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    Re: Doomsday clock inches world closer to destruction:How close have we come to midni

    I can't believe anyone still pays any attention to those guys.
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    Re: Doomsday clock inches world closer to destruction:How close have we come to midni

    Two bombs were used in combat 66 years ago with thousands more built since; none used in combat. How do they determine whether we are close to destruction or not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Two bombs were used in combat 66 years ago with thousands more built since; none used in combat. How do they determine whether we are close to destruction or not?
    They come up with things to appear relevant, and grave, and wise. Nothing they've ever done with "the clock" has had any impact on anything, so they exist, pretty much, to impress themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    They come up with things to appear relevant, and grave, and wise. Nothing they've ever done with "the clock" has had any impact on anything, so they exist, pretty much, to impress themselves.
    Hmm, sounds like they ought to be frequent posters here

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    Since Hostess is about to go out of business meaning no more Twinkies then who cares if the world is to end soon. It will end for me when the Twinkies production line comes to a screeching halt. Why God, oh why?!
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    Re: Doomsday clock inches world closer to destruction:How close have we come to midni

    The clock is dumb. They did nothing with it during the Cuban Missile Crisis which is probably the closest we came to global destruction since the first atomic bomb was tested.

    Add on the fact that they're now including "climate change" as a factor to move the clock.

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    Re: Doomsday clock inches world closer to destruction:How close have we come to midni

    Doomsday clock inches world closer to destruction: How close have we come to midnight? | News | guardian.co.uk

    "The challenges to rid the world of nuclear weapons, harness nuclear power, and meet the nearly inexorable climate disruptions from global warming are complex and interconnected. In the face of such complex problems, it is difficult to see where the capacity lies to address these challenges.”
    I saw something a while back on, I think it was, The History Channel about this doomsday clock. I thought it was interesting science fiction at best; at worst, propaganda.

    So now nuclear power-weapons are interconnected with global warming? Only if Iran decides to warm up the planet a bit.

    Pakistan knows that India will respond immediately to any launch of their nukes, no matter the direction of the warhead.

    N. Korea knows they will be immediately obliterated if they launch a nuke.

    The country soon to obtain nuclear arms with insane leaders who would rather die fighting than lose power is Iran. What do they have to lose by engaging with a nuclear weapon?

    Maybe this is a political jab at the Obama administration for allowing Iran to go nuclear.
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    Re: Doomsday clock inches world closer to destruction:How close have we come to midni

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    So now nuclear power-weapons are interconnected with global warming?
    Nuclear energy is the long term solution to global warming, but allowing nuclear power to spread increases the risk of nuclear weapons proliferation. So, yeah, they're very much tied together.

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