Is it me or are the "world is ending" doomsayers out in force lately? I suppose I would expect them to flourish the more negative the media gets, but I find myself being affected mentally by the constant reading of things like "riots, political unrest and total chaos in america by 2012". Perhaps it is the advancement of the internet and things like youtube that allow anyone with a webcam the ability to post their doom and gloom - I don't know. When I look back to recessions of the early 80s, it is impossible to tell if this type of media/public information campaign was prominant then. Does anyone recall if people were spouting on about the end of the world as we know it? Or is it something new?