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NASA Says No 2012 Doomsday, But Preppers Have Other Worries

January 4, 2012 by  

NASA Says No 2012 Doomsday, But Preppers Have Other Worries

NASA has posted a frequently asked questions section on its website seeking to quiet talk about 2012 being a year of catastrophic disaster for the planet Earth.

Many preppers have explored possibilities of disaster scenarios that could play out in 2012 based on information from ancient texts, celestial observations or simply the general state of world affairs. Though there were numerous social and natural disasters in 2011 that have led many people to believe a massive catastrophe is looming, scientists at NASA say that 2012 doomsday theories are false in a recently released FAQs section, “2012: The Beginning of the End or Why the World Won’t End.”

“There apparently is a great deal of interest in celestial bodies, and their locations and trajectories at the end of the calendar year 2012. Now, I for one love a good book or movie as much as the next guy. But the stuff flying around through cyberspace, TV and the movies is not based on science. There is even a fake NASA news release out there,” says a statement from NASA senior research scientist Don Yeomans.

While the planet may not be in imminent danger this year, many people say the outlook for 2012 appears to be filled with the possibility of widespread military conflict, growing protests throughout the world, more global economic failures and further evidence of government’s inability to function in the way in which it was intended.

In what may be a prediction of rocky times ahead, a report in The Daily Mail last month explained that in much of Europe, following widespread economic calamity, being a prepper has gone from eccentric to mainstream.

Personal Liberty Digest™ has long been an advocate of survival, self-sufficiency and the prepper way of life. Though 2012 may not include a world-ending event, it is impossible to know when disaster or hardship will strike. Being prepared for the worst at the beginning of this new year is as easy as visiting Personal Liberty’s™ Survival and Self-sufficiency section and taking heed of the suggestions of the expert preppers who contribute.


Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Isaac Davis

    It’s a fine line between paranoia and prepared. Application of Pascal’s Wager can’t hurt either.

    • coal miner

      Isaac Davis
      Pascal’s wager was and is still full of holes.Scare talk.

      Apologia Atheos: Pascal’s wager refuted -
      Dec 12, 1998 … Because Pascal’s wager fails to tell us which god is likely to be the right one, you have a great probability that you picked the wrong religion …



  • dan

    i’ve never been concerned with an epic disaster….
    just the effect that a transportation stoppage would have on
    grocery shelves…and fuel stations …and emergency services…
    then power/heat. It doesn’t matter if the cause is a natural or
    man-made disaster…consider the grasshopper and the ant.

    • 45caliber


      Consider the NEW story of the grasshopper and the ant.

      After the ant refuses to share, the grasshopper goes to complain to the government. It steps in to take everything the selfish ant has. It gives the grasshopper enough to live on until spring (as well as the ant’s cozy home) and keeps the rest. The ant is kicked out for being selfish and freezes to death just before he starves.

      I suspect that we’ll be seeing more of that story than the original that you refer to.

      • Fritz329th

        Getting kicked out of my house will be over their dead body.

  • traderphil

    The word APOCALYPYS actually (truly) means “the lifting of the veil” but it is much better to make it’s meaning as scary as possible as to further their fear campaigns. I believe that it is “Better to have and not need than need and not have!” Just in case ANY kind of disaster may strike. The rest will just have to make do, but it will happen, unfortunately! Instill fear and folks are easier to “Manage” . Not only that but It certainly appears that the US is going to use it to “misdirect” voters minds away from the their unpayable debts as Global Banking continues to blow up as DERIVATIVES become known for what they were designed, especially INTEREST RATE SWAPS, weapons of mass FINANCIAL DESTRUCTION!! !!! The banks SET the interest rates , they also make and sell derivatives (Interest rate swaps) KNOWING THE INTEREST RATES ARE GOING UP!!!!! Check out how INTEREST RATE SWAPS HAVE DECIMATED countries, municipalities, schools, universities, etc, etc , etc , etc THE LIST IS HUGE!!!!! ALL by design, in my humble but much researched opinion, that is! OPEN YOUR EYES FOLKS! It is as plain as the “ass on a goat”! BANKS OWN GOVT’S!!!!!!PERIOD!!!

    • TIME


      Good post dude!

    • Christin


      Yes, the ‘Central Banks’ are in control of the populations of most countries, can you say the fed?
      Recessions, Depressions, Inflation, Hyperinflation, Interest Rates, Financial Collapse… not sound governing to me.

  • FreedomFighter


    You will need to prep for civil unrest this year or soon after. Many have covered food water guns fuel etc etc…

    I would like to stress one item:


    and plenty of them. If they gas you, they (whomever) can walk right in and do what they will.

    In an old movie they called it the “GAS OF PEACE”.

    Things to Come (1936) H.G. Wells

    An interesting movie

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

  • Sirian

    We are simply going through another major solar cycle along with our solar system is moving into a different position in relation to our galaxy. Nothing out of the norm. Our solar system floats up and down as it orbits the galaxy and we are merely returning to a mid point and between that repositioning and the major solar cycle that our sun experiences every 11 years or so, there are tons of apocalyptic scenarios tossed out. Are these scenarios not profitable? Why of course they are. Just as Y2K was. As to exactly what will take place at 11:30 am on Dec.21st, 2012 is a toss up for sure, just as it is for everyday of the year. But more than likely I seriously doubt that we will suffer anything near what Hollywood can easily depict in movies. Take the Mayan Calendar prophecy with a grain of salt please. Uh, wasn’t the world supposed to come to an end just a month or two back?? Hummm, how ‘bout a cup of coffee and a cinnamon roll?

    • 45caliber

      The Bible says that we shall not know the time or day that the end comes.

      Therefore, every time I hear someone say that the world will end on ____, I’m happy to know that it won’t!

      • independent thinker

        45 since there are so many people in the world someone somewhere is predicting the worlds end basicaly everyday. What you have to consider is how much influence those doing the predicting have. In the case of the 2012 predictions too many believe so it is very unlikely to be the end of the world. However if it is some crack pot that everyone makes fun of except perhaps a half dozen or so followers then he/she just might be right purely on chance.

      • Incredulous1

        Hey 45, if we know the world won’t end when predicted, then can we trust NASA to say it won’t? No, me neither…

        • 45caliber

          I didn’t say it wouldn’t end – I said it wouldn’t end when they insist it will. Besides, if the One Worlders get what they want, it will end for most of us even if it truly doesn’t end.

          • Christin

            The world won’t end… it will change and so will we… Rapture, Tribulation, the Millennium, the Great White Throne of Judgement, the New Heaven and Earth… as written in the Bible.

  • coal miner

    Skeptic » Reading Room » 2012 and Counting -
    PUBLIC CONCERN ABOUT DOOMSDAY IN December 2012 has …. There is a telescope at the South Pole, but it was not built by NASA and it is … student was initially impressed by posted images of a red blob that were said to be of Nibiru. …

    • FreedomFighter

      Matter cannot be neither destroyed or created, only change form. –A.E.

      I dont think we will see utter destruction of the earth any time soon, the big question in my mind is:

      Will the globalists get there way and reduce humanity by 90%, thats allot of dead boides. Say starting 2012 ending maybe 2060 they reach singularity.

      Laus Deo
      Semper Fi

      • coal miner

        Matter: -
        Matter:Atoms from Democritus to Dalton – This lesson introduces theories of the … He suggested that atomos were eternal and could not be destroyed. … While Lavoisier’s theory about oxygen and acids proved incorrect, his name stuck. … paper A New System of Chemical Philosophy (which you can access through a link in …

      • libertytrain

        freedom fighter – keep in mind the globalist still will need someone to serve them….

        • TIME

          Check into Jimmie Carters 1978 papers noted as, Plan 2000 the WW III effect, and “mass depopulation” for Global Protection.
          Strange its all unfloding before our eyes right now.

          • libertytrain

            I will TIME – had checked on the Guidestones in Elbert per an earlier recommendation of yours and am curious – still – may need to take the couple hour drive to see up close and personal. Stick around we miss your comments – though probably not Eddie :0

          • TIME

            I will be in and out as we have been going to schools and giving talks about what the TRUE meaning of the 13th and 14th Amendment.
            As well working on getting Dr. Ron Paul elected as POTUS, the really positive thing is that the 18 – 30 year olds get it.

            I sold my Company so now have only my aid & Bruce my investment guy still working with me. So I have far more time to do what I like as well try and wake people up.
            I am looking into running Bruce for the Senate seat in Georgia when they come up as both of our esteemed Twinkies we have now have vote YEA on every nasty bill that comes along.

            I live not far from the Guide Stones but am now up in New York and will be in the North East for many months more, family issues as it were.

          • libertytrain

            Sounds like you finally have a little time to do what has become important to you and that’s a wonderful thing at this point in our lives. Family issues – understand, been dealing with that myself, but fortunately I’m done with the traveling end of it for the most part. My best to you and keep posting when time allows. I’m in NC – in the mountains so am close though probably not as near as you – I think you said you mentioned GA somewhere along the line.

          • TIME

            LT, Yes I moved to Athens a nice quite little town on the low end of the 33*, Thing Mt. Herman

          • libertytrain

            Ah sounds nice looked it up – I have a few paintings at a home of a former University of Georgia professor in Athens – also for me think of another Tanglewood and Boston Pops – and a very small college town.

          • DENNIS


  • Deerinwater

    well, I figured the early Aztec afford the same restriction as I.

    A math problem with a unlimited infinite solution. A stone tablet only so big and chisel and mallet to write with.

    That it carry us into the year 2012 AD with great accuracy is very impressive.

    As I understand it, the early Persian’s were equally capable as was many others, the time line is a little foggy in my lacking.

    You know? They have decided that animals can count too. Which only makes sense that they can.

  • http://personallibertydigest Gottaplenty

    I have lived some time longer than most of these folks so if you consider old being senile, have fun But I remember a number of these doomsday senarios that is still laughable. One every few years.One I remember was when the planets all lined up it would spell the end of life as we know it.We had Y2K. The Mayan calander thing etc. The only disasters was we had elections that brought us to near distinction.

    • NC


  • JR

    We don’t need no stinkin’ natural disasters. With 46 FREAKING million now on food stamps under Obama, a true U-6 unemployment rate around 6%, inflation from ShadowStats at 10%, cities like Detroit, Camden, Gary, St. Louis burned out shells, and young people’s minds destroyed by chanting “Yes we can” for hours on end, we dont need asteroids, the Mayan calander, earthquakes, etc. Not when we have Bumbling Barack and his merry band of czars, cronies, crooks and corruptocrats

    • DENNIS



    I never worry about the world ending – world destruction – let the democrats worry about that along with obummer whiping out the Democratic party. Why worry about these things. Who knows you could be hit by a bus tomorrow or many many other things. I worry most for the people who do not have jobs, their hardships in the now. I am extremely worried about continued debt of this country and the world and how it all might come tumbling down if we dont smarten up. I worry about my family and their well being. I worry about the fact that my children will not be better off than me and that they might be a great deal worse off.

  • Tim P

    I saw an interview between a noted physicist and a Fox news anchor and he definitely said that planet x is a reality. That was about two years ago. I guess that interview could have been faked, but I put as much stock with what NASA tells us as anyone else. It might have something to do with the underground fortresses that have been constructed and are continually being stocked with emergency food. I am ready either way as my faith is in God and not men. That said I believe God wants us to be informed about our surroundings.

  • Patrick J Driscoll

    The worst disaster to date was when the Anal Orfice entered the Oval Office.

  • Americanfreedom70

    I have spent a fair amount of time researching the events that may transpire over the next 18 months or so. I have no fear at this point of “the end of days”. My bible spells these events out very clearly. We are not there yet. What I have concluded is that I need to protect my family from the choices my government is making in an attempt to convert this great Republic into a socialist country. As a nation we have strayed from the values of self. Our government for years have strived to make us all believe that nothing hapens except through them. They do not want the individual to strive to invent or create anything they do not control. The greatest feat they have accomplished was making us all dependent on a fiat monetary system. If we all became more self- sufficiant, growing the food we needed, learning to use the things that Mother Nature has given us to heal ourselves, worked to commune with our neighbors instead of working against them, we could avoid many of the pitfalls we are currently experiencing. The truth is we need “the system” much less than we need knowlege and each other. Together we can thrive instead of just survive.

    • http://personalliberty Gunslinger

      AF70; I agree!

      I have no fear of the end of days either for that matter since I know who will “end” it!

      You are right about preparing…not for the end… which, by definition, would be pointless, but for what the Government is doing and will be doing BEFORE the end of days!

      Great comments!

      • Tim Orner

        The End of Days According to GOD’s WORD:

        The Rapture of the church
        The Introduction of the Anti-christ
        The Great Tribulation 7yrs
        The war of Armageddon
        The return of Jesus Christ to Earth
        The Millenium 1000yrs of Christ’s reign over this earth
        The final battle between Satan and Jesus Christ
        The final judgement of all who did not believe and their sentence to eternal Hell

        NO ONE knows the time of the rapture which starts the events to the end of days. What GOD has revieled is the moral condition the world is in, and many prophicies about Israel, and Europe, that HAVE taken place already. Therefore we know that the rapture is not only the next prophetic event in human history, but the rapture will happen as a thief in the night, and when many are asking, as they are today: Where is the promise of his coming? and suddenly in the twinkling of an eye, Christ will appear in the clouds and receive all Born Again Christians, both dead and alive, to go to heaven instantly. Praise GOD, Come quickly Lord Jesus!!!!!!!

        • Christin

          This is true..but it doesn’t end at the Final Judgement.

          After the Millenium, 1000 year reign of Christ on Earth, comes the Great White Throne of Judgement. During this three year period satan is unleashed. Then comes the time period of the New Heaven and Earth.

  • http://none dan

    well sheeple after obummer just sighned ndaa,national defense authorization act for you dummies,anyone who protests our government,is pro life,pro second ammendment,christian,preppers..are to be considered terrorists by the DHS,DEPT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FOR YOU SHEEPLE. and rounded up and detained without a lawyer your local camp FEMA that haliburton has been building for a long time..there are adds at the dhs for people to man these concentration not a conspiricy either look it up for your selves..

    • Sirian

      OK dan,
      If this is the case – in it’s entirety – then would you please answer one question I have. . . where are they going to get the man power to hold millions of people in FEMA camps. You’d need guards, cooks, doctors and a whole slew of others. Now as soon as you can tell me, logically, where are all of these necessary personnel going to come from – please don’t toss the military in on this. Keep in mind that our military is spread so thin and you know as well as I that we have more than enough within our military that would not, let me repeat that, WOULD NOT follow orders of this sort. As soon as you can answer this question then I will take this “conspiracy theory” with a bit more serious concern. BTW, what’s this have to do with the main subject matter of the article? Or did you even look at the article? Probably not.

      • Wil

        Plenty of cheap labor once they open the border.So how’s your spanish?

      • CRIs

        Not that I necessarily believe or do not believe this,(existence and/or purpose of FEMAs) but to play Devil’s advocate here; they would bring the Chinese here…perfectly logical explanation when you think about it…a lot of them are prolly already US citizens, but the gov’t can do “whatever they want”…just a thought.

      • alex

        all they need is the guards

  • Wil

    I’ve always kind of laughed at the 2012 apocalypse idea myself.Don’t know how the idea got started,but even the Mayans that are still there have been saying it’s not the end but a time of transition.I like to think that if anything,it may usher in a new golden age,perhaps an era of peace.That would be something to look forward to.I might even try to make it down there to check out some of the Mayan countdown celebration if I’m able.

  • hoser

    Central Banksters are losing control of their money creating debt-based cartel. When the worlds FIAT money system collapses (2012) you better have, as a minimum, 3 months of food, water, medical supplies and short/long term PM’s. Guns/Ammo is a good idea too.

  • Michael F Douglas

    If the Mayans were that smart then how come they didn’t predict their own demise then find a way to save themselves?The only thing I worry about is Obama declaring martial law after he gets defeated in 2012!!!

    • FreedomFighter

      Actually they did predict there own demise, and hit the year perfectly, and that it would be whitemen. Remember this though, demons use truth to cover a bigger lie.

      Laus Deo
      Semper Fi

  • FreedomFighter

    Vision Of The Coming Martial Law / Sent In From Reader

    Dec 26, 2011


    I heard you mention the vision of Brother Bob the other night on Omega Man, which I had read in the past and have since re-read. This is perhaps one of the most, if not THE most, chilling visions/dreams I have ever read and I believe it to be true. I heard you say that you too have seen horrific things the LORD has shown you and also similar things that were revealed to you (like the red and blue lists). I wanted to pass something along I found for your discernment. It is not mine, and it is not as detailed as brother bob’s but it definitely gives brother bob’s even more credibility. The passing of NDAA alone should be enough for EVERY American to at least pause and consider the path we are going down. Unfortunately, like you and others have said, the people are dumbed down and willfully ignorant; and perhaps above all, too AFRAID to even consider the ramifications of the truth. Anyway, keep up the good work brother.

    God Bless,


    I have been up since 3am, I can’t get back to sleep. I was taken in a vision of the near future, and God showed me things to come. I was shaken to the core. It was more than a dream, it was real. I was back in Baltimore, and I saw planes and helicopters over head. The Military was roving the streets collecting people, and locking them up. They were stopping traffic checking ID’s and jerking people from their cars to handcuff and take away. I saw one man resist trying to keep his wife and child close to him, and was shot in the head for resisting. They were just shooting men on Motorbikes, and large strong men on sight. I was told that is because they would cause the greatest risk to the takeover. The Military was a mix of alien and American I guess it would be considered UN Troops with certain US Military, but most of those being rounded up were Christians, and US Military siding with the Civilians. I saw them being loaded into train cars and shackled to the seats bleeding and bloody and crying Families split apart and separated. As I stood there watching children being taken away to a different direction I saw one little Girl crying for her mother, and wrestling to get away from a Soldier, and as this Soldier with a strange uniform commenced to beat her unmercifully, I felt myself compelled to intervene and beat that soldier as he was that child, The anger swelled in me the hate for this man for what he was doing to this child and my Country, I awoke. Shaking and sweating my muscles ached like I was there. I feel the Spirit of the Lord showed me this to let me know it is upon us.

    From, something a reader had sent in

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

  • Steve

    I can tell you this no one from the GOV will tell you that thing are go to go bad, they need to keep the peace. If they told everyone the the world was about to end what would stop everyone from just doing what ever they wanted knowing it would not matter. I live in Mich and if you are ever there you will see a Dam in every little town and none of them are being used to produce Elec what a waste. If you get a chanch watch a movie called I WANT YOUR MONEY you will laugh the when you see how real it is you will want to screem ( . )( . ) say it all.

  • Patriot Diva

    I’ve been doing a lot reading about 2012 lately, and I stumbled upon the work of a man named Eric Jon Phelps. He says that those in real power pulling all of the strings are “hiding in plain sight”. He believes it is the Jesuits. He says they have been around for centuries and have been plotting and scheming since their beginning to rule the world. He claims that they are really Luciferians. They collude with other like minded organizations like the Bilderbergs, Tri-lateral commission, masons, Council on Foreign Relations,the knights of malta,Bohemian Grove. Through their corruption operating within the Catholic church, who is oblivious to this, they have amassed an enormous fortune that would rival the treasuries of numerous countries. They have ahd centuries to attain it. The person with the REAL power is called the “Black Pope”, not because he is a black man, but becasue his heart is black. Pope Benedict is not the black pope. He is the pope the public sees. Everything they do is with the utmost secrecy. They all take oaths of allegiance to the black pope, promising to expose anyone in the group who reveals what he or she knows. Phelps gives numerous examples of events in history that manipulated by the Jesuits. He says that the formation of the federal reserve came about because the Jesuits saw to it that three key senators who opposed the formation of a central bank were on the Titanic, and that it was not an iceberg that sunk the ship. The Jesuits were behind the book “The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion” which was written to fan the flames of anti-semitism. The Jesuits want to exterminate the Jews, and that’s why the Catholic church did nothing to expose Hitler. I hope someone more knowlegeable than myself in history would read this, and give me their opinion.

  • Don DeHoff

    Catastrophic problems can often be solved with very moderate solutions. We should not change our form of government but we do need to “tweek” it quite a bit. It is not our Constitution that is a fault, it is the greed, corruption, and power groups (including the unions) that have installed themselves at the top. We need immediate-one term congresspersons and a presidency, a 25% (at least) reduction in both Federal and State personnel and controls, work toward a balanced budget, a graduated income tax, with all people paying something, so they can say, “they are part of this great country”. Taxes for the poor should be very modest, perhaps evenen as low as $5.00, with an option to delay any payment for say 5-years, but we must get everyone involved. The modest and the high income people should have a clear “alternative graduated minimum tax, for all, with additional graduations for the more you make, the more you pay. All investment income should be taxed seperatly and equally. There should be salary caps for the very rich (no person is worth a million dollars of earned income!), Bonuses should not ever exceed say 20% of base salary. Congressinal salaries should be capped at say not to exceed 3 times the annual median salary for all Americans–when the workers make more, congress can make more. Unions should not be allowed in any government area or situation where national security or the general wellfare is affected. Strikes should be permitted only upon court approval, No business, group, union or the wealthy should be allowed to contribute directly or indirectly to any legislative or politcal cause, as “people should elect our representatives, not money”. All citizens, being tax payers, should have picture ID to vote, to prevent fraud. Anything less makes elections, of all kinds, a meaningless farce. Congressional salaries should be paid by their respective states, and if any elected person can be “voted in”, they should also be subject to being “voted out”. House members should be allowed to run for the Senate, but not vice-versa. And elected official running for another office, should have to resign his present office—and I have lots, lots more. If we accomplish these in a systematic evolutionary way by federal law and constitutional amendments, it will eliminate the “blood in the streets, that could result if it is done via revolutionary means.

  • Don DeHoff

    Perhaps, like Mark Twain, once I start writing, I am too lazy to quit. There are many more items but there is one that needs immediate attention. We must “stop the financial rape of the American citizens”. This will involve getting the Federal Reserve under control of the Treasury Department, and a srict “Usury Law”, wherein no lender to the corporate of private sector can charge more interest than two and a half times the rate that they borrow from the Federal Reserve. Regardless of the loan date, all loan repayment due dates must be 14 days following the debtors primary monthly pay date, with ann additional 14-day late payment date. No interest rate increases for being late or delinquent, as that only aggravates the debtors problem. There should be no penalties for early payoff of a loan or a fee for transfering or accepting an account by another loan agency–lenders should not get wealthy upon the backs of the borrowers.


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