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Governments Promises No Doomsday 2012



There have been a number of Doomsday prophecies that have come and gone over the years, but what seems to be the most popular of them all is that according to the Mayan calendar, the world will end on December 21, 2012.

Many young adults have been posting to a U.S. government blog for the past few years, asking what to do if the world ends and some even say they are contemplating suicide.The government responded by posting a helpful article on their blog entitled “Scary Rumors about the World Ending in 2012 are Just Rumors” to reassure the American public that the world is not ending on December 21, 2012 or any time in 2012.

The post explains that the Mayan calendar ending on December 21, 2012 is the equivalent of our calendar ending on December 31st, it simply means that it will be replaced with a new calendar and the cycle will continue. The post also explains that the rogue planet ‘Nibiru‘ is not going to collide with Earth, and it plainly does not exist. If there was any extra terrestrial body that threatened the planet, it is the obligation of the astronomers as scientists to report their findings to the public.

Don Yeomans, NASA scientist working out of JPL in the Near-Earth Object Project, released a video  debunking most of theories of what will happen during December 21, 2012.

The rumors have just been perpetuated by the Internet and by people trying to make money, and NASA scientist David Morrison has stated that he is disturbed by the questions he receives on a daily basis about how to survive the apocalypse or when they should end it all so they could avoid the ‘inevitable suffering’ that is waiting for them.

Russia has reassured it’s citizens as well, and the French government plans to block access to a mystical refuge in the southern mountains.


Do you guys believe the world will end on December 21,2012?