The Doomsday Clock is set to 2 minutes to midnight amid global tensions

http://bigthink.com/news/the-doomsday-clock-is-set-to-2-minutes-to-...

The Doomsday Clock was a relic of the past. What does it tell you that it is being used again? We have a dangerous POTUS who would be happy to end the world. It scares the shit out of me. It should scare the shit out of you. Why don't we see a public outrage against this kind of thinking? I call to everyone send Trump your heartfelt advice on NOT using nukes. WTF everyone?!?!?!?!?!

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Comment by Chris on February 1, 2018 at 3:18am

One of the reasons the dooms day clock was set forward is because of Climate Change. 

Donald Trump and his worshipers remind me of various cults. Jim Jones comes to mind.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 25, 2018 at 8:44pm

I'm not sure suffers is the right word. He seems to be enjoying his narcissistic psychopathy. A lot of the rest of us are suffering from it though. And we ain't seen nothin' yet, to paraphrase another shithole of a president.

Comment by Cane Kostovski on January 25, 2018 at 8:37pm

Doomsday Clock Website

They had it at 2 minutes 30 seconds to Midnight for the year 2017, and moved it 30 seconds closer to Midnight to 2 minutes to Midnight for the year 2018.

If you go to the link above, you can see what the clock has been all the way back to the 1960's or further. I don't know exactly because I didn't see the entire web page. During the cold war it has never been so close. It is a testament to the mental instability Trump suffers from.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 25, 2018 at 8:30pm

From WAPO:

Unlike some religious predictions in the past, including hyped predictions from people such as David Meadeand Harold Camping, the scientists’ clock is symbolic, and the scientists don’t predict a specific date. The idea they propose is that if we were to consider our closeness to annihilation on the scale of an analog clock, where midnight is the end, then we are at two minutes to midnight.

The clock, set every year by the nonprofit U.S.-based Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, measures the planet’s safety based on global threats such as climate change and possible nuclear events. The group of scientists, who have been doing this for more than 70 years, cited recent conversations between  U.S. and North Korean leaders, the “hyperbolic rhetoric and provocative actions on both sides” and President Trump and other world leaders’ failure “to deal with looming threats of nuclear war and climate change.”

The scientists moved the “Doomsday Clock” forward 30 seconds last year, which broke the record for the closest to “midnight” since the height of the Cold War.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 25, 2018 at 6:22pm

Sorry but can't comment on your take on the plot. I'm not up on the details of the story. (The Catholics are smart enough in their insidious brainwashing techniques not to push reading the Bible all that much. They prefer to dole the bullshit out in pre-digested snippets.)

Trump and the Christian Fascists


Church and State

Comment by Cane Kostovski on January 25, 2018 at 6:00pm

What's the story Bertold? When Armageddon (The end of the world) comes, Satan will rule on Earth for a Thousand years, then Jesus will come to destroy Satan and Rule the Earth to make it Heaven? Do I have the fiction right? 

The christo-nazis can't wait for the nukes to end the world. Idiots!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 25, 2018 at 5:44pm

The christo-nazis love them some Armageddon, and nothing will stop Trump from keeping the nut vote roiled up in a frenzy of fear and hate. They're gonna be raptured up to heaven, dontcha know.

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