Sunday 2nd of October 2022

tic toc, the doomsday clock...

the day after the day before...

Sighs of relief ...

 As millions of people prepared to meet their fiery Mayan deaths on Friday, one man remained cool and calm. According to Vladimir Putin, Russia's president - and now apparently chief prophecy maker - the world still has 4.5 billion years to go.



"I know when the end of the world will come," Putin said with his usual confidence during a press conference yesterday. "When?" asked a nervous journalist. "In about 4.5 billion years," he replied. Sighs of relief were breathed across Russia.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/i-know-when-the-world-will-end-putin-20121221-2br8c.html#ixzz2Fjb9vbPA

sighs of dispair...

 

South Korean rapper Psy's infectious viral hit song Gangnam Style has become the first ever video on YouTube to reach 1 billion views.

The song, first posted on July 15, clocked the milestone this morning at around 2.30am (AEDT) and YouTube marked the occasion with a dancing Psy doodle next to their logo.

The song also became YouTube's most watched video last month overtaking Justin Bieber's "Baby" video, which previously held the title

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-12-22/gangnam-style-tops-1-billion-views/4441146

 

Sorry... I already caught small pox, hooping cough and spanish flu (several time) when I was a kid, I don't need more infection of whatever kind, logo n' doodle included... Mind you the "apocalypse" would have been good to put an end to the global viewing  frenzy...

Meanwhile we loose track of reality or is it someone else's reality...:

 

A school district in Michigan sent students and staff at 33 schools home on Christmas break two days earlier than planned today, mostly due to fears of potential copy-cat violence in the wake of last week's tragedy in Newtown. The temporary school closures are slightly newsy in themselves, but it's the secondary rationale behind the decision that really stands out.

Here, we'll let Lapeer County superintendent Matt Wandrie explain, as he did in a letter posted to his district's website (emphasis ours):

Given the recent events in Connecticut, there have been numerous rumors circulating in our district, and in neighboring districts, about potential threats of violence against students. Additionally, rumors connected to the Mayan calendar predicted end of the world on Friday have also surfaced. These rumors of violence have been thoroughly investigated and determined to be false. There have been no credible threats made against any of our students. However, these rumors have been a serious distraction for students, teachers, administrators, and parents. http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2012/12/20/mayan_

 

 

It is believed as many as 39 people, including several children, have been killed in tribal violence in Kenya's coastal Tana Delta region.

Police said Friday's raid on a village appeared to have been a revenge attack after clashes in August between farmers from the Pokomo tribe and semi-nomadic Orma tribesmen.

The tribes have fought for years over access to grazing, farmland and water in the coastal region.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-12-21/dozens-killed-in-kenyan-tribal-violence/4440792?WT.svl=news1