I didn't bother to listen to the videotape after the article. I don't believe the Apocalypse is at hand right now. There are signs of disasters that can take place, some at any time, some others with possibilities that could end the world as we know it. With NASA gutted, there are far fewer eyes on the sky looking for asteroids that could hit earth. There has been one found that is going to pass between the orbiting satellites and the earth in 2013. There is a chance that this asteroid or oomet could hit earth. The results could be life ending for many or eventually all. Then again, Yellowstone National Park is one of the largest volcanoes in the world and it is overdue to erupt and could do so at any time. The implications are frightening to say the least. the island noted off the coast of Africa, that is also volcanic is thought to have a 1 in 20 chance of cooking-off with half the island dropping into the ocean causing a tsunami that would wipe out most of the coastline of the United States up to 40 miles inland from the coast. There's also a good chance that the Madrid Fault Line in mid-western American could cause a catastrophic earthquake at any time. There are many ways the earth could end but if we sit around thinking about them rather than making plans of how to survive, which many won't, meaning they won't survive or if they do won't have any plans in place, they will drive themselves nuts. When your time is up, it is up. It might come in the form of a natural disaster or a massive heart attack, auto accident or something else. Sitting around worrying about it is not a productive way of life. Live life to your fullest now and appreciate those who love you and love them back. Set petty differences aside, stop your arguing over insignificant things and live to enjoy your life. Personally, I think the Mayans stopped the calendar where they did because if was meant to be repeated from the beginning again. I believe it wasn't supposed to be interpreted as the end of the world date. That's how I'm going to live my life. You can choose to do so as well.