Gov condemns false prophecies

From dot Gov blog:

Scary Rumors about the World Ending in 2012 Are Just Rumors

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.

The world will not end on December 21, 2012, or any day in 2012.

Unfortunately, these rumors have many people 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, says, “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.”

According to NASA, the old mystery-planet-collision rumor year was 2003, but when 2004 arrived safely, the rumors changed to 2012. So what end-of-the-world year will the rumor mill make up next?

Videos from NASA debunking end-of-the-world rumors:
•The Science of Doomsday 2012
•12-21-2012: Just Another Day

While the government can address prophecy, it is less ambitious about solving a fiscal cliff crisis. That’s right people, don’t worry about all these fantastic claims and wild prophecies, its not a crisis till the government says it is. Besides, no one does dommsday scenarios like government does. They have the monopoly on that, so don’t try to infringe on their market. And it has quite enough to do dealing with them, or not.

Its government’s job to cause panic and fear. They need no stinking competition from Mayans, aliens, meteors, or squaches. Though it will give Al Gore something to complain about. Our use of fossil fuels here must cause wrath from all sources.

Government has enough troubles right now without dealing wih other errant prophesies – and trying to validate some of them in their agenda. Don’t disturb them or they might seek revenge. You might want to try to protect your children from that. The Mayan calender had nothing on the Kenyan’s threat to civilization and freedom. On the other hand, if a secret Mayan Brotherhood would have somehow survived, Obama would have co opted them by now.

But don’t bother Government in myth busting mode.

Sex, Lies, Media and cover ups

Sex scandal cover-ups matter…terrorist attacks not so much.

Conservative pundits may have miscalculated the election but those like Krauthammer were spot on about the Petraeus sex scandal. Leftmedia are covering that hot and heavy, every detail matters.

Apparently it has to be sex related before they care what a government official says and when he said it. But if it was a scandal about four dead Americans in a terrorist attack it becomes back-page news, if they cover it. And if the sex scandal is tied to the terrorism, then divert to the sex.

Poor Petraeus, one has to be the prez before sexual trysts are dismissed as private, consensual affairs – and not the public’s business. Gee, with all the interest, it could spark a new sit com or soap opera. “CIA director does the dirty” or “General gets his communication lines crossed”, “new rules for engagement”, “hot and heavy friendly fire”, or “Top Spy On the Sly”.

Obama made a movie about killing bin Laden, but we don’t even get a photo in the situation room when four Americans and an ambassador got killed. What’s wrong with that picture?

But they are always ready to cover a juicy sex scandal.(even better with pictures or Power Point) And the administration can even keep it quiet until after the election. Lesson learned, rules about sex scandals: never upstage the commander-in-chief – especially during an election.

And besides, in this case when they dug into one scandal they got a twofer bonus scandal. This should gve them something to talk about instead of boring hearings about a terrorist attack killing an ambassador and three other Americans.

I suppose when the comander in chief makes his campaign about women’s reproductive organs and a “war on women”, they could make certain accomodations.