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Apocalypse now: Doomsdayers warn stock up, bunker down
The Herald Sun ^ | December 21, 2012 | Claire Connelly

Posted on 12/20/2012 10:06:02 AM PST by Perseverando

THE problem - as Mayan apocalypse expert Robert Bast puts it - is that if you build it, they will come.

And that's why the man who wrote the book on the impending end of the world - due either tomorrow or Saturday Australia time, depending on which time zone you believe it will strike in first - won't show you his doomsday bunker.

Asked to take us to the safe house he and his wife and three children will be fleeing to on Friday, he was adamant that its location had to remain secret.

''I've turned down every request for a visit,'' he said.

''One of the fundamentals of prepping is you don't let anyone know what you've got or why you've got it.''

The reason for the secrecy has less to do with paranoia and more to do avoiding awkward situations, he said.

Usually preppers only stock enough for them and their family.

''It would be horrible having people come up to the place begging,'' he said.

''It's an intolerable situation so you just don't let anyone know.''

Mr Bast said he's been stocking up for years on supplies like water, canned goods, equipment and medical supplies even though he can't say for sure what is going to happen on Friday.

A giant solar storm that could blow up transformers, knock out power grids and leave humanity in darkness and in financial ruin is the most likely scenario, Mr Bast said.

''It would be a real end of the world as we know it for Western society as we rely on electricity for everything, our banking systems, hospitals, pumping water to our homes, sewage away from our homes, filling cars with fuel, for communications,'' he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at heraldsun.com.au ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: apocalypse; december21; doomsday; mayancalendar; preppers; shtf
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Survivalist Robert Bast is preparing for the end of the world and has written a book on survival.
Picture: Mike Keating Source: News Limited

Note: From Melbourne, Australia

1 posted on 12/20/2012 10:06:12 AM PST by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando
Happy Reset
2 posted on 12/20/2012 10:10:15 AM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: null and void
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3 posted on 12/20/2012 10:15:25 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Perseverando

Mmmm, Basmati rice...it’s the best.


4 posted on 12/20/2012 10:16:10 AM PST by cubreporter
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To: Perseverando
Mayan Calendar Countdown
5 posted on 12/20/2012 10:16:22 AM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Perseverando

I would be interested in buying up a couple surplus underground bunkers next January for the back 40.


6 posted on 12/20/2012 10:18:36 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: null and void

Remember, the Mayans didn’t say it was the end of the
world.

Just the end of time.

So at least we have that going for us...


7 posted on 12/20/2012 10:22:28 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Perseverando

We’re down to a very limited number of catastrophes that could be global in scale without a gradual increase over months weeks or days.

Crossing the galactic equator is out because we’d have been feeling that approach for a looong time.

An asteroid seems unlikely because astronomers would have spotted it by now and the fact that Obama is continuing his attack on America unabated seems to indicate he expects the world to continue past tomorrow.

Its gonna have to be a gamma ray burst or something similar.


8 posted on 12/20/2012 10:22:56 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Perseverando

Not worried about the Mayan calendar but I’d be amazed if we make it through the next four years without some major SHTF event occcuring. I believe our generation will be witnesses to the end times.


9 posted on 12/20/2012 10:23:41 AM PST by pgkdan (We are witnessing the modern sack of Rome. The barbarians have taken over.)
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To: tet68
Just the end of time. So at least we have that going for us...

If that means I stop getting older I'm all for it! Just wish it had happened about 30 years ago!

10 posted on 12/20/2012 10:25:55 AM PST by pgkdan (We are witnessing the modern sack of Rome. The barbarians have taken over.)
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To: null and void; JRandomFreeper
I've been to the Yucatan pyramid of the Mayans and have a shiny brass Mayan calendar. In the middle is an ugly face.

Maybe if I put the brass calendar over my head tomorrow, nothing will happen to me but the rest of you will go down a dark hole as the world collapses.

I'm a “hoarding” prepper so no way is anyone sharing this brass calendar with me. :o)

11 posted on 12/20/2012 10:28:51 AM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Galt is freedom.)
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To: tet68

Yay! April 15 will never arrive. Cool! On the other hand, Obama will be frozen in as President for eternity....not cool at all....:(


12 posted on 12/20/2012 10:29:40 AM PST by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: Perseverando

It is really cool that the Mayans were so smart as to be able to build pyramids and figure out how to track the passage of time. The fact that their calendar ends at all is purely arbitrary and there is nothing supernatural about it. It was a great big round thing and like all circles it ends where it begins. It just ran out of room. Big deal.

It really is a waste of time to even talk about it. I am wasting my time commenting on this charlatan who has enough food in the picture to last maybe two months. That food supply is basically one trip to Costco. He may live longer than that, but only if he eats his wife and kids. He will have to eat Mom first because the kids are more likely to go along with that plan than Mom is to eat the kids, but I digress.

As for his reason for not showing his hidden bunker, it is because it doesn’t exist. He knows full well that the world is not going to “end”. He is making money off of the stupid and is not so stupid himself as to spend that money on some ridiculous shelter with a year’s supply of food. More likely, he has invested in some property far away from the people who will be pointing and laughing at him on the 22nd.


13 posted on 12/20/2012 10:31:12 AM PST by webheart (King of the Passive Voice)
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To: cripplecreek
Crossing the galactic equator

Is there a galactic equivalent to the Shellback ceremony for crossing the equator?

14 posted on 12/20/2012 10:31:54 AM PST by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: cubreporter
"Mmmm, Basmati rice...it’s the best."

Don't covet another mans rice.

15 posted on 12/20/2012 10:33:02 AM PST by blam
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To: Perseverando
DOOMED Pictures, Images and Photos
16 posted on 12/20/2012 10:42:15 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives. "A long train of abuses and usurpations.")
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To: pgkdan

Time was God’s way of preventing everything from happening at once.

If that ends, we’re gonna be busier than ever.


17 posted on 12/20/2012 10:43:34 AM PST by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: Perseverando

One of our sons sent his Christmas card reading: “If the world ends 12-21-12, this seems a waste of time. If not, Love you and Merry Christmas!”


18 posted on 12/20/2012 10:54:09 AM PST by momf
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To: tet68

It was not the end of time, but rather the end of a particular era in time and the beginning of a new era in time.


19 posted on 12/20/2012 10:55:56 AM PST by TennTuxedo
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To: Marcella

“I’m a “hoarding” prepper so no way is anyone sharing this brass calendar with me. :o)”

LOL!


20 posted on 12/20/2012 10:58:51 AM PST by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: TennTuxedo

the end of a particular era in time and the beginning of a new era in time.

Yes we knew that, but a little dark humor is good in
these times.

Maybe it marks the end of the Obamaschina and the beginning
of a new era.

One can hope for that.


21 posted on 12/20/2012 11:00:25 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Perseverando

I’m looking so very forward to tomorrow so all these morons can eat the feces they’ve been expelling out their mouths.

Prepping for a natural disaster is one thing. Prepping for a Mayan prophecy based on a calender that was translated incorrectly (and never mind the other one that was found that DID continue to the next cycle).

I encourage everyone who believes this to give me your money for safe keeping. You won’t need it since the world is ending. I’d also like to encourage all the women with huge boobs who believe this to come to my house for an end of the world orgy.


22 posted on 12/20/2012 11:07:29 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: Perseverando

If there are any True Believers in this Mayan stuff, I think they should prove their faith my emailing me their bank account and PIN. See y’all on the flip side, bye.


23 posted on 12/20/2012 11:09:16 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Perseverando

So, is it “the end of the world”, or just “TEOTWAEKI”? No sense prepping for the former (except for praying, perhaps).


24 posted on 12/20/2012 11:17:50 AM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Perseverando

Message to all doomsday date setters: if you really believe what you are saying, deed all your property to me today because it won’t be worth anything the day after.


25 posted on 12/20/2012 11:44:18 AM PST by Socon-Econ
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To: Perseverando

... hmmmm ....

26 posted on 12/20/2012 11:46:58 AM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: cripplecreek

How about the explosion of the Yellowstone Caldera followed a nanosecond later by a 12.0 earthquake along the New Madrid fault line?


27 posted on 12/20/2012 11:50:28 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Perseverando; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

A doomsday bunker won’t do you any good on THE LAST DAY. To survive the LAST day means it wasn’t the end after all.


28 posted on 12/20/2012 11:59:31 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: tet68

The Mayans got the date wrong. TEOTWAWKI happened four years ago on election day.


29 posted on 12/20/2012 12:13:45 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Marcella
So, the end of the world as we know it. Pfffft! How is that different from most of my days?

On the plus side, I've got "I want a hippopotomus for Christmas" stuck in my head, so the relief will be great if the end does come.

/johnny

30 posted on 12/20/2012 12:16:24 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Perseverando

What time does the apocalypse start? I have to get some gas and pick up a few items at the store.


31 posted on 12/20/2012 12:19:48 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian
What time zone were the Mayans? CST? Daylight Savings?

/johnny

32 posted on 12/20/2012 12:25:28 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Erasmus

33 posted on 12/20/2012 12:25:46 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Meseolith Time


34 posted on 12/20/2012 12:27:53 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian
My conversion routines to MT are a little rocky.

/johnny

35 posted on 12/20/2012 12:30:32 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: a fool in paradise
At least we've got theme music.
36 posted on 12/20/2012 12:32:13 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
LOL! I snorted almost warm coffee onto the keyboard with that one.

/johnny

37 posted on 12/20/2012 12:34:13 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

What time zone were the Mayans? CST? Daylight Savings?

It’s central time zone - I was there and didn’t have to change my watch but I just checked it to be sure and the Yucatan is central time zone - our Texas time.

There is a live thread going now for the end of the world, look for it, I didn’t think to ping you to that.


38 posted on 12/20/2012 12:36:16 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Galt is freedom.)
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To: Perseverando

I’ll be driving past Yellowstone around midnight. If it goes BOOM, I’ll be going airborne like Woody Harrelson.


39 posted on 12/20/2012 12:37:15 PM PST by meadsjn
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To: JRandomFreeper

LOL Good one Johnny. Hope to see all my prepper friends next week. Merry Christmas!


40 posted on 12/20/2012 12:44:17 PM PST by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I only steal the best.


41 posted on 12/20/2012 12:45:30 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

It’s when the continents were connected. Just one zone


42 posted on 12/20/2012 12:47:34 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: meadsjn
Wave as you fly over.

/johnny

43 posted on 12/20/2012 12:48:40 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Marcella
our Texas time.

Technically, while I do live in Texas, I'm on unix time. It's 1356036383 or so, as far as I'm concerned.

/johnny

44 posted on 12/20/2012 12:52:02 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

i’ve been told its the first minute of winter

6:12 AM eastern time, Friday, Dec. 21


45 posted on 12/20/2012 1:41:30 PM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: morphing libertarian
Don't forget to buy ripe bananas! I just came from Aldis with a bunch. Pull up a piece of ground ... THE FAR SIDE           by Gary Larson, "You know, Sid, I really like bananas... I mean, I know that's not profound or nothin'... Heck! We ALL do... But for me, I think it goes much more beyond that."
46 posted on 12/20/2012 1:48:01 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives. "A long train of abuses and usurpations.")
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To: George from New England
6:12 AM eastern time, Friday, Dec. 21

Likely that I'll miss it, then. I'm generally still in the latrine around that time of day.

But if the end of the world has to happen then, that's ok. Beats 1400 naptime.

/johnny

47 posted on 12/20/2012 1:49:28 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Darksheare; Borax Queen
Somehow this is Darks fault.

And no, you can't come to my dungeonum, er, bunker.........

48 posted on 12/20/2012 1:59:35 PM PST by Lakeshark (!)
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To: TexasRepublic

A lot of it feels like a redo of Y2K.
I was more afraid of the 11/5/2012 election than Maya crap.


49 posted on 12/20/2012 3:01:13 PM PST by tbw2
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To: Lakeshark; Darksheare

LOL, we’d never make it that far... we’ve got Plan B and C a little closer :0)


50 posted on 12/20/2012 4:14:24 PM PST by Borax Queen
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