Just saw it tonight. If the crust shifts 23 deg and brings China close enough that the plane can land without getting wet, why were the mountains untouched? Seems to me the shift would cause massive destruction there, too.
We have a friend who likes to go on about the coming apocalypse. In 2011 it was all about the Book of Revelation. Last year it was all 2012. I finally found a way to shut her up. Last year I asked her if she was convinced the world would end in December of 2012. She said "yes". So I asked her if she would sign a contract whereby she would sell me her house for $10,000 as long as I agreed to sell it back for the same price in January of 2013. She refused. I told her it was a no lose deal. She could take that end-of-the-world cruise and not have to worry about paying for it. She still refused. Didn't hear anything more about it after that.
The reason the Mayan calendar ended when it did is the same reason our calendar ends on December 31.
The government kept everyone in fear following WWII with the "Red Menace". The cold war provided the threat to keep the patriotic fires stoked. This allowed HUAC to proceed with a modern version of the Salem witch trials. When the Soviet Union collapsed they needed a new threat. We got it with the "War Against Terrorism". That gave the government carte blanche to pass all kinds of otherwise unconstitutional laws under the guise of the Patriot Act. Now the powers that be can do warrentless wiretaps and detain people indefinitely. So you have lost the right to privacy and due process. But to totally gut the financial system they needed a different kind of threat so they created the fiscal cliff and kept moving the deadline a few weeks at a time. With financial armageddon always right around the corner all kinds of bad legislation is going to be passed. Say goodbye to social security.