I hear ya on that one - I'm always saying "if it's coming bring it on or stop talking about it. The end has been coming since I could remember!!!!
I tell my parents when they get on this subject, that people have been doing this same nonsense forever. The news, tv, radio, internet is just much better now at covering this stuff and getting it out. Rape, murder, incest, robberies, fires, earthquakes, tornado's, hurricane, floods all this stuff have been going on forever, we just have much more effecient ways of getting the new out!!!!