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2012 - Are You Ready?

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There are numerous ideas and concepts about December 21, 2012. There are those who call it Armageddon, or the end of times. The Mayans call it the end of the long calendar. The Hopi Prophecy that has been handed down through the ages has nine signs.

The seventh sign reads, "This is the Seventh Sign: You will hear of the sea turning black, and many living things dying because of it." Doesn't this tell us something about the Gulf Oil Spill? Within the past few months, we have had major oil spills in not only the Gulf of Mexico, but also Nigeria and China along with an oil pipeline breaking in Michigan and contaminating a river. On August 2, there was a 3.0 earthquake at Clinton, Louisiana. Although it is considered minor, we have no idea of the effect on the Gulf Oil Spill or even the Madrid Fault.

There are major upheavals happening in the world such as major flooding, oil spills, fires, earthquakes and tornados to name a few. I am reminded of a story I heard many years ago, which fits into the mindset of a number of people in this country.

There was a major flooding of a large river. One man had a two-story house close to the riverbank. He watched as the flood waters rose. A man in a pickup stopped and offered to take him to a safe place. The house owner declined, saying that he would be okay, as God would take care of him. A man in a rowboat came and offered to rescue the man whose home was now surrounded by water with water lapping at his front porch. The man replied, "No thank you. God will take care of me."

The waters continued to rise and his first floor was deep in water so he went up to the second floor. Someone in a motor boat came and offered to take him to safety. The man declined saying that God would take care of him. He finally had to climb on top of the roof. A helicopter came, lowered a rope ladder, and those aboard asked him to come to safety. Once again, the man said that God would take care of him. The man drowned as the flood waters continued to rise. When he arrived in heaven, he asked God why He had let him drown. God replied, "I sent you a pickup, a rowboat, a motorboat, and a helicopter and you ignored them."

I wonder how many people think like the man who drowned -- that God will save them? Do we ignore the numerous signs that tell us that change is here by ignoring the obvious? Our government will not save us, nor will our religions. We have been drugged into inertia by television programs, movies, sports, conflicts between our national parties, wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and places we do not pay much attention to. Are you aware that the U.S. has military troops in approximately 65 countries? We have a drug war on our border with Mexico. Our corporate world could care less; they are earning billions and we blame Obama. He is the sacrificial scapegoat.

Our economy has gone south. In the last century, the famous "Dust Bowl" lasted for 10 years. And, according to John Steinbeck in his book Grapes of Wrath - 1939:

"And then the dispossessed were drawn west--from Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico; from Nevada and Arkansas, families, tribes, dusted out, tractored out. Car-loads, caravans, homeless and hungry; twenty thousand and fifty thousand and a hundred thousand and two hundred thousand. They streamed over the mountains, hungry and restless--restless as ants, scurrying to find work to do--to lift, to push, to pull, to pick, to cut--anything, any burden to bear, for food. The kids are hungry. We got no place to live. Like ants scurrying for work, for food, and most of all for land."

The dust reached all the way to the halls of Congress in Washington D.C. in 1935 when legislators were debating the Soil Conservation Act. Bill Ganzel of the Ganzel Group wrote in 2003...

"The impact of the Dust Bowl was felt all over the U.S. During the same April as Black Sunday, 1935, one of FDR's advisers, Hugh Hammond Bennett, was in Washington D.C. on his way to testify before Congress about the need for soil conservation legislation. A dust storm arrived in Washington all the way from the Great Plains. As a dusty gloom spread over the nation's capital and blotted out the sun, Bennett explained, "This, gentlemen, is what I have been talking about." Congress passed the Soil Conservation Act that same year."

During the Great Depression of the last century, a major famine during the years 1931-1933 occurred. Actually, it lasted for 10 years. According to Russian researcher Boris Borisov, he became intrigued with the Russian famine and the U.S. famine. He used the official data of the US Census Bureau. At first Borisov thought, there were 10 million, but after reconsidering the migration to other countries, he revised the number of the US population, birth and date rates, immigration and emigration. The researcher came to conclusion that the United States lost more than seven million people during the 1932-1933 famine. Are we headed this way again?

On the Internet, I researched the Mayan Prophecy and the Hopi Prophecy along with the potential of Armageddon. However, there is no mention of what to do during these difficult and challenging times. Is it the end of the world? Perhaps it is, in the sense that our way of life is going to change drastically. On the other hand, I sense that those who are not willing to give up creature comforts such a television programs, sports events, movies, cell phones -- those who want to stay in their narrow world -- will not make it.

It takes courage to change. There is also a potential that a major solar flare from the sun will knock out all electricity. In an article posted on internet, February 23, 2010 titled: NASA Predicts A Solar Flare Will Knock Out All Electricity in 2012! The prediction is that a solar flare that will knock out all electricity in May of 2012.

How prepared are we? According to the article, the first sign of the sun storm will be noticed by its effects...

"And, if the power goes, everything goes: electricity, communications, financial records, transport, water, food gas"EVERYTHING! Economies would fail, communications would cease, and starvation would ensue--we would be taken back 100 years. Think of the Sci-fi films 'The Day After Tomorrow' or 'The Road' and you will get the idea. Perhaps it's time to freeze dry your food, purchase a Swiss army knife, construct a bomb shelter, and pack away those spare socks"

There is a strong possibility that we will have solar flares on a lesser scale between now and 2012. Why is so much emphasis placed on 2012? The Precession of the Equinoxes is the rotation of the Vernal Equinox through a rotation from constellation to constellation and it takes 26,000 years to complete moving through all the constellations. 2012 is the 26,000th year. No one really knows what to expect as it moves from Pisces to Aquarius at the end of this precession and the beginning of the next. This affects the Earth's rotation. Could this be a shift of the poles? A shift of the North Star? Probably yes.

With the birthing of a new precession, it is understandable that the Earth will undergo upheavals and changes. We little humans living on the crust of the Earth have an opportunity to move through these changes. Since none of us have lived on the Earth for 26,000 years, none of us really know what to expect. Thus, we have the prophecies along with the Book of Revelations.

If we were wise beings, we would prepare for any scenario. We can expect more earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, droughts, famines, flooding and the potential of solar flares. We can be like the story of the man who refused to take the offers of being led to safer land; we can remain in our own comfort zones until the stuff hits the fan.

The Boy Scouts have a wonderful motto: Be Prepared.

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