There are reports of the end of the world hysteria in Russia. It’s silly. The Mayan five thousand year long-count ends Dec 21st but they never had the chance to develop a new count. The Mayans were extraordinarily cruel. They had tens of thousands of slaves and they practiced black magic blood ceremonies. They decapitated people and threw their heads down the pyramid steps.
In 700-800 AD the slaves rose up and killed their captors, the aristocracy, the priests and the leaders, and they stole the gold and returned to the villages from which they had been captured.
There was no new count because the people doing the counting died. People say Planet X is approaching and it may end the world but if it were, it would be visible by now. People say there is a planetary alignment happening on December 21st, NASA says that is not correct and even if it were correct, the gravitational effect would be negligable. I don’t believe the world will end, so have a happy Christmas and all the best for 2012. Stuart Wilde www.stuartwilde.com