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The Doomsday Clock just moved: It’s now 2 minutes to 'midnight,’

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posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 09:23 AM
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I don't think this is momentous, but it is in the news and worthy of discussing. To my surprise (not), the first paragraph of this WaPo article cites the failures of President Trump as a reasoning for moving the "Doomsday Clock" 30 seconds closer to midnight. Aside from the political

The US Stock Market is in all time highs, but it's Doom and Gloom in the general global geopolitical environment.

It is now 2 minutes to midnight. The website for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is not updated, and the timeline doesn't even seem to be working otherwise I would link it.

If you're curious, here is an image from Wikipedia that shows the history of Doomsday Clock - minutes to midnight:


Full Title of Article: The Doomsday Clock just moved: It’s now 2 minutes to 'midnight,’ the symbolic hour of the apocalypse

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists advanced the symbolic Doomsday Clock a notch closer to the end of humanity Thursday, moving it ahead by 30 seconds. It is now set at two minutes to “midnight.”

In moving the clock 30 seconds closer to the hour of the apocalypse, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists cited “the failure of President Trump and other world leaders to deal with looming threats of nuclear war and climate change.”




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posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 09:27 AM
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a reply to: FamCore

Iron Maiden playing in my head!
Thanks for the earwig and the info.



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 09:28 AM
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Two minutes to midnight
The hands that threaten doom.
Two minutes to midnight
To kill the unborn in the womb



If you didn't expect someone to mention this reference shame on you.


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posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 09:32 AM
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The wiki article listing the changes to the clock are very telling.

1. In 1962 there was no change due to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
2. Where is the reaction to other major flare ups? Take a look at this list - metro.co.uk...

Its just theater.



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 09:32 AM
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I wonder what would have to happen to turn the clock back.



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 09:34 AM
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a reply to: FamCore

Let's just hit snooze. Tried and tested way to adult our way through this.



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 09:34 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

I wonder if, in the event of a nuclear holocaust or other extinction level events, is the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists going to go through the trouble of convening and actually turn the clock to midnight? Doubtful...

Perhaps they will give that responsibility to some type of AI system so that us mortal humans can be incinerated by the nuclear blasts while AI continue to keep our human things "in order"



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posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 09:35 AM
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99 Red Balloons. My fave 80s doom song.








posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 09:37 AM
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The link isn't working.



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 09:41 AM
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Conspiracy trivia for Maiden fans.........

'2 minutes to midnight' - released 6th August 1984



The descending flags are from topical contemporary trouble spots engaged in armed conflict around the time the single was released: USSR, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, UK, Argentina, USA, Israel and Cuba.

Not much has changed in 34 years - it's 1984 on a feedback loop. 1984.



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 09:41 AM
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That wiki link was cool thanks. I like how it showed music that was inspired by or about the Doomsday Clock. Also mentioned a Watchmen/DC universe thing there too.

I had heard of this clock before but I hadn't realized it was a real thing that someone or someones updated according to recent events.

-Alee



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 09:41 AM
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Trump wants HIS war and he will damn sure get it. False Flag be a coming. believe me!!

Glad I don't have any kids...

more doom porn music...




posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 09:46 AM
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The following links might work? WaPo has more than one article on it.


The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists advanced the symbolic Doomsday Clock a notch closer to the end of humanity Thursday, moving it ahead by 30 seconds after what the organization called a “grim assessment” of the state of geopolitical affairs.
More

Another

Also, Also this one

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posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 09:57 AM
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Hey might as well make the most of it!



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 09:57 AM
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originally posted by: GeekHeretic
The wiki article listing the changes to the clock are very telling.

1. In 1962 there was no change due to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
2. Where is the reaction to other major flare ups? Take a look at this list - metro.co.uk...

Its just theater.


Well trump wants to increase America's nuclear arsenal.

That's a good signal to the rest of the world that every other country needs it's own nukes.

After all they are a deterrent, right?

The only way to be safe from the west is to have a deterrent.

Sad times.



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 10:01 AM
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originally posted by: vinifalou
The link isn't working.



Sorry, the link is too long. I tried to shorten it but still doesn't work. If you add the " -doomsday-clock" after the link in OP it should bring you to the article



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 10:06 AM
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a reply to: FamCore

' Hot linking' on ATS isn't allowed, it costs money. Use the link icon above post window (square with arrow) to link external content. Hope that helps...

washingtonpost

The Turks are invading Northern Syria right now. Wonnder how much that had to do with forwarding the clock?

The Russians helped Syria defeat the western backed insurgency, 21 flavors of Caliphate. Turkey is using German Leopard Tanks, both Germany and Turkey are member states of NATO.

If NATO is invading Syria along its northern border with Turkey, what are the Russians going to do??

Elements of Turkish armor heading to Syrian border...


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posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 10:20 AM
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Interesting, I moved mine to 1 minute to midnight some time ago, was stuck at 2 minutes to midnight before.

It's a broken clock anyway.




posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 10:24 AM
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a reply to: FamCore

If only bernie had become potus! If only the first woman had become potus!



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 10:25 AM
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originally posted by: ausername

It's a broken clock anyway.



"Even a broken clock is right twice a day!"



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