a lab assistant in eastern Germany, chipping its chin.
Read more: German drops Mayan skull, endangers mankind – The Local.
What if this skull is key to us surviving the Mayan 2012 end-of-the-world prophecy? Huh? We may all be doomed because of this! Argh!
I’m trying to remain calm and not panic. *sigh*
Related: Oldest Mayan calendar unearthed…
I love doom and gloomers – always wrong, always entertaining.
A stream of highly charged particles from the sun is headed straight toward Earth, threatening to plunge cities around the world into darkness and bring the global economy screeching to a halt.
Continue: Space weather expert discusses solar flares – latimes.com.
Alex Jones “cherry picks not just facts but phrases, which, once interpreted his way, become facts in his mind,” says Louis Black, editor of the Austin Chronicle, who knows Jones, a fellow Austin resident. When I confronted Jones with my reading of the report, he became pugnacious, launching into a diatribe against psychologists as agents of social control.
Read more - Field Guide to the Conspiracy Theorist: Dark Minds.
#1 a-hole Alex Jones says Aztec human sacrifice is coming to America! LOL!
Watch on YouTube – Alex Jones Says AZTEC HUMAN SACRIFICE is coming to America – YouTube.
Today’s topic: strange sounds coming from the sky, which have taken YouTube by storm. I’m going to explain some of them …
Continue: CSI | YouTube and the Coming Angel Apocalypse.
A very funny and critical look at the Mayan calendar and other doomsday nonsense.
Watch on YouTube …
One thing the doomsday scenarios tend to share in common: They don’t come to pass.
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(Reuters) – If you are worried the world will end next year based on the Mayan calendar, relax: the end of time is still far off.
Was there ever any doubt?
From Science-Based Life
Read the story at Reuters