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Doomsday Clock - 5 minutes and counting....DOOM PORN!

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posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 08:41 AM
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Well....looks like the Doomsday Clock is at the 5 minute mark...everyone ready for a nuclear apocalypse? DOOM ON!!!!

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The doomsday clock – a theoretical device that purports to tell us how close we are to a nuclear apocalypse – has frozen at five minutes to midnight, unchanged from last year. Physicists tell the head of the UN there is little reason to move it back.

The visual metaphor has held its appeal for more than 60 years now. The hands of time are moved in accordance with the analyses of a special board of scientists who ponder international threats, especially those having to do with nuclear armaments.




posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 08:43 AM
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we are always doomed according to that clock



posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 08:46 AM
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Yep...that is why it is so perfect here. Doom Porn is everywhere so why not just have scientists back it up to show that we are 5 minutes away from world nuclear apocalypse? If you can't beat em, join em right?

Woohoo....doom doom doom!!!!
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posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 08:47 AM
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scientist got the right to enjoy their porn too



posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 08:50 AM
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And from the bulletin of the atomic scientists:



From: The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Science and Security Board

To: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, members of the UN Security Council

Re: It is still five minutes to midnight

In 2013, the world made limited strides toward reducing the threat posed by nuclear weapons, most notable among them an interim agreement between the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany (or P5 + 1) and Iran on a “joint plan of action” for reaching a long-term solution to international concern about the Iranian nuclear program. Also, in the last year a significant number of countries have taken steps to reduce their stocks of weapons-grade fissile material and to tighten security on the nuclear stores that remain.

Overall, however, in 2013 the international community dealt with the continuing, potentially civilization-ending threat of nuclear weapons in a business-as-usual manner, meaning that outsized nuclear arsenals remain in the United States and Russia, and the nuclear arsenals of some countries—notably India, Pakistan, and China—appear to be growing. The interim Iranian deal notwithstanding, the international community has not come to grips with an unfortunate reality: The spread of civilian nuclear power around the world—which continues apace, despite the disaster at Fukushima—also spreads the potential for new nuclear weapons states.


Great bulletin to read and here is the LINK



posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 08:53 AM
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And they at least touch on the Fukushima issue which has to be thrown in for the DOOM crowd.....



The unlearned lessons of nuclear power. Following the March 11, 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station—the third major catastrophe at a commercial nuclear power station since the dawn of the nuclear age—public opinion shifted strongly against deployment of nuclear power, in Japan and elsewhere. Germany and Switzerland decided to terminate their nuclear power programs; a number of other nations, including China and the United States, carried out safety re-assessments.

With the passage of time, however, it has become clear the world is not moving away from nuclear power on a wholesale basis. Indeed, there are distinct signs of a nuclear resurgence, especially in Southeast Asia and the Middle East, and especially among nations that have heretofore not engaged in its use. Abu Dhabi and Vietnam have pushed forward with the purchase of new nuclear power plants, and other nations in these regions are making nuclear plans. China has resumed construction of more than two dozen nuclear power plants it was building pre-Fukushima; the United Kingdom is evaluating a return to nuclear construction.

These developments make it ever more urgent that the lessons to be learned from three catastrophic civilian nuclear accidents—Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima Daiichi—are heeded. Among the most important of those lessons is the need for an independent nuclear regulatory body in every country with nuclear power, answerable only to the highest national authorities and open to public scrutiny. Without effective oversight of nuclear power, the world is likely to see more catastrophic accidents.


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posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 08:54 AM
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How true I think this is below... from the article..


"As always, new technologies hold the promise of doing great good, supplying new sources of clean energy, curing disease, and otherwise enhancing our lives. From experience, however, we also know that new technologies can be used to diminish humanity and destroy societies," wrote the scientists on the board.

"We can manage our technology, or become victims of it. The choice is ours, and the Clock is ticking," they added.


It can make or break us... literally.

Over fifty years ago it was only two minutes to midnight!


Back in 1947, the clock had showed seven minutes to midnight. In 1953, things looked the most critical in the clock’s entire history to date: they showed two minutes to midnight, following the US and Russian nitrogen bomb tests, spaced only nine months apart.


Nuclear stinks!!!



Specifically, once there [at the table], “they should take the courageous steps needed to further shrink their nuclear arsenals, to scrap their deployment of destabilizing missile defenses, and to reduce the alert levels of their nuclear weapons.”


Oh wow! The article goes on to talk about "global warming".



The group is also unhappy with the progress the UN has made in the field of climate sustainability and negotiations on policies in that area. The threat of global warming, they say, is still real. After all, since 2007, they claim the clock reflects not only nuclear catastrophe, but also climate change.



posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 09:07 AM
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Two Minutes to Midnight....one of the best albums Iron Maiden ever made and quite pointedly in reference to the Doomsday Clock...



'2 Minutes To Midnight' was written by Adrian Smith and Bruce Dickinson.
The song has references to the Doomsday Clock, the symbolic clock used by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. In September 1953 the clock reached 23:58, the closest it ever got to midnight.[1] This occurred when the United States and Soviet Union tested H-bombs within nine months of one another. Despite popular belief,[2] the song does not reference Cuban missile crisis, nor did the Doomsday Clock note any change related to it.[3] In fact, at the time of the crisis, the clock was showing seven minutes to midnight.[1] In 1984, when the song was recorded, the clock was showing three minutes to midnight


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posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 09:11 AM
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I always though it was about demons and things, good to know



posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 09:12 AM
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I used to pay attention to that clock, and then as I got older, I realized that all I was seeing was some peoples opinion. When I want that, I'll ask them or come here.

I may not like what I see or hear, but at least I will have variety.



posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 09:13 AM
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I always though it was about demons and things, good to know


Iron Maiden was almost always about storytelling and history.

Eddie was just a cool marketing tactic.



posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 09:16 AM
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this is all I got ....









posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 09:19 AM
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Heh, this is nothing. Back in the early 80's Nuclear War was all that was on TV. War was almost certainly imminent. The Movies The Day After, Threads, and Testament all came out all portraying nuclear war and the effects on people. These movies were very scary, sad and depressing to watch, It was a time when every time you would turn on the News there was some mention of the Cold War and Nukes...It was a very scary time to be a pre-teen. The Dooms Day Clock was also a couple of minutes closer than today.

If you have not seen those Movies I think you can watch them for free on YouTube.



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posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 09:24 AM
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Doomsday clock (to me anyway) is a waste of time and energy. I pay no attention to it at this point and I feel it lost its place when the Soviet Union collapsed many years ago. It is a "novelty" item at this point like the "ShamWow" and "ChiaPet". My time is better spent looking for Bigfoot and tracking down Grey aliens, Reptilian shape shifters and Unicorns. Then there is always some kind of comet or asteroid that will wipe us out in 3 months or whatever......move along, nothing to see here....



posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 10:26 AM
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Oops, 5 minutes are already past and no apocalypse.

I want my doom porn...



posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 10:33 AM
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DAMMIT!
I missed the doom. Im a doomtard failure.


But wait! Maybe the doomage started and we just arent feeling the doom YET... THEY are probably hiding the doom from us so we dont panic and cause a run on milk and eggs. **paranoid**



posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 11:06 AM
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The Doomsday Clock was a very cool symbol for its time, but it is now obsolete. IMHO, doom will happen first, and then they'll adjust the clock.

If it happens, it happens. Each day that it doesn't is a good day. But to assume that, because it hasn't happened yet, then it never will, is being naïve.



posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 11:15 AM
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So we didn't all blow up then booooooooooooooo.




posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 11:27 AM
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Thank you Vasa, I needed a little more boost than afforded by my insanely chewy coffee. You can be sure as we speak the accidental for now effects of Fukishima are doing the rest of the job; and the white-coats with the hourglass are being threatened to stand down.

But I don't want to be a wet blanket-- and besides it's no fun playing with your food if it's too hot to handle. On the other hand in shock and glowing: BWAHAHAHaaaaaa...
I want my Maypole: how old am I now?
Still miss those Walter Cronkite hosted 20th Century installments on Saturday mornings; chowing on a couple three refried-in-Crisco Velveeta blackened ex beef objects on white bread for breakfast and with my nose two inches away from the tube.
You are what you eat -- and I AM THE INCINERATOR.
"Here is the new 10 megaton hydrogen bomb being ..." FWAP. I could feel the static electricity almost beckoning me to get just a millimeter closer in order to create the lightning bolt from the overpolarized cathode ray tube into my nostril hair.
I was one grotesque little creature by the time I was only eight... got experience here.
I too love goompron... may I have another *hic*

EDIT:: PS, I loved The Day After so much, had to go buy a copy. I have to play it at least twice a year to hear baby sister say "Daddy: what's radiation?" Come get some.
And to think by now people that statically astute are voting. THAT's doom.
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posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 11:56 AM
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When the Soviets invaded Afghanistan in 1979 I pretty much figured the end game was near then. Instead they figured out how to make more money off it so that scene in the play was left to run a different coarse. There is no money to be made in blowing up the theatre. There will always be a boogieman to be wary of.



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