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Old Apr 21, '17, 9:17 am
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Default Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: It is now two and half minutes to midnight.

IT IS TWO AND A HALF MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT



2017: For the last two years, the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock stayed set at three minutes before the hour, the closest it had been to midnight since the early 1980s. In its two most recent annual announcements on the Clock, the Science and Security Board warned: “The probability of global catastrophe is very high, and the actions needed to reduce the risks of disaster must be taken very soon.” In 2017, we find the danger to be even greater, the need for action more urgent. It is two and a half minutes to midnight, the Clock is ticking, global danger looms. Wise public officials should act immediately, guiding humanity away from the brink. If they do not, wise citizens must step forward and lead the way.

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2017: For the last two years, the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock stayed set at three minutes before the hour, the closest it had been to midnight since the early 1980s. In its two most recent annual announcements on the Clock, the Science and Security Board warned: “The probability of global catastrophe is very high, and the actions needed to reduce the risks of disaster must be taken very soon.” In 2017, we find the danger to be even greater, the need for action more urgent. It is two and a half minutes to midnight, the Clock is ticking, global danger looms. Wise public officials should act immediately, guiding humanity away from the brink. If they do not, wise citizens must step forward and lead the way.
Gotta love how they "preach the doom" without giving any remotely helpful advice on what dangers need to be addressed or how they should be responded to.
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Old Apr 21, '17, 10:29 am
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I might get worried when it gets down to 60 seconds. I doubt if the North Korean leader will pay attention to this Doomsday Clock.
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Yep, close the circus, again...wait a minute, they already shut it down permanently!

I don't see anything bad happening. Everyone needs to calm down before the next fake news story starts something!
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I'm sure at some point it will be one minute past midnight.

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Default Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: It is now two and half minutes to midnight.

We're all going to die!!!

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In 1984 we almost did buy it. That is when the Ruskies thought we were about to invade during European war games. The Russians later admitted that they were within minutes of a first nuclear strike. I guess someone had been floating that idea around in the White House.

So here in the 2000 teens, Putin says that if we elect evil Hilary they will go to war with the US so we elect crazy Donald. Now it looks like we could be going to war with several countries, though it isn't really crazy Donald's fault, it's crazy Kim, evil Vladimir, and superpower wannabe Iran's fault.
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IT IS TWO AND A HALF MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT



2017: For the last two years, the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock stayed set at three minutes before the hour, the closest it had been to midnight since the early 1980s. In its two most recent annual announcements on the Clock, the Science and Security Board warned: “The probability of global catastrophe is very high, and the actions needed to reduce the risks of disaster must be taken very soon.” In 2017, we find the danger to be even greater, the need for action more urgent. It is two and a half minutes to midnight, the Clock is ticking, global danger looms. Wise public officials should act immediately, guiding humanity away from the brink. If they do not, wise citizens must step forward and lead the way.

http://thebulletin.org/timeline
Fantastic post Abba. Thank you. This Bulletin of Atomic Scients article is most assuredly not so-called "fake news".

I recommend this recent piece from The Guardian:

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...P=share_btn_fb
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We've been closer. We lived through it. Level heads will prevail. Pray hard.
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One has to wonder when leaders are confused about one country being part of another country...
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Again.... This is worth reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...P=share_btn_fb
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We're all going to die!!!
Most assuredly this is true, that and we are all going to pay taxes.
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I'm sure at some point it will be one minute past midnight.

This clock thing is rather silly. It moves forward, backwards. A "minute" has no real relationship to time. The say the clock is ticking, except it really doesn't tick all the time.
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