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   Since society didn't collapse after the re-election of Obama, doomsday preppers now have the end of the Mayan Calendar to look forward to

24 Nov 2012 09:12 AM   |   4965 clicks   |   Adelaide Now
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devine    [TotalFark]  
Give him time.

24 Nov 2012 09:15 AM
WhippingBoy     
I have friends like this.

I offered to send them to Vegas on an all expenses paid, end of the world blowout party if they'd just sign over all of their worldly possessions to me (houses, cars, etc,) effective January 1, 2013.

None of them went for it.

24 Nov 2012 09:21 AM
LordOfThePings     
In this time, the young shall not know where lieth the things possessed by their fathers, that their fathers put there only just the night before, around 8:00.

24 Nov 2012 09:21 AM
NutWrench     
Ok, that's it. I'm going to start selling ammo.

Three thousand or more pieces of literature claim that the Maya predicted the Earth will be destroyed on this date.

Comics do not count as "literature."

24 Nov 2012 09:21 AM
Arumat     

NutWrench: Ok, that's it. I'm going to start selling ammo.

Three thousand or more pieces of literature claim that the Maya predicted the Earth will be destroyed on this date.

Comics do not count as "literature."


Tell that to Jack Chick.

24 Nov 2012 09:23 AM
sethstorm     
Businesses are sure trying given their rush to get under the PPACA limits of 50 employees or 30 hours a week - whether by terminations or conversions to precarious employment(read: contractors & temporary workers).

24 Nov 2012 09:24 AM
Four Horsemen of the Domestic Dispute     
I'm sure they haven't cleaned out their bugout rooms just yet anyway.

24 Nov 2012 09:24 AM
wmanning833     
Society hasn't collapsed because the major tax laws haven't gone into effect yet. In 2014 the Obamacare legislation begins becoming law. It's easy to beat your chest now. Come back and let's hear about how great it is after a full 1/6 of the economy becomes government managed. In fact, you folks with student loans now all owned by Sally Mae, how's that working out for you? I hired three Comp Sci graduates you have $100K in student loans. They own more than I owe on my house.

24 Nov 2012 09:25 AM
Crunch61     
Good. I expect full network coverage so I can watch it on TV.

/commercial-free, of course

24 Nov 2012 09:26 AM
coldf33t     

NutWrench: Ok, that's it. I'm going to start selling ammo.

Three thousand or more pieces of literature claim that the Maya predicted the Earth will be destroyed on this date.

Comics do not count as "literature."


Why would anyone need to buy ammo? Is it the end of the world? Or sorta kinda the end of the world?

24 Nov 2012 09:26 AM
Rich Cream     
Tue preppers couldn't care less who wins what election. The world is going to hell and society is hanging on by a thread and they ain't going down with the rest of ya. Election year preppers are like the hipsters of preppers.

24 Nov 2012 09:29 AM
GoodyearPimp     

wmanning833: Society hasn't collapsed because the major tax laws haven't gone into effect yet. In 2014 the Obamacare legislation begins becoming law. It's easy to beat your chest now. Come back and let's hear about how great it is after a full 1/6 of the economy becomes government managed. In fact, you folks with student loans now all owned by Sally Mae, how's that working out for you? I hired three Comp Sci graduates you have $100K in student loans. They own more than I owe on my house.


What are you on about? I have a hard time reading derp sometimes.

24 Nov 2012 09:33 AM
no clever name here just move along    [TotalFark]  
no one really knows what the date is. one day some guy said "today is January 1st !" and we've been going on that ever since......so how could anyone say an exact date for the end of the world if all the calendars are wrong?

24 Nov 2012 09:34 AM
WhippingBoy     

no clever name here just move along: no one really knows what the date is. one day some guy said "today is January 1st !" and we've been going on that ever since......so how could anyone say an exact date for the end of the world if all the calendars are wrong?


Uh... actually, they do know. Most calendars are based on repeated astronomical events. With modern technology and knowledge, it's relative easy to pinpoint exact dates in the future.

24 Nov 2012 09:36 AM
AdrienVeidt     

no clever name here just move along: no one really knows what the date is. one day some guy said "today is January 1st !" and we've been going on that ever since......so how could anyone say an exact date for the end of the world if all the calendars are wrong?


It's because they predict Date B in reference to Date A, the day the prediction is made.

24 Nov 2012 09:39 AM
tenpoundsofcheese     
0bama re-elected? wrong subby.

the Meeting of the Electors has not happened yet.

24 Nov 2012 09:40 AM
stratagos     

wmanning833: Society hasn't collapsed because the major tax laws haven't gone into effect yet. In 2014 the Obamacare legislation begins becoming law. It's easy to beat your chest now. Come back and let's hear about how great it is after a full 1/6 of the economy becomes government managed. In fact, you folks with student loans now all owned by Sally Mae, how's that working out for you? I hired three Comp Sci graduates you have $100K in student loans. They own more than I owe on my house.


Obviously their investment in education was wasted. How many people without a college degree did you hire?

24 Nov 2012 09:41 AM
trappedspirit     

LordOfThePings: In this time, the young shall not know where lieth the things possessed by their fathers, that their fathers put there only just the night before, around 8:00.


Not buying it. The tags say "From: Santa"

24 Nov 2012 09:42 AM
theknuckler_33     

wmanning833: Society hasn't collapsed because the major tax laws haven't gone into effect yet. In 2014 the Obamacare legislation begins becoming law. It's easy to beat your chest now. Come back and let's hear about how great it is after a full 1/6 of the economy becomes government managed. In fact, you folks with student loans now all owned by Sally Mae, how's that working out for you? I hired three Comp Sci graduates you have $100K in student loans. They own more than I owe on my house.


In 2015 when things are fine, you'll be telling us it will take years before the full effects are felt and just wait until 2018... or some bullshiat like that.

24 Nov 2012 09:43 AM
theknuckler_33     

tenpoundsofcheese: 0bama re-elected? wrong subby.

the Meeting of the Electors has not happened yet.


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24 Nov 2012 09:45 AM
born_yesterday     

theknuckler_33: wmanning833: Society hasn't collapsed because the major tax laws haven't gone into effect yet. In 2014 the Obamacare legislation begins becoming law. It's easy to beat your chest now. Come back and let's hear about how great it is after a full 1/6 of the economy becomes government managed. In fact, you folks with student loans now all owned by Sally Mae, how's that working out for you? I hired three Comp Sci graduates you have $100K in student loans. They own more than I owe on my house.

In 2015 when things are fine, you'll be telling us it will take years before the full effects are felt and just wait until 2018... or some bullshiat like that.


Or, if there is a Republican in charge, claim that every and anything good in the economy is due to that.

24 Nov 2012 09:46 AM
trappedspirit     

Rich Cream: Tue preppers couldn't care less who wins what election.


Tue dat

24 Nov 2012 09:47 AM
dennysgod     
Well if things don't pan out next month they'll have to wait until 2029

24 Nov 2012 09:47 AM
Mr. Coffee Nerves    [TotalFark]  
Everyone always thinks their case of Poland Spring and five-gallon drum of Apocalypse Chow is going to make them Lord Humongous.

24 Nov 2012 09:48 AM
Animatronik     

devine: Give him time.


Exactly. The clusterfark is well under way, We're just not feeling the consequences yet.

We can't even manage to trim the deficit or reduce much spending at all, so when the troubles hit and we can't borrow anymore, it's going to be catastrophic. People will waje up to find that not only are tehy not getting their government check, inflation has farked the vakue of what's in their paycheck.

Electing Romney wouldn't have miraculaously solved these problems, but of the two candidates he was the only one acknowledging it. With Obama in office and the Dems controlling the Senate, there's not a farking hope of solving any of the real problems. George W. Bush and the Senate Republicans from 200-2006 were obviously a huge part of the problem, but the democrats are utterly hopeless.

24 Nov 2012 09:48 AM
taurusowner     
I'm a prepper. No, I don't believe in the Myan BS. I also didn't think there would be massive riots from the election. To me Prepping is about "living a better life when times get tough, and even if they don't" to steal a phrase from a pretty wise man. It's about learning to live without having to rely on someone else to survive. It's about being able to help others if they're in a worse position. I'm the guy who's got a 5gal can of gas, jumper cables, battery charger when someone is broken down. I'm the guy with flashlights, batteries, candles and a generator when there's a power outage. And I am more than happy to share. I'm the guy who's learning to grow my own veggies, which are not only healthier, but cost less, make a fun hobby, and make me less reliant on a just-in-time grocery store supply chain. Yes, I've converted some on my money into gold, silver, and copper. But in addition to it being a good hedge against the dollar losing even more value, it's also a good way to save money, as it takes some real effort to reconvert that gold back into dollars for an impulse buy. When other people's phones die, I'm the guy with the USB/AAbattery/solar charger that's more than willing to loan it out so they can charge their phones. I've always got a few 5 Hour Energies for buddies when I'm doing Army stuff. I'm never too far away from a first aid/CPR kit and I know how to use them. I'm a gun owner and I know how to use those responsibly too.

Those are just a few of my preps. Most of the ideas are not my own. Many are just sensible things I've learned from others. Others are things I've always just thought were smart, or they arose from a past situation that I was not able to deal with. Prepping is NOT about hating the government, Obama/Romney, or blaming one political party or the other. Prepping is just what the name says: being prepared. For things big and small. From a dead cell phone batter or a flat tire to a power outage,hurricane, or yes, even a period of time without any government services and/or social breakdown. And Prepping it about helping and teaching others. It's an "I will learn to do this myself, but I will always be willing to help you" attitude. Hopefully so that you gain the same attitude and I don't need to help you anymore. Because you can now do it yourself too and can help others as well on your own.

Prepping is just a response to an ever growing attitude of "someone else should do this for me". Someone else should protect me, Someone else should feed me. Someone else should provide me shelter. Prepping is about learning to live a more self-fulfilling life. A more resilient life. So when challenges arise, and they always do, you're not left by the side of the road waiting for AAA, or left in a flooded apartment waiting for FEMA. Prepping is about understanding that your life is yours to live. And only you are truly responsible for it.

24 Nov 2012 09:48 AM
Abox     

theknuckler_33: wmanning833: Society hasn't collapsed because the major tax laws haven't gone into effect yet. In 2014 the Obamacare legislation begins becoming law. It's easy to beat your chest now. Come back and let's hear about how great it is after a full 1/6 of the economy becomes government managed. In fact, you folks with student loans now all owned by Sally Mae, how's that working out for you? I hired three Comp Sci graduates you have $100K in student loans. They own more than I owe on my house.

In 2015 when things are fine, you'll be telling us it will take years before the full effects are felt and just wait until 2018... or some bullshiat like that.



And in 2018 you'll be comparing the new evil Democratic regime to the golden age of Obama.

24 Nov 2012 09:49 AM
MassAsster    [TotalFark]  

24 Nov 2012 09:51 AM
jaybeezey     
A true prepper is patient...and a little off.

24 Nov 2012 09:51 AM
Tanthalas39     

wmanning833: Society hasn't collapsed because the major tax laws haven't gone into effect yet. In 2014 the Obamacare legislation begins becoming law.


Wrong. Most major provisions have already been phased in.

It's easy to beat your chest now.

Because the world hasn't ended yet? Because the economy hasn't collapsed as you've predicted? We're not beating our chests; we're simply looking at you wondering why you're still cowering in the corner with your AR-15, frothing on about Karl Rove and his incredible predictive skills.

Come back and let's hear about how great it is after a full 1/6 of the economy becomes government managed.

Because it's been 1/5.9th managed under Republican control for the last twenty years, and this is the tipping point? In the 1990s, a period in which Republicans controlled the House for six years, the share of health spending controlled by the government rose by 10 percent. The trend continued from 2000 to 2008, when Republicans controlled the White House and largely controlled Congress. In pretty much every year of the Bush administration, the government "took over" a greater chunk of the health care sector. And many of the Republicans who are complaining about reform proposals today didn't utter a peep. In fact, they helped the process along by voting for the Medicare prescription drug benefit in 2003.

In fact, you folks with student loans now all owned by Sally Mae, how's that working out for you? I hired three Comp Sci graduates you have $100K in student loans. They own more than I owe on my house.

My wife has a Sallie Mae loan, and it's working out just fine, thanks for asking. And it looks like you hire folks with very poor financial planning skills; I hope they won't have any budgetary responsibilities in your alleged business.

I'm a libertarian. I am against most of the same things you are. But damn I can't stand propaganda derp.

24 Nov 2012 09:52 AM
Amishrabbit     

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Everyone always thinks their case of Poland Spring and five-gallon drum of Apocalypse Chow is going to make them Lord Humongous.


Five gallons? What is that, a snare drum? That's barely enough Apocalypse Chow for my cat. Over the weekend.

24 Nov 2012 09:53 AM
That Guy...From That Show!     

NutWrench: Ok, that's it. I'm going to start selling ammo.

Three thousand or more pieces of literature claim that the Maya predicted the Earth will be destroyed on this date.

Comics do not count as "literature."


Even worse, that article is based on (link at bottom) a Fox News article about a Fox show that Fox News Reporting is promoting.

24 Nov 2012 09:56 AM
Raithun     

Tanthalas39: Come back and let's hear about how great it is after a full 1/6 of the economy becomes government managed.

Because it's been 1/5.9th managed under Republican control for the last twenty years, and this is the tipping point?


Oh, I know you did not just imply 1/5.9 is smaller than 1/6.

24 Nov 2012 09:58 AM
drongozone     
Lost in all this is discussion of Time Wave Zero:
Link

24 Nov 2012 09:58 AM
born_yesterday     

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Everyone always thinks their case of Poland Spring and five-gallon drum of Apocalypse Chow is going to make them Lord Humongous.


Exactly. If society as we know it collapses, it won't be the doomsday tough guys that survive it. It will be the groups of people that come together to cooperate and renew the process of division of labor, and pool their knowledge and resources to restore what they can. How welcome do you think these DTGs are going to be after a year of shooting anyone that comes onto their property, and refusing to share anything?

It's one thing to set yourself up with food, medicine, water, etc., for a temporary emergency. It's another to think your bunker and .308 is going to be your salvation from the Yellowstone supervolcano, or a K-T boundary-like impact.

24 Nov 2012 09:59 AM
diaphoresis     

sethstorm: Businesses are sure trying given their rush to get under the PPACA limits of 50 employees or 30 hours a week - whether by terminations or conversions to precarious employment(read: contractors & temporary workers).


I fired all my employees in July, then hired them back as contractors.

24 Nov 2012 10:00 AM
Researcher     
So if some cosmic event happens, and the Earth is torn apart by some random elements. Say, comets, magnetic forces, whatever, some people think a rifle and reinforced door are going to help?

Yeah, that's a sellers market.

Besides, which is honestly scarier for a prepper: vindication? Or the knowledge that when nothing happens they've squandered their time and money. For April, or retirement, or whatever, their kid needs braces.

World events tend not to tip in ego assuring ways.

The irony, to me, is all of this might as well be looking for the fountain of youth, or potions, or little idols; a desperate and tenacious clinging to nonsense despite the absolute and certain knowledge that death is unavoidable, and selfishness in the light of that is particularly disgusting.

Go build houses for the impoverished instead of bunkers for yourself, maybe then you'll be less of a cause of societies unraveling.

Just my opinion

24 Nov 2012 10:00 AM
coscausticevil     
why should i believe the Mayan about the apocalypse? they didn't see the collapse of their own civilization coming.

24 Nov 2012 10:02 AM
MassAsster    [TotalFark]  

diaphoresis: sethstorm: Businesses are sure trying given their rush to get under the PPACA limits of 50 employees or 30 hours a week - whether by terminations or conversions to precarious employment(read: contractors & temporary workers).

I fired all my employees in July, then hired them back as contractors.


cause..... ur a dick?

24 Nov 2012 10:03 AM
diaphoresis     

Researcher:
Go build houses for the impoverished instead of bunkers for yourself, maybe then you'll be less of a cause of societies unraveling.

Just my opinion


I'm amazed you think that will solve anything. But then again, this is Fark. You get what you get.

24 Nov 2012 10:05 AM
Tanthalas39     

Raithun: Tanthalas39: Come back and let's hear about how great it is after a full 1/6 of the economy becomes government managed.

Because it's been 1/5.9th managed under Republican control for the last twenty years, and this is the tipping point?

Oh, I know you did not just imply 1/5.9 is smaller than 1/6.


Hahah, oops.

24 Nov 2012 10:09 AM
diaphoresis     

MassAsster: diaphoresis: sethstorm: Businesses are sure trying given their rush to get under the PPACA limits of 50 employees or 30 hours a week - whether by terminations or conversions to precarious employment(read: contractors & temporary workers).

I fired all my employees in July, then hired them back as contractors.

cause..... ur a dick?


Wrong gender, but yeah, sure.. why not.

24 Nov 2012 10:10 AM
Abe Vigoda's Ghost    [TotalFark]  

wmanning833: Society hasn't collapsed because the major tax laws haven't gone into effect yet. In 2014 the Obamacare legislation begins becoming law. It's easy to beat your chest now. Come back and let's hear about how great it is after a full 1/6 of the economy becomes government managed. In fact, you folks with student loans now all owned by Sally Mae, how's that working out for you? I hired three Comp Sci graduates you have $100K in student loans. They own more than I owe on my house.


Are you implying that Sally Mae held a gun to their heads and made them take out a loan?
Damn I knew that Sally chick was crazy, but this is just too much.

24 Nov 2012 10:14 AM
That Guy...From That Show!     

wmanning833: Society hasn't collapsed because the major tax laws haven't gone into effect yet. In 2014 the Obamacare legislation begins becoming law. It's easy to beat your chest now. Come back and let's hear about how great it is after a full 1/6 of the economy becomes government managed


You may think Obama is all-powerful but I really don't imagine him taking back even 1/6th of control of the economy from the Federal Reserve and giving it back to the Government.

24 Nov 2012 10:17 AM
Abox     

born_yesterday: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Everyone always thinks their case of Poland Spring and five-gallon drum of Apocalypse Chow is going to make them Lord Humongous.

Exactly. If society as we know it collapses, it won't be the doomsday tough guys that survive it. It will be the groups of people that come together to cooperate and renew the process of division of labor, and pool their knowledge and resources to restore what they can.


Yep, the same folks that run things now will run things then...engineers.

24 Nov 2012 10:18 AM
Mugato    [TotalFark]  

no clever name here just move along: no one really knows what the date is.


No, no, no. I want a fixed date. I'm sick of this apocalypse shiat. I want one specific date and when that date comes and goes, I want everyone to agree to STFU about the end of the world. Thank you.

24 Nov 2012 10:19 AM
special20    [TotalFark]  

diaphoresis: MassAsster: diaphoresis: sethstorm: Businesses are sure trying given their rush to get under the PPACA limits of 50 employees or 30 hours a week - whether by terminations or conversions to precarious employment(read: contractors & temporary workers).

I fired all my employees in July, then hired them back as contractors.

cause..... ur a dick?

Wrong gender, but yeah, sure.. why not.


Ok, I guess I nailed it with my farky...

24 Nov 2012 10:22 AM
bunner     
Are you sure?

*looks out window*

: /

Everything is OK, then?

24 Nov 2012 10:22 AM
TomD9938     

Researcher: all of this might as well be looking for the fountain of youth... a desperate and tenacious clinging to nonsense despite the absolute and certain knowledge that death is unavoidable


24 Nov 2012 10:24 AM
NameDot     
HUGE bags of dry dog food
much water

24 Nov 2012 10:26 AM
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