I know it's very confusing, I've read about those rumblings/groanings but haven't heard them yet in my neck of the woods. As for the gas it's hard to deduce what's causing it and all those sinkholes especially the monster of one in LA. I guess even if the talking heads mentioned it we wouldn't know the full truth to the matter.
For along time I didn't watch the news, my friends husband liked the paper, even those things are biased. Though, basically I listen to it for the weather reports, as I have alot of walking I do to go to the store and what not, I don't like storms so, I don't like to take a chance on getting drenched, plus there's so much other junk on that we don't watch at that time , we don't have very good programming choices from our $70.00 a month for the cable. But sometimes some of things they say on the news raises my suspicsion about things though.
I, too, watch the Discovery or History channel 2 if they have something on I'm interested in they're not the stations they used to be when my friends husband was still alive though, I think he would be appalled.
I can't really blame ypu for not wanting to follow these things, though your explanation sounds logical to me.
I have heard about the reality question. Sometimes I wonder about things like that but truth to tell haven't really gotten around to investigating it yet.
Have you heard this theory (I'm not sure I spell his name right but Theoretical Physicist Micheo Kaku says about alternate lives stretched out like an old lp album, some of them altered realities i.e., The South won the war, Hitler did too, Kennedy wasn't assisinated, but the other side is on one of these planes of existence, and if we're dirt poor here we're filthy rich there. Interesting concepts