Yes, you read that right. The doomsday predictions of that some are reading into the Mayan calendar have sparked discussion, jokes, and in some cases fear. One situation where the fear and rumors reached a crescendo was in that bastion of knowledge, the public school system.
Citing the significant disruption to the teaching and learning process Lapeer Superintendent Matt Wandrie stated that his district will be starting their Christmas break early due to rumors and concerns of violence within Detroit. In the wake of the tragic events in Connecticut, school officials of several Detroit Districts have decided to cancel school rather than risk any incidents. Other area schools are indicating a stepped up police presence.
While these may be prudent decisions on the part of the schools one might question the missed opportunity to quell rumors and Middle-Ages type hysteria rather than accept and embrace it.
Of course, I may be wrong.
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past several years, you’ve undoubtedly heard that the world is going to end on December 21, 2012. If you haven’t started making preparations for the inevitable end, there’s no shortage of places to find suggestions for the last hurrah!
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Of course NASA took some time out of their busy schedule of improving American relations with Muslims to claim that the end is not near
. Obviously, they missed the definitive statements by the CDC
about the impending zombie apocalypse. Maybe that just proves that agencies within the government really aren’t talking to each other, and conspiring against the public. But maybe that’s intentional, to get us off the track when it comes to their plans.
Even the Republicans in Congress are showing signs that they know the world is going to end. After all, why else would they abandon the voters’ mandate to reduce governmental spending and keep the Bush taxes intact with a political game of chicken with the Democrats? I’m telling you folks! As REM put it, “it’s the end of the world as we know it!”
* Thanks to Eye Desert and our show on The 405 Radio.