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U.S. Govt.: The World is Not Ending in 2012

A recent blog post by the U.S. government aims to debunk the notion that the world is ending in 2012.

With beliefs swirling about that the world is coming to an end on Dec. 21, 2012, or before year's end, the U.S. Government has taken action to help dispel rumors of the Apocalypse.

"False rumors about the end of the world in 2012 have been commonplace on the Internet for some time. Many of these rumors involve the Mayan calendar ending in 2012 (it won’t), a comet causing catastrophic effects (definitely not), a hidden planet sneaking up and colliding with us (no and no), and many others," according to a Dec. 3 blog post on the USA.gov website.

"The world will not end on December 21, 2012, or any day in 2012," reads the post.

The post goes on to address how the rumors have left many frightened, especially children. NASA has received thousands of letters concerned about the end of the world.

David Morrison, a planetary astronomer and senior scientist for NASA who answers questions from the public about astrobiology said the rumors have pushed some to consider drastic measures.

“At least a once a week I get a message from a young person ― as young as 11 ― who says they are ill and/or contemplating suicide because of the coming doomsday,” Morrison said.

According to NASA, the old mystery-planet-collision rumor year was 2003, but when 2004 arrived safely, the rumors changed to 2012.

"The greatest threat to Earth in 2012, at the end of this year and in the future, is just from the human race itself,"  heliophysicist at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center Mitzi Adams told LiveScience.

NASA has published the following videos to debunk the end-of-the-world rumors:

Panglonymous December 05, 2012 at 12:33 AM
It took me quite a while to get flexible enough to kiss my ass goodbye. Now this. I guess there are other applications.
Nancy Wride (Editor) December 05, 2012 at 01:38 AM
You must do yoga, Pan. Namaste.
tiny December 05, 2012 at 01:41 AM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8s1fNvMtR0
Panglonymous December 05, 2012 at 02:54 AM
LOL. Namaste.
Andy Mikel December 05, 2012 at 11:11 AM
You all guys must check this http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/21dRVp/try2bs41m.com/world-will-end-in-2012/
Scott Zwartz December 05, 2012 at 06:04 PM
If the Mayans were so great at knowing the future, why didn't they buy up all the land in Beverly Hills?
Watts December 05, 2012 at 09:57 PM
That movie was so goofy, I thought that it already was a comedy.
Panglonymous December 06, 2012 at 11:58 PM
I heard that the world is only ending for unwanted children. Relax. One door closes, another opens (and what do they have to lose anyway?) Yep, I understand that they will cease to exist "here" but *will* exist happily in an alternate dimension where their primary duty will be to subtly torment their previous tormentors (parents.) I have no proof of this, but have it on good authority, and fervently believe it. Amen.
Gregory Brittain December 07, 2012 at 09:49 AM
Not 2012. It will take Obama a few more years to down size America to his liking.
Watts December 07, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Obviously you mean downsize the deficit, if the Republicans will stop trying to block him at every turn.
Gregory Brittain December 08, 2012 at 07:28 AM
Obama’s $4 Trillion deficit reduction plan is phony even according to the MSM WaPo. The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler: “The Repeated Claim That Obama’s Budget Reduces The Deficit By $4 Trillion Is Simply Not Accurate. … Virtually No Serious Budget Analyst Agreed With This Accounting.”(Glenn Kessler, “Fact Checking Bill Clinton’s Speech And Other Democrats At The Convention In Charlotte,” The Washington Post’s “The Fact Checker,” 9/6/12) Obama's proposed budget for 2013 was so phony and irresponsible it lost 414-0 in the House and 99-0 in the Senate. Not a single Dem voted for Obama's budget. Obama is proposing zero spending cuts in the current debate, only tax increases. If fact, Obama proposes increased spending. Obama’s tax increase amounts to 7% of his deficit. He proposes trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see. No, I meant Obama wants to downsize America and the debt and deficits are one of his primary tools.
Watts December 08, 2012 at 06:42 PM
where do you copy and paste your stuff from?
Jarrod December 09, 2012 at 04:18 AM
same people comment on every article. They all must work for patch.com Hmm.....
Gregory Brittain December 11, 2012 at 03:18 AM
Don’t say we didn’t warn you, #18 More great moments in socialized medicine “U.K. Politician Gives Gut-Wrenching Account of Husband’s Final Treatment by NHS: ‘Normalization of Cruelty’” http://www.theblaze.com/stories/u-k-politician-gives-gut-wrenching-account-of-husbands-final-treatment-by-nhs-normalization-of-cruelty/ But as they explain, socialized medicine is free at point of service. Coming soon to a country near you.
Watts December 11, 2012 at 06:42 AM
Where do you copy and paste your posts from and why do they rarely have anything at all to do with the articles?

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