Turn on the TV — show in the New York subway sharks, listed there Hurricane "Sandy". Against this background, the warning Tibetan monk called themselves Oracle Shambhala, that 21.12.12 all of us will come the end of the world, seems logical. And that — can, really, otmuchalis with minimal losses?
For those who love disaster movies, especially broadcast live — in the wake of hurricane "Sandy" on American soil. To be honest, impressive. First we see as a hurricane enters the territory of the Bahamas. Then coming to the U.S.. Sweeps along the way legendary sailing ship Bounty. Suitable for New York, subway stops, buses and trains. Stops the operation of the world's largest stock exchange. Interrupts the election campaign of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
Then you can watch it "work" in New York: 7 flooded subway tunnels, the island of Manhattan is cut off from the mainland, the water level reaches 4 meters. At the substation of Consolidated Edison — explosion, about 250-thousand people were left without electricity. On three nuclear reactors are stopped. Canceled about 15,000 flights, remained without electricity for more than 8 million homes, of which 250,000 in Washington, 100,000 in Canada. On top of all de-energized and paralyzed New York starts a huge fire.
With all of this the number of victims in the "Big Apple" is not more than a couple of dozen. Federal authorities have taken into account the mistakes made in 2005, when Louisiana Hurricane "Katrina" and killed more than 1,800 people. At a much more modest scale flooding in the Russian Krymsk killed at least 149 people and affected tens of thousands.
Ukraine were just lucky that we pass by such disasters. The most that we "shocking" — it was the wind blowing the roofs of houses, and the water blurs the old rural huts, which have long been falling apart from senility.
Zaden have something similar in scale to the "Sandy" — we'd just choked and emerged from the maelstrom of man-made horror. Withstand the elements, our country is not in a position to: infrastructure is so worn out that she is about to collapse, not waiting until it swept away natural disasters.
So while Americans are pumping water out of the subway, we are saving grandmother, was on the subway station "Golden Gate" is not in the best moment. Yesterday, around 11.00 am, it spun and dropped down to come off the escalator handrail.
It is already known that the 72-year-old Elena Yaroslavl is located in the Kiev hospital number 17 in serious condition. According to preliminary data, she fractured both legs and several ribs and possibly a broken spine.
This is not the first case of the apocalypse in the capital's subway. I'll never forget a story that happened in front of my girlfriend December 28, 2010. We are in the pre-holiday mood went to the Dolphinarium tent and went up the escalator in the metro station "Lukyanivska." I managed to pass, as she paused at the bottom. In the end, her eyes faulty escalator mechanic ripped in half, took the repair.
It is interesting that the probability of "escalator accidents" experts have been warning, written by various publications. Out entire investigative reporting on how much a person is able to kill the escalator, whose "age cracks" grow into "broken."
But decision-makers with enthusiasm reassured the press that everything is in order, the technique can withstand any load and the only problem that still can not cope — it is the human factor. The number of lunatics who are jumping on the subway, or fall back into a drunken stupor, is growing.
By the way, yesterday, even before the rail almost nailed a citizen of Yaroslavl, on the station "Khreschatyk" the young man fell on the rails, as stated in the police — by his own negligence. A few hours after the incident metro station "Sports Palace" was closed to entry due to the fact that the tape escalator sneakers hit the passenger and his long time to remove.
This is clearly an unhealthy match three incidents, it seems, does not strained responsible for the safety of people in the subway. As long as old women are fighting for the life of doctors, they arrange a holiday. Today Capital Metro conducts an open day and a trip to the front electrodepot "Darnica" on the occasion of the 52nd anniversary of its existence (I, too — the anniversary!). It is better to hold a press conference and tell whether they intend to pay for the treatment and grandmother as the rest of the ride in the subway so as not to break your neck!
Clearly frivolous attitude to man-made hazards of our officials is particularly frightening in the light of prophecy so-called Oracle of Shambhala — lamas of the monastery Gyandrek under Kailas.
This uncle, famous for having predicted the September 11 attack and the already mentioned above hurricane "Sandy" (and until this is done, he naturally did not believe), wrote a letter to the art NASA, which described how to survive a man-made apocalypse, scheduled on December 21, 2012.
"Fall and winter will be warm, and from 21.12.2012 Earth will start to pass through the galactic zero band. This particular condition space where extinguished and can not be subject to any energy. Comes complete darkness and silence. Communications and television are turned off. The darkness will be accompanied by flashes of light, and the play of light and shadow. At times it may seem that roam figures — as if the dead rose from their graves. The earth will shake slightly — like a minor earthquake. Some buildings can be destroyed — warned Lama. — Animals in advance will feel the arrival of the "cosmic dark" and zapryachutsya in the hole. People in cities do not feel so crazy to be the victim. Loss up to 10% of the population. "
Astronomers have already explained that, most likely, the oracle was referring to the situation (theoretically possible), in which an explosive hurricane happen on the surface of the sun. This hurricane will damage the power supply and lead to a change in the magnetic field of the Earth.
Of course, a healthy skepticism makes fun of this apocalyptic nonsense. But on the other hand, looking at what is happening in New York, you start to worry: what if we're in for something really out of the ordinary? How to be then?
Americans seem to survive any catastrophe — they were decent apprenticeship "Katrina" and "Sandy." The Russians also have learned from Krymsk — no question about it. And we?
The few floods in the Carpathian region, which flashed in the biography of the country, were merely a pretext for Yushchenko and Tymoshenko popiaritsya against blurry shores. Oh, and incidentally provided an opportunity for local princelings steal a little of the budget. Therefore, if without any disasters our metro begins to present a danger to life, what will happen when the light is passed out and shut down mobile communication?
I shared these thoughts with a friend (the same one that has survived the stress on New Year's Day to "Lukyanovskaya"), and we decided that quietly and without panic we will be preparing for the apocalypse, bribing biscuits, honey, sleeping bags, flashlights …