Alright, I'll throw this out there, q_g_g: the Mayan calender only goes into a new cycle, it doesn't end
in 2012 like many, many, many people have claimed. Also, this Russian guy seems like a crackpot if you want my honest opinion.
I'll just quote what I said earlier:
Originally Posted by ForeverNight
Unless this guy's name is Hari Seldon I think he's just blowing air and making waves hoping for his 15 minutes of fame.
Edit: Figured I should respond to glenn's points:
GDP, while not the end-all, be-all measurement, is a good benchmark to compare the general wealth and economic force of a country. If you look at the chart, the US has the highest
GDP by far
compared to the rest of the world.
Did you even read the second link?