Sounds like they are preparing for Obama’s second term does it not?
From Today’s London Telegraph:
In a widely reported – and derided – prediction, it has been claimed across the globe that the world will end on December 21 when the Mayan “long count” calendar comes to an end.
The head of a chain of hardware stores in Chita, Siberia, told reporters that demand had trebled the prices of candles.
Some shopkeepers have taken a tongue-in-cheek approach, flogging “Meet the End of the World” kits which include a tot of vodka, a bar of soap, and a piece of rope. But others appear to be awaiting a genuine cataclysm.
In Barnaul, close to the Altai Mountains, panic-buyers snapped up all the torches and Thermos flasks, while locals in Omutninsk in Kirov region rushed to buy kerosene and other supplies after an article supposedly written by a Tibetan monk appeared in the local paper confirming the prediction of a December 21 catastrophe.
The industrial city of Novokuznetsk, meanwhile, has seen a run on salt and a disgruntled resident wrote to local authorities demanding they prepare themselves for the electricity cuts and looting which will surely accompany the planet’s final moments.
In Florida the state government says everybody ought to have at least three days water and food in case of hurricane. Makes sense, we have lived along the Gulf Coast forever it seems. And heed the warning. Don’t think much of the Mayan thing though.
We also take other precautions like strict building codes, and use hurricane towers for our electricity. Harden our cell phone networks. Something other hurricane prone states may want to follow.