Originally Posted by Jurgen
Galactic alignment already occured in 1998...
Actually, 1998 is the midpoint of the uncertainty of the event. The error tolerance is + and - 18 years. 2012 is clearly inside the 36 year error span of the prediction and coincides with the mayan calendar prediction.
Also keep in mind that gravity is a vector. Nearly aligned and aligned mean approximately the same thing. So the problem I discussed develops each time our sun (and moon) align with Earth and galactic center. What that basically means is that we are in the zone of increasing tides and will be for a while. (and per the scientist that monitor yellowstone, that sucker is ready to pop at any moment [of the next thousand years or so] = "red zone.")