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Has your political leader confirmed the end of the world is nigh yet?

Asked by Bellatrix (21133 points ) December 5th, 2012

In Australia, our Prime Minister has advised that the Mayan calendar is correct and the end of the world is really happening.

http://www.news.com.au/features/mayan-apocalypse-2012/julia-gillard-the-end-of-the-world-is-coming/story-fngjq0bi-1226531023530

For those who don’t know, Q & A is an Australian current affairs panel show where the audience get to question politicians and experts from various fields.

Has your political leader confirmed the end of the world and what was their message? What will you do now we have official confirmation that it’s time to make final preparations?

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Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

I am deeply interested in making Australia the 51st American state. So are you people considering suicide? Who are you selling your homes to?

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

That doesn’t make any sense. She’s an atheist. Anyway, my political leader is Jill Stein (that’s how I voted) and she has not, in fact, confirmed the end of the world.

Bellatrix's avatar

@Imadethisupwithnoforethought I can’t speak for anyone else – I think I will stand my ground and take on the zombies or similar. So, not planning to sell my place yet. I have heard that one of the safest places to avoid any zombie infestation is on islands off the coast. We have sharks patrolling those waters. So, I might get out the real estate brochure for Fraser Island and see what’s on offer.

@Simone_De_Beauvoir, atheist or not – she seems to think it’s happening (and good on her for having a sense of humour). Perhaps Stein is waiting for Obama to step up and make the announcement.

glacial's avatar

Haha! That is excellent. Unfortunately, our current PM lacks a sense of humour. Or a personality of any kind. Sigh.

Bellatrix's avatar

Does anyone want to buy some wrapped Christmas presents? Or do you think it’s too late to ebay them?

augustlan's avatar

I wish our leaders were as funny!

Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

@Bellatrix It is no longer a joke for me

ucme's avatar

Cameron wouldn’t recognise the end of the world if it came crashing down on his tiny, soft head.

ragingloli's avatar

Worry not. We will not invade and kill you all on the 21st of December.
We will wait until after you have mocked the maya doomsayers and think there will be no apocalypse.
We will show up on the 23rd.

rooeytoo's avatar

I wish Julia would spend more time worrying about the state of affairs in the country instead of when the world is ending.

But just in case, I am running my credit cards out to the max. I sure wouldn’t want the world to end while I still have money to spend!

Harold's avatar

Julia Gillard is an idiot. She should spend more time actually coming up with an intelligent policy for a change. I know she was joking, but I don’t think many Australians are laughing.

@Imadethisupwithnoforethought – for us to become another US state you lot would first have to work out where we are. No, we’re not next to Germany and Switzerland….........

SuperMouse's avatar

My leader has not to my knowledge confirmed the end of the world. However, the Centers for Disease Control has prepared a manual to help us all prepare.

filmfann's avatar

If Obama came out and said that we are facing the Zombie Apocalypse, FOX news would announce that he is using some kind of ancient Egyptian curse to cause the mummies to rise up and take over.

Linda_Owl's avatar

Well, all things considered (at least here in the United States), our government seems to not be taking the current state of Climate Change / Global Warming seriously. So, we are mostly not doing anything to try to combat it & neither is China or India. So we are in the process of (literally) ‘cooking our goose’!

wundayatta's avatar

I believe the innaugeration party is also the end of the world party. Prepare for mass orgies.

lightsourcetrickster's avatar

I know this is an old question but sod it I couldn’t resist but to say this….Cameron is such a completely out of touch prat that I’m surprised he didn’t say anything of the sort.

Bellatrix's avatar

@lightsourcetrickster brought me back to this old question and I realised I hadn’t lurved everyone up for their great answers. We are still here so that’s good. @Linda_Owl not doing anything seems to be a common theme when it comes to climate change. We recently acquired a Carbon Tax. I hope it does do something to encourage the big polluters to clean up their acts. We will see!

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