Hey, a local news story made it to the "big news" (eyeroll):
"Alabama Town's Failed Pension Is a Warning"
(Of course it would be an extremely negative story, but what else is new?)
And if you want to survive 2012, apparently you need to pack up and move to some "magic" mountain in France. Sounds like the locals are none too happy about this "sudden deluge of New Age pilgrims"-- but what else are the "pilgrims" supposed to do? After all, this mountain "was endorsed by aliens as a safe place to survive the demise of civilization". (It was awfully nice of those aliens to provide their endorsement, wasn't it? Too bad they couldn't just have done something to prevent the demise of civilization, though.)
P.S. Can I really be the only one to loathe all these "end of the world" predictions? They are such a downer, even to those of us who don't believe anyone really knows when the end will come. So please, world, cease and desist with all this "the end is nigh" stuff. Don't you have anything better to do?