There's this charming little site called "Rapture Index" that describes itself as "the prophetic speedometer of end-time activity" and that tracks all the stuff that tells us that the apocalypse is near. (For example, unemployment, earthquakes, and "beast government.")
It's unclear exactly how these things are measured, or whether the site's a joke (I don't think it is), but it seems like whoever's running it might want to track our local news feed, as it's been to-hell-in-a-handbasket alarming of late. Some local indications that end days are nigh:
Today's index is 166--just over the threshold separating "Heavy prophetic activity" from "Fasten your seatbelts." Methinks of the folks at RR took a look at our corner, things'd get breakneck even quicker. Click it or ticket! Or just wait and suffer the eternal wrath of a vengeful God or something.