from Photographers' Blog:

Are you ready for doomsday?

December 18, 2012

By Petar Kujundzic

Is the world coming to an end on Dec. 21, 2012 as the ancient Mayans predicted more than 2,000 years ago?

from FaithWorld:

Sleepy French hamlet seen at threat from Apocalypse sects

By Reuters Staff
June 15, 2011


(Pic de Bugarach, 14 November 2007/Thierry Strub)

The tiny southern French hamlet of Bugarach has drawn scrutiny from a government sect watchdog over droves of visitors who believe it is the only place in the world that will survive a 2012 Apocalypse. A report by the watchdog, Miviludes, published Wednesday said the picturesque village near Carcassonne should be monitored in the run-up to December 21, 2012, when many believe the world will end according to an ancient Mayan prophecy.

from FaithWorld:

Judgment Day forecaster points to new doomsday date

May 24, 2011

(Harold Camping during an interview at Family Stations Inc. offices in Oakland, California May 16, 2011/Reuters Television )

from FaithWorld:

Camping’s Judgment Day a dud, believers baffled

By Reuters Staff
May 22, 2011

(Harold Camping, 89, the California evangelical broadcaster who predicted that Judgment Day would come on May 21, 2011, in an interview at his Family Stations Inc. offices in Oakland, California May 16, 2011/Reuters Television)

from FaithWorld:

U.S evangelical predicting May 21 doomsday to watch it on TV

By Reuters Staff
May 20, 2011

(An American evangelical from the religious group Family Radio displays a doomsday placard on the streets in Manila May 13, 2011/Romeo Ranoco)

from FaithWorld:

Manila shrugging off foreign prophets of May 21 doomsday

By Reuters Staff
May 12, 2011

(Detail of Michelangelo's Judgment Day fresco Christ the Judge, and the Virgin at the Vatican's Sistine Chapel)

from Commentaries:

Wall Street meets The Matrix

July 30, 2009

Michael Durbin is no Wall Street rebel. But Durbin, who has been on the front lines of
high-frequency trading (HFT) since its early days, isn't afraid to buck the industry line that lightning-fast trading of stock, options and commodities poses little or no risk to the stability of the markets.